Saturday, December 31, 2011

12 Days of Christmas: A Gift for Robin

A card for Robin :) Thank you Robin, for standing by me, and for having those long conversations (and rants) with me when we had it hard while hosting swaps. I hope you have received the bird house mini already and that this card will come as a sweet surprise! Merry Christmas and Happy 2012!

Friday, December 30, 2011

12 Days of Christmas: A Gift for Cheryle

A photo frame for Cheryle :) I know that her grandchildren are her pride and joy. And her story of her delivering her grandson in her living room floor bloth touched and tickled me. Haha.

So here's a frame with lotsa scrumptious embellies for you Cheryle, featuring your beloved grandchildren :) When you have a new photo taken with the new additions to the family, you can easily swap the photo! Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

12 Days of Christmas: A Gift for Joy

Joy gets 2 pressies too! The same Christmas tag that I gave Dionne, along with a bag charm. The cool thing about this charm (I feel), is that it was made from beads and charms that fell off the originals.

Let me explain. As you guys know, I have been participating in charm swaps. And each time I receive my package, I'll find that some beads and charms have fallen off the creations that the ladies sent. Well I don't know exactly where/which they fell off from, so I just set all these aside. And this charm, was made outta those stuff that fell off. I think the bulk of the main charm was made by Katie... or Sue... But I'm not sure! Will any of these talented ladies out there who's looking please come claim credit?!

I don't mean to be cheapskate!! But I thought it was a great way to recycle, plus I am stuck in the hospital with my baby so it's not like I have the time to buy new stuff! BUTTTT.... the cutie girl charm that is the centerpiece is new and handmade. And it's mighty cute right!!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

12 Days of Christmas: A Gift for Dionne

Two gifts actually :) A Christmas tag and a bottle cap dragon! Isn't the dragon absolutely lovely?!! I didn't make the bottle cap dragon though, got it from a talented crafter on etsy, justJB.

Even the write up on the story of the dragonlet is cute!

"Such adorable creatures - bet you didn't know they made dragons this small, eh? At this size, it's difficult for a critter to make a home even out of branches and twigs - those are huge to an inch-high critter! So they make do with what they can scavenge.

This dragonlet has gone a step above its bottle-cap-nesting brethren and has tried to hide itself with scraps of trash. It has covered itself in various watch cogs and gears, and little metal plates, and even found a little watch winder to decorate itself with, in hopes you will look him over and think he is just some discarded refuse. He is so tiny, he is terribly nervous about humans!

He's hoping you will either look right past him, or give him a very safe place to call home!"

Take good care of him will ya Dionne! Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

12 Days of Christmas: A Gift for Tash

A card for Tash :)

Tash hasn't had a very good year. She has been down for a bit. Hopefully this card will cheer her up a bit. Making this card made me smile, so hopefully, by receiving it, she'll smile too! Merry Christmas and Happy 2012 Tash!

Monday, December 26, 2011

12 Days of Christmas: A Gift for Teri

Teri gets something more elaborated. Cos apart from it being a Christmas gift, it is also a wedding gift! Congrats babe!

This is gonna be her table display at the gust sign in table. Photos courtesy of the very talented Brian Ho from thegaleria. Did I mention that he was my wedding photographer too!?!? :)

Surprise! It opens up!

And look at the gorgeous photo of Teri standing in the middle of a railway bridge. No danger there, it's a now defunct railway :)

Sunday, December 25, 2011

12 Days of Christmas: A Gift for Julie

A wall hanging for Julie :)

When I made a 12x12 LO for Dionne's birthday some time ago, I captioned it, "A present for a dear friend, happy birthday!" And Julie commented, "I would like to be your dear friend, and have a birthday!!! ;) Stunning, as always!!!!"

Well Julie, I kept that in mind :) You are a dear friend and you most certainly don't need to wait till your birthday! Merry Christmas Julie!

p/s: Joy is mega cute! Eating snow and all haha!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

12 Days of Christmas

It's Christmas Eve! Are you done with your christmas shopping yet? I sure hope you are... Well, I'm not, haha. Cos well... my baby has been hospitalized, AGAIN. But some "good" came outta it. Well, I didn't have time to shop for presents, and there's really nothing much to do in hospital, so I MADE some presents instead! Yup, lotsa scrappy goodness!

So from tomorrow onwards, i'll be starting a "12 Days of Christmas" series. I'll be sharing a scrappy present a day, presents that I made for some of my girl friends (the guys get non-scrappy stuff, they will just get their present late) and also some minis that I made but didn't post previously. That's to make up for the lack of blogging recently haha. I've been lagging behind when it comes to blogging, but I've still been creating! So I'll now give you 12 projects in one sitting! Hehe.

Watch for the posts starting tomorrow!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Round Round's Mothers' Day Present... TO ME!

Cute right!! My son's Mother's Day Present to me!

Haha ok OBVIOUSLY he didn't alter the whole frame! He just hand printed a red flower for me. This was in May in year. Then Jaz put together this gem for me :) Isn't it gorgeous?! I'll let the photos speak for themselves.

I guess this is extra meaningful to me. Cos it's the first tangible gift that I've received from my son :)

Thursday, November 17, 2011


Ok ok I know I know! I have not been blogging! But... I don't have time to! Am in the midst of my home renovation (I'll share photos alright once I'm done) and scrapbooking simply has to take a backseat.

But... I did manage to squeeze in like 30mins to decorate 2 baskets and pack bags and bags of GARRETT POPCORN (don't everyone love Garrett's!?) for the awesome folks in my office for what i proclaim to be HAPPY THURSDAY! And check out the "TAKE WHATEVER YOU NEED" slips hehe! Freedom, sex, love, strength or simply just GARRETT POPCORN!

Cat illustration by Yasmine from Cat vs Human.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Happy Birthday Little D!

A birthday pressie for my buddy's girlfriend. And that automatically makes her my buddy too haha. My pet bird also makes a cameo appearance here :) Love Birdie to bits!

A little side story, I found my bird some 8 years ago. Yea, FOUND. It was during the Avian Flu period, and she was abandoned by her previous owner. My neighbour's golden retrievers found her in the middle of the road and watched over her. I was wondering to myself "Why in the world are the two doggies sitting in the middle of the road?!!?" and went over to take a look, only to find Birdie sitting between them, flightless. Her wings were clipped.

So I brought her back and gave her a home. I found out later that her owner probably abandoned her not just cos of Avian Flu, but cos she had a tumor as well. Her numerous operation cost me probably 10x more than then cost to buy a pet bird her breed. But no way I'm gonna let her go!

Well, all good things have to come to an end though... Her tumor recently relapsed. We scheduled her for another operation, but now being 11 years old *vet estimated* (birds of her breed live between 18-20 years), the vet thinks that she is too old to undergo and survive another operation and advised again it. We were told that she might outlive her tumor as a matter of fact (i.e: she'll die of old age before the tumour can actually claim her). So yea, she's back at home, happy (snappy at times, she really has character!) and we are just enjoying our time with her. Every extra day is a blessing!

Oh oh oh! Talking about snappy, I remembered that we let her out to roam in the garden once, and it rained. We forgot to put her back into the cage, under shelter. And by the time we realized, she was drenched. We opened her cage door for her (she returns home by herself after she have had enough fun, but couldn't do so that day cos the door was closed), and stretch our hands out for her to step on so that we can save her the walk back to her cage. She snarled at us, fussed and hissed under her breath, refuse to stand on our hands and walked back to her cage herself while grumbling, and ignored us for two days. HAHAHAHAHAHA. Parrots are so intelligent lol

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

"UP" Movie-Inspired Birdhouse Mini Album with BALLOONS!

A birdhouse mini inspired by the balloon house in the movie "UP" i made for Robin for a swap on A shout out to Jaz for the inspiration! :)

Take a look at the vid if you will, to see a run down of all the pages, with gorgeous photos of Robin and her beautiful family. I cal tell ya honestly, the mini won't be half as pretty if it wasn't for the beautiful and happy photos taken by Robin during Mothers' Day! You can literally feel the love!

And here are the high res close up photos of all the details :)

Thanks for looking! And Robin, hope it reaches you safely!! It's really a pain in the behind to package and send something this dimensional lol

Monday, September 12, 2011

September Scrapbeach Colors of Royalty Charm Swap

Wow it has been a long time since my last scrapbooking update. The previous 2 posts don't count since I didn't upload new creations. Have been busy with the renovation of my new home so pardon my absence!

So let's cute to the chase! Charms for the monthly charm swap that JoAnn hosts on the scrapbeach. For September, theme is Colors of Royalty... so we were supposed to use blues, purples etc and here are my creations!

Fairly simple. Made a pull out tag for the charms, which the ladies can reuse on their minis or something. Ink the edges, glitter the flower and adhere a rhinestone on the crown.

I used shades of blues for the charms itself. With a jeweled crown charm too... So that the theme on the tag follows thru to the charm.

As you can see, the charms have slightly different beads though the colors are the same... I erm... kinda ran outta beads hehe and shipping for the new ones take too long to arrive so I just used other similar ones. I doubt the ladies mind anyway so yea... Here's what i have for now! Hopefully I'll be updating again... soon? hehe

Friday, August 19, 2011

Checking Items Off My Wishlist

Yayyy!! The CHA releases arrived! Well, at least part of it!

I got my BoBunny, Graphic45, Prima Papers (I still have not gotten the flowers and resins yet booooo!). Now... O Webster's, Webster's! Wherefore art thou Webster's?

Sunday, July 24, 2011


Well... I don't have a very large wish list (thank goodness for my pockets). Anyone wanna buy me something? hehehe. I can make stuff for you guys in return? hehe. Naahhh I'm kidding. I can buy them when they hit the stores locally (hopeflly)... Just hope that they are not outta stock the moment they arrive (it happened with prima and webster's!) I don't expect anyone to send me goodies, especially not since postage cost more than the price of the items. But if anyone do... I will honour my word! I'll send a 12x12, or mini, or altered something back?!

anyway here goes!





See! I'm so not greedy right? Not THAAAAATTTT much that I want from this CHA right? Self control! Must practice self control!