Thursday, July 31, 2014

You Are First Place

Hey creative ladies! It's great to be back to share with you a simple layout tutorial for Maggie Holmes Design Team. 

Decorative tapes are still very popular among scrapbookers, cardmakers & crafters. I am so happy to see that Maggie has included tapes into her Styleboard collection too! I'm gonna show you how to create your own embellishment by using the tapes.

What you'll need:
Maggie Holmes Decorative Tapes
Craft Circle Punches
Vellum
Scissors

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First, all you have to do is to paste the tapes horizontally onto a piece of vellum. 

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Next, turn your circle punch around so that you can get a clearer picture of where to align the punch. Here I used a 1 1/8" circle punch. 

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I decided to also use a bigger circle punch (1 1/2") as well. 

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Here are the punched circles. You may use your scissors to trim any rough edges so you can have a perfect looking circle. 

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Here's a completed layout with all the punched circles. Pretty isn't it? Absolutely adore the gold foil polkadot kraft paper too! It matched pretty well with the tapes. 

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I wanted to give a little dimension to this paper tag. So I layered the standout sticker onto a vellum shape & pasted it on the tag.

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Supplies used:
Maggie Holmes Styleboard Decorative Tapes
Maggie Holmes Styleboard Styleboard Inspiration Paper
Maggie Holmes Styleboard Kraft Paper with Gold Foil
Maggie Holmes Styleboard Phrase Stamp
Maggie Holmes Styleboard Vellum Shapes
Maggie Holmes Styleboard Chipboard Shapes

I hope you've enjoyed today's tutorial & thank you for stopping by! Have a lovely day!
Xoxo Jessy






Friday, July 25, 2014

Maggie Holmes Design Team : OOTD

Hi again! I have a layout to share today. Be sure to drop by Maggie Holmes blog to peek on the full reveal :)


Have a great weekend peeps!!
Xoxo Jessy


Design Team : Jillibean Soup

Hello again! I have been pretty busy with Miss Katelynn and got to admit that I have neglected this blog. So sorry for that. Today I would like to show you 2 cards and 2 layouts I created for Jillibean Soup.











Hope you enjoyed today's creations and thanks for stopping by!
Xoxo Jessy


Friday, July 18, 2014

Happy Birthday Maggie Holmes!!

Hey Maggie! I would like to wish you a very Happy Birthday! 
You are such an amazing, fun, loving and incredibly talented woman. I am so grateful I got to share this very special moment with you, I know I will never forget it! And I’m so blessed to be part of your design team and to call you my friend. May you enjoy your special day with your loved ones! XoXo

I created this altered frame especially for Maggie's birthday & snail mailed it to her. So glad that she has received it safely, in fact she got it 10 days early. Be early than late rite? :p

To create the altered frame, I used mainly Maggie's Styleboard collection. I started with the beautiful patterned paper called Found in the Flea Market collection. Next, I used one of the Maggie Holmes 'Flea Market' Project Life card as a base. And the rest, I just layered with chipboard & vellum shapes. Lastly, I adhered the alphabet stickers. It is pretty simple to create when you have so many pretty things/elements to play with! :)

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The Maggie Holmes Design Team has worked secretly to create handmade birthday gifts for Maggie. So be sure to drop by the designers' blogs to take a peek...

Amanda Rydell
Kim Stewart
Stephanie Bryan

Thank you for coming by & once again, happy birthday Maggie!
Xoxo Jessy



Thursday, July 17, 2014

#love you

Hello there! Els Bridge invited me to be one of her guest weekend at her blog. Be sure to drop by her blog to read more about me! 

So today I would like to share with you a simple tutorial on how I created the background for my layout. 

For this layout, I used Maggie Holmes Flea Market 12x12 patterned paper called Tag Sale.
     
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Scrappy info: 

1. First, I cut out some of the tags from the patterned paper. 

2. Then, I randomly positioned them on a piece of white cardstock. I also decided to layer a few pieces of vellum just to tone down the colours in order to have a subtle look. 

3. Adhered all the pieces down. I also sewed only on the vellum pieces. 

4. Once that is done, I used a wet wipe to dip into my gesso bottle. Gently dabbed the gesso onto the patterned paper & the vellum as well. 

5. Lastly, I sprayed some mint green mist at the corners of the cardstock. And finished the look with some gold & navy blue mist splatters to create an arty look. 


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Here is a closer look of the finished background. 

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Once the medium is dried, I added the fabric frame in the middle and adhered two photos. You may embellish the layout with a frame, stickers & chipboards.

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Ta daa... here is my completed layout. I hope you like & enjoyed today's tutorial. Thank you so much for allowing me to share this layout with you!
Have a great day at your end!
Xoxo Jessy



Friday, June 27, 2014

Maggie Holmes Design Team : First Place In My Heart

Hello again! Want to know what I created with these decorative tapes? Do visit Maggie Holmes blog to find out. I'm sharing a simple tutorial on creating your own embellishments :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Xoxo Jessy



Sunday, June 15, 2014

Happy Father's Day, Dada!

Yup, it's Father's Day today! I would like to dedicate this special blog post to my hubby, Mr. Eric Tham aka Katelynn's Dada. 

I'm blessed to have such an awesome hubby. He is incredibly supportive and is the reason I can do scrapbooking and be with Katelynn. He made many of my dreams came true especially allowing me to be a SAHM (stay-at-home-mum). He does the laundry, cleans the house, takes care of the fur-kids and many more. He is also a very hands-on dad. When Katelynn was brought home from the hospital, he was the one who bathed her, changed her diapees and did all the housework so that I can rest from my C-section surgery. He was my confinement man too (except the cooking)! He never once complain about it! He remembers all the important milestones in our love life. He spoils me a lot. Alright... I can go on & on about him and his unfailing love to us but let's not go so deep into that. I think I have bragged enough. Haha. 

So for now... Katelynn and I would love to wish our special man, Mr. Eric... a very "Happy Father's Day!" We love your passion in everything you do, your love, your loyalty, your crazy (sometimes lame) humour, and your ability to rock the guitar! Rock on, Dada! We love you to bits :*

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Well, I have also created a layout especially for this special day. Here I used the Maggie Holmes Styleboard collection. The blue hues & hints of yellow are just perfect together! The record player, vinyl & that cute clock reminded me of the retro era. So that's what inspired me to create a simple retro background along with those cool triangle studs! If you look closely, the background was also filled with water-colour effect that I created with the Faber Castell gelatos!

Oh btw, if you like the "perfect" title (handwritten by yours truly), you may refer to this post HERE to download. Yup, it's a FREEBIE! Enjoy :) 

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Some close-ups: 
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Hope you enjoyed today's layout!

Supplies:
Maggie Holmes Styleboard Chipboard Shapes
Maggie Holmes Styleboard Vellum Shapes
Maggie Holmes Styleboard Metal Studs
Maggie Holmes Styleboard Title Stickers

Lastly, be sure to drop by Maggie Holmes' blog to view this full layout :)

Xoxo Jessy



 

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