PL Week 1

Project Life Week 1

Whoohoo! Go my cover page/week one done! Now I am working on week two! I have a lot of scrapbooking to do but I am very much organized in terms of keeping track of all the day-to-day highlights/happenings up to day 12! I haven’t been like this in ages — since I didn’t have a job anymore basically — and it’s quite comforting!

For my PL, I don’t want to necessarily document every single thing we did everyday. I want to highlight what we/I did or thought of that week. So for my week one, I added two sewing photos, since they’re still new to me and something I really want to be good at this year and goals.

While I am quite confident about how I want to document our 2014, I am though not so sure how to photograph my weeks in a nice way. I don’t have a really good set up for it and there’s that glare from the plastic sleeve. Any suggestion? So until I figure this bit out, I’ll just take a few bits out and highlight them like below.

Here’s one of the inserts I did. Just some splattered ink, Thickers, alpha stickers, stamps and my handwriting.

Project Life Week 1

Thi one is very easy too. I actually accidently blotch the paper with orange ink (see top right near the washi tape) and the rest are just Thickers, washi and stickers. Oh, I did use WPlus9’s alphabet stamps to write out “OLW”. It was really hard to list one for this year but I figured if I can listen better I can do the rest better too. My brain goes 200 mph often times and I often times can’t pay attention. I then assume quite a bit and that gets me in trouble. So this year I want to slow down and listen better.  Project Life Week 1

Just a few of my goals. I am working on getting rid of a lot of stuff, learn to sew more AND use my sewing bits to brighten up the house and have days where we’re not plugged in.  Project Life Week 1

And I LOVE this card by Crate Paper I think. I want to remember to do all those things in 2014. I am too serious and judgy. Which can make me a bit uptight and nothing is good enough if not perfect. I want to be less complicated I suppose and just be happy with the little things. The stamp by WPlus9 is perfect here too, a little “hello there” from Strictly Sentiments Project Life Week 1

So that’s it. First week. And quite happy with how it turned out.
Project Life Week 1

Project Life Week 1

Hoping to finish week two in the next few days and continue to photograph and journal the upcoming days.


WPlus9: Day 3 + Fabric Dolly

WPlus9: Coming Up Roses

This Christmas I really feel like making all sorts of stuff. Whether I get to them is another story but I really am feeling it!! I have a few cute projects that I will share in the next few days but one I am super excited about is this one: A fabric doll for Jovie! And the pattern pieces are FREE!

Fabric Doll: Free Pattern

Aren’t they adorable? I am going to make a little Chloe — a short hair doll basically. And hope to get started cutting tomorrow night! I have the pdf files downloaded already. Wish me luck!!

I also looked at buying this one by HIlary Lang from Wee Wonderful. But, since it’s my first time and who knows how it’ll turn out, I’m going with the free ones first. Sensible, right? {*WINK*} I do adore the blanket that Hilary did and I may also create something similar from my fabric remnants.

Until then, I have a few cards to share. More gorgeousness from WPlus9!

I’ve told you already that I love using beautiful stamps to create CAS cards. While I don’t mind layering, beautiful stamps can be gorgeous by simply being simple.

What do you think?

WPlus9: Coming Up Roses If you like what you see, hop on over to the other DT’s page to see what they’ve created with this set. I’m sure you’ll love every one of them!!

Hannah Craner
Jinny Newlin
Lea Lawson
Sarah Martina Parker
Dawn <— Comment to win the blog giveaway for the day!!


WPlus9: Day 2

WPlus9: Valentine Wishes

Hiya! Hope my American friends had a great Thanksgiving weekend! We spent our in Amsterdam this year. We did lots of exploring, visited a few museums and for Thanksgiving dinner, we had our first Rijsstafel.

Our mail pick-up schedule got mixed up last week and I just received my WPlus9 goodies today and WOW, another beautiful set by Dawn!!

This month’s release is full of LOVE and since I always seem to be making something for the girls, I thought that today, I’d create a little something using the Valentine Wishes set + matching dies for my fab husband. It’s a bit difficult, for me at least, to go masculine with pretty sets but I think I managed to get this one right. What do you think?

Hubby loves to read and I’ve also included a matching bookmark. I used the cardboard from one of my scrapbook paper shipment for the bookmark so that it’s a bit sturdier than cardstock.

WPlus9: Valentine Wishes


Before you go offline, do visit the rest of the crew and see what kind of gorgeousness they’ve created using this set!

Hannah Craner
Jinny Newlin
Lea Lawson
Sarah Martina Parker
Dawn <— Comment to win the blog giveaway for the day!!

Home. Alone.

Thank You

Journalist: So, what’s it like to be a stay-at-home-mom in the day time?
Savitri: Blissfully dull!

The girls have been in school for almost four weeks now. Since Jovie’s a June baby, she didn’t start full time from day one. Her first week, Thursday and Friday, she only went in the afternoon, 1:15-3:15p. The next week she went M-Fri 9a-12:30p and last week she went to school full-time, 9a-3:15p.

Last week I made myself a schedule. Monday was grocery shopping and deep cleaning the downstairs. Tuesday I put more stuff from random boxes away and laundry. Wednesday I worked on my office/scraproom and cleaned the upstairs. Thursday I blogged and Friday I tidied up so that we could go on a little weekend getaway. In between all that I emailed a few people, did some travel research, started and finished reading a book, played Candy Crush and upgraded my Hay Day barn. Major accomplishment there!

This week. I did my grocery shopping yesterday and some cleaning and today I cleaned some more. When there’s no child around, cleaning goes fairly quickly. When your kids are pretty good at tidying up, the house stays pretty neat. Except for Jovie’s room (that child is like the Tasmanian Devil but to be fair, her room isn’t that bad, 15min of picking up and putting away will sort her room out), the house is presentable.

Tomorrow I am going to start work. I have no interest in doing anymore domestic goodness. I have no client to meet but I have a few photography bits I want to sort out. I am hoping the little bit of work that I have will keep me entertained but if not, I may have to seriously find a part-time or voluntary job to do. I suppose I can start working out again but still, that’s only an hour (and one would have to torture me to go more than an hour).

So yes. It’s quite nice and relaxing to have the whole house to myself but at the same time, it’s awfully boring and while my husband always say it’s quite stressful, I do envy him going to work everyday. Going to a place where you can do what you’re really good at with other adults to communicate with.

That’s it for now. I shall use the rest of my free time to chill a bit before I make the hour drive to gymnastics.


Happy Thoughts

Wplus9 June/July Release

Today I will be thinking about Jovie a lot. Tonight will be our last 3-yr-old hugs, kisses, talks, giggles, laughs and cuddles. Tomorrow, she’ll be a sweet little 4-yrs-old. She can’t wait and today she said (in her oh so sweet voice):

It’s ok, mommy, I have to grow up sometimes. But I’ll always be your baby girl!

Ahhhhh… she’s even speaking like a big girl!

Since I was feeling a bit nostalgic and melancholic, I made a card using WPlus9’s new goodies (coming out June 5th) that’s soft and sweet. Hope you like and before you go, do visit the other DTs work to see what they’ve come up with:

Until next time!! Today, I am spending the day with two sweet girls and giving loads of hugs and kisses to a very special 3-yrs-old. Ciao!!