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Friday, September 28, 2012

NEW ARRIVALS!!! More Assorted Branded Ribbons in SnC

… a bit of history, or going down memory lane … started off selling ribbons on eBay as a means to "finance" our craze for scrapbook items, which we bought from eBay too … in the very early days where the nearest local {physical} scrapbooking store was in Singapore. And even then, I recalled, it was more of a craft store that sold mostly stamping and stenciling items rather than the exclusive scrapbook store we know off today.

That aside, needless to say, we have a penchant for these printed, woven, embroidered, beaded fabric thing-y … way, way back and continue to love them, buy unique ones from ribbon manufacturers, scout vintage and one-of the-kinds in flea markets in Europe and India {coz I love India} … and now of course we have to get those matchy-matchy ones from scrapbook supplies manufacturers too. 

Now, on with serious business:
fact is we have 3 HUGE boxes of assorted ribbons in our homes, since 9 months back … and finally Val has the time to photograph and list them … albeit gradually.

So, all ribbon lovers out there, do keep an eye on the "WHAT's NEW" section of's online store HERE, and the "RIBBONS" section HERE for the latest.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

THURSDAY THRILLS!!! Gaffer Galore @

It's a GAFFER Galore this Thursday at

Enjoy  20% discount on all Gaffer Tapes  in 

A great scrapbook embellishment addition to your collection to create beautiful projects from book binding, labeling, tab and gift wrap. Being a fabric based tape, Gaffer Tapes are so flexible, they make awesome companions for book binders. Topped off with great texture, Gaffer Tapes will make your projects 'pop'.

So, what are you waiting for?
Here's a great chance to get all the rolls and designs you ever wanted at 20% discount.

Click HERE to start saving now by buying today. 

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Discount Code NOT applicable
Offer excludes items already on discount.
Offer is only valid for purchases on 27th September 2012
Availability of products is on a first come first serve basis.
Freebies and free shipping are not applicable for Thursday Thrills.
Separate your Thursday Thrill purchases from regular priced items to continue receiving your 10% loyalty discount (if applicable - please check your Loyalty Status).
Purchases already made on Thursday Thrills cannot be cancelled nor amended.
Discounts on Thursday Thrills are applicable to normal/regular priced items only. 
. has the right to cancel all purchases not paid up within 2 weeks.

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Crafting with Lissa: Ow{w} … a cutesy Halloween

Lissa, like Hils, had gone down the Halloween route with a twist!

And this is really great as a lot of us may not be that into Halloween {if you know what I mean, with the exception of (ahem) us in!}.

What's really cool about Lissa's creation this week is it can easily be adaptable for any occasion with the play of words like:

 Ow{w} … it's your Birthday!
You are OWL-some

What makes it even better is Lissa had approach it with a cute twist using minimal scrapbooking supplies {that translates to affordable and practical costing if you are into card making for gifting purposes or selling}.

She has also used embossing folders to create dimensions for the background paper.

Have a look for yourself with Lissa's step-by-step pictorial guide.
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Cutting the paper
needed for the swing card {template below with measurements} as well as to embellish the card:

Creating Texture by Embossing:

Assembling the Card:

The end Product!

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I hope you have enjoyed.

Elisa Delatore

{check out my blog here}

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

COMING SOON!!! Studio Calico YearBook and Classic Calico Vol 3 Collections in SnC


Going back to basics never looked so good!
Classic Calico Vol. 3 features a neutral colour palette of soft kraft, grey and brown with desgns that include a mix of relaxed, hand drawn designs as well as geometric grids, polka dots and hexagons.

Like its predecessors, Classic Calico Vol. 3 is naturally beautiful and irresistibly versatile.

The Classic Calico Vol. 3 Collection includes 12 patterned papers and lots of embellishments to meet any paper crafting need, like Thickers, Mistable Shapes, stickers, journaling cards and much, much more.

Jump into the colours and new beginnings of autumn with the Yearbook Collection from Studio Calico.

Earthy hues in red, green, yellow and grey mix with punches of turquoise and rosy pink while hand-drawn designs and patterns evoke memories of your favourite classroom.

From back-to-school to fall family outings and beyond, the Yearbook Collection earns a gold star!

Twelve patterned papers are joined by Thickers, Mister Huey's colour mists, wood veneer, stickers and more - bringing style and versatility to all those autumn and back-to-school memories and paper crafting endeavours.

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With Val's new SAHM status and Becks breaking for school vacations, she's hoarded some of the back-to-school themed Studio Calico patterned papers for an intended project … hmm… let's wait and see what materialises from there! {wink}

In the meantime, if you are keen and can't wait for Yearbook Collection to arrive at, do check out the other school themed Studio Calico papers available in store now by clicking on this link HERE.

ANNOUNCEMENT!!! Accepts Maybank Transfers

Yes, you asked {repeatedly} and we listened, well not immediately but eventually...he he…
{and here's where I add cruelly @ the expanse of my sister that I finally see the virtue and rewards of Val being a SAHM!}

She has finally gotten her butt over to the Company Secretary and a Maybank branch and got the MAYBANK 2U option up and running for!!!

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so, what now?'s Maybank account number will be available to you upon us sending you the invoice if you choose that option for checkout. 

You can now use this option and save $$$ as I understand that most of you have been wondering if indeed we do accept Maybank payments other than our RHB bank account! 

So, with over 400 branches nationwide and 24/7 online availability including mobile payments (there are even APPS for Iphones, Ipads, Android and Windows Phones), Maybank 2U transfers makes a lot of sense** !

This also means, there's no reason not to BUY from with more and more added conveniences offered over the years and the secured payment platforms we have created on our online store.

Happy shopping!

{**note: we are not being paid by Maybank to advertise Maybank 2U, though they seriously should consider it given the leaps and bounds success of Paypal's commercial featuring us… we are afterall Asia's largest online scrapbooking store with a wide global customer reach … hmmmm…. } 

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

SnC's Crop.Arty: 3x3" Mini Album To Bring List

Copyright - Rachel Clarke

Signed up from's Scrap.Abode this 29th September 2012?

If not, you better hurry!!!

Rachel Clarke, known for her practical creations that optimises your scrapbooking supplies, will be leading this Crop.Arty with an adorable 3" x 3" mini album which you can carry around with you and yet have plenty of room for photos.

To know more about the details, please check out the blog entry HERE.

Copyright - Rachel Clarke
{the 3x3 inches mini album in Rachel's youngest son - Samuel's hand}

Copyright - Rachel Clarke

For those that have signed up, below is your To Bring List.

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14 Photos!!! :
11x 2.5 inches square
3 smaller than 2.5 inches square

Ink Blending Tools (if you have any)

Distress Inks and Alcohol Inks (if you have any to save time from sharing)

Glue (such as Glue Stick, Liquid Glue or Glossy Accents)

3-D Glue Tape/ Foam Tape or Dots

Paper Trimmer 


Scorer (if you have)

Apron + indoor shoe/slippers

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All participants will get :
FREE flow of related embellishments @ the Crop.station
FREE use of tools, punches, paint et cetera @ the Crop.station
FREE sneak peek of new arrivals 
(be the first few to get items not available in any other store yet)
FREE flow of fun, laughter and ideas...
Discounts off selected items in our Scrap.Abode
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REGISTRATIONS can be made via our online store HERE.

QUERIES can be made by emailing

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COMING SOON!!! Scrapbook Trends Card Sept 2012 Issue in SnC

Back to school, vintage, grandparents, miss you, woodgrain, just because, heat embossing…
You'll find all these and more in this month's issue of Cards! 

In Things We Love, we feature Cosmo Cricket's darling and versatile new Baby Jane line. 

The primary colors paired with school supplies are the perfect palette for the month of Back-to-School and our September Style Challenge

You don't want to miss our feature on the talented April Foster in the Designer of the Month section! 

Get to know April better as she shares her favorite tips and tricks, as well as some incredibly inspiring cards with you. Join us in this issue for a wonderful and creative September!

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Monday, September 24, 2012

RESTOCKED!!! Tsukineko Ink Pads in


Good news is have restocked the ever popular Tsukineko ink pads!!! 
For the newbies to scrapbooking, Tsukineko ink pads are of exceptional high quality directly imported from Japan.

With a wide range of brand names such as Versamagic, Versafine, Brilliance, Memento and Encore small ink pads, you will be spoilt with choices both in terms of usage and colours!

Take a look HERE and get your fix on all the colours right now....


Kill Your Monday Blues with Hils Hints: SnC's Halloween Themed KOTM

SnC's Halloween Themed SnC One of The Kind Kits 

When Val sent me a Hallowe’en kits to play with, I must confess I was a little concerned.  Our family has never really been bothered with Hallowe’en, and so I only have one Hallowe’en photo – not enough to do a couple of layouts with! 

So, here are the two layouts I've done from the Hallowe'en Kit of The Month - one staying true to Halloween (below) and the other I had put a twist to it by trying out something different.

Ideas for you … if you don't have Halloween photos like me!
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The orange mesh in the kit was my starting point.  Orange is a colour often associated with Hallowe’en, but it also reminds me of summer.  And it goes surprisingly well with turquoise, another great summery colour.

I found a photo of my daughter having fun in a swimming pool, and started thinking about how I could use the kit to create a summery layout.

First, I took the plainest paper in the kit, and had great fun spraying it with inks.  I used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Sunshine, Turquoise Blue and Riptide, together with a homemade mist using a mixture of water and Tim Holtz’s Distress Re-inker in Spiced Marmalade.

I wanted the layout to give a feel of the fun that Caitie had in the pool on that holiday, and thought a banner would help to achieve this.  The tags in the kit were too big to use as a banner, so I cut the tops off two of them, cut them in half, and cut triangular banner shapes from each half.  I inked the edges of the triangles with ColorBox Blue Lagoon Chalk ink ink, and used the same ink to stamp a letter on each of the triangles.  I clipped a tiny clothes peg in the top of each, and stuck them to the layout with some 3D foam tape.  I added some of the string, which I coloured with Spiced Marmalade Distress Stain.  I completed the title with some wooden letters, which I inked with the blue ink.

I cut the orange netting in half lengthways, and stuck it underneath the photo, together with some washi tape and some old Heidi Swapp tape.

Finally, I stamped a swirly stamp several times in the bottom left and top right colours, using Spiced Marmalade distress stain.

I had great fun with this layout.  Challenging myself to think outside the box and use the Hallowe’en kit for something completely different became a great excuse to get out all my messy inks and have a good play! 

So next time you buy a themed kit, don’t just use it to scrap that theme – challenge yourself to do something different with it as well, and enjoy the creative boost it gives you.

Top tip:  When buying kits, try to choose ones that have neutral, non-themed products in them as well as themed ones, as this will give you much more versatility.  The main reason I was able to use this kit to create a summer layout was that the background paper and several of the embellishments were in a neutral colour scheme (cream), which enabled me to colour them to suit my theme.

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Ideas for you … Hallow'en Witch

You know, for a kit that I really wasn’t sure about to start with, I have had so much FUN with this!  

First the challenge of using a Hallowe’en kit for a summer layout, and this time the fun of doing lots of tearing and distressing, plus just a little bit of experimenting. 

My one and only Hallowe’en photo is pretty colourful, so I wanted to add some bits of colour to my layout, while still keeping it looking very grungy and spooky.  A few bits of green and orange did the job nicely .

I tore off 1/3 of my Basic Grey paper and inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink, then glued it to the right hand side of my dark background paper.  The photo needed matting to help it “pop”, so I found some green to match the witch’s face, tore around the edges and again inked it with Vintage Photo.

The other half of the orange mesh (I used the first half for my summer layout) went perfectly underneath. 

I really wanted to use the black grunge ribbon, but it didn’t look right laid across the page.  So I fiddled around with it, and created a flower, which could also be seen as a spider’s web, depending on your point of view.  I used a mixture of stitching and glue to hold it together, and put a green gem on top.  As I was picking off the strands of glue left from the glue gun, it occurred to me that they looked just like a web – and so I put a lot more on instead!

I cut several images from the sheet of spooky clipart.  The skeleton was inked with Vintage Photo, as were the words (and also the journaling tag).  The pumpkins were inked with Spiced Marmalade.  My very old fibres came in handy to decorate the tag a little more.

Finally, the title.  I had been planning to colour these grungeboard letters, but found that I liked them just as they were, and so left them bare.

As I said, I’ve had lots of fun with this kit, and I still have enough paper and embellies for at least one more layout, probably two.  

Great value for just RM29.90! And that is truly what's so great about's KOTM - regardless of which kit you get.

Friday, September 21, 2012

HOT PRODUCTS!!! SnC Restocks American Crafts Thickers

Here's something we all agree we can't live without - American Crafts Thickers !!!
Good news is, have restocked them… glitter, foam, fabric, vinyl, chipboard, foil, patterned, felt … you name it!

For a wider range of alphabet stickers to accompany your crafting projects, be sure to check other brands as well … for ease, they are classified under Embellishments > Alphabets in our online store - … or simply click HERE to get all your alphabet sticker supplies including American Crafts Thickers


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