Friday, September 27, 2013

You and me Layout and the Let's get Sketchy Week 4 challenge

Hi all, Happy Friday.
So happy to play along with another challenge over at Let's get Sketchy .
They once again have another awesome sketch for all of you who is looking for some inspirations when you feel little scrappy this weekend.

And this is my take on for the Week 4 sketch. I use the beautiful Maggie Holmes's Flea Market collection by Crate Paper.They do have an amazing collection when working together. I am already a CP fan so no reason not to play with these.

 Those embellishments are just GORGEOUS. Aren't they?

I cut out some pieces from the Market paper and sew them next to my photo for my journaling. Just love the result.

Then of course I have to mention about the photo overlay that's also in this collection. Have you always wanted to have special filter with your photo but don;t know anything about Photoshop or don't have a smart phone? Now you can consider Using the Photo overlay with your photos.

And after.
This is the result after applying with the photo overlay. I just love love them. They do come in different sizes and they are just fabulous.

Hope you all like my take on for the sketch and happy weekend.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

A halloween project is in Cricut magazine

So happy to see one of my project is in the Cricut Magazine, October issue.
And do you know that they do offer all access pass for all of their amazing magazines.

Please check the All access pass.

 And below is my project. They are just so darling. Ha! TFL.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Some daily Radom stuff

Love my Instagram and capture our daily random stuff with it. Share ing some photos with you all today. :) TFL.

Valerie~Love life.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

{A Layout} Happy moment for Paper Bakery sketch challenge and a free cut file.

{A Layout} Happy moment

Hi all:
Happy weekend. Just want to quickly share a layout with all of you today.
Created this layout using the August kit from the Paper Bakery kit club. Highly recommend you go check out their new Art Fair kit for September.

And I created my title using my Silhouette cameo. Then I hand drawn some  stitches on the title to give some interesting points. And if you like it I did have a newer version in the cut file that you are more than welcome to download.

FREE cut file download HERE. And I hope you all are having a great weekend so far.TFL.

Weekend desk.

Still making something lovely so far. Getting ready for the project that I will be teaching in Taiwan. Excited and nervous.

-Valerie~ love life.

Friday, September 20, 2013

{A Layout} This is my happy place

{A Layout} This is my happy place

So happy to share another layout I created lately. 
I took this photos in our backyard the other day and it was over exposed.
But it turns out pretty good and I like it a lot.

So I decide to use Dear Lizzy's Polka Dot Party papers, embellishments and some stuff from my stash.
 And of course, I love love those Mint Alphabet from Heidi Swapp. So I sew them onto the journaling card. And I love it. lol

 Also those adorable fabric bows are just darling. I am going to stock them up. :) TFL and I hope you all have a nice weekend ahead of you.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

{A Layout} Sunset

{A Layout} Sunset

Captured this beautiful sunset in our backyard two weeks ago. It's amazingly gorgeous. I love sunrise and sunset for a passion. They reminds me of God's mercy and love. :)
And the Cut & Paste collection from My Mind's Eye is just lovely and perfect for these photos.

-Valerie~ love life.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

{A Layout} You make me happy when skies are grey is for Let's get Sketchy September Week 3 challenge

I am so honored and excited to found out that I am the featured artist at Let's get Sketchy yesterday. Yay! Doing a little happy dance here.

Now here is the sketch from Let's get Sketchy for Week 3 challenge. And the image below is my take on.

I used two different collections from Maggie Holmes and Dear Lizzy's Lucky Charm. They look great together too. HA! And I used the "You make me happy when skies are grey" sticker as my long title. 
I am also entering this layout for Paper Issues

Put Some Twine On It


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

My favorite app Collect for Project Life

Hi, my blog friends,
A while ago I share my favorite app Collect with you. And today I'd love to show you how I use it as a planner for my Project Life.
The Picture above is how the icon looks like on my iPhone. After you download it from the iTune. Click on the icon.


Then you will see this interface, click on the date block where you'd like to add photo

Click on Add photo 

And Choose photo

It will show you all the albums on your phone. Choose the one and click on it

Here is the album. Click on the photo you like. It can be single photo or multiple photos.

 You can Move and Scale the photo until you are happy with it.

After the photo is chosen, you can add personal note on the Add caption or Tag people or place as a note for future use. And then click on Save

Hope you can find this helpful and enjoy this app as much as I do when you do your Project Life. TFL.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Two cards in Cards Magazine June and July issue

 Cards Magazine June issue

Cards Magazine July issue

These two cards were in Cards Magazine June and July 2013 issue.
They are super easy but cute. TFL.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

A sneak of my birthday mini album

Stay tuned and will share more soon.
Supply list: Dear Lizzy Polka Dot Party by American crafts.
Valerie~Love life.

On the weekend...

Love to see her by the door when we leave the house. Adorable.
And later she will greets you again by the door as soon as we open the door. Just lovely.
Valerie~Love life.

Friday, September 13, 2013

{A Layout} I am loved and is for Let's get Sketchy challenge.

{A Layout} I am loved.

I created this layout for Let's Sketchy's September Week 2 challege.

Here is the sketch by my talented FB friend Ashley Horton. Yay!

Love this sketch. In fact, I've been always want to do more challenges. But just don't have enough time. Whenever, I am ready and the timing is never  right. Ha! And now is the time. So here is my take on for this sketch.
The materials from this layout is from Dear Lizzy's Polka Dot Party by American Crafts. Another my must haves and favorites. Really adorable and the chalk board design is just trendy. :)

And the photos are from my birthdat, September 11th. I turned 37 yesterday. Yay! And I feel so grateful that I have hubby and doggie by me and tons of great friends. I do feel loved. Always.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

{Project Life Week 25-1/生活紀錄第25週之一}

{Project Life Week 25-2/生活紀錄第25週之二}

Quickly finished my Week 25. Because I am still months behind. But it's ok. I plan to finish them and bring up to date before I leave for Taiwan in the end of October. Yes. Another trip has been scheduled. This time I will be in Taiwan from the end of October to the second week of December. During this trip, I will be teaching most of my weekends and spend some time with friends and family in between. I am super excited about this trip and also be able to meet a lot of  fun people. :)

I also put some small bits and pieces in the pocket then I sew it with my sewing machine. It makes me super happy whenever I flip the page.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Amy Tangerine's new Cut & Paste

Here they are.Amy Tangerine's new Cut & Paste by American Crafts are finally hitting the local store last weekend. Yay! Been waiting for a while, will, at least waiting since the CHA announcement. HA!

So I decided to scrap my June overview using Collect. Its the best month in 2013. And this is another adorable collection by Amy.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

A mini album in Create: Mini album: SImple and Stylish

So honor to see one more project in the Create: Mini Album magazine, August issue. Even thought from now on, they no longer have physical copies. But still excited to be published with them.