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Saturday, January 20, 2007

My Other New Hobby

When I ended my last blog entry alluding to the fact that I had a new hobby, the intention wasn't to keep everyone in suspense for so long. Work's been super busy, Ray's been travelling a lot since he moved to a new position within the same company (which means more babysitting for me!) and now that I can't even blog from work (bloody increased firewall security) AND I'm been spending a lot of time on my new hobby, it's taken a while to get this new entry in. Sigh....
Anyway, enough with the excuses, I've been bitten (badly) by the scrapbooking bug!! One of my friends suggested doing a class at Laine's Papeterie at Wheelock Place and I had heard about it but didn't think much of it (or rather didn't think I was creative enough to do it).

In an effort to be social, I went, armed with 3-4 photos with the same theme as instructed and I ended up with this!!

It does take a number of hours to get each layout (LO) done but since I had all these photos of Alicia just lying around in a shoe box somewhere, remnants of good intentions to complete her baby photo album, I thought this was a much cooler way to display her photos!

After reading up and learning more about the craft, i realized I didn't like the first one I did so much. So here are a few others that followed:

The papers available are just so pretty that you can't go wrong!

Best part of all, they make great gifts! It was my mum's birthday yesterday and I decided to make her a tribute to Grandma LO. These pages can't be fitted into regular frames because of all the 3-D embellishments so they have "shadow boxes" - frames with depth.

I used to think that scrapbooking was something you made from scraps but this trend has been commercialised! These days, they make really expensive "scraps" which means I've had to cut back on shopping for me.

I'm hoping I won't lose interest too quickly. It'd help if my friends reading this show some interest too for mutual inspiration. Just like how Pui, Meips and I "inspire" each other to attend our weekly photography lessons religiously. God knows if they weren't there, I would be so much more tempted to skip the classes.


At 6:38 AM, Anonymous Shin said...

Nice!! There I was guessing it'd have something to do with digital stuff ( in view of your other toy)

Your pieces are so lovely!! I've seen quite a few online mums being addicted to scrapbooking. Ha ha, i think I might too if they had nice paper & decor stuff here in Noumea!

At 5:17 PM, Blogger Day said...

oh the stuff is lovely!! keep at it!!! i dont even print out the kids photos... i am confident that one day i'll be able to do scrapbooking on the computer then print out the whole page hahaha! lazy as hell!!

At 11:47 PM, Blogger dot said...

very nice! looks like a lot of work though....

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The page you did for your mum is brilliant, what a wonderful gift idea! i'm sure she was very pleased with it :-) but one hobby at a time for me...

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