Have been on a roll lately with making junk journals partly cos I wanna downsize my paper stash. I think paper is the easiest thing we buy and unknowingly let them pile up. After a while, I go a little ballistic seeing so much paper in the container!!
Here's junk journal No. 1:
(Huayi's birthday present..filled with loving messages from us girls!)
Journal No. 2: (not sure what to do with it yet but we'll see!)
The Inside pages of Junk Journal No. 2: Plenty of ramdonly cut out paper, tickets from Midway collection and a vellum envelope. As it's a junk journal, you can really put anything you want inside and as long as you get the colours matched correctly, you're pretty much set!
(For those keen to know - these two journals feature Simple Stories 'Oh Snap' collection & Midway from October Afternoon. I think they marry really well together!)
Journal No. 3: Hand bound journal featuring Boarding Pass from October Afternoon. I was blessed by my sister who gave me tonnes of paper from this defunct line and playing with them just makes me so happy. I always heart a good travel line.
(And in case you're wondering what's going on the background of this photo - that's my sister's latest layout. She's uber good and I wish I can scrap like her!)
On another note, the holidays are upon us and it is my favourite time of the year. Work aside, my days are filled with fun lunches, lazying at coffee joints, scrapbooking and that's the way I so wanna live. Of course, there are chores to be done - cooking dinner and laundry but all's good so far!
I love you November and I'm sure December will be even better! Savouring each day as it comes!
Sorry gals. I lost the blogging and scrapping mojo a while back and to say I've been on a hiatus would be an understatement.
Still, I thank you for coming to my blog even when i myself don't pop in to update it.
Some updates on what I've been up to:
1. Severely obsessed with typewriters and I've recently got myself two lovely babies:
I stalk e bay like crazy and even contemplated getting a friend to bring one back from the UK for me as the seller won't ship overseas. I'm nuts. Completely bowled over.
The Olympia one (in grey) is in script font. What a lovely gem. No regrets giving her a new home!
And this is how I use my typewriters - as an embellishment for my pages. I love love love how they make me journal so much more - given that I don't fancy seeing my own handwriting on my scrappy pages.
And this photo also reminds me how hard it is to give up scrapbooking for good. I've had the urge in me for a while to get rid of all my stuff but somehow my inner demons are stil holding me back. I still enjoy crafting but just wish I can cut down on my stash.
Two journals I made over the past weekend - I call them junk journals cos they're made with paper that i want to get rid off and I'm putting them up for sale. Cross fingers I get a buyer for them! Else I won't know what to do with them! :)
I've been on the hunt lately for more typewriters and by some stroke of luck, I met some really good enablers and now have some connections for getting them!
Here's some tappys i spotted lately while on the prowl:
Olympia SM 9 with a huge huge carriage. It's in pretty good condition but way to big for my liking.
Royal 200 typewriter. Looks ok cosmetically and the carriage is small but the cover does not close tightly. :( The size is a big plus although I could not bring myself to purchase one whose cover did not sit well.
An Antares typewriter. I've never seen this brand in my life and was quick to dismiss purchasing it but once I got home and did some research I realised it was an Italian brand. Bummer! It was in very good condition as well but oh well.. :(
This same company, Antares, made this lovely Annabelle typewriter. A pity this tappy belongs to a lovely lady called Adwoa from Geneva and is not up for grabs. I literally stalk her blog all the time cos I love really about her typewriter adventures!
Apart from tappys, here's what I've been up to:
Dear Lizzy inspired cards:
I'm still bad a taking photos. And with the lighting and all. Some things will never change :)
And a peek into what I got this week, all the way from Germany:
Thank you, Justina!! I really love the washi and the stamps! :)
I've been on a scrap roll these days - whoo! And am enjoying it so much. It really makes me happy to use use up my crafting stash and sometimes i think it makes me happier to use than to buy!
Here's what I cooked up for the last 2 days. I'll let the photos do the talking:
1. Dear Lizzy Notepads. Super love. Ok i cheated. Not 100% Dear Lizzy all the way but I tried. Added some K& Co butterflies and My Littleshoebox bicycles. Who can resist those bicycles??
2. Crate Paper Notebooks. Used up the whole pack of chipboards (except three pieces) for 4 notebooks. Not bad uh? Getting maximum mileage from the whole pack.
Ok, where is notebook No 4? Can't seem to find the photo but I assure you it exists! You have to come to my flea stall to see it! :) come early!
3. Canvas Board
4. Echo Park Sweet Day cards. I like using up the whole sheet of patterned paper to see how many cards I can make. And the number is 8. Yes! Only going to show a few here..btw, the 'Hello Friend' one is my favourite card. :)
And here'show they all stack up in my house. 2 containers full and rearing to go. I'm left with 3 more notebooks to go (to use my my blank notebooks!) and whatever else I can think of!
And a random picture of my scrap space for those who are interested. I like to take photos of it regularly just to see how it evolves over time. And for this year, the theme is 'simple and clean'. I'm still going to downsize and cut down buying. Let the rest of 2012 by 'use up my stash year' and see what I'm left with at the end of the year.
Come down on 21st July 2012 to Toa Payoh Library! 12pm..see you there!
Saw a friend post on FB last thursay that she was setting up a simple flea stall to sell her of her crafting supplies and I immediately messaged her to ask if I could partner her so I won't have to do this alone! I've been toying with doing something like this so that I can sell my crafts as they are really piling up in my house and after a while, I did not craft as much as I would like to as I did not know where to store or display them. Running out of space.
I guess it also gives me a chance to use up my insummountable stash that has been piling up, especially since the LSS started this 50% off wave that sent us all into a frenzy. I really have too much. I know there are many other ladies in this industry who have way more than me but by my own standards, i have too much and it irritates me. I like to keep mine at a sane and tolerable level. That would make me happy.
Some photos of what will be on sale:
1. Washified Manila Tags. Ok, for the record, the washi has kaboomed to 50+ rolls this week. They are like rabbits. Very promiscuous! I made about 50 of these so far, around the themse of 'Happy Birthday', 'Thank You' and for congratulating students who do well in school.
2. Notebooks. These two are my favourite among the lot. Quite possible because they are on a travel theme and from my favourite brand - October Afternoon. I have a few more from Crate Paper which i will show at a later post.
3. Maya Road Tags. All 8 of them, with a mini one. I basically cleared out my entire stash of name tags and did these in one day. Yeah!
If you like what you see, please come down and support us on 21st July, outside Toa Payoh Library. I will be there from 1230 to 7pm. Please let me go home early by clearning out my stall!! :)