Monday, August 31, 2009

What do we do when life gets to you....

It has been pretty rough the last couple of week with all the work - the long hours and constant bashing from all ends... and just when I thought things couldn't get any worst. Rejection! yes it comes in all forms, even in the ones that you thought you would be able to depend on in hard times.

so, what do we do... when life gets to you, when you feel as thou you've reached rock bottom. I do wonder how long it will take me to get out of this one.

ACN - counselor

Believing in our dreams…

I just love this week challenge from scrapping out loud – prompt: I have a dream…

“I dream that one day I would find my true calling
Doing something that I enjoy much much more…”

I know it’s vague and that’s because I’m not sure just yet… but I just know that there’s got to be more than this. (me rambling on again and again).


Supplies used include:
Papers: Graphic 45 – Baby 2 Bride collection: dream a little dream, Renaissance Faire collection: awakening, romantique, Domestic Goddess collection: quilting bee
Embellishments: hero arts stamps, glimmer mist, k&company brad, 7 gypsies photo turners, jenni bowlin pearls, american craft alphas, bazzill thread hillary
Inspired for: Graphic 45 August Challenge
& Inspired for: Scraping Out Loud (prompt)
& Inspired for: Pile It Up – Round

ps. Aren’t the new Graphic 45 papers just gorgeous, love the sweet mix of colors.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

On That Special Day...

Finally finished all my assignments, both for MWL and Dreamgirls...

Love the sizzix assignment for September - wedding theme - it really brings back the memories; although they are only about a year old, but it really feels like forever. Here's a few more peaks at the items - this time around it's a 8x8 layout and a bouquet of flowers (all from sizzix). I just couldn't wait to use the new sizzix dies that i had gotten yesterday - what a deal MWL had (4 for 44% off).


Also another peak - at the next dreamgirl challenge and if you haven't checked out the website lately - there's an awesome challenge going on right now "white-out" (there's still abit of time left if you hurry). When was the last time you create an all white layout?


Well off to bed for now... nite nite everyone!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Hello There....

hi there.... feeling so so gulity for not having posted for awhile now, I usually do try to post during the week also - but lately I have been so tied up with work that I haven't had a chance to do much of anything else, but work! yeap, what can i say - this is the life of a consultant.

anyway... have tons of stuff and fun to share...

first off... here's a layout that i finished in 1 hour! yes, that's a new record for me! would say it's a fun and simple one - using up my old pictures that have been hidden away for atleast 6 months now. Here are some random places that I had visited back in 2007 and using those gorgeous studio calico papers.

Supplies used include:
paper: studio calico july kit - documentary
embellishments: studio calico fabrips, scenic route chipboard, making memories travel collection buttons, SEI travel tickets, making memories mini alphas, k&company chipboard alphas

Also here's a peek at an assignment that I have been working on for MWL - wedding theme (ps. don't forget to check out the other MWL DTs - their assignments are absolutely gorgeous)

And of course if you haven't heard already... MWL is having a pasar malam event. Great deals & a superb auction... I could believe last night when someone walked away with the big shot express for only $109 SGD. WOW!! If you're interested, don't forget to stop by MWL @ 7:30pm and 9:30pm for the auction - a must not miss event!

Supplies used include:
paper: chatterbox
embellishment: prima flowers, magic mesh, sizzix
sizzix die: bigz flower layers #2 (654832)

So don't forget to head on down to MWL this evening! See you there! (if you see me, please stop by to say hi)

Monday, August 24, 2009

A Little About Us...

Here's a cute page (or atleast i think so) of just me and ruben... yeap you + me = us. I know, I know i gotta work on my titles. This one is for MWL assignment - and have to admit, this is my first time working with KI Memories papers. I have been buying and hoarding their papers, but can't remember when was the last time I actually used the papers.... hehheeeee

also on another note... really gotta learn how to use the camera, the colors are really off and vary so much from pic to pic... uhmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Supplies used include:
paper: KI memories flourish collection, KI memories lace
embellishments: KI memories flourish rub-ons, KI memories flourish buttons, stickles, american craft white embossing powder, doodlebug alphas, pebbles chipboard
** all available at MWL**
Inspired for: Scrapping Out Loud - It's a wrap challenge

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Sunday Already

I can't believe it's sunday night already - this week has gone by so so so fast. I haven't had time to do anything else, but work. Speaking of which - we had to work on Saturday tooo :( so tired still....

As for scrapping, today was the only day that I had a chance to just sit down a relax abit, and manage to get a few things done - assignments for MWL. Hoping to be able to show them in the coming days. For now... here's something that I completed earlier in the week, but never really had the chance to share....

This one is for all the wonderful memories at eperney & reims, the champagne regions of France. Yes.... it's champagne time!!!! and not to mention, the unbelievable miles and miles of cellar underground - amazing & yummy!

Supplies used include:
paper: My Minds Eye - Ooh La La Collection
embellishments: prima flowers, maya road sheers, american craft ribbon, robin nest dew drops, pebbles chipboard, doodlebug alphas
Inspired for: My Mind's Eye Challenge #2

Thanks again for dropping by!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Remembering the Days

It's been another long day at work and I have to admit that since the day started, I was looking forward to when it would end. Don't mean to be complaining about work all the time, but... what can I say, just have to do some complaining... it's all part of the day.

I love the new collection from My little shoebox, especially the "in bloom" collection - aren't the colors gorgeous!!! I just had to scrap these papers, without know what picture to use. Yeap, been doing alot of that lately, scrapping the page first and then finding the picture to go with it. And boy was I lucky to find this old picture of the "gang" when I was working in Brussels. The day out with the guys from work!

... here's a simple and fun one, really showing off these gorgeous papers... (still available at MWL if you hurry)



Supplies used include:
pattern paper: My Little Shoebox - In Bloom Collection
embellishments: robin nest dew drops, magic mesh - white dottie, american craft thickers

thanks again for stopping by & hope you have a good week! :)

Being Yourself

Inspired by a friend's blog... sometimes we get so caught up in things that we forget about being true to ourselves...

... live the moment...
... discover yourself...
... enjoy life...
... love & dream...

Supplies used include:
pattern papers: Basic Grey June Bug Collection
stickers: Basic Grey June Bug Collection, chipboard: maya road, buttons: doodlebug, string: farmers market, glimmer mist: tattered angels, journal: maya road sheer, others: magic mesh

TFL & hope everyone had a good weekend!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Missing Spring...

One of the things that I miss about being in europe would be all the beautiful flowers during spring. They're just amazing. I still remember the first time when I saw these flowers... magnolias! It was amazing sight and entire tree filled with flowers! We definitely don't have these in thailand.

Supplies used include:
paper: basic grey porcelain collection
embellishments: american craft thickers, magic mesh, robin nest dew drops

Friday, August 14, 2009

and the winners are....

wow... its unbelievable how fast this week flew by. I feel as thou I haven't done anything yet, and it's already friday (friday evening over here in singapore). Although must admit that I am so looking forward to the weekend - of not doing anything and to finally get some rest after a week full with meetings from 9 to 5!

so... onto the fun part, a big thanks to everyone for all your comments and stopping by! Boy has this month been something... first off, I still can't believe that I made it to the american craft DT team! yes yes yes yes! and also, I've been in singapore for a year now - which also mean that I have been married now for a year! Yeap, alot of special days in August!

so... to celebrate all this, there will be 3 winners!!!

1st winner (for all the maya road sheer goodies).... this goes to..... Squashy Cupcake
aug 14 1st

and also winners are (a little surprise)... Maureen & Jeanette
aug 14 2nd Photobucket
Please email me your address details will get the goodies out to you;
Thanks everybody!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Make Lemonade

"if life gives you lemons, make lemonade" which is so much easier to say than actually do

The past few days have been a rollercoaster ride, some up days and some down days (good/bad). But all in all, I guess it's all part of life. This one is again for my sis - another picture that we took when we were in europe april last year - wow, can't believe it has already been over a year since I last saw sis.

Supplies used include:
paper: american craft - backyard collection
embellishments: maya road chipboard alphas, american craft embossing powder mustard, american craft stickers, american craft ribbon, robin nest dew drops, bazzill cha ching brads - yellow hollywood
inspired for: Moments Recorded
& inspired for: http: August Negative Space Challenge

hope everyone has a nice and cheerful weekend! Should be a super fun one in singapore as it's the national day on the 9th, but unfortunately won't be in town to celebrate.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

My New Purse

Oooooh have you seen my new purse, from the latest fall collection --> a must have!!! I just loved this past week assignment for MWL- to alter this provo craft purse. Had so much fun - once i decided and the paper collection and of course figure out what I was doing. I can only wonder what it would like to work for a fashion house, designing their collection.... uhmmmm.

And if you haven't already seen the other DTs work, do check out the gallery, their creations are mezerising --> here.

Supplies used include:
paper: Dream Street Papers - Sam Collection
embellishments: Dream Street - Sam Collection chipboard, maya road ribbon (new collection), chipboard tree and chipboard alphas, adornit mini alphas, prima flowers and ranger embossing powder - snowflake, provo craft purse
*** all items available at MWL***

Hope you like my fall collection design. :)