November 13, 2008


I received my DT pack from Dalena ( OOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!! I was excited so much looking at the papers!!!

Yup!! Fancy Pants About a Boy Papers.
Very cool papers, bright, distressed, lovely oranges, blue, green and brown. I also loved the ribbons in the pack and there is a glitter cut as well.
I am very enthusiastic about using these papers.

This is my first layout for for the month of November

Description of the layout:

1. The base is coredination cardstock Green color also sent by Dalena. I have distressed the edges using Heidi Swapp edge distressor. Oh!!!! this is so convenient than the scissors. Will put a photo of it tomorrow. I got it from my LSS for 2$.The edges are then inked using Tim Holtz’s Ranger Frayed Burlap distress ink.

2. The blue PP is from Fancy Pants, About a Boy Expression pattern paper. This paper is again distressed on the edges using Heidi Swapp edge distresser and torn randomly and then curled.
I also used Tim Holtz’s Ranger Frayed Burlap Distress Ink to ink the edges. I then used green thread and stitched the torn edges of the paper, which again was dabbed with Furyed Burlap Distress Ink.

3. The pieces of paper layered inside are from Fancy Pants About a Boy– Peace and Chillin. Both the pieces are frayed using Heidi Swapp Edge Distresser and inked with Tim Holtz’s Frayed Burlap Distress Ink.

4. Flowers are from Green Tara, half of a large yellow flower sent by Dalena and couple of flowers from Maya Road Velvet flowers. I have used Kindly Glitz, Aqua and Slice White to add dimension and sparkle to the flowers.

5. I have also cut out 2 circles out of transparency and used Kindy Glitz Slice White to add dots around the perimeter. I layered them between the flowers. They add extra interest as well as extra dimension to the flowers.

6. I have added rub ons and flourishes from my stash. The flourishes are also give the same treatment as the transparency circles for added interest and extra dimension to the layout.

7. The journalling is written on a journalling tag from K & Co Blue Awning journalling pad. The journalling says, “Little thing matter in making and keeping the family together. Celebrating festivals, sharing jokes or work and being there for each other are a few things. We are family.”

8. The title “Us” is from K & Co Blue Awning chipboard words. Oh I love them. Using every bit of them carefully. The chipboard word is distressed using Frayed Burlap Distress ink to give it a darker look. This makes the title stand out.

9. There is a brown lace I bought from my LSS. The photo was taken earlier this month on our Diwali day. The photo is frayed on the edges using Heidi Swapp edge distresser.

Hope you enjoyed reading the description.

Here are some closeup for you.

Thanks for stopping by



November 12, 2008


The challenge says:
The challenge this month for Scrapper’s Warehouse is as follows-:
1. This is a 12 x 12 Layout.
2. The colors to be used for this LO are- Black, Royal or Navy blue & Creme.
3. A B & W pic must be used- any size.
4. The LO must have Ribbon or Lace or Ric Rac or all 3 featured on it.
5. Charms, Flowers & Butterflies are also to feature on the LO.
6. At least 1 circle & 1 heart are to be present on the LO.
7. Your Title must be distressed in some way.

“Gracious”–[adjective] exhibiting courtesy and politeness; “a nice gesture”

I like this quality in my DD. I have seen and heard from school teachers over 2 years now about this quality in her which is very much appreciated in her by other children as well. In fact her teacher told me yesterday about one such incident at school and I was extremely proud of my DD. Yes, it definitely needs to put it in as a scrap page for her album.
Description of the layout.

1. I used a black background out of the black, navy/royal blue and creme colors in the rules. So my background paper is from Pink Paislee Office Lingo range.
2. Secondly I wanted it to have some texture on it. So I used Heidi Swapp Damask stamp on Blue Bella ink and stamped randomly on the background paper and heat embossed using clear embossing powder. So now the paper has a texture which is royal blue in color and very subtle.

3. Now I want to use the minimalist approach here. This is because I want the focus on the photo and the title and the journaling.

4. I used Kaiser Squadron Major paper both sides here for the layout. All the pieces are hand torn and inked with Bella Blue ink.

5. I have used a piece of scrap from Karen Foster paper from my stash and a journaling tag from K & Co Blue awning journaling pad, stamped them using Heidi Swapp Damask Stamp with blue ink and heat embossed using the clear embossing powder.
6. I have used the Kaiser Squadron Major and kaiser Thrill Seeker Explore papers and cut different size circles and layered them using double sided foam. I added a button in the middle to finish it off. Here I have flowers to match the layout. I have also added a Green Tara black flower with a circle in the middle and a blue heat embossed heart shape layered on top.

7. The butterflies are appliqué work pieces from spotlight. The charm butterfly is from my DD’s old bracelet.The flourishes are from my stash.
8. The title is from K & Co blue awning chipboard stickers which are distressed using Bella Blue ink.

Enjoy the closeups and leave some feedback if you like in the comments.

Thanks for looking


November 11, 2008

Curly Locks………

This layout I made for challenge in
The challenge says:
to use lots of RIBBON
but… it must NOT LAY FLAT… twist it, twirl it, twine, it do whatever,
but it must NOT lay flat on your layout
must also inlcude: a single photo, buttons & stitching.
Description of the layout:
1. The background paper is from Basic Grey. I love the paper because of the dark green colour or olive colour with some water color effect on it. Just beautiful. I am starting to like Basic Grey. I love the Scarlet range and Urban Couture range too.
2. The photo is my DD when she had her latest hair do. all curls and layers. Oh I just love it. But you know when I was little I had the same curls and I hated it!!!!! I remember my mom telling me that it is just beautiful, all the curls……….. but I wanted it straight!…………
Now it is myelf saying the same thing but…………. fortunately my DD loves curls too.
Glad she like it. No fights over that for now!
Got carried away!!!! OK, no distressing on the photo, just matted on black cardstock.
3. I made a flower with the American Craft Pink Ribbon. Love the shine on them and the texture is great too. It does not easily get scrunched at all. I have also used a circle cut out of transparency, placed under the ribbon flower to lift the flower and a button in the centre of the flowers to add contrast. I also used green and pink ribbon and twisted it and attached it around the purple and the piece of crate paper.
4. The rest of the flowers are from my favourate Green tara and Heidi Swapp. The tiny flowers are from Bella chipboard stickers.
5. The flourishes are from my stash. all of them had couple of showers of purple and green Glimmer Mist.
6. The journalling pad is from Bella Journalling pad. The title tag is from my stash which also received a shower of Glimmer Mist and dried using heat gun, after the title was stuck on to it.
7. Stitching is obvious around the corners of the pattern paper and I have added white beads to it as well. There are other places in the layout, where I have hand sewn for added interest.
Enjoy the closeups and the layout and please leave your feedback in the comments.