In Love With a Kit

I picked up an older kit by Polka Dot Plum (taking advantage of the super sale going on at ScrapOrchard and Sunshine Studio Scraps on all of their stuff – and ending tomorrow!), Lipstick Kisses at Noon, and I am totally, completely IN LOVE with it!!!!!

I might even say it’s my favorite kit ever by Amy and Laren, if I didn’t already love many of their other kits.. But still, this one is really special!
Let me show you what I scrapped with it. There’s this..


Lift of XOXO by monsu

Lipstick Kisses at Noon by Polka Dot Plum

Font: Painty Paint

and then this:


Lipstick Kisses at Noon by Polka Dot Plum
So much sweetness and romanticism and love!

Me Mini Accordion Album

I’m loving hanging out at TheDigiChick lately and I took part in a workshop there. Throughout the month of March, we put together a mini album, and this weekend I actually printed it out and assembled it. It turned out really cute!!!! (And in case you were wondering, yes, I do have a thing with pink right now..)


Inspired by Michelle Filo.


Bleached Cardboard and star stamp from Tough Stuff by Sugarplum Paperie

Font: Fluoxetine

Page 1:

Bleached Cardboard and Black Scuffed Up Alpha (recolored) by Sugarplum Paperie

Wordart by Charla Virkler

Font: Fluoxetine

Page 2:

Bleached Cardboard and Little Love Bits (recolored) by Sugarplum Paperie

Wordart by Charla Virkler

Font: Fluoxetine

Page 3:

Bleached Cardboard and Glitzy Bits by Sugarplum Paperie

Wordart by Charla Virkler

Page 4:

Bleached Cardboard and Little Bits by Sugarplum Paperie

Font: Fluoxetine

Page 5:

Bleached Cardboard and Little Bits by Sugarplum Paperie

Page 6:

Bleached Cardboard, button from Little Bits and dots from Project 365 Part 2 by Sugarplum Paperie

Page 7:

Bleached Cardboard and Tiny Paper Flowers by Sugarplum Paperie

Wordart by Charla Virkler

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Bleached Cardboard by Sugarplum Paperie

Wordart by Charla Virkler

I used exclusively products by Sugarplum Paperie for doing this.
The only drawback of this project is that I never used acrylic colors before and they don’t quite work as I expected.. So painting the tin box was more troublesome than I had anticipated.. Anyway, everything turned out well in the end! πŸ™‚
(Yes, I did buy the mints just to use the tin box… πŸ˜‰ )

Cupcake Fun

I took a last picture of DH last week while I was preparing cupcakes and coloring fondant, and as I shot it I was already thinking about what color of paper to use to scrap it! πŸ˜‰


Template by sbaird

Papers (recolored) from Cozy Sophisticate – DigiChick collab

Scribble Brush Alpha by mgl Scraps

Beads (recolored) by Chelle’s Creations

Font: SS Whimsy

It was really funny to see his tongue turn all pink and he was a good sport about it and let me take a picture. πŸ™‚
ETA: I made Gallery Standouts at SM with this LO! πŸ˜‰ My first time ever!

Polka Dot Plum Big Sale

Amy and Lauren of Polka Dot Plum have a great sale (only for 5 days so make sure you don’t miss it) because they’re leaving Sunshine Studio Scraps and ScrapOrchard (and they’re going to a NEW, special place… more about that in the next few days πŸ˜‰ )

So this is the perfect time for you to snag all those gorgeous kits you’ve been drooling over!
Here’s their store at Sunshine Studio Scraps and at ScrapOrchard.
The sale will show up only once you put the item on the cart and it will last only until Tuesday!!
Just in case you’re undecided what to get, let me show you Amy and Lauren’s newest creation:
Hippity Hoppity is just SO CUTE!!!!!!!! You can find it at ScrapOrchard until Tuesday, and it’s 20% off!

Happy Spring Banner

Between yesterday after dinner and part of the evening today I have completed a very cute and simple hybrid project.

I created a spring banner with some 7 coasters I picked up at Red Lobster πŸ™‚ (I had 7 coasters, since I picked 5 up when we went with my parents around Christmas, and 2 more on a later visit with DH, so it worked really well with the letters I planned to use: one coaster for “happy”, and one each for the 6 letters in “spring”). πŸ™‚
Yesterday I designed the LOs, printed them out on normal paper, cut them out (cutting out circles is soooo boring! ;)), and stuck all 14 of them to the coasters with Mod Podge (of course, I made the banner double sided).
I debated whether to create a horizontal banner as inspired by jjstar, but I wouldn’t know where to hang it.. and I suddenly had the inspiration: create a vertical banner! We have a few hooks in the ceiling in our house (there’s one in the kitchen, one in the living room and one in the 2nd bedroom) Β so it worked out perfect!
Today I finished the circles brushing them with Mod Podge: I applied 2 layers of Mod Podge perpendicular to each other as inspired by jjstar’s creation, and I love the texture!!
I punched holes in the coasters with my Crop-a-dile. Finally, since I only have very few ribbon at home (red, black, and autumn inspired!) I used twine to connect the circles – it turned out very cute!


Bleached Cardboard, Monograms vol. 1 and 2, Tiny Paper Flowers (all with some recoloring) by Sugarplum Paperie

Paper shapers by Britt-ish Designs

White Vellum Alpha – Designs by Tater

I still want to buy some ribbon that matches the colors to embellish it a bit, but it’s already very cute as it is!
The most painful thing of the whole project was taking a picture, because of course the banner keeps spinning around and it was hard to get a shot with all the letters showing up! πŸ™‚
It’s amazing how only a few months ago, when I first started hybrid, this project would have taken me days and days to finish! I’m really proud of myself – and so happy I got into hybrid in the first place! πŸ™‚

What A Change..

I scrapped another LO for the My Story Matters challenges over at ScrapMatters. This time we had to scrap about something about us before the age of 2, so I chose to document how I ate very little as a child. (Gosh, how do things change as years go by! :D)


Happy Land by Mira Designs

Reuse Recycle Flowers by Britt-ish Designs

Font: SS Whimsy

This is the first LO I do using this kit and I just loved using it!! The page just came together in no time!

No Scrapping..

I didn’t get any scrapping done this weekend, but I still did a lot of things! πŸ™‚ Β Spring cleaning felt really good!

But I also had my first experience with cupcakes, and fondant! And I’m very proud of the result! πŸ™‚
Of course, this will be scrapped in a few LOs soon.. πŸ˜‰

Sunset Pictures

It took me a few tries, but I think I finally mastered sunset pictures.

Saturday evening we had a fabulous sunset here and I took some pictures. I wasn’t planning to scrap them because I always find it hard to scrap a gorgeous landscape picture, but I tried it out and I found some papers that really matched and enhanced the pictures. I’m very pleased with the result!


Template by Cyndi Price

Tropical Daiquiri (some recoloring) – Scrap’it Designs by Brianna Cox

Glitzy Paper Dot Alpha and Bunches of Flowers by Britt-ish Designs

Font: Fluoxetine

The papers and ribbons are from Tropical Daiquiri by Bree, and it’s 60% off like her whole store until March 27!

Concert LO – How to Save a So-So Picture

I wasn’t in the mood for scrapping tonight, but then I got inspired and ended up doing a page I’m actually very pleased with! πŸ™‚


Paper from Party Hat, buttons from Little Bits and date stamps from Project 365 – 2 (all with some recoloring) by Sugarplum Paperie

Font: My Own Topher

The best part is that this is not a photo I was planning to scrap because while (quite extraordinarily! πŸ˜‰ ) DH turned out pretty well, all the members of the choir around him are either making funny faces or are moving around like crazy (there was very poor light so I needed a longish esposure – 1/20), or both!
Selective coloring and some cover-up elements really worked well here!
Had I cropped the picture, the impression of DH being in a choir would have been completely lost!
So, I’m really happy I took pictures at the concert, despite the poor light and the difficulty of shooting when DH wasn’t hiding behind the music or making ugly faces. πŸ˜‰ Another major drawback is that I felt really uncomfortable taking pictures because of the shutter noise.. I’m pretty sure nobody even noticed, but that didn’t help me avoid feeling guilty as I was shooting. πŸ™‚