Thursday, 24 October 2013

recording life:: oct 14 - oct 20 2013

This week, I wanted to add a bit of colour into my pages to reflect the warmer weather we have been having.  Due to the continued onslaught of assessments, I have been chained to my desk.  At least I have my pretty stationery to keep me company!

Masking seal stickers from yozocraft; yellow Martha Stewart post it note, a gift from cafeetpapier; Cloud stickers from eBay; Uni style fit barrel and assorted refills from Jetpens.
These were the main tools I used to decorate my pages this week.  I also added a wee little polaroid, cut up from a scrapbook page by Dear Lizzy's Fifth and Frolic collection.  I absolutely love the pages in these! So dreamy.

I was also very lucky to receive a most lovely letter from a dear new friend, @winiii_fred.  Check out her Instagram, she takes the most beautiful photos.  I was so very lucky she shared a polaroid with me. 

I hope you have had a lovely week!

Sunday, 13 October 2013

recording life:: oct 7 - oct 13 2013

Hello hello!
How have your week been?
While my week look like it was absolutely PACKED, the tasks were short and this week was probably one of my most laid back weeks.  I thought that the colours I chose out this week really reflects that.

Sunday was my dear Daddy's birthday.  It's always sad when you can't spend the day with your loved ones on their special day, but that's what happens when you're studying interstate. 

Dear Lizzy sticker book purchased from Spotlight;  washi tapes, gifts from cafeetpapier {{can be purchased from twopeasinabucket}} Uni style fit barrel and assorted refills from Jetpens.
These were the supplies used to decorate this week's pages.  I thought the three washi tapes that came in a set looked very good together and I wanted to incorporate them into my page all at once.  The Dear Lizzy sticker book also had colours that match perfectly with the washi tapes. 

I was also so very happy to receive this treasure of a letter from Hui Yin at @dearchy

It is just so beautifully vintage! I can't wait to compose a letter and send it back.

How have your week been?
Any pretties in the mail?

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

crafty tools for my crafty drawer

Not gonna lie, entering the penpal world has driven a creative itch in me.

This led to a few crafty purchases.

Motex embossing machine, ver. 3 and assorted tape refills purchased from D-lish Scraps.
Firstly, I'd like to introduce you to the motex embossing machine, ver. 3.
Look at how retro, adorable, and user-friendly it is!

This was purchased from D-lish Scraps for a great price of AUD $15.00.  The tape refills {{except for the pink, which came in the package}} were purchased at a price of AUD $3.  I selected bright, neon colours to prepare for the summer ahead.  The thing is, I don't think these colours are enough, I may want more! {{eBay better watch out!}}

As a store, I really recommend D-lish Scraps.  Their competitive pricing and GREAT service is making me thinking about another order.  My package came shipped within a week and it was well packaged with a little heart chocolate too!

The next few purchases {{all purchased at three separate occasions...}} are craft punches of different shapes and sizes.  These are all from the Fiskars brand, and I love how easy they are to use.  I love making confetti with them!

Do you have a trusty crafty tool that you love to use?
Please share, I'd love to know more!

Sunday, 6 October 2013

recording lifee: sept 30 - oct 6 2013

The long awaited midsemester break!
Oh, what a relief, I can breathe again.  Well, for now... I can't lie, the past few weeks, I felt like I was a fish out of water, struggling to keep up with the intense work load I had.

Living interstate for university, the break allowed me to visit my family.  It was so good to see them {{not to mention, I was spoiled to the max!}} and to continue my assignments at a more leisurely pace.  While it was a short visit, it was exactly what I needed to face the rest of the semester.

This week was also a friend's 21st and it was so good to relax and enjoy the break with some friends.

Dear Lizzy sticker book purchased from Spotlight; Masking seal stickers purchased from Yozocraft; Uni style fit barrel and assorted refills from Jetpens.
The supplies I used to decorate my pages this week were dominated with stickers with a homey, travel-ish theme.  Kinda fitting, don't you think? The heart stickers were extra treats gifted to me from Rin at paperedthoughts in a penpal letter.