Monday, December 13, 2010

Sneaking some time to scrapbook....

Whoa.....handmade most of the Christmas gifts this year....and it was absolute fun, ringgit saving...but a little time consuming.....but it's worth it to have a little something for our dear family and friends....

Managed to sneak some time to make a scrapbook layout and a few cards for my church.

You see, Grace has ended her first year of school and has now started her second year of school. And she'd taken some photos at school. For RM35 we get a 5R class photo and a 5R self portrait (both in a very nice folder), a 4R self portrait and 4 passport size photo.

The 4 passport sized photos are all identical and I can't think of any other use than to have it on a scrapbook layout.






Materials used: Patterned paper: Crate Paper, Cosmo Cricket; Alphabet: American Crafts; Crystals and Pearls Mix: Prima; Stamps: Basic Grey, Hero Arts, Prima; Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink.

And these cards are really simple ones....made in less than 90 minutes, all using the same technique (I think Jennifer McGuire calls it block stamping), all involves stamping and all with minimal embellishment. I really love distress inks...you can work wonders with it...(couldn't really get the bright colour correct in photos)







Materials used: Water Colour Paper: Campap; Stamps: Papercraft Inspiration, Hero Arts; Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Brilliance, Versa Magic; Flower: Prima; Brad: Basic Grey; Twine: Shabby Green.

And this one card, for a friend's brother whom just got married.


Materials used: Cardstock: Bazzill; Stamps: Unity Stamp Company, PaperCraft Inspiration; Embossing Folder: ProvoCraft Cuttlebug; Dies: Spellbinders; Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink; Twine: Shabby Green.