Wednesday 21 February 2007

Back to work

Hey all. I hope you've recovered from the CNY celebrations. We just about survived so it's back to scrapping! Someone commented that Shabby hasn't had a new post since (and it was from a guy!) but hey, we have been busy with CNY (!!!).

So I just thought I'd touch a little bit more on scrapping on this post. I know our frequent readers here know what it's all about but we also know scrapping is still a bit 'foreign' to Bruneians. They've ooh-ed and aah-ed about what you can actually create from the items at the store (but sadly, many would prefer to ooh and aah from a safe distance).

Let's say it together - Scrapping is FUN!!!!

What it really is is so simple. Most of us (dare I say all of us) I'm sure have heaps and heaps of photos stacked away somewhere and we dig and search for that special photo. And this is where you start - organise your photos. You could organise them in chronological order or by themes such as weddings, birthdays, etc. then store them in a dark, cool place (our humid climate is not very friendly at most times).

Now you can begin scrapping! Of course, you'll need the essentials such as scissors, double-sided tape, album and paper. In the world of scrapbooking, we live by the rule where we try our best to ensure everything we use is archival-safe. So in order to prolong the lifespan of our scrapbook, we use acid- and lignin-free materials. Once you've got the essentials, this is where the fun begins! You can start decorating your layouts (a layout would ordinarily mean a 12"x12" scrap page) with embellishments such as flowers, buttons, stickers, rub-ons, ribbons, chipboards and the list goes on AND on.

We are still conducting 'Scrapbooking for Beginners' course at Shabby for B$35 per person. During this 3-hour session, you will learn - how to create a 12"x12" layout of your own, how to use the basic tools and embellishments and how to choose colours that will compliment your pictures. All you are required to bring are 5-7 photos to choose from for your layout and we'll provide the rest. You'll learn the important techniques and soon you'll surprise yourself with the creativity you never knew you had!

On my next post, I'll share with you new sites I've discovered with new layout styles (they are sooooooooo lurvely!!) which I'm itching to try out. By the way, would you scrappers be interested in showing your stuff on a gallery on this blogspot? Just an idea. Pictures can really inspire :)


Jasmin B said...

and yes! You're back in the shop!!

Wouldn't mind sharing my LOs in your gallery but I'm not so much of an advanced scrapper. So my LOs are kinda simple..

Scrapper-holic said...

Gallery sounds fun. Count me in!

Nonnie King said...

Mm.... Share us more layout ideas maybe.

Maybe this will give you some ideas..