Monday, June 30, 2014

Project Life 2014 ~ June 1 to 5

Project Life 2014

For June, I have a pack of journaling cards bought from Michael's when they have a sale, and prepare  some of my own in bright, solid colors

June 2

We took the Jared to Bellagio to see the botanical garden and the Bellagio fountain, as always, my Clare has to make "funny face" in every photo

June 3

The kids are going back to CA today, I am feeling a little sad.... but I am glad that they will be comign home again in July when Dolce is here.

June 5

My friends came over to celebrate my birthday with me, I finally get to use the rose and lacey plates I have been collecting since I move to Vegas 4 years ago.

and I bake yellow cupcake for everyone

I am seeing a lot of pocket filled with sequins for PL spread, I got to have one for myself

hmmm... I am not entirely happy with this, maybe I'll do another one sometime soon

 I will be back tomorrow for a new post for City Crafter Challenge Blog, meanwhile, if you want to win some prizes, do hop over to Our Beautiful World, we are celebrating our first birthday over there, lots of prizes to be won, check it out!!!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

OBW, you are ONE!!!!

June 30th, Our Beautiful World will be officially ONE!

One year, that's is! 

To celebrate OBW's birthday, the prompt this week is

BABY, you are ONE!

To post a photo of yourself near age ONE! Here's little me!

since my mom is half a globe away from me, I can't go back and dig out my old photos, but she did give me a scrapbook of my childhood photos many many years ago, I am glad I brought it along with me when I moved to New York City 12 years ago. There is a baby photo in there, but the more I look, the more "she" looks like my sister, I thought my mom might have made a mistake and pasted my sister's photo in the scrapbook meant for me, well then the next one I can find is this, I don't think I was actually ONE in this photo but this is the closest I can get to a baby photo needed for this week.

This week, we also have a blog hop at Our Beautiful World, and lots of prizes to be won, here's the blog hop order

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Leave a comment at every blog you stop by, if you have completed the blog hop at your last stop (OBW Blog), leave a comment there and let us know. Each DT will pick a winner for the prizes they sponsored, here's my prize package

there is also a prize at OBW blog for those who link up their baby photo this week, hop right over to check it out! Our challenge this week will stays for two weeks so you have plenty of time to play along!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Moxie Fab World Creative Link Party - Storage Ideas

Ok, a while ago, I have no shame and show my messy craft room to the world, ya, the Moxie Fab World, soon after that, I actually get "someone" to put the nails on the wall and hang up my little storage unit bought from Home Goods....

that's where part of my spray and paint live now to free up some space for.....

so nothing would drop when my hands go near every time....

I also found a better solutions for all my dies

put them in the photo box (those you can get from Michael's or Joann), separate them with cardstock and label them.... not the best solution like some of you have but at least I am not frustrated anymore when I need my dies

this shelf stays neat with photos, dies, clear stamps, more dies, more stamps etc....

Papertrey Ink stamp sets keep growing... I can see that I need to find more storage for them very soon...

these Michael's 12x12 boxes are perfect for me to house anything, mostly things that pile up on my craft desk, I just swipe them all into the box until I have time to sort them out, yes, that sounds like forever

Do you shop at Michael's, these boxes are 8.99 usual, a lot of time they have 40% off, if I see them at 4.99, I will get a bunch, but the other day, they were down to 2.99, wow, that got to be the lowest they ever go, anyone get them even lower than 2.99?

these boxes are labeled and look neat, but they are mostly un-touch, that is what happened when you have too much in your stash.

Ok, I am done with showing my storage ideas, now I am going to check what others are doing with theirs at

Friday, June 27, 2014

PTI Make it Monday #169 ~ Vellum Overlays

The Challenge:

I love vellum, it always gives a softer touch to the project

I stamped the card with PTI quilled elegance stamp set and then embossed with gold embossing powder, the butterfly die is PTI Life is beautiful die collection.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Summer of Love (week 3)

It's all your fault Dawn, now I am hook with

Week 3

I used to struggled with color challenge, now I really had fun with The Summer of Love

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Papertrey June Blog Hop Challenge

Inspiration photo (source)

My take....

Papertrey Ink products used are -

Happiness in bloom stamp set
Watercolor wonder stamp set
"birthday" word die
all inks are from PTI too

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 217 ~ Red, White and Blue

4th of July is getting closer, so the theme I picked for the challenge over at


Red, White and Blue

I hope you stop by 

to check out the lovely creation of

Our guest designer - Victoriya N

and the CCCB Designers

Monday, June 23, 2014

Project Life 2014 ~ May 17 to 31

It is the last week of June, I guess I should post my Project Life for May huh?

Project Life 2014

May 17

We finally able to let Papi have the whole house to himself when we are out again, we used to, but since he came back from Brendan's house, we have to monitor him as he bites a few electronic cords while he lived with Brendan when we traveled to Singapore. Now that we stay with him for months after that, we are confidence that he is fixed and no longer bite stuff that he not supposed to.

Papi loves taking his sunbath, he would sit in front of the blinds and get a bit of the sun that came through, I love that look on his face.

May 23

We went to Air Supply concert for the 2nd time, their voice is as good as when they did their recording back in the 80s. 

After the concert, we bumped into Russell Hitchcock on the hallway in the casino and he was very friendly and humble.

May 26

Clare brought her boyfriend home for the first time, we picked the kids up at the airport and went straight to Cher's Concert at Caesars Palace since we were given the tickets earlier and feel bad not to go.

May 28

We went to Postrio for my birthday dinner, the kids bought me a Julia's Child Cookbook from Sur La Table.

We spent the rest of May with the kids at home, play badminton, shopping and browse the strip since Jared hasn't been to Vegas since he was eight. We also watched Jerry Lewis, which is a total disappointment.

Alright, project life for May is done, and June is on the way.