Tuesday, March 26, 2013

A mini album using Crate paper Maggie Holmes collection

Hi all:
I want to show you my recent favorite collection. It's Maggie Holmes collection by Crate paper.
I adore Maggie's style for quite some time. I am also a huge fan of her photography.
I am so glad she came up with such a beautiful line with Crate paper. CP really did an awesome job with this collection.
This photo is the cover of the mini I created with this gorgeous line. And I will try to post my pages soon. TFL.

Monday, March 25, 2013

2 broke girls challenges: Quote challenge

This is my take on for the Quote challenge over at 2 Broke girls challenges. I love, love this quote and feel this describe my right now perfectly. Thank you for looking and hope you like it.
Please check their March challenges here. And hope to see your beautiful works at 2 Broke girls challenges.

Supply list:
Crate paper: Maggie Holmes collection
Thickers: Dear Lizzy :American Crafts
Daiquiri thickers: American Crafts
Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo
Wood veneers: Studio Calico
Flair buttons: A flair for buttons
Valerie~Love life.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

More layouts using Gossamer blue and 2 broke girls challenges.

Here is my other layout using Gossamer Blue's March kit. The colors in this Monty's kit are just gorgeous. I can't wait when our weather gets warmer and nicer to do more outdoor stuffs with doggie. lol

And I am using this layout for 2 Broke girls  Useless Calories {Calendar Challenge}
Hope to see more of your beautiful creations.
Supply list:
March kit Gossamer Blue

Layout for 2 Broke girls challenges: Celebrate today.

 Celebrate today. ( for 2 Broke girls challenges: Stir it up challenge.)
Hi all: 
Happy Saturday.
I've sick for almost a week now. sigh~~This virus is so killing me right now. I have fevers for 3 night straight this week and not to mention about my stuffy nose, headache and non stop coughing. But I am so glad to take  advantage of this free time to scrap more. lol
I found a new challenge site about 2 weeks ago. And I am so excited to play with hem to make more layouts.
They are called: 2 Broke girls challenges.
And here is their forum.
They have so many challenges going right now for March. 
So come play with us.

Supply list: 
Murray Hill kit & Penn Station kit (Studio Calico)
Speech bubbles wood chips: (Freckled Fawn) 
Triangle pieces: (Freckled Fawn) 
Day to day tidbits: (Elle's Studio)
Embellishments: Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic (American Crafts)

Monday, March 18, 2013

Love to Scrap's 2nd challenge

Hello Monday. We received 31 or more entries for our 1st challenge. Yay!
Having so much fun with this team. 

Here is our second challenge: Emboss it!
You can use either dry or wet emboss  for your creation and link it to our blog.
Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is The Crafting Boutique.

And you can see how to do / what is dry embossing here
And how to / what is wet embossing  is here.

And the prize is $10 shopping spree to their store.
Hope to see your creations and good luck to you all.

Friday, March 15, 2013

My sketch for Gossamer Blue and layout

Hi all:
Happy Friday. Any plans for the weekend? If you are feeling crafty this weekend. My sketch for Gossamer Blue is up on their blog. And you have all the way until March 22nd to enter for a chance to win $10 to GB shop.

Here is my Sketch.

And this is my layout using their March kit.
Gossamer Blue March sketch challenge
Please visit their blog for more details. And their Look book for April kit is up too.

Check here to see their beautiful kits that ships early April. Become a subscriber to get yours today.

Valerie~Love life.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Project Life Week 8

Happy Monday! Can't believe it's already into the middle of March and we are onto our week 11 this week. Whew! I actually finished my week 8 and 9, but there's just so much worth to be blog about. lol I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. :)

2013. Project life Week 8-1 /生活紀錄第八週-1

2013. Project life Week 8-2 /生活紀錄第八週-2

The weather is getting so nice and warmer here. Beside my morning workout routines, I love to hang out with doggie in our backyard. Sometimes I read and sometimes I watch Tv on my iPad while doggie sun bathing herself. lol
Hubby is into board games lately, so we invited his friend cam over for a game night. It was fun for all of us.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

A few apps that I really love for PL and scrapbooking

Hello Friday, we love you. And I'd love to share some apps I really love and useful for project life & scrapbooking.

哈囉!大家好〜今天是快樂的星期五。所以今天想來跟大家介紹一些實用的好app,這些apps是我們在作Project life跟相編的好幫手。

In this folder, these apps are my must have for capturing daily life.
The first one is of course, Instagram. I just love love love those awesome filters. I probably take more than 10+photos everyday with this thing. It's addicting.

The No. 1 app I used is of course, Instagram. I think if you are a crafter, then you are probably on Instagram. This app is so popular and also addicting. lol

第一個要介紹的是在美國的手作界也很夯的Instagram. 它裡面有非常多不同的濾鏡,可以給你的照片不同的風格跟感覺。


And the second one is Over. This app has a few cute fonts built in, so you can give nice caption for your photo. And it has some filters as well.

This is the interface. Allows you to pick a photo to work with.
第二個要介紹的是: Over.

And here is the sample with the caption. And I quite like the result.

Isn't this lovely? 看看我這張照片是不是馬上加分?嘻嘻

The next one is Instaweather Pro.
This one is so cool, if you are like me who likes to document our local weather and temperature. Then you definitely will love this. You can also use this app on a road trip or vacation destinations.

再來要介紹的Instaweather Pro,台灣也有不少朋友們在用。常常可以看到臉書上打卡的照片附上天氣跟溫度的資訊。這對旅行中或是到一個陌生的地方是非常好的留存記憶方式。也許若干年以後,你會想知道某一年去台南玩的時候到底有沒有下雨啊!

And then, we all have a busy life. Sometimes we tend to forget some little details in our lives. So I use myLife Cal as my planner. I put my reservations and plans in here. And also I log some little details here to reminds myself for journaling ideas.

然後這一個是Mylife Calendar,常常有朋友們問我多久處理一次我的PL.去年由於是第一次作,所以都是隔一到兩週處理照片跟文字記錄。今年我已經有了底所以會當週就先把文字記錄的位置空下來,然後馬上補照片。如果你是屬於很忙碌的生活記錄者,可以善用這樣的行事曆軟體,它可以幫助你記得你的待辦事項,當然也可以用來記錄已經發生過的事情,等到自己有時間記錄時,不至於全部都忘記啊!


If you are doing Project 12 or like to put photo college in your monthly layout. Then I think you might love Collect. This app allows you to choose single photo or multi photos from your photos. And it also have a calendar format. So it becomes handy for photo collage.

Here is my March so far. Later I can post on my Facebook wall or print it out for my monthly layout as part of my Project life.


And this app is my recent addiction: Picfx.
You probably see the photos edited using this app somewhere on the Internet. Does my sample photo look familiar? Like Instagram, this app also provides tons of different filters for your photo. And the one I really love is Light. I was sold and hooked the first time when I used it.


The last but not the least is the Timercam. It's a self timer camera. Perfect for self portrait or group photo.


Like any other camera apps., when you open the app and click on the camera button. The timer will automatically went off and give you 5 seconds before snap the photo. It's a very handy app when I tried to pose my dog and I all together. lol
And I hope you like those apps and they work great for you also.

Valerie~Love life.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Silhoutte Tutorial-1:Make your own title

Hello all, do you own a Silhouette cameo? or want to get one? I've been have mine for almost a year now and I love it. I can't scrap without it anymore. Today, I'd love to show you how to use Weld to create a nice and bold typography title for your crafty project.

This is your interface. 這是使用介面的全景.

First, click on the A for type on the left. (首先先選左邊A的字樣,這個就可以打字)

Type what ever you'd love for your title. (Don't worry about sizes or spacing yet. Later we will take care of this.) 打出你想要的文字,中英文都可以.(這時候只需要打字不需要擔心字體的大小跟間格距離),

Then, first click on Align which is on upper row. Second choose Align center.然後按下右上角1(Align) 選項,這個是可以讓你作各種對齊的功能.然後出現之後選取2. Align center (往中間對齊,這個也會自動幫妳調整空間)

Then all your types are spacing evenly. Don't forget to select all. 


After you select all, you can click on Weld on the bottom. This will make your types connect together into one piece.

Before you drag or enlarge your object, don't forget to select all and group them together.


Hope you will like my very first Cameo tutorial. 第一次的卡密歐教學,希望你會喜歡. 

Monday, March 4, 2013

Love to Scrap challenge: 1st challenge: Anything goes.

Hello Monday!
I am so super excited to announce that Love to Scrap challenge blog's very 1st challenge go live TODAY. And the theme is Anything goes.

As I mentioned in my previous post, this is my very first time to work with digi stamp. So I was nervous at first. Then after I picked out my image to work with, my process became smoother. As you can see the image on top is my layout.

Our wonderful sponsor for the first challenge is Bugaboo digi stamps. 
And the prize for this challenge is 7 digi stamps to winner.

And the image I choose from Bugaboo store is the Jess moon. And here is my take on for this image.

And please feel free to visit out awesome team member's creations. TFL.

 Leslie- (DT coordinator & blog owner.


Valerie (You are here)

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Good news. Love to Scrap challenge DT & a sneak peak

Hey all:
Happy, happy Saturday. Are you crafting or in the mood of crafting this weekend?
 Just want to say, I am so thrilled and excited to be chosen on Love To Scrap challenge blog design team.

Love to Scrap challenge is a brand new challenge blog that our very 1st challenge will go live on Monday, March 4th. promptly at 9:00 AM EST!  Woo Hoo!

Below is my sneak peak for my very first assignment using digi stamp from Bugaboo stamp. And also, this is my very first digi stamp related work too. I want to invite you to stay tuned for our first challenge and come play with us.

Thank you all and hope to see you soon.