Crate Paper Design Team : Happy Birthday

Birthdays are one of my favorite occasions to celebrate! And it is the fav for my eldest daughter too. She still gets all excited whenever she sees a birthday cake simply because she enjoys singing the "Happy Birthday" song. She is just cute like that! With that in mind, I decided to create a birthday layout just for her. 

 As always, I get my inspirations in many forms and one of them is by "studying" the products. When I was browsing the Cute Girl collection, I was drawn to this patterned paper called Rainbows. I absolutely love how colorful the stripes are. Somehow those stripes reminded me of piñata & thought it would be fun to create alpha piñata! Yes, that's how my mind works! Haha. And with that in mind, I instantly got an idea to hand-cut each alpha to spell  "HAPPY BIRTHDAY". I love to hand-cut alpha when I was in primary school and that brought back a lot of memories to me. Truly enjoyed the hand-cutting process & it's pretty therapeutic to me too :) 

Once I'm done with the cutting, I spread each alpha & arranged them evenly to fit on the white cardstock. I love how the colors popped. The photo of my daughter blowing her birthday candles adhered in the middle row really made the photo stood out! And by adding the cute embellishments like chipboard stickers & accent stickers all around the photo added more fun & great dimension to the layout. 

Here are the close-up shots shot in different angles... 
TIP: To make the hand-cut alpha stand out a little more, use a pencil or black fine-tip pen to trace the outer-line.

What I love most about this layout was I managed to create this layout in a short time and with minimal products. Perfect for a mama like me who has very little time on hand. Love how it turned out! I think I may need to frame this up :)

Supplies : Crate Paper Cute Girl - Rainbows (680496), Chipboard Stickers (680508), Foiled Stickers (680510)

Thanks for letting me share today! 
Xoxo Jessy

Maggie Holmes Design Team : Bookmark

 Hello lovely friends! 

It's always fun to dig out Maggie's older collections. I love to revisit these collections because they give me fresh new ideas on how to approach the products again in a different perspective. 

A couple months back, I created some brush lettering bookmarks for my church friends and they were very well received. With the same idea in mind, I decided to use Maggie Holmes products to create a bookmark too. I absolutely love the end result of my bookmark. I truly love the pop of colours against the b&w stripe paper. The different textures and dimensions on the bookmark gave an interesting look as well. And that pretty tassel sure completed the look! 

Maggie Holmes Shine 6x6 Paper Pad
Maggie Holmes Shine 12x12 Chipboard Sticker 
Maggie Holmes Shine 6x12 Accent Stickers 
Maggie Holmes Bloom Puffy Thickers - Grow 
Maggie Holmes Confetti Tassels 

Have a terrific day!
Xoxo Jessy


Whenever I create in my journaling bible, I'd use something flat so that my bible would be able to close well. I love that in the Bloom collection there are a lot of embellishments that you can use. And these pretty alpha stickers are suitable for bible journaling.  Before I begin, I will choose a bible verse to journal. It certainly help to speed things up and also keep me focus on what I want to create.

1 Peter 4:8 
Above all, keep loving one another earnestly since love covers a multitude of sins. 
Just before I adhere the alpha stickers onto the page, I arranged them to get an idea of the end result. I started of with the LOVE ephemera pieces, followed by the gold glitter Thicker and completed the page with the petal Thickers. Also used the gold foil stickers & heart chipboard to enhance the details. Lastly, I spritzed green mist onto the page. 

Maggie Holmes Bloom Ephemera pieces (LOVE)
Maggie Holmes Bloom Glitter Thickers - Happy Gold (one)
Maggie Holmes Bloom Thickers - Petal (another)
Maggie Holmes Bloom 12x12 Chipboard Stickers (glitter heart)
Maggie Holmes Bloom Gold Foil Stickers (cross + heart)
Maggie Holmes Bloom Accent Stickers (more of this)

Thanks for coming by!
Xoxo Jessy

Pinkfresh Studio Design Team : Journaling Bible + Layout

Hello again! So excited to share with you my latest creations featuring Indigo Hills. This collection is really stunning in real life. There are so many things I like in this collection, can't seem to choose my favorite. Lol. And of course this collection is very versatile - think scrapbook, handmade cards, planners, project life, bible journaling, etc. 
Let me share with my first creation. I was given the opportunity to design a faith based stamp set called "You Are Worthy". Absolutely grateful when I get such opportunity! So I decided to use the stamp onto my journaling bible. I love how the paper embellishments, puffy stickers & the alpha stickers go so well on my bible page. 
Now onto my second creation. I really love the fact that this collection has pre-made pages where you can just adhere photo(s) & embellishments onto the page and you are pretty much done. Pages like these are perfect for a busy mama like me who absolutely enjoy crafting time whenever I can. It is very therapeutic to me! 
I hope you like my creations & hope these projects will inspire you to create. Have a great weekend!
XoXo Jessy

Crate Paper Design Team : On My Desk

Hello! I'm extremely excited to show you my desk featuring the beautiful Craft + Office Storage. I wish you could hear me squeal when I opened the DT box! Lol. The CP goodies are getting better by the box. At the moment, I'm in the midst of packing my things to shift to our new house soon.  I just knew every piece of these storages would be perfect for my new craft room. For now, I'll share with you what I did with the storages on my current desk. 

Here's the front view of my desk. I love how the gold + mint go so well together! As you can observe, these colors pretty much match with bright/pastel colors tool. Don't you just love them even more? 

 I absolutely adore this gold grid panel. It could be hung on the wall or you can just lay it on the desk, just like what I did at an angle. It is pretty stable by itself. 

The grid panel is really perfect to use for displaying your creations or storing stationeries. I used the medium wire bin to store my roller stamps, gold stapler and also some tapes. The mason jar is perfect to store the cute pencils. To hang more items on grid panel, you may use binder clips or little pegs in the embellishment jar from the Maggie Holmes Open Book collection. 

What I love about the paper rack is you can pull each shelves in and out for easy access to paper. How clever! And of course with this rack, you can now arrange your papers by collections or colors :)
Isn't this ceramic organizer the cutest? Perfect to store little ephemera & small embellishments. How practical! That small b&w checkered magnetic box is also great to use as part of your desk display or to store pretty trinkets/embellishments or simply use it to keep ready handmade cards/tags for that special one. 

Tips: I always love displaying the products on my desk so I'd use them on my projects. Having pretty little things on your desk will spark some kind of inspirations/ideas as well :)

This paper storage is not only awesome because it can store traditional scrapbook-sized paper and embellishments but it can also function as part of your desk interior. Love the colour blocking! 

I hope you like how I displayed all these beautiful storages. Most importantly they are perfect to keep my desk organised and accessible at anytime. The possibilities are endless with these storages :)

Thanks for letting me share today!
Xoxo Jessy

Crate Paper Craft + Office Storage : Grid Panel (375791), Hooks (375793), Medium Metal Bin (375795), Plastic Mason Jar (375797), Paper Rack (375798), Paper Storage (375799), Ceramic Organizer (375801), Small Magnetic Box (375805)

Maggie Holmes Design Team : Love You

How time flies... and just like that we're in the month of July! Today I'm back to share with you a layout that I incorporated with butterflies. Just before I share with you my layout, let me just walk you through on a couple of supplies that I used. 

The "Sweet Rose" patterned paper is absolutely stunning! I called it the "modern vintage" patterned paper. Not only it has vintage elements, the colours are pastel tone & just lovely. Certainly my kind of colours to go whenever I scrap! I also love the touch of black that gives a little contrast to all the pastel colours. I just knew I have to use this paper on my layout. 

I'm always a huge fan for anything butterflies & had to include them on my layout. So with that in mind, I took out my Sizzix Bigshot Plus & Butterflies dies (similar) and roll them out on the Sweet Rose paper. Aren't those butterflies so pretty? I love the colour- block-looking butterflies!

I absolutely love how easy you can just "throw in" some butterflies on your project & they instantly look so classy + pretty. By overlapping the butterfly wings, they create a "moving flow" on the layout. I also decided to use a similar coloured patterned paper called Blossom at the back of the cardstock to create a harmonious look to my overall layout + also chosen the embellishments of the same colours to create a cohesive look as well. 

By adding adhesive pearl/bling in the middle, they instantly give a classy look to the butterflies!

By positioning the photo & the ephemera pieces in a descending lines sure gave a fun look to my layout. 

Maggie Holmes Bloom 12x12 paper - Sweet Rose
Maggie Holmes Bloom 12x12 paper - Blossom
Maggie Holmes Bloom 12x12 Chipboard Stickers
Maggie Holmes Bloom Ephemera Die-Cuts
Maggie Holmes Bloom 6x12 Accent Stickers
Maggie Holmes Bloom Rubber Shapes

Thank you for coming by!
Xoxo Jessy

Crate Paper Design Team : Floral Tags

 Hello again! Creating in a smaller canvas can be fun. I love that by creating something small will sometimes spark an idea working on a bigger canvas. For instance, these floral tags would be awesome to be used on a layout, card, project life or even on gift packaging. Can you see the possibilities? 

By mixing + matching the collections would also give a different look to your creations. That is what I love most about Crate Paper is that every collections compliment each other in someways. Here I created with the Gather & Cute Girl collections. 

So the next time when you are running out of ideas, create something smaller to begin with! Somehow, you will find your inspirations again :)

Thanks for letting me share!
 Xoxo Jessy