Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Wrap Up: Painted Stripes

June proves to be a productive month for me and I love when this busy mama found some time to create...even if it's a short while. A good friend of mine gave birth to her second child and I know she loves packaging as much as I do. Ever since I started cardmaking way back in 2008, I haven't bought a single sheet of wrapping paper. I much rather create my own packaging and make the recipient feel extra special. Inspired by the sea foam acrylic paint I had for a while, I decided to create painted stripes on the kraft paper. Before I start painting, I took out my washi tape and simply tape on the kraft surface to act like a mask leaving 0.8" space in between. Then I apply a thin layer of acrylic paint on the entire surface, making sure that each painted stripes are even. Then I slowly peel off the washi tape to reveal the unpainted area. Tada.....a personalized package done under 30minutes. I hope you enjoy this! I'm planning to make a series of gift wrapping ideas on this blog. What you think?


Monday, June 17, 2013

Sweet Little Moments

Hello! How was your weekend? Mine was a super busy one but it's all good. Due to a project that Josie and I had been doing, I missed celebrating Father's day with my hubby so I decided to make a layout as a gift for him. This picture was taken on the day Abby opened her first birthday presents and glad that I managed to capture this special moment of them together. Look how happy they were! I combined a few different manufacturers on this layout....there are Glitz Design, Dear Lizzy, Studio Calico, Fancy Pants, Freckled Fawn and Amy Tangerine. The cut file was a freebie from Chic Tags. I finished off the page with some sewing and printed message that reads " so many of my smiles begin with you". 

Do come back soon as I will share pictures of the project that I mentioned on this blog. Stay tuned!


Thursday, June 13, 2013

Jillibean Soup: Just For You

I kinda lost touch with stamping ever since I started scrapbooking and when I received these stamps from Jillibean Soup, I re-discovered my inky self. Really, it has been a while since I used stamps on my project and it felt fresh to be able to use one on my card. For some reason, I really like this card. I hope you do too :) It's based on Kimber's sketch and it can be found on Jillibean Soup blog.

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Jillibean Soup: Favorite Photo

We have wet and gloomy weather right now but it's totally fine with me because we pretty much have summer all year long. I don't mind the the damp weather a bit, just wish it last a little longer :)

I have mentioned in a previous post that I have an upcoming project with Josie and this is the week! I promise I will share what it is about when it is over. Hang in there, alright?

This is a recent layout I did for Jillibean Soup. I'm a big fan of the Irish Farmhouse soup collection and it's really easy to create a vintage/rustic style layout. As you can see I love to have multiple layers behind my photos to create depth and interest. I usually choose the photo that I want and slowly create layers from there. Once I'm happy with the placing, I adhere the pieces down with tape runner. Then came the fun part...embellishments! Not sure if it happens to you but I always forget to mist my page first. So what I did was I cover the layered photo with a piece of paper and it works every time. 

Have a great day!


Thursday, June 6, 2013

Jillibean Soup: You Have Such a Beautiful Smile

I never knew that feathers can be such a beautiful thing and how it could add special touch to any kind of project until I make one myself. I have been seeing this trend everywhere and thought to myself "well I can do this too". And so I did....paper feathers that is. Not to mention it's super easy to do too. Nicole Nowosad came up with a tutorial on the Jillibean Soup blog sometime ago and you can check it out here. In fact, the feathers on this layout was inspired by her and I love how it turned out.