Sunday, December 13, 2009

Blog Challenge #6: Paper Flowers - by My Mind’s Eyes

This is my first time participating in My Mind’s Eyes challenge. All the while I adore this brands’ papers very much, especially the Denne’s Penny Lane series. I bought the whole series and I had used most of it’s’ papers & cardstock die-cuts in this layout.

For this layout’s flower design, I was inspired by the flower motif that I wear in the photo, a purple & white color flower with a lot of petals. So I decided to mimic the design with my own interpretation. Viola…

Flower type 1 instruction-
I used Sizzix die-cut to cut out the flower’s petal shape, then I fold some of it to make a smaller flower. I also bend the edges of the die-cut to make it more dimensional. Once it is done, inked it with distress ink, then overlay die-cut in difference orientation, sizes and color to make the flower look blossoms. Lastly, I used either bead or pebbles to finish the flower.

Flower type 2 instruction-
This is the simple one. I used Martha Stewart punches to partially punch out the flower petals, then inked it with distress ink and bend the edges to make it “stand out” from the paper, and here you can see the cream cardstock that I placed underneath.

I really had fun doing it and thanks for watching. Feel free to drop a comment too…

Friday, December 11, 2009

I am so... in Xmas mood

There are so many Christmas papers, embellishments in the market now. What a happy season! I pick up these pattern papers from the store few weeks ago and I know I am going to scrap about Christmas...

This is the layout about how I shop for Christmas deco during my trip in Wuhan back in year 2005. Gosh, so long ago... I look so young and had a lot of fun as you can see…

This one is last year Xmas celebration layout, dinner with family. I used a very “Christmas” color and recycled one of the gift ornament as main embellishment in the layout.


For this layout, although it’s not about Christmas but it is taken during winter time in Milan. I remember very clearly that it’s a snowy white morning, so I decided just keep it simple and “colorless” to memories the true beauty of the day

And now I gotta scrap more about this festive season, because I bought too much winter theme paper / embellishments... oops...

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Borobudur, I’m coming….

So exciting! We (Jay&me) just booked our air ticket and hotel to Borobudur Indonesia for our Xmas& New year excursion. Looking forward to see the world's largest Buddhist monument and test on my new bought digital SRL camera... stay tune!

Yokoso! Japan – Part 2: Reunion at Tokyo

I've lose touch with one of my Japanese language sensei **teacher – Oginuma san for more than 5 years. It is so excite to see her in Tokyo and to learn that she is still teaching and doing fine. Although I had forgot most of my Japanese words, but we have no problem to catch up our missing time and gossip about people we know. She bought me & Eileen to a famous Katsu-don restaurant in Shinjuku. It serve super yummy Pork Cutlet Donburi and Eileen claim this is the best cutlet that she ever had…

Me & Oginuma sensei

I did a simple 8' x 8' layout of both of us, will send it to Oginuma sensei in Japan for keepsake :)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Yokoso! Japan – Part 1: Reunion @ Osaka

Okaerinasai! Singapore… means Welcome home! I went to Japan for 10 days with Eileen. This is Eileen’s first trip to Japan and I eventually become her tour guide cum translator in this trip. It is fun and I am so glad to meet our friend – Joan again. She is already mother of 2 years old boy and fully adapted in Japanese society. We stay in her little apartment for the first few days before we move up to Tokyo. It has been very good reunion for 3 of us after a long time. There are so many changes in our life and we had a good chat about our husbands, our families, our works … one thing for sure, our friendship won’t never change even we are far apart or getting older

Left to right: Joan, me & Eileen at Osaka

Joan & her boy - Junya

Me & Eileen, on our way to Joan's house

Yummy dinner... Hokkiado crab

Shopping! I bought my digital SLR camera - Nikon D5000 with 2 lens, and Burberry Blue label bag

Thursday, November 19, 2009


Here's me again, jumping around China...




Bungee Jump in YiChang


In XienDu

And this layout is about kids jumping on my bed

See, we all love jumping!

I love to jump

I definitely like to catch myself in action. I mean I love to jump and snap photos of myself doing it. It captures a very moment of me on the air and I had a lot of fun doing it in difference places.

This is the recent one, in Bintan BayanTree, Indonesia

This one, I have my brother as a company, shots near Raffles Place, Singapore

these are in India - Mamallapurum & Chandigarh Rose garden

Here's Japan Osaka UniversalStudio

And not to forgot China, a country where I have stay for 3 years... **coming soon on my blog... and of course together with layout that I’ve scrapped with these jumping photos

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Lucky November

November is definitely my lucky month! I won Made With Love (MWL)’s Irene-Gwen’s Fabric Mixed Challenge! Besides that, I was the lucky winner on Laines Papeterie Ed's Orange Challenge, and I also won an Amy Butler tote bag in Shane Hershey's K&Co. class! Most importantly, I won 2nd prize on Scrapbook-A-Page Contest which organised UrbanWrite (Popular Book)! What a happy lucky month… and May the “force” be with me always, haha… and thanks for your supports too

Here's the layout for Made With Love (MWL)’s Irene-Gwen’s Fabric Mixed Challenge.

This is my first time using fabric on a layout and it is not easy to glue them down. I crumble the ColorCore cardstock to give a rough texture and against it, I used layered fabric which I tried to capture the stone pillars composition. It is an idea that I learned from book, hope it turn out well... on the last photo, there is a hidden journal inside and I tied it with ribbon across.

**The Reed Flute cave in Guilin, China is amazing! Inside this spectacular world of stone was illuminated by colourful lighting.**

My lucky layout in Ed's Orange Challenge -- Golden Lane @ Prague

I found a set of wooden miniature that I bought in Prague long time ago and I totally forgotten about it *too small to notice* So for good keepsake, I used it as part of embellishment in this layout.

Shane Hershey from K&Co. I was so happy to win the Amy Butler tote bag, Thanks!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Layouts from LP

I have been attending scrapbook classes from Laines’s Papeterie but most of the time I won’t able to complete the layout that I learn from classes. It is either due to my laziness or I can’t find the right photo to match it. So here are some of the layouts that I have successfully completed so far…

Alright, I know I am not a good student, well, I promise I’ll try my best to do up the rest, k?

Saturday, November 14, 2009

For my team - Xmen

Realized I didn’t really scrap much about my work place or colleagues… so far, this is the only one I did for my current company—Dinner &Dance event in 2007. We all have to dress up like a super hero and my team- Xmen won the best performance of the night. I want to make a “super power” layout with loud and bold colour, and place as much photos as I can…

For Sally

Before I getting my own car, Sally is a very nice friend that has been driving me around with her red Jazz. This layout of Sally driving her red Jazz are specially made to thank her being a best friend of me & my husband.

And I like these 2 photos of her very much, so I decided to use it for scrapbooking competition submission.