It's really happening. The start of a new journey!
This couldn't have been possible if not for the keen eye of Wine & Dine Experience's Marketing Director who spotted my project on the desk and my supportive Project Manager for allowing me the free rein to design the projects. It's a new journey, but an exciting one.
That said, a thank you to friends and peers who have been sooooo encouraging and supportive since I started my scrapping journey few years back. The words of wisdom from some of the masters in the industry who are so generous in sharing their wealth of knowledge! Thank YOU!
First time working on canvas. I kinda like the effect! Canvas to me is a scary thing... I fear the unknown results... but at the same time, the elation is doubled when something works! This one is going to USNS William McLean.
A question to ponder... is there some element of truth to the statement, "Relationships that started when you were in your twenties hardly ever last"... Is it really true? Do the shifting perspectives and goals change that? What you thought was what you've wanted, no longer is the case now? Hmm...
It's Mother's Day today! Happy Mother's Day to all mums!!! Hope you're having a relaxing Sunday. The weather is great today. :)
Decided to scrap for myself today. It's cathartic having been through 3 projects in a month! This SMASH album is going to be about my life in 2012. The every day things, the happy and not so happy moments. Hence, the title "2012... through the eyes of Esther".
I was in town searching for a tote bag yesterday. Mine was old and mangy and on some days, I think it smells! Of coz, Sod's Law has it that I couldn't find the perfect tote. Found this online from Kate Spade instead,
A very helpful friend informed me that if I really wanted the bag, she has a friend in the States to help ship it back for me. Then it got me thinking... Do I really need a Kate Spade? Then I thought about my shoe collection, most of them in storage boxes, the bags, my friends' shoes and bags, hmm... how much stuff does one really need?
When my dad passed away last December, all he had was 2 bags of clothes in supermarket plastic bags. The shoes, the bags, the labels meant nothing. We feel good for the moment, but it's only momentary. Our presence here is transcendental. Hence, some say to make the best of it, because the money can't be brought to the nether world. Some say the things can be passed to another generation.... I guess we all deal with materialism in different ways.
I live in a country where there is abundance. Singaporeans are a fortunate bunch. We have access to the latest trends and the ability to fly things in if prices are too steep. We can't deny that in the Asian culture, other people's perception of us still matter. Jean-Paul Sarte says it best, "Hell is other people." Can we truly be authentic given the society we live in?
This is what I've been working on this week. A pocket mini album using mainly DCWV, K&Co, Prima and Teresa Collins. DCWV's paper packs are so convenient! Cuts down time trying to match papers. But it takes the fun out of matching papers where sometimes we get pleasant surprises! So do you like to use paper packs where everything is matched for you readily, or do you like venturing out on your own?
Keeping the insides simple because of the patterned papers. This way of making a mini album is good for using up papers!
I think it's been a while since I did a layout... maybe that's next. Enjoy your remaining Sunday, and have a good week ahead!
Friends come and go in our lives. What I found difficult to deal with a few years ago was accepting the fact that people come into certain phases of our lives, and then they move on afterwards, without you. I was reluctant to make new friends coz I wanted to hold on dearly to the ones close to me. I figured they should have my time and attention the most. Other new friends simply aren't worth the trouble.
That has slowly changed over the years. I've met new friends, perhaps not achieving the level of closeness we had when growing up. But friends nonetheless. And I'm thankful in a way, that recent spate of events brought back some old friends as well. Sharing new experiences which make us close again.
This is for a friend whom I've known for 6 years, whom I used to share an apartment with, whom I miss quite dearly from time to time as she's now growing roots in Canada. Yes, Al, if you're reading this, it's coming your way!
Many times we are caught up with the latest trend. I'm susceptible as well. However, the recent SMASH craze introduced by K & Co had me thinking. Do we really need a special folder just to cut and paste our memories? It's understandable that the pretty patterned papers are very appealing, even more so, the entire range of accessories that come with it. Everything from envelopes, page dividers, markers, paperclips, tags, etc. Do we really need a homogenized look?
What SMASH did for me is to remind me of the high school days where we cut and paste pictures, stickers, coasters, or anything we deemed interesting and paste them on colored construction papers. We then either punch holes and tie the pages together, or simply staple them. We use post it notes when we didn't have special tags. We paste an entire map if we don't have the envelopes... Scrapbook supplies were unheard of back in those days. We make do with our creativity.
I bought a SMASH folder and some of the tags for reference. But in the end, I also created one of my own. Truth is, I very much preferred the one I created. :) It's nothing special, just a combination of patterned papers from various DCWV packs. And then I added embellishments and used my Cinch. I have to admit though, I would buy many of the markers because of the glue tip at the other end of the pen!
This, I gave it to a friend who would be traveling during the summer holidays.
I know the 1st quarter of 2012 has passed... And I'm really slow in updating this. However, so far, these are the projects created! I'm quite pleased with myself.
This mini album was created for a new friend. I like how the combination of the DCWV papers work. Paper packs are great coz they reduce the time spent on coordinating patterned papers. Some experienced scrapper may say that they get fun out of matching the papers but for me, by the time I pulled out all the matching embellishments, I probably wouldn't be in a mood to scrap anymore. Hence, I like the convenience of the paper packs.
Inserts for the pockets
Embellishments from Prima, DCWV, Creative Imaginations.
It's been eons since I've blogged about something. Or rather, the culmination of events in 2011 that made blogging... low on the priority list. However, I would like to catch up as much as possible...
The blog may take a new turn, it may not just be on my scrap projects or my travels anymore... Let's see where the wind takes me.
Here's a summary of the very few projects that were created in 2011.
Mini albums created sometime during the 2nd quarter of 2011.
Wedding gift box for a very dear friend of mine. Comes with matching guest book.
I liked the guest book a lot. It was possibly my 2nd WOW project since the 9 x 9 frame which I did back in Jun 2010. Come to think of it... not many creations for 2011. I know the reasons why... hopefully 2012 will be different!