April 27, 2013

Not my time yet.

Not my time yet.
It's 16 other people's time this year
for Graphic 45 Design Team.
And they are all so amazingly talented.

And I know,
God always always always
gives me what I need,
not what I want.
So, I believe He has other plans
on the table for me.
Thanks God.

Back on the horse then!
Hop hop hop..

April 21, 2013

Weekend's layout

To feel loved on any ordinary day?
That's not ordinary, baby.

The layout was pulling out so quickly.
I found this old pic very suitable
with the tone of the paper. 

Here are some details..

And you know what more was extraordinary?
I used most of these die cuts
from My Mind Eye's series alone.
No need to make things complicated
more than it had to be.

For the centre piece of the page,
I picked this 'LOVE' embellishment 
that I found at Typo, Singapore.

Boy, I spend hours in that store,
looking every knick knack available
to dragged home in my suitcase.
All I did was buffed the word LOVE
using Inka Gold Metallic Rub.
It was effortless
and sticked like magic.
You should try it!

Weekend means extra.
Extra times.
Extra food.
Extra fun.
Extra page!

This page was come out
just after I did this.
I need something quick
to release all the tension and left energy.
So I didn't think much,
didn't get picky with the papers
nor the embellishments,
just pick..pick..go..go..

Always delighted if there is
a chance to incorporate my handwriting
into the pages or albums.
However ugly.

Hope your weekend
is as great as mine.

April 19, 2013

Graphic 45 - DT audition 2013 final round - Circus Album's Display

You can achieve more under deadlines.
That I believe.
Double that on fierce deadlines.
Oh, yeah.

The deadline for final video submission
was on April 18th.
Means, I can show the video now here.

Tried to execute an original idea in 2 weeks,
plus making a video tutorial out of it,
plus considering this is the first official 
video I'm about to make for youtube...
(the first one for the Christmas kits
is for private buyers, not so nerve wracking)
plus making preps,
 plus trial and error,
plus taking pictures,
plus editing... 
and more editing...
only could happen for this final round
Design Team audition for Graphic 45.

I made a display for the Circus Album
that had been made quite sometimes ago,
so this tutorial is about how I design 
not the album itself.

The front side...

The back side...

Later that I knew, uploading a video
to youtube take quite some times..
and turn out...
I should not use songs for background 
using the original artist's songs!
*amateur me*
It almost couldn't be uploaded,
I was ready to edit it again the next day
and change the songs...
Thanks God I didn't upload it on last minute
of the deadline given.
but wait...fortunately, it could!!
only forbidden in Germany (sorry..)
and cannot changing the setting to be
played on mobile (iPad/iPhone),
so you only can watch the video 
on your pc.
Soooo sorrrryy.....

I think I lost quite a few pounds
on sweat and lots of coffee
these two weeks time
preparing the project and video
...which means, good news!
Should do this more often!

So...coffee...or tea?
Bring yours here,
I present the video for you to enjoy...

Thank you all for watching..
Heartfelt thanks to Graphic 45's team
and Diane Schultz for watching..
and for even considering me to be in the
incredible Design Team.

Really, I'm honored beyond words.

If you watch it until the end,
(I know..I know..it's quite long..sorry..)
at the credit page
you'll find my husband name, Audy,
as a cameraman...
*Thank you, honey, for all your support*
and the most wanted talented daughter,
who brought the whole videos edited using
iMovie..totally awesome,dear!
*Much much love and proud of you!!*
And last but not least,
My son, Adam...
who supported me all the way by being quiet
and at some point be the one
who have to hold the umbrella
because the morning light was too harsh 
on the table during recording. 
How not supportive is that?

As you see,
this video was a whole family's effort.
And I couldn't ask
for a better one.

here some more details photos
to spark any creative process you have
on your mind and desk right now..

More detail on the back side...

I believe I've done the best I could
right now.
*crossed my fingers*

The announcement will be on April 25th

Thanks a million for your wonderful supports!
Love you all.

April 8, 2013

Europe into albums - part one

To squeeze extra times to make these
Europe trip's mini albums at night,
wasn't easy.
Easier said than done, as always.
But I managed to make six minis so far
-which contains the photos until day three-
(Still ten days to go, mind you)

But, hey, not bad, eh?

I especially value these post cards
which turn out to be very versatile
in time to pull out the album's cover.

I feel grateful to ran for those post cards
and souvenirs even though the times 
at each places we visited were strictly limited.

Still more minis to make.

for the house of those minis,
I ordered this travel kit from Suryanti,
who created this beautiful box and the inside 
(which I have to modify, sorryyyy...)
and embellished the box cover like this..

for a few of my fav pictures,
besides put them inside the minis,
I made 12x12 layout.

This one begins with a single page's plan
in my head.

While I'm very pleased with the happy colors,
the tone and the lightness feeling result,
I looked at the pictures of each of us
posing dedicatedly with the tower
-yes, except my hubby *sigh*-
and decided to included those too.

So, double pages it is then.

A couple of details..

Have to stop for awhile with these
since my hands get a little bit full 
with making tutorial video project this week.

Be back soon with part two.
Keep scrapping!

April 5, 2013

I found my name!

Oh my.
Yesterday felt surreal to me.
Well, today still actually.

After a half day waiting 
(because of time zone differences)
I re-opened Graphic 45 website again
(for the 'umph' times)at about 6pm
I found my name!!!

I found my name
Oh, thank You, Lord.
Thank you, Graphic 45, for the trust.

The rest of the night
was filled will laughter,'happy' crying,
my phone couldn't stop ringing
and sharing the best news ever
with my beloved family and friends
made my legs literally shaking.

Today, I'm squeezing in some times 
in between my work 
to look into every other finalist's blog
and almost fainted.

They all are so goooooodddd.....
I think they ALL are deserved to be 
in this team.

You can check all the 30 finalist's blog

But there is this second round..
(now I know why they said that 
the Graphic 45 DT's audition is fierce...)
and the time is short.
So, I get to do what I have to do,
and may the best win those spots
that have been a dream for all scrappers.

Wish me(more)luck!

About me

  • 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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Be careful while going inside my home here. Your clothes may gets stain if you happen to walk by my still wet canvas, or stumbled upon our piles of books everywhere, and come out with a scrap paper sticking to your shoes. But I promise you, you'll enjoy the time spending here. Tea or coffee?
  • The beginning
  • Last preparation
  • Artsy Girl's scrapper bag
  • Artsy Girl's mini album
  • Back to school
  • You rock!
  • Doilies for memories
  • Becoming an artist
  • Scrap my heart away
  • Too much of good things
  • Yellow sometimes
  • Double pages
  • Some layouts
  • Don't reinvent the wheel
  • Tips for dividing scrap time
  • Back to school album
  • Christmas album 2009
  • A month to play, a month to learn
  • 'Life happens' album
  • My girl's b'day album
  • Recycling the baby book
  • My boy's b'day album
  • About stranger
  • Make something every day
  • 2009 Art journals - bounded
  • Art journals - begin
  • 2009 Daily Journal
  • 2008 Daily Journal
  • Cracked
  • Parade
  • Hierarchy
  • Fleeting
  • Legendary
  • Time
  • Voices
  • Balloon
  • Wise
  • Repair
  • String
  • First painting
  • Life of two girls-treasure box
  • Box of memories
  • Making your own embellishment
  • A month to play and learn
  • Art journal album cover
  • Week in The Life - 2011
  • Week in The Life - 2010
  • Week in The Life - 2009
  • Week in The Life - 2008
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  • Wings in The Cage - series
  • Where is it ? - click here
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  • Eat&Eat Kelapa Gading
  • Eat&Eat - part 2
  • Kartika Sari-kebon jukut
  • Warung Talaga-PVJ
  • Sagoo restaurant Bogor
  • Eat&Eat 2 - Gandaria City
  • Goela Merah - foodcourt
  • Ba-koel - foodcourt
  • MariSini - food stall
  • Eat&Eat 3 - Surabaya
  • Warung Talaga Ciwalk - new place
  • Wajan restaurant
  • Warung Talaga - Serpong
  • Eat&Eat 4 - Serpong
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