Thursday, August 9, 2012

ScrapFIT Workout #73

Hellooooo world of crafter,
Do you miss me? Because I really do!!!
I had internet problem almost the last one month. I can not access anything from any computer. My only window to the universe is my mobile phone :( This tough situation make me unable to post anything to this blog. The worst part: Early this month is my first reveal as a new ScrapFIT DT member and I can't show you my take on first challenge immediately!!! Aarrrrggghhhh...very frustrating.

So while I get a slow connection (at least I'm able to connect!) right now, let me ask you to join ScrapFIT Workout #73. All you need to do is creating a layout with a title "I Remember". Easy but meaningful, right? I enjoy this first assignment so much :)

And there's an extra exciting news for you...

ScrapFIT has teamed up with Paper Issues (because they have an amazing amounts of new products and ship super fast!) to bring you FITkits!
FITkits will be offered up as prizes for each ScrapFIT Workout and for you die hard scrappers who want to get in to shape ASAP you can purchase them strait from the Paper Issues Store - along with all the other hot new products they have!
Here's my take for the challenge. I use Saturday series from Little Yellow Bicycle.
Can you see tiny picture of me? LOL. Yes, I'm standing happily at the gate of amusement park. Picture taken about 3 years a go. A whole day full of excitement. So I remember that day very well. "I Remember Happiness" that's my title. And what's more beautiful that remembering happiness?

Some close ups

If you visit ScrapFIT's blog, you will meet my super-talented fellow DT. Get inspired and please inspire us. So grab your papers and start cutting :)

Thursday, July 5, 2012

I'm a FITgirl

Gosh this slow internet connection lately drives me crazy. I've been keeping this super exciting news and really really can't wait to share it to the world.

I am so very happy to receive email from the lovely Sara Zenger. She accept my application as ScrapFIT designer team member. Yes, I am saying this out loud: I am now a FITgirl!!!!!

ScrapFIT held tons of breath-taking sweat-dropping exercise. You can enjoy our Work-Out challenges, Warm-Up, and Step Classes to keep your body, mind, and soul stays fit :)

I'm not alone of course. The other FITgirl are just amazing! They will give so much inspirations to summon your scrapbooking mojo :)

So what are you waiting for? Let's surf ScrapFIT and find the brilliant artworks from my fellow FITgirl. I'll see you on every challenge.

Have a superb day crafty fellas :)

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Handmade necklace

Hello crafty fellas,
So this few weekends I'm busy with flower making. And I turn some of my handmade flowers into necklace :) Gladly friends and families love my creations, even some of them want to buy my necklace, brooch, and flowers. Lucky me :)

Here's my necklace:

Hope you all like it. Happy weekend :)

Saturday, June 16, 2012

My message to you

I'm very very sorry for this very late post. The slow internet connection, plus whole day black out today, has put distance between me and my computer :) But you still got lots of time to upload your take on Sketches in Thyme challenge #81. Just check this simple and beautiful sketch from Maven Tiffany *she's always made a great sketch by the way*

And here's my take. Using Webster's Everyday Poetry series. I've been waiting for long to get this paper deliver in front of my door. And last month, I finally met them :) I made a layout with a very sweet picture, taken from the day I was born, December 7th 1981. I think my mom is trying to say a message for me, with her gentle touch and her face starring directly to me, so the title is just perfect: My message to you.

Some close ups:

They are my handmade flowers :) Please kindly check my previous post.

Just click Sketches in Thyme blog and you may indulge yourself with those beautiful creations made by our very talented Maven ladies :)

Happy weekend dear crafty fellas :)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

My handmade flowers

I'm back. Full power..LOL
I made some layouts but haven't got time to take picture of them. So for now I'm gonna share my very own handmade flowers. It's fabric anyway. My first ever fabric flowers..haha. Made of felt, tetron, and sheer fabric. Hope you all like it :) cat loves it :)

Monday, June 11, 2012


Okay, okay, I'm sorry for not posting any layout this weekend. Very very busy with the office stuff..huffs. But...I have some great news.

First of all, I held my first ever scrapbooking class. Can you imagine I have a class? With mother and their kids as my student...hahaha...I myself hard to imagine *LOL* Actually, there's a weekend club here, they call themselves S.O.A.P or Sorowako Akhir Pekan (Bahasa for Sorowako on the Weekend). They have unique activities every weekend, such as baking, cooking, and crafting. For this week I offer myself to "teach" scrapbooking basics. They love it :) And here I am, giving a tiny class. Here's one snapshot of mothers and kids enjoying the evening class:)

One more exciting news for me. Look below. Yes, I'm one of the featured winner at Bird is the Word for Look/See challenge. Soooooo happy. Yeah!!

Sunday, May 27, 2012


Hello again,
Yep, two post in a day. Hope you like them both :)

I fell in love with this sketch from Get Creative challenge blog. Here's the object of my affection :)
The huge circle is stunning, right? I decided to play. And here's my take:

I have a funny story back when my brother was born, 1983. It's when the picture on my page was taken. My brother, ofcourse, is a boy. But at that time, I was only 2 years old, I have a strong faith that he's a she. So I gave her the nickname "Heidi" from my favorite bedtime story about an orphan young lady. I dream that later in life my brother will have a long black hair, soft voice, and we went to school together as sisters. It was my dream. In fact, I have a brother who plays robots and wearing Batman costume. But the nickname I gave him, stays until today. Yey!!

To remember that funny days, I made a page about my little brother in pink delicate colors. He must be maaaaddd to me....LOL! Yes, he grows up into a young man with beard, deep-hard voice and tattoo. This pink page, definitely NOT him. I live my dream with this page :)

Some pinky details
That's me, starring at my newborn brother (which I'm sure he's a girl that time).

Prima flowers, local manufacturer's leaves and doilies.

Hand-stitch with SewEasy and knitting yarn.

Tattere Angel's glimmer mist on Crafter's Workshop template.

MME's Follow Your Heart paper series. Love the delicate colors :)

My favorite part of this page: The title. I put Tim Holtz's Idea-ology philosophy tag. It written: Journey. That day, my brother's journey of life begins. A journey that makes him a tough MAN, not woman, of course :) See you next week, fellas. Take care.

I would like to play on Get Creative May 15th layout sketch challenge
And it seems that sketch at  Sassy Scrappers May challenge has a little bit similarity with GC. I feel the same fun! So I also enter my work for them. Hope it's fine :)

Beautiful life

Happy Sunday crafty fellas,
As always my weekend filled with crafty moments. And I'm sure you do the same no matter where you live around the globe, am I right? :)

One "new" thing I realize this week: I am a rare species. I bet most of you doing scrapbooking activity with this passion: To give a unique memorabilia to your children. You scrap about your son's first smile, your daughter's first step, your third child's first tooth, or your grandson's first day at school. And I enjoy looking all your works. I feel your love on your page.

But what about me? Yes I am a married woman. But, me and my husband have decided not to have our own kid(s). Maybe someday we will adopt one or two unfortunate children. But it still looooong way to go. Not now. So, no kids means no grandkids and no great-grand kids. That makes me a rare species, right? I am a childless scrapbooker :)

So what to scrap? Absolutely my own beautiful life. My vacations, my cats and dog, my family, my husband, my home, my daily life, even my cup of coffee or any tiny piece of beauty I see. Scrapbook is my visual diary. Of everything.

Just like this page:
For some (or most) people, holding hands with spouse is a common gesture. But when we took a picture of two people holding hands or holding something together, it can be sweet and wonderful. One day, we went to an old ice cream restaurant. I simply enjoy our togetherness and the yummy ice cream. And our both hands holding the menu together, turns out to be a lovely photo to scrap :)

That's our hands :) Mine on the left with lots of bracelet and my hubby on my right, also wearing bracelet...LOL.

I use KaiserCraft's Sweet Nothing papers and stamp, Prima flowers, ribbon and doilies from local manufacturer. Here some close-ups:

I try to make a "beautiful" page with flowers and butterflies. I'm trying to say that I have a beautiful life. I have everything to be thankful. And my scrapbook pages are about my everyday life full of blessing :)

I would like to play on ScrapFriends sketch-challenge #1

Thank you for looking and reading. Have a wonderful life, fellas :)

Thursday, May 24, 2012

All smiles

Happy Thursday. It means another week on Sketches in Thyme challenge. We are now launching sketch #79. It’s a double page layout but you may convert to a single page. Just like my take :)
Here’s the sketch and my layout:

A little story behind the pict:
Every Saturday, some main roads in Jakarta are closed for motor-vehicle. We call it “Car-free day.” For about seven hours, no cars allowed to pass. People of Jakarta spend morning until afternoon to ride on bike, jogging, play football, held bazaar, aerobic, or just walking around and have breakfast. Yes, all those activity took place on the main roads. We are free from traffic jam and hectic vehicle.

On these pictures, as you can see, we were so sooooo happy. Cheering ourselves while riding bicycle. My hubby ride on front while I was sitting on the rear side. Really love this picture and the moment especially since I leave Jakarta and move to a tiny village on other island. This “big city moment” was romantic :)

And the sketch, super-fun. I’m free to turn it left-right-upside-and-down. The result is same: Fun. So I kinda twist the sketch, but I hope you can still see it.

Onto some close-ups:
I’m using Webster’s Page Clean&Simple as background and Bo Bunny Ambrosia Marigold as part of my embellishment.
Ribbon flower along the pictures and I put a painted owl chipboard at the end.

These are real flowers. They were dried so they can last long as an embellishment. I love it but unfortunately this is my only flower left :(

For this bold colors layout, I chose to put some bold-little-flowers. They were made from recycled materials and I bought them from local store. Handmade by local crafters :)

The title: all smiles. I’m smiling, hubby’s smiling.

Don’t forget to submit your layout. The deadline is May 31st. Please kindly click Sketches in Thyme challenge blog and you can see the works from our super-talented Mavens. Happy crafting dear fellas. See ya :)

I also would like to enter this page for:
Bird is the word challenge: smile
ScrapFIT workout #67 decorate with doily
And this sketch with filmstrip photos is happen a little bit similar with Frosted designs sketch #41. So I also enter my take. Here's their sketch, can you find the same fun? I doooo!!