Saturday, October 29, 2011

Happy Halloween!!

Anurag is 3 months old in this picture. The dress was a little too big for him. He looked so cute! I used Pazzles Inpiration to cut the Circle and the scallop Circle, the title and the pumpkins. I still need to figure out a better way of doing the scallop just do a scallop circle border on pazzles. I hate to waste the inner circle. Its anyways going to get covered! Cutting out the pumpkins was fun! I had to redo the green vine a few times, as it was tearing. I adjusted the paper thickness and speed settings and got it eventually. I used stickles to dress up my pumpkins! I had a lot of trouble with the ribbon. I still haven't found a glue which will hold it in place. Suggestions are welcome! I totally love violet and orange together! What do you think?

Happy Halloween to Everyone! Have Fun!

Feeling The Breeze!

Oh how I love Echo Park! I am in love:D This layout is based on Allison Davis Sketch. I used twine to pretty up the layout! I did some hidden journaling and slipped it under the photo with an arrow for reminder. Inked the edges. I used my Fiskars uppercrest border punch for the border. There is nothing you can do to spoil a layout if you have Fiskars Tools, Twinery's twine, echo park paper, awesome photos and Allison Davis Sketch books! Love it! Hope you like it as well!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Color Me Happy!

I redid this layout totally. I had used a orange paper with different color swirlies. After I finished the layout, I was not very happy. So I changed the whole layout and took Anurag's help:) He did it gladly! I gave him a white sheet of cardstock and asked him to color it, which I used as my background paper.I did the photostrip on pazzles! I love the photostrip! It was very easy to resize and cut! Used my new Fiskars Notebook Border Punch for the journaling note, which I won at the US of Texas Crop last weekend! I love this border punch, it is so cool.

I hope the crayola will not fade or spoil the photos. I am so happy with the way this layout turned. Now I have Anurag's art saved forever in his scrapbook :)!

Special Edition

This is one of my favorite pics! Anurag was about 2-3 months old when this was taken. I used Colorbok Black and White Collection. A bit of Stickles,a rick rack and a flower and voila it was done! Easy Peasy Fun Layout!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Home Sweet Home

I did this layout for If its Groovy Home Sweet Home Challenge!

I had a lot of fun making this layout. Chennai is my home town back in India! It is a colorful place with lots of traditions, festivals, foods, beaches! This layout reminds me of home ! So many fond memories!! Chennai is gateway to the South, and its culture is distinctly different from that of any other city in India. Tamil tradition and culture is essentially the celebration of the beauty, which is exemplified through dance, clothing, and sculptures.

I started out with a white cardstock. Stuck the photo. Then I decided to use my water color pencils and used a good old toothbrush to spray the color on the paper. I covered my photo with a scrap piece of cardstock. You can see the close up picture to see the result. I like the soft colors of the water color pencils. It came out pretty cool. I made tabs of different colors for writing down what's special about my home town! The different colors signify my colorful hometown! Then just stamped on the layout for the title,accent and the border. All the stamps are by Fiskars. Love these ones! Very simple and quick layout. Hope you like it!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Finally I got it!

I spent hours..HOURS trying to create and cut the text on my card! It is a very intricate, delicate font! I saw the video on how to do this in Klo's Classroom. The video was just over an hour. I probably saw the video 10 times to get this right! I have been working on it for a week. It was tearing the paper, tearing the mat....just not going right! I finally started all over again today and figured out how to cut intricate and delicate fonts on my pazzles! My mat is a different story all together! It looks like it has been through thousand cuts :P.I was so exhausted that I even cut the mat instead of the paper!
I cut the birthday cake on pazzles too. It is a file from the pazzles craftroom.

One more new thing about this card is the Stitching! I sew on the card with my machine! I found it difficult to control the speed and go in a straight line! But I love the results..I need to practice sewing on paper...rough paper this time ;) wasted 3 cards!
Added some twine to the card.
It is probably the hardest I have ever worked to make a simple birthday card! But I learnt a lot about the inspiration software. It was fun!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Anurag's First Haircut!

I love doing the first layouts! They are so special. The first bath, solids, haircut, out in the stroller! So many stories to tell...I love double page can get so many pictures on them! I usually don't print pictures smaller than 4X6. I try to crop them to a 4X4 if possible. Although, I am thinking of printing them at home in the future. So I can get different sizes. My layout is based on a sketch by Allison Davis. I forgot all about the certificate he got after his haircut. So as an after thought, I just added that to the layout. I usually pull the colors of my pattern papers based on the colors in the photos. That way they go well together. So, If the picture has a lot of yellow. I won't be using too much yellow based pattern paper. Just a bit, but try to bring out the other colors from the picture and one or two bold colors. I like to focus on the photo and not the papers. To select pattern paper, I would put my photos on the pattern papers and see if I get distracted by the paper or not. I hope you like my layout!

My First Pazzles Project!

I made a few cards using my pazzles! They came out pretty neat. I learnt how to make these after watching Klo's Marathon Video 1 in the pazzles craft room. I probably saw the video 5-6 times before I got it right! It is not an easy machine. It does have a learning curve. But I think, if you take the time to learn it, it will be totally worth it! I am loving it!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Winner of Orange blog hop!

Winner picked out by is commenter number 2!


Congratulations:)please send me an email at viji.lg dot gmail dot com with your addy! Sorry for the delay.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Welcome to the Fiskateers Orange Blog Hop! If you have come from Diane's Blog ,you are in the right place. This is a stop on the Orange Blog Hop where members of Fiskateers, a community sponsored by Fiskars, are sharing their passion for crafting. If you didn't, you may want to hop back to the Fiskateer Blog and start at the beginning.The blog hop starts on Saturday, October 1st and ends on Sunday, October 2nd,2011. Each blog on the hop will be doing an orange project using a Fiskars tool and some will be giving away blog candy! My giveaway is at the end of this post. Keep reading for details.

I made a very fiskateer-y card. Using the Fiskars Texture plates, I made the background for the card. I thank Cheryl(Lead) for sharing the awesome orange/green ribbon! Looks like it was made just for the orange blog hop!

Here is the prize I will be giving away. It is one of my favorite tools! The fingertip control swivel knife :).

One winner will be picked at random. Leave a comment to be entered in the giveaway. You can become a follower if you would like, but its not a must to be elgible to win the candy! Winner will be announced on Monday, October 3rd by 9:00pm CST. Next on the hop is Cindy be sure to stop by and visit.