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It's Sunday June 20th already here in Bangkok. In the US they celebrate Father's Day today. We don't really celebrate those occasions in our family, simply because we don't know when we should! LOL In Thailand, Father's and Mother's days are celebrated on the King's and the Queen's Birthdays, respectively. I don't really know when South Africa celebrate theirs. Usually Chris would call to remind me to give my in-laws (his parents) a celebratory call on those days, but honestly I couldn't keep track. LOL! (Bad girl!)
Lately I became more aware in advance about holidays and seasons in the US, only because designers make kits for those dates and times. Well, when you see other scrappers making a bunch of LOs about something, it can make you (me) want to try that as well. :D So....... I think Chris would be pleasantly surprised when he sees this.
I'm not going to spell out all the journaling here as I always did, coz it's kinda embarrasing. :D Though if you REALLY want to read, feel free to click on the image to see bigger picture.
I used the products of my friend Lisa (Aprilisa Designs) to create this layout. The papers and most elements are from this beautiful kit, At First Sight.
The doodled frame and metal alpha are also by Aprilisa Designs. All 3 products (the kit, the frames, the alpha) are included in Lisa's PU Grab Bag #2, available at DSC at a much discounted price too! :)
Lisa is taking a short break from scrapping and designing for a month to prepare to move to another country, India. I'm so wowed by her bold decision and very excited for her. Let's visit her blog to wish Lisa and her family a safe journey and successful settling in. I hope everything goes well so she can come back and be active in the digi world again soon!!
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Well, for someone who had taken a break and come back, Rachelle (RachNess Designs) are busier than ever! I'm not saying this just because she is a dear friend (whom I have never even met, LOL!) but she is such a smart and creative lady with great attitude towards life. And it shows in all her products.
For her latest kit Rach teamed up with another fabulous Filipina designer, LorieM Designs, to create A Cup of Kindness, a wonderful kit jampacked with unique mix of hand and vector-drawn goodies and doodles to celebrate friendships. Look how inspiring the kit is. Doesn't it remind you of childhood friends and the fun things you used to do together?
Great news! In buying this full kit, you will get a quickpage set (of 4 pages) , an alpha pack, and a word art pack too!
You can also buy the Alpha and QP packs individually, just check Rach's store here for more info.
Oh how I love to play with the kit and show you want I can do with it, but I honestly didn't have enough time. I will make and show here later for sure. But for now, you can pop in Rach's blog to see the layouts by LorieM's CT and MScraps CT as well. And when you're finished there, head over to SassyIndy's blog for a treat!
Indy is also a huge source of inspiration for me. Her sophisticated and complicated doodles are absolutely marvelous. I can never do what she does with her Art Journal projects in a million years. LOL! This time she has a quickpage made with Rach's A Cup of Kindness kit to offer as a freebie! Enjoy. :)
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Last but not least, it's my turn again to host this week's Template Challenge at Digital Scrap Cafe's forum. This time I turned an old layout of mine to a template. That layout had actually been packaged along with 2 others and given away as quickpage freebies a while back. You can still get those quickpages from here if you want them.
Anyway, here's what the free template for the challenge looks like! I hope you like it! Click on the image or click here, it will take you to the challenge thread where you can find the download link! :)
Yes, I used the template for the Father's Day layout I showed you earlier. (Or should I say I scraplifted myself? Ummm....??) Anyway, come join me at the DSC forum if you can make it! The winner of the challenge will get $$ to shop at Aprilisa's store!
Enjoy the template and I hope to see you there! :)