Sunday, August 28, 2011

Today I'm grateful for...

So many things! I woke up feeling it's gonna be a good day, and it is so far. :) Outside the air is heavy and the grey sky threatens rain while I'm enjoying my cup of latte in an air-conditioned mall with free wi-fi waiting for my kiddo to finish his singing class. Yes. All is well.

Just about an hour ago I learned that my most recent scrapbook page made it to the Gallery Standouts blog again today!

It's always an honor to be among such amazing talents there but today it's very special because the page is also very special to me. Well, to be fair, all my scrapbook pages are special to me. But you know, like that bad joke, "All men are created equal but some are just more equal than others."

This page happened quite spontaneously. I didn't set out to create a photo-less layout but it just turned out this way. It became a page waiting for myself to fill one day with photos taken from my dream destinations. Would you keep your fingers crossed for me please...

Do you like my list? Anyone share the same dream destinations as mine? :)

The page is crated with Val C. Designs' amazing For the Record kit.


Now I hope I can make you happy too. :) There's this little template I made from my own layout. I kept it simple but of course there's a lot of space for you to fill out with as many elements, photos, and texts, as you want to. I made a word art to go with the template and it also works separately. So, enjoy!

The template and word art are okay for PU, S4H, and S4O. Please click on the preview to download.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

easy or busy, and some word art freebies :)

Easy or busy? That is the question. How do you like your layouts to look, digiscrapping-wise? I personally love both. I just can't limit myself to any one style. Yeah.. I'm quite promiscuous when it comes to designing. LOL

Over the years I've noticed that a lot of those who love C&S (clean and simple) style don't usually wander far from it. In similar fashion, those who marvel at busy layouts seldom scrap anything without clusters either. I might be of a rare breed as I'm inspired by both groups and always enjoy stalking galleries of these amazing scrappers.

And that's one great thing about being in Dunia Designs' Creative Team. She is a C&S scrapper herself so she always releases amazing templates in that style. On the other hand, she designs perfect kits for those who love lots and lots of busy elements on their pages. Result? She's got a great group of scrappers of all styles working for her and together they are truly a bottomless pit of inspiration for me.


So, layouts I have to show today are of course from Dunia's creations. Some looks easy (though none really are) and some busy. (Didn't I tell you how promiscuous I am? LOL) Hope you like them!

I'll start with the most recent ones.

You can click here and here to see these double pagers in bigger size. They are created with Dunia's Album - Set 1 templates (available at MS and DSB) which had me screaming at first sight. :) I'm planning to use the whole set to create the family calendar for 2012.


Now this one is pretty special. I don't scrap my husband that often (well I'm quite shy to be so openly lovey-dovey LOL) but when I got an idea to do a white-space layout with very little journaling, I know this is the theme and photo for it.

The kits used are Better Together and Alphabet Soup: Boyish.


The next two pages were created in June. (I know. I know. I should blog more regularly.) Both got mentioned in MScrap's June GSO thread. And both tell the story of the day Ella's family came to visit us in Bangkok. :)

^ Created with Somewhere over the Rainbow collab by Studio Basic and Dunia, Embrace Simplicity vol.2 template, and Alphabet Soup - Girly

^ Created with Positive Vibration kit and Duo Stripes template


Are you still hanging in there? :) Sorry for this being an image-heavy post. Next time it should be better as I've cleared the backlog with this one. ;)

So, to thank you for sticking around to the end of the long post, here's a word-art pack for you. I created them over a period of time for my own layouts then put them together as a prize for a challenge I hosted last year. Only about a dozen people have them so far and I'm sure they don't mind I'm giving the pack away as freebie now.

Please click on the preview to download. I hope you like it. :) Enjoy!!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

For the Record RAK from ValC.

Just a quick post now and hopefully I'll have another post up later in the day. :)

Val C. Designs went for a vacation (which made me green with envy LOL) and came back with this sweet, classic, neutral colored, and perfect-for-photobook kit called "For the Record." It's just stunning and so versatile. I wish I can show you the preview and the layout I made with it right now but I can't. Yet. You'll just have to wait a bit more.

But now you can join in for a chance to win this kit for free! Visit Val's blog and read how. The RAK will close this Thursday and winner announced on Friday. Good luck!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Frames and a good sale, anyone?

I need to find a way to come up with more creative and fun titles. LOL

Been super busy in real life and haven't done any scrapping for a whole week. :( There's still quite a few recent pages that I haven't shown here, though. Will do that very soon but today it's gonna be just a short post.


One of my lovely blog visitors, Terri, wrote to ask about a set of frames that I created last year as a participation gift for a challenge I hosted at Digital Scrap Cafe. The link in that post didn't work anymore because, not too long afterwards, DSC had a server problem that caused them to restart the whole forum, lose all the old threads, and start afresh.

Her mail reminded me that I had thought about re-posting the links to the stuff I gave away through DSC earlier but kept forgetting about it.

So, thanks to Terri, if you'd like some loose frames versatile enough (I hope) to use with many kits in your stash, here they are. I call them "At Dusk" as some photos I took of Beirut after sunset were my inspiration in creating them. :)

The frames are for okay for Personal Use and Scrap for Hire. Please click on the preview to download.


I'll wrap it up with a great news for Val C. Designs' fans!

From August 13 to 20 you can have the selected products at as much as 50% off the price, exclusively at Zig Zag Scrap. I have to say this news earned a "Wow!" from me when I first learned of it. A sale this big that include all the big collabs and mega bundles are hard to come by these days, if at all. So take this opportunity and enjoy your retail therapy! Oh, and if you want to see what you can do with Val's designs, a visit to the ZZS gallery might help. ;)

Be back soon. :)