Friday, May 22, 2015

PTI Make it Monday #212 ~ Fussy Cutting Tips

The Challenge:

PTI Make it Monday #212 ~ Fussy Cutting Tips

I used the free PTI stamp set that didn't come with matching die, and PTI beautiful beads paper pad


hope my fussy cutting isn't that bad








Thursday, May 21, 2015

On Graduation Day

Friday, May 15, 2015


cap is ready....


gown is ready....

Let's go Papi, let's get in the car and here we go.....


one last drive to CalArts, Valencia CA

four  years ago, I drove this girl to her dorm at CalArts....


today (5/15/2015).....

Papi sitting on the chair next to dad, waiting patiently for Clare to come pick him up


oh what a sweet surprise...


CalArts being CalArts, very untraditional, 285 grads this year, no one wears cap and gown, I am not kidding, Papi is the only one! He steals a lot of shows of course, I can't tell you how many photos were asked to be taken....

balls were tossed around when Dean was speaking on stage...


most of the grads came on stage with 10 seconds of their own background music, some even came with costumes, some danced as they walked on stage, some brought cans of beer and drink with the dean on stage, a lot of them just took their cell phone out and took selfies, seriously, we shouldn't wonder why CalArts provides the talents to Disney, Pixer and Dream works films.


Quite a few went on stage with their dogs, you'll find Clare and Papi there too!

Congratulations you both!

We are so proud of you!



Love mom.


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 262 ~ Inky-nes"S"

This week at



Ros wants us to use at least one of the following technique on our project

Smooching, Stenciling, Splattering and Sponging

I choose Smooching, probably one of my favorite from the above


this is the smooching part before I layered them with stuff





this was made for Jared's birthday, and it was shipped with the candy jar too, same as the one I sent to Clare, just different colors.



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and join in the fun!




Sunday, May 17, 2015

Our Beautiful World 97 ~ The Sounds of Silence

This week at



The prompt is...

The Sound of Silence


Singapore's founding father Mr. Lee Kuan Yew passed away late March, as a Singapore club leader here in Las Vegas, I hosted a memorial service at my home.


the memorial service back home in Singapore was a big deal, people lined up under the hot sun for as long as 10 hours just to pay their last respect, that is how great he was to the people in Singapore.

A small group of us gathered here in Las Vegas and have a moment of silence on Sunday, March 29.




Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Busy crafting.....

DH is away for work trip, I spent the past two days in my craft room...

The Challenge:



A set a cards I made for my aunt


using one of the embossing folder I had for a long time and rarely used.


and used up some scraps for butterflies and sentiments






Tuesday, May 12, 2015

City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 261 ~ Focus on Flower(s)

This week at 



The theme is 

FOCUS ON FLOWER/s


Here's my project


Last May, a few of us went hiking at Mary Jane's Fall, I made this album for the trip.




well, I didn't stop there, since there were another family, I made the same album with different kind of flowers, this time in red.





of course they go with nice packaging too



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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Our Beautiful World 96 ~ Life is like a box of chocolate.....

This week at



Robyn's prompt is

Life is like a box of chocolate;

You never know what you are gonna get.

That is absolutely right!

DH and I love to travel.....


we've been to many places together, and we knew very very well that we are NOT going to have a pet because once the kids are in college, we are free to go anywhere without having to worry about who is going to look after the kids, or pet in this case.

But one sunny Saturday afternoon, when we went to Pier one imports to get some scented candles for the home, something happened.

This little one.....


came into our life....

Yes, it was love at first sight, click HERE if you want to read about the story of how Papi and I met.

So yes, we really do not know what life is going to give us....

from this tiny bits....


to a 15.1 pounder today.....


Life sure gave us some unexpected JOY!

We have cut down our traveling by a lot a lot...

but it is all worth it.