Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Made with Love is back!

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After much wait, my favourite scrapbooking store is back; bigger, better & brighter! *cheers* Had to be away in Malaysia on their grand opening day so I could only make it down on Saturday. Again, it was so meaningful not just because I could shop again in my favourite place to be but I met so many scrappy friends again- Gen, Aida, Ai Yen, Carol, Debbie, Jie Ying, Junni, Jesslyn, Jasmine, Alice, Jeanette, and Eliza! Hehe, you can tell I'm excited to see these people!

I love everything about the new place- organized, bright, spacious, I love the see through classroom too! There is so much familiarity and closeness in MWL that makes it such a special place for all of us.
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So good that you're back!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Layout | Story Time

Start of a new week, and a short one at that. I will be away from Wed to Fri for my company's corporate retreat. Praying for a fun & meaningful one, always exciting to meet & catch up with friends from other centres!

So here's one layout for the week. As you can see, I do not often play with G45 papers but this line- Mother Goose, had me making purchases of the papers. I have always loved Mother Goose nursery rhythms, even at this age. I found the designs to be really cute and the graphics big enough to be cut to form a bigger picture on my layout; which I loved after putting it all together.

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I really need to start getting into the habit of taking more shots of the different layout angles. Each time when I am snapping, I am always in a rush and have to get out of the house for one thing or another. Free mornings with the natural lights are rare and few. I have to work out a strategy of some sort! Haha! Have a good start to the week! God bless!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Pinspiration | Aztec

I have been seeing too many Aztec prints on clothes, carpets, fabrics etc and I am in love. Aztec prints have been in the rage for a long time and I think that it is not going to die down that easily. Prints on carpets really give the room a pop of colour and I would so love to keep this idea for my future home. Here are some ideas from Pinterest that inspired me on the home front and yes scrap wise too!
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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Layout | My Song

I have been obsessed with the song Yellow by Coldplay. It is on replay mode and I cannot begin to tell you how talented Coldplay is. So I turn my favourite song into a layout.

As you can see, I attempted to write slightly more cursive than usual in a black sharpie, and I must say I like how it looked even if the handwriting isn't perfect. That's art for you right? Art is never about perfection but boldness to unleash.

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It was intentional for the colours to stand out amidst the monotone lyrics and backing of layout. I used a favourite photo of mine from last month's MT expo. It is always nice to just scrap for no reason but just for yourself and there is no care whatsoever if it looks good but more importantly the meaning behind the layout for you. I really want to do this more often. God bless!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Crate Paper's Aug Creative Weekly Challenge: Navy & Sequins

Last month, Crate Paper hosted a challenge with the theme Navy & Sequins. I really has so much fun playing along with this challenge and what was even better was that I kind of had the right supplies on hand that I could use for a layout. Crate's design team members like Jeanette & Evelyn's layouts inspired me to give it a go too.

I have to confess, it has been quite awhile since I joined a challenge and it felt really good to do this again, what's more with my favourite brand!

So here's my take:

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I created a border on the paper as part of the design and filled this frame border with sequins and had it hand sewen onto the paper. Crate's chipboards really makes layering extra fun!

And for the happy news, I was one of the runner-ups for this challenge and my layout was featured on Crate Paper's blog: http://crate.typepad.com/cratepaper/2013/09/the-moment-that-so-many-of-you-have-been-patiently-waiting-for-the-winner-of-the-august-creative-weekly-challenge-navy.html

Totally made my day and this encouraged me to continue joining challenges, not for the purpose of winning but to keep the passion of crafting alive and to be connected to this community of scrapbookers!

Wanna also thank you all for the sweet comments on facebook and instagram. It is with friends like these that makes this crafting journey a whole lot more uplifting and encouraing yay! Have a great week!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Gen's Birthday Crop!

Gen invited a few of us last Sunday to her birthday crop and it was a very exciting time for me. It would be my first crop with many other scrappers I know online but have yet to meet face to face. I literally counted down to the actual day! No kidding ;p

It was such a good time of crafting, eating, and lots of talking. It was pretty amazing to be able to hold lengthy conversations with them when we probably met only for the first time. Gen had a beautiful home with a beautiful scrap space. I was so awed too by her effort in decorating the place and the set up of the craft and food table! Inspired!

Even the welcome gifts were so prettily wrapped! Thanks Gen for the invite, truly blessed beyond measure! Can't wait for the next crop and just chilling out with like minded crafters!

Some lovely photos from that day, I will still smiling even as I go through these pictures. Definitely gonna get some printed and scrapped heh. (:

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Star of the day! Gen!

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The beautiful food area!

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With the two lovely ladies- Cassandra and Li Rong!

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With the lovely Aida!

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All of us!

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Beautiful day spent with beautiful people. Blessed!