Click, Scrap, Repeat plus a challenge

Yupe, some stamps are just so versatile that you can use them again and again. That’s what happened to this layout that I’m going to share today.

Check out this layout that I’ve used the same stamp – Little Moments, here..

Wanted to use “Little Moments” as my title, but changed my mind since I’ve used it before and would like to try something else.

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Not a so pretty photo that I’ve taken. It was taken in Sushi King while the boys brought their Chinese Chess there and straight away helped themselves with the game while waiting for their order. Which is absolutely fine to me. Rather than them facing the tab or my phone without talking or interacting with each other.little moments1

As for what I’ve used.. well, lots of Prima’s flowers and two Basic Grey clips. Love those flower with some brads.

Have used border punches too.

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oh .. and this layout was started from a layout challenge over at MyCreativeScrappers, September Sketch Challenge. Head on over if you are in for a challenge, deadline is October 14.

As for myself, I’ve put down some challenge or a start-up guide for myself to start this layout, that is to include the following in my layout:

  • Lace
  • Flowers
  • Border punch
  • Ink
  • Torn page

Well, let me know if you are joining the fun and have a fun day and keep up with those life records.

Using Ali’s stamp

Hey there, this post is going to share on a page that is fresh from today’s event, using all Ali Edwards’ stamp from the Craft the Story stamp set. I love Ali’s way in recording stories of the day to day life, about appreciation, about being there and living at the moment. Her blog and ways in telling stories are awesome ways in reminding myself on my life and purpose.

Below is a fresh layout that I’ve used all stamps set from her collection. I’ve combined her word’s stamp and story telling stamp set.


This round stamp also from Ali’s story telling stamp set. Just love how I can use her stamp anyway and in almost every story.build2


This star is from Scenic Route which I’ve stamped with gold color ink and embossed with glitter embossing powder.build3

It is fun and really settled me down or rather calm me down while I was doing scrapbook. To me, it is a good way to bring me back to the moment, think back on things that I cherish and work that gratitude that I should be having everyday in my life.

I hope you will have a great week ahead and remember to create something fun!

Thankful – birthday layout and Craft wording

Hello there, greetings! Thanks for stopping by.

Today, I want to share a page that I’ve made for my boy’s birthday.

Didn’t use anything new, everything from my old stash.. no purchase is allowed at the moment since I still have packs and packs of stuff in my scraproom.

So, here goes..

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Some details in close-up..

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Last picture shows that Prima make-a-swirls stamp with embossed powder. That swirls set is very versatile, can use it anywhere of the page.

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That pop-up flower on the top left is from Basic grey, same goes with that swirl. They are the layered stickers.

While those two green and yellow flowers are from Original Collection that I got from Popular bookstore. Never thought I would have found any scrapbook stuff there. Now even Kaison are selling sticker alphabet from American Craft at just RM3.90!


Talking about Kaison, I bought myself some wooden alphabets at RM1.90 each and made this deco on my craft-room:


Just added some Prima flowers and roses. Those little owl and animal’s pegs shown on the wall are from Kaison too. It is what happy place that I like to browse.. and well.. sometimes bought cute stuff for the house.

Hope you are having a great weekend!

Little moments

Little Moments

Hi there, how are you treating life?

It has been such a long time that I haven’t been making scrapbook page.. since last November 2014!! The whole 8 months without putting down any photos on a single scrapbook page! Where have I been!? This is so not me.. not being able to create scrapbook page and recording life story..

However, I’ve tried to keep myself updated with Ali Edwards’ page and story stamp though they are starting to gather dust. Thanks to the special occassion on 5th August that made me wanna create again. Unfortunately I haven’t managed to come up with a birthday page for Calvin, instead, I’ve created the page above. One that recorded down that happy moment that I had with my niece having lunch together. Which could soon be a rare moment, as she might just move on to another place in the near future. For good.

Here are some details of the page, which you’ll be able to see one of Ali’s story stamp – “little moments”, “life is good” circle stamp and that little love mug.. they are just so adorable. I’ve added on some tags, rub-on and Prima flower too.

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I’m looking forward to a great week ahead, one that I hope I’ll not dwell on the passed and worried about what’s going to happen.

I hope you too, have a great week ahead.

“Love life and life will love you back” – author unknown.

Finding joy


Howdy everyone! Hope you have a great Raya holiday.


Yesterday, we have a new member joining the family. Son has been anticipating and urging me to get a pet, not just any pet. No,  not a fish, or puppy, or kitten, or turtle..  – he wants a bird! Not just any particular bird, but one that can be tamed, not so noisy, with beautiful feathers and probably talk. Ya.. a parrot, so we got a Budgerigar. One that is small, not so loud, sociable and great as a pet (I hope..)

Well, we were not sure what it is call till we roughly remember what was written in the pet shop and search for it from the Net. Before that, son already searching for videos on how to train birds. Yes, that is how serious he is concerning this matter.

After some whining and persistence reasoning from sons and struggle from me since I don’t like to see birds being caged and not able to fly freely.. what more who’s going to clean up the mess!? Oh well.. they are so eager and promised to take care of that.. so.. finally .. we got a female Budgie, as my son said “the chosen one”. And she’s named after Athena – The Greek Goddess.

Just over an evening, she doesn’t look shivering and doesn’t jolt when hearing noises.. plus she allowed the boys to put their hands in the cage and let her stand on their fingers. Let’s just hope that the boys can teach her some tricks like standing on their shoulders.

And just this morning, like usual, I received Suzanne’s Dear readers column and talks about finding joy. So probably this is one of the joy that my kids (including me) are looking for.. seeing a beautiful bird responding to human command and able to fly around in the room.

Shine or go crazy

Hi there.. how are you doing? I know I’ve been lagging in blogging lately. Everything lag.. even my scrapbook and my sewing project. And .. I still have a writing that need to be done for a local newspaper concerning scrapbook (which might never be done). Guess what? I’ve been so caught up with things everyday including k-drama! Ha! You may laugh now. Yes, I got hook again, and I try to limit myself in watching too much TV or spending too much time in front of the TV rather than doing other things in the house. But this one, just let me finish watching please.. then I’ll let it go .. (this part “Frozen” music come alive.. haha!) well.. not permanently (definitely) but for a while and get back to my creating self.

I’ve subscribed to Ali’s story stamp. So every month, I get to receive this cute (hand written mostly) clear stamps from Ali through the mail. It is my happy mail of the month. And yet I didn’t use it starting from “Gathering” theme.. I know I should be creating and documenting, else I’ll forget and regret. This month’s theme is “magic”, check it out here.

So, what is this k-dram that got my so hook up?

Let me tell you, I don’t like oldies movie with kung fu style of clothing and background history. I prefer stories set in the modern time. But this one, I love it!

shine or go crazy

Yes, it is call “Shine or go crazy” (辉煌或疯狂). More about it here. It is entertaining.

But guess what.. I’ve already something lining up next once this end.

For now, let’s shine or go crazy!!!


Over the past weeks, I’ve got invitation for 2 weddings, one from colleagues and one from my cousin. I wrote colleagues ‘cos both sides are working in my office, though in different divisions.

Side track a bit — I can’t think of how it could be if I’m marrying my colleague whom I see everyday, day and night. And most probably sharing the same gossips and worse could be in the same office and in different management level which makes things hard for both side, imaging having conflict on our thoughts over the same thing and one is superior than the other. And… I don’t want to work under my hubby.. a good hubby doesn’t mean a good boss and it will create office politics and more gossip if we are in the same office.

Lucky for that two colleagues, they are in different divisions and I can see that they are not in the conflict zone. Good for them.

As for my cousin, a jolly and outgoing girl, may she live happily ever after and hopefully can get her own place pretty soon.


Back to the post — today shares – A simple wedding card for the lovebirds. Under request from colleague from our division.

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Have used a bit of velum in the middle to let the doily pop a bit. But then I’ve mist it with pink glimmer (can’t really see the shining bits here), so it stays contrast with the white doily.

I hope this card will inspire you to create something even prettier.


Go for a happy week ahead!

Yay, up and running!


So glad that I’ve moved my site hosting to WordPress instead of HostGator, ‘cos the charges in WordPress is much more affordable.. plus it is hazzle free for keeping my WordPress site all in one place.

For now the site is not so pleasing to the eye yet.. am going to do some more changes on the design and display, hopefully everything will turns out great and hoping to keep this site forever.

Oh ya.. today is Chap Goh Mei (元宵节), the last day of the Lunar New Year celebration. It is also the valentine’s day for us. So, another special day to have a good reason to go home and have a feast with your family member.

May you be happy always!

Farewell cards

It has been quite a month for us all in the office, we are loosing out not one, not two but three staffs in one go! At the same month! All of them are going to other greener pasture for sure. And I’m going to miss them all.

Here, by the request of my colleagues, I’ve made three cards just for them and signed by everyone in the office.

All vintage.. hope these will inspire you to make something today. BTW, the clips are all detachable and can use used as paper clips.

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To my colleagues and ex-colleagues, all the best in your new places. .. <3

First time sewing coin pouch

I love to sew, I also love to shop and admire how others are doing bag sewing and selling them online. I’m always curious on how their fabric felt like and how thick their bags could be. So recently I saw this coin pouch selling online. One which I’ve already got the pattern and tutorial, but sometimes you just can’t tell how it feels like at the end. So I told myself I just need to know how their workmanship is and how is the feel of the end product, so I bought one online and am really glad I did.

You can get the picture tutorial of the coin pouch in my Pinterest under “Sew” Board. Someone is actually selling the pattern over at Etsy. But you can get the whole story if you know Chinese over here. The pictures actually could speak by themselves. Get the pattern here. Give it a try, you’ll love it . Just wanna add, I’m using cloth fusible for light linen cloths.

coin pouches

Snap buttons were done professionally in the shop this time and I’ll definitely going back for more.

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Cute, aren’t they? I especially love the one with cat print. Miao!!

I think I’m going to make some more. I’ve sold two of them,  now left the one with flower pattern at the bottom left and balloons on top right.



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