Thursday, February 08, 2007

The Bump

The belly page is a more apt title for this page I think. This was a fun LO to do. Inspired by a LO in Simple Scrapbooks ("SS") Nov/Dec 2006 issue and one of my very first black and white picture. Had originally thought to use white cardstock then I stopped and changed to pink bling cardstock. Why?...mainly because I already knew that baby no. 2 would be a boy and figured what other opportunity would I have to use my pink cardstock if not used for myself. This LO had one of my sis-in-laws going..."Pink??!! You??". Hahaha.





Materials: Textured Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Bling; Patterned paper: K & Company; Page Pebbles, Crystal Brad and Paper Edger: Making Memories; Paper Scuffer: Lasting Impressions; Metal Embellishment: American Traditional Designs (l'il stackers); Alpha Stickers: Provo Craft; Rub-ons: Heidi Swapp for Advantus; Pen: ZIG Opaque by Kuretake; Journaling Template: Chatterbox; Ink: Tim Holtz for Ranger Industries.




This photo was taken on Xmas Day 2006 after the annual xmas meal at Karl's. Insisted that the Hubby took the photo specifically. I had never actually recorded the ups and downs of being pregnant and had also never done a LO on anything about me. The LO in SS really struck me. From the photo to the journaling. It was inspiration to record a little something on being pregnant.


The photo edges were distressed the same way as the "2 of a Kind" layout but this time the distress effect was much clearer. The title was created by sticking alpha stickers on clear page pebbles. My only problem was that the square page pebbles were kinda yellowish in colour. Dunno why cos the pack said clear. Hehe maybe yellow with age as I bought them in 2004. The journaling was fun to do. The wavy lines were drawn out using the Chatterbox Journaling Genie template (Funky - see below). I would love to collect all 6 of these templates but have only managed to find only one so far. I have the vanishing ink pen that goes with this template range but have not as yet dared to use the pen on my layouts for fear that the ink won't disappear altogether. I still rely on my handy pencil and eraser.


8 comments:

JazzScraps said...

This is a nice LO...something different from your other LOs. And at last a LO of yourself (...or sort of!). Plus it's PINK! I somehow have the tendency to go for pink cardstock..dunno why?! Think big influence from my Pink Princess!

Juan Pablo Fernandez said...

Hi.. I found your blog thru Emma. I love what ur doing. I found your blog a good reference for someone who wanted to do scrap book and that is me and Bunny!!! Keep up the good work...I hope you don't mind if I link ur blog to mine. cheers. :)

H said...

I like this entry line :)

Scrapper-holic said...

Kak Jas - ya ya pink!! Not really my colour but def yours and Pink Princess'!! I was just a tad disappointed that week at finding out baby was not a girl when i tot for sure it would be. And i had been buying girly embellishments liao. That's how sure i tot i was. :-)

Mr. Pablo - I'm honoured that you like my blog and really chuffed you're adding it as a link on your site. I didn't even know it was a link on Emma's site. :-) If you have any questions on scrapbooking pls do not hesitate to ask altho i'm by far not an expert at all.

Juan Pablo Fernandez said...

Hi CA.. I will take that offer in terms of seeking advise from you..heheeee.
I did some scrap book based on my european travels with stories and pic.. but so bland..hahahaa.
Your scrap book is inspirational.. cheers

Another Sleepless Night said...

Great layout..am also starting to take photos of my BUMP..

I really like the Chatterbox Journaling Genie..Pls..do let me know where you got them

Journaling in white ink? very nice...

Scrapper-holic said...

CA is actually my Hubby. So the layouts that you see on the side of my blog were done by him digitally. He downloads digital paper, elements and embellishments and we print his finished pages on photo paper. I put them in a 8.5x11 album. He can do alot of things digtally but its really not for me as i like playing with scissors and glue and 3-D embellishments. If you like doing digital pages, i can get the sites for you.

Scrapper-holic said...

Hi Another Sleepless Night

I got the Journaling Genie from Scrapping Gals quite some time ago. Not sure if they still have it. But I have also found the exact same one in Papier in KL at The Curve when i was there last May.