iScrap: My Eyes Got Stuck


I have been a fan of iscrap since Mscraps first opened. Ing has a huge range of looks that she incorporates into cohesive collections.  She has an overall clean style with her own doodles incorporated throughout. I love the vast range of colors that she uses in her designs (from bold and bright to pale and pastel). I love the doodled car that she included in her contribution this month. Let’s take a closer look at “Captured” that is included in The Digi Files this month:


Here are some layouts created using Ing’s contribution:

LO1Layout by Jacki. Supplies: Captured by Ing; Jelly Bean Toes (Title alpha) by CD Muckosky; Wanderlust (Map overlay) by Pink Reptile Designs; Font: A Little Pot.
Layout by Karen. Supplies: Captured by iScrap by Ing; Shapelates by Misto Cato.
LO3 Layout by Heddy. Supplies: Captured by ing; Head Start Vol. 5 (template) by litabells; Journaling Bling (brushes) by Jennifer Barrette.


Layout by Amelia. Supplies: Captured by ing; Fonts: Mountains of Christmas, Georgia.
Layout by Lauren. Supplies: Captured by ing; Stick Arounds (tape) by Lauren Reid; Fonts: Sugar Shock by Lauren Reid & Darcy Baldwin, F25 Executive, 5th Grade Cursive.

You can see more layouts created with this kit on our “Team Inspiration” page.

I am Ing Lim (Ingrid Lim).
Born in Philippines, living in Al Ain UAE for 4 years now.
Mother 2 super active boys ages 7 & 2 years old.
8 years married to my college classmate.




A close friend & I collaborated on throwing a surprised baby shower for our couple friends. I was in charged with the invites, the tags & labels for the souvenirs & game prizes, decoration for the diaper cake, and for the cupcakes. This was our first event we planned together and we are both happy with the outcome as well as our couple friends. I used Miss Tiina’s kit Mama to be Bubblegum to coordinate everything. I specially liked the little Gerber bottles with marshmallow with labels & tags… so cute. But it was tiring to cut circles using only scissor. I hope next time I already have the circle punches because it will definitely make cutting circles easier. Even though, I had fun while creating these.

Something to share (I think many already knew about this): I made the invite envelopes using colored papers using an old envelope as my guide. I opened the old envelope & traced it on a sheet of colored paper. Then I stacked up the colored papers with the traced paper on the topmost & used clamps on 2 sides to hold it together while I cut the paper. Using a sharp cutter blade, I cut the outer lines making sure I don’t move the stacked paper or loosen it. After it’s cut I fold it one by one to form an envelope. =)

Credit: Miss Tiina Mama to be Bubblegum

I started paper scrapping more than 20 years ago when I was still in high school. Eventually I stopped since I cannot afford the scrapbooking materials. But there are special occasions like birthdays & anniversaries that I created stuff to give as my personal gifts. When I got married and moved to my husband’s hometown I needed something to keep me busy and scrapbooking became my outlet. Once again, I started paper scrapbooking slowly & using what’s only available at the local bookstore in our place. When I gave birth to our eldest son, I was still able to scrap but as the baby grew I had lesser time to scrap until the baby took up all my time.

It was 2007 when I first discover the marvelous digital scrapbooking and got hooked with it. I & my eldest son came here in UAE to be with my husband. He bought me a desktop computer & subscribed for an internet connection so that I won’t get bored just staying inside the house (it’s only during weekends that we can have get-together with friends). I drooled over the fabulous digital scrapbooking stuff over the internet and when I found out that there are a lot of freebies I can use for my scrapbooking, I couldn’t stop creating layouts (unfortunately, my computer crashed, got reformatted and lost everything 2 years ago).

2008 I started creating stuff like frames. There were digital scrapbooking stuff I wanted to use but couldn’t find on freebies that led me on creating it for myself. Eventually, when I started my blog (my first blog which I have deleted already) I started giving them away as freebies, too. Then I made templates & minikits and give them out as freebies on my blog as well.

Late of 2009 I read somewhere that Joyce Paul was looking for designers for her new store. There was something inside me that pushed me to send my application but I was not expecting any positive reply. December (if I was not mistaken) I received a reply that she is taking me as template designer for a beginner… and I was completely in heaven that day. Then a few months later, I started selling kits and elements. I am a slow designer and there are still so much to learn; I’m just glad I am still here. I will be for ever grateful to Joyce for the opportunity she gave me. For my fellow designers at Mscraps for the tutorials they share. And to those who buy my products & download my freebies, thank you.

I am both though… scrapper & designer. Scrapping keeps me sane and it de-stresses me while designing is a passion and it makes me proud of myself that I am able to create something that others appreciates… it gives me self-worth.

It’s not what but who… my family & friends inspire me to create as well as the people who appreciate what I do. ?

Computer: 1- Desktop PC: assembled, Windows XP, Viewsonic 21″ monitor, 2GB ram
2- Laptop: Samsung, Windows 7, 17″ monitor, i5, 4GB ram

Program: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Camera: DSLR – Nikon D60
Digital Camera – Canon A3300 IS
Anything Else: Wacom Bamboo Fun tablet

I have found this quick tutorial on how to easily recolor your doodle on the web & I kept on using it ever since. It’s quick & no extra layer or clipping mask needed.
On top of the layer palette there are lock options & the first one locks the transparency pixel of the layer. When you click it you can change the color of the doodle without affecting the other transparency or opacity of the doodle. Just choose a regular round brush, make it larger to cover a larger area & select the color you want. Then paint on the doodle with a few brush strokes. You can unlock the layer after but you can also keep it lock if you still want to change the color later on. You can use this method on wordarts, stamps, borders, or paint splats.

I have a few favorite but this is so far my most fave kit. I created it in time for the Fathers Day celebration. I searched for a father’s day color swatch & searched the net for some inspiration for my papers & elements. It was special in a sense that created the minikit to make a layout for my husband for Fathers Day. There are 2 elements there that I created using the artworks I collected from my office files. It is just a simple minikit but I love everything in it.

I was planning on creating a photobook for our 2009 memories and then later on I decided on creating a kit to go along with the photobook. I just search a color swatch for remembering and my eyes got stuck on this color palette. As for the elements & wordarts, I got inspiration through the web and from my personal preference as to what I wanted to put in there. I have no idea why it is popular but I think this is the best-selling kit I have.


Here are some of my favorite products by ing:

Here are some more inspirational layouts using ing’s products. All of the layouts are linked to the originals with credits.

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