Monday, January 31, 2011

31st January 2011

Officially we've lived 31 days of 2011. As in 31 days ALREADY????

Yes my friends, in a twinkle of an eye, tomorrow is actually February.

I remember when I was a child, I couldn't wait for the days to pass by......I couldn't wait to grow up, I couldn't wait to step into the real world, I couldn't wait to break free from Mummy & Daddy's protective love........but today that very same girl prays that her days will not go by so quickly & sometimes wishes she could run back to her mummy n daddy and just be their baby girl....and Freeze the moment.

.... F
.... R
.... E
.... E
.... Z
.... E

Breathe in, breathe out.


{Sharon is in her rambling mood....LOL}


It is no coincidence that my word for 2011 is TRUST. I sometimes forget that I'm not superwoman, just an ordinary girl with an extraordinary calling. I cannot control every situation, I can only Trust that HE is. Trusting is believing that HIS plans is much greater than mine, I'm only the co-pilot....but you see knowing is one thing, having to apply it in my life..............sigh~now thats my struggle.


January Highlights:
- Lovely anniversary celebration
- Enjoyed the beach twice
- Made some sales @ Greeen Bananas

January Lowlights:
- Jan 24th :: Explosion of a dark secret
- Ran out of $$ before payday. (oh dear)

The cherry of the icing is, don't take struggles too comes and goes in all different shapes and sizes, trying to distract us, making us lose focus. But when our eyes is fixed on the right source, our journey becomes a breeze and knowing fully that at every hurdle, we're getting closer to our destination.

May you enjoy your Journey.

With Love,

January's Card Making class {Chipboard}

Teacher & Student in action

My lil' own space for the day

2 cards completed, one more in progress....

After 3 hours, mission accomplished!

Little helpers with a big heart and smile of Smidapaper.

...and a faithful fan.....



Friday, January 28, 2011

Sweet Love

Caution : VERY HOT!!

Thats from starbucks coffee sleeve. LOL.
Who doesnt love Brown, pink & green? Its the combination that makes me go 'ahhhhhhh'.

Painted the chipboard 'ballet pink' and adhered yesterday's left over paper which has the word Sweet on it. Distressed with a little bit of tea dye, stuck on some thickers, stapled the up-cycled sentiment and vohla........a completed card within 30 mins.

I'm loving how simple it looks. Nothing fancy, just pretty papers.

"Sweet Love"


Have a great weekend!!
P/S: I'm attending Cindy Lee's cardmaking class tomorrow.....YEAY!!!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Love, love, love

It is definitely a whole lot easier to craft when the paper is pretty & we let the paper speak by itself. Thats how I feel with this "Sweetness by Pink Paislee" collection.

I shared this 6x6 paper pack with Josie & Cindy. And the chipboard frame is from Maya road (all available @ Smidapaper)

I love it that the paper had "Love Notes" printed on, and I thought it would be cute to make a postage heart (Autumn leaves stamp). So there, a simple card.....



Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Baking // Vanilla Cupcakes

My first attempt in baking cupcakes.
Verdict: Pass!!! Very moist and mouth watering. Yippie!

Arent those polka dots cupcake liners cute?

Pat on my shoulder "Well done Sharon"


Seasons of LOVE comin'

Five hundred twenty-five thousand Six hundred minutes,
Five hundred twenty-five thousand Moments so dear.
Five hundred twenty-five thousand Six hundred minutes
How do you measure, measure a year?

In daylights, in sunsets, in midnights
In cups of coffee
In inches, in miles, in laughter, in strife.

In five hundred twenty-five thousand Six hundred minutes
How do you measure A year in the life?

How about love?
How about love?
How about love? Measure in love

Seasons of love. Seasons of love

{One of my favorite musical songs.}

Simple and fast card by using scraps...use negative from punch outs.
Frugal & pretty too.



Monday, January 24, 2011


YEAY. I'm the winner of Scrappin Studio's Jan 10th challenge!!!

Wow, thank you so much Jamie!! (=


Friday, January 21, 2011

Reflecting on T R U S T

I woke up at 7.15am to get ready for the beach....
Public holiday, and I'm up so early?
All worth it when spending time with the Creator.

Listen to the waves, tossed gently on the rocks.
A sight to behold.

Misplaced my sunblock and got a bit burned. Oh dear. I tan too quickly.


And afternoon came, and it was time to give some attention to hubby.
My Fav coffee place! Just us.

Toasted & Vain.

My dear Aaron

Longan & Lime
So delicious.

Orange & Mint.

Bacon Olio.

Illy Latte (One Shot)
{Cindy & Josie girl: Will hv to bring u here sometime, since cindy loves Illy coffee and the environment is superly cute! perfect for us girls}

And we found a Juice Bar, but it was closed. How cute right?

Penang, oh Penang, What a lovely Island to live in. Had the perfect day off.


Happy Friday crafters & have a great weekend!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Sew, Sew away....

Quite a fair bit of stitching on this card.

Something very girlie and pastel-ie.

Dear Lizzy paper given by Cindy Lee. Sentiment was stamped on Pink Paislee (house of attic?) paper collection. I took my paper piercer and poke holes along the dresses. I thought it turned out kinda cute.

Mint Ribbon ( RM1.40 per meter, how affordable!)
Pink Ruffles (Given by Cindy Lee)

"You're in my thoughts"


Monday, January 17, 2011

Thanks for being my friend

Hello Crafty friends,

How is monday treating you? Mine is slow......Had a really tiring weekend but definitely a wonderful one.

To all my wonderful readers, that you for your wonderful support. This card is for you...Enjoy!

PP: My mind's Eye
Stamps: Shabby Green Door & Hero Arts
Stickles: Diamond
Tracing Wheel and ribbon technique: (Cindy Lee)

Have a great week guys!!
(psssss, its public holiday this thurs!!)


Friday, January 14, 2011

Cindy's belated birthday prezzie.

Just like a small girl, unwrapping. LOL.

Something handmade.

Self vaining. Take 1.

Take 2.

Take 3.

My 1st attempt on altering.
I discovered I really love acrylic paints & sparkle Mod podge.

Not too bad eh? LOL.


Happy Friday folks.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Last night I...

..Reorganize my frequently used laces and trims.

I found out that storing them in jars dont work for me. Since I saw this container laying around empty, what not give it a try?

Not too bad eh? Soon enough, as my collection grows I may use one container per color? Anyways, let me try this out first, things always look pretty when I first organize but give it 2 weeks tops, it may be topsy turvy again. LOL

I love the pretty colors though.

....and I cooked. Brinjal (some called it aubergine) with minced meat.

Aaron loves a one dish meal, placed on top of his rice with fried egg. I know the pic looks kinda scary but it tasted pretty yummy. I also prepared the traditional ABC soup to go with this. All I know is, hubby's face lit up after he finished his meal....and that makes me a happy wife. (=

Scrappin Studio Weekly Challenge - Flowers

A brand new online studio carrying Studio Calico's kits. And here they are offering weekly challenges. Thanks to Jessy, I discovered this site.

Here's my take on this week's challenge.

"Our 100% Authentic Love"

I thought this paper was perfect for the flower theme. I cut the silhouette of the purple flower and leaves, and slit my picture in between.

Combination of Making Memories Alphas, Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type and American Crafts Felt Thickers.

Cant get enough of Making Memories Kraft Stickers. So easy to use.
(Available @

Accented the flowers with glossy accent & bling.
Loving those cute yellow flowers

Used an appliquéd yellow flower to frame my picture. What a good way to tie off the yellow.

Materials Used:
PP: (I'm guessing scarlet lime kit, given by the lovely Cindy Lee)
Stamp: Kaiser Kraft
Flowers: Prima
Appliquéd: Given by my colleague
Lace & Bling: Craft Store.

Submission ends this Sunday...i think. So Join in the fun @ Scrappin Studio.

Sharon Cornelius