Thursday, November 19, 2009

Spotted at Jillibean Soup

Two of my layouts are featured at Jillibean Soup's blog!

Kraft cardstock and patterned papers are one of my biggest faves and I love working with the ones from Jillibean. Add the yummy new Lentil Soup Collection and I can't stop creating with them!

Thanks Kimber for the honour!








Monday, November 16, 2009

GCD Studio Spotlight

It was such an honour to be chosen as one of the spotlight gals over at GCD Studios.
Thanks Heidi for the chance!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Baby Album

A commissioned baby album I made recently. Some peeks of the cover and inside pages...



Friday, October 30, 2009

A Few Layouts

I've just started my stint with Creative Pandemonium, an online challenge blog. Every two weeks, Janelle will give us a few elements to be included in our layouts and the rest is up to our imagination. Here are what I've done so far.






Friday, October 9, 2009

Cool Dear


A gift for a 5-year-old boy. I altered an Ikea pine frame by painting it with MM Paints (Chocolate & Wheat). The layout is done using Sassafras papers + paper whimsies, Hambly transparencies, bug stickers from Reminisce and a heart-shaped bling from a local craft store. And of course, it's sprinkled with Tattered Angels' Glimmer Mist. These mists do wonders to a plain cardstock background. Just a few spritz and it makes the layout look so different!


Saturday, October 3, 2009

Jillibean Cards

I don't make cards often but when I do, it's usually with Jillibean Soup papers. I love the look of kraft paper - natural and earthy. Add the spurts of colour that are the trademark of JS kraft patterned papers, it's the perfect combi for me!

Did I mention they have yummy names too? :)

Supplies:
Jillibean Soup - Split Pea (Pinch of Sugar), Cream of Mushroom (Chopped Parsley)
Making Memories - Rub-on alphas
Others - Kraft cardstock and red button


Supplies:
Jillibean Soup - Cold Raspberry (Fresh Rasberries), Cream of Mushroom (Chopped Parsley)
Prima - Flowers
Foof-fa-la - Buttons
Ranger - Glitter Stickles
7Gypsies - Word Stickers


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Baby First Year Gift Album

Made this for a girlfriend who's about to deliver her first baby. These Collage Press papers were sitting among my paper stash for a while and I found them to be the perfect ones for this gift, since my friend is not the kind who likes girly stuff to be "peaches and cream" :)


Sunday, September 13, 2009

New Goggles

We bought Ariel pink goggles recently and she was obviously fascinated with them!


Jillibean Supplies Used:

Pps: Cold Raspberry(Cinnamon Stick, Fresh Mint), Minestrone (Olive Oil)
Alphabeans: Oh So Orange, Green Graph
Others: Bazzil Basics Cardstock, Buttons, Alpha Stickers, Twine, Pink Paislee Alpha Stickers

Inspired by: Jillibean Soup Sketch 2

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Seven Gals, Four Weddings

Was inspired by American Crafts Blue Skies Week Challenge to create this layout. It was taken seven years ago during one of my friends' weddings. Six of us had undergone keyboard training under CY (the lady on the left). We called ourselves the "ErMei" girls, after a legendary Chinese martial arts sect that comprised only of women. Four of us got married in 2002 and we were all helping in each other's weddings.

American Crafts Supplies Used:

Pps: Teen "Fire Drill" (#34650), Teen "Tardy Slip" (#34646), Amplified "Rock 'N' Roll" (#34489) Remarks Journaling Stickers, Flair Adhesive Badges (Sew Cool), Thickers (LAX Glitter Letters & Jewelry Box Chipboard Letters), Remarks Letter Stickers (JFK Neutral1), MiniMarks (Market Accents), Black Slick Writer Others: Bazzil Basics Kraft Cardstock, Zig Pen

Friday, September 4, 2009

Seeing Stars

Made these star tags for the kids to hang on their bedroom door (still trying to find hooks!). The kids had fun cranking the handle of the Sizzix Big Shot to cut out the star shapes. They also sifted through the chipboard alphas to find the letters to their names. Ash wanted a red guitar so he got it, although he was a little upset that it was hidden.

These are available as custom gifts so email me if you would like to purchase one!





Thursday, September 3, 2009

Designing for Creative Pandemonium

Thought I was dreaming when I saw the email from Janelle, especially when yesterday was a packed and tiring day with the kids.
But yes, there it was, I made it to the Creative Pandemonium Design Team! Looking forward to their weekly challenges and being inspired by the other DT girls. Drop by for their weekly challenges!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Still Playing

Played Monopoly with my gal this morning. I don't understand how it works, but she always ends up with more money in the end. On another note, it's also a good game to teach them numbers, although at her age at 2 years and 7 months, she goes by the colours to figure out how much to pay more than actually recognising the numbers. She also knows that the picture of the old man with a coloured bar means "phwee ticket boof" (free ticket booth).

The yellow houses are mine while the green ones are hers (9:7).

The pile of notes in the first row are hers, the ones in the second row are mine. Sigh.


We Have All Been Playing

While the kids have been playing, I've been playing with the effects in Photoshop Elements. I like how some of the photos turned out.









Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Today Is The Day

Ash was home today with a low-grade fever. Anyway, I guessed he wasn't that sick as he was still tearing about house. So I took out the camera and snapped away at the siblings playing and making funny faces. Here's the two-page layout: my first!


Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Friday, July 3, 2009

July Class: Home Is Where Love Lives

Here's another workshop for mommies and your little tykes!

Add a touch of cheer and warmth to your home with this lovely hanging decor item made from pages of a Maya Road round coaster album and the bright colours of American Crafts' Backyard paper collection. Little birdhouses, cute wellingtons and yummy watermelon slices will definitely bring back homey memories.

Cost per mummy+child (5-12 years) pair : $20

Materials to bring: A pair of scissors. All other materials provided.
Special Treat: A WHOLE pack of American Crafts tangerine puffy stickers worth $10.50 for your keeps! No need to fight with your neighbour for the alphabets you want :)

For venue details or more information, please email me at littlehappyideas@gmail.com
Thanks for dropping by!





Thursday, July 2, 2009

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

For Cosmo Cricket Design Team Call

Some projects for the Cosmo Cricket Design Team call. I'm up against some really great work done by fabulously talented ladies but just want to try out anyway for fun! It would be such a dream to work with the bubbly Cosmo Cricket team and their products :)

A baby's first month gift for a girl friend using Cosmo Cricket's Girl Friday papers:



A mini album on fun beach times (using the Snorkel range):



Room deco that I created for my children's room. I love working on smaller canvasses and doing a collection of them!



A Valentine's Day accordian album:



A Mother's day gift for my mother-in-law:



A framed layout for a dear couple's 30th anniversary:



A card to go with the anniversary gift shown above: