It's been a long time since I posted a quote that I love ;
"Human love and the delights of friendship, out of which are built the memories that endure, are also to be treasured up as hints of what shall be hereafter ~ Bede Jarrett"
Saturday, 27 February 2010
I seldom make Get Well cards. But I think I should make some... and also those sympathy and congratulatory cards. Oh, I place my cards for sale at CzipLee in Bangsar. It's a bookstore (and more) and you all know how much I love bookstores, right? you don't? I love bookstores as much as I love scrapbooking stores :)
What do you think of this card? Will the receiver feel better receiving this?
That's all for today... a short post. I hope to go on a photowalk soon and then I'll share pictures I took, k?
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Friday, 26 February 2010
It's a Public Holiday today... and I really need this break.... but too bad. I have some things that I need to do that can't wait. So there goes my holiday, I guess :(
Made this card last week. I normally try to make my cards during the weekends now. That's when I have a little bit more time on my hands :)
I stamped the cardstock with polka dot in white ink and also inked up the sides of the cards so that it has a vintage look. The patterned paper is from Basic Grey, I think... one of their older paper pads... I hoard too many paper pads... SIGH. I am GOOD at hoarding, k? HAHAHAHAH....
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Wednesday, 24 February 2010
This card will go to a friend who loves cats :)
Hoping that she'll like it.
Ok... now, just a dream/fantasy... if you had/won a couple of million dollars, what would you do with it? And how are you going to spend your life?
Sometimes I like to think of impossible questions like these. Well, winning it is kind of impossible since I don't buy the lottery. Earning it, well, I would need a solid business plan then (which I don't have...) but if I really do have a couple of million moolahs to dish out, I would give 10% to my church, 15% to my parents, invest some.... buy lotsa craft supplies, go for photography classes & I'm definitely 'retiring' (cos I'll have some in FD to feed me). I would spend my 'free' time volunteering at old folks or children's home. Maybe I can work for World Vision :D I never believe that one can be bored if they stop working because there's just so many things in the world that we can do. How can we be bored?
Maybe one day, I will go to Myanmar to visit the child I sponsored. I won't need a couple of million to do that :) And I guess it's time to sponsor another child :P My personal goal was to sponsor a child a year but I didn't manage to do that last year. Maybe a child in 2/3 years? Seems reasonable, right? Wow... I'm going to have so many 'kids' around the world in the future... LOL
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Monday, 22 February 2010
Have not been feeling too good the past couple of days... sneezing my head off and now the sore throat has sunk in. sigh.... I blame it on the weather.. It's too hot and then it rains when we're heading home from office :P
Well, the weather plays a part and I think I have also been physically exhausted. Exhaustion = low immunity, so therefore I am now s.i.c.k :(
Am on medical leave today cos my whole body's aching and I can't talk... throat's hurting bad. Am gonna sleep now. Made this card last week for one of 365 Card's challenge but I forgot to post it up. I didn't even link it up there... oh well, maybe I will eventhough it's late.
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Sunday, 21 February 2010
Here's my kitty... he was my model last week while I tested out my camera :P
He's grown up pretty well but he's still a naughty biter sometimes...
I sure hope he will be slightly manja and sit on my lap.. He doesn't really like us carrying him for a long time. Just a short time and he's fidget. But he's really friendly with people. He wasn't afraid to mingle with a whole bunch of friends last night. He did run as fast as he could upstairs when the whole bunch of friends came in but he did come down quite fast too :) And he didn't bite last night... so, that's good.
Hope he keeps it up... the not biting part, that is.
Ain't he a sweetie... :)
Friday, 19 February 2010
Isn't it absolutely fabulous?
Everyday is fabulous if we make it. It's not easy, yes I know. Sometimes it takes extreme effort to will ourselves to make the day better. Some days it's easier. I guess we just have to make a mental note to want it to be better, what with all the 'weird' people we meet during the day, right? :P They are there for a reason because iron sharpens iron. There's no use for a blunt blade. A blade is only useful when it's sharp.
Embrace them, thank them for they make us better people.
It's easier in words, not in deeds.
I am still learning but I believe it is our attitude in life and not our aptitude that determines our altitude in life.
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Thursday, 18 February 2010
In life, we have to wish big, no? At least if our 'big' wish doesn't come true... the smaller ones does? It's just like shooting for the moon, if you miss, at least you'll land among the stars :)
There's not many people in the office yesterday and it was so, so cold.... Many people are still on leave, though the carpark where I parked is still full! I guess many people are already back to work, just not those from my department! :P
Had mamak with the Hubs just now... just the two of us. Sometimes, need to go out for some 'dating' sessions too... :) We saw this weird sport on tv while eating... I think it's called curling. It's a game in the Vancouver Winter Olympics. I think I will google it later. Interesting to find out what it is.
Here's leaving you with a close up of the card. Hope you like it. I fussy cut the flower out to make it pop.
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Wednesday, 17 February 2010
Look what my hubby gave me for Valentine's :)
I've been talking about investing in this for some time now and hubby was listening!! :D He suddenly asked me if I bought him anything for Valentine's, one day and so I questioned him back but he said, No... he didn't buy me anything... anyway, I wasn't expecting anything since it's the CNY season and we're usually quite spent during this time so....
Was I in for a surprise when he gave me this at the stroke of midnight!! hehehe... He really caught me off-guard this time! As I wasn't expecting this, I was totally surprised!
Thanks, hubs! This indeed was a superbly pleasant Valentine surprise! :)
Sunday, 14 February 2010
This is another 'sweet' coloured card :) I seem to be better at making these than I am at making masculine ones :P I do hope to create a few more of those masculine type cards, though... for the benefit of those who buy cards for their boyfriend or husbands (or brothers... hehe)
And again, I mix stamps from different sets to create a card. I normally do that. You will rarely get to see a card with stamps from only one set on my card :)
Happy Chinese New Year... there are 15 days in the Lunar Chinese New Year... enjoy, eat as many mandarin oranges, devour as much cookies and goodies and then, well, we'll 'diet' when this whole festivies ends, right? :P
Will post up some pictures soon too :) I just invested in a Nikon D90 and am learning to photograph better :) Yes, I'm an amateur hoping to take better pics :)
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Saturday, 13 February 2010
It's Chinese New Year/ Valentine's Day!!! Ushering in the Year of the Tiger *roarrrrrr*
Gong Xi Gong Xi!!
It's the Year of the Tiger following the 12 zodiac signs on the Lunar Calendar. It's quite interesting how the animals raced to cross the finish line in a race held by the Jade Emperor. And the rat, although was good friends with the cat, misinformed the cat about the day of the race causing the cat to miss the race & did not get a spot on the zodiac calendar hence swearing enmity with the rat for all eternity :)
You can read more about it here.
Hope you like the legend.... and my card too :)
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Tuesday, 9 February 2010
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There are some days that I can't think of what to blog about.... but then I have cards to share... so, what do I do? I just post the pictures of the cards first and ya, well.. that's about it :P
I embossed the polka dots on the cardstock to create texture and add interest and then added the leaves on :) The Happy Birthday on the 'banner' is handwritten by me.. could it have fooled you? :)
This card was also made during my weekend de-stressing session...
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Monday, 8 February 2010
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Was de-stressing by getting crafty during the weekend. It's really cool spending time at my craft table and just craft away. I think I'm getting faster at assembling a card :P Or maybe I just have some ideas and inspirations... I don't know... sometimes it's ideas galore and at other times, I just stare blankly at my tools & papers.
It's Chinese New Year in another few days' time. Time passes really fast! At first it was New Year's and then it's February already...
Chinese New Year falls on Valentine's Day this year... Interesting, right? I guess the lovebirds gets to kill two birds with one stone celebrating both events?
Saturday, 6 February 2010
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I'm not sure if I'm still in time for the PTI Day 5 Challenge but I'm posting this up anyway :) The challenge was to create a card using the Emboss Resist technique. It's a technique that I love too. Creates texture and adds interest to the card.
It's a really pretty technique, really... I used Text Style II for the background and Fancy Flourishes for the emboss resist. Distressed the edges as well to make it look more 'vintage'.