Saturday, April 26, 2008

Winter Wonderland

I'm on a roll! Finished yet another layout yesterday! This one is also of our Sahoro trip from 2006, but I decided to try something a little different with this layout. I actually printed the photos onto vellum instead of photo paper, as I wanted the design of the patterned paper to show through. I quite like the effect. I love the snowflakes from this Basic Grey paper (Blitzen) and I thought the white background of the snow lent itself so nicely to showing off the patterned paper.

Melanie's ski pass from Sahoro Resort .....

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Fun In The Snow

I finished this layout yesterday. I did it for a Scrapjacked! challenge (Jack #27). It's a very literal lift of the original layout by Kelly Purkey that was given. Been wanting to scrap these pictures from our 2006 Sahoro trip for the longest time, so I have to say thanks to Kelly for the inspiration!

Monday, April 21, 2008


This is the second layout I finished today. I decided on a blue layout against black and white, to match the colour of my two girls' clothes. The title "Joy" actually refers to the joy of motherhood. An early Mother's Day present to myself!


Completed two layouts today - certainly a first for me, so I'm very pleased with myself! This one is the first. It's for my older daughter who last November went on her first overseas trip without her family - as part of her school's Choir Immersion Programme. These are the pictures she came back with, which are mainly taken at the University of Western Australia in Perth, where their choir workshops were held. I got the inspiration for this layout from a sketch challenge designed by Melanie Seppeler at Treasured Scrapbooking.

Friday, April 18, 2008


This was the second layout I entered for Made With Love's National Day challenge. I mounted the photos on cardboards instead of cardstock, to create a more "pop-up" effect. The photos are of my two girls and their cousin, hence the title, "Family".


This was the very first layout I ever did! It was for a National Day challenge that Made With Love had last August, called "Starry Starry Red and White Scrap Challenge", which required us to do a layout in red and white (our national colours), and which should contain at least five stars, as in our country's flag. The only other colour allowed was black. I decided to do one using this photo of my younger daughter taken during her kindergarten's National Day celebrations the previous year. I took a long time over this as it was my first layout, so you can imagine how shocked but joyful I was when I found out I actually won the challenge! How cool is that? Really got me started on scrapbooking and inspired me to do more layouts!

Thursday, April 17, 2008


Mother's Day is just around the corner, and Laine's Papeterie is running a challenge for us to scrap on anything connected with motherhood. I decided to do this layout as a tribute to my mother who passed away on July 16 last year. It was a very old photo of her that I found while going through her personal effects, and I decided to use it as I thought she looked absolutely beautiful and serene in it. I used MME's Wild Asparagus "Mother" range of papers, as well as title and journaling cards from their Bohemia range, and Prima's Iron Orchid Designs "Cavalier Collection" paper, as well as blings and flowers also from Prima. I just love the texture of MME papers, and I think they lend themselves so well to 3-D effects.

Birthday Notebook

My first born's birthday was just four days ago on April 13. I decided to make this notebook for her using DCWV's "Kids" papers, and in the process also did similar ones for each of her friends as part of their party goody bag. I made twelve notebooks altogether in just over a week. Was fun, and I made full use of my zutter binding machine!

Here's a look at the inside of the notebook. I had also printed a little thank you note on the vellum sheet (first page) of her friends' albums, just above the "True Friends" quote.

Butterfly Sonata

I did this layout for a challenge on Made With Love in March, which required us to alter raw chipboards in various ways. I was a little apprehensive about entering the challenge initially as I'm not used to altering chipboards in ways other than painting them or pasting patterned paper over them. But I decided to give it a shot in the end, and I'm glad I did! Turns out that I not only won the challenge, but the layout was also featured on the Maya Road Design Team blog! I was super thrilled of course to find out the good news, and this remains one of my favourite layouts to date. Here are some close-ups of the various chipboard shapes altered in the layout.

Footnote: I was at Made With Love today and there was a couple who was actually asking them for the materials I used to create the butterflies! Felt so happy that the layout has actually inspired them to try altering the chipboards themselves!