Tuesday, August 23, 2016

My first vlog is up on youtube! woohoo

LOL. Its hilarious.

Needed to push myself to learn a new skill and I did it. Wootssss! Its no where near to perfect but a great achievement. YAY!

So this 4 mins video took me close to 2 hours to edit, its my first time using iMovie....not too bad eh? 

The Mr. was away on business trip, so I was alone for the weekend.....decided to document my Saturday evening from church to having dinner to watching a dance show called Kaash (for Georgetown Festival). 

So so without further ado, presenting my first Vlog. *drumroll pls*.............(*insert music)......

Enjoy. ;)


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Workspace Wednesday



Reorganising my frequently used sequins box, these are the ones I go for most of the time. It fits perfectly in my drawer and stays neatly organised. Although I've already maxed out the entire box, I would probably need to get another one. I bought the box from Daiso, very affordable and good quality. Yay, indeed a good score!

So while my instagram looks really neat and nicely organised, the photo below is usually the condition of my desk. LOL. Aha a whole lot of mess.




Trimming cardstock pieces for the tags.



And after using my big shot, a whole lot of tags. Just preparing for the Pop-up market this weekend.

How is the condition of your desk this wednesday? :)

Etsy Updates



Adding on to my etsy shop this simple and elegant wedding congratulations card. Loving how simple and clean this card is.  The lettering is glittered, so its really pretty. 



Different background paper produces slightly different feel. 


Which do you prefer? Im liking both. Maybe it depends on the couple's personality yea?

I also added this cute yet elegant gold inked tags. They are the perfect size for wedding favors, bridal showers, baby showers or even party packs.


Im digging the navy and gold together. :)


Head over to my Etsy to check our more items. 

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Fitter Lifestyle // Weight Loss journey



Hello Hello,

For those who know me personally, they seem to realise there's something different about me but just not too sure what. Question is did I loose weight? Yes I did. How much did I loose? Since April 2015 to August 2016, I've shed off 12 kgs. *Hooray!!*

It has been a slow and consistent journey, basically just reprogramming my lifestyle again. Getting fitter is not only an external revamp but it starts internally.

About 10 years ago, I was really desperate to loose weight, all for the wrong reasons. I crash diet (did the atkins diet) and workout like mad, in just 4 months I lost 19kgs.........because of its weird eating regime, I couldn't sustain that lifestyle for long. Within a few years I put back almost all the weight I lost.

Then in 2015, I knew I had to tackle this part of my life in order to have a better life when I'm older (talking bout 70s,80s,90s). I did pray and ask God to convict me of this new lifestyle and for strength for the long haul.....yes long haul, its a lifestyle change. One of my favourite speakers, Lisa Bevere inspired me to do fitness the right way, to enjoy the journey (eat right & exercise) and not obsessing about the numbers on the scale. So here I am, 15 months later, 12kgs lighter, feeling really really good. 

I'll be very honest here, there are many many many days where I don't feel like going to the gym. Seriously, like MANY days. LOL. But I made that decision to be committed from Mondays to Fridays. I try to let my body rest on the weekends, but once a while I may go for a class on Saturdays.

When starting out, I attended gym on alternate days, resting my body in between coz I didn't have the stamina to push through but after 6-8 months I increased it. I'm speaking from a dancer's perspective where my body was already used to some level of physical activity. If you have not exercised before, then maybe you would need to go even slower and listen to your body. 

Vital thing to remember : Do not compare yourself to others. 

Each of us are made very differently, our bodies adapt and burn differently so the best thing is to focus on yourself and listen to your body. I cannot begin to stress how important it is to listen to your body....if its time to take a break, take it. There are some days where I'm too tired or not feeling well or maybe having body aches, I would just rest it off....and and I have learned to not feel bad about it. That is very crucial, not feeling guilty if you decide to take the rest. So you see, having a mind set change is inevitable for our fitness journey. We want everything to be healthy....Body, Mind and soul, that way we can radiate from the inside out.

I will eventually talk about what kind of exercise I do and my food intake.

If you have been wanting to jump onto the fitness wagon but have been procrastinating , I encourage you to pray. Find a solid reason as to why you need to be healthy, build that conviction and make small changes to your lifestyle. If you have any questions, feel free to drop me an email or leave a comment below.



Nothing feels better after a good sweaty workout. LOL! 

Monday, August 15, 2016

Pop Up Market // Hin Bus Depot



Hello Friends,

My second Sunday at the pop up market, this time they provided the table cloth and I was handling the stall on my own (aaron was out of town). It was a good experience setting up, tearing down, lugging items and handling everything solo. Although having another partner or friend is much more convenient (& more exciting) , going solo forces you to mingle around with other vendors. I had a very friendly neighbour selling beaded bracelets, so all good. 



I get all excited when I see familiar faces, Tina & I used to be in the same department in my MNC days. So of coz I have to take a photo to document it. 



And and the market would not be complete without a cup of artisan latte. All in all it was a good weathered day, somewhat breezy with good visiting crowd. 

Cheers to another great Sunday at Hin Bus Depot's Pop Up Sunday Market.

Come say hello next Sunday from 11am-5.00pm. Yay!!


Friday, August 12, 2016


A few days ago I soaked in on 2 Cor 9:10-11, it was the kind of encouragement I needed.

I want to share with you this beautiful song, it has help me through some darkest moments and lifted me up to feeling all victorious again.

God I look to You (By Jenn Johnson)

God I look to You, I won't be overwhelmed
Give me vision to see things like You do
God I look to You, You're where my help comes from
Give me wisdom; You know just what to do

I will love You Lord my strength
I will love You Lord my shield
I will love You Lord my rock forever
All my days I will love You God

Hallelujah our God reigns 
Hallelujah our God reigns 
Hallelujah our God reigns
Forever all my days Hallelujah


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1nJrioKNvI

Wishing you a beautiful and fruitful weekend. Love you. 

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Etsy Shop update



Greetings to my lovely readers,

I am back with some Etsy shop updates, I will be selling some at the Pop Up market this Sunday at Hin Bus Depot. 

Really happy that my creative juices are flowing. 5 cards in a day, thats progress. :) I am really loving this first card, the color combo is just so sweet and calm at the same time. Thumbs up Sharon.








If you are interested to purchase some, do PM me for details.

Toodles.

Workspace Wednesday // Washi Tapes



Featuring my washi tape collection. I think I have enough to last me a lifetime....oh dang. 

Have you finished a roll of washi tape before? I certainly have not. LOL. I believe strongly that most crafters are hoarders too, we just like the idea of having something even when we don't need it. Bad, Bad. 

Whats on your workspace today? 

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Pop up Market / Craft Market



I must apologise for not blogging the whole of last week. I was really busy preparing for my first craft stall. Yes my first, so you can imagine my excitement and also some uncertainty of what to expect. So after many many years of dreaming and wishing that I'll be brave enough to participate in a craft market, that day finally came.

The timing was perfect and I had a blast. The feeling was just so right, just a strong knowing that I'm at the right place. Thank you Jesus. 



I had a really simple set up, no frills....just wanted my handmade cards to shine. As for now, the cards display is working but I would need to brainstorm for something that can hold more. Btw, I'm loving the natural lighting in this place. 



Thank you Emili for purchasing some cards. It was so good to see you and baby Kai.  Happy camper. Yay! 

If you are in Penang, do come by on Sundays to Hin Bus Depot from 11am-5pm for the pop up market. Lots of homemade food too, so come by for lunch or tea. 

Friday, July 29, 2016

When the Ocean rise...




Oh the beauty of nature. One of the perks of living in an island is that we have beach access. I have always found the sound of waves to be therapeutic and calming. Staring into the big endless ocean makes my problem seem small and it magnifies our 'big big' God.

As I'm reading Psalm 34 today, one particular verse is standing out, verse 5...it says 

"Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame."

So profound and yet simple. Those who look to him radiates, how awesome is that. I surely would love my life to radiate His love and goodness.

Whats in your heart today? 

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Satisfied.



It really has been a while since I made a layout. That satisfaction is amazing. I was really itching to create a LO and also to get back on Project Life.

Just a really simple LO, using some hexagon shapes as my background. Used some chipboard embellishments from Studio Calico, for a bit more added interest, I punched out tiny daisies in black.

And thats it. Simple and to the point. Keep em coming creative juices, YAY!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Monochromatic Love



So satisfied and happy with the above minimalist and monochromatic cards.

At first I thought it was way too simple and lacking some embellishments. When I completed the cards it was pass midnight, so I thought I'll sleep over it. This morning when I saw the cards again, I just loved it and decided to keep it as it is. I'm a happy girl. 

Happy Mid week peeps. :)

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

On my desk today



Working on some Etsy updates. Adding on these cute Cupcake/Cake toppers, what a joy to work on them. Crafting makes me happy. Feeling all sunshine and rainbows although we just spent RM600 servicing our car. LOL. I truly believe that God is in control, so my heart is calm.

The glitter ones are really adorable. Im tempted to bake cupcakes and stick them all over. HaHa. It's an impulsive thought. I'm too lazy to clean up after baking.


Having a good Tuesday?

Monday, July 25, 2016

Made this over the weekend.





Gold and white theme for both frames. Simple and classy. :)

How do you like my cute little succulents? They made it to the first week, YAY! really hoping that they will keep growing....am cheering them on to hit the first month. I don't know why but they make me really happy. Anybody has the same connection to succulents?

Have a beautiful week ahead friends. 


Friday, July 22, 2016

Bible Journaling



Hello Friday.

Today I'm exploring my heart with Psalm 63. It was speaking so much to me that I decided to decorate it. Just a cute velum sticker and a sticker word from Studio Calico. 

Really happy that I got to explore my heart today. I truly admire King David's 'bare it all' attitude towards God. Oh what a genuine heart. 

How was your day? Are you excited for the weekend?


Thursday, July 21, 2016

Burn it Deep




Burn it deep, within my soul
New strength and fire O Lord.
Burn it deep, within my soul,
New zeal and fire O Lord.

Burn it deep, within my soul,
New strength and fire, it makes me whole.
Burn it deep, deep within my soul.


If you wondering what those words are, they are lyrics to the current song thats on repeat. 

It is a song written in 1989 by Kent Henry. Relatively old song, so old I almost forgot it existed. Somewhere in my late teens, I heard this song and it somehow resinated in my spirit. Honestly I don't think I even fully understood the context of the lyrics......but it just resinated.

Fast forwarding 15 years....just a couple of weeks ago, I was searching for some songs on spotify and I came upon this particular song. I hit the play button and as soon as the first note came thru my car stereo, all the emotions and memories came back like a flood. I was so wrecked by the song, just like back then. Balling my eyes out worshipping him. What I didn't understand back then I did now. It was a simple prayer, asking Him to burn deep within my soul, so deep that no matter the circumstances I will not run far. True to His name, He kept his deal.

Totally grateful and thrilled I made that prayer. Today I know that there is an unquenchable hunger within me, a hunger for His presence, a hunger to be deeper in love. It was the perfect timing. I needed to be reminded of the supernatural strength that makes me whole. I needed to be reminded of the new zeal and new fire thats burning.

Do not underestimate the power of prayer. God remembers. He never forgets. Do not think that any prayer is too silly for Him. Coz what may seem silly to us is probably the best prayer.

Do you have any song that resinates within you? I encourage you to find out why.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Workspace Wednesday

Today I will be featuring some handmade mini envelopes which I've added to my Etsy shop. They come in very cute designs and colors. 

They measure 4.2"x 3.1", perfect for a 3x4 card. It also comes with a blank card in each envelope. 

It is definitely a great go to for gift cards, baby showers, love notes or even wedding favors.

Do check out my Etsy shop if you're interested, or PM me for more details. 






















Wishing you an awesome mid week. Ka-Pow!!



Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Hin Bus Depot Sunday



Had a lovely Sunday.

We started our day with this scrumptious Nasi Padang. The cincaluk fish is the bomb, the caramelised onions just melts in your mouth. Oh so yum!

Nasi Padang Minang

We then made our way to Hinn Bus Depot for the Pop up Sunday Market. (This is one of my favourite hang out place)

Of course we couldn't resist taking some photos. This place is really quaint and artsy, totally up my alley.




Old looking walls has a lot of charm, so much of character in this old restored bus depot.



......and since it was a pop up market, we supported our local crafters and artist with their beautiful creations. Pictured below is a custom made necklace with a heart pendant. Ain't it cute? Thank you Aysha for this lovely piece. If you are interested to purchase some really cool looking affordable accessories, do check them out... B & C  (They ship worldwide too)



I got these cute succulents too. Hoping that this time it will survive and grow. The stall owner was really helpful...gave me some tips on how to care of them. You can check out chap4paul, he also custom makes beautiful terrarium.



It was a chillaxing Sunday with the perfect company. Leave us be, I think we can chat the whole day. It is also not about having empty talks but sharing the goodness of God and how we can live a life that inspires others. I am an advocate for having good company/friends, because we sow into each others life. Becareful of the bad seeds, they don't give life and they destroy.
1 Cor 15:33 says
Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.”

Prov 13:20
Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.

So dear friends, be wise, guard your hearts and Yes, choose your friends. Do you want friends who are life giving or life suckers? 

This girl here, I love her....you have indeed inspired me in many ways.



How was your weekend?

Wishing you sunshine and rainbows on this brand new week. *hugss*

Friday, July 15, 2016

A baby card



Created something simple last night. Love love the color yellow on baby cards. 

Just looking at the card makes me happy. Awwww, something so magical and beautiful about babies yea?

I am still waiting for our turn to conceive our bundle of joy. Waiting, waiting for the last 5 years. While waiting for our turn, He has been good to put a few god-children, nieces, nephew and even younger cousins into our life. They have been a joy.

Recently I learned that, He allows people with the same breakthrough which we prayed for (which we have NOT received YET) to cross our paths for a reason. It is not to aggravate or to compare ourselves, but rather to test if we can celebrate the breakthroughs and victories in other people's life. Some may ask, "Why would He do that?" I believe that He is more interested in our character building than what we can receive or give.

Being able to celebrate the victories and breakthroughs of others (especially the ones which we desire & want so badly - Yes I gotta emphasise that part) requires a genuine heart. A heart without jealousy, malice, anger..... A heart so full of God's love, a heart without comparison and a heart that is not judgemental. 

Phew~ I admit, I definitely struggle. But I'm learning.... and readjusting my mindset so that I can have His heart in mine.

It is also good encouragement to be surrounded with people of your desired breakthroughs because, If God can bless them, He can surely bless us too. He is after all a good good Father and He only desires the best for us. 

So chin up! Lift your eyes up for your desired breakthroughs are coming. Let us all have hearts that is exploding with His love and go on, try celebrating the victories of others, it is so so liberating.

I wish you Peace and Joy.

P/S: I would love to hear from you. :)