Monday, May 31, 2010

and the winner is...

and the lucky person who gets the $20 USD gift certificate from YourScrapbookStash is....


........... CONGRATS JESSICA!!!

(could you please drop me an email confirming your email address details for the gift certificates. thanks and happy shopping)

and for everyone else, don't forget to stop by YourScrapbookStash for some new goodies and also here's a 20% off coupon "MAY2010" valid till May 31st only, so better hurry on.... the new tim holtz paper tapes just arrived and I can't wait to get my hands on those!

and on other news.... here's a little peak at what I've been up too...


don't forget to check back later in the week for more details... and tomorrow for the sneaks on Magpie Club June Kits... you'll definitely love love love it!
& thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Hi from Bali

just a quick post to say hi and I know that I'm behind in posting a few things (and also in getting back to some of you), but we have been in Bali for the last few days and should be back in sunny old singapore later tonight...


so don't forget to check back tomorrow for the details on the YSS GC winner and a few other surprises and sneaks!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

one of those days...

its been a long long long day... one of the longest day I've had in awhile (its been alittle over 3months since I felt like this). and all I can do at the moment is remind my self that there's more in life than work... and can only wish, that I'll have the courage to just let go of it one day...

atleast from the day... I manage to complete this layout that I started a while back... a little something to remind me that work isn't everything, that it's only a passing stone in our lives (is that the right phrase?)... and also having fun with the cheerful colors in the Botanique Collection from who else other than one of my favorite brands... American Crafts...


and I just got these super fun stamps from Stamping Bella - their latest release. Don't you just love them, I think there's about 9 different designs/sayings in total (you'll definitely be seeing more of these as I just can't stop using Don't forget to check them out here.

supplies used include:
cardstock: american crafts, pattern paper: american crafts botanique collection, stamps: purple onion design (butterflies) and stamping bella (block), brads: american crafts, punch: martha stewart

and just have to also share this... thanks so much Lori for featuring my layout!!! thank you thank you thank you - so honored!

thanks again everyone for stopping by and just in case you missed the giveaway for the $20 USD GC to YourScrapbookStash, check out the details here (you definitely don't want to miss this).

Sunday, May 23, 2010

another giveaway from YSS...

interested in another giveaway???

I've got a $20 USD gift voucher to to give away... and you'll love what just came in their store... more jenni bowlin goodies, the girls paperie embellishments and a super fun collection from echo park... and the best part, everything is 15% off this month!

so all you have to do... is a leave a comment here by Thursday May 27th and I'll select one lucky person on Friday.

thanks again for stopping by and don't forget to stop by the gallery at yourscrapbookstash for more inspirations from me and all the talented ladies there...

Saturday, May 22, 2010

prince charming...

just realized that I haven't had a chance to share this layout here yet... but here's alittle something that I created for the collage press blog last week. the theme for this month is all things vintage (to create a layout/project using vintage collections from collage press)...


for mine I used a sheet from the Grayson Hall collection (the gorgeous light blue pattern paper) and mixed it with papers and die cuts from the Knave of Hearts collections. and also had to give the swirl flowers a go... after seeing everyone's inspirations. here's the video clip that I used for these flowers... here (have fun!).

supplies used include:
cardstock: american crafts, pattern paper, alphas and die cuts: collage press, flowers and leaves: primas, brads: american crafts, metal embellishment: tim holtz and punch: martha stewart

and if I could share... this is my second time being published and am truly speechless for being published in all 3 of CK magazines this month. thank you thank you thank you thank you to everyone!!


and also guess what I saw yesterday at 2peas after I had uploaded my layouts the night before... thanks everyone for all the wonderful comments and you support always and especially for selecting my layout... "our day" that I created for my assignment for Lily Bee. It truly brighten my day!


thanks again for stopping by...

Thursday, May 20, 2010

a little puppy love...

wanted to share this fun layout I created ealier... a little something to catpure the cuteness of this little puppy, although she isn't so little any more (and also pretty naughty at times too).



supplies used include:
cardstock and adhesive: american crafts; pattern paper, rub-ons, flair, paper flower: american crafts - dear lizzy collection; stickers: american crafts - dear lizzy collection and jenni bowlin labels; mist and envelop: maya road

thanks always for stopping by and off to get some rest, haven't been feeling so great the last few days, I think I might be coming done with something.

on another note... was hoping to be able to go back home, but guess that won't be happening anytime soon... can't believe what it has come down to, but then again... am I surprised. No! however what surprises me is the person behind all this, I would have thought {} cared more about the country and its people.

Monday, May 17, 2010

its monday...

mondays are just not my days... and I'm still trying to get use to working again (oh how I miss those days of not having to do much of anything - uhmmm although it does sound pretty lazy of me)...

also thanks for all the comments, emails and questions that you've been dropping by... I promise to get back to everyone sometime this week. I know, I've been a bit bad in that area lately... it's just after having to swim through over 50 emails a day for work and the long conference calls... *sign*

but on the happy and fun front... I did this layout last night in less than 30mins!!! Another scrapping record for me... (I usually spend over an hour and sometimes even lots more)... this time around I used a sketch provided by Creative Scrappers (sketch #103), a challenge over at Scrapgal and of course for my Lily Bee assignment...


and I know... I've used this picture before, but lately I've been trying to use up all the pictures that I have printed (the pile is almost as high as all the thickers that I have)... I just don't know why I've printed so many of the same picture.

and also having some fun with the yummy chipboards from the "hello sunshine" collection... I sanded the sides to add a bit more texture and also used one of the stamps from stamping bella for the journaling spot.

supplies used are:
cardstock: american crafts, pattern paper: lily bee "hello sunshine" collection, chipboard: lily bee "hello sunshine" collection, rub-ons: lily bee "hello sunshine" collection, punch: martha stewart, stamp: stamping bella

and my american crafts project is up on the AC Blog. I just went crazy playing with the new rose sizzix die, but looks as though I still need to learn how to glue these flowers together... they've continue to bloom ever since. Also finally using the 7 gyspies printer tray I brought a while back... although, do wish that I got the white one now.


thanks again for stopping by and all the wonderful comments

Sunday, May 16, 2010

and the winners are...

1. for my blog giveaway... the lucky winner is... number


congrats SARAH!!!

2. and for the yourscrapbookstash $10USD gift certificate... the winning number is...


congrats ASICA.P!!!

ladies please email me your address so I get the goods out to you & once again thanks so much everyone for sharing your stories, its really wonderful to get a glimpse of how we all started (and got addicted) to this hobby... and will definitely be stopping by your blogs to leave some love :).

and before disappearing for a few days (have a few assignments to complete), here's a little something I did using the april studio calico kit... i know, it's another 8.5x11" layout - but recently I've just been addicted to this size, they're just so fun to work with...


and here's a little flower I made using... first a stamped image, strips of paper and then rolling up some of the pattern paper to make the final flower...


... and don't forget to stop by the gallery at YourScrapbookStash... I'll be uploading a few layouts after this post (more 7gypsies inspirations).

thanks again for stopping by!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

and some more magpie club...

thanks so much for all the comments and sharing your scrapbooking journey, I really love reading your comments and its really interesting to hear how everyone got started... and also great to learn that I'm not the only one who tends to buy more than scrap... lol

also I just realized that I haven't share my magpie club layouts from this month kit yet (unfortunately the main kit is already sold out - just two days after going live, but the crunch kit is still available and boy does it have some super yummy goodies... more details here at magpie club)

... and here's a pick at all my scrapbook goodies that I've been hoarding... and to think, this is only a fraction...


and this is one is for my sister (younger sis) who has also recently completed all her exams for her master degree... a big big big CONGRATS... and definitely wish I was in the states now to help celebrate (and of course do a bit of shopping toooo)...


and last but not least... one for dear hubby... I just couldn't resist taking pictures of him and his new bag. I know it doesn't sound like much, but believe me... he hardly buys anything in the first place and since I have known him for 5 years now... this is the first bag (any type of bag) that I have ever seen him buy...


thanks again for stopping by and do check back tomorrow to see if you're the lucky one (ones); also don't forget to stop by yourscrapbookstash gallery for some more inspirations in the coming days...

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

another giveaway (from YSS)

a very big thanks for all the wonderful comments and also for sharing... it's really great to hear how everyone got started in scrapbooking and just how addicted we've become to this hobby (and hoarding).... lol... (you should see my stash at the moment, will probably be adding a few more items to my list of goodies for sale again)

also... just wanted to share that I have been scrapbooking for almost 2 years now - really got into it when I relocated to singapore back in Aug 2008 and officially became addicted in May when I was lucky to win the contest at my LSS.... since then... well you guys probably know :)

and in addition to the goodies that I'm giving away below (don't forget to leave a comment here for a chance, if you haven't already) and I'm also very honored to be guest designing for YourScrapbookStash this month and Erica has graciously sponsored some gift certificates for me to giveaway...

so if you are interested in winning... a $10.00 USD gift voucher to then leave a comment on this post by Friday May 15th!!

and just in case you are wondering what you might be able to find in the store... well here are some of my picks...

some new goodies from Jenni Bowlin...



and also these yummy papers from the 7 Gypsies Avignon Collection... yummy!!!


thanks again everyone for stopping by and all your wonderful comments :)

Saturday, May 8, 2010

it has been one year.... & Giveaway

yeap, it's been one year (yesterday) since I started this blog and sharing my journey into the scrapbooking world... and it's funny how all this got started...

always love arts and crafts
always love traveling and taking pictures
always love holding on to the memories

and then... relocated to singapore for work (around mid 2008) and discovered this cute store (made with love) selling all kinds of paper and crafty items and was taken away by all the gorgeous work that were on displayed in the store... also they were having a challenge where the grand prize was to guest design for them for 3 months. wow... that really sounds like fun and just had to give it a try... (and my very first post).

... and little did i know that one year later... I would be designing for them on a regular basis and also for these amazing manufacturers... american crafts, collage press and lily bee. also had the chance to teach a few scrapbook classes and got published (OMG)! thanks so much everyone for giving me these unbelievable opportunities...

and just a little something to capture this moment (using goodies from studio calico - feb kit)...





and a little something to celebrate this moment... giveaway giveaway giveaway... interested in some yummy goodies? then just leave a comment on this post (would be great also if you could share how you started scrapping & if you haven't already, would love it if you would become a fan too) by Saturday May 15th for a chance at these (everything is new and un-used; and is open to everyone and everywhere)...


thanks again and again for stopping by and all the wonderful comments - always appreciate them.

ps. don't forget to stop by the collage press blog for some more inspiration!!! it's a little something for my dearest... he's getting me an iphone!!!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

it's a lovely lovely day...

have you seen this layout yet? couldn't resist sharing it over here tooo... it's definitely one of my favorite thus far... and for some reason I'm just addicted to making 8.5 x11" layouts lately...


and of course, couldn't resist using some yummy yummy maya road goodies too... also don't you just love those chipboard flowers from lily bee? I really like the text on these ones... and of course, couldn't resist adding some primas...

**removed for publication with scrapbook trend nov 2010 issue**

and some misting tooo.... (what layout would be complete without a little bit of misting)... and my latest must include item... the RUB-ONs (thanks so much Lily Bee for creating the perfect phrases), I was have a hard time thinking up the right ones...

**removed for publication with scrapbook trend nov 2010 issue**
supplies used include: cardstock: american crafts; pattern paper: lily bee design; rub-ons: lily bee; mist: maya road; flower: prima; chipboard elements: lily bee; chipboard alphas: maya road; pins: maya road; ribbon: prima; other: tag and string

thanks again for stopping by and don't forget to check out my post tomorrow (hint: check out my very first post to get an idea of what I'll be posting). **wink wink**

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Magpie Club Sketch Challenge & LB

guess what!!!!! I won the 6 month subscription over at Studio Calico!!! thank you thank you thank you and thank you everyone for all your help, really appreciated it and just super happy at the moment... and you won't believe who was the other lucky person... it was Ann!! (the same Ann that also won the little RAK from me, talk about luck!)

and onto more scrappy news... here's this month sketch for the challenge over at Magpie Club (made by none other than the super talented Julie Bonner)


and here's my take on the sketch... using the Magpie Club May Main Kit (which is sold out, but the credit crunch kit is still available)


I used a really old photo in this one... I think that was taken about 5 years old when I was on an assignment in europe, visiting the black forest area in germany.



Thanks for the stopping by and hope you join in on the challenge. The winner will receive a credit crunch kit and/or guest designer spot. More details will be posted soon on Tara's Blog.

ps. my first blog post for Lily Bee is up...yay yay... please stop by there too for somer more inspiration...