Saturday, May 26, 2007

OPAAT Virtual Crop!!!

Oh awesome is that jar of embellishments????

This 7" tall glass jelly jar is PACKED with tons of different embellies!! There is product from Queen & Co; Maya Road; KI Memories; Buttons Galore; Deluxe Designs; Around the Block; Lil'Davis; We R Memory Keepers, Bazzill Basics and MORE!!

To celebrate Memorial Day weekend, if you subscribe to a 6 or 9 month subscription, you will receive 25% off of your first month!

Please use coupon code: MEMDAY0507
Coupon valid from Friday, May 25 - Monday, May 28, 2007

Virtual Crop Hostess Timeline (all times are beginning with the eastern standard time):

Capella: 8am - 11am (Australian time: 10pm - 1am Saturday night)
April: 11am - 2pm (Australian time: 1am - 4am Sunday morning)
Michelle: 2pm - 5pm (Australian time: 4am - 7am Sunday morning)
Dayami: 5pm - 8pm (Australian time: 7am - 10am Sunday morning)
Ruey: 8pm - 11pm (10am - 1pm Sunday)
Julie: 11pm - 2am (1pm - 4pm Sunday afternoon)

A special virtual board will be available to you to communicate throughout the day with the Crop Hostesses as well as a virtual gallery to post all of your creations!!

Our Design Team winners will be announced during Dayami's time slot!!

Hope you can join us!!! Click here to get to OPAAT quickly!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

OPAAT June kit!!

It was an absolute delight when my OPAAT kit came last week. I was sooo excited!!! Everything was just soooo gorgeous!!! Once I started I just couldn't stop. I made a huge mess on my dining table and powered through 5 layouts and 2 cards within 24 hours. And was sooo sad because they were dark and gloomy days...and I couldn't take photos of my layouts. On Friday, I went to Mich's place for laksa lunch and to drop off some things. And brought along my layouts to take pics...the weather was much nicer in the Western suburbs and Mich's camera is fabulous and Mich is an absolute whiz at cropping and editing the layouts too. It was a pretty good deal for me....a home cooked lunch, layouts photographed and I got too ooh and aaah over her layouts for Designing Memories too! are my layouts:

Journalling: We had just gotten out of the car when you suddenly exclaimed "Mum, you are sparkly today!" As I had just been scrapping earlier, I did a quick check of my hands and clothes for residual glitter. We finally worked out that STATIC had caused us to ZAP when I helped you out of the car. Being called SPARKLY kind of made my day!!

Journalling: As per filipino tradition, you had all your hair shaved off following your 1st birthday. It was very unfortunate that the Lord of the Rings movie was a huge craze. Your brothers kept calling you Gollum. March 2002

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Come "Funk it up" with me!!

At last, the kit that I have been working on is released!!! Details of the kit can be found at Scrapping Angels !!

What I can tell you is, it is an awesome kit and yes, it is slightly more expensive than the other kits but there is a reason.....I had to have a really nice journalling stamp in my you will get a gorgeous WOOD MOUNTED journalling stamp. This had to be sourced from USA. This is a stamp that you can use all the time because it says Notes from Today and has a little space for journalling. The other two items which I can't scrap without are my 3D KindyGlitz slick black and slick white. Ever wondered how I did those beautiful lumpy bumpy dots in my layouts....well, there they are in all their glory. Check out the sneak peek for the texture!! Other yummy things in the kit are all the embellishments by Imaginations Project from their Office Supplied line....two packets are actual coasters while the other is cardstock stickers. We were waiting on tenderhooks for these to arrive from USA and are absolutely a breeze to work with. Lastly, my kit would not be complete without my staple embellishments....Collections chipboard hearts and reos and Heidi Swapp blossoms.

Yes, the 'Funk it up' kit is a rather eclectic mix of papers, textures, and colours, but let me assure you that they do go together very well...if you think outside the square and take yourself out of your comfort zone. IMHO, that is what a good kit does, you get to use a range of papers and embellishments that you wouldn't normally buy simply because you wouldn't know how to use it or don't know what to use it with. The fabulous difference with Scrapping Angels is get instructions. Yep...step by step instructions with colour photos.....instructions from start to finish not just to 1 layout....but to 4 layouts. Yes, each of my sneak peeks is of a different layout. And they are all suited for boys as well as for girls. I have 3 boys, but I don't have a problem with using pink or flowers on layouts for boys, learn how to do this tastefully!!

Lastly, those who buy the kit can come and have an online chat with me one night. Trish will advise us of the date very soon and it will be lots of laughs. It's not an online class because you do have all the instructions, but you are more than welcome to ask any questions about the kits/layouts etc. Any urgent questions about the layouts or kits, you can email me at

Ok....these are limited edition kits, once this lot has been sold, they will not be re-ordered, so don't think go and click here to buy......and while you're not thinking twice.....Scrapping Angels have 30% off all the other kits this month....super super special. Grab Sofi's Mother's Day kit or the last Annie Hafermann kit or learn to pop like the Queen of Pop Carole Janson. And if you haven't used your discount voucher from Crop 4 kids.....this is the PERFECT opportunity ;P

Thank you!!!

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Another sneak peek....

My deluxe kit hasn't been launched yet, I suspect that Trish Reed is getting over her jet lag as she just got back from UK!!! So I am told that it should happen some time today. In the mean time....another sneak peek!

Monday, May 07, 2007

3 in Scrapbooking Memories Vol 8 No.11

Two layouts and a mini album in Scrapbooking Memories Vol 8 No. 11

The first one is a 12x12 layout of Joseph and myself. Love takes 2, me and you. The chipboard swirl in the top right hand corner is covered in Frinkles. It was a fiddly process, first covering the chipboard shape with JAC paper which is like a big sheet of really strong double sided tape....then pouring on the frinkles and then pushing them in together and filling up gaps. then after that putting on a layer of dimensional magic. Tedious.....but I like the effect. Love the colours of this layout....beautiful rich earthy tones.
omg....a big big big page...of this layout on page 157. It's the feature layout to start off the Final Encore. IRL, it is an 8x8 layout which is part of Jeromel's ABC album which I did last year the Singaporean Scrappers group M4M. We committed to doing 4 layouts each month and it was great....I don't think I could have finished a whole ABC album if it wasn't a monthly challenge!

Anyways, this layout is N for Naybe. Naybe? This is how Jeromel says's very cute and he still says Naybe. Most people don't realise because it's easy to just assume that he's saying Maybe, but when you listen close and ask him to repeat it....he says Naybe. It's cute! This layout was the very very very very very......first time I used Scenic route. I used the strip sheet as my background didn't even think to cut it up!!! *sheepish grin*And lastly....I missed this the first time I flipped through the magazine...but my Anniversary album is in this issue as well on page 57 in the 'songs that define you' gallery. I made this for our 19th anniversary. It was also a project that I did as part of my Guest DT duties for Scrap Pile.
And now.....u get to have a sneak peek at a layout...... a layout from my Scrapping Angels Deluxe kit! It is due to be launched sometime today!! So check out their website sometime today!

Friday, May 04, 2007

Great Mail day!!!!

I got 3 gorgeous packages today!!!!

In the morning, I found this package stuffed into my mailbox with a bunch of disgusting bills. I got Happy Mail!!! A beautiful rak from Michelle Tan in NZ......Michelle posted on her blog that she got a big gorgeous package of felt from Netherlands and I admired it....gushed and lavished heaps of praise and admiration on them and she said that she would rak me some. I didn't think I would get so much!!! Thank you soo much Michelle!!

Ok...back to the felt...there are butterflies, there are little bits with string and beads ...the reel of ribbon is just there to give you an idea of how wide some of them are. The thick orange piece on the top of the photo is just gorgeous!!! Then on the left hand side running vertically...the pretty yellow piece with birds on it.....couldn't wait to use it...all sooo gorgeous in such funky colours!!!

Then in the afternoon, the parcel man came with two packages for me. One from the gorgeous Leanne Ryan who sent me a copy of Creating Keepsakes. I couldn't find a copy in any of the newsagencies around me. Thanks Leanne!!

Next package was exciting because I knew it was my prize from Aussie Scrap Source for winning the online component of the EDM during the Heidi Swapp month which was in oh um....Jan?? Yes, it took months...but look what I got....
I never hounded FK or ASS for the prize. Figured they might be waiting for the new range to arrive in Australia to send to me.....I was daydreaming about bling, gorgeous blossoms, maybe a new clear stamp or two, possibly the XL photo corners or the XL brads....u know....daydreaming of newly released scrapping would be coming directly from the distributor....they were taking a while...they must be waiting for new stuff to send me an awesome prize.....but oh boy....boy oh boy....was I wrong or what??? LOL....yes I am ungrateful....I should be thankful that I won and a prize is still a prize.....but you can't blame a girl for daydreaming for the past 3 months!!

After I got over the excitement, I sat down and scrapped. This is for Aussie Dares Dare 22 - Crown and wings. See the yellow felt strip with the birdies on it??? One of those birdies has a bling crown!! LOL
Quote: Dream what you want to dream. Go where you want to go. Do what you want to do. You have only one life and one chance to do all the things you want to do.

Products used: Creative Imaginations, Jenni Bowlin, Basic Grey, AL stamp, Crafters workshop template, Fancy pants die cuts, yellow felt strip, Heidi Swapp bling crown.

This next one is for Aussie Dares Challenge 21 - Sparkle
Journalling: This view of Melbourne Central must have taken Dad's breath away. He took a dozen shots from all angles to get the perfect photo and brought it home for me to scrap.

Products used: Tinkering Ink papers, 7 gypsies 97% stickers, Rusty Pickle transparency, Kindy Glitz, Urban Lily chipboard round and bazzill cardstock.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Crop layout to show.....

I went to a crop in Belgrave organised by KitiQ and Bonscraps a couple of weeks ago. It was a decision that was made in the spur of the moment....I was at the 123 cybercrop chatting with Bon and Kelly and Charmane and I found out about the crop in Belgrave which was in 2 days time. I told them that I would try and come......but would have to bring Jeromel as DH was away and I couldn't leave him with anyone. I thought about it on Saturday...then I decided to just go....and invited Felicity and Michelle to come along. To my delight, they both did and we had a great time. I did 2 layouts there, did some shopping, ate heaps!! Bon made her famous pumpkin scones and they were sooo delish. Then there were pastizzis, a cheese and vege platter, lollies (yum bullets) and drinks. Such fabulous value for money!! I'm coming again just for your pumpkin scones Bon!!! Jeromel had a great time, I brought his pizza box of scrapping stuff and he did a couple of layouts. He brought his ninja turtle toys and played with Charmaine's kids. Here are the two layouts that I did:

After the crop finished at 5pm, Mich came back to my place and we carried on scrapping till about 11pm when we were scrap-xhausted. In all that time, we did one layout each....tee hee...more talking than scrapping.

My first time using Bam Pop!!! And I must say....I love funky. These were all vol. 1 releases....vol2 is a bit scary's sooo busy....I don't know how to use it!! This layout was chosen as the 'Star' layout on the home page for 3 Angels Scrapping. Bit chuffed to be chosen as a 'Star Angel' as I am very new at 3AS. They're a great bunch of girls there......friendly and funny!

Last week, I was doing my secret squirrel layouts for Scrapping deluxe kit....I have had so much fun doing them.....and I've done instructions for 4 awesome layouts and there is seriously enough for at least another layout or two and cards. I might make a couple of cards with the scraps.

This week, I am waiting for my OPAAT kit to arrive. It's late....very very late. I'm worried....I want my kit to arrive so that I can play with the yummy stash. This will be my 2nd last DT term has come to an end. *sniffle* The new DT call is out....I encourage everyone to go apply here

Today I scrapped a layout for Aussie Dares they have a fabulous Marah Johnson prize for having a bit of sparkle on your layout. So if you're sparkling....then quickly go enter!!!