Monday, December 30, 2013

My month in review of my kids' milestones..

Over on the blog Use your stuff challenge blog, they posted about my favorite peep, Janet and her system of Month in review (MIR).  Here is the link that explain her whole process:  

I decided to work on my kids milestones.. Each month I have taken the kids' monthly pictures and written journals of what they have accomplished. 

Planning stage:

1.       PICK the SIZE - 12x12

2.       ALBUM BRAND - WRMK Faux Leather

3.       ALBUM COLOR - Kiwi-Amber, Buttercup-Caleb, baby blue-Tyler

4.       PAGE PROTECTORS - Regular 12x12 WRMK page protectors

5.       NUMBER of PAGE PROTECTORS - 12-double pages..

6.       PHOTO PRINTING - I am hoping to have my charm purchased and use it at home, bigger size like 5x7 and 8x10 will be shutterfly 

7. Pick a sketch-I'm using Scrapbook generation Travel sketch book.

8. Make an Outline-
      Title Page-12 pictures of kid-year-to introduce the album..
12 months (12-2 page spreads)
Milestone chart of weight and height with pictures of their shots.
titles-Little yellow bicycle-Sharon ann baby safari-boy and girl,Simple story baby cards for tyler..
Extras-border punch, photo corners, circle punch, any rub on i may have to use..etc..

Here is my trial run of sketch I'm using:
 That LYB monthly journal tags that I will be using as my title then three scallop circles represent embellishments areas.. then my journal box will list kids' milestones for that month.. will be printed on SU whisper white paper then adhere to color mat behind it.. I will use either ribbon or twine.. and some stampings may pop up here.. I also can switch them around a bit for each month.. edited to add: that i may use 4x6 for photos instead of 5x7 just look better than i originally plan.. lol

the papers I'm using for this MIR:

Whisper White Stamping Up
 Echo Park: Baby boy and little boy collection
SS baby cards
LBY journal cards
 Echo Park: Baby girl and little girl collection
LBY journal cards

this is as far i got as the past two months, life just got in way.. so many unexpected things has happen but I'm looking forward to get back to this project and get it together.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Blue Fern Studio September Sketch

in beginning of month, a peep over at Scrap N Yap has mention about Blue Fern Studio Sketch.. Of course, I went over and just fell in love with the sketch.. I only have Blue Fern Coffee chipboard.. it was my first purchase of them and i just love them.. so here is my take on sketch using the chipboard and few other supplies i had in my stash..

Don't you just love this.. I was going to stamp and emboss the chipboard but after putting on my layout.. i just love the natural look against all the pretty colors.. Now I'm planning to order more of their chipboard.. 

Monday, June 3, 2013

Welcome to the SG Blog Hop for June, if this is your first stop, you might like to start at the Scrapbook Generation blog and then hop through each link. Here is the list in case you get lost

Scrapbook Generation blog -

Each blog will share a project using one of the SG sketches as a starting point. You can find the sketches in their books and downloads in the SG store, and there is a free one every month in case you wanted to try it out.

Before discovering SG sketches,  I would often struggles with my layouts. I started scrapping in 2001, and   I hardly have many layouts from that time until my daughter was born in 2008 . Most of them were not finished. This one is one example i created in 2004 that i never finished.  I wasn't happy with it.. I decide to work on this and do a redo.. 
this is my sweet nephew who is now 10. oh, mine where did the time go? 

here is the before: 

Here is the after:

I use sketches for scrapbook, one page sketches, volume one, page 29 (if you happen to have the book). The supplies I used to create this page are: Martha Stewart photo corner punch, stamping up notebook punch, Karen Foster Painted ABC's sticker, Basic Grey Alpha stickers, 123 washi tape, Woodware craft collection star punch, Echo Park dots and stripes paper (yellow), Journal cards from stash, American Crafts the goods swing set, Jillbean Soup die cuts-little yellow stars and black/white twine.  I just love how this layout turn out.. 

Next on the hop is Tessa - , leave a comment on each blog and one lucky commenter will receive a free sketch bundle of their choice from the store. They are jam packed with sketches and ideas both within the theme and ideas that are really useful on on-themed layouts, too.  The winner will be draw on June 10th, so you have one week to leave a comment. thank so much for visiting.. until next time.. 

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Pink Zebra Album

My niece has a birthday party this past saturday.  I made her this mini album to remember her birthday.  I was planning to just get her bright pink album, however when I was at Michaels, i saw this and say it was perfect for her.  I brought glitter black zebra, pink zebra print, zebra buttons and tags for this album.  From my stash, embossing power (pink and aqua), twines, flowers, and journal cards. I use various stamps for titles.

 Cover page

 1 page

2-3 pages
How much she has grown in past seven years

4-5 pages
Birthday girl at 8

6-7 pages
Make a wish

 8-9 pages
will be picture collage of her opening presents

10-11 pages
List of gifts she receive and whom give to her
pocket page for her cards

12-13 pages
Celebrate with style

14-15 pages
blank pages for her to fill 

16-17 pages
Happy birthday--collage of pictures

18-19 pages
20 page

her mom is coming down in few weeks for me to help her put it all together.  She love this as well. 

Right now, I'm cleaning up the room as it is disaster from creating.  I'll be back tomorrow with more things to share. Thank for reading.. 

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Jungle Mini-album

Good morning,

I'm so sorry for not updating in over two months... Things has gotten so hectic here that something gotten neglect which sadly is my blog.. But I'm hoping to start blogging again and continue showing projects.. I have been working on two mini albums as gift for my family and friend.

I will show the first mini album (20 pages) is for a baby girl... mom pick jungle for her nursery. I'm sorry for horrible shots of them but no matter how or where I just couldn't get the best shots.   Here are the pages.

Tomorrow I will be showing the birthday album I made for my niece...Thanks for reading! Have a great day!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

What's on your workdesk? Wednesday 192

Good evening, what a week!  First, I wanted to apologize for not be able to visit everyone this past week.  Time just got away from me. It seem I have been on the go go go in everything. lol I never thought being a stay at home mom will keep me busy but these three kids sure keeping me on my toes.  :)

So What's on my desk today? Right now, very clean desk ready for next layout to work...

I postpone my organizing plan and start scrapping.  Alot and alot of goodies are out as I am participating for Lain's LOAD213 this month. What is LOAD? Each day, our sweet Lain will send us prompts through email then we can create layout based on that prompt or we don't have to. The whole point is to create a layout for today.  So far, I have created six layouts since I joined this month. Way more than I did last  month for my own album not including the baby album I made. Here is the link: Layout a day

These are layouts I made so far:

 Prompt 1: no words

Prompt 2: Important but overlooked

Prompt 3: A Perfect day...

Prompt 4: Goals

Prompt 5: Relationships

Prompt 6: 
Create a page you have been putting off...

I am really enjoying this challenge... hoping for more to create..Thank for reading this long post..
If you want to travel others' workdesks, pop over to our WOYWW leader Julia’s blog and add your to list and travel abroad.. 

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

What's on your Workdesk? Wednesday 191

Hello, everyone

so sorry to be MIA last week, but most of my day was spent doing this:

I had a sick little boy--he had ear infection. Now he is back to his old self and I'm playing catch up on everything.

However, I had alot on my to do list that I want to do today but a major problem happen yesterday. My main water pipe broken due to the freezing temp we had the other night. Well, I didn't know until yesterday when the weather warm up and started to thaw. Ugh--major mess in my basement but thankful that there wasn't much damage to anything of our property just a mess to clean up and get take care of. Today, plumber is coming to dig up my driveway to replace the broken pipe and add the shut off value which was never put in the first place.  Major hit on my financial budget but I'm rolling with it. lol and taking it in stride.

I'm hoping later on I can finish my organization projects:

Alot of Ribbons

wrapping ribbons on small mat board I cut up to fix inside those green boxes.

here what i have so far...

little scraps will go here.. 

I didn't realize how many ribbons i really had until i put them all together..of course I have another box that I didn't show that store all my yarn fibers.  I also still working on sorting the brads, eyelets, etc.  it is such a pain but be so worth it when I finish.

I want to finish them up tonight and start scrappin! I got the bug to scrap some pictures that have been sitting for while.  

 If you want to travel others' workdesks, pop over to our WOYWW leader Julia’s blog and add your to list and travel abroad.. 

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

What's on your workdesk? Wednesday 189

Happy WOYWW!
this morning, we had another snow storm.  My kids were so excited to go out and build their first snowman. Their daddy helped. 

Last Friday, I finished the valentine decor for my friend. She didn't come down this past Saturday as she had the flu. boo-hoo hopefully she will be feeling better by this Saturday for us to get together.

then Sunday, I decided to clean up and did some rearrange in some area yep--very boring stuffs. lol 

In between that, I am also sorting my brads, and eyelets mixture by colors and shapes as you can see here. 

I'm hoping to finish couple things in the room this week so I can get back to scrapping again.  
If you want to travel others' workdesks, pop over to our WOYWW leader Julia’s blog and add your to list and travel abroad..