Sunday, October 28, 2012

Spending time

The best way to spend time with your children is to do things together.

For my girls, it's simple crafting, playing, baking that they enjoy with me. Baking especially because they get to lick the batter & meringue!

Ms E recently had an eyelid op and had been home alone with me for a couple of days. I did not want to resort to tv, so we crafted together. Taught her how to get inspiration from others creations and here are cards we made together.

I always feel her choices are different from mine even though we selected from the same pile. Do you think so?

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Follow your heart

My workplace neighbor, Nalini, applied and received a promotion in another part of our organization. Her real desire is to assist people, and so armed with her degree in Social Assistance, she has gone over to do exactly that.

She had real reluctance to leave us behind since she had more than 8 wonderful years sitting in the same place with many new people. To encourage her, I made this as her farewell gift : follow your heart.

This is meant to be something she could display propped on her desk, when she needs encouragement or misses us. Follow Your Heart was exactly what she is doing, and I am sure she will be more satisfied.

It's all done up in purple because this is her favorite color. ❤

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Want a future

The talented DorcasYHJ held a facebook group challenge on her Moments Recorded, asking for entries following the guidelines of 1) 4 patterned papers , 2) 3 brands and this was what I came up with.

I pulled out a piece of paper from my Prima ledger pack and recognised this as something from Pixie Glen (which incidentally I did a project with and I taught a class with it as well). I dug through my scraps bag and pulled out a K&Co, Kaisercraft, October afternoon and Pink Paislee to go with this layout.  I also pulled out my distress inks and mask and did a first cut in an hour in the night.  When I snapped the photo of the first cut, I realised that it did not have enough depth. In the morning, I worked on deepening the masked effects.

I think it quite paid off since I think this turned out to be a really striking layout.  I did not spend a lot of time putting it together but the longest time of inactivity was actually on the titling and journalling.  I spent a good 10-20 minutes staring at the layout! hahahhaa.... I need to work on my titling skill.