Saturday, October 31, 2009

cold windy day

The weather is really weird. Just 2 weeks ago, i was complaining that it was so freaking hot and right now, it is just raining non stop. I guess monsoon season just arrived in Singapore.

This LO took forever to complete since i was sick during the week. I was so forgetful that it was so terrible. I mentioned that i lost my scissors and guess where i found it? LOL! Found it inside one of my thickers pack. I must have like accidentally put it in while i was insanely sick. Looked high and low for it but never occued to me that it could be in that place. Zzzzz. (:

Attended a papermarket's class for the first time yesterday. Enjoyed it very much and i am so amazed by the creativity level and the choices they have for classes. Not that the other store isnt that good but classes at papermarket are cheaper since i have the VIP card. :D:D:D:D:D:D

It got me thinking...What kind of scrapper am i? I mean, it is good to expose yourself to classes and learn techniques. But after the classes, what techniques do i still apply and use in my daily scrapbooking time?

I was very much a non-technical scrapper (i believe i still am) but i can see myself wanting to experiment all and use more types of medium in my LOs and albums. I am trying at the end of the day and i think that is of importance. (:

Thursday, October 29, 2009


okay, i am feeling much better today. Managed to finish most of the LO i am working on. I lost my precision scizzors! I cant believe it! Am still looking high and lo for it since i have a class tomorrow. Darn it.

Some pictures to share. Last sat, we went to Lia's house for another class! Love to have classes with her. Small group and it is always effective work being done, with all the fun talking and getting your project done together. Managed to finish the whole calender at her house in 5 hours. Thank God. I was so tired after that, my neck and arms were aching from all that cutting, pasting and glittering. (:

We had a pleasant surprise. Leena joined the class and i was so star-struck for that moment. i could not believe that someone whom i admired for scrapbooking was actually taking a class with us. :D :D :D

Okay pictures time. Will be back to share more.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Have been sick for the past 2 days. I wish i could find the energy to scrap finish the LO i started. Right now, i am just piecing it up with whatever time i can find to scrap. Assignments for this week are over so by right , i should have more time to scrap.

i guess not. I hate it when i fall ill.

Lets hope, i can finish it up by tonight and start on another one. (:

Thursday, October 22, 2009

a good cause

So if you havent heard, one of the members from MWL is going on a volunteer trip to Yunnan and she is collecting SB stuff to be donated to a hospital there. For more details, check it out here:


I got so excited when i heard about it. Here i was talking about destashing so i took some time today to sort out things that i did not want. I put them into 2 categories: things to throw and things to donate.

These will be the things that i am going to donate and put into MWL next thursday. I feel so happy knowing that even though i hate parting with my stash, but the truth is i will never used them ever again and it is going to go somewhere where it will benefit the people there. (:

It's all for a good cause.


The full reveal.

I love the pretty garden with fences, with a tree and birds. Just like how i imagined the LO to be. (: Had fun with the webster pages once again.

I am Going to work on the new NUTMEG collection next. I love you, COSMO! (:

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


I am so proud of myself. Haha. I used up all the webster pages bought and that means, i can throw the remaining scraps away. No more webster! Now, i can safely say i will wait for the next batch of webster pages to come before i work on them. (:

Managed to finally scrap the pictures of kate sleeping. This girl refused to sleep and mum had to try to get her to sleep on the bed. Suddenly, she just fell asleep at where she was on, the bolster! Super cute. It must be quite painful to sleep that way but she must have been so tired.

When i bought the webster pages, i knew i wanted to scrap these pictures with it. Had a concept and acted on it. I am glad i did not give up. I tried once and it ended up crappy so i tried it again. (: The inspiration came about from the words 'We grow by our dreams' from the webster pages. Perfect!



i have been scrapping alot this past 1 month. That's good but i guess i have been procrastinating finishing up my assignments which are due next week. Crap. Okay, going back to finish my lesson plan. (:

Sunday, October 18, 2009

School mates

The full review. I am glad that i have made good friends in NIE. Lets hope the connections wont die even after i graduate. Cant wait for our year end Kuantan Geog fieldtrip together. (:


The funny thing : Sometimes, the scrapping community can be that discouraging. While appreciation and encouragement is highly rewarding after you have finished a LO, but it makes me question whether we are scrapping for appraisal or are we scrapping to 'document' certain stages of our everyday life?

Although the ideal answer is the former but who does not like appraisal and encouragement? It is so much easier to gain all those if you know the scrapping community better. But the truth is, i dont. I question whether i am scrapping well or whether i am 'improving' on my techniques.

It seems like i am going around in circles. I need to tell myself that the most important thing is to be happy! The most important thing to do is to develop pictures that i want to scrap for memories sake. Approval can come later.

Sneak Peak: Could not resist the new OA papers. (:

Monday, October 12, 2009

What you mean me

A heartfelt letter to my niece, the love of our life.

Dear Kate, you were born exactly a year ago at approximately 9.55 pm. We awaited for your arrival with joys in our hearts. I make it a point to visit you every single week because i truly enjoy seeing you grow and learn. you're such a cheery baby, that everybody loves to play with. you have developed such a cute personality that it is hard to ignore. It is hard to pend down in words but all I know is that I love you dearly and I just want you to know that we will always be there for you at every stage of your life. You have taught me how to love and i'm glad that you know who I am and how much I love you.


Sunday, October 11, 2009

part 2

So, i finished up the album and the LO i was working on. As i was packing my scrap stuff today, i was quite curious to see what i had in my 12x12 paper stash. I used to sort them out by colours or pattern types but recently, i have grouped them according to their label names.

I got to this stack and it was labeled 'polka dots'. When I first started scrapping, i would go MWL quite often to stock up. I was very much in love with polka dots so i will buy them and hoard. It was a pretty sight to see them. But now, i am like thinking...WHAT WAS I THINKING! This is one of those moments where you buy the papers because they are like 'pretty' but in the end, you dont use them at all.

And that is exactly the case. I dont even think i touched that stack since ages ago.

So if i am not wrong, i have ..

3 stacks of OA
2 stacks of Cosmo
2 stacks of Sassafras
1 stack of hambleys
2 stacks of cardstocks
1 stack of polka dots
1 stack of AC
1 stack of misc

So you get the point. I havent even sort out the papers i have in my other shelf and this is atrociously horrible. I wish i was in denial of how much i have and how much i have spent...

Destashing, I need to destash! (:


Did a mini album for Kate. Figured that if i could make one for her for her bday, that i should also do the same for myself. Used mostly old papers, MM paints, Glossy accents, AC/Cosmo rubons. I am pretty proud that i did not use anything new in this album.

Have a good week ahead, everyone.

Friday, October 9, 2009


In the light of Lia's latest post, i have come to realise that although I might not have as many scrap stuff like she has, but i am guilty for hoarding way more papers than what i can scrap. Think about it: who does not like to buy new papers and new products to use when there is the temptation of Trendy Thursday? I am someone who actually likes to get my hands on 'new stuff' so that 'i keep up with times.'

The problem is that my rate of buying new products is more than my rate of scrapping.

I am going to rethink the way i buy my products now. I will get my hands on them, buy the most minimum amount of stuff, use them up as soon as possible and not feel too guilty at the end of the day. Because the truth is that there will always be new arrivals. I do not like the idea of forgetting what i have bought and leaving them one side to rot.

In the meantime, i will try to use up my old products and mix them up with my new products.

Some sneaks waiting to be shown:

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