Sunday, 30 June 2013

Engraver Family Printer's Tray

Hello Everyone!

So yesterday was my husband and I's 5th year wedding anniversary. As husband and wife, we are always about making and remembering memories together and as a family. We love traditions and we love starting up one within our family. One specific tradition we have started is gifting each other with something that reflects the traditional wedding anniversary gift theme. If you are unaware of what this is, click here. So for the first year, the traditional wedding anniversary gift theme is paper. For that year, my husband gave me a shopping spree voucher printed on a piece of paper, not a clever idea but the shopping spree made up for it, lol! I gave him a mini album (of course, composed of paper and chipboard) titled, "The Story of Us". I think you get the idea of the mini album. Second year theme is cotton; he gave me a cotton dress, I gave him a customed cotton apron (since he loves to barbeque). Third year theme is leather; he gave me a designer leather purse and I gave him a designer leather belt. Fourth year theme is fruit or flowers; he gave me two boxes of chocolate covered strawberries and I gave him a single red rose.

As boring as this can go on, for the fifth year, the gift theme is wood. He gave me one of the perfumes from my favorite designer, Anna Sui. My husband had a hard time with this theme although he can easily get me a wooden hanger for our closet, he still tried to make it more meaningful for me. I collect Anna Sui perfumes and he had found out that the latest perfume she's released has the scent of flowers and wood mixed together. I must say, it smells so good! Well, you can't go wrong with her perfume anyway. What did I give him you ask??? Well, let's get this blog rolling... I altered yet another printer's tray! I know, I know!... ANOTHER printer's tray! (there will be another one to come *hint *hint). As most of you crafter's know, printer's trays are made out of wood and I just can't get enough of altering them! So, here's what I came up with:

I am very pleased with the outcome of this printer's tray and I'm so happy that I've finally created something that I can keep! If you would like to see my walk through process of how I created this printer's tray, please visit my YouTube channel by clicking here. Don't forget to check out the supplies I used for this project below. I hope you enjoyed my blog today! Until next project! Hugs!
Recollections printer's tray (available at Michael's)
Prima Engraver 6x6 paper pad
Tim Holtz word band
Engraver wood buttons
I am Roses flowers
metal key from Michael's
Prima Canvas Alphabet stickers
Momenta metal embellishments
Prima wood tickets
Art I cake door knocker metal charm
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Resin Heart with Flora Accent in Grey
Round Ribbon Sliders
Flat Back Pearl in White (temporarily sold out - available in other colors)
Wheat Spray in Onyx
Alice Bows in Black (temporarily sold out - available in other colors)

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Guipure French Lace in Brown
Organza Tea Garden Trim in Earl Grey
Guipure French Lace in Black
Chocolate Pleated Satin Trim
Guipure French Lace in Mocha
French Venise Lace in Black
Leaf Lace in White
French Guipure Lace in Brown (temporarily sold out - available in other colors)
Venise Lace in White
Guipure French Lace in Cream (temporarily sold out)

Saturday, 29 June 2013

"Memories" Mini Album Using Romance Novel Collection by Prima

Hi Everyone!
It's that time of the month again to share with you my design team project for The Piece by Piece. For this month, I created a mini album with the ever so popular paper collection by Prima which is the Romance Novel. I found this mini album a bit of a challenge for me because for one, I haven't created a mini album in a long time. Also, I always include pictures in the mini albums I've created. Despite the challenges, I've had a lot of fun creating. I've been inspired by so many talented ladies out there in the crafting community. For more information on how I put this mini album together, please watch my video here. And so without taking much of your time, here are the images of my "Memories" mini album especially created for a special friend. I hope she will like it!

Cover 2


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Have a great weekend! Hugs, Joanne Cheng

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