Monday, September 24, 2012

A first...

I have been scrapping for 2 years now. I started this time, two years ago, just before the delivery of my baby boy... and now he is a running, jumping monkey. And in my 2 years of scrapping, I have not created anything for myself. Not until now :) So here's my first gift, to myself.

This photo was taken by my wedding photographer Brian Ho from the at the end of my wedding luncheon, while hubby and I were thanking our guests. I created a shadowbox for it, to sit alongside the Mother's Day gift my son made for me. Hopefully... this would be a first, and not the only, or the last. I hope to eventually fill my home with milestone photos of my family :)

So yep, i'll stop here, and let the photos do the talking.

I love the details, and that moment captured, do you? :)

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Almost mine :)

I almost couldn't part with this, haha. But I did, anyway.

This is a 12x12 I created in a class and it is now going to Cheryl Rodda, cos her swap partner flaked on her. So yes... you read it right. I angelled yet again. I created this layout "blind". As in, I do not know what Cheryl is gonna use it for, and I don't have a photo to work with. So basically I just embellished a page, and left a photo mat for a photo that Cheryl can fill in herself when she receives it.

But for the sake of photography and display on the blog, I just temporarily inserted a photo of my own to complete the look :)

This was taken on my wedding day. Hubby came to pick me up, but I was too busy with my Wii and didn't wanna leave just yet haha.

Some close up on details... And yep. That's about it :)

Hope you like it Cheryl!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Angelling for an Angel

*sigh* i don't know... but i think nice people get taken advantage of. Anitra is like the sweetest, most patient swapper in my most recent swap, and yet she got flaked on twice! First by her partner (ok not flaked, but she had to pull out), then by her ANGEL! How can an angel flaked?! :(

Anyway, Anitra is also voted by the site to be the winner of best creation. So I say, just too bad for the people who flaked on her. You are just not fated to own her gorgeous creation!

So anyway... I filled in as an angel for her. And here's what I made.

This is the box.

Held closed by ribbons...

The entire set. I left the sentiments blank so that Anitra can fill in whatever she wanna say herself :)

I take no credits for the photos... they are mostly taken by Brian Ho from thegaleria and stolen off google. lol Brian is my wedding photographer too and he is awesome. Know what? He shoots in film! How often do you find a photographer who is confident enough to shoot in film these days? 'nuff said! Do look for him if you are getting married :)

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Love is Patient Journal

So I hosted a couple of swaps on on Scrappy Happiness Ning... and one of the talented ladies, Amanda got flaked, on not one, but TWO projects :( As promised, I'll never let my participants walk away empty handed. So I angelled, and altered a journal for her (in place of the cigar box, cos there ain't any cigar boxes lying around for sale in Singapore! Ugh...)

It's a shabby chic theme... So yea. i think i did alright? What do you think? :)

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

A Simple Altered Box...

Just a simple altered box cover to house some handmade cards :)

Dileen ~ Simple Joys

Yoohoooo... *echo* lol. I wonder if anyone is still here. anyway, some months back i mentioned that I made a 12x12 lauout for an intern of mine. And here it is :) Late... but well better than never right?

That ripped distressed look on the top left is done by gluing kitchen towels onto textured cardstock, then inking. the glue will act as a resist.

So yep, a quick blogspot here. Will just let the images speak for themselves!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Jinxiu's Wedding Guest Book, in a Parisian Café Shop Front-Inspired Box

So, my dearest girlfriend from art college is getting married! We have came a long way, 10 years of friendship and I'm glad that she found a guy who is dedicated to taking good care of her (as compared to the assholes that she was dating previously.) So happy for you Xiu!!

So anyway, here's a wedding guest book that I made for her, housed in a Parisian café shop front-inspired box, which *ahem*, yours truly hand crafted outta chipboard.

This is also a guest design project for MiniAlbumScraps, using the "Gates Mini Album", and "Parisian Shapes Set" available in their store.

Close up on the details in the guest book. The large indigo rose is from Prima Roses of Spain, Anais collection from 2010. Love this. Prima don't do fabric flowers this way anymore :( The rest are Prima classics. Also some flower trim and pom pom trim. Chipboard shapes are from MiniAlbumScraps.

Now, close ups on the box.

The bicycle is metal! It's from the recent Prima Shabby Chic Treasures collection. Pretty yea?

The gate is again, from MiniAlbumScraps. I highly recomend that you check out their store on their Ning, Lotsa awesome laser cut shaped albums, and laser cut shapes set!

Finally, a look at how the box opens...

To house the guest book...

And tadah!! The chandalier on the guest book is strategically placed so that it appears through the "window" of the shop front. Now the wedding couple is in a nice cozy cafe, lit by a chandalier, while they sip their coffee.

Ok that's all for now, gonna hop on ovr to my friend's place to drop off the guest book. Did I mention that she is gonna move into my neighbourhood soon and is literally living a stone's throw away?! How awesome is that! I'm looking forward to late night coffee and ice cream now, perhaps in a quaint nearby café like this one!


Supply List For Parisian Café Shop Front Inspired Box

Hambly Screen Prints Overlays – Portrait Gallery HO825
Hambly Screen Prints Overlays – Portrait Gallery HO827
Heidi Swapp – Sugar Chic Pennants
Melissa Frances – Petite Frames Assortment CX869
Mini Album Scraps – Parisian Shape Set
Mini Album Scraps – Gates Mini Album
Prima Fairy Belle Collection – Lace and Crystals Border #554156
Prima Meadow Lark Collection – Fimo and Crystals #553982
Prima Pastiche Collection – Quirky 12x12 Paper #841195 (or one 12x12 sheet of your choice for the roof)
Prima Shabby Chic Metal Treasures – Vintage Bicycle #890872
Webster’s Pages CLEAN & Simple Collection – Butterfly Kisses 12x12 Paper US1921D (or one 12x12 sheet of your choice to lay the inside of the box)

Medium Weight Chipboard
PVC Sheet / Transparency
Paint (White, and one other color for accent)
Assorted Flowers and 12” Lace

Supply List For Wedding Guest Book / Mini Album

Hambly Screen Prints Overlays – Portrait Gallery HO827
Mini Album Scraps – Parisian Shape Set
Prima Roses of Spain – Anais #542986
Prima Tea Roses – Sweet Teal #537494
Webster’s Pages IN LOVE collection – Arrive In Style US1917D
Webster’s Pages CLEAN & Simple collection – Heartbeats US1924D (or half 12x12 sheet of your choice to cover top half of your book)

Assorted Prima Classic Small Roses
Glass Vial
Half Pearls
Lace, Flower Trims and Pom Pom Trims
Prima Pebbles (any)
Prima Packaging (for the black sentiments)
Robin's Nest Dew Drops

Thursday, May 3, 2012

In Loving Memory of Avery Lynn Canahuati 11/11/11 - 30/04/12

"Imagine you've been diagnosed with an incurable genetic disease and you are told you will not only lose your ability to walk and move your arms, but you will die between now and the next 18 months. What would you do? My name is Avery Lynn Canahuati, I'm almost 5 months old, and this has become my reality. But before I die, there's a few things I'd like to accomplish...this is my bucket list and my story. SHARE IT & HELP ME TELL THE WORLD ABOUT SMA!"

This is little Avery's introduction, on her blog Avery's Bucket List. Have you read her blog? Or seen her in the news recently? Avery has a genetic disease clled SMA type 1. Have you heard of it?

On the morning of 30 April, I chanced upon her blog. One of the posts on her blog has a bucket list, a list of things Avery wanna do before she dies, one of which read "Paint a picture for my mommy and daddy". Well, I can't paint on her behalf, cos that doesn't quite count does it? But I thought that little Avery and her parents might like a little hand made gift as keepsake, and here it is.

I've also included a pull out mechanism, where I wrote some stuff (not shown here) for Avery.

Unfortunately, Avery crossed the rainbow bridge later on the same day that I discovered her blog :(

Without me explaining, do you know what SMA is? Well, if you don't, please hop on over to her blog. I want you to hear it from her. So i'm not going to go into details here. But it's a genetic disease where MANY PEOPLE are carriers. You may seem normal, but it might surface in your children, or grandchildren because you passed it on to them. There are no cures, and infants suffering from SMA type 1 will not live past 2.

So what can you do?

The pre-pregnancy test for SMA is COVERED BY INSURANCE, but is not commonly offered (and most people don't opt for it cos they have not heard of it). So if you are thinking of having a child, or know of anyone who is, PLEASE hop on over to Avery's blog, to read about the disease which took her away, and prevent it from happening to yourselves. That's all Avery is asking for... Nothing can be done for her, but EVERYTHING can be done for you, if only you KNOW about SMA.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

And... Hello Again.

*sweeps off the cobwebs*

If you are still here... well then, HIIIIIEEEEE!!! :D

Life has been really busy recently, moving into a new home, getting into a new routine, all the weekend housewarming tea parties... Gosh!

So yes, scrapbooking and blogging took a backseat for a bit. But now I'm back, and ready to get going :)

I have a few projects that I'll be sharing over the next couple of days.

A gift that I made for Avery and her parents of Avery's Bucket List. The 5 month old little girl has just passed on though, before my present reaches her hands. But I hope that it will be a good keepsake for her parents :(

Also made a farewell gift for my intern at work. Sweet and highly intelligent girl. I'm telling ya, she's on a scholarship and sooooooooo gonna be my boss some day! So Dileen, if you are reading this, that's why I'm being nice to you! I have a motive here! Haha, ok I'm kidding!

And finally, a handcrafted box inspired by quaint Parisian cafe shop fronts, to house a guest book for my friend's wedding. This is also a guest design project for Mini Album Scraps. Check out the site for awesome swaps, as well as exclusive laser diecuts (which I used for this project).

So yep, bye for now. I'll go take photos of those projects and do watch this space :)

Monday, February 27, 2012

Just Darling Kaelyn

Kaelyn just turned 1 :) What a princess!

Here's a little present for K, or rather, I would have to say the pressie is more for her Mummy Lynette than for her haha. A rememberance of the princess that she was, before she enter the "terrible 2s and 3s stage"! keke

So yep! Some resin, some flowers, some rub-ons, and lotsa dimension!

Happy birthday sweet K! :)

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


so you guys have already known, that I am giving away some awesome blog candy. Full kit worth $40! And here's the winner!


Beth, I'll be contacting you shortly, please let me have your full name, mailing address and tel alright? :)

Hope you like what you see!

And thanks everyone else for joining. I promise that I'll be giving out more goodies! :)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Happy Birthday Kumquat!

Another birthday present for a January baby. Jing Ting, who decided to call herself "Kumquat" on Facebook. Like WTH?! Kumquat is some exotic asian FRUIT! But whaever, since she wanna be a kumquat, her 12x12 shall read exactly that then lol

Some masking and prima rub-ons...

Some embellishing and fussy cutting...

AND... A HIDDEN CARD! Hidden... behind the photo mat :)

Made it an easel card so that it can stand as a display.

So yep... that's all folks! till next time! :)

Thursday, January 5, 2012

12 Days of Christmas: A Gift for YOU!

Today's the last day. Today's the 12th day of Christmas. And today, is special. Today is just about YOU :)

This mini is for YOU, my blog readers. Yes you heard me right! What I have here is a mini made from Crate Paper's Restoration collection. This is made from a sell-out kit from Yup, very popular, totally sold out. And for a good reason too! The kit is full of scrumptious goodness!

But guess what! I have an extra kit worth $40 to give away to one lucky reader! All you gotta do is follow my blog and then comment on this post to enter the draw! If you want extra chances in the draw, here's how!

1. Get one extra chance by RE-POSTING this give away on your blog, then post a comment with a link to your blog.
2. Recommend your friends to my blog / join this giveaway. When they comment, get them to reference you. Say "[You name] sent me here!". The more friends you send over, the more additional chances you'll get!

Easy peasy right!

I'll close draw on 31 Jan 2012, or once I hit 100 subbies.

Without further ado, here's a run down of the mini :)

"This is a great book for all types of photos and it’s also perfect for vintage or heritage photos. It’s created with Crate Paper’s Restoration collection and includes a full set of 12 x 12 chipboard elements and a full phrase sticker sheet. Plus you will have plenty of trims, ribbons, and extras. The book has 5 chipboard pages (10 pages front and back) and also includes an extra teacup page for journaling or a small photo. The overall dimensions are 5 1/2 x 8 1/2." - paisleysandpolkadots

Look at all the goodies! All the embellies! All the layers!

Kit contents:

Crate Paper Restoration pattern paper (pre-cut to fit chipboard pages)
Crate Paper Restoration 12 x 12 chipboard elements
Crate Paper Restoration Phrases sticker sheet
Printed phrase sheet
Crocheted Doily
Velvet Trim
Ivory stick pin
Felt flower
2 silk leaves
1 rosette fabric embellishment
Brown and yellow Bakers twine
2 types of Lace
Various ribbons
2 orange silk flowers
1 ivory silk flower
1 fabric heart
1 gold embellishment
3 decorative buttons
Chipboard book (5 chipboard pages)
2 chipboard teacups
1 chipboard heart
2 binder rings

Tell me! How can anyone not be excited with these goodies!