Tuesday, January 25, 2011

walmart collection

When I went to the US, one of my goals was to purchase freezer paper, it's similar to wax/baking paper you can get here, but it only has wax on one side. It's very versatile, other than the name implies (freezer paper for wrapping food), it is actually used in quilting and now also to paint designs on t-shirts!

Needless to say, in the excitement of seeing Walmart I forgot about it until my sister reminded me (thanks!). I looked all over and with the help of a staff member, I finally located some... some 150 square feet of it (or 14 metres-squared)... and the same length as my luggage.

Anyway, I made a few more crafty purchases after that :) then I waited at the wrong entrance for everyone else when the meeting time came -_-... I found the prices were pretty similar to the stores here e.g. Lincraft, Spotlight but unfortunately I couldn't browse any speciality craft stores. :(

Clockwise from top: Origami paper, Bead reamer, 'Aloha' stamp, ladybug and farm animal ribbon, rhinestones (black and crystal).

On the use of freezer paper, Make It and Love It blog

Saturday, January 15, 2011

cookies with a sweet message

Made these cookies at New Years =D with a cookie cutter set I bought from Williams-Sonoma in the US. I didn't want it at first, but walked around and they had a Christmas edition of the cookie cutters and decided I wanted to buy it because it came with 3 shapes and some pre-made phrases e.g. 'Happy' and 'Birthday'. Then wandered around convincing myself to purchase it.

Tweaked the recipe they gave by adding matcha powder to it XD.

They are fun to use but it's quite hard getting the individual letters in and out. :(

Mine do not look as nice as the ones on the website, sigh -_-

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

chocolate fudge brownies

Recipe found in The Big Book of Chocolate - 365 decadent and irresistible treats
Donovan, Jennifer
Duncan Baird Publishers, London

Monday, January 10, 2011

Nom Nom Piranha

Occasion: Birthday for KT

1. Mario Brothers
2. Stampin' Up workshop card (flower pot)
3. Card I made previously for JW.

-scrapbooking paper : Grace Taylor Contempo Collection from Big W (the green, blue and coloured leaves)
-Used a lot of rhinestones, rub-ons and glitter!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Puppy found a new home

Occasion: Tom Tom's Birthday (P.S. Go Garmins!)

1. Tom's msn display photo (again!)
2. Pull out/pocket cards
3. non-traditional card style

-Dragonfly made with Chinese knotting, I first learnt to make this dragonfly during Camparadise but had to refresh myself with this tutorial.

-Buttons, I bought a bag of craft buttons on sale from Aldi and have used them already, but finally had a chance to use so many!
-ribbon, cardboard
-hole punches are: dog paw print from Kaisercraft and the bird on the branch is from stampin' up

And here's the cutest little puppy, coming out to play!

To find the puppy, just type 'puppy' in Google Images!