Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Seeing Double⎪When 2 Scrappers Meet

My scrappy bestie - Cheryl wanted a bloghop for this matchbook mini because we both made an album with those photos of hers came visiting me in Singapore. I thought it's kinda fun to do a mini blog hop, from my blog to hers or vice versa. Do check her matchbook mini out here.

I finally decided to take photos of my another mini album and post it my blog. Again, since this is a blogpost about my album there will be a lot of photos ;) I am sure some of my Instagram friends have seen me posted the cover of this album 2 weeks ago. The basic foundation of making this mini is very similar to the previous Matchbook mini that I slot into my Project Life album. 

The title of the album: When 2 Scrappers Meet is scraplifted from Cheryl. She has also made a mini album of the same size using the same photos. Will keep you posted when she has uploaded hers so that you can see her version too. Her mini albums are always inspiring and lovely.
Embellishing the cover with stuff I got from Studio Calico Embellies grab bag. It was a really good deal at USD5 with a few thickers, veneers, ribbons, twine and random embellies.

Now that you could see this mini isn't quite a mini. It measures at 6' x 12'. I just fold the patter paper into half. Easy Peasy!
p/s: The mini butterflies that are tied to the twine are upcycled from my old ear rings. They just matched the glitter alphas and butterflies perfectly.

This is how the album looks like when open it up. I didn't bother to decorate / embellish the back. I added two stripes of washi tape to the edge (on the left here) to make the cover slightly sturdier.

Page 1: A lot of odd-sized & random pages in this album. I even added my beloved Hambly Screenprint on the right that I have been hoarding for the longest period. 

Close up: love using journaling tabs & stickers from October afternoon to add details like date & location to the photos.

Close up: Geo tag - Singapore. Because this album is all about Cheryl came to Singapore visiting me. I suspect she is the main culprit that caused me bed-rest for 2 weeks =P

Page 2: Added Vellum from Studio Calico Sundrifter collection. 

Close up: Love the layered stickers from Basic Grey Paper Cottage. Very apt for scrapping projects about friendship & girlies.

Close up: Pink stripey vellum = Max Love ❤❤❤

Page 3: J & C = Junior (my dog) and Cheryl the camwhore.

Close up: Stickers from Basic Grey Paper Cottage again.

Page 4: We had sandwiches on the 2nd day. 

Close up: Random bits from October Afternoon stickers and tidbits.

Close up: I seriously can't live (errr... I mean scrapbook) without mini alpha stickers. 

Page 5: Photo of Cheryl enjoying her yummilicious ice cream. I *heart* Awfully Chocolate!

Close up: It says Play Eat Like A Kid.

Page 6: A simple page featuring Cheryl & my foster doggie - Sasha

Close up: Colorful alpha stickers from Sn@p collection

Close up: Another upcycled acrylic ear rings.

Page 7: Simple page showing photo of Cheryl wearing my huge 50m MT Appeal masking tape as bangle.

Page 8: Left - The Kelly Purkey stamp set that we bought together. Right - Cheryl trying to coax Sasha to camwhore with her. —> Failed!

Page 9: Us having a quick dinner at Skinny Pizza. I am glad she loves it!

Close up: Of course, you are FUNNY & Super!!!

Page 10 (Last Page): Photos of my dog - Junior and us camwhoring with the old dog. 

Close up: Love this Basic Grey chipboard alphas that come with the Studio Calico grab bag.

Close up: Skinny pizza is the paper place mat we got from the restaurant. The skyscraper stamp is from Studio Calico February Scrapbook kit.

Close up: Super in love with this Kelly Purkey rubber stamp - It's My Jam. We got them at USD5 and off 40%. Such a great deal right?

I am glad that you made it to the last page of the mini album. Thanks for looking, XoXo. And now off to Cheryl's blog yea?


  1. Omg Sam, I really love your work! It's so amazing! And it's so cute that you and your bestie are doing a blog hop! :)

  2. love this sooo much. ur site is the first place i go for scrapbooking inspiration.
    so how is ur smash book coming along?

  3. I totally adore it!!! Such a stunning style! L.O.V.E! :D

  4. gorgeous mini sam! you are cheryl are the cutest! love the concept and the collaboration =)

  5. Wow! This is truly stunning

  6. sam, it's complete and total cuteness! great use of personal ephemera, life details, and photos done in a very interesting way. i bet it's even better to see in person. :) you are very creative.

  7. loving! love all the layers and of course all the touches of glitter!!!

  8. I found you on Cheryls blog and so glad I did. This is just wonderful, love all the details.

  9. This album is amazing! I love all the details and layers you put in it :)


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