Saturday, March 12, 2011

Be Bold


I’ve been dealing with a lot of emotional turmoil lately. I’ve been hit by the everydayness and the routine cycle of life. I felt like I’ve been going through the motion without feeling anything- no passion, no desire, no plan for the future.

This layout is a statement I wanted to make. One of the action for my transformation this year is to be bold! Do I dare? Follow my heart where ever it leads. Sometimes it’s hard to follow your dream when you have your kids to think about.

too cute to pinch? another kit showcase

Love the green in this new kit by Wimpychompers Creations called too cute to pinch. Available at Scrapmatters.


This is my layout using the above kit


And these are from W3 girls

by Erica


by sid


by joy


by Jamie


Hope you are inspire to go green and get your mojo flowing.

Friday, March 11, 2011

I got this in my email today

saying that ipad 2 is now in store. Should I be excited with this latest toy by Apple? hemm seeing that they have one in pink makes my heart skip a beat. 
the new camera is definitely a plus for me. Other than that I’m not really sure what to do with this little gadget. It’s a bit bulky compare to iphone or ipod touch to carry it every where you go. If only this gadget works seamlessly with Windows OS than I might give this a try.

I never thought I would buy this type of book but..

got to make an exception for this one of a kind outstanding leader.  I feel so grown up just talking about his new book. First of all Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad looks great at the cover of the book. He looks more younger and relax.
A Doctor in the House – the Memoirs of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

“ In his 22 years as Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dr. Mahathir Mohamad transformed his country from an agricultural backwater into an industrial powerhouse that would become the 17th largest trading nation in the world.
This remarkable achievement was not without controversy, and Dr Mahathir’s extraordinary vision and iron grip earned him both enemies as well as ardent admirers within and outside Malaysia. He has been described – typically and paradoxically – as a tyrannical dictator, a bete noir, as well as an inspiring, courageous and outspoken defender of the downtrodden, the Third World, and moderate Islam.
At almost every turn Dr Mahathir rewrote the rules. This autobiography reveals the workings of that extraordinary mind, which was witnessed every major development in Malaysian history from the Second World War and the MacMichael Treaties to independence, industrialisation and the making of modern Malaysia, culminating in the political and financial crises of the late 1990’ss and the challenges of the new millennium.”  except from the front flap of the book.
This is such a thick book. I don’t know how long I will take to finish this book – 809 pages people. Wow!
For the first two pages I am totally hook. He really takes me with him and experience first hand what it was like to be the leader of Malaysia. Wish me luck!

current 11.03.2011


listening: Goodbye Lullaby album by Avril Lavigne
eating: pretzel cinnamon
drinking: nescafe
wearing: t-shirt and a sweat pants
watching: American Idol 10 result show
feeling: exhausted, heartbroken and stress out
wanting: to take a year off from everything
needing: things to be the way they were
thinking:  how to go through life effortlessly
enjoying:  my day off , refuse to think about unfinished business at work
wondering: will life be normal again?

Thursday, March 10, 2011

American Idol 10: Top 13 performance

I am watching American Idol 10 on Star World at this very moment. This week theme is singing a song of your idol. I am really hoping that tonight show is going to be breath taking.
Lauren : beautiful song and I like her voice
Casey : Amazingly great and beautiful!!

Ashton: I like her performance but not that excited
Paul: love his voice, so unique and sweet.

Pia: Wow! Amazing voice and simply beautiful!
James: Wow again! What a great voice! He is definitely my new favorite.

Hailey: hemmm.. not my favorite tonight. I think it’s really hard to top up James. I agree with Randy.
Jacob Lusk : something is a bit o with his singing tonight. hemmm.. it’s not bad but is just not that great. I am a bit disappointed with his performance.

Thia: I love her voice but I think the song is a little bit too old for her. Come on Thia..what are you doing?
Stefano: hemm.. interesting but I don’t really feel it. Not really my favorite.

Karen: I like her voice but I’m not sure her performance is great enough compare to last week.
Scotty : Oh My God! Amazingly great and beautiful! Love love love him!!!

Naima: hemm.. I don’t really like her voice but I like her charisma and character. Such a unique soul but definitely not forgettable.

It’s already the end of the show and of all the performance, Hailey’s is definitely forgettable. Can’t wait for tomorrow to see who goes home.

a little bit of stress and a little bit of going crazy..

I am feeling so stress out lately. I’ve been working for more than 12 years now and this job really gets to me. Nothing seems to motivate me anymore. I really hate the idea of waking up in the morning , get ready for work, driving to work, listening to all the negative talks about what I didn’t do, running to meet deadlines, working crazy hours and trying to meet impossible expectation!

This is the first time I made a layout without any photo in it. I scrap lift this layout from this beautiful layout by mrsburgess

And this is my lift using the same kit – ilaugh by Suzy of SuzyQ Scraps and Kami of Ziggle Designs


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Feature Blogger: Juliahoneyshake


I am so excited to feature juliahoneyshakes in this month Blog Love segment. I’ve been a fan of her blog since 2008. I really like how she puts a lot of love and effort to maintain such a beautiful blog. She is also one of the reason I have the guts to blog and continue blogging till now.

The name: Juliana
The blog:
She is a business woman, a mother, a wife, a blythe lover and a blogger

Q&A Sessions

#1) Can you tell me a little bit about yourself

I love all things vintage, especially unique dress in bright colors or interesting fabrics. I like old houses, oldies songs, old wallpaper, old furniture, old plates,
old curtains.. basically anything with color and character. I hate that so much is beige and bland now. I think I should have been born in the 60's.. great clothes, great music !

#2) I just love your blog and your blogging style. How long have you been blogging? Is it hard to find the style that fits you ?

I've been blogging for fun since 2007. I will write anything that i find interesting & cute around me. Now i have a son.. will write about him too coz for me.. my blog is like my life's scrapbook.

#3) Who or where do you find inspiration for your blog ?

From random Japanese blogs & i adores I’ve been reading her blog & adores her collections since 2007.

#4) What type of tools do you use to make such a beautiful blogs?

Corel paint shop pro. love it ! I only use Corel to edit my pictures.

#5) What are 5 essential things you carry with you everywhere?

- iphone
- little twin stars purse
- my "tea party" watch
- my favourite lipstick
- home & car keys
- face highlighter powder.

#6) What are 5 random things about you that your friend might not know?

- I love to eat in a bowl.
- I don't eat much sour candy.
- everyday i wear vintage dress to work.
- I'm allergic to dish soap. my palms get really itchy and burn after i wash my dishes.
- I always have weight issues my entire life.

#7) Where do you see yourself five years from now?

Still in my hometown, running my family's business. going to mandarin class so that i can speak mandarin with my son. InsyaAllah.

#8) What is your advice to new bloggers out there?

Please use proper spelling if u want to write in Malay. too much short forms will make your blog look so boring. other than that.. enjoy blogging !


That’s all for now. I hope you enjoy my little interview with Julia. Don’t forget to send her lots of love here.  Thank you again Julia, for doing this with me. Keep on blogging girl!

** all photos are copyright



About Choice

Quotes for this lovely Wednesday : " For everything you have missed, you have gained something else,
And for everything you gained, you loose something else; It is about your  outlook towards life, You can either regret or rejoice. " ~ unknown


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Random Tuesday


* Wet and cool morning to start of the dahy. the traffic was very bad this morning.
* I am wearing my new Ariani shawl. I just love the pattern and the color combination. I might scrap lift it for a layout.
* I am really glad that I don’t have any meeting this morning. I can catch up on paperwork
* I just wish that he will forget about me and leave me alone
* I anticipate a late working hours today
* I hate having meetings in the evening
* Sometimes she said conflicting things, one moment she said that family is the most important thing and the next she said that you have to work your butt off regardless the time
* Life is getting so much complicated. So many choices in front of you that makes , making a decision a tough one
* It’s only Tuesday and I can’t wait for this week to be over

Spreading the love , Tuesday lovelies

Wow! So many beautiful layouts to choose from. These are all the layouts that inspire me a lot. I felt like I am going to make tons of layout just by looking at them.

#1) Desperado by Dancamelonat


#2) Sweet Tooth by Dolcevita


#3) 17 anos juntos!!! by Paula Francovig


#4) Anime by michelleL


#5) I’ll stand by you by JenJ


#6) Two Monkeys by JenJ


Monday, March 7, 2011

10 things why Digishoptalk is a must when you want to get notice in digital scrapbook world


If you are serious about digital scrapbooking and wanted to be in any Creative Team, you must have at least created a gallery at digishoptalk (DST). This is where people all over the world meet, share resources and chat about all things related to digital scrapbook.

#1) It is the hub for all things related to digital scrapbooking

#2) Great monthly newsletter which you can download for free

DST Insider - March 2011

#3) They have a feature designer segment every month, where you can know the hottest designer at the moment and get to know them better

Featured Designer

#4) When I ran out of ideas , I always browse through the amazing galleries here. So many beautiful layouts that can really inspire you.

#5) If you are looking for which store or which designers that have an opening for Creative Team spot, just browse thorough the Calls section in the forum

#6) This is a great place to start when you are new to digital scrapbook world. By being a member here you can have a feel what this world is all about

#7) I’ve meet many interesting people all over the world here. This place is open 24/7, nobody really seems to be sleeping here. At this moment there are at least 406 people online! Amazing!!

#8) Other than scrapbooking, they also have a segment focus on photography.

#9) They have an open gallery policy. That means anything goes here in the gallery. You can promote anybody that you like. And this is a very friendly place where you can get lot of love especially when you participate in the praise game.

#10) If you don’t know where to look for the latest digital scrapbook kits, you can just browse here. This will save you a lot of time when you want to hunt for something new and fresh. There are thousands of digital scrapbook shops and finding the right shop and the right kit can be overwhelmed!

There are also other digital scrapbook forum that you can check out like

Digiscraps Addict 
Scraporchard Forum
Oscraps Forum

Sunshine Studio Scraps Forum
Polkadotplum Forum

Not all of them have an open gallery policy. So you have to be careful when posting your layouts.


Kit Showcase: Me and Teddy

Another cute and adorable kit from Wimpychompers Creations called Me and Teddy. Available at Scrapmatters.


This is my layout using the above kit.


And these are from W3girls.

by Heather


by misi


by joy


Sunday, March 6, 2011

No Ordinary Family

No Ordinary Family revolves around the Powells who are pretty much your average, everyday American family. That is until their plane crashes in the Amazon jungle. After that, well, let’s just say the Powells are a little less ordinary.” source from

I am so glad I found this TV series. It has the elements that I crave, superpower and a mom. This family are having the same issues that I am facing everyday , if only I have cool superpower, than my life might not be so routine and boring anymore..

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