Thursday, July 19, 2012

Worn by One Little Bird & Sahlin Studio

I've been dreaming for this kit since I first saw the preview on Daily Digi. The layouts created by the designer's CT made me drooled over it more. I finally bought it during INSD event when it was discounted for 30% but... I lost my mojo! Uuuugh, just when I needed my creative juice to flow smoothly .... Yesterday, I forced myself to just DO IT! And I'm pretty satisfied with the result :)


Inspiration from other CT

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Ginger Scraps : Psychozoe is retiring!

So sad that Susie of Psychozoe Designs decided to retire from designing. I love her unique templates and kits. She is so kind to let us the CT take what ever kits we want. Read what she said on her last post here :

"I just want to let you know I'm retiring at the end of July. I'm having a sale through July, too. Would you mind speading the word? Also, I want to extend my appreciation to all of you who used my kits, you made them look amazing with your layouts! 

When I retire, the kits will never be seen again, so I really want you all to get as many personal use kits as you want to! I don't expect layouts from them. Please, please get the kits you want! I mean it! Download to your hearts' content!"

And these are her products that I love to have to add to my stash collection. Thanks a lot Susie...

Watercolor Tutorial

From this :

To this :

Check out the tutorial here!
This tutorial is with Photoshop CS4, using Filter > Stylize > Find Edges.
Type Ctrl + Alt + U and change the Saturation to -100
and.... just continue reading from the tutorial link :).
Oh yeah, you will need to download the water paint brush in Stephanie Shimerdla Brushes.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Project 365 : Week 27 - July 2012

This week is so fun! The kids spent their holiday playing in Little Farmer and Rumah Stroberi in Lembang. So much fun... not to mention Acha and Alyssa got 2 bunnies as new pets. Sadly, one bunny died after 2 days at home. Oh, well... I used loads of different kits to create this page. Here are the credits :
1. I LOVE TEMPLATES: Template Pack 11 by Inspired Designs
2. Inspired Designs - Away We Go: Tags, Labels, Tabs & Brackets
3. Inspired Designs - Away We Go: Frames, Fasterners & Flairs
4. Away We Go: Paper Pack by Connie Prince
5. Away We Go: Add-On Alphas by Jen C Designs
Goat, tree, barn : Goat by Galerie de Jackie
Ducks : Magic Country by Galerie de Jackie

Zig Zag Scrap : "The Winchesters" full kit by Angelle Design (13 June)

Marie H Designs : Boyz-itude

This kit is perfect to scrap all your boys activities (hubby, grandpa, son :)) : Boyz-itude by Marie H Designs.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Project 365 : Week 26 - July 2012

Week 26 was so by, I made 2 scrap! Holiday mode's on. We went to Jakarta to visit Ayah and we stayed at my favourite Hotel Borobudur. I used another project 365 kit from Pixelily Designs : Life Capture - June.

Project 365 : Week 26 - June 2012

Acha's graduation day! She such a big girl now... graduated from Kindergarten and ready for Elementary School :). I used Turning the Tassel by River-Rose &Find Your Bliss Designs to scrap the ceremony at her school.

Siamese Studio : Music of My Heart (July G-A-B @ SBB)

Once again, May of Siamese Studio has created an elegant musical collection for July Grab-A-Byte at SBB. Here are the complete collection :

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Ginger Scraps : Pretty Little world by Keep in Touch Designs (6 July}

I used this kit : Pretty Little world by Keep in Touch Designs to do Word Art Challenge at Ginger Scraps. I picked it simply because I was looking for black and white paper to go with the word art. Simple huh?

Marie H Designs : To Love Him

Last June, Marie was guesting at Plain Digital Wrapper and this is her exclusive kit : To Love Him. I made this layout using my dear father and mini me AGAIN! I just love this vintage photo, I might reuse it again in the future if I come across father kit like this. This time I tried something different. I played with the photo using Filter > Artistic > Photo Edge. These are the links for separate product : To love Him kit, To love Him Stains, To love Him papers, To love Him wordbits.

Ginger Scraps : Template Mix 1 & Sweet Summer Treat

This week I worked with two new release products from Ginger Scrap. First, Look at this unique template... the hexagon blocks are just challenging! The kit also sweet as the name :)

Zig Zag Scrap : Composure full kit by Kokon Scrap (6 July)

Do you like this Composure full kit by Kokon Scrap? I like all the different pattern papers in this kit so much. I also used That Teen Beat Templates by Jeanye Labaya to make my layout.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Zig Zag Scrap : Game! w/ Paula Kesselring, Ju Kneipp and Little Butterfly Wings by Studio 68

Just look at these great game elements! I always dream of having a game kit and this kit is just perfect. The first time I saw it, my heart beat faster and I knew I just had to play with it : Game! w/ Paula Kesselring, Ju Kneipp and Little Butterfly Wings by Studio 68. It has elements for bingo, cards, dart, domino, chess, board games, and even crosswords paper. Wow, I'm so excited... I bet I will use this kit over and over again to scrap my kids in action!

Here I used this kit in conjunction with Template Challenge at Zig Zag Scrap. I seldom submit layouts for challenges at ZZS because I'm relatively new there as Creative Team. But this template by Socco is just simple and it puts the focal point on the large white space. Something that I rarely do with my usual pages. I don't know, but I feel naked when I let lots of white space dominates my creation. Hahaha...

Ginger Scraps : July FWP Grab Bag - Pretty in Pink by Roseytoes Designs

Remember that when you spend $10 in the GS store, you will get an amazing grab bag. This month’s was created by Ryan, of Roseytoes, and it’s JAM-PACKED full of stuff. Included in this grab bag is:
- Full kit (18 papers and 50 elements and a full alpha with uppercase, lowercase, numbers and symbols)
- Cluster Pack (4 clusters)
- Template Pack (4 templates)
- Stacked Papers (4 stacked papers)
- Word Art (6 word art)
- Journal Cards (6 journal cards)
- Hodge Podge (6 hodge podge)
- Quick Pages (4 quick pages)
- Borders (4 borders)