Wednesday, April 28, 2010

These will go out as Mother's Day gifts to my mom, sis and aunts.

Each is made with 2 contrasting sheets of paper for the covers and part of a third for the spine.
 They open up to reveal a box constructed from book boards which house ...
 a 6 by 6 mini album...

 bound with metal rings and prettied up with lots of ribbons.
 The album is rather thick but the box is very forgiving.  If the album is removed, the box can also house other memorablia.
 Sitting pretty, but not for long...
I've already wrapped them up:


E: Daddy fetch the school to 姐姐.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Made these from scratch.

More details to come.

Saturday, April 24, 2010


E: Mommy I want to bathtub in the bathe.

Friday, April 23, 2010

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The task ahead, putting all PSL pages into page protectors and organising into albums.
The final tally: 484 pages from PSL comprising 248 12x12 pages, 116 6x6 pages and 120 4x4.5 swap pages.
Not shown here are 20 pages sent out for the swap.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

E: Daddy put the cup in the Milo.

2-4-6-8 ALSB is just great!

2 days, 4 albums, 6x6 pages:

Selecting the              Spreading out the          Direct to paper 
background papers     matted photos               adhesive tape, the
                                                                          applicator is too slow!
                                   Setting up the tools
                                                                          Cutting and gluing
The stack of completed pages

All 29 pages:

Monday, April 19, 2010

I made these pages for three different swaps for our team. I can't wait to receive the swapped pages from the hostesses.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

After working on cardstock layouts for so long, I can't wait to get my hands into projects, mini albums and maybe, just maybe working with patterned papers.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

I am almost caught up with my current photos after PSL.  Of course I still have a backlog of photos from last millennium!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

The previous photo mosaics were created using the online tool from BigHugeLabs.  It is great for selecting photos from online sources. But it doesn't do a good job with photos which are not squares because it either squishes or crops off the image. I found another tool called Shape Collage. Here's the next installment of photos made with Shape Collage:

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Did you notice the pages using the gorgeous Christmas 09 kit at the top of yesterday's post? It's the Ornamental collection. 
I have a wood mounted rubberstamp from that kit to give away. It is whopping 2" by 6". Leave me a comment on the blog and I'll pick an owner for this beauty at the end of April.  For Singapore addresses only please.

Friday, April 9, 2010

I've been busy tidying my scrap area. It looks like a tornado hit it, I barely have space for my keyboard and mouse.  I am only halfway through showing PSL layouts. The fourth installment:

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The main reason I subscribed to Club Scrap all these years is the high-quality cardstock in the kits.  I have found out, maybe through the hard way, that I scrap best with cardstock. I am confounded with patterns, well take a look at my dressing style and you'll see that I prefer solid colours to prints and hardly accessorise. That translates into my scrapping style too. Don't get me wrong, I love layouts with layers and blings and flowers and pretty things.  I admire scrappers who effortless pull a page together combining patterns I would never have thought of. To each her own, right?

So here are the next batch of pages.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Club Scrap is a monthly kit club that offers cardstock, rubberstamps and embellishments three times a month.  The designs are created in-house and everything in a kit coordinates, right down to the brads and ribbons. The three releases in each month cater to different taste (appetite may be a better word). I have been an ardent subscriber since 2002.

PSL is a twice yearly event that CS hosts and this is the first time I participated in a competitive team. There were different challenges issued each week, such as using stencils, stamps, fibre and art mediums (my favourite because I got to mist mist mist). Other challenges required specific monthly kits to be used, such as February only, May or December only.  For another challenge, we had to use at least 3 different kits on each layout. The final challenge was to scrap using page designs known as recipes and Assembly Line Scrapbooking instructions.

Here are more of my pages.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Resurrection Sunday!!

Saturday, April 3, 2010


Me: Where are we going?
E:    婆婆's house.
Me: How do we get to 婆婆's house?
E:    Take the lift first.

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. "

Thursday, April 1, 2010

I have resurfaced from the 8-week Pro Scrapbookers League challenge at Club Scrap. It was an amazing ride because our team, The Embellishers, won every single challenge. No mean feat because we made a total of 4697 pages and scored 9154 points. There was only one week when our score was under 1000!

Competition aside, I also made new online friends. I can’t wait to receive our swap pages and compile them into an album to commemorate PSL 2010.

It will take me a few days to share what I made during those eight weeks. Here’s the first installment.