Tuesday, May 31, 2011

City Crafter Challenge Blog Week #59 ~ Back to Basics

This week at City Crafter Challenge Blog, Ros picked a lovely inspiration photo

and a super fun theme

Back to Basics

to use paint AND cardboard on your project

fun huh?

I bought this book at thrift store 2 months ago

I was excited because I had something brewing in my mind, came home and showed it to my husband my "good find" for 50 cents, he said "Oh wow, that is a good book, I've read that and loved it"

uh oh....... hmmmmm.... should I go ahead and "ruin" this? Because what I had in mind wasn't about reading but rather uh... painting......

Well, I was going to do a Paris quote book, I started 2 pages and decided that I need to take a class and learn all the basics, so I signed up for a Mixed Media Art Course with Christy Tomlinson, I just started the class few days ago and had watched 12 out of 28 videos for week 1 assignment, but since this week's theme is calling to me so I decided to show you part of my Paris Quote Book today

before my supplies arrived, the watercolor paint is what I used as base
I also tear a piece of cardboard from all my shipping boxes and cut a heart out of it

so here is my Paris Quote Book page 3 

In my heart.....

there is a room for Paris......

Since I already show you page 3, I don't mind showing you page 1 of my Paris Quote Book as well

Page 1 - "Paris is always a good idea" ~ Audrey Hepburn

most of the stuff are really bits and pieces from my "scraps mug"

and page 2 is a quote by Ernest Hemingway

"There are only two places we could live happy: at home and in Paris"

I lost all my Europe trips photos one and a half years ago when my old Macbook quit on me, so what's remain in terms of photos are really limited, they are in bad quality for prints as what I stored in my old I-phone is all I have right now.... : (

before I pick up all the things I need to learn about Mixed Media Art, the Paris Quote Book is actually a practice page for me....

I am not sure how long is going to take to finish this book, maybe a year or two, but for now, maybe you want to hop over to City Crafter Challenge Blog to see what our fabulous DT had create for you, and this week, we had a prize from Pixie Dust Paperie, hop right over and join in the fun!!!!

NEW Paper pad at The Pixie Shop

this 6x6 paper pad is super fun, you might want to get yours now!

Monday, May 30, 2011

THANK YOU and a final project for Pixie Dust Paperie May Kit - La Dolce Vita

Sorry, this is going to be a long one.......

To my husband, children, family, friends and sweet blog friends from all over the world, THANK YOU for making Kirsty feel so special, I am so lucky to have you in my life!

I woke up one morning, received this beautiful bouquet from my school mates(best girlfriends), we knew each other for ages, and now live so far apart, one in Singapore, one in Germany, but that doesn't stop this lovely bouquet to get Las Vegas!

even the jelly in the jar makes me happy.... 

my favorite shade, my favorite white roses.....

THANK YOU Ann Peng, THANK YOU Miyoh!!!! 

When I woke up in the morning on my birthday (it is my birthday, so I can call 1.20 PM morning!)
I went through my usual round of checking my blog, replying all the comments left on my blog, I saw many well wishes from sweet blog friends all over the world, when I came to Deb Hickman's blog, I "found out" that there was a BIG SURPRISE waiting for me at my own challenge blog - City Crafter Challenge Blog, oh my..... I didn't know these gals are secretly working behind my back, LOL! and planned a big surprise for me, when I hop over to City Crafter and saw lots of lovely birthday cards made just for me, awwww..... that brought tears to my eyes, I felt so special......

THANK YOU Ros, for remembering my birthday and for taking the lead to plan this sweet surprise for me!

THANK YOU Cheryl, for "sneaking" into City Crafter to write the post, how do I miss that, I log in quite often to check my work, LOL!

THANK YOU Linda, for the lovely card you made for me and for being so fun to be with, can't wait to meet up again for something fun now that we are both back in Vegas.

THANK YOU to all the lovely cards posted at City Crafter, thanks gals, for your well wishes, your kind words and most of all, thanks for being sweet blog buddies

THANK YOU June (CCCB past DT), Deb Hickman, Steph, Debbie Marcinkiewicz, Stella, Linda B, Lynnda Hosni, Ira, Sylvia Nelson, Farrah, Tracy MacDonald, Terrie Bailey, Joanne Leddy, Jan, Lauren Bergold, Beata Chapinski, Keri Lee Sereika
and many more who sent special wishes to my blog, THANK YOU friends....

After lunch, I went out to get my mails, guess what, I got more surprises

Ros's beautiful card in my favorite shade

and it came with lovely gifts....

look at that lovely mug.... that is what I am going to use for my morning tea from now

THANK YOU Ros for being so sweet!!!

If you are a fan of The Pixie Blog, you probably have seen this beautiful Eiffel Tower made by talented Pixie Lauren

knowing how much I love Paris, Lauren sent this beautiful creation to Fifi (that's the French name given by Lauren when we met and shopped at Soapology last year in NYC) I so want to do another one soon Lauren, now that the weather in East Coast is getting better, we are going to have Gelato at Grom this time right?

Lauren also sent yummy stuff wrapped in pink, and you should see that Eiffel Tower Candy!!!

and look, lovely birthday card and super sweet envelope!
THANK YOU Lauren, for the sweet surprise!!!!

Next up is a Birthday Card on my craft table

from my sweet little Dolce, THANK YOU Dolce, for making me so lucky to be your mom.

Dinner at Wolfgang Puck's Postrio is fun as usual, my husband and I are both big fan of Puck, we've been to all his restaurant in Vegas, and look, how sweet of them to get this for the birthday girl

My husband denied that he told them, I wonder how they know????

Last but not least, the guy that makes me feel like a princess everyday, I am so fortunate to have him in my life!

He won't let me know until dinner time, so I had to take this photo when we got home late last night
Pink envelope with the word "Princess"
lovely card with words he said to me on a daily basis,  tickets to Donny and Marie Show (I grew up watching Donny and Marie Osmond, LOL, am I giving out my age here? LOL), by the way, the show was right after dinner, it was GREAT!!!  
A Luxury Spa Voucher at The Venetian, oh boy.... 
THANK YOU dear, for making me believe that I am a princess everyday!

oh boy.... am I the luckiest girl on earth!!!!

THANK YOU all for making me feel extremely special on my birthday!!!!!

Ok, back to work, LOL!

One last project to share for Pixie Dust Paperie May Kit

Do hop over to The Pixie Blog and get your code to enjoy 50% off  these designer paper at the Pixie Shop (last day for this designer paper steal)

Thanks for staying with me..... : )

Sunday, May 29, 2011

I love my new paper pad

First of all, I'd like to say a BIG THANK YOU to all who sent me birthday wishes, for the surprise post at City Crafter and lots of birthday cards, AND surprise presents sent to me, I feel so special!!!!  I have a post coming up soon but now I am in a rush to get out of the house for my birthday dinner, be back soon for my birthday post!!! THANK YOU all my dear friends, I love you all, thanks for making me special on my birthday!!!

now move on to my pre-scheduled post -

Look how fun is my new paper pad

it is so lovely that I have to use it almost immediately....

Here's the card I come up with

I am playing along with
based on this beautiful card by Sarah Martina Parker

these images are so adorable.....

why don't you hop over to CASE study and join in the fun....

You can get this paper pad HERE, they run out fast, hurry!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Pixie Dust Paperie May Kit - La Dolce Vita - Happy Birthday to ME!! : )

The Birthday post.....

When I finished writing the post for this same project over at the Pixie Blog, I realized that TODAY is my birthday, LOL, so I am going to give this birthday card to ME!

lots of yummy goodness in this kit for a birthday girl....  : )

A special birthday surprise this morning....

from 2 of my dearest girl friends, one in Singapore, one in Germany, they sent this lovely bouquet to Las Vegas, my favorite colors, my favorite white roses, how sweet!!! Thanks girlfriends!!!! You've made my day!!!!

Husband sneaked out to get birthday present yesterday, hmmm... wonder what I will be getting???
I already know we are going to Wolfgang Puck's Postrio at the Venetian for birthday dinner, he asked me to think about birthday lunch, oh my... I am on a diet after my Singapore trip, what should I do? 

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Friday, May 27, 2011

Project 365 ~ Singapore Botanic Garden

Just came back from San Diego, I know I know... I have a lot of photos to share, from my Singapore trip, from the San Diego trip, so here you go, some of the shots from Singapore Botanic Garden

Project 365 (day 135 - 139)

hopefully I can find some time to craft tomorrow, I have a lot of assignment waiting for me.... 

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Wednesday Bargains at The Pixie Shop
Last day to get these Pixie Kits at bargain price....

January Kit - My Funky Valentine

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Pixie May Sketch Challenge
hop over to the Pixie Blog and join in the fun!