Archive for June, 2007

There are so many beautiful photos taken on Hui Xian’s Langkawi trip by Jon and her that I just love the scrap them. Here’s one I did yesterday:

Hui Xian told me these were one of the last photos taken with all the girls after they berthed in Penang Jetty, before parents started picking them home and her new Filipinos friends were scheduled to fly that evening.

I used Christina Bartholomew’s 10,000 Leagues Page Set.
For more layouts of Hui Xian’s Langkawi’s Youth Camp, please click Hui Xian2.


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Wedding Layouts

Hello everyone. Since my Eleganza series were added last Sunday, June the 24th, I have collected some very nice layouts from scrappers in the digi community. Below are just a selective few:

Thanks to all the wonderful ladies who chose my Eleganza Series for their wedding albums. This is really an honor to me and highly appreciated. Hope all of you have enjoyed looking at these beautiful occasions. A series of 12″x12″ Quick Pages with this theme will be added to Scrapbook-Elements store this coming Sunday.

If you would like to have your wedding albums designed by me, please send me a message for price quotation.
Thank you.

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Eleganza = Elegance

Greetings everyone. Introducing my latest designs in Scrapbook-Elements.com:
Eleganza-Gold Page Set:

Eleganza-Silver Page Set:

Eleganza Page Set is designed in traditional gold and silver theme with straight cut frames of different shapes, embroidered flowers on rich textured papers, a golden double-swans heart frame, lace, embroidered swirls, a semi transparent divider, a flower printed ribbon, stud, a heart, and a set of white rose with leaves. Each element is saved individually in PNG or JPEG format.
Below are previews of some elements and papers found in these set:

A coordinating alphas set and wedding words in gold and silver are available separately in SBE Store. These set are perfect for your wedding album, proms, christening of your child and/or creating layouts that needs the elegant touch.
Purchase a combo set (consisting of Eleganza Page Set, Elegance Alphas Set and Filigree Flowers) and save USD2.00 from the usual kits sales. Previews for both set are below. Please click title to store and more information:

Eleganza Gold Combo
Eleganza Silver Combo

Sample layouts showing these sets will be added soon. Please visit this blog for more information soon.
Have a Happy Scrapping Day!

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The title is definitely true because Hui Xian just finished the last piece of Christmas chocolate one May 1st, more than 5 months after our big celebration. This was due to the many parcels from friends and relatives at Christmas so we simply have to freeze some. Come to think of that, she still has a bottle of children champagne from last new year toss off!

I made sure we take some photos because I knew I was going to scrap a layout for my in-laws who sent Hui Xian this snowman. Of course Tobie wanted a bite too but bratty Hui Xian would only give her a teeny weeny bit, enough to get a glimpse of what the real good thing tasted like! 😛 She ate is really slow and when she was done, rubbed her tummy and wished the snowman bye-bye! My funny girl!

Coffee with Oma – background paper and frames
Girlfriends Page Set – paper, swirls, heart, ribbons, buttons
Water Park Page Set – green beads
Font: Chiquita Banana

There is a Font Challenge at Scrapbook-Elements featuring the Chiquita Banana Font. Designer Arlene Santos is sponsoring a gift for anyone posting a layout to this challenge. My layout is going into this challenge, so if you are interested there is still time until end of June to get a layout done. Click Font Challenge Gallery to view what others have done.

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Ever since I could remember, I have always been intrigued by the art of sewing flowers using gold or silver thread. This form of fine art work is usually found in jewels with intricate twist of threads to form beautiful pieces. Filigree can also be found in the ‘kebayas’ (traditional Malays costumes) as well as those worn by my ancestors the Chinese Peranakans (Baby & Nyonya). I remembered watching my late aunt painstakingly hand stitched flower motifs on the lapels of the kebaya and she would have many standing orders because her handiwork was very well known.

Today, by painstakingly drawing by hand flower motifs of this century old art, I am bringing it back on canvas – to be used in digital scrapbook layouts that need the extra elegant touch of gold or silver with a feminine touch. Each set consists of 7 flower motifs with 2 different types of gold and silver threading. Below are sample previews of my designs. Click on links for more information and pricing.

Filigree-Flowers Set 1 (Gold):

Filigree-Flowers Set 2 (Silver) -close up view of designs:

Here’s a layout I’ve done using the Filigree-Flowers Set 1 (Gold):
Bride & Groom:

Red paper from Mystical Page Set
‘Bride & Groom’ from Wedding Words-Gold
Flowers from Filigree-Flowers Set 1 (Gold)

Thanks for looking.

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This week Scripture Challenge by Rina Kroes at Scrapbook-Elements is just what I needed to make several Father’s Day layouts for friends and family. On top of that, she will be giving out parts of her kits when you post in the gallery and send her the link. It’s a weekly challenge with different scriptures word art created by her.

Here’s my layout for this week challenge:

Dedicated to Jojo, a friend with 5 beautiful children and husband to Ida. Photo taken of him and Sabina at CoffeeBean after sending our kids off to their Youth Camp recently. Jojo and Ida have I think the most well behaved, articulated and responsible kids I’ve the chance to meet and it’s great to know we can send our bratty Hui Xian every Saturday to hang out with them. Maybe some of their good qualities will rub off on her! LOL Ida… do you hear that?! I’m sure Hui Xian will make a fuss when she reads this but I’m taking the chance that she might skip this altogether!

Main photo by me while the kids’ photo at the bottom is from Ida’s gallery.
I used my Coffee with Oma Page Set. Paper has been recolored to match layout.
Tags and hearts from Always in My Heart.
Scriptures from Rina Kroes.

Back to my family-
We sent Hui Xian to meet her friends for Fantastic 4 movie in the afternoon (Thanks Simone for giving off your ticket to her). Before that we had our lunch at Chili’s, the recently opened branch in Penang. Met the COO and had a chat there and promised to meet him when we go to Kuala Lumpur again. It was chilly inside the restaurant and they haven’t had their permit for alcohol license yet so I’m missing their famous frozen Margaritas. Went to the opposite joint for the ahem… good things in life and met some friends…one thing led to another and just when we went back to Chilli’s for our dinner, Hui Xian called to be picked up. Oh well… DH went to fetch her and in the rain too so he wasn’t too pleased when he had to fight his way through the heavy traffic and horrible driving style here in Malaysia. LOL Poor guy looked as if he could kill someone when he got back to his very cold burger!

When it poured, it was really heavy with strong winds and the rain splashing into our former joint. After saying good bye to our friends, we headed home and continued the rest of the night with Absolute Vodka on the rocks with lime. Yummilicious drink but lethal when I want to continue my designing! At 1:00am the family and of course our cat and dog gathered in my bedroom and watched Formula 1 qualifying. Race was at Indianapolis, USA. Went straight to bed after this late night.

Sunday, being Father’s Day, we went out to lunch and since I have to finish my designs, I went straight to work until late afternoon. Prepared dinner for the family. I cooked baked fish with chili filling, steamed vegetables and egg sambal (roasted chili paste). I thought Hui Xian won’t like fish because she had been refusing to eat it but at dinner she and DH cleaned up good this 1kg seabass. Sorry Curl… no leftovers for our cat so he had to resort to the can again. 😛

In total, DH celebrated Father’s Day twice; first on ‘Corpus Christi’ a Catholic Holiday and much celebrated in Germany and another one here last Sunday. Double the fun, double the celebration! LOL

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Greetings ladies. This kit was initially designed for our ‘ONCE in a BLUE MOON’ promotion and a mini kit as a posting gift in our Pajama Party Chat.
Now I have it in SBE store with an add on pack as well as a full set. You will also find a set of 12″x12″ Quick Pages here.

Baby Blue Set:

Baby Blue Mini Kit:

Baby Blue Mini Kit Add On:

Baby Blue 12″x12″ Quick Page Set:

Layouts using these Baby Blue theme are listed below:
Snuggle by Kirstiegai
Smelly Pillow by Alice Koh
Smile by Alice Koh

Thanks for looking.

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