Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Oh how I adore these! It inspires me to do some tone on tone layouts!

From Palomas Nest

::sigh:: white is such a beautiful color.

Anyway, not being super creative lately. I am having vision problems that's really stressing me out. I hope it gets resolved soon and that it's nothing serious. In the mean time, it has really reminded me on how precious life is....must live each day to the fullest!

-teh g33k

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Reduce Reuse Recycle

One of my new year's resolution is to reduce, reuse and recycle...and what better way to kick it off than a fun crafty project?

I accidentally found that my Copics fit perfectly into the little Coffee Bean tea bag tin container and this immediately triggered a tin makeover and here it is!



I felt so accomplished dressing something up that would've otherwise ended up in the trashcan. It's like I gave it new life or something...haha. Maybe I am just easily satisfied....but I am totally addicted! More to come for sure!

What have you dressed up lately?

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Warm thoughts

Not only am I completely smitten-ed by the lushness of this scarf...I could really use one of these right now!If only I could afford such luxury!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Hello long weekend!

Must do:
1. Photo shoot
2. Catchup with wedding planning tasks
3. Get some photos framed and hung
4. Go to a bridal dress trunk show! ( I am excited to do this one!)
5. Get some scrapbooking work done.

Nice to do:
1. Design my "Save the date"s
2. Create Claudine Hellmuth's Sitting Pretties.

I'm probably not going to get to everything but will try!

Anyway, I also want to share some layouts I did recently~

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Unifying photo and paper

One thing I really like about digital scrapbooking is that you can "blend" your photo into your layout - creating a seamless look. However, I spend enought time on my computer during my day job that I really don't want to be spending more time on my computer for my hobby as well. Therefore, this past weekend I experimented on how to recreate this look on paper scrapbooking. I found that painting seams between the photo and the paper gives me the best results. After you adhere your photograph to the card stock, pick a shade of paint ( I used Claudine Hellmuth's Studio paint) that is somewhat close to your photo and the card stock and paint liberally on the seam. Blend out away from the seam to create a gradient/seamless look.

Here's a layout I did using this technique:

In the 3rd photo you can really see how the paint kind of "morphs" the photo in to the paper.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Europe Mini Album

Last year in October I had taken a 2 week trip to Europe and I had the most amazing time! I hit 5 cities - Paris, Berlin, Prague, Venice and Rome- (actually 6 if you count Vatican City!) and went hog wild with my camera. I racked up approximately 3000 snapshots. Even to this day, I am only done sorting through 2/5 of it. Awesome. Anyway, the idea of scrapping every worthy photos from that trip really scares me. You have got to work up to it, you know? So here's my warmup round - 5 city mini book -

I am still trying to figure out a way to scrap about 1000 travel photos efficiently....any ideas?

Saturday, January 9, 2010

A little fun project to do

I am someone who prefers to dine in the comfort of my own home. When I am not cooking, I like to do takeouts. In my humble opinion, it's more cost affective ( no need to pay for tip!) AND I can eat in the comfort of my PJs. Needless to say, I have accumulated quite a few takeout menus from restaurants around my neighborhood. Before today, it has been sitting loosely in a drawer...but never again! Check this out

I present to you - the take out menu book!

This book is created almost entirely out of Studio Calico's "Over The Rainbow" kit. This kit has got some amazing color combos in it. At first I was intimidated since I am more of a "Neutral" girl but this didn't turn out half bad! I also coated the covers with a sealer so it won't tear nor fade. Now my takeout menus have a colorful home. Yay!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Layout Inspiration

I was browsing the Anthropologie website ( I am so addicted) and found this layout that totally inspires me! I will definitely be lifting this layout the coming weekend...with my Studio Calico Jan kit! AH! So excited!
I think Anthropologie has got a few scrapbookers working for them. What do you think?

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Happy New Year!

Ok yes. I am just about a week too late....but hey, aren't we all trying to play catch up at work right now? I really just don't want to be neglecting my blog anymore(not a good way to start a new year!) and so I am just hopping on to say hi...and on this coming weekend I promise there will be a few exciting posts!