You know what? After 11 years of friendship, courtship and eventually marriage, I’ve never actually hand-make anything for Rainer before. Well, I did many other things for him, I cook for him, clean the house, do the laundry, took care of him when he’s sick, listen to him when he needs someone to talk to, I care for him and I love him!

Every of his Birthday, Valentine’s Day, Father’s Day and Christmas Day, I always buy gifts for him or cards that has many words in them so that I just need to write out “I Love You” in the cards! LOL! That’s really sweet of me isn’t it?

Let’s just say that I prefer to tell him I love him in person rather than writing it in a card or note. I can express myself better when I talk to him. And he knows that I’m just hopeless in writing lovey dovey letters to him! LOL!

So, I did a little something for him this coming Valentine’s Day, after 11 years since we met!! I think he might probably teared if he sees this!;)


I used Magistical Memories chipboards range of Fancy Frame, Nesting Circle and Potty People which you can find them in their store here.  You can also check this hanging tags I posted at their blog and where there are other creations shared by all the DTs.

And I’m going to hang this right in the closet where he can see them everyday and knowing that I always LOVE him and how much he means to me!

I Love You Darling! I know you always lurk my blog! LOL!

So, are you making anything special for you loved ones on Valentine? ;)

  • Michelle SturgeonJanuary 27, 2008 - 4:03 pm

    Very cool!

  • feliciaJanuary 28, 2008 - 1:22 pm

    i love this leena!! it’s so sweet… :)

  • PandachuJanuary 29, 2008 - 7:08 am

    So lovely! Feel like making me purchase MM chipboard!

  • JuneJanuary 31, 2008 - 1:48 am

    Love this. I’m sure he would be so happy to see it.

I didn’t get the job at RBS!! You may think I’ll be feeling sad but nope, I’m not!:)

So, the good news is that, I’m moving on.;)

Thank you so much for everyone’s well wishes and I really appreciate you dropping by to wish me good luck and it’s more than I could ask for. Thank you again!  

And I had a wonderful dinner treat from my wonderful friend, Linda. Thank you so much for a great night & I hope we can do this again!

Have a good night!

  • JazzJanuary 26, 2008 - 1:04 am

    I’m proud of you babe! That’s right…move on!! Who knows…an even bigger opportunity might be waiting for you…


  • yati (asydin)January 26, 2008 - 5:42 pm

    U r one lady with a cool attitude!
    Hey it cld be a blessing in disguise yah? ;-)

  • Ellie AugustinJanuary 26, 2008 - 7:00 pm

    ONE BIG HUG to a wonderful woman.. you know what that means right.. ONLY BIGGER and better things are in store for you ;)

I’ll be going for a job interview tomorrow!! Yipeeeeee!!!

I’m soooooo HAPPY & ANXIOUS at the same time! It’s been over two and a half years since I last attended an interview, so I’m kind of nervous! A friend of mine helped me sent in my resume to the bank she’s working in, the Royal Bank of Scotland & the HR manager called me within a few hours upon receiving it!! We had a very pleasant chat over the phone & she wanted to see me tomorrow!! Yes!! I’m praying so hard they’ll take me in!!

I hope I’ll be coming home with some good news!! I’m keeping all my fingers and toes crossed!! LOL!!

Wish me luck!!

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  • Susan JJanuary 25, 2008 - 2:00 pm

    How did it go?

  • JazzJanuary 25, 2008 - 2:20 pm

    Oh gosh!!! I really hope it went well…sending lots of luck your way, babe!


  • Michelle SturgeonJanuary 25, 2008 - 2:49 pm

    I wish you the best of luck!

Here’s a caption of myself, standing right in front of the mirror, shooting myself (because no one could do it for me! LOL!). I always wanted this shot & I desperately used my big mirror in my dining room, looking like a nut (my DS & helper were staring at me in disbelief!) snapping at myself again & again until I’m happy with all the shots! Hahahahahahaha!!

So, I took the opportunity to use this picture to create this layout for my DT assignment for Made With Love. Thank you for letting me play with these lovely stuff!


Products used here are:
Patterned Paper – Fifth Avenue from Autumn Leaves, Making Memories and Scenic Route
Overlay – Hambly Screen Prints
Rub-on – Luxe Design
Chipboard Letters – Scenic Route and AC Thickers
Letter Stickers – Making Memories
Buttons – Autumn Leaves
Tag – 7Gypsies
Clip – Making Memories
Chipboard Shape – Love Elsie

They are available at their store!

Thanks for looking and have a great evening!

  • LeeJanuary 24, 2008 - 9:22 am

    Fab fab fabulous!!!!

  • JazzJanuary 24, 2008 - 11:18 am

    This is gorgeous babe!! Love the pic too!!
    I have always wanted a pic like that as well….one day! one day!

  • Kate O'BrienJanuary 24, 2008 - 3:17 pm

    Beautiful layout Leena! Love every last little inch of it!

  • Angie DelarieJanuary 25, 2008 - 12:03 am

    Hi Leena
    Just checked out your blog from one of your comments on
    Susan Johannes Blog “onion Skin”
    Im on the design team with susan at in
    Perth Western Australia…
    And she did a wonderful Layout for me!!
    Love your layouts…as well..
    That’s why Im wondering if you would like to do a Layout with
    My Robot “Stripes” which you soo Loved in your comments!!
    To be one of my Quest Designers in a few months “March”
    If you could get back to me ..on my email address.
    And send me ur postal Address and I’ll fly him straight over to u?
    Have a great day ..
    Love and Skullies

Since this blog was started last April, I have had many friends, acquaintances and for those who do not know me, making time to drop in to say hi and for leaving many wonderful comments. And I would like to extend my gratitude to everyone for your wonderful support & encouragement in making my journey in scrapbooking a pleasant one.

This blog was never meant to be a place for my rantings and ramblings, but a place to share my passion for scrapbooking. But of course, occassionally, you will see me share some wonderful insights of my family and friends and also a little bits and pieces of my private life.

Nevertheless, year 2007 has truly been an amazing year for me. It is through scrapbooking, I have met wonderful friends, from Singapore and all over the world, who have laughed with me, share their life with me and I’m thankful for their friendship. They have unselfishly given me much more than I deserved. And I thank you for that.

My family, especially my wonderful husband, Rainer and my boy, Ethan have ‘tolerated’ my absence from our daily family quiet time together and I thank them for their understanding. Ethan may be too young to understand how passionate I am with my scrapbooking hobby but he has shown me great patience in giving some time to myself to scrapbook. My dear hubby, has of course but rarely voiced his displeasure at me for leaving him alone with my boy when I scrapbook but he too has shown me respect and support for my hobby. And I thank him for being such a wonderful friend and husband.

Some of my friends may feel like I’m neglecting certain responsibilities or my lack of interest in putting in 100% commitment into this scrapbooking hobby. But I like I said earlier, I’m passionate about scrapbooking but I would not consider making it a ‘career’. This is just an interest to me where I found solace during some difficult time I faced at my workplace. It is some form of a stress-relief therapy for me, when I’m having a difficult day at work. At the end of the day, my family, friends and my job, are the main priorities in my life.

If I was given a choice to choose my family over scrapbooking, that is IF, I’m at a crossroad, to choose only one path, it would be my family. However, I have not come to that crossroad yet, so be rest assured you would continue seeing me create.;)

There are times when I had acquaintances, very concerned about my well-being, teaching me how to lead my life and teaching me how to keep worthy friends, I thank you for that. But little have you known about me, I can proudly say, I’m stronger than what you think I’m made of and I’ve experienced life more than anyone, but not everyone. I’ve sunk to the lowest point of my life years ago but I’ve picked up all those bits and pieces and I learned to move on. But then again, thank you for your concern.

I may not have said Thank You enough or more than I should have but deep down inside, I’m grateful.

And right now, I’m enjoying my family, friends, scrapbooking and creating!!

Have a great evening!

  • Michelle SturgeonJanuary 21, 2008 - 2:27 pm

    It is very apparant you are passionate about your scrapbooking, as well as your family! I LOVE visiting your blog!

  • Ellie AugustinJanuary 21, 2008 - 4:32 pm

    Girl you know we love you!!! ((((HUGS)))))!!!!!

  • Kate O'BrienJanuary 21, 2008 - 7:52 pm

    You have a great perspective Leena. I love the way you look at your scrapping. And it seems you have a wonderful supportive family. You BETTER keep creating because your work inspires me so!!!

    Peace girl!

  • LiaJanuary 23, 2008 - 7:43 am

    *lol* Isn’t it amazing how fast people can jump to conclusions, and use their ‘concern’ as a facade for backstabbing? Of course, WE know better don’t we dear?

    There’s so much positive energy out there, and I know you’re focusing on that. Let’s just let the rest be, ya?

    Love you!

  • LiaJanuary 24, 2008 - 12:53 pm

    Oh, I also wanted to say that eventhough you’re a FTWM and scrapper, I’m amazed that you never neglect your family. I can see that Ethan doesn’t feel that you’re neglecting him when you’re scrapping, because whatever free time you have, he gets it first. And I love the fact that eventhough you have a live-in helper, you still cook FULL MEALS and not frozen/canned food during the weekends. I think the simplest duties of a mother like a from-scratch home-cooked meal will leave an impression on Ethan’s young mind – and he will remember it for life! And I’m sure Rainer appreciates that as well! Which man will not appreciate a home-cooked meal right? ;)

  • feliciaJanuary 28, 2008 - 1:27 pm

    well put leena… i’m happy for you…:) love this entry of yours… *hugs*