Thursday, March 31, 2011

Any Way You Slice It...

...Cardboard boxes are super fun!
You can tear them and paint them, stamp on them, tie string around them, for instant texture....


Or slice them into narrow strips and glue them side by side so you can see the inside texture...
I like. :)

Something else that was fun to do on this layout : the red splat and 'trail'. I sprayed a puddle of red glimmer mist on he left side then tilted the layout so that it dripped down to make a trail. It was fun watching the trail 'run' and making sure it stopped before it reached the edge of the page.

Its fun when you play while scrapping.... know what I mean?

Monday, March 28, 2011

Bursting With Excitement

We are... just about...almost...ready to...BURST!!!
...with excitement about the great deals on classes in April !!!

(Thank you for indulging me. You can tell that sentence was just an excuse to put in this series of cute photos right? - haha!!!)

But seriously, SUPER DEALS on April classes if you don't already know:

PLUS!!!! DONNA's COMING!!!!! Yayyyy!!!
video

Details on the classes are up on the store blog. And classes are open for booking already. :) See you soon!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Sweet....

1. New Lens: Canon 50mm/f1.4 - which is henceforth going to be my go-to lens.

It captures a little better just how beautiful my Berry is...And fuzzes out my fat bits... haha!
2. This project for a very sweet friend... using majadesign papers.

(The papers are very purple and very pretty.......so definitely not a project for myself. haha.... but I think its her taste)

3. Tomatoes!! or so Benny says...

The boy eats tomatoes like other kids eat apples
4. Life & Hope - something to thank God for and treasure even as I think about how others in Japan have lost theirs. Makes our little Singaporean problems seem insignificant and even petty. Gotta live life fully and show love always.

Friday, March 18, 2011

April Brings New Projects

Hot out of the oven! (I just finished the last project about an hour ago). Here are the three classes that I designed for April classes at Laine's.:

Project No. 1:
"REALITY TV" - this project is funny and fun. Its a 6X6 Tim Holtz Configurations box altered to resemble a Tv. There are so many bits to show you, I had to make a labelled diagram (haha):My 'TV' has
1. 'buttons' (but cannot change channels)
2. A cupboard at the back for showcasing trinkets
3. a 'screen' and 'antenna'
4. a super weathered finish

(Er..... I hope you can tell that this is one of those projects that can't be finished in class right?)

The TV is missing its 'stars' (i.e. photos of the Ngoos) 'cos I'm still trying to get the exact right ones to fit the little cubby holes, but I think you get the idea. :)

Project No. 2: "Through the Years" - Mixed Page Mini Album - this one is really close to my heart, so its my pick for April. Very heartfelt and in my favourite vintagey colours and style.It's built from the latest Jenni Bowlin HodgePodge book and will be right up your alley if you like albums where none of the pages are the same shape or size (I love those!).

Its also full of lots of layered pages and hidden books within books...fun to explore - and I hope you'll have fun with all the different ideas for putting 'books' in the book. A really nice one to do for your mum / dad (tho I did mine for my sweet Baboo who hasn't received anything in a while - haha)

Project No. 3: "Fleur" - 2 Layouts - A lot of people know I'm not really into flowers, but I really like how these layouts turned out - 'cos they're more 'vegetation-like' than 'pretty' - not sure if you know what I mean - haha.

This one's has a transparent background
And this one has a nice vintage feel.

Hey, wait a minute? EVERYTHING for April has a vintage feel!!! hahaha.... So, I guess all you shabby chic fans out there....April is your month.

I hope you'll enjoy the classes next month and I hope I get to see you and catch up a bit too! :)

Incidentally, I'll be teaching on Tuesdays and Thursdays from April onwards (not Wednesdays and Fridays anymore) so if you're in town then, drop by and say hello K?

See you in class!

Monday, March 14, 2011

It's a Happy Day

This layout kind of sums up how today feels:

Layout Title: "So Happy Together" (using Tattered Angels Mists and Basic Grey papers)
Today, I am Happy that:
1. The Critters still say "yay!" enthusiastically when we say, "let's go swimming together today"
2. the weather was lovely at the pool
3. The Critters are still impressed by a treat at Swensen's
4. My swimsuit still fits.

Life doesn't need to be fancy to be happy eh? :)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Oldies are Goodies

I just realised recently that this is the year I turn 40.... the age at which its hard to call yourself "young" anymore. (though I must say that's not how old I am in my head - in there, I am always 21. And some days 15). *warning - long post ahead - 'old' people tend to ramble....So, just for fun, here are

40 Good "Old" Things: (in no particular order)
1. God and the Bible - hmmm...does this sound blasphemous?
2. my 'old man' Baboo
3. mummy and daddy
4. Kickapoo
5. old friends
6. Barley mints
7. Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
8. the church where I grew up
9. Mamee noodle snack
10. "Every Breath You Take" by the Police
11. Billy Joel songs
12. 7Gypsies papers and embellishments
13. Queen - the band, not the monarch
14. ratty old t-shirts
15. Clint Eastwood
16. The Muppets
17. Smurfs
18. Huey Lewis and the News
19. Singing in the Rain (the movie)
20. the Shmoo (not me, the cartoon)
21. my old checked shirt
22. Archie comics
23. Agatha Christie books
24. Dune by Frank Herbert
25. San Zha (Haw flakes)
26. Geylang beef hor fun
27. old photos
28. Vintage findings
29. Old book pages in scrap projects
30. Coke - the original
31. Sesame Street
32. The Beatles
33. Old Disney cartoons
34. Captain Caveman
35. 'Aunty' Wan Tan mee
36. fountain pens
37. Mamee Noodle Snack
38. Butthead the cat
39. Pinky and the Brain
40. me!

And here's a super old vintagey style project to wrap things off for today:

A non-sewing book binding project we did in last month's class (A big thank you to the ladies who had fun messing around with this last month!) - there are a few last slots left this month I believe...The wraparound cover is made of Tim Holtz Grungeboard
and inside its got Tim Holtz Papers for all the pages and Graphic45 Steampunk embellishmentsWe did image transfer on the covers and I reallly like how you can still see the shadowy shapes of the grungeboard alphas showing through (can see?)
And you can obviously tell I didn't plan my transfers which explains why the Eiffel tower is upside down...

K, that's it from me today. Old already....tired, need to go lie down. Haha!

Monday, March 7, 2011

A Small Serving of Onion Flavoured Cards

Here's a happy card using Purple Onion Design stamps.In bright cheery colours from Cosmo Cricket's new Upcycle Collection. (Thank you Mer for sharing your papers with me!!!)

Today, I am ThankFULL! There is much to be thankful for! :)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

You are Here

Here's my favourite layout from last month's "DS- GO!" class:

Layout Title: Disney Dreaming
You can't really tell from the pic but the photo is 'behind glass' (aka transparency) so it's supposed to look like he's inside the car. Maybe I should have put a few squashed bugs on there to make it a little more authentic... haha.

My favourite bit is the red splotch at the "You are Here" sign. :)

For those of you who missed the class, it will be running again this month at PaperMarket Plaza Singapura.

And speaking of classes, I hope to see you guys at class in March! I really quite like the projects I designed this month and made sure they're good value for money so I hope you'll enjoy them too! :)

sneaks here and here