Saturday, June 26, 2010

try some empty space

Hello weekend!!!! I love it when it is here... which means some family time before I fly off next week to Brisbane!!! I am excited because I have heard so much about it and have never been there. And of course, before every trip, it is always tiring to finish off 101 things on my 'to-do' list. I get pretty organized about it until the last 2 days... some laundry I forgot to pick up from the dry cleaners... and the list goes on!!! See, that's why I have the list in the first place. But at least, my sample for Made With Love July Class is ready. Phew... I was brewing all the ideas for months... finally when I get to touch the papers... oh... the embellishments.... I cannot stop. Seriously this is a 3 hour class but I felt like I want to take it to 10 hours cos there are some many details I want to add....... and add.... and add......... Somebody stop me! Yes.. time did! I gave myself today to finish it and tomorrow I can drop it off. Hooray!!! But then again... I may add some stuff when I return from my trip! *Wink*..... I have to say this album makes me happy... I am so excited to teach it!!! Remember to call the 'hotline' on 1 July when seats go off pretty fast. Aida will have a really cool class too. You gals are spoilt for choices at Made with Love. Here's 1 I did in between the stress of making stuff and working... LOL! "Gift"....... I love this girl of mine... we went outdoors... she went picking 'flowers'... well, turn out to be weeds... she insisted on keeping them for me!!! LOL I went simple this time..... lots of empty space.... really clean, dont you think? Do I want to add more? NO.... just some fussy cutting.... clean simple embellishments. Just a story I want to tell....... about this cutie girly of mine. Finally I used the Websters Bloomers....... I love these! Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend. I will schedule a post next week and hopefully share about Brisbane..

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

more more YSS Assignments

Hello friends, I am back. I have been buried under some scrapping and preparing for a new class in July. Hint Hint.. if you love modern vintage, join me. Log onto the Newsletter on 1 July over at Made with Love. Here's 1 LO which I love alot. Sometimes in our creative journey, we create stuff and some were so so. And some just makes me smile. This one is one of them. LO "Read to me" I like banner so I decided to cut up some flowers and make my own version. I am loving my Photoshop a lot.. ran a action through these photos...add my own touches make the colors a litte faint.. a little dreamy... What do you think? I love these twine I bought from Daiso(our Singaporean $2 shop). Isn't amazing what you can find in this store. This project is supplied by YSS. Hop over now for your scrapping needs. We are having a 20% discount coupon. Check it out HERE. And my last LO "Could not ask for more" got a little mention over at Scrap it with a Song. I didn't win but a mention is nice. Thanks, Christina.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Happy scrapping!

I am back in full swing after my vacation. Back to life... back to 'work'.... back to everyday.... It is kinda of hectic again with kids camps... art camps... etc.. But I like it back home. Somehow a fine balance between longing for a break and back to the comfort of home. Do you feel that way? You want to go away for a bit and then you miss home. Hmm.......... And today it's a good day for my scrapping... finished 4 LOs in a day!!! Phew... I was happy....... YSS sponsored this challenge site "Scrap it with a song' last week and I didn't manage to participate because of my vacation. But I caught up on some lost time and did this Challenge #8 "Girls just wanna have fun". "Remembering the FUN" ..... photos from Phuket. My girls really can teach me a thing about fun in the pool. I am way too 'cool' for their brand of fun aka soaking in water. My idea of fun is to lounge in the chair... soaking in the sun and sipping cola. They got me IN! I mist some 'waves' in the background... can you spot it? And I chose to work with the blues and red from the Prima Strawberry Kisses Papers. Now, since I am with the challenge at Scrap it with a Song... I might as well try Challenge#9 since I love love this song "Could not ask for more" Check out the song there! "Could not ask for more"...... scrapping about my hubby. I could not ask for more... he is my soul mate... my friend, my encourager.... my cheerleader.... my support... my 'mind'... yes.. he reads it like an open book. Cut the Prima Strawberry kisses papers and distress it.... now I am loving more new distress ink colors. Punice Stone and Tumbled Glass.... I layered a songsheet (vintage music score)... a Prima canvas.... and tucked some flowers, chipboard around it. Guess where is the hidden journaling. I cut this chipboard into half and tucked it here.
Yes... you are right.. the journaling is on the right.. the row of flowers.. pull it out and a journaling sheet appears.
I want to thank YSS for providing these beautiful stash for me to work with.
Thanks for dropping by. Have a great day.
I am off to sleep and ready for some serious shopping tomorrow at my fave clothing store ... MANGO... they are having a sale tomorrow...... yay!!!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Thank you for all your lovely comments on our BLOG HOP. Remember to join in the YSS DT Call. Details here. I have finally read all 51 comments in the earlier post. I asked what your favorite product was? I think punches seem to be the favorite purchase for most of us. Me included...LOL.... I added at least 6 more punches in the last 6 months. Help... now I am short of space. But if Martha Stewart keeps doing those lovely punches, my bank account is forever doomed!
Now the last $10 GC goes to................
Email me at for details. Happy shopping, Adrienne. So, what are you up to this weekend? I want to dig into my scrapping... i want to scrap!!! Did you hear about the new Prima DT? Huge congrats to Alyssa for getting in. Also a shout out to Leena...... I am so glad she is the Singaporean representing this part of the world. *WINK* Woohoo... she has a unique style and a fresh vibrant vibe to her LOs. And those photography skills are to die for!!!! And some of my favorite scrappers are still in ...... I am glad my Prima inspiration - Ingvild - will still be there. Iris too.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

I am back ----- with 2 winners

hi friends, I am back...... whoosh.... we had such a great time swimming in the pool and lazing on the beach. The waves are awesome... the Phuket beach is amazing... we love it! Here's a happy pic of us...... I finally got a swimsuit! LOL And now 2 winners from YSS Stash Dash (Blog Hop): Cori S said... I have loved watching your layouts come in on the YSS blog :) Keep up the good job! Erika M. said... I'm really loving the Material Girl line from Cosmo Cricket - your picks are lovely! June 7, 2010 3:37 PM Cori and Erika, pls email me at for your gift certificate. And now, 1 more chance to win the $10 GC......... I will draw a winner from among my blog followers. To show my appreciation for you gals. I will come back with a winner on Saturday. This month will be my last with YSS. I am thankful to Erica for giving me the opportunity. She gave me my 1st DT position. Thanks so much, Erica.... for your affirming words and generosity. And if you have not tried the YSS DT search, I will say GO FOR IT. Details here. See you! I am off to unpack my luggage... wash stuff... get back to 'everyday' and prepare to teach a class tomorrow. Thanks for signing up. I heard it is full again. I am trying to reply all emails about you wanting to get in the class. I am not sure of the exact situation yet...... be patient... put your name on the waiting list, ok. I will be down at MWL on friday to check it out. See you soon!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Blog Hop

Hello Happy Monday! I am now on the plane to Phuket... woohoo....... A needed short vacation with my family. Imagine me lying on the beach, sipping my orange juice or Coke. *wink* I have scheduled this blog post for you. Join me! Today we are having a BLOG HOP with all Design Team members from (YSS). Each design team member will be giving away gift certifcates from YSS. How about some free shopping? Cool, right? Join me as I feature 1 LO/card from each Design Team. It was sooooo hard to choose 1 cos the team does amazing work. I love each of their style.... unique and beautiful! So, this is what I narrowed to: Lady Grace: She inspired me to buy this Cosmo Cricket Material Girl Collection. LOL! Liz Chidester: This LO makes me want to buy more of the Jenni Bowlin die cut paper. Such creative way of using it. What cute pictures. Alyssa: I bought these Crate Papers because of this beautiful album she made. April: I have adored April style of using embellishments. Totally creative. This LO just makes me smile. Carrie: This is a stunning 2 pager........ I love her use of color.. the gorgeous design. Awww...Lily Bee papers. Erica: I love how she used the Kraft paper to bring out the colors of these Lily Bee paper. Simple but beautiful! So, drop by each DT member's blog for more chances to win these generous prizes. Drop a comment in this post and I will draw 2 winners on Thurs. Each of you will win a $10 gift Certificate from YSS. Share with me your favorite scrap product which you bought this year. Could be a collection, stickers... stamps... be specific with the brand if you can. Have fun BLOG HOPPING!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

In a reflective mood

Thursday is here........ sometimes I am amazed how time flies by. Now we are at mid point of the year...... I thought I just celebrated Christmas.... some presents are still unopened.......*wink* I love my life... but sometimes i wish it will slow down a little. And living in this little red dot (Singapore) does not help... city living is always hectic.... rushing seems to be the order... Here I created a LO for myself.... my mood this week... a little reflective.. a little spent... a little quiet........ a little cry for stillness...... a cry for a pause Guess where I hide the journaling this time........ Using the lovely coredinations paper... love the embossed butterfly... I love sanding it..... quite theraputic..... LOL! And I just add a random grid of Tim Holtz Shabby Chic papers... And my fave cluster of Prima, birdcage... and a Tim Holtz metal frame. I used all my favorites here on this LO..... it is for MYSELF...... hee....heee..
All papers on this page comes from YSS. My assignment for this month. Hop over and check out YSS.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Share a technique

Hello friends, today it's my turn to share a technique at YSS BLOG. Hop over if you want to know how i create these background. Leave some love over there too! See ya "Mycoplasma"....... documenting the recent bout of bad bug in my household. Isn't this what scrapbooking is all about? Documenting the everyday... the good, the bad and the ugly!!! LOL See you over at the YSS BLOG.