Saturday, January 30, 2010

On the way to BKK & the "NEW" MWL

thanks everyone for your comments and yeap, super super super happy... no more work for the next 3 months!!! (FYI - I took leave of absence from my company which is unpaid - it would have definitely been a dream come true if they were to pay me still.)

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

One more day (& some AC)

Morning everyone

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

Cards & Magpie Sneaks

hi everyone,

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)...

supplies used:
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

Magpie Club Kit!!!

Had to share this.... just picked up my magpie club kit at the post office and it's AMAZING!!! I can't believe all the yummy goodies included.... (the picture below is a peek of the main kit from Tara's blog --> here). This is just a tiny tiny tiny bit of what you'll be receiving!


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

and a little bit of love (& WINNERS)

Hi everyone,

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!!!


supplies used include:
cardstock: bazzill basic (kraft), american crafts (red, brown); pattern paper: american crafts I heart you collection; pearl swirls: primas; brads & thickers: american crafts; kraft envelop & pins: maya road; definition stamps: stamping bella; punch: martha stewart; rub -ons: october afternoon; gel heart: making memories

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

A little bit of collage press...

I hoped everyone had a great weekend... mine was just nice and peaceful. Although, I didn't get much done as I spent most of my time shopping & then organizing my scrapping area, but still it was good to just chill out. On a scrapbook count, I finished one project for american crafts and started another using some of the yummy basic grey - origin collection (still WIP, but hoping to be able to share it soon).

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

just hanging out with sis...

here's another picture from my trip to bangkok... just hanging out with my sister; whom i haven't seen since the wedding (about a year and a half ago). yeap, i guess this is what happens when you work in different ends of the world.


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


It's been a while since I worked with sassafras papers and just forgot how fun it can be... this time around, thought I would mix in some american crafts (junior collection) and also some die cuts & flowers; that had been laying around my scrap table from another project. (my scrapping area is a major mess at the moment - papers and goodies everywhere and even on the floor around the apartment... I always love going through my stash and but the cleaning up part is a big problem *wink*)


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**



supplies used:
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

My January 2010

Finally finished the January calendar - after having worked on it for a few weeks now (on and off). I started this before going on vacation, but never had the time to complete it and also was missing a little something... flowers. Yeap, put some of the flowers that I got to use!!


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

Thank You GCD Studio!!!

Had the biggest shock just now when I hopped on over to GCD Studio blog --> OMG!!! my name was drawn for their amazing giveaway!! 5 new collections!! OMG OMG OMG OMG & thank you GCD.

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)

Hello 2010 & Giveaway

Wow time really flies by, still adapting to the fact that it's 2010 (which also means that I will be a year older soon). I woke up today - planning to complete a few scrapping assignments, but haven't really gotten any where. Instead I spent the entire morning (and afternoon) so far cleaning and organizing my scrapping area - which is still a mess and tons of goodies all over the floor. I still can't believe how much I have accumulated over the years - and I do mean accumlated, a lot of the goodies are still in their original packaging and un-opened/un-used. So do stay tuned as I will most likely be posting more goodies up for sale on my blog or maybe creating another blog for these.

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.


included are:
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

Sketch Challenge #1 @ MWL

It's been abit busy around here as I try to catch up on work (been at the office until 10pm for the last few days) and also being sick (again). This weekend was the first time that I had a chance to do any scrapbooking and this is my first layout for the year.... which also happens to be my take on the sketch challenge going on at Made With Love (you have until Jan 21st to upload your take... can't wait to see them).


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

More Flowers...

** thanks everyone for all the comments and emails - sorry to say that I do not have any more left and for everyone who has emailed requesting the flowers, you should have received an email from me confirming your reservation. thanks so much again and please do share your projects (would love to see what everyone does with them) **

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

top ten of 2009

Couldn't resist posting this either and here are my top 10 favorites (in no particular order)... and in looking through all my layouts, I can't believe how many I've done over the months and how my style changes over time and from one layout to another...

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!


and a big thanks to everyone for your support and stopping by my blog!