Friday, December 31, 2010

Vintage findings...

This entry is related to this entry (from Baby Blu), I had a lunch date with this gorgeous lady las Wednesday and we exchanged ATC - thanks for the ATC, I love it! we had lunch, chit chat non stop what else the topic are mainly about our interesting hobby, kids and our routine.

After the lunch off we went to Amcorp Mall for our vintage findings and we are so crazy over old tins, old spools, old typewriters, vintage black records, old play cards, old black and white photos, rustic keys, bus tickets and of course posing for the photographs. Check her blog for more info and story and here are some of my photos...

old vintage black record albums

vintage black and white photos "scenery shots"

vintage spools

old stamps magazine that can be used as my background layout

old bus tickets, rustic keys, and first day cover from Canada

Thanks for looking and Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

The altered black vintage record album layout

Remember on this entry? It was a colourful layout from the vintage record album cover and here presenting a layout from the vintage black record album....

I used a candid photo of my girl under the sunshine, hence there is some lightning on her head in this photo.

coloured those notes, just to relate this layout to the vintage black record album. (after all she is the music in my heart)

those three words are from my Studio Calico Kit and I glued them on a chipboard, chipboard glued on a muslin cloth and raised using chipboard again to create dimension.

"always my sunshine"

trying to keep it simple as I can by not putting so many embellishments, however I can't help myself. This is my very first time using black vintage record album and I hope I can create more in the future. Thank you for looking and Happy Holiday!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

the blue ball

I still owe my reader the black vintage record update. I am done with the layout just minor adjustment needed. I will blog about it once I am completely done.

Meanwhile, while still busy creating my acrylic album and the black vintage record I managed to do this 12 x 12 layout last Sunday. It is kind of simple but stitching is required, after seeing Sasha's layout with a lot of stitching sometimes, I decided to try on my layout. I misted a little here and there just to give some sparkle and added buttons everywhere. Here is mine...

Thanks for dropping by and have a good day.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

My altered vintage album layout

This project has been pending in my mind for so long as I am busy with ATCs and my unfinished acrylic album. The idea of this altered art was from the Glitz Design and straight away I am off for my antique shopping. On top of that I even found few other things from my mother's house and some of her old possession are just too meaningful to throw away and instead I will be turning some of them into an altered arts. Thanks so much to Erin, Ginger and Laura for sharing your post and it is totally inspiring. I will definitely share with all of you once I am done.

On Wednesday I finally managed to pull this through and this is the outcome...
Just mixed everything and I should say it is purely or almost 100% Studio Calico. I used my Studio Calico kits' (I have too many of their kits'), and may be one or two of the embellishments are from my stash. Love how it looks like, colourful and bright! yes that is soo me...I will be creating more of altered vintage record album layout like this as I have few more to use, be it small, medium or large. Enjoy looking...

all vintage record album has a side pocket, so you can keep all your "memorabilia"

I have few more projects in mind but time is so limited, I need more time. Do you want to know what happen to the black record of this altered vintage album? Watch this space next week as I will be sharing with you real soon! Merry Christmas and thanks for looking! far...

I was busy trying to complete my acrylic album and I forget that I haven't been blogging for quite sometime. Finally, I am done with my 48 ATCs last week and I am happy with it and I can't wait for the swap! Managed to take some photos...yummy? no?

Come and lets join the swap! Thanks for dropping by and wishing everyone a Merry Christmas.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Almost done and a Kit

sealing and pasting...

and I received my Studio Calico kit today, what a wonderful mail...

Monday, December 13, 2010

Crafty Sunday

I spent my Sunday afternoon creating an ATCs for my next some pictures of the sets that I have done. Lace and Thai silk for the edges, I love sewing, hence my ATCs. I would love to play with acrylic paints and medium but my girl will be painting not me so...that is another story. I will paint when she is sleeping if not we have two artists busy working at home.

busy working....

work in progress

So far managed to do 10 ATCs and more to come.

Crop Market and ATCs swap

I haven't been blogging and creating a layout lately. Plus my girl and my other half just recovered from their sickness and we also had so much fun from an awesome holiday with the family and all I could think of is my little crafty area, my work in progress "mini album", ATCs and tons of picture that I want to scrap. I don't know when I could finish my mini album that only 4 pages done...the rest is still on hold.

I had fun Saturday last week meeting up with crafters and friends. We have Crop Market at Papier and at the same time we do an ATCs swap. I swapped my ATCs with Amelia, Liza, Rosa and Sareena. I love all the ATCs and I even managed to find some other crafters' for my next swap.

All the below ATCs created by me have find their new home and if you are interested to swap your ATCs with me, please let me know.

I haven't had the chance to photograph the ATCs that I've got from them, will share soon in my next entry.

Not to forget thanks to Amelia, Sharm, Rosa and Teacher Jessy for an awesome tutorial and gorgeous work last week. Have a good weekend and thanks for dropping by.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Update on Anna Olson

Remember this entry?
I met both Anna Olson and Michael Olson and she shared with us their culinary journey and now there are heading to Singapore, Philippines and back to Canada. Enjoy the pictures.

That is the picture of Anna & her husband, Michael Olson

yours truly with Anna Olson

Q & A session


Anna Olson

sharing with us her culinary journey

picture: she is cooking at home and doing the shooting in her own kitchen

she suggested to try one of the cookies recipe

she is checking my book as I have put few post it notes here and there in the book

Thank you to the camera man for all the pictures taken (too many) and thanks to you for dropping by.


you guys know that I broke my big shot, ordered a new one but they can't deliver after deducting my money as they don't do shipment to Malaysia. I am itching to buy a new one, but one of the scrapper's said "wait"...should I wait? My dies are shouting and screaming at me!!! HELP!!!!

Sneak peek ...

again another sneak peek...

Monday, November 29, 2010

Sweet Child of Mine aka My Sweet Child

My Sweet Child
I had a great weekend and everything are just well planned, I managed to get this layout done last night with the help of my girl. She helped me by putting all those buttons for the flowers and I said "Thank you honey", she replied back "Ta you Mommy" oh nice isn't it? She is now able to speak in full sentence bit by bit like "Daddy where are you?" "Mommy eat" and a few other words, she is progressing well. How time flies...

Well on to this layout, it was a picture of...who else? my girl and here she is playing with the plates, saucer, spoon as an act that she is cooking. Love those little hands and face...

I put the tittle on top of each that my layout is not too crowded with words since it is already crowded with flowers and the patterned paper.

I love the gate and flowers that I punched on the green Dear Lizzy paper

I love the white space and decided to put a few butterflies, Artisan Elements - Circle used as photo corner.

I used a patterned paper from Me & My Big Ideas Specialty Cardstock Cartonne Special and cut them into half according to the patterned (and I put foam dots) and pasted them on the cream base cardstock, and the other side of the patterned paper I used to punched my butterflies and I also used as a background of the picture above (the purple dots). The papers stack are totally awesome and got it few months back and I realized I haven't even used it. I punched the gate using Martha Stewart puncher as well as the flowers on the green Dear Lizzy patterned paper and I put foam dots so that I have a 3D like view and also to create dimensions. All the Prima flowers are pasted using foam dots so that it is not totally flat.

Material used: Me & My Big Ideas Specialty Cardstock Cartonne Special, Prima flowers, buttons, MS punchers, AC thickers, MM aplhabet stickers, plain cream cardstock and Artisan Elements - Circle.