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Friday, November 30, 2007

I've Been Tagged Too

OK, heard bout this sometime ago...never had the time to see what its all about...so here goes...KitKatz tagged me ages ago..but I have only been able to do this now...

These are the rules:

  • Link to your tagger (see above), and also post these rules on your blog.
  • Share 7 facts about yourself (random or weird) on your blog.
  • Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.Let them know they are TAGGED by leaving a comment on their blog.
... and 7 facts about me:

  1. I am a shopaholic...I shop till I drop, no pun intended! And i buy just about anything, from shoes to scrapbook materials to designer coffee...Hubby thinks I have too many shoes but who doesnt need another blue pair of shoes???
  2. I am a terrible mum...yes, terrible...My new born daughter lives in my scrapbook store. I spend so much time there, I have actually carried her to my store on many occasions. Perhaps her first words will be brads instead of dad!
  3. I still dream of Italy! Went to only as close as France..it seems I never had the time after Bryant was born
  4. I dont exercise. Well, make that never. Prob the last activity I did that came close to exercising was carting my stuff to the American Bazzar for sale!
  5. My life long ambition was to be in the investment line but now that I am here, doing what I wanted to do all my life...it doesnt seem fun at all. I just wish I can be back home now scrapbooking without interrupion!
  6. If I can choose a cuisine to live on, it will be sashimis and pastas...yes, when given a choice I only eat Japanese or Italian
  7. Not being able to go out, is never a deterrent to me when it comes to shopping. I buy everythign online...prob the only thing I have never bought online is a car!

And I am tagging:

  1. Liza
  2. JC
  3. Nad
  4. Lay Hoon
  5. Adeline
  6. Norazah
  7. Jasmine

Have FUn!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Ssshhh... Secrets Sample LO

Mini accordian, tags, slides and envelopes were incorporated into this layout by my sister to 'make' space for countless of photos, journaling and knick-knacks (Flamenco Tix!!!). An avid photographer and traveller, it was difficult for her to decide on THE one (or perhaps two to three) photos to be featured in the LO.

Estatic to have found this Basic Grey pattern paper that "gives the Flamenco more flavour" {quote-unquote}, she did not want to crop it to bits and chose to use it as a main feature and use embellisments (e.g. Scrap-n-Crop brads and matching C3 ribbons) to provide the LO with some dimensions while retaining the overall feel.

Products: Basic Grey patterned paper, Bazzil cardstock, Autumn Leaves clear stamps, Bazzil and DDB Pigment Ink, Scrap-n-Crop embellishments - photo anchors, brads - and embossing powder.

Designer: Penelope Gan

Tuesday, November 20, 2007


Rebecca and Bryant swims in my aunt's house every Monday morning. Yesterday I ditched work in the morning to capture some photos of the two monsters in action! My favourite photo is Becky posing with my aunt's mum...that is like 4 generations between them!

Monday, November 12, 2007

SNC Sign Board

My first attempt in some new techniques used for this sign board. The huge board is a MDF board. First I spread PVA glue all over the board, then I crumpled some tissue and pat it on the PVA to create a wrinkled texture. (In case you girls are wondering, I tested the tissue and its acid free!). After its dry I spread one layer of gesso on the board. Then I painted the board an antique white colour. Finally I pat some distressing ink on the board (I used Mahogany, Broken China and Antique Linen) and I spritz some water using SNC's spray onto the ink. I then use a transparency sheet to smear the ink and mix the ink, creating unique colour patches. For the final touch, I used Making Memories Sunflower acrylic paint and pat it all over with a sponge.
I found Basic Grey's Periphery Paper with the birds and cut it out to adhere on the board. Lastly, after adhering everything, I distressed the edges with more distressing ink and acrylic paint!
Supplies used: MDF Board, Plaid Wooden Alphabets, Gesso, Acrylic Paint, PVA Glue, Tissue, Distressed Inks, Ribbons, Patterned Paper, Transparency, Sponge Daubers.