Sunday, December 2, 2012

Studio Calico November Kit Cards

Hello everyone! It's December again! Oh my time flies! Here are my last projects for the month using Studio Calico's November kits: Sock Hop and Bobby Sock.

First I have a simple Thank You 6" x 6" card combining kraft and blue with a touch of soft pink, all from main kit Sock Hop. Flowers were cut using Sizzix Eclips.

Card made with Studio Calico's November Kit Sock Hop

Card made with Studio Calico's November Kit Sock Hop

 Next I have a more cheerful project; a Birthday 6" x 6" card using add-on kit Bobby Socks. The flag lines were manually cut, layered and adhered with foam dots.

Card made with Studio Calico's November Kit Bobby Socks

Card made with Studio Calico's November Kit Bobby Socks

Thanks for dropping by and hope you're having an awesome Sunday!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Hong Kong 2012!

Hi again everyone! I'm back with another 12 x 12 layout using November's main kit Sock Hop. I used the white dotted cardstock as a base. Then I trimmed the vellum to 11 x 11 and laid it on the center of the white base. Using strips of patterned paper I created the design on the left. Then embellish away with the Basic Grey washi tape and wooden flourish! (I painted one of the woodies with red ink!) The yellow 'doily' shape was stamped with a Martha Stewart punch.

Studio Calico's November Kit Sock Hop
Studio Calico's November Kit Sock Hop
This is one of my favorite photos from my recent trip to Hong Kong with the hubs. We were on our way to take the train to Disneyland Resort hence the happy smile :)

Here are some of my other fav photos from HK :)

 Thanks for visiting folks! Have an awesome Sunday and a wonderful week ahead!


Friday, November 23, 2012

Graphic 45 Bird Song Birthday Card

I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE the Bird Song collection from G45! I loved them too much to do anything with them! I finally found good use for them on a special card for a very special aunt on her 60th birthday.


Graphic 45 Bird Song - An Oriental Theme Card
Close-up of the fussy cut lady, lanterns, flowers and umbrella.
Love the oriental flava here!
Inside the card.... be greeted by a damsel in traditional cheongsam!

Thanks for popping by! Have a wonderful weekend ahead! :)

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Vroom! A Layout for Scrappin Studio

Today I will share a layout I created using November's main kit; Sock Hop. This is a two-photo layout of my son playing with those cute pedal plastic cars you find at Toys'r'Us, he loves those, but then again he is obsessed with anything with wheels!

Vroom! Boy U Love Cars!

Here's a quick and easy tutorial to the layout:

  1. Firstly I determined where I wanted the patterned papers. I decided to use the 2 pieces of promotional papers that came with the kit, they were already a good size :)
  2. Next I lay over the other layers. I needed a red to make the layout pop and I sneaked in some leftover paper from September's kit hehe (the one with the box numbers).
  3. Then I removed everything and misted some red ink on the yellow base paper.
I created some embellishments using the arrow stamps. Stamp in black on the paper and fussy cut. Use foam dots to adhere it to the layout and watch it pop! Do check out the awesome Sock Hop here!

Well that's all for now and thanks for visiting! 

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Scrappin Studio's Project with Studio Calico's November Kit

Hello crafty people! I'm back again and I have two new projects to share. I'm thrilled with this month's kits as the colors are so fresh and bright and I just love the little clear stamps and fun brads! Can't wait to use them all! :)

On to my projects... I'm starting with Bobby Socks, November's #1 add on kit. Get the kit here :)

First is a fresh and simple birthday card, love how the patterns in the kit complement each other so well, and that red tag is just delicious :)

Fresh and cherry?
(Cardstock, stamp, seam binding and twine not from kit)
This kit came with a pack of awesome fun brads too!

For the second project, I used the remaining papers to create a shabby card. I love being able to create different themes from the same papers. Here I altered a Tim Holtz tag using the leftover papers from the card.

Love the background paper - October Afternoon's Ring Toss from the kit and Heidi Swapp Black and White Alpha (cardstock, lace, brads, pearls and fabric rose not from kit).
Sizzix roses from kit paper.
Punched doily circle of kit paper using Martha Stewart punch.
That's my first post for Studio Calico's Bobby Socks... I have more to come... now I'll be off for a mini vacation with the hubs next week so you'll only hear from me next weekend. I need to find myself some fresh new inspiration and perhaps some travel photos for a layout or mini album, stay tuned ;)

Thanks for dropping by! Have a great weekend everyone!


Monday, October 29, 2012

First Birthday Canvas Album

Hi there! Thanks for being here! Hope you had a nice weekend and I hope this Monday's not too blue for you :) Today's post is to reminisce Lucas' first birthday ... my boy was born on 4th September 2010, that's 2 years ago. We celebrated his first birthday last year with just about everyone! Family, friends, church friends, colleague, ex-colleagues and wonderful people aplenty.

We had great photos taken at the party and I was planning to document the birthday in a special canvas album, so I ordered the album and all the embellies like back in September last year but I only managed to complete the album this year. Talk about procrastination! Here are the canvas pages which I had fun with lots of misting, iron-transfers and embellishing. I used a Prima Canvas Album 10" x 9" with 5 canvas inserts. Love the thick double layered inserts, perfect for heavy painting, misting and whatever not.

Here are my pages....

My boy is already 2 plus today and soon I will work on his second birthday album, I pray I won't take another YEAR to complete it! Here's a precious moment of us at his second birthday last month where I was showing him how much he has grown! :)

That's all for now, thanks for dropping by. Have a great week ahead!


Sunday, October 21, 2012

Scrappy Crafty Chicas with CS Sketch #230

Hi again! I'm on a roll here. I actually created this layout this very afternoon itself. I'm suddenly just bursting with mojo after a full day workshop yesterday with Jaz Lee. I'll have a separate post on the class projects, it was such fun getting together with my croppy group of friends. In fact this photo print was given to me yesterday by Chris, a fellow crafter.

I got these papers from Papermarket at Raffles when I was down in Singapore in August. hadn't had the chance to touch it till today! *yay* Seriously I have stash enough to line up from here to Timbuktoo... and yet I still keep on hoarding and hoarding.... anyway here you go...

Layout using Teresa Collins' My Story. Banners are Hambly's.
These beautiful ladies, from left to right are... Yuz of Blossominch, Liza of MissCraftee and Chris whose gorgeous work is on display at Papier Love (LSS) and lastly that's me :)

Again, using an inspiring sketch from Creative Scrappers:

Here are some close-ups:

I had fun layering and layering...
Prima mask and gesso over a layer of bright orange spray-mist.
Tulle trim + fussy cut Hambly banner + liquid pearls.

Really lovin this color combo ^_^
I'm so happy I managed to complete a layout today and also finally get to update this blog.  Seeing my scrappy friends again really inspired me to keep up the craft despite my crazy work schedule :)

Have a blessed week ahead! XOXO

Kimchi Party with CS Sketch #229

Whenever I'm lacking mojo, I know I'll pick up some zest from Creative Scrappers, and this sketch plus all the DT projects gave me an idea to scrap these pics of me and the hubs at my 2011 birthday lunch. We both love kimchi so much we can actually eat it everyday!

Our Kimchi Party with Creative Scrappers #229

I so happen to have this 12' x 12' pattern paper with the grid pattern that matches the Korean decor of the restaurant. Those fussy cut butterflies are so gorgeous, they are from Graphics45 Olde Curiosity. Here's the inspiring sketch:

Here are some close-ups:

Close-up of the title plus some hidden kimchi in the 2 mini bottles maybe? And some 7G tape peeking up from underneath.

Love this satin Prima bloom with the ready blings in the centre.

Spray painted doilies, fussy cut butterflies and random bling.
Thanks for dropping by and have a great Sunday! :)

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