Saturday, January 30, 2010
and just wanted to drop a quick note by to let everyone know that I'm on my way to BKK for a few days (and will definitely bring back more flowers) **wink**
also have you heard!!! Made With Love has a new wing --> check out the details here! You have just got to see the place in person and the new classrooms ... are wow! Wish my scrapping area was like that and hopefully I would have some good news to share with everyone... soon.
but for now, hope to see everyone at the store on Saturday Feb 6th for their grand opening party. We defiinitely have a lot in store for you and also I will be doing the "make & take" from 2:00 - 3:00pm!! Please stop by to say hi!
& thanks for stopping by!
Friday, January 29, 2010
It's friday!!! and I'm jumping up and down as this is my last day of work before my long overdue break starts. Yeap 3 full months of no work ...and so so so looking forward to this time off!
... also wanted to share that my valentine project is up on the american crafts blog - using the gorgeous "I Heart You" collection ... can't wait until DH sees this. I wonder what he'll say.
(sneaking this in)
Thanks for stopping by!
Monday, January 25, 2010
Wanted to share some cards that I put together last night for ruben's nephew (which are now in the mail and on their way to belgium - hope you guys like them). The cards might be abit plain, but slowly giving these a try as I usually don't make cards and am still experimenting (which also happens to be one of my resolution/goal for this year)...
cardstock, pattern paper, chipboard: american crafts (paper collection - junior); mini alphas: making memories (glitter brown) and jenni bowlin (blue)
And also guessing that you're probably wondering what I've been up to this past weekend... well, with all the yummy goodies that I received in the Magpie Club February Kit ... I couldn't resist getting started and here are some sneaks of what I'm working on...
(ps. don't forget to stop by Tara's blog for more details - as she is currently giving away one Magpie Club January Kit to one super super lucky person!)
thanks again for stopping by & all the wonderful comments...
and yes, I'm counting down to my time off (3 full months)!!!
Friday, January 22, 2010
i think i can share this... but you'll be getting those yummy jenni bowlin papers (and more), gorgeous pink paislee, some papers from my all time favorite brand and some amazing fabric (and the list goes on forever)! But the one thing that I just love about the kits here, are the amazing embellishments... they are truly one of a kind... love love love and you definitely don't want to miss this (will try to sneak in some pictures over the weekend) **wink**
Thursday, January 21, 2010
It seems like forever since I last blogged and scrapped. Usually during the week, I get a chance to do a little bit of scrapping after work, as a way to help de-stress myself, but lately it's been long hours and just so exhausted when I get home or when I finally shut down my computer. The only thing that keeps me going at the moment is that I only have 6 more days to go!!! yay, finally decided to take sometime off from work... to relax, rethink and recharge (and of course scrap all day... lol).
as for scrapping... here's a layout I managed to finished over the past weekend and haven't had the chance to share... using the super fun "I Heart You" collection from American Crafts.... and it's truly I Heart "this collection"... (ps. have you seen the latest AC CHA collections ... OMG!!! I love each and everyone and everything - did you see those gorgeous ribbons from the Dear Lizzy collection?)
These pictures were taken during our trip over the new years... the few days that we spent in Hua Hin (it's about 2 hours drive from Bangkok). There really wasn't that much to do there other than enjoy the beach and SEAFOOD!!! (guess which one I did religiously) lol
and don't you just love those definition stamps from Stamping Bella! i just love love and love them!!!
and now... I'm sure everyone is waiting for this... the winner for my little giveaway is...
..... Congrats Amy Heller!!!
and I just couldn't resist stopping there....also picked another winner for a surprised pack of goodies... which goes to.....
..... Pink Heather!!!
Congrats guys (please drop an email by with your shipping details) and a big thanks to everyone for all the wonderful comments and ideas for valentine, I just love reading them all!!
Monday, January 18, 2010
As for now... here's the close ups of my layout posted on the collage press blog today:
Don't forget to stop by the collage press blog for more details :)
ps. I know I'm overdue on my new year resolution, but still deciding!!!
Saturday, January 16, 2010
and finally got my studio calico kits out.. if i remember correctly, i think the papers and some of the goodies are from the september kit (i know, i'm really behind; which also means that you will be seeing alot more of studio calico)... and added some glitter cardstock & the flower stems (another great find from bangkok).
this picture was taken at the chatujak market... we found this cute bar that serves the best ever caipirinha; although it was only 4pm - we couldn't resist.
TFL & check back tomorrow for my new year resolutions (i know, i know i'm pretty late, but finally decided).
ps. and just in case you haven't seen this post --> i'm having a small giveaway here, there's still a few more days left.
Friday, January 15, 2010
As you can tell... I'm a major layering addict, always having to layer everything - what can i say, I'm addicted, and with these gorgeous papers who wouldn't be right? Can't wait to get my hands on the new sassafras collections (so so yummy - the sneaks are driving me crazy!!!) and oh, how can i not also mention american crafts --> have you heard the news, the amazing collections from Elizabeth Kartchner & AC - my head is just spinning, can't wait!!!). And then there's also primas!!! ahhhh, I just love and hate this time of the year: love - all the new amazing collections & hate = will be broke again. **giggles**
cardstock: bazzil kraft (again) & american crafts (red); patter papers: sassfras, american crafts (junior collection); flowers: prima; dew drops: robin nest; alpha stickers: sassafras (you) and making memories (small); punch: martha stewart
so what do you think? do let me know...
thanks again for dropping by & all the wonderful comments! :)
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Once again, I can't stop using the american crafts letterbox collection - just loving every single sheet from the collection & the colors... just so sweet!
Also for some added texture I first stamped the cardstock (and yes I'm addicted to kraft paper) with a background stamp that I got from purple onion, using distress ink - antique ink. Then started adding the different elements to the page... and putting my corner punch to good use.
supplies used include:
cardstock: bazzill basic (kraft); pattern paper, chipboard elements, brads, rub-ons, alphas and weekday stamps: american crafts letterbox collection; background stamp: purple onion; other: flowers.
thanks again for stopping by & for all the wonderful comments... i think i finally figured out what i'll be doing for my dearest for valentine (thanks everyone for your ideas), but please do keep sharing them (would love to hear more) and also don't forget about the giveaway that I'm having --> here for more details!
ps. still working on my 2010 resolution (still along way to go), but hoping to have something to share by the weekend. At the moment... being inspired by Kelly's post --> here.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
The new collections are all amazing!! Love each and everyone of their collection - from the Homespun Chic to Ava... ah, so hard to choose. Which ones are your favorites?
(news break: piradee is currently in shock, not able to speak, just jumping up and down after having fallen off her chair)
speaking of which, is anyone in need of some scrapping inspirations? I have 12 past issues of the scrapbook inspiration magazines up for grabs - all for $48 SGD (each of the magazine retails for $11.70 SGD)- please drop an email by if you are interestedj. Editions included are from: oct 07, jun 08, sep 08, oct 08, nov 08, dec 08, jan 09, feb 09, mar 09, apr 09, may 09 and spring 09.
and on another note... with the start of the new year, I haven't put together my resolution yet. Hoping to sit down with some wine tonight and get something together.
and what better way to start the new year with a little giveway... and all you have to do is leave a comment sharing what valentine surprise you are putting together for that special someone or friends (really need some ideas); by January 20th.
2 american crafts ribbon (new - 4 feet each) , 1 making memories glitter clears (new - 56 pieces), 1 american crafts mini marks rubons (new), 1 american crafts remarks sticker book (new), 1 making memories journaling book (new), 9 making memories tags and 6 maya road pins (new collection: crystal & hearts)
and for some sneaks of layout that I finished ealier, but am not able to share just yet... flowers everywhere, yeap I've gone flower crazy!
thanks for stopping by... & hope everyone is having a great weekend!
Saturday, January 9, 2010
The picture was taken from our trip to Hua Hin over the new year... finally getting the chance to hang out with my sister after not seeing her since my wedding (which was about 1 year and a half ago). So happy that we decided on this last minute trip with my mother, ruben and sis... picture of mummy & sis... hanging out at the beach.
I decided to keep things simple for this layout... emphasising more on the pattern of the papers (i love love love love this collection from american crafts - letterbox, especially those glitter birds!!!) and a little bit of stitching. I am still wondering whether I should get a sewing machine, just love the effects on the papers that I have been seeing around the web... but then again, I have never sewn before. uhmmmm...
and then there's this adorable stamp that I got from stampingbella... that pretty much sums up what happiness is.
Supplies used include:
cardstock, pattern paper, pearl brads, button, chipboard frames, alphas: American Crafts letterbox collection; die cut (vintage letter): K&Company; flower dollies: SEI; vinyl appliques: Scrapworks; happiness stamp: StampingBella
thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check back tomorrow... have a few more layouts to share. :)
Friday, January 8, 2010
I know a few of you are waiting for these... and here they are!! This time around, I also picked up some pink & reds ones, just couldn't resist with valentine just around the corner.
Aren't they gorgeous... I just keep staring at them (instead of using them) - but hopefully over the weekend, I will have something to share. There are a total of 64 flowers (in the various sizes and colors shown) and 4 leaves per pack. The flowers range from 1.0cm to 4.5cm in diameter (smallest flowers to the large pink one) and are all made from paper... and all this for only 10.00SGD per pack! Yeap that's right... drop me an email if you are interested.
nite nite everyone :)
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Having fun with the Cosmo Cricket nutmeg collection and using one of the rare pictures of me & Ruben in Japan - my favorite CC collection! Also used one of Julie's sketches for this... thanks so much for letting me be part of your 52 Sketches 52 Weeks design team.
Fell in love with these papers when I first saw them - so vintage sweet... perfect for these pictures that my friend took of us at the chatujak market. Did this layout for Made With Love (LSS) and little did I realize when I first saw this store - that I would be going back every week and is a start to an amazing hobby...
A big thanks to Tara for letting me work with her amazing kits from Magpie Club... just adore the old film "thing" that was included in the kit and another picture of Ruben from our trip to Japan... just chilling on our train ride from Tokyo to Nikko.
One of the most amazing thing that happened this year... is being able to be part of such a talent group of ladies and working with an amazing brand... American Crafts! Thank you - my first manufacture DT! And looks as these calendar layouts have become a monthly occurence.
This was one of my very first layout that I did... and still my all time favorite layout!
A little something about and how I was feeling during the year... hoping that the new year will bring a lot of changes, or at least more happiness.
Here's another layout from the initial days of scrapbooking... I think I did this layout for about three to four different challenges... my source for inspirations.
Experimenting with glimmer mist in the early days... and also a big thanks to BG & Kelly for selecting this layout for their monthly newsletter; super excited - my first time ever!
Experimenting again... this time with styles, as I am still searching for my scrapbook style.
Celebrating our first anniversary and a year together in Singapore. Also a big thanks to Miriam - speechless and thrilled to be part of such an amazing team - Collage Press!