Monday, December 27, 2010

Still on a high

Christmas dinner we had the steaks I bought from Tokyo cooked and it was just unbelievably soft. This is totally awesome Wagyu. Bunny said it was worth breaking his diet for.
I guess it's just so easy to scrap pictures of a place I totally love.

Playing with Christmas

I didn't think I would get any lay outs done at all during the Christmas season. But all it takes is, a couple of minutes of down time and I was able to make new pages.
Sometimes in the store, I get bored minding the store. And if things get a bit slow, I scrap. I just took a bunch of papers and punches and just kept them in the store for the duration of the season. And sometimes, I would go home with a a new page each day.

Would you believe that I got these K & Co Christmas papers from Helen at a bargain price? I bought them last year, during her water sale. And just kept them until I had enough Christmas photos.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Merry Christmas

I made this lay out for Memory lane's Christmas party. I used papers I bought from Helen's water sale last year. This is actually K & Co Christmas papers. The tree on the left I just cut from chipboard. And the tree on the right is a DCWV die cut. I used Martha Stewart doily punch. Autumn leaves stamp. Glimmer mist. And we used Irock for the gems. And that's Christmas 2010 for you.

Getting it done

Unbelievable. I know there are a million and one things that need to be done. But I am still scrapping.
This is from the Prima Hollywood collection. The embellies are from Sharon's birthday kit.
This photo was taken in Baiyoke Sky.
The paper used here is from MM Panorama. The chipboard is from Basic grey. And the paper strip is from Cosmo cricket. Additional embellies from 7 gypsies, graphic 45 and studio calico. Scrap lifted from Iris, using the Crate Paper Restoration Collection, Divi trims and Martha Butterfly punch.
Prima Road trip collection. MM Panorama stickers. Basic Grey chipboard stickers.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Savvy Shopping

As a scrapbooker, you need your own factory of money. Either that or be a savvy shopper.
I bought 2 albums, a chipboard embelishment, adhesive dots, and two huge bagfulls of embelishments. And it was half of what I paid for picture number 3.

Which turned out to be a Martha Sterwart Punch, MM Panorama line, a couple of Pink Paislee and a couple of Lilybee papers. I was also able to get a couple of stickers, tickets for journalling and my irock template. yey!
Sometimes, I go for bulk shopping, and at times, I'd rather go for quality. Either way, find what makes you happy.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

My Guide to Speed Scrapping

First rule of Speed Scrapping is : Do not be O.C. , fretting will not accomplish anything. The more you practice, the better you become.

I also make little kits, and pre cut everything, including stamps, inks, ribbons and brads. Everything goes into its own baggie. One Baggie per page.

I've learned that having friends who are willing to work on an assembly line, works just as fast.

I clean up after. So I don't forget anything.

I can scrap with or without a picture. I can always find a picture after. Yup, I am easy.

I hope these little steps can help you out.

G45 Lay out

This lay out is scraplifted from Irene Tan. Project of the Wednesday group.

Life is Good

Hello! We are now back to scrapping amidst the Christmas riot on my scrap table. I have not finished wrapping all the presents. I may even have to resort to having them wrapped in the store.

All the following lay outs have been scraplifted from Master Iris. And all the pictures were taken during our brief sojourn in Bangkok. Enjoy!