Thursday, March 31, 2011

A Visit to Made with Love

My family and I went to Singapore for the first time on the 25th of March, 2011.  The itinerary was arranged by our tourist head, my Hubby.  Expectedly, it was squeezed in with schedules for the usual scenic or tourists spots to make the best of a 3-day stay.  At the back of my mind, I was schemingly trying to think of a way to visit at least a scrapbook store or 2 to devour on newly released stash which may have not reached LSS here. So I let myself be a slave to the entire 2 days of our stay by volunteering as the yaya for my kids (as if I had a choice) and allowing myself to be toured with a minimum, if not nay, opposition from my part.  Successfully, when I requested to visit a scrapbook store, which I already searched for in the net before leaving, Hubby gladly gave in.  

Due to time constraint, I was able to visit MADE WITH LOVE only, at Plaza Singapura.  I find the store very cozy with its relatively small space but packed with scrapbook goodies neatly arranged in sliding cabinets.  They had nice and new stuff which I haven't seen here. So despite the fact that prices are more expensive than prices here, I bought few to bring home.  I got the Echo Park Springtime and few sticker elements from Echo Park Playground and some Maya journal stuffs.   That made my Singapore trip worthwhile and memorable, among others. :)

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Cut Out Design from Webster's Pages

I have always been a fan of scrapbookers who can make use of papers as the main source of embellishments.  I find it cumbersome and very time consuming to cut out designs from a paper instead of just using the ready-made embellishments available in the market.  But nothing beats the details of a cut out paper design.  For this LO, I took time out to cut the remaining designs left from Iris Uy's Webster's Pages Class.  I guess I'll be doing more of these if my time permits.

I used white ink to emboss a journal stamp on a black cs.

Thanks friends for looking.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

MY DIY Invitation

There was another family event and I was challenged again to create invitations.  It was a surprise party for our dear father who turned 70 last March 3, 2011.  Browsed the net and found a sample invitation.  I patterned it to the party motifs, which were blue and silver.  I used AAC cs and cut it to 6x12 and folded it to half.  I cut out a silver DCWV cs to make the big exclamation mark.  I cut the front page of the folded AAC cs to display the exclamation point upfront.  I used Sizzix slim alphas to create the word "Surprise".  I stamped on the word "shh" (a way to hush the guests) to a circle cut-out and embossed with sparkling embossing powder.  I used the cut-out to close two ends of blue and silver ribbons for the parchment paper, which served as my envelope.  

Want to share with your pics of the invitations.

It was all worth it since the party turned out to be a success.