Archive | November 2012

New Release: Artistic Side by Angelclaud ArtRoom and ViolaMoni

Hi All,

I have a very special new release at Gingerscraps this week. It’s my very first collaboration with other designer. Additionally, I have so much fun with the theme that we chose: a mixed media theme. I’ve always loved playing with smears, brushes, and blending, which I think it’s just perfect for this theme. I’m not a 100% art-journaler but I do like the mixed look of a mixed media style and digital scrapbooking. I hope that you all will like this collaboration too.

Here are some inspiration with the template + kit.

Here are some templates inspirations


Guess my Guest Store and Win

Hi All,

My guest store will open on December 1st and this is a sneak peak of my new release there.

You have the chance to win it by guessing my guest store. Just reply to this thread with your guess. A hint it’s an exclusive store with the coolest chicks ever.

Additionally, you can also win this template by leaving a comment in my facebook page: RAK at Facebook Page

I will also be releasing a new template at Gingerscraps and you have a chance to win it here:

Blending Fun

I have recently attended a blending class by Jana Morton and boy am I addicted to blending. I’ve always loved blended pages and have tried to make a couple of pages but my pages are just kind of a randomized hit-and-miss attempt. I don’t exactly know what I’m doing but I just played around with the different blending mode. I wanted to learn more about blending so when Jana’s class opened, I immediately signed up for it.

I am very happy that I joined the class. I have learned a lot of blending technique and even photo editing technique from it. Jana’s great and she answered questions and emails very quickly. The videos are easy to follow and I love that you could download them.

One of the things I love doing is blending papers. When working with papers one of the biggest problem/challenge that I have is between using patterned and solid papers. Sometimes it’s either that the patterned papers are too busy or the solid papers will look too plain (if use alone). After attending Jana’s class, I applied the technique she taught to blending paper to achieve the look that I want. Here are some examples.┬áThe background papers are all the results of the blending of more than 3 papers together.

Credit: Hivernal by Sugary Fancy, Twist and Shout Template by Angelclaud ArtRoom

Credit: Santa’s Little Helper by Kristin Aagard

Credit: Mitten Weather by Ju Kneipp and Everyday Life: Bundle by Ju Kneipp.

Credit: Yesterday, Today and Forever by Juliana Kneipp and Sugarplum Paperie

Credit: Touch of Pink (Mini) by Pink Poppy Press and Touch of Pink (Clean Pats & Solids) by Pink Poppy Press

Black Friday New Releases

Hi All,

* I am posting this post early because my house is flooding and will probably have no internet access over the weekend.

Happy Black Friday !!! Once again, I have so many different events going on this weekend.

My stores are 40% off at both Mscraps and Gingerscraps.

There are some extra fun events at my different stores.



– Gingerscraps Coffee Shop
Customers can stop by the GingerScraps Coffee Shop during their weekend shopping trips and see what kind of treats the designers have added. Participating designers will add and remove products at their discretion. Make sure you stop by GingerScraps Coffee Shop Friday-Monday to see what delicious treats are offered daily at a DEEP discounted price!


There are several events going on at Browniescraps.

1. Build your own grab bags from selected packs.
2. Spend $5 or more and get a free template pack by Down the Road Designs.
3. Spend $10 or more and get the free template pack by Down the Road Designs and Brag Book pack by BrS Designers.

For more details about the events please go here.

Here are the new releases for this week.

New Release: Twist and Shout at Mscraps

New Release: Where My Heart Is v2 at Browniescraps

Layout Highlight: Purple Dream

I absolutely love this layout by France. The color play is absolutely superb. I really like the kind of monochromatic color with a splash of yellow. The photo treatment with a bit of purple tinge also match the main color of the kit perfectly. I also love the lighting of the page which gives the page a gorgeous shine. Love!!!


Purple Dream by Samal Designs

Gathering Time template by Angelclaud ArtRoom

New Release and Re-releases

Hi All,

It will be Thanksgiving soon and although I don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, we do have kind of similar holiday, which is the Mid-autumn Festival. This is the holiday when family gather together to have dinner, supposedly enjoy the moon, and eat mooncake. This template is inspired by the gathering of family and friends and therefore the multiple photos to capture the special event.

Gathering time is available at Gingerscraps and Mscraps.


I am re-releasing several of my previous grab bags and bundle.

The Mix n Match v1 Grab Bag is now available as individual pack or bundle at Mscraps and Gingerscraps.

I am also releasing my parts of Browniescraps’ grab bag with Littlebitshoppe Designs at Browniescraps. There are three packs available.

New Release at Browniescraps: Minuet v2

Hi All,

How was your iDSD week? I hope you all had fun shopping. I know I did kind of break my bank a bit. LOL. I also love all the wonderful comments you left for the blog hops. I really appreciate them. I hope you have fun working with the templates.

I am happy that I am not so burnt out from iDSD that I can still have a new release this week. I’m following up on my previous release at Browniescraps: Minuet. This is the version 2.

My iDSD template bundle is also now available for individual purchases.