Wednesday, April 23, 2014

PTI Make it Monday #161 and a Sad Papi Day!

The Challenge:

PTI Make it Monday #161 ~ Watercolor splats

This one gotta be my favorite technique.

I love the effect so much that I want to run to my craft room to make another one right now

I used the following PTI ink for the background


The stamp set used here is Feather Finery and its matching die


Yesterday was a sad Papi Day for us

In Las Vegas, there is a law that all dogs and cats need to be neutered unless you apply for breeder license. The Vet told us that Papi can be neutered when he turns 6 months old, we have been dragging this and wait and wait and wait.... thinking that it might be easier for him if he is a little older, but last week, we received a fine notice in the mail, for not having a license, I panic and thought I should get Papi to the vet as soon as I have a free day to do so.....

We sent him to the Vet at 7 am yesterday and I am missing him all day.... I even cry when I see his toys lying around the rooms, so I picked them all up and put them in a basket and set it at his favorite corner, waiting for him to come home....

Well, the surgery went well and Papi got home at 5:30, but it is so sad to seeing him wearing the cone, he bumped onto everything and can't even pick up the toy.

then the trouble night...... he usually sleeps with us on our bed but to avoid him from jumping, which he can't do for the next 10 days, we have to put him in his crate, it was hard because the cone is kind of gets into the way, he cried for 2 hours, I finally get him out and put him in the laundry room with the safe guard gate and then I sleep on the couch in the living room so I could watch him, but he still cry non stop, biting and pulling the gate, which he never does before. So I give up at 4 AM and hold him in my arms and sleep on the couch, grab him tight with my arms and legs just in case he get up and then jump down from the couch (remember, he should avoid jumping and running for the next 10 days), you can imagine the night, he sleeps a bit, up a bit and whine, I just can't get a full night sleep.....  my poor baby and me! : (

Help! Anyone has the experience with dogs, please share your tips!


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 208 ~ Paint It!

Ros is our lovely host for this week challenge at

Paint it is the theme

create a painted background with any kind of medium, mist, ink etc..

My layout to add to yearbook 2013 is a page when the Clare came home for a weekend break in March and we took her to her favorite Wynn buffer.

I used at least 3 different kind of glimmer mist for the background

the white cardstock that used to mat the photo has paint stroke stamped on

I hope you join us this week



Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter and Our Beautiful World ~ Transport

Happy Easter!!!!




This week at

Our Beautiful World

Ros picked the word


I took this photo of the tram in Prague in August 2013

used photoshop to changed the photo to grey scale and only highlight the tram.

Of course there is the famous tuk tuk in Thailand

and one with pretty parisian color I saw on the street of Paris

and those that you could share (in Paris too)

last but not least, the cool ones I saw at Valley of Fire State Park

which one is your favorite?

Come join in the fun


Our Beautiful World


Saturday, April 19, 2014

Feeling blue......

{click on the play button and enjoy}

Feeling blue......












Simple findings help to chase the blue away

....... maybe

These simple findings make me happy, the beautiful images above are not mine, please click on "source" below each picture to find out the original source or where I get them from. I share them because I think you would enjoy them too.


Friday, April 18, 2014

Project Life 2014 ~ March 16 - 30

Project Life 2014

March 16

The Singapore group here in Las Vegas goes to Valley of Fire State Park today

Some of the rock formation at the park

March 17 - 22

Life is pretty much back to routine. Papi loves curling up next to me on the bed these days, I captured the precious moment with my camera. There were times that I woke up in the middle of the night from a scary dream and found him just right next to me as if he knew that I am scared.

March 23

Clare supposed to be home on March 23 but she decided to skip the bus and wait till March 25 so she could catch a ride from her school mate Steven. I was a little disappointed that she can't be home earlier. 

March 24

Clare is finally home! : )

March 25

We took Clare to her favorite buffet at Caesar Palace.

March 26

The 2 get to spend a lot of time together

And I get to meet up with Linda again when they came back to Vegas for a short stay

My garden is in full bloom this time of the year, I can't help myself but snap thousands of photos

March 27

I sent Clare back to Blue Diamond to catch a ride back to school, I just love driving through Red Rock Canyon


Thanks for your lovely comments left on THIS POST. The winner for my giveaway to celebrate City Crafter Challenge Blog 4th Birthday is...

Julie Tucker

Drop me an email Julie and I will get your prize package out to you!