Tuesday, June 30, 2009

All Things Cosmo Cricket

Has everyone gotten their pack of the cosmo cricket early bird collection – if you haven’t, would really recommend and also the chipboard if you have a chance, unfortunately I wasn’t fast enough to grab those too!!! As mentioned, I could not stop once I had started… and the possibilities are endless… (there’s tons of pic in this posting and therefore will try to keep things short :) - please allow a few extra minutes for all the pics to load )

Here are the layouts that I finally finished last night (was really taking my time on them)… the first is me and ruben again. I just love this picture of us together and thought it would be perfect with the tree… as we dream & grow together right? :P

Supplies used include:
Pattern paper: cosmo cricket – early bird collection; hambly prints
Embellishments: basic grey pearls, American craft yellow ribbon, fancy pants green ribbon, October afternoon alpha rub-ons
Medium/Tools: stamps from Hampton Arts, Tim Holtz and Ali Edwards, glossy accents
Inspired for: Moxie Fab World Lovely as a Tree Challenge

For the second layout… I wanted to do one to capture my scrapbooking highlights thus far; from the beginning days with MWL to making the dreamgirls DT and hopefully there would be more to add to in the future (more tags for the layout)…

Supplies used include:
Pattern paper: cosmo cricket – early bird collection; little yellow bicycle – love letter
Embellishments: basic grey pearls, doodlebug yellow ribbon, magic mesh, October afternoon alpha rub-ons, prima flowers and maya road chipboard alphas
Medium/Tools: Tattered angles glimmer mist – suede, glossy accents
Inspired for: Pencil Line Sketch #140

I'm so happy that I finally got around to make “my scrap bulletin”; have been thinking about this for awhile and these papers are just the ones. From the design to the cheerful color and the fact that I am flower crazy at the moment… perfect!!!

And last but not least, with the left-over, I made this small tag for the making memories carousel that I just got over the weekend. So happy and it’s amazing how much stuff I can squeeze in there and the ease of then getting to them. This is just the first of many more tags to come…

More cosmo cricket works can be found in my older posts:

Thanks for sticking through to the end.... :)

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Work In Progress

The weekends are always way too short... it's already sunday afternoon in sunny singapore. Only a few more hours, before the "work life" starts again. It's great that at least over the weekend, i can turn off the working side of me and just focus on scrapping and hanging out with ruben! Otherwise, i will definitely go crazy!!!

It's strange when I think about the dedication I used to have. Before the brussels assignment, I would stay at the office until 11:00pm and also work on the weekends. The concept of vacation didn't exist then, but then the assignment in brussels changed all that. I still remember clearly when I first arrived, the partner had pulled me aside and gave me the run down on how things are done at brussels office and then said that I needed to plan my vacation atleast one month in advance. My remark was.... i can plan for vacation??? uhmmmmm - do excuse me for rambling on and on and on... **hehheeeee**

Anyway, back to the fun part... scrapbooking! I was so thrilled that the girls @ American Craft had choosen my layout for the remarks sticker challenge, thanks so much guys!! I think this is the first challenge that I actually won!!! thank you thank you thank you!!!

Started on a few projects this weekend, a little of this and that... and here are some peaks of what I am working on...

This one is for my first DreamGirls assignment (so so excited to be part of their team)... which reminds me, have you checked out the current challenge going on, a fun color challenge --> here ... there's still a few more days left! As for this layout... yes, i went abit flower crazy (actually i think i was flower crazy the whole weekend). But then again, how could I resist the new primas that just arrived @ MWL - was standing there drooling and going... yummy must have... yummy must have... yummy must have... :)

Here are some more pics of 2 other layouts that I am currently working on.... I've seen so many layouts using the cosmo cricket - early bird collection, that i had to just get mine out and join in all the fun. And once i started, i couldn't stop! I just love these papers, the colors, the pattern... so in love!!!

Please do check back later this week for more details.... thanks again for stopping by!!! luv luv...

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Simple Things

Here's another simple layout i finished... and still on germany. These pictures were taken in bamberg, germany - another amazing town in germany. It still amazes me, how time really seems to stand still in these small towns... the houses are just like what they used to be a few hundred years ago (ok not sure if they are really that long), but they kinda do look like it with the colors and design. I remeber looking over the river that runs around the town, thinking... boy am I lucky to be here... to have this opportunity to travel through europe (and also to not mention, almost paid for - hehheee my company had assigned me to a project in brussels for almost 2.5 years).

So happy...

Supplies used incude:
pattern paper: jillibean soup collection
embellishment: jillibean soup journals, prima flowers, robin nest dew drops, maya road journaling sheers, american craft chipboard alphas
mediums: distress ink - brushed corduroy, tattered angels glimmer mist - tattered leather, american craft embossing powder - butter
inspired for: inspired blueprint sketch
& inspired for: cropaddict jillibean soup challenge

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

More Inspirations

I was so surprised this morning when i discovered that "jbs inspirations" - jenni bowlin studio inspirations - had featured my layout on their website! Thanks so much guys... and totally recommend checking out their website, there's just so much to see and be inspired!!

ps. here's a direct link to the posting/additional pics on this layout
Thanks again for visiting!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Being Together

If there's one thing i look forward to after work... is being to complain about the day to ruben. For some reason once all the frustration is out... i feel a lot better. I guess that's one of the biggest perk of being together - there's someone there for you in good times and of course bad times.

Here's a simple layout... just playing around in malacca ealier this year...

Supplies used include:
pattern paper: american crafts backyard collection - flitter (34695), boing (34705), pop (34690), drip (34703), hambly
embellishments: 7 gypsies "life" sticker, robin nest dew drops, prima flowers, american craft remarks transparent accents - backyard sun (42544), american craft journaling - backyard shade (42542), maya road chipboard butterfly, american craft chipboard alphas - thickers gift box (42761), american craft ribbon, october afternoon rub-on
mediums: tattered angels glimmer mist - tattered leather

Sunday, June 21, 2009

It's a Fairytale Town

I have been admiring the webster's pages collection from a far. They are absolutely gorgeous - the colors and the design, but I was never sure if i would know how to use them. Of course that was before, before today that is. My assignment this week for MWL was to work with some of Webster's Pages latest collection - sweet as cheery pie and yes they are truly as sweet.

To go along with the papers, decided to use my pictures from rothenburg, germany. This is definitely a town i would recommend to visit; it's a must. The town is just unbelievable, like it was lost in time... the houses, the cobble streets and of course the horse drawn carriage (well the later is more for the tourist, but still...)

Supplies used include:
pattern paper: webster's pages sweet as cheery pie - little nibbles, lets celebrate & fly a kite; bobunny - calypso love; jenni bowlin pattern paper; coordinations cardstock
embellishments: maya road chipboard frames and bird; maya road journaling sheers; prima flowers; doodlebug alphas; october afternoon rub-ons; misc. buttons & ribbons
mediums: distress ink - brushed corduroy; tattered angels glimmer mist - sunflower and frost
**all items can be found @ MWL**

Whats Been Happening

Just some general updates...

1. being one of the dreamgirl divas
I was so so so excited when i received an email from debbie & dolores - that i had been selected to be part of their dreamgirl DT team. yes yes yes yes!! (jumping up and down) and can't wait to start working with all the talented divas. and of course if you are into challenges or looking for some inspirations, then do check out the dreamgirl blog for the latest challenge going on... there's tons of fun waiting for you!!!

2. sightings @ my little shoebox
In my long over due blog hopping, i was thrilled that suzy included one my layout on her blog!! thanks so much!!! and I definitely recommend checking out the details, as there are tons of inspirations from all the DTs and others... here!

3. sightings @ jillibean soup
On the jillibean soup side, was so happy that i made it to their favorite list and part of their soup spotting spot (smiling from side to side)... here!

ps. will be showing off, later tonight, some layouts that i managed to start and finish in a day! yeap, that's record time for at the moment. as for now... gotta get going for my scrapbook class.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Sneak Peaks

Hi there,
wow... boy has it been a really busy week with all the meetings and workshops going on at work. I didn't even manage to scrap even one layout... let alone have a chance to start on one... wonder what i will be doing this weekend. uhmmm.... :)

But before going off the do some major scrapping - here's a sneak peak of the rak i will be giving away for the MWL challenge i'm hosting. Imagine this is only part of the rak... there's more to come! Can't wait to see everyone's layout!!!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

My 1st Challenge @ MWL

Hi everyone!!!
So excited about my first challenge for MWL - please do check it out if you haven't already. Hope everyone would be joining in on the fun! Please check back - as I will be posting a peak of the rak that will be given away.

On to the fun part... the challenge is PATCH WORK!!! So, get out those needles and get ready for some stitching. For this challenge...

  1. you will need to include at least 9 squares on your layout - these can be in any size or a mixture of sizes (perfect opportunity to use those scraps)
  2. there also needs to be some stitching (and more than just XXX)... somewhere, anywhere on the layout.
  3. get those ribbons out, cause somewhere on your layout you will need to include some

Most importantly, don't forget to upload your layout to the gallery before June 30th. Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with. And here's my take of the challenge...

Supplies used include:
pattern paper: crate paper mia collection, jillibean soup xxx and hambly prints
embellishments: crate mia collection rub-ons, prima flowers, jillibean felt flowers, robin nest dew drops, maya road ribbon & chipboard alphas, october afternoon rub-ons, sizzix frame die cut, american craft white embossing powder, magic mesh brown and bazzill stitching threads
Just realized that i was sooo excited about the challenge that i forgot to write the story behind the picture used. The cute boy is Merijn - Ruben's nephew. He's soo soo adorable!!! and especially in this picture that was taken at our engagement lunch in Oostende and also what ever he's eating looks so so yummy!

Another Sunday...

It's amazing how fast the weekends go by... I haven't really done much so far and already half of sunday is gone. Looks as thou, I am going to be up late tonight - working - there's so much to do for Monday. The normal 10 working hours a day are just not enough anymore.

Before switching over to work, here's a layout and card that i managed to finish... Oh, and please stop by again tomorrow for details of my first challenge for MWL - so excited!

Supplies used include:
pattern paper: prima rebellious collection
embellishments: buttons, amercian craft ribbon, me & my big idea pink bling, sizzix leaf die cut, doodlebug alpha and creative imagine black die cut
Inspired for:
dreamgirls challenge

And here's a card i just finished this morning for my friend - congrats Marta & Hugo on your second girl!!! Wow - it's just amazing how fast time flies. It only seems like yesterday that we were at your place celebrating your first. :)

Supplies used include: cosmo cricket girl friday collection. embellishments: maya road chipboard frame and alphas. Inspired for: dreamgirls challenge

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Done Done Done!!!

Yes, finally finished all 3 layouts that i had started since the beginning of the week. This week has just been really bad at work - there's so much to do and still so much more to do. Just feel so tired thinking about it.... so let's talk about something fun!!! scrapping!!!

So, up first is this layout with a picture of Clara & me taken at the carnival @ binche a few years back when i was working in brussels. The few of us from the project decided to meet up at the carnival. The carnival itself... was ok (a little disappointed, i guess after waiting so long for it to start, had thought that it would be better). But with everyone there, including ruben, martha and golf... it was a blast to hang out with everyone, expecially outside of the office.

Supplies used include:
pattern paper: pink paislee captivating collection
embellishments: maya road chipboard brackets & alphas, magic mesh - brown, bazzil mesh ribbon, pink paislee chipboard shapes

Here's another one... taken in venice, italy during the carinval there. I really wanted to dress up (you should see all the dress they had for rent), but ruben wasn't going to play along, so i guess the mask will just have to do...

Supplies Used Include:
pattern paper: making memories
embellishments: sizzix frame, pink paislee alphas, robin nest dew drops, hambly print rub-ons, making memories glitter stickers

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Almost Done

have been working on these two layouts for the last few days and now... it's almost done. Got the title and journaling left (the two most hardest parts for me)... for some reason i never know what to write, other than being so worried that i might spell something wrong or miss something out... then what...

before disappearing again... here is a little something to keep you busy. thanks again for stopping by!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

One more

and one more before going off... this time it's a card...

supplies used:
pattern paper: jillibean soup paper & sprouts
embellishments: maya road ribbons, buttons & basic grety pearls
inspired for: 2 Sketches 4 You

Feeling Fresh

  • Woke up today feeling freshed and ready for another relaxing day. I think i will do a bit of shopping (scrapbook shopping that is), maybe clean up the apartment and maybe then go for a short swim in the late afternoon. Yeap that's my sundays, not doing much and alot of maybe.
  • However, before disappearing for some shopping... have this layout to share! More pictures from our trip in spain with mummy & sis. The extra arm in the third picture below, belongs to sis... also just realized that the brown pen i used is very very faint.... gotta get a darker one!

Supplies used:
pattern paper: jillibean soup papers & sprouts
embellishments: maya road chipboard, basic grey pearls, jillibean soup felt flowers and leaves
inspired for: jillibean soup challenge (ps. there's also a give away going on)
and also for: one word challenge

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Dear Daddy

With father's day not to far away... i always wish daddy is around. Where ever you maybe, we know that you are always here beside us, looking after us, making sure that we are always protected and loved. This one is for you na ka. xxx me & sis.

Supplies used:
pattern paper: fancy pants delight collection