Thursday, July 12, 2007


Marix says, KAYA!

When I saw the challenge for this month I was very excited and had this idea of using most of my stamps. I'm into stamping nowadays but haven't maximized their potential yet. Anyway I had fun doing this LO because I had the chance to finally play with my stamps. The sketch was inspired by CK's content page, which is a challenge posted by Paula at CK.

Journaling Reads:
Let us GROW 2gether, ENJOY together.

Materials Used:
CS - Colormates; Clear Stamps- Hero Arts, Autumn Leaves, Rhonna Farrer, Upsy Daisy, Heidi Swapp, Bam Pop, others; Making Memories foam stamp and magnetic stamps; VersaColor inkpads and VersaMark watermark stamp pad; Hero Arts gems; AMM Chipboard; Plaid Crystal Sparkle Embossing Powder; buttons; rickrack; ribbon; Making Memories Brads; Sizzlit die (small tag); Plaid mounting blocks

Techniques Used:
Background cs- stamped assorted leaves using VersaMark watermark, (clear stamp unknown).
Blue square - stamped upsy daisy flowers and MM foam stamp for the stems, stamped words on small tags (using masking tehnique) and attached with flower brads.
Orange square - stamped Hero Arts letters for "July", "2007" with other stamps, butterfly from upsy daisy and then handcut, accented with gems and attached using foam squares.
Yellow flower - stamped Hero Arts border stamps on yellow cs, cut into strips and formed into a flower attached with MM brad (as seen in BHG Scrapbooks mag).
Pink label - stamped with Heidi Swapp clear shapes and "Love Ya" from MM magnetic stamps, heart from Hero Arts.
Green frame - stamped Bam Pop Classy frame, and "All natural beauty" stamp by Rhonna, heat embossed.
Swirl photo corners - MM foam stamps, handcut and accented with gems.
"Us" chipboards - stamped with Autumn Leaves swirl stamp, heat embossed.
Wordings - stamped using MM magnetic stamps, stamped border using other clear stamps.

About ME:
Hi! I'm Marix, single and currently working as a Systems Analyst in Singapore. I've been scrapbooking since highschool but never knew such a term ever existed. Back then I've been using magazines to cut out titles and images and used the magnetic albums which sadly are all not acid free. I only discovered the term scrapbooking and acid free in 2004 and have been doing it since then. It was on and off until I became addicted to it last year. I scraplift, use sketches and find inspiration through advertisements. I'm a traditional scrapper and haven't tried digital yet. I consider myself as a free style scrapper who loves embellishments and texture in a layout. You can view my other layouts at


Lee i. said...

Hi Marix, grabe inisa-isa ko talagang titigan yung mga stamping na ginamit mo. Thanks for the full description, it helped me spot the many techniques that you used. Medyo nahirapan lang ako kasi I can't resize your LO to a bigger size. :-( You must have lots of patience and time in your hands. Haha. But seriously, this is an LO that more than lived up to the challenge. Thanks for sharing.

C70 said...

Love the fun colors and techniques you used on your page! Great job, Marix!

benga said...

thanks Lee and Christine! Lee d ko dn alam kun bakit d maresize, 3x ko na ni-upload ganun pa din =(

Tin said...

Hi marix! Your LO's are all so fun! And the colors are just happy, happy, happy :-) I love the way you arranged the elements, this gives me a good idea for my next LO hehe :-) Talagang style mo yan, saw your BamPop LO and they're really eye-catching. TFS!

cabbiejanescrapper said...

how i love the cutie embellis you got there.they all look so sweet and very pretty to the eyes! yeah, you got style there!

leira said...

Great stamping I like your title creatively done...really nice lo!

Au Lim said...

when i see you LOs, the word FUN comes to mind. bagay yung fun, juicy colors you used here for your pics! nice!

the dreamer said...

What a fun layout! Game na game sa photos and the fun elements in your layout all come together!

Great job! =) Oh and thanks for the inspiration with all the stamping that you did! Galing!


CraftFairy said...

Another fav, Marix. I had to take a closer look at the details!