I completed this layout on Saturday night. I usually stay up on Friday and Saturday nights to get my scrapping done. I like the peace and I am left to scrap without interuptions of ‘Mummy’ requests from the kids…So I will be cutting, snipping, pasting, arranging while listening/ watching to the tv or youtube. This came from Pink Paislee’s Butterfly Garden line. More butterflies and you thought I would have had enough after BoBunny’s Gabrielle collection for my class! Lol. I cut out part of the top sheet of patterned paper, tore the vertical sides, rolled it over and distressed using some pink chalk ink. Lots of fussy cutting and layering of the elements to get this ‘garden’ look. The patterns on the paper really resemble the beautiful garden outside the cottage of a farm we visited in Australia. It was like a scene out of Enid Blyton’s fairytale come alive, with colorful flowers growing everywhere, even on the walls of the cottage!
Can’t resist showing the close-ups of these cut-outs. I am feeling so satisfied after all that cutting!
My Mind’s Eye is another one of my favorite line. Their designs are so classy and timeless and they always come up with co-ordinating boy and girl lines. Honestly, if I had a huge scrap room and huge storage space, I will be hoarding every paper out there in the market! Lol!
I used the new Stella & Rose- Hattie line for the following layout. There are a total of 4 lines in the Stella & Rose collections, all so pretty and versatile for various themes! Anyhow, the colors in the Hattie line are definitely more boyish with its greens, blues and browns and I lapped up the collection so that I can create more layouts for Asher.
I traced the shape of a bracket die-cut onto the pattern paper, cut it into two and layered the two layers over each other. I also distressed the edges of the paper with a paper distresser and inked it before folding the corner and attaching it down with a brad.
My layout has been chosen as Banner of the Week over at Websters Pages!
So may the showers and new blooms of spring chase away the gloom over Japan’s tragedy. My heart and prayers go out to my favorite country.
Wow!!! I was babysitting my little niece the entire evening, neglecting my own two little monkeys and was bushed out by the time the contented parents (who finally had some couple time on their own) came home. I walked back home (our apartments are only 2 blocks apart) to find an email in my inbox, telling me that I have been highlighted on Club CK blog!
Wowz! Club CK has a huge forum and the talent there is plentiful. Lots on inspiration daily and yet my layout was highlighted in their post, along with several other very inspiring layouts. Thank you so much! This came as a timely encouragement especially when I am a person who constantly doubts if my layouts are beautiful enough to be shared. I have also met several people in the past week who have been so encouraging with their comments and I am blessed to know these new, yet very sincere friends through this hobby.
My first class kicks off this Friday, am not so nervous yet but I am so sure I’ll have a sleepless night before…hahaha…I am quite shy actually (though I talk a lot here) but definitely more than willing to share what I know, so for people attending my class, please feel free to ask me anything you may want to know. I may not have all the answers but hopefully I can inspire in one way or another!
Last week was a productive week. By my standards, anything more than one layout is productive and I managed to squeeze out 2, had a very enjoyable week with Adah who is on a one-week school holiday break, taught the first two scrapbooking and altered art classes at Made With Love and scheduled in 2 photography shoots!
One of the ladies who attended the class asked me how I usually start off on a layout. For me, I usually scrap about my kids. So, the moment captured on camera and the significance behind that photo is the most important thing that I want to remember and record on paper. I usually start off with the photo I want to scrap first, then pick the papers and then edit my photos to suit the papers. Sometimes, I go for a saturated look, sometimes a vintage look depending on my look and the feel of the papers.
But for this series of Websters Pages which I wanted to scrap immediately once I lay my hands on it, I started going through my photos to find one that will suit the papers. I usually scrap my girl’s photos for Websters Pages as the papers are more floral, but the minute I saw this photo of my boy, I knew it would be a perfect match!Love the patch of little yellow flowers behind my boy in the photo!
This is the Spring Market line and the details are not too floral or girly to be used for a boy’s layout. I cut out the sign post from one of the papers, some of the flowers from the vellum and outlined the petals of the row of brown flowers with a cutter, and rolled them up for a ‘pop- up’ look.The fabric tag was from an older line from Websters too. It says ‘be yourself’, hence my title,’ Just be who you are’.
I can’t wait for Websters’ new lines to arrive. Totally in love over the Ladies and Gents’ line and the Countryside line too! The new florettes, the sparklers and the new yummy embellishments that they have came up with for this CHA are so, so, so beautiful. Can’t wait to lay my hands on them, lol!
I also want to say ‘Thank You’ to all the ladies who attended my class on Friday and Saturday. I am really very, very, very flattered and humbled by your comments. We had a lot of fun, cutting first and then ‘modified’ the samples to fit photos, to cover up mistakes or to suit personal tastes. I had a great time meeting everyone in class! I did not expect such a good response, given that it was my first class. 2 ladies flew in from Indonesia to attend and there was another who waited very early outside the store before it opened, hoping for a dropout from the fully-booked class so that she could attend.
Once again, thank you for attending my class and I hope to see you ladies again soon!