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I know I’ve been missing for the longest time and I definitely have good reasons for my absence. Work and vacation throughout the month of December.:)

I hope the year ended well for you and 2014 have been good to you. It had been good to me. New job, new opportunities, visited new places, made new friends and a lot more good things that came my way and I’m so thankful for that.

Most importantly, I’m grateful for all of your support and encouragement that kept me going throughout the year. Without you, I would have given up on a lot of things, for example my Project Life.;)

So, here’s to a fabulous start to 2015 and I wish all of you a wonderful New Year!

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P/S – I’ll be back soon once I sort out some things on the backend. I’m still thinking on how I’m going to revive my blog (if anyone is still coming here at all! hah!), at the same time balancing my life between my family, my job and this place. If you have anything that you’d like to see or read more on my blog, please feel free to leave your comments in the box in this post. I’d definitely appreciate your thoughts. I hope I can take in some of your feedbacks and if I can’t, please do excuse me for not being able to produce some good readable stuff here. I will try my best if time permits. I sure hope my job will be kind to me so I have time to come back here often. See you soon!

  • LaraineJanuary 4, 2015 - 11:01 pm

    Happy New Year to you and your family Leena. Yes I definitely still come to your blog, frequently, well nearly every day lol. Love all your project life spreads which have been an inspiration to me. Be blessed

  • LindaJanuary 4, 2015 - 11:20 pm

    I know where you’re coming from, I haven’t do a blog post in a year and a half.
    Xx

  • Sarah KristiansenJanuary 5, 2015 - 6:20 am

    Just wanted to let you know that people like me are definitely still reading your blog! I’m always inspired by your pages and hope you’ll keep the posts coming in 2015! :)

  • JeanneJanuary 5, 2015 - 10:07 am

    i have definitely missed you and have regularly checked your site. In fact today I checked your IG and saw what you’ve been doing. I enjoy your PL so much. Thanks!

  • Tori A.January 5, 2015 - 11:58 am

    I adore seeing your Project Life pages and really any scrapbook page you create. Your work is amazing!

  • MargheritaJanuary 5, 2015 - 4:41 pm

    I come here every day :) so come back soon! <3

  • MichelleGBJanuary 5, 2015 - 6:11 pm

    I love your blog and the mix of life and crafting! May 2015 be a wonderful year for you and your family!

  • Sue FitzGeraldJanuary 5, 2015 - 7:48 pm

    I’m still here (waving my hands in the air) love your blog and the inspiration I get from it. Really enjoy your project life (of course :-) and I adore your craft room, or what I have seen of it. Have you done a room tour that I have missed and if not I would love to see your craft organisation. Your blog always makes me feel happy, I think it’s the open fresh look of it.

  • XimenaJanuary 5, 2015 - 11:04 pm

    More Project Life process videos, please! I’m a fan :)
    Also, can you share what your approach to PL be like for 2015? (monthly, weekly, just Design A protectors, etc.). I’m looking for inspiration for a fresh outlook in my everyday memory keeping.
    Happy New Year!

  • DebJanuary 6, 2015 - 6:53 am

    The best to you and yours and yes, I’m here listening. Thanks!

  • LaudiciaJanuary 6, 2015 - 5:01 pm

    Hi Leena! Giving up on your PL?! I’m glad you didn’t give it up cause it would have been a huge huge loss. Your spreads are so beautiful and inspiring! Regarding ideas for your blog, I love the PL videos you made a while ago (I’m watching them over and over) and I would love to watch new ones (but I’m sure it takes a long time to make them). Tutorials would be nice too. Just some thoughts. Love love love your style! Thanks for sharing. ;)

  • Ann SchefflerJanuary 7, 2015 - 9:55 am

    I love your Project Life posts. That is what led me to your blog. I especially like the journaling card ideas you have. Very nice!

  • SarahJanuary 7, 2015 - 7:02 pm

    I love seeing your project life, it’s nice to get a view of the other side of the world (I live in the UK) and I like the way you use a lot of white because it makes it look so fresh and light. Keep it coming, it motivates and inspires me, thanks, Sarah x.

  • CindyJanuary 8, 2015 - 1:23 am

    I understand your dilemma, I am just happy to see what you are working on when you have a chance. Of course children, family, life, and work come first. I wish you peace and blessings in the new 2015!

  • PaulaJanuary 19, 2015 - 12:15 am

    Still here! Please do continue your lovely blog!!

  • Ann06January 22, 2015 - 9:23 pm

    Yes, love to see your blog, your process you are an inspiration. Ann

I’ve been gone way too long. It’s definitely longer than I expected.

Work is taking me away from my time here and I so wish I could find the time to even come in to say a few words. It’s been crazy for weeks and maybe months with my job and all the traveling. The only I have left is given to my boys without any doubt. But as you follow my journey on my Instagram, you can see what I mean and my excuse for my absence here.

Nevertheless, I’m just happy to be back here to share my December sneaks of Studio Calico Park Ave kit. And I happened to have my trip coincide with my dateline, so I brought my kit along with me and spent my evenings over the weekend after I’m done with my work to put together two weeks of my Project Life. Yay!

Can you believe that I still have strength left to even sit at the writing desk in my hotel room for a couple of hours putting together my spreads? You better be! *laugh*

In fact I had a lot of fun and felt motivated to get caught up with my Project Life.

So, here are some sneaks of what I came out with over the weekend. Hope you like what you see.:)

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These are from the Park Ave main project life kit.I’m so loving all the purple, mint and pink from this kit! SC definitely outdone themselves with another fabulous kit!

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And these two are from the PL add-ons, Grand Central and Lenox Hill. Did you see those gold stickers and wood veneer alphas?! My all time favourite!

Hope to see you soon during reveal and don’t forget the Black Friday happening at Studio Calico the next few days!

  • Andrea GarciaDecember 5, 2014 - 1:39 pm

    I am a Scrapbooker here in the San Francisco Bay Area (California) and accidentally found you on Instagram. I admire your work. I just bought supplies to make my Xmas cards. Have fun.:-))

  • ElsemarieDecember 16, 2014 - 8:57 pm

    Oh I love the color combo with lilac and gold <3 and your pages look so beautiful as always, I adore your style :)

It’s the time of the month for another sneak already?!

Geez, time really do flies! I thought it was just yesterday I shared my sneaks for Underground and now we’re up for another new month. Are you getting excited now that we’re just about a week away from the full reveal? *laugh*

Well, I have some sneaks’ treat for you on Studio Calico November Walden Kit.

I’m just loving the fall theme colours of this kit and even though we don’t have fall here, I still love the palette anyway.

So, here are a couple of sneaks of what I came out with using the Walden Project Life Kit, Firchburg (PL add-on 1) and add-on stamp set (my absolute favourite!).

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These two sneaks are from the main Walden Project Life Kit.

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And these two are using Firchburg and add-on stamp set.

I hope you’re ready to hit the shop when reveal comes. You’ll love what’s in store for you.:)

Have a great week ahead and see ya soon!

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When I saw this class being announced through the newsletter, I immediately signed up for it.

How can you not love this Paint.Plan.Play class by Ashley Golgberg, right? The sneak itself looks absolutely fun and amazing! You will learn from her how to take control of colour, pattern and text by using paint, collage and various types of mediums to add allure to all your crafting projects form journal layouts to Project Life spreads.

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When you register for this class, you will receive this bonus 6×8 print while stocks last.

You will also receive these two digital files specially designed by Ashley herself. They’re gorgeous, aren’t they?

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For more details of what you’ll receive from this Paint.Plan.Play, do pop over here for an outline of the class.

The class will begin November 1.

See you in class soon!

Project Life | Week 36 & Week 38

Just days before I went on my business trip to Jakarta, when I received my Studio Calico October kit, I was in a kind of anxiety. Well, you know, the kind that got you feeling worried if your kits will arrive on time, if you’re in THE mood to churn out something within a day or two prior to your traveling and if you’re really able to fulfil the dateline with such tight schedule.

I have to say I worried for nothing. Really.

The Underground Project Life Kit and add-on Baker Street that came, well how should I put it in words?

I completed two full spreads within a day! I’ll leave it to you to figure out what it meant.;)

So, here are my Week 36 and Week 38. I did them in a breeze. Truly enjoyed playing with the kit and add-on.

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I used only the main Underground Project Life Kit on this Week 36. So loving the cards and embellishments, especially the puffy stickers!

I’ve been using Protector Page Design K for months and I’m still loving this config. What I did was I cut up the 4×6 cards from this kit to 4×4 to fit them into the pockets. Perfect and no-brainer solution. *laugh*

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The polka dot card actually has a “Harvest” word on it and since I don’t have any related photo to go with the card, I covered it with a circle digital printable from here, added the number 36 from this printable and made it into my title week card.

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The “My Happy Place” sentiment is actually cut out from one of the 3×4 cards. I thought it depicts what I wanted to document on the photo of me in my happy place, which is my bed.:)

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Oh, that 6×4 card with printed tags is my favourite! I added some journaling which was typed out with my typewriter and I just finished it off a couple of printable labels, puffy sticker and mini alphas from the main PL kit.

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What I really love about the Underground Project Life Kit is that it included a couple of 3×4 cards that has number sequence on them. They’re perfect to journal your to-do list, what is current going on in that week or day, buckets list etc.

I used this card to type out the recipe of the Banana Cupcakes that I baked over the weekend and added a printable label for the recipe title. I could definitely go back and refer to the recipe if I need to bake again.

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I think ever since I received this Underground extra PL card set Cozy Card Set by Live.Love.Paper, I’ve been swooning over them again and again. I seriously could’t get enough of them!

In most weeks, I would a photo or two of my time spent in cafes. So, this card set fits perfectly into this week’s theme of me celebrating the hub’s birthday at Department of Caffeine. This place served one of the best waffles I’ve ever tasted! if you’re in Singapore, you definitely have to try it! It’s located at 15 Duxton Road, very near to Maxwell Road.

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The gold foil scallop card is just about my favourite from Baker Street. I just adhered one of the phrase tags, navy die cut and added cork and wood dots to make my Week 38 title card.

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Have I mentioned how much I adore the Cozy card set? *laugh*

Love that phrase on the card!

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Here comes the highlight of this page.

We celebrated the hub’s 48th birthday this week. It was a very quiet and simple family affair. He preferred it that way and have always been.

He always say this to me “Every day is a birthday to me, as long as I’m happy doing what I do and be with you and Ethan”. How sweet is that and what a great thought from this man of mine! That’s why I’m such a lucky ducky to be married to him.

Oh, today is actually our 14th anniversary and it’s another quiet ‘celebration’ for us. That’s the way we like it.:)Love you loads my love. I’m looking forward to many more wonderful years with you!

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See, daddy had to have a photo taken with her two princesses. *laugh* They adore and love him like there’s no tomorrow. Jealous here now.;)

The “TODAY” cut is from here. I actually run through the cut on one of the PL main kit 3×4 cards on my Silhouette Cameo, adhered it over another 3×4 grid card and just added one of the phrase tags and mini alphas from Baker Street.

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Ok, let’s talk a little bit about one of my favourite embellishments from Baker Street.

The Fancy Pant mini pink and white stripes folder. Love love love it so much!

It fit’s just nicely onto a 3×4 card and I used it to write down the recipe of the Lemon Blueberry Pound Cake that I made that weekend on the inside of the folder.

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That’s about it from my Underground spreads.

So, what did you get during reveal?

I do hope the Underground Project Life KitBaker Street and Cozy Card Set by Live.Love.Paper are amongst your purchase. I’ve seen some comments in Studio Calico forum about how they’re not so attracted to the kit and add-ons but in all seriousness, they do look a lot better IRL than what you’ve seen on Studio Calico’s site. Well, you can see them for yourself on my spreads. I’m not bluffing. *laugh*

Anyway, I have another PL add-on Chelsea to play this weekend. Somehow, this didn’t come in together with the rest. It arrived a week later but I couldn’t churn out another spread on time before reveal. So, I can’t wait to dive into it this weekend!

See ya soon! Happy week ahead!

  • LindaOctober 1, 2014 - 8:58 am

    Can’t wait for my kits to arrive now, I also got the cozy cards. So romantic what R said, you are very lucky. Happy anniversary to you both.xx

  • GlicelleOctober 2, 2014 - 3:17 am

    Worried about Fading Pictures

    Hi, I have been scrapbooking since I was young but didn’t realize there was a whole world of it until a year ago when I was pregnant with my daughter. Now, I’m going through an overwhelming sense of wow-there-is-SO-much syndrome.

    Because of my perfectionist nature, I get stuck often!
    My current road block is printing pictures. I don’t know what the best way is, print at home or print through Persnickety Prints.

    You use a Canon printer right? Aren’t you worried that the pictures will fade with time?

  • GiuseppinaOctober 7, 2014 - 8:34 am

    Those muffins look amazing!!