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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

A lifelong love affair with twinkling lights. . .

and donuts. LOL. No, just kidding. Donuts are more like flavor of the month for me. I know I will get tired of donuts sometime soon. But for now, we're really enjoying donuts. We, being the girls and me. Mr Husband is still sticking to his sugarless, milkless (tasteless, hahaha!) black tea and wholemeal sandwich. Donuts were a hit in Singapore sometime ago, some outlets with queue snaking 3hours long. LOL. Not anymore. Yay for me.

Behind trend, that's just me. Like when 'anything with owls' was the 'in' thing back then, I didn't get it. The same went for the 'jungle creatures' season. Heh. I adore them all, now though. *grins*

While twinkling lights, well, they've got my heart for a very long time. not going anywhere, anytime soon. I have been in love with them like, forever! FOREVER! I remember going for a ride around town with my mom, at night.. to admire the lights. Or maybe that was my mom's trick to get me to fall asleep back then, who knows? But I'm 31 now and still in love with twinkling lights. So thank you Mama.

I managed to get some scrappy time to play with the yummy Whodunit! Are you on the fence? *grins* Go grab one of them while you can and add With The Candlestick as well!

maybe Phuket

Um. Yup. Maybe Phuket. I'm not sure whether that is really Phuket. But I know I took that pic maybe 1.5 minutes before we land, and that view, worth fighting for. No, not fight, I 'veto-ed' the decision to get that window seat. LOL.

close up 1

close up 2

close up 3

Everything is from the kit. Only you can't get my crappy handwriting. LOL. The circles were cut from a Studio Calico exclusive patterned paper. Let me tell you something, it broke my heart several times to be cutting that piece. Because it's such a beautiful piece, oh so soothing and such an eyecandy. I hope it will become available in the shop soon!

Painted the Thickers, and misted the cardstock before stamping the tag. Also added little pops of red stitching which I happen to adore. DMC321 for those of you interested. My kind of red.

Butterfly punch. I love butterflies <<---- this is an understatement. :) Possibly my best investment EVER -->> my butterfly punches.

Are you still here? Good. Thank you for not making me feel like I'm talking to myself. So the kids went back to school yesterday, after 6 loooooooonnnnnggg weeks at home. Bad mommy, I know. But I'm a better mother when the kids are away from me for some hours in the day.

Mommy has got some celebrating to do with her latte and cookies donuts. Flavor of the month, remember? :)

Back soon!
Happy New Year, lovelies! (no, not too late. that's me telling myself)
xoxo

41 comments :

teacher jessy said...

I just love "listening" to you "talking" & just adore the little details on your layout!! Well I am glad that you found your flavor of the month and maybe a donut layout soon??

Happy Twenty-Ten to you hun!! Hugs

Jill said...

Ooh, la! A Sasha layout is just what I needed. :) LOVE this. Can I just say congrats again on Studio Calico?

Wishful Thinking said...

Neat LO and yes that patterned paper looks fab, I can see why you didn't want to cut it! But it just makes your LO :-)
Nothing wrong with being behind the times either ... just goes to show that you are original :-) hehehee
Happy New Year to you and all the best for 2010.
Hugs R

Lean said...

Great work again ooo love the picture.
bye bye,lean

Nat said...

ohhh wow- that photo is sso beautiful! And the layout of course too - love it!!!!
yum...doughnuts- I wish we could get them here!

Kelly said...

Love it Sasha!!
Yum - latte & donuts..mmmmmmm xxxx

Lucy Edson said...

Those circles are yum....must have that paper, too, Sash!! The tiny details are what makes this layout fabulous....little stitches, layered circles....

I must be a bad mom, too. ;) School started back here today and I am loving it. hehehe

Happy New Year to you!!

Asmahani said...

Hapy new year sha! Love the layout, the photo.

Zarah said...

Beautiful work as usual, my dear!
My computer's been down, rebooted, icky, troublesome, and... my bloglist wasn't up to date at aaaaall. That's why I haven't dropped by - but THANKS for the wishes, and I wish you the same!

Another thing I wish is that you would apply to the Nook dt - it's the best team ever and I KNOW you'd perform miracles with those kirs. You'd love eachother. *smiles*

Try out? Won't you? :)

Heather Prins said...

that is so gorgeous!

lisa truesdell said...

awesome. =) so can't wait to see your gallery full of feb goodness.

Wirda said...

i love your butterfly punches tooooo!

Haberdawoman said...

Beautiful layout as usual :) and the view from the plain is to die for!
Once again, CONGRATS on making the Studio Calico DT, you are such a great addition to that team.
Here's to a wonderful week even if I have been playing "nurse Betty" to our 3 year old for the past 4 days ;)

milkcan said...

Gorgeous photo! And I am so coveting that tag stamp. I didn't get the add on and now I'm kicking myself!

deana said...

Donuts huh? Personally, I wouldn't wait 3 seconds for one. Not my thing. In fact, I'm not sure WHAT I would wait 3 hours for? Will have to think about that. I do have a need for dark chocolate though. A daily one... :-)

That page is awesome, Sasha. Will have to remember to take cool photos like that from now on, as I always get the window seat. Since there are only 3 of us, Bryn needs to be in the middle so I'm not the only one entertaining her during the flight. LOL! And, well, since Bob is 6'4", he needs more leg room than I do. :-)

Enjoy your alone time!

Sara said...

Beautiful LO! The pic is incredible & well worth fighting over!

BTW...
I love twinkling lights...
I love butterflies....
I LOVE coffee...
I love donuts.

Beth said...

fun fun layout! that photo is GORGEOUS! and your handwriting is not crappy!
Have a good day, sweets!
B

lisa dickinson said...

love the page. and the donuts :)

Denise said...

Sasha-how I wish I could pop in for some donuts and latte!!

Anna Sigga said...

Girl you are so not talking yo yourself - I am always stalking your blog!! ;o)

Fab layout girlie and I am so looking forward to your SC gallery every month!

ArlaMo said...

Gorgeous details on that page! LOVE it.

Allison said...

Love this LO and the picture!

sharon Ong said...

love the red string too! And did you purposely do it so that it also says "maybe last year"?

diana albright said...

love the surprise bursts of color in your LO. can't wait til next month when you debut a full DT gallery reveal over at SC!

i need a donut (or 3) right about now.

Carla said...

love it love it love it!!! That is a gorgeous place and a gorgeous LO!!!

Life Made Creations said...

Another fab one! And I love that you can sneak a butterfly onto just about any LO and it looks like it's right where it belongs. ps. how do you prounounce that beautiful place, b/c I hope I'm saying it ALL wrong {grins}!

joanne (spagirl) said...

gorgeous layout!! so glad you got some scrappy & computer time in! and... for some reason, i'm craving a peanut donut now! heehee :)

Brenda Hurd said...

love the layout - and your not a bad mommy - my kids break wasnt' even that long and i was ready! And im on a donut strike right now - i've had to many over the holiday - so you eat some for me.....:)

Amy said...

what a wonderful layout! You did a great job with the kit!

Susan Coish said...

Wow! Can't wait to get this kit in my hands!! You are such a wonderful addition to the SC team! I know I'm inspired by you!!

sarah said...

crappy handwriting?! yeah right! hahahaha. LOVE this LO. and you totally know how to use up a kit. ;)

happy 2010 to you and your family!

hugs,
s.

Lauren said...

What a LOVELY layout... and your handwriting is NOT crappuy!

Yin said...

Happy New Year Sasha, love your latest SC LO!

Birgit said...

Happy new year to you too! Donuts are yummy! And so is your LO! Would love to go there some day too, ans you can be pretty sure I'll have that window seat then! :)

eMeLiNe Seet said...

Happy New year Sasha ! no doughnuts for me already ; any sight of it makes me wanna urgh....u know the feeling when we are left with only the dough without the frost right LOL!

Blue Banana said...

seriously i am loving your style. I can't wait to see your work at Studio Calico. ;)

Karmele said...

Love the picture!!!And the layout too!! :)
Happy New Year to you!!

Wendy Kwok said...

I love Phuket... and that LO is just gorgeous.

Simona said...

Hey Sasha, big congrats on the Studio Calico DT, you're so talented, you deserve it!!!
Gorgeous page... I'd love to be there ;-)

Rosangela Philippsen said...

Gorgeous layout, I love it!
Hugs from Brazil!

Christiane said...

happy new year, girl!! love what you did with the kit and add-on. can't wait to get my hands on it!!
xoxo