January 17, 2009


Well, I made this layout this morning for Stephanie’s challenge at Debs.
The rules for the challenge are:
The theme of this challenge is Friendship.
The page must inlcude a photo (any size) of a great friend (it can be a family member or a pet if you like). You can be in the photo.
Make the page as if you are giving it to the friend to tell them just what they mean to you (even if you are keeping it).
You MUST include lots of journalling with at least some (if not all) hand journalling!!I would love to see a stamped title or maybe some stamped journalling.
The base paper is from Making Memories.
I have cut the photo into a long rectangle cropping the unwanted background.
I have mounted the photo on a 7 gypsies overlay.
The cutouts are from Kaisercraft Bohemian Thread papers.
I decorated them with fern leaves, Green Tara and Prima flowers,
Kaisercraft Pearls and Kaisercraft corner bling.
The ribbon is from my stash.
The star blings is what Lexie sent me in the RAK
I have used alpha stamps for the title and brackets and little people are chipboards.
Brackets are painted with Kindly Glitz Aqua and the people are inked using
Tim Holtz’s Distress ink.
I hand wrote the journalling as Aditi told me.
Some closeups:

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January 16, 2009

Lost and Found!!!

I thought I lost my mojo!!
Although I had all my purchases with me, I was not motivated to sit for a layout!!
Weird!!! Weird!!!
I just thought I will make a layout irrespective of how I feel.
Maybe just sit on the table and go through my old stash and make a layout.
No sketch, no challenges, nothing.. starting with a clean slate.
Thats why I picked up Fancy Pants The Daily Grind Chalkboard paper as the base.
Picked a photo randomly. This is the photo of my mom, dad and my brother.
I rounded the corners and then mounted it on a piece of blue card stock.
a yellow ribbon and wrapped it around on the bottom and tied the ribbon.
Then I picked up the Fancy Pants Holly Molly Snowflakes paper.
Lots of picking!!! Yup, just picked and picked randomly!!!lol!
Wanted to use the bright pink side.
Cut a medium rectangle piece and round the edges using the corner punch.
I placed this piece at the right hand centre of the base paper.
Mounted the blue cardstock with the photo on the rightside of the pink paper.
Again I had the leftover piece of black zigzag paper,
which I added at the bottom of the blue cardstock.
I then used a circle punch and punched two circles out of my bits and pieces of stash.
Placed them as shown in the layout, half tucked under the pink paper.
Took a rectanglar piece of yellow cardstock tucked under the pink paper in thet op rightside.
I then doodled using my pink gel pen. added a black flower punched out of the flower punch I received from Shell. Added a green pearl in the centre.
The journalling tag is made out of a piece of green paper cut to the size of 7 gypies overlay
and I used dymo to make the journalling words.
I loved the tiny pegs, I bought few months ago.
I used them to clip the paper and the overlay together.
Flowers are from Prima, Mulburry paper flower, Green Tara.
Brads and buttons from my stash.
Just to add texture I used White Slick Kindy Glitz to doodle around the pink paper
and also the large doodle on the top.
For the title, I have used Heidi Swapp “Family” stamp, to stamp on a yellow piece of paper,
cut it out and inked the edges.
I am pretty happy with the outcome.
A nice bright piece of color on the chalkboard.
Afterall, my mojo did not go anywhere.lol!!!
Some closeups :

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January 15, 2009

Deuce Truce…..

Well, Aditi and Siddarth have been arguing for a while
and I had to intervene as I started getting a headache..
I told them I will let them play Tennis on Wii if they stop arguing.
And it worked. They both played beautifully well without anymore argument.
They were giggling over the number of deuces, who got an advantage and who nulled it again… Never knew duece will bring some truce.
Ta… Da…“light bulb glow”
I captured some of the deuce moments
and here is the layout I made using those photos
Nat’s January 09 challenge in her forum.

The challenge rules are
PINK & GREEN – as the main color theme
INKS – distressing and or stamping, just have fun with some inks
and A QUIRKY TITLE – the title must be catchy, quirky or bizarre….

I have used a cordination black cardstock as the base.
The green paper is Basic Grey Urban Prairie Hayloft paper.
I have also used basic Grey Urban Prairie Monarch and Basic Grey Two Scoops, Strawberry Smoothie papers all inked on their edges using Versa mark Black Ink.
I have also used my latest purchase stitches stamps on the edges.
A bit here and there, but hey!! there is nothing right or wrong in scrapbooking…

I have used two pink Queen and co felt flowers, grungeboard hinge inked in Bella blue ink and pompom ribbons. I had this zigzag leftover piece from a black card stock which I have used on the bottom of the photos and used a Slick white Kindy Glitz to add texture and extra dimension. Couple of bees from Basic Grey Urban PrairieChipboard Shapes for added interest.

This is once again one of my bright and cheerful page after a few distressed muted tone pages.


Postie delivered three parcels today.
Don’t you love when you receive scrapbooking parcels…
I love them.
I received two RAKs among them..

This is Shell’s RAK

This is Lexie’s RAK

Thank you so much Shell and Lexie.Love them…
I also received my bargains from TBSS. Awesome to see all of them.
Can’t wait to use them..
But I am down with my migraine.. Taken some Aspirin..
Hoping to get better soon so that I can start scrapping..lol!!

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