Friday, July 25, 2014

Lizzie Kate Promise Me. Start To Finish.

I have been asked - why cross stitch?

Well, I've been cross stitching since I was 12. So, I've been a cross stitcher longer than I've been a scrapbooker. And I always come back to what I love. I know I will come back to cross stitching, even when I was head over heels in love and was solely scrapbooking - just like I know I will always come back to baking and there was a reason I bought the giant kenwood mixer in the first place. Ha!

Right now, I'm back to loving cross stitch because I love how mindless it is. I'm the sort of person who feels like I'm wasting time if I watch tv without  doing something. So this is perfect. :)
#promiseme #lizziekate #crossstitch #sashathestitcher #busyhandshappyheart ❤️
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Lizzie Kate - Promise Me
I think I changed a few colors to brighter ones (what's new, eh?) I got all my patterns from Needlecraft-Corner which is a pretty old-school store. They have no shopping cart - you have to email your order in to Drema, but they have been in business for 34 years as of June 2014 and I've been buying from them since year 2003 thereabout.


Monday, July 21, 2014

From Where I Stand *Chic Tags*

I love scrapping myself. Some will say self-indulgent but the truth is, I think we're often so busy scrapbooking about the kids' multiple faces, the vacations, the birthdays, the significant other, the siblings, the pet etc - that we forget to document us.

I do things for myself all the time. Especially now that the girls are older and able to fend for themselves for a couple of hours even when Sam is not around. That 'alone time' time is so important for me to be not just a better mom, but a better person all around. :)

I love me to love you - that's what I always say.

From Where I Stand

Are you a loner? I think I am, in a way. I really prefer my own company most of the time. I get easily overwhelmed when I need to spend a lot of time with other people. I don't know if that's a good thing, or a bad thing! LOL.

I'm sure I look a little bit weird while I was setting up the iphone to take a picture of myself, but hey, it only took one try and was quite painless when done on a weekday morning when there are less people at the beach. :D

I found the quote on Pinterest one day and I knew then that it will end up on a layout just like this.

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I printed the quote on one of the Let's Go Cards. I got lucky and got them all lined up nicely this time. I confess, this doesn't happen all that often and I danced a little to celebrate. :D

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You can never go wrong with butterflies and sequins, if you ask me. :) I cut apart and rearranged Cloud 9 Rub-On sheet and added some wood veneer sequins because they're oh just so adorable in my opinion!

From Where I Stand closeup

 I added the From Where I Stand flair button, printed 'Me, Myself & I' on a label sticker, added some enamel dots and call it done and I'm loving this layout.

What about you? Link me up or tag me on instagram if you're scrapping about yourself this weekend!


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

July Sketch It Out *Chic Tags*

I'm hosting July Sketch it Out on Chic Tags blog this month, I have a sketch that I hope you love and one that will inspire you to play along with us!

chictags july sketch by Sasha Farina

I created a layout about our June happiness. Really, every year, June is a happy month around here as the children do not need to go to school. We managed to pack quite a lot into 4 weeks. :)

I took the squares on the sketch and ran away with them. LOL.

I rearranged them and used 6 photos instead of 4. I also split them and placed my title in center instead of on top of all my photos.

#happiness closeup

Lots of Cloud 9 collection from Chic Tags on this layout :
Bloom Wood Veneer
Rub Ons
Label Stickers

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The flair button was from an older Chic Tags release, no longer available I think, but they have some others that I think you will love! I also got some question on Instagram on 'Currently happening' - that is actually a digital brush from Designer Digitals, printed on the white cardstock.

I imagine you can get similar effect with Silhouette Cameo and a sketch pen, but I haven't tried that yet. :) If you have any other question, please feel free to leave them here, on instagram, or email me!


Sunday, July 6, 2014

Let's Go Create *Chic Tags*

Hey everyone! How are you doing? Enjoying good weather, I hope! :)

Today I'm sharing this  Chictags layout with you. A 'just because' layout to document how creating makes me happy! Don't you just love this hobby?


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I used the Let's Go flair button on this layout - they're not only for travel pages! Let's go create something! I also added a little tag (happiness = together) from Let's Go Tidbits with Gold Foil pack.

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Lots of machine stitching here, I really love the texture they added to the layout. I also cut apart some paper clips from Cloud 9 collection and layered them underneath my photos.

If you wonder where is my journaling, they're written on the back of the layout. I find that I'm able to write more when I don't have to incorporate my journaling into the design of the page. And also, I hate my handwriting (sad but true), but I still want to include it somehow. So writing on the back of the layout is a good compromise. 

So take some time to create today if you can! You can tag me on instagram to share your latest project with me. I love love love love love seeing how others be creative! I'll see you soon!