Monday, December 26, 2011

PTI December 2011 Blog Hop

PTI Blog hop Challenge this time is "Holiday Leftovers". I love this challenge and the whole concept itself. I love the gift wrapping papers and some of the patterns are so gorgeous and lately I have noticed that the wrapping papers are slightly thicker as well.

I saved as much of the gift wrap as I could this time and here is a card that I did using those. The wreath that I have used in the picture was used as a gift tag for one of the gifts and I just loved and it will be hung in my craft room now.

Here is a picture of my friend's kids opening some of the gifts at my place (which are the gift wraps that I saved).

Thanks for stopping by. You can go to Nichole Heady's blog to see all the participants of this blog hop and get some awesome recycling and re purposing ideas.

Stamp - PTI Wreath for all Seasons, PTI Merry and Bright Additions
Paper - PTI Ripe Avocado, White, Pure Poppy and Kraft Card stock, Gift Wrapping paper - recycled.
Ink - PTI Ripe Avocado
Other - PTI Matstack 4 die, Spellbinders Circle Dies, Red Jewel Embellishment, Offray Ribbon,

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Sunset - Doube Page Layout

Good Morning, This is another layout that I did from our Mexico Trip Pictures using the Sketch #274 from Scrapbook challenges. I loved the orange patterned paper and I was trying to visualize the sunset when I used this paper.

Thanks for stopping by,
Stamp - None
Paper - Coredinations Cardstock, PTI White and Hawaain Shores Cardstock,
Ink - None
Other - Travel Stickers, Ticket Stickers, PTI Vintage buttons, Circle Cutter, SU Scallop Border Punch

Friday, December 16, 2011

Mexico Getaway - Layout

Hello Friends, Happy Holidays. I have been a bit busy the past few weeks with vacation, getting home ready for holidays etc. I am back with a layout that I created for Scrapbook Challenges - Sketch #273.

 These are a few pictures at the RIU Resort in Mexico (Riviera Maya) where we were staying. I loved this easy and clean sketch and will be using it again.

Thanks for stopping by,
Stamp -Studio G Journaling Lines
Paper - Coredinations and GKD Cardstock, Patterned Paper from Stash
Ink - Memento black
Other - Prima Flowers, Alphabet Stickers, Ocean themed stickers, Blue Jewel Embellishment

Monday, November 07, 2011

Holiday Card Boot Camp - Beautiful Ornament

I have enrolled in in Kristina Werner and Jennifer McGuire's Holiday Card Boot camp. If you are interested I think you can still enroll and today is just the first day. There was some ab fab inspiration. This is one of the cards that I did based on the card by Kristina. I am so thankful that she gave us the Ornament file to use as well. I have another card with slightly different colors to share with you tomorrow.

Sorry for the dark photo, I wanted to post this card asap :)) The patterned paper is from a paper collection from Hobby Lobby. It is this beautiful Kraft Paper with patterns on it. Love it. I used Spring Moss and Simply Chartreuse papers from PTI. The Sentiment is from PTI Holiday Spirit Sentiments set. Love this sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by.
Stamp - PTI Holiday Spirit Sentiment
Paper - PTI White, Simply chartreuse, Spring Moss, Pure Poppy CS, Kraft Christmas Patterned Paper
Ink - Memento Black, SU Cherry Cobbler
Other - Red Twine from The Twinery, Ornament cut from Silhouette, White Foil Paper from Stash, SU Scallop border punch

Monday, October 31, 2011

Whipper Snapper and Penny Black Holiday Cards

Hi Friends, Happy Halloween. I am back with some more Holiday cards that I made for Barb's Whipper Snapper and Penny Black holiday card swap on SCS.

The first card uses Whipper Snapper Snowman on Sleigh stamp set. This image itself was so big that there was not much room to decorate. I used the ribbon as a sentiment and added some glittery snowflakes. Another thing is that I stamped this image on kraft card stock and then colored it with copics. I kind of like this look.
 This second card uses Penny Black Welcome Home stamp. I colored this image with Copics and then used a combination of American crafts Paper for this card. I could not get a good photo of this card for some reason.

Thanks for stopping by,
Stamp - Penny Black Welcome Home, Whipper Snapper Snowman on Sleigh
Ink - Memento black, Ranger DI - Barn Door
Paper - PTI Red, Green, White and Kraft Cardstock, American crafts Christmas collection patterned paper, Canvas Home Basics Kraft Christmas patterned paper (From hobby lobby - not sure if this is their store brand - but the papers are amazing).
Other - Glittery Snowflakes, Circle Punch, PTI Ribbon, American Crafts Ribbon, Gem Embellishment

Friday, October 28, 2011

Bicycle Birthday Wishes

Hi Friends, October is almost ending and we are stepping into winter with the arrival of November. It has been a while since I posted to the blog- things have been a bit hectic at home front and plus I had been mainly doing some scrapbooking and catching up with my Project Life. But I am back with a few posts now.

The card I wanted to share today is a birthday card that I did for KJ's swap on SCS. I used the new Hero Arts + Sizzix  - On the Go Bike stamp and Die combination for this card. I love this new combination of Hero Arts stamp and the open thin framelit die from sizzix combination. It is so easy to stamp and cut.

I used PTI Chartreuse and White CS along with Recollections (From Michaels) Patterned Paper from this card. Some Gingham ribbon from Offray and some PTI Vintage buttons complete the card.

Thanks for stopping by,
Stamp - Hero Arts On the Go Bike, PTI Birthday Basics
Ink - Memento Black, SU Really Rust
Paper - PTI White and Chartreuse CS, Recollections polka dot patterned paper
Other - PTI Vintage Buttons, Paper source Red Gem Embellishment, SU Oval Punch, Sizzix Framelit die for the bicycle

Thursday, September 29, 2011

PTI Swap Card and Card Candy

These are the card and card candy that I did for PTI Swap on SCS Hosted by Shannon. I had so much fun making the card candy.

I used the PTI Doily Details die for one of the card candy and I found out that it is definitely easier if you use the metal shim in cuttlebug. And plus after removing the die cut from the die, if there are any paper pieces stuck to the die, you have to remove them completely before reusing the die again, otherwise it does not cut properly.

Thanks for stopping by,
Stamp - Fillable Frames #5, Matstack 3 Collection, PTI Anniversary Set
Ink - Ranger Distress Ink - Barn Door, Dusty Concord, Memento Black
Paper - PTI White, True Black, Rustic White, Kraft, Mellon Berry, Dark chocolate CS. PTI Bitty Dot basics patterned paper, SU printed text patterned paper
Other - PTI Royal Velvet Ribbon, PTI Butterfly, SS butterfly, Fillable frame #5 Die, Matstack 3 Die and Doily Details Die, Pearl Embellishments, PTI Vintage Buttons, Black Twine

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Wedding Reception - Timed Title

Hello Friends, I made it to Round 3 of "So you think you can scrap" challenge on Colorful Creations. Yoohoo!!

This week's challenge was to create a layout where the title is the actual Time!!! This was indeed a challenge and the more I thought about it, I wanted to use a picture from our wedding and I loved this particular photo from our wedding reception.

I took inspiration from the color of my saree and did the layout with blues and golds. The challenge also involved using a sketch and I just loved the sketch as well. Overall, I am very happy with this layout. I know have a new way of titling the scrapbook pages - use the actual date or time of the event. Neat indeed!!

Thanks for stopping by,
Stamp - None
Paper - Bazill Basics Cardstock in blue and cream, DCWV Royal Garden Stack patterned paper
Ink - None
Other - Prima Flowers, Shabby Chic Paper Roses, Girls Paperie Celebrate Flower, American Crafts Alphabet Thickers, Kaisercraft Wooden Heart Embellishment, DCWV Journaling Stickers

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Welcome Baby Bee

I wanted to share this card that I did for a couple friend of ours who had a baby girl recently. It was fun to do a pink baby card :)

Thanks for stopping by,
Stamp - PTI Baby Button Bits
Ink - Ranger Distress Ink - Fired Brick
Paper - Making Memories Glitter Polka Dot Paper, PTI White and Raspberry Fizz Cardstock
Other - PTI Vintage Button, Gem stone, Nestabilities Tags

Friday, September 16, 2011

Bella - Our Best Friend

This is just a random layout that I created with some of the Bazzill Basics Cardstock scrap that I had. These are pictures that we took during Akshay's visit to Dallas. Sadly, we did not take any pictures with him. Next time :)

This is the most simple page I have done so far with just card stock and no patterned papers. I kept the embellishments also minimal, just a simple chipboard sticker.

Thanks for stopping by,
Stamp - None
Ink - None
Paper - Bazzill Basics Card stock
Other - Dog Stickers

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Love Project Life

This is the 2nd week of "So You think you can scrap" Challenge over at Color Creations. I am happy that I made into 2nd round :)

The challenge for 2nd round is to create a two page layout by creating a mirror image of a sketch and also to use black for your background. 

I created this two page LO with the pictures of Project Life - I mean the actual kit. I was so excited about it, so I had to create a page with these pictures. I found some really nice MME Lost and Found patterned papers at Hobby Lobby. So was quite excited to use this black and white polka dot paper with this challenge.

Here is the sketch that I used for this LO,

Thanks for stopping by,
Stamp - Studio G Journaling Lines Stamp
Paper - My Minds Eye Lost and Found Patterned Paper, PTI White and Bazzill Black Cardstock
Ink - Memento black
Other - Simple Stories Life Documented Circle Punches (Free Download), Prima Flowers, Buttons from Stash, Ribbon, Martha Stewart Lace Border Punch, Alphabet Stickers

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Fetch and Fun!!

I had done this layout for the Color Creations "You think you can scrap" challenge, but since we could enter only one layout, I ended up entering the other layout. But I just loved how this layout turned out, So, I wanted to go ahead and share this.

These are pictures of Bella from Grapevine Lake and she loved fetching this twig from the water and playing with it.
Here are some close up's of the flag and the flower that I created as DIY Embellishments,

Thanks for stopping by,
Stamp - None
Paper - American Crafts Patterned Paper, Pink and Brown CS from Stash
Ink - None
Other - Toothpicks, Scallop Circle Punches, Metallic flower Brad, Dog Stickers

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Play Date Cafe Challenge - PDCC98

2nd post for the day. Please click here or scroll down to see the post for 4x6 photo love class post.

I did this layout for The Play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC98 - to use the two different variants of blue and mustard/yellow. This is a picture of Bella from a few months back. For a change, she was sitting happily and posing for me and I just love this picture and had to create a LO with it.

I also tried a new thing with this layout, I used the Glimmer mist and sprinkled some ink on the page. Although it did not turn out exactly as I had imagined, not too bad I guess for my first try. I did not spray the mist, but just sprinkled it.

Here are the PDCC98 colors,

I used the Pencil Lines Sketch #251 for this challenge. Here is the sketch,

Thanks for stopping by,
Stamp - None
Paper - Coredinations Card Stock, PTI and BG Origins Patterned Paper
Ink - Tattered Angels Glimmermist (Twilight), PTI Inking Cube - Chai
Other - Chipboard Dog Embellishment, Brads, Picture Holder, Vellum Letter Stickers

Brenham Downtown

I did another layout with our pictures from the Brenham Trip. I did this layout for the 4x6 photo love August class on taught by Shimelle Laine.

Basically I cut the first page by 4 inches along with the page protector and then sewed both the cut and the full 12x12 page protectors together to keep the photos/layouts together. I loved this idea for layouts with multiple photos. Since, I did not have to cut any photos, I could put this layout together very quickly. Also, I used the tip from Shimelle's video about cutting a border sticker and using it in two places.

This is how the page looks when they are open, (sorry for my storage view in the background),

Thanks for stopping by,
Stamp - None
Paper - Basicgrey Origins Collection, Bazzill Basics Champagne Cardstock
Ink - None
Other - Chipboard Title, Making Memories Journaling Tags

Monday, September 12, 2011

New Home card

I wanted to share this card that I did for my friend's house warming party. I love this board and beams set from PTI. It was one of my initial stamp purchases from them. I do wish they did a few dies for this set.

I stamped the home image in black memento ink, colored it with copics and then cut it out. I then stamped the fence on the card stock, added the cut out home and tree image. Sentiment and ribbon completed the card. I some how liked how this card turned out.

Thanks for stopping by,
Stamp - PTI Board and Beams
Ink - Memento Black, Copics
Paper - PTI White and Ripe Avocado CS, Damask Patterned Paper from my stask
Other - SU Ribbon

Friday, September 09, 2011

Vacation time at Universal Studios

Hello Friends, Back with a post after a long time. I am participating in the -"So You Think You Can Scrap" challenge over at Colorful Creations. The first week's challenge was to create a layout with two different do it your own embellishments.

I did a pin of my own using some beads and pearls. I also did the butterfly embellishment using some PTI felt and gem stones (This was inspired by the Card Candy that Michele had done a while ago).

This is a picture of my mom at Universal Studios during their visit here in 2007. I just loved this colorful picture and had to create a LO with it. Papers are from stash and the chipboard title is also from Stash. I kept the LO Simple with focus on photo and journaling.

Thanks for stopping by,
Stamp - None
Paper - Patterned Paper from stash, PTI Rustic Cream Card stock
Ink - PTI Inking Cube - chai
Other - Offray Ribbon, bead supplies, PTI felt, PTI Butterfly dies, gem stone, Chipboard Title

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Lake Grapevine Fun!!!

I have another layout of Bella having fun at Grapevine Lake and yet again for the BasicGrey Challenge :). I used the latest Sketchy Thursday Sketch for this layout.

I am entering this layout for,
1) BasicGrey Challenge #50 - Anything Goes
2) BasicGrey Product Challenge on
3) Sketchy Thursday 8-18 Sketch

I used mainly BasicGrey Oxford Collection for my layout as the Product Challenge on TwoPeasInABucket was to use products from the Oxford Collection. I am in love with the plaid papers that are in the oxford collection.

Here is the sketch,

Thanks for stopping by,
Stamp - None
Paper - Bazzill Kraft Card stock, BasicGrey Oxford Collection Patterned Paper, PTI White Cardstock
Ink - PTI Chai Inking Cube
Other - BG Oxford Collection Buttons and Stitched brads, chipboard alphabets

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

My Minds Eye Blog Challenge 26

I love MME papers and like any other scrapbook enthusiast out there, have a collection of their papers. I love to play along with MME blog challenges, but have not done so in the past due to various reasons. So, when I saw the latest sketch layout from MME Blog Challenge #26, I had to play along.

This is a picture of my parents in NYC - Times Square during their visit to US in 2007. I had a bit of hard time capturing a good photo of this layout, so please do excuse the picture quality.

I used the MME Quite Contrary line of patterned papers for this layout. All the items on this page except for the photo mat and the title is from MME.

Here is their Sketch,

Thanks for stopping by,
Stamp - None
Ink - Ranger DI - Vintage photo
Paper - MME Quite Contrary Line of Patterned Paper, PTI Ripe Avocado Card Stock
Other - MME Second Avenue Spring Border Strip, Paper Wizard NYC Title Die Cut

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Cute Butterfly

This is my entry for this week's Sketchy Thursday 8-11 Sketch Challenge.

These are pictures of my friend's daughter Shikha when she had dressed as the most beautiful Butterfly for last year's Halloween. I just loved her outfit and how gorgeous she looks. My layout is slightly different from the Sketchy Thursday Sketch as I could not crop these photos any more. But I am very very happy how this turned out.

Here is the sketch,

Thanks for stopping by,
Stamp - None
Paper - Bazzill Cardstock, PTI Raspberry Fizz Cardstock, DCVW Cafe Latte Stack
Ink - None
Other - Girls Paperie embellishments, My Minds Eye Notes, SU Scallop Border Punch

Monday, August 15, 2011

Love is Sharing

I signed up for the Big Idea Festival by and the word for today was "Share" - by Amy Tan. I loved this word and there were so many possibilities. I created this layout using this photo of my brother-in-law Sanjay and his wife Kiran and used the word Share as title. Love is also all about Sharing and being there for each other and that is what this LO Represents.

I used sketch #250 for this Layout. Here is the Sketch,

Here is a close up of the Journaling about "Share". It was nice to use up chipboard alphabets by mixing and matching the alphabets (after I organized the alphabets).

Thanks for stopping by,
Paper - Bazzil Card Stock, Colorbok Diecut Patterned Paper, PTI White Cardstock
Ink - None
Stamp - None
Other - Chipboard Letters, PTI Doily Die, Ribbon, Twinery Twine, Heart Embellishment

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Ava Flower Girl

I did this card for the Bugaboo - Catch the Bug August Challenge - Anything Goes. I needed a birthday card for a small girl and this Ava with flowers image from Bugaboo was just the right one. I kept the card itself simple with some cool papers and a sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by,
Stamp - Bugaboo Digital Stamp - Ava Flower Patch, Mega Mixed Messages Sentiment set from PTI,
Paper - PTI Yellow and White Cardstock, October Afternoon Patterned paper
Ink - Memento Black, Copics
Other - PTI Vintage Button, SU Oval Punch, nestabilities

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Summer Fun - BasicGrey Challenge

I was browsing through blogs yesterday and stumbled upon this BasicGrey Challenge site. I love BasicGrey Papers and I was going to work on some pictures of Bella from this summer, so this challenge #50 - Sizzling Summer was perfect.

 I used the BasicGrey Lime Rickey Collection of patterned paper for this layout. This particular stripes patterned paper is called Hoboken I think. Summer always makes me think of bright colors and so this layout was perfect. I used some chipboard alphabets and maya road chipboard banners for this layout. The journaling box is from Luxe Designs Jotter Series.

Thanks for stopping by,
Stamp - None
Paper - BasicGrey Patterned Paper, Bazzill CardStock, PTI Cardstock, Luxe Designs Jotters
Ink - None
Other - Maya Road chipboard banner, Pet Stickers, Chipboard Alphabets

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Cooking Class

I wanted to share this layout that I did for Lisa Day's 28 sketches class on I had actually done this layout a while ago, but I had to print and glue the journaling and that took me a while as my craft room was in transition.

It was lots of fun attending the cooking class at Viking Culinary School in Dallas with my friends Leena and Amy. I have a few more layouts on this that I am working on and will hopefully share them soon.

Thanks for stopping by,
Stamp - None
Paper - Coredinations card stock, SU Patterned Paper
Ink - None
Other - SU Scallop Border Punch. Alphabet Stickers, Cooking Stickers

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

New Craft Room

**Warning - Picture Heavy Post ***

I recently moved my scrapbook/stamping room from the guest room into the game room. My dear husband did the majority of work with the painting and putting laminate flooring in the game room. I was lucky and blessed to get some Ikea furniture for storage. So, without further ado, here are some pictures of my new craft room.

On the right hand side corner of the room, I have a Billy Bookcase from Ikea filled with SU, GKD, Ippity and Verve Stamps, Ribbon spools and some misc things. I also have a 1x5 Ikea Expedit Cube to store my papers in. I have two IRIS Storage carts stacked on top of each other. These store themed embellishments and stickers etc. There is an Antonius cart from Ikea next to my desk in which I store Glue/Brads etc.

Here are some pictures of my table, with ink and copics, PTI Stamps, the corner Galant table that we got from Ikea and the Alex Drawers.

I have some of the older Michael's storage cubes and the bigger expedit in the other corner.
I am so happy with this new place. I will post more on how I have organized things and also the contents of the drawers etc.

Last but not the least, Bella happy in the new place as well,
Thanks for stopping by and having the patience to go through all the pictures :)
Have a wonderful Wednesday,