31 July, 2010

are you JANE

These photos remind me of JANE ( Tarzan's girlfriend), which explained the jungle theme and the title "are you JANE". This costume was big on you, I've used cloth pegs to hide the excess behind.

I've forgotten about the journal for this LO, I did a last minute add-on by creating a sliding envelope at the end of the page.

Stamped and colored the monkey with Copic markers and added the balloons die-cut.

I learnt this "pong pong" making from one of the class at LP, really enjoy making it!!!

26 July, 2010

Scrapping Journey

August marks my 3rd anniversary into scrapbooking. I need to thank my friend, Angie for introducing me to this wonderful hobby when she started her online SB business 3 years ago.

Initially, the one thing that caught my attention was patterned paper. I went through a phrase of paper "chase". First big purchase was $350+ on DCWV's paper stack, bear in mind, that amount spent is for half stack, sharing with a newly acquaintance friend I know through Angie. Whenever I see people organising spree from YSS (Your Scrapbook stash), it's another $40 to $50 worth of paper into my collection.

6 months into this hobby, 1 other brand that I know very well was Making Memories. I bought the Deluxe tools kit, Instant setter, brads and eyelets. I'm used to online shopping plus my "ah soh" nature, I've checked the prices locally and realised I can get them at at least 30-40% cheaper than locally. I gathered a few friends to order from US. Great saving here.

My major investment is Quickutz supplies. Machines, dies and accessories easily costed me more than $5k!!! I bought 1-2 sets of alphas locally, the rest I bought from US because prices are 30% to 70% cheaper.

You name it, I'm 90% sure that I have that item you need!!! That is the amount of stash that I've accumulated over the years. A few of my friends ever commented that I owned a mini scrapbook store!!!

When I first started, I was thinking that it shouldn't be difficult to complete scrapping those photos taken few years ago. Wrong, totally wrong. Only recently that I've completed the 2006-2008 photos, another 2-3 LOs for 2009.

My TO-DO list is as follows: my wedding, 2008 holiday, 2009 holiday (WIP), CNY, 3rd birthday, 4th birthday, Squash Book, Ribbon box, Caddy box, Door Signage, Door knots, Display clock, Teacher Day 2010, X'mas 2010 gifts. It's a trunk load of projects!!!

I find that scrapbooking is very therapeutic and suitable for my fast-pace life style. I truly enjoy this hobby and it helps to unleash the creative blood in me.

25 July, 2010


In a scrapping mood, created this LO to showcase your first encounter with make-ups and first on-stage experience.

Your playgroup school was invited to perform for the RC Mooncake Festival. During the performance, your glitter head gear dropped, you put it back but dropped again due to the strong wind. You've carried-on with your dance routine with confidence and you wasn't disturbed by the missing gear. Good job, keep up the good work.

I bought this Prima flower during the LSS 50% sale, it goes well with the photos. Added the glittered butterfly which I bought from YSS.

24 July, 2010

You're NINE

Yew Siong is my eldest nephew, heard from my helper that he'll be celebrating his birthday in school on Fri. Should I make or buy something for him? I did a 5 years old accordion for Jun Hao (2nd nephew). To be fair, I should make an album for him too. Initially, I've wanted to make a ME Album for him but I skipped the idea as I do not think he has the creative blood in him, better to make something visual for him to look instead.
This is a bullet train project! I've completed it in 2N 1D, sounded like a holiday. LOL. 1st night (Wed), 1+ hour to select paper, cut paper and paste paper; 2nd night (Fri), 4+hr to select & print photos, create page by page (total 6 pages), Sat after breakfast, 2hr, the last page, binding with Zutter and final touch up.
Best Buds
Tall, Taller, Tallest
Random Memory
Beloved PAPA & MAMA
Birthday Wish

Below more details:

Added bling bling to the title.

I've flocked the thickers, didn't show up on photo, you can touch it.

flowers on 1 of the page without title.
Glimmer misted the 7G envelope on the last page, I've added a tag, Anya has drew and wrote her personal message for him. Did background stamping with a notebook journal image and embossed the Birthday Wish image. Like the effect.

I've used up 1 collection of paper from Sassafras Lass for this project. Album is a good way to used up stash.

I've just bought 3 paper kits - Echo's Walking in the Park, Cosmo's Material Girl and Cosmo's Boyfriend. OOopppps.

20 July, 2010

1-eyed JACK

Took this picture when you were snuggling on my bed, you still keep the puppy innocent look at this angle. I just enjoy taking pictures for you as your postures are so natural and easy to command.

I used some of the older collection paper to create this clean line black, red & cream LO for you.

I've created some ruffles for the scallop paper so that it can fit into the 12" height.

Initially, I've wanted to place the crown on your head but find that is nicer to leave it else where. Supposed to dress it up, I applied Rock Candy to give the crackle look instead.

17 July, 2010

a DAY out

This is 1 of the FASTest LO I ever do, all done in less than 2hr this morning!!!
I was debating between ECHO Summertime or K&CO Green House. Both of them has the bright and cheery elements. Final winner ==> K&CO Green House.

I'm determined to reduce my stash, 1 of the way is to use as many pieces of paper as possible on a LO/project. Here, I've used 3pcs of patterned papers and 1pc cardstock.

I enjoyed myself using the paper crimper to give some "volume" to the flat paper. It's the yellow patterned paper that got the "crimpered" effect.

13 July, 2010

Your MAIDEN year

I've spend more than 21 days on this 2-pages LOs, 1 of the longest time I spent on a LO!!! This is the LONG-winded process:
*2-3days to select the photos for printing;
*7-8days on paper selection, initially, I've wanted to use BG's Lemonade but set on FP's Kruft instead. If I do not use it now, not sure when I'm going to use it, I bought them when they were still hot on the shelve, probably 1-1½years ago;
*4-5days on sketches;
*6-7days to create the LOs;
*½ day for the final touch-up.

I'm doing this 2-pages LOs to document the changes in your first year, most people will use the title your FIRST year, unable to explain why but I like to use the word MAIDEN for anything that is done the first time.

The tree looks boring, I've jazzed it up with glitter flowers and dew drops. Added baby theme rub-ons and hanged a baby girl dress by the branch.

1 of the many techniques that I've learnt, UTEEd this heart-shaped die-cut a few times and used the sparkle embossing powder for the final layer to give the sparky effect.

I bought this 7G wax seal thingy for a long long time, finally put it to use.

03 July, 2010

be HUMBLE to admit

It's clearly his team is playing prank by "massaging" the number to make it look good and meeting the KRAs. He has chosen to be a broadcaster to let the whole world know that he's on top of things when he is not at all!!!!

My team has highlighted that something is amiss with such requests and is getting to us pretty often, I took the initiative to alert the overall in-charge, as all the while I thought that he has direct control over this team.

He came to me to ask why did I go to his boss, how come I don't go to him? I've explained myself. Thereafter, he had been coming to my office to ask this, ask that, why this, why that, blah blah blah, this had been going on since last Wed (30 Jun 2010). It's a real pain in my neck to entertain such a person. I feel that he is trying to find fault with my team in whatever mean he can.

I would conclude that this is clearly his team wrong doing, we can close this chapter by putting thing back to order and he should let his team know that this is not right and not to do it again. He has chosen to openly shared this information with people who are not supposed to know. This is like washing his dirty linen in the public!!!

I hope that he do not think that I'm out to get his team into trouble, what I'm doing is part of my duty and role in the organisation.

Lesson learnt is to keep a low profile if you suspected that you are not doing the right thing and be humble to admit it.