Friday, March 29, 2013

Jillibean Soup: Dad Card

TGIF! Weekend is upon us and do you have anything plan out yet? Me? Not so much....just hope to spend some quality time with Abby. We've been out and about almost every weekend and as a mama I felt bad to have mess up with her nap schedules. Anyway, I have a Jillibean Soup card to share today. It was an origami shirt and tie. Trust me, it's not as complicated as it just need a bone folder and a bit of patience :)


Friday, March 22, 2013

Two Best Friends

I stayed up way past my bedtime just to finish this layout and it was so worth the effort. I love the result so much and most importantly is I finally put my MME stuff into good use. I used mainly The Sweetest Thing collection and this is by far my top favorite by MME followed by Lost & Found collection. I was so inspired by the beautiful pattern and soft colors in this. LOVE! 

Here is a picture of me with my best friend taken at her wedding day. Can't believe that we've known each other for almost 20 years and we've definitely come a long way! Maybe one day I willl dedicate a post to my bestie :) But for now, I shall leave you with this layout of us. Hope you like it :)


Thursday, March 21, 2013

Sweet Little Moments

Can I say that I love all the patterned paper from the 5th & Frolic collection by DearLizzy? The color and pattern on each paper just make my heart goes pitter patter. While in the process of making this layout, I kept reminding myself to save each and every piece of scrap left from this precious collection of mine  :) The chipboard pieces are from Neapolitan collection, also by DearLizzy. I had them for a while but never gotten around to use it until now. I also had a thing for splatter ink these days and it really does add some interesting details to my otherwise plain layout. I used to be hesitant about using cardstock as my layout background but ever since I discovered this fun technique, cardstock has been my go to choice.

This picture holds a special place in my heart for a couple of reason. First, it was candid....we were totally unprepared and I wasn't even aware of it. Second, Abby was smiling happily. Third, she was actually crying really loud before the smile took over. We did a mini photoshoot at a friend's house and while halfway through, Abby fell and knocked her head hard on the floor. She wailed like there's no tomorrow and I quickly picked her up and comfort her. It was when my friend decided to capture this precious moment of us. It reminded me of how much I love my daughter and that I would always protect her and be by her side whenever possible. It is sweet little moments like this that I would want to remember forever.


Friday, March 15, 2013

Jillibean Soup: Friends For Life Layout

This went up on the Jillibean Soup blog yesterday and I'm glad I could share it with you today. If you have seen the new CHA collection by Jillibean Soup, you will notice that I've used almost everything new on this layout. I've said it before and I'm going to say it again that the Chilled Cucumber Soup collection is my favorite thus far. I feel so blessed to be able to work with these beauties, all thanks to Jillibean Soup ♥

Let me share with you how this layout came about. First, I'm a sketch person and I always start off my project with a sketch (usually my own) so, when I found this sketch from Pinterest, I jumped right into it. I followed the sketch closely and to re-create the grid lines, I used a brown ink and my faithful tracing wheel to start making the faux stitch lines. So easy and fuss free. I did a tutorial a while back on how to create faux stitch with a tracing wheel and you can find it here. Hope you enjoy!

On a sad note, Google Reader is shutting down in July. Have you heard? I have been faithful to Google Reader for so many years and depend on it for my daily dose of inspiration. Now that they are announcing of shutting it down, I feel lost and sad. Of course there are other alternatives out there such as bloglovin and feedly but they are not as good as ol' Google Reader. Oh well, guess I need to deal with it and live on......


Thursday, March 14, 2013

Photo Day

  • Abby enjoyed being cuddle by her grandma (my mom)
  • Vintage tiffin carrier on display at Spice Market, Rasa Sayang Resort
  • Sneak of my layout (will share here soon)
  • Yummy goodies from Korea counterpart
  • Altered tray by my craft buddy Jessy
  • Grilled chicken for lunch
  • Coffee to perk up after four hours of frantic running around town 
  • Me and hubs at his best friend's wedding
I am much more active on Instagram now compared to before. Think I get the hang of snapping picture whenever I could and with the apps on my phone, it is a breeze to edit and post pictures with just a few clicks or slides. Without a doubt, Instagram pictures are dominating my PL spread. Speaking of PL, I hope to share mine still working on it :) Stay tuned!


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Jillibean Soup: Friendship Card

It's only March and already 2013 is a tough year to begin with. It felt like a roller coaster ride with lots of ups and downs as well as some shocking ones. Life is just unpredictable and when you thought you have everything figure out, the truth is you were just fooling yourselves. I've had my fair share of life experience and one thing I've learned from this is I'm actually a strong person. Not physically strong but mentally strong. I was thrown back with news that are so bad that I never imagined I could ever face it but I did....and I did it with positive attitude. I never knew I had this in least not until now. I've come to realized a lot of things in life and one thing for sure is to appreciate things or people around you. Never for once take them for granted especially family and friends. I came across this quote when I started cardmaking and I take it to heart "When Life Gives You Lemon, Make Lemonade".

Enough of my ramblings and let's move on to something cheerful, a card maybe? Lol. I was pretty stoked when the mail man delivered my pizza box that was filled to the brim with Jillibean Soup new CHA collection. I have been waiting for it for so long and it felt surreal to have the products lying right before my eyes. Awesome! My favorite collection has to be Chilled Cucumber Soup. The colors and patterns are so much so that I'm a bit reluctant to use them. But since I have DT assignment to fulfill, I make pretty project out of them. First up is a card using mainly Chilled Cucumber Soup. You can head on over to the blog for more details.

Have great day ahead!


Friday, March 1, 2013

Jillibean Soup: Feb projects

TGIF! I have a card and a layout to share with you today....

A very simple yet masculine card using pea pod parts from the Macho Nacho Soup collection. I love how the products are named after soup.....but they also create a problem for me when I work on my project way past midnight....they make me hungry! Lol.

At a glance, one would quickly think that these photos were taken at the same time but the truth is they were taken at five years apart. The one on the left was from 2008 and the one on the right was taken earlier this year. Thanks to the sunglasses that hide our "changes". I am pretty sure if we take off our sunglasses, you are able to tell which is the old and which is the new photo. Anyways, bakc to the layout....if you wish to know more of the supplies used, you can always check out Jillibean Soup blog. There are tons, and I mean tons of daily inspiration to keep you going.

Alrighty...that's all I have for today. If you don't see me dropping by your blog to say hi this week, I'm sorry. I promise you will see me again next week. Have a great weekend!