29 Oct 2011


I've been wayyyy to exhausted to scrap the whole of this week.. Sharing a layout done last weekend using only dcwv papers!

The inspiration is from this layout.. Hand stitched the papers together and fussy cut the butterflies after to add more interest!

Finally used some of my eyelets on a layout!!

27 Oct 2011

Project life

!!!!!! It's finally coming to Singapore!! Put in my orders as soon as I heard about it :))

23 Oct 2011

Mickey parts!

This weekend has been a very productive one.. scrap-wise that is!
Managed to finish 4 (!!) layouts, which is a hugeee achievement for me since I kinda take quite long to finish even 1 layout! especially when I'm not using the same collection for all the layouts..
Here's one of them that I scraplifted off elle studio's blog.. not too sure which post it was though.

Really do like this layout with all the washi tape & I even tried crinkling up paper to give it a shabby(ish) effect!

19 Oct 2011


This week (so far) has been an awesome week! Got spotted on my LSS's blog, won their challenge (even if it's by random drawing heh), got 8 new pairs of shoes and 11 new dresses frm m'sia on a business trip!

Now on to some scrappy stuff.. Broke out some (oldish) basic grey to create these 3 layouts. I love that 2 sheets of patterned papers plus 3.5 sheets of card stock could give me 3 layouts n 1 card within 3 hours! I find that I can scrap way faster when I limit myself to a certain stash of supplies and not have to think too much about what else to choose.
Anyhoo, on to the layouts! Love that the basic grey papers looks very different depending on which corner of the paper I use!
For the layout on Joan of arc, the 2 left most strips of papers are from different parts of the same sheet!
I think I'll see myself using a lot more of basic grey! :))

16 Oct 2011

Chapel bridge

3 months after I've been back from Europe and I haven't finished scrapping all my photos yet!!
Here's one from the second leg of the journey in luzern..
I loveeee papers from die cut with a view! The glitter details on their paper are really pretty! I think this is from their garden stack.. One of my gazillion dcwv stacks!


My card got spotted on my LSS's (Made With Love) blog!
First time being "published"!!

10 Oct 2011

Rock Climbing and the Lourve!

2 more layouts from my Europe trip.. I'm at 29 layouts and counting! Thank goodness for American Craft's huge D-ring binders to put all of them in.. :)

This were 2 very random photos taken of the boy pretending to climb a rock wall while we were walking along the cliff of Mount Pilatus.. can almost pass for climbing rightt! I finally used the green polka dotted ribbons that i bought like ageeees ago!

Can I just say I loveeee the lourve.. (oo these 2 words are really similar) even though i actually didn't go in.. but i've got a totally valid reason!! By the time we reached the lourve it was already 8.30 at night (don't be fooled by the sunlight.. it was already sunset!) and it didn't really make sense to pay the full admission price to go in for half an hour! And that was our last day in Paris ):

Anyway, on to the layout, I'm stilll obsessed over the Amy tangerine collection as you might see.. this layout was made only from scraps that I had lying around.. and the camera was from a digital kit I bought from oscraps.com. I've used it obsessively.. probably one of the best purchases I made! :)

Can I just say I realized what a big difference taking photos in the sun makes?? The photo of my butterfly layout was taken with my iphone camera in the sun.. and it made the layout look so different! Unfortunately I can only take photos in the sun on weekends.. growllls

9 Oct 2011

Let there be butterflies!

My LSS had a scrapbook challenge this week to not use any patterned papers & create our own "patterned papers" from any form of mediums.

I decided to break out my newly bought studio calico butterfly masks for use with my tattered angel glimmer mists! (I'm recently obsessed with mists and inks.. oo the versatility!!)

So with my one set of masks, I started my first attempt.. and this was the result. Yucks! Evidently i'm not skilled enough in mediums to block off one area while misting another to create a uniform layer.

Short of running out to my LSS to purchase a few more sets of masks (which is totally against my scrapbook supplies ban this month) there was nothing I could do.. or was there?

Remembering the stack of thick transparencies I bought on a whim from another crafts supply shop, I decided to try to replicate the masks a few time! After tracing the original masks on some scrap paper multiple times, I used some glue to glue my thick transparencies on the scrap paper around the butterfly (making sure not to let the glue touch any bit of the butterflies) and cut them out!

This worked like a charm and now I had enough butterflies to create my background (and wayyyy more butterflies than i started with!!)
The butterflies at the top are the actual studio calico ones and the ones at the bottom are those i cut out!
Here's a quick look at my final background!

The rest of the layout came together really quickly, and I barely broke out any other supplies..
I outlined all the butterflies with a black pen (have you guys used staedtler pens/markers?? they're really awesome!!), tried using a reverse mask from a punched out butterfly (didn't really like the effect but oh well), photo mat was from the packaging of the butterfly masks, stuck down some random pieces of lace laying around, used stickers from cosmo cricket and I punched out even more butterflies from scrap pieces of cardstock (coloured & misted).

Long post from me today! Hope you found the mini tutorial on how to make your own masks useful!

6 Oct 2011

Paris (again)

I'm so in love with all the photos taken with the Eiffel tower! Have created 3 layouts with these photos, and will do even more when I'm done with the rest of the photos from the different places!
Short post today, work has been excruciatingly exhausting :)