Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Candy Shoppe Designs

There's a paper crafting blog which will be officially launched on the 1st of September and it's called Candy Shoppe Designs. It's going to be a rocking fun blog on the crafting block yet!!

You know what's the best thing is? Even though it's not officially launched, they are having pre-launch challenges and giving away prizes left, right and center!! So if you want to win some fab stuff, do hope over to Candy Shoppe Designs and start reading up previous posts.

Oh and they are also holding a Design Team call right this moment. But there are only a few days left until the closing date for submissions which is on the 31st July. So hurry up and check out the requirements to be a Lollipop Girl!!

Monday, 27 July 2009

Regardless Of Who You Are

I found this challenge blog, Scrapping The Music some time ago and thought that it's really interesting and have always wanted to try. But I always miss the deadline. The challenge is to scrap to a song that is given, either the title or any part of the lyrics. Today, I was just browsing around online and decided to see what song is being played. It's If Today Was Your Last Day by Nickelback which is one of my favourite songs.

There is a paragraph in the lyrics that goes:

"If today was your last day
Would you make your mark by mending a broken heart?
You know it's never too late to shoot for the stars
Regardless of who you are"

I like the last line and decided to use that as my title.

That photo of Nadiah is a little dark as the sun was behind her when I took the shot.

Journaling reads:
"It does not matter who or what you are. Even if people think that you are not perfect, you are perfect for me. I love you regardless of who you are..."

And I love the rub ons from Autumn Leaves on the right side of the photo which reads: Looking is a gift but seeing is a power.

Materials used:
Patterned paper: Crate Paper. Paper strip: K&Co. Rub ons: Crate Paper, Autumn Leaves. Alphabet stickers: Basic Grey. Journaling card: Collage Press. Butterfly cutouts: Bo Bunny patterned paper. Mask: Tim Holtz collection. Color mist: Maya Road.

Sunday, 26 July 2009

Canvas Texture

Last weekend, I was in KL and joined in a canvas class in Scrappingville. We did a canvas project with lots of texture techniques taught by Sharon. I didn't quite complete the canvas that day and brought it home to give it some finishing touches.

But I have to say that the best part of the class was the company. I love going down to KL and spend some time with creative friends where we just work away exchanging ideas and laughter. Basically having so much fun that 4 hours just flew by just like that.

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Tutorial At Scrappin Kids Forum

This month, Scrappin Kids Forum's tutorial will be conducted by the talented Cookie Aguilar. DO come and join us on the 25th July 2009 (Saturday) at 8.00pm.

Go here to sign up for the tutorial.

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Scrapaholics (Twisted Sketches #006)

This week's twist on Twisted Sketches is to use STAMP(S).

For once I decided not to scrap about Nadiah. But about me and my scrapaholic sisters. The photo was taken at Alexis after the Scrapbook Showcase, and I used the beautiful stitched paper from Prima Marketing. I made a tag to journal on and that's where I used the stamps.

You can see the sketch here. Do hop over to see the other DT's interpretation and join in the fun!!

Materials used:
Patterned papers & blings: Prima Marketing. Cardstock: Bazzill Basics. Stamps: Prima Marketing, Stamp It. Ink Pads: Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads. Chipboard wordlet: ScrapFX

I Got A Boo Boo

Although I have not been scrapping in a while, I did manage to make a layout a few days ago. I've printed this photo of Nadiah showing off her band aid on her arm. She loves having colourful band aids on herself and would come running calling out "I got a boo boo" even if it's just a tiny prick that you can hardly see it at all.

I love the orange and green combo. I think they work well in this layout and simply love that Creative Imagination swirly edge which I've made it work as a frame.

BTW, I have finally reached my target of 100 layouts for 2009. I am happy to have completed the challenge and am now looking forward to a new one.

Altered Clipboard (SIC July Challenge)

I've been so busy lately that I totally forgot to upload my altered clipboard which is for Scrap|Inspire|Create July challenge. Everyone has to alter a clipboard and then tell what we use it for.

I love this month's challenge because it is exactly what I need to get organised. I use it for reminders of what I datelines I have to complete each month and what challenges I want to try.

So here's my altered clipboard, using K&Co Amy Butler Lotus Tea paper collection.

You can see that I've made a pocket to put in my sketches. I love it and it's very convenient. So do give it a try. Click here to read more about the challenge and see the other DT's altered clipboard.

Monday, 6 July 2009

Box of Techniques

Just over a month ago, a group of us decided to alter a box and swap with each other. Each of us had to pick out a name for whom we'll be altering for and I pulled out Sharon's.

After a few days of searching for the right box - and let me tell you that finding a box to alter in Alor Star is not that easy - I finally found one.

It's actually a box for putting in keys but I took all the hooks out and dismantled the box. I peeled off the laminated skin, sand it, paint it with black acrylic paint and varnished the whole box.

After a week of letting the varnish dry completely, I started working on it. By this time my ideas had changed so many times that the end result looks nothing at all like what I originally planned.

So this is what I made for Sharon:

I combined all sorts of art mediums and techniques to create the individual tiles and very happy with how the box turned out.

I'm glad that Sharon loved it and that's the main point.

Scrappingchix 1st Anniversary Celebration - Update

Last Saturday was Scrappingchix's 1st Anniversary celebration. I was there really early just to catch up with Nad and also do some shopping :D. I was also suppose to teach a mini album class that day. We had 3 people taking the class and I hope they all had fun making the album and trying out new techniques.

The food was great and look how cute these cupcakes that Nad made... SC logo printed on the cuppies. SO cute!!!

And this is the album that I taught:

Thank you to those who took the class. And thank you, Nad for a splendid party!!

Saturday, 4 July 2009

Perfect Pearls Class Update

The Perfect Pearls class we had on Friday at Scrappingville was such a blast!! That was actually my first time teaching a class. Everyone did a splendid job on their projects and I am so happy that they all enjoyed themselves.

Picture time.... although by the time I thought of taking photos, a few of the ladies has already left.

And hey... look who dropped in to do a layout?

Thank you everyone for attending my class and for bringing along lots of creativity!!


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