Thursday, December 30, 2010

That little dash

A new layout for the recent HK trip. Reminiscing on the memories i had at Disneyland. Truly, in the spirit of Christmas and in the spirit of all things Disney, i simply adore Disneyland. Be it young or old, you will always find that inner child in you to enjoy the Disney Characters, the pretty tea cups, the gingerbreadman houses etc etc. I practically fell in love with the place as we watched Disney unfolded before our eyes. (: Indeed, the very idea of Disneyland brings joy and what a way to celebrate the Christmas season this year at Disneyland. (:

So even though i am fairly concerned about the idea of starting school, the new expectations, the difficult classes, i am trusting that He is able to do immeasurebly more than I can imagine and He will guide me through the new year.

A little something to share to you:

Linda Ellis' The Dash Poem
- The dash is the little line between the dates of one's birth and death.

For the dash represents all the time
that she spends alive on the earth.
And now only those who love her
know what that little line is worth.

For it matters not how much we own
the cars, the house, the cash;
what matters is how we live and love;
and how we spend our dash.


May we live a purposeful life in 2011. Lets value what is intangible and precious to us rather than what is temporarily tangible.

P.S: The 'SB Stash for Sale' has been updated with more goodies for sale. :D

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Merry Christmas and storage ideas

Hello! I wanted to do an earlier post on Christmas day itself but couldnt find the time to do so. Merry Christmas and I hope you'all had a splendid christmas celebration. This year, Christmas was celebrated simple and quietly. Enjoyed the little catch ups with various groups of friends as well as having some good O company with the family. (:

Remember the previous entries with the canvases! Well, i managed to finish a total of 12 canvases and each of them has been painstakingly given to my closest friends. The only regret is not taking pictures of the last two canvases i did, since i was in a rush as usual, not being able to finish them in time. What a pity, since those two were done for guys and i took a lot of time to get the perfect grunge look. Haha

Oh well, for now enjoy these few close ups of the presents all sealed with love with tags.


Another thing that i have been doing has been to rearrange my little craft room. Haha. Recently, i have been inspired by this blog: which shows you people's craft rooms and storage ideas so i thought i made use of some storage that i had to rearrange my crafts.

These 4 black compartments come from IKEA and i used to use them to store my unwanted stash but now has been converted to storing my punches, my bigger stamps and my little secret stash of Tim Holtz goodies. I love how i can visibly see my punches just by storing them this way.

This was recommended by my colleague and i recently bought this to store my little embellishments that i used to contain in a box. It was such a genius idea as i can now put all my embellisments out for me to look through instead of rummaging through my box.

Last but not least, i am sure this storage idea isnt new to people. i just used my 1" circle punch to label each Tattered Angel Glimmer Mist. I like how i can visbily see them clearer and the colours are so pretty. Oh! And dont be shocked by how much mists i have. This is my GREATEST weakness! Haha.

Enjoy the NEW YEAR celebration this weekend. :D School is sadly starting but i will enjoy these last few days in peace and happiness. (:

Monday, December 20, 2010

back to basics

As i was surfing the net yesterday, i came across this scrapper that really inspired me. Looking at her work made me realised that you dont need much to make a beautiful layout. Often time, scrappers rush to buy new products or products that appeal to us, just because we want them or need them. I am not saying that buying these products arent good, i am guilty as such but seeing her work made me realised that simple is good and the basics of scrapbooking can be as easy as just using papers, mediums and scizzors.

I was so amazed by how she could repeatedly used back the same stamps in her layouts but yet the layouts were beautiful and original. Often time, my biggest worry is using products all over again, fearing that my layouts would be boring. I feel the constant need to use the new products bought. But shouldnt the purpose of buying something you like be the reason why you use them over and over again? (:

So i took some time off my christmas gifts and I tried going back to what i used to love:

Using the basics of just misting, stamping and lots of alphas. No flowers, no trims, no crystals. Just using the products i used to love: my MS butterfly punches, my alphas and my stamps and simply depicting the story of Enjoying the sunrise and experiencing the amazing sunset in the USA'10.

Have a great Monday!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

pretty ribbons make me smile (:

Good morning, everyone! I have finally recovered from the Hong Kong trip and right now, i have energy to take some time to blog. 16 days in HK was awesome and i seriously miss the place already. People say that you only need 5 days in HK but quite frankly, i feel that time is never enough in HK. There is always so much to do and explore. I love this city that never sleeps. (: I will be posting some of the HK trip pictures once i have time to upload.

For now, another canvas to share. I have been busy trying to finish up all the canvases for Christmas presents. I have 7 more to go. Haha. (:

This time, in Key Lime Pie Glimmer Mist. You can see that i am trying to use all my mists that is stored in my stash. Haha.

Oh and Did you see this cute sliver ribbon? As i was in Hk, i managed to find a whole row of stalls selling ribbons like these. I was so happy that i was crazily buying different colours. These ribbons really come in handy and it does provide the added touch to your embellisments. (:

And since i went crazy, I do have some remainders that i would put up on my SB stash for sale. Do check them out. (: Oh and i have uploaded more stuff onto my Stash for sale. Thanks for the support once again. (:

Do PM me if you want to find out where to get these ribbons from HK. :D Have a great Wednesday! I am enjoying my fruitful holidays for now. :D

Monday, December 13, 2010

At this moment

.. Things to be thankful for:

1) Parents

for a safe journey back from Hong Kong. for the incredible bonding time we had and realising that my parents arent getting any younger. Thankful for the opportunities to love them.

2) my awesome CG

who has never failed to bring me joy for 24 years of my life. for been my rock and my strength in every aspect. for never fearing to be who i want to be and for the future that holds us.

3) Dennis and Sara

once part of the cg, always part of the cg. For a brother whom i knew since i was born. Seeing him finding his soulmate warms my heart, knowing that he is in good hands. The first to get married among us. (:


And before i end, one more canvas to share. Yet another group of friends whom i treasure. Loving the colour (spring violet) against the bronze ribbons and sweet details. (: Loving the embossed look as usual.

Happy Holidays! I am back from Hong Kong! :D
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