Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Pink Paislee Design Team 2011

as if I couldn't scream it out any louder... YES!!!! I'm on the Pink Paislee Design Team for 2011!!! I still can't believe this amazing opportunity and still remember that day when I first received an email from Rebecca. I was like... uhmmm what?... who?.. .why would she be emailing me?... OMG... no, this can't be... can it?... oh my oh my oh my... OMG... ekkkkk!... YES YES YES!!... am I dreaming?... OMG... (lol)

and now that its offically announced, it's for real!!! (I really hope that I'm not dreaming thou). and a huge CONGRATS to all the other amazing ladies on the team (check out the full details here)


and thought I would share this layout that I created a long while back (but never made it onto blog **wink** till now), using one of their older collection, but a timeless one... Mistletoe & Co.




A big thanks everyone for all your support. It has truly been an amazing year with many speechless and heart warming moments; and can't wait to see what's in store in 2011.

Monday, December 27, 2010

a very merry (late) christmas...

I seem to be losing track of time these days and also for some reason, I thought that I would have internet access on aboard a boat. Really not sure what I was thinking that day (and still wonder). For this christmas, we decided to celebrate in Hanoi, Vietnam - with the highlight being the over night boat trip in Halong Bay. An absolutely amazing sight, with the thousands of islands everywhere...


And will definitely be sharing tons more of pictures over the next few days about the trip, more amazing shots from Halong Bay and the buzzing city of Hanoi. But for now, a late but very Merry Merry Christmas to everyone!!! And sharing a few cards that I created for some wonderful folks... I hope they like them.

using papers & stickers from Crate Paper - Snow Day collection

using papers & embellishments from Crate Paper - Snow Day collection

using papers from Pink Paislee - Father Christmas collection

using papers, embellishments and stamp from American Crafts - Christmas collection

using papers and stickers from Bella Blvd - Christmas collection

using papers and chipboard embellishments from Lily Bee - Christmas Town collection

Thanks for stopping by!!! And wishing that everyone had a wonderful holidays!!!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Guest Designing for Magistical Memories

This month I have the honor of guest designing for magistical memories and the opportunity to work with their yummy chipboard goodies. For this layout, I had used the larger cirlce from their nesting circle set to create a focal point on the layout (other goodies used are from Studio Calico Nov main kit).


I first started with painting the chipboard with gesso/white paint and then applied using baby wipes abit of distress ink randomly along the piece. I really love how the moisture from the baby wipes dilluted the ink abit, creating a more distress look and was also easlier to blend into the paint. And finally added abit of stamping here and there (also using the stamp from my studio calico kit - I think this one was from one of their add-on kits and has now become a new fav of mine!)


I still have a few more projects to share using their chipboards, but for now... wishing everyone a very merry christmas and a happy new year!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

i'm still here....

how fast time flies ... when you are having fun (or well maybe in my case, its more like clearing out last minute work assignments before everyone at the office disappears for their holidays... uhmm doesn't sound like so much fun... lol). i can't believe its been a little bit more than a week since I last updated my blog... and there's still so much to share with everyone for the new year hits!! but for now... will leave this little teaser for you guys to dwell on.... **wink**


will be back with more details soon, as for now gotta get back to work before the boss wonders...

Monday, December 13, 2010


first off... I would like to thank everyone for all the comments and especially for sharing your plans for this christmas... as for me, I'm looking forward to spending sometime with DH away in Vietnam. a few days in the city and then a night on a boat... this is definitely going to be interesting... it's been so long since I've been on any type of boat...

and now, what you've been awaiting for... and yes, I wrote out everyone's name...


and our winner for the Everyday Memories Issue is... STARRY!!!


and our second winner for the Tips & Tricks Issue is... Mama to Jayden!!!


congrats ladies... please drop me an email with your address details, so we can get the magazine out to you.

and in case anyone still hasn't gotten a copy yet... just click on these links for one and also don't forget to enter the code: CKDT15 for a 15% discount on all your purchases!!! (promotion code valid until 12/20/2010).

& thanks for stopping by everyone!!

at times...

hi everyone, a quick post to share a simple and fun layout that I create a little while back; to capture a moment that hubby and I had. You know those time when you say something and he just goes off on another... Yeap - those moments. (my version of he said ... she said ... where what she said is always right!)


The key focus for this layout is on the flower and the envelope, where I have also included some of the details of the conversation (sorry guys - a bit personal on this one). As for the flower - I first misted it with a pinkish glimmer mist to added a bit of glimmer and then embellished with various brads before poking the leaf pins for the final touches.

supplies used include:
cardstock: american crafts; pattern paper: my minds eye; envelope: maya road; leaf pins: maya road; brads: american crafts; chipboard alphas: american crafts; chipboard button: lily bee design; sticker flower: sassafras; gold transparency: hambly; sticker alphas: october afternoon; other: twine, ribbon, doily and fabric flower

Thanks for stopping by everyone and off to grab some sleep for the days ahead!! (and will be back tomorrow with the winners for the CK magazine giveaway!)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Pencil Line Sketch

finally I have some more inspirations to share!!! I've been waiting for the opportunity to share this layout, that I created for Pencil Line as their guest designer this week and finally having the chance to use one of my favorite collection from this CHA Summer - Sweetness Collection from Pink Paislee.

I just adore this collection and had to get two of everything!!! {also tripled up on some items too.... I know, I've just gone gaa ga guu gu!!!} wouldn't you?

For this layout - I used a sketch provided by Pencil Line - Sketch 216 - to create a little something to capture one of the sweetest and funniest moments. I just love how my mother just managed to capture the moment and that expression... and the funny part... well this picture was one out of about 100 pictures that my mother took in that spot {you should have seen the line of people waiting there to take their pictures...lol...oops!}


and here's my take on the sketch...


aren't the papers just divine? and now addicted to these butterflies created using the making memories slice machine {I can't believe the wonders that this little machine does - i love you making memories!!!}.



and just in case you missed my previous post on the CK magazine giveaway {check below} - there's still time to leave me a comment if you are interested!

thanks again for stopping by guys and especially for sharing what everyone is looking forward to this christmas. at the moment for me, it would be to get some sleep. nite nite.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

CK Magazine Giveaway!!

anyone interested??? I've got two magazines from Creating Keepsakes to giveway - yes two of their latest and super packed special issues. just leave a comment on this post if you are interested, sharing what you're looking forward to this christmas, by Saturday Dec 10th - and i'll draw two winners to receive a copy of one of the magazines (giveaway is opened to everyone and please note that the magazine will be mailed from CK directly).

the first one is... the everyday memories issue where I was fortunate to have two of my layouts published in *always so thrilled when I see my layouts - still can't belive it*!!


**crazy fun** as seen in the Everyday Memories Issue Dec 2010.

and the second magazine is the latest tips & tricks issue with tons of ideas - fun and unique ways to stamp and tips on how to make the most of your supplies. another definite must have issue!


and just in case, you still need another reason to get these... well, check out the sneaks over CK (by clicking on the links provided below). and if that's that already the decision maker... CK also has provided me a 15% discount code to share with everyone - enter: CKDT15. its good for all items in the store and is valid till 12/20/2010).

and a big thanks eveyrone for stopping by and hopefully will have some more inspirations to share with you soon.

Friday, December 3, 2010

how fast time flies by...

just a quick note to say...

wow, can't believe it's already friday! where has the week gone by? I really thought that today was either wednesday or thursday and that I still had a few more hours and days left before the end of the week. Needless to say, all the things that I had planned to do before the end of the week... never quite got done.

also sad to say that I haven't done much else other than work and work and work. the past few days have been early mornings in the office till late evenings and when I finally do get home... I'm already so tired that after dinner that I just crawl into bed. lol

i haven't had a chance to scrap all week long nor be able to catch up on my emails (sorry guys for the delay in getting back to you)... I really do hope this won't be a normal occurrence around here. hopefully I'll be able to sort out my issues and problems every soon... and then be able to enjoy the day again.

as for now... thanks for all your comments and support and hopefully will have some more eye candy & inspirations to share soon. :)