Instagram Update ~ Week 8 | Twenty 12

I just realised that my last update of my Instagram images was a month ago! Yikes! I feel horrible that I missed so many weeks and I badly need to catch up with my updates so I don’t fall back too far.

So, here are my images taken on Week 8.

It was a week of high fever for Ethan. Lots of sleepless night for the hub and me but that small fart recovered. Caused by a darn tooth! *laugh*

Ethan was in an upbeat mood when he finally got out of home after his fever subsided.

Clear blue sky and sunny days in week 8.

Not too sure what Ms Piggie was staring at past my legs.:D

Crafting and project life update for the week.

Other random stuff

I’ll be back again soon for my following weeks updates of my Instagram images.

And don’t foget to join the blog hop giveaway if you haven’t done so. Closing tomorrow at 3pm, 21st Mar, Spore time (gmt +8). Thank you all so much for adding/following me at Instagram/Twitter/Pinterest!! I really do appreciate that. I really dread when it’s time to pick a winner during my blog giveaways all these years. That’s because I can only pick one and I feel bad about it when all of you spend time to pop by my blog. I know it’s impossible to pick everyone and I really wish you all the best tomorrow!!

But fret not. Since my sweet 19th birthday (bwahahahaha!!) falls on this Sunday, I will be drawing another BIG giveaway right after the St Patrick’s Day giveaway is over! I’ll make sure it’s going to be a good one alright?  ;)  Well, since when I don’t give great giveaways? I am so shameless *laugh*

Have a great day!

Jackie O.March 20, 2012 - 4:17 pm

Lovely photos Leena. Have a lovely day :-)

Joanna LeeMarch 20, 2012 - 8:04 pm

Leena, your give aways are always so fabulous!! Everytime i drop by your blog I always see the PTI doilies and it tempts me to buy a sizzix!

Linda in AusMarch 20, 2012 - 9:37 pm

Great photos and glorious flowers and yes your giveaways are pretty amazing.

Tan Yin WenMarch 21, 2012 - 6:25 pm

Happy Birthday Leena in advance!! Have a great time celebrating your special day with your family!!

petMay 14, 2012 - 1:22 pm

Hi Nana,

Great blog, i really enjoy browsing it, even all the way from Los Angeles. I’m a Singaporean living here, interested in scrapping as well.

Was wondering, how do you actually fit your pictures to print in polaroid format as above? On the sheet of pics titled ‘Instagram’?

Please email your reply.


FindingnanaMay 20, 2012 - 11:51 pm

Hi Pet,
Thank you for visiting my blog! You can read my post here on how to create the polaroid prints using Picasa.
Hope it helps. :)

2012 St.Patrick’s Day Instagram Blog Hop

Welcome to the 2012 St.Patrick’s Day Instagram Blog Hop!!

We are a group of Instagram-ers who decided to get together to do a blog hop and of course, with a chance to win fabulous GIVEAWAYS!!

Here are what you need to do to join in the fun.

1. Follow me at Instagram (@findingnana) OR Twitter (@findingnana) OR Pinterest (findingnana). I know some of you may not be on Instagram, so you can either follow me at Twitter or Pinterest.

You need to follow me at least at one of these 3 places. If you are already a follower at any of these 3 places, go to Step 2.

2. Come back here to leave your name and your Instagram, Twitter or Pinterest  username in this post and your name will be drawn randomly!:)


I’ve followed you at Twitter. My username is @queenarmidala. 


Mary Queen

You have until 21st March, Wednesday at 3:00pm Spore time (GMT+8) to join this blog hop giveaway. It’s opened to EVERYONE!

And you’ll stand a chance to win this pack of giveaway from me!:D

You might want to hop over to the other girls’ blog who are participating in this blog hop to join their giveaways as well, who knows you may win more than one giveaway!:D

Good luck and happy blog hopping!

(In no particular order)

Laura Banasiak | laurabanasiak :
Leah Farquharson | bluebirdchicllc :
Faridah Hajarmustika | mustikmonkeys :
Gina Lideros | ginalideros:
Suryanti Halim | isur :
Katy Hedger | polkadotlove :
Wati Basri | watibasri :
Jenny Gecos | mrsjennyg :
Allison Waken | allisonwaken :
Kristine Davidson | kristined:
Sasha Farina | sashafarina:
Lindsey Hansen l lindzeyhanzen :
Nina Burgess | ladybugnina :
Azura Alyssa | azuraalyssa :
Sophia Allison | sophiaallison :
Vee Jennings | strawbvee :
NattArida Smith | tinynatt :
Amy Lynne Lassiter | amlynnelassiter :
Helga Vergara | helga_vergara :
Michelle Lanning | michellelanning :
Juanna Sia | juannahope :
Daniela Dobson | danieladobson :
Jeanne M. Wigoena | jeannew :
Michelle K | michellek :
Vanessa Rupp-Hayden | veerupp :
Jessy Christopher | jcchris :

Karen SMarch 17, 2012 - 10:10 pm

I follow you on Instagram. My user name is @kstewart22

Thanks for the chance to win a great prize and for the blog hop fun!

laura banasiakMarch 17, 2012 - 10:14 pm

What a great giveaway! Love the close up photos, teehee! Thank you for contributing and for the chance to win! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Miriam RodriguezMarch 17, 2012 - 10:19 pm

Hi!! I follow you on instagram, my username is @miri6guez, I would love to win all these wonderful goodies!!!

DanielleMarch 17, 2012 - 10:32 pm

Love this blog hop. I am now following you on pinterest. My account name is “Danielle Marie”. Thanks for the chance to win this giveaway – the kit looks great:)

Babz510March 17, 2012 - 10:50 pm

Thanks for the chance to win! I follow you on Instagram my name is @Babz510

Azura AlyssaMarch 17, 2012 - 11:19 pm

such cool giveaway.. Love your blog as well.. :)

Jaime LeeMarch 17, 2012 - 11:20 pm

Wowwee…You have a blown away giveaway (lol). I follow you in IG, username: jyylee. I love your photography and now the goodies above (lol). Happy St Patrick’s Day and have a good weekend!

Angie MenegayMarch 17, 2012 - 11:52 pm

OMG these are so yummy!
I’ve followed you at Pinterest. My username is ngan_menegay.

Jessica GMarch 18, 2012 - 12:09 am


I already follow you on Instagram, my user name is jessicagood.

Love your blog and PL work!

:) Jessica

KatyMarch 18, 2012 - 12:39 am

Wow awesome giveaway thanks for sharing! Hope you are enjoying the hop to!

Katy xx

Julie CoryellMarch 18, 2012 - 12:40 am

I follow you on Instagram. My username is iamjujublog I’m also going to follow you on Twitter (@juliecoryell) & Pinterest (juliecoryell). Your giveaway stash ROCKS! Off to check out the rest of the bloghop. Hope you are doing well!

Emily PerrymanMarch 18, 2012 - 12:49 am

Hey! I’m following you pinterest! I want to follow you on there too but I am not sure how to find you on there because I’m a new user on there. My name on there is emiperry. Hope I get chosen! Your stuff is super cute!

VeraMarch 18, 2012 - 12:52 am

Seeing lots of beautiful things thru this bloghop. :) Following you now on IG @verabear :)

Amy CooseMarch 18, 2012 - 1:17 am

I followed you on pinterest, my username is amycoose. Thanks for the chance to win!!

Jen B.March 18, 2012 - 1:54 am

I’m following you on instagram (@jmbrake). Love the giveaway – thanks so much!

MeghanMarch 18, 2012 - 1:56 am

I follow you on Pinterest [username mcmillan715]. Fabulous giveaway!

naomi_mMarch 18, 2012 - 2:02 am

I’m following you on Instagram, my username is naomi_mac. naomi_m

Anne-LaureMarch 18, 2012 - 2:11 am

Thanks for the chance to win…
I’ve followed you at instagram. My username is @aneulore.
And in pinterest too, my username is Aneulore Scrap.

TamaraMarch 18, 2012 - 2:52 am

oooh what a great price… I follow you on Pinterest –>

xx Tamara

MindyMarch 18, 2012 - 3:40 am

Hi! I follow you on Pinterest….mine is mrsmindy
Happy St. Paddy’s Day!!!

Andrea JMarch 18, 2012 - 3:55 am

I am @chattmom on instagram and I am following you!

cindy barrigaMarch 18, 2012 - 5:37 am

Instagram follower… cindyann. ;D

EmmaMarch 18, 2012 - 5:53 am

I’m following you on Instagram.. my username is emma__jw :)

Thanks for the chance to win something so lovely!

Nicole BrennaMarch 18, 2012 - 8:17 am

My user name is Nicole Brenna and I am following you on Pinterest… thanks so much for the chance to win!

Ellie A.March 18, 2012 - 9:17 am

Super Drooling wow what an AWESOME giveaeway! I of course already follow you on Instagram :) I’m @eaugustin there. :)

Margie VisnickMarch 18, 2012 - 10:17 am

I follow you on Pinterest! My user name is Margie Griggs Visnick

Linda TraceMarch 18, 2012 - 10:23 am

oh my goodness me Be still my beating heart!! LOOK AT THAT GIVEAWAY!! I would totally buy it from you LOL

Happy St P’s day!

I follow you on twitter AND instagram :) My user name is cutiepiechan (on both)


GiseleMarch 18, 2012 - 10:50 am

Loving those doilies and those polka dots, so FUN!!

LeandraMarch 18, 2012 - 10:57 am

Following you on instagram: @jlcall426

Gina LiderosMarch 18, 2012 - 11:57 am

wow, that is some giveaway. It is fun hopping with you Leena!

MadeyMarch 18, 2012 - 12:21 pm

Wow! Thanks for organizing this bloghop giveaway! So awesome so see so much green! Anyway, i’m following you on Pinterest, username Madeylim.

BrynMarch 18, 2012 - 1:03 pm

Thanks for the chance to win! I’ve followed you on Instagram. My username is blum1982

Joanna LeeMarch 18, 2012 - 1:47 pm

Hi Leena,
I just followed you on Instagram! I really love your giveaway..those PTI doilies make me go weak in the kneees!!!! My username is

Allison WakenMarch 18, 2012 - 2:19 pm

Love your giveaway! The hop is so fun :)

hariyaniMarch 18, 2012 - 2:24 pm

i’ve followed you on Instagram! my username is @hariyani
loving your awesome goodies!

hariyani :)

Doreen awMarch 18, 2012 - 3:57 pm

I’ve followed you

SaralynMarch 18, 2012 - 4:29 pm

I’ve followed you at Twitter. My username is saralyn_low


ElisaMarch 18, 2012 - 4:59 pm

I’ve just followed you on Instagram. My username is eliseliane.

Would be so happy to get these goodies from you!!!!

AmeliaMarch 18, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Thanks for the giveaway! (:
I am following you at both twitter and pinterest @helloameliaaa.

Kimberly C.March 18, 2012 - 5:55 pm

I followed you on Instagram. My user name is kcasey113. I love your style! Amazing!

Linda in AusMarch 18, 2012 - 9:01 pm

Hi Leena, I followed you on pinterest my username is texmorg.
Great giveaway thanks for the chance.

JusMarch 18, 2012 - 9:27 pm

Hello! Been following you for awhile on Instagram, love your shots & PL! My username’s justtey. Thanks! ;)

{leah}March 18, 2012 - 9:53 pm

Gorgeous, gorgeous instagram photo, Leena! And great giveaway! ^_^ Have a wonderful weekend!

MichelleMarch 18, 2012 - 10:04 pm

Love ur blog, on twitter I’m lovestigger, on IG Im Michellek. I follow u on pinterest too! No wonder I feel inspired when we have so many gr8 places to visit… catch up soon! Thx 4 the chance to win!

purinneMarch 18, 2012 - 11:36 pm

I’ve followed you at pinterest. My username is Gnili Cehc.


purinne :)

JackiMarch 18, 2012 - 11:45 pm

My Pinterest username is “nigro5″
Thanks for the chance to win!!!

suryanti halimMarch 19, 2012 - 12:03 am

I’m following you on Instagram. My user name is Isur
thanks for the chance really. love your giveaway so much

breMarch 19, 2012 - 12:09 am

Thanks so much for the chance to win. I follow you on Pinterest and my username is Breanne Aullman.


avaMarch 19, 2012 - 3:15 am

Leena, you have an interesting blog. I have pinned you, i think…lololo

Heather FergusonMarch 19, 2012 - 3:58 am

Hi! I was already following you on instagram, but now I’m following you on Pinterest, too. I’m kyle_sadies_mom on there. I subscribe to your blog and love your Project Life pages. Thanks for all of the lovely weekly inspirations. I bought doilies last week because of you!

CateMarch 19, 2012 - 7:37 am

I’ve followed you at Twitter. My username is @lideagrafica.
And I’ve also followed you at Pinterest. My username is caterina catalini.

KristineMarch 19, 2012 - 9:03 am

your blog is fabulous! and of course I follow you on instagram ;-)

AnnetteMarch 19, 2012 - 9:36 am

Your work is so beautiful! I love following you on Instagram and now I’m following on Twitter! yay! @nettie_scraps

Amy LynneMarch 19, 2012 - 10:45 am

Your blog….swoon. Wow. I follow you on Instagram, and I’m off to follow on Twitter. :)

RoxanneMarch 19, 2012 - 1:36 pm

I follow you on instagram username roxypharand

Nooridah NoordinMarch 19, 2012 - 2:27 pm

i’m your stalker on IG @ deedah98 :D

Sharlene AllsoppMarch 19, 2012 - 2:31 pm

I love following you on Instagram :) I am Sharlenea xx

Ren YiMarch 19, 2012 - 6:01 pm

I’ve followed you at Instagram. My username is tulipforyou.



Jackie O.March 19, 2012 - 6:10 pm

Just wanted to say Hi Leena as I can’t participate in this wonderful blog hop (like I said to you on FB). Am looking forward to seeing your PL pages for week 10. Have a good week. xxx

SueMarch 19, 2012 - 6:15 pm

I follow you on Instagram, my name is sue jade.

Julie {CalleLillyCafe}March 20, 2012 - 12:43 am

Hello! I Love your Proj Life photos! I’m following you on Instagram, Twitter & Pinterest. My username on all three is: CalleLillyCafe. Hope to see you on one of those! =)

Happy Monday!

pyngMarch 20, 2012 - 1:06 am

I follow you on pinterest username plin!

Miriam PrantnerMarch 20, 2012 - 1:22 am

What a fabulous giveaway! I’m following you via twitter. Thanks for the chance to win! (My name on Twitter is Miriam Prantner)

geekgalzMarch 20, 2012 - 9:33 am

Already follow your fab instagram and please pick me become the winner…i want all of those cuty green scarpbook stuff…and yeah big fans of doilies….*begging huhuhuhu

Stephanie HunnMarch 20, 2012 - 11:18 am

fellow pinner extrordinaire, Stephanie Smith Hunn. Love the pack you put together, awesome colors.

LuciaMarch 20, 2012 - 12:05 pm

Hi, I have been following you on instagram for a few months. My username is lulubloom. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jessy ChristopherMarch 20, 2012 - 6:03 pm

Such an awesome giveaway!! You are so good at gathering all the green together :) Thanks for participating the IG blog hop :)

ElizabethMarch 21, 2012 - 1:13 am

Another instagram follower here! I’m elizabethmanna :) Thanks for the awesome opportunity.

Loh Wan PingMarch 21, 2012 - 11:09 am

Hi! Thanks for this chance to win such amazing goodies! :)
I’ve followed you on Pinterest with username – pingielwp
Love your work and design so far, definitely an inspiration. ♥

rosalynn bigeyesMarch 21, 2012 - 11:21 am

Hi, Leena,

I followed you on Instagram. My username is @bigeyesros.

:) Ros

Project Life | Week 9 Twenty 12

Project Life | Week 9

Hello everyone!! I’m finally back from my work trip to Taiwan! I’m so sorry for my week long absence as I don’t have access to any computers when I was in Taipei. I didn’t bring along my lappie with me because I knew I will be too tired to blog when I’m working out of town. I came home last evening but I was too tired to pop in here and moreover, I was too busy catching up with my family. Oh how I’ve missed my boys! Well, they were certainly thrilled to have me home and I’m cant be more happy to be home!:D

I’m trying to catch up with lost time and would love to share my Project Life week 9 spread. They were actually ready last Sunday but I couldn’t find time to post them and wanted to wait until I return home to do so.

So, here are my pages for week 9 and I hope you’ll enjoy looking at what’s going on in the week.:)

My left page is from the back of my week 8 using Design D pocket page, from my Big Variety Pack which I purchased  from Scraplicious, the main distributor for Becky Higgins Project Life products in South East Asia and Japan.

On the right page, I reverted to Design A pocket page, which is one of my favorite protectors from Becky Higgins collection.

I used products from my own stash, lots of scraps, Becky Higgins Clementine and blank journaling cards,  “Then & Now” journaling cards from Paislee Press I purchased from Oscraps, my own printable chevron cards, and lots of other bits & pieces of my favorite embellishments.

I have also included a 5″ x 7″ insert for this week. I received this insert when I was designing for Pink Paislee 2 years ago. I have inserted some string measurement stuff that Ethan made for his school work and dinosaur rubber bands.

I’ll quickly run through the pockets of both sides of the pages today as I will be calling it a night soon. I’m still feeling a little exhausted from my trip and I definitely need a good night sleep.

Here are the details from the left page.

Week 9 title card

For those of you who are still very new to my blog (few weeks or months old), my son Ethan has autism. He was diagnosed with autism about 3 years ago and has since gone through a year of intensive occupational therapies (during the 1st year) and half yearly follow ups and assessments. This is one of his bi-annual visits and his first this year to see the child psychologist, Dr.King. She’s been with him right from the start and she’s been really great with him, and so were all his therapists. This is just one of those follow-ups that Dr.King would like to know how Ethan is coping in school and also at home. Children with autism usually have issues being socially connected with people, be it with other kids or adults. So, she just want to make sure that he’s doing alright making friends at school, and to check if he gets bullied by other students in school (that’s what she’s more concerned of). My husband and I, my family, very close friends, his school, teachers and special need officer in school have been truly supportive all these years and we’re thankful that they are always there for him and us. I have to say that it hasn’t been an easy journey for us the past few years but I feel that we did good. I don’t talk about Ethan’s condition in my blog often, not because there’s anything to be ashamed of. Don’t get me wrong, Ethan is a great boy, very very smart and we’re so blessed he’s a happy boy and has always been. We wouldn’t have him in any other way. We just love him just the way he is. He’s born with a very positive character and when you’re with him, he would rub off the positive vibe onto you. Many of my family and close friends love to talk to him and be around him because he makes them smile and laugh with his antics. I love to share things with my blog readers but at times, I like to keep certain things to myself, within my family and good friends. I can be a very private person and I am fiercely protective of my family, especially my son. I’ve had a few incidents when people tried to spread the untruths about myself and my son, hence my reservation to blog about Ethan’s condition. I do not expect everyone to share the same frequency or wave length with me, but I do mind when people sprout unkind words that could hurt my feelings especially about Ethan. Then again, I get on with life. I don’t sit on it and feel miserable for more than a minute, that’s the good thing about me. I learn to let go, forgive and forget. That’s what keeps me going. I always admire people with kids or family member who has autism, who speaks freely and share about their life experiences dealing with autism. They have my utmost respect. And one day, I do hope I would have the courage to speak freely and share my feelings and journey with my son.

Here’s Ethan learning measurement in school and proudly completed his homework with ease.

Here are the details of the right page. My week 9 has also included me meeting up with my secondary school friends from Malaysia whom I haven’t seen for more than 20 years, my weekly Friday night out with Ethan, my time spent at home lazying around and also my progress in catching up with my project life.

Well, that’s all for week 9.

I can’t wait to catch up with my week 10 over this weekend. And guess what? I’ve finally bought a new printer and I can wait to start printing my pictures again!  :D

So, how’s your week coming along? I sure hope you’re having a great one. I can’t wait to share my photos I took while I was in Taipei but let me forewarn you, they’re all about food and food and endless of food that I ate while I was there! *laugh* I was spoilt by my customers who fed me with so much yummy food.:D

I’ll be back again tomorrow. There’ll be a St. Patrick’s Day Instagram blog hop going on and of course, it comes with a great pack of giveaway from me!;)

Happy weekend!

NIkkiMarch 17, 2012 - 2:56 am

Hugs to you and your precious son! Our 10-year old daughter is autistic and severely mentally disabled. It is up to each family how they want to share their experiences.

I love your PL pages! : )

MiriamMarch 17, 2012 - 4:41 am

Wonderful, wonderful spread for week 9!!! Love it!! Isn’t that an amazing tool from Tim Holtz, I use that mini stapler all the time :)

Jackie O.March 17, 2012 - 4:43 am

You are blessed with an understanding and loving hubby and a wonderful son Leena, so don’t worry about the rest! “Leave it in the hands of the Lord”, like we used to sing in school.
Just love the pages of your PL as usual. Keep smiling :-) and enjoy your weekend with your family. Hugs

MindyMarch 17, 2012 - 1:25 pm

I have a 3 1/2 year son with autism and though i have a blog i do not write in anymore. when we were told (at 18 months) that he could have autism my world kinda just fell apart & i have not been able to write about it. i don’t even make mention of it on facebook…no reason other than i do not want people to judge. our son i nothing but happy all the time and we are so grateful as i have had the hardest time with it.
it’s funny i initially found your blog because of project life and so todays post was kind of a surprise, but not in a bad way :) thank you for sharing!!

NaddyMarch 17, 2012 - 4:26 pm

Beautiful pages …. Love all the beautiful details…. :)

A. SanbornMarch 17, 2012 - 7:42 pm

Project Life is how I came to find & follow your blog recently. I enjoyed reading about your Chinese New Year and other Asian daily traditions. Love your beautifully inspiring blog.

Personally, you’d make a wonderful advocate for autism. People speak negatively out of fear vs. intelligence. Turn a deaf ear to it and don’t allow it to effect you. Ethan appears very accomplished/well adjusted with swimming lessons, your equivalent to Karate {USA}, being able to get a haircut, foods etc… Thank-you for having the courage to share “yourselves” with the rest of us.

Looking forward to viewing your PL Week 10! Tomorrow will find me working on our Week 10 as well!

Thank-you for sharing,

Linda in AusMarch 17, 2012 - 8:17 pm

Hi Leena welcome home.
A lovely post and well said straight from the heart. Sending you and Ethan and your hubby big big cyber hugs.
Your PL is looking fantastic and I love the “this week” journal card with the doily. I am going to copy it for my week 10 if you don’t mind.
Tell Ethan I love his string measurement diagram what a great way to teach lengths and of course PL is the perfect place to keep it. Better go and start on my week 10 or I will be behind.
Ps only 14 dys until Penang

Julie CoryellMarch 18, 2012 - 12:48 am

Hi Leena! Your pages look wonderful (as usual). Love seeing all your details.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts about your son. What a precious boy! I totally understand the fear & hesitancy to share a lot more personal details. That was a major concern for me for quite some time. My hope is that in my sharing that it will educate others and help them to realize that individuals with autism, like my daughter, are amazing, wonderful, & intelligent people.

I’m so thrilled that our paths have crossed especially w/living on the other side of the world.

Blessings to you!

Joanna LeeMarch 18, 2012 - 1:51 pm

hi leena it’s great reading about your week and your sharing on Ethan! He’s such a lovely boy and I can’t imagine people spreading rumours about him! horrible!!

NicoleMarch 19, 2012 - 11:54 pm

I love the wonderful details….
A beautiful PL….

Project Life Update | Week 9 In Progress

It’s been another busy week for me and I couldn’t find time to pop in here until now. Lots of preparation at work for my trip to Taiwan early tomorrow morning, spending lots of time with my family and trying to put together my Project Life week 9 before I leave for my trip.

I’m sorry I couldn’t share much on my project life progress this week. But I’m in the midst of creating some digital prints to be used for project life and hopefully I can share them with you next week when I return.

For week 9, I’m reverting to Design A pocket page for my spread. I’ve missed using the protector and I may use it through out the month of March.

I’ve also recently purchased a new tab punch from my local scrapbook store, Scraplicious and I’m loving it! You’ll be seeing quite a number of tabs that I punched out and being used on my week 9 page. This punch is by far one of my favorite punches that I owned and I’ll be using it a lot from now.:D If you’re in Singapore, you should make your way down to Scraplicious to get one for yourself. You’ll definitely love it too!

I really need to visit Scraplicious store soon when I return. There are new shipments that just came in and all the new CHA goodies are to die for!

I’ll try to share more information on my next update on products that you may find them useful for your project life.

Or if you have any products that you recently purchased or come across, please do feel free to share them with me so I can blog about them.

Thanks again for dropping by my blog and for all your lovely messages. I really do appreciate you making time to leave me some love.:D

I’ll be back again next week when I return from my trip. Have a great week ahead!

MadeyMarch 12, 2012 - 12:16 am

Would love to see how you use the tabs in your project life! I am holding back on buying it because i’m not too sure how to use the tabs. hehe..

Jackie O.March 12, 2012 - 3:30 am

Have a good trip Leena and take care. Thanks for taking the time to share your PLIP (Project Life in Progress)! Lol! xx
p/s I’m going to take a peek at this tab punch which looks very interesting!

MelanieMarch 12, 2012 - 6:44 am

I can’t wait to see the final result. I absolutely love your book so far:)

Linda in AusMarch 12, 2012 - 7:36 pm

That tab punch looks great, have fun in Taiwan even if it is for work.

Project Life | Week 8 Twenty 12

Project Life | Week 8

Welcome back to my Project Life update. I have just completed my Week 8 spread a couple of days ago and I’ve been wanting to share them earlier but I couldn’t find the time to do so. I’ve been busy (since when I’m not! *laugh*) at work, preparing for my work trip to Taiwan next week (Yay! It’s been more than 10 years since my last visit) and busy at home too. I’m just so glad I manage to squeeze in some time to pop in here to show you my pages quickly.

I’ll try my best to share what I’ve updated, with some new items used or event that happened in Week 8 but I may not go into too much detail on each pocket.

Here’s the left page which is the back of my week 7 using Design E protector. I keep this page simplified by highlighting some pictures of Ethan I took of him at home during his play time.

For the right page, I tried out a new protector from my Big Variety Pack, Design D pocket page which I purchased  from Scraplicious, the main distributor for Becky Higgins Project Life products in South East Asia and Japan. The variety pack comes in 6 different protector designs and I’ve almost used all of them except Design C.

What I love about this Design D protector is that they have 4 slots of 3×4 horizontal pockets which allows me to play around with different photo print size, instead of the regular square Instagram prints of 4×6 prints which I always use.

Since week 8 is more or less the end of the month of February, I decided to wrap up my month with an insert where I printed 60 images which are the highlights of the month.

This will be the front of the insert with 30 images made into a collage using Picasa. If you want to know how to create a full page collage of Instagram images using Picasa, here’s the TUTORIAL.


Here’s the back of the insert, another 30 images selected from my pool of Instagram images. The 8.5″ x 11″ protector used is from WRMK.

Here are the close up view of each pocket.

I love the camera die cut shape by Amy Tangerine from American Craft.

I converted the rest of the pictures in the bottom pockets into B&W, print them with borders, mat the right photo on kraft paper and just added alphas from AC Thickers for a very simplified look. Love that the focus is on the pictures.

Week 8 has been as eventful week with a sick child to tend to, there were barely time to do anything else except to make sure Ethan gets well soon. Having lasted for nearly a week, he finally recovered  after his tooth were extracted, which was the main cause of the high fever.

Do you notice that I used my own chevron design card on the left pocket? Love that it added a subtle background to the pictures.

I created the bubble speech using the Photoshop brush tool, print them on a 4×6 cardstock and cut them out.

I’ve also used the “Then & Now” journaling cards from Paislee Press I purchased from Oscraps. I’ve used them up on my past 2 weeks’ spreads and I’m going to print them again. The good thing about printable cards are you can print and use them as many times as you like.

My last pocket, just a couple of photos of a frame I altered to hang some of my Instagram pictures. I just mat my photos on some paper scraps from Crate Paper, added stickers, a brad and machine stitched at the top and bottom of the card.

That’s about it for Week 8.

I’m hoping to start printing pictures for my week 9 in the next couple of days and try to complete my spread by Saturday and leave Sunday free for my family before I fly out early Monday morning.

How are you catching up on your pages? I hope you’re having fun with it and I would love to take a peek of your project life spread if you can leave the links to your blog or gallery.:)

Have you visited Scraplicious Project Life Flickr group lately? Oh my oh my…………. the group now is filled with AMAZING spreads of many project lifers from all over!! I can’t believe I can get so many inspiration from the group and I love looking at everyone’s pages! If you haven’t join the group now, do so now!! Share your pages and inspire everyone! We’d love to see what your weeks are like.

Have a great evening and see ya soon!

Linda in AusMarch 7, 2012 - 7:32 pm

Mmm love your week 8, I think i may have to invest in one of those variety packs, you can change it every week. Those big photos of Ethan are fun as well. I have just downloaded papges and pages of your chevron cards, just have to cut them out then i am going to do a post on them.

MintMarch 7, 2012 - 9:52 pm

wow! it’s been a long time since I last visited. your blog is still as awesome. and you inspired me to take my dailies with instagram.

NaddyMarch 7, 2012 - 10:08 pm

Love looking at your pages… Gorgeous!

HeatherMarch 8, 2012 - 12:19 am

Hi Leena! These are great pages!!! I love love love the month in review pages too – those, especially are my faves!! I also love those 6×6 pockets!! I think I may use those pages for when I do my Valentines day Los! Thanks for the inspiration & for the tip on the Flickr Group – I’m officially a member too :)

Ok, so, I did it, I finally started my Project Life album!!