Thursday, July 30, 2009
I've been high on a Graphic 45 mojo! Don't ask me why most of my layouts are made using G45 papers! I just love all the papers they have! Each time I scrap, I can't help but reach out for them to lend that vintage romantic style! Here are some layouts that I almost forget to post here: HOKKAIDO I finally cut up my Communique papers. It really hurts me so much to use the beautiful papers, especially my favourite paper which is Burberry-inspired! Details: 25 YEARS & COUNTING This is one of the most precious layouts I've done. Scrapping the original photo with my mum's permission is both nerve-wrecking and exciting. I'm afraid I'll do a bad job as the photo is 25 years old but I badly want to scrap an original photo without any digital enhancement and stuff. I hope I've done justice to this keepsake of my loving parents! :) Details: I've made a few door hangers and I'll be posting the pics up real soon! Can't wait for tomorrow which is Friday to come!!! Make a guess of what's brewing! :) PS: Just wanna again thank you guys for dropping by. I'm really really very glad that you leave so much love for my little house and me! Have a good weekend! :)
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
I did this wedding album cover some time ago for someone whom I thought was a friend. I have to rant here because I need to get it off my chest. This person who almost ruined the first half of my life came to me and asked me to forgive him as he is also saved by Jesus. I did and the next moment, he came knocking on my door in the middle of the night even after I firmly said NO to going out for supper with him. He told me he wanted to do business with me but seriously, why will you wanna discuss about business at 3am on a cold freezing night? I was naive enough to take on the assignment given by him out of goodwill to help him with his new venture. Only charging him the material fees of the layout, I had a hard time meeting him up for the album that I've to alter. After I've altered it, I realised I ran out of the MM swirl wedding paper to do the backing of the album so I told him that I had to delay passing the album to him. He started to rant about how unprofessional I was and I was like, Fine, you can have the incomplete album first while I source for the paper. I painstakingly went to all the scrapstores I can find in Singapore to get the paper but to no avail. So I told him I'm going to order it from Two peas from US and the shipping will take about a fortnight. I paid quite a sum for shipping but all I cared about was to get the job done. Little did I know, the integrity of being a responsible scrapper was ill-deservingly slapped with the rude events that followed. I called him the moment I received the parcel and immediately arranged for a date to meet. It was fixed on the next day and he pulled out a few hours before the set time. Then we arranged for a time the next day but I overslept. It was not my intention but I was way too tired after working on rushing out a newsletter for my tuition kids. I apologized profusely and asked to meet again. For the next few meetings that were supposed to take place, he stood me up with excuses such as his gf was driving his car so he couldn't get out without a car; he had an appointment with other people and etc etc.. I had enough! Before I get really impulsive, it being my very nature since young, I consulted my bf and close friends about what to do with him. They advised me not to work with him anymore but I insisted on one last chance. I sent him this message: Hey, if you are not able to meet me again tomorrow, I will not complete the work for you so it's fine if you do not pay me. Was I rude?!! Not at all, according to my survey of more than 10 people. Well you can tell me if I am rude here. By my standards, I deemed it right to send a pre-requisite so that I will not be taken for granted. This was what he replied: Please improve on your working attitude. I'm your client, not your worker. If you want to be rude, I can always look for someone else to do the job for me. I was raged! For giving him one more chance so that he can break my heart. For hoping that he will one day stop hurting me. For wanting to patch up with him as one of the greatest commandments by God is to love your enemies. For letting my closed ones down as they've warned me countless times never to go near such a dangerous person. For knowing that there's a deep hole right in front of me and still putting my foot in it, thinking that it will miraculously seal up on its own. Seriously, can someone pour me with freezing cold water so that I can wake up and stop this dream of being purely friends with this man who has hurt me so much? Flashbacks of the scary things he has done in the past came back to haunt me. I remember him sitting real close to me in lectures during my jc days to 'test' if my then-bf will be jealous. I remember him waiting outside my class during recess to talk to me about being truthful to my then-bf about all the 'shameful' things I've done in my sec sch life. I remember him being angry when I didn't want to be his gf when he broke up with a gf of 3 years over me. The gf hates me btw. I remember him calling my then-bf to say all the nastiest things about me to him and asking him to break up with me. I remember being so frightened of him that I trembled each time he called or messaged me. Why didn't I remember all these scary things when I told him I've forgiven him? I'm sure I have mistaken God's will. I should forgive him but I should never have allowed him to come close to me. Not even a text message away. Not even an email away. Not even a call away. I've lost the guts to even hope that we can be just friends for this lifetime.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
I love this house so much that it slept beside me for two nights! I've finally finished altering the Maya road house over two nights of really hard work! The front of the house! I used lots of Crafty secrets family stickers here. You can tell how much I love my G45 papers! The butterflies and the border bottom are from Making Memories. The side of the house I spent lots of time on the details of the windows. I'm glad it turned out prettier than I thought! The roof is my sister's favourite part. I wonder if she saw that I attached a cross on it. (My whole family are non-believers, just in case you don't already know) This house is so going to be blessed by God! :) The backyard of the house This is MY favourite! I had the idea of making shelves for the rocking horse and clock at my aunt's place days ago. She had a little windmill house and it has shelves of flowers in it. Praise the lord for the inspiration! The other side of the house Did I mention that I spent a crazy 3.5 hours on die cutting and painting the fences? I'm such a sloooow scrapper.. But the Sizzix fence die is really one of the best buys I've ever made! :P More details below... Okay, your eyes can rest now! More pictures coming up in the next few days! Thanks Pooi and my other kids for encouraging me to try for the DT call. It's really fun to go on a scrap maniac the past few nights!
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
The winner of the RAK is...
True Random Number Generator 5 Powered by RANDOM.ORGPlease email me your address at email@example.com so that I can mail these out to you! :) After days of contemplation, I've decided to try out for MWL's DT call again! The deadline is on Thursday and now I'm in a panic as I've to rush out a layout featuring Sizzix products! I'm seriously drained out as I worked the whole night of whopping 8 hours on this Maya road house without rest! I wonder if I can ever beat this record! This is how messy my desk looked at 4am last night! I will probably update again tonight with pictures of the house. Thanks for dropping by!!! :)
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
I'm back after a long hiatus! I realised I've not blogged for almost a month! Blogging has taken a backseat but definitely not hoarding sb stuff and scrapping. lol Guess what I've been busy with in June? Modeling for Singtel at BCA, Taking part in a barefoot walkaton with the other MES winners, Doing a fashion show for Raffles Design Institute at Vivo city, Hosting a roadshow for the very first time for Miss Earth Singapore 2009! An excursion with the kids to Botanic Gardens, Busy organising the Young Scientists' Day for the kids & preparing for my graduation ceremony which was held on 8th July! Still uploading the photos of my work.. More to share in my next post! Thanks for dropping by! PS: I know I've not drawn the winner of my RAK! So sorry as I'm still trying to contribute more yummy goodies into the RAK! I'll announce the winner in my next post! Thanks so much for leaving love in my previous post! :)