February: 2015 Monthly Calendar Project

February: 2015 Monthly Calendar Project

Hello and welcome to February!

That my friends also means we’re into the 2nd month of my 2015 Monthly Calendar Project. Yayyyy!

I must admit I wasn’t sure I would be able to get this out as planned. January was quite a challenging month for me health-wise but I was determined to get this done regardless and thank goodness here it is.

So on to this month’s motivational quote which is by Oprah Winfrey, who coincidently turned 61 a few days ago, on January 29th, Happy Birthday Oprah! The quote for February is

“You become what you believe” – Oprah Winfrey

I was quite intrigued when I first read that quote, especially coming from Oprah of whose rags to riches story I think everyone is aware. I sensed that there must be more to it so I got on google and found a short video from Oprah’s Lifeclass where she explains the thinking behind the quote which you can watch below

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Dancing Groot

Dancing Groot

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Today’s post is just me having a little fun with paper. If you’ve seen the movie Guardians of the Galaxy then I don’t need to explain who Groot it. But for those of you who haven’t, I highly recommend you go rent, borrow or buy it. It’s a sci-fi movie set in space with an unlikely group of 5 beings coming together to save the galaxy from evil. It’s such a fun & funny movie and I loved every moment. Continue reading

Paper Wedding Centerpieces

Paper Wedding Centerpieces

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I’m finally back after a long absence, been a very eventful time away for me. Aside from my 9 to 5 morphing into a speed train that’s trying drive everyone crazy, I also suffered a personal loss of a dear friend which destabilised me for while. But I guess it’s the circle of life, we all have our appointed time here on earth, the only thing is for us to use what little time we’ve been given to the best of our ability. Live your life everyday in the manner in which you would like to be remembered.

Some good news though, if you have liked the Thoughts Paper Scissors page on facebook you’d already have seen my post but in case you haven’t heard, my design for the Panasonic Cut Out the Darkness paper lantern project made it into the final top 100 designs selected for mass production. Many thanks to everyone who voted and if you’re interested in taking part they’re taking new entries for a second competition because it was so popular. Here’s the link http://cotd.panasonic.net/ and you can see my design called ‘Abstract’ on the list of winners.

Now to the order of business, today’s post showcases centerpieces I created for a friend’s wedding a while back. The bride requested I create 3D paper centerpieces of landmarks from countries around the world of places she’s been and would like to visit. She wanted them done in silver and/or bronze. I ended up using silver paper and card with copper foil on some of the designs. I created 18 landmarks in total. Continue reading