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

Saturday, April 30, 2011

My 1st White Space LO: "My Scrappy Life"

I too had been scared of creating a white space project.  Though I'm fascinated how fellow scrappers could create a fabulous artwork with it.  Here's my 1st try at a white space layout, entitled: "My Scrappy Life" . . .


This layout documents how I started with the real scrapbooking stuff. . . just look at the journaling.  I just so love the sentiment: "I could have scrapped all night".  It very much shows my addiction to the craft. lol



SUPPLIES:  Paper: SEI, Flowers: Sassafras, Alphabet Foam Stickers: All About Scrapbooking, Dimensional Stickers: K&Company, Marker: Parker, Other: Construction Paper, Ribbon.

Challenges Entered Into:
1.  Colorful Creations Monday Mixer  - White Space Challenge
2.  Inspired Blueprint's Sketch Challenge

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

4 Nieces & Nephews with Butterfly LO

I'm still fascinated with the use of patches that I created another layout with a butterfly patch.  I've posted previously my 1st layout with an orange butterfly patch.  Now, I'm posting here an LO with a white butterfly patch. 

I've taken inspiration with my nieces and nephews by my cousin for this LO of mine.  Without further ado, I'm presenting my LO, entitled: "I have 4 Nieces and Nephews by my cousin."


SUPPLIES: Patterned Paper: courtesy of Janice Lane Sogea, Construction Paper: KYT Manufacturing & Marketing Inc., Marker: Parker, Sketch: PageMaps, Other: Art Paper, Butterfly Patch.

CHALLENGES ENTERED INTO:
1.  COLORFUL CREATIONS RANDOM WEDNESDAY CHALLENGE - polka dotted pattern paper, number 4 in the title, 4 people;
2.  Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday Challenge – Birds and/or Butterflies

Spring LO with Flowers & Butterflies

Though we don't have Spring in our country, I was still inspired to create an LO following a Spring challenge with flowers and butterflies.  I made use of my photos of my long time friend who visited us after migrating to another country years and years back.  It was her time to "spring" at the chance to come here and visit her nativeland.  Thus, the word "SPRING" in the title of the layout, decored with spring-themed elements e.g. flowers, butterflies and a bird.

The butterfly in this LO was stamped and punched.  I made use of my new-found toy errr puncher.  I've been keeping this puncher for the right layout.  And viola!  Here's my layout:

TITLE: SPRING back to MANILA

CHALLENGES ENTERED:   
1.  Colorful Creations Potpourri Challenge;
2.  Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday Challenge – Birds and/or Butterflies
3.  The Craft Garden - July 2011 Bird Challenge

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

My Butterfly Card Published at Practical Scrappers

Hey, ladies!!

I would like to share the good news:  I got my "Butterfly Card"  published at Practical Scrappers.  Their blogpost, entitled:  "CARDS WITH BUTTERFLIES"  showcased creative cards from Design Team members and from call submissions by fellow scrappers.  Do drop by their blog and take a look at our wonderful creations.

I'm so happy and thrilled to be published with Practical Scrappers!!

 

Thank you to the Practical Scrappers Team!!

-- Kath --

Here's my published "Butterfly Card":

TITLE:  BUTTERFLY CARD

SUPPLIES: Paper: Hallmark, Glitter Glue: Leeho, Marker: Dong A My Metal Gel Ink, Other: Cardstock, Specialty Papers

DESIGN NOTES:  I made use of a butterfly template to shape the card into a butterfly.  The template also has butterfly spots marked making it easier to put color on the butterfly card's wings.  I outlined the spots and the butterfly with different colors of glitter glue to add sparkle to the card.  I made use of black paper and metal gel ink for the card's short dedication found inside.  Your card is now ready to fly.

Monday, April 25, 2011

SNR April 2011 Issue is out . . .

I have 3 layouts published on this issue:  2 Mother's Day layouts & 1 Graduation-themed layout.  Will be posting these layouts next month.  Stay tuned!!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

My Creative Space - My Craft Room

I've so wanted to share my creative space and what better way to share than to join a special craft-room celebration with Creative Keepsakes.  I'm also joining Rochelle Bien's Beautiful Craft Spaces' blog giveaway. . . ending June 15, 2011.


I've been blessed to gain approval to use our family's computer room for my own personal use.  It used to be where I held office while being a free-lance professional.  Now, my world is full of creativity with the new-found hobby of scrapbooking. I was also given exclusive use of the family computer for all my photo editing/cropping/tinkering, internet use and scrapbook sites surfing. Below are photos of my creative space:


My craft table for all my creative needs . . .


Computer for my photo downloading and internet.


My cart of scrapbook supplies
My Album Cabinet
I hope you enjoyed looking over photos of my creative space / craft room.  I have yet to re-arrange shelves including my existing album cabinet to make way for more albums as I continue to grow and indulge in the craft.  I know my humble cart of supplies may grow as I get to acquire more and more scrapbook materials.  But I do agree that one must only procure or acquire what is reasonable and would be of use in the future.   Hey, am I being realistic by that? lol  I'm not a hoarder but I get carried away when I see beautiful, creative and innovative materials.  Hahaha!


Anyway, thanks for viewing my photos and for dropping by . . .

-- Kath -- 

P.S.  It's my honor for my craft room to be featured in Rochelle Mae Bien's blog, entitled:  Beautiful Craft Spaces.  To visit the blogpost feature and her blog, click here


Product Links to Storage Cabinets:
1.  Stack-On DS-30 30 Drawer Storage Cabinet 
2.  Rubbermaid 7083 72-Inch Four-Shelf Double-Door Resin Storage Cabinet 
3.  Furinno Multipurpose Storage Shelves Cabinet Bookcase Bookshelf
 

Product Links to SB Albums:
1.  Pioneer Postbound Top Loading Page Protectors 5/Pkg, 12 Inch by 12 Inch with White Inserts
2.  Pioneer 12-by-12-Inch Embroidered Black Leatherette Scrapbook
3.  12x12 Cloth D-Ring Album: Blue 




    

Saturday, April 23, 2011

An Easter Basket for You

What a wonderful way to greet Easter than with an Easter Basket.  Fresh again from the crafter's table, I was able to create a basket out of scrapbook paper. Thanks to Creating Keepsakes for the tutorial.  Errr . . . sorry the sweet treats have already been eaten and scraping the bottom of the basket already. xoxo


Challenges this basket was entered into:
1.  Colorful Creations Altered Art and Projects;
2.. Delicious Doodle The Challenge - Challenge #22: Anything Goes ;
3.  Rainbow Lady’s Challenge 149 – Sweet Treats for Easter;
4.  My Time to Craft Challenge 137 – Easter Wishes; 
5.  Creative Stamp Friends – Easter Package Challenge 23;
6.  Die Cut Dreams Challenge #87 – It’s Easter Time!; 
7.  Kaboodle Doodle Challenge #63 – Thoughts of Easter / Spring;
8.  Craft Your Days Away Challenge #18 – Easter; 
9.  Easy Craft Projects (ECP) Challenge #36 – Easter;
10.  Just Us Girls – 3D / Template Challenge #81;
11.  Shannon’s Sentiments – Challenge #23 (Anything But  A Card) 
12.  Sweet Stampin – Easter Challenge