Sunday, September 16, 2012

Stamp Lovin'

For my last day at my last department, I bought boxes of chocolate to give away to my colleagues. The Ferrero Rocher chocolates that I chose ("Ambassador, you're really spoiling us!" hahahahah!) came in clear box that I was happy to recycle as a new home for my stamps. Use 'em or lose 'em, as I always say. That and Reduce, Re-use, Recycle!

I haven't been in the mood to use stamps for awhile, just a little here and there. I think what stops me most is the thought of cleaning the ink off them afterwards, which can be such a drag...

But seeing the stamps lined up so neatly and ready for use, I got a little more enthusiastic. Watching these videos by Lawn Fawn certainly got me in the mood for stamping again...

I also like their banner card which I'm having some problems linking to, for some reason...happy Sunday anyway!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Foods I can now live with

I used to hate wang shui (coriander) with a vengeance, picking each tiny bit out of my soup if it ever had the misfortune of being placed in my bowl.

Then I guess I grew up, because I quite like it now.

The same goes for:

  • brinjals
  • celery
  • ladies fingers
  • & chilli

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Crafting for charity, continued

The crafting for charity continues though I think I'm running out of steam.
I decorated two blank 7gypsies albums and am putting them up for sale. I hope they get adopted and enjoyed!
I did a travel journal with one, and I called the other one 'enduring love'.
The idea is that the journals are lightly decorated according to the theme, ready for including text and photos and well-wishes, if wanted. Voila, a time-saving purchase if I do say so myself.

I realize that I...
  • LOVE using my rub-ons and distress ink
  • would NOT want to do craft full-time for a living!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Made with love...for charity

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how I'd committed myself to making some craft stuff for an upcoming staff bazaar.

I am pleased to say that I managed to make some cards and mini butterfly-themed cards. My favorite discovery was how the Martha Stewart butterflies can be attached to card stock with ribbon, and stuck onto a card, making a 3D effect. I made 14 of the cards, 5 of which have already been picked out (by my boss who happened to walk by... an induced pre-sale!)

Sometimes a little push is all it takes to get over procrastination...

All proceeds will go to the President's Challenge.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Saying farewell: brought to you by the letter C

Two weeks to go before I move to my new workplace and I'm looking forward to it.

I have been shredding with a vengeance, quite a lot of which was stuff I lugged with me from my previous job. My friend C says I move jobs too little. C, a seasoned mover, regularly clears her stuff each month. Ah, well, we learn.

For this move, I'm bringing as little as possible with me. I'm limiting my stationery, junking a decade's worth of training notes, packing things to bring home. I gave away documents to people who would use them, and a cushion to my cleaning lady. 

Feeling all fresh and psyched! And admittedly, I'm thinking that I won't stay too long in my next job. Stay long enough to accomplish things and make a difference, and move off once things stabilize and some one else can take over. (We'll see...)

So anyway I made a little keepsake for C, who is a pink fanatic. I had letters, acrylic, even sparkly flower stick-ons (thank you Chelle!) which I put together fairly quickly. Although it doesn't show up that well in the photo, it also has some sparkly bits from shimmery powder that I sprinkled on the still-wet acrylic paint.

For the backing, I punched some small holes in a piece of firm paper and threaded pink ribbon (thank you Chelle! :p)  to hold the letter in place.