Wednesday, July 22, 2015

AE Type Inspired Layouts - Dear Time

Hello ! I'm back to share my layouts inspired by Ali Edwards Type class :)  There will be more to come this month :)

For this layout, I scrap-lifted Ali's design, and added a little stamping and changes to the placement to the photos. I wanted to include more photos and wanted more parts of the images to be visible since this is a layout that talks about a year in general. For the stamps, I used Ali's Dear Time stamp set for Technique Tuesday.

It was really fun! Love how it turns out. Although I did made alot of mistakes initially because of the photo placement, but I tried to make it work. I journaled in a storyline style as well to wrapped up what happen during that year.

Thank you for stopping by today! Will be back with more layouts soon :)

Saturday, July 18, 2015

AE Type Inspired Layouts - Magic

 If you follow me on my Instagram or Facebook, you probably know that I'm into making full size layouts lately after taking Ali Edwards Type Class which has just came to an end 2 wks ago. Though started a little late, I was so inspired by the class that I started typing out a bunch of journaling for story ideas that has been sitting in my Evernote app, with just title and little description but not much story content. It haven't been scrapbooking full size pages since about 1.5 years ago, when I decided that Project Life pocket page scrapbooking is what I will continue doing only. But as life goes on, especially when big and small things happen to you, and feelings accumulates, and I want to find a way to sort of trash things out. I find that big stories like these needs large photographs to go with them. Coincidentally I have a brand new 8.5x11 WRMK faux leather 3ring binder sitting there, hence that's the size I decide to go with for now :) And I have been LOVING IT! 

I will be sharing the layouts I have made on the blog this month :) 

This is the first layout I will be sharing. I shared sneaks on my Instagram and have been receiving some likes, thanks alot :D I myself love it too! This layout has alot of first. 

  1. It's my first time using Ali Edwards' story kit for a full size layout
  2. First time including such a long typed journaling in my scrapbook
  3. First time using 8.5x11 photo 
  4. First time doing a hybrid full size layout 

The layout is heavily inspired by Ali Edwards and her layouts in the class. I really learnt alot and will continue using the typography design knowledge in my future layouts :)

I strongly encourage everyone to write longer journaling and document your stories, big or small. Jot down your emotions and write down how you feel! It will be interesting when you read it one day :) Thanks for stopping! 

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Midori Traveler's Notebook | Adelaide 2015 - Scrapbooking / Memory Keeping on the go

It has been sometime since I last blogged. I was traveling and right after that I started work immediately. Sometimes it's hard for me to feel motivated to continue blogging and sharing. Today it so happen that I have a rest day, so time to catch up on the sharing :)

Previously I shared two post on my handmade Fauxdori Travelers Notebook here and here. And I mention that I'm bringing it to Australia as my scrapbook . (YES! I'm no longer committing to scrapbooking a 12x12 scrapbook nor 6x8 handbook for each trip, that's just too much to do and take up lots of space) Today I shall share what I bring along with me for the trip in terms of memory keeping and scrapbooking.

Here is an overview of what I bring with me, I have my notebook on teh top left hand corner, and I have 2 pouches , one from an old SC kit, and one thin cosmetic pouch from Esprit. 

This SC canvas drawstring bag consist of some flat embellishments including Shimelle Sticker, some die cuts and dollies. I also included an extra Midori notebook inside and some of Midori accessories.

The black pouch is more like a tool pouch with all the Distress markers and a bunch of Precision Pens. I brought 3 inks (Black, red and gold), and some stamps. OA date stamp comes in very handy as well. And not forgetting an Adhesive. 

I had made a smaller sized Watercolor book that is similar to the one I share in this post

I also made a handmade sticker book using some unwanted older page protectors and my beloved fuse too. It works wonder, I'm able to stuff about 15 stickers that are approximately 4x6inches in this pouch. All these booklets can be stuck inside my Midori and bring out conveniently:) 

This is how fat the album is right now.

Below I share some completed pages :) Many of the stamping are done using Kellie Stamps



I'm falling in love with this sort of pages , that include a mish mash of stickers, stamping, random doodling, words and icon stickers. 

I also bring along my Instax Share Printer to print out photos directly from my iPhone. I'm also able to print my DSLR photo, using the EOS remote app. All thanks to the wifi enable canon 6D :) LOVE IT! LOVE IT LOVE IT!! If you're interested in the printer, you can find it at Amazon (CLICK the image below) In Singapore, you can find it at MS Color or Passion Gadgets, both at a reasonable price :)

I went cafe hopping and collected a bunch of PRETTY AND AWESOME Business cards. I slot them into some handmade DIY business card page protectors . Guess what did I use? RIGHT, the WRMK fuse tool! It was a little bit of a fusing to get the size right, but it's totally worth it !

I bought some Midori accessories like the craft file folder. You can make your own following some templates or simply using the silhouette :) I was feeling lazy after making the page protector, washi book, watercolor book and sticker book. Haha!

Somemore stamping :)

Thanks for stopping by. I will be sharing more projects with the Fauxdori/Midori Travelers Notebook in the coming months :) Till next time, Ciao!