Saturday, September 29, 2012


My rainbow sister Lily's birthday falls on the end of September.  Lily loves purple, and I made a purple card for her last year.  But I did not want to make a purple card for her this year so I thought a little about it. 

Our pastor always speaks to us regarding the finished work of Christ, and always reminds us to be in a position of resting in His promises.  Lily too is a christian, so I naturally wanted her to "rest".   Lily is a busy bee and so I thought what better to depict rest than a chair.

I stamped this houndstooth armchair in deep purple and had it embossed , fussy cut and popped on a yellow green background.  It is a little lime in color but I could not get an accurate tinge on the iphone. My cam could not be repaired so I am depending on my 4S until I have decided which camera or whether I need a new camera at all...

I embossed a piece of vellum, stained it lightly with purple chalk pigment, then misted a piece of lace to match.  I was quite pleased with the effect! Then I put in my signature bling by the pearls to finish up the bow, and tiny crystals to "stud" the vellum frame to complete the look.  The happy birthday tag is handwritten on washi tape, on a white cardstock piece.  

Of course, I had to stamp a crown to complete the royalty look!
Gorgeous , ain't it?

Materials : Card base - DCVW, Emboss plate - Cricut, MT washi tape.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Teacher Notes

Here's a quick one on a project done by both girls and myself, with me making one notebook and assisting them on the rest.  Through this project I realised that my "junior cardmaker" Ms E, as she is affectionately known, has her own personal style.  And it is distinctively different from mine.

Here are the notebooks.

 The top two are made by her.  Can you see her style ?  What she has chosen to make and the way she embellished is similar to what she did here.  That was some time early quarter of this year.  The words were added by me and she went "Mum, why did you add them here!".  I wonder where she would have added them, and in what way.

These two, the one on the left was me assisting my younger girl, BbC / Charis.  She loves purple so she picked out the washi tape and basically dictated what she wanted hers to look like.  The one on the right, I made that cos well, we did not have much time left till teacher's day.

So when I put them to photograph I realised that there was two distinct styles featured here.  And well, that made me kinda happy.

Materials : Studuo 112 notebooks, Paper - October Afternoon, DCVW, Tim Holtz Sizzix diecuts, washi tape

Saturday, September 15, 2012

National Day Challenge

The thing with using blog app is that sometimes the format doesn't come online as I want it to, or it just doesn't post when the connection doesn't allow.  It does contribute to me being a frustrated blogger, but not a frustrated scrapper. 

Still, having a smart phone is the best, because it allows me to go Pinterest and Facebook... both of which I spend a lot of time on when I am not able to do scrapping.

Here's something I absolutely need to do on desktop,  which is Print Screen.

This collage of 9 layouts is taken off my Facebook where I ran a challenge in the scrapbook group that I teach.  The theme was National Day and a rough sketch was given as a guide.  Mine was fairly close to the sketch so you can look at theirs and see how creatively they have utilised the sketch to come out with a number of configurations :)

For this layout I again utilised my typewriter, which I will introduce one day after I give it a through clean up. Instead of using it to type words or journalling like usual use, I used it to make the background you see on that little scallop ledging that the photos stand on.  It says "I LOVE SINGAPORE" in red, and I typed it on white textured cardstock for that slightly uneven ink feed.  I then punched it out with the MS ledger edge punch and finished the corner to give that rounded look.

I realised I like masking, and used my inks and mask to give some color and depth to my Pink Paislee Nantucket paper (for some reason I love the line sketched flowers design) and finished off the edges with thin pink Washi Tape.

Materials :Pink Paislee - background paper and mask,, Cardstock - Bazill, DCVW, Stamp - doily from MME, Trims and cardstock orchid from Papermarket, washi tape and dewdrops.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Greetings and Farewell

My colleague who speaks a lot, is leaving our department soon. As his birthday also came around, I made this for him so he could have something he can remember, and still use.

It's a 3" bottle cap, filled with bits of goodness, well wishes and love. I also used birds because it's going to be a lot more quieter once he leaves...

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Tweet! Tweet!

It was a bird week for me.

This week was my boss' special day & I made a really quick alteration for a keychain birdhouse to gift her. Washi taped the birdhouse with a decorative smaller washi around the bottom border.

The same week, two new tiny birds hatched into my nature surrounded workplace. Seeing them was a great perk to the week as their nest was located just outside our dining hall at my workplace.  The cute birdies have since flown away... never seen them back at the nest since :)

Can you see the tiny pair of eyes?