Thursday, August 02, 2007

Singapore + Scrapbook Shop = Lots of Fun

I went to Singapore last week for a course which was held at the Hilton Hotel which so happens to be only 2 blocks away from...*gasp*...Wheelock Place...which so happens to be home to...*gasp*...Laine's Papeterie. You don't even have to cross any roads to get there. My favourite place to stay. Haha.



So I left Brunei on Wednesday. Managed to avoid going to the shop on that day but then after my course ended on Thursday, I went over and spent 3 wonderful hours there. On Friday I signed up for the "Designer Studio - Bits" class and had a blast! Watch this space for the LOs once I've completed them. On Saturday, I popped by again...oops and then on Sunday, 3 hours before my flight departure I decided to visit Laine's again to get the item as seen below....



Now I own a Quickutz handtool and have been considering the Revolution. But at Laine's they told me that the Cuttlebug (by Provo Craft) can use Quickutz dies and that the embossing effect of the Cuttlebug is fabulous. After a quick demo, I was sold! Part of what convinced me was also the price of the Cuttlebug's embossing templates....they only cost $14.90 cos its made from plastic. Talk about being affordable. So bye bye Revolution, hello Cuttlebug. Now I can buy the 4x4 Quickutz dies without having to buy the Revolution. Only drawback is that the Quickutz 4x4 embossing plates cannot be used on the Cuttlebug.

The Cuttlebug is also much cheaper than the Revolution. It retails at Laine's for $199.90 but I got a 42% discount on it (all those who have been reading Laine's blog will know bout this coupon book promotion currently happening there).

I'm a happy scrapper!

9 comments:

JazzScraps said...

Waaah!! Am so JEAAAALOOOOUUSS!! Must definitely go to Singapore one day...one day!!

Pandachu said...

Jealous eh! Mann... I was just wondering about the Cuttlebug the other day. Must check it out now!

huaida said...

i used the 42% discount to get a Mimi Tote! Hehe.

Left Laines with a headache because sooo not used to the layout and it made my shopping difficult :(

Scrapper-holic said...

Ooh which tote did you get? The shoulder one or the roller one? Yeah Laine's layout is rather small and cramp. But ain't it great fun!!

Maisymary's Findings said...

O thats so clever of you to use the 42% off on the cuttlebug ! I didnt do my maths right & paid the S$159 while it was on so called promo ! grrrh ! lol - hope you have fun with it ! I love the embossing on cards !I have used any on layouts yet ! I should !

Ina said...

In Singapore, Where you buy that Cuttlebug? How much the price of Cuttlebug? I am interested to buy it. Unfortunately in not sale in Malaysia.

Scrapper-holic said...

Hi Ina. i bought the Cuttlebug at Laine's in Singapore in 2007. Not so sure if they still sell it there.

But you can check Laine's out. The shop is at Wheelock Place in Orchard Road.

Ina said...

Thanks a lot for give me the info. At least I can try search at Orchard Road. How much the price of that Cuttlebug since you bought in 2007 ago.. ?

Scrapper-holic said...

Hi Ina. I'm afraid i do not know what the price of the cuttlebug is nowadays and i have not seen it sold in Brunei as yet. But maybe you could google it and check out the price on the US websites as a bencmark.