Tuesday, June 30, 2009

FeliScraps to HappyScraps

I have recently co-founded a design collective known as HAPPY which purpose is to produce ideas and things that make people inspiredly happy. And, as you know, scrapbooking makes me really happy! That is why, I have made it one of the key component of this design collective. With that, I am pleased to announce that come August 2009, FeliScraps Challenge will be refreshed and become part of the HAPPY setup!

There will be no change to the format and rules of the challenge but you can definitely expect it to get even better! By making it part of the HAPPY family, I hope to tap onto more resources and open up new possibilities. I also hope the challenge will attract even more talented scrappers and ultimately, all of us will see more unique creations produced from the challenges!

In order to achieve a consistent branding for HAPPY, FeliScraps Challenge will be renamed HappyScraps and will reside at a new domain, http://happyscraps.ifyouarehappyandyouknow.com/. The transition will be gradual, with old contents being ported over to the new website. I will be posting sneak peeks of this new website and its features both on my blog and the HAPPY website so stay tuned!

To make sure that you don't miss out on anything, connect with us at HAPPY by either subscribing to our mailing list, be a fan on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or subscribing to our RSS feed. Meanwhile, do visit The HAPPY website for more information and perhaps leave a comment or two!

The winner for the Stash Inspired Challenge 3 is...

June!! Congrats June! :)
Here's the winning layout!

Hope you'll enjoy the RAK!!

Stay tuned for the next challenge which will be up tmr... :)

Monday, June 29, 2009

Entries for Stash Inspired Challenge 3 - All about Words...

Here's the stash to for Stash Inspired Challenge 3... The challenge is to use your stash with words / alphas to inspire you to create a layout/project...

Here are the entries we received...

"Crop Buddies"by June
When I looked for some word inspired papers to create my LO, this piece just called out to me. I love how the words are part of the pattern on the paper but are not too obvious unless you look really closely at the paper. I kept the embellishments to a minimal so as not to distract from the words and alphas in the layout.

Feli says:
Love especially her focus on the photo! The words stash just come together on her page...

"creative, love, photography" by Ee Bing

I was inspired by Ingvild Bolme's layout. I love her work!! I used La creme papers as the base and tore up and crumpled the words pp, did some inking then stitching with twine. Made use of vibrant colorful flowers to bring out the photo and classic black alphas as title. Even the alphas for "Love" have words on them! Totally match my pp. :) I just love the rustic feel of the background against the colorful flowers!

Feli says:
I love the tearing and inking on the page! The embellies on the page just flows!

"hammock time" by Edleen

I just *heart* papers with any text or script! This just suits one of our Road Trip layouts where my kids were having a relaxing time. Seeing their Happy Faces on these photos just says it all.

Feli says:
She did great with the PPs with words! They go so well with the photos of her kids... They sure were happy!

"memories, joy & happiness" by Georgina

I always love words so any pattern paper with words always attracts me. I created this layout first without a photo coz the pp and the embellishment came together so easily. The final touch was the photo that I thought goes so well with the overall colour combinations and feeling.

Feli says:
I love her words PP! And the way she arranged the words sticker on the photo... =)

"Time Flys by" by Tessah

I have accumulated a lot of stash with alphas on them. So I used some of them here... So nice how I managed to journal using different stuff from my stash.

Feli says:
I love the bright page!! And I especially love how she used the words stickers to form her journaling and the bulk of her page!!

"Ever the Best of Friends" by Maya

As you can see I love PP with words too!! I got quite a handful of rub-ons. I stamped some words on the flowers... This picture was taken on my solemnization (nikah) with one of my best, true friends I ever have she's also a family to me..

Feli says:
I can see how much she loves stash with words!! Love her variety of words! and that's a really lovely photo...

Monday, June 1, 2009

To MY beloved Grandma...

Here's a page I did for my Stash Inspired Challenge 3 and dedicated to my beloved grandma... I used PPs and embellishments with words on this layout to describe my grandma..

I framed the words "so sweet" on the PP with the chipboard..

I just wanted my grandma to know that she's dearly missed... we'll always remember her...
I also embossed metal and used it as a matt for the title...

Gonna do another layout about my late grandpa! :)

Stash Inspired Challenge 3: All about Words...

Here's the Stash Inspired challenge 3. Here's the stash to inspire you... What do the items here have in common? They all have Words and Alphas on them!
The challenge is to use your stash with words / alphas to inspire you to create a layout/project... Click on the image to get a larger view of it... To find out more about how the Stash Inspired challenge works, check it out here...

Email me at feliscraps_challenge [at] hotmail.com with a maximum of 3 photos of your layout / project with a description of it by 29th June, 12 noon. Voting starts right after all the layouts / projects are posted on the blog!

I hope this challenges you to come up with something creative! So let your creative juices flow, DO IT DIFFERENT and just have fun! :) I can't wait to see what you come up with...

Do check back in my next post on my take for the challenge!