Sunday, December 18, 2011

AAS Scrappin Club Dec 2011

 17 December 2012. It was Christmas party / scrappin club. My mother came with her favorite color - red! I came with my favorite color - turquoise or blue green and was surprsed that there was a color motif - red, in light of the yuletide season! So off I go to the nearest store and bought myself a red sleeveless that i wore over my shirt.. not so bad!

For the Scrappin club - we were introduced to a simple canvas wherein one place a 3R picture, destress the canvass with stamp ink, embellish - done!

Ate Jeannie had a good project - well she has other embellishments not included in the kit thus making hers more beautiful!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Scrappin Club November 2011

 5 November 2011. Club day fun! What is on my head? Its the basket they used for the raffle entries.. inverted, it fits just nice on my head, so took some pictures for some fun!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Half way through - My OUMWA Christmas 2010 Scrapbook

Wednesday, 19 January 2011. I think I can claim that I am halfway finish in making a Christmas scrapbook of our Office of Undersecretary for Migrant Workers' Affair (OUMWA) last 21 December 2010. It is a tedious process in a way, but one has to keep on scrapping, practice makes perfect. I would like to think of Scrapbooking as a craft, and thus to improve one's craft, one should be on it daily, constantly at it. I already have pasted the basic outline of the album - now comes the finicky details - providing headline, some text or journalling, and embellishing it!

In making this book, there is one theme - the Christmas party event thus it is best to use similar paper, ribbon, and embellishments to make the book have that unifying appeal. The colors of course stem from red and green.

Monday, January 17, 2011

2011 - A new year, a new start, a new blog

Monday, 17 January 2011. Now there are three of us, me, my mom, and Mariz (paternal first cousin) who trek to the monthly Scrappin' Club of All About Scrapbooking courtesy of Filstar Distributors. I have always wanted to do a blog about it just could not sit down and conceptualize what would be my entries and all. Then, I got the concept of this blog:

1. To document the scrapping club day
2. To share techniques or thoughts from other scrapper
3. To showcase the various artwork and reasons behind projects

I was away for almost three years and in that period I felt home everytime my mother would send the scrapbook kits she got from attending the monthly scrappin' club. However, what was lacking would always be the instructions! Still, it was fun to receive them, that the gesture itself shows I am still remembered. So here goes, to remind and to share those scrappin' club moments.

The Scrappin Club for this month was held las 15 January - it was a SCRAP BUFFET!

Members got to pay Php200 entrance fee of which one was given a giveaway kit, for you to bring home! The kit was not to be used to follow any projects. We all watched  the CD sampler of All About Scrapbooking that contains basic steps and techniques. Then Yuan showed a demo of the following techniques:

1. Use of Chipboard Alphabet - They can be colored or pasted with stickers or pattern papers.

2. Paper pleating - Paper can be pleated then pasted with a double sided tape for use as borders
3. Fabric flowers - They can be cut in quarters or cut in half to use as accents
4. Paper Crumpling - Plain paper can be crumpled then de stressed with ink pad to provide a more defined crumpled effect
5. Sand paper embossing - Chipboard alphabet or any item can be placed underneath single paper and sandpapered to show the shape.
6. Paper flowers - Basically tear 3 circles of paper each smaller, crumple and assemble together either just by pasting, double sided, brad, or eyelet. The paper flowers can also be distress with an ink pad.

The members then started with the Scrap Buffet wherein everyone can use as much of the papers and embellishment placed on the table, but no take home! There was a raffle wherein almost everyone took home some gifts. Special award was given to three best layouts that afternoon, and special give aways to those who were able to do most number of layouts  - such as 8 layouts that afternoon!