Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Happy Birthday Sweetie Pie

Yes! It’s the naughty, impish one’s birthday yesterday.

However, this layout is not representative of her birthday party she had yesterday. This was her last year’s birthday party. Simply adore the October Afternoon Birthday papers for this layout. And was saving this layout for this occasion.

Nothing fanciful here, except the use of paint with my stamps. Double image stamping.

Fussy cutting all the lovely animals.

And of coz, the cute little one.

Happy Birthday Darling. Mummy love you forever.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

My Girl

I've made this album sometime back ago, but didn't have the time to blog it. 

Bookbinding is my new found interest. Many reasons to love it.
(1) It gets rid of all your old papers. So you can buy new ones.
(2) It gets rid of photos you regret developing. As they are not fantastic enough for a layout and you didn't know why you spent 40 cents developing it.
(3) It looks impressive. ( I think, more than a layout)
(4) It is a great gift. (It's cheap, remember you wanted to get rid of your old papers?)
(5) ..... (6).... (7).....(101)

Got the concept of this binding from Guru Sharon's class @ Papermarket. Love how easy this binding works and how pretty it turns out.

However, think for the meanwhile, I will stick to my Zutter binding machine to save me the trouble.

Materials Used: Webster pages Pattern Paper, Prima embellishments, Eyelets, Twine, Martha Stewart Punches.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Graphic 45 Nutcracker Sweet

Yeah, the much awaited Graphic 45 Nutcracker papers are finally out. I was so excited that I couldn't sleep properly the night before and was out waiting for the shops to open the following morning. I know it sounds so silly, but Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake are my favourite ballet pieces. So I really cannot resist the moment I saw them.

Hubby was so nice to share the little bit of excitement with me by allowing me to work on the papers the day itself.

Love the theatre kind of feel in this layout. Hence I tried to create a stage with some ballerina circling around it.

Spent lots of effort and enjoyment fussy cutting the lovely papers. Everything just look so nice.

Spent also lots of effort glittering and glossy accent most of the stuff that was fussy cut.

Decorated Clara's dress with ribbons and blings.

And I extra love the Stampendous shaved ice fragments. Just so apt for the Christmas theme and easy to use. You can adhere these fragments either using gel medium or acrylic paint or any liquid glue. Though I like gel medium best as it dries clear and it's not that thick.

Materials Used: Graphic 45 Nutcracker pattern paper, Prima Vintage trinkets, crystal swirls and pebbles, Stampendous Fragments, Doily paper and mists.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Happy Teachers' Day

I still prefer Teachers' Day to be on the 1st of September.

We celebrated Teachers' Day last Friday and I was like a mad woman the day before, busy preparing gifts for my daughter's teachers.

This time round, I finally brought out my zutter machine and made notebooks with them.

Didn't have much time decorating the front cover. This one is for her ballet teacher, hence the ballerina in front.

I wanted to pick up my colouring again. But time is always an important and big stumbling block. Though I manage to colour some Magnolia girls this time round. Hope her teachers like the gifts. Happy Teachers' Day!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Congratulations Papermarket

Papermarket has a 4th outlet at Vivo this September! Wow, this is so cool! Now there is 1 more reason for me to shop at Vivo!

I love the fourth outlet deco. Very refreshing and woody feel. 

Love the spacious classrooms and the panel displays. 

Another good place to distress. 

Do drop by to say hi, if you happen to pass by!

Thank You and Goodbye Teacher

It's sad that Chloe's N2 form teacher is leaving her school soon (like today?). She's been a very good form and Math teacher. Perhaps I feel that we have the same educational values and she teaches Math as well. Hence, I have always been extra nice to her.

So despite the high stress level at work, decided to create a layout for her. And what's best to work on a school theme layout other than the Graphic 45 ABC Primer papers?

Pardon me for the lousy photo quality as I finished the piece late last night and couldn't wait till today to take the photos.

It's a pretty simple layout, with the typical G45 frame. I fussy cut quite a bit of little children from the papers. And I love the "My Present for You, A Kindergarten Painting Book". I thought it was so apt for the theme, so much so that this layout doesn't need a title!

I stole the idea of the moving pendulum clock from Sharon's doll house. Haha, I thought it's quite cool.

And as usual, I love my Kaiser Craft wooden embellishment. Ink them and put some dimensional pearls to them. And frames being frames, they create emphasis on your photos. I love it!

These little rulers, by Maya Road, goes very well with this series of paper as well. They make good embellishment for you to write little messages at the bottom.

Materials Used: Graphic 45 Pattern Papers (ABC Primer and Wizard of Oz), Maya Road wooden ruler, Kaiser Craft Wooden Flourish, Graphic 45 ABC Primer Chipboard, Kaiser Craft transparency, Tim Holtz metal word band and embellishments.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Shhh… Be Nice

I know I haven’t been writing often. But trust me, school is terribly busy. Term 3 is a horror for all school teachers.

But as usual, I have been scrapping! This project was made because I was super irritated with random people liking to hold small meetings/conversations/gossips just outside my work space, without the basic courtesy to keep their volume down. I was so irritated that I couldn’t help it by scrapping a notice. Hahaha, what an excuse!

Anyways, subsequently I think the situation did improved. But I don’t think it’s due to my notice though.

This was created using a Melissa Frances chipboard. Then I tried to dry brush it with gel medium to create a resist, and inking with both walnut and vintage photo. For the centre part of the background, decided to use a Prima mask and mist it with a mixture of lemon and gold.

Cut up some G45 Little Darlings to make the message less offensive. I’m also still hopelessly in love with the butterflies. I thought they look so soft and serene in this G45 series.

Inked up a Kaiser Craft wooden flourish to create a message. I’m really in love with these wooden flourish nowadays. Check out the new Christmas arrivals @Papermarket!

And basically that’s all. Simple project with an important message!

Materials Used: Melissa Frances Chipboard, Prima tiles, G45 Little Darlings pattern paper, Kaiser Craft Wooden flourish, Papermarket alphas, Prima Shabby Chic embellishment, Prima flourishes.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

This Is Home

Yippee! It's August! I love August because of the holidays! And it's because it's Singapore's National Day.

Have you checked out the Uniquely Singapore album and page kits @ Papermarket? They are really cute embellishments, great for any very Singaporean photos. 

Good for souvenirs to any of our foreign friends and associates. 

Not to forget, Papermarket is also introducing START classes for both the page kit and the album kit. In these classes, you would be able to learn how to make good use of the pattern paper, stamps and other great techniques.

For example, the background behind the merlion is created using highlighters!

Many more layering using stamps and also how to stretch your stamps ability. 

So, quickly sign up for the classes now and you stand a chance to hop on a Uniquely Singapore Hippo ride with Papermarket talented designers Sharon and Merdrey.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Kaiser Craft Blissful Hearts Bookends

I simply love the wooden pieces by Kaiser Craft. Recently there has been some new stocks at Papermarket. I grabbed a total of 3 pieces.

This particular one is a heart shape bookend, which is simply a great gift for any newly weds.
As my good old neighbor is getting married this month, I thought it would be a great gift for his wife and him.

I spent lots of effort decorating the walls and the heart shape, paying huge attention to small details. However, I super enjoyed the whole process. It's like decorating your own house and walls.

I also did a fair bit of fussy cutting the Webster journaling cards. Just couldn't resist the beautiful wedding pieces.

This whole piece is really easy to assemble and decorate. So what are you waiting for? Quickly pop down any Papermarket outlets to grab your Kaiser Craft pieces now.

Materials Used: Kasier Craft Hearts Bookends, Prima metal embellishments, flowers, swirls, pebbles and pattern paper, Grpahic 45 Romantique Pattern Paper, Fancy Pants Wedding pattern paper, Webster journaling cards and pattern paper.