It’s the time of the month again!


Studio Calico sneaks of their October kits Antiquary are out! You can view more of the sneaks here. I promise you it’s going to be a good one and you’ll know what I mean when the full reveal comes out on 27th September.:)

Here’s a sneak of my Project Life, using the Project Life Add-on, Dublin.

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Have a great weekend!

I believed some of you may have heard about December Daily coming to Studio Calico the past week, either from their newsletter or from their Facebook and Instagram postings. Are you getting all excited? I sure am!

You know what, I’ve been reading December Daily from Ali Edwards blog for many years but have never tried it before. So, when Studio Calico announced this last week, it was kind of a push factor for me to go for it this year. I think I’m even more convinced to take on December Daily after seeing those gorgeous sneaks of the kit! Hah! I’m a sucker for all pretty goodies and this is no exception.;)

You see what I mean? How can one resist to these temptation?! *laugh*

I’m sure you would agree this is too hard to say no to and I hope you would join me along with the other DTs to embark on December Daily to record this magical December memories with Ali Edwards and Studio Calico!!:)

For some of you, you would have done this for years but for me, this would be my first and I’m feeling totally excited about it! Frankly speaking, when this was announced I have no idea how I want to go about recording my December Daily. Do I want to incorporate this into my Project Life, maybe add inserts in between the weeks with extra pictures taken during December? Or should I do a separate binder just for this? I’ve been pondering over this over the weekend and I’ve decided I would go for the latter.

I wouldn’t want to do anything too complicated, just a simple handbook with smaller protectors just capturing the essence of the month of December.

And this gorgeous exclusive Handbook album would be perfect for recording my December Daily! Love the red so much!

Oh and you know what? With my planned vacation with my family to the beautiful island of Phuket this December, this would be perfect to record our holiday! Doesn’t it fall into place nicely? I can imagine now how all the beautiful pictures that I will be taking in Phuket will fill this album with beautiful memories of our holiday.:)

The kit is now opened for pre-order here and the details of what’s in the kit is as follow.

This year’s kit pairs a modern mix of red, aqua and green with natural woodgrains and the elegant glint of gold accents. We’ve curated the very best holiday designs and paired them with classic pieces from a variety of manufacturers including Studio Calico, Life.Love.Paper, Crate Paper, My Mind’s Eye, Hello Forever, Rachel Gresham, Jennifer Johner and Tim & Beck. This kit is built around an exclusive Handbook album, and you’ll receive a 6x8in paper pad that features 12 double sided papers (two of each design!) and a collection of journaling cards to fill in the pockets. An exclusive 4x6in stamp set from Elise Blaha Cripe and Studio Calico will let you track everything from the date, to who’s been naughty and who’s been nice. We’ve also included embellishments like a veneer alphabet, ultra thin washi tape, chipboard shapes, and ribbons to help you bring your own style to each page.

The kit is seriously packed with a whole lot of lovely goodies! I can’t wait for the kit to ship soon!

Do pop over to Studio Calico’s blog to see what the rest of the DTs are going to do for their December Daily! I hope you can join us in recording your December memories!:)

  • Jane HamblySeptember 10, 2013 - 5:25 am

    Wow enjoy Phuket is a magical place..

  • Marie A.September 10, 2013 - 5:33 am

    Hi Leena,

    I preordered my DD kit too and I’m pretty excited about it. :-) I know that a few badges are includes in the kit but I was wondering if you have onsidered to design a few sets that would get along with the kit as well. I’m a bit fan of your badges. :-)


    Marie A.
    Québec city, Canada

  • MyeSeptember 11, 2013 - 8:57 pm

    ohhh! I love what I am seeing so far. Seems like I won’t regret I ever made the purchase. You have a big influence on my purchases, Leena! Hah! <3

  • LindaSeptember 11, 2013 - 10:34 pm

    I have just pre ordered mine. I don’t do a DD, I do Journal Your Christmas with Shimelle and this will suit it perfectly.

  • jerkSeptember 13, 2013 - 7:03 pm

    The kit looks really great
    the album is so gorgeous !

  • AmeliaSeptember 14, 2013 - 1:38 pm

    I’ve never done a DD before but it looks like so much fun! And so does the kit (:

    Love all the paper inspiration you give so I nominated you for the Versatile Blog Award here:

    Can’t wait to see more!

Project Life | Week 31 & 32

It’s been a crazy 3 weeks I’ve travelled back to back, and this should be a good reason why I’ve been so late posting my project life pages using Studio Calico Double Scoop kits? *laugh*.

No seriously, I’ve hardly any time to myself these days thanks to my work which have taken me on a roller coaster ride the past months. I hope it will settle down soon so I can devote more time to staying current on my project life and also blogging.

Here’s what I’ve got for September Double Scoop – Project Life Kit, Sprinkles, Licorice, Mint Chip and Cotton Candy Stamp Add-on. Gotta love these kits over and over again!

Oh, please pardon my error on the weeks I’ve recorded. I think all the traveling has taken a toll on my brain and I got my title cards one week behind! Duh!

So, Week 30 is actually my Week 31 and Week 31 is actually my Week 32. Did you get me? *laugh*

I hope you’re not as confused as I am. I’m going to get this fixed on my actual pages but not the pictures. I only realized the week title card mistake after I photographed my pages. I think I need a planner soon to keep track of my weeks.

Week 31 (corrected)

Supply list - SprinklesLicoriceMint ChipCotton Candy Stamp Add-on, Double Scoop Printable Labels by Hello Forever, Double Scoop Printable by Blinks Of Life, Double Scoop Printable by In A Creative Bubble.

Week 32 *(Corrected)

Supply list – Double Scoop Project Life KitDouble Scoop Printable Labels by Hello ForeverDouble Scoop Printable by Blinks Of LifeDouble Scoop Printable by In A Creative Bubble, Clip Cut Design by Hello Forever, Back to School Cut Designs by Shanna Noel.

I hope you’ve managed to grab what you wanted.:)

I’ll be back soon once I catch up with 2 more weeks worth of spreads.

Have a great week ahead!

  • seleapiSeptember 10, 2013 - 12:31 pm

    well leena, your mistake is nothing compared to mine: I’v been wrong labelling my weeks since april, and I noticed it just a few days ago.. but what can I do now? for me this year will count 53 weeks! anyway your entries are simply gorgeous, so neat and still faboulus!

  • LindaSeptember 11, 2013 - 10:42 pm

    Love what you did with that frame card, going to have to copy that. I have to write my week numbers down or I am completely lost.. Tell Ethan I still love that Lego E it’s awesome.

  • FindingnanaSeptember 12, 2013 - 3:50 pm

    Thanks Linda! I’ll tell Ethan about his Lego. :)

  • Sue FitzGeraldJanuary 2, 2014 - 6:57 am

    Love your project life, so inspiring. Just wondered if you could please share what stamps you used to write week, happy birthday etc with?

Project Life | Week 28 & 29

Right now, I’m 29 weeks into my Project Life, a journey I couldn’t imagine I would come this far. Looking back at how I gave up around Week 14 last year, I’m really proud of myself for persevering week after week this year. If you ask me if I’m enjoying every minute of putting my pages together, I truly and really do. I find it so fulfilling seeing them come together, when I flip through those pages, I beam with pride and happiness, more so when my family and friends enjoyed going through each page with big smiles on their faces, it resonate with my feelings.

And here are another two weeks of my spread that I completed earlier this month, using Becky Higgins Midnight core kit printed from the digital version. I added bits and pieces of embellishments from my Studio Calico kits and my personal stash.

Week 28

Over time, I’ve changed my style of documenting each card on my Project Life. I’m now using a lot of white base card, keeping it as clean as possible with the focus on the photos, adding just a few embellishments here and there.

What I love about Midnight kit is that the cards are very clean and easy to work on. I love the color scheme and design. Liz Tamanaha is amazingly talented in creating this kit!:)

Week 29

If you notice, I would consistently use labels, wood veneer, chipboard stickers, washi tapes, stamp and occasional flair button on my pages. These are the few essential and favorite items that I would often use on my spreads. And I believe that’s more than sufficient to complete a full two-page spread.:)

I hope you’re still enjoying your Project Life and keeping up at your own pace. Whatever it is, whether you’re one or two or ten weeks behind, it is ok. You’ll get there eventually. Don’t give up.:)

I’ve been asked if I’m going to share my Project Life process on video, how I put my spread together, I’m still thinking how I’m going to video it. It’ll definitely be a no voice tutorial in the video (you know how much I dislike hearing my own voice! *laugh*), just a quick run through of my process. You know, something like Charlie Chaplin voiceless film.;)

Let me try to set up my camera on tripod, get a good angle to shoot the video successfully. I hope I’ll be able to put the video together after a few tries. Wish me luck!

I’ll be back soon with more of my PL pages!:)

  • Cristina IniestaAugust 29, 2013 - 5:37 pm

    Hi! I love your Project life, it’s so beautiful!! Thank you for sharing! It’s so inspiring! ♥ Regards from Spain ♥

  • CRISTINA INIESTASeptember 2, 2013 - 3:34 am

    Thank you for sharing! It’s so inspiring!! Love it! ♥

Hey there!

I apologize for not coming in yesterday to announce the winners of my giveaway. I was knocked out cold, clearly tired from a hectic day at work.

So, as picked by the random generator, the 3 lucky winners who will receive a full set of my paper clips are……………..

Lisa Webb

Amelia Ng

Margaret from Az

Hey girls, congratulations!!:)

Please contact me at findingnana73[at]gmail[dot]com to claim your prize.:)

Thank you all again for joining in the fun. Please keep a lookout for more giveaways in the coming months when I release more new products in my shop.;)

Have a great week ahead!

  • Lisa WebbAugust 28, 2013 - 6:26 am

    OMG just fell off my bed reading this..!!!!! how super duper cool!!! thank you so much!! you guys are the best.. My girlfriend always wins comps.. I guess she enters a lot.. I thought.. Im going to start giving it a go.. Yours in the first!!! thank you so much

  • Margaret in AZAugust 28, 2013 - 11:09 am

    So totally ecstatic to have been picked. Thanks so much for the giveaway!!! :)