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

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Scrappy Sunday #9

Welcome back to Scrappy Sundays! :)
November is such a beautiful month, don't you think?
It's my second favourite month next to October.
I see love and thanksgiving on almost every scrapper's blog.
Like a chain that binds us, thanksgiving is something close to our hearts, 
to give something that is handmade,
to show that we are appreciative and grateful.
It's so close to Christmas too.
I just love this month!!
Vanilla cardstock from AC, Patterned paper from Dream street papers, Rose from Prima marketing, frame from Tattered Angels, stamped sentiment from Papertrey ink & Seam binding from my etsy store

In my favourite fall colours.
Fall colours are soooo romantic, especially for a die-hard romance lover like me!

Another card
Patterened paper from Basic Grey and October Afternoon, edges inked using Ranger Distress ink, butterfly punched out using Martha Stewart punch, pearl, seam binding, resin flower applique and tags will be on sale soon!
Sorry for the poor lighting! 
I made this in the middle of the night so that I can deliver to my students who were having their O'levels.
To encourage them and myself (over those sleepless nights at Mac) to 
I wasn't for the idea of handwritting the title but heck, I need more time to sleep.
It looks quite ok still, no?
This is one HUGE card! 
The boyfriend needed one card to dedicate to his little students and 
of course I did not allow him to buy any.
Nothing beats handmade cards honey.
Image cut out from wonderfall paper from Webster, tree image and sentiment stamped from papertrey ink, butterflies punched from Martha Stewart punch, crystal adhesive from Doodlebugs
The inside of the card for the teacher to fill up..
So that's from my newly arrived Wonderfall Webster paper kit.
You can email me if you want to purchase one.
I still have a couple of kits left.

Have a lovely rainy Sunday.
It's been so cooling recently that I can wear my favourite coats and blazers out. Gee

For flowers that bloom about our feet;
For tender grass, so fresh, so sweet;
For song of bird, and hum of bee;
For all things fair we hear or see,
Father in heaven, we thank Thee!
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Making a comeback!

I know I've been a really bad blogger.
Just wish I've the diligence to keep up with this little space of mine but you know life sometimes put you out of track.
Definitely will get back to blogging regularly since my students' exams are OVER!!! :)
I hope it's good news for you! :)
Yes this is what I've been doing the past few days.
Scrapping up a storm, making little kits that will be going up on my etsy store in a couple of days and basically just resting, resting and resting my worn-out body.
You've no idea how thankful my body is for the wonderful rest.

Thanks for the birthday wishes, I'm soo glad to see your lovely comments.
Read every single comment and thank God for every single one of you who made my life and blogging more meaningful.
So here's a big thank you! :)

I did a little manual draw for the first time, it's really fun to write your names and read your comments again, put them in the altered empty tissue box and shuffle a little before drawing the three winners. Just sharing how even that feels therapeutic for me!
Congratulations to:

Geraldine for winning the pack of SEI papers and embellishments!

Sharon for the vintage kit with lace trims, pearls, a little metal tag, ticket stubs and resin flower appliqué. (Please choose which colour of resin flower applique you want from the picture shown above)

Jeanette for winning the set of papertrey ink stamps!

Please email me at with your mailing addresses so that I can mail your gifts to you! :)

I'm back to having fun with my seam bindings and kit-making, while listening to this good old song.