Sunday, 23 December 2007


Got the idea to cut the KI Pop Culture Coloring Book from Lia's layout. I used my Love, Elsie Lola leftovers for the scallop and the matting. And, as for the title, my new fave embellishment, AC Thickers Chipboard. Hehe.

Journal :


for the courage to take a step and try new things. Or admit defeat when I sensed one.

for making me tough to handle problems and smile and relax when it was over.

for quiet moments shared with loved-ones. That even though I face adversaties at work, I come home and they make me forget about them.

for the reason of my existence --- GOD and my FAMILY.

Note :

The journal should have been tagged per picture because each item of the journal was in relation of the pictures. But, when I started doing the layout, I don't know how to rearrange it anymore.

Friday, 21 December 2007

T'is the Season to Alter

These are some of the altered monos I made for my colleagues. While I was doing it, I couldn't help think if my colleagues, P and S will use these haha I feel that they're just not the type so I had to turn the monos into something useful. So, I made them into 2008 mobile calendars!

And, these, I made for my Malaysian colleague. He's going to give this to his girlfriend. Hehe. I am not trying to play cupid. I am trying to make amends though hahaha because I came in late last Wednesday when I asked him to come in at 8:30am. Haha. I used a 2007 desk calendar (actually made one desk calendar early this year for Pre). This is the front cover which I decorated using Love, Elsie papers. (Sorry for the resolution of the photo)

Let me just add that eversince I saw the AC Thickers chipboard from the album MWL Kelly made for me, I fell in love with them! The alphas are beauty in itself.

Saturday, 8 December 2007

Thank you, Kelly! Thank you, MWL!

Last Saturday was the prize presentation for MWL's 4th Birthday Challenge. You can see the details here.

I got Kelly's album. How very apt! Even the title fits. She has been a wonderful part of our year because she was the one who braved the craziness of Sister C's crop party.

I am so in love with the album. In tribute, I will print the photo that Pre took of us and put it on the first page!

Again, thank you so much!

Monday, 3 December 2007

Who Would Have Thought???

Not me! I have a very low scrap-esteem...

But, I was so happy to find

Thank you to MWL team and to the DTs! MWL is a huge part of my life now. As I have said, in MWL, my friends and I found a community.

Really appreciate this! I am happy to have been a part of your 4th birthday celebration!

Here's to more successful years!

Saturday, 1 December 2007

Surprisingly, these are all I have!

It's almost the end of my 2 week leave. I already feel sad at the prospect of leaving the girls that I kept on telling Pre that I want this setup to be permanent, in short, I want to stop working.

I dunno if I'm saying this because of the problem that I will face come Monday but I really like being at home. I used to hate washing the dishes but I find myself washing almost the whole day.

Whew! I think this post should be in my other blog. Hehe...

To mark the end of my 2 week vacation and so that I have something to show, proudly at that, to Ate A. I pestered Pre to assemble my 2 month old rack. Yes, 2 months old. I bought a very cheap rack at Carrefour ($19) as I don't feel comfortable spending big bucks to something that we will later lug to another house. I am el cheapo to the max! Hahaha!

I sorted my scrap materials and found out that it could fit to this rack (ok, ok, ok, plus bags, one that has all my stickers and the other which has my Carl Craft punchers and my small sewing machine which Pre doesn't want me to display in fear of my girls touching and hurting themselves --- haha found a reason!). Imagine that! That means, I don't have much! Hahaha! What a relief! I've been quite guilty hording.

Anyway, have a peek. This doesn't mean that I am going to LSS tomorrow hahaha

But, now, I don't feel so guilty! Hehehe. So happy that I finally managed to organize.

Wednesday, 28 November 2007

My Love Affair with MWL

Made with Love web-site inspired

4 Reasons :

1. Patterned Papers - bought my first patterned paper at MWL (Liang Court)
2. Community
3. Good Food
4. Friendship


My Love Affair With Made With Love

It was not love at firs sight. Mind you, I had control of my emotions (and budget) then.But, there was something about this patterned paper with butterflies in it. It was my eldest daughter's 1st birthday party theme --- butterflies. And, it was so pretty and I had to buy it. I remember this lady named Swee Ching telling me that I could cut the butterflies. I looked but couldn't comprehend, why is she telling me to cut this special paper --- I am going to keep it for life! (To Swee Ching, it's still an uncut 12x12 patterned paper!)


A few days later, I passed by the store at again at Liang Court. I work at UE Square (still am!) so it's accessible. I told myself that I am just taking a peek at the Christmas themed embellishments which would look cool in my gift tags. I shyly stepped into the store, trying to be inconspicuous as possible. As I have said, I had control then so there's a big possibilty that I will leave empty-handed. But, the ladies greeted me with warm "Hi"s and "Hello"s and I, all of a sudden, became very comfortable. Minuted turned into an hour and that day, I left with ribbons and a Carl Craft Christmas Tree puncher.The infatuation became serious that I followed them to Plaza Singapura.


What more can I ask? Scrapbook supplies and good food. Perfect combination. I sooo love the mashed potato with sausages.


And, the feeling became serious. Not a day passed when I don't lurk at the forum. Sometimes, I manage to get up the nerve to upload my layouts. And, the community is there to give good advice.***It has been 4 years now and the relationship just keeps getting better, and I don't think I can ever let go.(Thanks for reading!)

Materials Used :

Bazzil Dark Gray, Brown, Green, Gray
Love, Elsie patterned paper and stickers
Creative Imaginations Renae Project (cut-out flower on the right)
Versa Color white (ink-masked flower)
K&Co rub-ons Wild Safron (Sunflower on the middle)
Zig Black Pen
Uni-ball Signo White, Green, Yellow, Orange, Blue

Tuesday, 27 November 2007

Really Thankful

Wow! Kristy (one of the owners of FFC) left me a comment earlier that she'll link me up. Decided to blog hop to hers and FFC's blog, look what I found!

That's another to be thankful for!

Thanks, Kristy!

Monday, 26 November 2007


Taken outside KLCC on 2004. The very first time Dawter T went out of the country hahaha

Thursday, 22 November 2007

My Craft 4 d Day

My eldest daughter has been persistent in reminding me that we haven't done this. Well, here's the finish product. Dawter T's shirt was ok but got burned a bit hahaha And for Bebi A, well, the iron-on paper was a bit tricky and couldn't transfer all of it. Not bad for the first try but I need a lot of improvement in the ironing department.

Wednesday, 21 November 2007


After 5 domesticated days, I finally managed to create one. I had a hard time because I haven't used paint or ink masking before but now I'm glad I did.

Incidentally, one of the fondest memories I have with my best cousin, Bedette was that she love Oprah. It's just apt that this quote was used on an LO made for her.

Monday, 19 November 2007

Pretty Face

For the world of me, I couldn't think of a title hahaha So I settled for this while a gun was pointing at me. Hehehe Peace, Cute#1!

This is a tribute to my close friend, Cute#1. "Never thought that I could find a good friend as "cute" as you... You always seem to know when to back off hahaha and when to try to push. Love yah!"

This was done before my vacation so I am still LO-less! This is a lift from my Time 2 Play LO, I used the excess materials. But, Cute#1 supplied the MME acrylic.

Saturday, 17 November 2007

One LO a Day?

I am 2 week vacation from office work ehem ehem (I just hope "THEY" don't call me and let me do house work in peace hehehe). I've been very excited because first thing that came to my mind was that I can scrap.


Back to reality, NOT!!!

Yesterday was the first day of my "vacation" but housework and my girls were tougher adversaries hehehe Managed to finish a card for one of my friends who are leaving Singapore for good.

Hmmm, although they were tough, it feels really good to do these things. But, I really wish I can start creating stuffs. Here are my to dos :

1. Monograms for office colleagues (ladies only) hehehe
2. My cousin's album

Thursday, 15 November 2007

Letting Go

How do you let go of your patterned papers?

I have this bad habit of hording then stacking then hmmm, ok later on, forget about them when the new pps arrive.

It's a bad, bad thing.

It's also hard for me to just let go of my favorites. Sometimes, I buy 2 of each so that even if I use one, I still have a spare to keep. Haha!

Weird me!

Our Story

My Pre's take on this and it made me laugh --- "Your LO looked like Frankenstein!" What does he know, right? He should be happy that I am scrapping our pictures hehehe Seriously though, I love his comments. There are a lot of things I learn from it. Thank you, Pre! And, advance Happy BF-GF Anniversary! Oh so cheesy!

Materials Used :

Bazzil White Cardstock, Basic Grey Phoebe, Daisy Bucket, 3 metal bellies (7 Gypsies) from Marix.

Techniques :

Inked the sides of all the papers. Tore some of them. Stitched the torn part of the cardstock. Sand the edge of the BW photo.

By accident (?), the rubons couldn't transfer completely, maybe because of the paper being crumpled. But I loved how it added to make the LO looked older.

Lyrics from the song HOME

When I think of home, I think of a place where there's love overflowing.

Journal :

Seven years ago, we are but strangers, minding our own separate lives.

But, Lotus Notes stepped in and brought us together.

This is what they call collaboration at its best! --- 2007

side note : Lotus Notes is an email software that Pre and I used at work. Aside from email, it can also be used for collaboration and workflow applications.

Friday, 9 November 2007

Reward for Waiting

Materials Used :

Bazzil Yellow cardstock, KI It's a Girl Word Art, KI It's a Girl Paisley, Making Memories Noteworthy Audrey chipboard, 7 Gypsies Baby Girl Sticker, brads

Journal :

When you were just 3 days old, we found out that your jaundice level was very high. We wouldn't be able to bring you home because you need to undergo phototherapy. Though mommy was discharged, we opted to stay because we don't want to leave you.

However, after 2 more days in the hospital, the level was still high and the bills were piling up. Daddy and Mommy decided to go home first.

The next few days, daddy visited you at the hospital, he brought the milk that mommy pumped. Also during those times, we wait in hope that the doctor will call to tell us that we can bring you home.

Exactly a week after after you were born, the call came!

We rushed to the hospital. Daddy settled the bill and mommy hovered at the nursery while the prepared you. When at last everything was ok and ready, the nurse accompanied us. And while at the lift, you gave us your very first smile --- a reward for waiting to bring you home!

Thankful For

Materials Used :

Bazzil Green (where is the green Bazzil?), Far Flung Craft Batik Pareo, Dream Street Papers Gracie I'm So Big (Lara Ellingson Designs), Ranger Platinum Sticklers, MME Thankful For Rub-ons

Techniques :

I made a huge boo-boo while edging my green Bazzil cardstock so I chalked it all over to hide it hahaha Used sticklers over the FFC's Batik paper --- ohhhh I am so in love with this! But it took awhile for the sticklers to dry.

Journal :

Lifted it from the comment I made at Lia's blog.

salme said...
Thankful for

2007 which has brought a lot of trials and heartaches, but made my family more united and stronger.

the chance to come back to a less stressful workplace which allows me to go home early and have time to spare to play with my daughters or do some scrapping.

Thursday, 8 November 2007

Mini Me + Dare Dream (card)


To create a 12x12 and a card using only two pieces of cardstock and two pieces of patterned papers. With a two word title on both crafts.

Materials Used :

Bazzil Princess Pink, Creative Imaginations Renae Project, Making Memories Noteworthy Audrey chipboard

Wednesday, 24 October 2007

Time 2 Play

Materials Used :

Bazzil White, Collage Press Fresh Blooms, Creative Imaginations Renae Project, My Mind's Eye Bella "My Little Moments" Frame <---- I love this!!!

Journalling :

I love the Saturday mornings we bring you out to play. We get to see you take steps to the unfamiliar, watch you learn to stand when you fall. This is life's simple pleasures! And, it's worth getting up early for!

Monday, 15 October 2007

Friday, 12 October 2007

Second Time

Materials Used :

PP : Fancy Pants Honeybunch, Upsy Daisy Cherries Jubilee
Embellishments : Heidi Swapp Raw chipboard, Itsy Bitsy Flowers

Techniques Used :

Scrape the edge of the photo using a metal nail file. Doodled flowers on the raw chipboard using black pen.

Journal : (for my 2nd child)

I was scared to fall in love again. But, the moment I saw you, it happened all over again. - 05 July 2005

Wednesday, 10 October 2007

The Night Before Christmas

Techniques :

Doodled on the green frame to make it more festive.

Tradition :

Eversince I came here to Singapore, Christmas is spent with friends. This picture was taken at Beth's place (also a tradition, already five years in the running) after the Christmas eve mass at St. Michael's Church.

This Christmas is extra special because this is the last Christmas spent with OZ-bound friends.

{Pics of the kids below ---> Pretty as a Princess lo were taken during this Christmas}

Wednesday, 26 September 2007

Monday, 24 September 2007

Friday, 21 September 2007


Cover of the 6x6 album (Stemma paper with colored pattered chipboards)

Page 1 - It's a Girl!

Some of the other pages :

Last Page : Tickled Pink


I couldn't help but write something about these layouts. A lot of people has been asking why I scrap Dawter T more. Truthfully, my first born has a lot of very good pictures, whereas Bebi A (Andi short for Andrea) is a lot more shy (though she's slowly keeping up).

Anyway, this album is very special to me because this is the first album of Bebi A. Though the papers were pre-cut, I so loved this SEI pack! Wish I could get some more of this. I love the colors of the PPs which are mostly in pink, blue and brown.

Another reason why this album is special to me is because I did this while stuck at my hotel room in Hong Kong last week. This made me miss Bebi A so much more (one of the reasons why I changed to an earlier flight haha). I brought some stack and this was what I managed to "almost" finish.

Thanks to {Create} for another challenge! I honestly didn't think that I will be able to finish one.

Saturday, 8 September 2007

Friday, 31 August 2007

One {Great} Day

I would like to thank {Create} for making this possible! Their first challenge last June was the first ever challenge I joined in.

Received an email from Jenn Tan after a very tiring morning making sure there's no IT hiccups during the office relocation of our subsidiary.

Imagine my delight upon seeing the email with the word "Congrats". My eyes immediately scanned the sender and to my happiness, it was from Team Groovie!

If only I could squeal, jump up and down, I think I would have done so if not from the other engineers here at our room who would think I've gone bonkers!

To Team Groovie, thank you very much! Looking forward to meeting you!

Friday, 24 August 2007

Sunday, 22 July 2007

Thursday, 12 July 2007

Tuesday, 26 June 2007

Wednesday, 23 May 2007