Wednesday, March 31, 2010

I'm quitting scrapbooking with a 'sand' tutorial

My last layout before I call it quits...

I love this photo of my aunt and her sons at the water theme park in Malacca.
I just have to use the lovely Seaside retreat papers from Websters pages for this!
Perfect for the photo!

The 'sand' is achieved by applying rangers sticklers in lemon on the area I want to cover (in a random manner) and pouring rangers embossing powder in white over it.
You do not need to heat it.
Just leave the mixture to dry for 10 to 15 minutes and you get this effect!
It even feels like sand!! Do give it a try!

As for why I am quitting scrapbooking,
I've reasons I feel uncomfortable sharing.
The rest of you scrappers, press on! :)

I got you!
Scrapbooking is the last thing I'll quit in my life!
Happy April's Fool Day! :)

Sunday, March 21, 2010

And so the boyfriend was appeased..

by this little heart shaped box of love.
Handmade gifts like this containing chocolates and everything sweet make the 2nd best thing next to my presence! Hee I should make my presence felt, shouldn't I?
So I hoarded every single Webster paper that arrived a couple of weeks ago and played like a girl with her dolls.

They're just irresistable!
Just when I thought the last CHA release was the best of best, Brandin came up with these gorgeous collections!
I am especially in love with the lullaby line but I haven't got a chance to even touch them.
Photobucket See why I need a baby?
Does anyone want me to scrap their little angels?
I'm more than happy to oblige!

Okay so when are these coming?
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I'm lovesick!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Idea journal

My friend almost gave me a heart attack when he told me he needed a cover for his idea journal in 2 days.
I'm an extremely slow scrapper and it takes me days to come up with something decent so I decided to go simple and of course I turn to Websters' papers for beautiful images for the cover!
It turned out just the way I think an idea journal cover should be.
I just couldn't take well to the idea of having hot air balloons around photos so they finally came to a good use for a cover without photos! - It's just me, I see beautiful layouts here and there with the gorgeous hot air balloons but I just hadn't warmed up to the idea of them floating around pages.
For now, this works for me!
By the way, I didn't make it into the G45 team but do root for the ladies who got into the top 20!
I'm elated to see Tomoko's name on the list!
You go girl! :)

And I always want to thank the wonderful friends who have kept me in your prayers and wishes..
It's with gratitude everytime I give thanks because it takes the heart and effort to leave love for me, letting me know you're there for me.
The moral support has been tremendously helpful so I'm really grateful always.

Have a great weekend, I'm getting ready for church and it's been weeks since I attended church.
I am so looking forward to it!
God bless..

Seek the Lord, all who are humble, and follow his commands.
Seek to do what is right and to live humbly.
Perhaps even yet the Lord will protect you--
protect you from his anger on that day of destruction.

Zephaniah 2:3

Thursday, March 11, 2010

slow down

Sometimes you slow down to move faster and further..
That's the mantra I'm adopting right now.
I'm going to relax this coming one week break, reflect on what's important in my life right now and focusing on achieving goals I've set for myself.

Probably teaching will take a backseat,
Probably scrapping will take a backseat,

And probably spending time with the neglected boyfriend will prevail.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

January cards

Popping by to share some cards I made in January.
The boyfriend wanted me to make a bon voyage card for his warhammer friend.
Check out the link if you don't know what it is.
A game for boys, just like how scrapping caters to mainly us!
No idea why he loves the hobby so much, I guess I can only understand through my obsession with scrapbooking!

I have this card ready for an abusive husband and neglective father, that's my aunt's husband.
May God give me the courage to give him this card when I'm ready to only hate his sins and NOT him.

Sin is to be hated, not to be excused or taken lightly..
I want to love him, just like how Jesus loves me.
To love him, I have to tell him that he is sinning because it's not loving to allow someone to be stuck in sin.

Have you ever hold back telling your best friend or loved ones so that you don't threaten the relationships you share with them?
If you think you're doing the right thing, think again.
Sometimes, you need to make a stand to point out what they are doing hurts or harms others.
That, is what I call a true friend.

Thanks for dropping by dear friends!

Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.
1 John 4:8–9

Friday, March 5, 2010

Sorry God

Today, God's words speak to me more than any other day.
Just want to share this quote here.
I lost my cool earlier in the day with a student and became really impatient with him.
That's when God was not on my mind and in me.
Then I read the daily bible verse sent to my email and saw this:
All of you, clothe yourselves with humility
toward one another,
because, "God opposes the proud but gives grace
to the humble.
1 Peter 5:5
My heart is pierced with tremendous grief.
This is the best I can describe how I felt at that time.
I felt really guilty, not merely towards the boy but towards God.
He must be infuriated with me now, for being too proud to think that's the best way to treat the poor boy.

For we are all equal before his eyes, I need to seek his forgiveness.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Love, me

More G45 projects done over the past week.
I love their new papers, especially the le romantique line!!

Love, me
This is a standing frame, left over from teaching the cute little girls.
Inspired by the song 'Love, me' by Collin Raye.
My boyfriend and my all-time favourite song.
Such a treat!
I tried something making a little birdnest out of hemp twine.
All you have to do is to twist them around and attach with glue at the base.
The 'eggs' are little 3d pearls that broke off from a bracelet.. :(
Well, at the least they serve a new role in my life now!

Faith tag
This word keeps me going in bad and good times.
It'll be on my desk to remind me that I must have belief and trust in the lord.

The angels are perfect for this project!

You I adore card
I love the papers so much that I can't bear to kill them.
So I punch out circles of varying size to make a flower for this card.
Never throw your scraps away after a project!
Make a coordinating card or even save it somewhere for future use.
You never know when you need them!

I'm totally a noob at posting videos here but I figured I'll give it a try.
We'll do anything to share things we love, won't we?
Have a great Friday!

Monday, March 1, 2010

G45 Castle projects

G45 is having a DT call and I was keen to give it a try..
If you've been following me, you'll know how much I love their vintage papers.
So I did some projects over two nights and I'm just soo addicted to playing with their new papers!

Check out my half done castle album - Once Upon A Time
Details spotted!

I'm still wondering what photos to fill it with..
Maybe childhood photos of me?!!
These are the times I wish to have kids!!
But the thought of labor pain just scares me!

This is a simple layout I did of my sister and I at the beach when we were young.
It's so fun building sandcastles, I still remember the fun of digging sand with pails and decorating the castle with anything we find on the shore: leaves, barks, seashells and even litter that people left behind!

How I relish those days of being a carefree child!

Do wish me all the best for the DT call.