Saturday, October 1, 2016

Project Life 2016 - May 31 (Neuschwanstein)

Project Life 2016

Neuschwanstein

A truly magical spot

May 31
We had breakfast at Ann's house this morning and then heading out to Neuschwanstein, they called it New Swanstone Castle in English. Clare had car sick so we made a few stops. One of the stop is Wieskirche (The Pilgrimage Church of Wies)

 don't you just judge the church from the outside, the inside, WOW!!!!



trust me, I have been to many great churches all over the world, this one is by far the most beautiful!





Clare and I had some yummy Bavarian dessert there.....



after a few hours, we finally able to see Neuschwanstein from a distance



getting closer....


but to get up there, we still have a way to walk....


I can't believe I am last in line walking up the slope, way behind Augustin, Ann and the one wasn't feeling well  : (



YAY! Finally there.....





this is the view if you live in the castle....



build in the nineteenth-century by Ludwig ll of Bavaria, Neuschwanstein is so beautiful, it serves as the inspiration for Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle, so if you have been to Disneyland, you might find this looking familiar to you.



before we head back home, we had early dinner there and took a few more shots of the castle...





time to go......

now where did I put my glass slippers?




Thursday, September 29, 2016

PTI Make it Monday #262 ~ Pumpkin Stamps 3 Ways


Ashley is so clever to come up with this challenge, I really love it!!!!

Of course the first thing I do is to dig out all the PTI pumpkin stamps and die, I decided to use the Pumpkin Patch Die as mask on my first card....


 a lot of sponging and splatting for the background, and then I used PTI Modern Alphabet Dies for "BOO"
Last thing is to use a very very old PTI paper pad, I believe already out of stock.

Well, after all those sponging and splatting, I left with the pumpkin that looks really fun, so I used it on my second card.....


 the background stamps are the acorn and leaves from PTI Falling Leaves Stamp Set, the sentiment "happy fall" is also from the same stamp set......


other PTI products behind the pumpkins are Frame Out #12 Die and  It's Official 8x8 Patterned Paper Pad.

I actually like the second card a lot better than the first, but the third card is my favorite of all three....


using the same pumpkin dies, I add glitters to them....


I stamped the pumpkins on vellum, embossed with white embossing powder and then layered it over grey card stock. The pumpkin stamps for the background is PTI Vintage Picnic Stamp Set


the sentiment is from PTI Pumpkin Patch Stamp Set and the banner is one of my favorite die - PTI Tag Sale Quilted Die


so  here's my Pumpkin Stamps 3 Ways, what do you think?

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In just a few hours, we are leaving for a road trip (I love road trip because Papi can come along). Going for a short break that I needed so badly, to be close to the ocean, ahhhh...... remember? I am a mermaid at heart!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

2016 Fall Coffee Lover Blog Hop

My card is for.......







We were in San Francisco over the weekend for Singapore Day. Many might think that it is Singapore National Day, NO! It is not. Singapore Day is an initiative by Singapore Government, to connect Singaporean all over the world. Singapore government spent a few million on each of these event, bring in the best food from Singapore and local entertainers to attract overseas Singaporean to come together, free food, free door gifts and exhibition on career opportunities back home. I have attended the first one in NYC back in 2007, a Singapore community day 2 years ago in San Francisco and now the 9th Singapore Day again in San Francisco. Our government really take cares of its people and I am proud to be a Singaporean!

Here's a photo we took in front of the Garden by the Bay backdrop at the event, DH all dressed up for the event, look at his glasses, he is proud to be a Singapore Son-in-law!




Tuesday, September 27, 2016

City Crafter Challenge Blog Week #331 ~ #Selfie

# tag and selfie is a big wave in the social media world, it also appeared a lot in the paper crafting world as well as the two are very much inter-connected, you could see selfie in a lot of layouts and project life spread, you can even find "selfie" dies used quite a bit, so my project today for City Crafter Challenge Blog includes not just #tag, but the world "selfie" too


the frame, #tag and selfie are all my new favorite dies....


 I made a few of them, some without the #selfie but I thought I did use a selfie




I hope you stop by City Crafter Challenge Blog and join in the fun!





 

Sunday, September 25, 2016

PTI Blog Hop September 2016

The Challenge:




Here's the inspiration photo...


I decided to make a few more Christmas cards....

The leaves are from PTI Happiness in Bloom Stamp Set



I make three of the "NOEL" and three of the "JOY" using the dies from PTI holiday double cut dies
 


Our Beautiful World 166 ~ Paint

This week at.....



The word is PAINT


some might think this window need some PAINT work, but I just love how rustic it looks...
{found this in Burano}

 Come join us this week at

Our Beautiful World