Project Life | Week 19 & 20

Project Life | Week 19 & 20

I’m finally home from my short vacation to Malaysia! Oh, I had lots of fun catching up with my family and friends and I ate all my favorite food like crazy! *laugh* I’m already missing my home country the moment we landed in Singapore. But I’ll definitely be going back again soon.;)

Anyway, I’d like to share my Project Life spreads which I’ve completed before I made my trip. For Week 19 and 20, I used Becky Higgins Midnight Edition core kit. I printed the cards from the digital version available in AC Digitals on white art paper weighing 250gsm I purchased from my local art store, Art Friend.

I tried to keep them as clean and simple as possible, just adding bits and pieces of embellishments onto the cards and I completed these two weeks’ spreads in good time, just slightly over 2 hours.

Week 19

Here are a couple of close up shots from Week 19.

Week 20

And some close up shots for this Week 20 as well.

Right now I’m just about 3 weeks behind and I’m planning to catch up with my July kits from Studio Calico that just arrived yesterday. I can’t wait to dive in and play with them this weekend!:)

I hope you’re doing good with your Project Life and enjoying your documentation every minute. I certainly do and after 5 months into it, I’m getting the hang of it and love every moment when I sit down to put my spreads together. It gets easier each time and I always look forward to it.

Have a great evening and I’ll be back soon with more updates on the re-opening of my shop this weekend with loads of new goodies that just came in!

JanayJune 13, 2013 - 9:31 pm

I love the simplicity of your layouts.

Linda in AusJune 29, 2013 - 8:58 pm

oh Leena i love how you use white. It always inspires me and it always looks soooo good.

ThinkieOctober 8, 2013 - 3:47 am


I just clicked trough to your blog from Becky Higgins’ blog. Just wanted to let you know that I love your clean style, thanks for the inspiration!


Coming Soon in June

These are coming up this June!  :)

The shop has now close until I return from my vacation next week after the 12th June. I’ll be flying into Malaysia to visit my family and friends and I’ll be having a jolly good time eating my favorite food that I’ve missed so much!  ;)

I’ll see you around soon!

caz hancockJune 5, 2013 - 9:49 am

I may have just went to heaven :)

Studio Calico Roundabout Reveal

Project Life | Week 15 & Week 18

Hey there! I’m back and I can’t wait to share my PL spreads with you again.:)With the reveal of Studio Calico Roundabout kits just a few days ago, I’ve been trying to squeeze some time to come in here but life have been busy as always. Nonetheless, I hope you’ll enjoy what I have in store for you today.

These Roundabout kits and the add-ons for this coming June are absolutely gorgeous! The PL cards, patterned papers and embellishments in these kits are some of my all time favorite to date. There are also lots of wonderful colors in there, especially my favorite color, orange.

For this June, I ordered the Roundabout Project Life Kit, Roundabout Card KitSavannah Shore (SB add-on#3) and the Cumberland Gap (PL add-on).

Here are two weeks’ worth of my PL spreads.

Week 15

Supplies – Roundabout Project Life Kit, Roundabout Printable Labels by Marcy Penner, Roundabout Printable #1 by Geralyn Sy, Roundabout Printable #2 by Natalia Bun, Roundabout Digital Compass Frame, Roundabout Card Kit Digital Stamp Brush

Here are some close up look of this week’s spread.

Week 18

Supplies -  Roundabout Project Life Kit, Roundabout Card Kit, Savannah Shore, Cumberland Gap,  Roundabout Printable Labels by Marcy PennerRoundabout Printable #1 by Geralyn SyRoundabout Printable #2 by Natalia Bun, Happy Little Moments Class Kits – Marcy Penner and Maggie Holmes

I hope you got what you wanted from the awesome Roundabout kits and the other gorgeous add-ons.:)

Once again, thank you for making time to drop by my blog. Have a great evening and I’ll see you soon!

JanayMay 30, 2013 - 9:46 pm

♥Love♥ Your Pages….as always! =)

Julie {CalleLillyCafe}June 7, 2013 - 8:44 am

Lovely as always! (how do you manage to make every PL spread so bright & pretty?) Do you adhere the tiny flowers to the outside of protector? I cannot tell from photo but it seems like some embellishments are on outside. ??

FindingnanaJune 10, 2013 - 11:23 pm

Hi Julie,
I took out all the cards from the pockets to take photos of my spreads. That’s why you thought the embellishments are adhered on the outside. :)
I always take pictures of my spread next to the window of my bedroom where I get really brilliant natural lighting on a good sunny day. I just tweak the photos a little using Photoshop and they’re good to go.

Roundabout Sneaks

Have you seen Studio Calico Roundabout kit sneaks?

Oh yeah, you’re going to love what they have in store for you! I had an amazing time playing with all the kits that I ordered and would love to share a few sneaks of what I’ve put together for my project life spreads.:)

For the above sneaks, I used only the main Project Life Kit and printable.

And for the three sneaks above, I used a mix of the main Project Life kit, Card kit, Savannah Shore (SB add-on3), Cumberland Gap (PL add-on) and also the gorgeous Marcy Penner and Maggie Holmes kits from the “Happy Little Moments” class.

I hope you’re more or less getting a better view of the upcoming June kits and have decided which one to buy.;) If you still need a lot of convincing, do visit the sneaks thread at Studio Calico forum to drool over the other DT’s sneaks! I’m completely blown away by their creations! I can’t wait for the full reveal happening on the 27 June, which is tomorrow!

I hope you’re having a great weekend so far. Thanks again for dropping by my blog and for all your lovely comments!

caz hancockMay 26, 2013 - 1:36 pm

Girl as always you blow me away, I can not wait until reveal to see it all

ElisaMay 26, 2013 - 10:12 pm

Love all of the details of your PL :)
Which alphas do you usually use for titles, dates… In your PL?

FindingnanaMay 26, 2013 - 10:42 pm

Hi Elisa,
The alphas that I always use comes in the kits and add-ons.

Julie {CalleLillyCafe}May 30, 2013 - 4:32 am

You kill me w/your PL pages every time! I love all your details & photos! Happy day to you!

Studio Calico Atlantic

Project Life | Week 17

Yes I know, it’s been like what, 8 days since I was last seen on this planet? *laugh* And now that I’ve returned to earth, after much of dramatic turn of events in the past week, I’ve finally managed to pull my soul back to reality.

If you’ve been following my Instagram feed, I had the misfortune of getting my right hand fingers slammed by a heavy wooden with marble dining chair at home as I slipped on a wet floor (long story) and I’m on the road to recover but still haven’t regain full use of my last two fingers yet (no fractured bones thank God!!), my DH and I had been dealing with some issues that my dear son Ethan is facing in school (in case you’re new to my blog, Ethan was diagnosed with high functioning autism since he was 4), we had to handle the change in his behavior due to verbal “bullying” by an exceptionally rotten classmate of his, lots of discussion with his form teacher and his special need officer in school and of course, an emergency appointment with his regular child psychologist Dr Jennifer King to see what we can do best to help him cope with the unwarranted stress from bullies, also changes in his P3 syllabus and him being stress again from all the exams.

Phew! That was one lengthy sentence all put together to describe what is going on right now in my life and my family.

Sometimes I just wonder how on earth did I cope with all of these, on top of my full time job, my online shop, etc. in 24/7 and still manage to stay alive, keeping up a good spirit, stay positive and wears a big fat smile on my face! Hah! No wonder I can’t put on weight over these years with all the exciting events going on in my life. Well, I take it as a good thing that I don’t have to spend money keeping myself fit and trimmed all the time, not having to sweat my ass off to work out a good ab. *laugh*

Well, that’s life and we just have to move on. Life is not a bed of roses. Sometimes yes but most of often it’s not. I’ve seen and been through enough of challenges in the entire 40 years of my life to write a biography. But if I don’t go through this ups and down, I think I’ll take things for granted, thinking that life is always smooth sailing and I’m guaranteed a happy ever after life. I’m just thankful and glad that I’m always being challenged in my every awakening moment and how it have strenghtened my character over the years. I’ve become the person I am right now, thanks to all the obstacles and challenges I had to overcome, in every good possible way.:)

Ok, enough of life philosophy, let’s move on to the main reason of getting this blog post up. My project life of course!!

Oh, how I’ve missed getting my project life spreads updated! I’m slowly catching up for sure. Slow but I’m getting there.

This Week 17 have been a complete joy, having to play with Studio Calico new Atlantic collection which was released a few weeks ago. I’m completely blown away by the colors and designs of the papers and embellishments! They’re absolutely gorgeous and easy to work with. It gave me a kickstart to catch up with my spreads and this collection made it so easy for me to complete my pages within a couple of hours.

And here are a couple of close up shots from the spreads.

Supplies - Atlantic Collection – Patterned Paper - Atlantic CityNantucketScarboroughNew HavenRockportSouth HamptonCape CodGold Kraft, 12×12 Vellum; Fabric - Fabric Bows; Wood veneer - Burnished Circle; Stickers - Cork CircleCork Arrow and ChevronGlittered Star; Die-cut –  Vellum Die Cut Shapes, Punch - Mini Anchor, Alphas - RockabyeSunrise; Others – 4×3 and 4×6 Grids CardsCurrent StampsPlanetarium Digital Printable Labels)

I hope you’ve bought yourself this Atlantic collection. How’s your project life coming along? I’ll be spending more time catching with the rest of the weeks using the new June Roundabout kits! Can’t wait to share them soon.:)

Have a great weekend ahead!

Linda in AusMay 24, 2013 - 6:40 pm

Oh Leena what an awful time you are going thru wish i could come and help. So sorry to hear about Ethan ,i hope the school and staff are on top of the problem now and that Ethan can implement the strategies Dr King would have given him.
Life can be so hard and unfair at times but i suppose this makes us stronger.
Love your Project Life as always, full of inspirational tips.
Mine is up to date although i only have one photo for this week so i had better have a good weekend and photograph something.
Enjoy your weekend and i hope next week is better for all of you.

LauraMay 25, 2013 - 1:43 am

ohh!! i think you´re a supermum,superwoman and of course a superscraperin!!! i admire your determination, your way to go throught all the pain and all the problems you have around. Cheer up and go on just like you know, with a smile on your face!! (sorry for my english :)) xoxo

LindaJune 9, 2013 - 12:38 am

Sounds like you’ve been busy! Life always catches up to us at times, but I’m sure things will smooth out for you soon. I have gotten behind in my project life with everything going on in my life right now as well, but I’m looking forward to having some time these next few weekends to really catch up!

Love your pages, those cork letters are amazing!!