Wednesday, December 30, 2009

a little bit of bangkok...

hi everyone,

hoped you guys had a great christmas and wishing everyone a very happy new year... only two more days to go before 2010!!! anyone doing something special to celebrate this year?

for me, i'm back in bangkok again and celebrating the new year with my family (sis is back from the states - haven't seen her since my wedding in 2008) and of course ruben is here with me. we spent the first few days in BKK and now we're in Hua Hin enjoying the sand and fresh breeze... unfortunately we will only be a the beach for two nights before heading back to BKK, but it's better than nothing right?

and before going back to playing around in the pool (our room has it's own pool!!!); here are some pictures from my trip so far...

sis with mango all around... that's all we've been having - a bit of mango everyday! mango ice cream, mango pudding, mango & sticky rice....

pictures of our lunch at the chatujak market - i always go to this one resturant for the papaya salad (my favorite is the type with the salty egg - it's really good if you haven't tried it yet).

yummy yummy and yummy again!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Just a little something for you...

a merry MeRrY merry christmas!!

supplies: cardstock - american crafts; pattern paper, journal stickers, flair, ribbon - american crafts merry mint collection; alpha stickers - making memories

Monday, December 21, 2009

My last layout for 52 Sketches 52 Weeks...

If you haven't heard already - December will be the last month for 52 Sketches 52 Weeks. The last 3 months on their design team has been amazing and I just love working with everyone (there's so much inspiration everywhere - from the team to all the amazing work by all the members) and thanks to everyone for all your support & comments over the time. Hopefully I will have a chance to work with everyone again... and Julie, thanks so much for this opportunity and will definitely be staking your blog for more inspirations & sketches (ps... julie's blog).

and here's my take on sketch #51 and don't forget to head on over to the 52 Sketches 52 Weeks blog for more details and the yummy goodies for this week!

cardstock and brads: american crafts; pattern paper: collage press

thanks again everyone for stopping by & hope everyone is enjoying all the christmas preparation & shopping!!!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Flowers and more flowers...

I finally got the chance to use those gorgeous flowers (that I picked up from BKK) and can't wait to get my hands on some more... yummy!


Just love the dimensions these flowers bring to the layout...

supplies: cardstock: bazzill kraft; pattern papers: american crafts letterbox collection; chipboard frames, brads, alphas: amercian crafts letterbox collection embellishments; metal frame: K&Company; flowers and twine: Chatujak Market

Thanks for stopping by.. and only a few more days to christmas and the new year... (super excited and can't wait to see what the new year has in store for me).

Friday, December 18, 2009

Only a few more days to go...

Counting done to christmas and new years... sooner than you know it, it'll be 2010. Wow, where has time gone by... the year coming to an end and another year starting... (and will be getting another year older...uhmmm).

so my tickets are finally booked for the holidays, will be going back to bangkok!! (i know again, but hey - missing everyone there and this time around my sister will be back from the states). also planning my next vacation... thinking about spending a week or two in Sydney sometime in March. Hope the weather is still good :)

and here's a little eye candy... a little something I made for one of my friends - of her super cute son! (hope you like this one S...)



supplies include: cardstock, pattern paper, jewel brads, alphas: american crafts (junior collection); glimmer mist: tattered angles; chipboard elements: maya road; others: fancy pants (star)


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

More Collage Press & Giveaway

ps. Interested in some collage press joyride papers? Do check out the collage press blog as they are giving away more joyride collections through out this week. This time around you will be getting two sets of the yummy papers!! Definitely not to be missed!!

And here are some sneaks of my layout that is posted today... having fun with the little gift bows that I found in borders the other day...


thanks everyone for stopping by & don't forget to leave a comment on the collage press blog for a chance to win the yummy goodies.

and just have to document this... once in a life time. thanks so much 2peas!!! (posted on 2peas Dec 17th)


Thanks so so so much for everyone's support!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

New Sketch @ 52 Sketches 52 Weeks #50

The new sketch for this week from 52 Sketches 52 Weeks is up!!! and also always, I just love working with these sketches... thank you Julie!!

and more pictures from my trip to Japan... and yes I know that I still owe you more pictures. I'm still trying to figure out how to group multiple pictures together... any recommendations on software?


supplies include: cardstock: american crafts; pattern paper: basic grey; flower & leaves: prima; chipboard alphas: american crafts; glimmer mist: tattered angels; envelop: maya road

Thanks again everyone for stopping by... and for all the wonderful comments on my previous post. Currently looking into some options on teaching and maybe also a small kit. Thanks again!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

doing nothing...

uhmmm it's already sunday afternoon and I haven't done much of anything. haven't been scrapbooking for a few days now... and hoping that my inspiration comes back before day end as I have a last minute assignment due tomorrow...

i spent the entire day yesterday cleaning up the apartment and awing over how much stuff I have accumulate over the year... yikes. I think I'll be having a major sale coming up soon... i know for sure that I won't be able to use everything, but I still want to keep everything... uhmmm

also been thinking about teaching... alot of the other ladies have started teaching... but I don't know what to teach... and if anyone would be interested (piradee thinking out loud)... uhmmm... anyone interested in making some calendar layouts??? (testing the waters first) **wink**

before disappearing again... here's a little christmas box that I did for the scrapgal GT but didn't have a chance to post it here yet... using the maya road embellishment packaging...

supplies: glitter chipboard: american crafts; pattern paper: american crafts merry mint collection; box: maya road embellishment packaging

thanks for stopping by and would appreciate your thoughts. :)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

More american crafts...

just a short note to let you know that the american crafts blog is buzzing with tons of christmas inspirations (with the all time famous merry mint collection).... *hint hint* and in case you didn't see the December calendar i posted a few days back --> it's here!

thanks again everyone!!

I'm featured on Graphic 45!!!

Just had to share this as I am super super super and super excited!! Thank you so much everyone at Graphic 45 and Susan for featuring me. Graphic 45 is one of my FAVORITE brands and their new collection "Renaissance Faire" is no exception... I just can't get enough of it (already purchase of their papers 3 different times now and I dont' think I have enough).

... and here's the latest layout that i did with this amazing collection...

supplies used: cardstock: bazzill kraft; pattern papers: graphic 45; chipboard alphas, pearl brads and embossing powder: american crafts; metal frame: K&company; leaves and pearl swirls: prima; butterfly stamp: purple onion

and if you are interested in knowing a little bit more about me... please do stop by the Graphic 45 blog...


Thanks again everyone... and truly appreciate all your support!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Collage Press Post & Giveaway!!!

oh my fist collage press post is up!!! please do stop by the collage press blog... super excited and also there's a giveaway going on right now, you definitely don't wait to miss this... yummy joyride up for grabs!!!...

"Leave a comment to be entered to win Joyride papers for our Dec. 10th drawing. One winner will be chosen from each post between Dec 1st-9th. One store will win a retail set of Joyride! So retailers, please include your store name in your comments. :) Good luck!"


Thanks everyone!! and don't forget to also leave some love for the other designers, you can be entered for each post. :)

Monday, December 7, 2009

so sweet...

**warning... this is a very sweet post**

I usually don't go this... but with valentine not too far away and the fact that Ruben has been very supportive in my decisions lately, I just couldn't resist making a little something for him...

for this week assignment, I got to play with the new collection from 7gypsies and can't begin to tell you how much I adore this collection - Venice. It truly reminds me of the time when we were in Venice - the romantic gondola rides (although ridiculously expensive), the strolls along the canals, the ever so yummy food & wine, the carnival and of course the shopping. :) and also using the latest sketch from 52 Sketches 52 Weeks #49

as for the pictures, they're from the weekend in BKK; just adore that picture of me and ruben and couldn't resist using it again and again. They were taken at this cute cafe at the sunday market - serving the best (and strongest) cocktail drinks ever; a perfect way to start the night & hanging out with friends.
supplies used include: cardstock: bazzill kraft; pattern papers: 7 gypsies; brads: american crafts; chipboard letters: american crafts; stickers: 7 gypsies nest; crackle paint: tim holtz (rock candy)
**all can be found at MWL**
others: butterfly stamp: purple onion; flowers & leaves: prima
inspired by: sketch from 52 Sketches 52 Weeks

thanks again for stopping by... and also a big thanks to everyone for all the emails and interest in the flowers

Sunday, December 6, 2009

more magpie club...

More yummy goodies from the december magpie club kit (magpie is a US based kit club and please note that although the december main kit that I used has already sold out, there's still the credit crush kit left --> here for more details) and you definitely don't want to miss out on this one!

here's a fun page I did using the kit for a non-christmas layout... "sweet kisses". I just adore this picture that a friend took while we were in BKK 2 weeks ago.

and for this layout, a big thank you Tara for letting me use one of your pictures! It definitely looks like you guys had a lot of fun playing around in the snow. As for me, I can't remember the last time I did this... oh maybe about 10+ years ago

supplies: Magpie Club December Kit (includes yummy goodies from collage press, american crafts, webster's pages, basic grey, jenni bowlin and more). Own: glimmer mist and american crafts jewel brads.

thanks for looking and don't forget to stop by magpie club for more details and also their blog...

Flowers anyone?

**sorry all the flowers are gone, but if you are still interested and don't mind waiting till January - then let me know. I will definitely be replenishing mine and wouldn't mind picking up a few for you**

As mentioned earlier and thanks for the emails (more than happy to share some)... if you are interested in some of the flowers that I picked up from bangkok about 2 weeks ago, I still have 3 more sets available. You will get a total of 57 flowers in the different sizes and colors as shown (the smallest is about 1.5 cm in diameter and the biggest is 5.5cm). The cost is 10SGD (7.20USD) for the set (not including shipping, will have more detail later today as trying to figure out the best options).

please drop an email by (my email address can be found on the right side -->)

ps. imagine glimmer misting these.

thanks guys and have fun!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

December 2009...

It's already december ... wow... and only a few more days before christmas and then new years. We still haven't figured out what to do for christmas and new years. Intially, we were thinking about a short trip to Bali, but then heard that the prices of everything would be doubled; uhmmm maybe not. Then also, my sister will be flying back from the states... so maybe it's thailand again (more shopping and eating).

... anyway, on another note, here's my american craft layout for the month! it's december time and don't you just adore the merry mint collection. I just love everything!!!

Supplies: cardstock: american crafts; pattern paper & embellishments: american crafts merry mint collection.
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Puppy love....

Just sharing some pictures from my weekend back in at home in Bangkok... one of the first thing that i did when i got home was to play with this adorable puppy... isn't she so so so so so cute and totallly fluffy!

Then there was the morning walks with... Johnny. Dear Johnny, regardless of how many dogs we have or where I maybe... you will always be my first and favorite.

And of course, how could I not stop by the Chaktujuk market... and look at some of the goodies I got... aren't these flowers just gorgeous (and only a fraction of the cost of the prima flowers)! and this is only a fraction of them, there's just too many to fit into this cage... I went totally crazy in buying them, as you can see... there's just tooo many to chose from.


Thanks for stopping by...