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 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


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 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 crashing 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 what circumstance 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 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. :)

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Soaking in...

Soaking in Psalm 102 and Matt 11:28-30.

Im having a good week, my heart is so full with His goodness. My heart is calm, and experiencing tremendous peace. 

If you are going through a storm in your life, I would like to encourage you to hang in there. Keep your eyes on Jesus, not on the storm. 

I am exhibit A, speaking from a point view of someone who almost drowned being overwhelmed by her circumstances. Is everything hunky dory now? absolutely not. So what changed? Having a renewed mindset and shifting focus from considering everything is a problem to embracing the journey. Was it overnight? Sad to say, it wasn't. It was daily reprogramming and on some low days, it was constant.

It takes time, but.. We need to make that decision. The decision to take the upper hand. The decision to rise above our self pity mode.

I encourage you to not give up. To keep moving forward and find the strength in your heart to be thankful for everything thats happening now. (yes, more so for the bad stuff)

Stand tall, be brave and live a life that inspires.

Love you.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

I love you

Keeping it simple is my kinda eye candy at the moment. They call it the minimalist approach. :)

I will be creating more stuff in the coming weeks, so stay tune and hopefully you can tune in everyday for a daily dose of Sharon *winks*

Today has been a good day for me. A day of researching and planing out future actions for my career path. I won't be revealing too much and its still in consideration stage but whatever the outcome, I know that my 2016 will end with a BAM! I am hopeful God is on my side and He will give me the wisdom to carry out my plans. 

My heart is full. What is your story today? *hugss*

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Reflecting on where I stand

Hello Friends

Standing on these interesting tiles gave me a good reflection.

When we go through hardships, difficulties and trials, it may look like the chipped/discoloured/beaten up tiles. Interestingly enough, there are also the coloured tiles, those happy joyful moments in life. Whats amazing is, if the tiles are brightly coloured, our eyes draw attention on them even more.

When we look at them side by side, it gives so much more character and it actually looks pretty attractive.

It is definitely a good reminder for me, that trials and tribulations enhances the good seasons in our lives. 

What are your thoughts? :)

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

On my Desk

Hello Hello

Currently working on a custom made guest book. Makes me happy to see pretty embellishments on my desk again.

I need to start making Layouts again or even attempting the 2nd half of Project Life. Yikes! Help! 

Very often, my desk gets cleaned before I start on any projects or orders, but then it only takes 5 minutes to look like a creative hurricane came and went. LOL! In general are crafters messy people? hahah. Hard to tell. *winks*

Whats cooking on your desk? I would love to check your space out. Leave a comment.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Crafty Updates.

Officially mid year. So..... hello July of 2016. 

Im excited to see what 2nd half of this year will look like. Yes I am so ready for you. *smiles*

Ok coming back to crafting, I made a daring move to open up my own Etsy shop to sell some handmade stuff. I have always wondered what its like to have a creative career option but was kinda afraid. After much much encouragement from my husband, I decided to go for it. I will blog about my experience and process in another post.

For today, I wanted to showcase some personalised gifts I made for some custom orders. Each one is unique and tells a different story, I am so glad to be apart of this creative process. Truly. So thankful.

The frames above was a mothers gift to the boy's grandmothers. The blank space was left intentionally to stamp his foot print. What a cute and thoughtful gift right? I love it.