Saturday, May 24, 2008

Online crop - 24th May 2008 - SNC layout 2

Foe the 2nd challenge - we were to scraplift SnC's very talented and current DT - Iris' lo.  I have always admired and been inspired by her beautiful work and it was a pleasure to scraplift her work.  I just hope that I can do justice to this lo:

Online crop - 24th May 2008 - SNC

Joined the SNC forum online crop today after dinner very ill-prepared but I still managed to survive 2 challenges. Hence I am happy for that in spite of the mess in my room due to the unpacking of the TV.  Somehow = the dust has triggered renew coughing and running nose.  Sigh.

The first challenge was to make a layout based on a movie poster.  One stood out to me and begged to be scrapped and I couldn't resist this - Isn't this Panda the cutest???


Here's my layout as per movie poster:

Journal - My New TV

Hubby finally changed the tv in my room today,  thanks dear.  I hate the small tv and going from 61 inches in the family room to a 24 in my room is difficult.  I feel that I am not able to see whats going on the TV.  HEnce - this is my new 49 inch tv!!! Yippee!! The bummer was the delivery man who was supposed to send it at 3p.m. only arrived at 6.30pm.  

This left my no time to prepare for the online crop at the SnC forum as I had to bring the kids out for dinner first. Anyway - hope I still can keep my eyes open and enjoy the tv before I go to bed.  

Friday, May 23, 2008

Layout - Happy as can be {Clarissa}

Simone took these pictures of Clarissa in September 2006.  She had a great time posing for the camera and the photos turned out great.  My only wish for her is to be as HAPPY AS CAN BE forever.

Materials used:
My Mind's Eye - 29th Market St pp,  Scenic Route pp,  Sassas Fras Lass pp,  Fancy Pants Transparency,  Prima Flocked Alphas,  Heidi Swapp date stamp,  Pearls blings,  Kindyglitz Glitter glue,  Black Stazon Ink,  Purple Versamagic Chalk Ink and 3d pop up dots.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Layout - Thankful {C n S}

I have learnt that I have to be thankful for my kids.  I may show them my stern face,  scold and shout at them but deep down I do love my kids and are thankful for them.  Hence another simple lo today to remember that. Love these photos taken by Sarah - the 2 of them do look so good together and super cute back then...  May05

Materials used:
MM pp,  Jenny Bowlin pp, Theresa Collins tag,  Ribbon from local haberdashery,  Bazzill cardstock,  Prima flocked alphas and 3d pop up dots.

Layout - Friends by Choice {C n S}

I have been having gout pain in my right palm since yesterday. This has definitely hampered my efforts to scrap.  So its a simple lo today from me,  just cut and paste.  I made this lo under the illusion that the kids are friends.  They fight like crazy now but I do hope that they will grow up being friends.

Materials used:
Webster's Page pp,  Scenic Route pp, Jenny Bowlin GROW bingo card, MM noteworthy 2 paper clip (Thanks Sal),  MM alphas,  Thickers alphas,  Hambly transparency,  Technique Tuesday scalloped canvas tag and 3d pop up sheet.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Altered album - Love {clarissa}

I made this album specifically for Clarissa to overcome her insecurities.  My only wish for her is to grow up to be a strong woman in her own right.  This album was abandoned since september last year as I was really stuck with the journalling.  Luckily I read this book by Sidney Portier whom inspired me to write all the words that I have journalled inside the album. I left the album and words very simple as Clarissa is still very young and I just want her to read this album now.

Materials used:
Maya Road heart-shaped album,  DMC embroidery thread,  BG pps,  Bazill cs,  Black gesso,  Ribbons and Ric Racs,  Sassas Fras Lass rubons,   Mod Podge,  Thickers chipboard alphas,  MM sticker alphas and Tim Holtz key - secrets.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Altered Canvas - Bliss {Clarissa}

This is a collective effort by Jane (art teacher),  Clarissa and me,  mainly Clarissa.  Both Jane and I helped with the finishing touches.  I am proud of Clarissa that she managed such a beautiful canvas... I think that its just lovely....

Journal - Sleeping positions {Izzie}

Izzie has the most funny sleeping positions when she sleeps.  Before you judge me that she is in a cage,  we only keep her in the cage when she sleeps at night.  This is to prevent her from chewing on the furniture which she has started doing when she is left along.  

Its very funny catching Izzie sleeping because she always thinks that she is human and will sleep lying on her back with paws in the air... This is the evidence....

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Layout - Joy of a child {Sean}I

This is a photo of Sean taken by Sarah Grasset - a photographer friend of mine back in May 2005.  I love all the photos she took that day as she has managed to capture my kids very well.  I have recently started a new challenge in the SnC website called a "Moderator's Challenge". 

Jessy gave me the idea of a quote challenge. I chanced upon this quote which I loved and I have used it to challenge the forum members to do a layout from it.  The quote goes:

" There is no measure greater than this: the joy that came from a child's Happiness". 

This is my layout with the quote.  I have decided to play with the acrylic sheet again.  Today I decided to utilise 2 types of crackling effects :

1) with the RAnger Crackle Paints - on chipboard where the quote is
2) with the Crackle Glossy Accents - on the frame where the photo is

I must say that I am pleased with the results of both crackle effects.

In addition I chose a very fussy paper design to but which I regretted as it took me a couple of hours as I didnt want any part to break off.  Luckily - I managed to cut everything and the whole pice of pp is still intact - phew... 

To add to the effects of the lo - I have also stuck the pp on intermittently so that I have pieces of the pp floating around.  I have decided to do the same with both the the frames and photo as to achieve a floating effect.  Lastly I added some Kaiser scrolls which I broke off and added the new Adirondack dimensional pearl on them.  I must say that this is a simple lo - which is always my style but at the same time - it looks vintagey and fun.  I really felt very satisfied when I finished this lo.

Materials used:
Daisy D pp,  Thin and Thick chipboard,  Acrylic Dabbers,  Crackle Paint,  Crackle Glossy Accents,  Brilliance gold ink,  3d foam for pop up effects,  Kaiser scrolls,  MM sanding block,  DCVW sticker saying and Hambly transparency sheet. 

Friday, May 16, 2008

Journal - This is wht happens when I nap

I have been taking afternoon naps as I have not been feeling well.  When I woke up today,  Clarissa told me this:

"Mummy - Izzie is so cute.  You know how she walks so noisily (cos her nails are too long),  but when she saw that you were sleeping,  she tiptoed into your room and walked quietly."

Hmmm - was that possible - I dont know but it came right out of my 10 year old's mouth.  Thats my muse for today...

Layout- Me {I am the me I wanna be}

Firstly - I apologise for the photos not being in sequence.  I have always wanted to do a lo with transparency and I have used a Hambly one this time.  Another first is that I wanted to impress on my children that they should always be content with themselves and be whoever they are.  Hence - I named this lo - I am Me - I am the Me I wanna be.

I think being yourself is always very important and it took me years growing up to realise that. I hope that this lo will portray how I feel and signaling a new change in Jan 2008 that I should try to change and start journalling all my thoughts.  Maybe being older - makes me feel wiser??? LOL!!!!

There wasn't anything difficult about doing this lo except it was very very tedious cutting the delicate plant.  Took me nearly 1 and a half hours using both my cutter bee and X-acto knife.  I had to be very careful not to tear the delicate stems.  In addition,  gluing it was no mean feat too...

I tried dabbing alcohol ink on the sheet but it kinda corroded the sheet - not a nice feel to the sheet anymore - not so smooth.  So I won't recommend using alcohol inks on acrylic sheets.  The rest was just cut and paste and a little Yellow UTEE to brighten up the corner.  Would also like to credit KAtherine for giving me the idea to use alcohol inks on the transparency.

Materials used:
Hambly Transparency (SV),  KnCo Mira pps,  Sunflower UTEE by Ranger,  Thickers chipboard alphas,  7 Gypsies rubons,  Welcome to Asia chinese rubon,  Acrylic Dabber - Red Pepper,  Alcohol inks - gold, butterscotch and pesto, black Stazon ink,  Penny Black Script stamp and 3d pop up dots...