Tuesday, 23 November 2010


As any "good" crafty person knows, a stash is "essential". Before anyone throws stones at me, I am talking about myself too, or maybe even especially.

Mini-albums is a good way to put your stash to work, taking favourite papers and using them, while hopefully making a dent.

I loved this The Girls' Paperie line that was released. Vintagey pink with flowers, a lethal combination. As much as I loved it, when I did my layouts, somehow I never gravitated towards them. So instead of leaving it to "waste", I made a mini-album, using Maya Road as the base.

A view from the side of the album - filled with pinks and greens

I included pockets as in the left and fold outs for additional photos. My obsession with scallop edges continues as evidenced in the album (:

My other love - butterflies. I layered them here to mimic the movement, using a variety of different sized butterflies.

Love this set by Ali Edwards and Technique Tuesday about memory keeping

A Maya Road envelope to tuck away little bits of 'the little stuff'

Now to get the photos printed and added to the album.

Thursday, 11 November 2010


So I decided to make better use of my big clunky DSLR that I own. I must add a disclaimer that it has served me for nearly five years and its cost has definitely been used to its max. I just haven't had a chance to use it lately.

My friends were going to get married and we decided to give engagement photos a whirl, after we finally managed to get a date together.

We spent most of the time in the Civic district of Singapore and went around some of the colonial buildings to capture photos.

While doing the post editing (really the part that I don't enjoy, but have to do regardless), I got bored and decided to get my scrap on. So I quickly printed out three of my favourite pix from the shoot and threw together the below layout.

Made mostly from Crate Paper's Restoration line, which accentuated the black and white photos. B&W photos are some of my favourite as I love the classic feel and focus on the people in the photos I get when I look at them.

Additional supplies: Prima, Jenni Bowlin, American crafts, Fiskars punches.

I like the faux photo negative strip that I created with the Fiskars border punch. I also used the Apron Lace punch, which is a nice outlined scallops on the border. Two embellishment clusters completed the layout for me.

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