December 25th, 2011 | 2 Comments »

Have a Joyful Christmas!!! Wherever you are, I hope you are having fun today with your loved ones!

Here we have something special for this year’s Christmas. For the first time ever, we have a Christmas Tree! It is a super mini one as it is a baby tree :). It stands about 13 inches tall and I decorated it with the strings of beads that I made a few years ago to make our ‘Tropical Christmas Tree’. It looks pretty when there is lights around!

I hope this tree will continue to grow bigger over the years. However, once it’s grown too big for the pot, we will have to gift it away. You see, we live in a highrise apartment building so we don’t have garden or even a yard to properly plant the tree. But it’s all right, we’ll enjoy it until then. And then, we’ll make someone happy by gifting them a Christmas Tree!

How about you? Do you have a Christmas Tree?

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December 11th, 2011 | 44 Comments »

Christmas is just around the corner and see what I have made for you!

You’ll receive 5 background papers, 1 snowflakes overlay, 2 frames, 2 straight ribbons (1 is with lace edges), 3 flowers with bling, 1 bow, 1 tag, 2 strings for the tag, 2 word arts – each in red and green, 1 label, 1 eyelet, staplers in red, green and copper, and 1 garland – plus 2 QuickPages. I hope you will find them useful for your holiday scrapping! Enjoy and don’t forget to check out the other stops on this fabulous SBG Christmas Blog Train!

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December 5th, 2011 | No Comments »

December is here and so are the Elves! Have you met these adorably mischievous Elfenoel yet?
Perfect to scrap about your Elf on The Shelf and Christmas! Use them on gift tags or holiday greeting cards – they will definitely add some irresistible charm!

Well, find them here:

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October 11th, 2011 | No Comments »

Last Wednesday, October 5th is a National Day Holiday here in Hong Kong. My younger step-daughter is visiting us from Australia so it’s time for a family outing! Since the weather has finally turned much cooler now, we decided to walk the Discovery Bay-Mui Wo Trail and then back to Discovery Bay by the ferry. In case you are wondering, both Discovery Bay and Mui Wo are on Lantau Island, the largest island in Hong Kong where we live.

Mui Wo is a rural town on the eastern coast of Lantau Island. The history of Mui Wo dates back to the last days of the Southern Song Dynasty. Fleeing south from the invading Mongols, in 1277 the imperial court sought refuge in Silvermine Bay (at that time known as Mei Yu). In March 1278, whilst attempting a further escape from the Mongols, the penultimate Song Dynasty Emperor Duanzong fell from a boat and almost drowned. After his rescue, he became ill and died a few months later at Mui Wo. Duanzong’s successor, Emperor Huizong of Song was enthroned at Mui Wo on May 10, 1278. [from Wikipedia] Today, Mui Wo is a collection of villages and hamlets, with a beach, fields, and a small wetland that’s home to egrets. The villages have become popular with urbanites looking for a quieter life. Close to the pier and bus terminus you will find the market and a selection of Chinese and international restaurants, mostly serving seafood which you can enjoy while gazing at the sea.

The Discovery Bay-Mui Wo Trail is a lovely one, although we found it was a bit further and harder than we expected (too many steep steps!). Fortunately, the day was a bit overcast with a few drizzles which has mercifully cooled the weather down for us and the view from the top of the hills was indeed beautiful – yes, even on an overcast day! Along our walk, we passed some small villages and a few organic vegetable gardens – quite a rarity in Hong Kong! We had a late lunch at the Turkish restaurant in Mui Wo – it was delicious! We ended the trip with a quick browse at the local secondhand bookshop that carries many wonderful old books before dashing off to catch the ferry back to Discovery Bay.

Here are some pictures that I took on our walk:

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December 16th, 2010 | No Comments »

The Holiday Season is Here!

Here we go again – another year is swiftly flying towards its end. It has been a tough year for most of us, but there were a lot of joy and bright moments too! I hope it has been at least an interesting one – if not a wonderful one for you! Here’s to a joyful and peaceful Holiday Season and for a better, brighter 2011!

Have you been to Studio Ztampf! lately? you’ll love the new Splattering Paint ARTiStrokes – express your various moods ztampfiliciously! It is versatile for sooo… many themes and projects:

If you like cooking, you will be delighted with the latest addition to Studio Ztampf!:

It is a set of 8.5″x11″ QuickPages plus some matching supplies intended for creating beautiful Recipe Pages and Cards effortlessly to be made into photo books for gifting. You may include a little story about the recipe, what makes it special, how you came across it or anything else that you like to share about the recipe. Extensive Category Labels are provided, which includes specific diets such as ‘Low Fat’, ‘Low Cal’, ‘Dairy Free’, ‘Sugar Free’, ‘Gluten Free’, ‘Vegan’ and such – beside the standard ‘Appetizer’, ‘Main’, ‘Meat’, ‘Poultry’, etc.

The themes of the QuickPages are suitable for various holiday from Thanksgiving to Passover to Hanukkah to Christmas to New Year. Some are even neutral enough for any occasions including birthday or simply daily recipes. Like most Ztampf! kits, this set is versatile for other uses too, such as for Holiday Letters, Letters to Santa, Holiday Cards and scrapbooking pages. Find out more about this set and what the Z!Girls have created with it here!

What’s more: when you purchase this Holiday Recipe Set, you will receive a secret link in your download to get “The Best Recipe Organizer” software at an exclusive, super saving deal at only $4.95 instead of the regular $21.95! A set of Ztampfilicious Bonus is yours too when you purchase this software! Now, is this a great deal or not?

And, remember that The Every Little Bit Counts collection will only be available until the last week of December. 100% of the profits will then be donated to the Sick Kids Hospital Foundation. It is is an eclectic collection of unique elements, ranging from classic to quirky and everything in between. For only $5 you will receive 87 unique digital elements. You will also receive your own digital print drawer converted to a 12 x 12 size, with back removed as a separate layer for easy element placement. Plus, as an added bonus you will also receive a really fun Photoshop action that will automatically insert your choice of elements into the print tray drawer. It is such a steal for such a worthy cause! So don’t procastinate: get it now! But don’t forget to come back here for your special discount coupon!

So! Have you purchased the The Every Little Bit Counts collection now? Thank you very much and Welcome Back! Just in case you missed hearing about the fantastic SBG Santa Brings Goodies Blog Train, head over to the Twelfth Day Goodies from me for you and to hop into the train to collect more goodies from the amazingly talented Studio Girls! It’s something that you wouldn’t want to miss ever, trust me!

Oh and we have more than 500 fans at Ztampf! Facebook now thanks to you all! This means every one of you will receive an exclusive mini kit soon! Just be patient :). But of course, this doesn’t mean that you have to stop spreading the word about it either ;). Thank you!

Yes, yes, yes, the promised Discount Coupon! Here it is: Take 25% OFF your next purchase at Studio Ztampf! with coupon code dezemberist. Valid for anything in my studio through end of this year!

Wait! I have another thing for you! A free gift, yes! Download it from this hidden page HERE. Enjoy!

Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas and Brilliant New Year to you and yours!

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December 16th, 2010 | 9 Comments »

Enjoy your Ztampfever #62 Gift!

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Like the new Holiday Recipe Set? Get it HERE!

August 23rd, 2010 | 3 Comments »

Brand New Ztampf! CraftyCalendar 2011 Kit is finally here!

Start early in preparing super special gifts for your loved ones this holiday season with Ztampf! CraftyCalendar 2011 Kit! Currently availabe in US English with weeks start on Sunday. Global English and other languages with weeks start on Sunday will be available very soon – so make sure you follow Ztampf! on Twitter or Facebook to find out about firsthand!

Of course I have a special Discount Coupon for you! Use this code CraftyCalEarlies to receive 30% OFF when you purchase the Ztampf! CraftyCalendar 2011 Kit before this month is ended. Enjoy this benefit!

Aaand… Remember to tell all your fellow Ztampf! lovers to join Ztampf!@ Facebook. When we reach 500 fans, every single member of Ztampf! @Facebook will receive an Exclusive Mini Kit not available anywhere else! We are getting closer so go on and invite your fellow Ztampf!lovers to Ztampf! @Facebook.

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November 17th, 2008 | No Comments »

It’s still sending out now… in batches… so watch your mail box ;). Haven’t subscribed yet? Well, it’s not to late to subscribe as I will requeque it a few times later/tomorrow!

Meanwhile… take a look at what new stuff I have just added to the shop:

The previews just can’t do justice to the subtle details that make these papers so special. Anyway, I have made a few layouts with them featuring my cute nephew – perhaps you can glimpse more of the papers through them (click to enlarge and view detailed info):

The Chinese Calendar Add-On Pack for the CraftyCalendars are now available too:

And guess what! I have another Brand New item called Silken Rose. It is so pretty and I bet will come in handy for your festive holiday projects – and it’s only $1.25 for today and tomorrow (Sun, 16 – Mon, 17) only! So hurry up! No coupon is necessary (although if you want one, just subscribe to Ztampfever now ;) )…

Enjoy… :)