05-11-2015

Moms don’t get sick days..

Sniffle sniffle..

The past couple of weeks have not been great for me. I got a flu a week ago and it lead to infection in my ears. It eventually lead to a bad swelling in both my ears and I have now ended up being partially deaf. I am not even kidding when I say ‘DEAF’. I mean it!! It is pathetic! To add to the misery my ENT informed yesterday that it would take a good whole month for my ears to get back to its normal self!!!

So, I have been home bound for the last few weeks. The only few times I do step out of home is for my ENT appointments or to take baby K for her evening walks.

It was during this time that one of my mommy friend on Instagram posted this image.

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I usually do not fall sick very often and I pray I never do. So, these are one of those rare times. So when I saw this image it got me thinking.

Being a Stay-at-home-mom I never get off days. I’ve realized, as moms we are often the last to be taken care of. When Nupie falls sick he calls up work and takes the day off to rest (which he very well deserves, I agree.) and has me to tend to him. Same goes with baby K. But what about us moms? It is just another day for us. We are so busy taking care of our loved ones and our home that we tend to overlook our illness. This thought just made me realize that we actually are the stronger sex!! At times I do not understand how and from where I get this ‘superhumaness’ in me especially when I am unwell! I guess, that is what takes to me a mother.

But yes, thank God for weekends and for having a partner like Nupie. He does make sure he eases it for me as much as he can once he is back home. I cannot thank him enough for that.

I just really hope I get better asap and get out of this pathetic state. I hate being sick!

Anyway, the good that has happened from all this is that due to all the ear pain, I have not been able to sleep which ultimately lead to finishing up a lot of pending art and craft projects.

I had started off with this Birthday card almost a month ago and just got around last week to complete it.

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How cute is this Whimsy Birthday baby Girl stamp?

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I’ve used Copics to color the stamped image.

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Here is the inside of the card. This sentiment was written using the Silhouette Sketch Markers.

Thanks all for today!

Love,

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04-14-2015

Copics + life update

As a busy mom, I eagerly await the moments when my little one is in bed, the house is finally quiet and I get to immerse myself in creative pursuits. I agree there are some nights I get so tired by the end of the day that all I want to do is just wear my comfortable PJs, curl up and drift off to dreamland.

Over the past few months it has been quite a challenge to find the time and the mojo to make art. Eventhough mommy duties can be a bit overwhelming at times, art and craft is something that feeds my soul, so I have to and want to keep doing it.

I do try to steal few hours in the day to do what I love but my darling little daughter always manages to either grab hold of my color pencils or brushes to play with and at times ruin my work.

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So, the story behind this disaster goes like this. I hand over my over enthusiastic toddler to her dad to finish up some kitchen chores and this is what I came back to. My heart just stopped beating for several seconds when I saw these in her hands. I had actually spent quite a lot of my precious time doodling those intricate flower details on to those water colored cards. *sigh*

Lessons learnt:- 1) Nothing.. absolutely no table or any platform in the house is too high for my toddler’s tiny hands anymore 2) Fathers make the worst baby-sitters. Hmph!

Anyway, without discussing anymore on it let us just get on to this pretty little card I finished just last night. Like I mentioned in my previous post, I have been trying to better my Copic skills. So here goes..

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The image stamped here is by Wimpsy Stamps – Dandelion Girl rubber stamp.

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The yellow blooms used in the backgound are my favorite ones from Prima Flowers.

I think my fingers are slowly getting the hang of Copics. What do you guys think?

With love,

sig

 

06-30-2014

Scrapbooking layout – Masking technique tutorial

Good Morning all!

This is Shruti here and I am here to show you how I made this very easy scrapbook layout using the masking technique.

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I used my Silhouette Adhesive cardstock for the masking technique here. I cut out my daughter name ‘Krisha’ using my Cameo on the adhesive cardstock. The font I have used here is Impact.

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Before you place the letters on to your cardstock make sure you stick them on back of your hand couple of times so it removes the excessive stickiness and it makes it easy to peel it off from your cardstock later. I have used the American Crafts 12×12 cardstock in Vanilla

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I sprayed some Tattered Angels glimmer mist on top of it. I used two colors here; Marigold and Blue skies

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Once the mist dried up I used a gel pen in red to roughly trace around the letters. I did not want the letters to have a very clean look so that it gives it a handwritten effect.

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Peel off the letters.

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Voila! how simple is that?!

I went ahead and added a photo and other embellishments to finish off the layout.

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Supplies used:

Silhouette Cameo

Silhouette Adhesive backed cardstock – White

American Crafts Solids VANILLA Textured Cardstock 12×12″

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists: Marigold & Blue Skies

Studio Calico Essentials – Green Dot

Project Life  Themed Cards – Mom

Dear Lizzy Daydreamer Treehouse Foam thickers

Martha Stewart Punch Edge Arch Lattice

Love,

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