December 24, 2013

You Can't Catch Me...

I'm the gingerbread man! I had a crafting session with a friend this past Sunday and we decided to make gingerbread people to celebrate the festive season.

December 17, 2013

Candy For The Holidays

This year I decided to pack up some candy to give to my co-workers. It's simple, quick and fun to wrap. Besides, who wouldn't want some candy?

November 7, 2013

Cherry Headband

Happy Thursday everyone! I finally have a bit of free time and thought I'd finish up the post on how I made the cherry headband for my Ice Cream costume last week! 

November 2, 2013

Finished Costume!

So I actually did have time to make the cherry headband and here is the finished costume during Halloween at work! It was a big hit and brought a lot of smiles from the kids and other staff so I'm very happy with the outcome :) 

October 28, 2013

Ice Cream Costume

For this Halloween I made a sandwich board style ice cream costume for work! It took 2 hours and I made it with materials I found around my home.

October 13, 2013

Halloween Is Coming!!


Halloween is coming up and I've been trying to think of a new costume to make for work this year! I didn't dress up for last year's Halloween since it was my first day starting at the new school and I didn't know if it would be appropriate haha.

October 5, 2013

The Snack Stack

I was clearing out things that I had put in storage a while ago and found this lovely stack in the middle of cleaning :) It's a great theme and I thought I'd take some shots of the interior!

September 17, 2013

Got A Scrapbook!

One of my friends recently gave me a scrapbook that they never used! I'm excited because this one comes with page protectors which will be great for keeping memories in top shape. :) I'm still using my other scrapbook, which is basically a notebook so I'm still thinking about what I should do with this new one. Exciting possibilities!

August 31, 2013

August 26, 2013

Housewarming Cactus Card

Here's a card I made for a friend's housewarming party. The cactus looks like this because it's a silly little inside joke ;)

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Materials: cardstock, origami paper, Sharpie marker, glue, notions, scissors

August 21, 2013

The Fashion Sketchpad

My Fashion Sketchpad finally came and now I can try my hand at fashion designing! I've interested in fashion illustration since I took a fashion illustration class in high school. It was fun coming up with designs but I always hated trying to figure out the body proportions.

August 17, 2013

DIY Munny: Ninja

A while ago, I received a DIY Munny as a gift and decided to make a ninja out of it by cutting up an old shirt and sewing up an outfit!

August 13, 2013

Map Scrapbooking

Since I don't include many photos (too lazy to print them out) in my scrapbook, I really like to keep any paper ephemera (maps, ticket stubs, flyers, etc.) to add some color to my written memories! I especially enjoy using maps.

August 5, 2013

Daiso!

I made a trip to Irvine last weekend and stopped by the local Daiso to pick up some goodies! There were so many good things there but of course I had to contain myself and only get (mostly) practical items!

August 1, 2013

Easy Does It

A co-worker's birthday is coming up and I decided to give her a little gift before summer school ended since she will not be back for the next school year. This was a very easy and budget friendly gift! All you need is a nice mug, candy and cellophane or some type of transparent wrapping paper if you don't have any clear gift bags laying around. Add a twist-tie ribbon to finish it off and you have a cute, work-appropriate gift!

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Materials: mug, candy, clear gift bag, ribbon twist-tie, tape

July 2, 2013

Someone Turned 24! (Not Me Haha)

A dear friend turned 24 last week so of course I had to pull out the craft supplies to make a card for the occasion :)

June 25, 2013

Reusing Packaging Paper


I'm really in love with brown kraft paper at the moment and use it for most of my wrapping! I like the natural look that it gives and the fact I got it for free!

June 18, 2013

A Graduation Gift

One of my friends just graduated from college so I decided to get a few things to congratulate her. Being that she was a fashion major, I thought the wrapping for the gifts should be extra fancy!

May 31, 2013

Summer Is Coming!

Hi everyone!
I've been having a creative dry spell, hence the lack of posts in recent weeks. Hopefully it'll end soon and I'll have some new things to share. With the school year ending, my work hours will definitely be shorter so we'll see how that goes. Maybe that'll give me the boost I need to start creating again :) Hope all is well with you!

May 10, 2013

Recycling A Shipping Box

I love looking at packaging and on the rare occasion that I find a delivery box with an amazing interior, I can't bear to throw it out! I received this one recently and knew immediately that it would make a great box to deliver a present once I reversed it.

May 6, 2013

Another Birthday Card

A friend of mine is turning 23 and I decided to make him a nature themed birthday card! I've been toying with the idea of using a knife to etch a design onto a card and I'm really happy about the way this one turned out :)

April 24, 2013

A Gift From Korea~

A friend currently living in Korea sent me a belated birthday package and it finally arrived on Saturday! It came with a packet of stickers/stationery that I'm sharing in this post. Yay for adding more cute things to my collection!

April 20, 2013

Washi Tape!

A friend surprised me with some washi tape the other day! She got it from Claire's (who would've thought they sold this there?) as a set of 4. They call it paper tape on the label but it's the same thing. I can't wait to finally try this stuff out :)

April 15, 2013

Simple Birthday Gift Bag

A friend's birthday is coming up and I didn't have a chance to get her a gift bag so I decided to make one using an old paper bag!

April 11, 2013

Photo Scrapbooking

For the past week, I've been working on a photo scrapbook since I've stumbled upon some old pictures from about 4 -7 years ago. Instead of using a regular scrapbook, I decided to use part of an old photo album as part scrapbook, part photo holder -- hence I call it a photo scrapbook! :)

April 7, 2013

Hello Sharpies!


I recently found this pack of Sharpie markers laying around in a drawer which brought back a lot of memories :) In high school, I used to draw and color with Sharpies a lot (and yes the fumes were very strong so I usually had to air out my sketch book afterwards!) and I guess I just sort of stopped in college when activities and my workload took up more of my time. I don't know about using Sharpies to color in my drawings now since I'm not a big fan of the smell but I would like to get back into drawing. At least little sketches here and there. We shall see!

March 31, 2013

Brush Cleaning Tablet

So spring break turned out to be a lot more busy than I thought it would be but I did manage to squeeze out this quick project! My sister asked me if I could make a brush cleaning tablet for her makeup brushes. She saw a diy YouTube video (click here or see below) inspired by the Sigma Spa Cleaning Glove and I must say, it's pretty neat, plus easy and very budget friendly!

March 20, 2013

Gift Wrapping

The other day, my sister asked if I could wrap a gift for her to give to a friend. She gave me this cute little gift box she bought at Daiso and I got to work.

March 16, 2013

Quick Post


Hello again! I know I've been pretty bad at posting lately. Work has been very tiring and I haven't had much time to do creative things. But I finally got the chance to use a card blank from the Bramble Rose set! I just added stickers and a cute fortune I found in a fortune cookie to make it more personalized. I think it looks quite fun :)

February 24, 2013

Another Daiso Haul

It's been a busy couple of weeks and I haven't had much time to craft but I did drop by a Daiso on Friday when I was visiting Irvine with a couple of friends. This is definitely my most favorite Daiso (although the farthest from me!) in Southern California. 

February 19, 2013

French Garden Photo Letter Pad

Don't you just love Korean stationery? I bought this letter pad the other day at a stationery store called Art Land.

February 12, 2013

Sending off the Valentines

Finally sending off the Valentine cards! I also tried out the stamps I got from Daiso for the first time :)

February 10, 2013

And The New Year Begins (Again)...


Happy Lunar New Year, Everyone!!!!
新年快樂!

May your year be one of...

good health,
 good fortune,
 happiness,
 and prosperity
:)

February 9, 2013

Pipe Cleaner Heart Necklaces

This past week, my students made these cute pipe cleaner necklaces for a Valentine's Day fundraiser for our class! Our lead teacher came up with the idea and I thought it was a great project to share with you all :) It's a really simple, three-step process.

January 29, 2013

January 23, 2013

Valentine's Day Cards (Part 1)


It's that time of the year again! February is coming and with that comes Valentine's Day, which I really love because of the different decorations and specialty goods that come out. This year, I decided to get a head start on making my Valentines. Here are a couple that I will be sending off to friends when the time nears :)

January 21, 2013

Working On The New Scrapbook

Recently, I decided on using a notebook to save some of the random ticket stubs and memories I've kept around for the past couple of years. 

January 17, 2013

Well, Hello There!


Mr. Mellow Papaya and...

...a group of Cuties

Fruit is always more fun with a little bit of marker and some fun faces!

January 14, 2013

Curry Rice Card

I made this card for a friend who loves Japanese curry and rice. He especially likes the restaurant chain Curry House, which is where I went for some inspiration.

January 9, 2013

I'll Be Right Back

Happy Wednesday everyone!

I haven't had a chance to do as much crafting as I'd like because of work and an upcoming exam on this Saturday morning (ugh...). I probably won't be posting anything until next week or so when I can get in some more time to work on things. After the exam, I'd like to start working on some Valentine cards and other fun things that I can't wait to share with you all :)

Until then, wish me luck and have a great rest of the week!

January 6, 2013

January 3, 2013

Daiso Haul

A Daiso just opened up around my neighborhood a week or two ago and I couldn't help but check it out yesterday. Here are some of the goodies I scored on my trip there...

January 1, 2013

2013 Crafting Resolutions!


HAPPY NEW YEAR!! I hope everyone has had a great start to the new year so far :) Here are some crafting resolutions I've made up for the upcoming year:

1. Craft with what I already have on hand.
I have so many supplies but I'm always tempted to buy more when I see something at the local craft store. I should really save some money and use up some supplies haha.

2. Send more letters and cards.
Although I love sending things through the mail, I haven't been doing much of that lately. I'd love to get back into the habit. Especially since some of my friends have told me recently how happy they are to receive something in the mail :)

3. Try some of the craft projects I've been saving up on Pinterest
They've been piling up and I still haven't tried any of them!

4. Stop hoarding stickers!
I have a hard time using my favorite stickers but I should really share the cuteness.

5. Draw more.
I've drawn a bit here and there but I would really like to do more of it this year.

Hmmm, I think that's it for now. Although I've only made up 5 resolutions, it took me a really long time to think of them haha. Hopefully I'll get them done!