Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Post Crossing

So, I decide to start penpal-ing.
I've been thinking about it for some times. Writing letters to a new friend from the other side of the world, getting to know their countries and of course themselves and hopefully to gain friendships.
The cute envelopes, letters, writings and stamps are the bonuses.

I found some new friends through Instagram and there are three beautiful ladies that are writing for me now. I can't hardly wait to receive their letters and write back.
I also decided to join a Snail Mail Project from Snail Mail Ideas and Snail Mail My Email by the SMME Community.

The Snail Mail Project 

You can join the Snail Mail Project every month.
You send your address and get an address from another Snail Mailer.
What so fun is, the one you write to is not the person you will get a snail mail from. It will be a total surprise, and you get two new friends instead of just one! :-)
You can join in too, by clicking the picture above.

Snail Mail My Email Project 

Snail Mail My Email is a worldwide collaborative art project where volunteers handwrite strangers' emails and send physical letters to the intended recipients, free of charge.

It is not actually a post crossing for myself, but I can learn a lot from it, I think. :-)
You can also read more about it by clicking the picture above.

If you happen to be looking for a penpal too.. you can email me at jeannemw23@gmail.com

Have a great day!

Friday, September 26, 2014

2 Layouts | What a Day..

You can say that this is a really productive day for me.. well, in a way.
I managed to clean up the warehouse where we kept all the dining and cook wares, now it will be more accessible and easier to find things in.

I also managed to make 2 layouts of my babies, Michael & Fae.
The first is about the photo that I took yesterday, a really hard to get photo, where Michael and Fae are smiling and looking at the camera, all in the same frame, I love it!!!
And the second one is about Fae starting to stand on her own! YAY! A milestones for her :-)

Here they are:

Layout | Bro & Sis
 I created this using Studio Calico May 2013's Add-On Kit, Big Dipper.
I like all the pattern papers and decided to use all of them as layers behind my photo. Love the stars that indicate that my kids really are my stars and the bright yellow too. I challenge myself to use only the available embellishments in the kit. That way I can use up my stash, I think. 
The vertical title, as an answer to Studio Calico - Weekly Challenge

Freckled Fawn clouds wood veneers that I love so much.. love the rain drops and little hearts too.

And more and more buttons.

Now the second layout, is of my daughter, Fae.
She's starting to stand on her own, and I think I like this quote to be put on her layout.

"What if I fall?
Oh, my darling, what if you fly..?"

I know it's a really pink one, I use the collection from Sarah Jane, Children at Play. I have bought this collection a really really long time ago, 2011 I think.. And just had the chance to use it. 
See? I'm a real hoarder. But I try to limit my scrapbook supply shopping now.. 

Love this mounted stickers!!! And it matches the quotes too.. 

Here's a close up look of the photo, she's standing! And the girl with the flags is like shouting "YAY!! Way to go, Fae!" and I also added letter thickers on the side of the photo with red color which is a bit similar to the background so it won't stand out too much. 

That's all for today. Thanks for looking and I hope you like what you see :-)

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Layout | Jakarta - Pop Con Asia 2014

Made this layout for my husband to show my encouragement towards his pursuit in toy designing.

He has a blog, http://www.toykultur.com  - a blog he created from his hobby in toys, photography and blogging. Toy as in toys and kultur is culture in English.
In his blog, he writes about his toy reviews, toy photography and news on toy culture in Indonesia. He hopes that international people can acknowledge the growing and potential Indonesian toy designers through his blog.

He opened a booth at the POP CON Asia and collaborate with some abroad toy designers to put their exclusives on his booth. He wanted to introduced his own character too, Gacha. The name came from Godzilla and ocha, as a character design inspired by his favorite kaiju, Godzilla, and his habit in drinking tea / coffee.

I didn't have a lot of photos from the event, because honestly, we (my kids and I), didn't spend too much time at the convention.. because they are still too small and the place is really crowded with all the sounds and visitors, also there's no place for them to rest. So I took the kids for a walk and play at the mall or sometimes we just stayed at the apartment and rest. 

This is the layout I made for him and also as my take on Studio Calico - Sunday Sketch

This it the detail photo when Mari E. Pangestu visited his booth.. so proud of him to be part of the creative industry. 

The layout tittle.

Some details..

Added a little notes attached at the back of the photos.

Last but not least, it is actually a little message for my husband. I actually do not know how clear he is about his path in the to industry.. so I just assuming that he is still trying to find his way, what kind of approach, advertisement, types of products or merchandise of his character that he want to produce.. he might still looking here and there and asking around a.k.a wandering.. so I guess it will be the right quote to describe his situation now and also as an encouragement. 

We love you :-)

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Layout | Perfect Little Girl

I love Maggie Holmes, Crate Paper.. love the vintage aura they gave..
And I think it would be perfect for Clarice's ballet photos. These photos were taken by my husband while ago, and I love it so much, and I've been wanting to scrap it since.  But it got hold up with Project Life's catch up, wardrobe cleaning, desk cleaning and so on..

And a few days ago (September 12th' 2014), was actually her birthday and I think it would be a perfect gift and I have to make it (the layout) happen.
So I just made it this morning, I know this would be a belated birthday present.. but I do really hope that they will like it, I know my friend Lisa (the mother), love it when I show it to her (through Line messenger) this morning.
I have framed and going to give it to them tomorrow when we are going to watch circus together.

Here it is :
I used one of Flea Market paper that has music notes on, because I think it represent ballet and music. I misted it with Studio Calico gold mist and splatted some dots too..
I used a lot of mounted tape, to create some dimensions.
The embellishments were all also from Crate Paper, like the fabric bows, resin pins & the accent stickers I used below.

Love love love.. can't wait till my baby girl grow too..

Layout | Love This Face

Made this layout for my little niece, Kate..
I really love her smile on this photo and just have to scrap it. Well, now you know that I am definitely a photo inspired scrapbooker. :)

Made this using Echo Park - Sweet Girl collection.
Just a simple layout for the sweet little Katherine Elaine Huang. xoxo

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Late Post | Daydy with Me Layout

My husband and his friends started this hash-tag on their Instagram few months ago.. We all have almost the same age children & most of us spend time together a lot (those who are in Jakarta of course) and YUP! We all love to take photos of our children.
All the Dads came up with the idea of taking photos of the kiddos with their Daddies, but not showing the Daddy's face. So either, not shown at all or the Dad just look back or other direction.. and then, uploaded it to Instagram with the hash-tag #daydywithme.
It was really fun! Some of our other friends then start playing along too.. we're still thinking about the hash-tag name for mommy & the kids.

And this is a photo of Michael and his Daddy that I really like, taken when we all went to the beach with some friends last July. I know this might not fulfill the criteria for the tag, but I really want to use the title.

Using Dear Lizzy collection, and I forgot, I think the wavey paper is from Studio Calico. ;-p

You can see the Instagram #Daydywithme on this link.
And you are welcome to play along too..

Mom's Little Treasure is her Daughter

I've been wanting to make more layouts for my daughter.
It was so easy making Michael's, maybe because I have already been used to it.
Just like buying clothes, it's just sooo easy finding shirts, t-shirts, pants or any accessories for Michael, but with Fae..sometimes I got confused which one should I buy, will she look good in it, etc. Or on the bright side.. maybe I want to make sure that she get the best (not that I didn't do the same with Mike), maybe because she's a girl.. ahh you know what I'm talking about.

I came across this quote another day.. "A Mother's treasure is her daughter". I definitely want to scrap it. I also have a photo of Fae and me at the fishing pond the other day that I like very much. love the expression that she have there.
So I'm using this old Valentine collection from Crate Paper, Fourteen, that I have kept for quite a long time already. I don't have thickers that come along with the collection, so I'm using the glitter puffy letter stickers from Dear Lizzy instead.. so glad that they have coordinating color (this is in my opinion tho, haha..).

So this is what I came up with..
I applied a little bit of gesso on the background paper to make the color soft, layered some patterned papers and paper frames from the embellishment sheets on the photo. Attached the letter stickers on the side of the photo.. I didn't want to decorate too much besides the title quote because it is quite long already. For the last touch, i sprinkled some gold mist, but ended up adding a little spray of mist too.
Here it is..
Some details :

I can't wait till she's grown and we can chat and shop together.. on the other way around, I don't want her to grow too fast!! Oh my.. Mum's dilemma :)