Tuesday, December 20, 2011

December's Surprise

am so touched
and feel so special on every December,
Is it just the ambience,
or this is my Birthday month,
or is this a Christmas time?
and holiday season,
and family gathering for New Year's eve,
that make  me feel so blessed?

I don't know
but I treasure it all
and thank God that
I can spend and enjoy every minute of it
like this moment:
my dearest friend, Inge, who spend her holiday time in Bandung.
Meeting her @ Tablelicious, and chit chat-ing for a while.
not everytime I can see her, because she lives in SG, and for us,
we also can't meet everyday due to our daily schedule too.
with my campus friend, Sari, too!
now Sari has been running her own Kumon @ Buahbatu, so
meeting her on her busy schedule is so precious too!
we three was used to  have so much good time @ STIEB
and this is just like the old days.

or a rare moment like this.
Me, Alice and Ria in Bandung for Alice's scrapbook class.
and 2 days after that, Alice came again to Bandung for
Ria's Christmas album class.
such a joy !

another photo shoots (again in this year) @ Tizi's with my TOELS

I found so much fun using Hipstamatic and Instagram this month!
makes my photo looks cool, don't you think?
my early christmas gift from Kiki Palar,
my friend from Facebook.
it is such a treasure having those cute labels.
I promise to use it properly and artfully of course.
thank you Ki! *smooch!

surprise early birthday gift from Alice.
how thoughful, that she gave me this  dreamy Chocolate Rain tote bag.
oooh cii! *start crying
it is so unbelievably cute! I LOOOVE IT SOOOO MUCH

*smooooooch the very big one for Casey, Kiki's daughter*

cute lil tag from Alice.
I love this matroyska!

wishes for me.
*teary eyes
*gorilla hugs for Alice

lovely birthday tag from Ria.
I just love having her lovely handmade tag for my birthday.
and the wishes. I will Ri. *super size hugs
thank you Ri for always give me wings, to eager me
pursuing my dreams!
I owe you a lifetime for this support!

being surrounded by birthday presents.
the oh so cute things, that my dearest friends picked for me.
I appreciate for the time they had spent, and
carefully picked one by one of my favorites.
saying thank you million times isn't enough I think.
how thoughful, *sobbing
BIG THANK YOUUU for you two,

a lil bit closer look.
how can you not falling in love with this?
*starting to cry again

birdie tray.
*have a really loud heartbeating

that's a story before christmas come
its a magical season for me in every December.
and all I want to do is just freeze this time
a lil bit longer, or make it eternal
by posting this story.
not to make you jealous
but much that I believe, 
that there's a magic moment for everyone in December.
am so sure bout it.
just feel and listen to your very heart.

"The best things in life aren't things.
for me, 
That means my hubby and my adorable kid,
who always support me, and help me when I'm down,
my mom who always believe in me,
that from her I learned a lot about living a life,
having oh so many wonderful persons 
 I can call them FRIENDS in my life,
it really completes me!"

Happy December everyone.
so that's my story
make your story too!

much love, joy, hope, happiness to you all.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

story of 2011

since 2009, I always make an annual album to remind me what a journey I've been through.

Just completed "2011" last night, and can't wait to post it. *grin

enjoy the story
and urge you to make yours too

the cover

quotes behind the cover, it says:
Life is like a roller coaster,
it has ups and downs

the back cover quotes,
says: its your choice
to scream or enjoy the Ride!
the accordion album, with envelopes to storing tags
i loove tags!

1 tag for 1 month.
I use the tag for storing photos of the month.

or you can write a journaling behind the card.
this tag storing about 4 photos, just make mini page and attach it to the tag.
open it, and put more photos , right?

or you can put about 8 photos in 1 tag by doing the waterfall system.

see? 8 photos when you pull the tab. so FUN

make paper easle behind the photos, so you can flap the photos
and attach another photo behind the front photo

see? the unseen paper easle make you flap the photo easily.
and don't forget to always make some journaling too.
help my memory by journaling this in future years, I think. haha
story, story and story.
all about the moments I've been through.
someday when I open it again, it will bring the
good feelings

like my cousin's wedding
hey, it happened only once in the lifetime, right.
and its so good I can make it eternal in my album.

a story about my son's new hobby
name it from Smurf Village Game on iPhone,
comics, stationery, the 3D film that release this year.
what a SMURFY year, really!
or a story about my newborn niece, Valerie
save the memory, or I'll be sorry when its gone, right?

this album material taken from Crate Paper-Portrait Collections, and  Prima Marketing Inc. for flowers, and a lil' trinket from Tim Holtz.

well, so far that's my story until November.
still sorting photos of the best moments for December.

thanks for stopping by,