Saturday, December 30, 2006

fun mood

Since my home PC was down for the past 2 days, I manage to do another layout last night (took me only 10mins! :D ) I just loved my newly bought stamps. They're so versatile and fun to use! Here's one layout of the 2 sweeties - J & C.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

3 layouts a day

I did 3 layouts on Sunday! Felt so accomplished as it is really tough to scrap with 2 kiddos around. Took some pictures of the kids on x'mas day. Absolutely love this series of photos (esp Cher) & had to scrap them almost immediately!!
toddler @ play

fresh - (she was eating her favorite snack 'munchies'! The scan was a bit blurry due to the jumbo BG bookplate)

deep in thoughts - love this pic!

the new look

Day 3 after X'mas. Totally enjoyed ours though it was just a small gathering among our close friends. The kids' room was all ready before X'mas arrival. Cher loved it and she has been spending her time playing with her new Lego playhouse in her 'new room'. And oh, Cher kept telling me 'Mummy, my room is NICEEEEE! :D



Friday, December 22, 2006

lego playhouse

Cher has always enjoy playing with puzzles and mega blocks. Hence, I thought why not get her a set of lego ville for the coming x'mas. Been aiming for this playhouse set for months but didnt get it earlier as I thought I should buy it nearer to x'mas. But now, it is running out of stock at most stores! Count myself lucky to be able to get hold of it today (all thanks to the phone calls I've made to check on its availability) lol. There is a newer model of this - Doll House which has more figurines but no thanks the price tag is scary! This set is a good catch and I know C will love it!



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Wednesday, December 20, 2006

loot from ikea

The kids' room is already 75% done up. Quite pleased with the overall design especially the wall color - deep rich scarlet! Hehe. Went to Ikea and got a few more items. For the kids, the MAMMUT table, chairs, wall pockets, curtain, wardrobe organizers, clothes hangers. MIKAEL computer table , MALM chest drawers (all in white) for myself. All these will be in this coming sunday, yay! Will try to post a pic later then.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

what's your 'hidden talent'

Your Hidden Talent

Your natural talent is interpersonal relations and dealing with people.You communicate well and are able to bring disparate groups together.Your calming presence helps everything go more smoothly.People crave your praise and complements.

sneak preview

A sneak preview of what I did for a pub assignment.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

what does your name mean?

[ CHARLENE ]

C is for Causal
H is for Honorable
A is for Arty
R is for Responsible
L is for Luscious
E is for Extraordinary
N is for Naive
E is for Expressive

Friday, December 15, 2006

paper bag

A simple craft - made this small paper bag for a little girl's present. Also did a small little tag using my newly bought stamp!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

holiday pictures {taiwan}

I was browsing through our holiday photos and realised it has been a year since our last trip to Taiwan during winter. We celebrated DH's birthday and our wedding anniversary there together with Cher. How I love winter, love the cool weather! Cher has really grown up since the last trip when she was a mere 16 mo. Here're some pictures to share. :-D







Monday, December 11, 2006

fun idea

Here are some ideas which I adore. The colors make me happy!




it aint easy

Ok, I surrender! Today I am sending baby L to baby sitter's place. I feel quite bad about leaving her with baby sitter while I'm still on maternity leave. But seriously, it is tough handling 2 kids alone in the daytime! Cher is getting demanding and constantly seeking attention from me. I know it's normal for her to behave in this way but she has been doing a lot of silly things and sometimes it really get out of hand. I realised I did not spend quality time with Cher ever since baby L arrived, quite sad actually. Everyday is a challenge to me. My day starts with bathing baby, preparing lunch for Cher, bathe Cher, feed the kids, prepare Cher's dinner, bathe and feed 2 kids again. I cant do anything else! My house is in a total mess - untidiness is one thing I cannot stand. I miss reading, playing with Cher. This week is gonna be another busy one for me. I have to pack & re-organise our stuffs as we're going to do a 'mini' revamp of our home - for the girls' room (just bought tins of new paint yesterday and will be getting new furnitures this weekends, yay!) Really look forward to it, at least it keep me sane :D

Monday, November 20, 2006

new baby

Arrival of our new baby, love love the baby smell! :D She really look like her elder sister when she was a baby.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

anticipation

{anticipation} => my feelings right now - Excited, nervous, cold feeted, etc.. To be continued :D

Monday, November 06, 2006

afternoon delight

I love taking pictures in the hot afternoon. Natural sunlight is always good for photo taking! I've never fail to bring along my camera whenever I bring Cher to the park. These pictures were taken about 1 month back and here's a mini tag book for it.








My cousin's daughter and Cher met for the first time at my sister's recent wedding. I'm not sure how they should address each other. I call them cousins of the cousins. LOL. Both girls were very sporting and gave each other a big hug when they first met! How can I not scrap those precious pictures.

Monday, October 16, 2006

wedding bells

*edited to add* sorry I've removed the layout for publication :)

My sister's wedding is coming! From a little girl, to a young lady & now a wife to her special someone. I'm getting all excited for this coming Friday. Had gotten Cher's new dress, shoes and accesorries ready. I did not help much in my sis's wedding preparation but hey I did something for them - a signature board! Did quite a number of projects and layouts for the past 2 months & I must thank all my friends for recommending me! :D

Sunday, September 17, 2006

not the winner...

but it's ok, still happy being one of the finalists :D My layout was published at scrapstreet.com (a US EZINE).
http://www.scrapstreet.com/magazine/06sep06/contents.htm
Mine's under "Moments" - Page 6. Lots of inspirations there, check it out!

Thursday, September 07, 2006

yummy chicken wings

at Ikea. Some photos taken. opps , just realised that we did not take the picture of the chicken wings.


Thursday, August 31, 2006

magnet frame

I'm done with Shervon's photo. I have been holding on to this photo for the longest time and have to scrap it quickly before my mojo says bye-bye again. I'm going to adhere magnet strip on the back of this framework. And oh, photo editing is really fun to play with!

Can you tell that I'm trying to attempt a 'Shabby Chic' look? Not really good at it but hope this is good enough for Christin.



Altered Magnet Frame {Shervon}

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

playmate

Chris's darling dd Shervon who is also Cher's playmate.

Monday, August 28, 2006

fotd {Live In The Moment}

Took this picture during Cher's 2nd birthday party. Love the smile on her face :D


Sunday, August 27, 2006

phew finally!

WOW, finally I'm back to post! Something was wrong with blogger earlier and I couldn't publish my postings since last week. So panic and spent time troubleshooting and today I finally got it up again, phew!! I almost wanted to delete the entire blog. kekeke. Ok, enough of complaining, this layout and altered frame was done yesterday afternoon after weeks of non-scrapping days.

{Cuddle Your Little Bear}

{enjoy Life}

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

your little bear

Cher received this soft fury bear on her 2nd birthday and she loves it so much. Could it be I've never bought her any stuff toys before and hence she appreciate it? She will talk to her little bear bear and tuck it to sleep every night, hehe!

Monday, August 14, 2006

news from last week

Just last week, I received 2 pieces of good news in my inbox.

1) My layout has been selected as a cover finalist for Scrap Street.

2) Legacy magazine chose 3 of my layouts for their future publications! But they have to hold my layouts for 6 long months! I cant bear with them when I posted them out last week. Pray hard that they will return in good condition.

back for more

I'm back to upload more pictures! I had fun playing with those frames, going to do more.


Friday, July 21, 2006

Room Ideas

Don't you love rooms like these for your little sweeties???? I am in awe! I'm looking for ideas to do up Cher's room, these look good and inspiring! hahaha



Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Kiss Me Dad

This layout is meant for DH as a father's day gift. I know I'm very late and he has been asking about it. LOL. Here's one of my favorite picture of Cher & DH. They are truly connected by love and I hope they will treasure the bonding they've been sharing. :) I have combined this with the "How Much Is Too Much Challenge #4" - Using stickers. I have used up 55 stickers!!

{Kiss Me Dad}

Toot!

Well, not exactly a toot. Remember the layout I did for the TSL sketch challenge? My layout "Capturing The Moments" was mentioned in the Special Mention Prizes list! I'm sooooo over the moon right now. Though I'm not the winner but I'm very contented! This was the first time I entered into a contest and I'll take it as an encouragement :D What's more my scrap buddy Melisa is also in the list! So happy!!!! Well done, partner! http://www.thescrappersloft.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=1050

Friday, June 30, 2006

D & E

Running out of titles but I remembered my newly bought idea book. Hence, D is for DW Type from Autumn Leave. Get one copy if you have not as there're lots of cool ideas and tips.


{D is for Designing with Type}

{E for Elno, our dog}

Thursday, June 29, 2006

A-Z album - A, B, C

My A-Z art journal album, mainly on the stuffs I love.
{A is for Artsy}


{B is for Birkenstock}


{C is for Coffee}

Truly addictive! "A morning without coffee is like sleep. There seems to be the basic need of the human heart in nearly every great city - a good cup of coffee."

Notice I used my doodlebug tiny tabs on my cup? Lol. I had fun embellished "coffee" on it.

Loot again

Ohh, all my purchased stuffs from the states finally arrived! Met up with Brenda for the collection - the DW Type book, 7Gs stuffs & cutterpede. I would strongly recommend the DW Type book, there're many tips in creating font type. Not to mention the LOs are fabulous too!


Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Sketch Challenge

A sketch challenge which I attempted.

{Original sketch}

{Capturing the Moments}