challenge entry for Crate Paper + GIVEAWAY!


I have been in the mood to scrap lately. I couldn't stop. When this happens I love to visit my favorite paper company blogs and join in some challenges. It's not always for the prizes or the fame that I do it (although of course I am always very happy if I get to win, because of the goodies!) but more than that, it is really fun! And there are things I learn and discover in process. 


Last Friday I observed my son watching Minute To Win It,  and I saw how sad he was when his favorite blue team (boys team) lost the game.  On that show, one mom was asked to say some words of encouragement to her kids and she said: "FOCUS! FOCUS!" with her eyes really wide and her face showed how stressed she was!
 I felt sad for the kid. If it was me, cheering for my son, I will tell him: "Just enjoy! Have fun!" because I believe it is NOT in the winning.. It is in the PLAYING. So I turned to my sad son, and told him what my parents told us when we were young: In anything you do, make sure you do it with joy. Have fun. Love every moment. With that, whether you win or you lose, you already WON. And if in case you win the game, that's just a bonus! 

I hope my 5 year old son understood all of it. 


The challenge was to create something in one color in varying tints and shades.  So I collected all the yellows I could see from the different  Crate collections I have. I also made my own embellishments such as this "candy". I just rolled a paper, wrapped it with a torn yellow paper, tied with white twine and added some rock candy stickles. I think the elements go well with my son's photo taken on his birthday picnic at the beach... 


Another handmade embellishment is this twine spool from a grey board and Tim Holtz sewing room die. Will be submitting this piece to Crate Paper Color Challenge. Now check out this guy who assists me in taking photos of my projects. He does this all the time ... 



Most part of the world celebrate National Scrapbooking Day today. I am a bit lonely over here, wishing I was having some crop or a scrapbooking party with more than just myself.. but since I can't I thought of something to join in the fun ... GIVEAWAY! Comment in this post by Monday 8:00 PM and I will draw a winner to have these stuff I made with love...  If  you are my follower, I promise to visit your blog and follow you back too! 


These are some handmade greeting cards, a blank mini book, handmade tags and embellishments and stamped cardstocks I sell in my my shoppe. Thank you for participating and for checking out my blog. Have a happy weekend! Love, Gen. 

13 comments:

Unknown said...

I'm the first to comment! Always love your work! Original and creative! :)

Irene Tan said...

Hello! Thanks for the generous giveaway! Me too... am on an ep project too!

joynwoe said...

Happy International Scrapbook Day! Love your layout and the cute embellishments~!

Thanks for the generous giveaway~

I'm craftin on my own too... But with all these technology~ it's so easy to just catch up with the other crafty pals~

Jeanette said...

Hi Gen,

I totally understand about scrapping alone even though its NSD today. But i am just glad the weekends are here so that I can spend some time crafting! Have a great day ahead.

Alison said...

Hey there! I think your handmade candy is really really cool :D Happy NSD (:

Amelia said...

Happy national scrapbook day! Thank you for the inspiration and giveaway (:

Charllie Gee said...

Hi gen ..amazing i watch minute to win it and i felt sad about what happened in the game..but God had planned everything and you need to appreciate that ..most of us people care about winning and fame but they always forget to have fun ,enjoy and live happy.. dont think of any frustrations and distractions cuz this 2 will bring you down if you dont win or you are down just try and try like my scrap friend said if that is a no that means
not now... okay i like your layout it has a great impact in the journaling and the colors are awesome


Li Li said...

Happy NSD! Thanks so much for the giveaway!! ^^

Yi Xin Wee said...

Don't know what is minute to win it but hoped you had fun today playing along! Sadly Singapore doesn't have such a holiday :( Love your handmade embellishments :)

prakash joelle dervena said...

Love your great works! And thamks for ur generous giveaway! Pls continue the good works!

Adele Ang said...

Thanks for the giveaway~! (:

Alice Charles said...

Always fall in love with your works. It's beautiful :))

yyam said...

Really cool. Love how you worked with yellows! Such a happy layout.

P/s: Would you consider turning off word verification? I have mine turned off and don't have a problem with spam. It's hard to comment on a mobile.

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