Monday, June 17, 2013

My First Scrapbooking Experience (Review & Giveaway!)

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I've always loved crafting but I've never dared to venture into scrapbooking because it looked like it required lots of patience (which I do not have) and a good storage place (which I do not have too). Every time I pass by a scrapbooking supplies shop, I get attracted by all the pretty things inside that it takes super a lot of self-control to walk away without spending a penny. Thanks to Rachel of Scrappin' Love, I had the opportunity to finally attend my first scrapbooking class. It's revived the crafting bug inside of me, and I enjoyed myself tremendously.

The scrapbooking class was held at ET Artisan Sweets at The Grandstand. It was a whimsical and lovely shop - perfect for squeezing out creative juices!

For the class, we had to bring along a photo for the album cover, and all other materials were provided. We were learning how to make a travel album that day - a relatively difficult scrapbooking project for amateurs like me!

Check out the materials provided - So lovely & pretty!!! :)

Some of the papers had been trimmed to size to make it easier for the class participants - Kudos to the lady boss Rachel for being meticulous.

Rachel showed us the sample album she made - it was so professionally and complicatedly done. I was filled with bewilderment at how I could accomplish that by the end of class. =P

So many layers and so 3-dimensional!

The best thing about this scrapbooking project is how you can compile an album without having to stapling anything. Using strings and washi tapes, Rachel taught us how to create an album which can contain all the beautiful memories of our family holiday. The amazing part was that there were even pockets and slots created to keep the theme park tickets, air tickets, bus chits etc. Very self-encompassing!

That's me trying to look calm and collected - The truth was I felt like a clumsy girl trying to put together everything. It was mind-boggling and mind-inspiring all at the same thing - A very strange feeling.

My first time handling these scrapbooking supplies. So pretty and delicate, I couldn't stop smiling.

And yep, after 3 hours of hard work, this was my masterpiece. :) Extremely proud of it - I DID IT!

The instructions were relatively easy to follow, as Rachel took us through a step-by-step verbal tutorial. She also watched us so that she could advise and guide us along the way. The class size was small, so there could be personalised attention for every one of us. This definitely helped for a first-time scrapper like me. Rachel was also patient and able to propose alternatives and remedies when we made mistakes. :P

After the class, Rachel treated us to yummy macaroons & scones from the shop. What a happy ending to the class, and a sweet treat after three hours of hard work!

And this was my class of fellow scrappers, as I can now call myself. =P

When I showed Joey the album, she exclaimed, "Wah so nice!!!"

Yes babe, you ought to be so proud of me.


Scrappin' Love will be giving away to ONE LUCKY WINNER: A 50% one-time discount off scrapbooking class or customize order. Please follow these steps to participate in the giveaway:

1. Like Scrappin' Love Facebook page
2. Like The J Babies Facebook page
3. Leave me a comment on this blog post with this "I love scrapbooking!" or drop me an email at with "I love scrapbooking!". Please remember to let me know your facebook name as well for contacting purposes.

Giveaway ends on Friday, 21 June 2013, 10pm.

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