Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Stash Faves - Guest Designer April Yap

Whenever I see her work, I get excited.  Its one of the reasons I chose her for Guest Designer this month. 

I am living in the "Garden City" - Singapore, with my DH. We live in a cozy home with 3 kids (Sarah-14, Glenn-10, and Kean-8) and a cutest toy poodle (Minnie-1). I have been teaching Chinese in a preschool for more than 13 years!
I am honored to be in the Design Team at Inspired Blueprints ( and All About Me (
Product you can't live without - There are too many products that I LOVE, and the list can go on and on. But one product that I MUST have is patterned paper!
When are you most creative and why? - There isn't a specific time when I am most creative. I often feel like playing and creating, everyday. Whenever I have time, I will pull out photos and start choosing pp and products. Sometimes it took me two days to complete one layout and I'm fine with that. 
Favorite Manufacturer - Cosmo Cricket is my all time favorite!! And of course there are many more, such as MME, 7G, Making Memories, Sassafras...
Other hobbies besides scrapping? - Reading magazines is something I do a lot besides scrapping. I also love baking and photo taking.
Describe your style - Mixing different products from different manufacturers is a fun scrapping process for me. I love creating clusters of embellies and leaving lots of white space in my layouts.
Do you have a scrap room, space, corner? - My DH created a scrap corner in the living room for me. I have everything (from my laptop, photo printer, camera to magazines, patterned papers, stamps, embellies) I need within reach when I am scrapping. I can be a messy scrapbooker at times, but I am sure to pack up after every project.
Favorite color combo - Depending on the photos and the mood I want to create, I love playing and trying out different color combos.
Favorite non-scrap related store - IKEA! It just feel like home to me!
Before I started scrapping, I used to make tags and cards for occassions like birthdays, Christmas, Childrens' Day, Teachers' Day... Two years ago I was being asked to design birthday cards for all the staffs in my school (more than 30 of us). Everyday I spent hours making cards after coming home from work. My effort was greatly appreciated, and everyone loved my cards. After that I was hooked, I wanted to create somemore, everyday. So I started scrapping. I am so seriously addicted to it now!! 


Carrie said...

Glad to have you on the team this month and love your creations at IB!