Wednesday, 5 September 2007

Dare #15

Get Creative with Die Cuts

These days we have all sort of tools to create die cuts, be they punches, handheld or electronic machines. We challenge the Dare Gals to show us their creativity in the use of die cuts.

Do you dare?

Here's what the Dare Gals have come up with:

Audrey - a card made using a butterfly punch.

Edleen - A LO created and decorated using a flower punch.
Michelle - Butterflies from Quickutz.

Monday, 20 August 2007

Dare #14

Get Creative With Boxes

Be it big or small, we see them everywhere. Their usefulness lies in the ability to contain stuff! This week, we challenge the Dare Gals to think 'outside the box'.

Do you Dare?

Our Guest Designer is Yati. Here's what she has to say:

Hi! I'm Yati, a SAHM with 3 precious kids. I started this hobby late last year & have no regrets at all (although I do wish it can be less expensive heh-heh). I still consider myself a newbie & have so much more to learn. Thankfully, friends I've made were more than willing to help me out and shared their knowledge with me. And without their encouragement & support I don't think I will be able to continue this hobby. Not forgetting support from my dear husband too. Yes I'm truly blessed!!;-) So when I was asked to be DG this month, oh yes I was over the moon :D! And to do an altered art, that is really something very close to my heart. Lately, most of the gifts I gave to my friends are altered art. It's tiring but the satisfaction feeling I get when the project is completed, that's priceless. True they might not look stunningly gorgeous or professionally done but they were definitely made with love & I believe that's the most important part of all :)

Here's what Yati has altered! A truely stunning gift box!

Our Dare Gals have come up with some lovely creations:

Audrey has put together 4 matchboxes to form minature drawers.

Edleen decorated a used chipboard box to store a mini album that she created.

Michelle dressed up a box to store a lovely set of tags.

Wednesday, 1 August 2007

Dare #13

Get Creative With Tags!

We see them everywhere, on cardstock sheet, chipboards etc. This week we challenge the Dare Gals to get creative with Tags! See how they can be used other than being on layouts!

Do you dare?

Here's what the Dare Gals have done with Tags:

As bookmarks - Audrey

Part of a mini album - Edleen

As a mini album - Joanne

As a name tag - Michelle

Tuesday, 17 July 2007

Dare #12

Inspired by Homemade Stamps

Stamping is becoming slowly but surely popular. A lot of companies have come out with their own acrylic stamps. For this week's Dare, we want you to create your own stamp. Take inspiration from your surrounding and see how you can easily create a stamped image from an ordinary object!

Do you dare?

This week Guest Designer is Sasha Farina. Here's what she has to say:

Hi ! I'm Sasha, a full time mommy to Neha (7) and Nidhi (5). September 5th 2006 was the day I started scrapbooking and you can say I never look back. I'm so lucky to have found some very genuine friends through scrapbooking. We keep each other inspired on a daily basis :)

I've been asked "What's your style?" And to be frank, I do not know what my style is. I like to try things and my motto is "Try everything, at least once". You never know what good things are gonna make their way to you and you have got nothing to lose. Based on that, I ventured into Digital Scrapbooking on June 5th, 2007. And a whole new world just opened up... seriously, so many things to do and learn! I'm being kept busy these days!

I find inspiration in the most mundane of things. Some of them are newspaper articles, the label on my dishwashing liquid and the cartoon my daughter watched on TV.

My "stamp" on this LO was made from Cork Placemat. I then painted it with Acrylic paint before stamping it on the LO. Can't wait to see what you will come up with :)

Here's Sasha's lovely creation:

Sasha uses cork

And here's what the Dare Gals have come up with:

Edleen uses a ruler


Joanne uses leaves

Michelle uses a round container


Sunday, 1 July 2007

Dare #11

Inspired by Transparencies

It's amazing how office supplies are suddenly making their way into scrapbooking. Well, this one is no exception! Transparencies seem to be making their appearance in a big way these day. You can easily find lovely pre-printed designs in the local scrapbooking store. Or you can even create your own design! This week, we challenge the Dare Gals to use tranparencies in the creations.

Do you dare?

Our Guest Designer is the uber talented Emeline Ng. This is what she has to say:

Hi ! I’m Emeline and I am a blessed SAHM to 2 very precious children - Telia and Trevan. I began scrapbooking 3 years ago after the birth of my daughter.

In the beginning, I merely journalled and pasted pictures onto albums. Along the way, things got interesting and more products became available. I began to add more and more onto my pages! This addiction of making my pages look pretty became a lifestyle - and most importantly to record life's precious moments.

I can't find a neat word to describe my style! It varies and evolves around the photos and pattern papers which I work with. Largely, it depends on the mood I wish to covey in the layout. I love to play with colours and find that scrapbooking is therapeutic and a form of self expression. I am thankful to have a very understanding and supportive husband who wholeheartedly encourages and provide for my passion in scrapbooking.

Truly, I am blessed to have several opportunities knocking on my doors and I hope to use my layouts to reach out to fellow scrappers. As I learn along the way, I hope to inspire and be inspired by you!

For this challenge, working on transparency brings back fond memories! School projects were normally done on transparencies back in school days when the over-head projector ruled! I used the transparency as overlay and underlay.

You can find out more about Emeline from her blog. Here's her lovely interpretation!

Here's what the Dare Gals have come up with:






Sunday, 17 June 2007

Dare #10

Inspired by Adverts

How often do a billboard or an advertisement, either on TV, magazines or even online, catches our eye? This week's Dare focus on getting inspiration from adverts and we challenge the Dare gals to find an advert for their inspiration.

Do you dare?

This week's Guest Designer is Jaz. Here's what she has to say:

Hi! I'm Jaz. Late last year, my girlfriends introduced me to Scrapbooking and I have never looked back then. I am a SAHM to two crazy adorable children Kai & Faith and a blessed wife to DH Simon. They are my scrapped subjects most of the times. And new member, baby #3 should be arriving in few days time ;)

I am thrilled to be the GD for June and on the theme Ads! Many ads pull me in because of their strong slogans, graphics, skillful blends of colours which all work together to produce well-designed ads. For this LO, I've chosen COCACOLA, my all time fav .My dad used to call me coca-holic, I call myself a lady of good taste. For generations, Cocacola has been associated with special times and places. And it's all about making memories.... I just think it's just time for me to bring both, my fav Cocacola & my love for Scrapbooking together, into this Dare-Inspired By Ads. I've always love vintages and the vintages Ads by Cocacola has never failed to captivate me...Here I wish to capture the vintage (me in pic) vs modern (myself & my daughter in pic) Cocacola world...Using the Limited Edition CocaCola Collection Kit by EK Success,here's my take..."Psst!Have a Coke and smile"

You can find out more about Jaz on her blog.

Here's Jaz' Ad-inspired LO:

Here's what the Dare gals have come up:





Friday, 1 June 2007

Dare #9

Inspired by a Word

What's a language without words? These days, we are faced with a lot of inspiring words and scrapbooking is no exception. This week we challenge the Dare gals to choose a favourite inspirational word and use it as part of a title.

Do you dare?

Here's what the Dare gals have come up?