Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Where do I begin?

Where do I begin?
I feel like I've been gone from this blog forever.
I've so much to share but just lack the time and energy to do so.
Sharing some pictures taken more than a year ago.
See what good procrastinating skills I've been horning.

 My adorable cousins, Klaral & Dallen, looking forlorn with my handmade door hangers!

 She's a winner with almost everyone with her coos.
They're formidable!
 My sis was pouting because Klaral refused to let her carry!
 That's a housewarming party by the way.
Something random, but I love the mantel piece above the TV.
I've not scrapped for a long time too.
I need to get my mojo back!!
Inspiration anyone?

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

It used to hold no meaning for me.
Everything changed from the moment I believe.
That's the power of the cross, and of course, our dear Lord, Jesus Christ! :)
Some people celebrate Christmas for the fun of it, without knowing the significance of it.
I was one of the lost sheep but here I am, finally appreciating the true meaning of Christmas!
It's all about commemorating the significant historical birth of baby Jesus, 
the Word made into flesh.
The atmosphere in church today was undeniably surreal.
I saw DG mates who were extremely excited to see us (I felt a tinge of guilt after skipping Sunday services and DG sessions the whole year round) without any sense of animosity.
Seriously, I'd love to spend more time with them if not for the eventful addition of Fondrey.
I saw one of my DG mate's mum, who was a non-believer, right beside us singing carol after carol.
I saw mothers holding their daughters and fathers holding their sons dancing to the beat of, the upbeat, Christmas songs.
I saw my hand slipping into the boyfriend's, pressing hard into it, only to whisper that I'll want to attend church regularly again, and let no excuse of fatigue and hectic schedule stop me from doing so.
I saw myself shedding tears of joy as I sang the song of  'Mary did you know?'.
Forget the turkeys, the blinding display of lights along the streets and crazy Christmas shopping.
Christmas is nothing but the wonderful reminder that we get to love one another because 
our unfailing God first loves us.

"Mary Did You Know"

[Originally written by Mark Lowry and Buddy Greene]

Mary, did you know
that your Baby Boy would one day walk on water?
Mary, did you know
that your Baby Boy would save our sons and daughters?
Did you know
that your Baby Boy has come to make you new?
This Child that you delivered will soon deliver you.

Mary, did you know
that your Baby Boy will give sight to a blind man?
Mary, did you know
that your Baby Boy will calm the storm with His hand?
Did you know
that your Baby Boy has walked where angels trod?
When you kiss your little Baby you kissed the face of God?

Mary did you know.. Ooo Ooo Ooo

The blind will see.
The deaf will hear.
The dead will live again.
The lame will leap.
The dumb will speak
The praises of The Lamb.

Mary, did you know
that your Baby Boy is Lord of all creation?
Mary, did you know
that your Baby Boy would one day rule the nations?
Did you know
that your Baby Boy is heaven's perfect Lamb?
The sleeping Child you're holding is the Great, I Am.

Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas! :)

Will definitely be back with more posts (hopefully scrapping related)!
Good luck to those applying for Websters pages Design team!
Sadly I'm not going to give it a shot due to heavy commitments with my work and Fondrey. :(
Nonetheless, I'm still excited for the reveal of the team!

Be blessed this festive season!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

I'm back!!

Seems like I've been gone for more than a week?
I was actually back last Sunday but couldn't beat laziness to get down to blog or even clear emails.
I'm soooooo in love with TOKYO!! 
Just couldn't bear to leave and return to reality.
My laptop was confiscated at the airport before my departure by my parents (no one said a word in defence for me. :( arrgh) and so I jetted off to Tokyo an angry girl.
Later I realised how wonderful it was to spend my days without Internet, just basking in the yummy Japanese food and shopping everyday!
Life couldn't be better than that!
Will be back with more photos with some deliberations written every night before I zonked off in Tokyo! :)
Looking forward to the weekends to catch up on some festive shopping!
I hope you are too!
God bless!!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Before I leave..

One last update before I leave for Tokyo!
A notebook that I sold at the flea.. 
Will be back to update more projects when I get back from Tokyo. 
I'm uber excited about the trip!!
Please keep me in your prayers and take care in the meantime! :)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happpy thanksgiving!!

I'm thankful for having God in my life, having Him lead the way for me and taking care of me in every way. 
Taken during an evening drive
The beautiful sky always reminds me of how amazing God is.
Everything that is created by Him is good and awesome.
I'm thankful for my parents, who are my guardian angels in good and bad times. They're like Superman and Superwoman, always rushing to my aid wherever I am.
Thankful for my siblings who care for me in their own ways.
For my partners and Fondrey.
We rock! :)

Grateful for my wonderful students who show me how to love with a pure and innocent heart.
For the friends who are always watching out for me despite my lack of time for bonding sessions!
Brewerks outing every first Thursday of the month!
Thankful for scrap buddies who make cropping oh so fun!
For my amazing boyfriend who tells me that I look beautiful even when I'm in my winnie the pooh pyjamas with zero make up and spectacles. 
Whose arms are always open for me to run to and hide in when I am beaten. 
Amazingly, those same arms can also lift my worries and halve my sadness. 
Who loves my little cousins and aunt as much as I do. 
I can ramble on and on about this man!

Last but not least, I wanna thank everyone single one of you who drops by. This shows that you care.
Especially those who doesn't mind leaving some sweet-for-somethings comments to make my day. I appreciate you more than you know!

Happy Thanksgiving! :)

Remember God’s bounty in the year.  
String the pearls of His favor.  
Hide the dark parts, except so far as they are breaking out in light!  
Give this one day to thanks, to joy, to gratitude!”   
–Henry Ward Beecher
PS: Do visit me at Expo from 26th Nov to 28th Nov at Hall 3B to check out my scrapping goodies as well as Fondrey clothes. We're at the stall with cute balloons! :)

Monday, November 22, 2010

Insane scrapping weekend!

Happy Tuesday!
I haven't been around for some time and it's got to do with an insane amount of creating! :)
For the first time in a long time, I stayed at home the whole weekend only to eat, sleep and scrap!
In case any conclusion about me turning mental is made, I’ve to tell you that I’m preparing lots of little scrappy goodies to sell at a flea in the coming weekend.
It’s going to be my first flea. Really excited about this whole thing as I’ve never ever been to a flea.
With not a single idea of what to expect or how to deal with any situations, I’m going to just go all out with my guts and God’s blessings.
Do share any tip about fleas if you have, I really appreciate it!
I’m considering making these little bookmarks to sell at the flea, a scary thought though considering that the boyfriend and I spent one whole full day making all 30 bookmarks for the kids in his class.
It’s kind of an end-of-year goodbye gift before they move up another level with a new teacher. When he told me how sweet his kids are, (read: wait for him every single morning at the school gate to welcome him and even hold his hands as they walk in school together, I wonder if he’s some major superstar in school! Lol) I immediately agreed to chip in my scrap supplies on the condition that we do the bookmarks together.
Note the slightly uneven stamping of the flowers below the tickets, that’s sweet proof that the boyfriend didn’t totally slack during the session. I insisted on stamping the words in the scallop circle as I know how important crisp stamping is for words! Hee me and my anal protective syndrome!
I’m not sure if some of you have the same insecurities issue as me. I’m always thinking that I can do the cutting more accurately, the stamping more evenly, the die-cutting more thriftily, the ribbon-tying more beautifully and so on.. I wonder if I’m the only one who feels this!
Anyway, I did this card for a consignment. 
I’m always stumped when it comes to creating for males. I make such girly cards that I feel embarrassed knowing that the recipient is a man. 
Still, I can’t help putting in that crumpled vintage looking seam-binding and tiny rose to complete the look. 
You just can’t take shabby-chic out of me, period!
Oh how I love November..
It's my second favourite month after October.
Just love the feel of fall
Everything starts slowing down, embracing the festive seasons at year end..
Speaking of festive seasons, I've been hunting down lots of gorgeous dresses for Fondrey. My partner is trying to stop me from buying up almost all the dresses from our own shop. Well, certainly to no avail since I get to the pieces first hand! haha

Oh this is Christina, my quarrelsome partner. LOL

Before I go off to create more stuff, I just wanna share that I’ve put up the Art from the heart kit up on etsy
You can see the contents in the description there. That’s not all from the crazed weekend scrapping. 
These are going up, along with more to come over the next few days.
Thanks for staying with me as I blabbered non-stop like a machine gun here. 
That’s an after effect from a whole weekend of staying at home! 
I’m not complaining though.
Hope you’ve enjoyed your weekend! :)
But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint
Isaiah 40:31

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Scrappy Monday + some post birthday sharing..

Papers from Webster 6 by 6 papers (Email me if you wish to purchase one), Frame from Tattered Angels, Rose resin applique (Coming up in my etsy soon!), Tea stained seam binding (my etsy), pin from Jenni Bowlin, mirror charm (selling soon in one of my kits soon) and ticket stubs (selling soon in my etsy store), stamped sentimenets from Papertrey ink
I seem to be more of a cardmaker these days..
Not sure why, making cards give me a bigger sense of satisfaction than a layout.
I love to give cards to people I care about, letting them know how much I love and appreciate them.
So, if I ever give you a card, do know I made the card with you in mind! :)
The roses were showcased before they, like beauty, wither and die.
I love those roses no matter what..
They're the sweetest gifts I receive for my birthday this year..
It's a hush affair this year as I step into my mid twenties..
How time flies..
I feel like I stop growing at 18 though. LOL
I still do the things I did when I was 18.
Still wearing that winnie the pooh pyjamas to sleep,
still making pouty faces whenever I like it,
still a little tactless when speaking to people,
still digging late night suppers and haagen daz ice cream,
still gushing over receiving roses,
still behaving like a kid in the candy store when I see beautiful papers, ribbons and anything pretty,
The only thing that changes is age.

Till I see wrinkles, that'll be all.
The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing.  
The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.
Ralph Waldo Emerson