Katharina is being very generous and is giving away 2 sets of Summer Kits as blog candy to celebrate the launch!!! Have I ever mentioned how much I like the stamps designed by Elisabeth Bell? Her images are always so sweet and lifelike, easy to colour in and so versatile for all occasions. Check out the Whiff of Joy blog too… …
Whiff of Joy is launching thier summer kit. Click here to bring you to the page that bears details on their kit subscription. Its on pre-order basis and includes 6 brand new, never before seen, main character stamps, 5 accessory stamps, designed by Elisabeth Bell and 4 text stamps, designed by Katharina Frei herself (the owner of Whiff of Joy Stamps).
This is my latest layout to add to Adah’s first year album. I did a layout based on the below sketch challenge over at Lotus Paperie. I find that they always have simple and easy sketches to follow. The recent sketches are meant for multi- photo layouts and I like it cos’ I have so many pictures to scrap. And I just have to incorporate yellow into the layout cos I am so happy that warmer days are here again! (Also in line with Papier House Challenge!) We are entering spring and I dun have to layer the kids up and its so much easier to carry a less bundled Asher. I think he weighs another 2 kg under all those layers!
I used the chipboard plant to represent ‘Growth’. It is amazing to see Adah’s baby pictures now. 4.5 years seem to have fly by so fast. Even in her first month, she is growing bit by bit, hence my title ‘Growin Bits’. On the plant are 3 tags tied onto it that bears the weight of Adah in her 1st week, 2nd week and 4th week. I have to go dig up records of her height to put in as well. I can only remember her birth length! Uh oh…
I had originally cut out white strips of paper for my journaling but 5 lines seem too short for my journalling, so I decided to do away with it and write on the yellow paper directly. I think it shows off more of my yellow paper though white strips of paper would look equally nice too!
Wow…the challenge for this week at Cupcake Craft Challenge is not easy.The challenge is on folds. Anything that has more than 2 folds count, and so I decided to try making this tri-fold card with a ‘see- through’ window. I came across a similar card design by another Singapore scrapper and thought this tri-fold card will be so cute with hearts ‘peering’ through the window.
It was not easy to cut through the paper to make sure the windows on all 3 sides of the card match. I had used two sheets of paper to make the card instead of using a single cardstock. With hearts, I could not decide if I want a wedding theme or a generic theme, so I ended up using my favourite ‘Daisy’ stamp from Sugar Nellie again. Everytime I see this girl, it reminds me of myself thinking of home. So sad, rite? 😉
Since I do not have a die cut machine, I decided to stick my heart shaped felt stickers to fill up the window. I hope the photos above from different views help to say how the card was made. It’s really very simple actually… …
At first glance of the sketch provided for the challenge over at The Sugar Bowl this week, I thought it was kinda complicated and was slightly overwhelmed. That would mean lots of paper and colours co-ordination and I think I suck at it. But still I love a challenge and finally came up with this card last night.
I used this ‘Sweet n Sassy’ girl stamp from their Sweet Art Ebony: Honey n Pip collection, pulled together all my scraps, and tried to coordinate with what I have. I inked the edges of the paper with my VersaMagic chalk ink and I love the effects of it! So soft and subtle and sweet and matches my stamped image perfectly! Somehow I suddenly seem to have everything to match the image and that was how I completed my card in a night. Otherwise, I think I would have taken days to complete this card. Also the sentiment and the butterfly image are from Unity Stamp. I had chalked the butterfly instead of coloring in and attached it using dimensionals. Yay! I feel like I am on a roll this week!
I made this card for Whiff of Joy Challenge #25. Pardon the glare from the pictures but the sun seems to be shining into our living room from all directions these days. I really like the sketch provided by Katharina and she’s launching more new stamps again! That is probably bad news for my wallet. LOLs!
Anyhows, I used the sitting girl and tree stump above from WOJ’s Spring kit collection designed by Elisabeth Bell. I had tried sewing on the squares and its my first time using the sewing machine that I had bought off Taobao.com (China’s version of Ebay) and so I think the stitches are none too impressive but this is a big step from having the sewing machine jammed half the time and hair/thread pulling at the same time! After all, I almost failed my sewing segment in Home Economics class last time… …
I used green, brown and yellow papers for a very ‘Easter/Spring’ feel (it’s finally Spring in Shanghai!) and to meet the requirements of the challenge over at Simon Says Stamp challenge blog as well. I did not put in any sentiments cos I wanted some generic cards as spares. I finished this in 2 hours. I’m beginning to feel better as I use up my stash these days. Less guilt, more fun and more mojo!