Thursday, January 04, 2007


This is a blatant scrap-lift from one of Ruey Chong's layouts that she posted on her blog. I fell in love with her layout (Gappy Grin) the minute I saw it and when I got the photo of Ty and his cousin, Kholil, developed, I thought that the photo would work well with Ruey's design. Thanks very much Ruey for the inspiration.
Scrap-lift: To copy an existing layout design/format but to make it your own with different paper and embellishments.

Materials: Textured Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper Bling; Patterned Paper: Karen Foster and Junkitz; Flower, Alphabet Chipboard and Date Stamp: Heidi Swapp for Advantus; Acrylic Paint, Tagmaker and Circle Tag: Making Memories; Rub-on: DCWV Quote Stack; Ink: Zig Embossing Pen; Circle Cutter: Kuretake.

  • The bling cardstock and patterned paper were bought from Shabby Chic at the Mall and it was a fabulous feeling to be able to shop for paper with a photo in mind. Most of the time, I am only able to buy whatever catches my fancy as there were no scrapbooking shops available in Brunei not too long ago. Once I got home with my new buys, I got to work immediately.

  • Because the design for this layout was a scrap-lift, it did not take me very long to complete. The only difficulty I had was finding patterned paper with patterned circles that I could cut out. I did not have much choice on this and consider myself lucky to find the Junkitz paper with some circles printed on. At the end of the day, I still did not have enough cut out circles to achieve the same effect that Ruey got on her layout.

  • I rather liked the end result of this layout but funnily enough, most of the comments that I got from family was that this layout was "not me". They have attributed this to the fact that it is a scrap-lifted design and that my style of scrapbooking is a more linear and clean lines sort of style. I guess they are right in that sense but hey it was still fun doing this layout so no regrets there.


Another Sleepless Night said...

God Bless Shabby Chic! Got the same pattern paper from them a couple of weeks ago. Brought Shaz there too when she was back here on holiday.

Did you handcut the circles?

Scrapper-holic said...

Hi Another Sleepless Night

Thanks for your comments. I used a circle cutter by Kuretake to cut out the circles. I got the cutter from Laine's papeterie in Singapore and it cost about $30 something. I bought the Fiskars Shapecutter and circle templates from Perth in 2003 but it was really fiddly as the templates would move.

I was in Laine's when i saw Sharon using it to cut circles for class kits and the ease with which she used it was amazing. No hesitation for me after that. Hee.

DO you have a scrapping blog too? I would love to read it if you do. :-)

Another Sleepless Night said...

Ah..yes..I see he Kuretake circle cutter on your materials list.

I must praise you for taking the time to list out your materials. Its very helpful.

Would love to have you visit my blog

It has some of my scrapping attempts thrown in with a bit of Moans & Groans.

Layout photos are often delayed by "The Collector". He has to edit and upload photos into my computer. Am useless at I cant exactly nag him about the delays...

Happy Reading...

Shaz said...

Love you scraplifted layout! I must say i have not tried the Kuretake Circle cutter. I am now using Making Memories Circle cutter, it is great too! So at least now we know that these are the 2 brands we can count on with circle cutters. I must agree that fiskars cutters doesn't work well with me too i find it very wobbly and it takes alot of practice to get a good cut. keep scrapping gals!

Shaz said...

oh ... and thank you for adding me in your links..

Scrapper-holic said...

I've seen the MM circle cutter in magazines but i've not seen it in any shops or online. I wonder what's the largest circle the cutter can cut. The Kuretake one is kinda limited in that sense.

Hey thanks for adding me into your links too. I was really excited to receive comments from you and Another Sleepless Night. It's great to know that there are other Bruneian scrappers out there.

Ruey said...

I think you did a fabulous job with the scraplift. I haven't seen the Kuretake circle cutter...must go and google it. Always on the hunt for new tools and supplies. I use the creative memories circle cutter set....exxy...but easy to use...that is why I like circles sooo much.

But the layout you scraplifted...hor...must admit...those were all stickers by Memories complete. *blush*