D: loving DR SEUSS

Finally got this done! I was so stuck with “D” but now I’m glad this is out of my way…. 🙂

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I’m not really fond of yellow but with the yellowish tinge (poor bedroom lighting + poor camera skills) it just somehow feels right. And you know I love lace cardstock (kiMemories) and this one is the right kind of dull red to compliment the lovely yellow cardstock. 🙂

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Love Heidi Swapp’s ghost products! To emphasize the heart (coz the background is quite light) I edged it with red acrylic paint and attached a prima flower + Jenni Bowlin’s Icon ticket where I wrote part of the title (loving).

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The alphas for the title are from Heidi Swapp (DR) and kiMemories (seuss).

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A little detail to complete the visual triangle of the layout, layered flowers (Prima) and some metal embellishments.

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And this is the journaling (MM), hidden behind the focal photo. To emphasize the shape of the focal photo I adhered it to a patterned paper and distressed the edges. This page is so me in the sense that I can be so linear like the 3 square photos and then out of the blue, something random like the circle… predictably unpredictable? {lol} Have a terrific Tuesday everyone!

F: Faces of Zach + a few a Zach’s First milestones

For the record, I have officially made 7 1-page layouts, 3 2-page LOs, 1 altered project and ½ mini-album (The other half is still put on hold until… I don’t know when. LOL) and I still have a few lined up before the month ends. WOW! That is a lot of output from me. 🙂 I must say I’m proud of myself for sticking with our 26-letters: 26-weekends challenge and I am truly “enjoying the process”. (ala Heidi Swapp) 🙂

I had a lot of projects planned for “F” week but unfortunately I didn’t have enough time to finish it all because it was a very busy and tiring two weeks with 2 out of town trips.

Anyway here are my LOs…

Faces of Zach

My hubby, my sister and I have a lot of favorite photos of Zach and since I can’t scrap it all individually, I decided to make just one LO out of all our favorites. These photos were taken when Zach was less than a year old.

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Since this LO is loaded with a lot of photos I did not feel the need to add a lot of embellishments. I just added some gromlets, a few stars and circles, ribbons, buttons and of course the title and it’s done.

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I also added photo captions on each picture to illustrate Zach many expressions.

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My hubby loves this LO and it never failed to put a smile on his face every time he looks at it. 🙂

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Zach’s FIRST milestones

FIRST STEP: Baby Steps

Capturing and documenting Zach’s milestones is one of the many reasons why I started scrapping. I know I am a lucky Mom to be able to do this and I am so grateful.

I finished this LO in a short period of time. I didn’t really do much with this one. I love the paper so much that I did not have the heart to cut it up. LOL. So I just adhered it to a cardstock, added the photos, stripe paper, ribbons, buttons, title, journaling and tadah… it’s done.

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Up close:

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This is a simple and easy to make LO and the outcome is one fun and lively page.

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FIRST SOLID FOOD: Spoon FULL of… LOVE

This is one of my favorites. I just love the color combination and the layout of the whole page. When I started making this I really didn’t have an idea how it will look like.

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I would have used some chipboard and rub-on letters for the title but since I don’t have any, I decided to stamp the letters and added string and flowers.

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A little bit of flourishes and bling…

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My journaling tag... (I still have to write my journaling for this one).

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More details…

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FIRST HAIRCUT: The Mane Event

I have to admit that I made this LO late last year but since I consider any LO unfinished until I share it then technically this is still new. 🙂

This is one of those pages that took me a long time to finish because {one} I wanted to include a lot of photos, {two} I don’t know how to do it without over crowding the page and {three} I don’t normally do a two-page LO. After reading Ali Edwards’ A Designer’s Eye for scrapbooking book I got inspired to do this…

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I created balance on the 2 pages by {one} using one focal photo on the first page and a gathering of photos on the second and {two} the elements on both pages are visually equal.

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I included some of Zach’s hair and put it inside a vellum envelope I created.

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I printed the title (MANE) using free fonts from the net I just edited the colors to fit with the paper. I would love to acknowledge the designer of this font but honestly I forgot where I downloaded it. I’m sorry for not mentioning your name but I’m really thankful.

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Here is the second page.

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I solved my dilemma of not overcrowding the page with a lot of photos by hiding some of them. I created these flaps on the cardstock by using a craft knife and adhering the four photos under it. I then proceeded on embellishing the top with elements that matches with the first page.

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Even though it took me awhile to finish this LO, I am happy with the outcome.

I still have a lot of “Zach’s FIRST” to scrap like his first bath, his first swim and so on but since I don’t have the time to finish it all I am considering “F” week as an unfinished project like my “D” week. 🙂

That’s it for now. Thanks for dropping by and checking out our site. I hope you can find the time to drop by again. Anyway, if any of you are or were inspired to do our 26-letters: 26-weekends challenge, do leave a comment and include a link to your site so that we can check it out.

xoxoxo
Faith

F: Finding EMO

I’m back {seriously need to work on my timing… lol} with our “F” week layout. I’ve been thinking of making this layout for a year now and I’m glad it’s done before Jasper moves on to another phase in his teenage life! 🙂

Finding EMO

Love metal embellies these days and they are just perfect to bring this page together.

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…used Tim Holtz’s Sproket Gears + Game Spinners on Heidi Swapp’s World Traveler clear extras {compass}.

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…on the title {We R Memory Keepers}.

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… and these trinkets hanging on the first tag {trinket pin + muse tokens are Tim Holtz; the key was taken from an earring I found at the local antique shop}.

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These are the tidbits on how Jasper got to finding EMO.

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I placed the journaling at the back of each tag detailing how the process begun. 🙂 I inked the edges of this clear tags using Sakura Gelly Roll in white, Dew Drop Brilliance pigment ink in Moonlight White, and Folk Art acrylic paint in Metallic Solid Bronze to bring it out of the black background. And to add interest, I used MM alpha stickers. So, there… guess I’m down to 1 layout for our “D” week and that one is “loving Dr. Suess” and celebrates the world of reading… ’til then, happy Monday everyone! 🙂

E: Easter 08

Whew… this one took sometime to make. I was in a creative slump and you know how that gets… Anyway, here’s my entry for out “E” week {1 down, 2 to go…}:

Front

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other side

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I made this table top “frame” out of recycled/re-purposed icing cups found in Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls.

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yup, it doesn't cost a thing... :-)

the supplies

Used last year’s Easter photos and Easter Wood Ornaments that I bought from World Market. The pp are left-overs from previous projects, the flowers are Prima and the “08” are from kimemories alphabet soup (Mixed Berry).

making use of my magnets that came with my Basic Grey cutting mat

I’m glad that the magnets that came with my Basic Grey cutting mat helps set the glue. 🙂 I used various adhesives as required, the cups: Terrifically Tacky Tape (Provo Craft) & K&Co. Craft Bond, the papers: Kokuyo Dot’n’Roller, the wood ornaments: MM Sticky squares & All Night Media mini Pop Dots, the flowers: Dot n Go glue dots.

perfect circle!

This is the PERFECT size for my circles. 🙂

Since this is a back-to-back frame, it is best put on the office table or anywhere that best displays both sides of the frame e.g. breakfast bar or shelf dividers. 🙂

E: great EXPECTATIONS

For my “E” week I decided to make a page about me being pregnant with Zach. This has been on my “to scrap list” for the longest time and now he is already 1 year and 6 months old… so it’s about time I finally did it.

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The original title was actually “Expecting YOU” but in the middle of the project I decided o change it. I like this title better and anyway, the story I wanted to document is the feelings I had while I was EXPECTING Zach. I opted to document this stage in my life for the following reasons… {one} this is a first for me… {two} I want to remember how it feels like to be pregnant just in case I want to go through this again. LOL.

the DETAILS

Selecting the paper was hard… I knew beforehand that I was going to use the Provo Craft maternity themed paper my sister, Hope, gave me more than a year ago, but finding the coordinating paper that went with it was hard. The “wave” paper is actually part of DCWV’s Christmas collection but since the colors matches the CS and my PP I decided to use it and anyway it’s not really that “Christmasy”.

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I matted the photo with a plain pink paper that I tore and inked for a distress look and then embossed using my Cuttlebug. I adhered the photo using a double-sided foam tape for added dimension.

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I wanted to incorporate my Prenatal Record so I tucked it behind the photo and my journaling. You can actually pull it out for a closer look.

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For my title, I made use of Heidi Swapp’s free digital elements and I just edited it to fit my needs. I printed it on a CS and cut along the image.

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The paper flower I made using my Cuttlebug and I added Petaloo silk flowers with DCWV brad on top. I adhered it using pop dots.

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To finish it off I added a burgundy lace ribbon behind the photo… I stitched and adhered buttons on the Prenatal Record to draw the viewer’s eyes on it and lastly I added black crystals/bling to outline the wave pattern of the paper.

That’s it for my “E” project. Stay tuned for our “F” week. I am planning to make more than one LO for this one. As for my December Daily… still no update but I haven’t forgotten it. 🙂

Thanks for dropping by and have a happy weekend you all.

xoxoxo
Faith

My “Kaya” challenge entry

U R My Sonshine

I forgot to share this layout with you… This is my first entry to Pinoy Scrapbookers’ monthly challenge.

The challenge for this month (Feb) is to:
1) Create a LO about a love one
2) Choose a song associated with your love
3) Use song title or a phrase from the song you chose
4) Journaling should be the entire song or part of the song that is meaningful to you
5) Use stitches… hand or machine made

Here is my take…

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This LO is inspired by the song “You Are My Sunshine”. I just played with the title a little bit and changed it to “U R My Sonshine”. There is one verse in the song that really conveys how I feel about my one and only son. I’m sure most of you are familiar with this song.

Up close:

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Some stitching…

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Journaling:

-You brighten my day with just a smile.
– You fill my heart with love and joy.
– You mean the world to me.
– You are my everything.
I wouldn’t ask for anything more coz’ I have you, my perfect little “SONSHINE”!

love,
Mommy

When I see the world through your young eyes, everything becomes new again.
The moon is brighter, the sun warmer, and the stars even more mysterious.
Yet nothing is as glorious as YOU. ~~~ Maya Angelou ~~~

This is the song lyric that I incorporated in my LO:

You are my sunshine, My only sunshine.
You make me happy when skies are grey.
You’ll never know, dear, How much I love you.
Please don’t take my sunshine away.

Materials Used:

K & Company Mira Golden Swirl Die-Cut Paper, DCWV Cardstock, MY Mind’s Eye, Magnolia Collection Paper, Computer Fonts, Buttons, Diamond Glaze, Colorbox Ink Pad, Tombow and Zots adhesives

You can check out my entry as well as the other beautiful entries here.

Thanks for dropping by. ‘Til next time. Have a safe and happy weekend you all.