Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Monday, August 19, 2013

Keep Calm, It is Monday

Recently, some friendship problem has hit me quite badly and I am struggling to come terms with it. I cant believe that at this stage in my life, I have to deal with this. But as the saying goes...

"When someone leaves you, let them go and know that it doesnt mean it's just a bad thing. It just means that their part in the story of you life is over. Your story goes on.."

I will be alright. I will come to terms with it. Even if 10 years was a long time, it is all part of God's will. (:


On a lighter note, I am here to share some of my posts from the Crate Paper's blog. First up, I did a Crate DIY post on how I made these lovely bottles below. Be sure to check the post HERE

Up next, the August Creative Weekly Challenge is finally out. Be sure to check this link for details. This month is truly an inspiring challenge and I was so glad that I pushed myself creatively...

58c54f794ff1e9c44c679d726155b340Photo Credit: Style Me Pretty
With the appeal of Navy Blue on the rise and the lush sparkle of flashy sequins, a duo of the two is unstoppable. We're dedicating the week to them and put the design team to the task of showing off some creative ingenuity using the snazzy pair. Crate Paper doesn't fall short on it's Navy Blue obsession either - the team came up with projects of all sorts using a mixed batch of CP collections! There is ample 'Navy Blue' inspiration ahead.
The August Creative Weekly is open to your challenge entries! Details are as listed...
- Fresh Handmade Wares encouraged - at least 75% Crate Paper (old and new/three product minimum)
- Original Design following this week's CW theme; Navy Blue & Sequins
- Winner & Runner-Ups published at Crate blog & Crate's Pinterest Board; Creative Weekly Challenge
- Open to most project types; layout, mini album, card, etc. One project per submission.
- Submission deadline is September 3, 2013 (5:00pm Central Time) -
- Winner announced September 4, 2013.  Late Submissions not accepted.
- Prize: The NEW Flea Market - Product Assortment Box

A short description for this month's challenge..
"Since this month's CW is all about trends, what's more suiting than creating a layout combining navy blue and sequins with another hot trend in the market; triangles! There have been a growing number of these trendy layouts recently and I, myself was truly inspired to join in on the trend wagon!
First, I die cut the triangles from navy blue patterned paper and vellum. I filled the vellum triangles with an assortment of sequins and sealed them tight. Next, I arranged these triangles across the page until I was satisfied. To make these triangles stand-up a little more, I stitched the vellum pockets and added sequins to the bolder navy blue triangles.

I once read that triangles symbolized growth. This sums up my niece, the girl in my photos; fearless, free-willed and full of life! Playing at the playground happens to be her forte, too. It's truly a joy seeing her grow into the child that she is."

Be sure to check out and participate along. I cant wait to see what everyone comes up with. 
Keep Calm, we survive Monday! 

Friday, August 16, 2013

Its Saturday!

Work is never-ending and even though I have to be in school soon, I am going to put on a smile and look forward to spending good quality time with my loved ones in the afternoon. So I hope wherever you are right now, that you take time to rejuventate and relax for the weekends.

Sharing one layout before I go...

I managed to find time this week to scrap a bit since there was a last minute change in the assignments I had to complete. After work, I spent quite a number of hours writing and completing layouts after layouts. This one was done last Saturday. I am really trying to use a lot of my papers and products before the next CHA shipment comes in. No holding back, just using...

Have a great Saturday!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

One for Sunday

How's everyone? I hope everyone is having a great weekend, to say the least. August has finally arrived and I am looking forward to it. July was crazy and lets hope August would be tat' better. It has been a great week so far. I finally had a chance to go shopping on Friday and it has been like what? 2 months since I last shopped. To cut the story short, I went on a major shopping spree and spent to my heart's content. It felt good! Haha.

Then I had some time to sit at my scrap table on Saturday and completed my assignments for August and September. Cant wait to show them to you one by one...How about one layout that I forgot to share with you yet?

Here is a short write up of what I did for this layout...

"I wanted to fill the background of my page with heart elements. I did a mixture of both stitching as well as adhering heart die cuts across the page. The embellishments were intentionally chosen to match this color scheme I had in mind – pink, yellow, white and brown.  Sometimes, I feel no need in journaling and in a lot of instances, I use phrase stickers instead to express my thoughts about the photo, like what you can see in this page. Song titles tend to be where I draw inspiration from.  This song, by Boys like Girls ft Taylor Swift had been on my mind for the longest time and as cheesy as the title might sound, it was really appropriate for this page, symbolizing that it is a joy to have two nieces instead of one. "

Have a lovely Sunday ahead.
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