Monday, March 29, 2010

Heritage Page

I haven't done a heritage page for a long time ... fortunately, I stumbled upon a challenge that got me going again. Of course, I couldn't have done this without the help of my friends, Rhonda and Cyndi, who 'enabled' me to get a set of Asian themed scrapbook kit from Big Lots. So I decided to scrap this picture of my parents that I absolutely LOVE!

I started with 2 pieces of patterned papers that I really love, and then added the embellishments one by one. After I was done, I thought it still lacked something.. I wanted to add something a bit more personal (in addition to the journaling) ... so I stamped the bird and the butterfly and hand-cut them as custom embellishments. I also found an Asian themed wooden stamp that I had for a long time about summer, and I made an image from that as well. Now it feels more complete:

Supplies list:
DCWV cardstock

Colorbok Scrapbook Kit
Making Memories Journaling Stamp
, Basic Grey Granola Stamp
Prima and K&Co Flowers

Making Memories vintage pins, ribbon charms, antique brads

Prima and K&Co Pearls and flower centers

Maya Road Coins
, OTC metal flowers
Prima ribbon

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Happy ValeNewYear!

Yes, it's been more than a month... but this year's Valentine's Day was very special. Or this year's Chinese New Year was very special. That's because they both fall on the SAME day! So, which holiday you choose to celebrate tells me how much you value your lover over your family, or vice versa!

Or maybe you can do both!?! So I made traditional Chinese New Year good eats, and some Valentine's Day cupcakes.... for my loved ones:

Turnip Cakes

For my loved ones...

Fried rice cake, sesame ball,
homemade sesame dessert dumpling
fried wonton skin