20 January 2011

First Minibook, First Year Anniversary, Fave Photo

As promised, I am going to showcase my first minibook.
I was so excited to start scrapbooking, but still felt hesitate to create a 12x12 layout, that time.

Another thing, I felt that patterned papers I bought from my LSS are too expensive for my first project, when I was still unsure how I can turn it out.. So I used some free patterned paper from magazines.

(Fyi, most of my scrapbook magazines are from my DBF. When my days are not going so well – he knew it well, as I will keep him updated by grumbling all day as we communicate through yahoo messenger – he would get me a small gift to light up my mood at the end of the day, as we take our dinner. Isn’t he so sweeeeett… ***wink wink***)

For the base of the minibook itself, I recycled an A4 envelope, and cut it into 8 pieces. Can’t you see how thrifty I am?? It was just the beginning, before I become addicted to shop my scrapbook supplies online, both from a local online store the scrapbook carton and a couple of US online stores.. 

Enough for intro, here comes the minibook.. 

This is a gift to my DBF on our 1yr anniversary.. :) :) 

and it was featured in MWL blog on 25 Jul 2010, to welcome me as a new member to the forum :) 
thank you, Aida! she is the DT coordinator in MWL. you can check her blog here, and be inspired with all of her great creations! i've browsed her 2ps gallery also!

for the anniversary itself, i made a layout with a picture taken from that evening's dinner. 
does anyone notice my swollen right eye? i had a cornea ulcer, infected from my contact lens.. 
bad timing for taking picture on a special day, but those 4 days MC allowed me to finish the minibook! hahaha.. 

have i mentioned before, i always made my layout for a challenge or more than 1 challenge. 

this one i made for scrap dares (a challenge @MWL) host by Piradee! aaa.. how i love her blog
it was my first time to use a sketch for my layout! the sketch was made by Jana Eubank. check out her sketch blog for more inspiring sketches..

and also for color room palette #21, my first take in this lovely color challenge blog, "The Color Room"!

and guess what.. i was randomly picked as a winner by Piradee's DH! thank you thank you.. :)

as for the cover photo of the minibook... that's my fave photo of us! until now, it is still my favorite!
it was taken by our dear friend. a talented photographer who is now also a videographer... and soon, she will be leaving singapore.. ;(( i'm gonna miss u, friend.. can't wait until she created her own blog for her passion in photography.. 

i made a layout with that photo! 
well, actually, i used our favorite photos in the minibook. some more, we do not have that so many photos... hahaha..   

not just my fave photo. this is also one of my fave layout so far..

that's all for now. 

thanks for reading my post, take care & be blessed :)



  1. You are amazing scrapper!! Love your layouts and you work well with colors :)

  2. Gorgeous work!! I loveeeeeeeee the bright happy colors!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  3. Hai Irene......
    Thank you for heart-ing my blog and my work :))
    Your mini album looks gorgeous!
    Hope to meet you some day.....may be at Sing, may be in Indo...hahaha....
    if you are on FB, pls add me ria nirwana, then you can click the networkedblogs on my right side blog bar to follow.
    Have a nice day and keep scrapping!

  4. What fabulous projects!!! I love the colors and the trims that you used!! Thank you for sharing with us at Paper Issues!!!

  5. LOVE the mini! It's so cheerful! Glad you could link up to PI!