Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Little Books Club

I'll be teaching two book classes at Made with Love in June.  One is a mini+miniature album class I previously blogged about here.  The other is a repeat class, the Little Books Club, but revamped with a new paper collection.  This time, it's a loud, eye-catching set of colours from the Basic Grey Life of the Party collection.

Watch for the new workshop schedule for June and come down to the store to see the samples.  Hope to see you in a class soon!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A new Sizzix layout for Made With Love:

By the way, were you there for their National Scrapbooking Day celebrations? Fantastic deals, lots of squealing as people won amazing prizes. Thanks to all the regulars and passers-by who dropped by to try their hand at the make-and-take. Each came away happy with a lovely creation designed by Kelly.
That's Carol and I having as much, if not more, fun as the "make-and-take"-ers!
Thanks Aida for the photo!
E wasn't too pleased because she wanted another make-and-take for jie-jie!

Back to my layout. I wanted to experiment with creating faux textures - specifically cork. One texture-fades embossing folder, some painting and inking and sizzix-ing later, my chipboard letters look like they were cut from corkboard!

I used Adirondack Butterscotch and Maya Road Lemon Metallic Mist on Maya Road chipboard words. When these are dry, ran them through the Alterations Cracked embossing folder which I have inked with Walnut Stain.
If you hate rubbing the embossing folder with tissue and getting all the crumbs and fluff from the tissue disintegrating, here's how I clean mine. Spritz water or stamp cleaner on the folder, place a couple of layers of tissue and run it through as though you are embossing the tissue. The tissue gets into all the cracks and nooks and soaks up all the ink so the embossing folder is spanking new again!

And stacking the new medium and mini rosettes with the original size. The newer die comes with 2 sizes of rosettes, but if you cut a few folders off each of the 3 sizes, you can create more sizes for stacking ... more about this in a later post.

It's a public holiday today and I plan to take the day slow, after working 14 hours yesterday while nursing a migraine. Yay for doing nothing together as a family LOL!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Multiplying the Love

Have you seen the latest news that has gotten me all tingling with excitement?

Yes, Made With Love is opening a store in Jarkarta come June.

Can't wait for the sneaks!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

After The Littles come The Minis and Miniatures

I spent the long weekend with two feverish girls. One had a fever that required round-the-clock medication. The other was, and still is, battling exam fever. Still I found time to craft, thanks to hubby.
These are for a new installment of Little Books at Made With Love.

A mini stacked sky-high … well almost, it's at least 2.5"!

And a miniature smaller than your palm.

Unfortunately you'll have to wait till June cos MWL's May schedule is jam-packed with 24 amazing classes already.

As for the first installment of Little Book Club, I'm doing the last run on 15th and 22nd May. So if you have travel photos galore that you want to memorialize, grab this last chance with the Wander LBC.

The next run will be using a totally different set of papers and we're going to Parrtaaayyy!
Watch for sneaks soon!