Friday, July 24, 2009


Thirty six years ago, I arrived as a 7month old premature baby.

By looking at the height of my parents, most of the people would think I should end up over 170com. My dad is 182com and my mum was 168cm, but I concluded my current height was due to the early arrival to this world, lol.

My dad called me two days ago to wish me a early Happy Birthday, he always remembers the date even we are thousands miles apart. I miss you, dad. This was a layout I did 2years ago, to me, he's a forever hero.

He had the hardest time 6 years when my mother was having the cancer treatment, bearing all the pain by himself as he wouldn't want me to know, for me was 7 months pregnant at that time. If I would know ...

She was always there for me if I needed her as long as I can remember. Though there were times that she was not able to, she's still with me in my heart. I miss her terribly every year on my birthday.

I know she is somewhere around and she is with me.

My sweetest Rafeeqa wrote me a letter as the birthday present which I will load in another post later. She was born one week after my mother passed away. I always think she was sent by my mother... I don't know, just have this feeling for all these years.

Today, I looked through all the album and found this:
I am truly grateful for what I have today.

Monday, July 13, 2009

A crazy weekend!

and I don't have enough sleep! 

But it was so fun!!! 

Lia makes pretty stuff which we all agree and the butterfly album is so gorgeous, with all the pretty ribbon, lace, flower, leaves and Pink Paislee papers. I haven't completely finish the pages yet as I think I have still quite some things to add in, it's such a beauty! 

I went home around 10pm on Saturday and dose off to my dreamland... 

My class on Sunday morning turned out to be a measurement and calculation assessment! Many of us were completely lost in the number land, with 1/8", 6/8", 7/8"... haha! 

Jackie is always a great help! Look, she's helping new scrapper Jenny to do the cutting.

These two seemed fine with the numbers although Sharon did complain that I should not give them too much measurement in the early morning! LOL.

Our new scrapper was very pleased after she finished the lesson.

Thank you all who came to my class! 

The afternoon were filled with food, snack, shopping so by the time for Sharon's class, I was half way out.  But I didn't miss anything that she taught, well, I THINK I didn't miss anything!  It's called "Get messy with paint" so we suppose to get very messy and it did the best Messy I have ever done! Therefore, no pictures on my camera, we were try to hide all our things away from the table! But I am sure you can check out some here.

I will head to SC later to finish the remaining layout, yes, though I still feel sleepy!

Artz de Scrap - altered storybook

My first assignment from Art de Scrap is to alter a storybook. I love books, my girls do too, after they finish reading some books, we normally give to their cousins or donate to whoever needs them. I couldn't find anything in the house that I can alter ( or I should say that I want to alter ).

Well, making a book is always a fun thing to do especially when I have all those lovely picture of Rafeeqa featuring Goldilocks!  Two years back when she was still in kindy, they played out the story: Goldilocks and the 3 bears. I saved all the pictures and resized all of them to 2R to fit on the pages. I had this idea of making a personalized storybook for her, so this fits perfectly in my July's assignment!

The tree stamp I got from my last trip to Shanghai, just love it! Renee helped to draw Goldilocks and the three bears which were hiding among the trees, I used UTEE for the girl and like the 3D effect.

The book is about 4 * 6" in size, to fit the color "blue and green", I used a lot of paper with this tone and stickers, felt bird from Maya Road, rub ons from Yellow Bicycles and most fun part, I hand cut lots of houses and window. The two girls read it over and over at night which make me smile from bottom of the heart!

So are you ready for this fun project? Gather your stash and set to go!! Do upload your project and send to Artz de Scrap.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Designer's class in Shabby Chic

I can hardly believe that 7 months has gone since our last designer's class in Shabby Chic! The month long celebration of SC's 2nd birthday was full of fun, discounts, special offer, appreciation presents and games for scrappers and of course, the highlight --- designer's class!

This was the class I taught

You must be wondering what were we doing, cutting, glueing, stamping even some ironing! Yeh, it was a lot of fun, having spent time with these lovely ladies, I missed it!  

So here we are again, bring you back Shabby Chic's designer class! Next week, Sharon and Lia will fly in and three of us will teach some classes in the weekend.  Mark your calendar and if you haven't decided yet, click on Shabby Chic's link and find out more about the amazing classes.

I will be doing a special little book about "Me", yes, all about yourself. I will show you step by step on how to make a book and it fits perfectly in a box! I was so excited when I finished working on it, it's something very different. I am sure after you attend the class, you might be able to make a lot of different books base on the idea. Sorry, no sneaks, I forgot to take any picture before handed to Shabby! lol.

My dear fellow scrappers, See you next week in Shabby Chic:

Saturday 11th July 6-9pm 

Lia Abdullah

Thankful for my blessings
Sunday 12th July 9-12noon

Emily Zhang

Celebrate my life
Sunday 12th July 6-9pm

Sharon Chan

Get messy with paint

Before I log off, I would like to show you something I altered using MME's paper and Maya Road's tin: 

Till then!