Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Canoe & Camping Trip Album

I finally finished the album of our canoeing and camping trip. It took me about 3 months as I had 3 other projects simultaneously. The album turned out to be very satisfying. Turning every single page reminds me of the fun events I had in my little adventure.
Here are some pages I really like. We are going to NY, DC, and Niagara Falls for vacation soon. I’m already excited to make another travel album.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Handcarved Nightmare Before Christmas Stamp: Sally

This character is from the movie “Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas” released in 1993, a year before we came to the US. We didn’t know what Halloween was at that time, which was exactly like the main character in the movie “Jack Skellington” from Halloween town couldn’t figure out what Christmas was all about after visiting Christmas town accidentally. We were so fascinated by the movie when we watched it on video for the first time. The motion picture style was very eye catching, but what amazed us the most was that how rather a scary looking Sally looked more and more charming as the story progressed!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Spinning Halloween Lamp

Our favorite, Halloween, season is approaching and I took our Halloween spinning lampshade out of the box today.Since my husband made this lampshade for me about 10 years ago, the projection of these Halloween characters have been rotating on the walls and the ceiling every year in this season. I set the lamp on the round maple table next to the bookcase where my Halloween collections are stored.I don’t usually illuminate this bookcase, but turning the room light off and watching my favorite Halloween collections and moving projection of Halloween characters make me so happy.
The motion picture of the lamp is available in my flickr site at:

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Custom Order Summer Vacation Album

I have finished one of the projects I have been working on. This is a custom order album from Stephanie. She wanted us to make a beach themed premade album she can scrapbook her family photos from their summer vacation in Bahamas. I used a heavy transparency sheet for the front cover, embellishing it with water splash 3D stickers. I used an ocean wave patterned paper under the front cover and cut out the part of waves in order to change the background by showing the following page.
I added an envelope so that they can keep some travel memorabilia in it.Because the envelopes I want to use on my projects are not on the market, I make them by myself. I just look for the envelope of the right size and make a template out of it.
This is the back cover. I glued a lace paper on a cardstock and sealed it with “Mod Podge”. My initial intention was to cut the cardstock to the right size, but a new idea flashed into my mind. Instead of cutting, I folded it to make a pocket which might hold unused photos, tickets or postcards.It has been a very fun process making this album. Photos on Stephanie’s Facebook helped me a lot. I even felt as if I had been to the beach while making it. Thank you very much for giving me an opportunity to share your memory keeping project.