Wednesday, February 29, 2012


handbound book (multi-needle coptic stitch) with canvas wrapped covers
When I was designing this project for last month's class, I decided from the start that it would be present for a dear friend...
And so, I decided to "think Jaz" as I worked....and this was the result.  Do you think it's "Jaz-zy"? :)
It was fun being 'someone else' for a while... got the mojo going too!

Thank you everybody who attended this class and got their hands dirty painting and glittering with me! Hope you had fun!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Melissa Frances Coming to Singapore!!!

Hey hey!! Fresh news!  Melissa Frances will be conducted a series of workshops in Singapore in April!!! PaperMarket is organizing this event and you can see the information better here:   

There's adorable glass domes!!!! and a.....bookbinding class!!!!! aaaaargh!!!!
You all better go sign up - I want to sign up also cannot (probably have to be teaching assistant)!

Benny Bee

This is my "bee" boy (though, he says he's now older and no longer a bee but a wasp - i.e. more powerful) who lately has wanted to have hair like Tin Tin...(somehow I think it looks like a 'stinger' instead....except on the wrong end...)

...And the "bee" boy is also featured (minus stinger) in this layout for the latest colour palette over at the Color Room:
It's an awesome palette! Based on the "Life by the Sea" collection from MajaDesign.....great for buzzy little boys.

Have fun playing with the new palette! I'll catch you soon. I've got to go catch my "bee" and get him to learn his Chinese spelling.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Graphic 45 Design Team 2012 Audition

I thought I'd have go at being part of the Graphic 45 Design Team for goes (please pardon the photo-heavy post:

Here are a few projects featuring Graphic45 papers that I have done in the past and two other projects that I think represent my style:


Mini Albums:

Bookbinding Project:

 Altered Art:

Thank you for looking! :)

"Warm" Layouts (March Class - Project 3)

I'm done! I'm done!
the third new class for March at Laine's is a layout class with lots of warm warm tones I love:

Hope you like them!
I'll be dropping off all my projects at the store tomorrow so you can pop by and have a look and the class dates should be out real soon too.

See you in March!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Kaleidoscope (March Class - Project 2)

Woo Hoo! I was a good girl and managed to get this done.
A bright mini album made from scratch
with a 'rainbow' spine (think I might add a little bit of something over the spine tomorrow and maybe ink it up a little more...)
And the pages inside have paint spatters and misting.
Happy happy happy! (both the album and me)

Monday, February 20, 2012

A Treasure Box (March Class - project 1)

Some of you were asking me about the projects coming up in March so I thought I'd give you a post by post peek of what's coming up over the next few days even though not everything is ready yet:

First up:  A vintage-style Treasure Box
with a mini album inside:
And there's something very significant brewing in March that I have to keep under my hat for now....but will tell you soon as I can.

Show you some more class projects soon.  Back to work!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Living the Good Life

Life is good...
But yesterday, we had a spot of trouble at home...frustration, a bit of a meltdown, emotional drama, worry, anxiety and all the things that go along with things not going along as we feel they should. (come to think of it, whoever said that things are supposed to go along as you think they should anyway?)

And yet, today, I pause and give thanks again that I am "living the good life" - because
- I have hope that God is able where I am not
- I am surrounded by love in all its forms - concern, advice, worry, time, listening, silence...
- the Goodness of life comes from an everlasting source and not my own limited well of trying hard to be good or make others good.

So....It's all Good.  :)
canvas album with spool tie closure
 inner cover
 the inside pages have flaps (in a weird orientation...)
 and 'windows' for pictures (words stamped with white Staz On)
This was a class we ran in January and I hope you guys had fun getting confused over which way the flaps flap! Thank you again, for joining me for classes in 2012! I'm back!  :)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Maja Design Blog!

Hey all!  Maja Design now has a blog where you can keep up to date and get inspired with all things Maja Design! Best of all, its in English! (phew...lucky for me eh?).  Come meet the lovely ladies on the design team and enjoy their creations!
And Maja Design is also giving away an awesome paper collection in celebration of the collaboration with the Color Room in February.  Just leave a comment on the new blog to stand a chance to win!  Details here!