Paper Buses

A while ago, I was doing some research on paper crafts (for my design portfolio, if anyone was curious) and came across a blog entry from the Buzzer on paper buses.  The entry was from 2009, but I thought it wouldn’t hurt to contact them to see if they still have them available, and if not then at least an online version I could print and make myself.  To my wonderful surprise, the Jhenifer Pabillano (Buzzer Editor) responded and said she had some available for me to pick up at the Translink Head Office.

Woo hoo!

Translink Fleet

 

Right now the fleet is sitting on my office desk waiting to be transported home.

Bus 01

As a daily user of Vancouver’s public transportation system, these are so utterly fascinating.

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Tick Tock

I’ve been a little busy lately, so a lot of my craft projects have fallen to the wayside.  However, with the days getting darker earlier and earlier, and the cold winds are sweeping the land, I suspect that pretty soon, all I’ll want to do is hibernate in my cave.  Then, lots of craft projects will finally see their completion.

Last weekend, I went to an art auction to support a friend.  There were quite a few fantastic items up for bid for the live auction, and plenty of interesting things up for silent auction.  I bid on a few things, and was outbid by most of them except for a “Creative Package” that was up for grabs.  I made the first bid and the last (winning) bid as well.  I actually thought I was just bidding on the book making kit and the World’s Smallest Post Service kit, but it turns out it came with a few gift certificates too.  I was pleasantly surprised because now I have gift certificates to use for some craft shops around Vancouver.


So maybe I won’t be hibernating all that much during the winter, after all.

Here’s to you having a good life

That last time I used paper as part of my projects was in December when I made people holiday cards.  Since I’m adamantly against corporate card holidays, I tend to make my own greeting cards as necessary (so, not very often).

My brother got married last weekend, and what kind of sister would I be if I didn’t whip up one of my own creation?

I tried to keep it simple but also incorporated a hint of our dynamic… mainly playing my life role of the younger, bratty sister.  I just know when they pull out the card, glitter from the front will end up everywhere. >)

It’s okay though; the gift card tucked inside can be used to buy laundry detergent and other assorted household cleaning supplies.