Wednesday, November 24, 2010

One day left.......

Hello friend! I'm sorry I've gone missing on you! We spent two days setting up the new store and I'm happy to say that it's starting to take shape. With only one day left before the opening, there's no time to waste. The stamps are already up on the display wall, punches, stickers, and ribbons too. Today will have fun unpacking the paper and doing Christmas decorations :) Here's a sneak of what we have in the store,

An array of acryclic paints. Seeing the beautiful colors on the shelves make me happy. Very happy.

Marker pen in assortment of colors. I called it the 'wheel of colors'.

Ok, I got to run. Stay tune for more updates on the new store. I will post more pictures in the next couple of days. Meanwhile, you may visit Smidapaper blog for more information.

Happy Wednesday!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Handmade Soap

I have no card to share but instead a picture of some fun gift I put together for my friends. You know how I love packaging and these cute little soap infused with exotic spices and pure essential oil are just what I'm looking for. To make it even more personal, I wrapped up the soap with some colorful paper and ribbons. They smell really good and not overpowering. My favorite has to be the lemongrass. I love everything lemongrass! It has this soothing smell that calms me down and I also love the fact that it help to keep mosquitoes away :) They also make a perfect Christmas gift, don't you think?

A new range of handmade soap are available at Smidapaper soon. Come check them out when the new store open on 25th November.

Have a fun filled day!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Goodbye Altera!

I want to remember today. It is the day I bid farewell to my company and the good friends that I've known for 10 years. It was bittersweet for me and I will definitely miss them. I am so used to my daily routine that I hope I don't wake up at at 6:45am on Monday and drive myself to work, lol. I took some pictures with my friends and I hope to post them here soon.

Meanwhile, I am sharing a card I made for my class a while back. Enjoy!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Happy or Sad

Hello! Thank you for your comments on my last post. Your kind words brighten my day and reading every single one of them made me smile. They meant a lot and I am thankful for that.

This Friday will be my last day at work and I am still busy packing my stuff, transferring some personal datas to my laptop and attending farewell lunch/dinner in between. I've still got a few odds and ends to do before leaving but other than that I am pretty much looking forward to my new job. I have people asking me if I am happy leaving the company. To be frank, I am happy and eager to start a new environment, meeting new people and learning new stuff. Being creative is part of my life now and I am very excited about it. But leaving behind a group of great friends that I've known for 10 years is is the most difficult. They are my trusted confidant, my lunch partner, my car-pool partner and even my fashion advisor. They are everything a friend could ever ask for and I love them dearly.

Sigh...emotion aside. I had to share a card I made using a mix of papers from My Little Yellow Bicycle and Studio Calico. Yay to me! I made another masculine card and I am just proud of myself, lol :)

Happy Monday!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Now that the craft bazaar is over,  I can breathed a sigh of relief. But then I can't rest....not yet. Right now, I'm focusing on something more important that will change my life completely or my working life at least. If you think I'm pregnant, I have to stop you there. I'm not. Quitting my job? Yes! Quitting my job and work for Smidapaper? Double yes! I have been keeping this for a while and I thought it's time to let the cat out of the bag. Its suffocating, lol :) It took me months to decide and I finally made up my mind to work for Smidapaper full time. I've been working in a corporate company for almost 10 years and working in a store is really new to me. But I'm willing to learn all that and looking forward to my new job. I know I won't be creating all the time and I'm ready to take whatever challenge that awaits me. My hubby has been very supportive of me and I'm really glad. He even told me that he would send me to work everyday (which is only 5min away from our house) and brings me food. That's so sweet of him! I married the right guy, lol :)

So this week I'm busy packing up all the stuffs that I've been collecting over the years. It's easy to just chucked them in a box but they are going to give me real headache when I bring them home. I don't have space for them. I don't even have enough space for my crafty stuff. What am I to do with them?? Scratching my head here. Anyways, I have a card to share. Ohhh..I love this polka dots paper by My Little Yellow Bicycle. I think I'm going to hoard it for a while :) I'm having paper flower fever right now, can you tell???


Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Pictures from the craft bazaar

Hello! I mentioned on my previous post that I went to a craft bazaar over the weekend. Smidapaper had a booth and I was there to help. It was my first time ever running a booth and it's so much fun! A new learning experience for me indeed :) Here are some pics taken by Josie....enjoy!

On the left is Sheila and Josie is on the right. Love this picture of us! So natural!

Some handmade goodies.

That's me shopping for other crafty stuff. This booth is one my favorite at the bazaar. The owner made some really cute aprons and check out the fun banners that she sew. They are simply lovely!

It's bedtime now and I can hardly open my eyes already. So I'm going to say good night to you :) Sweet dreams!

Monday, November 8, 2010

True Love

I had a great weekend! Besides, my in-laws were out of town and I have the house all to myself. Hehe, I can do whatever I want and craft whenever I want. You can tell I love being alone :) So on Saturday, we had a craft bazaar at Rasa Sayang hotel and together with Sheila (Philip and Sarah too), we manned a table/stall full of handmade goodies. Josie dropped by and took some photos of us. I'll talk more about it later.

But for now, I have a layout to share. In my record, this is the second layout I've made thus far and I'm actually hook on scrapbooking now. It's so different from cardmaking but I'm ready to learn more about it. Here's the layout I made using of one of my favorite wedding photo taken from last year. The pattern paper that I used are mostly from the Lost & Found collection by MME. I LOVE LOVE this collection a lot! Don't you just love the glittery edge? The text backgroud? The polka dots? Ohhh, I can go on and on and :) Some of the goodies here are gifts from Sheila like the Jenni Bowlin butterfly sticker, the doily transparencies by Maya Road and the beautiful heart stick pins. She always pamper me with pretty stuff and I'm spoiled :)

Paper flowers are in rage right now and I decided to make a few for this layout. Besides looking pretty, they add dimension and depth to a layout.

More flower. Hehe....can you see the big beautiful butterfly peeking out? I can't create a layout without my favorite butterfly, can I? Lol. Some of you asked a while ago about the brand of this butterfly die and I forgotten about it. So sorry. It's by Quickutz. I was first introduced to it by my talented babe, Jessy and I fell in love with it instantly! She knew how much I loved it and generously die cut a few more for me. Thanks babe!

Before I end this, I would love to say THANK YOU for leaving me the sweetest comments on my previous post!!!! I've said it over and over that you gals are the BEST and SUPPORTIVE bloggy friends I've ever had!! I would love to hug each and every one of you but I can't so I'm sending a HUGE virtual hug to all of you! I'm off to commenting now :)

Have a great day!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

CARDS October 2010 Issue

Hello! It's me again! I'm happy to share two of my cards that were published in the October issue of CARDS magazine! You know these are my first published cards and I'm really excited about it! Hope you like them :)

Have a nice day!

CASE Study Challenge #13

It's sad to say that this will be my last week with CASE Study. There's some big change for me in the next couple of weeks so I decided to leave the team. It's hard to leave such a fabulous team and I had a great time working with them! I have to thank Iwona for giving me the opportunity to be part of the team and for being such a great friend to us! I wish the team all the best!

We have a new muse this week! Want to find who? Check out the blog here. You will love her! Here's the card inspired by her.

A very simple card using my new favorite stamp by WPlus9. The images in this set are really cute! Come and play along and you could stand a chance to win $20 gift certificate from Paper Maniac.

Happy Thursday!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Pretty Package

What I like most about gift is the pretty packaging. A prety package is equally precious of what's inside and I do not mind spending a wee bit of time into making one of a kind package for my friends. I snapped some photos of a package that I recently made for a dear friend and I woud like to share them here. If you think something's wrong with my pictures, don't worry. It is just me playing with Photoshop....very amateurish :)

The package. At first I didn't know what to do with the decorative tape by Pink I know :)

Close up of the package.

The goodies that I put together for her.

I had loads of fun making these and I can see myself making a few more. I'm keeping today's post short and I hope you enjoy your day!

See ya!