Saturday, July 28, 2012

day eight of Ramadan // favorite food

Daily Ramadan photo prompt: Favorite food
a must have food during iftar
for a full list click here
I usually don't really pay much attention to the kind of food that I would want to eat during iftar but for the dessert I have a few favorite that usually I get to eat during Ramadan -- kuih gula melaka dan kuih putu piring.

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Project Life // Week 11

project life

I am making a journal about Hanif first 12 months using Project Life method. So far I am loving the process. I start the week from Friday until next Thursday. If your are doing project life by documenting your daily life you might want to read Amy’s Project Life process.

If you focus just on one theme or one subject like me, maybe you can do what I do.
These are basically my project life process – Hanif’s daily life from the day he was born until now.

Date: 13 July – 19 July
Photos: mostly using iphone
Upload Photos to my computer: every Thursday and Sunday
Method: Hybrid – I made the layouts digitally and print them out and paste them into a journal. I made a digital template so the proses becomes easier each time. It’s a freebie if you want to download it.
Time : 1-2 hours to finished two layouts
Kits and Journaling Cards: All of them are from my current collections that I bought from various digishop
Journaling: I just kept it to a minimum. So far I didn’t plan anything, I just look at the photo and write what I feel or what I was thinking when I look at it 
Timetable: I usually will do my Project life on Thursday until Saturday

I really like the idea of a color scheme mention in Amy’s post. I might tried one in the future.

Week 11 Page 1



 Week 11 page 2


I really enjoy taking photos of my baby boy. It would be ashamed to let all the photos stay inside my hard disk. This project really gives me a reason to capture his development, document it and print it out.

Do you have lots of photos in your hard disk? What do you do with them? Do you print them out? Hang them up?

About Me

After running this blog for almost three years, I think it's about time I update my About Me page. It was long over due because a lot have changed since the last time I wrote that page. This is the new and updated version of that page.


Hi there! My name is Hanizah and I am the blogger behind hanizeyecandy. I am from Malaysia , the place where it is sunny all year round. I am a Muslim, a forty-something mother of four kids, a daughter, a sister, a fan of anything cute and creative, a family photographer, a photoshop addict, a web designer, a manager and a friend.




  • I don’t sell anything here
  • This blog is a place where I share my love for digital scrapbook, photography, (and lately iphoneography), projects, life in general and other things that inspire me
  • I choose not to have shoutmix or any other form of chatting here because I can't control the content.
  • This is my happy place. I will like to keep this place clean, simple and beautiful
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  • Have fun and enjoy your stay here



Friday, July 27, 2012

day seven // on instagram

Daily Ramadan photo prompt: On Instagram
any photo you take today on Instagram
for a full list click here

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baby shusher // the sleep miracle

I just can’t believe that my baby boy is already 3 months. Time does fly when you have a baby. When I was 30 weeks pregnant I read the happiest baby on the block book and was very excited to try the technique suggested by Dr Harvey Karp—the 5S.

When I delivered my baby boy at the end of April, I am so anxious to put 5S to the test. It was a bit challenging than I imagine. Perfecting the technique and using the right tool is really essential to turn on the calming reflex. When you hit the right spot, my baby stop crying instantaneously . 

One of the tool that I find really helpful is the Baby Shusher app. It’s a little bit pricy but the things that it can do make it worth every penny.


what I like about this app?

  • it helps to sooth my crying baby
  • it helps my baby sleep longer at night. I usually turn on the app for three hours at night. It helps me sleep too
  • I can record my voice and it will loop the recorded voice over and over again
  • since my baby is almost graduating from the fourth trimester, this white noise will be the trigger to tell him that it is time for bed
  • since I carry my iphone everywhere, I have access to this apps anytime
  • the shushing equalizer can listen to baby and adjust the volume automatically

So if you have a baby in the house especially between the age of 0-3 months, I highly recommend this app. It is really a life saver for a new mom.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

day six of Ramadan // 4:30am

Photo Prompt Day Six: 4:30 am
what are you doing at 4:30am during Ramadan?

Only during Ramadan, I wake up early in the morning to prepare for food. I usually can't eat heavy food that early but my kids can.
for a full list click here

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10 things // lovely polaroid frames

I might not be a fan of the real polaroid photo or camera but I am definitely a fan of a fake one. I just love the flexibility of it. Now you can have the same polaroid effect either with mobile apps or photoshop action.
I was so excited to share these ten beautiful polaroid frames that you can use with your photos. Polaroid doesn’t have to be in white anymore. polaroidframe-hanif
#1) the white frame – download psd version
#2) the blue frame – download psd version
#3) the brown frame - download psd version
#4) the dots - download psd version
#5) the greenish frame - download psd version
#6) the lime green frame - download psd version
#7) the newspaper frame - download psd version
#8) the orange frame - download psd version
#9) the paper bag frame - download psd version
#10) the denim frame - download psd version
How to insert your photo into this frame
[for psd version]
1. Open the polaroidframe.psd in Adobe Photoshop. You will see these two layers –polaroid frame layer and a photo mask layer.
2. Open your image.
3. Click and drag your image to the polaroidframe file. Place the image below polaroid frame layer.
4. Resize your image to your liking.
5. Clip your image to the photo layer using clipping mask. (hold alt key between your image layer and photo mask layer and click or you can right click on your photo layer and choose create clipping mask)
6. Add text to your polaroid. Save it and print it if you like.
Note: You can also click on the polaroid frame image to download the png file.
Hope you enjoy this and let me know what you think.
Thursday Favorite Things

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

day five Ramadan // Time

Photo Prompt Day Five: Time
: take a photo of the time of sunset and sunrise, things that symbolise time or compare yourself a year ago and today


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Project Life digital template

project life

Back in June I decided to make a journal about my new born baby. At first I am not sure how to approach this project since I took photos of my baby every day. It would be ashamed to keep that photos on my hard disk. Then I discovered Project Life and I am totally hooked with the idea.

I decided to make a digital version of the Project, size A4, then I will shrink it to 84.5% when I print it and I will paste them into the B5 Journal.

After few layouts I decided to make a template to make the process a little bit easier.

Today I would like to share with you the template I made. The file is in PSD format.


Week A – first page


Week A – page 2

To download the template click here for Week A page 1 and click here for Week A page 2.

This is an example I made using the above template


Week 8 page 1


Week 8 page 2

I print them out and paste them in the journal

Project life

Stay tune for more template in the future. I might change the template from time to time. I hope you enjoy the template. I would love to see what you make.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Project Life // Hanif Week 8–Week 10

project life

To see my previous week go here.

Week 8
Dates: June 22 – June 28

week8-1 week8-2

Week 9
Dates: June 29 - July 5th

week9-1 week9-2

Week 10
Dates:July 6th - July 12

week10-1 week10-2

I still can’t believe that I took photos of my baby every single day! The only different is some days I took less and some days I took a lot. Most of the photos I took for this project is with my iphone.

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