Tuesday, December 31, 2013

A year of gratitude

This year, I was determined to start with this in mind : A year of gratitude. As I reflected all the events that happened this year, I am thankful for the following things:
  • A great year at school
  • Health
  • Mum's medical results
  • Great Friends 
  • Invitation to join Crate Paper 
Leaving you with some of my favourite layouts from this year... There will be some great news coming up, so stay tuned.

Happy New Year, everyone! See you in a little bit, 2014.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Merry Christmas

"Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls.Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior. The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to go on the heights" (Hab 3:17-19)

A simple smile. A joy to love others. A hope for the bleak future. The people that I visted in Chiang Mai literally lived on the verse above. Though they have nothing, but yet they have strength, compassion and courage to live on. 

A simple saying of 'God loves you' or A simple willingness to hear about the Gospel. They listened and they were moved. That is truly what faith is about, believing in a God who can calm their 'storms'.

I have been truly blessed. I have learnt so much more about myself in 5 days than in 27 years of my life. 

Words cant comprehend the emotions I felt and I came back in a new perspective in life. The things I used to value are no longer valuable. I want to value things that are eternal. I have a God who loves me. Thats enough. That is truly enough. 

May we all find the true essence of Christmas this year. 
Here's wishing you all the joys of the season.
Merry Christmas.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Bundled Up those Christmas Memories

This week, Crate Paper is dedicating space to holiday pinboards - most of which include the familiar Bundled Up Collection, based on inspiration from Pinterest. Be sure to head down to the blog today, where I featured two of these projects below.

I certainly draw much of my inspiration from Pinterest these days. The possibilities are endless and I hope it inspires you too, even as you embark on your Christmas projects this season. I will be heading to Chiang Mai tomorrow.

I am feeling anxious yet excited. May Philippians 2 serve as a reminder to me, on servanthood. Let me serve others in the joy of Christ. Do pray for journey's mercies.

Have a great week ahead.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Video of the Month (December)

It's that time of the month again. As promise, I would be bringing you one video a month, showcasing a project that I have completed. This time around, it is a layout using the Close Knit collection by Crate Paper.

Watch my short video below and see how I incooperate multiple photos, build layers and mix a variety of embellishments to compliment my photos. Also, see my simple technique of creating paint splatters on the page.


Monday, December 9, 2013

Tis the season

I cant believe that Christmas is approaching in less than 3 weeks. I cant wait for the celebrations to get started. I have been slacking a little too much recently and perhaps that is what the holidays bring to me : Rest. It has been a relaxing time catching up with sleep, dramas and with friends. I am loving it ! Hence on the scrapping front, it has been rather slow moving. I have been busy catching up on assignments and once those were done, I finally had the chance to play with new CHA products. Yeah, its about time to catch up on that too right!

So here are some completed layouts that I can show for now..

Daily Flash finally hit the stores and I managed to grab some of them before they were gone. So even if you dont do Project Life, there is always room to mix and match and place them on the cards. These square cards are perfect on a page, simply by dressing them up with a mix of cardboards and stickers. You could leave some of them the way they are and they can be perfect too.

Then, I finally had time to make some Christmas layouts. Using the latest Bundled Up and Silent Night collections... 

Awwww... I am simply loving these Christmas-y photos. They do warm my heart. Well before I go, do look forward to my Christmas Crate Paper post coming by next week. I will be sure to post a link once it is out. For now, a sneak of what I will be showcasing..

Have a great week ahead.

Friday, December 6, 2013

MWL December Blog Hop

Wah! Another month has passed and it is time for another blog hop with the MadewithLove DTs. This time around, we got to work on christmas products and papers for the festive holidays. I am so happy that my favourite season is here, dont you?

First up, a layout using the latest MME, BoBunny and Webster Pages Christmas lines. I am so in love with the bright festive colours. I must admit I hardly do Christmas layouts but these Disney photos that i took in HK made it a must to scrap about it!

Using the remaining papers I had, I got a headstart with my Christmas cards. Here is one, using the scraps that I had. Notice that confetti pocket? Jo gave me one some time back and I decided that it will come in handy with this card. Nothing beats a good old shaker card!

Be sure to head to the rest of the other DTs' blog for some Christmas inspiration.

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