Saturday, April 12

Great Day!!!

This started out with a blast.  While checking my emails in the morning, I received one from Angie of Scrapscene, telling me that some of the photos from my craft room are being featured in their newsletter today and their Scrap Studio Ideas article.  I can't believe that my name is there, along with Ana Cabrera and Valerie Salmon.  The article also includes a link to my craft room album and homepage.  I was soo happy!  Thank you ScrapScene for featuring my planet.  Check the article out by clicking here.

I should say that today is my most productive day so far this month.  Aside from doing house chores (changing sheets and doing laundry), I was able to finish 2 more sun catchers, while finishing a DVD of my nephew-in-law's senior trip.  I had to make 20 copies of those DVDs to be given to the rest of the kids who were in the trip.  Talk about multi-tasking.  I was thinking of making another hybrid layout at the same time, but I'm not that good of a multi-tasker!  haha!  I'm really happy with these two stained glass projects because I didn't get a single cut.  This time, I know exactly what I'm supposed to do, step by step.  You can see the other sun catchers I made by clicking here.

A few days ago, I blogged about a boo-boo I made in the last page I was working on.  I finished it yesterday, but I made sure everything was dry before I even took a photo, which was this morning.  This is a hybrid page, based on a digital layout I made using Alice Koh's template from Pickleberrypop.  You can see the pure digital version hereI put the black buttons on the right to make the digital layout blend with my BG cardstock (DCWV).  I also adhered clear circle stickers (Sticko) on the red, white and green circles to make them pop out.  For the word "baby", I put glitter glue on the first B to match with the BG cardstock.  Then I applied clear dimensional gloss medium (Inkssentials) on the red letters.  I love how ABY looked so dimensional, and it pops out really well. 

Then I put paper flowers ($.50 from Walmart) to take the place of the buttons on the right. 

By the way, this digital layout by Alice Koh is free to download until April 30th.  Get it by clicking here.

What else made this day great???  I received a box of goodies from my Secret Girlfriend in SplitcoastStampers.  I had to wait the whole day because my hubby went straight to work after going to the post office.  I'm excited to try the Glue Pad, the Adirondack Dabber and the Copic marker.  Copics have been a craze in the stamping world.  It's originally meant for drawing "manga" or Japanese comic books, but here in the US, people use it for coloring stamped images.  I have markers similar to Copics, and I love them!  I'm planning to buy more of these Copic markers when I go to Japan next month.  They are definitely cheaper there.

I have been having a hard time sleeping these past few nights.  I think I'm really excited for my trip to the Philippines.  But I think it's starting to get to me, because I am really really tired now. 
'Till next blog.... goodnight!

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