Feb 11, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day - MPS blog hop Friday (February)


Another interesting MPS blog hop!!! This time I can play along with Robyn and her design team's challenge by using black with my favorite color or colors!! I used red, white, and green with black. A note though: Almost all colors are my favourite ones LOL.

My project to enter is a simple Valentine Card. I cut the flower at 2'' out of Sweethearts cartridge. A brad was used as the center of the flower. Papertrey Ink dotted green ribbon was used was the stem and leaves. The sentiment is from an MPS stamp set. Martha Stewart punch was used.

TFL and Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Feb 10, 2011

My second scrapbook page - BBTB2's challenge

I made this one for my American teacher's wife. They live in Florida. The teacher came to VN to train me and other teachers. When he flew back to the US, I bought his wife some silk for a long dress. It took her forever to choose a style and when it was done, they happily took photo of her in her new dress and sent it to me.

Luckily, Bitten By The Bug 2 is having a fence challenge. I pleasantly entered this LO.

This is how the layout turns out. I will print her pic and put it one the blank square in the middle later.

What I used and did on this LO:

- Cardstock: I used Bo Bunny Origins Collection Pack.
- The tree was cut at 53/4'' from Stretch Your Imagination cartridge. I will put more leaves to it so that it has a spring or summer look.
- The fence was cut 21/2'' from Songbird cartridge.
- The vine and flower are from the same paper pack.
- I left some space on the right of the photo for her to write some journaling on on  her own. I used a piece of transparent vellum for this which can highlight the flower under it. Four brads helps fix the vellum and the paper under it together.
- Border and corner Martha Steward Punches were used for the yellow layer.

Feb 9, 2011

One more challenge

Hi everyone,

I am back after a long holiday. We celebrated Lunar New Year in Vietnam (called Tet). Sorry I forgot taking photos of the fully decorated peach tree. I put more cards, lucky envelops and twinkling lights on it.

The first thing I did when I could access the internet was to check my blog and My Pink Stamper to see what is going on. Robyn is having a challenge that asks participants to make something springy, something that makes you happy.

I have always wanted to make this layout. I saw a similar one from scrapbook.com. I basically kept the LO, but made it distinctive by changing/adding some decorative details This is also the first scrapbook I made using the paper from the US (I did try one once using the plain paper from here which turned out to be very simple, but I was happy with it). The journal is hidden behind the photo's purple mat. The photo is of my DD and me by a peach tree in blossoms inside a large and beautiful pagoda we paid a visit to on the 5th day of Tet. I really am pleased to look at the finished LO.

Cardstock: DCWV (for the phrases), Bo Bunny (for the rest)
Bo Bunny Stickers (for the accents)
Phrases cut at 1''1/2 using Songbird cartridge.