29 August 2011

singapore i'm in love

finally, i finished my page for MWL's national day scrapbook contest!
this layout theme had been sitting in my mind for quite a long time, i always wish to scrap a page about Singapore in specific, as SG is where i met my dbf and where we spend our great times :)

but my process of scrapping has been inspired by several things, let me jot them down 1 by 1

started with the attractive your singapore logo that inspired the "base" of my layout.. i remember the time when the campaign took place, i was so excited everytime i saw another  fun & catchy advertisement at the bus stop, or anywhere..

and then, these 2 great LOs from the super talented kelly purkey really blown me away.. when i firstly saw the US map layout, i promised myself that i will scraplift this with SG map.. before i made it, MWL came out with this contest and the tutorial of making these 2 map pages was posted.. oh how i wish i could scraplift every single page of hers.. hahahaha... i'm a big fans of KP! :)

when i confused about the title, suddenly i remember an old movie from my home country: "eiffel, i'm in love".. a romantic comedy played with some teenagers.. a good one though
and here comes my layout.. 
the toughest part was in picking photos, as i have so many photos taken in many part of SG :) in our spare time (which is not so much), we usually tried to visit a place that we never visited before.. like the museums, new shopping centres, from east coast to west coast.. 
i enjoy the process of seeking matched pictures as the embellishments.. but the most enjoyable part was the process of connecting photos to the main map with twine :)   

i decided to use my blue chalkboard tattered angels mist as water color to "frame" the SG map.. surprisingly, it turned that this blue frame looks like the sea water in the map ;) i use the same way to create a base to my title :) it's thickers from AC. the "heart felt sticker", again, is a giveaway gift from the lovely jeanette :)
i'm happy that i can make use of my patterned paper stash in a good way :) and the background is from scenic route, a brand that was discontinued before i started practicing this hobby.. i really love SR's background paper, i wish i bought more papers.. look, that light blue grid make my page looks more like a map :)

thank you for dropping by :) i hope u enjoy ur time here..

take care & God bless! 

22 August 2011

some AC projects to share

i made some american crafts projects about 1 month ago :) 2 layouts and 1 "notice board" that i'm going to share here :) the photos were taken from my last bali trip on may.. still have some more photos to be scrap.. oh how i wish i can just sit down & scrap all day.. hahahaha..

first layout: "bubye bali"

i use the margarita collection here, some chipboard stash & beach theme stickers for journaling, all from american crafts. 1 flower embellishment from jollee's collection :)
when i realised that i don't have any alpha sticker that can match nicely here, i came across a vintage postcard.. that's how the title work came about :) as i'm a photoshop illiterate, i only use power point & word art here ;)

PS: i join AC's facebook challenge (vacation theme), if u don't mind, please help to "like" my layout :)

second layout: "day & night"

i use peachy keen for the page frame & flowers, dear lizzy on the die cut (finally i have some gut to cut this beautiful die cut paper),  sticker, chipboard frames & elements (AC old stash) & thickers :) the journaling is hidden inside the self made envelope

a card: i love u

i'm not really a card maker.. luckily, i have this felt heart sticker from jeanette's giveaway. check out her blog, and u'll be inspired by so many gorgeous projects there ;)

last project: the notice board

i bought this from daiso from the cooking utensils section, but i'm not really sure what is the real purpose of this stuff ;) what came into my mind when i saw this is to turn this into a notice board.. where i can hang my recent photos, notes, this & that.. i use my AC stash here.. can u see the peachy keen flowers in the tiny clothe's pin? i love peachy keen so much!! :)

well, that's all i have for now. thanks for dropping by, hopefully u enjoy ur visit here :)

take care & God bless :)

07 August 2011

i love my sunday school kids :)

this time, i scrap a picture without me & my dbf :) quite rare, but i really love these pics!
this was my sunday school class last year, they were K2 & P1 (kindergarten 2 & primary 1) students in their school, some of them are still in my class this year, some have moved to another class. my class name is "favorable" class!

despite of all the craziness, i love them all! so sad that cici dewi had to left singapore for good.. i really miss her :( it was really a huge blessing for me to had a chance for teaching in a same class with here :) she's not just another pretty girl, she's really a great teacher, great actress, great photographer as well.. her husband is really one blessed lucky guy!

i made this LO for the grid challenge in the october afternoon blog :)
i had so much fun arranging the squares and finally decided to paste them this way
after watching some shimelle's video tutorials, i give myself a try, to use paint in my page :)
i was so scared to try.. but it was so fun! :) thanks to her! ;)

well here's the final page looks like

F-joel, A-samuel, V-daniel josea (jojo), O-keishya, R-kezia, A-jocelyn, B-derryl, L-lleyton, E-cici dewi :)

all patterned papers and the die cut background are from october afternoon. i decided to use my stash, i had so many of them from the "box sale" i bought last christmas.. the yellow paint is from adirondrack dabber, yellow sunshine. i also use 2 "journaling stickers" from OA and some pieces of rub-ons, the "2010" and the circle framing the apple on the top. the dream big sticker is 7 gypsies' 97%, love those stickers!!

well i think that's all for now.. thanks so much for dropping by.. hope you enjoy ur time here :)

take care & God bless :)

01 August 2011

christmas is love :)

it's been a loong time since i posted my last layout ;)
again, i've been unintentionally neglected my blog..  

i want to share my christmas layout :) the photos were taken last christmas 2010.
when i made this layout, i wish next month is december ;) i miss the feeling of christmas time :)

christmas decorations remind me of ribbons, glitters, tiny star lamps.. and i wished to decorate my page in the same way ;) 

i punched the kraft paper and stitch the ribbon to frame the photos.. i took pics of the process in case some of you want to try this.. easy peasy.. just need a little bit of patience here..

supplies used: 

- background : red - american craft, kraft - scenic route
- ribbons : my personal stash collection bought from any craft store, the one in the tag - american craft, red chipboard - maya road (painted in red with versa mark), yellow embellishment - prima marketing  
- title : letters - thicker, green matte (and horizontal strip) - scenic route, red matte - doodle bug, heart - basic grey, chipboard green frame - american craft
- flowers patterned paper - basic grey
- 2 small flowers - prima marketing

well, enough said, i think :) so many photos to scrap, so little time to spare... hahaha.. 
thank you so much for your visit to my humble blog. hopefully your visit is worthwhile :)

take care & God bless you! :)