Sunday, August 29, 2010

Scrappy Sunday #4 (lengthy post ahead!)

Saying Hi to readers following my Scrappy Sundays!
It's the 4th Sunday and I'm so glad that I'm still keeping it up!

 Details of the baby layout:
Love this stamped image from Crafty Secrets which goes so well with what I wanna say about my little cousin!
Did I tell you this pram is my favourite highlight of the layout. 
Especially so with the pearls and tiny 'made with love' metal tag binded by my very own tea-stained seam binding!

This recent project is done for a project by Milky Way for little Vera, who has trisomy 18.
I am doing this at no cost and Milky Way's kind owner, Kay, is forking out for all the material costs!

Little Vera's family does not have problems coping with such a lifestyle but we just want to come together for an afternoon of fun to do something for her!
A way to show that we love her in a special way and to celebrate the miracle that Vera's one of the 10% of Trisomy 18 babies who live past 1 year. :)
You can read about little Vera from her mother's perspective here
I've to say it's amazing what scrapbooking can do.
I'd have never imagined we can have so many ladies with hearts of limitless capacities come together and create something in the name of love.
Many of those who turned up are young mothers who have their hands full (with toddlers and babies to take care of) and yet forked out the time and money to engage in this project!
I'm overwhelmed, to mention the least, and equally humbled to be able to be part of this event.
Special thanks to Kay for organizing this.
It's not easy for her to have to take care of 3 kids (without her helper for the time being) to book the venue, get snacks laid ready, take care of the funds and gather everyone up for this.
Thanks for being such a wonderful host and student too! :)

We still have a couple of kits of the above layout left, selling at S$100, of which the full proceeds go to Vera's imported bed from the States and milk powder. Kindly drop me an email ( if you think of chipping in a little love for Vera and I'll direct you to Kay who takes care of the funds. You can also chip in any amount you like for Vera's new bed and milk powder!

Kit will include 3 websters lullaby lane papers, 1 cream cardstock, tea stained seam binding, pearls, metal tag, lace ribbon, pink lace ribbon, 1 mini rose, 2 prima flowers, buttons and gems, crochet flower and tape glue.

Thanks for going throught such a lengthy post. I promise a light-hearted one next Sunday! 
I'll be posting up more photos of Scrapping for little Vera class soon, the adorable kids who helped their mummies cut scraps are too cute to be missed!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Dear God,

you have ways of getting to me.
About not spending time with you.
When's the last time I attend church?
Or read your words before turning in?
Or pray for your blessings in everything good or bad?
You know I've distanced from you and yet you love me all the same?
Who will offer me such unprecedented love but you?

So, I wanna thank you Lord..
For pulling me back to you,
to gently remind me not to give in to the worldly lusts
to show me that my Holy spirit will be tortured by ungodliness..

I can't wait to go back to church.
To get back on track with my bible studies..
It'll be good if you've any motivating messages for me ladies!
I need them so much!!

For the grace of God that brings salvation has 
appeared to all men, teaching us that, 
denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, 
we should live soberly, righteously, 
and godly in the present age.
Titus 2:11-12 
What's next?
To share this cute project I came up with for 
'Scrapping for little Vera' last Saturday.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Scrappy Sunday #3

I know it's not exactly Sunday over here in Singapore! 
Sorry for not being on time!
This weekend is mad crazy!!
I'm gearing up for my students' major exams for the end of the year, doing lots of shoots for Challures and also for my own blogshop, Fondrey, not forgetting to mention I've a wonderful time holding a baby layout class for a worthy cause!

Ok so back to Scrappy Sunday!
This project is 3 months old.
A present I did for my 12 year old cousin, Ebell.
I love her to bits so I decided to make a little mini book to tell her how much we adore her!
It's called 'lovely day', how apt for a Scrappy Sunday post!

I made this mini book out of backing paper of paper pads, folded and corner-punched.
Good option if you run out of Maya Road chipboard albums!
Accordion-styled just by overlapping your 3-inched cardstock.
That's Ebell and me on the right tiny photo. :)

Hope you love the project I shared today!
Now go make yourself or your loved ones a mini-album out of backing paper, cardstocks and sunny patterned papers!
Supplies: All papers from American Crafts (dear lizzy collection), border punched from doily Martha Stewart Punch, rub-ons and stickers from dear lizzy collection, ribbons and twine from stash, alphabet stickers from Websters pages.
Hope your Sunday has been blessed with happiness and joy!
God bless! :)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Fondrey's first launch!

Weeks ago, Christina, James and I gathered to discuss about opening a blogshop.
Especially since Christina and I are both SHOPAHOLICS, we decided to make it a worthy passion!
I've always been crazy about fashion.
Sadly, the local scene is not very receptive to bold dressing.
So my friends are always saying that I'm TOO well dressed, I know that's an understatement. Lol

So here are some of my favourite photos from the shoot!
I got this Ice wash denim vest! You're gonna see it in an upcoming post of my shoot with Anson.
Rando-shoot-turned-good photo
I love this denim jacket which is lovely for work. Hee

No, I don't dress in bright pink stockings and hot checkered shorts with a leather jacket.

Do support Fondrey! :)

And a shout out to the loveliest ladies who bought my seam bindings: THANK YOU!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Seam bindings for sale!

These are finally up for sale.
Credits to the boyfriend for helping me scrunch some of these lovelies while I dyed the tea stained seams.

Local mail postage is free!
Email me at if you will like to place an order and pay by ibanking.
They are available in my etsy store too.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I really appreciate it! :)

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Scrappy Sunday #2

Good morning Scrappy Sunday readers!
I've been up the whole night playing mahjong with old friends and putting together the seam bindings which will be up for sale tonight! :)
My boyfriend thinks I love this card more than him. Lol
I think I'm just too obsessed with the lullaby lane papers and the lily white hand scrunched seams!
Soft and ethereal, absolutely fitting for the girlfriend I gave this card to..
Love you Hannah! You're one of the sweetest girls I've ever met!
It was raining cats and dogs yesterday, so the boyfriend and I drove up to some hawker center and made off with some hot soup take-away to enjoy at home.
Those little amount of time we spent together though short, is a total bliss for both of us.
Papers from lullaby lane from Websters pages, frame from Tattered Angels, butterfly chipboard from Maya Road, gems from Melissa Frances, blue patterned paper from Girl's paperie, stamped sentiment from Papertrey Ink, Vintage button, and lace ribbon from my stash. Lily white handscrunched seam will be up on sale on my etsy shop and blog tonight. I'll be back to share the sale details on the hand-scrunched seams later in the day.
Special thanks to the lovely people who left tremendous amount of love for my first Scrappy Sunday last week.
This keeps me going strong! :)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

thinking of you..

Where has the long weekend gone?!
I have a million plans but only half accomplished.
Not too bad I guess.
The seam binding task is not yet completed.
Details will be up in a few days' time I promise!

So the weekend is spent catching up with old friends over karaoke and spending tons of time (by my standards) with the boyfriend!
He's still not very happy that I didn't spend ALL my time with him so I made him a little card to cheer him up! lol
Papers from Webstere pages (lullaby lane), butterfly & border punched from Martha Stewart, crochet flower and lime green crysanthemum flower from stash, stamps of sentiment, clouds and rainbow from Papertrey ink stamp set (Up, up & away), ink from Rangers distress ink.Sorry to side track, I just have to gush about my papertrey ink stamps!
Super versatile to use on cards!
This is my favourite card so far.. with my favourite lullaby lane papers from Websters and those lovely stamped images..
I hesitated for a long time before deciding to give this to the disgusted-with-me-for-liking -the-card-more-than-him boyfriend.
I'm glad I did.
The boyfriend is more important than any card in the world right?

Okay, so where was I?
Back to how my long weekend was spent.. yups.
Time had been well-spent I must say!
Scrapping took a backseat as I'm in the midst of setting up a blogshop selling clothes and accessories with my friends!
You can tell how excited I am about it by spilling the beans right here!

Before Scrapbooking took over my life, clothes and shoes and earrings and pots of colours were my everything!
I loved to dress up and play with make up, experiment with new looks and shop non stop!
It was on a looooong hiatus, can't remember how long though.. that I stopped splurging on those vanities.
Oh, the shopping didn't stop.
It merely changed direction. haha
to papers and ribbons and flowers, inks and everything pretty!

I'm back to befriending my trunks of clothes parked in my closet and trying the 100th pair of shoes in the shop.
No worries, the scrap hoarding will continue, especially when the CHA release is just too tempting for anyone to resist!

These are my favourites from Websters pages, they're such darlings to churn out beautiful designs every release.
I know of no other brand that blows me away like it does!
What're some of your favourite CHA release products?
I wanna know! :)

PS: For those who are interested in joining the papertrey ink spree, the deadline to submit your orders is 16th August. Their sale of their new release is on the 15th and I'm aiming to pocket some of their new stamps!
Email me at if you've more questions regarding the shipping cost!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Scrappy Sunday #1


I'm pleased that I made it here in the wee hours of the morning.
It's our first Scrappy Sunday remember? :)

The simplest layout I've done so far!
Sometimes, it's more difficult to do simple layouts than complicated ones.
Just have this impulse to pile on more pretty embellishments.
And for the very first time, I stopped and decided this is enough.
I'm amazed at the self control I have, only wish it extends to my obsession with shopping!
Papers, flowers, swirls, tag, and even the muscial notes background stamp are from Prima!

I love Sundays.
Sunday is the ONLY day my boyfriend can hang out with me since I teach every other day.
Sunday is the day I can sing praises to our Mighty Father in heaven.
Sunday is a lovely day to relax and watch the world go by.
Having Scrappy Sundays is another reason to love Sundays!

So, leave the worries of the following week and pre-Monday blues aside and enjoy your Sunday!
Denim maxi dress from Bonito Chico, denim wedges from Far East Plaza, Hat from 77th Street, Sunglass from Black Raisins
Feel like heading to the beach to chill later.
How are you spending your long weekend so far?

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


And the little RAK goes to...Blogger
Fern said...Blogger

Sure! I want you to post your projects at least once a week cos I miss seeing them! :) Wow, you created all those craft materials yourself? Where did you get the seam binding - I've been hunting all over SG for it! Would love to receive a pack of the goodies! :)

Please email me at with your mailing address.Blogger
I'll also throw in an additional seam binding in aqua just for you! :)Blogger
Just love the look of the scrunched seam binding on my cards..Blogger
G45 papers, Seam binding in Aqua, teapot and title image from papertrey ink Tea for two stamp set, pearl and button with twirl from stash.Blogger
My apologies for the bad lighting, it was done in a rush for a special friend.Blogger
I'm totally addicted to papertrey ink stamps recently.Blogger
Almost bought every single stamp set!Blogger
You must take a look at their designers' work, I'm amazed at what they can do with just stamps, totally out of this world!Blogger
I just can't resist ordering from them every month, let me know if you're interested in joining the spree to save on shipping!Blogger
I'm in the process of photographing the seam bindings for you guys.Blogger
Do drop me an email if you do not wish to purchase through the etsy shop!Blogger
Have to turn in after a long day listening to the boyfriend's trip in Germany for his conference..Blogger
Have to boast about this awesome guy bagging two poster talks and a talk for his two research papers published in a university journal. Blogger
Smart nerds like him are just right up my alley. lolBlogger
Thank God for keeping him safe and sound throughout the longest 10 days I've ever lived. Blogger
That's the longest time we've ever been apart and it's not easy. :(Blogger
He promised that there wouldn't be a repeat, with lots of German chocolates to make up for the absence! yeah!Blogger
Goodnight world! :)Blogger