Tuesday, July 10, 2007

new stuff, a card and an LO...

for the past couple of weeks, there were too many things going on in my schedule i couldn't even start to scrap. since a boxload of goodies for sale arrived at my home store the last week of June, i was literally aching to do some scrapping. aside from the things i had for sale, of course there were also some personal goodies inside and i was reaaaally looking forward to their arrival. one was my Toteally Cool Tote 2 and the other thing was my new rubberstamps! the tote is soooo cool indeed because it holds in all of the stuff i usually reach out for when doing a project and because it swivels (on a detachable magnetic lazy susan) it practically invites me to put back in whatever i take out of it. a lot less clutter on my space while working. it has so many pockets, garter bands, even a drawer (improved version than in the first edition of this bag) that i feel so well organized now. i do not misplace things anymore...really! and it holds a lot. if i move things around some more, i think the kitchen sink will fit in.

as for the stamps, i dare not put a picture here for fear hubby might stumble upon it so just wait for the occasional project where i might use it. however, despite all these incentives to start some project and no matter how i tried, i was drained by the end of the day, there were no creative juices left. but yeah, i still did manage a small card project for that week just to try a stamp. here it is:

for this card, i got to use one of the new stamps (the girl on the piano), my old music paper stamp, Cuttlebug D'vine Swirl A2 embossing folder and this cool tool called, Making Memories Stamping Die Set. i think this tool has been around a while because i hardly see it advertised anymore. but i loooove the unique look it lends to my project! what i used here is just a sheet of very thin brass i got from the hardware. one would need a hammer (the one already in a scrappers' bag used for setting eyelets) or the Making Memories Instant Setter to use it properly. i think i shall be making some more projects with this one.

with our highschool batch reunion finally done last weekend (was so much fun seeing old friends!), a big load off my mind also passed and first thing i did before even answering emails was to scrap! since i had some paper waiting for me intended for a challenge, that was the first one i tackled. here's the finished product:

this is one of the few times i finished an LO in a single night, from start of concept to finish. either i am improving or the papers and embellies were just too good that the LO fell so easily in place.

materials used:
Scenic Route papers, stickers and diecuts, 7gypsies photo turns, Sizzix die cut letters, metal embellishments, Making Memories acrylic paints and Creative Imaginations foam stamps, Bazzill cardstock, Ranger Distress inkpads

hopefully, i can complete one more before this week is done.


iris said...

Ganda ganda naman nito!!!! Love everything about this page. Even the photo is great!

C70 said...

Au, this page is so much fun! Love the colors, the arrow, etc etc. Great photo, btw!

C70 said...

oh, hey! I love your card! ok ka talaga mag-enable, huh! tagal ko na di pinapansin yang tool na yan sa mga ads, now you're making me want to buy it! hahahahahahahahaha! pero I hope to be able to resist it! (actually, because of your previous post about that ID hole puncher, buy ko din un, hahahahaha!!!!)

psssst... what stamps did you buy this time? really curious =) have fun with your new loot!

Lee i. said...

Hi Au, I think your own unique style is beginning to emerge. Lovely LO. Galing-galing!

Ch said...

Au!!! I super love this layout :) Submit mo na sa CK!! Sure pasok yan. Miss you na!

Au Lim said...

Iris and mga sis! maraming thanks! maganda ba talaga? susme, parang di ko na kasi makita dahil nakakasawa sa mata pag ginagawa mo, parang di ko na alam kung ok or not. im so glad you liked it.

but i really think its the paper elements that made it good. was so surprised it got finished so soon nga. once again it proves that when i have limited choices i finish quicker. this is for the scenic route challenge kasi e ang rule 3 papers and must use their monogram stickers so ayun, napipilitan ako to work within the limits...which actually makes things easier.

Christine, if you really like it, i still have 1 more set of the stamping dies at the store. i think this tool has been overlooked, kahit din nga ako, aba ng gamitin ko, na-amaze ako, sinequester ko agad yung isa...heheheh...

Lee, may style na ba talaga? i agree, there's probably what you called "scrapbooking DNA" coz of the tools and materials i use pero yung style, dami pa rin yatang "bigas na kakainin"...:-D

CH, naku...CK?...inang, dami magagaling nagsusubmit dun e...pero, hmmm...pano ba yun? partially luck din siguro to get in. how nga ba? baka bwenasin. miss you too!!! punta ka sa EB!

aireescreates said...

Au!!! Ang ganda naman ng layout mo! Sana ako din...maraming powers para makagawa naman ng kahit 1 LO man lang. Have not been scrapping for a loonnnggg time! Ganda talaga!

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