Friday, January 30, 2015

Project Life ~ January 7 to 10

Project Life 2015

January 7

We leave for San Francisco today, this time, we stay at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 5 stars hotel is truly 5 stars, we were greeted with nice fragrance tea and yummy cookies.

the view from the 48th floor is awesome

we walked to China Town for our favorite Singapore Chili crab and I found a Daiso just close to our hotel, Daiso is like a dollar store in America, except it sells all the Japanese product, like the one I shopped in Tokyo and Singapore. I heard that LA has one too, I need to go there someday.

January 8

Today I woke up missing Papi a lot!

DH at work, I walked just a block from our hotel and had breakfast at La Boulange, yummy almond croissant and Macha Latte

for lunch, as usual, also Hog Island at Ferry Terminal

get our usual stuff - clam chowder 

this time we also tried their caesars salad and DH tried a shrimp grits, both were delicious

of course when we were there, no reason not to take a bit at Miette's french macarons, just the store itself is so pretty

January 9

We took the street bus to Fisherman's Wharf, taking public transport is one of my favorite thing to do when I travel.

Scoma's is where we had lunch

DH loves their fish

and I had their signature cioppino

I am glad the cable car die I ordered from PTI came in time for me to finish up my page

I was trying to get the same look of this cable car in San Francisco

after lunch, we went back to the hotel and pack, and then hop on the Bart  (another public transportation in SF) to go to Dublin Pleasanton, it was a 50 minutes ride. We picked up our rental car from there and drove to Bankhead theater at Livermore, CA - the main purpose of this trip is to watch George Winston's performance.

this little town is lovely, we walked around downtown area before concert started, and found a pretty good sushi place too (Roppongi Sushi)

January 10

Home to see Papi, YAY!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

MFT Color challenge #14

DH bought a new golf set, so..... now you know why I have so much time to craft and blog?

I played with MFT color challenge for quite a while, and then I got busy, not time to craft, no time to post, I actually missed 2-3 months??  or maybe more? Well, I am back again... 

Here's the color palette

Here's my card....

the card goes to DH on our anniversary, so I try hard to be less feminine here

I love these dies from MFT

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

PTI Make it Monday #199 ~ Confetti Garlands

The Challenge:

I used a few different PTI to make the confetti garlands

I also use my new PTI San Francisco China Town cover plate on this project together with the hearts die, all from PTI

The sentiment is also one of my favorite word die from PTI

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 246 ~ Cheers

Ros is hosting this week at

The theme is


The project needs to include a drink, hot or cold. I am going with a cup of tea, and it is Friend Blend!

tea bags are going into this pillow box

for the birthday girl.... who loves tea.

Come play along with us at

and our guest this week is

Manuela from Germany

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Our Beautiful World ~ Dance

is a place where you can share the beauty of the world through your lens, we have a weekly theme, this week is....


I took this picture at my friend's house, the minute I see these flowers, I thought of sugar plum fairies, you know the sugar plum fairies in The Nutcracker?

like this .....

and this....

I can so see them dancing now....

can you?

Please hop over to

and check out the team have for you

Friday, January 23, 2015

Project Life 2015 - January 1 to 6

When the year ended, I always have the intention of making a book for the important events that happened in that year, but it was never successful since 2012, and I am still working on my 2013, LOL! Starting last year, I decided to make the year book as I go, so I started project life, and I completed year book 2014, YAY! so this year, I am continuing to do my year book project life style, except... I am going BIG this time!

The reason is, by the time I get to July, my small album was unable to hold all the pages, I need to get a second album in order to complete the year 2014

so this year, I am using the big album....

the other thing I will try to do this year is..... I said TRY....

not to buy anymore of these PL journal cards/box, I bought so many of them last year, and I hardly touch 1/10 of each box I had, so I am going to try to finish them before I buy new ones, again, I said TRY! (biting my lips.....)

Ok, here's year book 2015, project life style


January 1

Hello 2015!!!

I bought a new cookie stamp and baked some sugar cookie today.

January 3

Today I bake churro doughnuts, Papi is such a good boy, we put the doughnuts on the table and sat him on the chair, he just stares and never ever dare to lick.

we brought some doughnuts to Mirage for the staff, they all love it so much

In the evening, we went to Olivia Newton John's concert at Flamingo, she wasn't as good as before but still a good show after all, especially the sang some of her famous tunes from the movie Grease.

January 4

I totally enjoy my weekly walk with Papi, we always walk to Majestic park, it is behind our house, and a slightly uphill route, once in a while, we will see a jogger, but most of the time, it is just peaceful and quiet, just my Papi and I, I feel complete silence, complete solitude.

January 5

My favorite ice cream is in New York City's China Town, black sesame and almond cookie, today, I managed to make some black sesame ice cream, yum.... now I can fixed my craving before I go to NYC again

January 6

I started making Rabbit #2, and it is going across the ocean to a dear friend.