Blushing bride

Supplies: Cardstock, ribbon, lace, pearls, paint, border punch, tassels, crochet flowers, wrapping tissue cardboard.

This blushing bride is my mum on her wedding day...:)

I'm so in love with ribbon and lace...check out the gorgeous lace my friend Mandy sent me from Australia (framing the left and right)! Thanks Mandy! :) They are perfect for the new challenge at Let's get Shabby... which is to use white and/or cream with a hint of another colour. Mine's a hint of pink...the cardstock which I painted over. I have to give credit to my oldest nephew S, who suggested that I include a butterfly on my does look pretty...:). What do you think?

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Good times

Supplies: Patterned paper: Basic Grey & Sassafras (tree), Cardstock: DCWV & Bazzill, Sticker: Bella, Others: Animal and peach stickers.

"A friend shares the good times and helps out by listening during the bad times."
Molly Oliver

Just a quick one today..trying to use up my lovely Basic Grey paper...:) How about a cutesy card?

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Supplies: Patterned paper: Basic Grey & Kaisercraft, Cardstock: Bazzill, Chipboard: Pressed Petals, Others: Ribbon, lace, pearls, 3D dots.

....Pink sweetness..: D

Inspired by Get Sketchy, 365 cards and Color Throwdown.

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A beautiful life

Supplies: Patterned paper: Chatterbox & Basic Grey, Cardstock: Bazzill, Rubon: KaiserCraft, Stickers: Doodlebug designs, Flowers: Prima, Brads: Basic Grey,Others: Sizzix die, white pen

Wishing all my blogland friends a beautiful life! :)

I love this Basic Grey paper...The challenge at Card Patterns this week threw me off a little...can I do a heart, swirls, flowers, ribbon and patterned paper on a 6x6 card? The swirls were cut out from the same Sizzix die (the heart). Lilac lace replaced the ribbon component... and I layered 3 Prima flowers. The word "beautiful" was from a KaiserCraft rubon...the rest from Doodlebug stickers. I'm glad my Cuttlebug machine is seeing some action these days...I will get to you soon Wishblade!

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I wanna see the world

Supplies: Patterned paper: October Afternoon, Sassafras, Teresa Collins & Collage Press, Chipboard: American Crafts, Stickers: EK Success, Metal embellishment: Tim Holtz, Brad: Basic Grey, Others: Red corrugated cardboard, thread, car brad & white pen.

I suffer from a serious case of wanderlust...I wanna see the world! Do you? I love to travel and I'm fortunate to have been to many places...:) This week's challenge at Scrapping Out Loud is to scrap about one of your dreams and mine is to travel the world of would be so cool to be a travel journalist...:) My layout features me at age 12..somewhere in Malaysia during the school holidays...back when I still wore skimpy shorts out..argh! Except for the base paper, everything else is from scraps...I love to cut patterned paper while watching tv and organizing them in ziplog bags...then when I need them, they are already cut and ready to use! :) I always say I scrap a layout in under an hour...because the tedious part is already done!

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10 reasons

Supplies: Patterned paper: Graphic 45, Cardstock: Bazzill, Mask & metal embellishments: Tim Holtz, Chipboard & puffy stickers: American Crafts, Letter stickers: Toga, Others: Distress inks, glimmer mist, brown pen, transparency, white pen, crackle paint, wood embellishment, ribbon,lace

This post 10 reasons is dedicated to my blogland friend Unseen Rajasthan who has the most amazing blog featuring pictures and information about the places he has visited in India. Thank you for this award... :)

My layout features the 10 reasons why I enjoy blogging. I started blogging initially just to take part in online craft challenges but it has since evolved and become a "forum" for communication with friends I meet online. None of my family or friends IRL reads my blog. Really. What about you? What are your reasons for blogging?

This layout was inspired by the challenges at The Next Step & The Story Matters.

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Supplies: Patterned paper: K & Co & Chatterbox (heart cutout), Cardstock: Bazzill, Key: 7 Gypsies, Label: K & Co, Stamp: Heidi Grace, Others: Ink, ribbon, lace.

I'm really into this lace I this Friend card is my attempt at a really girly card. Finally got round to using my one and only Sizzix die (a present from my friend C)...really love this heart. So pretty, eh?

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My favourite movie

Supplies: Patterned paper: Little Yellow Bicycle (base), American Crafts, October Afternoon, Bo Bunny, Basic Grey, K & Co, Sassafras, Prima and Teresa Collins, Stickers: Sandylion, Chipboard: Heidi Swapp, Tab & brads: 7Gypsies, Paper clip: Daisy Bucket, Stamp: Prima, Others: Ribbon (courtesy of Mirjam:), bling, black pen, white pen.

My favourite movie is Notting Hill. I love the witty script, the cast, the setting, the soundtrack...everything about it...:) I've watched it so many times and it always makes me happy. Oh well, I'm sucker for romance...especially those with a happy ending...:) What's your favourite movie?

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7 things in my bag

Supplies: Patterned paper: Basic Grey & Cosmo Cricket, Cardstock: Bazzill, Chipboard: Heidi Swapp, Others: pearls, ribbon, wood tags, black pen, thread.

This post 7 Things in My Bag is dedicated to my friend Juhi who makes really pretty cards...I met her via Card Patterns....:) Thank you for this....

I would like to pass this award to my blogland friends... Maggi, Carrie, Cindy, Jeanet, Mirjam, Aimee and Dora.

Remember the bag that Michelle Pfeiffer had in One Fine Day? The one that George Clooney was so amazed by because it had everything? Well, I have one of THOSE...I do so admire people who can go around in tiny dainty purses...are you one of them? These are just 7 things I have in my can store a lot! Feel free to share with me what's in your bag...:)

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Supplies: Patterned paper: Graphic 45, Cardstock: Bazzill, Label: K & Co, Brads: Making Memories, Chipboard: Fancy Pants, Stamp: Technique Tuesday, Others: Ink, stickles, ribbon, lace, metal embellishments.

Just a quick card to share...Explore.. Thanks to my friend Mandy, I'm loving lace and ribbon a lot these days...:)

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M & Y

Supplies: Patterned paper: Teresa Collins, Crate paper, My Little Shoebox & Sassafras, Chipboard: Heidi Swapp, Vintage keyhole: Melissa Frances, Others: Ink, transparency, ribbon, pearls, tissue, thread, sticker, leaf.

Hello! It's Tuesday and that means a new challenge over at Scrapping Out Loud! My layout, M & Y, features my mum & me (at 2 months). This week's challenge is to use tissue and a bow on your layout...can you spot mine?

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Laugh out loud

Supplies: Patterned paper: Making memories, My Little Shoebox & Graphic 45, Cardstock: Bazzill, Others: Distress inks, glimmer mist, stickles, wooden floral embellishment, button, white pen, lace, Dymo label.

I love Sundays. I get to laugh out loud watching an afternoon of comedies. It's my weekend indulgence...:) What's yours?

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Supplies: Patterned paper: Sassafras, Cardstock: Bazzill, Others: fimo apples (courtesy of Mirjam:), thread, Dymo labeler.

Aren't these the cutest apples? These were made by my new friend Mirjam who just sent them to me from The Netherlands! Sweet! :)

Have a fabulous weekend!

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Patterned paper: Basic Grey, Cardstock: Bazzill, Felt: Queen & Co, Others: Watercolor paper, watercolor crayon, animal felt stickers, clear word sticker, embossing folder, corner rounder.

Memories of visits to the zoo...I love the zoo...Do you?

A really simple card...some embossing on the pink cardstock, a torn piece of watercolor paper, watercolor crayon and cute stickers...check out the expressions on the animals...:)

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Dear Blogger team

I have been blogging for 7 months now and was just wondering if you could maybe help me out ...
1. Any chance of reducing spamming such that word verification would be a totally unnecessary function?
2. Any possibility that you can prompt when someone's trying to leave a nasty comment...something along the lines of..."Hey, that's not very nice!"...then we won't need comment moderation and approval...?
3. Any chance that URLs are automatically linked so that we don't have to do html coding when leaving a simple direct link to our post?
4. Any chance of working out all the existing bugs in the current widgets instead of adding new widgets?
5. Is it possible to click on a commenter's name and be brought immediately to their last blog post instead of having to go to the user profile?
6. Can we have a lot less down time?
7. Can you tell me why my comments sometimes disappear into a mysterious black hole when I am in the middle of writing one?
8. Can I get the awesome post I wrote yesterday that I intended to post today that *gasp* is no longer in my drafts folder? Why? Why? Why?
9. Why do I have to constantly clear my cache & cookies before I can load pictures?
10.Why do IE users always get an error message?
11. Why doesn't anybody from Google blogger respond to my queries? Hey, I need help!
12. Why can't I leave a comment on a blog?
13. Should I switch to a different platform?

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Supplies: Patterned paper: Webster's pages & Basic Grey, Chipboard letters: K & Co, Chipboard heart: Fancy Pants, Eyelets: Making Memories, Others: thread, brown pen, white pen, white paint, photos printed on watercolor paper, blind fabric, Dymo labeler.

My littlest nephew, J, is always so happy. He's always smiling and laughing and photo-ready...:)

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Supplies: Patterned paper: Basic Grey & Sassafras, Chipboard: Heidi Swapp, Flowers: Prima, Others: satin fabric, thread, white pen, brad.

Here's my Bloom layout for this week's recipe challenge over at Scrapping Out Loud. The challenge is to work on an assortment of different sized paper and/or embellishments on your layout as listed...

1. 9x10 piece of paper
2. 8x8 piece of paper
3. 2 pieces of 3x11 paper
4. 1 piece of ribbon size of your choice
5. a scrap of fabric
6. 3 layered flowers (or other embellishments)
7. A hand-sewn flourish...

The only other things you can add are a journaling block and aphas. Pretty interesting challenge, eh? It's like putting pieces of a puzzle together without knowing how the completed picture! Can't wait to see what you come up with...:)

I've kept mine really simple...except for the cardstock base, all the rest of the paper are from scraps. The hand-sewn flourish looks a little wonky because I got carried away with poking the holes while watching tv...LOL...that's what happens when you are too lazy to trace out the flourish...apparently, my visualization and eyeballing skills need some work...:)..

Come play along!

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Sweetest friend

Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill, Brads: Imaginsce, Flowers: Prima, Others: embossing folder, ink, stamp, ribbon, thread.

This Sweetest Friend card was assembled from scrap pieces in my stash. Yay! I remembered that I had an embossing I embossed the cardstock, rubbed some gold Brilliance ink over it, added some flowers, brads, ribbon & stamped the sentiment. It looked pretty undone to me so I added the handstitching.

Inspired by Card Patterns, 365 cards & Pile It On.

*Edited* This card made Super 6 at Card Patterns! Sweet! :)

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Supplies: Patterned paper: October Afternoon, Sassafras, My Little Shoebox & Bo Bunny, Cardstock: Bazzill, Chipboard: K & Co, Stickers: ProvoCraft, Others: thread, ribbon, button, bling & google eyes.

Woot! It's my friend Amy's birthday today! And she made it to the design team at Get Sketchy! So this post and card is dedicated to her! Have a great birthday Amy!

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Supplies: Patterned paper: Webster's pages, Sassafras, October Afternnon & BoBunny, Tabs: 7 Gypsies, Letters: Basic Grey, Brads: Basic Grey, Rub-ons: Making Memories, Others: Stickles, cherry iron-on, thread, black pen, dymo label.

Here are the rest of the outtakes from my unsuccessful photo session ...despite some serious pleading from the "monsters" This layout was inspired by the pre-challenge over at Candy Shoppe Designs ..yeah, the challenge site hasn't been officially launched but they have this pre-challenge and loads of blog candy! Pin It


Love is all around

Supplies: Patterned paper: 3 Bugs in a Rug, BasicGrey & Cosmo Cricket, Cardstock: Bazzill, Chipboard: Heidi Swapp, Stickers: Renoir & ProvoCraft, Label: K & Co, Tab: 7 Gypsies, Brads: Making Memories, Others: White pen, black pen, thread, stickles, bling.

A quick layout inspired by this week's challenge at Scrapping the Music...The Mary Tyler Moore Theme Song...I took the words Love is all around and used it for my title. The layout features 10 things I love about my littlest nephew, J, which I wrote on the photo. Some handstitching around the photo...a paper flower from scraps... stickles on the hearts...faux stitching with a white pen and a big bling.

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Friends like you are special

Supplies: Patterned paper: Pebbles Inc, Webster's Pages & Scenic Route, Cardstock: Bazzill, Friends tab: 7Gypsies, Brads: Making Memories, Stickers: Toga & Doodlebug Designs, Others: stickles, thread.

I'm having a renewed love of Stickles this week! It just makes everything pretty! :)

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Life. Captured.

Supplies: Patterned paper: Webster's Pages & Creative Imagination, Others: Bling, lace, ribbon, paper flowers,pearls, stickles, thread.

It's been a couple of weeks and I'm still trying to capture that elusive perfect life shot of my mum with her 3 nephews just refuse to Oh well. This is. Life. Captured. Somehow.

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So sweet

Supplies: Patterned paper: Glitz Design, Cardstock: Coredinations, Stickers: ProvoCraft, Wood letters (titling): Kaiser Craft, Others: Stickles, red paint, buttons, transparency, white pen, stamp, Stazon.

This week's challenge at Scrapping Out Loud is all about ripping! Oh yes! Rip some paper, fabric, cardboard or whatever you want...Cool eh? My So Sweet layout does have some strategic bits of was hard for me to rip a perfectly good piece of paper...ahh..the lengths we go for our I used only 1 sheet of patterned paper..the red bits are the reverse side of the paper..and some scrap cardstock for the photo mat. Yay! Go green!

I printed the lyrics of the nursery rhyme on transparency, then adhered them to the paper. This was done on clear acrylic...the visible portion was stamped with Stazon.

Some stitching along the little clusters of photos...

The layout features my 2 nephews having fun on my bed...when they were supposed to be napping...this marks the first time I've been unsuccessful at getting them to zzz....:( They were so chatty! I tried everything! Including ignoring them...which prompted them to take turns pretending to be me & tucking each other to sleep singing Six A Song of Sixpence...It was hilarious watching and listening to was the first time they've ever sang this nursery rhyme out loud...

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So fun

Supplies: Patterned paper: Scenic Route, October Afternoon, Cosmo Cricket & K & Co, Cardstock: Bazzill, Cordinations & DCWV, Chipboard letters: Heidi Swapp, Puffy stickers: American Crafts, Stamp: Technique Tuesday, others: thread, ink, cork paper, animal stickers.

The August challenge over at Scrap Inspire Create is up! This month, the challenge is to incorporate ATCs (2.5 X 3.5) creatively onto your layout. Except for the base paper, the rest of the supplies were from scraps...ATCs are really great for using the small bits of paper...:) So fun! And green too!

My layout features my 3 adorable nephews...the youngest is 4 months old and can't sit up by himself yet...can you see that he's leaning on his big brother? He laughs a lot but when I whip out my camera, he just stares at it...oh well, at least he looks directly at the camera...:)

I love the bright colours on the Scenic Route base paper..and basically just picked out colours from my scrap stash to match, put them together on the ATCs and then handstitched...yes it took a lot of time...but I find poking holes in paper and stitching them up strangely therapeutic.
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Love life

Supplies: Patterned paper: Graphic 45, Sassafras & Teresa Collins, Cardstock: Bazzill, Brads: Basic Grey, Stickers: Toga, Others: Ribbon, thread, stickles, black pen, 3D pop dots.

Yay! Another sparkly card...I love stickles! I thought about the sentiment for this card and decided to go with "Love life"...the monkeys are just fearless and happy parachuting away...Something I've always wanted to try...someday!

Inspired by 365 cards and Daring cardmakers.
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Have some fun!

Supplies: Patterned paper: Bo Bunny & Graphic 45, Puffy stickers: American Crafts, Stickers: Adorn It, Others: Wood floral embellishments, ribbon, lace, stickles.

It's a brand new week! Yay! Let's all go out and have some fun...:) I'll be playing catch-up at the movies this week...I haven't seen Public Enemies...ahhh..Johnny Depp...:). What fun stuff will you be doing this week?

Here's a card using some Bo Bunny & Graphic 45 papers with ribbon & lace. The wooden floral embellishment was a nice bright orange...I added Stickles to make it glittery...:) Happy Monday! :)

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