Monday, August 29, 2011

Scrappy Saturday

Of course this should have been posted last Saturday, however, it is already late posting due to my commitments over the weekend. As promised, I try to post layouts every Saturday and try to share some tips on how I made the layout. Maybe someday, I will have the chance to take a picture of the work in progress layout. This layout has several elements I love, the misting and masking, stamping and embossing, use of Bedazzles, use of Tim Holtz die cuts, which suits perfectly because this is a travel layout. The Old Jalopy die cut was sent by Isabel from Yellow Violet House along with the die I ordered from her. I had to dress up the die cut to give it dimension.

My creative process:
1. Using Prima mask and Studio Calico Mister Huey Mist, I created the swirl background.
2. Stamp TH stamp and embossed with a white embossing powder.
3. Stamp TH script stamp using Distress Ink Pad.
4. Mat the photo with a patterned paper.
5. Tear a strip of paper for the background.
6. Punch a strip of paper for the border.
7. Randomly apply two colors of perfect pearls using embossing ink.
8. Die cut fence shape and apply distress ink and randomly apply distress embossing powder
9. Apply glossy or sepia accents randomly to serve as adhesive and sprinkle bedazzles on the glossy accents.
10. Adhere lace.

Thank you for looking...Detailed photos below...

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Cell Group Fellowship

Later today our cell group will have fellowship with church members belonging to other cell groups. The 6-year class was launched last February and I cannot believe the first semester is over. Below are some pictures during the launching.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Monday Lessons

Since I have been making reviewers for my kids since they started schooling (Junior Casa 1 or Nursery), I thought I would share it to other moms out there. Every Monday, I will be posting a lesson for the week and our lesson for today is about words with multiple meaning. When he was in grade 1, my elder son had a challenge on this topic and was told by his teacher to review and so we collected as much resource material from the internet and at the same time prepared worksheets for him to practice on.

Multiple meaning words are words that have several meanings depending upon how they are used in a sentence. Normally context clues are used to help figure out which meaning is correct. Context clues are the surrounding words that were used in the sentence.

Here are some words for practice.

1. Cinderella went to a ball through the help of her fairy Godmother.
    a. a party.
    b. something that is used in sports.

2. I will show you how to make a paper plane.
    a. I want to show you my pet turtle.
    b. We will watch the show on Saturday.

If you wish to receive a full text of the worksheet, please leave me a message with your email address on the comment section.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Scrappy Saturday

Here is another layout I finished. I actually have 2 versions of this photo. One goes to each album for the boys. Kuya is just so sweet sharing ice cream to Joie..
Most of the papers are from Studio Azul kit.

Here's the step in doing this layout.
1) Lay Prima mask and using Maya Mist spray, spray randomly on the mask.
2) Alternately adhere the Basic Grey and Making Memories alternate. Punch the edges for dimension.
3) Arrange the photos.
4) Cut the Hambly transparency.
5) Adhere the Fancy pants felt from the kit.
6) Stamp and heat emboss Fontwerks label stamp.
7) Adhere the alphabet stickers and American Crafts Thickers for the title.
8) Stamp Prima (from the kit) and Ali Edwards word stamps.
9) Adhere Daisy D's rubons (from the kit)

Saturday, August 6, 2011

And am back scrapping

I just found myself scrapping for the past few days. Thought I'd better put my stuff to use rather than let them collect dust. It seems it is a man's innate characteristic that we can create or rather recreate something good and wonderful because after all, we are created in God's image and the very nature of God who made all these wonderful things around us is within us.

Found myself a little bit challenged with the papers I used in this layout as they are rather old and I cannot find much inspiration around using these papers. This is still one of the Studio Azul's kit left unopened in my stash. And this very well fits into Use It Tuesday's Two-fer challenge where you have to make a project out of two hoarded items.

Here's how I did this page:
1. Punch the edges of Basic Grey and Making memories papers.
2. Alternately adhere the papers to the cardstock
3. Using an old book page as a photo mat so that picture will stand out from the busy background paper.
4. Apply gesso to the chipboard and randomly paint with brown paint.
5. Randomly stamp with embossing ink and sprinkle embossing powder.
6. Randomly stamp with Ali Edwards stamp.
7. Finish with title, journalling and embellishment.