Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Giveaway : Win Custom Illustrated Portrait

You read the title. yaay! Let me hear some noise! What do you think?

What? What exactly will you win you say?

One watercolor illustration of you! Or your family, or you with your pets, with a friend, etc! I will do it for you for free! Just provide me with a clear un-filtered photo and I will illustrate it for you. Please keep in mind, for this giveaway only, the number of people and pets illustrated will only limited to a maximum of 4 persons (or pets).

The finished illustration will be sent to you via email, so yes, you will receive the soft copy (the file) of your illustration. You may print as many as you want, print it on a T-shirt, or you may also use it as a gift to your family members. Of course, the prize is meant to be for personal use only.

Giveaway time!!! Win 1 (one) custom portrait of you or your family (maximum of four persons)!!! The winner will have to email me his/her choice of portrait. I will illustrate and the winner will receive a soft copy of my illustration, send via email.  TO

Now, TO ENTER :

The giveaway is opened here at babalisme blog, babalisme Facebook Page, and babalisme Instagram. You may enter on all three as many as you wish, but please follow the rules according to each platform.

  1. If you enter here, please be blog follower first and comment here with your blogger account name. If you are registered with a different email, please comment with your preferred email too.
  2. I love new follower but if you're already a follower, comment again with your registered name! You have gain two entries for being a loyal reader! :D Thank you! 
  3. Follow me on twitter @babalisme  and comment with your twitter name. 
  4. Follow me on instagram @babalisme and comment here with your IG name.
  5. Be a fan at babalisme Facebook Page and comment here with your FB name. 
  6. Share on twitter, typepad, blogger, pinterest, tumblr, anything! And comment with your shared link! As many as you like, one comment for each shared link. 
  7. Tell me who'd you like to be illustrated? Yourself? Your family? With a pet or two? 
Custom full body portrait - surprise giveaway coming soon. You might get your family illustrated for free!!! When? Stay tune! �� #illustagram #illustrated #illustration #portrait #family #custom #personalized #handmade #sketchbook #sketch #summe

RULES : 

  1. Open internationally. No hard copy or actual item will be sent to your address.
  2. Giveaway starts now until 7/7/2015 at 10.a.m Jakarta time (GMT + 7). 
  3. The winner will be picked randomly among FB, Instagram, and blog entrants. 
  4. The winner will be contacted using the method he/she's in,  if I can't reach her/him after 2x24 hours, I will pick a new winner. 
  5. The prize is not redeemable to cash or any other products. 

That is all! Good luck people! 

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Daily Menu Planner Free Printable

I am so much unaware of the planner business hitting the crafting world alike. It seems so sudden (at least to me) and a little bit overshadows the scrapbooking world. Now don't laugh at me just yet, of course, I do aware of a planner. I had it since junior high, filled with magazines cutouts of boyband members, among my daily homeworks, and preteen typical doodles and quotes (you know, how my name sounds followed by a crush's last name .. and cheesy love songs lyrics).

But since when does it become associated with washi tapes?? Washi tapes have a celebrity status in the crafting world since like 6 years ago, and oh my, cute leather covers! Extra charms! Specialty stickers! Colorful pens and markers! And most of all, cute notebooks and inserts! Of course, not too mention the amazing community! I'm really thrilled and excited!

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I promised you a printable insert, right? So after lurking around and doing some research (drooling on people's hobonichi, midori, foxydori...), I present to you an A5 inserts for your planner. And it's not just another plain inserts, it's a menu plan!! Mothers and home cooks rejoice! It's really hard to plan a meal everyday if you know what I mean, and I hope to help you plan and list in style.

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I designed it in A5 size. That's half of a letter/A4 paper and fits to most planner, especially the hobonichi cousin. It is layouted on an A4 paper so everytime you print, you'll get 2 pages of inserts, you may cut it in half or you may not. It's up to your planner. Print on both sides of paper if needed. A little warning I'm new to this planning activity, so you may find this inserts unsuitable or could use an extra imporvement, please let me know!

There you go, have fun with it. Please upload and share your planner and babalisme's insert on Facebook, instagram, or twitter! Tag me @babalisme! 

Hope you all like it and welcome me in the planner community! 
Listers gonna list! Planners gonna plan! 

ps. Babalisme webstore will open this month so please stay tune and expect a mega giveaway to go with it!!! Yay! 
 

Monday, June 1, 2015

June Printable Month 2015

Happy June everyone!! Welcome to Babalisme's annual June Printable Month! If you're new here, it means I'm going to share loads of FREE printables during this month, you may even request the theme or what printable do you need!

And no, I'm not hiding under a rock, so I see that planning has taken over the craft world lately, it might somehow push scrapbooking aside for awhile :) I know because some of scrapbooking blogs I follow are slowly shifting to planning. It's a huge phenomenon! So what do you think? Does anyone need any planner inserts ;) ? I'm no planner expert so all suggestion is highly appreciated. 

For the mean time, here's Super Mario photo props we're talking about last post. Have fun!  

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Ps. June Giveaway is coming your way too! Keep your eyes peeled, but not literally, that would be scary!  

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Super Mario Party

I love everything about old school gaming. Those pixels basically sums up my childhood in the 90s. And who reigns icon of retro gaming other than the ol' Mario himself! *insert Super Mario Bros. opening theme* 

Kids know Mario and friends from Wii's version of Mario's Kart, Super Smash Bros., and even the newest version of Super Mario, but for an old timer like me, nothing beats the original, not that I don't enjoy the new one. But the 80s and 90s Mario is so nostalgic!  And more hard to beat. 

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So today's party is tailored for a 10 year old birthday boy. Here is the goodie bag! I made the printable coins for treasure hunting game, chocolate bar wrapped in printable Mario and Luigi's face, printable trademark question mark box filled with gold coins (duh, of course!), a cookie cup disguised as piranha plant's pipe, and a scratch off tickets to win some prizes! 

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I also did some stickers by hand using store bought circle stickers sheet, it was so much fun (and affordable too). Big Sis G got to color the stickers and she's doing a great job as you can see here.   

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I also did some background for photo booth. And of course it's almost mandatory for today's party to have some photo props.  

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Here they are in action! 

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Not pictured here is a home made piranha plant pinata, he's got down really bad in no time :) 

Do you need any Mario themed photo props? Should I share the printables here? 
Tell me what you think! 

Monday, May 4, 2015

Free Paperdoll from Redbutton

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Recently I got honored to design a paperdoll for redbuttonlabel, a children clothing line proudly made in Indonesia.What's special about the paperdoll is, that all the outfits are actual clothes sold at the store! Now we can actually be matching with a paperdoll! Maybe I'm just a big kid, I don't know, but to me this is an amazing idea :D  

You will get yourself a free copy of the paperdoll for every purchase including any of redbuttonlabel girl collection, either off or online purchase.

Stalk them at instagram @redbuttonlabel and Facebook : redbuttonlabel

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Winner!!!

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Give a huge congrats to the winner of babalisme Giveaway : London stationery set from Papercrane....

It's ... IG username eyeofpritha!!

Sorry blogfriends, it's Instagram winner this time. Never fear though, I have more awesome giveaways planned. Here is the screenshot of random.org and my numbered list.

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Congratulations!!!

Monday, February 23, 2015

LONDON themed Stationery Set GIVEAWAY

The time has come!!

Do you want to win these ...

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Brand new, sealed, but unfortunately un-personalized, because how can I know your name beforehand, right? Because many of you lovelies asked for both instagram and blog giveaway, I will open this giveaway both on instagram and right here at the blog simultaneously. No rafflacopter this time, I'm sorry, but good ol' commenting grand you an entry and random.org will do me a favor picking the winner. If you want to double your chances, enter right here AND over at Instagram! I will put your name twice on the hat!

To win :

  1. For mandatory entry, leave a comment, stating what would you like to see more on babalisme the blog? More free printables? If so, what kind of printables? Paperdolls? Cards? Don't forget to include your active email address, so if you win I can reach you easily.  (1 entry) 
  2. Follow this blog! Tell me your blogger user name! (2 entries, please comment twice using separate comment box)
  3. Follow me on Facebook! Please leave 2 separate comments stating your FB name. (2 entries) 
  4. Follow me on Instagram  @babalisme! Please leave 2 separate comments tellling me your Instagram name. (2 entries) 
  5. Follow me on Twitter @babalisme! Please leave 2 separate comments tellling me your twitter name. (2 entries) 
  6. Follow me on Pinterest @ningfathia!  Please leave 2 separate comments tellling me your Pinterest name. (2 entries) 

You have to be 18 years or older to enter, or have your parents' permission to share your email here and use their mailing address if you win. Open Internationally. 

What are you waiting for now? Comment away!! May the odds be ever in your favor! 

Friday, February 13, 2015

Free Retro Inspired Valentine's Day Card

Ah, how I love tacky and kitschy retro ephemeras, especially for Valentine's card! Inspired by the classical retro Valentine's Day card, here is babalisme own version of retro Valentine's Day card!

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It's a regular side opened card, so the instruction should be very simple, just cut, and fold! Write sweet nothings or pour your Shakespearean heart out on the inside. I purposely keep the wordings simple for this card to work well for mothers, sisters, friends, or even teachers! Don't forget them, show everyone your love this year! 
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I would love to see your creative takes on the card and it's now even easier to share! You can tag me on Facebook @babalisme FB page, or instagram @babalisme, or twitter @babalisme. Share us your photos!!

If you'd like a game to play for Valentine's Day, check out last year free printable, the Cootie Catcher Valentine's Day Game.


p.s. Giveaway update. I'm so sorry for the delay on the giveaway, I scheduled the giveaway to end before Valentine's day, but here I am, hospitalized for the whole last week for dengue fever. Please stay tuned for giveaway on later date. Thanks! 

p.s.s If you live in a tropical weather do buy lots of insect, particularly, mosquitoes repellent, seriously! 

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Giveaway coming soon!!

Is there any better way to celebrate new year with an awesome Giveaway? I'm giving away babalisme X Papercrane London stationery set  worth IDR 300.000,- or about USD 30.00. Today I'm going to give you a little sneak peak of what you'll win. The set consists of 2 variants of 20 cards, 10 for each design, 20 hangtags also in 2 designs, 20 envelopes, beautifully lined and ready to use, lots of london themed individual stickers to seal your envelope or selfish-ly keep to yourself (I won't judge ^_^), and a string of red twine.

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You'll win yourself a brand new sealed box, this one is mine, as you can see from my personalized name. Don't worry you won't receive yours with my name on it ^_^  

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Please do tell me, do you like giveaways? And what method of entry do you like best? by Rafflecopter? Facebook or other social media? 

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Carrousel Print Instagram Giveaway

Hi Everyone!! How was your Halloween .. or Dia de los Muertos to some? What or who were you dressed up to be? Well, it's like we have not taken a deep breath from past Halloween excitement, we are relentlessly served with more excitement to come! Thanksgiving! The grand Christmas! New Year! And here we are wondering where did 2013 do? 

In the limelight of excitement, let me give you more! Here is my first ever Instagram exclusive GIVEAWAY! Why? Because of the increasing number of my instagram followers, and many of them complained that they don't own a blogger profile to join my blog giveaway, so... here's to you my insta-friends! 

You'll win one original watercolor painting by moi, it's me, ladies, printed on 240 gsm textured cardstock paper, also handcrafted individually to give a slight 3D feeling. It's one of a kind. Part of my first experiment with it, and haven't been sold anywhere!  

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How to win? 

Well this time, don't comment on this blog to win. Go straight to babalisme instagram page and if that link fail you, just search @babalisme in the user page. Don't forget to follow ;) 

Find the Carrousel Print Giveaway pic, repost with #babalismeinstagiveaway and tag me on your repost pic. 

That's it. One ticket to win. 

Increase your chances to win by reposting as many as you like, tagging friends, sharing on other social media, etc.. and just let me know! The giveaway open internationally and I will announce the winner on instagram on November 25th. 

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Good luck, peeps! 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Bobbling Deads

This is Halloween month, The Walking Dead returns with new season, and if you're one of the millions thrilled by those undeads (and a few living ones), you'd love Whoppass Enterprises' new line of the Bobbling Deads. What are the Bobbling Deads, you say? In 5 words : zombified booble-head of you. Yes, you! Ever imagine what would you like missing a limb, blood gushing out of your body, and gritting your teeth through your bloody lips? Or maybe surprising your friends and family with their version of zombie? Well, you can order one now from Whoppass Enterprises.

I had a lovely chance chatting with Whoopass Enterprise's founder, so here it is, a bit of our conversation ..

 - When/where did you start this business?
Whoopass Enterprises began in December of 2003.  We launched it after our trip to Mexico where we saw a custom bobblehead and got in touch with the artist.  You can read more about the story here: http://www.whoopassenterprises.com/about-us/our-story/

- What makes your product different than competitors?
Our company is based in the United States and works with you to make sure your bobblehead is designed especially how you want it.  We speak your language and make sure everything is done to your specifications.  Other companies are shipping these overseas and don't have a solid understanding of what you want and a lot can be lost in translation.  At Whoopass Enterprises, you talk to our customer service person in Chicago, and we go above and beyond to make sure you'll be pleased.

- What makes your product/service special?
Our customer service and attention to detail is what makes us special.  We really want our products to be something you're proud to display and will work with you to revise things until you're happy.

- Who's your target market?
Anyone with a fun sense of humor!  These go well for anything from a gag gift to a wedding cake topper, and anything between.

- What's the biggest obstacle when you first starting out?
Being able to produce custom dolls quickly and effectively.

- How do you overcome it?
Instead of producing them in China like other companies, we work with partners in Mexico.  It makes communication much easier, allows us to keep costs down, and provides customers with a better overall experience.

- What's is your best selling product?
Our completely custom dolls are the most popular, but the Groomsmen bobbleheads are also extremely popular.  Seasonally, our zombie bobbleheads do very well around the Halloween season.

- How do you see your business in the future?
We really hope people will start using our "build your own bobblehead" custom applet.  This is a cool app that allows users to select clothing and accessories, customize their bobblehead doll however they want, and submit it online.  It reduces the back and forth and makes sure we get things right the first time so you don't have a lot of revisions!




Did I mention that you can even customize your own zombie pose? Yes, you can! It's so much fun playing zombie without having to apply and wash all those fake bloods. Be sure to drop by and get your own Booble Deads figures! 

Happy Halloween! 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Halloween Frebie : Haunted Hause Favor Box

Well it's officially October, yet again. Time to dress up, time to scare. And it's time for babalisme's annual Halloween printable! This time around, we'll have a cute small favor box, in shape of a classic milk cartoon for you to download, FREE!  

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Here I am using a glossy photo paper for the house, which I deemed not quite the best choice for paper crafting, but I'm out of my usual matte card stock paper. As you can see, the glossy paper is well, duh glossy (it made my black house rather blueish, ugh) and cracked mercilessly when folded. So yeah, be careful when you pick a paper. #lessonlearned

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Instructions : 
  1. Print on your desired paper/card stock and cut out. Make sure you cut your "window" open too. 
  2. Using the blunt edge of a small kitchen knife, or x-acto, or a spoon, or really, invest in a good bone folder already (Martha made a pretty good one), creases all the dotted lines. including the triangle on the rooftop, those are important. 
  3. Fold away your creases. Glue or double taped on sides where the edges met to form a box. 
  4. Don't for get to leave your "roof" open for now. 
  5. Fill in with candies. 
  6. Close off the roof  a stapler, or punch two holes on it and close it off with a ribbon. 
  7. Be generous handing out your treats. 
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If you have missed out many of my Halloween freebis, click here! Download them all and have fun!   

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Pokaku : Creating My First Custom Case

I love online shopping, I really do. It really has helped me to actually browse, compare prices, and purchase my needs (and wants) anytime anywhere. It also cut back the time I spend on actual shopping (less traffic, anyone?)

But I have a strong love and hate relationship with online shopping business. One business I usually despise the most is a custom smartphone/ gadget case business. Not all of them but the ones taking images off the internet and sell them as their own. Deviantart is usually the best place to find high resolution images with marketable quality. Yes, they stole images and sell them as "custom case".

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It was a dream come true when one website, www.pokaku.com launched, and they offer exclusive artists' works, all truly designed and owned by the artists/ designers themselves, sold at your choices and customization, with an affordable prices!! You can even designed your own case, which I did, and here is the result! I'm using my woodland print from my collaboration with papercrane as a last minute image choice (lazy mom) and it turned out quite good.

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I am quite pleased with the final result, let's just say it really worth the price.  You just can't compare the quality with original manufacturer's cases, but it is OK. It's not as easily fitted when I put it on as original cases,  but you can't really complain about it, regarding the price it offers. The designing process itself is the most amusing thing, and very user friendly too. You will be guided with a step by step instruction, just upload your image from your computer (or a photo), or you can pick from one of their clip arts, which at the moment, are still quite limited in variety, but I hope more additions would come. Edit, if you must, add text, if you please, pick a coating finish (glossy or matte) and boom, your custom case is ready to be delivered to your front door. The service, both customer service and handling&shipping service are astounding! They excee my expectation of a locally manage online business and deliver safely and on time.

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Check them out and start creating one yourself!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Guest Blogger : How to Stay Safe Online

The Internet is a great way to get the information you need and connect to those that matter to you. However, there are many risks associated with sharing your own information in the online world. What you share online can expose you to various risks, such as fraud and identity theft.
Sam over at SingleHop has helped me put together some of the most common vulnerabilities you can find online to help show us how we can better protect ourselves. SingleHop is a dedicated server and cloud hosting company based out of Chicago. Sam is a Senior Infrastructure Engineer there, and deals mainly with in-depth Linux issues and server clustering, but he's also a frequent author on their blog! SingleHop's dedicated servers page has an abundance of information on the types of servers they offer -- check it out if you're interested in learning more.
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Financial Information
To make online purchases, you would need to provide the e-commerce site with your financial information, such as your credit card number. Some online shopping sites allow you to store your payment information on the site in order to make future purchases faster and more straightforward. While this may certainly be convenient, it does expose you to certain security risks. The recent Target security breach  is one example of this. If your credit card information is stored on a site's secure server and the server's security is breached, your financial information can be stolen by hackers. It can then be used to make fraudulent purchases, which is why you should avoid letting sites store your payment information.

Social Security Number
Providing your social security number online can also put you at risk of identity theft, which is a very common cyber crime. With your social security number, criminals may be able to obtain other financial information about you. This can then allow them to steal your identity, which can be used to open fraudulent credit accounts in your name. Avoid sharing your social security number online, unless you are absolutely sure that the site is secure. Even if you won't be responsible for any fraudulent debts, dealing with the fallout of identity theft can be a huge hassle.

Vacation Plans
Many people share their vacation plans on social media. While it may be fun to tell your friends and family that you're traveling, it does come with certain security risks. Groups of organized burglars have been known to go through social media sites to find out more information about people that would be away from their home for an extended period. They would then break into their homes and make off with their belongings. If you're going to leave your home unattended, be careful about what you share online, as you never know who might have access to this information.

Staying safe online is more important now than ever. While there are many security risks, there are also ways to protect yourself. For example, you can update the privacy settings on your social media accounts so that your posts aren't visible to the public.


Thursday, July 17, 2014

Shop Highlight : Dolls2Get

Hi there! It's time for another shop highlight!!

Today's shop highlight is Dolls2Get. Dolls2Get provides you with customized bobblehead dolls, match to your likeness and you can even customize anything it comes with, for example, its clothing, the theme, the activity, the background, additional items, etc. They also offer free proofing until you're satisfied with your dolls. All start from US$ 69.90. 

Here is their introduction : 

  • Dolls2Get was the first large bobblehead company to make individual dolls, and we've been making them for many years now. Over 96% of our customers would recommend us to a friend, which is quite a testimonial! 
    We know the best way to keep our business healthy and growing is to give you an excellent product and top-notch service. Our bobbleheads are a lot bigger than you can find elsewhere, also made from polyresin, best quality compared to our competitors. Our best selling product includes custom made bobbleheads, custom made cake toppers, custom made wedding cake toppers.




If you're in the hunt for a one of  a kind gifts or momentos, here's how to order : 

1. Choose a bobblehead body from our listhing.
2. Send your pictures online or thru email.
3. Choose the options and purchase your bobbleheads 
4. Check regularly your email inbox to follow the production
5. Get your custom bobbleheads at home after your final approval

Or you can just simply visit their site. Dolls2Get site is pretty user friendly and you will guided on an easy step by step instructions.