Monday, 2 November 2015

Canyonlands Reveal

hello again! today i'm here to share some of the projects i made with studio calico november kits - canyonlands!

this month, i am excited to work with the main scrapbook kit, big spring add on,  redstone embellishment kit... and these are what i made with them...

happy little moments
(main kit only)

i love every single one of the papers in the main kit so i cut them all up to make the title for this layout! for added interest, i hand stitched on the letters after i adhere them. this is also one of the rare times i am using a patterned paper as my background because this one is too pretty to pass! 

jolly! it's your first christmas!
(big spring add on)

i am in love with the amazing background cut file designed by paige evans this month. i cut it out with my silhouette and decided to use it as a stencil. i applied white gesso over the stencil and i got this beautiful textured background paper. i use white gesso over the white card stock as i love the white on white effect that is so subtle yet textured. i got a tutorial of this page on the studio calico blog, you can check it out here.


i am a lucky girl this month as i am also given the opportunity to work the lovely add on stamps for the stationery kit! i'm so glad as this made me get started with making christmas cards (i know it's still quite early but it's good to be early and have a few spare cards on hand, is it?) :)

here's what i made...

holiday scripted christmas card
(stamp set: holiday by jasmine jones)

this is my favourite stamp this month. i am totally in love with jasmine jones's handwritten designs. here, i used the christmas greetings to form a christmas tree. i used different shades of greens to create a ombre effect.

holiday merry christmas card
(stamp set: holiday by jasmine jones) 

a second card made with holiday by jasmine jones. i stamped the christmas tree on a white cardstock, fussy cut out the tree and adhere it on the patterned paper. i used foam dots here to give it some dimension. had some fun decorating my tree with this amazing stamp set! a must have if you are planning to make your christmas cards this year!

party on wow ribbons card
(stamp set: party on)

winter thank you joy card
(stamp set: winter thank you by katie thierjung, redstone embellishment kit)

I tried using old book paper as a background for the stamps here. I painted some white gesso over the old book paper to tone it down so that the stamped images can stand out more. once the white gesso is dried, i stamped the christmas tree in different shades of green, added stars and ribbons on the tree and some presents under them. To finish off, i stamped joy as the greeting, added some gold paint spatters and red sequins. this is such a fun card to make!

baking tag cupcake topper and liner
(stamp set: baking tag by in a creative bubble)

this stamp set by in a creative bubble is so adorable it makes me want to bake something so i could decorate it! i did bake some cupcakes in the end and decided to use the stamp set to make a fun topper and liner for it! for the topper, i stamped on one of the papers from the paper pad and cut a flag and attached to a toothpick. for the liner, i stamped on a white cardstock and made it into a liner.

ok! that's all i have made this month! i must admit that it's way more than what i usually make. i had more time on hand and it's definitely also because the kits are so fun to work it, i just had to make more... i hope you had fun looking through my projects!

thank you for dropping by and happy shopping!


Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Brand New Classes at Studio Calico

hello again! i'm dropping by today to share some studio calico brand new classes that have caught my eye! 

first up is inked | design by geralyn sy from a creative bubble! i have to confess that i have tons of stamps but i have not been using them enough! thus, i hope to get inspired by geralyn in the latest instalment of inked 2015 series! here's a write up on the class...


the design of a scrapbook layout or pocket page spread can play an important role in telling your story. in this final class of the inked 2015 series, geralyn sy will focus on using stamps to create design features that are unique to you and your stories. you'll learn how to apply various design principles - such as repetition, contrast and layering - to put together layouts that perfectly convey the details and emotions behind each of your stories...


classes have already started since 12 oct 2015, and all you need for this class are your favourite stamps and ink pads... so do join me!

to register or find out more details about this class, click here

next is wrapped by amanda rydell!!! i am very very excited about this class as i love her work! i have been following her instagram and blog for a while now and her work is just amazing! and christmas is around the corner! definitely a good time to get some inspiration for my christmas wrapping! here's some details on the class...


give a gift they won't forget. join amanda rydell and her team of contributors as they share creative ways to transform your wrapping into something as special as the gift inside! you'll learn clever ideas to use your scrap stash (and even items around the house!) to add flair to the packages you give this holiday season and all throughout the year. spend november exploring ways to create unique gift wrap, tags, and other extras that will give your gifts that little something special. class starts november 2nd!


plus, you will also receive a class kit when you sign up for wrapped! this kit is available while stocks last! so hurry!

to register or find out more details about this class, click here! while you are at it, you might also want to check out the class supplies available here...

thank you so much for dropping by...


Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Mixed Media 2015 at Studio Calico

hi there! thank you for dropping by today! i hope it has a good week for you so far. it's the end of september and i seriously can't believe how time just flies by. a new class - mixed media 2015 was released at studio calico at the beginning of the month and i have been wanting to sign up. i kept reminding myself to sign up but other stuff just got in the way and now it's the end of the month! thank goodness for kelly who started a forum post to remind us that registration for this wonderful class is almost ending! so here i am, giving you some details about this class, you wouldn't want to miss out on this one!

here's the write up for the class


foster your creativity! tina aszmus and anna maria wolniak will inspire you to take your memory-keeping projects to a whole new level. challenge yourself artistically as you explore a variety of mediums - re-inkers, acrylic paint, watercolors, gel medium, gesso and silkscreens - and dive into 20 unique ways to use them to add color and texture to any project. class starts on october 5th and new lessons will be posted on mondays through november 2nd. 


you will also be happy to know that there is a bonus class kit available! all mixed media 2015 students will receive a class kit containing color theory yes peas paint, a 3 x 4in silkscreen and a 3 x 4in stamp set!

and here's more sneaks from tina!

these sneaks are so pretty aren't they? they make me so excited for the class and i can't wait for it to start!   

so do take this last chance to sign up! to find out more about tina, anna maria or the class, click here. see you in class!


Saturday, 5 September 2015

Guest Designer At American Crafts

hello! i'm excited to be featured as guest designer on american crafts blog today! i was happy to be able to work with rise & shine by amy tangerine, fine & dandy by dear lizzy and true stories by shimelle! they are all so lovely and i had a fun time playing with the goodies... do drop by and take a look!

have a wonderful weekend everyone and thanks so much for dropping by!


Thursday, 9 July 2015

Pretty Banner Card

hi there! i'm sharing how one of my cards comes together from start to finish on studio calico blog today! drop by to check out how i made a pretty banner card with origami hearts! 

thanks for dropping by and i hope you enjoy this little card!


Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Celebrating 6 Years...

hey everyone!
i'm back to share a little party i put together about 2 weeks back to surprise ian for our 6th wedding anniversary! i didn't have any ideas of what to do or buy until the very last min! so the night before, i frantically dig through my stash (and my fridge) and this is what i came up with... 

i made 2 simple banners! one with some doilies and old book paper. the second one, i used the black alphabets (i have been hoarding these) from studio calico cirque main scrapbook kit and bits and pieces from maggie holmes open book collection ephemera pack, vellum pack, layered tags, decorative pins! i basically hang the goodies to some baker's twine with little wooden clothes pins. here's some details...

we are celebrating 6 years, so i thought i decorate my plant with one of the huge mint green numbers from lisse street main scrapbook kit. yes, i have been hoarding these as well...

and lastly, i used some of the labels and little tags from the open book ephemera pack to make a banner topper for my cake! i tied the 2 ends of the baker's twine to bamboo skewers and added the labels and little tags as banners between the 2 skewers.

i had lots of fun putting this little party together and was glad the food and decorations turn out well! i think i will do this again some time soon! :)

hope you enjoyed my little sharing today and see you soon!

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Mini Book Workshop and Everyday Traveler At Studio Calico

hello again! today i thought i'll share some of the online classes i have signed up most recently! 

the first is a mini book workshop by maggie holmes

i love all the previous classes that maggie has taught on studio calico so i am quite sure this one is gonna be fun too! here's a write up on her latest class


life is full of celebrations, whether big or small, and it's all worth documenting. in this class, maggie holmes shares her method for creating eclectic, tag-style mini albums that pack big-time style and design. go beyond the basics by learning how to incorporate pockets, envelopes, custom-size page protectors, and more. join maggie, and be inspired to celebrate your life in fabulous and creative new ways!


the class has already started (since 10th jun) so once you sign up, you are ready to go! to sign up or find out more about this class, click herethe registration for this class is ending 30th Jun so here's your last chance! oh yes, and you might also want to check out the cutest kit maggie used for her album here!

the second class i'm going to share is everyday traveler

planners and traveler's notebooks are what everyone's talking about now! it just seems so fun to be using all the scrapbook materials, not just in creating layouts, albums or cards but also to plan your daily activities and organise your life! i have been trying my best to resist the temptation of joining this trend but i gave in... once this class and the beautiful traveler notebooks (i bought this one :))were released on studio calico! here are the details of this class!


every day is a new adventure! join waisam ho (aka happie scrappie) to discover how to record your daily journey using a traveler’s notebook. in this class, she proves that travel notebooks aren’t just for explorers and will share tips and techniques for creating one that fits your lifestyle. from art journals to planners, waisam will teach you how to document everyday moments in a stylish and creative way.


you will also be happy to know that while stocks last, all students will receive a bonus 4x6in stamp set from hello forever. this stamp will ship for free, no matter where you are!

class will start on 6th july and registration will close on 1st july! to sign up or find out more about this class, click here. you might also like check out the awesome class supplies that studio calico has put together. thank you so much for dropping by. have a good week ahead and see you in class!


Saturday, 30 May 2015

Make It Big At Studio Calico

hello again! just dropping in to share a new class by one of my favourite scrapbookers - paige evans! paige has a new class - make it big which is starting in a days time on 1st day of june! registration is closing soon so do grab this last chance to register! 

here are some details of the class!

The motto for this class: the bigger, the better! join paige evans as she shares ways to use big elements in your cards, layouts, and project life® spreads to make a big impact. paige shows how to use die cuts, stamped designs, photos, and more to create oversized features that make a statement.

what you'll get:
  • 4 videos and 8 all new projects from paige evans.
  • 12 new projects (layouts, cards, pocket pages & mini albums) from our contributors - all using studio calico kits!
  • 4 pdf lessons posted weekly
  • digital die cut files from paige evans.
  • Access to a class message board and gallery, where you can share and learn with your teacher and fellow students.
  • Weekly challenges to inspire you to use what you've learned.


adding big elements (think oversized photos, accents, alphabets and stamps) into my layouts/ projects have always been a big challenge for me so i'm excited to be inspired by paige and all the contributors for this class!

you will also be happy to know that while supplies last (the last i checked, its still available so hurry!!!), make it big students will receive a bonus 6x8in alphabet stamp set. these stamps will ship for free, no matter where you are!

enrolment for make it big will close on may 31st at 11:59pm est and class will begin on june 1stto sign up or to find out more details on the class, click here. you would like to check out the class supplies, studio calico has put together some recommended items here.

hope to see you in class!


Thursday, 28 May 2015

Galileo Reveal

i'm happy to be contributing to studio calico this month! you will be pleased to know that presales has started for subscribers and all kits will be on sale for everyone tonight at midnight EST/ 11pm CST.

this month, i decided to try something different and worked with the card kit instead! it was lots of fun for me and i am excited to share some cards i made with the main card kit, i do by kelly purkey and hey girl by mama elephant.

here's what i made...

happy birthday card 
(main kit only)

I am inspired by Wilna to use the color theory ink pad to create a background for my card. I just press the ink pad on the card and rub it to create a rectangle background. I then fussy cut the stamped bunny and ice cream and adhere them to the card with foam tabs to create some dimension. next i stamped happy birthday and added some pink paint on the bunny's cheek (though someone mention it looks like ice cream on the bunny and i agree!).

thank you 
(main kit only)

i love colors of the papers in the paper pad so i made a little banner with the different papers. i attached the banners to the twine with my tiny attacher. i also use the tiny attacher to secure the twine to the card. then i added some enamel dots to complete the banner. next, i stamped the thank you phrase in black and pink ink. i then fussy cut and layered them for dimension. to finish off the i added some ink splatters.

alll the happiness in the world
(stamp: i do by kelly purkey)

i created a background with the wedding bands and gold ink. then i fussy cut the stamped bride and groom and adhere them with some foam tabs for some dimension. to add some interest and color to the card, i fussy cut little hearts from one of the patterned papers and adhere it to the card. i love that this stamp set has some sweet phrases which i added inside and and the end the card.

remember! you are the best
(stamp: hey girl by mama elephant)

there are lots of lovely and encouraging phrases on this stamp that i would like to include on my card. so i thought of using the printable labels. i stamped the phrases on some of the labels. then i start to adhere the labels to the card or secure them with my tiny attacher. i also added some of the cute washi tape designed by lizzie mackay (did i mention i am a big big fan of her designs?) and a little bow i made from twine.

happy birthday - i love gelatos
(main kit only)

i am crazy about the bunny and ice cream stamp in the card kit this month so i had to create another card with this cute stamp set. for this card, i  decided to try stamping with gelatos and boy was i happy with the results! i love the watercolor paint effect and i thought it made the ice cream look like gelatos! :) then i started decorating the ice cream with the fruits and enamel dots (i thought they look like candy!). i kept the rest of the card simple and just added the bunny, the happy birthday greeting and some washi tape. 

thats all i have! i hope you enjoyed my little cards. remember to check out the rest of the creative team gallery!


Wednesday, 15 April 2015

You Make My Heart So Happy

hello everyone! i'm sharing some love on studio calico blog today! 

 use your stash to make a mixed media layout. it's lots of fun so grab your art supplies and join me!

thanks for dropping by!


Thursday, 26 February 2015

Color Theory At Studio Calico

hello everyone! it has been sometime since i blogged! have been so busy with my new house and moving in, packing and unpacking, with almost no time to scrap and blog! however, in the mist of all the messiness i am in now, i would like to drop by today to share with you the latest class on studio calico - color theory!

i am extremely excited about this class as i am a big big fan of wilna furstenberg! i have taken some of her previous classes and her classes are always filled with beautiful layouts and wonderful videos where she will show you how she made every one of her layouts! i enjoy watching her work and i have learned so much from her! if you have not seen any of her videos before, you can check this out on the studio calico blog.

here's the description of the class!


let wilna furstenberg be your guide in learning how to use your color theory paints like a studio artist. in this class, you'll explore amazing paint techniques and tricks for creating perfect color combinations on every project.


and wilna designs the prettiest digital cut files and these will be available to you once you sign up!

enrollment for color theory will close on february 28th at 11:59pm est and class will start on 3rd march. to sign up or to find out more details on the class, click here.

lastly, thank you so much for dropping by, i will be scrapping and updating this space more often once i have settled down (which i hope is very soon). in the meanwhile, hope to see you in class!