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Capture MOMENT...... ...........Capture LIFE

Updated: 2017-07-29T02:24:43.082-07:00




This week is going to be exciting. CSI is teaming up with Once Upon a Sketch.
You will be totally inspired.
Hop HERE and HERE.

Here's my interpretation of the gorgeous sketch. Nadia has the best sketches.

Join in the fun this week.
Leave a comment here (after visiting the 2 sites), I will randomly pick a winner and give away a set of stamps. Here are 2 Prima stamps and 1 set of Prima flowers.
This RAK will end on 14 Sep.

Have fun!

Case file 34 is open


Hello friends, hop over to CSI and see these gorgeous colors.

The background is actually coral but it appears red than it seems. Oh well....
I played with gesso and olive paints.

i am loving my distressed and torn edges.

Hope you have a great week ahead.

Textures texures


This week reveal at CSI is such a soothing selection of colors. Hop over now.

I want to share with you some tips in making this page:
1) To create the textured background, I took a piece of kleenx (tissue paper) and some teal paints. Dab over the tissue and it absorbs the paints. You can very interesting creases and textures along the way.

2) I added burlap behind the photos. You can get burlap from Spotlight. I got mine from Australia Spotlight while holidaying there last year. I hope the Singapore store carries this fantastic materials.

3) I found a very 'holey' trim among my Maya Arts trim... another possible way of adding textures.

4) Finally splatter some brown paints over. I also spray a pearl mist over the painted areas.

Hope you like these techniques I share today. Go and try them! Have fun



Hello friends, this is my new CSI case file 30. Using a very soft look... I have used lots of medium to create the background. I am loving it!

Why not take out your mediums and have a blast today?

CSI case 29


Case 29 is open. You have to check out the delicious colors. I hope you can join in this week.

I have not scrap my elder for some time. the reason is simple. Tweens hate to have their pictures taken. It takes heavy duty bribes and coaxing to get her to do so. This day is my lucky shot. She is in a good mood. My girl, my girl.. how much she has grown.

Oh... yesterday i pop into my LSS, Made with Love. I carted home a 7G Photo Carousel.
Great promotion now. $174.15 worth, now it is $79.95. I have been wanting to buy this and now the price is toooooooo good to pass.
Check out

Hope you like this. Happy day to you.

Guest Designer


I feel very blessed to be invited by this Russian Scrap site. Check this out HERE.
You will need google translator. hee..hee...
thanks Marina for inviting me.

Lots of paints and gesso. One fave technique now is to distress edges of paper and then I ink/use mists to spray that part to reveal another color. Totally fun! Try it.

I am back


It has been 2 crazy months...... I realized I hardly touched my scrapping for 2 whole months!!!
Arrggghhh... oh my pain!
But the good news is I have not lost my scrapping brain or heart.
The mojo is still there.  Gasp... I hope!

Here's a page i created for Made with Love.
My brother in law and my cute niece.
Photos like these are sooooo natural and cute.
 I used my favorite techniques of gesso and glimmer mist.
I like to take out the nozzle and just flick it over the page instead of spraying directly onto paper.
This is fast becoming my fave technique.
and i found a new 'fabric'... a gauge mesh ... i love the addition of textures!

And here's a 30min layout done is a flash! that's the time I have.
I love the new Melissa Frances products which have landed in Made with Love.
Go grab them! You have to see it!

The sentiments on this page sums up my 2 months.
I was working very hard but yet I tried to steal time in between work and travel and be with my kids.
Every working mother will understand the guilt, the balancing art and the pain we struggle with.
It is not easy but God's grace is enough for me. 

Have a nice week.

a new book


Hello friends, i want to share with you this tutorial --- making your own fabric book. I love the book binding technique and I love the artsy feel to this book. This book is dedicated to all mothers out there. Hope you  have a great day yesterday. This book titled "Dance of Life" ... celebrates the dance, the rythm we have to move to everyday. We wake up... say a prayer... tend to our children... work (if you are a working mom).... tend to the needs of our husband.... celebrate our life journey. It is a great journey. Give yourself a pat on the back! I celebrate with you. I made this journal for a special person to document her journey. To celebrate life... to dance to whatever life throws her way and still smile! I have 6 signatures of papers inside... stitched them together and wrap a doily around it. Dont you love the look of that crotched doily. It is steal at $2. haha... mothers are known to sniff out great deals, dont we! I created these book pages (6x8inches) with Prima ledger papers... i love these papers... so versatile And for the cover, I prepared a calico cloth,  a piece of batting and a chipboard. Wrap them up.. i just love the pillow feel of the cover. YOu dont have to sew... just glue everything down with Fabric glue. Fast and easy. Dont we mothers love anything that is fast and easy???   Okie...I hope you are inspired to create something for yourself! Celebrate the life God has given you! blessings! [...]

Made with Love assignments


This week i get to play with this really cute chipboard frame. I decided I want to play with a new medium I bought recently. Called Golden Bead Gel... oh... soooo much fun! Join me.
 This gel dries clear but it has bling bling embedded inside. So when it dries, it glistens. Lovely!
I decided on my polka dot mask and this bead gel.... see the outcome!

After the gel dries, I give it a diluted paint wash... and a kitchen towel in another to soak up the extra paint. SO the end result is a little bit uneven but whimisical look. Hmm... I really like it!
Then I add Prima Songbird papers to the background and layered fun elements on it.
This will be a gift to my niece (she is the cutie in the picture... turning 2 soon)
 And 1 more layout for Made With Love --- we have to scrap about places in Singapore.
Yep.. this was the place I used to hang out when I was young. A very popular mall in Singapore in the 1980s... and now it is still my fave! Of course with updates stores and eating places.

Alright, that's a lot to share today. Will come back this week to share a book binding project I did from scratch,..... I love transforming 'nothing' into something! hee..hee...
have a great week

some sunny love


Recently I am in love with the color "orange'... it seems to be beaming with sunshine and joy. I had to use this color more.
My favorite part has to be the row of flower trims. I brush gesso on it and layered more flowers! I love the dimensions.

Alright, I hope this layout has added some smile and sunshine today!

I am still here


Hello friends, i am back after a long break. I am so happy to share these layouts with you.
I found myself breaking out of my creative box, venturing into these bright and gorgeous colors.
The color orange can be my friend now. Officially I have fallen in love with this color.

Here's from CSI Case 15. really liberating to venture out!

I love the pop of grey/light black I have added.... and the vertical design just lit me up.
and most important of all, I am back with my journal.
Sometimes I feel my creative art has given way ... i lost my way in the decoration and products. I wan to remember it was journaling that draw me to scrapbooking. I am glad i didn't lose this voice of mine.

Here's another one full of sunshine and hope.i love the pairing of orange and turquoise.
This is precisely the emotion I want to capture because during this vacation we stumble upon this amazing oasis. It was stunning! I love such thrill, such surprises. It makes turning a corner real fun.
Actually we were lost .... and then ops, we turn into this paradise. What fun! 

Alright, hope you have a great week ahead. Blessings to you!

messy memory


I have 2 girls and dressing them up is part of my mommy privilege. There are some good days and some messy days. Like this special occassion where I doll her up in a new dress and a nice hairdo. But within 15 seconds or maybe 15 minutes.. she looks like this. Messy... as if she steps out of the dumpster truck! Seriously.... well... i have learnt to laugh at moments like these.... or maybe flash out my camera and click!
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I use some new Melissa Frances here... I just love their papers and resin. Did i tell you I have a secret obsession with these resin pieces? shhh.... i collect 1 in every design... or maybe 2.... oops! my secret is out. I know.. I found some design in 2s. hmmm....

1) I didn't start with any design in mind. I just layer and layer till i like it. Do you scrap like this sometimes? 2) I added in some seam binding. If you want to buy some, i made some to sell. Look at my sale page ... HERE 3) Oh.. those mica flakes.. my fave medium now!!!! Hope you like this layout. see you soon

Maya Road Goodies


This week, I created a Maya Road 4x4 Canvas for my Made With Love assignment. We want to feature some Maya Road goodies. I altered this cute little mini with paints and Maya Mists(the orangey yellow is my fave now). I added lots of Maya Road goodies to this album Inspiration behind this album: I wanted to document all the 'go-to' food places we always go to.My family loves to eat and whenver we are lost as to what cafes or restaurants to go... we will head back to these same places. Our comfort food places or simply convenient places which offer our fave food. I thought it would be nice to journal down these regular hang-outs. The Cover: I applied gesso with a Crafter's Workshop mask.. see those cute prints.. then I wash it over with teal paint. Then splatter some yellow Maya Mists. Awesome color combo for me! My kids love eating at Ikea because they get to see the kids furniture (their dream home apparently) ... while my hubby and I love the meat balls and fried chicken wings. Yep.. our dessert places... ice cream!!! We love visiting new ice cream palour... Daily Scoop is our fave... Udders is mine personally (because it has the best Rum & Raisins)... hahaha And now some Maya Road goodies for sale. See these 3 boxes of Maya Road products. i am selling part of each because these comes in such a huge assortmentyou get 1 of every design in each box... so this is what you will get: 1) 6 doorway chipboard 2) 8 Ornate Tags chipboard 3) 10 Cystal head Pins selling these for only S$6, including postage to your local address. Email me at Hope you like my project today. Anyone seen the latest Somerset Magazines yet? It left me breathless with all the inspiration! [...]

handmade notebook


I love giving handmade gifts -- it says so much - the person is special to you - i love seeing their faces. Today I want to share a tutorial on making these notepads/notebooks. Absolutely delightful to make. My daughter is already making request for these on her birthdays! Ok, that dpends on how many friends she is inviting over!!! First I start with some paper, i have chosen this stack of Prima Ledger papers in my stash. I love its heavy weightage and prints. So vintage and lovely. I also set aside a chipboard... a fairly light weight one, that is easily to fold. I chose 6 sheets(these measure 12x12) and from each sheet I cut 3 pieces of 9x3 inches papers. See this picture below. I have decided to have a 9x3 inch notepad! nice and tall. Next, I stack all the cut up papers together and clip it tightly with a clip. Then i apply glue to the top part. I repeated this maybe 3 times. Just to get the glue to the paper. So it will look like a notepad where you tear from the top. While waiting for the glue to dry, let's work on the cover. I cut this to a size of 9.5x3.5 (when folded) I want it a little larger than the notepad. Spine will be 0.75inches Then I painted it with a coat of blue paint. Painted the inside but only 1 inch from the edge. Dont forget the spine too. Then I take a piece of lace (actually it is left over curtain material from the dollar bin in my craft store) Size is about 1/2 an inch larger than the chipboard. Fold the lace over the chipboard and paste down. Fabric glue works better here. Then i cut 2 pieces of ribbon (8inch long) and glue down like this. Paste down the notepad on the right. Then i take another piece of 9x3 inches paper and paste down on the left. Added a rub on and a canvas resist butterfly (Prima) Oh, I tie a pom pom trim over the spine. Just to give it more textures. Or you can tie a pencil there too. Finally embellish the cover as you like. I cover this with lots of Prima flowers and Resin. Perfect gift! Hope you like it. Have a great weekend! [...]

love love book pages


Hi friends, do you like books? I love them a lot. I love the antiques ones too, with its aged book pages... there is a smell of history... a wisp of time... yep.. anything vintages calls out to me. Glitz designs has this amazing challenge now to use book pages... dictionary pages.. old pages.. but you know what.. they have this product call "book layers" which looks exactly like an old book page. Look no farther.. Glitz has them all. Here's what I created using one of Glitz book layers... a party bag. Yes.. my daughter has forever on-going birthday party invites and she needs these pretty bags to put her presents for her friends. I altered an all white party bag... volia.. you get this!!! Fun and totally easy to make. My process: 1) I took a yellow and green spray inks and drip it over the white bag. Some landed on the book page.. it's ok. I want that random look 2) I cut some banners out of scraps pieces of Glitz papers 3) oh.. that balloon idea came from that book page itself. Next up, is a layout inspired by the book page itself. Word search. I found a book layer (by Glitz) that has this cute word search... and I am so overjoyed cos it is the perfect element for the story I want to tell. My girl is into word search these days. What a perfect way to tell the story! Process: 1) I got my girl to do the word search.. give it an authentic feel 2) I cut part of the book layer to get the title "word search".. perfect title. No need for alphas 3) I drip some white paints on th blue background paper.. love the random feel Finally, a altered box. This brown box contains pineapples tarts from Taiwan. A gift from a friend. I found a way to re-purpose this box. Added some Glitz papers and what'snot to it. Dress it up my style. So much fun! Process: 1) I dry brush some white paint over the box to give it that vintage book 2) Covered the box with Glitz papers and layered with more papers and embellishments 3) I added a Tim Holtz Metal keyhole and key to give it a 'treasure' box look thanks for dropping by. See you soon![...]

my cute niece


Here's my newest crush!!! my niece! adorable, charming, cute... everything you like in a little girl.
But she is also spunky and assertive! Fun to have in our house.
Here are 2 'lucky' shots I captured of her... intense & focus!
But we had a good laugh about her hair though.
Dont you think it looks like a natural helmet? LOL
That's how the title came about... jokes among my family. :)
(image) see the top fabric flower by Prima. it is originally white.. i 'inject' some blue and pink mist on it. I didn't spray though.. I took the spray noze out and jab at the flower. Fun! (image) Here's a variety of fussy cutting from the G45 papers.. I love cutting! Meanwhile check out my sale page. HERE

Glitz Design Feb Challenge


Today I want to share a layout using Glitz Design new paper collection. beautiful vintage colors and patterns. I joined in their Feb Challenge... they have such a gorgeous color challenge that I couldn't resist. So, I played along. Here's my 2 pager --- I want to challenge myself a bit -- to do the unusual.... my first 2pager for 2012. "Happy Day"..... a layout about her birthday.. what we did.. capture the emotions and the laughter. a simple but extremely memorable for us!
More close up:
(image) More close up (image) Here's wishing you a HAPPY day. Dont forget to laugh and have a little fun in your little routines.

Graphic 45 design team 2012 Auditions


It has been a long love affair with Graphic 45 since it burst into the scrapping scene some years ago. When it was first launched in CHA, their booth won the BEST Booth for that year. It was when my heart floated towards this brand. I love the creativity spirit behind this brand. I can relate to it because it has a sense of playfulness, a spontaneous wit behind every collection. Yes.. the motifs are bold... in fact very bold that some new scrappers are afraid of playing with it. I heard this in the classes I taught. However I always tell my students to see the colors and the idea behind each collection, you will love it. You dont always have to scrap a Halloween layout with a Halloween collection. You can take it to your personal preferences. That's what I love about Graphic 45..... So, today I decide to take a BOLD step to throw my name into the hat. Yes.. I know ... tough to get in among the hundreds... but I want to step out of my comfort zone. It has been a while since I appy for a DT ..... so let's see how this goes... I am nervous.. but found a freedom in my heart to play again. This is one project I did as a Featured Artist over at G45 blog some years ago. I love this distress and shabby box I made to contain my travel knick knacks! Brushed gesso all over to give it a 'wendy-look'...haha "Escape" .... using the new collection. I love the blues and orange.... lovely burst of colors. I distress the edges of the papers... rub some inks... drop some paints on it. I tilted the blue paper a bit in case you are feeling a little giddy. LOL. Can you spot the green pleats I made... just the right amout of color.Voila... a very fun layout! some close up: I cut many many motifs and layered and layered. I apply some Rock Candy over the butteflies... cool technique! The fussy cutting possiblities are endless! I made embellishments with it and added mediums to make it POP! "Thank you card"... sweet and sincere. That's what I like my card to be. Special Memories..... I love Once upon a Springtime Collection. My all time favorite. Lovely fairies, flowers and cute bunnies to cut out. Seriously, I spend lots of happy time cutting for this layout. close up: can you spot the ID chipboard fence. Brush gesso and spray with pearl mists! Just the right amount of fairy dust!! hee..hee.. And some layouts which were published before: 2 page feature of my layout using G45 in Somerset Magazine! A layout published in MM Idea Book. Oh.. this is another of my fave layout! And finally a gift I made for a new mommy! I love to give home made present. This new mommy can place this in the new baby room! Love love. Simple lovely fussy cutting from the Little Darling collection. The motifs left me drooling! Yes... I covered a cone with a ruffles trim from Maya Road. and then the decoration began. I can't stop adding stuff to this tree. I love the little clothes... i hang it with wooden pegs...I love the stock... cute bird..I love the pram...Oh.... this got me a bit giddy this morning! (but pardo the bad lighting because of the rain... I am taking clearer pictures once the weather is kinder to me) If you like this project, let me know. I can share a tutorial soon. I have always share tutorials on projects, techniques and tips on my blog. Ok, I am keeping my fingers crossed for this DT call. My style is shabby chic... you will always see my signature touches of paints and mists. And fussy cutting is my 2nd name! haha... And layering too is in my blood. Hope you like it. Have a great day! [...]

CSI #8


Hello friends, another week has passed and CSI has grown by leaps! We are onto our #8 inspiration prompt. This week colors are my fave.. you have the bright yellows, teals, blues and a bit of olive. You got to join in! HERE (image) Let you in my process: 1) I chose to work the new MME papers because it has most of the colors I need. 2) Then I layered chipboards and ink all the sides to give it a constrast 3) How about some twine moving across the page to give it a whimiscal look By now, I realised I have 2 distinct styles.... 1 is shabby chic... soft, layers... fussy cutting...lots of flowers. The other is this artsy and whimiscal look which I also adore. Usually I love splashing inks and mists and paints over such look. Both styles are natural to me..... and I love it! Which style do you like from me?

a quick post


Hello friends, here's a quick post of my recent projects but i havn't had the chance to post. Really busy week..... and still breathing hard. LOL.
A card I made using Prima PPP colors... it was featured over at their blog.
(image) And the newest arrivals from Made with Love.. how can I resist! The latest Prima shipment made me giddy!!!! I love Almanac papers and of course every flower and vines...... created this for Made with Love. You can view it at the shop from tomorrow onwards.
(image) And this is for CSI... i forgot to post this last week so here is it! Lots of textures from the burlap, paints and torn edges. I love these colors... fun and vibrant. I played with the new MME 'follow my heart' chipboard (the kite and 'happy day")... this collection is worth checking out. Fun yellow and teal... hmmm... my favorite combo now. You will see more layouts from this collection soon (if I have the chance to scrap tonight or tomrrow... hee..hee..) (image) Thanks for dropping by my friends.

in deep trouble!


(image) I am in seriously trouble with the 'law' in this household. I bought this cute Tim Holtz Sizzix die and thought to myself... "hmmm... I have been wanting to buy this... I really need this.."... so I grab it!!! Guess what.... when I returned home, looking at my Sizzix collection.. horror of horror... indeed! I have the same 1! Gosh.. I must have bought it last year! Why is this happening to me? My hubby thinks my scrapping obsession has gone way overboard... not knowing my inventory. that means bad news. I have way too much stuff!!! arrgghh... My sin now out in the open... i feel so vulnerable! LOL But well, I am sure one of you was thinking of buying this. Retail price is $49.95... I am giving a 35% discount. Selling this at $32. For Singapore-based residents only cos I am mailing it out to you. email me at if you want to grab this good deal

have you seen CSI???


(image) hello friends, have you checked out the latest prompt over at CSI site. Amazing inspiration. Come and check it out HERE. (image) This week I just want to play with my mediums... a free flow kind of way! No fear, no restrictions.. just let my creative flow take me! I love such freedom.... do you? That's all for this busy week. Wishing you joy in all you do.

Chinese New Year


(image) Hello friends, i have been so busy trying to make sure the house is in order for our traditional Chinese New Year celebrations. Yes... today is the first day and it is huge in our lunar calendar. We make new year goodies.... get the fridge stacked with food to feed visitors and guests. Our house has to be clean. Everyone buy new clothes to wear (this one is not tooooo difficult, LOL).... TO all my Chinese friends, xin nian kwai Le. Happy Chinese New Year! Meanwhile, hop over to CSI site and check Case file 3.... soft and beautiful colors. This photo was taken on 2 Jan and gosh... my little baby looks so grown up! She is clever and smart and definitely a witty cookie. I journal about my hopes and dreams for her in 2012. Hope she can conquer the reading part more!!! LOL. (image)

CSI case file 2


(image) Hello friends, last Sat was our 2nd reveal. we are super excited to see so many participants for Case File 1. The first launch was a blast!!! So many awesome layouts to look at.... so many new techniques to learn! Join us HERE.
I want to see you jumping in with the colors, prompt inspiration. It will be awesome! Dusty Attic is our sponsor this month and you can win some goodies too! Meanwhile here a breakdown of my layout: 1) Technique: I use moulding paste with my brick mask and create a subtle background. 2) Then I mist over to give it some glimmer and rub some distress ink to give a higher contrasts 3) To work witht the Colors given, i took out my paints - painted the DA CHIPBOARD with raspberry paint... yums... going into my fave color for 2012. 4) I stick with a flower cluster but move it vertical so as to give it some height 5) Journaling is hidden in a transparent Prima packaging behind the photo. I love such hidden elements so your eye moves around the page and 'search' for some surprises. I hope you like it. Hop over to CSI site now Lastly I want to wave "hello' to new blog followers. Drop me a note.. I like to say Hi to you. *smiley*

CSI Reveal


(image) Yes the reveal is OUT! Check it out HERE Step out of your comfort zone and try these colors and prompts! You can win someDusty Attic goodies too. The random RAK DRAW winner is KAREN ONG. Congrats Karen, please email me at I will send out the prize to you.