Hey hey everybody! It has been a looong while since my last blog post. Guilty as it is, BUT hereâs the kind of re-entry to set the momentum back up!
If you LOVE to plan, create and document, YOU might just be the one we are looking for! We are searching for 3-5 girls to join Scrappinâ Loveâs little team and together we shall have a blast!
The perks of being our CT girls:
- Receiving monthly kits and many extra goodies such as new shop items
- Compensation plan on tasks such making of video
- Chance to contribute in upcoming kits, you can be the trend setter!
- VVIP discount on shop items
- Be in the spotlight!
Hereâs a list of what we hope our Scrappinâ Love CT girls possess:
- A planner girl / list maker / documenter, or being it all HA!
- The passion to create in planners, journals and/or travelerâs notebooks
- A fun-loving, great team player and having a big heart to share her knowledge
- Active on social media, especially on Instagram
- Ability to capture bright, clean and sharp photographs
- Extra talent such as in hand lettering, illustration, doodling etc is an advantage!
Our CT girlsâ mission:
- To create beautiful and inspiring projects
- To create awareness of Scrappinâ Loveâs existence in this huge wide world
- To create at least 2 projects/spreads using our monthly kits and shop items
- To be on board Scrappinâ Love CT from November 2016 – April 2017
We want to hear from you with the following info:
- Full name
- email address
- A short bio of yourself
- Current country of residence
- Why you want to be part of our team
- Past/current design teams (if any)
- Social media accounts links (e.g. Instagram, Blog, YouTube)
- 2 recent photos that best describe your design style
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, subject title â Scrappinâ Love CT Girl!
The search will end on September 22, 2016. And weâll announce and introduce our CT girls on September 29, 2016!!
I.CANNOT.WAIT to have you girls to team up with me! This is going to be a fun and priceless journey to be travelled!
Since Etsy.com was founded 10 years ago, it has served as an excellent platform for creative individuals to buy or sell unique design pieces internationally. Iâd constantly visit for inspiration and finding out what’s new and going on in the designer and handmade market. So when the Etsy team approached me with a spot in their special blogger meetup and workshop, I had no reason to not attend!
On 23 May, I arrived at the new Bloesem space and met up with the Etsy team, Anna Denise and Matt, who came all the way from London to share with us their visions, experience and their online platform where sellers and buyers of all things handmade connect. It was a great experience for me to talk to many independent creative business owners as well as renowned bloggers.
With the understanding of the joy of making things with our hands, a candle making workshop was arranged for us and we got to make our very own scented candles. How cool!
Everyone was excited to learn and to discover our favorite scent from a variety of botanical oil. And I formulated my very own scent! Â It was indeed a priceless experience.
Besides the meetup event, I went on to Etsy to make a few purchases and these were what arrived at my doorstep (for now LOL). Btw, it was such a breeze to make a purchase at Etsy through the simple steps and a few clicks of buttons.
Â Leather Camera Bag by Oliday
I always wanted a stylish camera bag for the longest time. This bag was well constructed with the finest details. I love how roomy it was when I removed the padded inserts and adjustable padded divider. Now I can bring my DSLR out and travel with ease.
Sequin Camera Strap by Nicoleberlowski
To be very honest, I had the hardest time in deciding which camera strap to get from Nicoleâs etsy shop! I even asked for my husbandâs opinion but nope I didnât go with his choice. Ha ha. I got this gold sequin with watercolor fabric. Pretty!
Magnetic Bookmarks by Craftedvan
I am a planner addict and it was only right to grab some adorable bookmarks! These magnetic bookmarks were beautifully handmade, although I do wish to have them thicker and sturdier.
Â Travelerâs Notebook Fabric Covers by TeddiConfetti
These pretties took nearly 5 weeks to reach me but it was worth the long wait! All the little details went to show how much care and love the maker had put in and I absolutely adored these two travelerâs notebook covers!
Alright, I need to go off now to revisit Etsy! Too many eye candies and beautifully crafted art pieces to see and perhaps snag a few for myself. đ
Hello lovelies! In celebrating the National Scrapbook Day (which falls on the first Saturday in the month of May), the Kellie Stamps design team would love to share some stamping techniques with you all. Plus, we are having a BUNCH of stamps to giveaway!
[TO WIN A STAMP SET] Here are 3 chances for you to take part to win yourself one:
- BLOG HOP â Hop along to each and every blog in the list below, leave a comment on ALL of the Kellie Stamps National Scrapbook Day blog posts.
- STAMPING CHALLENGE â Select ONE of the stamping techniques shared by our design team members and create a NEW project using that technique. Link up your completed project link to the linky at the end of the blog post. Your link can be to your blog post or image from your Instagram account.
- BOTH OF THE ABOVE.
From now till Monday midnight (AEST/GMT+10), join us in this fun blog hop and stamping challenge!
PS â BONUS!!Â Kellie Stamps May stamp release is now open for pre-order.Â ClickÂ HEREÂ to check out the new stamp sets, Today and Outline It.Â And for this weekend ONLY you can use the code:Â NSDAY2015 for 10% OFF your order,Â valid till Monday midnight (AEST/GMT+10).
Now, allow me to share with you a fun stamping technique, and perhaps you would take up the challenge and create some projects with this technique! *wink*
The usual and most common way of using our stamps is to pick up some ink from an ink pad and stamped onto whatever surface material we want. So how about having some watercolour stamped images? Oh yes, Iâm not kidding, I did say WATERCOLOR.
What you need is some waterbase color markers, papers, water spray bottle and of course the essential stamping supplies such as ink pad, acrylic blocks and stamp cleaner. Iâm using my distress markers from Ranger to create the watercolor stamped images on 3âx4â white cards.
Instead of the typical one solid color stamped image, I want something fun and of vibrant colors. And here was what happened â I picked a script word âTODAYâ from Kellie Stamps May stamp set â Today, applied the desired colors straight onto the stamp piece. Next, holding the spray bottle approximately a short ruler distance from the inked stamp piece, mist the stamp piece lightly and stamped the image with even pressure. To finish off the card, I filled the remaining space with black stamped image in order the make the watercolor âTODAYâ to stand out and be the main focus point.
The same goes for the label stamp piece. Color the stamp piece directly with distress markers, mist it lightly with water and stamped. Hey, I got some really cool-looking labels that I can add words on them!
At the end of the day, I created a handful of cards to be included in my Project Life spreads as well as for card making. đ
Alrighty! It is time to do some blog hopping! Leave me a comment and check out the rest ofÂ the ladies at their blogsÂ đ :
Submit your challenge project via the linky below:
It was slightly more than a week ago when I received a text from a friend asking if I would be interested in working on a scrapbook album that is one of the items in the Singapore SG50 Jubilee Baby Gift. Without hesitation, I said yes, even through my time was tight but I just had to agree to help out and be involved in our Nationâs big milestone â Singapore is turning 50 in 2015. Woohoo! And this is part of the many celebration and initiative projects – parents of Singapore Jubilee babies born in 2015 will receive the Jubilee Baby Gift.
I love my country and am very grateful to be born and grew up well on this little island. Now that our boys get to live in an economically stable and considered as one of the safest country in the world, we always remind them to be thankful and to contribute to the society whenever possible. I am proud to be a Singaporean!
Hello hello! Today Iâm going to share with you a handmade gift which was created for the coming Teachersâ Day (which usually falls on the first Friday of every September). Of course, this project idea is suitable for all occasion and serve as a great gift by simply changing the words on the front cover. đ
This has been on my To-Do list for the longest time and I finally bite the bullet to make my very first video tutorial! 3 cheers for me! LOL.
First of all, I need to warn you that I sounded funny in the video and that I couldnât seem to be able to find my tongue at some points during the recording. I had a few hiccups here and there and please pardon me for the many âok… ermâŚ ehâŚâ I used the whole afternoon to doing the recording, searching high and low for extra SD card (youâll know why after you watched the video) and running here and there to charge up batteries etc. Gee, I was like a headless chicken. LOL. Still, despite the duh and the oops, I enjoyed the whole process. Like I said, this is my first video tutorial and I guessed Iâm still able to pull it off and hope that the video will be helpful to you.
*This marks my 101th blog post*
First thing first, do you like my NEW website??
Anyway, you better say yes because this makeover took me many later nights plus tons of patience whenever I hit a roadblock (lost count of the number) and not forgetting the numerous times I nearly wanted to throw in the towel. LOL. But hey I survived (although there are a few minor issues to fix but I could no longer contain my excitement to share with everyone)! Yay!
So here we are, I revamped my website â a milestone for me.
From a blog since November 2009, to this in June 2010>
And then to this >
It was a fantastic night at MAAD [Market of Artists And Designers] and our last event of the year 2012 ended with a bang!
Although there were dark clouds spreading across the sky when we arrived, we were blessed with good weather. It was a cooling Friday evening and everyone enjoyed themselves with the absence of the rain.
This time round, I had a pair of little hands with me â my elder boy was the little storekeeper for the evening. It was his first helping me manning the store while I got busy with our Mini Workshop [Santa Is Coming!].