Thursday, 31 March 2011


One of my frequently used items is mist to add dimension and some texture to a layout. The best part is that it isn't bulky, so pages still remain compact, but may not look so.

One of the latest mists in the market is Mr Huey.

The thing that stands out is that they are not glittery, so they are more versatile, both boyish and girlish pages can use them.

My absolute favourite is the white. It is nice and opaque, and visible on even dark coloured background, when you do ink splatters. My love for it though, goes beyond just that.

Other than making white splatters, you can also use it to tone down vibrant colours. It can act a bit like vellum of old. Or if you want a shade of colour to appear, you can mask it so a shape of colour becomes more obvious.

And it looks snowy, perfect for christmas cards.

There are many other colours, but if I could only pick one to have, it would be white all the way.

Have you met Mr Huey?

Thursday, 17 March 2011


Another birthday, another frame. That's just how it has to roll for now

Supplies: Cosmo Cricket

This is a oldie but a goodie, the Early Bird collection. Love the quote and this came together easily, though there was fussy cutting involved.

Speaking of fussy cutting, I love my Cutterbees. After using them, I cannot imagine using any other scissors, even for non-scrappy stuff. That's all for now.

Monday, 14 March 2011


Baked for the first time in a long while and wanted to remember my oven creations. I'm especially proud of the banana peanut butter brownie. Everything sweet goes well with peanut butter and banana in my book.

Supplies: Echo Park. Jenni Bowlin, Me & My Big Idea

If you look closer, the scallops behind the photos are stitched. Just a fun layout.

What is one thing you haven't done for a really long while?

Saturday, 12 March 2011


Just a quick one where I had fun with circles.

This run was motivated by the groupon that I had bought with a friend. I would like to report that I was faithful and went most days of the week to use the step-up machine and attend Zumba.

Supplies: Pebbles, American Crafts, Studio Calico

Love the white on kraft paper. Reminded me of running tracks. Inspiration for this came from a sketch on Studio Calico. Also a new love, my big scalloped border punch from EK Success.

A bit of technique: The black circles are heat embossed with silver Zing embossing powder. One thing I love about embossing powder as compared to ink stamping is that it will stand out on even dark coloured papers. Sometimes ink gets lost in the mix of things. 

Now to maintain the urgency to move more.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011


Wanted to make a layout to document the dilemma that I was going through about changing jobs. One a rare opportunity, the other that offers travel.

Supplies: Sassafras

The emphasis was really on the journaling so I kept it simple, using the foldies from Sassafras as the main accent. These flowers are so fun to add dimension easily to any layout. And the starters paper in my mind are to die. They are muted enough stay in the background, yet detailed enough to stand on its own. Thus it was the perfect background for my journaling.

Now to soldier on and make my decision.
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