Tuesday, 2 September 2014


Getting crazy over school and trying to be back on track with so many things to catch up on. So the first 3 weeks was this:

1. Emcee for social science welcome tea
Who knew people wanted to hear me talk? Apparently they have to even if they didn't want to. I was called in to do emcee for the social science welcome tea (compulsory for the freshies)

2. Swimming inter-faculty games
I was back on track with my fitness (still fat thou) and manage to get 3rd for the swimming relay. Not training for 8 months puts a troll on your bobby recovery. Time to get back to train. Thanks to the sosciety (its spelt that way) for believing in me!

 3. stamping, catching up and scrapping.
I have a few thousand photos lined up for me to print and scrap and create. Thats what happens when you are away snapping and snapping pictures. Hence, project life is the easy way out but still, it will be years before i finally complete them.

Like the stamp polariods you see? Im selling them.

4. Artdicted 5th annual exhibition.
Back to creating art for the school art club, it reminds me of how much fun i have being an artist and being able to dream big. And they did dream BIG. Good job to the 10th exco! So glad I chose the right people to take over the good work we have done over the last 10 years.

Here's the art making process. Pretty stressful actually. 

A close up. Using epoxy is extremely dangerous and fun!

Feel free to come on down to smu to take a look!

5. study
did i mention I'm studying still? yes i am.

Terence Lee

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Sunday, 28 July 2013

Questions. and august class feature.

I realise I work really well at night. Be it scrapping, studying reading on working on my never ending task list. I just seem to be able to finish things better when it's late at night and the cycle goes on and on. 

Well, its been 2 years and I am quite amazed with my self and how I am able to handle so much and get busy so quickly. For the 2 years, people always ask me: ain't you tired? how do you manage your time? Then they always answer the question themselves most of the time: its your hobby so you sure have time for it. 

Truth is, I don't really have much time for anything and it is always a rush from here to there. When I went to laos, though the life is hard (due to the time spend, farming, teaching, weaving baskets, cooking) it seems like the people there had a tough time but they were happy. I guess for me then, it was hard but really managable and you feel like you are in gasp of everything and you spend the time connecting, talking and interacting. 

Not that much when you're back in singapore where you are rushing off from one place to another. Seeing each other not physically but through whatsapp and Facebook. It kinda makes things abit superficial and unsincere. Sometimes, I get a scolding: can you be more tactful when you whatsapp or can you be nicer when you whatsapp, or HELLO~~ can you reply? ---- My answer to that is: if its that important, you would have called me or messaged me privately rather than contact me in a whatsapp group because every day I wake up with 11 different group notifications. It gets annoyed and out of the point. Which is why this leads to another thing about my constant coffee meet ups because this is what builds friendship. Not always through connections. And trust me, ive experienced people who is totally different from who they are and what they whatsapp.

And on that note: I would like to thank people who wished me a happy birthday and took the time and liberty to buy gifts for me, spare me the time for a meal and connect with me. Thank you so much. 

As many may know, I am taking a hiatus now from my work at papermarket to probably seek for more attractive monetary incentives and also take a break. I asked my good friend to recommend me a job and her response was: "i think you really need a break. Stop looking for one first."
And I guess yea. Possibly to take a break first and see what I can do. But with many things coming up, I guess possibly its a little hard. but we shall see.

I'm never good with names or with faces and can tell exactly where I met so-and-so but i can remember people who makes either a good impression (or sometimes and extremely bad one) luckily most are real good which i dont want to forget myself.

In the last 3 months was sure interesting, different but possibly something I'm thankful for before its where I see real teamwork and how one helps another. Thank you to the staff for really treating me well!

And not forgetting the customers who spend their time. I am glad in that 2 years, I made really nice friends and that quite hard to find. 

Here's just a shout out to my next month's class which I grow to love alot. :)

This is my first time writing such a long note and I still have much to say but I'm tired. Its probably time to stop getting overwhelmed and re-look at the pace of life. Focusing on whats important. All on focus.

P.S: leaving on monday morning to taiwan. My break all year. Looking forward to it finally. :) Thanks for reading.

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Saturday, 13 July 2013

Ribbon tutorial 2!

Hi there everyone,

here's a tutorial that everyone's been waiting for, a cool ribbon 8"x8"album cover which is a sneaky to show the 2nd page and still look wonderful with a pink heart shape ribbon on the top! Its a ribbon on ribbon fun! I'm not sure if the photos look little serious but the lighting is a little gloomy cause of the impending raining outside my window. (thats the perfectionist in me speaking) This actually turned out to be real easy and fun and the effect you get from it is totally WORTH IT!

**warning: this is a super photo heavy post! (which i like to do! hahaha)
Here's some sneak peaks on the cover! love adding random stuffs to it!


We will be working from scratch! Firstly, you start off with a 8"x8" chipboard and cut a window with 3/4" at all sides.

2. Print out this heart shape template. (pardon me if the heart shape isn't perfect but its hand-drawned by me!)
Start off with a thin mayarts ribbon, I used it wind around the frame systematically, starting from the top. Add glue on the frame to hold the ribbon in place before winding it.
Note: make sure that it is not too tension or too loose! 

There you see i purposely left gaps here and there cause it doesn't need to be perfect.

Cut one of mayarts lovely pink ribbon into half! I used about 1.2 metres for this one, you can add more if you need more effect.

Then place the hand-drawn template behind the frame. You will be able to see it even though its not that clear.

Next, use the pink ribbon and tie on to one part of the string. Make sure its tight enough to hold the string. Next, weave the ribbon up and down randomly. 

Don't be afraid to add glue if you are worried that your heart shape will go out of place!

End off by gluing or tying to the think ribbon! Decorate However you like!

Part 2 (optional): as you can create your album however you like, this part is unnecessary if you just want a nice frame! I bind this album in a simple way, using washi tapes!

1. put 2 papers side by side and use wash tape

cut off the excess! And use washi tape on the spine of the album as well! That easy!
Here are some pages which I did:

Remember how the cover shows alittle of whats inside? So I added a photo behind the heart shape! You can actually see it at the front cover (realise it now? hahahaha)
some random pages I did... I feel like adding some ribbons to these pages... ;) In case anyone asks, I used Glitz colour me happy collection for the pages and cut outs ! love them!

There you have it! my album is complete! Would you like to try it too?

Let me know when your work is complete! :D

Thanks for the wait everyone! I hope this surprises you! :)

p.s: just wanna say thank you everyone for their support and asking me when they meet me about my progress for the DT call!
(crossing my fingers for the selection!)

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Wednesday, 3 July 2013

My class this month!

"When inspiration hits you, you gotta create." That's what most scrappers love to say and talk about. When people get writer's block, we get scrapper's block. In those cases, it is tough to make magic, you gotta have the mood and time without external stress elements putting you into a roadblock. That being said, the best part of getting inspired would be to take classes or go out for a spin, or just have your friends for company! Its the encouragement you get from your friends that keeps you pushing. Things get fun sometimes... 

Here's my 2 classes which I will be introducing on today: you can find it on papermarket's blog!

this class started out with the lovely photos I got from my picnic out with friends which I will be sure to use to again for gift to them. It's gotta be a lovely and sweet cause of the photos, I can't believe that using mist, sprays and gesso can make things so sweet instead of the usual grungy brown brown things i sometimes make.

I kept this class since may and it took me quite a while to figure out the ways in to creating the gold transparency. I actually love how the calendar looks when it is closed rather than open! This class will be taught by Bee our new teacher instead of me. :)

do sign up for some fun! 

Now for some well-deserved rest. . . 

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Saturday, 15 June 2013

I am a finalist!

Wow. Just wow. This is like my first submission and it is well-recieved. Really, thank you people for all support and stuffs and I am really glad to be one of the selected finalist for this amazing design team call. Can't wait to see what I'll be doing and I am so glad to be part of these wonderful ladies as their design team members. 

Good luck everyone!

 Just also want to say thank you to the people who believed in me and always asked me to sign up for all these DT calls. Really thankful to be surrounded by nice people.

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