Thursday, February 28, 2013

Neverland. The Magic. The Layouts.

  • Edited to add : I'm activating comments moderation, I hate to do this but seems like spam is on the high side today. Bear with me! *hugs* Thank you!
  • The Neverland kits are so delightful my only regret is not being able to churn out more layouts. I wish I can, but I take so long on each one of them that it is just not possible! :) This time, I finished my last layout just in time for photographing and uploading to the site before our deadline. Cutting it really close! LOL. Here we go . . . 
but i love you

but i love you closeup
But I Love You
Instead of using the mask for misting, I used it as a template handstitching. Then I roughly cut patterned paper to fill in some of the spaces inside, no exact measurement, eyeballing rocks! ~ Worked out great!
There is a story behind this layout, too personal for me to share here, It still hurts even after so many years. I'm sorry. Maybe one day I will be able to, just not now :)
so glad

I mixed First Kiss and White Mister Huey for the background, with a splash of Taxi, Shine and Honor Society. Loving the marbled effect.
Multi colored stitching - I love colors can you tell? :)
I love how the Amy T rub ons look like pencil drawing! blessing for those who can't draw e.g me! :)
So Glad you have him - a layout for Nidhi. She's very close to my father as you can see. I'm thankful for that, I'm glad she has him. I wasn't close to my dad when I was younger (because I was very naughty, what's new? haha!), so to witness their relationship is something special to me. :)

Make today awesome! :) I love that veneer card! I cut it apart and saved the smiley face for another layout. In its place, I added the 'hello love' flair, and stitched an arrow underneath the caption. It's doable, you can totally handstitch on veneer. This one is pulling double duty as I'm stitching that piece straight onto the background as an 'insurance' just in case my adhesive can't hold it down. :)

to the moon and back

to the moon and back closeup
To The Moon & Back
7 hours? Maybe around there, I stopped keeping track after 5. LOL. It was a blissful 7 hours stitching on that piece of paper!

I printed the digital stamp (with super faint lines) as my guide, dropped some colors of Mister Hueys, then I pierced and stitch them all with two ply of DMC embroidery thread.
days like these

days like these closeup
Days Like These
The DT is lifting each other this month! :) I lifted this layout by Shanna. :) 

Almost exact lift, no? :) Shanna used the negatives of the silhouette cut, I used the positive! :)
Do you notice the background? I flipped over my starburst mask and stamp it onto this piece of white cardstock after I misted the background for my 'Memo' layout in Neverland gallery. Win-win! :)

champion closeup
Presenting ~ my mama, the angry birds champion!! LOL :)

My Kraft mat is getting a workout this month eh? Sprayed some mist and lay my cardstock (lightly) on top to get some colors. I had no control over the outcome, that's the exciting part! :D
The 'S' from Angry Birds is missing! Where is it??!! I must fix that!
FYI - my mama really does play Angry BIrds! LOL.
calm sea

calm sea closeup
Calm Sea
I cropped my photo into a circle. Old School? Yes? heeehee!! Love it anyway!

I also punched out some butterflies from the vellum speech bubble in Wendy, and added stitching as border for the photo and lines on top of the punched out circles.
had so much fun with the Mist Droppers - the splatters make me happy!
oh my

oh my closeup
Oh My!
oh my goodness! *sigh* I love it when she asks to sleep with me. LOL. not everyday of course, but when she does.. my heart feels like it's about to burst! :D

This is another 'negative' misting work page. The yellow mist was left on the kraft mat after I did my 'Champion' layout' - so I took another piece of cardstock to soak it up. Voila, I thought it look like a butterfly, A HUGE ONE!
So I *roughly* measured the abstract butterfly, and cut a butterfly on my cameo and use that as my stitching guide. Love love love unplanned misting happiness like this!

If you're still here, thank you so much! Please, get in touch if you need to ask about anything. :)

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Go bold or go home

  • told you, I'm intense. LOL.
  • Crate Paper Creative Weekly for February has 'Red' as the theme. Is this Red enough? :) Even though I don't use a lot of bold colored cardstock  in general but I'm loving this layout. Something different, don't you think so? 


  • Please excuse the messy stitching. It was a little bit hard to stitch on the cardstock once it has been cut. Just too flimsy all over, and I was so afraid I will rip it. :D
  • And oh - the cut came from the Silhouette Online Store ➵ Abstract Card With Hearts by Daniela Angelova. Wood Veneers from Studio Calico and the rest are Crate Paper of course! Don't tell anyone but I'm kinda hoarding that Blue Christmas paper from Sleigh Ride Collection. Can not get enough of that one!
  • Next up are some sneaks for the upcoming Studio Calico kit! I know I say this a lot, and I'm a lucky girl being able to play with them month after month - but you're gonna love Neverland! 
5hours and counting! Think i'll continue tomorrow! Good night!  #scsneaks #scneverland @studio_calico

Insta Sneak #3 @studio_calico #scsneaks #scneverland

Loving the colors here! Insta Sneak #4 #scsneaks #scneverland @studio_calico

  • So I'll see you soon, ya? I promise I won't take three weeks to come back. Thank you for your time! ♥♥♥

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Not needed

  • I'm getting old, I think I know. I just visit my own blog and noticed my last post was on January 30th! What's up with that? *sigh* I didn't forget, I promise.
  • Just that I always have ideas to blog about when I'm driving. Then I tell myself that I will do it when I get home. When I'm home, nothing comes to mind - just like right now. Ha! So I'll just share one layout with you.



  • Crate Paper Fourteen. Love! :) I can NOT get enough of the little hearts. I wanna stick them everywhere now. Yellow misting was done with Mister Huey and Snippets Circles Mask
Love Letters and Roses not needed. 
No, not taking things for granted.
Just content
and we're far from perfect. 
Oh believe me when I say he annoys me a lot. 
I'm sure he feels the same.
I love us right now. 
Sam and I, we're good together.