Wednesday, February 19, 2014


A new year, a new gadget.  Yeah..I got myself the 5S after many months of deliberating with my poor husband.  It was the epic battle between Samsung S4 or Apple's 5S.  How do you choose between these two impressive machines?  For me, the final call was definitely the iphone's camera.

I love it.  I love it so much that I've put to rest (for a little while) my big camera for this little fella.

I also love the apps to edit the pictures. Simply love piclab because it can do this..

                                              Original photo..

Edited using Piclab

My personal journey in Photography just got more exciting with the Iphone 5S.


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

To the moon and back

To start of, a quick return to this blog might make you arrive at the conclusion that yours truly have fallen off the face of the blogosphere.  Or quit crafting.  Or quit, period.  Fortunately I haven't fallen off nor have I quit anything, I've just ...err..slipped and somehow landed on my tush. And it's taking me a longer time to get up and brush off things.

To get things rolling, my x-attempt stamping with distress inks.  The stamps are from TH Stampers Anonymous-Urban Tapestry and the sentiments was embossed with AC Zing Embossing Gold metallic finish powder.

Here's an earlier version of my attempt to stamp-distress.  It's not pretty, I'm wasn't too crazy happy about it but I'm showing it for the sake of sharing that;
#1  :  Yes, you get better at it once you let go of the fear imperfection.
#2  :   Use paper that can soak up water from the spritzing effect for a better result.
#3  :   Oh, it serves as a note to self.

's taken me a whole day just to write a single post.  Between work and oh! a few dozen (random) things to do, it's an easier choice to be curled up in my bed reading other people's blog and find inspiration than to actually blog about my latest crafty endeavour. Does all this makes sense to you?

Here's hoping that your day was or will be a craft worthy day.  As for me right now I'm pulling up my covers and call it a day!  Till we meet again-soon!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Flower picking

After many afternoons spent  in front of ASTRO'S Channel Life Inspired, I believe I'm ready.  I'm ready to be the next  hip designer ala the Novogratz. Yes, you may laugh now but when I'm done with the yard, it'll only be a matter of days till you see a bright, functional, kid friendly house.  *haha 

I think it's better to start outside, making our front yard as the first victim.

So I hauled Jack and Chris for a quick stop to our local green nursery to pick up a pot of flower, or two. This would be my first stint at designing - our front yard, that is. ( small steps, baby!) 
We ended taking more photos than taking home flower pots. But hey, it was fun while we're at it.  Here's sharing just some of it.

My mom has lots of these at her house and I could've got it from her but seeing Jacob wasn't too excited over it, I passed the chance to own it for free! Off to the next choice..

Yup, Jack is still in his PJs.

Mommy's little helper at the nursery.  He helped picked out these flowers, they're exactly the size I wanted for our garden.

I'll share photos of our garden next week.  First I gotta find me some help with clutter in the house.  Till then, have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!  

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Most comfortable here.

Selfies, something that I struggle everytime the lens turned to focus on me.. I can't seem to snap decent photo of me having fun.  Like this photo here, it didn't look like I was crazy 'bout the pants that I tried on last weekend.

But it's so different when everyone else is also in the picture.

Even with a cranky baby, mommy still look good.  

I used to not like having my pictures taken although I love taking photos of everything and everyone else.  Then I discovered scrapbooking and with it discovered the joy for photography.  Being a mom who's busy documenting their familes' memories, it's so easy to forget that moms too are part of the family, part of the memories.  I want my kids to remember their young, carefree days, I want the kids to remember how much each and everyone of them means to me. 

If you've been shy about having your photos taken, this article might help you change your mind. Once you've read that, you might want to head on over to livesnaplove for some easy photography tips of getting yourself in the picture.  If you do find these articles interesting, please share them with your friends who are also mothers/grandmothers.  It would only benefit other mothers who have yet found the courage, self-esteem to get in front of the camera.

So, are you a selfie junkie or maybe a bit like me, hesitant and too vain?

Thanks for stopping by today!


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