Thursday, 27 August 2009

Ode to Basic Grey

I am becoming lazy at updating the blog. I wish I could just access it directly instead of via a proxy, but I guess I should be thankful that there is still some ways to access blogsites.

Your Scrapbook Stash is being very generous this month with giveaways from the latest CHA show for several contests that they are hosting this month. One of them is the Basic Grey Contest. For my very first exposure to this crafty hobby, I bought a door hanger project kit and the papers in the kit were all from Basic Grey. At that time, I thought to myself that this brand of papers is so diffcult to use! I think I was too new then and was not too adventurous with exploring new techniques with my first project. After all, the only thought on my mind is to get my door hanger completed and presentable.

But over time, I grew to love Basic Grey's papers and their recent lines are quite in line with my evolving, scrapping style. I am a little extreme, going for either very soft, pastel tones or loud, vibrant styles. I fell in love with the Wisteria, Porcelain lines and recently the June Bug and Lemonade ranges!!! So I came up with these 4 layouts for YSS's Basic Grey Contest which you just have to use at least 75% of Basic Grey stuff on your layout. Simply love them and enjoying my productivity these days!

1) Look On
Look On (Basic Grey Wisteria)

2)A for Adore
A for Adore

A for Adore 1

A for Adore 2

3) That Look in Your Eyes
that look

that look 2

that look 1

4) Almost 4
almost 4

almost 4 1

Finally, I made this bookmark for Adah to encourage her. She has been reading a lot this summer, and most times on her own. I think she feels a sense of achievement now that she can be more independent in her reading. She no longer has to wait for Mummy to read to her or have Asher interupting our story reading sessions and she even reads to him now in her good moods! Only thing is, she sometimes recognises wrong words like 'think' and 'thing' and likes to twist the story in her own way, but who's complaining???LOLs! Mummy is having more free time these days!


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