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Squeeze the making of some layouts into daily madness

At this time of year.
When everything seem have to be done at once.
Christmas decoration. For home and the store.
Christmas tree. Just stick to the home this year. Phew.
Booking holiday tickect and planning.
Last couple weeks at school for kids. Still.
Choosing giftsssss.....making giftsss....
Christmas school drama.
Another store opening for me, on Dec 20th.
Still teaching for scrapbooking classes and projects.
Have I mentioned making gifts?

How on earth could you possibly squeeze the making of some layout (and another projects) into daily madness at this time of year?
Let's do this.
I set aside an hour each night after my kids go to bed to do this. Of course I got backup from my lattes from Starbuck to have some spare energy before I drop myself so happily into my cozy bed at night.(And yes, also to collect the stamp for 2009 Starbuck Journal...wink..)

So, just do it piece by piece, ladies, and you will be there painlessly.

Day 1

I fall in love with this Websters Pages paper. So many possibilities for layout here.... On day 1, I only do the cutting. Simply cut them all. Don't think of anything else!

Day 2

The day that you will find a perfect match for the papers that you already had and the ones that you plan to make will never come. So be gentle with yourself. On day 2, I gather some scrap. And pull out some papers. When I feel it matches for the first time, I glue them together. Don't even try to look for other 5 possibilities matching papers. So I have these by the end of the night.

Day 3

Looking for the pictures.. Ahhh. This one is one of my favorite's part. Some pictures will speak for itself without the need of overdoing it, so, in time of no time like this, choose these kind of pictures indeed. Could you tell that all these flowers are from one single paper that I cut? Na aa.. unless if you are a scrapbooking goodies queen who can memorize all the papers from all the brands! And to make it harder to recognize, just spread these layout into different album. Job done.

Day 4

In a week, there is always an off day....when you think of nothing except the needing of some rest of doing nothing. Even the Starbuck barely help anymore. So I strenghten my heart and just open my brown acrylic paint, and splash some to all the layouts. Leave it to dry overnight. It only takes 15 minutes. (include the brush cleaning, ladies)

Day 5

Choosing the title is a sweet task. It will decide whether your layout will be just ordinary layout, or become an extraordinary one. Of course many aspects will effect too, but I personally think (based on being a 'word' person), a title is as important as a person name. It's about first impression. it's all in the words, baby.

Day 6

Putting all the detail are soooo much fuuun...Ok, Ok.. I cheated..on day 6 I spent 3 hours doing all of these. Even the wee hours didn't matter. I just love the details on every pages...

Day 7

My pages are almost complete. But nothing can add a personal touch to any layout better than journaling with your own hand...so here I am, putting the words into form to finish the pages.

And at the end of the week, with all the madness still going on like it should be, I have 4 beatiful pages to keep ! Voila!


You could do it too.

I reeeeally truuuly need some sleep now.

Sweet dreams, everyone.

Wow,you are so busy in these days!!
but at the end you made such a lovely and great things,just like these!
good luck
and have a great time

ria...ria....telaten bgt sih.....
aku mah kagak betah kecuali kepepet misalnya disuruh bantuin ibu-ibu di rt pas 17 an...nah, baru deh kreativitasnya muncul....

You are amazing! Beautiful pages!!

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  • I am a woman who fell in love with papers and words long enough before with boys. Therefore, scrapbooking, writing, reading, and art journaling are just things that complete me. I live happily in Bandung, Indonesia, with my husband, Audy Kusnadjaja, and 2 adorable kids adore me. Isn't life sweet?
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