Friday, January 16, 2009

Portland love

My swap package arrived all the way from Portland just two days ago! Beautiful goodness from Alex - the designer, founder and owner of Cecilyink. Alex contacted me via etsy last month and asked if I'm interested to do a trade with her. She is one of my favorite etysian and I love the color combination of her modern and elegant design. I am now the proud owner of these - card file, 2009 desk calendar, badges. She added some rock candies plus other fun goodies in the package too! Her packaging is beautiful and I'm still drooling at all the lovelies she sent. Head off here if you're interested to get some of her lovely products! Fine cards + fresh style.

2009 desk calendar
calendar 2009

Badges - love all the colors
buttons badges

Card files - organized by category:
• 4 birthday cards• 4 thank-you cards• 4 sentiments

card and style

card and style

Beautiful thank you tag
card and style

card and style

card and style

In return, I sent her 2 linen pencil cases, linen pins, patterned papers from making memories (knowing she's a paper lover!), handmade journal and a couple of tags! Thanks for the swap - that was so much fun!

linen pins n'  tags

This would be my 2nd international swap. I did my first international swap with R from iheartlinen. Time flies and it was more than a year ago. So glad to have known so many wonderful blogger pals all across the globe!

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Resolution for 2009

Work has kept me rather busy in 2008. Every experience that I have lived has made me more wise and more aware. I always like to take risks well and enjoy life to its fullest...

My resolution for the new year - I will be a better blogger, crafter, scrapbooker, getting more organized, spend more time with family, having a cleaner house, and more...

Inspired by the 2009 words here. Some of my favorites: Achieve, Accept, Aspire, Balance, Beginning, Blessed, Capture, Confidence, Communicate, Cosy, Create , Determined, Devote, Dream, Endurance, Endurance, Enjoy, Explore, faith, Family, Focus, Fresh, give, Goodness , Grateful, Grow, happiness, harmony, heart, hope, Imagine, Inspire, Journey, Joy, Kindness, Laugh, Learn, Life, Live, Love, Memory, Moderation, Momen, Nature, Observe, open, Opportunity, Optimistic, Overcome, Passion, Patience, Peace, Perseverance, Plan, Play, Positive, possibility, Potential, Prioritize, Pure, Quiet, Reach, Read, Ready, Reconnect, Reflect, Rejoice, Relax, Respect, Relationship, Revitalize, Rhythm, Rise, Seek, Self-Assured, Self-Discipline, Serendipity, Share, Shine, Simple, Simplicity, Simplify, Smile, Soft, Strength, Strive, Success, Surprise, Thankful, Thrive, Time, Today, Together, Tolerance, Treasure, True, Trust, Truthful, Understanding, Unite, Value, Vision, Vitality, Walk, Warmth, Welcome, Wisdom, Worth.... I will be doing more layouts using some of those words definitely.

Daddy returned from his business trip just last week. We went to pick him up at the airport. Big Missy refused to nap and waited till 10pm when she finally got to see her daddy, with the present that she has been longing for!

So here goes.. at the Singapore Changi Airport...

Sunday, January 04, 2009

happy new year!

Not too late for the new year post I guess. I have plenty of things I'd like to accomplish in 2009 but not going to list them here yet as I'm still grinning from ear to ear with my newly acquired 'toys'!

love this illustration - my laptop skin courtesy of Fujitsu from last year. And nope I didn't use it on my laptop, framed it up on the wall as artwork instead!