June 24, 2013

Ladies' Diary

Speaking as a true Graphic 45' hoarder,
I collected almost every lines.

*Oh, why not? You only live once*

And from many lines, I found
(again and again)
that I fall in love  
(yes, again and again)
with the vintage ladies silhouette.

Many of the old collection of the G45
like On the Boardwalk, Domestic Goddess,
Fashionista, Commuique, Times Nouveau,
Le Romantique, Kraft Reflections,
and of course,
the latest Ladies Journal series,
all blended into one big theme.
I haven't got the chance to make something
out of it.
Yet, I keep the faith that someday
I'll use them all.

That day was come.

I found a classic wire basket months ago.
Kept it for photo prop at first,
but then after I cut 
all the ladies' silhouettes,
tried to size them with it,
the basket looks ideal for the project.
So be it.

And I happen to have a 6x6 album
that fit perfectly in the basket.
No surprise, eh?

The details of all the four sides
of the wire basket...

Not even in my dreams
that I think I will create a project 
using some feathers like these ones.
But out of my comfort zone,
I pick them up at Spotlight 
on my last visit there,
and voila!

And this is the album...

Am thinking to fill this album
with my mom's pics when she was 
on her early 20.
I remembered that particular album
that hold so many her beautiful pics
that I opened so many times
 during my teen,
wishing to be as beautiful as her someday.

It will be precious, won't it?
Oh, yes.
Thousands times yes.

Do not let your precious memories
slip away that easy, okay?

June 23, 2013

Back to SMASH book, anyone?

Anyone still filling up their
SMASH books?

Me struggling in.

Months not touching any of them.
Not any spark.
Even tiniest spark.
But once the mojo back,
it's fire up the whole engine.

And like old friends,
I pick up exactly where I left off.

Need advice on how to fire up?

Oh, well.
At least it works for me.

Keep scrapping!
Keep smashing!

June 22, 2013

Celebrate summer!

Celebrate the colors of summer!

This layout is a page version of this
holiday's album.


June 19, 2013

One simple holiday's album

School's holiday are here!
Some have it for couple weeks,
and some (like my kids),
have it more than two months
till the end of the Eid's holiday!!

While holiday almost equal with travel time
for us with kids,
travel albums become essential
in recording families' memories.

Not thinking myself as an
travel albums' expert or stuff,
but sharing tips with you all
who may be overwhelmed when starting
with how to put the journey into album,
won't hurt anyone, I hope.

As a sample for travel album's tips,
series of papers, and the
Here & Now Chapter as the base.
The package are wonderful,
suit the holiday theme,
and you can add more pages if need to.
No need to make it
more complicated than it is.

Last June when we had long weekend's
holiday, me and hubby took the kids
and our family's buddies to Sing.
Visited Universal Studio there
seems like a little bit postponed
after we visited the big one in Osaka.
But the fun was no less.

For the cover,
all I did was making the title
and embellish it. 

For me,
uneven edges always give interesting
and intriguing taste for an album.
But even for the simplest one,
you have to think carefully
how the whole album will be look like
from in front, after it's done.
I always go back and forth opening and
closing the album every time one page added
so I know exactly how it'll
be appeared from the front.

Now, for the inside pages...

Find a good page to show off the tickets 
you brought home from the journey.

A good scrapper will not forget
to grab any brochures she found and other
'sampah-sampah ga keruan lainnya'
to put inside the album.

Find an interesting way to show them.
Like making a paper belt and slip it in..

Or, the easiest way is making a pocket
and tuck them in.

Not only brochures and tickets,
theme parks always always sell post cards
or cards. Don't forget to buy them.
And make them part of your album.

It is ideal if you have the papers
before you start the journey,
so you can take a peek inside the papers
and knew exactly what kind of photos needed
that go well with the album.

I looked at the series and took notice
of the 'popcorn' pages inside,
so when I was at the theme park,
I targeted to find the popcorn's car.

The result was satisfying.

Easy peasy, right?
No fuss, no mess.
Finished the album in two night's scrap times.

If you need more challenges,
of course you can add a container for
your finished album.

I'm thinking about this tin travel luggage
will do the charm.

If you travel to many places for days
and need inspiration on how to make
more mini albums so all your photos
are not going wasted,
you probably want to check here.

Wishing you all a pleasant and fun
school's holiday seasons!!
Travel it.
Scrap it.
Love it.

June 17, 2013

Rumah Inspirasi 2013 - workshop for Martha Stewart Living

After the schedule postponed 
for technical reasons by the team
the scrapbook workshop that I prepared,
finally held on yesterday.

The workshop was designed for beginners
and intermediate scrapbookers,
therefore so glad to meet many new faces
that eager and passionately want to know
everything about scrapbook.
Even Key..the smallest member that enjoy
making the album without her mom's help!
Cool girl!

And before the event started,
I have the privilege to indulge myself
in between crispy rolls, salads and
the chatty chatter of
these wonderful ladies that once 
learned scrapbooking from me too.
Two hours with them 
are always not good enough.

Here are more details of the album
from the workshop...

This is the simpler method of the same
binding technique of THIS album.

Hope you all enjoy the workshop
and meet you again on next class!

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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  • 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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