Creativity in a purpose driven life

You are so handsome

Another inspired Layout from the Garden Girls, in Two Peas. I've put in the colors and with the gesso applied to the cardstock, the Gel Crayons are now easier to apply and blend. However, with water, it tends to be very diluted and watercolor base. I've used Mister Huey's and blended with the Claudine Hellmuth's blank canvas. Mixed pretty well and gave off a pastel look behind the dark film strip. All the words, titles are cut with Silhouette Cameo. The Mister Huey Mists were also dropped onto the cardstock to make the distress look. Overall, quite like the outcome of the Layout. Got to tell myself, to keep the mojo running!


Playing with Colors

Have you been messing with colors lately? So overjoyed to came upon this STAEDTLER Glitter Gel Crayons @ our local bookstore today. I wasn't filled with much expectation but when I see that they have stated on the box, Gel Crayons, immediately I get my hands on one pack and was eager to try it out at home.

20130531-021553.jpg Then my journey of art class started. It's been such a long while for me to try messing with colors. Tonight's effect is pretty good I must say. Regardless, when will my Faber Castell Gelatos be arriving. 😉 Happy enough to lay my hands on one similar product to the Faber Castell. Following are quite self explanatory.


20130531-022340.jpg So much for now, I totally had fun in the process and gave me better insight of how to apply and mix my colors. Enjoy the Process!

Wednesday Inspirations

I love to see the creations of the crafters and scrapbookers online, they are refreshing and new techniques to learn from. Here are some that I came across today. ANNA MARIA using Studio Calico Roundabout June Kit.
20130530-132944.jpg More of her layouts can be found at her website with link above. Ali Edwards using SC Project Life Kit.
20130530-133336.jpg Amber's Damask Love tutorial for making customized stationary
20130530-134928.jpg Have fun and wonderful day ahead!

in the arms of grace

It was a productive evening for me as I've packed the crafting corner, adjoining my master bedroom. I've been on a shopping spree and have bags of crafty finds, felt that its enough of stuffing them a aside, I had better pack them in the IKEA kitchen trolley I've bought last week. It was on sale and I am so glad that I've got one as my temporary crafting store island. The glue, stamps, inks, mists, paper packs, washi tapes are now within reach. One more important furniture for me is the following crafting table. This table has been with me since 2005! Though it can't be as mobile as it used to be, cause the castor wheels are wrecked, it has been a very faithful piece of table for all my needs.



I've packed till 11yish in the night and felt satisfied at least now we have walking space and the kitchen trolley can be tug away neatly, leaving us room to walk to our walk-in closet. My two kids were asleep by then and I went into their bedroom to check them out. As usual, I love to be cuddled by Grace and feel close to her when she gives me a hard squeeze. It got me real inspired and I saw mojo coming and pull out a photo I've taken during a shutter sisters' photography inspirations. I have not been scrapbooking for ages! Hope this layout is not my last one and I want to keep the momentum and mojo coming so as I can leave much more memorable stuffs for my descendants. Here's the layout inspired. 20130527-031337.jpg I've used Knee High collection pack Becky Higgins's Project Life Clementine Core Kit Remaining are the small accents I've done myself, from the embellishment sign, I've used quite a few veneer and also washi tapes.

Blessed Mother’s Day

A Wonderful Sunday to begin with. Wishing all Mommies a blessed Mother's Day. I've celebrated the Mother's Day with my family and extended family members yesterday. Had a great time having a wonderful meal at Jumbo Seafood Restaurant, East Coast Parkway. Prior to that, we went cycling at East Coast Park. The Kids had an enjoyable time. I am excited to share my completed Minibook for my mom. This album, long overdue as my mom always mention that we took so many digital photos but never print out for her as keepsakes. I cut the beautiful sunshine from my Silhouette Cameo.










20130512-095340.jpg Used techniques : stamping paper piercing spray mists layering die cutting Hope my mom will love this album and looking forward to sharing more of my creativity process here.