Tuesday, April 23, 2013

A Card & An Album

Do you remember the banner layout I did a month back? You can check the original post here. I was estatic when I received an email from Nicole Harper that my layout was picked as layout of the week and will be featured on Studio Calico blog. That was almost a month ago and I forgot to share it with you until now. Me and my memory doesn't work that well these days....well they never did To check out the Studio Calico blog, go here.

Ok, the reason I suddenly remember about the banner layout is because this card was inspired entirely by it. To be honest, I love this card so much! Well, the ampersand doesn't bring any meaning but I thought it kinda blend into the design and I love that I could use a clothespin on it. Not to mention, it's a super quick card too. Think I whip this in less than 15 mins ♥

Two weeks ago, I was commissioned to make a mini album for a retiring person. There are over 30 messages and I was scratching my head trying to figure out how to put them all into an album. Lucky it didn't take long :) I typed all the messages and print them out. Easy peasy. This is the album cover and I love the title so much. Retirement = World Longest Coffee Break. How true! Sorry for the color and quality of these pictures because I took them with my phone. I left my camera in the office and forgot to bring home. Told you, me and memory don't get along well

There are over 30 pages and here are some of my favorites. Clean and simple...exactly my style :) I used quite a number of washi tape on this album too. I realized I like washi tape on album or card better compared to layout...which explains why I hardly use them on my layouts.


Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Friendship Enriches The Soul

A very good friend of mine who is also a co-worker is leaving her current job. She's always so supportive of my work that I thought of making a framed layout as a farewell gift for her. Think she will like it. Well, as I have mention it's a framed layout but unfortunately the picture doesn't turn out quite well as expected so I'll just show you the layout instead. In order to complete this layout yesterday night, I literally looked like a panda bear this morning with a two huge dark circles under my eyes. Lucky there is this thing called concealer :) 

I had fun playing with Crate Paper and here you can see I mix the old and the new how the colors and patterns work so well together.  This is the reason why I love Crate Paper so much!

Thanks for looking!


Friday, April 12, 2013

Layouts And A Card For Jillibean Soup

Happy Friday everyone! I have a few projects up on the Jillibean Soup blog that I have not share it here yet and here they are.....

I absolutely love the latticework Placemat, it's especially useful for those who don't own a silhouette. They come in 12x12, you can choose to work with the entire sheet or trim it down just like I did on this layout. Jill aka The Big Bean gave us a challenge back in March to use as many products as possible on a layout without looking too crowded. I decided that the Placemat is the perfect candidate to showcase papers from 4 different collections. I started by tracing the latticework pattern on several papers, trimmed and adhered them on the Placemat, leaving some of those blank  because I like it that way :) The next products I love by Jillibean Soup are their alpha stickers. Absolutely LOVE! Here you can see I used 6 different alpha types (including Wise Words) to create the title. This photo of me and Jessy was taken back in November 2012 when she and her husband, Eric visited us. She was pregnant at that time and now her baby is already 2 months old. Time is flying by pretty quick!

No doubt, I'm white space lover. I can't seem to fill my entire page with embellishment or paper and have to have some empty space here and there. It's just my style. So this layout is a perfect example of what my true style is. Clean and simple :) Love this photo of my daughter and my MIL....the title says it all, she is truly my MIL's sunshine :)

Lastly, a card I made with my favorite collection, the Chilled Cucumber Soup. I almost used up some of the paper from this pretty collection...just can't help it. This card was made based on a sketch by Kimber. I love Kimber's style and her sketch is so wonderful to work with! 

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

"When We Say I do"

When I saw the new Maggie Holmes collection at Crate Paper blog, I knew I must get my hand on them by crude or by hook. Fast forward a few months and this girl finally get what she wanted! I bought almost the entire collection but still waiting for my 12x12 kit to arrive. The timing was right when I saw that Crate Paper hosted a "winged" challenge on their blog. If you followed my blog long enough, you will remember that I love to stick butterfly on almost every projects I created. So much so that my crafty friend, Jessy labeled me as a butterfly And as a known butterfly freak, how could I possibly pass up this challenge without giving it a try. So I did and the bonus was this layout was chosen as runner-ups along with some amazing and talented crafters. You can see the winning entry and the rest of the runner-ups here. Hope you like it as much as I did!