Archive | October 2012

New Release at Mscraps and Gingerscraps: Falling Into

Hi All,

Don’t you just love welcoming another Friday?

This is week I have a new Autumn-related template for you all. It’s part of my journaling template series. There are journal prompts related to autumn to help you tell your autumn stories. The awesome thing about template is that you don’t have to use it if you don’t want to and the template could be used for completely unrelated theme. The template is available at Mscraps and Gingerscraps and will be 25% off throughout the weekend. For Mscraps, as the new release sale is 20%, here is an additional 5% coupon: fall5mscraps

These layouts are example of non-Autumn theme.

New Release: Defying Gravity at Mscraps and Gingerscraps

Happy Friday everyone!

I have another new release this week. I personally don’t celebrate Halloween. There is no trick or treat here in Indonesia. Shopping malls, hotels, or restaurants do sometimes hold Halloween party more for commercial, promotion’s sake. Now, with a little girl of my own, I found myself to be more interested in Halloween, actually more in dressing her up and letting her join a halloween party. I will definitely try to find opportunities to let her have some halloween fun in the future.

Anyway, this new release is a halloween-theme template. It is available at Mscraps and Gingerscraps. I am having a grand opening sale this week so all products at Gingerscraps are 30% off. Here is an additional 10% coupon defygrav10off for Mscraps’ store.

Here are some CT inspirations.

Here are some awesome non-Halloween use of the template.

Layout Highlights

Hi All,

I want to share with you this layout by one of my CT, Kelly. She used the newsletter’s freebie: Starry Night. I really love how the brush work turned out. The flow of the page is fantastic. I like how the three hearts kind of guide the eye down to the photo and main clusters and then the three stars on the right kind of lead the eye down. The clustering is fantastic too!


Kit: Jeans and a Tee by Amber Shaw

Template: Starry Night by Angelclaud ArtRoom (October Newsletter Subscriber Freebie)

Fonts: Great Vibes, Christmas


New Release at Browniescraps: Circle of Memories v2

Happy Friday again everyone! Hope you all had a great week.

This week, my new release is Circle of Memories v2, available at Browniescraps. It’s continuing the circle theme in my previous Circle of Memories. Circle is such an easy and fun shape to scrap with. For Chinese people, we like circles because it signifies a sense of wholeness and completeness. We say “圓滿” yuanman, meaning complete and perfect.

Polygon – Hexagon Ideas

Hi All,

I wanted to talk a bit about using Polygon, in this case, hexagon in layouts. To be honest, I’ve never used them in layouts before because for me, they felt a bit odd and out of place unlike circles, squares, and rectangles. I don’t really use other shapes including triangle, diamond, etc. However, I decided to give it a try to make a template with it after it was requested by Sharon. It turned out that they are quite fun and not so “odd” after all. One of my CTs commented that they are great for showcasing patterned papers. Here are some ideas on some creative use of hexagon.

1. For photos

This is definitely the most general/easy usage. I think it definitely draws people attention to the photos due to the more different shape.

2. As fasteners (buttons, brads, etc.)

If you clip papers to the shape and make it smaller, they also work great as fasteners.

3. As block to showcase patterned papers or different elements

Similarly to square blocks used to showcase patterned papers or to put different elements on, the hexagon could also be used for such purpose.

In this layout by Amanda Yi, she placed different parts of the page. In one hexagon she placed the adjective to emphasize the yummy page, in another hexagon she placed the garlic elements with frame which is the main subject of her page, and in another, cooking related element.

4. Enhance specific theme/feel for tool/construction, etc. page

I really don’t know how to categorize this but I got this idea through Lori’s page here where she used the hexagon for metal-screw like feel for her Under Construction page. I think the shape of hexagon reminds me of screws and if you’re scrapping similar/tools/constructions type of theme, it would work great in the page.

I hope those give you all some ideas on what to do with hexagon and if you don’t normally scrap with them, you might experiment and have a little bit of fun with them. If you have more ideas and suggestions on creative use of hexagon, I would love to hear more of your ideas.

Happy scrapping!

Grand Opening at Mscraps

Hi All,

This week is such a busy week. I have a store opening and 2 new releases.

Grand Opening at Mscraps

I am absolutely thrilled to be announcing that Angelclaud ArtRoom can now be found at Mscraps. Some of you might already know, I have been store CT of Mscraps for almost a year now. It’s really already home. If you have never visited Mscraps before, you really should drop by. We have the friendlies, well, and also craziest people there. There won’t be a boring moment. There are also a lot of fantastic designers there and more are making Mscraps their home. So what are you waiting for? Come by and join in the fun!

Oh and my store is having 30% grand opening sale throughout the weekend and I will be giving out random coupon at my facebook page.

New Release at Mscraps: Balancing Act

I was inspired by some gymnastic balancing photos I saw in google where people or animals balanced on ball, beam, etc.

New Release at Browniescraps: Poly Play v1

Poly Play v1 is inspired by Sharon who requested a polygon template. Honestly, I’ve never created a layout or template with polygon before and it turned out to be quite fun.

Guess my new store and win my new release this Friday

Hi All,

A lot of you might already know but Zig Zag Scrap will be closed on October 15th. It is really sad to lose such a wonderful store and community. I will forever be grateful to Mirjam and Rita for my enjoyable short time there.

Happy to announce though that I have received a lot of supports from the scrapbooking community which helped me not to be homeless for a long time. I will open my new store this Friday at a store that is already my home.

Visit my facebook page for a chance to win my new release this week: Balancing Act.

DSF Blog Train October 2012 – A Special Weekend

Hi All,

Welcome to my part of the DSF Blog Train October 2012. You should have arrived from Karen Diamond Designs.

This is my first blog train participation. I love blog/facebook trains so you can be sure to see me participate regularly.

This is my part and you can download it here:

Hop on to the next stop: PattyB Scrap

If you are lost, find the full list here: Digiscrap Forum Blog Train October 2012

Here are some inspirations from my CTs.