Sunday, April 25, 2010

Delightful to share!

In between the hectic schedule of planning for my students' mock paper sessions and giving additional classes, I quite miraculously came up with the Mother's Day gift set class that they have been requesting since January!

Yup. The power of scrapbookers.
I 'converted' almost all my female students, even male ones into aspiring scrapbookers! LOL

Our school vacations are spent thronging the crowds at my LSS for hours.
Or they will fantasize about owning half of my you-can-imagine-how-much scrap supplies.

So here is the 'flyer' I came up for my mini Mother's Day gift set class.

I'm so looking forward to it as I've overwhelming responses for the classes!
Even the boys are coming up shyly to ask if they can take the class.
Of course you can, Silly heads!

I seldom brag about my bunch of 'kids'.
But beneath the non-chalent, as-if-I-care coat, they are one of the most filial kids I've seen!

Anyway I decided to share this good news with a blast!
I'll prepare one additional kit (for both the box and card) to be given to one of you.
Just leave me a comment on anything that makes your day recently and I'll draw one winner before 1st of May!
Oh yes..
I can't wait to blog about my wonderful Sunday at church.
This has to be the best Sunday ever in my life so far.

Fill you in a while!
May God bless you with good health and happiness.

Friday, April 23, 2010


I know I'm fast!
Just want to drop by to share this card!

It's to bless you this weekend my dear friends! :)

Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord
and has made the Lord his hope and confidence.
Jeremiah 17:7

Thursday, April 22, 2010


for all the love you've shown me in the last post.
I've finally experienced the magic of having a blog.
Thanks for giving me the joy of sharing my happiness and also the strength to carry on when I'm down.

I should be more responsible to my blog since I've gained so much from it.
So my note to self will be to post more regularly, maybe every 2 to 3 days?
So much to share but so little time to photograph my creations and post them up here.

Hmm I've a couple of projects to share but shall spread them out in the next few posts.
Let's start with this recent prima layout I did for a challenge at Made with love and won! :)

I seldom work with circles so I gave them a try..
It turned out really lovely..
This has gotta be one of my favourite layouts.
That's my cousin and I shopping at Suntec city.
We only get to meet ONCE a year during Chinese new year as she resides in Taiwan.
It's amazing how we hit off so well every year despite it being only a yearly affair.
So you can guess our favourite pastime from this layout.

Loving all the prima rose swirls, flowers and papers.
I've never been a big fan of their papers till the recent CHA release.
They just blow me and my savings away!

I wrote all the shops and restaurants we visited around the circles I've cut out.
I used the primitive way of drawing circles using the compass and cutting them out.
I distress and ink it with my favourite vintage photo ink from Rangers.
Guess how old my cousin is?
She's only 14!!
I'm depressingly a decade older..
See how old I look beside her?

That's my pretty long post for today.
Thanks for hanging around here..
Remained blessed dear friends!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Weekend madness.

I've been really depressed recently.
Dying to get a break from teaching but I can't!
My students' exams are around the corner and they're not as prepared as I expected.
Why is life soooo stressful?!!

Sorry friends if I've been turning down your requests to hang out.
I feel really bad, promise I'll make up for the time lost right after the mid year exams in May!

Just see how I spend my weekends.
I start teaching at 9 in the morning in the east till 2 and rush to the west to continue fighting the battle till 7 in the evening.
It's torturous.
Saturdays USED to be my favourite day of the week.
Ever since taking in at least twice the number of students this year, my saturdays turn into a full working day. Arrgghh.

Then I like Sundays.
Sunday is the ONLY day of the week where I can spend the whole day with the equally tired boyfriend.
We will attend church and have lunch with our church friends and go shopping or sit at a cafe and chat non stop about how our week has been.
And guess what?

It's now destroyed by additional classes for students for their upcoming exams!
I've never been more depressed.

Sorry for the rant. I really need an outlet to release those pent up emotions!

I see people my age wasting their time partying and getting drunk.
I see people my age hanging around jobless so that their parents can support them.

I am left feeling bitter.
I wish I can buy some time from them.
I've so many dreams I want to fulfil, yet little time to even start working on them.
Do pray for me, for the strength to carry on, for the zeal to succeed in what I set my eyes on.
Thanks for dropping by such a moody post.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Dirty Scraps challenge #7 up!

Hey the dirty scraps challenge is up!!
Check out the details over there.
It's a sponsored challenge so do join in the fun!

The drama of being ostracized by friends over a boy,
of being misunderstood all the time,
of being betrayed by close friends,
of being crazy over someone worthless
is finally over!

I don't normally use overlays in my layout but I was tempted by the MWL challenge so I decided to play along with overlays and a grid sketch.
My first try doing a grid with overlays so do excuse for any shortcomings!

I should do more challenges, it just helps me grow as a scrapper and I get more layouts done to justify the amount of damages I've been doing to my pocket!

Are you enjoying your weekend?!
I am!
Just celebrated my Dad's birthday and my aunts and cousins came over to stay for the weekend! I'm basking in their wonderful company! You've no idea how much I miss them!

God bless! :)

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter ladies!
I'm so amused at the comments for my last post!
Sorry if I upset some of you for that couple of minutes! LOL
You ladies make my day! :)

April's fool aside, I really wish to share about what Easter Sunday is all about.
I'm not profoundly good at this, I'm after all a one-year-old Christian.
So as we sat down for dinner today, the boyfriend and I talked about Him.
It's one of our most talked-about dinner conversations on top of stuff about our students, scrapping and warhammer (his hobby).
I asked him which is more important, Good Friday or Easter Sunday.
He told me that it wouldn't make a difference if you're a non-believer but to non-believers, whom we previously used to be, Good Friday is real because it's a FACT that Jesus Christ died for us on the cross.
Easter Sunday probably didn't make sense then other than egg hunting and Easter shopping discounts!

And so, Easter Sunday is the crucial day, it's the day that separated the believers and the non-believers.
Believers recognized it as the day Jesus has risen and appeared in front of his disciples and others.

I was amazed by the presence of Him during dinner, we were so enlightened and I felt at peace being comforted by His love for us. I just love dinners like this, the boyfriend, me and God.

These are the bibles I bought for my little cousins.
Praise the lord that they've begun reading God's words and even asked me when they have problems understanding certain parts!
Most encouraging of all, they've been asking me to bring them to church and their mum agreed! :)
The magic of God's work is so awesome, a couple of my students' have been asking me to buy them bibles!
How great is His love for little children.
I'm speechless everytime He shows me how He loves them and encourages me to do the same.

Lastly, I pray for God to touch you, love you and bless you.
Happy Easter Sunday! :)

After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.

The angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: 'He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.' Now I have told you."

So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them. "Greetings," he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, "Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me."
Matthew 28:1-10

I did this over the weekend.
Still working on the contents that I can't wait to share.
Have a blessed week ahead!