Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Going on to 2014.

2013. How should I begin to describe the year. There were hits & misses that's for sure. Things to give thanks for and things also to let go and let God. My biggest takeaway would perhaps be a greater clarity over a certain decision and the peace to slowly lay it down. It has been a tremendous blessing to be reminded by God over His control of the future through two verses:

Rev 3:8
I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.

Psalm 65:11
You crown the year with your bounty, and your carts overflow with abundance.

For the second verse, it was amazing how God confirmed it again through my colleague Rachel who came to me with the exact same verse. God is so good, thank you for the assurances for the new year, I believe God knew about my innermost fears and the assurances came haha, like tidal waves!


I have 10 goals set for the year as per tradition:

1. Come up with a new and better bible reading plan.
2. Utilize the gym membership more.
3. Eat cleaner, eat healthier.
4. Re-open  Colourful Raindrops Co. (This has been my wish for the longest time, to put in more into growing this and I sense that 2014 is the time.)
5. Explore serving in church again. (After wandering around for 2 years, 2013 saw me being part of CG: Hallomai! Next step, to pray over the ministry to serve in.)
6. Let go. Await open doors.
7. Healing of the self. Self-care. In relations to No.6.
8. Learn new crafty skills: Silk Screen Printing, Painting, Graphics Design.
9. Learn to bake/cook.
10. Blog regularly. Read weekly. Learn from others.

And lastly, I present to you, my one little word for year 2014:


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Happy blessed new year to all! Thanks for coming by! The new year will be fabulous, I truly believe so!

Friday, December 20, 2013

My Christmas List.

My favourite festive season of the year. The air would be filled with strains of Christmas carols, busy shoppers shuttling around buying gifts, the entire street of Orchard Road would be decorated with sparkly tinsels and clothed in reds and greens, the list is exhaustive. Yes, this is Christmas, my favourite day of the year.

In line with this happy occasion, thought I would share my Christmas list. These are things on my hit list!

From the left:
1. Silhouette Cameo- The "mother" of all cutters. Enough said. The mister got me this one for Christmas! Can't wait to start cutting!
2. Saltwater Sandals in brown. I do not know why I am so taken with this pair but I am and I have since ordered myself a pair over Amazon! Hah! Talk about patience.
3. The Flower Recipe Book. I am smitten by the beautiful pictures of these wild floral arrangements. Reviews says that the book's easy to follow instruction will guide reader in putting together their own bouquet easily. Yes please.
4. Silk Screen printing. A class I would really love to go for in 2014. Imagine the things I could do thereafter!
5. A frivilous desire: A pair of tortoise shell raybans! 
6. Am a huge fan of the volkswagen camper van so its not surprise I would want it in the LEGO version. Of course if I could just take a spin or even own a real one, that would be fab. But for now, models of the real thing would suffice.
7. A Singer sewing machine. My future scrapbook room will be perfect with one. Just saying. ;p
8. Mulberry Soft Leather Hobo. The braided strap and bag's slouchiness took my heart away.
9. A mint green coloured KitchenAid. This would of course make a perfect kitchen too. Heh.

So what's your list? Blessed Christmas and God bless you! (:

Layout | Awesome.

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A layout completed long ago but never quite got around sharing it on the blog. Using mainly Crate Paper products. Painted that title myself. Getting quite over the use of alphabet thickers. Accumulated quite a fair bit over the years and its always the same issue of having too many leftovers of the same letters haha. One of my boldest colour yet as the base for this layout and I think I would love to use bolder colours more often!

I really love how easy it is to put a layout together by layering chipboard. I love the dimensions created by the chipboards on paper. It has become a personal obsession of mine to grab a crate paper chipboard sheet the moment a new one's launched.

December's almost coming to an end, are you excited for the new year because I am!