Sketches4All's Hosted Monthly Challenge for November:

For my current/on-going November 2011 "Dessert, Coffee or Tea Inspired By Challenge 1" at Sketches4All, click here.

MIGRATING TO A NEW BLOG:

Please find me at my new blog: Creo by Lady Katutz at http://creobyladykatutz.blogspot.com/

I'll be synchronizing blogposts here ("Let's Get Scrappy!") and at my new blog (Creo by Lady Katutz) from today until December 31, 2011.

By 2012, I'll be leaving this blog and will be residing or continuing my blogging at my new website address.

I would greatly appreciate it if you could drop by and follow me at my new blogging home at http://creobyladykatutz.blogspot.com/

Feel free to leave a comment or feedback as to my new blog home.

Thanks in advance!!

Kath

Monday, December 26, 2011

"Angel" & "One Week Old" LOs for Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #99: Angels/Fairies

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #99 is "Angels or Fairies".  You could submit any project as long as it fits the challenge theme.  Winner to be drawn randomly with sponsor prize of 2 images from Jellypark Tues, Jan. 3, 2012 at US timezone.  Participants have until Sun., Jan. 1, 2012 to link their entries at the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog.

Some that I know of when we were kids used to wonder why the New Year is depicted by a baby.  I guess by now as we've aged and grew older, we now know why a graphic image of a baby symbolizes the New Year.  Thus, for this week's challenge which will end on New Year's Day, I decided to scrap a photo of me when I was still a baby, to be precise when I was one week old.  I guess not old enough to be able to walk about yet.  The other LO was scrapped to comply with the 1st challenge choice requirement which is an angel for the Christmas school programme.

SUPPLIES: Paper: Bo Bunny, Star Paper Corp., Alphabets: All About Scrapbooking, Die Cut Angel: Ling Designs, Digi Image: Jelly Park’s “Teenage Girl”, Stickers: Bo Bunny, Thread: DMC, Journaling Pen: Parker, Acrylic Stamps: Mary Engielbreit, Studio 18, Pigment Ink: Studio G, Other: Ribbon.

SUPPLIES: Papers: Robin’s Nest, Alphabet: American Crafts, Digi Image: Jelly Park’s “Teenage Girl”, Die Cut Fairy: Ling Designs, Die Cut Rose: Ling Designs, Glittered Chipboard Hearts: Robin’s Nest.

Drop by Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog. for more inspiration.

Again, A Happy New Year everyone!!

Monday, December 19, 2011

"Oh Christmas Tree" LO for Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #98

Merry Christmas!!!

Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #98 is "Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree".  You could submit any project as long as it fits the challenge theme.  Winner to be drawn randomly with sponsor prize of 5 images from Di's Digis Tues, Dec. 27, 2011 at US timezone.  Participants have until Sun., Dec. 25, 2011 to link their entries at the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog.

I could still remember how as a kid, my sister and I would always yearn for a huge Christmas tree inside our house every Christmas.  In those time, what we had was a small pine cone made Christmas tree bought from the Summer Capital of the Philippines - Baguio.
As the years went by we were blessed to procure a modern huge Christmas tree and it has served us to this day.  My sister and I fantasized for a "White Christmas" as could be seen in US movies.  Thus, not to let my young sis down, my mother and I went to utilizing cotton as mock "snow" which we gamely used to cover parts of our Christmas tree's branches and leaves.  On that year, we didn't let up taking family photos in front of our snow covered-like Christmas tree.  This has inspired me to choose this week's Kaboodle Doodles challenge.  With that, I've chosen (2) family photos taken on different days on that year to put on an LO:
 

SUPPLIES: Paper: Creative Imaginations, Stickers: Creative Imaginations, Digi Image: Di’s Digis’ “Maisy Carrying Presents”, TOOLS: Letratag: Dymo.

Do drop by Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog for inspiration and to view my fellow designers works.

Happy Holidays!!  Enjoy and keep safe, everyone!   

Thursday, December 15, 2011

"Dec. 25th Christmas Invitation Card" for CropStop

This 3rd week of December we have CropStop's Challenge #50: Create a Christmas Card with Non-traditional Christmas colors.

I really didn't know how to start off my card for this challenge.  The ball started rolling when I found an ice skater digi image from my files (can't remember from which shop or company).  It's been one of those freebies that I randomly saved from one of the sites I found last year.  I had this image paper pieced with silver glitter glue as accents. Then I searched for Christmas papers thinking that I could have it as background paper but instead I found some left over Nikki Sivils Christmas cut-outs which were from previous year's collection.  Thus, I decided to make use of plain non-traditional colored cardstock for card and base paper - gray and blue.  Luckily my embossing folders arrived and had made up my mind on testing them.  Thus the embossed blue background paper inside and at front of my card.  I just dabbed the tube of my white acrylic paint on the embossed dots to look like snow.  Doesn't it look great?

Anyway, I executed what I had in mind and finished off the front with a pink ribbon and bow with silver trimmings created courtesy of Bow Easy.  The card's inside is further decorated with the same pink ribbon, Nikki Sivils holly cut-out on top, and finished off with stitched gray hearts with the help of a SewEasy Piercer set against pink cardstock and then fussy cut.

My created card:

 



SUPPLIES:  Cardstock: Star Paper Corp., Cut-outs: Nikki Sivils, Glitter Glue: Leeho, Thread: DMC, Other Ribbon, Paint, TOOLS: Cuttlebug: Provo Craft.




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Winner of the Challenge #50 will be announced Fri., December 23, 2011 at US timezone (EST).  Hurry! It's your chance to win a gift certificate from CropStop. =)

Monday, December 12, 2011

"The Hernandezes" LO for Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #97: Get-Together for the Holidays

Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #97 is "Let's Get Together for the Holidays".  You could submit any project as long as it fits the challenge theme.  Winner to be drawn randomly with sponsor prize of 4 images from Meljens Designs Tues, Dec. 20, 2011 at US timezone.  Participants have until Sun., Dec. 18, 2011 to link their entries at the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog.

It's seldom that our family get to attend get-togethers by the Hernandezes.  Thus, it was a pleasant surprise that on the 1st year in our new home, the Hernandezes coverge / got together for the holidays at our home.  It was all by chance with a lot of milestone occassions happening on that said faithful year on the month of Christmas.  We know that it's doubly hard to round up everyone in the extended family since most of my cousins have migrated to the Western country.  I guess this layout contains a precious photo that just had to be scrapped as remembrance of the said occasion which I think won't ever happen again.  Some would say who knows?


SUPPLIES:  Papers: Robin’s Nest, Star Paper Corp., Digi Image: Meljen’s Designs’ “Berry Happy”, TOOLS: Letratag: Dymo.

Drop by Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog to view the takes of my fellow designers on the challenge.

Monday, December 5, 2011

"Christmas Wish" Card & "Peace on Earth & Goodwill to All" LO for Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #96: "Christmas Colors"

Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #96 is "Christmas Colors".  You could submit any project as long as it fits the challenge theme.  Winner to be drawn randomly with sponsor prize from Cat's Meow Tues, Dec. 13, 2011 at US timezone.  Participants have until Sun., Dec. 11, 2011 to link their entries at the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog.

I just love Christmas colors!!  Thus for this challenge, I came up with (2) creations: a card and an LO.  I tied the requirements up with Sketches4All's Get Sketchy Card Sketch Challenge and Get Sketchy LO Sketch Challenge with using scraps as additional requirement. 

When I finished the card, a story came up in mind. . . . Wouldn't it be romantic if a suitor or your boyfriend would have Christmas dinner with you on Christmas Eve and would suddenly pop up the question:  "Would you like us to be together?" OR "Would you marry me?"  ending with "All I want for Christmas is you!"  which is exactly the sentiment on the center of my card.  Hmmmm!  Still thinking if it's a totally romantic idea. . .  what say you?

I rotated the sketch by 90 degrees counterclockwise.  Please find my Christmas colored card below: 


SUPPLIES:  Paper: Creative Imaginations, Star Paper Corp., Sentiment Cut-outs: Nikki Sivils, Other: Ribbon, Sketch: PageMaps.


For the LO I created,  I was so amazed at how the photo developing center worked out it's magic to print and enhance a slightly dim Christmas family photo making it look all a glow.  I had it supersized.

SUPPLIES: Pattern Paper: Creative Imaginations, Foam Letter Stickers: All About Scrapbooking (Hallmark, Inc.),  Flowers: Prima, Dec 24th Cut-out: Nikki Sivils, Journaling Tab: Creative Imaginations, Other: Sheer Ribbon, Sketch: Jana Eubank, TOOLS: Bow Easy

Thursday, December 1, 2011

"Christmas Countdown" LO for CropStop

I've been wanting to scrap some of our vintage family photos and I found this challenge fitting to get that task done.  This 1st week of December, CropStop's Challenge #48 is "Punches at Work for Christmas".  It aims to get your punches whether border or edge punchers to be put in use in your creation. hehehe I came up with this challenge and hoping that it be greatly received by challenge participants {crossing my fingers}

On my creation, I made use of 2 kinds of punchers: Daisy Edge Punch for the Base Cardstock's borders & Doily Petals (Quilling) for the ribbon's tassels.  Without further ado, here's my created work for Challenge #48:

SUPPLIES: Paper: Creative Imaginations, December Calendar: My Mind’s Eye, Distressed Inks: Tin Holtz Ranger, Thread: DMC, Others: Satin & Plain Ribbons, TOOLS: Punches: Martha Stewart, EK Success. 




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Winner of the Challenge #48 will be announced Fri., December 9, 2011 at US timezone (EST).  Hurry! It's your chance to win a $15 gift certificate from CropStop. =)

Monday, November 28, 2011

"Eton Hotel" LO for Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #95: Bundle Up for Winter

Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #95 is "Bundle Up for Winter".  You could submit any project as long as it fits the challenge theme.  Winner to be drawn randomly with sponsor prize of 3 images from Wax Fruit Tues, Dec. 6, 2011 at US timezone.  Participants have until Sun., Dec. 4, 2011 to link their entries at the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog.

This must be the last LO I'll make with Nikki Sivils' Something for Everyone paper line for I've used up all the 12x12s in the collection kit.  It's a fairly simple LO.  I have to admit I wasn't able to wait for the images from the sponsor and was in a haste in finishing the layout.  It's a fairly simple layout with emphasis on the big photo.  I would have added more details had it not for the busy schedule I've been having for weeks.  And I think, I'll still be busy in the remaining week of the year 2011 due to family matters. 

Without further ado, here's my LO entitled: "Eton Hotel".  This was taken at the hotel lobby on our departure from Shanghai going back to Manila.  By the time we were leaving China, winter was already upon us, thus, I considered the photo apt for Kaboodle Doodles' challenge theme which is "Bundle Up For Winter".






Inspiration Sketch by Scrapbook Challenges

Here's hoping for an enjoyable Christmas Season up ahead . . .!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

CropStop's Challenge #47: Thank You Card / Thankful LO

It's the last challenge for the month of November at CropStop.  This week's Challenge #47 is "Create a Thank You Card or Thankful LO".  It's your chance to win a $15 gift certificate from CropStop's online store.  Come and join us!


It's my month's off at CropStop, thus:

I would only like to share with you a CropStop 10% off with (no minimum purchase required) discount code: CTCH-2Use the discount code when checking out your puchases.  To shop at CropStop, click here.


Winner of the Challenge #47 will be announced Fri., December 2, 2011 at US timezone (EST). 

Monday, November 21, 2011

"Ice n Snow WonderPark" LO at Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #94

Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #94 is "Baby, It's Cold Outside".  You could submit any project as long as it fits the challenge theme.  Winner to be drawn randomly with sponsor prize of 3 images from The Stamping Boutique Tues, Nov. 29, 2011 at US timezone.  Participants have until Sun., Nov. 27, 2011 to link their entries at the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog.

Playing with Nikki Sivils' Something for Everyone Line together with a sketch from Colorful Creations and topped it all with The Stamping Boutique's set of digi images ("Snowfriends" & "800KK"), here's what I came up for this week's challenge for KD:





Inspiration Sketch by Brenshevia of Colorful Creations

Thursday, November 17, 2011

"White" Card for CropStop Challenge #46: White as Snow Card

It's the 3rd challenge for the month of November at CropStop.  This week's Challenge #46 is "Create a White as Snow Card".  It's your chance to win a $15 gift certificate from CropStop's online store.  Come and join us!


It's my month's off at CropStop, but I'm submitting a project for this challenge.  It was hard for me to create a predominantly white card.  I found myself sinfully adding embellishments of pink colors with an idea of coming up with a sunny glistening frosty image.  At the back of mind, I'm thinking that I should have added touches of glitter on my pink flowers.  Anyway without further ado, here's my "White" Card:

"White" Card's FRONT
"White" Card's INSIDE

SUPPLIES:  Cardstock: Papermania, Flower: All About Scrapbooking, Gemstones: UBL, Thread: DMC, Other: Ribbon, TOOLS: SewEasy Hearts: We R Memory Keepers.

CropStop Supplies List:  



I would like to share with you a CropStop 10% off with (no minimum purchase required) discount code: CTCH-2Use the discount code when checking out your puchases.  To shop at CropStop, click here.


Winner of the Challenge #46 will be announced Fri., November 25, 2011 at US timezone (EST).