DIY Encouragement Banner

Hey guys!

So everyone needs a little encouragement now and then. Why not be the first one to offer some? 🙂

A friend of mine recently got a new job and I decided to make a little “encouragement banner” as a reminder for the tough times.

 

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It’s so cute and you know what? it’s so easy – you can make one for someone too! (Or yourself!) Let’s get started!

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What you’ll need:

  • Quotes on small pieces of paper (size is totally up to you!)
  • String
  • Pegs (I used small ones :D)
  • Puffballs (optional)
  • Glue! (not in the picture above, sorry!)

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I started off by painting some quotes on small pieces of paper. You can paint, draw, or just write the quotes on color or patterned paper – whatever you like! You can even print some out, but nothing beats handmade goods, aye? 😉

If you know the specific situation your loved one is going through, you could choose certain quotes that speak to those situations as well 🙂

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Next, I picked out the small puffballs of my collection and glued them onto my pegs. This is optional – you could go with plain pegs but the fluff is too irresistible for me! If you’re using big pegs, I suggest big puffballs! 😀

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You’ll end up with such cute pegs! ❤ (This picture makes me so happy heh)

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Finally, I stacked the pieces of paper together and twirled some string around it. You’ll want to cut a long string that is enough to peg up all your quotes.

Then, I found a small box to fit the quotes, string and pegs in 😉

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And there you have it! When the receiver of your gift takes out the different elements from the box, they’ll figure out what it is and I’m sure will love it! ❤

I hope you guys give it a try because this DIY is simple, cute, and most importantly, thoughtful 🙂

Thanks for reading! ❤

 

Get out there!

Hello all & good day!

This week marks yet another new chapter of my life as its orientation week in Uni! Class selections are to be done tomorrow while my actual classes start next Monday aaand I can’t wait 😀 (I am a tad bit fidgety & hoping that I’ll be able to get good class timings as well as lecturers) There’s much to look forward to and I know I’ve got a goOod 3 years ahead of me.

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To be honest, I’m not really an outgoing person by nature 😮 Though I’ve gotten an earful of advice on how I should get myself active in university and I know it so myself, it’s definitely going to be a challenge for me.

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I’d say I’m more of an introvert… but I can be friendly! (A friendly introvert? 😮 ) I’m not one to completely shy away, and I reach out to people (especially when in the position of responsiblity) but at the same time, I get intimidated when there’s a whole bunch of extroverts dominating the scene… I really do :S

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Nonetheless, I’ve set out to get actively involved in the programmes and events my university offers so that I can serve the students as well as gain experience and develop my character 🙂 A thought that came to me awhile ago: “If you don’t feel comfortable doing it, but you kinda know you should, then you should!”

 

This is because I realized that the things that we are hesitant to do – that are out of our comfort zones – are the very things that make us stretch and grow as individuals! It’s how we learn new things – about the world, about people, about ourselves! 🙂 So get out there, yes – take that step! Don’t talk yourself out of it once you’ve set your mind on it. Don’t be scared to give yourself a little push sometimes because in the end you’ll most likely look back and think “hey, I needed that” 🙂

 

Much love and thanks for reading! ❤

My BuJo Life Begins

So friends, I have finally joined the dark side…eheh…*insert cheer*

A few reasons why I decided to give bullet journalism a try:

  • To have a portable calendar! so I can readily refer to my plans at any time of the day 🙂  (My plans are jotted down on my table calendar at home currently)
  • To be able to keep track of my progress in regards to the goals I’ve set for myself
  • To have a proper storage place for my random thoughts & ideas throughout the day – I can scribble them down before I forget 😀
  • To be self-motivated by inserting inspirational quotes
  • To have fun decorating it!

 

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I didn’t have the heart to spend on a Dori Journal so I used a Dori insert instead! haha. I’m starting simple; nothing fancy – yet 😉

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Here’s to the start of my bullet journal journey! Please feel free to give me some kind advice if you’re into BuJo’s too ❤

Thanks for popping by!

Childhood Memories

Childhood Mems

Hi guys!

I’m working on a mini booklet for my cousin (and best friend) who’s leaving me to further her studies overseas soon 😦

I decided to paint some stuff from our childhood memories since we grew up together 😉 here’s a sneak peak!

  • We used to jump from couch to couch, avoiding the floor  HOT LAVA!  Image result for volcano emoji
  • We used to buy matching outfits! And even have the same hairstyle Image result for laughing face emoji
  • Having a cubby house was  g o a l s  back then Image result for crying emoji
  • We would use our imagination to play “masak-masak” (literal translation from Malay would be cook-cook haha) – our favourite noodle would be this plastic green chain we found at her house Image result for tongue emoji

 

Thanks for reading! 🙂

Water Brushes

Water brushes are so fun to use! Well, mostly because I’m just lazy and with these guys, I don’t have to keep dipping my brush in water! haha. But it’s not just that, these brushes make colour blending really easy 🙂 And this is coming from a non-paint-expert.

How it works is really simple – you unlock the tip of the brush and fill the hollow compartment with water, lock it back then proceed to dip your brush into paint. When you decide you’re bored of that paint colour and wanna blend it with another – just go ahead dip your tip into it and paint on! If you don’t wanna ‘contaminate’ your paint bottles/ paint set, you can use a pallet for your paint like I do.

Also, if you’re lazy practical like me, you just need to give the middle of your water brush (the water compartment) a little squeeze, squeezing some water out to kinda ‘clean’ your brush tip when you wanna change colours completely. Note that when using this brush. playing with the water consistency also gives you a different look.

Above are two verses I painted with my water brush 🙂 I used 3 colours here – turquoise, purple and dark blue. There’s definitely room for improvement, but I suppose it’s pretty alright for a 2 a.m. painting session 😉 So for those who have been hesitating to try, hesitate no more! Grab yourself a water brush from your nearby stationary store and paint away!

Vector Mask

Hi guys! I recently came across this page http://abduzeedo.com/node/8413 and I thought that the steps sounded pretty easy so I decided to give it a go myself 🙂 However, considering the fact that it was posted in 2009,  I’m guessing I’m using a more updated version of Photoshop now compared to the one in the post. Hence, I wasn’t able to follow it exactly step by step…

I got my texture from Medialoot – https://medialoot.com/item/100-year-old-paper-textures/

Below is my finished picture 🙂 It’s nothing fancy but I thought that the crumpled paper effect kinda complemented the old wall from my original image. I tried out different brushes and trying to add in some colored brush strokes (like how the link suggested), but nothing seemed to look nice…Any ideas on how I could improve and enhance the look of this picture? 🙂

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(Yes – that is me, btw)