Sunday, September 30, 2007
i stayed for 2 hours there. oh well, i was so happy clutching my box full of candies! i cant wait to try the alcohol inks. i have so many ideas popping inside my mind right now...
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
(with my sincerest apologies to Max Ehrmann)
Go placidly amid the aisles of Michael’s and Archivers,
and remember what peace there may be in knowing that
you do not have to have everything.
As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all scrapbooking salespersons
and store owners. (That 10% discount is your reward.)
Speak your comments on LOs quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even the newbies;
they too have something to share.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.
(Somehow, all that comes to mind are Au and Nita.
And the exact opposite is true. They are loud
and spirited, but hardly annoying.)
If you compare your layouts with others’ layouts,
you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser layouts than yours.
Enjoy your finished layouts as well as the process.
Keep interested in your own stories, however humble;
they are real possessions that should be scrapped in time.
Exercise caution in buying scrapping supplies;
for the world is full of trends.
But let this not blind you to what a good sale is;
many stores strive for 49% discounts;
and everywhere the web is full of online stores with free shipping.
Especially, do not feign scrapbooking styles.
Neither be cynical about your layout;
for in the face of losing at challenges
your acid-free materials are as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of other more experienced scrapbookers
but do not gracefully surrender the things that make you, you.
Nurture kindred scrapbooking spirits to crop with.
But do not distress yourself with trying to “keep up”.
Many fears are born of fatigue and wanting.
Beyond EBs and crop parties,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a scrapbooker of the universe,
no less than the Memory Makers Masters and the CK Scrapbookers of the Year;
you have a right to scrap.
And whether or not it is as clear as a Hambly transparency to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding like an accordion album.
Therefore be at peace with your partners,
whatever s/he may think of your scrapbooking,
and whether in Scrapfests or Scrapmeets,
in the noisy confusion of shopping keep peace with your wallet.
With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Strive to be real.
thanks lee !
I got these tipes from scrappyshack.com.au::
SCRAPPER'S RULE OF THREE: One of my favourite methods in planning a scrapbook layout is simple to remember and easy to put into place. Divide your page into thirds horizontally and vertically (either physically or in your imagination). This now creates a grid of nine squares. Where these lines intersect are the points where your viewer's eye is naturally drawn. Use these points to place your key items. You can also use the lines as an indication of where to run a ribbon or place a torn strip of paper etc.
TRIANGLES: A simple way to create balance with your layouts is by creating an invisible triangle. do this by placing your photographs or embellishments where you would imagine the three points of your triangle to be. This way your viewer's eyes flow between the subjects on your design. You can combine your embellishments and images to create your triangle.
got this from scrapsofmind.com
A close relation of the Rule of Thirds Principle is ‘Z’ Movement. This refers to the placement of elements to form an imaginary Z shape that guides the eye through the design.
Now this isn’t rocket science, but if you combine these two techniques in your scrapbook layout design you will have a really powerful framework to build your layout on. And your elements will almost seem to place themselves quite naturally.
When I am struggling to find inspiration for the design of my layouts (especially my paper scrapping ones) I find these two techniques are an absolute boon and really help me out of that design block hole.THE GOLDEN RATIO (scrapbooksbydesign.net):
This "rule of odds" suggests that an odd number of subjects in scrapbook layout design is more interesting than an even number. Thus if you have more than one photo in your layout, the suggestion is to choose an arrangement with at least three photo. An even number of subjects produces symmetries in the image, which can appear less natural.
hope this helps me and you!
Saturday, September 08, 2007
Thursday, September 06, 2007
Tuesday, September 04, 2007
Sunday, September 02, 2007
you cannot blame anyone but yourself, the circumstances, the destiny that was meant to happen. i have a story to tell... i would be able to tell when a bad thing is about to happen. talk about clumsiness. everything falls down, from spoons to things, to soaps etc.
these past few days this has been my case. everything is clumsy without my doing.
and it's true. talk about sixth sense. talk about destiny and fate.
i understand now, nina.
so please dont dubbed me. no titles. no expectations.
Saturday, September 01, 2007
this recipe/chalk box was made into a secret receipt box which holds the most important stuffs in the world--- the scrapbook purchase receipts!!!
materials used: basic grey blush papers. kandc chipboard sayings; metal handle and hook and eye.
on the insides, you can see the crackling technique.
X-files mean confidential, X-- dont open!!!! dont touch!!! allergic to hubby's hands.