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Simple is the new chic!

I did a couple of layouts over the Chinese New Year week, mostly like the above. Lots of white space, misting and layering of the embellishments and paper. They are quite a change from the usual girly layering that I always end up on my layouts. I liked how it turned out because the overall look is still quite classy and most of all, such layouts allow me to use up the odd piece of paper and remaining elements from a collection that I always end up with after my fussy cutting and layering!!!

And if I need a little extra touch here or there, it forces me to go through my ever-increasing stash and cross- coordinate between brands, colors and patterns. In short, I have to think a bit more and I like that little challenges to myself. I am a person who gets bored easily so these little things keep me fascinated on scrapping. Otherwise, I may turn into my little girl who likes to try out new things but have no sustained interest in anything and my scrapping hobby has garnered too much investment to give up now! Lols!

What else have I been busy with the past few days? This little one just blew my mind away…

She’s my new little niece and I did some newborn photography shots for her! She’s gorgeous right? And I am thankful to her parents who were so sporting and fun with her photo shoot!

Coochies & All - March 15, 2011 - 4:05 pm

gosh – your layouts are beautiful! I particularly love this one Adeline!!
elaine t

Wedding Canvas

This is a canvas that I made for a dear girlfriend of mine. In fact, I have known her for 18 years and her husband for 14 years. It’s amazing how time flies isn’t it? If you work backwards, that means we have known each other since we were teens in high school.Wow!

And after 10 years of courtship, the two of them have finally decided to settle down and tie the knot and all of us were so excited and happy for them. Most of us have already been married for a few years and already have kids, so it has been awhile since the last wedding in our group of friends.

My girlfriend is not the typical girly girl kind of lady. In fact, all our kids are kinda afraid of her because she is so stern with them and she doesn’t bother to do the ‘goo goo’ ‘ga ga’ talk with them. That’s why I did not use any peach or pink or red or silver for their wedding canvas.

I painted the background green by mixing two paint colors from Making Memories and ended up with this shade. Then i distressed the side with Glitter Glam in Turqoise.Then I arranged the photos and matted them over the Basic Grey lace cardstock. Once the placement of the photos were settled, the embellishing was much easier…

By the way, I took the pics for her in the canvas and I was really glad that I had a chance to play with my camera and photoshop software…I feel that nice pics do make scrapping easier even though it’s really the memories behind them that counts! Thanks for stopping by and do leave some love so that I know who you are…Happy Chinese New Year!

JeLiBe@nZ - March 1, 2011 - 5:22 pm

Hi Adeline,
was just looking through your blog and your work and creativity just amazes me! No wonder MWL approached you to do a class for them with those pretty papers from BoBunny. If you’re still doing that class for April, I’m definitely signing up for it!

And Baby Makes 3- Mini Album

Gong Xi Fa Xi Cai! 恭喜发财!Blessed Chinese New Year!It’s Chinese New Year over here in Singapore. It is a big event for the Chinese as they make preparations to welcome the new and exit the old. And it’s HUGE in China. We used to have 10 days of holidays when we were located in Shanghai! And in the midst of Chinese New Year preparations, I had created this mini album over the weekend. It’s madness with crowds everywhere. People were just buying and buying and even the supermarket ran short on shopping trolleys. I was contented to stay home and craft. 😉

This is the front cover of the album, created using Echo Park papers and Cardstock stickers. It’s for a girlfriend who is expecting her first baby and she is not into cutesy colors! I kept the album relatively simple because she is a fellow scrapper too and she journals a lot, so I wanted it flat so that it is easier for her to write and add her own pictures and embellishments.

Mini Albums are the best way to use up those papers I have been hoarding forever! Lols.

A close-up of the cute little charm I have added and tied on using the white lace ribbon.

Some of the inside pages!


Growing Up

Growing up is not easy, but u will be fine. Just something that I want to say to my little girl as she takes her first steps into formal schooling. This will be the start of her academic challenges as the rat race starts. But life is not just about school results and eventually, she will go through more experiences, emotional swings and learn about life’s lessons along the way. The going may be tough, but I want to tell her that no matter what, everything will turn out fine with God watching out for her and her family to give her support.
I dug into one of my favourite lines from Basic Grey’s Curio. The prints are so ‘peranankan’ looking and I totally adore them. Lots of layering of papers and the fabric rose ribbon is from American Crafts. Its so totally red ‘red’, you know what I mean? Kind of Christmas-y red but I find it suitable for the prints here. I also cut out the bird cage from Tim Holtz Sizzix Die and distressed it a little using brown copic markers. I then added the vintage elements from Making Memories and layered with the chipboards from Curio’s line. I intentionally had the the bird out of placement with the cage. Kind of signifying my girl’s taking off…hahaha…so corny right?
Life is settling into a routine now, but it is indeed tiring to drive out 4 times a day, clocking at least 80km each day. And most times, I have to rush from errand to errand, so driving is indeed driving me crazy and I am EXHAUSTED from all that rush at the end of the day that I can hardly open my eyes…and sadly, I have already gotten two traffic offence summons. I miss my scrapping but will try to complete at least 1 layout a week. I was so happy to attend Iris Babao Uy’s class at Made With Love last week. She is so talented, sweet and pretty! It’s unimaginable that I actually have a chance to meet my scrapping idol in person and I am really thankful to Swee Ching, Elvira, Sandra and the rest of the Made With Love team for making all these workshops possible…Hopefully, I have some good news to announce in February!

Miss U So So Much for Made With Love

‘I miss you so so much……’ That is what the little boy will say whenever he doesn’t see any of us for some time. Some time varies from 30 mins to 3 hours. Ever since Adah has started Primary 1, the two kids see each other for less than 3 hours on weekdays as both are in different sessions. It is taking the boy some time to adjust to life without a playmate and everytime he picks his sister up from school, this is what he says to her. It makes all of us go soft and even cranky and tired Adah will be nicer to him and hug him.

For this week’s assignment from Made With Love, we are to feature mediums. I used a paper from Pink Paislee’s Parisan Anthology for the background and started by blending in the distressed ink (tumbled glass) for the border.Then I sprayed all over with the Maya Mist (Buttermilk Mist). Definitely lots of fun and therapeutic in a way as you feel the ‘woo-sh’ from the spray! Lol!

I stamped the background ledger stamp onto the paper with Glimmer Glam (Copper Kettle). It gives a nice, shiny, sparkly, look and the details from the stamp are not compromised! As for the swirl from Pink Paislee’s Artisan Elements, I embossed it with clear embossing powder before painting it with Glitter Glam (Copper Kettle) and Glitter Glaze (Cowboy). The end result- a light brown with a red/orangy tint. Still enjoying the fun, I decided to swipe lightly Glitter Glam (Copper Kettle and Pink Lady) over the row of white rosettes.

The mediums used.

Definitely lots of fun playing with the paints and inks and glazes here! Remember to have a heat gun around. It comes in handy when you need a quick drying time. For me, I completed the project in parts over the week cos I was too bushed out from chauffeuring the two monsters from 2 sessions. I lost count of the number of times I drive out in a day to pick them and run errands! And in my impatience to get the the embossing done quickly, I decided to use the hair dryer that was conveniently lying around after the kids’ shower and it blew the embossing powder all over my study room and scrap stuff when I switched on to the highest temperature and fan speed! Yikes! Lots of cleaning up after a long day but that’s all the part of the fun of scrapping and life!

Juanna Hope - January 17, 2011 - 2:53 pm

hi! may i ask, what stamp did you use for the tiny rows of wordings on the background? love your layout! thanks for being an inspiration (:

salme - January 21, 2011 - 3:17 pm

This is beautiful!

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