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

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Wedding LO & Button Card Published at SNR May 2011 Issue

This time I was privileged to have (1) of my created greeting cards published at Scrapbook News & Review together with (1) Wedding LO:

Thank You Card

SUPPLIES:  Cardstock: Delta Pacific Sales, Inc., Sentiment: Bella Blvd., Other: Craft Buttons, Butterfyl, Construction Paper.

NOTES:  This was an original entry to Colorful Creations' "Let's Play Jeopardy (cards only)" Game Challenge.  Assigned to me was to create a greeting card with 2 or more buttons.


Carlo & Emily

 Other related "Let's Get Scrappy!" blogpost on Carlo & Emily LO:
1.  Wedding LO#6 - Carlo - Emily for Easy Craft Projects Challenge - with project details  (June wedding season posting series)
2.  Projects Using Nikki Sivils Products for Practical Scrappers Call
3.  Entries for Colorful Creations' Spring Fling Online Crop (April 8-9, '11)

Monday, May 30, 2011

My Card: Daddy's Shirt & Tie Published at Practical Scrappers


With Father's Day approaching this June 19, Practical Scrappers had an advance call for Father's Day cards.  My card which I call, Daddy's Shirt & Tie, was chosen for publication in Practical Scrappers' Father's Day feature. . .dtd May 29, 2011.

My card is an Origami Shirt & Necktie Card which I made during Colorful Creations 1st Anniversary Celebration's Make and Take.


Video tutorial of the Origami Shirt & Necktie card can be found at this link.

Thanks to Rochelle Spears for the fun Make and Take Challenge. 

Thursday, May 26, 2011

2 LOs featured in Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker Blog

I'm so thrilled to learn that my (2) submitted layouts were approved and are now featured at Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker's Blog:  Showcase on You!  Here's a brief background of the (2) featured layouts:


1.  Title: "Bibang" - created using Nikki's Bella Blue and Oscar Too Line with "Who's Collar?" paper.

This was initially created for a "Press Your Luck" Game Challenge at Colorful Creations using an Inspired Blueprints Sketch last April 2011.  The challenge calls for a layout with an animal as a subject.  And so, I chose my former pet cat whom we so love as subject of my page.

This layout was previously chosen as Gallery Pick of the Week also at Colorful Creations.  And I'm so glad now that it has been approved and chosen to be showcased on Nikki's Blog.


2.  Title:  "Spring Back to Manila" - created using Nikki's Bella Blue and Oscar Too Line with "Bella's Flowers" paper.

This was initially created for Karen Patterson's Potpourri Challenge also at Colorful Creations last April 2011.  The challenge was to create a spring layout with the word "SPRING" in the title plus incorporate 2 of the following elements:  birds, butterflies and flowers.  I had my meeting with my bestie who have already migrated to another country and just happen to visit as the topic to depict on my page layout.  I'm glad to have joined Karen's challenge and have now landed a featured spot on Nikki's Blog.  I'm sure my bestie would also be glad.  Other "Let's Get Scrappy!" posts on this layout here.


You could also share your created projects and LOs with Nikki Sivils materials.  Just drop by their blog.  Please find link above. {wink, wink}

Monday, May 23, 2011

Colorful Creations 1st Anniversary Member's BlogHop (May 23-28, 2011)


Welcome to Colorful Creations 1st Anniversary Member's Blog Hop!!  The theme of this hop is "A Few Of My Favorite Things”. If you arrived here from Nicolle's Blog, then you are on the right track If you did not hop here from Nicolle’s and you want to join, go start at Nicolle’s blog, you will not want to miss out on any of our challenges and chances to win some great prizes.  


To celebrate Colorful Creations 1st Anniversary, I am hosting a TIC TAC TOE challenge.  I have a TIC TAC TOE board below containing 9 of my favorite scrapbooking things.  If you would like your name entered into a prize drawing for my blog candy:

Create a LAYOUT using the board below.  You must use all of the items in a row going across, down or diagonally. You are allowed to use anything on your layout as long as you have all (3) items in the row you selected. When uploading your entry to the
CC Gallery, you must leave a comment of your chosen row and tagged as MBH2.

To be eligible for the prize drawing you must be a follower of my blog, a registered member of Colorful Creations and your entry must be new as of May 23, 2011.  This cannot be combined with any other Colorful Creations Challenges.

All entries must be TAGGED: MBH2 and uploaded to the
Colorful Creations Gallery and linked back here using Mr Linky below by Tuesday, May 31st at 11:45 PM CST




For the Sketches, make use of this Colorful Creations' sketch by Brenshevia Baker:
 
 

And here is my example with (9) of the items on the board:

My Sample Layout

and here is the prize you will be playing for:

My Blog Candy

1 black mini tote
1 mini accordion scrapbook album
1 Webster Pages “Days of the Week  journaling cards & calendar tags”


The prize for the overall winner of the Member’s BlogHop is sponsored by 
Nikki Sivils.


Thank you so much for stopping at "Let's Get Scrappy!". 
Hop on to the next blog stop at Khristen's blog. 

One Word Clue:  the

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Grade School LO published at Practical Scrappers

A back to back for my Grade School LO!!

After being published in Scrapbook News & Review, my Grade School LO was published / featured at Practical Scrappers under the "Celebrate Those Graduates!"  Post dtd. May 16, 2011.  To view other graduation-theme LOs featured in Practical Scrappers, click here.


Thanks again, Practical Scrappers!

Ranked Top 3 in Creative Cowgirls Challenge

I was so surprised to learn that I won or was ranked Top 3 in a Creative Cowgirls'  Mother's Day / Easter / Spring Challenge which started last April 24, 2011.  I was no longer expecting with the numerous beautiful and wonderful entries submitted on the said challenge.  

I was merely browsing crafting websites for challenges to enter and little did I know that I won.  It was the 1st post of the day on their website.  And there's no way I couldn't have noticed it if I didn't drop by their site.  Thanks to Creative Cowgirls for choosing my "Easter Cards" as one of the Top 3 in the lot.

Here I am now sporting their badge here and on my blog's sidebar . . . 


To view my winning creation, drop by my previous blogpost: 
"My Easter Card For You".

Graduation & Mother's Day LOs published in April issue of SNR Magazine

Though surprised at (1) of my LO being published in Scrapbook News & Review April 2011 vol. 4 issue 4, I was glad that 3 of my LOs: 2 for Mother's Day & 1 Graduation theme, made it in this issue.  Though these were previously posted here in prior months, I'm divulging all the details that entailed these 3 pages:

For the Graduation theme:

TITLE: Grade School
SUPPLIES:  Paper: All About Scrapbooking, Others: Various School Supplies, A Writing Theme Notebook’s Sheet in Filipino Language, Grade School Leaf Skeleton, Clipart graphics

DESIGN NOTES:  What great way to depict your grade school years by having a copy of one of your school projects and other memorabilia showcased on your page.  In this case, it’s the leaf skeleton I chose to use an embellishment which is reminiscent of my favorite grade school science school project we had in our last year in grade school.  On top of that, a sample of your school supplies were scattered all over the page e.g.  a page sample of your writing theme notebook in our native dialect to herald the days that you were part of the school’s newspaper team as a news reporter.  Wouldn’t it be fun to look back at those days by looking at this page?


For Mother's Day:

1st LO TITLE: "Ma and Me"




SUPPLIES:  Paper: All About Scrapbooking, Chipboard letters: All About Scrapbooking, Foam letter stickers: All About Scrabooking, Decorative letters: K&Company, Other: Specialty papers

NOTES:  I dedicate this page to my mother on Mother’s Day. The photo was taken last year on an out-of-town trip.  We seldom get a photo taken together making this a fabulous opportunity to devote a page to my mom for all the wonderful times we have together.  And for always being there for me in good times and in bad.  HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY, MOM!!



TITLE: "Ma and I"

SUPPLIES:  Papers, Flowers, Foam Stamps, Distressing Ink Pads, Foil Strips, Word & Quote Stickers: All About Scrapbooking, Sketch: Susan Coish for Colorful Creations, TOOLS: Puncher: Martha Stewart

DESIGN NOTES:  The theme for this Mother’s Day page is Now and Then.  I made use of stamping and distressing techniques on this layout.  The blue background paper, I stamped with flowers and leaves in black and green distressing inks respectively.  I further dabbed brown distressing ink near the edges of the blue background paper to be more apt for the theme of the layout.  I made use of fussy cutting for the bottom right corner of the page which I later on embellished with two-toned butterflies in white and brown colors.  For the photos, I chose two different sized photos: one taken in the 1970s and the other a more recent one.  I double matted these making use of decorative scissors for the inner matt and distressing for the outer matt.  And to call attention to the title and to the details of the paper at the bottom right, I outlined these with gold foil strips.  The journaling so as to be readable, I cut and wrote on the back of the patterned paper which is white in color.  The patterned papers were chosen in dark hues for a nostalgic effect in line with the theme of the page.


SNR May 2011 (Part 1) Issue is Out . . .

The 1st part of Scrapbook News and Review May 2011 (vol. 4, issue 5) is already out . . . debuting May 15, 2011 under US timezone.  I currently have 1 wedding LO and 1 thank you card published in this issue. ;-)

Monday, May 16, 2011

A Birthday Shoe (ep) Card

I know a lot of ladies have a shoe fetish.  And what better way to celebrate your birthday to buoy up ones spirit than with retail shoe therapy. {wink, wink}  So for those with an unresistable urge for shoes, here's a "Birthday Shoe" card in girly colours created with "Be Mine" Echo Park paper.  Embellishment and birthday sentiment by All About Scrapbooking. . .  with inspiration sketch by PageMaps.  Enjoy your "Shoe Day"!! =)

A Birthday Shoe Card

Inspiration Sketch
Challenges entered:

1.       Crafty Ann’s Challenge #40 – Happy Birthday   
2.       Digistamps4joy #18 – “It’s a Celebration”   
3.       Stampavie and more Challenge – Ribbons   
4.       Freshly Brewed Challenge #46 – Photo Inspiration of purple and green colours  
5.       A Gem of a Challenge #21 – Aqua, Lemon & Pink  (with few touches of aqua and lemon on the card)  
6.       ECP Challenge #38 – Pastel Colours   
7.       Elephantastic May Monthly Challenge #26 – Birthday Party  
8.       Corrosive Challenge #116 – Birthdays  
9.       Sparkles Forum Challenge #11 – Recipe: 2 papers, 1 ribbon, 2 embellies    
Paper Sundaes Challenge #69 – Happy Birthday, Christine!

Tag (Echo Park) Card

I've created a few tags for a different occasions but I haven't tried incorporating them on a card.  So, this is my 1st tag card, ladies.  

My Tag Card

Tag by All About Scrapbooking
"Be Mine" Echo Park Pattern Paper
Fiber / Trim / Ribbon from Memory Shoppe
Sketch by PageMaps

Inspiration Sketch
Challenges entered into:
1.  The Rubber CafĂ© TRCC#17 - tags    
2.  Little Miss Muffet Challenge #9 – tags or banners
3.  Do You Stack UP (DYSU) #19 – add a tag 
4.  Aud Sentiments Challenge #28 – No Sentiments    
5.  Inspire Me Fridays (Joyful Stamper) 6 – Anything Goes   
6.  Sew Many Cards Challenge #53 – Anything Goes
7.  Stamp Something Challenge – Anything Goes (3rd year Anniversary Challenge)
8.  Crafty Creations Challenge #118 – Anything Goes  
9.  Penny’s Paper Crafty #53 – Anything Goes    
10.  The Pixie Cottage Challenge #69 – Sketch and/or Tag You’re It 
11.   ECP Challenge #38 – Pastel Colours    
12.  One Stitch at A Time Challenge #62 – Anything Goes 
13.    Scrappy Frogs Challenge – Anything Goes  

"Pink Rose Buds for You" Card

I have to confess . . . if I were to receive roses, I'd love pink roses.  Though on certain occasion, I prefer yellow (for good cheer), red (for romance) and blue (for very special occasions).  For this card, I can't help but to make use of the pink rose buds embellie as the main focus of the project.  I still made use of "Echo Park" papers.  I prefer to maximize the use of the "Be Mine" pattern paper with a sketch by PageMaps.

Pink Rose Buds for You

Inspiration Sketch
Challenges entered: 
1.  Aud Sentiments Challenge #28 – No Sentiments 
2.  Inspire Me Fridays 6 – Anything Goes   
3.  Sew Many Cards Challenge #53 – Anything Goes    
4.  Stamp Something Challenge – Anything Goes (3rd year Anniversary Challenge)   
5.  Crafty Creations Challenge #118 – Anything Goes   
6.  Penny’s Paper Crafty #53 – Anything Goes   
7.   2 Sisters Challenge #39 – How Does Your Garden Grow 
8.  ECP Challenge #38 – Pastel Colours     
9.   One Stitch at A Time Challenge #62 – Anything Goes
10. Scrappy Frogs Challenge – Anything Goes    
11.   Cupcake Craft Challenge – In the Garden    

Heart (Echo Park) Card

Now, I've never done inchies.  But I guess this is the closest I could get to creating one.  Though not a decorated inchie. . .  just a bunch of one-side shaped inchies used as a card background with the right heart embellie on front.  Let me know what you think with this card - materials of which are mostly of Echo Park "Be Mine" paper and (1) Ling Design Heart.

Heart Echo Park Card

Inspiration Sketch
Challenge entered into: 
1.  Aud Sentiments Challenge #28 – No Sentiments    
2. Inspire Me Fridays (joyful stamper) 6 – Anything Goes   
3. Sew Many Cards Challenge #53 – Anything Goes    
4. Stamp Something Challenge – Anything Goes (3rd year Anniversary Challenge)   
5. Crafty Creations Challenge #118 – Anything Goes  
6. Penny’s Paper Crafty #53 – Anything Goes 
7.  ECP Challenge #38 – Pastel Colours
8.  One Stitch at A Time Challenge #62 – Anything Goes    
9.  Scrappy Frogs Challenge – Anything Goes   
10.  The Crafty Cardmakers Spotlight Challenge – Spotlight on Inchies   

Flowers in A Vase (ep) Card

I think I've fallen in love with the "Be Mine" paper of Echo Park and the color combination of purple, pink and white. . .  Of similar colors but of different design and PageMaps sketch, here's my next Echo Park card:

My Flowers in a Vase Card


Challenges entered Into:

1.  Aud Sentiments Challenge #28 – No Sentiments    
2.  Inspire Me Fridays (Joyful Stamper) 6 – Anything Goes
3.  Sew Many Cards Challenge #53 – Anything Goes    
4.  Stamp Something Challenge – Anything Goes (3rd year Anniversary Challenge)   
5.  Crafty Creations Challenge #118 – Anything Goes      
6.   Penny’s Paper Crafty #53 – Anything Goes    
7.  Freshly Brewed Challenge #46 – Photo Inspiration of purple and green colours
8.  2 Sisters Challenge #39 – How Does Your Garden Grow
9.  ECP Challenge #38 – Pastel Colours   
10.  One Stitch at A Time Challenge #62 – Anything Goes  
11. Scrappy Frogs Challenge – Anything Goes    
12.  The Crazy Challenge CCH#67 – Green & Pink    
13.   Cupcake Craft Challenge – In the Garden    

Echo Park Birthday Card

Still with Echo Park papers, I find it fit to dabble in purple, pink and white for this birthday card.  Again this card was created with the help of a sketch by PageMaps.

Kath's (ep) Birthday Card
Inspiration Sketch
Challenges entered into: 
1.    Crafty Ann’s Challenge #40 – Happy Birthday    
2.   Frosted Designs Challenge – Use ribbon or twine    
3.   Inspire Me Fridays (Joyful Stamper) 6 – Anything Goes   
4.  Sew Many Cards Challenge #53 – Anything Goes 
5.  Stamp Something Challenge – Anything Goes (3rd year Anniversary Challenge)   
6.  Crafty Creations Challenge #118 – Anything Goes     
7.   Digistamps4joy #18 – “It’s a Celebration”     
8.   Penny’s Paper Crafty #53 – Anything Goes    
9. Stampavie and more Challenge – Ribbons
10. Freshly Brewed Challenge #46 – Photo Inspiration of purple and green colours   
11.   ECP Challenge #38 – Pastel Colours    
12.   Corrosive Challenge #116 – Birthdays   
13.    One Stitch at A Time Challenge #62 – Anything Goes    
14.   Scrappy Frogs Challenge – Anything Goes    
15.   Sparkles Forum Challenge #11 – Recipe: 2 papers, 1 ribbon, 2 embellies    
16.   Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central – Birthday Theme