Project Life | Week 6 Twenty 12

Project Life | Week 6

First of all, I’d like to thank each and every one of you for your kind words and lovely messages. I’ve received an overwhelming response to my humble giveaway yesterday. I’m glad that you like what I’ve packed for you and I do hope you don’t hate me for only picking 2 person to win those kit packs. *laugh* But I promise you that there will be more to come in March, which is my birthday month and April, where I celebrate my 5th year blog anniversary. So, just make sure you follow me on Twitter or Instagram (my username is findingnana) to get regular updates in the coming weeks ahead. Yes, I am a generous person who constantly do giveaways. If you like, you can have an idea what I usually giveaway HERE.  ;)

For those who are here for the first time, welcome! And for those of you who have found me and being directed from Pinterest or Instagram and returning here again, welcome back!:)I’m absolutely honored that you make time to visit me and leaving me lovely messages. I’m happy that I’m able to provide a platform for you to read about myself and what I do.

And without further ado, here’s what I’ve done for my Week 6.

The left pocket page is from my week 5 spread which I used Design B for a change after a few weeks of using Design A pocket page. I find it fun to have a change so my weeks will have a good mix of different pocket pages. I bought a Big Variety Pack of pocket pages from Scraplicious with A, B, C, D, E and F designs, so I’ll be using the other designs in the coming weeks.

And for my page 2, I’m also trying out another different pocket page, which is Design F with only one 4″ x 6″ pocket and the rest are 3″ x 4″ pockets. This is really cool and I’m loving it!

As my other weeks, I used a mix of Clementine and blank journal cards together with my own stash to fill up the pockets. As always, I used a lot of wash tapes, bit and pieces of papers, label & alpha stickers, tickers, shape stickers, etc. These are the few essential must-have items on my pages.

Have I mentioned that how much I am liking these vertical orientation of 4″ x 6″ pockets?;)

Instead of the regular horizontal orientation, I just need to print out my photos to fit them onto these pockets. It’s not necessary to have photos printed in full 4R size, any photos such as Instagram would also look great on these pocket size.

I used Crate Paper for my Week 6 title card, stitched with my other paper scraps, die cut doily, Hambly overlay and AC Thickers alphas.

For the centre pocket I use additional label stickers from Creative Imagination, a manila shipping tag I bought from Etsy, letter stickers from Cosmo Cricket and photos are from my Instagram images I took for the week.

The extreme right pocket is a photo of my hub playing pool at a pool centre near our place. We have just started our pool date again recently and we do this since January on Saturday nights, just the 2 of us chilling out on our own. It was definitely a great time spent on what both of us love. Oh, he beat me on this game after the last one which I won. He was adamant to win this time! *laugh* Geez, after more than 10 years I’m still good at it.;)

All the 4 pockets are using blank journal cards, added my collection of wash tapes, paper scraps, sticker labels and lots of journaling. I’m keeping them simple this week, with focus mainly on what’s happening throughout the week. Photos show my medication for my sore throat and cough, fun photo booth images of me and Ethan taken on my Mac, the arrival of my new Black Signature Binder and some lovely gifts mailed to me by Joanna.:)I stitched all my cards with my sewing machine.

The last 2 pockets of my left page are photos from the pool game and of me after my hair cut. Have I told anyone I’ve had my hair short since ages ago? Like more than 20 years? I think I only kept it a little longer for my wedding 10 years ago and after that it was snipped off again.:DEven my hairstylist of more than 10 years prefers me in short hair. The only downside of keeping it short is I need to have regular trims every other month or sometimes every month before my hair sticks out like porcupines! *laugh*

My right pocket page is filled with images from our kite-flying outing at a kite festival event near where we live. Did you notice that photo at the bottom of my hub and son looking upward? They were actually trying to keep an eye on our kite so it does not entangle  with other kites in the sky. I got an idea of putting an image of a kite on the top right pocket, making it looks like the kite is there in the same page. I remembered seeing some kite stickers amongst my gazillion stash, so after digging for a while I found the perfect kite sticker from Echo Park Paper and stuck it onto a blank journal card! Love the orientation from the bottom pocket to the top right pocket of the photo and kite sticker.:D

My hub was complaining a little about his arms and wrists were aching so much trying to reel the kite back to the ground because it flew way up too high and the wind was very strong, keeping the kite afloat at the same altitude. Lol! I was smart, I let go of the kite until it was way high up and I passed the reel to him to bring the kite back! *laugh* Save my muscles from aching.;)

Oh, more masking tapes were added onto the cards and a fun little banner sticker from the same Echo Park Paper collection. Stitched across the chipboard alphas as well. I think my sewing machine is going to die soon after years of stitching hard & thick materials. It’s beginning to sound like it got choked and I had to pull it along to move the stitching motion.:(

The “Then & Now” journaling card on the right were digital printables I purchased from Paislee Press from Oscraps. They have some other wonderful printable journaling cards in the store as well. And I have also added the month of February calendar tag I purchased from Elle’s Studio from the 2012 Vintage Calendar Circle Tags set.

Here are the last 2 pockets which I printed out a 4″ x 6″ photo, cut them into half and they fit perfectly into the 3″ x 4″ pockets. I just clipped off the 4 corners with a corner punch.

An overview of my Week 6 spread.

Well, that’s all for Week 6 and I hope you enjoyed my spread as much as I do.

How’s your weekly updates coming along so far? I hope you’re keeping up a good pace and make sure you have fun with the process, don’t fret if you’re behind because you’ll be able to catch up soon. I’m always a week behind but I’m not worried about it at all. I’m just comfortable with my own pace. I can’t wait to get on with my Week 7 this weekend, which will be the so-called last week of February (last few days of February will eat into Week 9 together with early March).

Did you notice that I have not included any inserts in the month of February? I don’t have many photos to include for the past few weeks and I’m trying to keep the best for last, which will be my collage print out just like what I did in January. Here’s the Instagram collage tutorial I posted last month in case you want to try it yourself as a closing review for the month.:DOr I might just try something else, a different type of collage. I need to explore the possibility soon.;)

Ok, I’m calling it a day. I need to be up early for work tomorrow.

Will be back soon  and thanks for dropping by my blog again!


tammy bFebruary 21, 2012 - 1:13 am

oh i do so enjoy your pl pages, always so vibrant and exciting.

HeatherFebruary 21, 2012 - 1:19 am

Oh, and these pages are amazing! One of the things I’m most excited about is using up the alphas/Thickers I have accumulated! They are one of my favorite supplies – I seem to have so many.

And WOW those kite pictures look amazing – what a fun day that must’ve been.

Lisette A MadsenFebruary 21, 2012 - 1:22 am

Thanks for sharing your pages, I love reading your blog and I find so much inspiration here, that I can use on my own project life pages

YEong ShongFebruary 21, 2012 - 1:50 am

wow……awesome pages….especially love your right page, very creative…

Jackie O.February 21, 2012 - 3:35 am

Your PL pages are lovely and interesting as usual and I do love your haircut Leena! Have a nice week :-)
p/s I’ve just finished my week 7 for my PL

Sherry EckbladFebruary 21, 2012 - 10:44 am

Love your project life this week and you have inspired me to try a few different things out. Love your Week 7 card and the one with the doily.

JadeFebruary 21, 2012 - 6:25 pm

You have the most beautiful & inspiring Project Life pages – I adore them!

micaylaFebruary 21, 2012 - 8:29 pm

Love, love love week 7. You really are rocking PL!

Linda in AusFebruary 21, 2012 - 10:21 pm

Hi Leena, love your week 6. The title is gorgeous and I especially love how you cut that photo in half it’s really eye catching. It must be fun having a pool date we jut sold our pool table, better luck next time. I have just down loaded picasa to try the collage. Plan to spend tomorrow night printing out week 7 photos. Enjoy your week.

Miriam RodriguezFebruary 22, 2012 - 10:45 pm

Wow!!! What an amazing website you have here, you are truley inspiring. You have amazing PL pages

DanielleFebruary 23, 2012 - 12:39 am

Such a beautiful layout. I need to switch up my designs too as I bought a variety pack from Memory Keepers. I’m stuck in Design A for some reason. I also love how you put the kite sticker in the corner-very cute idea.

Project Life Update | How do you make it work?

I had the pleasure of reading what you’ve shared on my previous post HERE about how you make Project Life works best for you. Thank you very much for sharing them and I had great insights of your PL.

Some of you are embarking on Project Life for the first time in 2012 just like myself, and some are regular project lifers for years. I’m sure for first timers like us we do feel apprehensive starting on a BIG project like this where we need to be constantly taking endless photos and documenting them every day or every week to make sure our pages are filled up. Even up to today after 7 weeks into 2012, I do struggle to make it a point to photograph my every day life, of myself, my family, what we do, what we eat, where we go etc. It takes a little more effort for some of us who are working full time. I always ask myself ” I am stuck on my desk from 9am-6pm, what do I want to photograph? My pen, my computer screen, my chair, meeting rooms, store room, coffee machine, spark plugs, LED lights, horns, bulbs, headlamps?”. By the way, I’m working with a German automotive company distributing vehicle parts, hence I mentioned all the parts name *laugh* Don’t be shocked at what I’ve mentioned. That’s what I do day in and day out but I’m enjoying it:D

So, how do we make it work for ourselves?

There are a few simple “ground rules” that works best for many of us.

Planning Ahead

Are you one that plans ahead what photos to use, layout for the week, printing of photos, taking notes, working on your PL a couple of times a week? I am partially but I just do not stick to my “ground rules” all the time. I have this little notebook that I keep just to write down dates and taking notes on what’s happening in the week. Some of you have schedule and planner to lay out the week’s activities. Some may not have anything planned ahead at all. If that works well for, then it’s great.

I will always make it a habit to download whatever photos I’ve taken with either my iPhone 4, DSLR or point-and-shoot once every 2-3 days and I saved them in folders that I labelled according to weeks.

I even have a special folder where I downloaded all the digital printables I purchased online or they’re offered free by some kind project lifers or digital designers.;)

I only select and print out my photos all at once during the weekend like some of you do but others would print them out gradually over a few days in the week. This works well for me because I would already have ideas which photos of my previous week I would like to include in my spread by the end of the week. Oh, my PL update is always a week behind.

And I also decide which photo pocket protector I’d like to use at the end of the week. I do not have a pre-planned layout I want to work on until I have selected my photos, decide on the print size and number of photos I want to include in the week. Thereafter, I’ll decide on the page design to use.

Whether you have a planner or you print your photos all at once in a day or you work on you spread every other day, whichever way you do, as long as it works best for you, that’s all it matters. Currently, I don’t spend my weekdays working on any scrapbook related projects or any crafting because after a full day at work, coming home for dinner and working with Ethan on his homework and getting him to bed, I only have a very little time left before I call it a day. I put together my weekly spread all in a single day and it’s usually Saturday. Then I would take photos of my Project Life, edit them and blog about them. All of these take time and I try to minimize my absence from my family time.

Using Project Life Kit or your own stash

I use both. I bought my Clementine Core Kit, binder and protectors from Scraplicious, the distributor of Becky Higgins Project Life products in South East Asia and Japan. I love the kit very much and I try to use the cards as much as I can, especially the blank journaling cards, they are super handy and I used them a lot with my own stash. Heather mentioned that she has just received her binder and protectors and for the rest, she will be using her own stash, which is embarrassingly extensive. Heather, I’m am with you!! I hate to say this but I think I have enough supplies to last me a lifetime even if I continue to do Project Life for the next 20 years!! *laugh*

Whether you use 100% of Becky Higgins core kits to fill up your pages, or you use 100% of your own stash or like me, I use both, they work all the same! There’s no “ground rules” saying that you can only use Becky Higgins core kit or your own stash. It’s really up to you. Personally, my main “mission” is to use up my own stash as much as I can so I can justify where my money was spent over the years! *laugh* Thank the Lord I have a full time job or else where am I going to get the $$$ to indulge myself in this. Don’t get me wrong, I love spending my own money on things that I love. I feel absolutely uncomfortable spending my hubby’s money. He’s very supportive in whatever I do, that makes me more guilty splurging his money on scrapbooking or my love for cameras.;)

Keeping it simple, eclectic or your style

I always admire Ali Edwards, Liz Tamanaha and Marcy Penner on how they work on their Project Life. Very simplified and yet is still amazingly inspiring. That’s their style. I am definitely a person who loves to add lots of bits and pieces onto each card and pocket. That’s just me and my style. I love the way my spread looks. I always beam in pride when I flip through my finished pages. Not because of the goodies I added, but it’s exactly the way I want them to look together with the pictures and journaling. I know I’m going to fill up my binder really quickly with the amount of goodies I added to my pages for the last 6 weeks but I don’t really mind. Ill just get another binder or two. What’s there to fret when I can document a year’s worth of my life and reminisce the good times and bad in years to come.

iPhone, Blackberry, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, DSLR or Point-n-Shoot

Does it really matter if you have the best camera to capture your everyday moment? Well, I have all types of cameras, Canon DSLR, Olympus micro-four-third, Fuji Polaroid, SX-70, Lomo LC-A, Mini Diana, and a whole long list of other cameras I owned, and not to forget my faithful iPhone 4. Whichever camera system that you use, they’re all the same. You’re capturing the everyday moments, not capturing with the best cameras. You get what I mean?;)

I used to lug my gigantic Canon 7D around with me most weekends when I’m out but that thing weighs a ton! My shoulder aches badly after a couple of hours and I dread bringing it out over time. So, after getting my Olympus Pen E-PL2 and iPhone 4, I used them a whole lot more. They’re lighter, smaller and not so intrusive, especially if I want to capture images in places that requires discretion. And so these days, I use my Canon only at home, except on special events or road trips or outings. And with iPhone, I can play a lot more with their cool apps, especially Instagram! Have I mentioned to you before I’m an Instagram addict?;)

Whatever it is, make your Project Life process in the most comfortable, easiest and affordable (time & cost) way you want it to be. Make sure you enjoy the weekly documenting. Sure I do whine once in a while when I need to sort out my pictures, edit and print them, putting my spread together but I do manage my time carefully and I really enjoy Project Life a lot!:D

Anyway, here’s the second part of my post about my week 6 in progress, some new goodies I received last week and some inspiration I found over the web.

You may want to pop by Melissa Stinson, Linda, Tammy B and Theresa Marie‘s blogs for some awesome Project Life inspiration! Love their weekly spreads. So much eye candy!

I ordered a couple of fabric tapes over at Etsy two weeks ago and I received them with a big smile on my face last week. They’re sooooo pretty and I can’t wait to use them!

And here’s my work in progress yesterday on Week 6 spread. I’ve been working my pages on the floor for weeks because my table is a tad too small to lay out everything on the table. Just too bad I can’t upgrade to a bigger table because the room in our apartment is just too small. That’s Singapore anyway. We live in a tiny box! *laugh* I’m darn lucky to have a room for my scrapping and to stash away my gazillion goodies.;)

For Week 6, I am also using some printable journaling cards from Paislee Press which I purchased over at Oscraps.

Ok, that’s about it for today. It’s a long post so I hope I don’t bore you to death with so much words.

I’ll be back again for my Week 6 update soon!

And don’t forget to enter my giveaway HERE. You have until Wednesday to stand a chance to win 2 of my kit packs.

Thank you once again for making time to stop by my blog and all your lovely messages!

Have a great evening!:)

libbywilkoFebruary 20, 2012 - 12:44 am

Love, Love this post Leena! Thank you for sharing your process… I’m a first timer tooand I. love seeing all the different ways people do project life.

Jette GadFebruary 20, 2012 - 4:08 am

Thanks Leena – this post is so helpful. I am doing PL for the first time as well and even though I usually photograph a lot (like really a LOT, lol) the project has made me more aware of taking also the everyday life pictures – not just the perfect lit ones, the ones where my kids are all clean and cute, but just the ones where living is going on – and I love it…
Also wanted to share a great tool I use – maybe others can use it too – I downloaded the Momento app for min iphone – to be able to journal anytime, anywhere if I want to – easy peasy…
Also – the meta browser app keeps track of the date of my iphone pictures – that app is actually free.
I look forward to following your inspirational blog – thanks for sharing.

MerdreyFebruary 20, 2012 - 9:28 am

Hey hey, i’m so inspired by your project life that i think i’m going to attempt to start on it! From yesterday! Who says you have to start right at the beginning of the year right? Thanks for all your sharings and love!!

Linda in AusFebruary 20, 2012 - 3:25 pm

Hi Leena, wow I feel so very honoured to be linked on your blog, thank you. I finished week 6 on Sunday and had better go and do a blog post. Loving those washi tapes they are really pretty.
Have a great week.

Jackie O.February 20, 2012 - 8:53 pm

I enjoy reading your posts and I like the way you go about organising your PL. Thanks for sharing it with us Leena! I especially love thoses sweet washi tapes, they are really pretty.

Tracey HoldykFebruary 20, 2012 - 9:23 pm

Just wanted to say a huge thankyou for the tutorial on collages by picasa. I loved it and was thrilled how mine turned out. I turned it into a layout and created a pocket at the back to hold my journalling. It looks great in my PL album. Thanks again.
love me :-)

Tara KennedyFebruary 20, 2012 - 11:57 pm

Thanks for always being so helpful. I love your PL posts. Quick question…what type of paper are you printing those journaling cards on? They look GORGEOUS with that texture.

HeatherFebruary 21, 2012 - 12:46 am

Great post! You are so helpful and full of good tips!! I’m really, truly happy I found your blog. Ok, my PL status is I’ve been taking pics and organizing them – using “OhLife” to document/journal daily, but I haven’t exactly started working on my PL yet. I spent this weekend working on science projects with the kids, and I had a card order to fill. Not that those things are done, I’m really hoping to dig in. All of your info has been so helpful in motivating and inspiring me though. I joined Picasa and have been loading/organizing my photos there. I can not wait to print out my first collage. The tutorial you gave seems so straight forward and easy.

I laughed out loud reading my own words (about my “embarrassingly extensive” stash). I’m honestly glad to know it’s not just me :D.

FindingnanaFebruary 21, 2012 - 12:46 am

Hi Tara,
I used Bazzill Basic Paper white texture cardstock to print the cards. I tried out with smooth surface cardstock but the texture paper produced the best result, in my opinion. :)

FindingnanaFebruary 21, 2012 - 12:53 am

Hi Jette,
Thanks so much for sharing the apps you used to journal your notes. I’m also going to download the meta browser apps you recommended as I’m having a tough time remembering the exact date of my iPhone pictures. I have thousands of them! *laugh*

Ellie A.February 21, 2012 - 1:24 am

Oh SUPER FUN.. I still am carrying my DSLR about even though its funny I keep pulling out my Iphone 4 for most pics I’ve been taking the past couple of weeks. I feel as if I don’t have it w/me I’ll miss a pic that would have been better if I would have had it ha.. BUT I’ve learned to LEAVE it when I am just running errands (mostly) I SO love PL its been such a wonderful way to document. Looking back at last year and this year already has been so fun to see what I did that day last yr. is SUPER FUN. Now that fabric tape looks SUPER YUMMY :)

NaddyFebruary 21, 2012 - 5:35 pm

Great tips Leena :)

Jessy ChristopherFebruary 22, 2012 - 10:09 am

I have a good read about ur PL & I think it should be applied to scrapbooking projects too. These days I hardly use my DSLR too except for taking my completed projects. iPhone 4s is my ultimate companion and I love it!!

Giveaway #3 | Twenty 12

Hello all!

I’m so excited to be back here with some yummy goodies I’ve packed to give away as promised.:D

I usually do giveaways in complete product packs but this time round, I thought of doing something a little different & more fun.

I’ve prepared kit packs filled with:

7″ x 5″ and 5″ x 5″ papers, twines, tags, lace, 4pcs paper doilies, 12pcs die cut doilies (I’ll throw in a complete set in kraft paper as well. I’m just too lazy to cut & show them in this post *laugh*), cabochon/resin flowers buttons, 1 pair of butterflies, 1 pair or circles and 1 pair of scallop punch-outs (I’ve also included 2 ring binders).

I picked out these because they’re my favorite products to use when I make a simple mini album for my Instagram photos. I hope you like my choice of papers, embellishments and colors.

Simply leave your comments in this post and I will pick 2 lucky winners randomly to receive this kit pack from me!! Yes, there are 2 sets to win!! They’re all packed and ready to go!

Comments will close on Wednesday, 22nd Feb at 6pm Singapore time (GMT +8).

Giveaway is opened to EVERYONE, wherever you are.

Good luck and happy Sunday!:D

P/S – Here’s a SAMPLE of a mini I made back in November to record my Instagram photos. You can also find inspiration to make a mini at my Pinterest board HERE.

NaddyFebruary 19, 2012 - 3:27 pm

Lovely kits! :)

Sharon sngFebruary 19, 2012 - 3:29 pm

Gimmmmmmeee those dollies! Omg. So nice! :)))

moiFebruary 19, 2012 - 3:40 pm

These are so pretty,so me:) Thanks for the chance to win.

camilleFebruary 19, 2012 - 4:05 pm

lovely! hope to win :)

Name: Camille Quiambao

LivFebruary 19, 2012 - 4:06 pm

Ohh, that is so so cute! You’ve done a great job putting all that together, love it. Thanks so much for the chance to get my hands on one!

JusFebruary 19, 2012 - 4:21 pm

Hi Leena! Thanks so much for this lovely giveaway! These would come in so handy for the mini albums I’m trying to make for our upcoming move overseas… Have a blessed week ahead!

Felicitas KlinkFebruary 19, 2012 - 4:22 pm

Wow, what a great giveaway. Love those items and I would happy to create with some of these ☺

NadineFebruary 19, 2012 - 4:31 pm

thanks for the chance! I’m loving your doilies (:

AmeliaFebruary 19, 2012 - 4:38 pm

Wow! Thanks for the great giveaway! (:

MonikaFebruary 19, 2012 - 4:52 pm

I love these papers! I would love to use them in my project life album!

SandraFebruary 19, 2012 - 4:58 pm

Oh my!! The kit looks so cute!!! I’d LOVE to win one! Especially since I don’t have any doilies and resin flowers at all! :) Thanks a lot for the chance!

linda TraceFebruary 19, 2012 - 5:31 pm

WOW WOW!!! Come to mama!! i’m so in love with everything I just saw!! I would LOVE to win this!

Thanks so so much for the chance!

NickyFebruary 19, 2012 - 5:44 pm

Oh lovely! I hope im the lucky winner!

EmildaFebruary 19, 2012 - 5:46 pm

Weeeee! they are soo pweetey. =)

maeFebruary 19, 2012 - 5:59 pm

Thank you for the constant inspiration with Project Life. Your pictures always inspire me to experiment with new ideas. Thank you thank you thank you!

Jessy ChristopherFebruary 19, 2012 - 6:46 pm

I love the presentation of the giveaway!! I am inspired to do one too :) Lol. You are ever generous!

CateFebruary 19, 2012 - 6:50 pm

Hi! I really like this giveaway: thanks for this opportunity!
Since I discovered your blog, I follow every new post: your projects are amazing! And your blog is full of inspirations!
Kisses from Italy,

purinneFebruary 19, 2012 - 6:52 pm

these are so cute n lovely ~~~ thank u so much for the chance to win them :)

ClaudiaFebruary 19, 2012 - 7:18 pm

These will fit perfectly in my project life pages! Yes! My core kit is finally in SG and will come to me soon! Can’t wait to get Week 1 to 6 out! Powerspeed! :D

VictoriaFebruary 19, 2012 - 7:27 pm

Please choose me!!!
I heart them all esp the cabochon flowersss!!
It’s so pretty :) once again, tks for the giveaway:)

Lisa OttossonFebruary 19, 2012 - 7:30 pm

I would love a chance to win! also it would be an awesome birthday suprise, since this giveaway closes on my birthday the 22nd ;)

Lisette A MadsenFebruary 19, 2012 - 7:53 pm

Thanks for the chance to win these beautiful goodies

Rebecca LovellFebruary 19, 2012 - 8:03 pm

Oh, wow! This is awesome! You are awesome! I love the incredible inspiration you give! Thank you so much for the chance to win one of these gorgeous kits!!

Ellie A.February 19, 2012 - 8:17 pm

Wow This is one super fun giveaway. Thanks so much for the chance.

MayFebruary 19, 2012 - 9:02 pm

OMG! These are so pretty!!!
I was just coming to see if you’ve post your PL and found these pretty instead.

Thank you for the chance Leena!

Deb AlvaradoFebruary 19, 2012 - 9:24 pm

Its all so pretty! Would love to be included!

MARYFebruary 19, 2012 - 9:32 pm

This is lovely. And thanks for the chance! Love to try out the kit!

Amy CooseFebruary 19, 2012 - 9:46 pm

What a great giveaway, thanks for the chance to win!!

PengFebruary 19, 2012 - 9:51 pm

Thank you for your generousity! I really lurve your resin flowers! :)

elisaFebruary 19, 2012 - 10:08 pm

ooohhhhh. love these goodies!!!

Sharlene AllsoppFebruary 19, 2012 - 10:17 pm

Love your pretty things :) First time on your blog, love your IGs. Hope I win!

Jessica GFebruary 19, 2012 - 10:47 pm

Oh my goodness! These packs are filled with gorgeous goodies! I love reading your blog and you photos are amazing! Thanks for the opportunity to win!!

LindsayFebruary 19, 2012 - 10:50 pm

The kits look amazing! Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win :)

JuannaFebruary 19, 2012 - 11:27 pm

would love myself some of these goodies!! (: thanks for the chance!

EviFebruary 19, 2012 - 11:29 pm

I want to try to win this kit, it’s really beautiful and wonderful !!!! Fingers Crossed !!!

SyFebruary 19, 2012 - 11:33 pm

Hi leena, thanks for hosting the gift away! I’m a Singaporean now staying in the US and am really glad to discover your blog and IG recently. Love your work!

Sobeida RodriguezFebruary 19, 2012 - 11:35 pm

I’m a follower through instagram and I find your work truly inspiring and breathtaking. Thank you so much for the chance to win such yummy goodies and continuing to inspire us everyday :)

FaridahFebruary 19, 2012 - 11:36 pm

Hi hi, As usual ur PL pages are so elegantly done! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

Danielle G.February 19, 2012 - 11:47 pm

Love this giveaway! I love your PL posts:)

stephanie hFebruary 20, 2012 - 12:03 am

Love your little kits! Thanks for the chance to win!

MeghanFebruary 20, 2012 - 12:18 am

I love your eye for colour and combining embellishments. The resin flowers look like they would be fun to work with. Thanks for a chance to win!

tammy bFebruary 20, 2012 - 12:28 am

brilliant, i am a bits & pieces gal, thanks for a fun giveaway!

Ren YiFebruary 20, 2012 - 12:34 am

Hi Leena!!!!! I really love how you document yr daily life happenings! ESP the instagram ones!!!!! :)

MelanieFebruary 20, 2012 - 12:34 am

Your work is beautiful as is your photos. Would love to win the kit!

CrystalFebruary 20, 2012 - 1:06 am

Once again thank you leena:) for this fabulous giveaway!!!
I really hope to win so that I can play with the cabochon flowers

Ps: can u share some flowers w me even if I don’t win:)) hahaha:)

ChristiFebruary 20, 2012 - 1:27 am

I would love this for my project life stuff. Thanks for a chance to win some yummy goodies.

connie tacazonFebruary 20, 2012 - 1:29 am

Wow, what lovely goodies.

MicaylaFebruary 20, 2012 - 3:03 am

I am newbie starting PL this year and found you from Pinterest. Your album is just gorgeous and so is your blog, very inspiring.
What a fantastic giveaway, I would love some of those pretty bits, thank you for being so kind.

Jette GadFebruary 20, 2012 - 4:18 am

Oh my – this is so amazing… thanks for a chance to win this gourgeous stuff… love it…

Allison WakenFebruary 20, 2012 - 4:44 am

GORGEOUS combination of paper + textures. Love it!

Jackie O.February 20, 2012 - 4:44 am

Yay! Another of your fantastic giveaways! Trying my luck again and thanks Leena!

NicolaFebruary 20, 2012 - 4:45 am

I’ve just discovered your blog, and you are SO inspiring!! Thanks for the chance to win!

AmyFebruary 20, 2012 - 4:58 am

What a great giveaway! Thanks so much for the chance!

Jen ClarkFebruary 20, 2012 - 6:24 am

I love your project life layouts and all the goodies you add to them. Thanks so much for sharing them with us. I just got an IPad, so I just took my first Instagram pic, and I’m super excited to get to play around with it! Anyway, thanks for the chance to win the giveaway – the kits are lovely!

JoannaFebruary 20, 2012 - 6:47 am

Am I too late for this one, Leena?? I so love the doilies and would love to win!! :)

colortypesFebruary 20, 2012 - 7:34 am

Wow Leena, I’m totally inspired by the effort you put into documenting all your wonderful memories. Looks like I will have to step on it and start my Project Life too! Thanks once again for being a treasure trove that I can look to for ideas and help!=) APpreciate it heaps!

Nicky GoldenFebruary 20, 2012 - 7:40 am

Couldn’t resist visiting your blog after seeing your photos on IG (I’m Limefizz) Lovely giveaway! Fingers crossed!

BecksFebruary 20, 2012 - 8:34 am

Oh what a lovely kit! Thank you for the giveaway!

Julie CoryellFebruary 20, 2012 - 9:06 am

Awesome kits Leena! Love everything in it!

AprilFebruary 20, 2012 - 9:15 am

Such lovely papers! I especially think I like the overlays and vellum, I love see through papers.

LindseyFebruary 20, 2012 - 9:26 am

So inspired by your layouts. Love reading your blog! Thanks for the chance!

WinnieFebruary 20, 2012 - 9:28 am

Hope I am one of the lucky winner. Thanks for the giveaway!

CSLauFebruary 20, 2012 - 9:39 am

Very lovely kits.

DeedahFebruary 20, 2012 - 11:17 am

yummy ! i fell in love with those die cut doilies since u posted them in Instagram :)

PialiFebruary 20, 2012 - 2:51 pm

Gorgeous kit!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

k.m.February 20, 2012 - 3:09 pm

I just discovered your blog several weeks ago and I really enjoy checking in each day to see your progress with Project Life. I noticed your stash of Washi Tape….mmmmmmm, I love all the colors and designs!! Thanks for the opportunity to win one of the kits!

Linda in AusFebruary 20, 2012 - 3:16 pm

Leena the whole pack is just gorgeous, you are very sweet to be doing this wonderful giveaway. Two people are going to be dry happy.

June GohFebruary 20, 2012 - 4:57 pm

These are such yummy kits. Hope I’m lucky enough to win some. Now you’ve got me thinking about printing digital kits for use with regular scrapbooking materials.

libbywilkoFebruary 20, 2012 - 6:49 pm

It looks Amazing Leena ! Thanks for the chance to win it. I’ve been loving all your Project Life posts.

tessaFebruary 20, 2012 - 7:44 pm

Yay! Thank you for being so generous (:

And your posts on your project life have been an inspiration that I’m going to start mine now :D

HeatherFebruary 21, 2012 - 12:25 am

WOW! I love the kits! So much goodness in one place!! Beautiful colors and textures!!!

P.S. I ordered the PTI doily dies upon your recommendation :). I’ve wanted them for a WHILE and finally decided to break down.

lindsay c.February 21, 2012 - 12:51 am

The kits look amazing! Wonderful giveaway!

TiffaniFebruary 21, 2012 - 4:57 am

Beautiful! I just found your site via a link from the “pieced papers” blog and love your work. This looks like a fun prize!

Jackie HughesFebruary 21, 2012 - 11:16 am

Love the kit you put together! Thanks for the chance to win :)

vickyFebruary 21, 2012 - 11:18 pm

Everything is so sweet here! and that includes you:)

MichelleFebruary 22, 2012 - 3:08 am

Oh what a sunny happy mix of embellishments. They would be so fun to use on my Project Life! Thanks for sharing!

Grace HungFebruary 22, 2012 - 1:30 pm

Hi Leena,

Stumbled upon your instagram and found my way here to your blog.
I’ve always love DIY and scrapbooking but have never really found the time to really get started. After reading your entries, I’m truly inspired to get started. Thanks for all the tutorials as well. Love your pics as well! :)

Wendy T.February 22, 2012 - 1:52 pm

these are so lovely! i’m a new(er) reader and just love your style…thank you!

Frames of Love

As mentioned in my post yesterday, the {entreARTistes} Magazine has just released their Issue #15 and I have a couple of projects published in that issue which I’d love to share with you.

I altered a 7 Gypsies Printers Tray and a shadow box for 2 of my best friends using tons of my favorite goodies from my stash. I’m just so glad they like their personalized gifts because they’re made with lots of love by me!:D

Here’s a close up look at the 7 Gypsies Printers Tray I made for Jan.

I used a lot of gorgeous materials from My Mind’s Eye, Crate Paper and Prima. The photo of us together was taken a while ago but it’s my all time favorite picture. I don’t really care if it’s been used a thousand times and I’ll use it again if I want to.;)

And here’s one that I made for my other bestie, Ally. I altered an Ikea shadow box and I’m going to mail this out to her soon. She’s currently residing in the Philippines and I hope this shadow box will remind her constantly that I’m missing her loads!

As you may have noticed of late or the past few months that I have not been churning out any projects except for certain assignments. I’ve decided to take a back seat and concentrate on my Project Life instead. I have set aside priorities for my family, myself, my friends and my job. I have to admit that I’ve been absolutely disinterested to scrap at all. Maybe because I’m physically and mentally drained and I want some time off to focus on something which is far more important to me right now. But of course at times when I need to create gifts for my family and friends, I would love and be more willing to make something for them. Other than that, I would not be heavily creating anything for the time being.

To keep me going and continue to be inspired, I have Instagram to fill my time. I’m also going to make more effort to take photos of my daily life as much as I can. I’m not taking enough pictures to last me a lifetime just yet, so the effort of doing so will be doubled. It can be a challenging task but I would certainly take one step at a time each day to get there.

Anyway, the weekend is coming soon and I am so looking forward to spend my off days with my family and putting together my Project Life. I hope you’re having plans to fill up your weekend too.

I’ll be back again soon to share my work in progress this weekend.

See ya soon!

Linda in AusFebruary 18, 2012 - 11:53 pm

Oh wow these are just gorgeous, your friends are very lucky to get them and have you as a friend.
I know where you are coming from with the scrapbooking, life is crazy busy around here all I can manage is my PL.. Havent. Done a scrapbook page in ages.

NaddyFebruary 19, 2012 - 3:25 pm

Oh wow gorgeous frames!! love all the pretty details

SharonFebruary 19, 2012 - 3:32 pm

The painter tray is so inspiring!