Saturday, November 19, 2011


Hello everyone, the school term has officially ended and i am so relieved that i can start enjoying my holidays. Other than a few CCA duty, i am pretty much a free person now. This week has been busy yet fufilling. There were 3 days of Staff Envisioning and activities were packed from 7 am to 5pm. I came back tired each day. But there are 2 good news to share with you today..

First up! It was good to wake up on Monday morning to this.


I have won GET PICKY Inspirational Challenge #13 for this layout. Thank you Get Picky for choosing me as the winner among the many who have participated. I am honoured that i will be playing a part in their next challenge so watch out for this space. If you guys do not know GetPicky yet, it is a site that provides 2 challenges each month, one would be a multi-photo layout challenge as well as a inspirational challenge based on photo/word prompt. Our local scrappers such as Piradee Talvanna and Emeline Seet were DTs with Getpicky too.(:

Up next, i was featured in Crate Paper's November Colour Challenge. Even though i did not win, but it was such a wonderful opportunity to be posted on the website. I have been CP's fan since they came out with their Restoration Collection and ever since then, i have been faithfully buying each line. Needless to say, my favourite lines yet would be Random and Portrait Collection.

So before i go, i would just share one layout that i did quite awhile back but have not been able to post pictures of it. Using the Sidewalks Collection from OA, this layout brings back wonderful memories of playing school dress up during one of my friend's 21st bday party.

I simply adore this collection for OA. I have done like 5 layouts and 1 album using the collection pack. Will post the other layouts and album once i find time to take some pictures.

Hope you enjoy your week ahead.
Happy Scrapping! (:

Friday, November 11, 2011

It is all about the

..journalling! Back when i first started scrapbooking, i used to loathe penning down my thoughts on my layout as i thought my ugly handwriting would destroy the whole page. Even though i am still afraid to do so now, but i am learning to let go of those initial fears and just do it. This was apt for these 2 layouts i did this week.

First up, a layout for Sketchy ThursdayDec DT Call. It was all about scrapping about something that we were thankful or grateful for. I took the opportunity to use the new Head Over Heels paper by Lily Bee.

This layout was to document the 14 years of friendship i have with the closest friends i had since i was Primary 5.I love how the sketch inspired us to do some misting and stitching in the layout.

The journalling reads:
"Since 1997, we have become an inseperable force to be recoken with. We have seen the best and the worst in each other. I'm so grateful and thankful for our friendship.

Up next, i saw this sketch from Once upon a Sketch and i was so eager to play along. We had to scrap at least 2 sentences on when and why we started scrapping. It was such a fun sketch to play along since i had never thought of documenting this down. Since we were not limited in the amount we could journal, i took the opportunity to write as much as i could.

Interpreted the tickets in the sketch for journalling cards and did a cluster of flowers and birds as well as swirly stitching to complete the look. The focus of this layout was really on the journalling. As for when and how i started, let me share...

"The love for scrapbooking started in Dec 2008 with only initial plans to do something different for Christmas but this quickly trancended into a hobby. I just liked the idea of collecting memories and having an outlet where my energy could be spend on something that was of value. While it is good to buy pretty papers and embellishemnts, what is more fufilling is to record the story down. Pictures speak a thousand words but the journalling tells the story one step further and thats what i treasure most about scrapbooking. Years later, the words that you have written would matter more.

This struck me more when Mum glanced through a family photolog i did in 2010 and this is what she said "You have really done an amazing job to put in details that touched my heart and soul." Those words made me realise that what you scrap matters to whoever reads or receive it. It keeps the memories for life. "

I hope it inspires you today to think about why we scrap. What we are doing is far more than a hobby; we are memory keepers for ourselves and the people we love.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Long weekend

I hope you guys are enjoying your long holidays. It has been a fruitful week and i am spending more time at home with friends and family. it is great to not go out too often since i am so broke for this month. I just got a new camera over the weekend and it is damn awesome! Thanks to LDS and i hope i am in time to claim my 400 dollars. :D The quality of the camera is so good, that is far beyond my photography skills.

Much to share.. 2 layouts for this week!

This layout is for my parents. Look at how clear the picture came out! Did this for the Prima's BAP sketch for November. I loved how this layout came around, given that the papers were won from Leena's recent giveaway. The lovely Melody and Moulin Rouge collection in which i missed buying when it came out. :D

This second layout was done for this week's ST challenge, using the lovely Emma Shoppe's Collection. As you can see, i gessoed the side with a SC's mask and did some layerings.

I am so glad i am running through my old collections and using them up! I am going out soon for yet a night of dinner and karoake. I hope you have a great week ahead. :D
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