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Thanks in advance!!


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Scalloped Layouts Published at SNR Online Magazine (March Issue)

Though I've previously posted these 2 layouts separately here at my blog,  I'm still posting my 2 layouts here that was published at Scrapbook News and Review Online Magazine March 2011 Vol. 4 Issue 3.

I've submitted these layouts for the magazine's Scallops Call: 1 with a scalloped die cut and the other 1 a handmade/homemade half scallop die cut.  We knew that scallops had been the craze lately in scrapbooking and so I guess that's the reason why the magazine dedicated a portion to these wonderful invention.

As promised here they are without cuts on the layout details - meaning with full details included here:

TITLE: Cagsaua Ruins - Daraga, Albay (BICOL)

SUPPLIES:  Paper: Bella Blvd., KYT Manufacturing & Marketing Corp., Die Cut: Nikki Sivils, Funky Floral Butterfly Dimensional Sticker: Daisy Hill, Sketch:  Tamara Wheeler, Others:  little butterflies

I would like to thank my former officemate Racquel (Raki) Villazor for the wonderful adventure I had on the day the photo on this layout was taken.  Thanks also to Glenda Macayan for affording me the said shot.  That would be my 1st and last mountain climbing / mountaineering experience.  With this trip, I've discovered my strength capability and limitations.  And I would cherish the experience and the camaraderie I had with the group.  Again,  many thanks!  

TITLE: Happy Chinese New Year & Happy Valentine's Day
SUPPLIES: Be Loved “Beautiful Branches” Paper:  My Mind’s Eye Paper Kit, Flower: Jolee’s Boutique, Glitter Glue: Leeho, Others: Red & Gold Ribbons. Page Inspired by Jenny Sorensen's Layout.

JOURNALING: 2010 Year of the Tiger
Here’s greeting everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day and “Kung Hei Fat Choi” on the Lunar Year.
Wearing a black printed cheongsam to celebrate the 2 occasions at Josephine’s, Tagaytay. February 14, 2010.

DESIGN NOTES:  Wanting to economize, I made a template out of cardboard from an existing die-cut paper.  I just traced away. 

For the page, I utilized my personally created cardboard template. I traced half of it on a plain red specialty paper and I just cut away.  For a more fabulous effect, I applied a touch of gold on the edges of the scallop half-circle.  And for a glittering finish, I adhered gold ribbon across the page, finishing off with a huge glittering red ribbon on one side.  Now, does it look fabulous enough for the Chinese New Year Celebration?

There you have it my 2 published LOs . . . 

Good news:  For the next issue of SNR, I have 3 confirmed layouts to be published due to be out on the magazine on April 24, 2011 (at US timezone).  Watch out for it!!


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