Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Mini "MYSELF" Album

This is the cover page of my mini album from Maya Road. I attended the full day class organized by TVC (The Velvet Cat) They organized the Fontwerks class and invited the lady boss, Kah-Mei Smith, to conduct the class. It was a blast and was hilarious, fun and bonding. We made 2 albums, on about ourselves and one about the lives of our family. It was really eye-opening to attend a class conducted in a completely different style from our usual way!

Here're the cover pages of my album

The first 2 pages of my album. The word "WOMAN" are raw chipboard words from Senic Route. Red glitter was added to it.

The next page has a hambly transparency covering the painted page. Then I added the felt pocket and sewed 2 buttons to resemble a pocket.

This page shows my favourite hobby and my favourite shopping place!

This is my "Love Corner" My husband and my boy.

This is my all time favourite page! It was created using squares of 3x3". Each patchwork uses 2 squares. The pp used has gotta be 2-sided to create this effect. One square is stuck down flat while the other square is folded into a triangle and aligned neatly to fit the pattern of the flattened square.

This is a page that is supposed to show the people who inspire us, thus the word, "Inspired" which is also raw chipboard from Senic Route and covered with broken bits of glass from German vintage glass bits.

Finally, the last page! It is a page to show my story and journal about what makes me tick, my dreams, my life, my hopes and wishes. It is a very personal mini album and I love the fact that I can finally have something of my own after scrapping so many albums on my son!

I am very happy and satisfied with my album and I believe the next one would be one of my husband and just about him alone!

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Jigzaw Layout

This is a multiple picture layout that was done in a scrapbook class by conducted by Laines Papeterie. I did half of it during class and brought back the rest to complete. The puzzle is chipboard and is precut. Select photos tat can be cut into smaller pieces. Some of the photos can be fully stuck onto the board, but some of the phots are partially cut to show the gorgeous WRMK papers below.

The center portion of the puzzle is a mini flip album containing even more photos. The hinge is made by punching holes using the Croc-A-Dile by WRMK. You can have as many pages of the flip albums as you like. The words are again by American Crafts Thickers Chipboard Alphas.

Here's another ME layout

This was taken on the boat trip on my Australian holiday. We were going out to catch humpback whales. But before long, I was so seasick, I threw up 3 times!! Hahahaha! Luckily this picture was taken right at the beginning of the trip.
I used Cosmo Criket pp and then sewed the larger piece at the left side. The extreme left is a strip of transparency. The word "Fabulous" is actually a card that can be pulled out with journalling on it. @32 is American Craft Thickers Chipboard Alphas. This is a fairly simple and straightforward layout.

This pic shows the card being taken out of its slot behind the pp.

Monday, July 16, 2007

It's been a Long Time!

I've got 2 layouts here that I did quite some time back. It was meant for the Laine's Design Team competition. Then I realised that I was not really interested in doing all these design thingy. I'm not even sure that I'm good enough for them! Hahaha! I enjoy scrapping for the sake of scrapping and I don't think that I can commit myself to a time frame or a particular theme. So here goes! MYSELF!This one here is the cover page of a MYSELF album. I got different but matching pattern paper squares, glued them together and then sewed the zig zag stitches through them. Then the sides, I did the normal straight line stitching. I used black thread because I felt it stood out more.
This photo was taken on my honeymoon in June 2000 in Alaska. I hugged the utterly adorable Alaskan Husky puppy! The swirls were chipboard and covered with pattered paper. It was then painstakingly cut out. The white flower is Heidi Swapp and folded in half. The words are from AC Thickers alphas. There are some handstitched swirls along the chipboard swirls. Tip : Draw in pencil what you want to stitch. Then, using a sharp awl, poke holes along the pencil lines. Makes it easier to sew!