Monday, November 19, 2012

Week Through Instagram: 11/11 - 11/17

I bring to you yet another update of my life... through instagram :) I'm sorry it's late kay?

Here's an explanation of the pictures :)
The first three are of the dinner I had with my friend, Carolyn. It consists of some delicious buttery bread (that Carolyn ate most of) with some type of cheesy dip, a fresh salad with goat cheese, and a pasta dish with white wine, chicken, mushrooms, spinach, and sun-dried tomatoes. Freaking delicious.
Photo 4: the sky on a surprisingly bright morning. I thought the clouds look pretty cool, and the sky is pretty much always beautiful and intriguing so yup. I also loveee the silhouette of the traffic light and the treeline. :)
Photo 5: Just a random photo of my lovely Rilakkuma slippers. So soft and fluffy and warm. wheee
Photo 6/7: My nails! I did them in purple and pink, slightly clashing colors. On one hand is pink dots on purple with one unique nail and the other hand is just opposite. I love it, even though the dots are not exactly clean. But hey, not bad for my fourth nail-painting attempt :) I think they look super cool though, and the dots getting smaller is adorable tooo!
Photo 8: I volunteered to help package meals for hungry kids and it was a great experience. I got one of those rubber bracelets and if you can't see, it says ""... so guys, obviously check it out. It's a great cause.

And that was basically my whole week summed up into pictures. Hope you liked my amateur-ish photography skills made better by instagram!

Live it up,
- CindyC.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Week Through Instagram: 11/4 - 11/10

Hey guys (: So I just recently started instagram-ing... again. So I'm gonna start this little series to show you a bit of my life.. and my artsy-ness plus pro photography skills.. not. haha but really, I do love these photos so I hope you like them too :) Oh, and thank you PicStitch and Instagram <3

Have a good (continued) weekend!
- CindyC.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Quick Cards

Gah sorry for not posting in a while, but I have lots to show for it :)

I'll start it off with just two cards. And I'm not gonna lie... these cards didn't take that much time and not that much effort. 

The first card was made for my secret buddy gift receiver for cross country. And seriously, it took me like 20 minutes, which is saying a lot because I'm slow at everything I do. I know it's a little bit rushed-looking but hey I think it's impressive enough in my standards :)

This second card was for my cousin in Hong Kong. Because my mom is going to Hong Kong, she wanted to have us make cards for our relatives whose birthdays are coming up, and so I just made this card the night before. But I'm happy with the turnout still. The color palette is pretty pastel-y but it's cute and I like it. :]

Enjoy lovelies,
- CindyC.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Sweets and Presents

I'm back with a card for y'all :) It was my friend, Jane's birthday on the 25th, so I made a card for her, based on the Freshly Made Sketches #58. This is what the sketch looks like:

I love love love love Freshly Made Sketches because their designs are always clean and fun to use. They can be used for any type of card and they're so versatile :)

Anyways, here's the card that I made...

For this card, I kept the design nice and simple with a white background. I love the cute patterned paper and of course, the stamps :). The paper behind the stamped white paper is actually one of those paint chip samples. I lovee those colors.

Here's a closer view of the card, and especially the stamps. They only cost a dollar at Michael's and they can be used for so many occasions. And they're soooo adorable! 

I hope you liked it, because it was a fun card to make. I'm always trying out new things, like the stamps and the cute scrapbook paper, and I always love the turnout.

Keep crafting!
- CindyC.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Hair "Do's": Fishtail Braided Bun

Hello hellooo! I have a super super cute tutorial today :) If you couldn't tell from the post title, it's a hair tutorial. For this hair do, you'll have to know how to do a fishtail braid. Since I have a tutorial for that, you can go check it out. :) Ohmygosh I think it just looks soo adorable, pretty, and intricate, while also being casual. It looks absolutely fantastic with just sweats and a tee. Pulled together, but no big deal. :) How to do this? Scroll down my friends :)...

1. Pull your hair up in a ponytail and secure with a hair tie. A high ponytail seems to work best.
2. Fishtail braid the ponytail.
3. You can fluff it out a little for more volume and make it even messier, looser, and more casual
4. Wrap the braid around the base of the ponytail, tightly.
5. Take a long, sturdy bobby pin and stick it in at the base. Then use other bobby pins to secure the rest of the bun.
6. Voila! And you're done! Was that hard? No! You can smooth away flyaways and all that, or pin things down.. but who cares! It's pretty and elegant just the way it is.

I really, truly love love love this look! I couldn't help gushing over it and repeating "It's sooooooo cute!" to my friend that I did this on. You're sure to get compliments. Guaranteed. So you're welcome. :)

Have fun with it,
- CindyC.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Hair "Do's": Fishtail Braid

Hello (: I have a hair "do" (do you get it? haha) to share with you (oh I'm rhyming now!). Let's just start with something pretty basic and simple.

This is just the average fishtail braid, sleeker and tighter. Tutorials for this easy braid at the bottom :)

1. Pull all your hair to one side
2. Split it into two even sections
3. From the underside, take a small section of hair, pull it around the outside, and cross it over to the other side.
4. Repeat step 3 with the other section of hair.
5. Keep going!
6. Finish with a hairtie.

For a more casual, messier look, you can use your fingers to pull at the loops a little so that the look is more relaxed. You can also vary the small sections of hair you cross over to the other side, as well.

Have fun with it!
- CindyC.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

DIY: Tribal Pattern Phone Case

Here I am again. Back with something else that I did today. Which is this:

Can you spot my name?

Yup, so I got an (one dollar) iPhone case, and if you couldn't tell, it even has a little stand for propping it up to watch videos and stuff like that. I used a trusty Sharpie for the job and I got inspiration for the pattern on all sorts of reference patterns. I know it doesn't exactly look like the cleanest case, but hey, I'm not perfect, and I'm not some magical artist. Imperfections make it perfect. I love it. And that's all that matters, really. 

Anyways, I still have a couple left to post soo

Tata. See you soon,
- CindyC.