Monday, November 30, 2009
Last week of Nov!
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Through The Years
Here are the steps:
1) Use a pattern paper as the base for this layout. Distress it's edges and ink it with distress ink.
2) Cut out a wide strip of lace overlay and add it horizontally on the top of the layout. Dress it up with Stickles.
3) Cut out two strips with different width from the pattern papers and later, distress and ink their edges with distress ink. Attach it on top of the overlay and hand stitch some zig-zag stitches between them.
4) Hand stitch a huge square around the layout.
5) Ink the edges of the big photograph with some distress ink and mat it with a dark brown cardstock. Attach it to the middle of the layout. Apply some rub-ons to it's upper left corner and left edges. Dress it up with pearls.
Sources: Products included in the kit: Pattern Papers: TPC Studio, Kaisercraft; Embellishment: 7Gypsies Textured Rubbings, Prima flowers, Prima pearls, Technique Tuesday Stamps, Hambly overlay; Others (not in the kit): Bazzill Cardstock, Ranger Distress Ink, Ranger Stickles, Tsukineko Staz On, Making Memories acrylic paint, floss for stitching, Zip Dry, Glue Dots and other adhesives.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Little Details to Share
First of all, Thanksgiving is not celebrated here in Malaysia. But, I always think that it's such a meaningful day to do something for others and of course, there's nothing better than to slow down and start going through the memories of your journey this year. Therefore, I like to kind of celebrate it with my family. Nothing as big as what you all had but just a small dinner together with the family.
Ok, back to the food, those are basically some desserts and delicacy. For example, the first picture would be fishballs soup. It tastes great especially for the kids. It's not sweet. It's like the taste of some noodle soup. This is one of Chloe's favourite dish.
The second picture is a dessert. It's sweet potato cook in some sugar and water. It's definitely a very sweet dish.
The third picture would be a kind of fruit dessert. We call it "lychee". It's very sweet and taste refreshing.
The last picture would be some prawn dumplings. I think you could see this is at chinatown in your country. Yummy!
After much explanations, I'm getting hungry now. Make sure you try to spot for these food the next time you get a chance to visit chinatown. Hope this post make some of you looking forward to your Thanksgiving Feast!!
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Ready for a Little Christmas!
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Hiro with his Toy
Hiro is already 26 weeks old this week. He is getting so big and eat a lot more nowadays. The above picture was taken while he is concentrating on one of his favourite toy, a rubber ball. He loves to play fetch with this ball.
He loves it when we stuff the small hole in the middle of the ball with some treats or greenies. It's a great way to exercise him and keep him busy. How do you all keep your furkids busy? Share it with me here!
Don't forget, the celebration giveaway on my blog is till on going. If you haven't join in the fun, check it out here.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Moments In Time
Here are the steps.
1) Use a pattern paper as the base for this layout. Distress it's edges using a scissors and ink it with distress ink.
2) Cut out a strip from another pattern paper and distress it's edges too. Attach it to the middle of the layout.
3) Use some Tim Holtz ideo-ology masks and distress inks to mask the clock and the gears on the upper right and lower left corner of the strip in step (2). Dress it up with rhinestones.
4) Distress the edges of the photograph and ink it with distress ink. Add it to the middle of the layout.
5) Use the textured rubbings included in the kit to create the gold frame around the photograph. Detail it with Stickles and rhinestones.
6) Hand stitch around the left and upper edges of the layout and dress up the upper left corner with rhinestones.
7) Cut out a ring from another pattern paper and ink it's edges with distress ink. Add it to the lower left of the layout and hand stitch some cross-stitches on it.
8) Apply the Kaisercraft rub-ons journaling box onto the pattern paper and cut it out. Ink it with distress ink and add it to the layout with some foam adhesives. Stamp three "squares" on it's right and dress them up with rhinestones.
9) Use the "Create Wreath using some Cords" technique to create the wreath and attach it to the upper right of the layout.
10 Cut out the title from the pattern paper and attach it to the layout using foam adhesives. Highlight the title using Stickles.
Hope you all like today's tutorial. Keep an eye for more projects from me using Swirlydoos kit.
Do you know that I'm having a celebration giveaway right now? If not, check out the detail here . Help me to celebrate this season of giving and spread the news about this giveaway!
Sources: Products included in the kit: Pattern Papers: TPC Studio; Embellishment: Kaisercraft Rub-ons, 7Gypsies Textured Rubbings, May Arts Burlap Cord, Prima flowers, Prima crystals, Technique Tuesday Stamps; Others (not in the kit): Ranger Distress Ink, Ranger Stickles, Tim Holtz idea-ology masks, Tsukineko Staz On, floss for stitching, Zip Dry, Glue Dots and other adhesives.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Create Wreath using some Cords
Here's how you do it. Curl the cord to form a circle and tie a few knots to secure it. Then, stitch it down to the layout with some cross-stitches around the cord randomly. Attach some flowers to it using adhesives. Isn't this simple and easy? Try it!
I'll be sharing the complete layout tomorrow. Keep an eye for it.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
2010 Art Retreat at Scrap-n-Crop!!
Scrap-n-Crop had just posted the details of the classes on their blog. Do check out the details there. I hope to meet many of you there and I'm sure that it's going to be a blast teaching these two full day classes!!
Monday, November 16, 2009
The main technique involved in today's tutorial would be "Embossing on grunge paper". This is a really fun technique and could easily add textures and dimensions to your project. Besides that, I've been playing with loads of different shapes of dew drops and distressing some paper flowers. Wanna check it out? Click here.
I think they are also about to announce the winner for the huge mini album giveaway. Do keep an eye for it.
Lastly, my blog's celebration giveaway is still on going. For those of you who wants to try your luck, here's the link to it. Have fun!
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Here are the steps to it.
1) Cut out the die-cut shape from one of the pattern papers as the base for this layout. Distress it's edges using a scissors and ink some distress ink on it. Apply some dimensional pearls around it.
2) Trace the base onto another pattern paper and cut it out. Distress the edges of the cut out piece and attach it to the left of the layout. Hand stitch around it.
3) Cut out a rectangular piece from a white cardstock and punch a row of holes on it's upper edge. Tear part of it out and ink all around it's edges with some distress ink. Attach it to the layout.
4) Cut out the flower and flourishes from one of the pattern paper and add it to the top of the white cardstock. Ink it with distress ink first and after attach it, detail it with Ice Stickles and Stickles.
5) Cut out a strip of pattern paper and distress it's edges. Add it horizontally across the white cardstock. Stamp some swirls on the upper left of the white cardstock and two hinges in the middle and right of it.
6) Distress teh edges of the photograph and attach it to the layout. Stamp a bird on it and some birds on the upper right of the layout.
7) Add a strip of lace vertically on the left of the photograph.
8) Cut out another thinner strip from another pattern paper and ink it's edges with distress ink. Add it on the bottom of the photograph. Also add some rub-ons on the bottom of it. Detail both with Stickles.
9) Cut out a frame from the pattern paper and ink it with distress ink. Attach it to the layout and dress it up with Stickles and rhinestones.
10) Use a piece of Clear Scraps acrylic flower and run it through an embossing machine. I've sprayed it with some Glimmer Mist and let it dry. When it's dry, paint on it's edges with acrylic paint and use black solvent ink to highlight the embossed images. Tie a ribbon to it and dress it up with Stickles. Attach it to the bottom right of the layout.
11) Stamp on two white paper flowers with a small circle stamp and add it to the left of the layout. Detail it's centers with some gold adhesives.
12) Stamp a scroll and some small squares on the upper right corner of the layout and dress it up with Stickles. Use some cut out alphas to form the title and detail it with liquid pearls. Attach it to the layout using some foam adhesives.
Hope you all like this layout. I'll be sharing more projects using the kit soon.
For those of you who has not tried your luck on my celebration giveaway, you could check it out here. You would not want to miss it! Good Luck!
Sources: Products included in the kit: Pattern Papers: Kaisercrafts, Embellishment: Kaisercrafts (rub-ons), May Arts (lace), TPC (brads), Technique Tuesday (stamp), Ranger (Ice Stickles)e; Others (not in the kit): Bazzill cardstock, Ranger Stickles, Ranger Distress Ink, Ranger Dimensional Pearls, Tsukineko Staz On, Ranger Paint Dabber, Clear Scraps acrylic flower, TA Glimmer Mist, Stampers Anonymous stamp, Making Memories stamp, Prima crystals, Hot Off the Press die-cut alphas, ribbon, floss for stitching, Zip Dry, Glue Dots and other adhesives.