Monday, December 11, 2006

Preparing For baby

Wow, finally I have managed to upload pics of my layouts onto my blog. My Hubby was away for a week and a bit in Dec so i had to wait for him to come back for help uploading. Then when he manged to get around to doing so, the pictures were too small and could hardly be seen. Fresh uploading of pics met with serious internet access issues for me at home, then to the whole Asian region due to the earthquake in Taiwan. But it seems we're back in business and just in time for the new year too. The post below was written ages ago but just never published. Hee.

Materials: Textured Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned Paper: DCWV Text Stack; Epoxy Alphabet: S.E.I; Alphabet Rubons: Making Memories and Heidi Swapp for Advantus; "Special" tag: Wild Asparagus; Ribbon: Making Memories; Metal Tag and brads: L'il Stackers by American Traditional Designs; Quilling: Jolee's; Embossing Pen and Opaque Writer (white): ZIG by Kuretake; Clear Embossing Powder: Ranger.

I was reading Simple Scrapbooks (again forgot which issue...sorry - too lazy to trace) and there was an article about scrapping without pictures. Inspired by this article, I dug around in a box in which I had kept memorabilia from Ty's birth. I found pictures of his ultrasound scans, a receipt from Amazon for baby books which i had ordered prior to his birth and the JPMC card in which his scans were given to us. Scrapability for all!! I chose the baby text paper from my DCWV stack. It was green. Not my favourite colour but i figured what better time to use it. Overall, I was pretty pleased with the end result as it was quick to put together but my favourite critic, Hubby, doesn't like the layout at all because of the colour.

I sprayed the Amazon receipt and the JPMC card with Acid-Free spray just in case even though I did not use any photos in the layout. Maybe the spraying will prevent the items from discolouration. The Acid-Free spray is available from and is pretty expensive as it does say that it is only good for 8 sprays or something (having said that I think I have used my little spray can more than that so....). A little can costs about $40 something.

This was the fastest layout I have put together so far as it was only a matter of arranging the memorabilia on the page. Journalling was very basic and handwritten in a "list" format with white pen on black cardstock and hidden behind the JPMC card.

On hindsight, I should have inked the edges of my patterned paper to give it a more distinctive look since my background cardstock is also green but I was rushing the layout in an attempt to challenge myself to finish in as little time as possible. Hence the incomplete feeling I get everytime I look at the layout. Oh well, lesson learnt. I guess I am not the rush-rush scrapper. LOL.

1 comment:

Another Sleepless Night said...

i love this layout. Am in the process of trying to complete as many layouts of my 3yr old daughter as i can before baby no.2 arrives in june.

fyi...found out about your blog from Emma happy to meet another fellow Brunei scrapper!