Saturday, March 26, 2011

Kit showcase: Honey Bee

It’s Saturday and as usual there’s a lot of beautiful new kits at Sunshine Studio Scraps. Today I would like to highlight Honey Bee Papers and Elements from Maria Designs. I just love the feel of happy and sunshine every time I look at them. Click on the image to buy the items. It’s 30% off till Sunday.

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This is my layout using the above elements and papers.senyum-web

What I think? : Battle Los Angeles

I went to see this movie today with my usual movie buddies. I was told that this movie is worth watching. I was so stress out at work that I decided to go with the flow and just follow them without read up on what this movie is all about. Oh boy! This is a war movie. Totally military style. I don’t really watch war movie and I don’t like it.

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“A Marine Staff Sergeant who has just had his retirement approved goes back into the line of duty in order to assist a 2nd Lieutenant and his platoon as they fight to reclaim the city of Los Angeles from alien invaders.” sources imdb

Director:Jonathan Liebesman
Writer:Christopher Bertolini
Stars:Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez and Bridget Moynahan

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What I think?
* at least this movie is  better than skyline
* is totally military movie with a lot of shooting, bombing and a lot of casualties
* too many characters and not much depth on the character background which made it less meaningful to me
* I just can’t wait for the movie to be over and I was restless the whole time
* I only like the last scene when they laser the alien’s ship
*thank God they have Ramon Rodriguez in the movie

Friday, March 25, 2011

American Idol, the result show

I don't have the time to watch the result show tonight. But from the review I read from the internet I think I got two out of three right. The bottom there were Thia, Stefano and Casey. America voted Casey off and the judges decided to save him.
I don't think Casey was bad compare to the other two. It's just America likes him less. So that's the end of Motown week.
I am looking forward to next week performance.
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Thursday, March 24, 2011

American Idol top 11 : Motown theme

Hemm I don’t really like Motown but I think all the contestants did a good job with it.
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Top 11 Motown performances song list:
Casey Abrams - "Heard It Through The Grapevine" by Marvin Gaye
Thia Megia - "(Love Is Like A) Heat Wave" by Martha & The Vandellas
Jacob Lusk - "You're All I Need To Get By" by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
Lauren Alaina - "You Keep Me Hangin' On" by The Supremes
Stefano Langone - "Hello" by Lionel Richie
Haley Reinhart - "You've Really Got A Hold On Me" by The Miracles
Scotty McCreery - "For Once In My Life" by Stevie Wonder
Pia Toscano - "All In Love Is Fair" by Stevie Wonder
Paul McDonald - "The Tracks of My Tears" by The Miracles
Naima Adedapo - "Dancing In The Street" by Martha & The Vandellas
James Durbin - "Living For The City" by Stevie Wonder
 
I think the bottom three will be Stefano, Thia and Haley

Introducing Raspberry Road Design and a QP tutorial

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If you want to make beautiful layouts like these without breaking a sweat, just visit raspberry road design for some beautiful quickpage. Just put your photo on the layout and you are done.

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This is how you do it.

Step 1: Download the Quickpage file you like

Step 2: Open the file in Adobe Photoshop

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Step 3: Open the photo you like to use in the layout. Copy and paste the photo on the Quickpage layout. Make sure the photo is below the QuickPage layer.

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Step 4: Resize the photo to your liking, add a few touches if you like and save your work. Viola! You got a beautiful layout in less than 5 minutes.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

today feels like a really long day

so many activities today from morning till late evening that I felt like I am on different days…..

* checked email in the morning while sipping my morning coffee
* have make an appearance for the monthly assembly with our Minister and top management
* last minute check up on our portal
today01 * did a few readings on ISMS which I totally don’t get and it’s a bit boring
* Puspanita Meeting
today02 * then I have to rush for Pre Audit ISMS meeting. Can you believe they appoint me as the ISMS Audit leader? Seriously?As if I didn’t have enough time already! Urgh!!! I already felt sick.. well as long as Nuffy Napi willing to keep me company that maybe I can tolerate it.
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what’s in my bag?

I saw this entry at elsie blog and it looks like fun. Jom, let see what’s in my bag
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* I have way too many pens. I really love collecting them
* my shopping bag
* pink lipstick and a lip gloss (I totally forgot it’s in there)
* my sony xperia x10- can’t leave home without it
* car keys
* my Titus pink watch
* my old purse – hemm I think I need a new one
* my moisturiser and foundation
Urgh!! People told me I look a bit chubby. I really need to do something to tackle that issue.
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I really need to take stock of what I’m doing wrong. Not eating doesn’t do my body good. Is it because of the stress or because I’m almost 40 or because I’m almost 40 and stressful all the time? Oh boy!

Wednesday Scraplift

I've been falling off the scrapbook wagon for a while now. It's really hard to make a layout lately. The best way to get back on track is scraplift amazing layout you admire.

So for today inspiration I scraplift this beautiful layout by gonewiththewind

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And this is my lift using I love to read kit by Inspired Design and Project B

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Lets grow old together

maitha96:

  • Let’s grow old together… beginning with today. 
  • Let’s work slowly with each other and build a relationship that we can both enjoy being a part of. 
  • Let’s share love and understand that neither of us is perfect; we are both subject to human frailties. 
  • Let’s hold each other close and whisper though the night—pledging our love, honoring our commitment. 
  • Let’s encourage each other to pursue our dreams, even when we’re weary from trying. 
  • Let’s expect the best that we both have to give and still love when we fall short of our expectations. 
  • Let’s be friends and respect each other’s individual personality and give one another room to grow. 
  • Let’s be candid with each other and point out strengths and weaknesses. 
  • Let’s understand each other’s personal philosophy, even if we don’t agree. 
  • Let’s lie awake long into the night sharing our innermost secrets. 
  • Let’s be friends as well as lovers. 
  • Let’s laugh at time and plan with each other and wonder how we ever got along without this love we’ve found. 
  • Let’s never take for granted these moments that we’ve shared, but always be reminded of how intensely we have learned to live, how completely we have learned to love. 
  • Let’s grow old together… and look back on life and smile.

I love you for what you are, but I love you yet more for what you are going to be.

**source http://strawberrytelle.tumblr.com

when memories become art–Maria Designs

Maria Designs is now selling at Sunshine Studio Scraps. Her kit is currently 30%off until 25th March 2011.

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Take a peak at her beautiful designs here.

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This is my layout using Autumn Secrets.

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Tuesday Lovelies 22.03.2011

It’s another Tuesday and it’s time for another great layout that inspire me. I feel so happy and content just by looking at these amazing layouts by these talented ladies.

#1) Princess by cintiascraps

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#2) Sandra and you by Paula Vancovig

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#3) A spring read by cnscraps

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#4) Makes me happy by gonewiththewind

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#5)je t'aime by gonewiththewind

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Monday, March 21, 2011

Why I love Kimora

Channel E-- 9:30pm every Monday 

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I am so excited to see the new episode of Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane
Why I love the show?

#1) It was so inspiring watching Kimora juggles between being a business woman and a mom

#2) The best thing about her life is she can include her kids in her daily life. They are a part of her. That is not an easy thing to do

#3) She reminds me a lot of someone I know.

#4) She is all about being different, being creative, one of a kind, relevant and making an impact.

Forgiveness is not something we do for others but …

Forgiveness is typically defined as the process of concluding resentment, indignation or anger as a result of a perceived offense, difference or mistake, and/or ceasing to demand punishment or restitution.[1] The Oxford English Dictionary defines forgiveness as 'to grant free pardon and to give up all claim on account of an offense or debt'.
Forgiveness may be considered simply in terms of the person who forgives including forgiving themselves, in terms of the person forgiven and/or in terms of the relationship between the forgiver and the person forgiven. In some contexts, forgiveness may be granted without any expectation of restorative justice, and without any response on the part of the offender (for example, one may forgive a person who is incommunicado or dead). In practical terms, it may be necessary for the offender to offer some form of acknowledgment, apology, and/or restitution, or even just ask for forgiveness, in order for the wronged person to believe himself able to forgive.[1]” sources Wikipedia
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I’ve been struggling with this issue since a few years ago and I am not really sure if I’ve completely master it. When I watched Private Practice last Sunday, I was reminded a lot about this issue. I wish I have a professional friend who can help me deal with the emotional baggage I’ve been carrying all these years. How do you really know if you have forgive someone when you can really forget?
These are a few things that I’ve tired to reduce the pain on a daily basis.


#1) Blogging – I think I started blogging during the time I was hurt the most. I couldn’t talk to anybody. I couldn’t slept that night and I ended up blogging all night long about what was on my mind. The pain, the heartache, the betrayal, the self loathing… everything. Seeing all your pain on screen really helps me letting go some of the pain.
#2) Scrapbooking – I also found out that making a scrapbook layout about my struggle, my pain and my emotional turmoil really helps a lot. That is why I have never really stop making a scrapbook layout. I really found it very therapeutic.
#3) Making new friends – having a different kind of people around you also helps. Suddenly I realize that life is so much more interesting when you have a lot of friends to share it with.

#4) Stay busy and on the go – this doesn’t really help in the long run but at least it’s the short term solution. It helps my mind from thinking about the bad things in my life. Doing things I love to do and make me happy on a daily basis. I seldom let myself stop. If I stop I will be back in that zone where my whole world falls apart. I don’t want to be back there.
#5) Focus on the present. – This really helps a lot because there’s nothing I can do about the past. All I have is the future, so I might as well focus on that

Kit Showcase: Template Vols 5

Another beautiful Alpha and paper from Donna Duncombe Designs. Available at Funkyplayground Designs.
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Template Vol 5
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This is my layout with the above Template, Alpha and Papers.
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Sunday, March 20, 2011

If I could sum up my week, I would said that…

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* it was such a great week for me
* the highlights would be the return of my cousin
* the launching of our new portal
* the obsession I have with American Idol 10
* I’m a little be stress out because of my weight issue
* I am struggling to get my energy back
* taking a day off and spend it with my children really help a lot
* this coming week is a bit of a challenge. I hope everything will goes according to plan

Kit Showcase: Flying my plane

Christina has a new kit in store called Flying my plane. This kit is full with rich color and fun elements. Perfect for boy layout. It’s 20% off at Scrapmatter.

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This is my layout using the above kit

funtogether-web And these are from W3 girls to get you inspire! 

by Linda

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by marie

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by Heather

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by amanda

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Eyecandy from Flickr

Today I decided to make flickr my morning coffee. So many beautiful photos and talented people. Love it! So here are a few inspiration photos that I found on flickr.

#1) Supermoon - 19/03/11 Supermoon 3-19-11

#2) Sanding

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#3) Coffee Shop

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#4) photo swap

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