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Closing 2008 with a Confession…

This will be my last post for 2008.
I had a good year. Learned plenty of things along the way.
I have had no regrets.I had a few major achievements this year which I am proud of.
I should thank God for giving me a good year. I will do it tonight.
I am closing 2008 with a Confession.
Yes, I am a self confessed scrapbook addict.
I am happy with it. No worries at all. Lol!!

Here is a layout I made confessing my addiction. Lol!
But I have included SB.com’s “Got to love those flowers” challenge too in this layout.
3 or more flowers and a torn paper are the rules of the challenge.

I received my parcel from 123scrapbook.com
and I loved the Bo Bunny Beautiful Life collection papers.
Just love the blend of colors and the distressing.
I decided to use 4 of the papers in the Beautiful Life collection for this layout.

The 123 scrapbook blossoms flowers also coordinated very well.
Thus I gathered all the stuff that would go well with my layout,
while watching Mission Impossible III last night.
I should say, I like Tom Cruise in MI series.
Today, I am going to watch a new bollywood movie staring Shah Rukh Khan.hehehe!!
I am getting distracted.Lol!!
I wanted something new in this layout. Something I haven’t done previously.
As I was going through my stash, I found graduation stickers.
I saw the certificate scroll and stuck with making a scroll idea.
I made the scroll by tearing a paper and distressing
using Tim Holtz’s Brushed Corduroy and Spiced Marmalade inks.
Then rolled and tied it with jute. I curled both the edges.
Ta Da.. the scroll is ready!

Here is the closeup


I also liked the punch distressing Irene Tan had done in one of her new layouts.
I decided to give it a try. I did not want it stand out but blend with the other papers.
Repeation will draw our eyes to it anyway!
I have therefore done two punch distressing, one below the other.

Here is the closeup


Here are the list of materials I have used in this layout:

1. Base is Brown cardstock from Bazzil
2.2nd paper layer is from Bo Bunny Beautiful Life Paper
3. Bo Bunny Beautiful Life Blessed Paper
4. Bo Bunny Jardin Poppy Paper
5. Bo Bunny My Darling Blooms Paper
6. Flowrs from Green Tara and 123 Scrapbook Blossoms
7. Silk leaves from Green Tara.
8. Prima Say it in Crystals Small Black.
9. Lace and the flower ribbon from my stash.
10.Title diecut alphas from stash.
11. Kindy Glitz Slick white.
12. Bo Bunny Beautiful Life cut outs.

Although it is stinking hot here, I like the warm colors in the layout.
Journalling is me confessing I am a self confessed scrapbook addict.
Yes I am!! Not a day goes by without scrapbooking.
So as well confess.lol!!

Ok then its New Year Eve here.
So I would like to wish you all a Very Happy and Prosperous New Year 2009.
Have fun and be safe.
I will catch you all in 2009.

Bye

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I am not bossy….., I have better ideas.

Made this layout today using a sketch by Krista from SB.com.
Once a while I like to make bright cheerful page. This is one of them.

“I am not bossy….. Sid, I have better ideas”.
I heard my daughter say this to my son recently during an argument.
I mentally noted it. Ok!! definitely to be scrapped!!lol!!

Materials used in this layout are:

Scalloped Green cardstock from Bazzill
Autumn Leaves Rhonna Ferrer paper.
Pink Paislee Pop Fashion Bell Bottoms paper
Pink Paislee Tinsel Town 34th street paper
Pink Paislee Pop Fashion Accent Black Press ons
Pink Paislee fashion Script Alphas
Heidi Swapp Flowers-Black and Pink
Bella Chipboard flower black.
Kaisercraft Corner wooden flourish
Prima Say it in crystals black small.
Kaisercraft Green Pearls
Versacolor Pink, Green and Black inks for distressing the edges of the paper.

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I am not feeling well. Feeling weak after couple of visits to the loo!
Yup, diahorrea.I think it is because I had coffee and mid morning tea.
I usually do not have the mid morning tea. Lactose intolerance…
Hope it stops now!

I got to clean my pantry today. My DH said he will help me out.
Can’t afford to fall sick when such offers are provided.
Rarely does such things happen.
I can let him do eveything but I cannot find what I want!!
Am being cheeky here!! Lol!!

Weather is hot here. I mean HOT.
Don’t feel like venturing out at all.
But so boring sitting at home all the time.
There are some nice bargains happening in the stores.
I have to buy some baby stuff for my brother’s baby due early next year.
Got to move…. that is if I can!!!

Otherwise not much happening.

Have a good day everybody
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A SPECIAL AWARD

Shell has created this award and presents it to blogs which stands out. This award also comes with a RAK. I received it along with Nat and Sharon. OMG!! I am honored, truly. Thanks Shell.
I will treasure it always.

What a great way to start the New Year. I am over the moon. lol!!! Very happy.

Shell also gives RAK for people who subscribe to her blog. So pop in and subscribe.

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My dearest Sweety Pie…..

I have noticed it.
Yes, it is in my father, I have seen it in my FIL as well.
Definitely in my husband too.
All these men share a special bond with their daughters.
Whatever things their daughter do is admired and rationalized.
I am happy lol! My father does. I have a special bond with him.
“Nothing is dearer to a father than their daughter”.
I wanted to scrap this for a long time.
Finally I did after I got a nice photo of my DD with my husband.
When i go home mid next year, I will take a photo of myself and my father
and make another layout.Lol!!

I also received Pink Paislee Tinsel Town papers, from Aussie Pub Calls.
They are so pretty, love the colors and non traditional christmas papers.
What I like about Pink Paislee papers are that the strip
where the details of the paper are written is actually on the top of the paper.
So actually you do not have to cut it off. It will stick out in the album.
Perfect, to pull it out or by keeping them you know what paper they are. Lovely.

I do not celebrate Christmas. But I wanted to use a few of them.
Anybody willing to swap couple of Tinsel Town Christmas papers (ones with snow flakes and christmas trees) with non Christmas papers?
I am happy to do. Let me know.

I used a sketch from SB.com to make this layout.
All papers used here are from Pink paislee.
Pink Paislee Tinsel Town, Office Lingo, Vintage moon.
Flowers and leaves from Prima
Bling from Kaisercraft
Stamped images are from Autum Leaves Single Stamps.
Black Ribbon from my stash
Oh!! don’t you love the pom pom ribbon. I love them. They are from Bazzill.
Tag was from our Tag swap at Debs
Alphas are from Rosa Moka

Here are some closeups:



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Happy New Year 2009

Hi everybody,

Lazy weekend and it is very hot to go out and enjoy.
Poor kids, they had sunburn yesterday when they went out and played.
So they are stuck inside the house, playing Wii.
I am on a creating spree sitting at home.
I have made another layout which I cannot show you right now.
But will be displayed in Tanyah’s Blog next month.

Since New Year is approaching very soon, I wanted to make a card.
I was intrigued with this new technique called Shaker Box. Many of you would know about it.
I wanted to give it a try and use if for my New Year card.
I read about this Shaker Box in SB.com

So, here is my first shaker box card.
My stamping on a transparency is not very good.
A bit blochy!! But I still like the idea of Shaker box.
Those sequin inside will move!!

Wishing all of you and your family a Very happy New Year 2009.

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ATC cards…

I made this ATC as an example for trading ATC at Debs. I basically love the idea of ATC collection. A great way to make friends and own the cards made by them.

Many of you know what ATC ( Artist Trading card) is!
But for others who do not know what it is?
It is basically like the sport card collection.
The size of the card is 2.5 inches to 3.5 inches
and you write your name, blog and email ID at the back.
What you create is upto you but you use a theme and make a set of cards.
You call them Editions. You can give them number or name and write it at the back as well.

Anybody interested?
If so can you email me using the contact envelope on the right hand side of this blog.
Once we reach atleast 5 interested persons, we can start it off and people can join in as when they are interested. I will email details after I get 5 interested persons.

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A general card and some sneak peek….

This is a card I made using Basic Grey Stella Ruby paper and a vintage photo of a girl. I have distressed all the edges of the papers using Heidi Swapp edge distressor and inked with Versa Color Pinecone and Camelia inks. Ribbon from my stash.

I experimented making a vintage style card. Not too bad I think.lol!!
I would like to use watercolor and stamps next to make cards.

I have done couple of layouts and cards as part of my Guest DT for Tanyah. It will be up in her blog next month.There is a step by step for a layout too.
I am so excited and looking forward to it.

Here is a sneak peak..

Thanks for stopping by

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Blog Awards

I have received another Blog Award from Heather. Thank you Heather. Appreciate it so much.

I would like to pass this award to 7 of my favorite bloggers from Challenge Chics.

1. Sharron Dalton
2. Chris W
3. Skye
4. Angie
5. Vicki
6. Nat Williams
7. Elle

All these ladies blogs are fantastic. Love reading their blogs. Check it out. Trust me, well worth it.

I also received an award for the 4th time. This time from Sharron Dalton.

Thanks Sharron. So honored.

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Gayatri