Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Hello friends, celebrate with me!!! It has been 2 years since I first set up this blog. I have been blessed with many blog friends....... all over the world. It was fun 'meeting' you. To celebrate these wonderful 2 years, I am giving a RAK here. A bit of everything - flowers, papers, chipboards, AC thickers, Tim Holtz Mask.... even a gigantic circle punch. Just leave me a comment in this post and I will draw a winner on Friday. (open to all countries) Thanks for dropping by. And for my friends living in Singapore, I have uploaded more Goodies for Sale. Check it out! Before I sign off, here's sneak of my new class at Made with Love. Call 62388770 to book a slot. We have only 3 dates for this class. You dont want to miss this. I want to share fun tips and techniques with you.
Friday, August 27, 2010
I have been doing Prima BAP for some time, and I love their sketches. Simple yet you can take it to whatever style or look you like. It is so versatile. HEre's my interpretation 'Precious" A picture of calm and rest ... my little niece... she is a cat napper.. meaning she only naps for 5 mins here and there. And she is such a light sleeper that her cute little eyes open wide when we speaks. Here, my hubby took over the job while my sister and I had dinner. Obviously she was sleepy.... she leaned her head on his shoulder and ........zzz... only for a little while. LOL She is fast winning our hearts! Isn't she cute! I followed the sketch closely...... added my own touches. Sewing......... inking....... ruffle the edges.... and yes.. play with new stamps....... can you see the little butterflies... oh... 4 bucks for these stamps.. so worth it! I wanted a soft color palette..... so I chose blue and browns... and a dash of greens from the Annalee papers. Just a pop of yellow but these little roses were too bright. What did I do? Yes...dry brush with white paint. my fave technique. It just tones down the color a bit. Not the sunny yellow but muted yellow! thanks for dropping by. Have a great weekend!
Thursday, August 26, 2010
This week's prompt at Creative Prompts for you. I love the vintage prompts. Here's my interpretation. "9"..... my lovely girl turned 9 this year and she has such a charming personality. This time I took out all my beloved vintage items....... things i love and just pour them into this page. Yes... I didn't start with any design in mind... I just went with the flow. I didn't want to 'overthink' too much! I dont want to stress myself with being perfect. I just want to enjoy the process. And I did!!!! Things random: - I stitched the pink ribbon at the bottom - I hand sew a heart on the Bingo card - I stamped a bird cage to this new MME paper.... you will see this birdcage stamp very often from now. LOL Thanks for looking. Remember, check out CP4U.
Monday, August 23, 2010
Happy Monday, time for new inspiration. Hop over to THE SCRAPPIEST for a new sketch. HERE. Here's my take on it.......... "Courage" I made this for myself......... instead of 3 photos, i put 2 in and replace that with the title. I am going through a decision making period. It impacts me, my time It impacts my family... Arrrggg........ seriously I am so fearful... Thus the title..... I need the courage to step out... to move forward but I am soooooo scared!!! A cluster of Prima flowers... see that white flower... I dry brush with some pink paint and dab my fave GOLD SHIMMERZ.... And this cluster of Seam Binding... pulll that pebble and you get a long long journal inside. I used a Prima packaging as a journal pad. More clusters.........
My thoughts in making in layout:
- I want a brown background... and since I love pink... i made it the accent colours
- I dry brush pink paints all over... can you spot it...
- I dab some Gold Shimmerz over the painted areas to give blingz and shine
- I painted the photos edges with pink paints... to give it some definition.
- I photo shop 1 photo to make it 'ghastly... or is it ghostly".... LOL... guess that's the face of fear!!!
- I like the symbol of the bird taking flight... I am wishing for courage to be in the place of taking flight with my dreams.
Thanks for staying on in this long post.
Have a great week ahead. You know I am thankful for you, my bloggy friends who drop by and leaving some love.
And for my Singaporeans friends, i posted some New Goodies for Sale.
Check it out at the top page. Thanks!
I will be teaching a New Class this Sept. Stay Tuned!
Now I am working doubly hard to get them out by this week. I am loving the colors!!!!
Monday, August 16, 2010
Hello Monday, how are you, my friends. Join us this week over THE SCRAPPIEST for a new sketch. New inspiration. My take "Beauty"...... I want to use up my Websters Pages cos I know I will be buying MORE of the new collections which will hit our stores soon. Can't wait!!!! LOL.... This die cut paper is perfect this week's sketch. And my newest 'toy', Sizzix and more Sizzix..... this heart die cut. The cutest intricate details. I love it so much. I color the heart with SHIMMERZ Gold Glimmer. This product is the best... touch up on anything and your 'blingz.. blingz' appears on it. Love the effect. See this butterfly. Mist it red and touch up with Shimmerz Gold again! Hope you can join in the sketch challenge at The Scrappiest. Click HERE. You can win prizes, how cool and you get a LO done. How cool!
Friday, August 13, 2010
This week over at Creative Prompts for you, we have a new challenge. Join in and you can win some prizes. Let this inspire you to create! My take for this week "Daily" Some close up... ohh.... loving this Sizzix Diecut.. I use different papers and also a AC glittered one. Love that! And my seam binding.... I can't get enough of these! And this book is coming up .... hitting our stores soon! Idea Book by Memory Makers. I got 1 LO inside. This was actually my first PUB.... 2 years ago.. it took a little longer to publish but I was choked with emotion when I finally see it! Very precious to me! Thank you for coming by! Have a great weekend!
Monday, August 9, 2010
Woohoo..... I made it to DT for THE SCRAPPIEST. Thanks Liz Chester for giving me the chance to be part of this awesome sketch site. Check it out HERE. Here's my interpretation of the sketch. "Rest" SEe this vintage butterfly I have been hoarding. Perfect fit for this LO. Can you spot my random stitching? Just having fun with sewing machine. I jammed that poor machine for 2 weeks... finally it has been fixed! Phew! Another vintage find: that cute flower..... oh.. seam binding. Our current fave now! *wink*
Hope you check out THE SCRAPPIEST! Join and win some goodies!
Thursday, August 5, 2010
You have to check out our prompt this week at CREATIVE PROMPTS FOR U. A very inspiring challenge going on now! Join us. And you stand a chance to win a good prize! My take on the prompt: Enjoy * Live * See this hidden journaling note. Using up my flowers, bloomers and cameo from Websters Pages. Somehow I can't get enough of this collection from Websters "Garden Gala". I thought "Life Portraits' was my fave till I started using this line. The gorgeous teal blue won me over. Mix with a little green and brown. Just lovely combo. Check out CP4U today. HERE.
Monday, August 2, 2010
I am a little jittery today. This being my first DT assignment for MWL... I am really feeling the pressure! LOL... I know.... I sound silly, right? But I guess I go through this phrase of butterflies in my tummy... Did I use the products 'correctly'... did I do it justice.... hahaha... yes... I am a wacko... sometimes! Well the moment I started misting... playing a little with the papers... I guess I just let my style run! Here's IT "Bad Hair Day"....... a really silly shot of my girl 'horrible' hair day!!! Ooooo.... I painted this white flower with Shimmerz...... color is Key Lime. Just love love the glimmer, shimmery effect!!! I tied a little baker twine between 2 alphas... just some fun touches. I am finishing up more DT assignments for Creative Prompts.. can't wait to reveal that! I hope there is some good sunlight tomorrow to take these new projects. Meanwhile, have a great week ahead of you. And remember my class this month...... 9 Aug is a public holiday so I hope you can join me. And the final class is on 14 Aug. Call MWL to book a slot. 6238 8770 YOu will love this project if you love shabby chic vintage style. All Melissa Frances goodies!!! The last 3 classes just love love it!