Tuesday 31 January 2012

My Not-so first Layout....

Hey Peeps,

This was SUPPOSEDLY my first Layout but then I realized I had done one donkey's years back.. :D.... This one's special though.. Making it for our very own ICR's scrapping challenge.. I loved the idea and immediately signed up for it.. This way maybe I'd learn some things about scrap booking and journaling...

I shall not ramble much as 30 minutess left for the closing of the first month challenge.. Take a look at my LO..

This LO features my niece with her dad.. Planning to make this scrapbook for her to gift it to her father on his birthday which falls in Dec.. perfect right??

The blue card stock is locally bought.. The alpha is from itsy Bitsy.. That cutie flower was traced and cut on a scrap from Fabriano I think( originally sent to me by Saumya.. Thank u maate.. *wink*).. Pie Lane swirls.. Some faux stitching using my white signo gel pen and I am done.. Oh no not done.. Used Pie Lane border strips too...

Submitting it to ISICR1

Thank you for your valuable comments... Appreciate it if someone could leave me tips on how to improve myself.. Till then adios and happy crafting.... 

Paint the town red-Dec ATC update

Good Morning people,

Hope you guys are doing good and enjoying the winters which refuses to budge(strangely it's never been like this in India).. Just a quick update on the ATCs I received for last month where the theme was "COLOR ME RED"... My ATC partners were Swathi and Tejal... Thank you ladies for the lovely lovely ATCs...

This beauty I received from Tejal... Love the heat embossing done on this.. She really is a stamping genius *big hugs*

This beauty is from Swathi... I love the looped flower and the peel off sentiment.. Thanks for this gorgeous one Swathi...

That's it from my end.. Will update the ATCs I made one I get confirmation that my partner's have received the ATCs... Some would have to upload it to their blogs because I ALWAYS forget to click pics of my ATCs.. *embarrassed blush*..

Have a great week guys.


Friday 27 January 2012

Life's like that..

Hey friends,

Posting a non-crafty post... Actually am copying this from another friend's blog.. With her permission of course.. Her name's Esther... She does some amazing projects... This blog post really moved me and wanted to share it with the rest of you... Thanks Esther for letting me share it...

45 things life has taught me

Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio .

"To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most requested column I've ever written.

My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Life is too short – enjoy it.

4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will.

5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

6. You don't have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself.

7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.

8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.

9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.

10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.

12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.

13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.

15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye But don't worry; God never blinks.

16.. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful. Clutter weighs you down in many ways.

18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.

19. It's never too late to be happy. But it’s all up to you and no one else.

20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.

21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.

23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.

24. The most important sex organ is the brain.

25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.

26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words 'In five years, will this matter?'

27. Always choose life.

28. Forgive but don’t forget.

29. What other people think of you is none of your business.

30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.

31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

33. Believe in miracles.

34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.

35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

36. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.

37. Your children get only one childhood.

38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

40. If we all throw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.

41. Envy is a waste of time. Accept what you already have not what you need.

42. The best is yet to come...

43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

44. Yield.

45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift."

Very valuable lessons indeed... Thanks for passing by... Have a great weekend...


Sunday 22 January 2012

Pie Lane Inspiration for Challenge#2

Hey guys,

This is my first project for 2012.. Feels good to get back into crafting after this long break where I have been absent from crafting and blogging.. I hope to make amends this year and be more regular....

Here is a sneak peek of my card for Pie Lane.. For a full Monty please head over to the Pie Lane blog for this and many more beautiful inspiration...

Hope to see all of you join us for our second challenge at Pie Lane.. You can check all the details here.

On another note, Yvonne is celebrating her 3rd blogoversary with an awesome giveaway... you can check all the details here.

Have a crafty Week...


Sunday 1 January 2012

Things you Love-ATC s for November..!!

Happy New Year Folks.. Hope 21012 is rocking full of creativity and awesome creations all around.. I had a super start to my new year and hoping it goes on like this... :D

I thought I'd share the ATCs I made for the November swap.. The theme was things you Love... And well.. Take a look at my ATCs and then I shall ramble...

The first ATC is made using the masking technique from a MICIA stamp which I had purchased from Karuna's store. Colored them using my staedler water color pencils.. The card stock is Fabriano Elle Erre..The leaves were a RAK from Doc. They went amazingly well with the stamped image....

The second one is done using peel offs from Karuna's store and colored using Sakura glaze pens.. They are absolutely fabulous and give such an amazing effect.. I am absolutely in love with them....They literally shine....

I love flowers.. Love the beauty and serenity inspired by them....

Hope you guys like it....

I'll be more regular and see you guys soon.. Have a crafty week and a crafty year..


P.S: Got rid of the hangover or not??:P