Sunday, August 17, 2014

Pamphlet stitch mini book

I must have had a bit too much of coffee on Friday night that I stayed up way past my bedtime. And I am okay with it because I get to play with pretty paper.

I have always wanted to try my hands on Pamphlet stitch mini book and I'm glad I did. There are tons of tutorial out there but I love this one by Marcy Penner. It' simple and pretty straight forward.

I cut three sheets of patterned paper (measures at 5.5"x8") and folded in half, so that makes a 4"x5.5" book. I decorated the cover with die cuts and stickers from Maggie Holmes' collection by Crate Paper. Super love their stuff! The insides are blank as I intend to give this to a special friend. Hope she likes it.


Thursday, August 14, 2014

CASE Study Blog 4th Annivesary

Hello and welcome to CASE Study Blog Hop 4th Anniversary!!! The awesome CASE Study Challenge Blog is celebrating its fourth year anniversary and I am thrilled to be joining them to celebrate this milestone!

We were asked to create project based on inspirations that we find and I was particularly in love with these colors that I found on Pinterest. Don't you love it too?

Here is my take and the supplies I used are from Maggie Holmes collection by Crate Paper. To create this card, first I chose embellishments that are close to the color of my inspiration photo, filter those I wanted to use and starts creating. Having a process does save me some time and I am happy that this card was created in under 15mins.

Oh, did I mention that they have some prizes up for grabs? To be eligible for the prizes, make sure you comment as you hop along. Comments will close on next tuesday (EST).

Make sure you head over to the CASE Study blog for more challenges and inspirations.


Sunday, August 10, 2014

One more to share

As soon as I published my last post, I found this in my draft and boy, was I glad to have something crafty to share here? Absolutely!

I have used paper by Dear Lizzy and embellishments by Maggie Holmes. Who knows two different brands could work so well when combined. I kept my page fairly simple and minimal, with a cluster of embellishments on the right side of my photo. Love!

See you soon!

Back at it again

It is almost three o'clock in the morning, my kids were asleep and as I was lying down on my bed with iPad in my hand, I came to my blog (which I haven't done in a while).....clicked on my archives and read some of my old posts. All sorts of memories came flooding back and suddenly, I have the urge to write a blog post...again.

As I was reading some of my old posts, it had me digging and searching deep into my brain the reason why I started this blog in the first place. I remember how much I enjoy blogging back then, how I share some of my life changing moments here and the joy I had when people took the trouble to leave some kind words for me. And suddenly, I miss the good old times and itch to come back here again. Perhaps I should write more often and get back into the groove of a blogger. I may or may not have any grand plan for this ol' blog of mine but you'll be sure that I will come back (even if nobody reads this blog anymore). For the first time, I feel okay about it. Time to hit the sack. Happy weekend!