Tuesday, September 29, 2015

City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 281 ~ Geek Chic

This week at

Marina picked the theme


I was having trouble with this one since I do not have any robot, eye-glasses stamp or die, but I love to be challenged, so I come up with this.......

I picked the colors from the inspiration photo

I thought it would good for a boy's birthday or someone playful

haha.... so not me but good to try something different! : )

Come play along with us at

Monday, September 28, 2015

A Much Better View of the Moon

This is what I listen to when I am feeling blue
(click to listen)

If I lose my job

I'll sleep till noon

If the news is bad

watch cartoons

Jared Liffreing - Pet Peeve from Jared Liffreing on Vimeo.

If your house burns down,

You'll have lots more room,

And a much better view of the moon.

Lyrics by Evans and Doherty

 We have been to the concert of Kingston Trio twice here in Vegas, just love them!

And if you click on the cartoon, it was presented by Jared, Clare's boyfriend, it was his graduation project at CalArts, isn't he a talented young man?
And the background music was played and composed by Clare! 
And the little bark at the end of the film was voiced by Papillon, my Papi boy : )

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Our Beautiful World 116 ~ Bricks

This week at

The word is....


I captured this little guy on the BRICKS

Hop over to

to check out what the team have for you this week!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

PTI Make it Monday #224 ~ Two-toned Stamped Sentiments

The Challenge:

The card created by Danielle is so beautiful and I can't wait to try it.

I was thinking of pink and black at first, but I do not have any suitable pink ink to go along, somehow, I do like the black and white sentiment and have the eiffel in pink.

Have a lovely weekend my friend!

Friday, September 25, 2015

PTI September Blog Hop Challenge

The Challenge:

Here's the inspiration photo

I love Betsy's faux chalk art tutorial, and made a few cards using the technique since she posted the tutorial quite sometime ago, it is good to revisit the fun technique once again.

Have a lovely fall day!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Note to self

The Challenge:

I started playing along with Scrap-Challenge-Yourself last month following the lead from my blog friend Sharon, and I tell myself, making ONE 12x12 layout a month probably not too much for me, so I  am here for the 2nd layout for the challenge.

Here's the sketch....

and here's my layout....


Be soft. Do not let the world made you hard. 
Do not let pain make you hate.
DO not let the bitterness steal your sweetness.
Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree,
you still believe it to be a beautiful place.

As a Singaporean living overseas for more than 14 years, I long for the friendship of my fellow Singaporean, whether in New York City or Las Vegas, I want to find a group of Singapore to share our food, tradition, and speak our familiar "Singlish".

When we first moved here 5 years ago, I couldn't find any Singaporean group or club to join, through a friend from NYC, I finally met a group here called SAN (Singapore Association of Nevada). I was very happy and excited. A year later, the people in the group asked if I would take over the leadership and be the president of the club, they knew that I had many years experience serving the club in NYC, and thought that I could bring the club to a new level. I am not a power seeker, and like to be low key all the time, with the support of my husband, he also thought that I am the right person to take the position, not just for my experience but I seem to be the only person that do not have a full time job at that time, so I accepted.

I put all my heart and soul into the club, SAN's website had an internet presence one month after I took over, our membership increased and event attendees doubled after I became the president. I brought in sponsors for our events and applied for funding from our government, for the first time, the members  paid a subsidized price when we dined at the local restaurant for major events. Little that I know one member Jennifer was eye-sored for my achievement and felt that she had lost her "power", she started to find fault with everything I do, last November, the trouble finally surfaced. I had an email argument with her when she became too unreasonable, and next thing she do is to called members and started to gossip, for me, I am NEW to the club, but for them, they were together for more than 20 years, so a lot of them just take sides without even hear me out (of course, I didn't behave like her and gossip so nobody really know what's going on behind the scene), the matter gotten worst and Jennifer even said that she wants to be the next president when my two years term is over, and for one condition - Kirsty and Randy has to be kick out of the club, I was like, what did I do wrong? All my contribution to the club is selfless, I do not gain anything but give my time and effort, and money from my own pocket. Well, this thing has taken a lot of energy from me and DH's advice is, take the high road and let it go, let Jennifer do whatever she wants and we just step aside, so I did. After the handover in August, we left. It breaks my heart that I can't be with my fellow Singapore when comes to major holidays like Chinese New Year, Singapore National Day etc. It pains me when people do not see what the truth is but to take sides blindly. It hurts me even more when I think that this is what I get for being selflessly volunteering my service to the club just because I love my country and my people? Sometimes I get very angry that there is no justice and I was mistreated, when times like that, I remind myself - Be kind, be soft, do not let bad people change who I am.

so here you are - I finally let it out here on my blog. The wound is still new, I still try to avoid things like not going to my facebook page, because it is where they would post thing and photos about the event and gathering, that makes me sad...... I am making a small step here by "talking" about it, I hope this is another baby step towards my healing.

Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 280 ~ Fall Has Arrived!

This week at

Our host Stella said....


She also picked this picture as the inspiration photo

And this is my take.....

Come play along with us at

City Crafter Challenge Blog

Our guest designer this week is my blog friend Andie Miller, you are going to be amazed by her work.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Pumpkin Days

Pumpkin Days




Have a wonderful autumn my friends!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Our Beautiful World 115 ~ Assorted

This week at

The word picked by Manuela is...


I sure love a box of ASSORTED sweets, do you?

this was a gift from Dolce, she went to Paris last year for her overseas assignment and brought home some macarons from Ladurée.

Speaking of Macaron, I need to try making these sometime soon!

It is your turn to share your photo with us, stop by

Saturday, September 19, 2015

MFT Color Challenge 29

The Challenge

Here's the sweet color palette

My card......

the sentiment is the latest release from MFT - Label maker sentiments

the other MFT products I used is the Die-namics Peek-a-boo dots