Wednesday, November 28, 2012

34th Street Reveal

  • The gallery is live ! 
  • I have lots of photos, so you might want to grab a drink? And sweet and salty m&m's mix? Heeehee!! *yikes* I just counted my photos, 22 in all! I hope you're up to it? :D
melaka good times

melaka good times closeup
  • This is my 'main kit only' layout this month. 
  • I love that photo so much! One of my favorite, ever :) I used my Cameo to cut the 'hearts' and then flip over some hearts (to use the red side of the paper) and filled some of the negative hearts up. Gray Hearts and Star label cut file available in the digital shop this month :)
dont grow away

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    • Went very simple for this one. Neha is growing up too fast for my liking. I wanted to say 'don't go away' but I know that's kinda selfish.
      Go, fly.. but always come back. Don't grow away. Family is always here, for you.
      I cut the leaf shape with my cameo and stitched around it. Then stitched the background before I build my page on it. I also love that I took the 'are you listening' from a christmas themed paper in Kris Kringle add on. I really love the red on that paper and really wanted to use it even though we don't celebrate christmas :)
    awesome day

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    • I used only Murray Hill add on for this layout. 
    • A layout with a photo taken during Nidhi's birthday recently. We had an awesome day, really really awesome. :)
      I love the candy-looking-brad and decided to use a lot of them on this page. We had lots of cotton candy that day - the same color as the brads! :)

    xoxo closeup

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    • Everyday with their grandparents is a gift. I made sure they know that because not everyone get to be with their grandparents, right? I miss mine a lot. My kids are so lucky! :)
      I cut the one little heart using my Cameo and use it to trace heart shapes onto the patterned paper then I stitched all of them and cut them out with my scissors.
      Had fun with lots of mists here too :) - I used Audrey, Taxi, Gold and Pretty Pink.


    sparkly closeup

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    • My sparkly girl. :)
      Arranged the BG letter stickers in waves just because I thought it's fun! :) Took a lot of time (the arranging and stitching!) but totally worth it. I love how this one turned out.
      So like Nidhi! So much fun!
    simply wonderful

    simply wonderful close up

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    • In the busy, mundane everyday, it's very easy to forget that my girls are good kids. Really, I'm not even kidding. They drive me up the wall on a daily basis, but they're actually wonderful kids.
      I handcut the index card and use them as the base of my layout. Love the somewhat centralized design, love the vellum bits and pieces and of course the mist splatters!
    mersing sunset closeup

    mersing sunset
    • You already know that I adore the sun, the sky :) This is one of my favorite sunset shot, one of the most perfect. One day I will have this shot blown up and hanging on my wall, for now.. it's on this layout :)
      Used the pocket as a photo mat. Perfect as the grids provide some pattern without taking the attention away from the photo. Lots of orange and yellow and red on here to mimic the sun, but I used some teal for contrast :)
    house by the beach

    house by the beach closeup
    • I want a house by the beach. I do :)
      During this particular vacation, we got a chalet practically 10 steps away from the beach. Oh man! I didn't wanna leave :)
      They were catching and releasing little crabs here, oh that was a beautiful day.
      I layered my photo mats, with border punches and index card, and build it upwards with some stitching. the stitching design was hand-drawn with a pencil and ruler.
      Of course, a house by the beach is a dream for now :) But you never know, eh? :)
      Ps : I found the quote from Pinterest. :)

    grad closeup

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    • My baby sister and my parents on her college graduation day. Can you see how proud are my parents in that photo? :)
      The layout was made for my sister, thus the journaling is in her 'voice'. That was what she wrote on the caption when she uploaded this particular photo on facebook.
      A lot of embellishments clustered together, just the way I love it. Wanted to have the journaling on the speech bubble but decided to have them in strips in the end and used the speech bubble for some letter stickers and a vellum arrow.
    • Thank you so much for coming over and looking at my work. Thank you :)

    Tuesday, November 20, 2012

    Thank you

    • Really, thank you so much. Your support and friendship means the world to me. I'm blessed beyond measure. 
    • Here are the new sets I listed today. The old favorites and the tags are still around. And yes, everything is 20% off. The code above valid until November 30th.



    • Please feel free to spread the words. :) Leave me a hello, maybe? I love you guys. thank you. Enjoy your time with family this coming Thanksgiving.

    Monday, November 19, 2012

    Enjoy The Journey

    • A couple of you emailed me, I replied everyone. But just in case ~ The word 'thankful' on this layout was cut using my Cameo. Font - Ballpark Weiner (Dafont). One of my favorite. One of these days, I hope to do up a blog post on my favorite fonts for cutting.
    • The end of the year school holidays are here. Remind me to breathe when you see me walking around, blue in the face, okay?
    • My children think - "No/I don't think so/Not a good idea/Please don't do that" means ask mom again 3 minutes later. Rephrase the question if you must, just ask mom again - she might change her mind in the 180 seconds that we left her alone! Really? Sorry kids, I'm the bad cop here. :)
    • One layout to share here, I used my Studio Calico kit (Central High) for this one - and added some ChicTags


    • Note to self : enjoy the journey please. And oh - breathe. 

    Thursday, November 15, 2012

    Chic Tags December Daily Blog Hop *closed*

    Edited :
    Winner is Gosti! Congratulations, girl! Please email me so I can forward your info to ChicTags! :)

    • Sharing a spread of my Project Life featuring Chic Tags today. Pretty simple page focusing on my family. Our photos on first day of Eid this year. The photos have been used a couple of times before, but never in my PL album, until now :) 

      • My people. My constant. My soft place to fall. My listening ears. My shoulder to cry on. 


        • Calendar ATCs. Yes, August. Your eyes are not playing tricks with you. LOL. It's November now. I'm desperate for a couple of hours with no interruption to play catch up. 

          • Here's something fun for you! Leave a comment to win a Chic Tags December Daily kit as pictured above. Yup, it's that easy. Now hop on to the blog of my beautiful colleague - Magda Mizera :) Giveaway open until Sunday - I will close the comments section then, so as long as you're able to comment, you're in. 
          • Annnnnndddddd, entering the code DEC25 (code is active until Sunday) gives you 25% off everything in the store. Everything. I'm serious. What are you waiting for? :) 

          Tuesday, November 13, 2012

          Three on Tuesday

          1. Consider this a PSA. If you haven't already - please go and watch Pitch Perfect. If you're anything like me, you'll be the one clapping everytime they perform because it was just so awesome like that. I went 'woooohooooooo!!' and embarrassed Neha a couple of times. LOL. Rebel Wilson rocks. 
          2. I watched Kabhi Kushi Kabhi Gham, again, today. Probably for the 89th time. I can almost hear the disc crying for help when I load in it the player. It wasn't planned. A friend posted a song from the movie - that reminded me that I have not been bawling my heart out for quite some time.  And just like that, 3.5 hours and maybe 1liter of tears, gone. Ha! Yes, I don't bawl my eyes out, I bawled my heart out. I cry until I get a headache. I love this movie, you may not agree - but let's agree to disagree. :) My biggest regret was not learning Hindi. I can understand maybe 25% - have to read the subtitles for the rest.
          3. Speaking of movies - here's a short film I think you should watch.  

            *what is this? film festival? LOL. Okay ~ time for a layout now*

            thankful *crate Paper*

            thankful *crate Paper* close up 1

            thankful *crate Paper* close up2

            Thursday, November 8, 2012

            Good morning Kata!

            • Well, technically it's 'Good Night Singapore' right now. 7:30pm. Soon, my girls will start their bedtime routine, and I can stop yelling 'stop irritating your sister!' every 8 minutes! Ha!
            • And I must say thank you so much for your birthday wishes. I had the best, low key day. My Birthday Cameo arrived, I bought a new Selphy, had yummy dinner with Sam and the girls, walked to get my favorite sugarcane + lemon juice at the nearby hawker center. Came home barely breathing because I was so full. Ha! 


            • Good Morning Kata! The photos on the layout are not so great, but that's all I have so they will have to do. That very morning, we had pizza, chips and soda for breakfast on the balcony of our room. She jumped in the pool soon after. lol. 
            • I don't blame her and since we had a room with pool access, I figured I don't have to change to accompany her. Win-win situation, don't you think so? :)
            • I used Yearbook and Classic Calico mainly on the layout. Added my own vintage doily and misted the Ledger Sotheby's Thickers to change their color. Have you made any 'breakfast' layout lately? If you would leave your link in the comment section, I would love to pay you a visit! 
            See you soon

            Wednesday, November 7, 2012

            Darling Dear Blog Blitz


            I'm sure you have seen this new collection Studio Calico debuted recently. I am in love. You should check them out if you have not already. If you've placed your order, I assure you will have lots of fun once the awesomeness that is Darling Dear is in your hot little hands. 

            Let's talk about the colors! Oh the colors are just amazing in real life. That green on Hayworth and Monroe - that gorgeous Hepburn vellum - those shades of orange on Garland, *sigh* Love them all. The wood veneer pieces need to be framed. I might just do that! :D

            I made a little tag mini album to show you today. I added some die-cut frames and stitched pockets  from Yearbook and Classic Calico V3 ~ love how they add layers upon layers to the album.












            Simple and cute mini like this one makes me very happy. I ought to make more minis, don't you think so? :) What is your favorite part of this album? Mine is the wood veneers! Oh Darling Dear, I'm smitten! 

            For more Darling Dear inspirations, head on to Studio Calico blog for more links for the Blog Blitz! If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments section and I'll try my best to answer them fast. Thank you for reading and I'll see you soon!