I’m finally home from my vacation! I can’t tell you enough how much my boys and I enjoyed ourselves in Phuket! It has been a fabulous trip for us and a well deserved break from work for the hub and me. I’ll be back in my next posting with photos I took of our vacation.:)

On a side note, I’m so happy that I’ll be contributing once again to Studio Calico Day By Day class this coming January 2014! The Day By Day class this year was a huge success and SC decided to bring it back for the 2nd year and I hope you’ll join us again to kick start our new year. For those of you who will be starting Project Life for the first time, you HAVE to enroll for this class as it will give you a good foundation and be inspired with tons of projects by all the contributors.

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When you sign up for Day By Day 2014 class, you will receive a fabulous bonus stamp set while stocks last.

What better way to start your Project Life 2014 is this fabulous deal offered by Studio Calico on the Page Protectors Design A 60 pack at 50% off! All you need to do is enroll for the class and use the code STOCKUP50 when you check out your cart.:)

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I’m using this protector set and they’re now sitting nicely on my shelf. I’m so excited I can’t wait to get started on my Project Life 2014!

For more details of the class, do visit the classroom page here to read the outline of the class.

I hope to see you in class soon!:)

Project Life | Week 42 & 43

I was pretty excited & looking forward for this reveal day to come so I can show you when I said how much fun I had playing with the Studio Calico Blue Note kits. The PL cards and embellishments are just fabulous and well coordinated. I just can’t get enough of them!:)

I got the Blue Note Project Life Kit, the PL add-on Armstrong, SB add-on Bennett and card add-on Cole together with all the Blue Note printable. I created a spread using just the PL main kit and the other spread I used a mix of everything I’ve got.

Here are my spreads and I hope you’ll enjoy them.:)

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Supply list – Blue Note Project Life Kit, Blue Note Printable Labels by Hello Forever, Blue Note Printable by In A Creative Bubble, Blue Note Printable by Hello Forever.

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I use the watercolor card from the main PL kit and color the shapes randomly with Ethan’s watercolor.

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Week 43

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Supply list – Blue Note Project Life Kit, the PL add-on Armstrong, SB add-on Bennett, card add-on Cole, Blue Note Printable Labels by Hello Forever, Blue Note Printable by In A Creative Bubble, Blue Note Printable by Hello Forever.

And here are some close up images on the details of this week.

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I’ll be going off on a short family vacation to Phuket in two days time and I totally can’t wait for this break!

On the other hand, I’ve not started my December Daily update yet since I’ve been away on business trip from December 1st (just got home today) and I’ll be home after 10th only after my vacation. I’ll start soon after I return. Life has been on a fast track the past couple of months. I simply cannot find time to fix up my DD content page but I think I’ll be able to manage it.:)

Have a great day ahead!

  • LaudiciaDecember 6, 2013 - 2:02 am

    Hi. Your pages are beautiful as always. Please -if you find the time- make other videos ! It’s so cool to see how you build your PL pages. Love your style. Bye. ^_^

  • NatalieDecember 6, 2013 - 4:17 am

    LOVE your layouts! I wish (OH HOW I WISH) the add on kits weren’t sold out! I would love to buy even just ONE of them! I was too late getting them! Still waiting to see your December Daily Album!!!! ;)

  • Patti Veeraplin McHughDecember 7, 2013 - 4:09 am

    Have fun in Phuket! I loved it there… now is the best time to go and the weather is amazing!

Have I been gone that long? Well, 2 weeks absence from this blog is considered a long period but then again, I have good reasons for being away this long.;)

Anyway, back to the topic of this post. Yes, I’ve got some sneaks for you of my Project Life using Studio Calico latest kit Blue Note, which will soon be released on the 27th, US time (28th in Singapore).

I cannot tell you how much fun I had playing with the Blue Note kits and I strongly believe you will love it too!:)

Here are sneaks of my Week 42 using just the main Project Life Kit. I’m absolutely loving the palette of this kit, aqua, lavender, yellow, red, they’re all my favorite colors!

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And another couple of sneaks using a mix of PL kit, PL add-on (Armstrong), SB add-on 2 (Bennett), Card add-on (Cole) and all the Blue Note printable.

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See you soon on reveal day!:)

  • pamelaNovember 25, 2013 - 11:42 pm

    Love the bright colours and the sharp quality of your photos!

Project Life | Week 41

I’ve been in a rut the past two weeks. When the weekends came, I was all geared up in the morning, so ready to sit down and catch up with my Project Life. But somehow, I got distracted and found myself roaming around the house like a lost soul. And then I wasted hours and end up not doing anything productive. There are days like that once in every few months I would feel all inspired when I woke up in the morning but when the time passes, my energy level just dropped and I just don’t feel like doing anything.

I think this happens to a lot of you and I believe it is ok to take a break. Sometimes we need to take a step back, not do anything crafty and just rest. When time comes, we will be re-energized and ready to move forward. Life can be hectic most days, more so when some of us have a full time job (or a full time mom!), with a family to attend to, doing homework with our kids, attend their school activities etc. By the end of the day, we’re left with little or no energy to even lift up a finger. So, I would tell myself it is alright to give my body and mind a rest. And I’ll be up and running again in no time doing what I love to do and enjoying it.:)

So, last weekend I had some time to complete another week of my Project Life spread. And I made another attempt to video my process again! This time, I had help from the hub to set my tripod and I used my DSLR to video my PL instead of my phone camera. I love that it produced a better resolution video, not the best but it looks great to me. I’m definitely happy how it turned out. But I’ve had such a hard time getting it to upload to Youtube. It took me almost one full day after a few failed attempts. I’m not sure what happened but I think it’s got to do with the video layout or size. Or maybe my wifi is working really slow. I think it might be time to upgrade the speed of my wifi soon. It seemed to take ages for me to upload my video to Youtube and it frustrates me! It made me feel like I suck big time on posting videos! *laugh*

Anyway, I hope you’ll enjoy my video again and to those of you who have subscribed to my Youtube and leaving me lovely messages, thank you so much for taking time to watch my first video! Your words really do encourage me to try to make another one. I hope as time goes, I’ll make better videos to share how I put my Project Life pages together. I may not do it regularly, maybe once a month if time permits.

This week I used the Midnight core kit as the base of my spread. You would know by now how much I love this kit and I use it at least on two weeks pages in a month. The other weeks I use Studio Calico PL kit. This kit’s cards have lots of white based with a nice touch of colors and graphics, not too busy. That’s the main reason why I love it so much. It’s just plain clean and simple.:)

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When working on my cards, there are a few basic products that I love to use on my Midnight kit. They are considered my top few must-have favorite products which you can see that I’ve used over and over again the past 41 weeks. They are

* Wood veneer ~ I got most of mine from Studio Calico and Freckled Fawn.

* Printable labels ~ they are mainly from Studio Calico shop in their digital section.

* Alpha stickers ~ I use a lot of Thickers and the mini stickers from my Studio Calico monthly PL kit.

* Stamps ~ I have a huge collection of stamps which I’ve collected from my Studio Calico monthly kits.

* Enamel dots ~ this is one of my all time favorites and I use them every week on my spreads. I have a decent collection mostly from from My Mind’s Eye and Basic Grey.

Basically these are the products I would use more often that the others.

How about you? Do you have any favorite products that you always like to work with and use on your Project Life spread all the time?

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I didn’t get a chance to photograph my complete page before it turned dark the other day, so I’ll share them when I get the chance this weekend.

Thanks again for dropping by and have a great week ahead!

  • Amie Lamm-GriffinNovember 12, 2013 - 10:29 pm

    I love that swirl cut! Did you make it? Is it something I can find at the Silhouette shop?

  • Linda in AusNovember 12, 2013 - 11:28 pm

    Great pages and wonderful video, I use the same go to-s as you especially the enamel dots although I must try and use my stamps more. Can’t believe you filmed that on your DSLR-wonderful.
    Joe ( my son) has just bought a go pro camera maybe I should borrow it..oh and guess what’s on its way? My new instax90 got a bargain to good to resist.
    Have you started Christmas shopping yet? Ha I always leave it to the last minute.
    Xx

  • Marie-PierreNovember 13, 2013 - 12:26 am

    Hi Leena! :) I enjoyed your video very much!! It might be a lot of work, but keep them coming! :) I have a question about the size of your photos. Are they 3.5×3.5 and 3×4? I think that’s what makes your PL different and cute! No big 4×6 photos. :) and you can use bigger tags to journal on. I’m always printing my photos in 4×6 and 3×4 so I have only the option of going with a tiny tiny tag if I want to add a tag on the photo. I’ll try it your way to see how it works for me. :) thanks for the inspiration!! And for the 2014 calendars!!!! :) Marie xx

  • pamelaNovember 13, 2013 - 2:45 am

    Love watching you create!

  • Heather MillarNovember 13, 2013 - 5:34 am

    Your videos are GREAT! They have completely motivated me to set up a PL station and get busy! Keep them coming! I have watched your first one three times already! :)

  • myriamMGNovember 13, 2013 - 6:12 am

    thanks for these seven mns in your company ! I really like the way you work and play with your PL !

  • Julie {CalleLillyCafe}November 14, 2013 - 4:11 am

    Love your pages as always! I love all the tiny details too!

  • AliNovember 18, 2013 - 7:44 am

    loved this little video! thanks for sharing! what ink do you use (black ink) – it comes out so clear!

  • FindingnanaNovember 18, 2013 - 11:22 am

    Hi Ali,
    I’m using Versafine ink in Onyx Black. It gives a very clear and sharp effect. Love it! :)
    xo
    Leena

  • ArianneNovember 28, 2013 - 8:30 am

    I’m so happy that I stumbled upon your blog via Pinterest!
    You got me interested in Project Life! I’m still intrigued by the product and haven’t decided to purchase it yet.
    You take PL to a whole other level though! The reason I’m too afraid to buy it is because I am not as creative as you are! The way you can put things together amazes me! =)
    I love that you have youtube videos now. It’s very inspiring