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I was inspired to do a layout using sketch #72 from Pencillines. Here's my take:

(Patterned paper: October Afternoon, Making Memories; Die-cut , glitter paint & brad: Making Memories; Photo corner: Daisy D's; Chipboard letters: Heidi Swapp; Buttons: Autumn Leaves; Ribbon: May Arts; Rhinestone: Kaiser Crafts; Pen: Staedler; Others: Stickles & DMC thread)

See how serious I look in this picture? nyahaha.. That's just for show..

Have a great week ahead!

Because I get to scrap all day!

A pic of me and Marcy in one of those goofy moments...

(Patterned papers: Imagination Project, Tinkering Ink, KI Memories, Basic Grey; Alpha sticker: American Crafts; Journaling spot & Girl Chipboard: Maya Road; Photo corner: Daisy Ds; Felt Embellishment: Queen & Co.; Rub-on: Colorbox; Rhinestone: Kaiser Crafts; Die-cut & Stamps: Making Memories; Transparency: Hambly; Glitter: Doodlebug Design & Stickles; Pen: Staedler)

J3 has grown so much since I last saw him. And this picture is just begging to be scrapped!

(Patterned paper: Jenni Bowlin Studios, KI Memories, Luxe Design, Basic Grey; Alpha stickers: American Crafts & Heidi Swapp; Cardstock sticker: Fontwerks; Photo corner: Daisy D's; Stamp: Autumn Leaves; Stamping Ink: Tsunkineko; Glitter: Stickles; Pen: Zig)
Here's to a new week! Have a good one!

These are going to the mail tomorrow. I hope the kids from Club Rainbow enjoy these as much as I have enjoyed making them!

(Flowers: Prima; Stamps: Purple Onion, Cat's Life Press, Making Memories, Technique Tuesday, Autumn Leaves, Gel-a-Tins; Stamping ink: Tsukineko, Ranger; Patterned Paper: Basic Grey; Buttons: Autumn Leaves; Eyelet & Brad: Jo-Ann's; Paints & Glaze: Making Memories; Glitter: Stickles)

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It's baby's field trip to the zoo!
So I did a little practicing with my camera with what I know so far from reading the user manual. I was actually advised to practice taking pictures of flowers so that I can get a feel of the settings of the camera. Despite the sweltering heat in the zoo, I actually enjoyed the day taking photos.
Enjoy the spring flowers!

Say hello to the new addition to our family, Terrence Jaden. Nope, he's not mine.. He's my brother's third son.. He's so adorable!

Materials: Patterned Papers: Creative Imaginations, Daisy Bucket (Pia - if you're reading this, finally I was able to use DB! Ü), Sassafras Lass, Basic Grey; Cardstock: DCWV; Plastic Bracket and Alpha Stickers: American Crafts; Sheer journaling spot: Maya Road; Rhinestone: Kaiser Crafts; Pen: Zig; Thread: DMC.
Found this article on Today (free newspaper here in SIN):

I am really psyched! Finally! Believe it or not, my heart still skips a beat everytime I hear any of their songs.
My favorite New Kid is Jordan Knight... Sigh... Such a dreamboat.. And who the hell cares if he's nearing 40?!? He's still hot!
I don't know what Chinese langauge this is but it must be the same as Kung Hei Fat Choi (A little help here please?). This is my first Chinese Lunar New Year - as in with actual people celebrating it. The closest celebration I have ever experienced was watching a dragon dance being performed in my previous company and eating tikoy. When I came back from my holiday in Manila, there were already some establishments laden with decorations of red and gold, fortune plants, gold rats and small trees of kumquats (correct my spelling and if I'm wrong, sa atin pang mga pinoy eto yung tinatawag nating kiat-kiat). It will be a 2 day holiday for me (as mandated by the government), but most of the offices will be closed starting on Feb 6 til Feb 11. Most of the shops and malls will be closed during the entire holiday so there is not much left to do but hang in the house or the park (and for me, to scrap!)...
So I took baby on a field trip today to capture some of the decors set here in Suntec:
My happy place...

Chinese lanterns...
Real live trees with those little oranges (kiat-kiat)

Suntec Tower One - where my office is located... It's one of those rainy days...

Lobby of the Suntec Convention Center

Flowers from the walkway of Suntec to Citilink

View from the walkway... see the Singapore Flyer?

CNY decorations at Citilink Mall

Art deco / Bas Relief at Citilink

This is my current world... Just sharing...

Yes I've wanted to buy a DSLR for the longest time and I am happy that finally I was able to purchase one.. What makes this buy really sweet is that I bought it with my hard earned money - katas ng OFW baga.. It's really a good thing that SIN has the best priced technology equipments/gadgets in Asia Pacific (at least I think so!). From what I know this model in Manila will cost about PHP35K (around SGD1250) for the kit.. This kit I bought ataround PHP25k. Prior to purchasing, it was actually a toss up between the D80 and D40x, but after reading reviews and forums, for a newbie like me, the D40x fitted my needs and budget. I also bought a filter, extra battery and a 2gb card to get me started. The shop owner in Funan was very helpful in giving me tips. He actually took the time to make sure I made the right purchase - making me choose from a Canon 350D and D40x. Canon is actually more expensive (like almost SGD200+ more) and the generic lenses, like Tamron etc, can be used with Canon.. But I like the body and sleekness of Nikon. Right now, I am still tweaking with the 18-55mm lens from the kit, but hopefully once I've mastered the manual settings, I'd be able to upgrade to a better lens. It's just now I'm realizing that the camera purchase doesn't really end with the camera alone 'coz now I have to buy baby's accessories like a cleaning kit, bag, dry case, CD's for the photos I've taken (unless I want my laptop to crash).. Hay.. Kayod-kayod..
But I am happy!