Thursday, July 20, 2017

The One with the Birthday

I have been slowly making my way through all the seasons of FRIENDS. (Almost done!) I saw this design on Pinterest and knew exactly who I wanted to make this card for....

Thursday, July 6, 2017

More Babies!

I had almost forgotten about this card. A family friend had a baby boy while I was neck deep studying for my exams. A simple card was all I could manage at the time but it was a nice break from memorizing genes and biochemical pathways. :)

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Stamps and Ribbons

Playing around with some crafting elements on pre-cut card sets. Simple, fast and colourful!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

A Little Colouring

Picked up a free sticker from the Carp Fair a few weeks back and finally decided to colour it in. I like the boldness of Sharpie colours. It was a relaxing activity and I think I'm starting to understand the appeal of adult colouring books. 

Saturday, January 14, 2017

French Toast

Saturday mornings are now my favorite time of the week. Most of the time, I sleep in or spend it lounging around but every once in a while, I end up actually doing something productive. This morning, I decided to whip up a fancier breakfast than usual with my cousins Henrika and Brianna. So behold our French Toast creations!

Bread (from the freezer - really, our main impetus to make French toast was to find a way to finish it off)
1% Milk
Vanilla flavouring
Ground Cinnamon

We gathered together the ingredients based on a few different recipes that we found online.

In terms of proportions, we just added as much as we felt like of each item. We ended up using 6 eggs for 7 slices of bread.

Frying them up on a little butter.

Drizzle a little maple syrup on and we have a deliciously warm, sweet breakfast!
As for the first picture...yes, that is a scoop of ice cream (MarbleSlab Cheesecake Ice Cream!). I found the flavour of the ice cream overpowered my French toast though. I think I'll save it for when I try to make crepes!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Onward to a More Organized 2017!

Happy New Year!

I love starting a new planner - I get to indulge in these lovely delusions that somehow, I will be more organized and productive from here on out. This year I'm using a Brownline Daily planner since, sadly, I don't have the time any more to design, print and assemble my own from scratch. However, you can see that I'm trying to make up for the lack in brightly coloured tabs, stickies and pens. I also splurged on Black Friday and bought myself a pack of craft tape and have been extensively decorating my monthly spreads.

I finally understand why crafters like this stuff so much!
Will this result in a more productive year? I guess we'll just have to wait and see...

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas!

A quick card for a Christmas gift. Gotta work on my lettering for next year. Maybe I'll make it a new years resolution... :)

Merry Christmas, everyone!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

A Little Christmas Baking

Blackforest cupcakes with fresh whipped cream topped with crushed candy canes. Yum!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Origami Butterfly

I am away from home for a month on an elective and so I am not surrounded by my usual diversions. I brought a pack of origami paper as entertainment for my down time. So far though, this is all I have produced. Simple but pretty. :) 

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Adult Lettering Workshop

One-off paint nights and paint classes seem to be pretty popular these days. I haven't really been that interested though since I have all the supplies at home to paint if I wanted to; I didn't really see much point in going out and paying $30 to do something I can already do at home. However, while on an elective in Kingston, I decided to venture out to a class mainly for the chance to socialize with some of my work colleagues. We had an hour and a half to illustrate a word. Their sample was a cheery 'hello' surrounded by flowers. I decided to try something a little different and so attempted a more conceptual piece. It's bleaker but was aiming for something with more of an emotional impact. I have to admit that I am not crazy about how it turned out...but I don't regret giving it a shot. After all, experimentation is what art is all about. The one advantage of these classes that I can see is that for people like me, it motivates you to actually DO art instead of always putting it off.

Unfortunately, the canvas is not stretched so I will have to do it myself if I want to hang it. I'm not sure I do at this point but that could be an interesting project in itself. 

In the end, I had fun and enjoyed an evening out getting to know some new people - well worth it!