September: 2015 Monthly Calendar Project

September: 2015 Monthly Calendar Project

Hello!

Can you believe it’s September already? 2015 is flying by and what a year it has been so far.

So on to the quote for this month is by Napoleon Hill

Don’t wait. The time will never be just right

I decided to do something different with the backing papers for this quote, by using different colours in the negative spaces of the text. I reckon it turned out quite well. And what says time better than a watch/clock, I emphasised the time never being right by having 2 different times depicted.

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April: 2015 Monthly Calendar Project

April: 2015 Monthly Calendar Project

Hello & Welcome to the month of April!

Don’t worry I’ve not got any April fools prank in this post I promise 🙂

This month’s quote if from the book titled ‘Oh The Places You’ll Go’ by children’s author Dr Seuss. Though I was familiar with his other books like ‘Cat in the Hat’ and ‘Green Eggs and Ham’, prior to picking this quote, I’d never read this particular book and only read it after I’d designed this April page. The words of the book are really inspiring and motivating so I’ve decided to reproduce them here to give more meaning to this month’s quote, which is;

You’re off to Great Places. Today is Your Day

I hope the words of the book truly inspire you to find your inner greatness and to give yourself permission to go live your dreams. This post is dedicated to everyone who dreams of achieving more and also to my country Nigeria. Congratulations to all Nigerians who took part in the just concluded Presidential elections. As we take new historic strides towards a better democracy I pray we realise our collective power as a people who have the capacity to work together peacefully and move Nigeria towards greater achievements.

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January: 2015 Monthly Calendar Project

January: 2015 Monthly Calendar Project

HELLO & HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Hope you had a fabulous New Year’s Eve celebration and now ready to face 2015 and everything it has to offer.

As New Year’s traditions go I’m sure quite a few of you have made resolutions or have goals you would like to achieve this year. Yes? No? Did you make any last year? And how many of your targets did you hit or miss? I know I definitely missed my targets with regards to this blog. If blogs could talk I bet mine would give me a good earful about how neglected it must have felt in 2014.

So this year I’ve devised a plan of action to keep me productive on this blog. I actually didn’t have a set plan last year so I’m hoping that since I’ve thought this through it will work out (how well will it work out? I guess I’ll find out in the implementation) . So part of my plan is to create a calendar of motivational quotes. I’m not a big fan of calendars, which could be why I was not that organised last year, so I’m hoping to kill like 3 birds with this stone….talk about ambitious right.

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Lollipop Surprise Birthday Card

Lollipop Surprise Birthday Card

Hello!

Today’s post is a celebratory one. IT’S MY BIRTHDAY!!  It’s also my niece’s birthday.  The little lady turns 10 and I turn….. no point revealing my age because a lot of you won’t believe me anyways. Lol!  And no I’m not a ‘vampire’ as some people have tried to convince themselves. You know who you are. Anyways HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US!! Over here in Nigeria the government has declared today and tomorrow public holidays to celebrate the muslim holiday. HURRAYYY!! Thank you Nigeria for my special birthday gift! 🙂

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Handmade Mini Notebook

Handmade Mini Notebook

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Here I am again – the prodigal blogger 🙂

Today, I’m going to share with all you lovely people, a post about the mini notebook I made as a belated birthday present for my sister. I had racked my brain to no end, wondering what to give her and had considered a notebook but wasn’t certain she might use it. This is because anyone who knows my sister, will know how much of a techie person she is. Always tinkering on her iPad, laptop, smart phone… so it was a great relief to me when I noticed that she does carry a little notebook in her bag in which she actually writes stuff.

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Paper Wedding Centerpieces

Paper Wedding Centerpieces

Hello!

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

Let there be Light!

Let there be Light!

Hello lovely people of the world!

I hope 2014 has been a great start for everyone. About a week ago I stumbled on a twitter post from a UK Paper Artist I really admire Julene Harrison. She was one of 11 designers picked to design a lantern shade to promote Panasonic’s 100 thousand solar lantern project. As always Julene had created a truly AMAZING design which you can see here.

This video explains what the project is all about.

For some of you who’ve lived in developed nations all your lives, I’m sure the idea of living without electricity is completely alien to you. However in third world countries like mine it’s a way of life. I’m even considered privileged because I live in a city where we get sporadic electricity from the National grid. Even with that electricity can be gone for hours, days and sometimes weeks so most people resort to generating their own electricity. Those who can afford it have a back up generator or inverter to compensate for the failings of the electrical company.

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