Sunday, 31 May 2009

A Day Of Skating - Clear Mini Album

I've had this 12x12 clear sheet from Clear Scraps for the longest time and couldn't decide what to use it for. One day I was browsing through Maya Road blog and saw that one of the DTs used coloured tissue paper to adhere to a clear piece. So I decided to make an album using a bunch of coloured tissue papers. Something I know would catch Nadiah's eye.. :D

The album is made of 6 pieces of 4x6 clear pages and I mod podged strips of coloured tissue papers and crepe papers on one side. When it's dried, the thiness of the papers made the pages somewhat semi transparent which was rather nice.

In accordance with the clear and transparent theme, most of the embellishment I used are either clear or sheer or plastic-based like those Maya Road sheer journaling cards and paisley die cuts and Queen&Co sequined flowers.

The album turned out to be so colourful that once or twice I caught Nadiah holding up the pages and putting it down again. I certainly managed to catch her eye... ;D

Materials used:
12x12 Clear Scraps clear sheet, coloured tissue, crepe and mulberry papers., Maya Road sheer journaling cards and sheer paisley die cuts, Queen&Co flower sequins, Bazzill Basics cardstock sticker, DYMO tape writer, Fancy Pants felt corners, Prima Marketing flower, Mod Podge, buttons and lace trims.

Target: 100 LOs
Done: 91 LOs
To do: 9 LOs

Scrapbook Showcase Kits Up For Grabs

If you weren't able to attend Scrappingville's Scrapbook Showcase last Tuesday, and wonders what all the make and takes were.... then take a look at these:

A card project by DT Nilla

A canvas project by DT Sharon Karamsingh

A layout project by DT Catherine Lai

A frame project by DT Michelle

A mini book project by yours truly... :D

SV is giving away the extra kits for all the projects, except for Nilla's card because they are all finished. Please go to SV's blog and leave a comment on the respective project that you would like to have. One kit per person per project and it's on a first come first serve only.

Thursday, 28 May 2009

Who Wants Cupcakes??

The cupcakes that I made for the Showcase was a real hit!! I'm so glad that I decided to make them. At the end of the show, I gave them all away to all those who were involved with the show and the remaining few are up to Sharon to do with them what she wants... display them, give them away or eat them.. err maybe not the last one.

Credits for the inspiration goes to the very talented Leah Fung.

Cupcakes on display at the Scrapbook Showcase

As everyone seemed to love them so much, I am making more cupcakes and giving them away and YOU could be one of the winners. Yes, YOU!!

I'll be giving away FIVE cupcakes to FIVE lucky person. If you want to be one of those FIVE, please leave a comment after this post and I will enter your name in the drawing.

You have until the 3rd of June 2009 @ 11.59pm (Malaysia time) to leave a comment and I will announce the winners the next day.

So come one, come all.... win yourself a cupcake!!!

Target: 100 LOs
Done: 86 LOs
To do: 14 LOs

A Scrapbook Showcase - The Event

I had a real blast at Scrappingville's Scrapbook Showcase last Tuesday. Everything went smoothly and there were no hang-ups, I don't think so. To me, the best part was finally meeting all the other designers whose work I've been admiring at the shop and the best thing was, we all get along real well.

To Sharon and Yazmin, the backbone of Scrappingville: thank you for making me a part of the showcase and congratulations on the success of it.

To Diane and Minda, thank you for getting everything ready and for being there whenever we all need anything.

To Michelle, Sharon K, Catherine, Nilla, Thila, Sam and Anna: you guys rock!! It's an honour to be considered amongst the gurus.

Oh, and not forgetting, thank you to Nad for the support and being my photographer and sending me back so that I didn't have to walk in the rain, lugging all my stuff back... hehee!!

And now... pictures!!!

Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah trying her hands at card making.

Paper cupcakes that I made. These were a HIT!!

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

A Scrapbook Showcase

On the 26th of May 2009, SCRAPPINGVILLE will be celebrating its 2nd anniversary in business. In the spirit of celebration, SV will be having a Scrapbook Showcase. The first in Malaysia! There will be free makes and takes, a whole lot of project display and demonstration by designers. The most exciting of all is that the occasion will be graced by the appearance of Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah Mohd. Ali.

So do come over to Scrappingville's Scrapbook Showcase. It will be at the Concourse, Bangsar Shopping Centre, from 11am to 2pm. You'll get to meet other scrapbookers and Mixed Media artists, share some ideas and get inspired by the designers.

I am most honoured to have been invited to take part in the showcase and will be manning the Mini Album booth. If you are there for the celebration, do come and say 'hi' to me!!

Remember... a Scrapbook Showcase, Concourse BSC, 11am - 2pm, Scrappingville and free makes and takes!!!

Tuesday, 12 May 2009


It's been some time since I last scrapped. After the SK Ultimate Scrapper competition, I was busy with lots of beading so had to give scrapping a rest.

But today I finally had the time to scrap something that has been playing on my mind for a few months now. I just hadn't had the right photo or the right mojo to do it.

The something is to scrap a layout entirely using Perfect Pearls technique. And today I took the time and put everything that's been playing on my mind to work. This is what I came out with:

Everything in the layout was done with Perfect Pearls except for the buttons and pearl swirlies.

I bought a cake board the size of 10x10 and peeled off the paper and painted it black. Stamped the background with Perfect Medium and blend in several colours of Perfect Pearls. On the sides, I mixed the gold Perfect Pearls with water and just brush it in.

For the flowers, I diecut a thin chipboard piece with my Big Shot, paint it black with acrylic paint, embossed the pieces using my very new Cuttlebug embossing folder (:D) and brush in Perfect Pearls. Lay out a wet wipes or damp cloth and gently rub the flower pieces facing down to remove some of the colours on the raised parts. And the result is very nice indeed!!

Materials used:
Cake board (10x10), Perfect Pearls, Perfect Medium, Black spray paint, Alpha acrylic paint, Chipboard pieces, Big Shot flower die, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Black embossing powder, K&Co chipboard letters, Prima Marketing Say It In Pearls, Making Memories buttons, Prima Marketing clear stamp, Fancy Pants clear stamp.

Target: 100 LOs
Done: 81 LOs
To do: 19 LOs

Monday, 4 May 2009

I Won, I Won!!

Yes, you heard me. I won!!

I won the ScrappinKids challenge for the month of April which was an altered challenge. To make a mini album about 10 things you love about something/somebodythat is kids related and to incorporate at least 10 playing cards.

And this album won the challenge.

Please go here to see the whole album.

Thank you Wati and the rest of ScrappinKids RD and DT crew for making my day!! Such a brilliant challenge and I had an amazing time doing it.

SIC May Challenge - Blast From The Past

This month at ScrapInspireCreate, the challenge is A Blast From The Past. To scrap those sepia looking photos, the black-and-whites or even the coloured ones printed on old Kodak photo papers.

I guess for this challenge I couldn't scrap on Nadiah as she is not old enough to have really old photos. And so decided to unearth old photos of myself somewhere from the 70s to the 90s. Instead of scanning those photos, I rephotographed them which took less time and printed them in two different sizes and made a collage.

I also have this chipboard word "Pieces of Me" from ScrapFX that has been collecting dust and just perfect for the title.

Do hop over to the blog and try out the challenge!!

Materials used:
Patterned papers, flowers and crystal swirls: Prima Marketing. Chipboard word and swirls: ScrapFX. Chipboard clock face: Heidi Swapp. Cllock rub ons: Maya Road. Journaling card: Teresa Collins. Vintage words: Collection Elements, Pearls and blings: Kaiserkraft. Metal flower and butterfly. Tim Holtz Distressed Inks, acrylic paint, Adirondack alcohol ink.

Target: 100 LOs
Done: 78 LOs
To do: 22 LOs

Sunday, 3 May 2009

SK Ultimate Scrapper Season 2 - Final Day

The result is out. And the winner is....


Well done, babe!! You deserve the crown what with all the awesome work you came out with.

Well done also to Liza and Rowee for making it to the end!! It was a blast and I enjoyed every minute of it!!


Before I start with the final challenge for SK Ultimate Scrapper 2009, let me just wish everyone a happy National Scrapbooking Day (NSD)!!

I have to say that scrapbooking has literally changed my life. It has given me an outlet for my creativity as well as a solution to preserving my memories in a very creative way. Not to mention the friends that I've made over the years: those that share the same passion.. scrapbooking for the sake of the arts, and not for material gains. If we get recognition along the way... that's a bonus. At least we are able to share our knowledge with the others.

Ok, to pick up where I left off from yesterday, I managed to be exempted from Challenge #4 and go on to Challenge #5. The latter is the be the final challenge where we would be judged not by the speed of our work but by the quality.

The final challenge is:
1. to do a mini album by applying all the other challenges that you had done earlier. ie. challenge #1 - challenge #4
2. The mini album can be of any form
3. It has to have at least 5-6 pages
4. You have to post why you chose the kind of album, and explain to us all on your tricks and techs.
5. Tricks & Techniques applied will be a plus point.
6. This is all up to your creativity and interpretation
7. This is not a speed challenge, you work will be judge by our GUEST JUDGE

Honestly, I actually started out with a whole different album but halfway through I was not satisfied with what it was looking like and just stopped everything. After rummaging in my stash, I found a pack of 7Gypsies 6x6 board book and decided on a whole different look. And those pictures you see are the result of a 2 and half hours of working at a breakneck speed.

And at the end of the day, this is what my scrap table looked like...

But it was so worth it!! The challenges were... for lack of a better word, challenging!! The other ladies were all splendid and I would like to give a shout out to them for their amazing work.

And to Wati and all the RDs and DTs of ScrappinKids ==> you guys rock!!! Thank you so much!!

p/s. The winner will be announced tomorrow at 5pm.

Target: 100 LOs
Done: 77 LOs
To do: 23 LOs


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