Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Apr - May 08 Inspirational Scrapper

Artz de Scrap's Chosen Inspirational Scrapper for Apr 08 is
Hi, my name is Ruey and while not scrapping, I am wife to my long suffering husband of 20 years and mothering our 3 most gorgeous creations - sons -Jordan (18), Jarryd (16) and Jeromel (7).
While my main job is nurturing, guiding and moulding my 3 young men, I had a creative inner me which was struggling to get out. I first discovered scrapbooking through CreativeMemories about 4 years ago but I got really bored and stopped for a while before rediscovering the hobby again in August 2005...this time I was truly addicted and haven't looked back.
I love scrapbooking because I love telling the story behind the photos, I love everything to do with scrapbooking, from reading inspiring mags, to blog hopping, to the shopping, to photography, to shopping, to the creation process...did I say shopping - ok...I do shop too much. My favourite products would have to be 7gypsies, Scenic Route and anything chipboard. And I'm a Gemini...so don't think I have a definitive style......there are days when I am very linear...and sometimes....there will be lots ofcircles...but it will always be fun, funky and there are absolutely no rules!!

I've been published in Scrapbooking Memories, Scrapbook Creations, CreatingKeepsakes, For Keeps and Up2Scrap but my biggest achievement so far is being one of the winners for the For Keeps Everyday Moments Album competition in2007. So far, this year, I have been nominated for the Scrapbooking Memories People's choice awards, which was a huge surprise!

Tutorial #5

Altered NoodleBoxes

I'm a scrapbooker who has lots of supplies..more than I could use on my pages, so to use up my stash & scraps, I like making little gifts to give people.

These noodleboxes are a fabulous & very very pretty gift to give to a child/teacher/friend, they are quick and simple to make and most importantly, we are using up our stash & scraps to give something that is personalized and handmade. These noodleboxes can be filled with a few chocolates, small crayons, homemade biscuits, small stationery items or for a scrapbooker friend..a small pile of ribbon & flowers. I've done two versions of the noodle box..one that involves just a little bit more work and more paper and one that just involves using your scraps.

Have fun!!

Completely undo a noodlebox by carefully removing the wire handle.




Using a highlighter, I marked the inside of the noodlebox to reflect which of the sides was visible on the outside. Using a pink highlighter, Ihighlighted the side and bottom panel. Using an orange highlighter, I highlighted the front & back of the noodlebox as well as the side flaps.

Then use a pencil to trace a 'pink highlighter - side panel' template and an 'orange highlighter - main' template directly on the inside of two pieces of pp.


Cut out and then adhere the smaller of the templates (the side paneltemplate) to the outside of the noodle box. Make sure you run adhesive tape to the very edges of the noodlebox and on the actual creases. Then fold to make the corresponding creases and ink all the folds. Now adhere the larger of the template (main template), fold and ink.


Fold up your noodlebox and then carefully reinsert the wire handle. Decorate and embellish as you like and finish off with a ribbon bow on the handle.

To speed up this process if you are mass producing these noodleboxes for say a child's party, bonbonniere, office party etc.you can just leave the noodlebox assembled and just focus on decorating the main front and back of the noodle box. My pink noodle box was completed in under 10 mins using up materials from my scrap box.



Firstly I just made a simple template for the front & back (identical). I then jazzed up some plain pink bazzill bling by embossing it using my cuttlebug. Cut it down to size using my template. Don't stick onto the noodlebox yet, just finish embellishing and decorating until the front and back are done as you like..then once it's finished..stick to the noodle box. Doing it this way, you can make lots of decorated pieces before you stick them to the noodleboxes.


I tend to use flowers as I am guilty of buying way too many than I use on layouts. This is a perfect way of quickly adding colour and beauty. I've also used my cuttlebug to diecut & emboss a 'postage stamp' embellishment and then just 'popped' it by using some foam tapes.


I hope that you've enjoyed this little tutorial and I'd love to see your creations!!

These are our takes on the tutorial

We would love to see your take on this tutorial.

Do share it with us, email us at artzdescrap@yahoo.com.sg

Happy Altering!!!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Challenge #5 Submissions

Here are the beautiful submissions from our lovely Scrappers

Yatie's - Home is where Happy Memories are

Maybelle's Home Album

Benga's Home Album

Jill's - Home Album

Sandra's Home Album

Alby's Home Album

Elizabeth's Home Album

Timi's Home Album

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Altered House Album Challenge #5

Ready for Artz de Scrap's next challenge?

Home can have different meanings to each and everyone of us.

We want you to showcase what you think Home means

Come have fun with us and take part in our altered House Album challenge!

We are giving out a handmade Chipboard House Album (made by Liza) to the 1st 6 (six) scrappers who register with us through our email at artzdescrap@yahoo.com.sg (Pls state Registering for Challenge #5 in your email header)

Challenge: To title your album

Home is where........

Here are ours!

Cabbie's Album

Felicia's Album

Liza's Album

Update: Due to the overwhelming response, we regret to inform you that the giveaways have all been taken up.
If you are not the 1st 6 registrants, no problem!
Just use your own House album to alter and do link your submission
(on your blog) in the comments section or email us a copy to
for a chance to win a RAK.
You have till Wednesday 30th April 2008 Midnight Eastern Time.
International scrappers are most welcome to join in.
The winner will be voted by the Designers and will be announced here on the 1st of May 08.

Sneak Peek of our next tutorial


Do check back here on the 15th of Mar 08 for this Lovely Project and a wonderful tutorial by our next chosen Inspirational Scrapper

Challenge #4 Winner

Thank you for all your Gorgeous submissions of altered pockets and we hope you had fun and that the communication pockets will be useful for your Family!

The Design Team has voted and the winner is ..................

Rachelle E. Tolentino


Congrats Rachelle!!

Artz de Scrap will be in touch with you shortly.
You will be receiving a RAK sponsored by My Scrap Affairs.

Thanks again for playing along with us and hope to see more precious & lovely submissions for Challenge #5!