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Saturday, December 22, 2007

My ATC Cards

Finally....finally I sat down and finished my cards...it took me two attempts. Not sure if our scrappers here who all sent sweet cards...not sure if they can accept my grunge looking, collage, mixed media kind of ATCs! But I got tired halfway while making the cards, so some of you will still get my grungy cards...

Anyway, here are the samples...each card is totally different. I cant decide who is to receive which card, so I am actually gonna draw straws!!! LOL, so my fellow swappers...please dont kill me ya!

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Fontwerks Kah Mei Smith

Fontwerks' Kah Mei Smith was in town and we had the priviledge to attend her classes in Bangsar! I must say we never scrapped so hard!!!! We started at 9am and Chow Chow and myself, determined to finish the I Woman album, finished at 7pm...Clear albums are now the in thing (SNC will be having them later this month)..take a look at the Bryant Album that I made!

Monday, December 03, 2007

Bird Park - 1st December 2007

We went to the KL Birdpark last Saturday for Jun Xi's (Bryant and Becky's aunt!!!) 1st Birthday Party. Like me, the kids had a whale of a time and was sooooo well behaved. This gave me the courage to bring Becky shopping on Sunday, and true to form...she loved getting out!

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Our First Class Output - Sssshhhh

Whilst Penelope created numerous samples in 12x12 format to small hand-held albums for us as ideas and inspirations (one of which is featured here), we were all assigned to make our own little project.

Materials given for this challenge were:

  • 2 cardstock (our choice)

  • 3 patterned paper (our choice)

  • 9 yards of funky ribbons and trim (our choice)

  • and lots and lots of freebies (embellishments) and tools.

What was daunting was we didn't know what we were up against; only reassured fun - which we had lots of.

I made a little album for my daughter, Becky, highlighting the events in the 1st hour of her life. Hence, I named my little album "1st 1 Hour" and used the letter "L" to subsitute the number "1" from the Basic Grey Romani Monograms collection. Clever? Oh well, credit to my sister actually who guided us individually and cooked up really creative ideas for each and every participant resulting in 5 different looking mini albums and layouts that brought out the best of our pictures.

For the rest of the album, I played up the greens, orange and blue from the patterned paper rather than the photos to offset the drabby hospital blues and greens reflected in the pictures. With all the wonderful ideas and advice, I am so proud of my little album, although it is a departure from my own style.

Designer: Penelope Gan (I thought I should still give her the credit since I would not have produced it in such a way)

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