Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Mini Album | Baptism.

6 August was special day for myself and Mr Ng, my fiancée. He decided to take that step of faith to be baptized. The whole journey towards this day was a long one. Both of us had to complete a 10 week course in church even though I was already baptized previously in another church. I have to admit, the 10 weeks was necessary. I felt very refreshed going back to basics and was a great blessing to connect with many other AMK Methodist church members.

A special event calls for a special project! To contain all the precious photos, I decided to capture these memories in a mini album! I used my favourite Dear Lizzy supplies- papers, stickers, die-cuts, chipboard, embellishments etc. I was biased, I wanted the album in my favourite colours, so its not exactly manly.
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I used two pieces of mini canvases as album covers here and covered them with gesso and paints to create this subtle pastel hues.
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This is by far one of my favourite mini. Told Mr Ng I am keeping it with me for now. Haha!
Thanks for the sweet comments on Facebook and instagram of this album and of course, thanks for coming by!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Layout | Hello you!

You wouldn't believe how pleased I am to finish this layout and being able to wake up nice and early this morning to catch the lovely sunlight to snap a few photos. Most of all, I am pleased to be finally using up most of my crate paper supplies which means... I can buy more! Haha!

I am still finishing up 2 more minis, 1 hoop art and another layout. So I hope to share it with you here soon. I have quite a far bit of updates going on regularly on instagram so do follow me at @juannahope, I have added an instagram widget on the left, so you can link right up there too.

Yup, so sharing with you a layout, using mainly Crate Paper supplies. Crate Paper's my favourite brand to date. Can't tell you how much I love their chipboards, their designs, their colours!

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Lots of washi tape, stamp loving!

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Finally put Emma's Shoppe horse chipboard to use here! Been hoarding this. ;p

Thanks for coming by!  Its honestly so cool and so amazing to find readers from Singapore and countries so far from me (from blogger stats) coming by here and I really want to know you individually. So do say hi in the comments! (: Have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 15, 2013


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Digging: Planning for my future home which equates to planning for my scrap room (!!!). Finishing up that few scrappy projects- sneak of layout above.

Not Digging: Work haha! I am in this season of desiring to craft more than being desk bound. meh.

Drinking: Tea, Coffee (non-franchised, freshly brewed latte).

Eating: Into eating healthy lately. Its amazing how I am enjoying lettuce & cucumbers raw now (with some non-creamy dressing of course).
Watching: Chinese dramas on my ipad.

Listening: That Girl in Pinafore OST. Awesomeness. 

Reading: The Happiness Project. Taking a wee bit more time to finish this one. Its interesting and so much to process so yup. Halfway through!

Needing: More off days, so I can scrap, read, go out and take photos, paint, experiment, café hop. The list goes on.
Wanting: New paints, THAT box of gelatos and a whole bunch of tools that I can only buy when I have my scrap room next year. ;p

Enjoying: Things falling into place at church- getting back on track with serving, enjoying getting my crafty motivation back even when I feel tired from work on not so good days and most of all enjoying even more interactions with scrappy friends! yay!



Monday, August 12, 2013

First MT Washi Expo in Singapore!

Attended one of the most anticipated expo about two weeks ago- MT Washi Expo over at Ion level 4. This expo probably left us scrapbookers/crafters with a hole in the pocket but it was well worth it I believe hah!

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There were so much to feast our eyes on. The washified floors, walls, displays, washi décor, the list goes on. What I love most were the gacha machines! It was so much fun turning and waiting excitedly to see what tape I would turn out and if I would get that slip of brown paper which would entitle me to a limited edition washi tape! Dear who came along with me to the expo was even more excited about turning the gacha machine, I had to stop him from changing tokens with cash to have more goes at turning the machine.

A special shout-out to Justina and Stephanie for your help in purchasing a roll of limited-ed Singapore Edition peranakan tiles tape for me!

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All in all, it was an eye opener. Looking forward to even more of such events here in Singapore.
My biggest reward would definitely be meeting so many online scrappy friends face to face! We usually would only see each other on social media platforms like Facebook and instagram but it was really a joy to say hi in person! The power of a scrapbook community, so blessed to be part of this family!

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Till next time! More scrappy posts to come. Gonna dedicate some time to taking photos of the scrappy stuff that I have been busying with. Thanks for popping by!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Phantom of the Opera.

Caught the awesome Broadway musical, "Phantom of the Opera" with the other half last Wednesday over at MBS grand theatre. Till now, the songs are still ringing in my head. It was so good, one of the best I've watched. I was basically; mind blown.

This was the first time I went all out and bought Cat A tickets and it was worth every cent. By now you can tell, I am a fan, hah!

Do go and experience the magic if you haven't!

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Have a blessed week! Look out for my post on my first visit to the MT Expo last week!