Monday, June 04, 2007

A Good Start

June has just started and I have already finished two layouts. I do not count the hours I put into creating layouts because I do not scrap without interruptions. But one a day is not bad...I sure hope I keep it up.

Almost Forty is my entry to the PS Kayang Kaya June Challenge. I made it on June 2 - the eve of my 4oth birthday. Details are in the blog. But I'll tell you a secret, I should've used a bigger photo but I was too cheap to print out another black and white photo. I've had the 4x6 photo since early this year. I planned to mat it in wide white CS and PPS to give it an illusion of being the right size for a 12x12 layout, but I forgot to do it. Haha. Talk about memory gap. Must be the only downside to turning forty.

And here is an LO that I started and finished today. I followed the Basic Grey May sketch. I took this photo of Sarah when she was four, on a family trip to Palawan. Her Papa carried her as close as possible to the butterfly. She was so fascinated by it. In fact, the Butterfly Garden was a big hit to the KiDS.

Journaling Reads:
(Palawan, 5/21/04) May you always see the beauty around you...May you never lose your sense of joy and WONDER

Materials Used:
DCWV CS, Basic Grey PPS, Bazzill and Prima Flowers, Secenic Route alphabet chipboards, EK Success Phrase Cafe, MM acrylic paint, UTEE, Craft Express clear stamps, Uni-ball Signo pen, Colorbox Chalk inks.

The Process:
I scrap simple. Much as I want to try the wonderful styles of other scrappers, I just can't. When I start doing that, I lose the joy in creating. So I just go where the flow takes me. I have also stopped wishing I had this or I had that, and just used what I have on hand. Also, I really enjoyed making this because I am finally using supplies that I've had for more than a year. I feel I am making some headway and that just feels great.


jennifer said...

wow...2 layouts ka na, and it's only the 7th! ako wala pa rin -- kasi the layout for the june kaya challenge was done may 30th!

Nita Ang said...

I really like this LO. Beautiful picture (as always - si Lee pa man din). Rub-on ba yung nasa corner o stamp? And how were you able to make your dots perfectly round? Tell me pag nagkita tayo ha :D

Au Lim said...

hey! these are nicccee!...yung isang LO, ito yung entry to the Kaya blog...tapos yung isa si Sarah pala yun! usual, great photo and nice technique on the dots to isolate the butterfly. good start nga ah...pero teka...12th na, baket wala pang new upload? :-D

symbelly said...

tama yan, lee.
kanya kanya style lang yan. kung saan ka masaya.
Scrapbook mo naman yan eh. basta mag enjoy ka scrapping.
nahihirapan ako mag scrap pag naiisip ko yung mga ibang scrappers na idol ko. minsan nakaka-stress.

btw, i love your LOs too.