Saturday, April 12, 2014

Hello You Mini Album & Giveaway!

Back to share a little mini album I made a few weeks back for my Maya Road and Chic Tag swap assignment. I had tons of fun creating this, mixing different textures together and also a little bit of paint here and there too... and oh yes, I'm so addicted to all things cork and gold (in case you haven't noticed).

I used the linen mini album from Maya Road (seriously, I'm ordering more of these) which gave me a lot of freedom to test and try different techniques. First off... I painted the sides with gold paint (bought a huge bottle of Martha Stewart gold paint) before adhering a mix of embellishments.... a little bit of cork (from my friend's shop Happie Scrappie), a felt flower, chipboard elements, wood embellishment, transparency and metal charm. That's a big mix (at least in my book, it is).

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Then on one of the pages inside, I put my Tim Holtz tag mask to some good use (using white paint), adding just enough paint to give the page a different feel but still highlighting the fabric behind it.

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Then I added in a few more pages by sowing a few sheets of pattern paper and vellum pages onto one of the fabric page. Once again more transparencies and vellum (and yes gold). Just loving how you can layer the various transparencies on top of each other to create another look and giving a little peek-a-boo feel on the pages behind it.

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On the vellum page, I kept it pretty simple but notice the little picture peeking from behind. :)

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And another set of pages that I added onto the album...

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And my little missy...

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And finishing the last page with a bit more paint, contrasting cork embellishment and a little quote... love you to the moon and back!

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If you haven't had a chance to work with these linen albums, would definitely recommend.  Honestly was inspired to get out my paint. LOL

And would like to share some of the goodies I used with one of you guys. I've got an a new pack of the journaling tags from Chic Tags, random mix of the newly released Maya Road products and a sample set of cork die cut/embellishments from a dear friend Happie Scrappie to giveaway. Just leave a comment on this blog post by April 18th. 

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Thanks again for stopping and hope you have a super great weekend!!!!


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Cocoa Daisy April Kits Reveal : Part 2

Back to share my PL spread using this month's Day in the Life (DITL) kits.

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And here's some close up of the various cards... loving that placemat card from the Dewdrop kit (by Jillibean Soup). These are so versatile, you can mist them, paint it or use it as is like here and as a peak a boo card.

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And in love with the October Afternoon alphabet stickers that were in the Dewdrop kit, couldn't stop using them everywhere. There's just something about the size and that font!

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And the second part of the spread, this side is dedicated to ME! Yes, the on going hot mess on my scrapbooking table, finally being about to take alcohol again (in small/tiny amounts as was still breastfeeding) and our dedicated date night. Yes mummy and daddy need some along time too... but we're back in a flash.

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Having fun with this adorable fox journaling card in the DITL kit, too cute right. Decorated it with one of the vellum tag/cut out and loving those gold alphabet stickers too!

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Thanks again guys for stopping buy! Have you grab your dose of goodness yet?


Cocoa Daisy April Kits Reveal : Part 1

Hi Guys,

I'm so excited to be part of the Cocoa Daisy family and even more excited to share my first set of projects as part of their design team. First up are some layouts that I created using this month's main kit Hint of Sunshine, along with the Day In The Life kit, Dewdrop and Sunkissed add-ons.

First off is this fun layout of Sophia. She's currently going through the phase off "are those my toes"?

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The majority of the products used on this layout are from the main kit with the exceptions of the sequins that are from the Dewdrop add-on kit. Seriously, I now need those sequins in every color (love how there's a mix of different shades in the bottle). Also using this month's printable that you can find here.

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And loving the gold foil paper in the Sunkissed add-on kit. Here I used use the hello die from Simon Says Stamp and ran it through my big shot.

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And for my second layout, I used this month sketch along with goodies from the main, dewdrop and DITL kits. When I saw that card from the DITL kit, knew it was perfect for this layout that I've been wanting to make. Sophia with her million and one faces. Truly what the what Sophia!

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and oh, did you see the stamp set from this month DITL... swoon!

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Lastly, this page came together by accident. I wasn't planning to use that pattern paper at all, actually had cut it for another layout but once I saw the design - love it! And that stamp pretty much says it all. After over a year of no coffee, hate to admit but an addict again (blaming it on the fact that I've starting working again). LOL

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And having lots of fun with the vellum tags that are in the DITL kit, love that semi-transparency feel (crazy for anything gold and vellum at the moment)

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Don't forget to stop Cocoa Daisy for more details and also do come back tomorrow for some PL inspirations using April's Day In The Life kit.  Thanks for stopping by everyone.


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Winner Details & Little Sophia

Hi everyone,

I'm back with the winner details for the blog hop and another layout to share...
First off. thanks everyone for stopping by and hoped you liked the little hop that we did. I loved seeing everyone creations and honestly, I honestly I don't create mini as often as I should. Had lots of fun working on this one.

The lucky winner from my blog is....

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Congrats!!! Please drop me an email with your address details.

And sharing a little layout that I created a while back using some random bits that I had around my table. Some Amy Tangerine, American Crafts, Studio Calico, Chic Tags and Jillibean Soup love...

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This was a photo that I had double printed and was just too cute to not scrap about again. Also it's amazing how fast she's growing and changing. She looks so different now - as sweet and adorable but getting a little naughtier now LOL.

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Thanks for stopping by everyone and hope you're having a great week so far!


Saturday, February 15, 2014

Mini Love Blog Hop & Giveaway

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Happy Valentine's Day everyone! Today we are having a cute, informal blog hop showing our love for mini books.  It all started with Sam who made a mini book and decided to get a few girlies from Instagram to join her in making one also for this blog hop.  There was no set theme for the mini's.  Instead, we all worked with a few prompts to get us started.  The three prompts were:

1. Use white card stock as background
2. Use numbers for the inside pages
3. Use a ring to bind the mini album

We are so excited to see everyone's take on making an album in their own style.

Oh, and BTW!  We will have a mini giveaway from each blog also!  Hop to each blog and leave a comment for a chance to win by Sunday, Feb 16!  Winners will be chosen and announced on Monday, Feb 17!  Easy peasy! :)

Here's the list for blog hop:


And here's my take on the challenge...

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I opted to create a little mini for my little one, celebrating her third month (January); capturing all the little memories, her achievements and documenting the little reminders. I used mostly pattern papers and embellishments (stickers and transparencies) from Crate Paper Love Notes collection, some gold rub-ons from the new Maggie Holmes collection and last but not least, some awesome cork die cuts from my friend Sam (do check out her shop for even more great designs and plus she's having a promotion at the moment too).

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Not only am I addicted to anything gold at the moment, but also transparencies and vellum. I just love how you can layer these to create a different look/effect from page to page. For the cover, I used an overlay/transparencies which gives you a sneak of the pages behind and don't you just love that "3" wood veneer from Studio Calico. And that January card that you see there, it's created by the lovely April and she's sharing them on her blog here. Her work is amazing!

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I also created some vellum pockets. Not only would I be able to put just about anything but once again , loving that semi-transparency look. (It's an addiction)

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Also to create more variations among the pages, I put my cameo to work and cut a few die cut pages (used this adorable quote die cut file)and more cork goodies!

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and here's a snapshot of all the front facing pages...

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and those on the backside...

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And what's a blog hop without a giveaway right? I've got an extra set of the cork embellishments to giveaway along with a few sheets of mini alphabets that I used in my mini (these are from Lily Bee - love), some sweet twine, transparency embellishments and a mix of embellishments and stickers. Just leave a comment on this blog post by Sunday Feb 16th.

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Thanks for hoping along with us and wishing you a very HAPPY (belated) VALENTINE DAY!


Thursday, February 13, 2014

PL 2014 :: Week 1 - Loving this year!

Back to share my project life spread that I created with Cocoa Daisy Day In A Life Kit, although the kit is more loved theme (perfect for this month) but for me, it was the perfect kit to kick start the year with. We were very lucky to have hubby's parents visit us during the holidays from Belgium and then my high school buddies flew over (from Bangkok) for the night to see little Sophia. That title card (below) pretty much says it all.

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For this year PL, I decided to go with a slightly bigger size album/page 8.5" x 11" and actually do love it more than the handbook size as I can also include the full size (being 8.5" x11") layouts. And yes, I'm not over gold yet, you'll definitely be seeing lots more of it cause I've been buying up all the gold embellishments that I can find.. 

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And it just amazes me just how much she is growing day by day... my little sweet sophia.

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Thanks guys for stopping by. The day in the life kit is already sold out at Cocoa Daisy, but definitely recommend their kits. Lots of fun goodies and the quality of these cards are great too!