Hello there! My name is Rachel Lim and I send greetings from the sunny island of Singapore! Many know me as Scrappin’ Love on Instagram and Facebook, a mama to 2 young boys and seriously addicted to paper crafting as well as being a planner addict and stationery lover. I made my first scrapbook layout 9 years ago and over the years, I gradually created more mini albums, project life pages and altered projects. The joy of documenting noteworthy memories has motivated me to keep creating. Not to mention the endless inspiration I constantly received from the forever inspiring crafting communities. Therefore, I am thrilled and equally honoured to be this month’s guest designer! Allow me to share with you my passion through my projects made with tons with love.
RACHEL’S PROJECTS FOR PINK PAISLEE:
TRAVELERS NOTEBOOK INSERT
It would be torture to ask me to use a traveler’s notebook insert with a bare cover. It’d look TOO naked and sad, and I just NEED to dress it up! Plus, I had a little story to share about how this insert cover came about.
There was no intention to have those nice and big white splatters near the top of the cover. I was mingling with a bottle of white mist when a crafting accident happened. Arggh.. I was practically whining as I stared at the huge puddle. Somehow, I grabbed a spatula and scooped up some of the splatter onto the other side of the cover. Viola! Clouds started to appear and it was as if the effort was meant to be. Ha ha.
Then I added some stamping, more splatters with black color mist and started to arrange the different layers of materials. It was FUN!
YOUR BDAY ACCORDION CARD
Not a good card maker myself, it usually takes me longer than usual to get one done. But this time around, I must have hit the button straight on. With the vision of combining both my husband’s birthday and a Father’s Day wish card (since the 2 dates were only 2 days apart), I created an accordion card to house all the wishes from me and our little ones.
With all honesty, I had my worries if this card would work out if I was going to use a “travel themed collection.” But hey.. I was thinking too much. The Atlas collection totally rocks! And the best part is that the birthday boy adored his card. SCORE!
LET’S TRAVEL AND EXPLORE MINI ALBUM
Have I mentioned how much I adore the 12×12 acetate sheet with the gold world map printed on it? I was so in love with how the album cover turned out for my mini album!
Out of the 3 projects I made using the Atlas collection, this mini album was my favorite. It is jam packed with photos from our last family trip to Australia!
Oh yes, don’t be deceived by the size of the 4×4 Insta Album. I managed to print and store a total of 70 precious photos, many of which were in the size of 4×5.25 inch. I know, getting 70 out of thousands of photos taken in a trip, this might sound pretty unattractive. But instead of spending days or most probably weeks to put a mega album together, the tedious process usually will turn a person off. I’d rather select the highlights of the trip, print and slot them all in and add some embellishments to spice it up.
I didn’t include any journaling in this mini album because I had all the details recorded in 2 sets of traveler’s notebook inserts which I created during the trip. Therefore this album was for pure visual pleasure, as we all know, a picture tells a thousand words.
Also, I nearly emptied the entire pack of Insta Kit consisting of 4×4 inch designs of paper cards, frames and overlays. I used the sheets, overlays and tags as page dividers to segregate the days. Little tabs were made out of kraft cardstock, with stamped dates and days. Sweet! Another treasure filled with memories has been made and added to my collection. *BIG GRIN*
Thank you for joining me today! I hope you enjoyed what I shared with you. Till then, keep creating! xx Rachel