Thursday

The one with a lot of brads


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If you don't already know, I love brads. I try to sneak them on every layout. *winks* 


Yep. This is certainly a layout with a lot of brads. 32 of them! [Sadly, they aren't enough to make a significant dent in my brad stash though...]


And here are the "non-staged" photos of my sister and her scooter. In the first photo, she was like, "Seriously?", then came the reluctant smile but eventually she caved and totally posed for me! *yay!*


Love that I managed to use little bits and pieces to embellish the layout. Check out the red ribbon...not quite long enough so I just added a bow! I think it works...*LOL*

Playing along with Let's Get Sketchy.


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Wednesday

Can I stick to the supplies I pulled out?


Pink-mixed-media-card-by-Yvonne-Yam-for-The-Crafter's-Workshop

I'm always amazed at how much stuff there is to clean up after making a simple project. So I decided to challenge myself to pick out the stuff I wanted to use on a card and just stick to those supplies.


Yep...a lot of supplies just for one card, eh?


But while making the card, I wished I had MORE supplies of course! *LOL*


But the end result isn't too shabby eh? *winks* [some ego-boosting comments would come in handy here...hehe]


This card was created for The Crafter's Workshop.


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Tuesday

A Christmas wall hanging for Xyron...a tutorial


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Hello friends! Today I want to share an easy-to-do and lightweight wall hanging that you can add to a corner of your home for a little festive cheer! Read on for the tutorial. :)


I started off with this empty DVD container. The lid was covered with some MT washi tape.




Using a roll of washi tape as a template, I wrapped some Maya Road paper twine cording to form a wreath.


Then I glued my ribbon and the Santa ornament from last year's Christmas cake using the Teresa Collins Clear Hold Adhesive.


Next I punched some stars out of American Crafts glitter cardstock.


Then I ran the punched stars through the Xyron 3" Sticker Maker which I adhered to the paper twine cording.


I used my Crop-a-dile to punch two holes on the lid so that I can string the cords of stars.


I needed something to anchor the ends of the cords so I ran these festive leaves [thanks Mitra Pratt!] through the Xyron 3" Sticker Maker.


And adhered them to the ends of the cords.


I finished the project by adding some bling, Golden Gold Mica Flakes and colouring the washi tape with Wink of Stella brush in clear for a shimmering finish. :)




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Monday

How to scrap the "not-so-great" photos...


Board-game-fun

So I had these "not-so-great" photos of the nephews playing a board game with grandma. The bright yellow board game was really very distracting. *winks*


Well, you've heard the expression, "Fight fire with fire." right? So I threw on more bright colours!

For instance, the bright red patterned paper mat gave the photos an "insta-lift" and made them appear a tad more interesting, right? [That's my story and I'm sticking to it! *hehe*]


Then I finished with a mix of different textures to add to the illusion of interesting photos. Did it work? *LOL*  

Playing along with My Creative Sketches.


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Friday

Exploring the "what ifs"


Burlap-flowers-mixed-media-canvas by Yvonne Yam for The Crafters Workshop

It is easy to slip into one's comfort zone and just work with elements that one is accustomed to. I, however,  love to make things "difficult" for myself by continually pushing boundaries and exploring the "what ifs". *winks*


Like working on a different colour palette. Or picking out the "core" elements and then exploring ways to tie a design together. "Forcing" yourself to do just one thing different each time you work on a project is a great way to grow artistically. :)


Hope you find time this busy season to nourish your artistic soul. Happy weekend my friends! :)

P/s: This mixed media canvas was created for The Crafter's Workshop.


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Thursday

Food confession...


Good-food

I have a confession....my phone photo gallery has more food photos than people photos. Seriously. *winks*


They get their 5 minutes of fame on my Instagram account...but I thought it was about time they get scrapped. So that when I'm old I can reminisce about how food used to taste like when I had teeth! *LOL*


Notice the strategically placed brads [the round ones and the ones with words] in the main photo? 


They are there to form a "pocket" so that I can pull out the top and bottom photo. :)

Playing along with Let's Get Sketchy.


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Wednesday

Someone's got a new friend...*winks*


New-friend

So my sister got herself a new "friend" - a scooter!


Of course I was excited about documenting this only because I have been hoarding this scooter fabric badge for the longest time! It would have been perfect if my sister got a pink Vespa but she's so not a pink person. *LOL*


And yes, these photos were staged. Check out my sister's facial expression in photo #4. [Yes, a scrapbooker's family member always has to re-enact a "scene" right? *winks*]


Playing along with Stuck?! Sketches.

P/s: Have you entered my gift box giveaway and my mixed media canvas giveaway?


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Monday

This black box filled to the brim with embellishments is for....[insert your name]


The-black-gift-box-by-Yvonne-Yam-for-The-Crafter's-Workshop

I love the classic black boxes I get with corporate gifts because I get to reuse the boxes and redecorate them the way I like. :) [Okay, sometimes the gifts inside are quite nice too...*winks*]


I applied Liquitex black lava medium with The Crafter's Workshop stencil. This medium dries glossy so it adds a subtle sheen to the finished product.


It got a little too dark for me so I added chipboard butterfly in silver with a pop of green from the satin bloom.

I've filled this box to the brim with my fave embellishments....[stuff I've been using on my mixed media projects this year] and would love to give this away to one lucky person. Just leave a comment on this post by Tuesday December 16th.


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Thursday

A Christmas gift box using a packaging box and Christmas cake decorations for Xyron.


Upcycled-Christmas-gift-box-for-Xyron-by-Yvonne-Yam

One of the best things about the holiday season is the gift-giving. I love the sheer delight on the recipient's face when they receive a Christmas present. Today I'm sharing a simple gift-wrapping idea using a packaging box and decorations from last year's Christmas cake. Read on for the quick tutorial. :)


I started by measuring and cutting American Crafts glitter cardstock to fit the top and bottom of the Clinique packaging box. The pieces were then ran through the Xyron 9" Creative Station for an even application of adhesive.


Next I gathered my embellishments from last year's Christmas cake along with some gauze and adhered to the box with Xyron/Teresa Collins Clear Hold Adhesive.


Can you tell that the gauze is supposed to be snow? *winks*


Of course, it wasn't glittery enough so I had to add some Golden gold mica flakes! *LOL*




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