Wednesday, October 2, 2013

...Minions For Children's Day...

Hello there! Welcome to my blog.

Today, Im going to share on a project I (We) made (with other half's collaboration) for my son's giveaways.

Hubby and I made something fun and artsy the other night for my son's party in school this coming Friday. Matthew had been quite fond with the Minions that he asked me if i can make some for his friends like a goody bag.

And being the crafty Mom, I cant say no to a challenge, though it was thought to difficult and tedious. To make it fast and easy, you gotta sort things out/plan how to make it systematically. One thing good though was that, hubby played around with me and was somehow showing particular interest with my craft tools. And even promised to buy my a cutting machine for Christmas *wink*. Cant wait for Christmas.

               Any A4 size craft paper (preferably 220gsm) for goody bag
               Printable Minion Eyes.
               Black paper sheet (Eyes/Specs backround)

               Then, you can just put them all together. Paste here and there.



Thanks for dropping by!  

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

DIY -- Washi Wheel Tutorial

Hi There! Welcome to my blog.

Today's post is something quite different. Its a brief tutorial about a project which was inspired from Allreadymemories's Washi Wheel. This came quite timely, since I was looking for a storage unit to hold all of my washi tapes together. I dont have much but I love to keep them handy, within reach and easy access.

And since the washi wheel sold online was quite hefty for me (considering the exchange rate + shipping cost), it had been very discouraging. So I asked my husband if he can help me DIY something similar. So we bought all that we need from a local craft store keeping in mind the dimension that requires less alteration.

  i. 2pcs Circular Wood:  6" in diameter and about 10mm thickness.
 ii. 6pcs wooden rods: 11" in length and 10mm diameter
iii. 1pc wooden rod: 12" in length and 10mm diameter

iv. 1pc 9"x12" rectangular wood for the base.
v. 2pcs 2"x 4.5" wooden stand

Wood drill with 10mm drill bit
Hammer  + Nails
Ruler + Pencil

Here's how:
1. Spinning Wheel.Find the center of the wooden circle.  
Divide the circle into 6parts (60deg/part) using a protractor. 
Mark the location for the rod holes. You may use below as a guide.  
Drill hole on each mark using 10mm drill bit.
Tip: To achieve good alignment between the 2 woods, you may clamped them and drill at the same time.

Result should look similar to this.
Note: Holes are 10mm from the edge.

2. Base. Prepare 2 wooden stands 2"W X 4.5"L
   Drill on one end to create a slot, about 10mm in diameter.
   This will accommodate the spindle of the wheel.

3. Nail the two stands in the middle on the wooden base.You can use a screw to make the stand sturdy and able to hold the weight of the tapes later on.

4. Start putting in the rods in the holes. Note that the center rod is longer as this will be the supporting rod that will rotate the wheel. At this point, you can start putting in the tapes. About 15 tapes in a rod.

5.Cover the other end with the other circular wood.
 About half an inch should protrude at both ends of the wheel.

6. Finally, you have your own washi wheel.
   I'll finish this with spray paint in teal or white.

 Thanks for dropping. If you have questions, do drop me an email or  leave a comment here.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

For A Change

Taking a breather from making cards, well at least for awhile. Its my first time joining the 8-elements altered project from Moments Recorded - Scrapbook Challenge FB group.

Altered a 4x6 notepad as my take for August 8-Elements Challenge. The project must contain all of the following:

1.Paints - yellow on gear chipboard 
2.Banner - Upper right hand
3.Ticket - websters ticket tucked behind lady cutout4.
Pearl- 3 on banner/flower centers
5.Butterfly-on resin
6.Washi Tape -Bottom background strips yellow blue red.
7.Ribbon-Bottom with words sunshine
8.Resin - Top embellishment on twine

I had so much fun doing this!

Monday, August 5, 2013

...In a Rush...

Hi there!

Some rush call in for a project over the weekend. Putting all websters' together for a wedding memory book. And gladly able to finish up in a day. We'll I hope this will bring more love to the wedding couples Edward&Carla as they flip through the pages filled with warm wishes from friends and loveones.

Thanks for dropping by..

Saturday, July 13, 2013

...Farewell Cards.. Not One but Two...

Two of my office colleagues are leaving for greener pastures...Sad to see them go but happy that they're going somewhere better...and closer to their dreams...

These are the cards I made for them...Hope they'll like it...

Thanks for looking...

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Im Back with a Layout

Hi there! Its been like half a year or so since I last touched down here. Well, I hope to be more frequent here to share some of the projects that I've been working on. Im actually joining the wagon doing project life, the monthly version, that is. I can't make it on a weekly basis. Unfortunately, time is not a luxury for me being on a full time job. I had to steal time or do it while my little man do his projects or school work.

My PL layouts can fit on a 5x9 mini album, using simple stories pocket pages. I'll be sharing more of it in my next post perhaps. In the meantime, I want to show you some 30-minute layout that I surprisingly finished last night.

The photo was taken by my Mom, on a weekend visit to gardens by the bay. I love the greens and the hints of yellow in the background. Nature is simply the most beautiful form of art. Vivid and crispy colors. Some shades you simply cannot find not to love. 

Just a simple and clean layout from me today. Thanks for looking.