Monday, December 31, 2012

December Challenge : ZARA

SSD Portfolio Challenge - February #40. Washi tape is all the rage right now. Use this tutorial by Peppermint Granberg to feature realistic digital washi tape on your page. -2pts. Credits : Framestatic by Juliana Kneipp
Washi tape and Border : A Happy Family by Erica Zane
Attitude of Gratitude - Paper Pack by Connie Prince

December Challenge : Geothermal Energy

SSD Portfolio Challenge - February #20 - Peek-a-boo! Play with folded or torn paper pieces or cutouts on a layout. -2 pts. Credits : Project 2012 by Libby Pritchett
Heart : A Happy Family by Erica Zane
Blue ticket and green twine : Playroom by Juliana Kneipp
Cluster tags by Juliana Kneipp
Hopes And Dreams Torn Papers by Aprilisa Designs

December Challenge : All About Me

SSD Portfolio Challene - June #11. Be inspired by these word stickers and create an ALL ABOUT ME layout describing yourself -2pts. Credits :
Cluster tags by Juliana Kneipp
Paper : My Sunshine part one by Julian
Tag : My Sunshine part two by Juliana & Here Comes Trouble by Kristin Cronin Barrow
Tape : Here Comes Trouble by Kristin Cronin Barrow
Journaling Space, Paper, White Paint Smear : Addicted to List by Studio Basic
Paint smear : Playroom by Juliana Kneipp
Blue bow :  A Happy Family by Erica Zane
I'm Perfect by Pixelily Designs

December Challenge : Grateful

SSD Portfolio Challenge - April #21. Be inspired this collection of inspiration! Create a layout using a Black & White photo with photo corners and if you choose to take any other inspiration from this as well for your layout! -2pts. Credits :
Grateful Hearts - Freebie by Traci Reads, Jady Day Studio, Jenn Barrette.
For the Love of Wood Grain by Kristin Cronin Barrow.
Photo Corner : Fall Land by Craft-tastrophic Designs.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Ginger Scraps : Pixie Plates 215 & 216 by Neverland Scraps

Totally in love with this template by Neverland Scraps! It's like looking out through Japanese wooden traditional window... which is perfect for this Korean hanbok style. Dang! I also used papers from GS November 2012 Buffet : Attitude of Gratitude by Connie Prince and This Life : November by Penny Springman.

Ginger Scraps : Made with Love by Keep in Touch Designs

Another beautiful creation from Keep in Touch Designs that is really suitable to keep the memories of your loved one... : Made with Love. This is a photo of me and little Alyssa playing in the balcony with Ayah and Adin. I thought it would be perfect for this sweet love theme kit.

Friday, December 21, 2012

December Challenge : Advice from a Tree

I am so obsessed with buttons lately, their shapes and colours are so lovely that I wanted to shape a tree from them. Then, I came across this quote from Pinterest and decided to turned it into a scrap with the button tree. What do you think?

Credits :
Button : various Scrap Orchards and Marie H Designs collection. Kit : Camp Out by Kristin Aagard Designs. Butterfly : A Happy Family by Erica Zane. Alpha : Here Comes Trouble by KCB. Tree : Wicked by Amy Stoffel.

April #26. Smash Books and Art Journals are all the rage. 
Create a layout full of color, journaling, and memorabilia inspired by these styles! -2 pts.

Ginger Scraps : Life Captured December by Pixelily Designs

Lily has closed this year with her latest collection the the series Life Captured : December. Look at that penguin.... Isn't it adorable? I just could wait to use it in my layout here. The picture was taken in Incheon airport on the way back from Korea to Jakarta. Acha was clinging to Ayah and didn't want to let go.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

December Challenge : Children Whisperer

SSD Portfolio Challenge : July #4. What's a trait that you possess that you or others use to define you? Use that trait as a large title on your layout - 2pts. Credits : Here Comes Trouble by Kristin Cronin-Barrow, Cluster Tags by Juliana Kneipp

December Challenge : What's Cool About You?

On this rainy Sunday afternoon, after attending TBI's end of year Achievement gathering at Hotel Padma, Ciumbuleuit, I was in the mood for artsy scrapping using Juliana Kneipp's latest kit : Playroom. I really love the bubble talk background paper so I decided to use that with Little Green Frog Design's December Challenge on Scrap Orchard! Messy look is my new style... :)

SSD challenge : June #23. What makes you (or your kids!) cool?
Scrap about it in a fun way! - 2pts

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Ginger Scraps : I'll Be Home in December by Pixelily Designs

Pixelily Designs just released a gorgeous complete collection of kits that includes the kit, stacked papers, alpha, borders and word arts. I know it's for celebrating Christmas but I think the word arts are versatile enough to be used for Alyssa's birthday party at KFC last month. So, here is the page :

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

SSD Monthly Portfolio : December 2012 - 2

I'm so challenged by this one : June #24. Create an element made out of buttons for your layout, get creative! - 2pts. I never realized that playing with buttons can be so much fun... :). Look at that heart I made with various colorful buttons... Lovin' it!

Credits : 
Buttons : various Sweet Shoppe kits (too many too be written :)) 
Paper, butterfly, arrows, word bit : A Happy Family by Erica Zane 
Post it, yellow brush, stiches : Addicted to List by Studio Basic Designs 
Cluster tags by Juliana Kneipp 
Love wordart : My Sunshine part one by Juliana Kneipp

I was inspired by this unique layout by YepBrook (a Sugar Babe from SSD).

Project 365 : Week 46

Week 46 Credits:
Everyday Trays - Volume 2 by Kristin Cronin-Barrow
Alpha and Travel Plate: Tripping Out by Tathy Borges Designs
Bubble : Life is Beautiful by PictureDesigns
Paper for Date Tag : Addicted to List by Studio Basic Designs
Metal String : Our Nest by Meta Wulandari Designs 
Plane : Away We Go by Psychozoe Designs

Project 365 : Week 45

Week 45 Credits :
Everyday Trays - Volume 2 by Kristin Cronin-Barrow
Alpha : Here Comes Trouble by Kristin Cronin-Barrow
Word Arts and Date Tag : DSD Freebie - Grateful Hearts by Jady Day Studio
Date Stamps by Brine Designs

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Tutorial : A Picture Worth a Thousand Words

What a cool tutorial to fill people face with journaling! Must try this!


Mount Seoraksan

Beside of my own personal project of Korea, I made this to be submitted for a December Portfolio Challenge at SSD : April #32 - Cut out a title or an add an inner shadow to create the effect on the title of your layout. - 2pts. Credits : Everyday Trays volume 2 by Kristin Cronin-Barrow & This Life : November by Penny Springman.

SSD Monthly Portfolio : December 2012 - 1

Recently I have been buying stuff from Sweet Shoppe Designs. The Sugar Babe gallery is full with inspirational pages with style that suits my preference very well. As an added point, they have these special challenges submitted monthly to Pinterest.

So far this year, they've posted a whopping 440 challenges! So for December's challenge portfolio, they invite us to earn points for our Sweet Rewards using ANY of the challenges which have been posted at Pinterest from January to November 2012! Yaaay... This is is my very own first take of the challenge :

October #33 - Design a page using only ONE of each of these elements: photo, paper, one word title, flower, and ribbon. Anything else you add to your page is up to you! - 2 pts. Credits : Cluster Tags by Juliana Kneipp, Sunshine part one by Juliana Kneipp (LOVE word art), Addicted to List Studio Basic Designs (background paper, blue arrows, heart doodles) & This Life : November by Penny Springman (overlay)

Friday, December 7, 2012

Project 365 : Week 44

Slowly but sure I tried to reduce the pile on unfinished Project 365 layouts. Here is Week 44 :

Project 365 : Week 43

I embarrassed to confess that I've been neglecting my Project 2012 :(.... After more than a month abandoning 5 weeks in a row (OMG... you are so lazy, Nadia!), I managed to do ONE! Yay, kudos for me...

I used these products from Sweet Shoppe Designs I bought during DSD November 2012 while they are on sale for 40%. Love the kits over there so much... They are little bit pricey for me so it's good thing that I could get them discounted :). Oh yeah, the word art "A Picture is worth a thousand words" is from Jennifer of Word Art World I bought with my winning $25 gift coupon.

Sweet Treat at Myeong-dong

By now, you must now how additected I am to Kristin Aagard Designs. Once again, I used her kit to scrap my third day in Korea. I felt in love from head over heel for this sweet kit, with so many candies and sweet treat inside.... I Want Candy! For the template, of course Little Green Frog Design again, with additional photo at the bottom.

Here you go : Shopping Day at Myeong-dong! I and the girls had a blast walking through the street of Myeong-dong tasting the tallest ice cream, some Korean pancakes and obviously doing a bit of cosmetic shopping. I just couldn't resist it... Nature Republic was having a 50% sale.... :).

Magnified by Little Green Frog Designs

I Want Candy by Kristin Aagard

I Want Candy Too by Kristin Aagard Designs

Ferry to Nami Island

I like to tell story with my scrapbooking pages, therefore I prefer template that can accommodate a lot of pictures including the big one as a focal point. This template by Little Green Frod Design is my favorite and I know I'm going to use it over and over again with different kits. I used it to scrap my photos in a ferry ride to Nami Island. I rotated the template and slightly change the position of one of the photo. Can you tell?

The theme of my page is travelling by ferry or boat and I wanted to use bluish papers. How glad I was when I discovered that Bella Gypsy's freebie patterned papers in their fan facebook were mostly blue! I combined it with boat, cute sailors and silver anchor element I just bought from Kristin Aagard Designs called Little Traveller. Psst... I bought it when Scraporchard had a special Advent Day 5 in which all Kristin's product was discounted by 50%. Wow, what a bargain...! I'm still waiting for the day when Bella Gypsy has their store on sale too. I would buy a bunch I supposed :). I love their style...

Moody Blues by Bella Gypsy

Little Traveller by Kristin Aagard Designs

Ginger Scraps : Sweet and Precious by Keep in Touch Designs

These sweet and cute words are totally hooked me up the first time I laid my eyes on them! Oh, I simply must HAVE this, I thought to my self. And even though I still had 4 more project 365 layouts I haven't finished, I just took this kit and started play right away :).