Friday, June 22, 2007

Ruey's May Kit - Part I

What is my greatest love for now...scrapping kits!! So fun and so easy to do plus my LOs look completely differently from my usual boring style which is refreshing for me personally. Hehe...and yes I've only bought one (1) kit to date but what a great kit it is. Thanks Ruey.

I've completed 2 LOs from the kit to date but The Hubby uploaded them separately so i'll post them individually. Hehe...multiple posts coming up.

This was the 1st LO one I did and was started at Shabby Chic's "Ruey Kit's Crop Nite". My favourite so far!! I got some of the patterned paper ('PP') measurements wrong especially since my focal photo is wide instead of long like Ruey's. But I tot it turned out ok. Plus I came up with my own QK Heart shape instead of cutting out a heart shape from another piece of PP (and it was a good thing I didn't cut a heart shape from the other PP as I got my measurements completely mixed up it the 2nd LO which shall be posted soon).

All materials are from Ruey's Kit apart from die-cut heart shape (Quickutz).

The only thing that I am unhappy about is the 3D Kindy Glitz drops on the LO. I thought they would harden completely once dry. But when I put the LO in the album page protector and closed the album, my lovely 3D Kindy Glitz drop effect got squashed. And silly silly me, I didn't not space my drops wide enough or evenly throughout. So if you look at the white drops on my title, you'll notice some fats spots and some too small spots. Ooeer!

But I'm still loving the kit and so Ruey...when is your next kit coming out?

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Pooh's Frens The Sequel

This LO was made when mojo was running seriously low and I had no inspiration whatsoever. But these photos had been sitting on my desk for so long already that I felt something had to be done.

I think my main difficulty was the fact that I had planned for these photos to kind of be a sequel layout to the Pooh's Friends LO which was one of my very first LOs. I still had scraps of the same paper used and wanted to incorporate these to achieve some sort of continuity. The fact that I always enlarge my focal photo did not help.

Materials:- Textured Cardstock: Bazzil Basics; Patterned Paper and wooden frame: Chatterbox; Metal Heart Brad, rub-ons and Funky Fiber: Making Memories, Journaling Tag: Scrapping Gals; Die-cut title: Quickutz, Ink: Cat's Eye Chalk tangerine; Floss: DMC and Pen: ZIG writer.

I did my journaling on a tag, attached it to the page with fiber tied to a brad and the tag is hidden at the back of the page. So, in order to read the journaling, all one has to do is pull on the fiber to bring the tag up. I probably would not have done the journaling this way had I thought about where to put my journaling before I stuck the photos on.

The wooden frame was something that I've always wanted to use. The rub-ons on it was an attempt to jazz it up a bit but errr....looks more like maggots instead. Oops. Hehe.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

What's a Zutter?

I just recently got a book binding machine called a Zutter from Laine's. Surprisingly, the machine itself is pretty small and portable which makes it pretty nifty. I've always liked the double coil wire binds that we get on diaries and notebooks and with the Zutter you can bind your own books and albums at home. I made sure to call the shop to book one machine for myself and sure enough I heard from Sharon at Laine's that it has been really popular. And when I popped by the shop to get the wire coils, some had already been sold out.

(First two pictures taken from Laine's Diary)

Zutter also produces chipboard covers and inner pages in a variety of sizes 8x8, 6x6, 4x4 and 5x7. Each pack of chipboard cover comes with 20 inner pages that come in cream, black or white colours.

You could also use the Zutter for lots of other stuff like punching holes in a shoe box to make ribbon storage. Check out Laine's post for more info.