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 SFTH.com.au 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”
    http://www.angiedelarie.com
    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
    Angie

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!
    Kate

  • 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*

This page is created based on a Magistical Memories sketch. I used their Retro Toni Flower chipboard and I secured it with MME Bohemia crochet flower. Other products used are patterned papers from October Afternoon and Making Memories, OA stamps & die-cuts, MM brads, Provo Craft letter stickers, AC Thickers chipboard letters and lace.

  • ~ AM ~January 21, 2008 - 10:12 am

    Gorgeous LO Leena.. so elegant and classy! :)

  • lescrapdetitecJanuary 21, 2008 - 12:39 pm

    a beautiful LO !
    (and very nice photo too)

  • JazzJanuary 21, 2008 - 2:21 pm

    Gorgeous babe!! Love your work!

  • WatiJanuary 22, 2008 - 5:24 am

    this is just too lovely…love the pic :)

  • Aur0reMarch 8, 2008 - 9:10 am

    This page is beautiful! (Aur0re from France)

stands for Rainer & Leena. This is my 1st page I did for Magistical Memories using their Potty People chipboard which I just received. They have amazing chipboards and you may want to check out their online store here.

What I like about this page is that it’s really simple and clean, unlike my usual style but hey, I’m a versatile scrapper and I LOVE to try anything and everything!!;)

I’ll be creating more stuff in time to come using my to-die-for Magistical Memories stash and tune in when you have some time!!

Thanks for dropping in!!

  • KaraJanuary 19, 2008 - 3:55 pm

    Stunning layout! You have such a gorgeous blog. So inspiring.

  • lescrapdetitecJanuary 21, 2008 - 12:39 pm

    love this one !!
    very simple, but intense !