Sketch N Scrap Sketch Layout #126 (Scrapping with limited color scheme and supply)

Hello everyone! Today I am sharing a scrapbook layout with you – I haven’t been crafting for like ~ 3 months due to many reasons but I won’t bore you with details but most importantly I am back! I really want to say thank you to those who kept following my blog and on my social media even though I was MIA for while!

I did reorganized my craft supplies and decided to challenge myself whenever I make a card or layout – whether it’s techniques or using certain tool or supply in my stash. That way, I feel my “investment” in this hobby is much more worth it (and more fun) instead of just hoarding everything. I just kept it simple (so that I will do it), the main challenge is to use “a tool and a supply” (can be more). Tools such as my manual die cutting machine and dies, electric cutting machine, punches, decorative scissors, FUSE tool, stencils,  stamps, etc (things that can be used over and over again). Supply such as twine, embroidery floss, threads, washi tape, embossing powders, glitter, markers, paints and other art mediums, etc (things that can run out of, but it never seemed that way for me, they seem to last forever lol)

The layout I am sharing with you today is inspired by the sketch designed by Lisa on Sketch N Scrap. It’s such a fun sketch and versatile.

April 1st layout SNS

great people Scrapbook layout (limited color scheme)

The patterned papers were taken from my scrap pile since I scrap different photos from the same event before. I kept things simple and I am only using pinks and purples for this one photo. For my embellishments, I used my challenge of “a tool and a supply” where I used a flower and heart punch and layered on top of my purple twine.

That’s it for today! Hop over to Sketch N Scrap and check out what the other design team members had created! We would love for you to join us for our sketch challenges! Oh and in May, it’s an exciting month as Sketch N Scrap celebrates its FIFTH birthday with lots of sketches, inspiration and prizes and most importantly, lots of FUN!

5th birthday SNS

It’s so nice to be crafting again and I hope you will join me in this challenge of using “a tool and a supply” ( I probably should come up with a better name but…..) Anyways, I hope I had inspired you and you will create something beautiful with this sketch and share with us. Thanks for stopping by and Happy crafting!


#youarethebest card

Hello everyone! Today I have a card to share. A simple card made with some scraps patterned paper. I don’t know why my scraps basket is still so full; it’s as though the pile is growing everyday!

you are the best card

My card is inspired by a card sketch designed by Kelly Holifield over at Sketch N Scrap.

aug sketch

I used my Martha Stewart punches to punch out butterflies for embellishments on the card. I punched out circles but I adhered them slightly off the side of card and cut off the excess for a more unique design. You can try it with any shapes actually. Great way to use up some of those scraps that are a little bit smaller.

I hope you will check out the Sketch N Scrap blog for more design team fabulous inspiration and play along the sketches! It is so much fun! Thanks for stopping by and Happy crafting!

“Hooray- Congrats” baby shaker card

Hello! Hope everyone had a lovely weekend! Today I have a shaker card to share with you.

hooray for you -congrats baby card

  1. First I used my Fiskars hexagon punch to punch out lots of hexagons and arranged them on the corners of the card.
  2. Then I used my Spellbinders labels 24 dies (the second and third die from the largest die) to create a frame.
  3. I stamped “Hooray for you” with blue ink from Waffle Flower Crafts petal ink # 13 Malibu on the label die cut and adhered to the card.
  4. I made a shaker pouch out of old packaging with my Walnut Hollow wood-burning tool and filled it with sequins and beads. I adhered it behind the frame with foam tape.
  5. I punched 3 stars from Fiskars Twinkle Twinkle punch and adhered it with foam dots.
  6. I stamped the sentiment “Congrats on your little one!” with green ink from Waffle Flower Crafts petal ink #14 waterfall. Then I added a stamped row of little stars from the same stamp set from Fiskars Teeny Tiny with #16 sunshine ink.

My card was inspired by a color challenge over at Scrapmuch? to use at least 4 colors on a papercrafting project. I just love the bright colors.

I combined the challenge with Simon Wednesday Challenge : Sparkle & Shine and created a shaker card.

hooray for you -congrats baby card

This is what the card looks like if the content of the shaker pouch is spread across. It covers the sentiment inside the frame and you shake the card to reveal the sentiment inside.

Hope you would stop by the challenge blogs and try these challenges! Thanks for stopping by and Happy crafting!

“Lots of selfie” scrapbook layout on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge (CKC) Blog Hop

Hello! Welcome to the Counterfeit Kit Members blog hop! You must have arrive from Jemma‘s blog. It is my second month joining in, and it’s so much fun and making a dent in my stash supplies.

This month’s challenges are:

  1. Challenge #1: Picture This! – scrap with no less than 4 photos on your project
  2. Challenge #2: Old Tool Challenge – get out a tool you haven’t used in a while and use it for a technique on your project
  3. Challenge #3: Project Altering Experience! – Alter an embellishment to use on your project

My layout is inspired by the first challenge. I used 4 photos in my layout, all of them were selfies that I took when we went hiking at the falls. If you like selfies, don’t forget the selfie stick! I printed two 4×6 photos for this layout. I use my PicFrame app to collage two 3×4 pictures. So with four 3×4 photos, I can add more photos onto my layout and still have room for more paper elements and embellishments.

Lots of selfie Scrapbook layout

Supplies used:

  • Papers: Heidi Swapp No Limits, My Mind’s Eye Street Market, Lost and Found
  • Punches: American Crafts Knockout Border- Scallop, Notepad Punch, Fiskars Twinkle Twinkle
  • Stickers: American Crafts Thickers- Cherish White glitter letter, Heidi Swapp stickers, October Afternoon Sticky Keys- Key caps
  • Adhesive: American Crafts This to That – tape runner, foam squares

If you like to see the July kit that I made, click here or to see the layout I made inspired by Challenge #2.

I hope you will give these challenges a try when you make your own layouts! Thanks for stopping by and Happy crafting!

Keep on hopping to see great inspirations from the members ! Next on the list is Tina! If you got lost on the way, here is a full list!

  1. CKCB 
  2. Jemma
  3. Karen           (you are here)
  4. Tina   
  5. Julene
  6. Susan
  7. Laura 
  8. Leslie 
  9. Gabrielle
  10. Roxanne
  11. Lisa    

“Finding Nemo” Scrapbook Layout

Hello! I feel that time passes so fast. The week is flying by! Today I have a mixed media layout to share.

Finding Nemo Scrapbook Layout

My layout is inspired by a sketch designed by Laura Whitaker over at Stuck?! Sketches.

This picture was one of the stack of the aquarium photos that I took. In the aquarium, this ‘Nemo’/clownfish aquarium has a mini tunnel underneath. It enable access to the centre of the aquarium which is hollow. So it looks like we were inside the aquarium. Pretty fun and cool!

I really had fun making this layout! I made some paint splatters with my paint dabbers. Then I used the “ink-smooshing” technique with distress inks. I punched out some stars and added glossy accents for a more shiny and dimensional look for my embellishments.

The white cardstock was quite warped after my beautiful mess. You can still notice it on the layout. I wished I had use more adhesive when I mounted it onto the green background paper. But it’s okay. Next time I will add lots of adhesive to smooth it out. It is not that noticeable after putting it behind the page protector.

Most of the supplies used are from my homemade July CKC kit.

  • Papers: Heidi Swapp No Limits, My Mind’s Eye Street Market Green Grass
  • Punch: Fiskars -Twinkle Twinkle
  • Stickers: American Crafts Thickers -Bingo Chip
  • Ink: Ranger Distress Ink – Mustard Seed, Wild Honey
  • Paint: Ranger Pool paint dabber
  • Adhesive: American crafts This to That tape runner, foam squares, Ranger Glossy Accents

Thanks for stopping by and Happy crafting!

“Wonderful Parents” Scrapbook layout

Today I have my last layout share using my June homemade CKC scrap kit. I managed to get 11 layouts done altogether. Some were not shared on the blog and some were shared on Flickr.

Wonderful parents scrapbook layout

This picture is of my parents on my wedding day. It was so nice to have them fly all the way from Malaysia to attend my wedding. I am so blessed to have them as my parents. Words alone cannot express how grateful I am for them and how much I love them. The story is that usually when my parents pose for a photo, their facial expressions is almost always unnatural; they won’t be looking in the camera or they will have awkward smiles. But surprisingly, all the photos of them taken on my wedding, they have very natural happy expression. So I guess they were really happy that day! 🙂

I used all the scraps leftover in my kit for this layout. I fussy cut the border flowers on the top right and the hanging flowers with the label out from the patterned paper. I just thought it was more interesting that way.

Supplies used:

  • Papers: DCWV Frech Country Style, GCD Studio – Antiquities
  • Punch: Martha Stewart Crafts – 3-1 Butterfly, Garden Butterfly
  • Ink: Ranger Distress Ink- Walnut stain
  • Alphabets: American Crafts Thickers – Dear Lizzy Treehouse, Blush-It’s a girl
  • Others: rhinestones, sequins, gold thread, doily misted with pink metallic paint

I am glad to have used my entire June kit. Looking forward to move on to something different in July! Thanks for stopping by and Happy crafting!

“We go together like pancakes and syrup” scrapbook layout

Hello, today I have a layout to share. My inspiration came from a sketch designed by Laura Whitaker over at Stuck?! Sketches. I used my June Homemade CKC kit to make this layout.We go together like pancakes & syrup scrapbook layout

Here is the sketch:

The story is that it was about a brunch date I had with my husband. We seldom go out and have meals just the two of us actually, so it was nice to hang out just the two of us. I like to document simple things in life and scrapbook about it. I I really like the 3×4 card (from me&my BiG ideas:Pocket pages)- “We go together like pancakes and syrup” which is so perfect for the photos. We did order the pancakes too but it was cut off in the photos. lol

Some close up pics:

We go together like pancakes & syrup scrapbook layout close up

We go together like pancakes & syrup scrapbook layout

Supplies used:
  • Papers: DCWV French Country Style, GCD studios -Antiquities,
  • Die: Spellbinders-Lotus, Sizzix Tim Holtz – Scribbled Heart
  • Alphabets stickers: American Crafts – Amy Tan : Muse, October Afternoon Mini Market: Kraft & Black
  • Punch: Martha Stewart Crafts 3-1 Hydrangea, American Crafts Knockouts Scallop Border punch
  • Stamp: Heidi Swapp – Arrow
  • Others: Adhesive- American Crafts This to That: tape runner & foam tape, rhinestones, doilies

Thanks for stopping by! Happy crafting!

“Hair rolling” Scrapbook Layout

Another layout for my wedding album – I am scrapping so slowly for my wedding album! lol This is a layout about my BFF – Matron of Honor getting ready in the morning! She is getting a hairdo and she had lots of rollers in her hair. Such cute pictures! I am trying to come up with interesting titles for my scrapbook pages; but it’s hard!

BFF hair rolling

I used the papers from my June Homemade CKC kit. (Click here if you like to see what it was in the beginning) Since I participated this month in the CKC, I am really saving a lot of time in picking papers from my stash. I am almost done with the kit actually! You might have noticed I am using the same punches and die for embellishments; I do love my dies and punches.. well I might as well used them since I have invested in those punches and dies. Of course there are punches and dies, that I may have used just once or twice – sigh! I need to really make smart purchases, such as think of many ways I can use that item before buying them – use it on making cards? scrapbook layouts? gift wrapping? I will try to pull out other punches and dies to use next time so I don’t feel as guilty leaving them abandoned! I definitely play favoritism with certain dies and punches which are more versatile like flowers, butterflies, heart shapes lol anyways..

I made my layout based on a sketch designed by Shirley on Lets’s Get Sketchy. Such wonderful inspiration at their blog!

Close up:

bff hair rolling scrapbook layout close up

BFF hair rolling scrapbook layout close up

BFF hair rolling scrapbook layout close up

Supplies used:

  • Papers: DCWV French Country Stack, My Mind’s Eye Lost and Found
  • Dies: Sizzix Tim Holtz Scribbles and Splat – Heart Die
  • Punches: Martha Stewart 3-1 Butterfly, Garden Butterfly
  • Ink: Ranger Distress Ink – Walnut Stain
  • Stickers: American Crafts Thickers – Black Poolside,Blush; October Afternoon Mini Market – Cream And Red, DCWV – Friendship Quotes
  • Adhesive: American Crafts This to that : tape runner, foam tape
  • Others: sequins, rhinestones, DIY epoxy flairs, doily, pink metallic paint

How and What kind of titles do you usually come up with for your layouts? Short/Long/Funny? Please do leave me a comment!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy crafting!

Punches and Shaker Cards

Ever since I discover my love for shaker cards, I am constantly trying to look for ways to make them differently with the crafty tools I already have in my stash. Today I would like to share a Thank you card using punches.

Thanks shaker card using Martha stewart cut and fold petal punch

I made my card based on a card sketch at Sketch~N~Sketch, and also I was inspired at Simon Monday Challenge: Thank you cards.

Briefly on how I made my card:

Thanks shaker card using Martha stewart cut and fold petal punch tutorial stepbystep

  1. Take a piece of 6″ x 6″ double-sided pattern paper, a 4″x4″ inch pattern paper and a card base of 5.5″ x 5.5″.
  2. To ensure the punched design is centered on the paper, draw a line 1.25″ horizontally and a line 3″ vertically. Make sure the cut& fold punch arrows lined up perfectly with the lines drawn. Then punch following the markings on the punch by moving the punch anti-clockwise.
  3. That is what the punched design should look like when finished.
  4. Fold back the flaps and tuck them under the un-punched sections to get the flower effect.
  5. Prepare the shaker pouch with old packaging and the Hotmarks tool. I used gold and brown sequins, peach flower-shaped squins and some tinsel glitter.
  6. I used foam tape to allow more room for the shaker contents to move about and also to add more dimension to the card.

Thanks shaker card using Martha stewart cut and fold petal punch and hero arts thanks

Then I diecut the sentiment “thanks” from Hero Arts Stamps & Cuts set 6 times so that my sentiment had more dimension. I also used Martha Stewart butterfly punch to embellish the card with small butterflies.

Here are more pictures of the card:

Thanks shaker card using Martha stewart cut and fold petal punchThanks shaker card using Martha stewart cut and fold petal punch

The tinsel glitter did cling to the plastic sheet due to the static but you can still see the background and the sequins here and there when you shake the card.

Since I enjoyed punching the the paper so much, I made another card. A really colorful one.

Thanks shaker card using Martha stewart cut and fold petal punch

Thanks shaker card using Martha stewart cut and fold petal punch

Supplies used:

  • Martha Stewart Cut and Fold Punch – Petals
  • Martha Stewart Medium Punch 3-in-1 Butterfly
  • Papers My Mind’s Eye Boy Crazy 6×6 paper pad
  • We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper -Scallop
  • Ek Success Circle Scissors
  • Hero Arts Stamp & Cuts Thanks

I often make “Thank you” cards for the people in my life for their awesome-ness! Can’t thank them enough.

Thanks for stopping by! Happy crafting!