Friday, December 26, 2008

Thank you ...

to all you luv-ly ladies who left comments
in my previous post
i am so touched ...

thanks !

me, hubs and the kiddo
are currently in Selangor
my mummy's place :)
tomorrow morning we
are heading to Cameron Highlands
yay !!!

will be leaving you with some
sneakies ...*wink*

Scrappin Kids

do visit the SK website come

new year to see the full reveal :)

another little sneakie...
won't tell you where this is heading yet

that's it from me....

to all , have a happy and peaceful new year !



Thursday, December 18, 2008

A lil ToOt-siE ....

.... it has been difficult keeping this
under wraps for the past week or so ....

so the scoop is that
yours truly was selected by
sweet sweet Wati of Scrappin Kids
to be one of 5 DT's for 2009.

Thank you Wati for this wonderful opportunity!

Who and what are they about?

"We are moms who got together here at Scrappin Kids to
share our layouts/projects on our lil ones.
We would love to see other mom's creations
to our monthly theme! Do join in the fun :)"

So check out
on new years day
and join in the fun !


Monday, December 15, 2008

We're back...

... from Langkawi.
and it was the best family vacation yet !
Thanks to all the sponsors (ehem...pakba and the hubs)
Below is one of many photos taken by hubs.
Will post more once they are sorted.

Sunset, Langkawi 2008.

tfl :)

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

my little man

thanks Aya for the photo

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

My first ...

... invitation to be a guest designer
over at Ed's sketch. Got stamp?

Thanks Ed, Stephanie and the DT ladies.

and play along, yah !

"This month's challenge is to use any animal image on your layouts with the sketch. "

there are some prizes to be won
which are kindly sponsored by Laines.

here's my take on Ed's fun sketch:

title: LIVE the MOMENT
note to O:
Seize the day !
Dance like nobody's watching...
live sweetheart...LIVE !

(I absolutely adore the chickie stamp (CLP) bottom right)
thanks for stopping by :)

Sunday, November 30, 2008


O at 3 weeks : when your tushy fitted the palm of my hand !

close ups
the journaling stamp is from Scarlet lime kit

swirls are from a stamp "treasure the moment"


this layout was made using the RAK
from my dear scrapper friend Sophia.
thanks sweets
when are we cropping again eh ?
itchy fingers leh :)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


was greeted by this on Monday ...
made the rest of my day good ...
not so blue ....
thank you MWL team for picking my layout ...
& it's true what they say...
Singapore has many talented scrappers ...
I truly am inspired by them ...
scrap on ladies...
scrap on !

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Art after the storm....

Oh boy... last 2 weeks were tiring ...
I am winding down with art therapy...
Hope you like what you see ...

Title: i love bEiNg ur mummy
(O and me Surabaya 06/2008)


& a teeny sneekie ...
of a lil cheekie...

(you will hafta wait and see for the
whole-she-bang reveal next week)


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Between grants, interview, conferences and art...

So, past 2 weeks have been a whirlwind of events !
Mentioned about the conference I attended last
week in previous post...
Euphoria of winning the YIA has ebbed ;(

Last Thursday presented myself for an all important interview :)
Received aa email on Friday from them...
Glad to say that the outcome was favourable...hehehe...
suffice to say that I am relieved...
I don't have to revert back to desperate tai-tai

This week I have been kept busy with putting
together a grant proposal
It's my first one so learning curve was steep...
I am thankful that there are people willing to
help and guide me through this.
Thank you.. you know who you are :)

Lastly, was in a creating frenzy over the weekend...
between all the homework for the grant,
chasing after O-boy and doing the laundry & dishes...
I managed to make some pretty pretty things.

Warning : invasion of your computer screen with tonnes of photos :)

Title: Inspired
(have yet to pen down my thoughts for this one
afraid that if I do it would sound extremely scientific
grant-fever leh ...hhehehe)

close ups Amy B's new line

Made a lil altered art with the acrylic album I bought sometime back.
Used one of the pieces..the rest still naked :)
Used Amy B's papers again...
This one says: self...
Do what you love,
Love what you do....

Title: bubble boy
who would have guessed looking at O
dancing amongst the bubbles
that he was petrified of them
only 2 months ago
he has conquered his fear of bubbles.
look at him now !
mummy and papa are so proud of u !

Lastly, made this little card.
Card says :
Lets go dancing.
hehehe...this was a fun one !
loved dressing up the little owl :)

That's all for now.

Sorry for the overload.

Thanks for dropping by and wish me luck for the grant.


Thursday, November 13, 2008

A lil good news !

I was at a conference on Tuesday to present a part of my research findings.
The presentation went well (I have presented this piece of work countless times but mostly to my team members *shy*). It was a 5min slide presentation followed by 1min Q&A. If memory doesn't fail me, I remembered answering the judges question fairly okay.
Yesterday, while on E leave (O was down with fever) I received an
SMS from my supervisor saying that I won the YIA.
My first thought was "huh?"
What's YIA?
I had actually won the Young Investigator's Award....hehehehe...
mind you, young is anyone under 40 years of age...hehehehe....
So, with this award came a cert and some prize moolahs.
I am beaming...
I still have a silly grin on my face since yesterday.
Happy...Happy...Happy !
Young...yes...I like that title :)

Monday, November 3, 2008

watch me GRoW

O at 26 months


when i saw this Luxe paper I knew I had the perfect photo for it

journaling is mostly about O's relationship with
his beloved tutu (pacifier/dummy) and
how the hubs has to set aside some moolahs
for braces for his son

tfl !

Thursday, October 23, 2008


title: lOved (by that special someone)

made this rare layout about moi for Leena's challenge at MWL
managed to find a picture of myself amongst O's countless photos
am happy with the end result :)

Quote is from Khalil Gibran's the prophet:

To wake at dawn with a winged heart &
give thanks for another day of loving;
To rest at the noon hour and meditate love's ecstasy;
To return home at eventide with gratitude;
And then to sleep with a prayer for the beloved in your heart
& a song of praise upon your lips

tfl :)

home for raya

the clan...
complete this year...
2nd raya for Sarah
3rd raya for O-boy
Aya is back...
under one roof
all of us
a blessed raya
we had !

Was so in love with this limited edition
Scarlet Lime paper (brown background)
I think it's from the Sept kit and
the white rub-ons I purchased from just had to use it.
Nonetheless, to scrap our most memorable raya so far !
Also have to thank dear dear Sophia
for the lovely paper from which
I cut those green flowers from...
emuaaahhhsss !


Sunday, October 12, 2008

Trying the "less is more" ...

I dunno...
did I do ok ?

thanks for stoping by :)

delight IN the little things

strawberry yoghurt makes me

dragged out my old SL kit and made this.
was feeling a tad guilty for
not fully utilizing them.

Phew...feel much better now that
that bag of SL stuff is getting
lighter :):)

Have a good day!
tfl :)

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

rise + shine SWEETHEART, time to wake up sleepy head!


it's a brand new day
with brand new possibilities...
build brand new hopes....
& brand new dreams !


(to be added when i figure out where to place it *sigh*)


the clouds were made from a flower ribbon slider (below) that was
cut in half and trimmed to look like a cloud.

used naked chipboard asterixes to give dimension
to the flowers at the bottom half of the layout.
papers are from cosmo criket.

Update :

I submitted this LO for Carol's Quattro Challenge

over at MWL forum



check it out here

Happy...Happy...Happy ....

tfl !

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


(my first Label Tulip Kit)

Awesome journey thus far !

Card : Thanks

made this card to thank a family for
hosting a great mid-autumn
festival dinner.
the beef was delish !

{ i will do anything for you }

Omar and PaPa, Surabaya 2008

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

i mUst have doNe soMeThing rigHt

journaling(to be added):

to deserve your LOVE every morning
butterfly KISSES at night.............


Sunday, September 7, 2008

Love Love Love

Go on, dream big !

He says:
We asked O what he wanted for his 2nd b'day
+ was hoping he would say bicycle.
Instead, he told us MOTORBIKE *gasp*

Friday, August 22, 2008

{ my true north }

When the world gets crazy &
chaotic and I feel myself drowning/lost
I just look at them and WILL
find my way home...

The frame was too small ...
so I tore it in half and joined them again
with strings of pearl .

The letter N was painted purely cos
I ran out of n's tee hee hee...
Traced out the flowers on the PP
with tonnes of stickles *glam*

I stamped the leaves with vanilla paint and
overlapped with brown ink to make it look
more natural.....added stickles to jazz it up :)

Thanks for looking :)