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Once in a while scrappy bloggers explain their scrap-process and I for one really enjoy reading about why people do the choices they do when scrapping, following exactly how their layouts came together.

Figured I’d do the same just for fun. Just because :p
(Only difference being that I scrap pretty simple, so it´s nothing exciting or "new" really, but ohwell :p)

This layout started with these two post-it notes. My oldest one wrote down some fave-sites on the post-it note to the left. The youngest punk saw the note and decided to copy it on her own. She keeps doing that these days – loves to copy letters and stuff. Ofcourse I thought this was pretty cute, and decided to keep both notes & scrap them.

First task was to figure what to use. I wanted the cute elephant-transparency (from Hambly) in lime. And I wanted to be better at actually using my transparencies, and have admired Sasha´s (an incredibly awesome scrapper whose official Hambly-work I´m missing) useage of transparency on plain cardstock in the past. Decided to go for dark brown, and to use it on kraft. Added a third yellow rectangle to balance up the two notes. Odd numbers are sort of better than even. My initial idea was to have the dark brown cardstock as a slim rectangle in the middle with the three yellow notes spread across it. I even cut the transparency & cardstock the way I thought I wanted it. I’m usually impatient that way.

Anyways. Turned out it didn’t really work out visually as I had thought. Bummer.

So I rotated stuff some and played around and saw something that might work.. The solid block of cardstock anchored the three notes. And the transparency I already cut was wide enough to cover two of the notes, which seemed to be more aestethically pleasing than having it covering the whole place (and having to find a new transparency to cut into :p). Goodie!

And found a leftover-photo I never got around to scrap. A generic photo which could be used for this. Yay.

Figured I’d use this Studio Calico-stamp as my title..

..and thinking the layout needed something red to match the picture. Found a perfect sized strip of Hamblys "Le Romantique"-paper that was left over after cutting it into lettersize for an earlier project.

Mmm nice. Adding red to the layout really refreshed it!

There – journaling added (I like journaling to be added in strips instead as a solid block of text on cardstock), title about to be stamped. Love using ministaples btw :) (For Norwegians: BAMBI som fåes i bokhandelen er desidert et av favorittverktøyene mine til scrapping - liten, nett og søt og ikke minst SOLID - stifter gjennom så å si alt :) )

I’m not really into stamping, and usually think it looks too plain/flat when I stamp w/reg ink….so decided to emboss the title, making it more shiny and stand slightly more out :p

Thought the layout needed just a teeny bit more red splash though (plus - having the color red thrice on the layout is good)…

And since I’m sorta weird and usually prefer to have some sort of visible edges on my layouts I decided to add a red frame around the center. A slightly whimsical one, as I've never been one for rigid c&s-ish stuff.

Pulled out my sewing-machine ofcourse. Tadah. Me like. Three yellow notes. Three red elements on the layout. Anchored bottom. Enclosed by a whimsical frame to ease up the rigid-ish centre. Mm I’m satisfied. Even though I sort of think I’m not too good at embellishing and tends to keep stuff pretty basic. OHwell. Can’t win’em all.

Hope you found this slightly interesting and didn’t mind me babbling about this particular process. I’m usually pretty impatient and cut stuff first before really checking whether it actually fit the layout or not sorta. Kinda a go-along-and-see-what-happens kinda scrapper. (aren´t we all?)


Materials used: Hambly-papers and transparency, Studio Calico-stamp & gelly! embossing-powder.

Have a nice weekend – I know I probably will, with a few scrappy friends cropping with me here tomorrow…..just hope they don’t expect a shiny clean house cause…cough (oh, who am I kidding…you know me, rite? Ignore the messiness! ;p) :p


Nobody-nobody but Mae and Fiel

You've seen Mae and Fiel do some cos-tripping during their prenup here and now, here's their box-office hit of a wedding at the Archbishop's Palace followed by a rockin' concert of a reception at Vale Verde 6. We had fun and this certainly didn't feel like work. I so wanted to jam in when Fiel headed the live-band after the reception but we had to go home early for another wedding the next day. Real fun, just click and watch already :)


Faith and Cedric

Cold and windy. Two words that my crew and I will always remember shooting Faith and Cedric's wedding. Tagaytay Highlands literally stole our breath away during our e-session because it was so cold and the wind knocked us off our feet a few times.

Oh and by the way, Cedric comes all the way from where love was made - France. So it was curiously fun during the reception because none of my shooters couldn't understand their speeches (Cedric's side at least).

Cedric, you may now (French) kiss your lovely Faith.


Kim and Cris

We have Kim and Cris to thank for taking us to UPLB and to the hilltop art center (I forget what it's actually called). We shot at the same location for Rizza and Robz about a week after Kim and Cris' prenup.

They shared us how much they've gone through - the good, the struggles - all of which were a pass/fail test to prove their love. This is one wedding that's truly hard-earned and well-deserved.



Last weekend I was in Oslo to attend a photography-workshop. One where we got to work with studio-lightning, a real model & stylists and stuff. It was decent - at least I´ve tried that now and (I hope) feel a bit more safer if I get to work with studio-lightning sometime. Being an amateur, it seems to me it´s quite easy to get technically perfect photos once the light & camera-settings are set - then it just boils down to how to position the lights (imo - preferrably so you get interesting shades in the photo) & work with the model(s) & communication & visions.

I´ll probably share some images later (we did what I´d call glamour-shots I guess, even doing a few shoots in bikinis&stuff...:p) - but I feel so lazy - I haven´t even edited them yet (they seemed to need very little post-processing by the way - studiolightning & having a make-up team is pretty cool that way).

But. Before I attended the workshop, mom threw a little get-together for me, reminding me she hadn´t seen me since last summer. And I hadn´t seen my sister or nieces since last spring.. dad, aunt, uncle and grandma was there too. I even finally got around to meet my sisters (not-so-new-anymore) boyfriend. It was nice being with them again, and being around people who spoke sign-language. All Amalie signs these days is "good night" and "thank you for the food". Hope to be able to bring her next time so she can refresh her sign-language further :p

Anyways. Mom saved this gingerbread-house for me.

Just so I could snap photos of my nieces smashing it to the ground (or table :p).

(ps...see the canvasses in the background? I did the photos. At least those of the girls.)

Yeah. Smashing a gingerbread-house is fun, even for a young girl growing into a young lady (*sigh* I remember her being a little baby....not too long ago!).

I like the play with shadows in this image here (taken outside the bathroom, she was impatiently waiting for her turn and leaned towards the wall & the lamp there). I really ought to explore shadows more. Embrace them. And stuff.

I´ve been scrapping a bit lately - too little for my taste - but still some. For future assignments though, so I don´t really have anything to share here atm. Sorry!

Title - "Yellow Ledbetter", Pearl Jam

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Traditional Indian Wedding Dress
Everyone wants their wedding to be special. Everything from church, food to serve, cakes, vows and even the attire should be special. The wedding dress is one of the most important things that a bride will often fuss about. They would want something that will make them more beautiful for their soon-to-be husband in their special day.

The bride will go to any length just to have the perfect wedding dress for her special day. The wedding is probably the happiest day in every woman’s life. Therefore, weddings should be made special, especially the bride’s dress.

Woman would like to be unique and stand out from the crowd. This is especially true for brides. This is why brides will really make an effort to find a wedding dress that will certainly make her more beautiful and noticeable in the crowd. She wants to be the talk of the town and she wants to show off her dress to her friends.

However, most wedding dress is plain to look at. So now, a lot of wedding gown designers is looking the other way to make the perfect wedding dress for their clients which is both elegant and unique. You might think that this is the new fashion in wedding dress where in fact wedding gown designers are getting traditional dresses from other cultures and making it more beautiful and suitable for weddings.

One example of a wedding dress that will look like a new design is the traditional Indian wedding dress called sari. Sari is a traditional garment worn by women in India.

If you have seen Indian women in your area and you see them wearing a long strip of unstitched cloth that can be as long as five to nine yards in length and can be draped in various style, you may have an idea on what sari looks like.

Saris are great because they can be several or more styles in one dress. There are different styles of drapes where you can choose which one is suitable for your wedding.

In Christian weddings, saris can be color white where it will be very elegant to look at and very stylish. Your guests may even think that it is a new wedding dress style and may want one for their wedding or in different colors for their everyday wear.

Saris can be very expensive depending on the materials and fabrics used for it.

Traditional Indian Wedding Dress
Many designers will often make a traditional Indian wedding dress out of silk. This is because it is light, fresh and very elegant. Some may even put in some designs on the cloth to make it more beautiful.

You can also make your wedding Indian themed where everyone can wear traditional Indian dresses and suits. You can even add an extra touch by putting tika on your forehead. Tika is a traditional Indian symbol colored red and is placed on a woman’s forehead to signify that the woman is married. However today, the tika is no longer followed according to its symbolism. It is now used by many people as beauty accruements.

Whatever your wedding theme is, a traditional Indian wedding dress or sari can really make you stand out from the crowd. Expect that many people will admire you and really marvel at you and your dress and may want one for their own.

Wedding dresses with short sleeves, spaghetti straps or those that are sleeveless are definitely getting more popular. A lot of brides now seem to prefer baring their arms. A bride however, should never forget that a long sleeve wedding dress is also still a good option. Why would anyone want to have a long sleeve wedding dress?

Classic History

Wedding dresses have been around for as long as weddings have been. We all know of course that a woman of long ago only had one dress option, a long sleeve wedding dress. It can perhaps be safely assumed that since the medieval era, the long sleeve wedding dress effectively gave off the message of female modesty. A traditional medieval long sleeve wedding dress would have a fully closed neckline and sleeves that went down to cover the fingers. The ancient long sleeve wedding dress however was also a statement of fashion. A wealthy bride could have a long sleeve wedding dress of velvet and damask with trimmings of satin and silk. As part of fashion, sleeve tips could extend down to the floor.

Modern Elegance

The modern long sleeve wedding dress need not follow its ancient look. A present day long sleeve wedding dress does not have to look ancient or vintage at all but still convey female modesty. Long sleeves can easily imply a highly ladylike and modest look regardless of the bodice and neckline cut. It can also effectively bring out the impression of elegant formality.

Basic Purpose

long sleeve wedding dressA long sleeve wedding dress has one basic purpose which is to draw attention to your upper parts. If you have hips that are either too full or too small, you may want to draw eyes to your chest and arms instead. Having long sleeves is also a great solution to square shoulders and big arms.

Modern Modesty

long sleeve wedding dressSome brides may still prefer a long sleeve wedding dress design simply because of modesty. You can have full long sleeves of the same material as your dress and a simple round neckline. It is possible however to still look modest but also daringly modern. Have the sleeves made of a lighter mesh material and then pick an off the shoulder neckline. You also have the option of a portrait neckline or a low v-neck cut.

For All Seasons

A ¾ or full long sleeve made of the same material as your bodice can help keep you warm and comfortable in a winter wedding. You may still however have an elegant long sleeve wedding dress even in summer. Choose light materials like chiffon and organza if you think the weather will be warm on your wedding day.

Avoid Only If

long sleeve wedding dressElegant long sleeves are unfortunately not for every bride. You should avoid having a long sleeve wedding dress if you are small in stature. You will look out of proportion with a long sleeve wedding dress. You should also just consider having a sleeveless gown if you have beautiful, well-toned arms.


We've only started doing SDE's back in December, 2008 and the appreciation from our couples, watchers and fellow videographers were heartwarming nonetheless. We've outdone ourselves many times over but there's still so much out there to do, to experiment with and play with our imaginations.

The bridal communities Kasal, Weddings at Work and a few local forums have been instrumental to our success this past year and for 2010, we're giving something back through raffles and other promos.

Photography and film enthusiasts have also shown interest on what we do and hopefully our schedule would allow us to do a much-requested workshop. It's been a few years since we formally thought a class but if there's anything we can share, we'll try our best.


We had a great start with regards to the making of this video. The prenup shoot took us to Grande Island at Subic for one. Nikki's gown was one of the most styled we've seen - certainly made of glitz. And where else to tie them together but The Manila Cathedral to complete the celebrity glam. We were saving up the song we used and we couldn't be any more glad to have it bring to life Nikki and Jaime's wedding.

Also, shooting cinema with us for the first time is fashion+wedding photographer Aaron Ebio. Thanks, Ebs and his rockin' Mark2.

Anyway, without further ado, although this post is way overdue, we present Nikki and Jaime.