Monday, January 31, 2011

Rain..rain... go away..

It's been raining most of the time for the past few days.... No sunshine = no dry clothes... and this has always been freaking me out~. I hate to see dirty laundry piling up.. waiting to be wash.. I hate seeing washed laundry being hang to dry for a few days... and still being damp. Don't really know why.... but it's affecing my mood... and I will get very irritable... Comtemplating whether is it worth to buy a dryer... we shall see....
Let's get on to a happier topic.... new layout to share!

Using The Scrappiest Sketch #102,

I like the 'stand-out' effect of a layout when using white cardstock as background. Used to be quite plain-looking (before playing with Maya Mist, Glimmer Mist and stamps) but I like it better now.... since I can make use of all the mist that I had bought...

Using stamp from Unity, I repeatedly stamp the image over the misted cardstock.

Painstakingly, handstitched the little Xs over the border using some old embroidery thread.... just to add some texture. Add a little of this and that (mostly from the old stash) just to add some tiny details.
Thanks for dropping by!

Studio Calico kit
Stamp: Unity
Alphas: AC Thickers
RubOns: Maya Rd, AC
Embellishments: Hambly tranparency,Maya Rd sheer, Kaisercraft rhinestones, 7gypsies stickers, Fancy Pants kraft diecuts
Others: Maya Mist, embroidery thread

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

She's all hat

Completed this layout quite sometime back... about 2 weeks ago.. But I always ended up doing something else (procrastinate too much I guess) and by the time I remembered to load it up.... I'm too tired to do it.... hehe..

I used an old photo of Ah Ger that was taken by my sis-in-law. I seriously had no idea when and why did she end up with a plastic bag over her head and pretend that it's a hat! It's kinda of cute right!

I misted the kraft cardstock to mae it less boring... Cut of the circle shaped using... my Corelle plate and free-hand... (Hehe.... no circle cutter yet). Majority of the items are from Studio Calico November 2009 kit (OMG..... ) and the rest are from my old stash.

Getting ready for the next CHA yet?? I am! Love the collection from Crate Paper... Cosmo Cricket... Webster's Page.... gonna burn a big hole soon....

Thank you for looking!!

(Btw, layout is inspired by The Scrappiest Sketch #96)


Studio Calico kit

Embellishments: Maya Rd chipboard, Baker's Twine, Jenni Bowlin crepe paper, Creative Imagination ticket, Hambly transparency, OA rubOns, button.

Others: Tim Holtz mask, Maya Mist

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Butterfly Thinking of You Card

A simple card I had made using a chipboard heart. In the mood for Valentine's Day? I guess so...Not as if my hubby is the romantic type.... Hehe..

Thanks for looking!!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Perfect Housewife

My little princesses are always helpful. Whenever Mummy or Daddy is doing housework... they will volunteer to help us out ( To note: they seldom or rarely will clean up their room or toys). They will always end up snatching the broom from one another.

I managed to capture the younger one in action.... sweeping the floor (and being proud of it).

Using Inspired Blueprints Sketch #63:


Mummy was sweeping the floor when Meimei came and offer to help out. Not too sure whether Meimei is a great helper or a mess maker. But she is, without a doubt, a 'dirty' ( look at the messy hair and dirty clothes) little cutie!!

Hubby commented that the LO is a little too dark..... hmmm... I guess so... but well... anywhere.. I still like them... hehe..

Thanks for looking!!


Studio Calico kit

Alphas: AC Thickers
Embellishments: Fancy Pants Kraft Kuts, Maya Rd chipboard, Jenni Bowlin crepe paper and stickers, twine, ribbon, buttons, trinket pins.

Others: Sizzix die, Tanger stickles, Maya Mist

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

First Layout for 2011

A little late but Happy New Year!!

Had been wanting to update the blog a few days ago... but I guess... I procrastinate too long...

It's been a long time since I last scrapped any layout. For the past few days I had been organising all my photos and I realised that there are so many that I had wanted to scrap but was always held up by work and custom orders.

One of my resolutions for this year will be to scrap more photos of my family and I. I should set a target of how many layouts, projects, cards to complete this year... but I guess, I dun wanna stress myself too much. Afterall, this is a hobby to preserve our memories.....

So... I brought you my first layout of the year!!

Its an old photo of Ah Ger playing at Vivocity "pool" (before I knew that it was not allowed).

Layout is based on a sketch by Got Sketch?.


We brought you to Vivocity "minipool" (before we know that it's actually not advisable to play with the water for hygiene purpose) to let you get used to being in the water. You were "OKAY" with it until you tripped and fell face first into the water. Need to coax you for quite sometime before you tried again. All in all... we did see an improvement in the 'love-hate' relationship between the water and you...

In this layout alone, I had used punches.... simply loving it!!

Thank you for looking!!

Studio Calico kit
Stamp: Catslife Press
Others: Buttons, Bakers Twine, 7 gypsies stickers, Little Yellow Bicycle: Transparency