Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Monday, January 29, 2007
Journaling : ...I'm the first Singapore internet fan of Amici Forever ! & even got to interview them on national radio LIVE ! Thanks 93.8 FM ! I will never forget !
Journaling : .. I can eat Chili with every single meal . It's true !
I *heart* noodles !
( c'est moi- photo taken by 11 yr old Deb! )
just some of my random & inane ramblings ...
with thanks to Shimelle for this free online class
It was fun to try this especially since I bought a compact photo printer this weekend - a CANON Selphy! ( no excuses of having to run to the photo developers ! Wahoo ! what freedom ! Fingerprintless & waterproof prints too ! Silly ole me should have bought something like this way earlier ! & now for more mini book / album / altered projects to tackle ! lol
Friday, January 26, 2007
This weeks dare by Saffa is entitled:
..no I don't mean rock music! I would like you to make a card on any theme you like with the rule that it must include something metalic...thats all!
pearl square brads , Brilliance metallic ink
Metallic bits : gold wire ribbon
I must say I would prefer light , soft , fabric hydrangeas ( as seen regularly on Bety's creations ! iralamija.blogspot.com/) rather than Prima's mulberry paper ones ........having said that Prima does have a fabric version with glitter etc ....on the way to me now .... can't wait to see them IRL lol.....
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Wednesday, January 24, 2007
this week's extra.
We have a recipe for you this time :
7 brads or eyelets
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Monday, January 22, 2007
Think I will jump in & acquire a die cut machine , finally ! lol
I am thinking mostly of the embossing ability besides being able to cut not only paper but fabric, plastic, thin metal , velvet , chipboard etc
Dont know what to get tho' in terms of fonts ( I am thinking the Washington - a script font .... ) ..altho' a chunky alphabet is probably best in my mind now ( 'cos we can then emboss the letters ! yums ! )
Anyone has any suggestions or experiences I'd love to hear them !
I'm not sure too if the QK Revo will be able to use the Cuttlebug embossing folders - if not then another machine ( like Zipe the Mate ) needs to be acquired ! duh ! I love the Cuttlebug's embossing designs -- so yummy !
Anway , What cutting tool(s) works best for you and why? If you were to start over again, which tool(s) would you invest in today and why?
We were out exploring Zara fashion for a change http://www.zara.com- great clothes for the ninos & for adults too ... , Surfer fashion- again for the kids ... nice accessories - caps , wallets , pencil cases .....http://www.rusty.com
Thursday, January 18, 2007
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Tuesday, January 16, 2007
My favourite subject as always ....
from the Awake DVD stills , artiste Josh Groban
This is THE year of polka dots, ledger paper, kraft paper, felt ..... it would seem....things that never really went of style after all - just given a new twist .... & are they gonna be hurting the pockets badly ! hey ho !
Latest findings Prima's Sandi's favourites - kiss me pink here : - in a flower shaped packaging with a few coordinating buttons thrown in - tone on tone with one flower in polka dots !
Making Memories' Valentine collection - on Kraft paper & their matching coordinates .....
I thought these papers were great for my 11 year old girl pages ,
in capturing her at this pre-teen age - not too juvenile , neither too grown up
( since mine isn't a girly girl )
Loving the :
Red Prima floral embellishments - whisper thin organza (?) flowers ( love the sheerness ! ) flowers outlined with a kinda puffy paint finish , Heidi Swapp Journaling Spots , MM pebble Brads, MM Shimmer stickers , MM Valentine Kraft papers , Valentine Clip( holds a hidden jounrnaling tag ) , MM tags , Sandi's favourites - Kiss Me Pink polka dotted flower , rhinestones ( MAMBI etc ) , MM Velvet stickers , Q&Co heart brads,7 Gypsies stickers , EK Success Bookworks stickers, red felt heart
Saturday, January 13, 2007
Friday, January 12, 2007
inspired by her altering the Q&Co fontastics to suit her layout ! lol
I will just do this blog entry to celebrate the theme having found Inspiration Peak ! ( http://www.inspirationpeak.com)
Here's a few quotes to set me thinking :
To change one's life: Start immediately.
Do it flamboyantly.
American Professor and Philosopher
The world we have created is a product of our thinking.
It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.
German-born Theoretical Physicist
Deep down inside
we know that the best gifts
don't come from catalogs or shopping malls
They don't come in brightly-colored packages
or fancy envelopes
and they're not sitting under a tree somewhere...
The best gifts come from the heart.
They come when we look at each other
REALLY look at each other
and say 'You mean a lot to me'
or 'I'm so glad you're a part of my life'
A gift like that will never go out of style
or be forgotten
or be returned for a different size.
A gift like that can change the world.
The Mayor of Inspiration Peak
If it is peace you want, seek to change yourself, not
other people. It is easier to protect your feet with slippers than
to carpet the whole of the earth.
Anthony de Mello
The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.
Attitude, to me is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do.
It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company ...a church ...a home.
The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past ...we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way.
We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude ...I am convinced that life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our attitudes.
One SONG can spark a moment
One FLOWER can wake the dream
One TREE can start a forest
One BIRD can herald spring
One SMILE begins a friendship
One HANDCLASP lifts a soul
One STAR can guide a ship at sea
One WORD can frame the goal
One VOTE can change a nation
One SUNBEAM lights a room
One CANDLE wipes out darkness
One LAUGH will conquer gloom
One STEP must start each journey
One WORD must start a prayer
One HOPE will raise our spirits
One TOUCH can show you care
One VOICE can speak with wisdom
One HEART can know what is true
One LIFE can make a difference.
(I'm kinda surprised I found this by Mother Teresa )
Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is bliss, taste it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.
MissionaryNobel Peace Prize Recipient
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
You could use a bit of ribbon from a cracker, paper from a paper hat, a piece of leftover wrapping paper, a bit of card/paper/ribbon from a box of chocs - as long as it's something saved, or scavenged it's allowed!
Of course, it does not have to be Christmas leftovers, I am sure that you all have bits and pieces lovingly saved from being chucked out in the rubbish!!
I love you lace - lovingly saved indeed - from the home of a friend who had quite a bit of broad lace & no longer doing sewing projects -!
Also from my swap with Monique (http://smallworld.web-log.nl ) , I added the red heart handmade paper accent & the little lips ribbon below the word kiss ! lol
& still bling it on with the dimensional double heart accent ...
Supplies used :
Bazzill Bling CS ( love the shimmer with the famous Bazzill linen texture !) , Prima Odyssey flowers , BG blush tag /PP ,
When thanks just doesnt seem like enough ... Yes , the Postie brought two packages on the same day ! or rather evening ! ;-)
( before I added a chipboard flower accent frm Gillian's swap ! )
Here's my loot from Ms Gill ! :
Singaporeans have tonnes of complaints about our education system - but one thing parents here can't complain about surely is when your child ( in the 11 & 12 yrs age category) receives a Scholarship - it's from our Government !Given to the top 10% of the cohort on a nationwide basis - not a very token sum either - enough to get a new gadget toy for these kids - namely mobile phones or mp3 players etc certainly more than enough to take the family out for a decent dinner anywhere too ! ( yes, mommies out there - that's a lot of stash for us crafting types ! )
No complaints at all from me !
Friday, January 05, 2007
Heyhey .. Bling it on then !
I have just finished making some Love themed cards ( for the first time ) using the BG Blush 6x6 papers ~