Saturday, April 16, 2011

close 2 you..

As promised, here's a layout I did based on what I learnt from Irene last week...
Misted the doilies and layered and layered them, creating multi-dimensional flowers. Didn't realise they were so easy too ! And scraps - folded, stapled and voila - another bloom !

the outcome......

i like...
that's my sista... she took a day off to go spend some time with the girls ... it was great !

Here's a simple card i did too ... embossed the background.. double stamped the bee and cut out the second stamped image and layered it on top of the first for a 3D effect, and painted it with distress inks...

Off to lie down - my back is killing me.. have a great weekend everyone !

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

ahhhh... i love being a student

I treated meself to a scrap class last weekend and so happy with this little escape from mundane mummy life !

Under the guiding hands of the gorgeous Irene-Gwen, I created these...

U must so attend this lady's classes. She's not just the perfect eye candy - think i spend more time looking at her than at what I'm supposed to do ! - she is also AMAZINGLY talented and can turn ANYTHING into something beautiful including zips and remnant scraps that I conveniently throw into the bin ! Check out these lovely easter wreaths  she made ! too cool...

More pix from that lovely afternoon..

I'm still running on high from all the wonderful tips and ideas she shared, and hopefully I'll be back soon to show off some!

AND Scraplicious now has a BLOG !! Woohoo ! Go check it out cos' it will boast all the new stuff coming in and there's A LOT ! I saw cartons and cartons of new waiting to be tagged and displayed items over the past weekend!

Meanwhile I was distracted by the Borders Clearance sale yesterday - check out the loot ! There must be some 20 notebooks in there ??? And no item is more than 5 bucks! Happy. Retail therapy is soooo good.

Yeah.. the weekend is near - time to chill with the girls - not sure why, but i miss them so...

Thursday, April 7, 2011


A quick post ..
sharing a recent layout for Scraplicious capturing the girls' recent dance concert.
It features the new Sassafras Indie Girl line. MUST get !! It has muted pastel hues to die for with bursts of brights.

Misted the background and used roller stamps for interest and used loads of Tim Holtz alteration dies on this one. LURVE the vintage flower and leaves and swirls and heart and wings ... hee ! Can u tell, i'm a nut when it comes to Tim Holtz products. Used distress inks and perfect medium and glitter to create the metallic look of the swirls.

Have a great week ahead everyone !!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Project Life

I have always wanted to capture the everyday moments and document the happenings of our lives, but i've never succeeded cos' it was just sooooo tedious.

I mean really, who has time to remember to capture pictures daily or store memorabilia from our lives no matter how meaningful they may be ? Well i for one just chucks or junks them in a drawer and forgets about them.

Consequently, the precious little things that happen - the people that come and go in our lives, what C has said; or the nuggets of achievements R attains - all get forgotten as well. And for me, I wanted to return to the roots of why I started scrapbooking in the first place - to journal and tell the stories to keep for yonks to come.

Finally, i  chanced upon a system that might actually work !!

I was recently inspired by Becky Higgins and Ali Edwards system titled "Project Life" where premade cards, ready slip-in page dividers, date stamp and stickers, and an album are all pre-packed in a kit so you are essentially all set to go ! It's even sold on Amazon.

But I couldn't wait. I wanted something easy to get HERE, so that if i ran out, I didn't have to do any ordering internationally. Besides, I had tonnages of stuff - why not use it all ??

So off i ran to local stationery chain store Popular, and got myself a file and plastic name card holders that come in different sizes, spent a night trimming up numerous papers to size and VOILA ! Here's the spine and cover page.

I started in March. Decided a start whenever is better than never. So be it i missed Jan and Feb. Here's a sneak at how the pages look. With page dividers to denote the months. And you could also slip in programmes, school notes, tickets etc. I wanted to keep it simple - just the stories, without the frills of 'beautifying' it too much.

 I've started a basket to keep all my Project Life stuff together so it is clearly in view and within easy reach. All the cards are trimmed and ready (u can see them in the brown basket) to just slot into the page dividers. And i can just grab and journal as I go along. I encourage the kids to do it too so they can document their feelings/ life from their perspective.

Hee !! happy with what i've put together... So far I've completed March. Let's see how April goes...
Wish me luck !