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Crate Paper- Toy Story Collection

We are back from our Hongkong trip! It was fun though I came down with flu just a day before we left for Hongkong. Thank God by the time we were at the Disneyland Resort, I was recovering and I am really happy to see the kids enjoying themselves so much despite the hot, hot, hot weather. I feel blessed whenever I see their father being hands-on with the kids, monkeying around with them and accompanying them on rides despite his tiredness. He may not be the best care-giver but he is definitely the playful parent between us and I am amazed at how he keeps up his energy levels entertaining the kids!

I completed this layout for Made With Love before we left for our holiday. This is Asher, sitting contentedly at the the top of a slide at the playground near our place and blowing bubbles away. I used Crate Paper’s Toy Story Collection and added a Melissa Frances frame to draw attention to my favourite pic. I also used the Tim Holtz ribbon and film tape, love how versatile they are especially on my boy’s layouts!

I had distressed the frame with blue Versamagic ink, Tim Holtz distressed inks in blue and tied on the metal charm with blue baker’s twine.


This is a really simple layout, put together quickly in less than three hours. I don’t like flowers on boy’s layout and I kept the embellishing simple as I did not want to take away the attention from the vintage toys background paper.

Thanks for coming by to visit! Have a great week ahead and enjoy the June holidays!

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Beauty

Yes, that’s my girl. She looks so grown-up now but she’s only all of 6+ years old. When she is in her school uniform, she still looks like a kid and she seems thinner these days or has grown lanky.

The encouragement from being featured over at Websters Pages gave me some courage to post this layout that I had done some time back. I was getting mojo-less but still tried to scrap and this was what I came out with. I took a break from scrapping, just relaxed, stayed away from scrap blogs, read a lot of trashy novels, watched TV and did everything except scrap. I am happy to say that the mojo is slowly returning and I am so looking forward to our family trip to Hongkong. The kids have been looking forward to it because of Disneyland and they have been on their best behaviour in case their incentive trip is denied! Lol!

Anyway, back to the layout. How do one scrap the papers from Websters Pages without any little bit of cutting? Sometimes I do tire of cutting and layering, but somehow I always find my layouts somehwat similar. Perhaps this is what is known as style?

Some close-ups. Have I mentioned before that I love love love the fabric tags? Adds a different sort of textures that softens the whole ‘paper’ look immediately.

Some pleating for dimension.


The June hols are finally here! I have never looked forward so much to June since I left school. Lol! Have a good break, everyone!

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I am featured over at Websters Pages!

My layout ‘Treasure’ has been chosen as Banner of the Week over at Websters Pages! It may be nothing to many experienced or much publicised scrappers but for me, it is indeed a very valuable encouragement that the Lord has sent my way. I had been feeling mojo-less and it took me almost 2 weeks to complete this layout and another which I had mentioned in a previous post. So with the encouragement and appreciation from other friends and fellow scrappers which has came my way, I am more motivated to continue my crafting hobby.


Websters Pages has indeed evolved into a very dynamic and exciting company over the years. Even though they have a very distinct design line, they have been coming up with new products and their latest Trendsetter collection is a big change from their previous lines. Do hope over to their ning site to take a look at the gallery and participate in the forum. I have made many friends there and I am so humbled when I look at other ladies’ work. It’s just inspiring and exciting as you can literally feel the vibes in the forum!

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bebang - May 27, 2011 - 8:32 am

wow! congrats! :)

Leena - May 30, 2011 - 9:47 pm

Congratulations girl! Your stunning work deserved a place in their blog! :)

Class Sneaks for June/ July Class at Made With Love

These are the sneaks for my new class at Made With Love, featuring all the latest Prima products from Winter CHA. There are the canvas mistables, crystal flower vine, trinket charms, lace and flowers. Basically, it’s all about Primas. We will be making an album using the Maya Road Birdcage Album and it’s really suitable for themes on family, love, relationship. After all, we are gonna be playing with ‘birds’and flowers’, so the album is going to look a little vintage, a little romantic and a little shabby.Lols!

Hope to see you ladies around during class!
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Websters Pages

I have been churning out layouts quite consistently since last October. So it has almost been a good 6 months of ‘production’. There were nights when I can complete 2 layouts at a go and feel immense pride and pleasure after that. Then suddenly, all mojo just disappeared. ‘Poof!’ and everything went up in the air… So I stopped scrapping for a while. I continued to buy but I was hardly excited by the huge sales and discounts going on while other fellow scrappers were cramming all sorts of stuff into their baskets.

I bought my favourite Websters Pages when their lines hit the store some weeks back. I was so so so excited during the CHA sneaks but when I finally held the papers in my hands, I just did not know what to do. So it is really not an exageration to say that I took almost 2 weeks to complete the two layouts below. I left the uncompleted layout on my desk and adding a little by little when I walked past and felt like it… I suppose there are still traces of my usual style, fussy cutting, layering,flowers, blings and laces.

That piece of Websters Pages whimsy thread was from a previous launch though, but I thought the color was a perfect match and added it in. I also cut up the vellum page and added the cut-outs in between the layers. I love the fabric tickets and almost ended up buying from all four collections!


This is another simple layout that I created of my boy, using the die-cut page. It’s really simple as it is a boy’s layout and I really do not want to over-do with the flowers anymore as there are already floral prints on the die-cut paper itself. I merely added the leftover cut-outs from the vellum and papers I used in the layout above.

Thanks for popping by my blog. It looks like my birdcage album class for June may be postponed as the album has not been sent out yet. It’s being re-produced as there was a shortage after it was too quickly snapped up by fellow scrappers everywhere…So do continue to look out for any updates!

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Leena - May 19, 2011 - 5:23 pm

Hey girl, these 2 layouts are absolutely gorgeous, even though you left them aside for 2 weeks but you still managed to finish them perfectly!
Don’t worry about being mojo-less, I felt the same way too and at times, when I took another look at my supplies, I felt like puking! lol!
Enjoy scrapping, don’t make it like a chore, ok? 😉

Gerry - May 25, 2011 - 3:22 pm

WOW…amazing work…..Beautiful details! TFS! Gerry

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