Artscow Deals

I’ve been checking out Artscow again coz I’m thinking now of making photobooks from photos compiled from last year. I love this site and their awesome deals and they also have lots of coupons and special sale events right now. So were in luck specially those looking to make something just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Before I made purchases online I always like ALWAYS check for discount coupons first. They are huge savings and you can even save on double bass if you just dig enough to look for discounts.

Anyway, here’s a few very good Artscow Deals..

  • Photobooks:

(39 paged) 8″x8″ – $13.99, additional page $0.5/each, Free international shipping
Coupon Code: NEWYR88BK Expiry Date: 1 / 28 / 2014

(39 paged) 9″x7″ – $13.99, additional page $1/each, Free international shipping
Coupon Code: NEWYR97BK Expiry Date: 1 / 28 / 2014

  •  30% off Valentine’s Day gifts with free int’l shipping

Coupon Code: VALENTINE2014 Expiry Date: 2 / 16 / 2014

  • $10 OFF

Coupon Code: TENDOLLAROFF Expiry Date: 1 / 30 / 2014

  • 3 items for $18 only

Coupon Code: THREEFOR18 Expiry Date: 2 / 1 / 2014

  • Large size canvases from $16.99 with free shipping worldwide

Coupon Code: MLKDSTRETCHED Expiry Date: 2 / 3 / 2014



Crafting Wishlist!

Happy New Year, crafters!!

I don’t like making new years resolutions. I always end up forgetting about it halfway through the year anyway. But I usually have wishlists, something to motivate me. I’ve also decided to start up a ‘crafting piggy bank’. I’ll be saving up a couple of dollars every week, not for some pretty gemstone rings but solely for buying crafting stuff that I’ve been yearning to have for years.

For this year, these are on my list:

a sewing machine…

SINGER 7258 Stylist Award-Winning 100-Stitch Computerized Free-Arm Sewing Machine with Instructional DVD and More

SINGER Fashion Mate Stylist Computerized Free-Arm Sewing Machine with Automatic Needle Threader

this knitting book..

400 Knitting Stitches: A Complete Dictionary of Essential Stitch Patterns

400 Knitting Stitches: A Complete Dictionary of Essential Stitch Patterns

book about crocheting for baby..(this I really want to have!)

Modern Baby Crochet: Patterns for Decorating, Playing, and Snuggling

Modern Baby Crochet: Patterns for Decorating, Playing, and Snuggling

a Silhouette. I’ve been drooling over this for eons already.

Silhouette CAMEO Electronic Cutting Tool with Silhouette Studio Designer Edition Software

Silhouette Cameo Electronic Cutting Tool

Long Hiatus…

Hi ya!

I’ve been absent  from blogging so long and for the next few months postings would be less. I hope I’d be forgiven.. :)

Main reason for my laziness and blogging absence? I’m expecting a baby!! And right now, I’m on my end of my last trimester and it has been a roller coaster journey for me. Mostly journey to the bathroom with my nausea and incontinence.

So I kinda prepping up my foam cushions for the next few months and taking it easy. Of course, I will still occasionally blog but not as often as before.

Wish me luck! And a safe pregnancy!!

Scrapping Resource: More Cute Scrapbooking Fonts

Hi guys!

I know I’ve been such a slacker in the blogging and designing for scrapbooking front. I’m was simply swamped with work so no time to play and be creative.

However, by the end of this week, I’m going to be getting a lot more free time. Woohoooo!!! And I’m soo looking forward to designing again and hopefully we’ll be having our regular freebies here.

As for now, I’m featuring an awesome resource for scrapbookers!!! If you’re like me, and you are obsessed with cute scrapbooking fonts, you’d love this – Miss Tiina’s free fonts and dingbats!!

 Cute Handwriting Fonts

Gorgeous, aren’t they? I LOVE handwriting fonts, they add a stunning, personal and handmade touch to a scrap design.

They are free for Personal Use only. Be mindful of the designers TOR, if you want to use it for commercial use, then check out other licenses. She also have a lovely collection for ‘Pay Fonts’

Design Resource: Subtle Patterns

I know I’ve been rather lacking in scrapbooking freebies lately. I’ve been doing a web host move for my websites and also has been focusing on designing websites. So let’s just say I’ve been rather up to my neck with things to do. So yeah, no time for me to play around, not even to look for great yamaha snare carrier at wwbw. But such is the life of a freelancer.

I’ve also mentioned a few posts ago that I’ve started my own graphic and web design studio Azure Studio, so I’ve been preoccupied much.  Anyway, while I was making mock up and PSD designs for web, I’ve been looking out for really sleek and subtle patterns. Either I make it myself or find a good resource where I could download some. I was really hoping to find a nice resource site because this will cut down a lot of work to do.

And thankfully, I found Subtle Patterns. And yeah, I fell headlong into love with their massive collection of really subtle and clean patterns that is simply perfect for web design. They are also fabulous for overlaying scrapbooking elements to achieve a subtle grunge or paper look.

Subtle Patterns - Free Subtle Patterns

Check them out. Patterns are free so have fun. This is one free design resource that I would recommend to be bookmarked.

Oracle Fusion Application Certification Exams

The options for validating your Fusion skills and knowledge through Oracle are extensive. In fact, there are nine separate exams for documenting your expertise in working with this platform. Fusion Financials, Procurement, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Human Capital Management (HRM), and Supply Chain Management (SCM) are all among the modules in which Oracle certification is available.

 In the Financials area, you can test in receivables, payables, and GL, but completing the 1Z0-506, 1Z0-507, and 1Z0-508 exams. Each of these exams is associated with an Implementation Specialist Certification and is also applicable to the Oracle Partner Network Specialist level certification program.

 Other exams associated with Fusion include the following:

  • 1Z0-470 – Procurement 11g Essentials
  • 1Z0-456 – CRM 11g Sales Essentials
  • 1Z0-472 – CRM 11g Incentive Compensation Essentials
  • 1Z0-584 – HCM 11g HR Essentials
  • 1Z0-585 – HCM 11g Talent Management Essentials
  • 1Z0-469 – Distribution Order Orchestration 11g Essentials

Regardless of which are of the Fusion platform certifications you determine will serve your professional development best, you want to ensure you are successful in undertaking your Oracle certification exam(s). Preparation for testing is the only way to accomplish your goals. Even if you are familiar with the platform from working in the field, you will still want to hone your skills and ensure you are fully versed in the testing subject matter before registering for and sitting for your exam(s).

Self study activities and online tutorials are beneficial components of your exam preparation plans. So are exam engine resources and practice tests made available through sites like (click here). Oracle offers some formal training opportunities, but these are only typically available to Oracle Partner Network (OPN) members, and many still decide to balance their studies by employing the use of additional learning programs and study initiatives as well.

PS Freebie: Photo Enhance Action Set 1

I blog a lot. Not just on this blog but I have a multitude of blogs. And among those number of blogs I have a photo blog (JustLui) and also a personal travel/lifestyle blog (LuiinPenh). And these blogs require me to do my fair bit of photo editing.

Truly, photos add much more to even the simplest blog post. Especially on a travel site, people would  of course, like to see, what you saw. So sharing photographs is one way of engaging your readers.

The downside to this is that photo editing can be time consuming, especially if you have a series of posts to do. Believe me, sometimes I think I would prefer counting rivet nut by the hundreds than doing photo edits. I don’t like batch editing, I prefer to look at each and see what edits I need to do.

Anyway, to cut short my time for basic editing, I’ve been making action sets. These are just really simple edits like sharpening and defining, softening the tone, a bit of blur and some color overlays.

Here’s the my first PS Photo Enhance Action Set.

PS Action - Photo Enhance Set 1

~ Download ~

This is free to use. Personal or commercial. No need to credit me if you use it. I only ask  you to please don’t redistribute this on other website. If you want to share this freebie, please send your friends over here to download.

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