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Monday, 24 November 2014

Amazing Blow Out Sale & more Planner Love

Hey hey hey.... I know I don't blog much these days but I do instagram and update my Facebook page very regularly so if you want to follow me more, I would love to connect with you there :)

Here I am today to share some really great news with you. Some awesome savings, some really great deals and yes, my planner love as well.

Here are the deets!



Sweet Stamp Shop is having their yearly big blow out sales event. {we love Black Friday with the rest of em!} and here are the details so that you don't miss out!

1. The shop will be marked down 10-70% off - no coupon codes needed! Simply go to the store and shop - you'll see the discounted prices!

2. The first 80 orders over $20 will get a free stamp set - our brand new 'Petite Sweet' - Guac Love - {retail value $3.95} -- The avocado couple with the hearts and sentiment When we've reached the 80 orders we'll let people know!

3. The sale will run Nov. 21st through Nov. 28th {sale good for in stock merchandise only - no pre-orders or refunds on orders placed before the 21st}

4. Sweet Stamp Shop is taking the week 'off' to spend time with family so, shipping will start on Monday December 1st. So, any orders placed between Nov. 21st and Nov. 28th will ship on the 1st of December. Thank you for understanding and allowing us time to enjoy our holiday!


And now that you have all the information you need get yourself some stamps at great deals (hey, they make great stocking stuffers for your crafter friends too.. hehe), I just want to share a little about my love for planners and I am so glad that Sweet Stamp Shop has recently started designing planner stamps.

I have always loved stationery of all kinds since I was a kid and when I discovered the world of planners, oh boy! It was like unleashing a kid in a candy store... There are just so many that I love and want.. haha... Although I did kinda justify each one that I bought, which may be many to some and few to some too :P It really depends on how you see it.


I take out the pages to stamp the images I want on them. It makes it easier to stamp the image clearer to place the page on a flat surface. 

At the moment, I am using ink pads from Papertrey Ink and Hero Art. And yes, my stamp pads are the mini ones because I figure it takes quite a while to finish using them anyway and I will invest in the standard size ones when we move to a bigger place.

Here's a close up of my December monthly view. I used different colors for different activities. And oh, I made the laminated divider myself, stuck washi tapes on them and wrote down the sections with  a washi pen. That way, if I need to change the sections, I just peel off the washi :) Easy peasy.

How do you stamp your images? Right on to the pages in the planner or do you take them out like me? Do you use different colors too? 

Hope to read your comments and do follow me on Instagram or Facebook and do go over to the Sweet Shop as well to get these awesome planner stamps (and all the other stamps) at a great discount. Go now! Have fun! 

Monday, 13 October 2014

Woo hoo! A Promotion!!

My sweet friend Alison of Mettaville and I (Evelin T Designs) have decided to have a joint promotion for our dear friends. We hope that you will enjoy browsing through our stores and pick up an item or two :)


We hope you will enjoy this little promotion that we came up with and buy some of your favorite items from our stores :)

Enjoy!

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Sparkle sparkle Sweet Blog Post

Blogging over at the Sweet Blog today :)
Do check it out.. it's all about sparkles...


I don't blog as much as I do right now but I am on Instagram a lot and if you fancy some pretty nail wraps like the one on my thumb, check out my jamberry page :)


Monday, 8 September 2014

The Creative Blog Hop

Hi! I have been tagged by the very sweet Amy (of Tsuruta Designs) to participate in the Creative Blog Hop in her post here. I am so honored to receive Amy's email to ask if I would participate in this hop. I discovered Amy's blog sometime back in 2008 when I first started card-making. She is one the nicest, sweetest crafter I know and I love her crafting style. She is also a momma to two kiddos.

From what I understand, the idea around The Creative Blog Hop is to learn a bit more about other bloggers by answering four questions, so here we go...


1. What am I working on right now?

Currently I have been illustrating a lot (besides my usual DT duties for Sweet Stamp Shop and keeping up with my Project Life) and organizing my 'craft area', which seems like a forever thing to us crafters, doesn't it.. haha.

I have also uploaded all my illustrations on Society6 and they can now be available for purchase in the form of iPhone cases, tote bags, mugs, duvet covers, art prints, wall clocks and all. It's fun to see them on so many daily items and I do hope that people will take to them :)


If what you are interested in are my illustrations as art prints and greeting cards, then you can get them right here in my store

And I have loved Totoro for a looooong time now, since I first watched My Neighbour Totoro in college (eerr... did I just revealed my age? hehe) and I have recently started illustrating them during my free time too.


I am also a calligrapher and if you need a poem or verse written out in Calligraphy, I am your girl! I also do custom envelope addressing, wedding suites, etc... just send me an email.


2. How does my work differ from those in my genre?

hmmmm.... I love to fussy cut stamped images and I watercolor them. I love adding glossy accents and gold splatter on my cards. However, my cards would still end up looking simple and clean. I don't pile a lot on my cards or Project Life pages but I do love dimensions so you can most likely find me using pop dots or some sort of layering to create dimensions as well.


I have also been illustrating for the Sweet Stamp Shop since June and have a few stamp sets released by the Sweet Stamp.


And because I calligraph as well, at times I write my own sentiments on my cards.

3. Why do I create what I do?

When I first started creating, it was to start being creative and to get in touch with my 'artistic' side after many years of not illustrating (I have been illustrating since I was a little girl and for as long as I could remember.. up till college).

Crafting was a place of solitude and relaxation after a day of work in the office. And then I started crafting more, making hand bound journals, wire bound journals, postcards and selling them at craft markets. That was when I left the corporate world. It was trying and definitely a tough journey but I wanted to persevere on and build my crafty business up so that one day, my darling Ryan can have a piece of something to remember his mummy by. I was teaching bookbinding workshops too before I took a break, moved to Los Angeles, got pregnant and gave birth to my darling Ryan.


I hope to teach Ryan to pursue his dreams no matter what they are and be grounded in life.

4. How does my creative process work?

I don't really ever think if I have a creative process... haha... My days are really packed nowadays. Anyone with a toddler can attest to this :)

It used to be, 'I start my creative process with a hot cup of coffee, browsing the internet/look at my craft supplies and start creating...' but these days, I grab whatever opportunity and time I have when I have it which is usually during Ryan's nap time or when he's asleep. If I have any ideas during the day, I will jot them down in my planner and work on them when Ryan is napping/sleeping.

I find that the most effective creative process for me at the moment.


I super love my planner now. It keeps me organized and I love keeping things all in one place and as much as I love technology, I love old school things like paper, books, and writing (with a pencil/pen). I guess there must be a little 'old school' in every crafter since we all do love paper, don't we? hehe.

And that's it about me.. thanks for reading through it all. I hope you had a cup of coffee or a snack when you started :P

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The last part of this blog hop is to TAG 3 more people and these are the creative ladies who has inspired me with their crafts.

They will be posting next Monday, September 15th.


Jenn Shurkus

Jenn lives in Providence Rhode Island, with her kitty Mister Harley and her boyfriend Chris. 

She’s been papercrafting for over 10 years, and has played multiple rolls in the papercraft industry as an independent store manager, designer and teacher. With a degree in graphic design she is also Copic and Ranger certified. 

She is part of the Simon Says Stamp Design Team as well as the  Lawnscaping Challenge team. 

Past rolls include senior instructor for A Muse, Design team member for Creative Imaginations, Sweet Stamp Shop and Stampotique. Jenn loves to show people new and clever ideas to design their cards and projects. 

She has a flair for the “artsy-fartsy” without going over the top. She designs her projects in the way to inspire, but not intimidate. Jenn is eager to share her creative passions with others and encourage their artistic growth. 

Check her out at her blog.

Alison Koh

I've always loved creating things with my hands since I was a kid. When I was 9, I glued two pieces of small wood together to make a standing frame, pasted a hand written "Happy Mother's Day" paper on it and gave that to my mom. In school, I loved art classes the most. 

From painting to making jewelries, sewing and bookbinding, I love tinkering around whatever my hands can get hold of and what I feel keen on trying. 

Currently I make handbound journals. I have been writing journals since I was young and they are my best friends! I learned bookbinding in 2010 with the intention of having my own special handmade journals to write in. From there it blossomed and now I'm selling them in my Etsy Store and Felt Shop.

Did I mentioned I love taking photos too? Look me up on Instagram and Facebook and oh, come visit me sometime on my blog where I share my life and adventures in beautiful NZ, where I am currently living with my wonderful husband and adorable white cat Kiki. 


Suzanne Bier

Hi, everybody! My name is Suzanne Bier. I live in northern Virginia with my dear husband and our sweet (and spoiled) dachshund. 

I've been stamping and coloring with Copics for almost four years, but have been crafting for as long as I can remember! I’ve designed for The Greeting Farm, Your Next Stamp, Whimsy and Stars Studio, Unscripted Sketches and colourQ. I finished a term with Sweet Stamp Shop in August and designing for Some Odd Girl Stamps. 

Most of my posts are about cards, but I still like to use other crafts and techniques into my projects. Before I started scrapbooking and stamping, I drew, cross-stitched, painted, sewed felt ornaments and stockings, and knitted a little. 

I’m so glad that Evelin asked me to be a part of the blog hop, and I’m looking forward to sharing more about my creative process with all of you! I’d love it if you’d visit me at my blog to say hello!





Friday, 5 September 2014

How do you store your stamps?

This is how I am storing the stamps I am currently using, especially those for DT assignments. I am putting them in this little wire basket that I got from Daiso (oh, how I love Daiso finds.. haha).


It's working really well for now and it is the perfect size to put on my table when I am crafting. Do share how you store your stamps too :) I would love to know.

And I know I don't blog as often as I would like to but if you would like to see pictures of my crafting, do follow me on Instagram or Facebook. I am mostly over there :)