Tuesday, December 6, 2016

City Crafter Challenge Blog Week #341 ~ The Tree is Up!

This Week at .....

The theme is....

The Tree is Up!
(Check out challenge details HERE!)

here's my card.....

Please  hop over to City Crafter Challenge Blog and join in the fun!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Our Beautiful World 176 ~ Peaceful

Back in the summer, I had a few bad months, life was in chaos and I was feeling depressed for the longest time, I needed a get-away so badly so we went to Oceano, CA for a few days just to be by the ocean.

we did pay a high price for this Airbnb rental, but the owner locked up the front bedroom, which is the one facing the ocean, so it was a bummer, however, from the living room downstairs, we are still able to get this view....

we walked on the beach every morning and evening, it was that peaceful feeling I longed for.....

I think my little boy agreed too....

we really love how peaceful it was by the ocean.

Join us this week at...


Thursday, December 1, 2016

PTI Make it Monday #268 ~ Double-layer Tags

The Challenge:

I love making tags using these dies from PTI

Both the image and the sentiment are from PTI Peaceful Pinecones....

It is December, and it is the tradition I have for years, that December 1st, I dig out that Christmas card/gift list and start working on it, sending holiday cards, prepare gift packages, ahhh... I love this time of the year, what about you?

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

City Crafter Challenge Blog Week #340 ~ Garden Bliss

Butterflies, bees, lady bugs, flowers...... these are just a few of the things we see in the garden.

This week at.....

I found this inspiration photo.....

and we want you to create a project inspired by things you see in the garden, wellingtons, seed packets and garden tools are just a few more things in the garden.

my project is a gift package.....

I hope you could hop over to City Crafter Challenge Blog and join in the fun!

This week we are doing a little different for the prize, the winner for this challenge will be invited to be our January Special Guest Star, whom will be creating along with the CCCB designers for the whole month of January 2017, plus a little token to show our appreciation, come on and join in the fun!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Our Beautiful World 175 ~ White

Hello friends, did you have a great Thanksgiving weekend?
We have a house full again, Clare and Jared brought Lila and their friend Catherine, and Dolce flew back from NYC with Coconut, we really had a lot of fun time together, the house is back to normal after they all went back this afternoon.

This week at....

The word is WHITE.

My photo is the famous WHITE gazebo in Botanic Garden, Singapore.

every Singaporean should recognize this WHITE gazebo, known as the Bandstand. It stood there in Botanic garden since 156 years ago.

 This tropical garden is honored as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, so.... if you get a chance to go to Singapore, do make sure you pay a visit there.

You can read more about Singapore Botanic Gardens HERE!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving (2016)




All My Lovely Blog Friends!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Project Life 2016 ~ June 3 to 6 (Amsterdam)

 Project Life 2016

June 3
 We took the train from Grafing to Munich, and then fly to Amsterdam. The flight was delayed for 3 hours, we didn't get to Amsterdam early enough and only have time to walk around the neighborhood, look for something to eat.

We stay at Qbic hotel near the world trade center, despite the trouble I had with the booking while I was still in the States, the outcome turn out to be a happy one, they gave me two large rooms with window.....

I love the bed, I love the super fast internet connection

the bathroom and toilet has no door though, but I am the only one in this room, so it really doesn't matter.

June 4 
Today is a fabulous day, Wendy came to meet us at our hotel, and then we had breakfast together at Le Pain Quotidian

we exchanged gifts and then walk to the floating flower market....

 they have tulips in all sorts of colors....

and they also sell weed everywhere....

we passed by many beautiful canals.....

admiring those charming Dutch buildings.....

 it is hard not to notice the bell gables, step gables, triangular gables and neck gables...

 we had lunch together and then walked some more till we are really really tired.

Thanks for a wonderful day Wendy! : )

June 5
 Today is Museum day, first on our list is Van Gogh Museum.

Look what I got....

 it really cracks me up.... LOL!

The Anne Frank House is next.....

 being able to walk through their secret hiding place and reading her original hard written diary was an extremely moving experience for us.

 I am a big fan of Indonesian food when I was still living in Singapore, knowing that we can actually find very good Indonesian restaurant in Amsterdam makes the trip even more exciting, this is also on my MUST DO list....

 they are really yummy, believe it or not, I actually bought home the best Sambal Manis from Amsterdam

We are leaving Amsterdam tomorrow afternoon, I already know that I am going to miss you Amsterdam! I really hope to come visit again!

June 6
We had breakfast not far from the Hotel, do a little bit of shopping and then ready to go to the airport, LONDON here I come! 

As you can see, it is almost end of November and I am still trying to catch up with my summer travel, sigh..... I really wish I could have more time to craft! Thanks for being patient with me.