Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Paris here I come and CCCB #350

It's been a week since I last posted, this is probably the longest gap I have in between posts, LOL! With OBW came to an end, City Crafter Challenge Blog is my only commitment, and now I am only going to blog when I have the time and mood, that way, I could enjoy blogging again and not feeling like a duty or chores.

A lot going on here at home and something exciting is coming....


YES!!!!! I am going to Paris!!!!!

The last two times I was in Paris, it was cold...

2007

 

That was in November I think, I lost all my photos from previous Europe trip because my laptop crushed, this one is from DH's cell phone, since then, I learn that I should store my folders in two places instead of one.

2013


Although we went to Paris early Spring in 2013, but it was still cold first week of April and there's really isn't much bloom.

Clare got into a International Piano competition in Paris, she is going to her semi-final round 3rd week of April. Springtime in Paris!!!! So hopefully, we can see Paris in bloom this time!

The other exciting news is this time my girl friend from Grafing Germany, together with her husband Augustin is going to Paris to give Clare support too, so I am meeting Ann in Paris, YAY!!!!
Ann and I went to the same high school since we were teenagers, we watched each other children grew from infants to adults, she has been a big fan of Clare, till today, her son Ambros still listening to Clare's first CD she recorded when she was just nine years old. Augustin retired about a year ago, they have been traveling non stop since, the last time we went to Grafing, Augustin had a good time chatting with Clare and has been following Clare on instagram, knowing that Clare is going to Paris in the Spring, they made an effort to join us in April! 

Now back to crafting topic...

Here's my project for City Crafter Challenge Blog this week, check out challenge details HERE!


the stitched lines background is one of my favorite background die from MFT


the heart die, sentiment and banner die are all from PTI


the green floral in the heart is another cover plate die from MFT.


I hope you could join in the fun at...














Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day 2017

Happy

Valentine's Day

to all my sweet blog friends


 
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City Crafter Challenge Blog Week #349 ~ Old Stuff, New Look!

This week at.......



We want to see you use an old project and give it a new look, it could be an old project that you are not happy with, add something to give it a new look, or recreate an old project, and do something different to have a new look.


I made this card sometime ago, didn't send to anyone because I wasn't too happy with it, when DH asked for a masculine birthday card, I dig it out and add a few balloons....


you like the old stuff or the new look?


Come play along with us at







Sunday, February 12, 2017

LOVE is all we need!

Today is my final post for...



I would like to say a big THANK YOU to all my team mate, past and present, thanks for your beautiful work every week for the past three and a half years.

Since Valentine's day is coming and we really really need LOVE in this beautiful world we live in right now, the prompt is....

LOVE


I picked one of the old photo from my folders, my Valentine's day decoration at home.

as much as I love taking photographs and share them at OBW, I find it hard to cope with too many things in life lately, as a result, something has to go, so farewell OBW, I hope you could stop by and join in the final week of fun.




Tuesday, February 7, 2017

City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 348 ~ SWALK

My project today is for the challenge over at



SWALK is the theme, check out challenge details HERE!


I like the cute little envelope made out of vellum...


the envelope is PTI die


I hope you can join in the fun this week at City Crafter Challenge Blog.



Sunday, February 5, 2017

Our Beautiful World !83 ~ Yummy

I love cooking and baking, so my photo folder has tons of YUMMY photos....


like these short bread cookies Dolce and I tried during the holidays.....


extra YUMMY if you top them with royal icing.


speaking of cookies with royal icing, the last trip I went to London, we visited Biscuiteers at Notthing Hill....


I just had to buy this even though it is overly expensive, it is YUMMY though


these bagels are my first try in January... they are YUMMY too! We had them with smocked salmon, super YUMMY!


These are Bakkwa, also known as Rougan, is a salty-sweet dried pork, they are considered delicacy when I was growing up, people have them only in Chinese New Year, the price could go up to $60 a kilogram during Chinese New Year in Singapore, but these days, people have them all year round, however, they still are very expensive during Chinese New Year. Since we are not allowed to bring in any pork product when we entered United States, so I never bring these home when I travel back to Singapore, the only place I can get is an online store in CA, but they are rather expensive too, so I made my own during Chinese New Year this year, they really taste YUMMY!

 

if you go to Starbucks with your puppy, don't forget to ask for a Puppicino, bet your dog loves it. "YUMMY!!!!" said Papi  

Do you have anything YUMMY to share, come join us at















Thursday, February 2, 2017

Journaling cards featuring Verve Stamps

At VerveStamps Blog, they have a digital freebie to share....


It is called LOVE FROM ME


I used this "Any day with YOU is my favorite day" to make my journaling card for project life 


one isn't enough, I made a few more cards using a few of VerveStamps products, like the heart quartet...


stitches pennants....


I have to say this set of sentiment dies are my favorite....




final picture is the completed page


Check out VerveStamps Blog for the Digital Freebie, you might want to link up if you create a project using the freebie, here's the DIRECT LINK!