Thursday, 2 December 2010

What's In A Name

It's December and that means a new challenge at Scrap-It-Lah. This month the challenge is brought to you by DT Jessy and the challenge is to scrap the meaning of your name and to include a childhood photo of yourself. Please go HERE for more details on the challenge.

I chose a picture of myself when I was about 6 at my kindy's sport's day

The papers are from Pink Paislee's Parisian Anthology collection. The colours are whites and pale blues which makes it easy to mist and distress to get that yellowed effect that goes with the photo.

In the journal, I wrote out the meaning of my name - HARYATI which comes from the root word HAYAT that means 'life' in Arabic. Hence the word 'life' in the frame.

Most of the items comes from my Swirlydoos kit, either for November or past months. I especially love that metal frame from Teresa Collins.

So do hop over to Scrap-It-Lah and join in the challenge. The yummy RAK features items from Scarlet Lime scrapbook kit club!!!

Materials used:
Patterned papers: Pink paislee. Rub ons: 7Gypsies. Alpha stickers: October Afternoon. Webster's Pages. Flower: Prima Marketing. Rubber stamp: Stamp It. Brads: Creative Charms. Metal frame: Teresa Collins. Others: Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, TH Distress ink pads, mirror squares, tiny mosaic squares, acetate and Maya Road clock face.

Target: 100 layouts
Done: 72 layouts
To do: 28 layouts

Some Updates and Other Stories

First of all I am glad to be back in the virtual world. Since the massive flood that swept northern Malaysia last month I have been so busy with moving and coming back home and cleaning the house. Yes, cleaning the house has been an absolute hell!! But it's all done now and everything is back to normal, and now they are forecasting that there will be a second wave. I just hope that they are wrong.

Anyways, during my 'disappearance', Anam's Sketches2Scrapbook has been officially launched for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. It's exciting news and two thumbs up for Anam and the rest of the designers!! Here's some peaks from the iTunes store

As I mentioned in a previous blog post, Anam invited me to make two layouts for the app. I'm only allowed to show sneak peaks of my layouts over here but if you've got the full versions you can view them on sketches #25 and #82.

So if you have an iPhone or iPad or iPod Touch, get this application from iTunes. It's so worth it. The full version is selling for only $4.99 or you can try the demo version for free which has 12 sketches and layouts.

At the moment, Anam is very generously giving away a few codes for the full app. So hop over to Sketches2Scrapbook to join in the draw. Good luck!!!

Target: 100 layouts
Done: 71 layouts
To do: 29 layouts

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Just Be You

Hello everyone!!

I am so excited to share this new layout/altered project with you. I found a blank 12x12 jigsaw puzzle set in Daiso some months ago and thought.. "hmmm this would be great to alter". And so I did.. and it was fun!!

I inked each of the jigsaw pieces and stamped on the bottom. Once it's completely dried, I applied Rock Candy Crackle Paint to give that cracking texture.

Chipboard butterflies sprayed completely with Apple Candy Glimmer Mist and added blue crystals. I just love that cracking effect.

It's not very difficult to do this, trust me. t just takes a lot of patience waiting for the paint and ink to dry.

I love those quotes from 7Gypsies which I think is appropriate with the whole theme of this layout. As many of you know, Nadiah is autistic and I had chosen jigsaw puzzles because jigsaw pieces has always been the emblem for autism. It represents the missing piece that we have to find to make the kid complete because as of today, no one knows the cause of autism. There are a lot of theories but no exact cause. Plus, I love jigsaw puzzles and it's a love that has been passed down to Nadiah. Anyway, the quote "for a long time, she flew only when she thought when no one was watching" I think describes Nadiah's progress over the years. She has gone from no communication to speaking her mind and having an opinion. I am so very proud of her and I know that there is still a long way to go but I am so ready!!!

Materials used:
Jigsaw set: Daiso. Clear stamps: Kaisekraft, Prima. Inks: TH Distress inks. Chipboard butterflies: Jenni Bowlin. Chipboard alphas: Maya Road. Journaling card, alpha stickers & ribbon: Pink Paislee. Stickers: 7Gypsies. Blings: Prima. Others: Glimmer Mist, TH crackle paint.

Target: 100 layouts
Done: 69 layouts
To do: 31 layouts

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Horse Riding

Hello srappers!!

Here's another black, white and red layout I made recently. It seems that I've made this particular colour combination layout quite a few these last few months. But hey.... I like it! Plus it goes with Nadiah's black, red and white outfit in the photo.

I combined a few different manufacturers for this layout mainly My Mind's Eye, Chatterbox, Prima, Zva Creative, Bo Bunny, Ranger, Creative Imagination and a couple more.

The swirly pearls are from Zva Creative. Their original colour was white but I turned them into red with alcohol ink. Easy peasy!!

The photo is of Nadiah's first try at horse riding at Singapore Zoo. Or rather sitting on a horse whilst the guide lead the horse around. But what amazed me was that she was not afraid to get on the horse. Sometimes it's difficult to get her to try something new but this time, she just hop on the horse as if she's been doing it for years. Bravo sweetheart! Mama will take you riding again soon...

Materials used:
Patterned papers: My Mind's Eye, Chatterbox. Journaling cards: Jillybean Soup. Swirly pearls: Zva Creative. Black pearls: Kaiserkraft. Chipboard frame insert: Bo Bunny. Glittered foam alphas: Creative Imaginations. Felt border: Prima. Flowers: Swirlydoos. Others: Ranger alcohol ink.

Target: 100 layouts
To do: 68 layouts
Done: 32 layouts

Monday, 1 November 2010


Happy November everyone!!!

Did you have fun trick or treating? We don't celebrate although Nadiah wants to carve pumpkins like she sees on the telly.. :D

Anyway, a brand new challenge is now live over at Scrap-It-Lah. It's a colour challenge this month brought to you by DT Nadia. She wants you to choose a flag.. any flag of any country and scrap using only the colours from that flag. Please go HERE for more details and go ooohhh and aahhh at the other DTs' layouts.

I choose the Brazillian flag because of its bright green, yellow and blue colours. This is my take:

That's a beautiful yellow flocked paper from Chatterbox. Actually everything comes from Chatterbox except for the flowers, alphas and blings.

Picture was taken at Nadiah's Sports Day back in July. All three of us had on a yellow top with black trackies. At was a fun day for Nadiah being able to participate in some of the events as well as being able to run around without a care.. :D

So do hop over to SIL and join the challenge. You might just be the winner of a yummy RAK!!!

Materials used:
Patterned papers, rub ons, chipboard and diecuts: Chatterbox. Flowers & blings: Prima. Chipboard alphas: Maya Road. Others: Stickles and Maya Road mist.

Target: 100 layouts
Done: 67 layouts
To do: 33 layouts

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Looking Through The Bubbles

Happy Wednesday everyone!!

I'm back again to share another layout made with Swirlydoos Lavender Escape kit. As the name suggested, it's full of shades of purple and I had just the right photo with Nadiah wearing a purple top.

The papers and vellum are from Webster's Pages Hollywood Vogue collection. I cut out the bigger filmstrip and the teal border from 2 of the papers. Then added some Tim Holtz filmstrip

Randomly applied the crystals just to give that coloured bubble effect.

Photo is of Nadiah playing bubbles. She blew lots of bubbles and was just running around in the midst of them. I just started snapping pictures and love how clear the bubbles came out in the photo.

Materials used:
Patterned papers, vellum, alpha sticker & journalling card: Webster's Pages. Flowers, leaves & crystals: Prima Marketing. Metal vintage frames: Creative Charms Others: Tim Holtz filmstrip and Tim Holtz distress ink

Target: 100 layouts
Done: 66 layouts
To do: 34 layouts

Tuesday, 26 October 2010


Ok, I have the best news to share!! You know when you're starting a layout and you're out of ideas? Isn't it such a chore to flick through a stack of magazines or sitting in front of the computer for hours browsing for ideas? How would you like to have sketches on the go and samples of layouts too?

Sounds interesting? Well pretty soon you'll be able to!!

Anam Stubbington of Twisted Sketches has come out with this brilliant idea of creating a sketches application for iPhone, iPad and iTouch users and later on for all other smartphone users. It's called Sketches2Scrapbook. How cool is that??!!

Some time in early August, Anam emailed me and asked if I wanted to take part in a secret project. I said yes even though I didn't know what it was all about. A few days later she emailed again explaining about the application and I was so glad I said yes and be a part of this awesome project.

I've done 2 layouts but they are not to be revealed until the program has been launched which will be in early November. Please go to the WEBSITE for more details and updates.

Here are some sneaks which I took from the site..

Cool huh? I can't wait for the launch!!!

S2S also have a Facebook page which you could 'Like' and a Twitter page which you can follow. So whatcha waitin' for?

Monday, 25 October 2010

My Pretty Lady

Hi everyone!!

I'm back with another layout to share. This one is for {Create} Make It Happen with a pink theme this month in celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness.

This is my take:

I didn't want to have too much pink so I settled for a picture of Nadiah in a pink dress, applied some Worn Lipstick crackle paint, a pale pink butterfly and rubbed some Worn Lipstick distress ink on the alphas.

Materials used:
Patterned papers: Basic Grey. Chipboard alphas: Creative maginations. Chipboard stickers: Chatterbox. Cardstock stickers: 7Gypsies. Flowers and butterfly: Prima Marketing. Journaling cards: Chatterbox, Tim Holtz. Others: Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Tim Holtz distress ink, Tim Holtz crackle paint, pearl& ribbon strand and lace.

Target: 100 layouts
Done 65 layouts
To do: 35 layouts

Wednesday, 13 October 2010


Hello my lovelies!!! It's a beautiful morning over here. Hope it's beautiful wherever you are too.

Today I have a layout to share that was made on a clear acrylic sheet. I haven't done a clear layout in awhile and love playing with misting and painting on one.

Here's what I came out with:

Here's the layout without any background paper. You can see the misting effect that I did and the coloured swirls.

This one is with a white paper background. Now you can see them even more clearly. The swirls were stamped with StazOn and coloured in with Perfect Pearls. And the mists are Glimmer Mist of course.

I wanted this layout to be with no papers whatsoever and thus used stamping, run ons, mists and painting. And some flowers and that beautiful scrunched up lace ribbon for embellishment.

I love this photo of Nadiah. It looks like she's posing at the camera like the girls in America's Next Top Model... hahaa!! She was actually in her PJs, on the bed and about to fall asleep.

Materials used:
Acrylic sheet: Clear Scraps. Clear stamps: Prima Marketing. Rub ons: Autumn Leaves, Scenic Route Paper Co, Pink Paislee. Flowers: RAK from Aida Haron. Bloomers: Webster's Pages. Buttons: Swirlydoos. Others: Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Perfect Pearls, StazOn inks and acrylic paints.

Target: 100 layouts
Done: 64 layouts
To do: 36 layouts

Sunday, 3 October 2010

That's You

Here's another layout I did this morning using mostly things from Swirlydoos kits, either from the September kit or previous ones.

I love these patterned papers from My Mind's Eye - Lost & Found Union Square line. They are glittered and so beautiful. One of the diecut papers has "You should know that you are Charming, Adorable and ever so sweet" printed and glittered on one corner, and that's just what I want to say to Nadiah.

This is the layout that I came out with:

Those writings are rub ons from 7Gypsies. They look so real.. although my handwriting is never that beautifully done :(.

I cut around half of the glittered wordings and slipped the paper and photo underneath it.

Chipboard chandelier from Dusty Attic, which I coloured in using Smooch! pearlized ink from Clearsnap.... you know, those that come in the cutest little bottles that usually belongs in a makeup bag :D

This beautiful bracket frame is from Pink Paislee - Artisan Elements which I had spritzed with Glimmer Mist, rubbed with distress ink and outlined with distress stickles and yet the colour was still too pale for my liking. In the end I combined Red Pepper and Salmon alcohol inks and dab, dab, dab. It came out this beautiful brilliant red which I really love. Then just added those rub on quote and little birdie and voila!!

Materials used: Patterned papers and clear stamps: My Mind's Eye. Flowers, crystal swirls and flower centers: Prima Marketing. Glittered foam alphas: Creative Imaginations. Rub ons: 7Gypsies. Frame: Pink Paislee. Chipboard scroll: Bo Bunny. Border tape: 7Gypsies. Wooden bingo number: Maya Road. Others: TH distress ink, TH distress stickles, alcohol ink, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Tsukineko inks.

Target: 100 layouts
Done: 63 layouts
To do: 37 layouts


A few weeks ago, we were invited to a Hari Raya open house do by one of our neighbours. As usual whenever we attend these things, hubby and I would take turns looking after Nadiah and eating. When it was my time to eat, I saw hubby taking her out into the garden and in order to prevent her from running around, he sat her down on a big rock and kneeled down in front of her. They had their heads together looking at something or rather and I thought it was the sweetest thing I have ever seen.

Of course, being the avid scrapper mommy that I am, I had my camera with me and quickly snapped some pictures. Hubby was actually showing Nadiah some Ixora flowers that was next to her and how you can pull out the stigma and suck out the sweet "honey" (nectar). That certainly keep her busy for some time.. *wink*

Anyway, today I decided to scrap that moment and I used the sketch from Creative Scrappers #123. Here's the sketch:

And here's my layout:

Beautiful Prima flowers and butterflies. Awww... aren't they just lovely? Especially that lilac flower, which incidentally, I also used Fancy Pants Designs papers from their Lilac House collection.

Painted some crackle paint on the chipboard swirl just to give some texture and character. And I used a paper cup, top and bottom, to print some circles with acrylic paint on the paper.

Materials used:
Patterned papers: Fancy Pants Designs. Journaling card: Fancy Pants Designs. Chipboard swirl: Maya Road. Flowers and butterflies: Prima Marketing. Chipboard alphas: American Crafts. Chipboard card 'Father': part of RAK from Mich. Others: Tim Holtz Crackle Paint (Aged Mahogany), Tim Holtz distress inks (Vintage Photo, Wild Honey), Alpha Acrylic paints.

Target: 100 layouts
Done : 62 layouts
To do 38 layouts


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