Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Let's Get Sketchy - August 1st Sketch

Welcome to my blog my crafty friends.. :)

Today I want to share a new sketch from Let's Get Sketchy for their August 1st installment


and here's my take


This sketch was quite challenging for me as I had to cut out tons of strips of paper. But I really like the end result though!

I used papers from Amy Tangerine collection called Ready Set Go. I really love the bright colour and the paper variety is awesome. It really suits my scrapbook style.

I cut the Young, Wild and Free title using Kaisercraft decorative dies. I cut the tittle several times to add more dimension so it will be sturdy and look like Thickers.

Thanks so much for stopping by and do take time to play along. Don't forget to link up your layout at Let's Get Sketchy blog so you'll get a chance to win the fabulous prize!

Have a great day and happy crafting!

Xoxo Firna

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Let's Get Sketchy - July 15th Sketch

Hi crafty friends, welcome to my blog!

The new and wonderful sketch from Let's Get Sketchy has been revealed!

Here's the sketch for 15th July


Here's my take

 
 
I was in the mood of scrapping old photo of my kid lately and this this time was no exception. I chose a photo of my daughter when she's about 10 or 11 years old, looking extremely happy posing on a horse at De Ranch Lembang.
 
I used My Mind's Eye collection from my stash to create this layout. I love the bright color and the flowers on the paper. It just screamed for summer don't you think!
 
The collection was super easy to work with. I just layered several papers, added some stickers and gold Thickers, and die cut the word Remember the Good Times using a decorative dies from Kaisercraft. I wanted to add more dimension with the die cut word so it would look like Thickers. So I cut the word for seven times and just layered them on top of another to achieve the dimension I was looking for. I was super happy with the result.
 
Come hop on over to Let's Get Sketchy blog and play along with us, it's super fun!
 
Thank you for visiting my blog, have a great day and happy crafting!
 
Xoxo Firna

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Let's Get Sketchy - July 1st Sketch

Hello my crafty friends, welcome to my blog!

I can't believe it's July already! It seemed that only yesterday that I celebrated the holy month of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr. Boy, time flies so quickly!

Well, 1st day of the month means new a sketch from Let's Get Sketchy. Here's the sketch created by Brenshevia

 
And here's my take



I decided to dig in deep into my stash so I used the long hoarded The Sweetest Things collection from My Mind's Eye. The papers in this collection are beautiful and really went well with the color of the photo. Perfect!

I was in the mood for mixed media when I created this layout. So I pulled out my stencils and used them to add extra textures on my layout.

I used tile mania stencil from Crafter's Workshop with orange tone ink that would match the color of the paper. I also used leaf stencil from Dyan Reaveley Dylusions with light green ink. Next I used Art Is stencil from Crafter's Workshop but this time with white texture paste so it would give an extra dimension to the page.

I really like the way it came up together. So lovely!

I hope you could play along with us at Let's Get Sketchy! Happy crafting!

Xoxo Firna

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Paper Issues February Challenge - Bigger is Better

Hello folks, welcome to my blog!

Another share from me of Paper Issues February Challenge called Bigger is Better

 
I love this challenge. I cut out the word Precious using my Cameo. As requested, I cut them as big as possible so it will fit on the 12x12 layout. Next I embellished the layout to my heart content and very pleased with the result.
 
Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!
 
Xoxo Firna

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Let's Get Sketchy - June 15th Sketch

Hello crafty friends, welcome to my blog!

Today I want to share the June 15th sketch by Let's Get Sketchy.

Brenshevia always created a beautiful sketch for Let's Get Sketchy and this mid month sketch is no exception!

Here's the sketch


And here's my take


I used my stash to create this layout. I chose a paper from Crate Paper as the background. I cut a paper from Fancy Pants Design into several strips and used them as a layer underneath my photo.

I mixed several embellishments from different collections and placed them throughout my layout to my heart content. I really love the end result here!

I hope you could play along with us at Let's Get Sketchy! Happy crafting and have a wonderful day!

Xoxo Firna

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Let's Get Sketchy - June 1st Sketch

Hi crafty friends, welcome to my blog!

Can't believe it's June already, time do flies quickly! New month means a new sketch from Let's Get Sketchy

Here's the sketch for June 1st:



And here's my take:

 

Well, I did stash busting to create this layout. I used old collection from Dear Lizzy called Neapolitan that I've been hoarding for ages. I also used embellishment from Amy Tangerine and other Dear Lizzy collection to embellish the page. I added gold and black ink splatter here and there to complete my page. I really love how the page turned out!

I hope you like my take. Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!

Xoxo Firna

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Let's Get Sketchy - April 15th Sketch

Hi everyone, welcome to my blog.

OMG, it's almost the end of the month and I haven't share my take of 15th of April sketch from Let's Get Sketchy. Please excuse my tardiness!

Well, without further ado, here's the sketch created by Brenshevia




and here's my take:



I love this sketch! Brenshevia has never stopped surprise us with wonderful sketch creation.

I hope you like my take. Have a great day!

Xoxo Firna

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Paper Issues February Challenge - Take 5

Hello..hello...welcome to my blog!

Well, I recently shared my take on Paper Issues challenge in my blog. I love their challenges and have created several pages for the challenge.

So I will share all the pages in my blog in several posts. This time a page created for Take 5 challenge in February.



Here's my take:


Look at those photos of my daughter! She's so sassy :D

Well, I used more that 5 items for my layout coz it's so much fun! I used red, white, turquoise, polka dots, heart, arrow, flair, patterned paper, label, and something shiny. Phew, that's 10 in total! Busted :)

Thank you for stopping by and have a fabulous day!

Xoxo Firna

Paper Issues February Challenge - Polka Dot Party

Hi crafty friends, welcome to my blog!

If you follow me on Instagram I bet you know how much I love challenge and Paper Issues has plenty of challenges every month.

So I want to share my page created for Polka Dot Party challenge back in February.

Here's my take:


Don't get me wrong, I love polka dot for scrapbooking but I hate it if I have to wear it for my outfit! I have zero outfit with polka dot pattern!

Ok, back to my page. These are photos of my daughter playing silly in my brother's house. She pretended to ride the skateboard. Boy, she can't skate, she can't even ride a bicycle! Can't you believe that!!

This page is a polka dot galore. There are polka dots everywhere from the background paper to the tittle! But hey, I love the way it turned out.

Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!

Xoxo Firna

Let's Get Sketchy - April 1st Sketch

Hi crafty friends, welcome to my blog.

Can't believe it's April already, boy time flies!

I have not shared my April 1st sketch challenge for Let's Get Sketchy. Here's the sketch created by Brenshevia



And here's my take


I love this sketch so much and I tried to follow it as close as possible. So I used my trustworthy silhouette cameo to cut out the diamond shape on my patterned paper of my choice. I chose a neutral one because I will back the diamond shape with colorful papers.
 
After I finished backing up all the diamond shapes. I adhered my photo and embellished the page. I didn't over embellishing the page because the diamond shapes was already busy with several other pattern papers.
 
Well, I love the way it turned out. I hope you can join the challenge at Let's Get Sketchy blog and remember you have until April 31 to link up your layout.
 
Happy crafting!
 
Xoxo Firna

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Paper Issues - Old School Challenge

Hi everyone, welcome to my blog!

Each month Paper Issues has multiple challenges on their facebook group and I love their challenges!

This time I played along with a challenge called Old School. We must use vintage photo or simply print your photo in black & white.

Well, there's a first time for everything and this is the first time for me in the history of scrapbooking that I used black & white photo on my layout.

Here's my take for the challenge:



First, I cut out this beautiful Broken Hearts of Glass Background cut file from NeatNCraftyCutz using my Silhouette Cameo. Then I backed the paper with a paper from On Trend Collection by Crate Paper. Next I simply embellish the page with various embellishments from Crate Paper as well.

I super duper love the way it turned out. Safe to say that I love using black and white photo on my page from now on :)

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Xoxo Firna

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Enjoy The Ride

Hi everyone! Welcome to my blog.

My boy loves it when I took him to a supermarket. For him supermarket is a giant playground waiting to be explored :)

Well, he loved to sit in a supermarket trolley so his mama had to snap a photo of him. He looked so cute right!

I created a page to document this memory


I tell you, so much going on this single page. I die cut the tittle using Kaisercraft decorative die. I also die cut several cogs, stars and xoxo word. I die cut the cogs using white paper and colored them using Distress Paint by Rangers. So much fun!

I also used an old school technique, a fun technique that we scrapbooker often used it in the past when electronic cutting machine didn't exist. Can you guess what that is? Yes, it's punch! I punch the paper using Fiskars and EK Success punches. I have tons of punches in my collection and I determined to use them often whenever I make a layout.

Here are the close ups:






That's all for now. Thank you for stopping by on my blog.

Xoxo Firna

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Let's Get Sketchy - March 15th Sketch

Hi crafty friends, welcome to my blog!

Today I want to share the March 15th sketch by Let's Get Sketchy. I know, I know, it's a little bit late, but life has been hectic for me lately and I had no chance to post this sketch on time.

Anyway, here's the sketch created by none other Brenshevia herself. Isn't it great?

 
And here's my take
 
 
I used paper from Simple Stories collection. Since the pattern paper was already busy, I didn't add too many embellishments on my page. For an extra touch, I cut large flower cut file from Cocoa Vanilla Studio using my Silhouette Cameo. I adhere it on the left side of the photos to balance the look of the whole layout.
 
Thanks so much for stopping by and do play along with us. You have till March 31, 2018 to link up your layout to Lets Get Sketchy blog. Happy crafting!
 
Xoxo Firna

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Let's Get Sketchy - March 1st Sketch

Hi everyone, welcome to my blog!

It's March 1, 2018 and Let's Get Sketchy has another installment for this month. This time is a little bit difference because we have a moodboard to be used with the sketch.

Here are the moodboard and the great sketch by Brenshevia


 
 


I was totally in love with the color of the moodboard. When I first saw it, I knew that I had to use the paper from Good Day Sunshine lines from Simple Stories to document my vacation I had years ago in Phuket, Thailand.


 
Look at the color of the paper, isn't it gorgeous! It captured all the colors, the bright and shiny feel of summer outdoor shoot!
 
I cut three vertical strips of papers and one horizontal strip of paper to be tucked in behind my photo. I embellish the page with bunch of stickers from the collection as well and some bits and pieces from my stash.
 
Here are some close-ups
 
 
 
 
For the first time ever I add photo overlay over my photo. I have bunch of photo overlays from Simple Stories but I had never used any of them on my photo. Well, I was glad that I did it coz I am happy with the result!

Thanks so much for stopping by and do play along with us. You have till March 31, 2018 to link up your layout to Lets Get Sketchy blog. Happy crafting!

Xoxo Firna

Friday, February 16, 2018

Happy Times

Hello crafty friends. welcome to my blog!

Last month, I joined Scraplift Sunday January 21st at Paper Issues. The inspiration came from a layout created by Elodie Lusseau.



When I saw the challenge, I knew that I had to use On Trend collection from Crate Paper that I've been hoarding for ages!

Here's my take



The collection has a beautiful paper with several tags on it. I just had to cut the tags and arrange them based on the inspiration layout. I love the heart doily paper that I tucked in behind my photo, so beautiful! Next I used bits and pieces from my stash to complete the layout. I love how easy this page came together.

Thank you for visiting! Wishing you a wonderful day!

Xoxo Firna

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Let's Get Sketchy - February 15th Sketch


Hi everyone, welcome to my blog!

It's time for another installment of Let'ss Get Sketchy. Here's the new sketch for February 15th created by Brenshevia



and here's my take



I used the September 2016 Cut File from Hip Kit Club. I simply cut it using white cardstock and adhere it to this beautiful rainbow paper from Simple Stories, Good Day Sunshine collection. I love that the cut file really pop over the paper. You must see it in person, it's so pretty.

Because the cut file and the paper was pretty busy, I didn't use too much embellishment on my page. I keep it simple to make the photos as the center of attention. I simply used stickers from the collection as well together with bits and pieces from my stash.

Remember to play along with us and link your layout to Let's Get Sketchy blog by February 28. We have $25.00 gift certificate from Kj Kareen for this month's winner.

Thank you for stopping by and happy crafting!

Xoxo Firna

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Hello Adventure

Hey everyone, welcome to my blog!

I love cut files. They're beautiful, versatile and could add wow elements in my page. My favourite sites to purchase cut files, besides Silhouette store, are Just Nick Studio and The Cut Shoppe. I have purchased tons of their cut files and determine to use them in every single layout that I made, I wish!

Now, I used Doodle Floral Circle Background cut file from Just Nick Studio for my page here. I enlarge the cut file so it filled most of my background paper. I chose floral paper from American Crafts old collection. Since the patterned paper is already bright and colourful, I backed the cut file with soft green paper to tone it down.


Close-up of the cut file:



The photo was taken from my recent vacation in Singapore. I used single large photo to really make it centre of attention. I also used clear sticker from Simple Stories that I simply put directly in the photo. Aren't these stickers lovely.. :)

Here's the close-up





I really love the way this page came out together. I'll be making more layouts with cut files for sure!
 
Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!
 
Xoxo Firna

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Oh...Happy Day - February 1 Challenge from Stuck?! Sketches

Hi everyone, welcome to my blog!

It's no secret that I love playing with sketches. They're fun and could give you a starting point to create your layout.

This time I played along with February 1 2018 sketch from Stuck?! Sketches






I have tons of old photos of my daughter that I have yet to scrap. So I'm happy that I finally scrap these photos using Snap collection from Simple Stories. I fussy cut various elements from the paper to embellish my page. I really love the brightness and bold colors of this Simple Stories collection. They fit perfectly with my scrapping style. Well, if you could color your world why make it dark right!

Hope you like my page and thank you for stopping by!

Xoxo Firna

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Let's Get Sketchy - February 1st Sketch

Hi everyone, welcome to my blog!

I love every single sketch from Let's Get Sketchy and this February 1st sketch is no exception!



Here's my take


I used Wonder collection from Crate Paper to document my son's activity while we had our family vacation in Bandung. This is his first experience to spend vacation in another city and to stay in a hotel. And to our surprise, he enjoyed it very much. So proud of you my boy!

Close-up look of the photo



This Wonder collection is perfect to document our kids everyday moment and who can resist those cute animal stickers :D

Come hop over to Let's Get Sketchy blog to see another amazing layouts that other DT have created for this month sketch. Please do play along with us and upload your layout to the blog. Remember that we have $25 gift certificate from ByKareen for the winner. You have till February 28, 2018 to link up your layout.

Thank you for stopping by and happy crafting!

Xoxo Firna

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Make Something Beautiful Today

Hey crafty friends, welcome to my blog!

This time I played along with January 15th sketch challenge from Stuck?! Sketches


Here's my take


This page is about my daughter when she was about six years old and her hobby of making art and craft.

Here's some close up

 
 
 
I used mixed collection from Dear Lizzy, Shimelle, and embellishments from Maggie Holmes for my layout. I also used large doily to follow the circle in the sketch.

I hope you like my take and thank you for you for stopping by.

Have a great day!

Xoxo Firna

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Let's Get Sketchy - January 15th Sketch

Hi everyone, welcome to my blog!

I can't believe it's 15th January already! Boy..time flies! But I'm glad to know that we have another great sketch from Let's Get Sketchy





Oh my, I love this sketch. Anyone who follows me in Instagram knows that I love to use multiple photos in my layout.

These photos of me are taken from my recent trip to Singapore. I used Teresa Collins-Something Wonderful collection for this layout. I love that this collection has a wonderful stripped paper that I can cut to follow the sketch.

Come take a look at Let's Get Sketchy blog to see another gorgeous layouts made by my fellow DTs. Remember that you still have time to play along with us until 30 January 2018. You can't win the prize if you don't play along :D

Thank you for stopping by. Have a great day!

Xoxo Firna

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Be Brave My Darling

Hi folks, welcome to my blog!

Yaay..I joined another challenge at Paper Issues called January Sketch Challenge.

Here is the sketch


And here is my take


I dig in an old collection from Crate Paper called Wonder. It's such a beautiful collection, perfect to document your kids. I love everything about this collection, from the paper to the embellishments. No wonder I hoard these for quite some time :D

The photo was taken during our holiday to De Ranch theme park in Bandung back in the year 2013 when my daughter was 8 years old. She was so happy to try archery for the first time. So determined to focus and shoot the target. Such a brave heart!

The sketch is so fun play with. I had no difficulties in putting the page together. I finished the page in about one hour and very pleased with the result.

Thanks for stopping by!

Xoxo Firna