Friday, January 30, 2015

Do What You Love

Growing up, I never quite know what I want to be. At first, I thought of becoming engineer because that's what everyone in my class put as their career goal. Realized I have no interest on it whatsoever. Then, I thought of becoming a journalist. But, I had major case of shyness issue and had hard time talking to new people, so scratch that.

Next, I was contemplating career as fashion designer as I always love fashion. However, I am really bad at sewing. And, I believe to be a good designer you need to be good at sewing as well. Another scratch. I finished high school not knowing what career I really want to go for. I went to finance major and hated it. Switch to management. Still didn't feel like it's the right thing. 

Well, fast forward to now. I now work for a home builder managing their purchasing department. After spending my 20's with no clear direction, I spent my 30's finding that direction. And as I am in the last few months of my 30's I am happy to say that I finally in a good place. Where I do what I love. 

Being purchasing coordinator for construction company was never in my list, but it turned out to be something that I enjoy and pretty good at. You just never know what God plan for you. All you could do, just trust that He'll guide you.I was my boss first hire almost 4 years ago and am pretty darn proud of where we are. Most important, I love what I do. 

My inspiration during my journey is my brothers. Both of  them are very passionate about their job. My older brother is a cardiologist and my younger brother is a photographer. They live life to the fullest and they love what they do. Doing what you love is good for the soul. I totally believe this!

And yes, that's including paper crafting. Paper crafting is one of the thing that always constant for me. I always love it. Whether it was scrapbooking or card making. 

This card below totally reflect this. 




Today, I am counting my blessings that I get to do what I love and I love what I do. Hm... I am thinking that maybe every Friday I should do a post that focus on what we're thankful for. It doesn't have to be big things as so often it's the little things that makes life amazing. What do you think? Would you enjoy a positive, encouraging post like that? 

To participate, all you need to do is leave comment about what you thankful for. I think being grateful is a good habit to have. Let's try it. I'd love to have you share what you're grateful for and why. :)

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Hello Sunshine

Hi all. I am back with more MFT sweetness. This time, I am combining Copic coloring with water-coloring. Torico is definitely one of my favorite stamp designer. Her sets always so cute & adorable. Love her!

MFT Supplies: Sunflower Sweetheart

At first, I was just highlighting the flower (by coloring it with Copic marker) and keep the rest black & white, no coloring. But then, it just feel too simple. So, I decided to pull out my watercolor marker and went to town with it. The result is this pretty soft coloring. I though the orangey hair turned out pretty darn cool.

Oh yeah, the card above is a mini card. I looooveee making mini card. My SIL use them all the time, so I am building my stash for her.

BTW, with today being Wednesday, you do know that means time for new MFT sketch challenge, right? We have a fun sketch. Here's a peek of my card. Check out the full card & the sketch at MFT Challenge Blog




That's all from me today. Till next time. Cheers...



Tuesday, January 27, 2015

XOXO

Today marks the 13th anniversary since my dad passed away. That year back in 2002 was a blur to me. I still miss him. I think as children, you'll never stop missing your parents. Especially during happy moments. When  you wish they were here to celebrate, to enjoy the moment with you.

I wish hubby had the chance to meet him. To get to know him. Hubby loves my mom. He call her mama-san. So, I am sure he'd have love my dad. My dad had great sense of humor and when he laugh he'd have that loud laugh. I know I could always make him laugh with my Mr. Bean dance.

With my dad in my mind, I made this card. Not quite a Valentine card. Just a card to show someone you love them. Pretty much an all occasion kind of card.

MFT Supplies: All My Love, Pure Innocence Heart Banner,
Dienamics Stitched Traditional Tag STAX

Well peeps, short one today. Somehow, I just don't know what else to write once I started thinking about my dad. I don't want to pass the day without acknowledging him, yet it still bring some sadness. Well, sadness is not the right word, more like an ache like when you miss someone, you know. With that in mind, make sure that always tell your loved ones you love them.

Have a blessed day everyone.

Monday, January 26, 2015

A Gnome & A Duck

Dude, I don't know what is it about gnome, but they're so darn irresistible! I fell in love with this cute Gnome Sweet Gnome set from SugarPea Designs from the moment I saw it. 

A gnome & a duck?! For a girl who loves cute stuff, this is definitely an "aw...." inducing set. ;)




I made this card just for fun. My SIL, Kristen, loves gnome, so this card will probably go to her. 

Other than that, my mind kind of blank as what to write. So, short one for today, peeps. Thank you for stopping by here.

PS: Would you like to win SugarPea gift certificate? There's new SugarPea sketch challenge started today HERE and also, our birthday bash party still going on. Join the party with your birthday creations HERE

Friday, January 23, 2015

I Woof You

Whenever I see stamp set with cute doggies, I act like when a dog sees squirrel. I got all excited. That's what happened when I saw the adorable Reverse Confetti Puppy Love set. I was like, "Puppppyyyy!!" Chase. Hah! Okay, maybe not chase, but I did get it right away. :)

And, today I am using them with Reverse Confetti sketch #20.

SFYTT20_Jan15


Here's my puppy love card.


valentine card


On purpose, I didn't glue the ears, so they can be flop forward. It just more fun that way, don't you think?

That's it for me today. Hope your Friday is a good one. 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

MFT Color Challenge 14


Hi peeps. It's time for new color challenge at MFT Challenge & Inspiration Blog! Here's a peek of my card.




To see the full card please go to MFT Challenge Blog. You have 2 weeks to play along. Join us will you. :)


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

MFT Sketch Challenge 212

This is my 2nd post for today. For SugarPea birthday blog hop please scroll down or click HERE.

Happy Wednesday, my friends! It's time for a new challenge over at MFT Challenge & Inspiration Blog! Here is this week's sketch.

Here's a little peek of my card. You'll have to go to MFT Challenge & Inspiration Blog to see it in full!


Hope you'll join us this week. Cheers. :)

Sugar Pea 1st Birthday Blog Hop

birthday; fiesta

It's P.A.R.T.Y time! SugarPea Designs is so excited to be celebrating our 1st Birthday – and what an amazing year it has been!! We are celebrating this momentous occasion with a Blog Hop featuring our AMAZING SugarPea design team and some very talented Special Guests!




For my 1st card, I used the Let's Fiesta set. I love this cute & fun set. And, that donkey!! Too cute! What can I say, I can't resist any set that has cute critter in it. Even hubby thought this is a cute set. I guess, because it's pretty rare to have cute fiesta set. :)

For my next card, it's all over sweetness. I was inspired by Wendy Ramlakhan's  card HERE. Her card is all teal and I go with pink tone. 



My favorite part of this card? The cupcake. This little cupcake is also on the Fairy Sweet set. And, I used watercolor technique on it and I feel like it compliment the bright fairy perfectly with it's softer look.



Now you can’t have a Birthday Bash without prizes and there are lots of prizes to be won along the way! A few of our blog hop participants will be giving away a SugarPea Designs stamp set so please leave some love on your travels. In addition to this, one lucky winner will be randomly chosen from all the comments left and that winner will receive a:



Wait... we're not done. We also want you to be part of the party. Once you have completed the hop, we’d love for you to help keep the celebration going, by creating a Birthday card or project and linking it up here for a chance to WIN a $25 Gift Certificate!

Hop & link up ends midnight, January 28th with winners being announced and poste don February 1st. Finally, enter coupon code BDAY01 at checkout to receive 10% of all orders - valid till January 24th, 2015.

Take a look at this list of insanely talented designers, how lucky are we?!?!

SugarPea Designers 
  SugarPea Designs Blog  Lesley Croghan  Anita Madden  Jenny Peterson  Kim O'Connell  
Mary Johnson Wendy Bond  Tracy Valure  Simonne Clay  Stacey Schafer  
Wendy McGaffey  Vera Yates  Kerri Michaud Lisa Lara  
Cathy Preissing  Shanna Shands  Cibele Glazer 
  Our Special Guests 
Tracy MacDonald  Danielle Lounds  Tara Godfrey  Veronica Zalis  Angel Rivera
 Jen Shults  Isha Gupta  Amy Tsuruta  Dina Kowal  Chaitali Narla  
Brianna Loeffelbein  Lisa Henke  Piali Biswas

Monday, January 19, 2015

Make A Wish Fox

Right now, I am loving the banner look and I totally love the way my banner card turned out.

Supplies: Avery Elle To The Point set, Bunting set,
Storybook setMore Storybook set

To create the soft coloring on  the fox, I used my colored pencil and a stub dipped in turpentine to even the color. It always make me happy when my card turned out cute & sweet. 

Also, by now, I am sure you already heard that i {heart} papers is closing. Everything in the store is now 40% off. I mean EVERYTHING. I stocked up on 6x6 paper pad. Check out the store now to get better selection. Thank you for stopping by here and may your week starts off wonderfully.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Ollie's Pages

So, I decided to change my Ollie page a bit and after 2 days, I managed to finish the 2nd page. Lots of crying, of course. I always know that scrapbooking her pictures would means re-living the memories all over again, but at the same time I know it's good for me to do it. Part of the healing process. It's been over a year since Ollie went across the rainbow bridge, but it still kind of hard to journal about her.

Here's the 1st page updated.



And, here's the 2nd page. My letter to my baby girl. I'll keep this post short. The journaling speaks for itself and I don't want to cry all over again. It still hard to see her being so skinny and fragile on these pics.

Supplies for both pages: MFT All My LoveMFT I Love You MoreMFT Planner Basics,
MFT All My Love diesMFT Bubblegum premiumdye ink pad. 

Am definitely  much slower when it comes to scrapbooking compare to card making. But, there's certain joy that comes with it that totally makes it worth it.

That's it from me. Going to try to scrapbook more this weekend. :)

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