April 30, 2009

April comes to an end

April comes to an end.

And as I sit back and grab a journal to write about anything that come across my mind, I realized that I already passed 30 days of being an independent scrapbooker, not attached to the store and anything related to that. Just being a real scrapbooker like I used to be.
They always say that the first month of healing a broken thing is always the hardest (broken heart, marriage, relationship, bad habit, illness, after surgery...you name it)

I am happy.

Even when (of course...) it feels odd from time to time. But as a person who love to stay at home doing things, I feel that deleting teaching trips to Jakarta really soothing my body and my soul in a good way. I become more attach to my family's activities because I am not suffering from fatigue badly. And with a good condition, I learn so many new things.

Here I share some with you :

I learn the enjoyment of staying still.
Many had asked, "What will you do next?" (And I'm sure the question will keep on coming to me for quite some time) Many offering had came also. New store. New teaching place. But then, I think I will pause for a while. The calm is descending, and wow this feels nice.
Learn to pause....
or nothing worthwhile will catch up to you.
Doug King

I know now that cancer cells are living from sugar. Substitute sugar with honey and keep it in small dosage will help you to prevent your body from harm.

Ignore your inner wisdom at your peril.
When you know someone is toxic for you, step out of the path of their venom. Let in only those whose company leaves you energized. See and heed the signs early.

I believe when I let go of something, it is only a part of God's preparation for me to receive the next thing that will be happen in my universe. And the answer came two weeks ago, our next big thing turn out to be our dream house! Oh, Thank God. The change to have it serendipitously fallen into our hands and we could not be happier. How can I be sad when I can have my own scrap room, my daughter can have a dog she dream for years, my husband can have his painting studio, and my son can have a large play room? We will be moving in just in time for Christmas. Nice plan? You bet.

We also used the chance to pause for 'a couple retreat' one week after Easter. God's plan is always magical, don't you agree? And I learn so much about relationship with my husband and my kids from there. Really good one.

I really learn to listen to what my kids are saying. It sometimes different from what I think they are saying.

I learn how to live a greener life, one step of a time. If you say one person can't make too much difference, well, you wrong.

A good sleep can be achieved not by quantity of hours, but the quality of the resting mind.(Thank you, mba Dhani....for the help from 'sarang semut')

I learn that you can put down your anger just like you put down your scissor on the table.
You don't have to carry it on with you all the time.
It's really up to you. (Thank's Shasa for sharing!)

I learn many new things about life and art from other artist's perpective through their blogs. I may bore you by saying this so many times, but really, life is too short. Don't do things that won't be matter to you or your loved ones in long term. And the wisdom to know the difference between which things are and are not will knocks to you slowly each time. If only you listen.
There are so many gems hidden in our world
if we just slow down enough to experience them.
Ali Edwards

April 28, 2009

April 2009 - Life Project

If you are like me, have no faith (whatsoever) in your PC or your hard disk, then you always printed your photos and stored them safely in boxes (mine is seven boxes so far...don't raise your eye brows that high...come on...), you will end up having a sour sweet agony about what to do with your leftover photos, well, like me.
(Gee, girl.... I don't even have time to print my favorite photos to scrap and you already talk about leftover photos?)
Well, no offense to you, my friends...but I happen to be included in the group of scrappers who got plenty leftover pics (First, I scrapped it in 12x12 LO, then if I still had the pics from the same events, I used them in mini album, I even gave some to my kids....so they can scrapped it their own way...and...you guess right, I still got some.)
So, when I saw the Simple Scrapbooks special edition : Quick & Easy Photo Albums, I kinda have an "AHA" moment. This is what I need! This is what I will do!
This project is simple, need no big planning, you just use your scrap papers (you don't even need to match the paper with the photos, because remember, they are leftover photos, so it will be hard to match them all in one album).
All you need is :
1. A theme. (here I choose the daily play/adventures of my kids, a subject with tons pics that I got in hand)
2. An ordinary photo album with two-up photo sleeves.
3. Alphabet stickers. I used one from Cosmo Cricket. You can use anything similar. The point here is to keep the viewer curiously wanting to see page by page rather then skip it fast to the end. Of course you can think of something else.
3. Your scrap papers.
4. Your leftover stickers/embellishment that you already used in your big LO, which you tired of using but still don't want to let go....you can stick them in front of the plactic cover of each page to make a little bit dimension.
5. Your leftover pics.

Shall we begin?
You can embellish the cover....firstly or later.

Put pattern paper to cover all the page 1 of the album, and the reverse side.

Then, just roll down...everything begin with 'A'.......

Hope you will be inspired to dig in your photo boxes tonight!
It's easy and fun!
I think I should do it more often to clean up my embellishment, and of course, to avoid buying more boxes for my photos....:)

Boeatan Bandung Bagus Bagus - Inacraft 2009

This year, I bring my new products, T-Shirt and bags for the biggest event of Craft Fair in Indonesia, Inacraft. Prepared all the stuff for two months, and Thank God it all pay off. The exhaustion of all my team members being wiped away by the cheerfulness of the target achieved in hand. Thank you all...without you, this won't be happening.

A surprise guest at the end of the evening, Mr. Purwacaraka.

April 27, 2009

Scrapgathering - April 2009

These are all the printed layouts that will be embellished by us.....

When the faces were still fresh, we took some pics before we began...LOL.

In progress.....

It turned out that 3 hours was definitely not enough to finished all the pages! So everyone took the layouts home for homework until next month gathering...and the finished album can only be posted here also next month...:( so sorry....we even don't had spare time to take pictures of all the progress...and had lunch at 2 p.m!
But we all surely had fun! Till we meet again, scrappers buddies!

April 23, 2009

Earth Day

How generous you are, Earth,
and how strong is your yearning for your children
lost between that which they have attained
and that which they could not obtain.
We clamor and you smile; we flit but you stay!
We extract your elements to make cannons and bombs
but out of our elements you create lilies and roses.

Kahlil Gibran


This is one of the limited design canvas bag that I made for my store
'Buatan Bandung Bagus Bagus'
If you are at Jakarta right now, don't miss Inacraft - this is the biggest Indonesian Craft Fair...
My counter is at Hall B no.145. Be there until Sunday, 26 Ap.
Have a nice weekend, everyone!

April 20, 2009

Preparing layouts for Scrapgathering

Our next Scrapgathering will be on 23 Ap.
This time, we will make a Friendship Album, 8'x8'. All participants made 3 layout ....about herself and her family, about things she loves, about her recent activity....and chose one page of her favorite layout (this last thing give me headache because I loveee all my layouts! Hahaha...)
Then, after they sent the layouts to me, today I print them as many as the participants, so all will get the same pages from the other. The original layout will stay at the person's album.
When we gather later, we will embellish the layouts to be 3D...and make the album cover.
Ohhhh...I am very excited to make this album done. I will share the result from all in a few days here...
We always like a sneak peek, right?
Hahaha...I know...I know...these are what I made...before the 3D effect :

And this is where my fav scrapbook layout will be put : (The print is not ready yet)

If you want more sneak peek....go to Alice's and Tiara's blog.....they already been there too. And they all amazing!
See you soon!

April 15, 2009

Every moment is

Life always give us
exactly the teacher we need
at every moment.
This include every mosquito,
every misfortune,
every red light,
every traffic jam,
every obnoxious supervisor(or employee),
every illness, every loss,
every moment of joy or depression,
every addiction,
every piece of garbage,
every breath.

Every moment is the Guru.

Charlotte Joko Beck

April 12, 2009

Layouts for my girl

Remembering how she was very afraid to see the dentist.....

Remembering every kind of stories she came up for every play......

Remembering her favorite subject......

Remembering that once, she was this little.....

Remembering her piano concert.....

Remembering a fun first trip to Kidzania.....

Remembering some messages that I want to tell her.....

Remembering how unpatient she was, but yet, very lively girl......

All the layouts for my girl that I made during the week and on these long Easter holiday. Definitely enjoy staying at home and did these.
Hope you too had an enjoyable holiday.
Now I need to prepare things for the next scrapgathering with my buddies.....:)
Just can't wait.

About me

  • I am a woman who fell in love with papers and words long enough before with boys. Therefore, scrapbooking, writing, reading, and art journaling are just things that complete me. I live happily in Bandung, Indonesia, with my husband, Audy Kusnadjaja, and 2 adorable kids adore me. Isn't life sweet?
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Be careful while going inside my home here. Your clothes may gets stain if you happen to walk by my still wet canvas, or stumbled upon our piles of books everywhere, and come out with a scrap paper sticking to your shoes. But I promise you, you'll enjoy the time spending here. Tea or coffee?
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  • Back to school
  • You rock!
  • Doilies for memories
  • Becoming an artist
  • Scrap my heart away
  • Too much of good things
  • Yellow sometimes
  • Double pages
  • Some layouts
  • Don't reinvent the wheel
  • Tips for dividing scrap time
  • Back to school album
  • Christmas album 2009
  • A month to play, a month to learn
  • 'Life happens' album
  • My girl's b'day album
  • Recycling the baby book
  • My boy's b'day album
  • About stranger
  • Make something every day
  • 2009 Art journals - bounded
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  • 2009 Daily Journal
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  • String
  • First painting
  • Life of two girls-treasure box
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