Saturday, December 08, 2012

12 Days of Home for the Holidays Welcomes Irene Tan

Irene's scrapbook pages have wowed me from the first day I saw her work.  She is an incredible scrapbooker/paper artist.  I really wanted you to meet her and hopefully share in my enthusiasm for her work.  Welcome Irene Tan!

Hello everyone! I'm Irene Tan from Malaysia. Debby is so sweet to invite me to share with you all a little about how my family celebrate Christmas locally here.

First of all, in Malaysia, Christmas is not celebrated as widely as some other countries. Malaysia is a multi-racial country and we have various festive holidays celebrated by different race. As for my family, we are kind of free-thinker when it comes to festivals. Me and my husband would like to let the kids explore and participate in different kinds of festive celebrations. Therefore, for Christmas, I would also set up a Christmas tree and have some small Christmas traditions in our home.

Here is a picture of our tree. The kids loves to decorate the tree every year.

Every year, I would create some simple handmade ornaments to add to the tree and some small decorations for the house.

Celebrating Christmas also helps me to keep the kids in good behavior throughout the year...LOL! Well, that's one of the criteria for them to get the stuffs in their wish list. I love to see their faces light up when they open their presents. 

Even though we do not have a big feast during Christmas, it is great that the family gets to spend time together! That is the most important thing of all festive seasons! Hope you all have a wonderful and amazing time with your love ones this Christmas! 

Happy Holidays!
Irene Tan
Blog: Scrapperlicious

I love the clear ornaments.  I'm going to have to give this one a go for my tree this year.  Thank you Irene!

Giveaway 


What an incredible giveaway from Graphic 45, X-ACTO, Sizzix, and May Arts!  Leave a comment for Irene and I’ll put your name in the drawing. Leave a comment on each of the 12 day's posts to be entered for 12 opportunities to win this gorgeous prize package!  You can also go to X-ACTO's, Graphic 45's, Sizzix's, and May Art's Facebook page and “like,” leaving a comment you came from D’s Paper Studio and leave another comment on one of the blog posts letting me know to be entered again.  One blog reader's name will be drawn and announced on Monday, December 14th. On your Mark, Get Set, Go....!
 Included in the Giveaway: 
Graphic 45:  Nutcracker Sweet 12x12 paper pad; both sets of coordinating stickers; Ornate Metal Keys; Ornate Metal Key Holes; Flower Staples, Envelope Tag Staples
May Arts:  (as pictured) Red and Green Center Strip 25 yards; Jute 400 yards; Mini-Pom Poms 30 yards; Velvet 50 yards; Cotton Strip 30 yards
X-ACTO: X-ACTO Designer Series 9’’ Fixed Blade; X-ACTO Designer Series Precision Scissors; X-ACTO Designer Series Corner Punch; X-ACTO Designer Series Gripster; X-ACTO Designer Series Shapes Templates; CraftBond Glue Spots; CraftBond Quick Dry Dual Tip Glue Pen; CraftBond All Purpose Glue Stick
Sizzix: The New Tim Holtz Texture Fades;  They include: 658269 Holly Pattern & Wreath Set;  658273 Brush Poinsettias & Winter Berries Set;  658270 Textured Poinsettia Pattern Set; and 658272 Holly Branch & Pine Branch Set

Have a Wonderfully Crafty Holiday!


45 comments:

  1. What great projects! Thanks for sharing what you do in Malaysia to celebrate. I love the layout!

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  2. Irene, your ornaments are beuaitful and I love to hear of other's traditions! Merry christmas!

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  3. The ornaments are beautiful!!!!

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  4. Wow what great ideas! Thanks for sharing with us.

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  5. I went to X-ACTO & told them you sent me.

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  6. I went to Graphic 45

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  7. I went to Sizzix

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  8. I went to May Arts

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  9. I love those clear ornaments too! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Irene,

    Your Christmas decorations are gorgeous and so is the scrapbook page with the picture of your little girl. For living in a country where not many celebrate Christmas, you certainly make beautiful Christmas crafts! I am so glad Debbie had you as one of her featured designers, because your crafts were stunning!

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  11. LOVEly creations Irene!

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  12. Thank you for sharing how you and your family celebrate the Christmas season. Your layout is beautiful and I love, love the acrylic ornaments. TFS pamemejo1@yahoo.com

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  13. Hello, Irene! I've been following you for a long time! Your work is so beautiful and inspiring! Thank you for sharing about your Christmas!...Nancy :o)

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  14. Hi Irene - I, too, think you are incredibly talented. Thank you for sharing your Christmas with us. Your ornaments are gorgeous and they have inspired me!

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  15. Your tree is so lovely. I love the ornaments that you did, they are super cute.

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  16. I agree-her talent always blows me away.I'l liking the clear ornament too-trying to figure out how to incorporate one in a card-any suggestions?

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  17. Simple ornaments?, they do not look so simple. Lol, they look fabulously beautiful! My favorites are the acrylic ones!!!

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  18. Beautiful ornaments and projects! Thank you for sharing!

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  19. SIMPLE???? I was thinking the same thing! Loved the acrylic glittery one -- I think I'll use my Best Glue Ever to draw onto some acrylic tags I have and then use glitter. Great way to personalize ornaments or tags!

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  20. I love the gorgeous handmade decor!!

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  21. Love the idea of celebrating different festivities! Such beautiful ornaments! I might have to look for some of those clear ones.

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  22. Your ornaments are Gorgeous. There's nothing like homemade ornaments on the tree. Thanks for joining in and sharing your story.

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  23. Your projects are so lovely Irene, love the snowglobe! Thanks for shring her with us Debby!

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  24. I love the vintage feel to your ornaments and your layout! Thanks for sharing your family holiday traditions with us.

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  25. I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee looking at Irene's art!!...her scrapbook pages are pieces of art for sure!!..thanks so much for sharing on the 12 days!!..creative blessings, debbie/studiobeecreations

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  26. Great projects shares Irene. TFS

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  27. Beautiful ornaments Irene. Love your layout and youtube videos. TFS.

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  28. I love how those clear ornaments look, so pretty!

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  29. Thanks for sharing your Christmas traditions with us! Malaysia is such a beautiful country and has so many great people and traditions, too. I'd love to be able to see it for myself someday.

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  30. SusanHnSC8:04 AM

    Thanks for sharing - love the projects!!

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  31. The multiculturalism was what struck me most about Malaysia when I was there. Thanks for sharing how that makes your holidays unique! Those clear ornaments are fabulous, I'm filing that idea away for later... :)

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  32. Lovely traditions, Irene, and love those clear ornaments, too. TFS. Threads18@aol.com

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  33. Thanks for sharing your holiday traditions. Glad Christmas wishes keep someones kids "good".

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  34. The smile on that scrapbook layout says it all-- precious

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  35. Those ornaments are gorgeous!

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  36. I knew when I saw who the guest blogger would be I knew that this was going to be AH-mazing!! I love your work, my friend! And... yes... i still stalk your blog regularly! LOL Have a very Merry Christmas!

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  37. Those ornaments are spectacular! TFS!!

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  38. Beautiful ornaments and gorgeous page- love the look on her daughter's face! I am also going to give a try at those clear ornaments- so beautiful!

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  39. Brittany George11:53 AM

    I love your homemade ornaments. I am really into doing my own homemade ornaments this year and I am going to have to look at yours again for some insparation. :)

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  40. Beautiful ornaments! so wish I could make them like that.. so beautiful.. thanks for sharing your wonderful traditions with us..

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  41. Beautiful ornaments! so wish I could make them like that.. so beautiful.. thanks for sharing your wonderful traditions with us..

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  42. The ornaments are beautiful!!

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  43. Kam mccallan8:33 PM

    Beautiful ornaments! Thanks for sharing!

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