Tooltally Scrapin’ Weekend: Adhesives

Can’t do without adhesive, it’s a must have tool for me and here are my favorites:

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Kokuyo Dotliner Hold: I LOVE this adhesive coz it’s great when you put adhesives at the edges of pictures. Without this I have difficulty keeping it straight, the adhesive would either be crooked or come right off the edge. The “secret” really is this guide, so all you need to do is hold it down and slide (oh that rhymes!). 🙂

K&Company Craft Bond: This I use for embellishments and alphas. It just keeps the “hold” even on metal and wood. And when it dries up its transparent so that’s great!

Therm O Web Zots: I mostly use this one if I want that 3D effect.

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Tooltally scrappin’ weekend: Stamps

Haven’t posted any reviews on our favorite tools lately.. a bit caught up. For this weekend I’d like to talk about stamps. My favorite are clear stamps (Fancy Pants, Autumn Leaves, Prima, Technique Tuesday, Inkadinkado) simply because it’s easier to position on your pages- no guessing game. 🙂 If I’m not sure how the stamp would fit to my layout, I just put it on the mounting block and put it on top of my layout, that way I know exactly how the outcome would be. Just be careful around pictures specially glossy ones coz it tends to stick and might damage your photos.

It’s also easier to store compared to wood mounted ones. There are some that you can “manipulate”: line of dots can be mounted as curves that sort of thing, so instead of buying one of each you can have both in one stamp. I haven’t explored the cling type. It’s cheaper than the clear ones and easy to store. It looks good specially the ones from Inque and comes in adorable colors. The only draw backs are you can’t manipulate the stamps and although the image is stamped at the back it’s still better to see the clear stamps outcome in your layout than this.

In my stamp stash you’ll find those for journaling, flourishes, a couple of alpha/number sets and those images I can use over and over again. I try to buy those that I get more “mileage” so it’s worth the investment. 🙂

I’m sure you guys will find what suits your needs. In any case you might find stuff around the house that you can use as stamps like this:

This is a coaster I bought on my way to Clark Air Base (departing for Singapore).

I’m using it at my scrap table and while I tinker around I thought it would be cool to use it as a stamp. The image would be the other way around, but that’s what makes it cool!

But if you really want it to come out on the right side, use acetate or any clear plastic and transfer the image to your layout.

Otherwise, you can let it dry and layer the plastic with the stamped image, it’ll add dimension to your layout.

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Celebrating Mom

Here’s my layout for Mother’s Day. A bit late but I know my Mama wouldn’t mind… she’ll understand.

This is the first time I made a layout about my mother since I started scrapbooking and I have to hold back the tears when I started the journaling:

This is my favorite picture. I can’t remember how old I was but I know I had no shoes. I vaguely remember rushing around to look for it and Mama said, ” Nevermind, your gown covers your feet, no one will know” – thus that smile. It was taken with Mama’s 110 camera (yup, the one you still have to buy the flash bulbs 🙂 ).

This photo celebrates not only Christmas but my Mama’s creativity (she made the Christmas tree, banner and the flower artwork in the frame). It also celebrates her love, strength, courage and perseverance. Hats off to you Mama!

I just wished you’re still here to celebrate being a grandma too. I know the kids would love you. You’d make a darn good grandma!

In memory of my loving mom Francisca Majait Capilla (Jan 13, 1947 – Mar 15, 2001). Wherever you are I know you’ll be creating works of art. Miss you terribly… ’til we meet again…


Mini-Artworks: Red Bluff Farm p3

Two more pages done on the mini-artwork. This project has taken some time to complete so I’ll just update as and when I finish some pages…. 🙂

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1st ScRap CiRcLe Product Shipment Arriving in May!

Good news to all scrapbook lovers in the Philippines! ScRaP CiRcLe’s first-ever product shipment is scheduled to arrive in May 2008. Now you can all get access to top quality US-brand scrap materials, tools and organizers at affordable prizes.

Plus we will also be offering soon “scraps-on-a-budget” for the more budget-conscious, featuring repacked papers, brads, flowers and die cuts at smaller and more affordable packages.

So check out our product page by clicking on the “SCRAPS” tab at our navigation bar above!