Thursday, August 30, 2012


This is a layout I made for an old picture. It was taken in September 2008 when my husband (then boyfriend) and I went to Rajashtan, India, for 2 weeks.

I stamped some images on this layout using Unity Ippity stamp set, Life is the Journey.

The circles at the top left corner were created using Spellbinder Nestabilities dies. I added some flower buttons and the cute cloud wood veneer I bought from Diana McRae. I stamped a red heart on the wood veneer and drew the black line around the heart.

What I like about this particular paper from My Mind's Eye Life Story line is that it's a perfect paper for documenting your photos. I filled in the "General Information" part with some information about the picture.

I used some vinyl Thickers for the title. I added a Maya Road transparent ribbon as a background for the title. Another cute arrow wood veneer from Diana is used here. I stamped a circle frame around the phrase "Full of Joy". I added an airplane brad from Making Memories to the bottom left corner of the picture.

At the bottom right corner of the page, I stamped a bar code image using Stampin' Up stamp that Cindy gave to me (THANKS, Cindy!). I used my Memento marker to color all the area of the stamp except for the number area in the middle, so that I could write "Captured ♥ Documented" in that area.

-Paper from My Mind's Eye Life Story, Lime Twist and Lost & Found II lines and DCWV Taj Mahal line.
-Making Memories Travel embellishments
-Twine, washi, vinyl Thickers
-Unity Stamp set, Life is the Journey
-Stampin Up bar code stamp, Paper Salon alphabet stamps
-Wood veneers from Diana McRae
-Flat back pearls
-Memento, Versafine and VersaColor ink.
-Pink Paislee rub-on

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Toulouse Layout

Yesterday, I made a layout for a picture that my husband took when we were at his hometown at Christmas 2010. 

I used a sheet of paper from My Mind's Eye Lost & Found collection and another sheet from Making Memories Vintage Findings.

I also used some rosette trims that I got from my friend, Aarti. I used different Glimmer Mists to color the white rose and added a brad as the flower center.

The wood veneers that I used as photo corners are bought from Diana.

-Pattern paper from My Mind's Eye, Making Memories
-Rosette trims from Aarti, lace, wood veneers from Diana, Studio Calico butterfly wood veneer
-Washi tape, Basic Grey's Serendipity chipboard alphas, Webster's Pages Sparkle push pin, My Mind's Eye Lost & Found II brad.

Friday, August 24, 2012

La Gourmandise

Here is a layout I made with some pictures of dessert from my favorite patissier (pastry chef), Pierre Hermé.

I used papers from My Mind's Eye Lost & Found II line. I tried some misting here, I guess I need to practice more to avoid the droplets.

-Paper from My Mind's Eye Lost & Found II line
-Studio Calico stamps (from the September 2012 Class)
-Recollections trim, Basic Grey Serendipity chipboard embellishments
-Buttons, twine, Pink Paislee rub-ons

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Mexico City

Here is a layout I made with pictures from my trip to Mexico City.

-Paper from October Afternoon Boarding Pass
-Paper from DCWV, Teresa Collins World Traveller
-Hand made tags
-Unity stamp, Cocoa Daisy stamp
-Paper clip from K & Co
-Brads from American Crafts
-Washi tape, twine, Studio Calico Camera Mistable

Thursday, August 9, 2012

MyScrapRoom Challenge #28

In challenge #28, we are asked to turn a toilet paper roll into something. Also, as part of the requirements, we need to use gift tissue paper, acrylic paint and some chipboard.

I decided to make a gift tag holder. For this project, I used some red and some teal tissue paper. I turned the red tissue paper into a faux washi tape. As for the teal tissue paper, I used it as an embellisment for the pocket, after adding some red Distressed Ink to it.

I also used a Tim Holtz die to die cut a reindeer chipboard and cover it with a gift wrapper.

-Unity Stamp from August 2010 Kit of the Month
-Toilet paper roll, gift tissue paper, yellow acrylic paint.
-Tim Holtz Distress ink
-Reindeer Chipboard, gift wrapper.
-Double sided tape (for the faux washi).

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Inspirational Layout 2

Here is another Inspirational Layout, which is also done for the charity project.


-Pattern Paper
-"Love this" stamp made by Kanani
-Crossword background stamp by Cornish Heritage Farm
-Stamps from Unity KOM August 2010
-Wood Veneer from Diana McRae

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Inspirational Layout 1

Someone I know from Facebook is organizing a charity project for battered women and kids. She plans to get pages with inspirational words and make them into journal for these women. I decided to participate in the project. So here is the first page that I made.

-My Mind's Eye pattern paper
-Unity Stamp "Absolutely Priceless" (Simple Stories Itty Bitty)
-Washi tape
-Die cuts and skittles for embellishments.
-Sakura gel pen.