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Friday, December 28, 2012

Block Party. The Reveal.

  • Were you at the final reveal night for 2012? :) The chat room was hoppin'! I love getting together with the girls like that. We talked about everything and by that I mean EVERYTHING! Join us next time (pink live chat icon on stop left sidebar). I usually post reminders on Instagram before I go in the chatroom - you can follow me @sashafarina :)
  • Here are my layouts made with 
  1. Block Party
  2. Block Party Project Life Kit
  3. Wildberry Court
  4. Pioneer Drive 
  5. Woodbrooke Road
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Neha has taken over the camera nowadays and I couldn't be happier. Due to my 'soft' neck, I don't always want to carry my dslr around and am relying too much on iPhone photos, but this girl is always willing to be the photographer :) Love that.
Also loving the pops of colors from the chipboards arrows and geotags in the kit. Just the perfect finishing touch for my layout.

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I love that quote from Neil Gaiman. LOVE. This is sort of a 'happy new year' layout for my girls (and for me, too. The reminder is perfect for everyone)
I know I wanted to use that ampersand from the PL kit, but didn't want it too much gray to show so I cut around it. Turned out exactly how I wanted it to be.
Pretty clean layout but I feel like the journaling is the star here. I love words.
I used the font Brush Script for my title.
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I'm missing my sweet nephew. I miss him a lot. The other day out of the blue he said  to his dad he's missing me and I lost it. LOL.
Love the stitched circles (you already know I love stitching and I love circles, but stitched circles might just be a new addiction) LOL :)
I used the 'current' tab and 'Hello' card from PL kit and the font Mission Script for 'sweet boy' :)
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Went a little bit mist crazy on here. I absolutely love how this one turned out. Crazy, just a little bit, just like my family.
I draw the stitching lines, pierced all the stitching holes then mist my background, waited for it to dry before i start stitching. This is my tried and true method of building layers of mist/stitching. Please let me know if you try this! :)
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This is a hard layout to make, I must say. I miss my grandparents so so much. I cut circles out of the teal cardstock in the main, then decided the color was too strong for the vintage photo so I misted it with several colors. the end result is a much softer teal and i feel more suited for this layout.
I cut the 'snapshots' card PL kit smaller also so it would fit my layout better. I like that I can use the PL kit for traditional scrapping as well as my Project Life. Win-win! :)
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This layout is documenting our day out to Singapore Arts Festival this year. Oh What fun! :) Seriously, we had an amazing time - we even saw some head-shaving art in real life. LOL.
I used the cut files and printables from Day to Day class - you'll love all the goodies included for every participant. Don't miss this one! :)
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wow.. where do I start? This layout may seem like a tantrum to some, but believe me, it's not :) Just my heartfelt words.
Once again, I used the back of the PL card for my journaling and they're oh so perfect for this clean layout. Loving those strong colors on white.
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a 'you go girl' layout for Neha. This has been a tough year for her. PSLE means Primary School Leaving Examination and while she's not the best student in her school, I'm so so very proud of her! :) She took the self portrait during her grad party so it was apt for this layout.
Loving the grid and the ampersands and the arrows stamp :) That one is gonna get a lot of mileage for sure! I ran the woodgrain label from PL kit through the printer to get my journaling on there.
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For real - one night while we were lying down she said ' And now it's your turn, admire me mom'
*sigh* what am I gonna do with this one? LOL. She's my everything. She's confident, she's funny, she's ridiculously smart I can't stand her. ha! :)
I cut the Vellum SC paper and handstitched it in place together with the 'red sun'. The polka dot pocket was too yellow for me, especially when I wanted a yellow ampersand - so I cut the gray speech bubble paper to fit inside. Problem solved. I love gray and yellow, yellow and gray you get the idea.
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Still very much in love with paper strips! :)
A lot going on here but that was just like our day out. We did a LOT of stuff together that day. I love taking them out on a one on one date like this.
Love that I'm able to fit 6 photos on here. It was a busy and tiring day but oh so fulfilling :)

I'll see you soon!
xoxo

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Block Party. The Sneaks :)

  • As promised, I'm back with some quick sneaks for the upcoming reveal. I posted these to Instagram a while ago, then got distracted texting with my aunt - but now I'm here! :)
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  • I got the SC Project Life kit and used it on 5 of my layouts this month. I plan on using the rest on my own Project Life next year, but I must say I really enjoyed cutting them up and using the cards on my layouts! :)
  • I also got Wildberry Court, Pioneer Drive and Woodbrooke Road.
  • Have you seen the fabulously colored shipping tags in the store? I canNOT tell you how happy I was to see them, I have been looking for those forever! I love shipping tags. If you don't already know. 
  • The picture in the middle - I used a printable and a cut file from the upcoming Day by Day class. You can look at all the digital files that will be available to those taking the class here
  • Can't wait to share the full layouts! I'll see you soon!

xoxo

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Be Careful What You Wish For

  • You know that saying - Be careful what you wish for.
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  • I went to Neha's Secondary 1 (7th grade, i think?) Orientation earlier today. It was surreal. How did I manage to have a Sec1 on my hands? What am I gonna do with her? Ha!
  • She, on the other hand is very very excited and absolutely canNOT wait for school to start on January 2nd. I foresee having to make an appointment if I want to have lunch with her in the near future. 2013 is gonna be a busy one for this 'I-wanna-do-everything' girl.
  • Be careful what you wish for - this mama learnt her lesson the hard way. 
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  • Just look at those faces. *sigh* I love this layout so much. The colors are perfect. Paper Heart from Crate Paper is one of my favorite collection, ever. EVER. I can't wait for the upcoming V-Day collection from Crate Paper - Fourteen. Are you as excited as I am? :)
  • Can you see the three tags on there? They were white in their previous lives. LOL. I misted them  within an inch of their lives to get those colors. 
  • I tell myself I need to blog more, but I DO NOT want to bore you as we all know how exciting my life is - but but but.. we'll see. I don't know yet what's gonna happen. I hope to be back soon with sneaks for Studio Calico January kits
xoxo

Friday, December 14, 2012

My family is growing

  • No I'm not pregnant. I mean my Studio Calico family :) 2013 is going to be amazing! I promise.
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  • Just look at that. I am so beyond blessed to be working with these amazing talents. Check out some of their work here.
  • The Sneaks for January kit went live as well - have you taken a look? :) I'm a little bit behind in creating layouts this month, vacation does that to me. It takes a while for me to snap back into 'work' mode. Does that happen to you too? 
Insta Sneak #1. SC Block Party. January 2013.

  • My first Insta Sneak for Block Party. Thank you for looking! :) I'll be back soon! 
xoxo

Monday, December 3, 2012

Christmas ChicTags Giveaway *closed*

Winner is Rhonda Nickol! Yay! Rhonda, please email me as soon as you can! I will be waiting :) 

  • I'm taking some time off and will be driving approximately 2000km *Dear God, please don't let me have any traffic tickets* in this coming week, won't be online as much and I know you will miss me. Righhttttttttttt??? Riggghhhtttttt??  Right! :p 
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  • I will be having both girls in the backseat. *Dear God, please grant me patience, lots of it.*  (Photo above was taken while the car was not moving) They were bickering and she wanted to lie down but didn't want to touch Neha even with her feet. 
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  • Will be eating yummy thai inspired seafood. *Dear God, please don't let them all settle on my hips/arms/butt cheeks/fat folds.*
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  • Will be watching the reflections of the amazing sun on the water. (my favorite part!)
  • So much fun? I thought so. I wanna share some fun with you. Thank you ChicTags for sponsoring this giveaway. They're having 12 Days Of Christmas event on their blog - featured tag of the day set for $1! Click the link above to see today's offer. 
Chic Tags giveaway - Dec 2012
  • These are the tags I will be giving away. *Metal tray not included. Heeehee* Just leave me a comment on this post if you're interested. I do not promise they will get to you before Christmas, but I will mail them as soon as I'm back (in about a week). Giveaway will stay open as long as I'm gone.
  • While I'm gone, you will also be able continue using the code THANKYOU20 to get 20% off everything in my shop. Please read the shop announcement for info regarding shipping. :)
  • I must do some last minute packing now - wish me luck!
xoxo