my name is Piradee Talvanna.
I am 34
years old and am currently living in Singapore with my dearest
hubby with our two goldfish. I'm originally from Bangkok,
Thailand but both my husband and I relocated to Singapore
for work, about 4 years ago when we had gotten married (hubby
is originally from Belgium; opposite ends of the world, right?).
been "really into" scrapbooking for about the same
amount of time since moving to Singapore (4 years ago); and
it was in Singapore that I first learnt about scrapbooking
after having accidentally stumbled into a shop filled with
all these gorgeous papers and embellishments (needless to
say, you can now always find me at my LSS). I've always had
a soft stop for stationery/craft products and would say that
I've been a crafty person ever since I was young; always creating
something and on top of that, love taking pictures of wherever
scrapbooking because I found that the creating process helps
me de-stress after a long day at the office, and I truly enjoy
working with all the beautiful papers and embellishments (I'm
like a little kid in a candy store when I'm at my local scrapbook
store or when working with the various collections/products).
And on top of it all, it allows me to capture my memories
in a crafty personalized way (definitely beats a plain photo
album for me).
scrapbook about 3 - 4 times a week (not necessary completing
that many layouts/projects - a super slow scrapper here) and
I find/make the time by scheduling in some "my time"
within the day/week. Most of the time, you can find me at
my scrapping table for about an hour or so, in the evenings
after work as I slowly wind down from a long day in the office.
I find that the creating process really helps me loosen up
and along the way I get to create something gorgeous. Even
when I'm traveling for work, I can't resist bringing along
some scrapping supplies and squeezing in a few minutes here
I am most often inspired to make a page because of the products
themselves. It might be the colors in the collection or maybe
a certain pattern or design or even an embellishment.
my go-to techniques is: layering. I absolutely can't get enough
of the dimensional effect and creating my little cluster of
NOT scrapbook without the following products/tools:
trusted circle cutter and circle punches
must have Fiskars trimmer
go to mist - Studio Calico White
bottle of wonder glue - Beacon 3 in1 Liquid Glue
of foam dots (love layering and popping elements)
don't know why, but I'm always reaching for white or kraft
can't create without EK Success Pro ruler (everything needs
to be straight)
of course, all the gorgeous patterned papers and embellishments
has engaging in the creative process changed your life?
I've never been one to write a lot and am a visual person
and have tons of memories that I would like to capture. So
scrapbooking has allowed me to translate my words into a project
and plus I just love the process of creating and working with
all these gorgeous products.
and where do you store/display your completed pages?
I have a dedicated area on my wall to showcase a few of my
completed layouts; otherwise the layouts are careful filed
away in plastic sleeves on the shelves or in albums.
page size do you generally scrap?
Most of the time I would create a 12" x 12" layout
(either one page or two pages) but at times I like to also
challenge myself to working with smaller areas such as 8 1/2"
x 11" or 6" x 8".
often do you create multi-photo layouts?
I find myself more and more creating layouts with more than
one photo, especially when working with two page layouts or
just having returned from a trip.
is your favorite photography App?
I pretty much use Rollip
on almost of my photos. I just love the array of photo effects
that they provide and the quality is wonderful.
is your favorite adhesive?
My all time must have adhesive is Beacon 3 in1 Glue - I pretty
much use this for everything! Then next to that, its American
Crafts & EK Success foam dots.