Sunday, May 31, 2009

What Inspires Us

WOW... i was rushing to finish my layout for the MWL DT assignment today, and honestly wouldn't say that it was a 100% done either. For some reason, my mind has been blank for the last few days - no inspirations nor motivation. This is pretty much the first LO that i have completed this week. Its strange that some days, i just can't stop and on other days, i can't start... scrapping that is. Hopefully this week i'll get back into my scrapping mood... as there is quite a lot of things to do :)

Before heading off to sleep... here's a peak at what i have been up to and my assignment kit (and yes, those are paper bags):

Nite Nite & please check back tomorrow and also @ MWL for the full details... had a lot of fun using those paper bags from 7 gypies.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Sticking Through the Rain

Wow... can't believe saturday is almost over - well actually its over for me, i'm about to head off the bed in few minutes.... I just wanted to share the fun I had at the "much a do about nothing" play that was at the fort canning park this evening... even thou it had rained the first few minutes, we all stuck through. all 1500 people! I just thought that was amazing and also not to mention the play itself - perfect...

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Thank God for Friends Always

Hello everyone... I don't say it enough... but thank god for my friends, i surely couldn't have made it through that day with out you guys and did i say... love the dresses!!! thanks again guys for helping with everything... from doing my hair to making sure that everything was perfect. and of course, getting to my house at 7:00am!!! this one is for your guys!!! **huggies**

supplies used include:
pattern pater: cosmo cricket - girl friday collection (includes matching stickers)
embellishments: prima flowers, lots and lots of buttons, fancy pants ribbon, magic mesh - brown, and teresa collins "remember this" stamp

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

My First Mini Album

Yes this is my first mini album that i have made all by myself... my own mini album... the first time using chipboard was in Aida's class @ MWL about 6-7 months ago... yeap, didn't know much about scrapbooking then... didn't know how even to use chipboard, let alone an album.... yes, that was me about 9 months ago... when i first got relocated to singapore for an assignment. and now, got my first to show and special thanks to lily bee design challenge for this motivation and inspiration!

So.... would recommend that you get a glass/cup of your favorite drink as this post will be long... much longer than any that i have posted yet (given that there's only 13 before this)... i'm even writing this with a glass of wine in hand!

Just be me... funny how i started out tracing the shape to cut for the album and as i was getting ready to paste the first page, i couldn't bring myself to hide away the adorable pattern - using lily bee: three little bird collection - so the pages are not glued onto the chipboard pages as usually done... instead utilized both sides or used my quickly expanding stash of hambly overlays...

Well did end up using a bit of the maya road chipboard album - it was more to ensure the sturdiness of the pages...
For these two pages, below, added more journal cards that can be tucked behind the pictures - as i have tons to things to write about the scrapper in me. The tim holtz clear stamp was used for the quote on the left page and my quickutz dies came just in time for the birdie. On the right page - i used "life" and "details" stamp from unity and embossed the cardstock paper to give it a contrasting effect... or so i though... :)
Funny how we all get inspired from different things... for me, it the calmness and peacefulness of the ambiance - like that in the picture below... (taken in spain - alhambra)

and yes... that's what i have done thus far and hopefully there will be more to add to the list... :)
thanks again for stopping by & nite nite...
supplies used include:
pattern paper: all from lily bee - three little birds
cardstock: bazzill paper
embellishments: maya road chipboard album, birds, tree, frames and alphas; american craft ribbon; hambly overlays; magic mesh; robin nest dew drops

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Flowers In Bloom

If there's one thing i miss most about being in belgium... it would be all the flowers during spring time. The entire country would be blooming... i will never forget the most amazing sight across from the royal gardens... where all these magnolia trees were (and there were more than 20!)... i had never seen these flowers before (at least not the real stuff) and also the size! **speechless**
If you are ever in brussels during spring... this is a must visit!!! (it's a park area right opposite of the royal gardens)...
Supplies used include:
  • pattern paper - making memories flower patch collection (includes matching flower stickers)
  • embellishments - primas (a must), robin nest dew drops, maya road chipboard butterfly, american craft alphabets and american craft metallic green embossing powder
And here... finally finished is a layout that i started earlier in the week. This one is for the Graphic 45 May Challenge (there's still time if you are interested!). I have been hoarding their papers for the longest time ever... they're just too gorgeous to use... ahhhhhhhh.... and i just love how this page turned out... it's my story, it's my moment, it's me...

Supplies used include:

  • pattern paper: graphic 45
  • embellishments: prima flowers, maya road ribbon, american craft alphas

and last but not least.... leaving you guys with a sneak peak on what i am currently working on... it's a mini album using lily bee design papers... my favorite!! thanks again for stopping by...

Saturday, May 23, 2009

The Weekend is Here

Yes.. it's saturday morning... the weekend is finally here, but unfortunately i will have to do some work thou... uhmmm... oh well i guess it's all part of life...

during my morning coffee (and blog hopping) today - i came across the lily bee's blog (a must check out!!!)... ooooh i soooo love their papers and those adorable birdies.... and of course the colors. yeap it's me. Here's a layout that i did with their papers a while ago... and i just can't get enough of...

Thursday, May 21, 2009

And More...

Here are two more layouts that i manage to scrap and finish... the first is inspired by anne-marie challenge for MWL... tulips and tulips and tulips, i have never seen so many and in so many colors and variations... these were taken at the keukenhof in the netherlands.

and here's the second installment of the celine navarro's class... total of 3 layouts were created (well actually started) and here's the second one that i finally finished.... hehheeee... one of my most memorable moments... visiting chateau mouton rothschild and being able to do one of their best vintage tasting... don't think i would be able to afford a bottle - i still remembered that their 2000 vintage was over 800 euros....

and in my usual blog hopping... i was just taken away by the posting on the american craft blog today... a must share... for those who love simplicity and beauty... this is a must see!

also want to say a big thanks to everyone for visiting and leaving love notes behind... hope these are an inspiration... thanks!!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Finally Finished

Finally had the chance to complete the layout... the title and abit of journal ling... this one is for the inspired blueprint challenges... their sketches are so inspiring. Here's the sketch that i chose:

For this LO - I decided to once again explore outside of my safety zone... bright colors!!! Noticed that the lime green background might be abit familiar, well it was the wrapping paper that i received along with my glimmer mist... crave the brightness of the color (and plus it's GREEN).

Supplies used include:
- heidi grace "sweet bug" paper and embellishment collection
- american crafts alphabets
- maya road sheers (clock)
- prima flowers & dew drops
- heidi swapp verb stickers

Here's another one that i finally completed from Celine Navarro's class @ MWL. I was very lucky to manage to attend one of her classes here... and have the opportunity to meet her. Love her personality, Love her techniques, Love her style!!! Thanks so much Celine!!!!

Check out the tape technique on this one... love the glimmer mist effect... love everything!!!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Not Too Good

uhmmm.... it's one of those days that started really great, getting a lot of work done, almost caught up at work after being away for a week... and then... don't know what happened, but all of a sudden i wasn't feeling too well and everything went round and round.... strange.

anyhow... and to add to that... i just realized that i almost submitted a paritally finished LO... ooops!!! however, here's a peek at what i have been working on...

well nite nite for now...

Sunday, May 17, 2009

It's Already Sunday

Wow the week has gone by really fast, "in a blink of an eye"... and that means my vacation is pretty much over... back to work and work and work and more work... sooo not looking forward to tomorrow....

Oh well, guess it's part of life (the ever on going rat race right?)... at least i managed to squeeze in another layout. This one is for the dreamgirl challenge... it's all about being together...

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Back In Singapore

The one thing i love most from coming back from a trip is MAIL... look at what was waiting for me.... more stuff to play with!!!! Which reminds me... today is the dateline for the hambly challenge @ twopeasbucket... and i haven't started yet... oh well, that's me...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Morning Maddness

I still haven't pack and have to leave for the airport in about an hour and a half... oops. Been scrapping away again this morning. I was trying to complete the jillibean soup challenge before leaving, but then realized that i had missed the dateline. For some reason I thought it was wednesday but just checked and it was May 12th... oh well... thought i'll share my entry anyway (sketch#2) :)

Tata for now... better get packing....

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Organizing Craze

After two days of organizing... my scrapping area looks a little bit tidier. I spent most of the time making indexes for all the things that i have collected (in the past few months - its unbelievable the amount of stuff i have). First off - color indexes for all my stamps, glimmer mist, paints, embossing powder... wow that was a lot. Below is a pic of some of the indexes i made... all labeled too. These were definitely long over due... i discovered that i had doubled up on a few of the colors - YIKES.... hehheeee could resist all the deals out there :)
Next item - STAMPS... I have been wondering forever how best to organize them and allowing me to see what stamps i have (and also how many - yikes). So the other day found thes acrylic sheets and volla... now i have all my stamps in the binder (well to be honest - i needed two binders)...
And in between all that work... i manage to complete these layouts that i have started a few weeks and weeks and weeks ago...

Some of you might have noticed this LO on the MWL gallery - as i was putting it away, i just felt that there was something missing... therefore added a bit more here and there... ok, i may have added a lot more here and there, but i think it looks better now.... heehehee. This one is for you SIS.

Another american craft LO - i just love them and the colors... love love love... although they are outside of my comfort zone. Also in my cleaning... i found these die cuts... I have no idea where they came from but are just so adorable... I think they are from quickutz.

I couldn't find matching colors for the flowers and therefore tried making mine own using stamps and was surprise how well it all matched.
Well that's about it for now... better start packing, got a flight to catch tomorrow.
ps. thanks to everyone who has stopped by and especially to those who have left comments... much appreciated!!!! c-ya.

Monday, May 11, 2009

First Day of Vacation

It's monday and a holiday over here in singapore... the first day of my vacation - will be taking a week off. YES YES YES!!! So happy, hopefully i will have a chance to finally clean my room and finish all those projects/pages that i have started. Better start now... as i have a flight to catch on wednesday... off to BKK for the reminder of the week.

Before i disappear ... here are some of my layouts that have been completed awhile ago. Have i mentioned how much i just love these sassafras papers... i love these papers... did this layout for one of the dreamgirls challenge... heehehhe... yeah the last wish item... is still a dream.

Another sassafras layout... found this picture of ruben and kobe (his nephew) from the engagement lunch. Aren't they cute... they really do look a like... at least i was told that was how ruben looked when he was young. uhmmmm....

I can't get enough of these papers from jillibean soup... so in love... and also with green (and the most adorable butterflies - a must have)... hehheee

Sunday, May 10, 2009

The First Assignment - Part 2

Ok, i can't stop... after the first layout, i wanted to try something different... a different style in all. I tried pairing the papers with a brighter color (ok, red might not be the brightest color... but i did try) and also no inking!!!

... and the results... definitely different

Supplies used: **all can be found @ MWL**
  • papers: my mind eyes - andrea victoria collection & hambly silver owl
  • embellishments: maya road chipboard frame, prima flowers, dew drops, maya road red bon bon ribbons (i think that's what they are called), american craft yellow ribbon, maya road owl sheer and magic mesh gold