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Sunday, 31 August 2014

Layout: Mr Punk

So excited to come across Pinkfresh Studio’s 1st ever challenge through their blog. They are co-hosting with their friends at Scrapbook Circle. Oh, I love the sketch created by Scrapbook Circle design team member Diana Fisher. 


It is a great sketch! I can’t wait to create one using the sketch but I hardly spare some time for that. Hmm... I should give it a try before the challenge ends. But wait, it is going to end today!

Oh no, I have to travel and bring my kids to visit their grandparents! So, what I did was, I grabbed one whole stash of Jillibean Soup’s products on my desk and some tools, then straight jumped into the car. Frankly speaking, I did not know what’s actually inside the stash. They were my gift from my very special crafty friend – Cindy Lee. Thank you so much, Cindy! They are my precious now! Well, this was an unusual me. I never scrap without a plan in my mind and grabbed whatever I see on my desk to craft. I might miss out some embellishments. Don’t care so much. Just create using whatever I have. Wish me luck!

I wish I can own some Pinkfresh Studio products. They are very beautiful and nice, especially the limited edition kit! Wait for me to feed my piggy bank and I sure will have them in my craft collection ;-)

Here’s my take:


I used all Jillibean Soup’s products except for the paper clip, washi tape, wood veneer, chipboard alphabets and enamel dots. I layered a screen prints beneath the panel of the photo. Actually, I was quite worry about the color combination as I created this layout in a dim room. Luckily, the outcome was not too bad. I used multicolor, but blue and green were the main colors. The photo selected was taken years ago when Little Ze was below one year old. I love his sweet smile, his hair style and the saliva on his mouth. I made the title a little cooler - Mr. Punk, using silver foil chipboard letters to bring out the mood. I just wanted to avoid the layout become too sweet and get dull. There were quite a number of small little tiny wordings in the layout. It was quite fun to play with them.


Thanks for the fabulous sketch and get me inspired! I had fun creating this layout!

Happy Scrapping!

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Layout No. 12

Friday, 29 August 2014

Layout: You Are My Sunshine, You Make Me Happy!

Hi! Today I’m going to share with you my layout for Mei Li Paperie’s August Inspired by... Challenge. I love this month’s inspiration piece. 



Sad to hear that Robin Williams passed away. Robin Williams made art that changed my generation. His humor, his storytelling, and his thousand and one different expressions are what I watched growing up. Not just any celebrity can bring about epic feelings of childhood. Robin Williams is one of the few artists in our time that has that gift. Ok, back to the inspiration piece. It shown a fun photo of him that has a lot of feeling. How I get inspired? 


First, the B&W photo and the wooden floor caught my eyes. I straight away thought of my Pink Paislee’s Hello Sunshine – Happy Days and Simple Stories’Vintage Bliss Gray Wood/Butterfly Stiches patterned papers. Secondly, the humor of Robin Williams.

To me, black is dark, sorrow and sad color. By the way, this was my first attempt to create a black base layout. Well, since Robin Williams brought us so much laughters, it was great to turn this black to a bright and happy layout. Laughter is the best medicine. I chose Pink Paislee’s Hello Sunshine – Happy Days as my base. Do you notice the wordings at the bottom of the paper? Does it sounds familiar to you? Yes, it was part of the lyrics in a song called “You Are My Sunshine”.

I came across Creative Embellishments’ August Challenge.


I was being inspired by the picture and for the twist to use ‘You Are My Sunshine, You Make Me Happy’ as my title. I chose a photo of my little Sunshine - Little Ze is smiling and saying ‘cheese!’.  He really brightens up my day. Then, I added a stripe of wordings from Hello Sunshine patterned paper … Let’s sing!

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are grey
You'll never know dear, how much I love you
Please don't take my sunshine away

I used the sketch from Elle’s studio Sketch Thursday 21/08/2014.

Oh, Robin Williams holding some little flowers and some on the floor in the first inspiration piece. I included some little colorful flowers in my layout as well. Can you spotted them? 

I used two transparent tags in this layout.



I adhered mini alphabets to the transparent tags and layered it on top of a square piece which I stamped a camera onto it. You said Cheese!!!

That’s all for today!
Happy Crafting!

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Supplies:
Pink Paislee Spring Jubilee Bitty Blocks
Simple Stories’Vintage Bliss Gray Wood/Butterfly Stiches
Simple Stories’Vintage Bliss Live Simply
Elle’s Studio Shine Transparent Tags
Elle’s Studio Shine Extra Tidbits
Elle’s Studio June 2014 Kit

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Have a great long weekend!

Happy National Day, Malaysian!

Layout No. 11

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Frame: Thinking of You

Again, CASE Study 4th Anniversary Week #3 was full of great inspirations and wonderful projects!! It was quite difficult to choose only one to CASE.

Here’s my take for this week:




I chose Julia Stainton’s card:



I made a framed piece instead of a card. I used buttons but I had mine with wood buttons as well. I added paper flowers, pearls, rhinestones and wood veneer sequins.


Hope you like it!

Happy Crafting!


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Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Layout: So Fun! You Make Me Smile!

I came across Elle's Studio Sketch Thursday dated 14.08.14. The sketch was perfect to record any and all summer memories.  It was so inspiring. 


Tada...


My layout using the sketch! I created this layout within 20 - 30 minutes time while my Baby Hang taking an afternoon nap. This was my 10th layout. It was a fun and cheerful layout. These photos captured the fun moments of Baby Hang playing with his brother in the garden. I used red and yellow to bring out the mood. For the sunburst background, I used the combination of washi tape stamps and actual washi tapes to make horizontal lines. Can you differentiate between the stamped and the real washi tapes? 


Those in the rectangle boxes are the stamped washi tapes ;) 

I was having fun creating this layout, using the stuffs from one of my happy mails, my newly owned products from Elle's Studio!

The more excited news was my layout being randomly selected as the winner of that week for the sketch. Yippee!


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Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Card: You are the Sweetest

CASE Study 4th Anniversary Week #2 was full of beautiful inspirations and wonderful projects!! It was hard to decide which designer to CASE! I decided to go with my crafty friend Cindy Lee's card. I loved her card so much! I loved the way she layered her card. I always adore how she put all the things together. 


Another reason I chose to CASE this card because I wanted to challenge myself to create a layering card. This was really my first attempt and I was a bit nervous. Because I had to take care of my two sicked kids, I need to create a card that take shorter time. 

I love anything Crate Paper as well! I took out all the embellishments that I have and try to arrange them. Here's what I created:


I used the color combination from Cindy's card. I used ephemera, decorative frame, vellum and tags. I created a mini banner using circle punch and wordings from Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Styleboard 6x6 pad. I added chipboard sentiment, mini gold heard and pink polka dots butterfly which inspired by Just Add Ink Challenge # 227 Chipboard. Then, I embellished the card with gold pearls. 

Although it was not as beautiful as Cindy's card, at least I gave myself a try. I feel satisfied. Thanks, my dear, for inspiring me!

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Happy Crafting!

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Sunday, 17 August 2014

Layout: So Thirsty?

Oh! Mei Li Paperie's August Colour Challenge is due today. Few more hours to go. Luckily, I managed to join in the party wagon. 

Here's the August color palette:



Frankly speaking, this color palette is quite tough for me. I have no idea why. However, I still wanna challenge myself. I give myself even a harder task - to create a boy related themed in pink by following the color palette given. Normally, blue will be my choice when everything comes to boy and water. So, this time, I used pink, brow and gold.

Here's what I come up with:



This was my 9th layout. What do you think? 

I wanted something funny and cute for this layout. Therefore, I chose this photo that showing Baby Hang eagerly and so insisted to drink the water from the tap. Oh my, he really made me laugh and angry at the same time. 


I 'slot' in a transparent tag and a journaling card in the 'pocket' underneath the layering.

I used the sketch from Creative Scrappers sketch #275 by Jenny Evans. 



That's all for today!
Happy Crafting!

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Supplies:
Mei Li Exclusives - white sequins
Elle's Studio June 2014 Kit
Crate Paper Random Collection Curtains
Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Elizabeth Kate
Making Memories Jet'adore Cabbage Rose
S.E.I Seasoned Taste Buds
Jenni Bowlin Spring Picnic Theme 

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Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Card: Home Sweet Home (CASE Study 4th Anniversary Week #1 Challenge)

CASE Study turned FOUR!!

Happy 4th Anniversary!!

For this week's challenge, we were invited to create a paper-crafting project inspired by one of the creations shared by the Blog Hop participants. JJ Bolton's card inspired me the most!



Here's my card:

Home Sweet Home


Happy Crafting!



Thursday, 7 August 2014

Card: Enjoy the Journey, Happy Breastfeeding!

I made a card for my friend who just gave birth. It was a card to encourage and motivate her to enjoy her journey of breastfeeding. 


This is a simple and clean card. I embossed the white cardstock with the embossing folder. Oh… The outcome was so beautiful. I love the curls and the butterflies so much. I used dapper to add some pastel light pink, blue and turquoise to the butterflies. I punched some mini butterflies from patterned paper and added to the card. I stamped the sentiment “Enjoy the Journey” from Tim Holtz in light blue at the top left of the card. I stamped another sentiment “Happy Breastfeeding” vertically along the right edge of the card in Raspberry Fizz.



I used the elements of the diagonal row from CAS-ual Fridays’ Tic Tac Toe board: Sequins, White and Dots.I had white base and the dots from the embossed curls. 


Therefore, I added some sequins for final touch up.


I also prepared a small gift to my friend’s baby boy. I reused the brown paper bag that I got from bakery. I slightly decorated the brown paper bag and ...Tada!


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Happy Crafting!

Happy Breastfeeding Week!

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Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Card: Happy Breastfeeding! (WBW2014)



Happy World Breastfeeding Week to all breastfeeding mothers!  We are celebrating World Breastfeeding Week from 1st to 7th August. So, I specially made this card and dedicate it to every breastfeeding mom. Happy Breastfeeding!


How I get inspired to make this card?

First, the idea to create this card was from Die Cut Diva's Challenge - Hot August Nights. I had no idea what was that about. After browsing through internet and now I know what Hot August Nights means to the western states. So now, what does hot and August mean to me? Of course, celebrating World Breastfeeding Week which falls on August is hot for me! 

I came across this photo and I used the colors for my card. And I knew that sequin is a must for my card to create the metallic feel.


For the layout, I get inspired by the card by Shari Carroll in Case Study Challenge #202.


Instead of heat embossing, I embossed my card base with embossing folder. For the big flower, I die cut a double layered butterfly to replace it. I adhered sequins to the base of the butterfly and placed the white butterfly on top.


I used the 3 down elements from CAS-ual Fridays' Tic Tac Toe board: sequin, emboss, twine. 


I tied the twine to the panel which I stamped my sentiment to create STRIPE, the cue from CAS.ology challenge Week 107.



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Happy Breastfeeding!

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Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Little Ze’s 4th Pocoyo themed Birthday Party

Let’s continue on Little Ze’s 4th birthday celebration.

Actually, we celebrated Little Ze’s FIRST birthday with Dino themed party but no special treats or celebration when he turned TWO and THREE. We just simply sang him birthday song and let him cut his cake. This year, we decided to have a little surprise for Little Ze. We got him a birthday trip to KL in the beginning of June and we had his classmates to sing a birthday song for him in the middle of June, which I blogged in previous post. Then, we prepared a mini Pocoyo themed birthday party for him end of June.

Why we choose Pocoyo themed for Little Ze? Oh! He loves Pocoyo since he was 2. Little Ze discovered this cartoon by himself through Youtube. 

Well, it was not easy to get Pocoyo party decorations or Pocoyo merchandise in local store. I asked my uncle Wee and my cousin Liang to buy me the Pocoyo party supply during the purchase of Baby Hang’s Whale of Fun birthday party supply.


Here’s the simple decoration of Little Ze’s Pocoyo themed party:

We had a Pocoyo banner. I die cut the alphabet ‘Z’ & ‘E’ from white cardstock and adhered them to trapezoid red and blue cardstock each to personalize the banner.


I cut the Pocoyo serviettes and hang them with a string to create party flags.  


We had the time line photo board as well. I reused the pennants and photo protectors that I handmade for Baby Hang’s whale themed party. The time line showcased pictures of Little Ze from birth till 4 years old and also photo of his previous birthdays.


We had a Pocoyo corner.


I made a ‘Welcome’ signage using alphabet foam sponges.  




This was a mini birthday party. There were only 10 of us. We had a long table setting to fit ten people. 


We had Pocoyo plate, bowl, fork and spoon specially for our birthday boy. The rest of us used porcelain plate, stainless steel fork & spoon and a Pocoyo dinner plate (for deco only).


Each of us played a different characters in Pocoyo cartoon series which assigned by Little Ze. I made the place card according to the characters. I converted the Pocoyo ‘Thank You’ card into place card. I die cut oval-shaped from various colored cardstocks, stamped the characters and adhered to the card. Of course, birthday boy’s place card would be different from us. His was adhered to a Pocoyo party hat.



This was the complete table setting with food and the birthday boy.


We had very simple food as it was just a hi-tea party, but there was a special dish. Mostly people would serve savory pie, sandwich and dessert for Hi-tea. But ours was a bit different. Haha… Want to give a try to guess what we had for our Little Ze’s Pocoyo party?

Let’s see what we have:


First, we had red eggs! It was a must for Chinese.   


Of course we had birthday cake from Chantilly Cakes. This dark chocolate cake was specially requested by Little Ze since the preparation of Baby Hang’s birthday party. Whenever Jess asked him about what cake he wanted for his birthday, ‘Chocolate cake’ would be his definite answer.   


Today’s special … Tada… We had Roast Turkey! It was not roast chicken but turkey! This was Little Ze’s first time seeing the real roast turkey. I knew it was not thanksgiving or Christmas but there was no rule saying we couldn’t have roast turkey on normal days.  Am I right? 


Then, we had two types of salad for side dishes. 


Jess specially made 3 pieces of dark chocolate coated with almond in cube for Little Ze. He ate one of it before the party started.


Let’s party!

My beloved daddy carved the turkey to start the party! 


Roast turkey served with gravy.


Oh this is my favorite, turkey stuffing. Yummy!!!


Birthday boy peeled the red egg.


Let’s have a ride!




This car was not his 4th birthday present but 2nd birthday present. It looked new, right? Yes, this was because he refused to ride it until a day before this party. He so excited to play with it. Little Ze gave Baby Hang a ride. 




Time to sing birthday song!






That was all the Pocoyo characters in the photo! 





Yummylicious dark chocolate cake!


Well, that was a simple but fun Little Ze’s 4th Pocoyo themed birthday party!


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