Hello there! I keep mistaken 2 weeks ago was Week 10 and titled my previous blogpost wrongly. All the photos went into the wrong folder too! >_< Luckily the title card on my spread is correct. I spent very little time decorating my spreads this week as I only brought limited supplies and tools back to mum's house for my 2-week bed resting. It seems I tend to be more creative / work well with lesser (or limited) supplies. For this week spread, I use mainly Studio Calico Feb kit (as I haven't gotten my March kit yet), Basic Grey Snippets (KneeHigh & BowTies) and Lawn Fawn Petite Paper Pack (Daphne's Closet). All thanks to my scrappy buddy - Cheryl Leong for enabling and luckily we actually shared half of the paper pads.
This week is a busy + eventful week, although I didn't include many many photos here. Why? because I am planning to make another matchbook minis to keep those photos that Cheryl came to Singapore and visit me. Love those bright and cheerful colors from Lawn Fawn Daphne's Closet. I really like to use 6x6 paper pads to do PL as the scaled-down patterns work really well with little pockets.
I have been on machine stitching & stamping frenzy on this week spread too! Mum's gigantic sewing machine seems to stitch much much better than my little portable sewing machine ;) All the photos printed in the spreads are from dad's Selphy CP900, thus the color is a little washed out than my normal printed photos from Canon Pixma Mg5370.
Photo of Junior holding is Bone-us (at the bottom right pocket) is just too cute not to be included right? He actually decided to bring his bone out for a walk, and briefly peed twice then rushed home to enjoy his bone. Talk about how persistent he is!!
I think I have kinda established a style / routine for doing my PL spreads. Here's my routine:
1) Start picking sleeves / pockets. As I mentioned before, I am not too picky with the style of the sleeve. But I mainly use 6 pockets of 6x4, or 4x6. Either one I am fine and these are the majority of the sleeves that I have in my stash.
2) Then the toughest part would be printing photos. I normally edit my photos again using LightRoom before sending them to print. But this week i only printed photos from my iPhone 5, using PicFrame and Canon iEPP app to print wi-fi.
3) I would then proceed to pick 1 or 2 kits / paper pads and work around. I find that it's easier for me to work with only 1 or 2 coordinated collection kit. I mainly pick papers of pastel color (yellow, blue, teal & pink) as this is the combination I have picked for my this year project life color theme. I might change my mind in the future, but at least I still very much enjoy looking at my pastel (and bright) colors spreads now! Once papers are picked, I will cut them down to fit into respective pockets.
4) Start arranging photos. If I have too many photos, I either put some aside (leave it for layouts), add flip-flap cards or make a mini album to store them. I am trying to find more ways to store more photos! I personally prefer browsing printed photos in an album than in my iPhone camera roll ;) What say you?
5) Then i would start embellishing each card by adding fussy cuts, paper stripes, stickers and mist. I normally try to spend only 10-15 mins (max) on each card. Yea I gotta admit I am a slow scrapper as I know some ladies actually spend maximum 5 mins on each card.
6) Last step of my PL would be adding stitching, stamping the dates, add journaling and mini titles for each card. I always love using October Afternoon Mini Market / Sticky Keys & Basic Grey mini alphas for those mini titles. And Tadah, I am done with a weekly spread.
Alright, before I am off to bed, I just have to enable you to get these pretty paper pads:
And I think that's about it! Thanks for looking ;) XoXo, Sam.