Sunday, May 30, 2010

Scrapbooking Terminology

I find it fascinating when jargons are used in the scrapbooking world. Being a baby scrapper, i nv knew that i can improve my vocab with scrapbooking :D

RAK - Random Act of Kindness
(from my understanding, this is when scrapping bloggers wants to share and giveaway from kindness to others. The items known as "blog candy" usually consists of goodies from their own stash. Sometimes, RAKs are given in a form of prize for Challenges, organised by groups of scrappers such as Scrap-It-Lah, or a random draw from the list of fans and friends who comments on their blogpost.

Acid Free
Acid Free papers are usually used for archival projects such scrapbooking or crafting purposes.
The reason behind using acid free paper is because it doesn't turn yellow or deteriorate as fast as non acid free papers.

I never really figured out what this was until i started reading scrapbooking magazines.
I found out that it's actually a drawn layout "guideline" done by some designers which specifies the placing of the photos, journal, shapes and etc... Some challenges are based on sketches and it's amazing to see different scrappers coming out with different interpretation of the design that brings out the individuality of each layout although the placing is similar... :D

I'm no expert in this at all... :) maybe i'm wrong with the terms.
There's plenty more but i think i will stop here.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

First card

Yippee... i'm so happy today. Attended a card making class with Sharon today at Smidapaper... Cindy taught us to make a lovely card... This shall be the first and many more cards to come i hope... :D

Cindy was so kind to let us play with her tools after the class... I think Sharon would agree that it was so much fun, playing with the Cuttlebug. More pics at Sharon's blog Here's my take from the card we learnt, one of the many beautiful designs Cindy had created...

Hope i will be able to post more of my own soon... ;)

We also stayed back for a 10 mins make and take session at Smida.
Here's the lovely jumbo Paper clip we made...

A big thank you to Sharon for letting me tag along her the whole day :D muaks xxx

love Josie
Tuesday, May 4, 2010

A sweet surprise on a Saturday morning

It was in the wee morning when we took a 4 hour ride all the way down to the central of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. Was at KLCC, when Sharon called me that morning telling me that I won one of the challenge... :D

I congratulated her too as she has also won a RAK for the second challenge... 2 winnings in a row.
Yippee for her!!

It was wonderful... Shoutout to Yatie for selecting me to win the wonderful goodie...

Though it was quite a rush travelling to KL and then back home, we had a good time shopping, eating and catching up with family and friends.

Also some shots of my last blog hop challenge by jessy. Scrapped with my pre-wedding photos... the 70s themed.

Painted on Cream colored card stock.

Used a needle to punch a swirl designs on the paper
Moving pearls;
Lightly painted the pearls orange and yellow then string them with a fishing line.
Pearls on flowers to look like flower on cupcake.
Lace reminds me of whip cream... :)

There you go. A simple layout.
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