Friday, May 15, 2009


Alby says, KAYA!

Using fabrics on a layout is a big challenge for me. I remember in 2007, it was this challenge that booted me out of the Scrappin' Moms' Idol. So when I saw the first challenge for the month, I thought it would be really tough. The first hurdle was choosing which fabric to use. Fortunately, I still have the May 2008 kit of Studio Azul which has fabric swatches in it. Next, what to do? I keep telling myself that all I need to do is just use the fabric like I would any patterned paper. So I sprayed the fabric with some starch spray to stiffen it, then I ironed it and cut it like a paper - with a metal ruler and cutter. Then it's time to bring out the sewing machine. Well, here's the result!

Here's a closer look at the stitched details and the embellishments (my first time to use these crystals!!!).

The photos were taken during our recent trip to Dumaguete and we actually fell in love with the city.

We fell in love with...
the friendly locals, the mouthwatering dishes, the fresh air, the clean surroundings, the old, small town feel.

Ariel and Alby
April 21, 2008

Cardstock - Bazzil; Fabrics - Studio Azul May 2008 Kit; Alpha Stickers - Foof A Bets; Bling - Prima, K & Co.; Flowers - Prima; Ribbon - All About Scrapbooking; Eyelet Lace - from Carolina's; Pen - Artline Caligraphy Pen; Ink - Colorbox

(Correction: I just noticed that the date on my layout is 2008. It should be 2009. Darn!)

About Me:
I'm Alby and I've been scrapping for 3 years now. I'm mainly a traditional scrapper but I sometimes do digital layouts. Scrapping is my creative work out and I love it (if I can only lose weight through scrapping, I will do it more often!). I am blessed to have the love and support of my hubby who is almost always featured in my layouts. Check out my blog for more boring details about me and to see some of my work.


Scrapbooks Hawaii said...

Hi Alby! I love this layout and all the bling. :) Buti na lang hindi kami mag-ja-judge nang entries ano? hehehe :)

susie said...

hi alby, how are you? ganda! i like the crystals......we are from dumaguete ;-)

Roxannee said...

Sweet the bling flourishes~

Barbie said...

This is such a pretty page! And so creative for such limiting materials. Way to go, Alby! :)