"Trick or Treat" for Robin's Nest

Halloween is almost here! Have you prepared your "trick or treat" costumes yet? I have not, Lol! I find it hard to top what we had last year... Pirates! And while thinking of what to be this year (or whether we will actually be joining? haha) I made this 11X8.5 layout for Robin's Nest... 

Click HERE to see the full details of what I created for Robin's Nest this month.

Chocolate Crinkles

I almost forgot about this photos of my cookie monsters. Saw it when I was looking for photos to scrap for one of my current assignments :)  Thanks hubby dear for capturing their precious expressions eating with such heavenly satisfaction! 

This cookie is one of the first I learned to bake as inspired by my friend and Kumare Jing :) Her recipe is in my recipe book. Handwritten. And because I'm lazy to type everything word for word, I just copied a recipe from somewhere out there.. It's similar anyway :) 

Chocolate Crinkles Recipe 
1/2cup vegetable oil
4oz unsweetened baking chocolate, melted, cooled
2cups granulated sugar
2teaspoons vanilla
2cups all-purpose flour
2teaspoons baking powder
1/2teaspoon salt
1/2cup powdered sugar
  1. In large bowl, mix oil, chocolate, granulated sugar and vanilla. Stir in eggs, one at a time. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt. Cover; refrigerate at least 3 hours.
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease cookie sheet with shortening or cooking spray.
  1. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls into powdered sugar; roll around to coat and shape into balls. Place about 2 inches apart on cookie sheets.
  1. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until almost no imprint remains when touched lightly in center. Immediately remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Makes 6 dozen cookies. |SOURCE

Hope you get to try it! :)  

Made With Love

So happy and proud to be part of this awesome Design Team for Made With Love

Today I'm sharing with you the first projects I made using the yummiest products you can find at the shop... I chose to make a Christmas layout with a matching card. 

I first applied a texture paste using polka dot stencil before layering everything on the page. It gives such an interesting texture. As interesting as this baby in the photo :) 

I used sequins to mimic the dots in my layout! :) I hope you like my matching layout and card :)  Do check out the blogs of my fellow design team if you have the time.. They are all talented people I tell you! 

Please say HI if you happen to see us in the store. We will be glad to meet you! XOXO :) 

Supplies list: 
paper: Webster Pages
embellishments: Websters Pages, Simple Stories, Studio Calico, mambi
die: Sizzix
stamp: Cocoa Daisy 
others: texture paste, ribbon 

photo dilemma

Sorry for being absent too long ... I spend most of my time in Instagram lately. It is much easier and faster and my photos look nicer there.  When I blog, I still get frustrated with my photos.  I badly need to LEARN the technicalities of photography. Yes this October. I'll do that. 

For now, pardon me for these are  the best photos of the sample layouts I made recently for my "Just Getting Started" class at Made With Love. I don't like the photos. The layouts look so much better in "person"....honest :( 

In class you learn the basics of scrapbooking and you get to choose a whole pack of Echo Park Paper kit. There are variety of kits to choose from. You will go home with a layout or two + a new found love for scrapbooking! Call 67337630 or 66435561 for more details. 

Going back to taking good photos of the layouts of projects we make, do you have any personal pointers for me?