Saturday, April 16, 2011

tips to better journaling: Series #1 Sensory Overload

While I was cleaning my house, I stumble upon my old notebook. It has all of the things I collected related to scrapbook. I think after I discover blogging and OneNote, I stop writing in that book. I missed writing in a notebook.
One of the elements in making a scrapbook is journaling. You can document your life and your thoughts at that particular moment in time. It becomes part of your history.

Blog is  also  a great tool to document your life before you have the time to making a layout. You can refer back to it when you are ready to make a layout.

Journaling Prompt
#1) Sensory Overload
What is your favorite smell?
What are your favorite sound?
What makes you happy?
What make you angry?
What is the worst feeling in the world?
What do you do to prevent anger?
If you were a crayon, what color would you be?
What are you afraid of?
If you were a boy, what would you do?

----- Suddenly I thought of this  song--- If I were a boy… by Beyonce --

“ If I were a boy
I think I could understand
How it feels to love a girl
I swear I'd be a better man
I'd listen to her
'Cause I know how it hurts
When you lose the one you wanted
'Cause he's taking you for granted
And everything you had got destroyed”

This prompt is interesting, If you were a crayon, what color would you be?

If I were a crayon, I would be a pink crayon. I would color the world with pink and makes everything cute and beautiful.
”Pink is the color of universal love. Pink is a quiet color. Lovers of beauty favor pink. A pink carnation means "I will never forget you".

Pink Energy

Pink is a combination of red and white. The quality of energy in pink is determined by how much red is present. White is the potential for fullness, while red helps you to achieve that potential. Pink combines these energies. Shades of deep pink, such as magenta, are effective in neutralizing disorder and violence. Some prisons use limited deep pink tones to diffuse aggressive behaviour.

my dream room

Pink provides feelings of caring, tenderness, self-worth and love, acceptance.

Put some pink in your life when you want:

  • calm feelings
  • to neutralize disorder
  • relaxation
  • acceptance, contentment

Wear pink when you want to present yourself as a peaceful, calm person who is not threatening. The softer shades are very feminine and darker shades will alleviate feelings of friction

-------------------------------------- source crystal cure

So what color would you be if were a crayon? share your story with me..

Last time I checked

** credit: demo by Studio Demo. available at Sunshine Studio Scraps

* being a mother was the most important thing to me
* my job was my sweet escape
* I was content with what I have
* I can’t sleep without hearing his voice
* all I wanted was a happy and a simple life
* healing took more out of me than I expected
* my dream became more and more real to me

Morning coffee with tumblr

I just love the feel of cool and cloudy Saturday morning. Life is seem so perfect and peaceful. As usual I start my weekend with tumblr. Here are some of a few beautiful things I found on tumblr.





Friday, April 15, 2011

currents : 15.04.2011

cutesecrets:<br /><br />(via cutesecrets, thecutelittlecupcake)<br />

listening: the Climb by Lauren AI10
eating: almond nut
drinking: milk
watching: Criminal Minds Season 4
feeling: homesick
wanting: to be love and inspired
needing: more time in a day
thinking:  how to get more loyal readers
enjoying:  my free time on Friday night
wondering: what is he doing at this very moment
obsessing: iLive kit – so colorful and fun to work with.

Crazy for font: Ink in the Meat


I haven’t hunt a new font in a while now. Today I decided to hunt for a great font at . I choose Ink in the Meat font and I love it!

Here is a layout I made using the above font and iLive kit

My Life

American Idol: Paul is out

Finally a male contestant is out. I don’t really expect Paul but I am not really disappointed. My bottom three prediction is a bit off but I got Hailey right. Anyway overall I am a bit happy with the top 7. All of them are great is just a matter of time before one by one of them will be eliminated.
I really love Lauren version of the Climb. Amazingly beautiful!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

American Idol Top 8

It’s really painful to watch the show without Pia singing her best song ever. Of all the 8 contestant left, I am really looking forward to hear Scotty, Lauren and James.
Tonight theme is songs from movie. I was pleasantly surprise to hear Lauren singing  The Climb so amazingly beautiful and full with energy. Go Lauren! Finally she’s back. Stefano wasn’t bad also.
And James,,, wow! I never though I enjoy Heavy Metal but his performance was so hot. Scotty as always brilliant and great. I can’t wait to buy his album.
So here goes my prediction for bottom three: Jacob, Hailey and Casey

Project Love Me: Live Out Loud

This month is all about Live. I know it’s a bit late for me,I’ve missed two weeks of this month prompt. I just used the prompt as an inspiration to scrap more about myself. If you wanted to join just go here and participate in this great challenge. Take a peak at last months prompt , go here.

I love this month product called iLive, available at Scrap Orchard


Week #13: iLive

This is my layout using the above kit


And I really love this layout My Life by tam65


Earth Hour

Let's do our part to help our planet for the benefits of our  children

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

10 things: why Evernote

Pernah dengar Evernote? I just discover Evernote a few days ago and I am totally in love with it.

imageIn short Evernote is a note taking tools online. It allows you to easily capture information in any environment using whatever device or platform you find most convenient, and makes everything accessible and searchable at any time, from anywhere. Use Evernote to capture your ideas, snapshots, voice memos, things you see online, and just about anything else that you want to remember. ~ source

So when it comes to Evernote, I am still a baby. I downloaded one for my notebook and one for my office PC.

10 things why I love Evernote:

#1) I love the web clipping feature in Evernote. I can clip basically anything from the web


#2)  Available on my Android. The mobile version of Evernote looks the same as the PC version. It’s easier to upload photos from your phone directly to your Evernote

#3) the sync feature is awesome. I can get all my content from anywhere and on any tools

#4) Google chrome Evernote extension is pretty neat. Make clipping and sending things to Evernote super easy. – you can clip page, this selection or this image directly to Evernote

#5) Sharing with my social network account is also easy with this new feature – share to facebook, twitter and email. They should add tumblr on the list.

#6) I can send email directly to my Evernote

#7) I can create multiple notebooks. This makes organizing my thoughts and notes easy and fun

#8)  I can tag all the contents in Evernote. This makes searching for my content easy and manageable

#9)  I can saved any interesting tweets directly to Evernote. How cool is that. This makes it handy when I want to keep any interesting tweets for my layout journaling

#10) I can keep track all of all my to do list from my phone and notebook.

I use Evernote for:
* Blog Ideas
* Digital Scrapbook Inspiration
* Things I need to buy
* My wish list
* Creative Team checklist

Check it out and try it for yourself. Have fun with this new cool toy.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

my life unscripted

* lately I feel like my life has become a routine.
* lately I find myself doing the same thing over and over again
* lately I find happiness online compare to offline
* lately I realize that I can never get back what I lost
* lately I want more than I could chew
* lately all I want is to stay at home
* lately I can never find the energy to be the best
* lately all I want is to leave


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I decided to join her blog list just for fun. I got so many ideas for my blog entry but didn’t got the time to make one. I just don’t want to abandon my blog. hehehe.. Anyaway..if you want to join go here.

Kit Showcase: Roses are red

Roses are red by RK Design available at Sunshine Studio Scraps.

“Every time I see a box of conversation hearts, I have to smile. I love their pretty pastel colors and cute sayings! They were the inspiration for Roses Are Red. Full of hearts, pretty patterns, and even some roses, this kit is not only perfect for Valentine's Day layouts but any other layout that need some "love" in it!” excerpt from product description at Sunshine Studio Scraps.


I just love the color combination of this  kit. It makes me think of chocolate and candy. So so sweet!
This is a layout I made using the above kit


Other inspiration from the CT team

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Monday, April 11, 2011

Get this look: Midnight Sepia

I’ve been using this effect since a few years ago and I never get tired of the look. Every time I want a dramatic look, I always use this effect.





Here’s how you do it:

Tools: Adobe Photoshop CS
Prerequisite: must have basic knowledge using Photoshop

1. Download the Midnight Sepia action here.


2. Unzip the file and copy the file to any folder which you can easily access. I usually save all my actions and brushes into one Adobe Photoshop stuffs folder

3. Open Photoshop and go to Action tool. Load Action and choose the midnight sepia action. Your action will load here


4. Open the photo you want to apply  the effect. Do what ever photo retouching needed.

5. Then go to Action –> choose Midnight Sepia and click Run (it looks like the play button) at the bottom of Action tool


6. Viola.. see your photo transformed!

7.  And don’t forget to save your work

Give it a try  and share with me your creation. I would like to see it. Enjoy!

What I think? Source Code

What I think?
* I love love love this movie. It’s scary and kept me guessing the whole time.
* the best movie so far. It's smart, focused, suspenseful and well written
* It feels a bit  like Inception and Groundhog Day but more scary and a little bit sad
* Don’t question every detail, you would go crazy. Just enjoy the ride
* If you like thriller and Jake Gyllenhaal go see this movie

“Colter Stevens an American Army helicopter pilot whose last memory is flying in Afghanistan, wakes up on a commuter train. But he discovers he has assumed the identity of another man. 8 minutes later the train explodes and Stevens finds himself in some kind of pod. He then talks to someone named Goodwin who tells him he has to go back and find who the bomber is. He is sent back and is going through the whole thing again and tries to find who the bomber is but fails and the bomb goes off and he is back in the pod. He is sent back again and still can't find out anything. When he comes back he asks what is going on, Goodwin and Rutledge, the scientist in charge tells him he is part of a project that can put someone in another person's consciousness during the last 8 minutes of their life. Stevens says why doesn't he just stop the bomb, he is then told that he is not going back in time but placed in the moment so he can find out who the bomber is and if there are any other targets... Written by” – source IMDB

Monday Lovelies with Studio Inspiration

I love hanging out at Scrapbookgraphics shop and gallery. I feel so energetic, inspire and happy. Here are some eye candy from Scrapbookgraphics gallery that grabbed my eyes.

#1) Addicted to Scrapbooking by Scrappy Smile


#2) Sweet Girl by Cynthia


#3) Sisters by downhome


Sunday, April 10, 2011

What I think? HOP

“E.B., the Easter Bunny's teenage son, heads to Hollywood, determined to become a drummer in a rock 'n' roll band. In LA, he's taken in by Fred after the out-of-work slacker hits E.B. with his car. “


I was actually planning to see Source Code but the cinema was full and I ended up with Hop. Truly entertaining.

What I think?
* I was pleasantly surprise that I enjoy the movie so much. What’s not to like? The bunny was so adorable, James Marsden and Russell Brand were hilarious.

* It was colourful and make you feel cheerful and happy

* My kids seems to enjoy it. Even my 9 years old didn’t sleep in the movie (she usually sleep when she’s bored and can’t go anywhere)

* I highly recommend this movie if you enjoy fun and entertainment for the whole family

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