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7 Dec

Xmas is really drawing near and I am hosting an early xmas party at my house on 19 Dec. Saw these tablewares with the dainty xmas trees imprints which I simply can’t resist buying them.

 8 Dec

Celebrated Michelle’s belated birthday (on 5 Dec actually ) during lunch today at TCC. It was nice to meet up with her together with my ex-MAS colleagues. The 4 of us worked together in a team then but now, all except 1 have left. Despite so, we still make an effort to meet up occasionally and celebrate one another birthdays.

9 Dec

Bought these ‘pom pom’ and animals crafting set for Zachary awhile ago while shopping for his birthday stuff. Finally bought it out to let him experiment tonight. He made a lion with some help from us. As usual, he gets more fascinated by the glue stick than any other things. So much that he kept wanting to pull out all the pom pom after pasting them down, so that he could re-stick them again.

10 Dec

Took some photos at the ‘mini park’ near to my house MRT station, Dakota.
Created the film roll background using the tattered angels masks.

11 Dec

Am planning to do some fruit cake xmas gift. To make sure the dried fruits have the strong liqour taste, I am preparing them about close to 2 weeks ahead now. Added lots of dark rum.

12 Dec

It has been 2 years since we last had the Christmas tree in our house. Back in 2008, I was doing confinement during this period and in 2009, Zachary was learning to walk and we did not want him to stumble upon the tree in the congested small house we have. Today, we decided to bring the tree out from the storeroom. Zachary did help a little in assembling the tree. And he definitely loves seeing the tree with the lights on.

13 Dec

Last Sat was the fruit cake preparation and today is the chutney preparation. I hug chutney and love it even more with the ham. Wanted to do a chutney with corella pears but I could not find them in the hypermart the past week and decided to do a plum with cherries one instead.


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I printed out and kept some of the photos I took at Hort Park in the Maya Road envelope. Can refer to my earlier blog post to see the photos taken at the Hort Park.

Dec 2

Daddy was still away on business trip. Little Zachary was spending the lazy night away with me and enjoying his pocky stick while watching cartoon.

Dec 3

Finally got a chance to have a picture taken with the talented blog author and cook book writer: Keiko Ishida

Grab her book: ‘Okashii’ for lots of recipes on chiffon cakes, tarts and many more including special diets bakes. And she has just published a new book but it’s in Japanese called ‘Happy Treat’ – a bake book for vegan.

Dec 4

Finally, hubby was back and we went off to our nearest shopping mall, Parkway Parade for teppanyaki dinner and Zachary had great fun at the Toy Story Play Stations set up at the mall and also playing at Cold Storage supermarket and Borders.

Dec 5

It was Family Day for my company and we spent the afternoon away in the Bottle Tree Park. As Zachary was too young for the Amazing Hunt, we spent the time with him, painting sea shells, watching kids catching fishes and enjoying candy floss and pop corns.

Day 6

Spending our Monday night at home playing play-doh.

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Am finally done with the whole Dec Daily Album. Just right on time. Will be back again to share on the daily input for the album.

day 15:

day 16:

Day 17: using letterpress technique

day 18:

day 19:

day 20: glimmer misted the maya road envelope

day 21: christmas ‘pocket’ from teresa collin sticked onto the xmas overlay

day 22: stamped the postcard frame and details onto the manila cardstock (stamp from tattered angels)

day 23:

day 24:

day 25:

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Just managed to rush out the foundation pages for my Dec Daily Album for day 1 to 14. Yippee, I am half way through.

Day 1: Using distress ink to apply on manila tag. Tim Holtz’s xmas stamps and calender journal from Glitz.

Day 2: PPs from Websters and Pink Paislee

Day 3: PPs from Websters. (Most numberings used from Teresa Colins PP)

Day 4: Hambly Overlay and Crafty Secrets Stickers

Day 5: used spellbinder nestabilities and tim holtz’s metal number ornament; also created a small accordion album and fastened with brad from Sassafras

Day 6 and 7: Webster PP, Tim Holtz’s sticker

Day 8 & 9: Mulberry paper I got from Chiang Mai and ribbon from Webster

Day 10: PP from Websters

Day 11: PP from Webster and die cut from Tim Holtz

Day 12: PP from Websters and Medallion flower from Tim Holtz die cut

Day 13: cut a xmas tree shape from a green felt and adorn on some pearl string.

Day 14: Shape cut out by tracing a chipboard shape

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December Daily Album

This was inspired by Ali Edwards. It is an album to record the daily events in the month of Dec leading up to Christmas. It can be 25 pages or right up to 31 Dec if you like. I suggest you read Ali’s blog for further details.

The key to the album is to create all the foundation pages before Dec comes. The idea is to take the time now to set it all up so that comes 1st Dec, you are ready to experience and capture the memories for the day and add them into your album as you go. No stress then of doing up the album.

Having said that, it is now end November and I am still in the process of creating this album. I going rush it out soon after Zachary’s birthday party is over this coming Sunday.

Here is the cover I made for the album. Using mainly Webster PPs. Embellishment from K&Company. Stamped images from Tim Holtz’s stamp. Check back on my blog as I share the daily pages with you.

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Busy busy week for me as had been busy packing up my house including tidying up my scrapbooking stuff that has been piling up. Need to have my house neat and span for Zachary’s birthday party this coming Sunday. Talking about scrapbook stuff, I hope to be able to share with you some of my organization methods when I could spare more time maybe next week.

Thought I would just quickly snap some photos of my preparation work done to share here. Just taken them with my point and shoot camera at midnight (as my big camera is in Zachary’s sleeping area now). Work done so far:

    1. Invitation cards  sent
  • My first time trying on the letterpress technique.

    2.      Goodies bag (filled with Bob the Builder stuff!) packed

    3.      ‘Zachary’ Banner done

Some close up of the banner

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Cropathon at MWL

I was so fortunate to be able to attend the Made with Love cropathon cum birthday party . This crop event vacanies were snatched out very fast and I could only be on waiting list for all the 4 different album classes. But on the night before, I received a call from dear Hani to check if I were able to attend all the four classes for the morning session. I was glad that my mother in law was available then to help me take care of Zachary and so I went for the cropathon!

It was a four plus hour session. We bought our own patterned papers for the four albums. See what we came up with during the 4+ hours session.

the diamond accordion album and the mini tag album

I have never ever accomplished so much within 4 hours. Imagine, 4 albums done up from scratch within 4 hours. All thanks to Sandra, Elvira, Swee Ching and Jasmine for helping us making it possible.

the dowel spine album and the backpack album

I really love these hand made albums. So pretty. And see these pretty gifts given by MWL.

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