Sunday, January 29, 2012

No No No!

These photos were taken during the mid autumn fest when BbC could toddle but cousin Joshua hadn't learn how to walk steadily yet.  He liked to give BbC random hugs and being the ever obedient boy, listened to his mama when she said, go give big sis a kiss.

Needless to say, small toddlers immensely dislike being squashed like a tomato so she would always yell loudly,  "No!No!No!!!!"  

My talented sis in law caught these on cam and I had to make it into a layout!  Did not get inspired until I saw these MME papers I had stashed somewhere and immediately set to work.  The layout is really simple but I think it speaks for itself.   I love how that coordinating trim edge from MmE just fits nicely flipped.

Materials : Sassafras  Lass paper, Vellum paper; Fiskar stamp edge punch; Bazill white cardstock; Michael's ribbon trim; My Little Shoebox chipboard alphas, Cosmo Cricket chipboard alphas. 

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Passport to cross over

Last December, we wanted to bring BbC and Ms E to Malaysia for just a day trip to walk, browse and shop a little.  Of course, we thought that since it was about a half hour drive we just needed to get our directions, pack the bags and go.  When we arrived at the customs, we realised that 1) Ms E passport expired 6 months ago! and 2) we needed to bring Sofia's work permit if we were to bring her out of Singapore on trips.  Well, so we had to U turn and go back to make a new passport for Ms E.  That same afternoon, I snapped a few photos to submit for passport online (so efficient, yes?)

Anyhow, because it was her first passport that expired and had her cute little 1 month old baby photo, I couldn't bear to just toss it into the bin.  So guess what? It made its way into a layout :) yeap!

This is a different style from my usual layouts, and I wnated to include some portions of the actual passport into the layout.  Can you see where are the elements from the passport?

Materials : Papers - K&Co, Sassafras; Embellishments - Basic Grey, Girls' Paperie; Alphas - Thickers.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Mini For Baby J

Made this for Baby J's mommy, who is a great boss.  This little mini has all the photos of lovely baby J and I left the journalling blank so she could put down unforgettable moments for memory.  I hope this little album will bring her much joy when she is stressed or need some additional energy!

I tried something a little different on this mini cover. It doesn't show as much on a top down photo, but it is actually dimensional and quite layered.  I took a quick shot of a side view so you can have a good idea of how to bring up the layering.

The photo rests on top of the layered ruffled ribbon on one side, and tulle, chipboard elements and glittered leaves on the other.

Materials : Kaisercraft Beyond the Page Mini Album; Papers, Chipboard Elements and Sentiments - DCVW, K&Co;  trims and roses.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Grand Bling

Here's one that I did for my niece on my husband's side.  We bought her this ginormous bling ring and it didn't look quite nice sitting on the ring tag.   So I decided to whip up this tag to attach the ring and give it to her.  Behind the birdcage was the handwritten message.

Can you see where the ring is?

Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Year Blooms

I tag this as the last project I did in 2011, and the first I have done in 2012.  I was making the bloom brooches in the night for 4 friends who were different from one another.  The tags to put them on were pieced together on the first morning of 2012.

As you can see, it is a fast and easy way to pull together a gift and make it look more complete than just giving it plain.  I find that putting a little consideration and some feeling will bring you a long way in putting together the final product. 

If you have some great ideas for displaying and giving your gifts, do share your idea with me!