Monday, March 10, 2014

Have to keep this going.....

Hello everyone!  I'm back with another post.  As what I have written in my title, I have to keep this going otherwise I will lose the momentum again.

During the retreat, I had an opportunity to teach a scrapbooking class.  I had so much fun with the girls who attended my class.  I was quite nervous at first and it was also my first time to meet some of them - but they were all lovely and very pleasant so I had a great time conducting the class.

Here is the layout.... and I have made a small shaker element on my page.

Title: Aguilars
Materials Used: Paper: Crate Paper Love Notes, Dark Grey Cardstock
Dies: Memory Box Die  and Poppy Stamp Die
Embellishments: AC Thickers, Acetate, Heart Confetti
Others: Gesso, Prima Stencil

And here are some photos from the class....

 Thanks ladies for joining my class.  I had so much fun!!!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Its been awhile.....

Hello everyone!!! Finally, after almost a year of not blogging, I finally had the courage to start a post again.  I am very happy to be doing this and I really hope to be able to keep up to it.  I miss sharing projects and just about anything I love doing.  The past year had been very good and busy for me - with my son, family and work but in order to keep my sanity, I still scrap and create.

I will post new and some old projects I have done in the past months.  I just want to have a record or all my works here in my blog.  Please bear with me.

Last weekend, I just attended my very first Scrapbooking Retreat.  It was fun and I was in great company the whole weekend.  I was able to scrap a few pages which I will share with you in the next couple of posts. And I also did a few cards using some of the new Memory Box dies.

Here are my cards....
 Materials: Pattern Paper - American Crafts
                 Copic Pens - R20, R22, BG
                 Die - Memory Box Perky Poppy
                 Stamp - Avery Stamp Set
Materials : Dies - Memory Box Bamboo Shoots 98793, Poppy Stamp - Meso Background 999
 Material: Dies: Memory Box - Toulouse Background 98826; Lunette Butterfly 98745
                Paper: American crafts Paper and Black and White cardstock            
               Other: Wink of Stella - Clear
               Copic - C1, C3, C5
               Stamp -
Closer look....

Sorry for the photos, they were just taken using my mobile phone.
And lastly,  here is a layout I did a few months ago....
 Until next post!!!! Thanks for visiting.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Loving my Memory Box Dies....

I know, I'm not doing good at making regular posts in my blog.  Slack is the word that best describes it.   
Don't get me wrong... I miss blogging, Its just finding the time to upload and make a short post.  I have been busy with a lot of things lately.... things to do with my son, things I need to do for work, household chores... the list can go on and on.
Right now, just manage to get a bit of rest... so while resting, I've decided to make a quick post.  Just want to share these cards I have made using my favourite Memory Box dies.
CARD # 1
Materials Used: Basic grey paper pad; Memory Box Hot Air Balloon; Memory Box Mini Hot Air Balloon; Memory Box Dies Country Landscape; Memory Box Marshmallow Clouds; Spellbinder Ribbon Banners;  Hero Arts Stamps

CARD # 2
Materials used: Basic Grey Paper Pad; EK Deep Edges - Le Circles; Cheery Lyn Die - Honeycomb; Penny Black stamps; Kaisercrafts Flower


Materials used: Basic Grey paper pad; Memory Box - Brand New Bicycle; Memory Box - Marshmallow clouds; Carl puncher - Medium Balloons.

I just love my dies....  will be sharing more cards using them in my next posts... 
By the way, you can get these dies at Catchy Crafts!  The store has a big wall filled with them!

Hope you like them!!! 
Thanks for visiting!

Monday, January 28, 2013

2013... Time to update my blog.

I'm still here!!! And I'm so happy to be back blogging!  I really should do this more often because I miss it so much.  I miss sharing my work here.

2012 has been a busy year for many things had happened - sad and happy.  But I still believe that certain things happen to make us more stronger and to make us appreciate life, people and everything around us even more.  Here are a few things that happened the past year.

  • My mom came here for a visit.  I really enjoyed every minute of it.  I really miss having her.
  • My grandmother passed away... missing her. 
  • Harvey started year 2.  Been a busy mom for him which is also very rewarding.
  • My mother-in-law also came for a visit.  We were happy to have her too!
  • Went to Avalon, Melbourne for a Kaisercraft workshop - Fun!!!
  • Went to Melbourne to have a quick vacation with family.
  • Been busy with work and preparing scrapbooking and card classes for Catchy Crafts.
Its 2013, and I'm hoping and praying for another good year - better than the last (hope i'm not asking for too much).  I'm praying for good health for my whole family here and back home in the Philippines.  I'm so excited to be busy with crafting again and blogging about them of course.  I'm so excited for my little boy too who is now going to be in Year 3.  Hope all goes well for everything.

I also would like to share that I'm now also starting my Project life album.  I'm doing these weekly and will be posting them really soon!  Still have to add some more bits and pieces to it.

So, to start my project sharing...  here is a double page layout...

Title: Fave
Materials: Bazzill Cardstock - Kraft, Black and White; Pattern Paper - Echo Park Homemade Mini Collection; Tools - Martha Stewart Large Button Punch and MS Deep Edge Punch;  Mist - Gimmermist Lobster and Verdigris   ; Uniball Signo White Pen.

Thanks for looking! Will be back for more posts - promise!
Happy New Year!
Cookie A.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

My Minds Eye Pad - Honey Cake Cards

I'm so addicted to 6x6 paper pads right now.  They are just so cute that I just have to have them!!!  They are perfect for card making as well as scrapbooking!
Last Friday, 10th of February, I had this opportunity to teach a card class over at Catchy Crafts!  I have decided to use My Mind's Eye Honey Cake Paper pad for this.  The papers on this pad is lovely!!! Perfect for valentines and any other themed cards.  And here are my creations with it....
Card 1:

Card 2:
 Card 3:
 Card 4:

Materials used: MME 6x6 paper pad - Honey Cake; AC Cardstocks; Fiskars Punch - Grass; Papertrey ink Die - Fence; Spellbinders dies - Eyelet Circles; Postage stamps; Parisian Accents and Twisted Metal Tags and Accents; Copic pens - W1; Kaisercrafts Sentiment Stamps.

There you have it! Hope you liked them!
Again, thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

January 2012.... where did you go?

Oh boy, time really is fast.  Today is the last day of January and I have been wanting to update my blog so many times but every time I attempt, I have another thing to do - so on and so forth.....

January is my birth month - I'm now another year older.  It's kinda scary when you think about it - specially when I saw a couple of white hair that's beginning to show.  But then, I just have to have the proper mind set - and that is, not to feel old - then maybe, it will be ok.  There are a lot of things I just want to be thankful for.  I thank the Lord for my family, good health, for good friends and for allowing my mum to be here with us.
Scrappy-wise, I have been scrapping pages and creating cards.  I have been preparing class samples at Catchy Crafts.  And with new products for CHA coming out, I really need to make a dent on my scrapbooking materials. Here is my first page for January....
 Closer look....

Materials Used:  AC Cardstock - Vanilla; MME glitter and pattern papers; MS Punch All Over the Page - Butterfly; Prima blings;  MS Border Punch - Doily Lace.

And here are my cards...
Card 1 Materials Used: AC Cardstock-white; Papertrey Ink Die - Fence; Kaisercrafts Sentiments Stamp; Pebbles Inc. Pattern papers; Couture Creations Embossing folder - Entangled.
Card 2 Materials Used: AC Cardstock-white; Kaisercrafts Sentiments Stamp; Pebbles Inc. Pattern papers; MS Punch all over the Page - Butterfly; Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Swiss Dots.

Card 3 Materials Used: AC Cardstock-white; Kaisercrafts Sentiments Stamp; Pebbles Inc. Pattern papers; Couture Creations Embossing folder - Entangled.

Card 4 Materials Used: AC Cardstock-white; Kaisercrafts Sentiments Stamp; Pebbles Inc. Pattern papers; Couture Creations Embossing folder - Pinstripe; MS Punch All Over the Page - Butterfly.

I really wish to be very active in the blogging and scrapping world again....It's my stress buster... and  I will make sure the I will make time for this. Again, thanks for reading.  Until then...


Thursday, December 8, 2011

A few more days and its Christmas and a Simple Stories Christmas cards to share

Hi there!!!  I'm back with a few cards to share.  Oh boy, a few more days before Christmas!!!  Actually, this year will be our 3rd Christmas here in Sydney.  What's exciting is that.... my Mum coming over to spend Christmas with us!!!  I'm so happy about it and same goes for my little boy.  He keeps on asking me, "Mum, how many days before Lola Mommy will be here?", "When are we going to pick her up in the airport?".  This will be the first time that someone in our family would come and visit us.  Hopefully, the rest of the family, would come and visit us in the future! Will be happy everytime that would happen!

Anyway, let me share to you 4 cards from the class I did with Catchy Crafts.

Card 1: Materials Used: Simple Stories - 25 days of Christmas papers; Papertrey baker's Twine; Bazzill Kraft and black Cardstock; Spellbinders Nestabilities - Parisian Accents Dies

Card 2 - Materials Used: Simple stories paper; Bazzill Kraft Cardstock; Martha Stewart Puncher - Large snowflake; Spellbinder Nestabilities - Lace Doily Accents; Kaisercrafts red bling.
Card 3: Materials Used: Simple Stories papers; Bazzill Cardstock - Black and kraft; Embossed Bazzill - Olive green; MS Large Punch - tree; Spellbinders shapeabilities - Lace Doily Accents; Papertrey ink Red Twine
Card 4: (For this one, I was inspired by another card I saw when I was blog hopping.)  
Materials Used: Simple Stories Papers; Kaisercraft Christmas Stamp (baubles); Hero Arts Christmas Sentiment; Stickles - christmas red; Organza Brown Ribbon; Papertrey ink Buttons; Lace 

There you have it! Hope you like my cards... it was so fun doing them.  Advance Merry Christmas!

thanks for looking,