So...drop by and see us K?
Friday, January 30, 2009
So...drop by and see us K?
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Stamps featured: Vintage Postmark Set (love how you can make your own 'postage stamp' by putting a small photo into the empty stamp border), Carnation alphabet, small Broken15 Alphabet (this is getting to be one of my favourites) and Stems & Grass
Incidentally, the old apartment we were living at in that photo is now a dormitory for foreign workers (and no, nobody protested, nobody wrote to the Straits Times to complain) - sign of the times eh? Wonder how they like sleeping in the Critters' room with the giant super colourful murals on the wall - haha...Layout Title: "Angel"
Stamps featured: Brocante Set (just the butterfly), Ribbon Label
I have to say I seriously like that butterfly - its not too cute which is just right for me.
This layout is actually a bit of a 'failure' cos I told myself I would make an all-white layout - no other colour except on the photo and the stamps...oh well...will try again!
Happy Accident: I happened to photograph this layout against the glass of the store window and 'cos it was Christmas, the fairy lights were still up so it looks really nice behind the clear parts of the page.
And I made the white felt flowers myself (with the help of a flower punch as a template)- can you tell?
Friday, January 23, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
Project Title: "Naturally You, My Sweet Baboo" (altered Enid Blyton hard cover book)
Almost everyone in class didn't like the 'mucus' look on the circles. Hmm...I must be abnormally fond of gross things...The photo's printed on a transparency and glued on with Claudine Hellmuth's multi-medium. (That explains the husband's rather disturbing complexion)Pleased With Myself Occasion 1: I like how tissue paper looks when crumpled and glued behind the transparency - can see, cannot see...Pleased with Myself Occasion 2: The photos were printed on transparency then glued onto thick acrylic pieces and cut out. I was going for the 'microscope slide look' - turned out quite nice. (if you look carefully you can see the background pattern through the photos). One nice side effect - the picture actually transferred onto the acrylic pieces cos I used the multi-medium. Cool. Need to try that again. On purpose this time.Unhappy Accident: I tore out too many pages from the same section of my book and now it's split apart.... sigh. Lesson learnt - next time must tear pages from various parts of the book and not all from one spot right Betty?
Thursday, January 15, 2009
And hey, pay it forward right? So, here are some lovely blogging ladies out there who I'd like to nominate too! They're all inspirational because they find ways to be creative even in the midst of the ordinary-ness of life - by scrapbooking of course!
Wish I could nominate lots more - but I never nominate you doesn't mean I don't friend you ok?
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
grubby hands - Happy heart.
Monday, January 12, 2009
After a long day of stock taking nothing beats coming home to big hugs from these two...
Layout Title: "B is for Benjamin & Elizabeth Starts with E"
Did this layout quite a while ago using Jenni Bowlin papers and bingo cards.
Happy Accidents & Other Symbolic Gestures:
1. If you fold 2 bracket pages in half and glue them down side by side, you get a cool page that has hidden journaling on 2 sides. (Picture 2 shows my layout opened on the "Elizabeth side" and Picture 3 shows it opened on the "Benjamin side"). I actually used only half of each bracket and made do with cardstock for the other half cos we didn't have enough brackets for class materials, but it would have been much easier to just fold 2 brackets in half.
2. I like how the Bingo cards had the Critters' ages ( I highlighted those in colour)
3. I basically massacred the Bingo cards beyond recognition - good fun. (The numbers became boxes for the mini photos to sit on and the borders became frames for the photos. Saved the word for title elsewhere.)
Definitely one of my favourites.
(by Mark Waldrop & Dick Gallagher; performed by Bette Milder on her "Bathhouse Betty" album - really good album this one)
Live at Five and CNN keep us all abreast
of breaking stories that can tend
to make us anxious and depressed.
Problems with no answers
hang on like some chronic cough.
And every day some brand new issue
rears it's head to piss you off.
Bad guys win.
Optimism's wearing thin.
Things are spinning out of control.
Cynicism's all the fad.
World events could make us mad
Almost every day
some underpinning slips away.
These aren't laughing matters.
Time bombs tick.
People keep on getting sick.
And a nickel's not worth a cent.
Wickedness and greed abound.
Just as peace is gaining ground
Hate is here to stay,
and justice goes to those who pay.
Friend, these aren't laughing matters.
The truth is scarrier by far
than anything that Stephen King could write.
The stories in the paper are
the daily small decline and fall
spelled out in black and white.
Oh, what to do, what to do?
how to take a brighter view
when your noodle's totally fried.
Human spirits need to be
leavened by a little levity.
So take those blues
and bounce them off the wall.
Keep your humor please,
'cause don't you know it times like these that
laughing matters most of all.
So, this year, I will remember to laugh, to hope, to be grateful for everything God has blessed me with - that I have many reasons to laugh. Happy New Year (again)! - I think I found my resolution for 2009 at last.
p.s. Don't you think the song title would be great on a layout?
Friday, January 9, 2009
I like this layout best of all the layouts I did for December's layout class - just mainly because of the colours and the photos of me when I was little...
Hmm...been using stickles to outline chipboard letters quite a bit...need to break out of that and try something else.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Project Title: "Bon Voyage" (mixed page mini album)
Made this one for my mum and dad who are avid travellers. I think I surprised myself (and everyone else in class) when we were actually able to finish making this album within 3 hours (excluding photos of course). So, its not true that class projects at Laine's "always cannot finish in class one!" (Ok, ok, its true quite a lot of the time - whenever I do 'chao pattern' stuff anyway)
p.s. I'm quite tickled by the tiny circular photos (only 1/2" in size) on the calendar page.
My Favourites from this layout:
1. Love that aluminium foil - especially with black paint on it.
2. The photos - nice shadows and angle (good job, Sharon. But next time get the focus right)
3. The 'honk', 'vroom' and 'beep' stamping
4. the little monkey - both the human and the chipboard one
Monday, January 5, 2009
2. a reward stamp
3. some good vibes cos your papers will go to charity, PLUS Laine's will donate 1 sheet for every sheet you give.