Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Making Layouts from Scraps

I made these layouts weeks ago while everybody was sound asleep and I was running out of creative juices creating for a client. You probably will agree with me that we are most creative at the wee hours of the night. 

This is made of scraps (except for the base paper). My friend, April sent me these papers including the stickers. I love how I was able to "weave" everything together - different papers from different manufacturers, the combination of two spray mists - espresso and coffee and the sticker owl on top.

This is literally scraps because most are made from the scrapbook kit's packaging cover! I don't throw the cover especially if it's from Echo Park, there's just so much you could still cut and use. 

That's all for now. Christmas layouts will be out on the blog soon!

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Dad's Cheerleader

Erin's school celebrates Father's Day every January of the year. This year Dad and Erin's team (the Red Team) happens to be the over all winner! Congrats to both of you. You did great both in cheerdancing and playing the games!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Not So Girly

I must admit girly layouts are always a challenge for me especially if the papers are like these. Although, I love the colors of this layout, I know there are still things I could've added. Perhaps, more flowers and more layers of papers? Anyway, this will do for now. I'm just to be sharing more creations lately.

Love this picture of Erin, her dimples and curls are showing. We're missing her curls though because she had her haircut last April (for the very first time!).

Thanks for being here!

Monday, July 11, 2016

The Big Picture

When I started scrapbooking years ago, I've always loved using "big" pictures. I've tried using 8"x12", 8"x11", 8"x10", 9"x12", 6"x8" and usually 5"x7"! I love big pictures because they focus more on the moments and my kids' faces which I really love to look at and be immortalized! 

I recently looked at Ethan's previous scrapbooks and realized how much I really want the big pictures rather than using the small ones. So, ok, for now, I'll be using my usual 5R photos. Maybe not for all of my layouts but most.

Here are some of my new creations:

Both layouts are made from really old and "retired" papers, to some "recent" ones. The first layout used Echo Park, Jillibean Soup papers, a Chatterbox journaling tag, a Fancy Pants felt embellishment, some Echo Park and Simple Stories stickers and more.

For the 2nd layout, I used some Sassfras Lass (remember this collection?), Echo Park, and Scenic Route papers. The journaling block is a PL card from Becky Higgins. 

Thanks for dropping by today! 

Saturday, July 09, 2016

It's Good To Be Back!

Hello?! Anybody here? I never thought I could actually access my blog again. Now I know how it feels to be locked out from your own "home" not just for hours but for years. My last post was December 2012! It's good to be "home" again.

I don't know if people still read blogs nowadays. Who else does? Me?! Perhaps, just me now ...

Anyway, I'm sharing some of the layouts I've made recently. Yup, I still scrapbook!

This layout is based on a sketch by Valerie Salmon. I used some old Echo Park papers here.

I enjoyed making this one because I get to use my kids' markers and pencil colors!

The 4x6 yellow card is a Project Life card. The base patterned paper is from Urban Lily! That was really old!

I don't always get to scrapbook so just to release my creative energy, sometimes I make projects like this. This is Erin's medical record book. I got extra 2x2 photos from her school application and some paper scraps too so I made use of them.

The purple stripped paper is actually a lootbag from Erin's party. The Doc McStuffins' "balloons" are cupcake toppers. I just thought I needed to use all of them in her birthday layout. 

So there goes my first post after 3 1/2 years. I really hope to be sharing more of my creations as well as our journey as a family. 

Thanks for dropping by!