My tribute to Mr. Lee Kuan Yew

Mr. Lee, our founding father of Singapore and First Prime Minister left us in the wee hours on Monday morning on 23 March 2015 at the ripe old age of 91. His passing I feel, brought Singaporeans closer as one as we all grieved together, thanked and celebrated Mr. Lee’s life, work, achievements and legacy. Undoubtedly, Mr. Lee has done so much for us and for Singapore. He fought hard for us and brought Singapore to where it is today – a beautiful, prosperous and safe city to live in… and with that I’m really grateful and blessed. :*) You’ll be forever in our hearts. Thank you once again, Mr. Lee!

The week of national mourning in Singapore had been a very eventful one. Thousands of people queued for hours just to pay respects to Mr. Lee (The wait was 8-9 hours on the night I went). After attempting to queue in line for 5 hours to see Mr. Lee lying in state at the Parliament House on Friday night, I backed out due to fatigued, but then decided to head to the community tribute centre near my home to pay respects to this great man. I think the emotions I felt left me inspired me to create this layout below.

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I love this photo of Mr. Lee cause he is standing with the backdrop of our public housing or HDBs as we fondly call it. And its cause of him we have proper sanitation and affordable housing and a roof over our heads.

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Sketch idea credits to Sketchabilities.

Details: Paper – Bobunny & Crate Paper | Embellies: Crate Paper | Text: Dear Lizzy

 

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Remembering Nainai

 

My grandmother (nainai) passed away peacefully last weekend.. she led a long, good and healthy life and I know she’s at peace now.

In the midst of the grief, she brought the family closer together – we remember her together, for all that she was all these years… A good mother, a fantastic care taker, a strong willed woman, a woman good with her hands. I did this layout today to reminsce the good times with Nainai and also to pen down a message I had for her.

Sketch & Journalling idea came along just at the right time – Once Upon A Sketch’s the women in our lives theme

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My hidden journaling slotted into an envelope attached behind the photograph

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Nai, every element on this page is dedicated to you, you’re forever in my heart x

 

SODAsketch #8 – Gonna hold on tight

So I kept the cute quote card and fave photo of Jason & I taken in Nepal for this layout instead !

Using everything from My Mind’s Eye Jubilee Collection except the base card which is from Pebbles Family Ties.

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I love how the lime green colour pops!

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I really dig that quote – “The best thing to hold onto in life is each other” – and how well this quote literally goes together with the photo :*)

Creative Scrappers #275 – Cat’s Beautiful Belles

This layout features my best friend, Cat and her bridesmaids at her wedding last year. What can I say? The bridal party was beyond awesome, we all clicked really quickly. Looking back, I am so glad to be a part of it too. :) We even hung out a few times, the 12 of us (5 brothers from the groom’s side, 5 bridesmaids and Cat and her husband) months after the wedding.

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A mixture of pink florals from My Minds Eye, Maggie Holmes PL kit card and Authentique for this project.

So glad for this sketch really! Without it I don’t think I would be able to complete this layout in under 30 minutes!

#achievementunlocked :)

The Pier on Prince Edward Island

This layout features a range of photos Jason and I took on our trip to Prince Edward Island (or P.E.I.) in Canada. We did a 5d4n trip to Atlantic Canada (Halifax, Nova Scotia and the region around + Charlottetown, P.E.I). It was actually a low season plus we pretty much met with bad weather 70% of our trip (grey clouds, gloomy, or drizzly etc)… till we got to P.E.I. that is. Technically it rained when we got there, but then the skies cleared up the very next day when we were geared up to go sightseeing.

So, this is us at the pier in Charlottetown – Loved the pics we took, and reminiscing the memories shared.

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Using Crate paper’s open road (Base & Circle embellishments) + October Afternoon (ticket stubs) + Technique Tuesday’s arrow stamps (lovingly stamped on Daiso cork sheets by my friend Veron) + Stephanie Bryan’s awesome cut file I found from pinterest + lotsa photos

Pretty much a mash up of different things put together which I thought was just about right for Paper Issues’s mix tape post as well!

 

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The little hearts were actually punched out from the remaining bits of photos! These photos were actually 4R in size and there was so much of wastage cause I was only cutting out the subjects to fit the circles. Then Dad came round to my room while I was making this and went – “You’re wasting the photograph. You should cut out some stars or shapes with it or something. Don’t waste.” And his idea was literally the moving factor to those hearts, which worked really well I think. :)

 

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Love love love the arrow cork embellishments!! Veron just gave them to me yesterday and I seriously could not wait to use it either. Seriously adds spunk to this whole thing don’t you think?

 

Let’s Run

Its been a while since I had a go on sketch challenges, let alone do 12×12 layouts! So I had some photos I badly wanted to scrap about and chanced upon this challenge –

Once upon a sketch’s July 2014 Challenge 2

Journalling Theme: “Numbers..” – Pick a number and center your journalling around it.

And sooooo… I’m centering my journalling around my first 10km race!

It was a pretty epic race year for me last year. I had a goal to participate in a 10km race and complete it. I signed up for 4 races last year.  And this was what happened –

1) Nike She Runs 5km – This was my 1st ever race which I was so happy to complete, it made me sign up for the other races below.

2) Shape Women’s Run 10km – We had a bad situation of haze the whole of June and this race was planned for early July so the organisers postponed the race to late October. And it turned out I had a company function to attend to the very weekend of the race. Dang!

3) Adidas King of the Road 10km – This race was cancelled cause on the day of the race it was raining cats and dogs.

4) Metta Charity Run 10km – I fell sick with the fever and the doc said its crazy to go running when you are unwell.

Those 3 races which I did not attend in the end costed me $130 in total. (booooo)

Then came my colleague who had a race she could not attend cause she found out she was expecting then. (She just gave birth a couple a months ago to a super cute baby girl!) She gave her race tag to me to run on her behalf and so sneakily, I did! :)

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Papers – Crate Paper Styleboard & Dear Lizzy 5th and Frolic!
Embellishments – American Crafts & Taobao.com!

By the way, the Passion Mount Faber Run was beyond awesome. That’s the thing about these races, I love the atmosphere and the feeling of everyone running together. It was a tough run cause of the steep hill that was park of our race route, but glad to have completed it in 1h 18min! Not bad for a start. :)