Friday, November 18, 2011

3 layouts and guess who is a happy camper?

I was on a mission to scrap a few layouts and being my lazy self - I opted the easy way out.  easy,  simple layouts remain the order of the day.  I have had a bad cold and been having fever for the past week.  Hate being sick and yet it was very comforting to scrap. 

Here are the simple layouts:

Layout No 1 -Not v impressed with it but I managed to clear some old papers while I was at it.

Yes,  its that time of the year again - school photos are out.  Here is Sean in his Grade 7 school photo.  I must say that he looks exactly the same as last year.  

My last layout - again utilising my old papers - short and sweet layout as I call it.  Hee hee...

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Hi... I am Back - Alive and Scrapping :)

Finally after a hiatus of a couple of months,  I am back blogging and scrapping.  I guess sometimes we all need a break from it all and just relax and to do other things.  I just didn't feel like scrapping nor blogging for a while.  I have even considered to stop scrapping altogether.  I didn't even want to take photos and I was just really out of it.  For whatever reason,  I have no idea.Luckily,  I did not give away any of my scrapping stuff away.

A week ago,  I was going through blogs and was reading Sasha's blog and I have decided to restart scrapping.  This was my first attempt and I must say that I made a mess with the stitching.  But then I thought - the mess is ME.  Thats what defines me - the imperfect layouts. I had fun with some of the new lines which Momoyo brought in and I must say - it did bring the joy of scrapping back.

My next layout was even messier and I had more fun doing it.  I am looking forward to more scrapping soon and hope Mr Mojo visits me soon.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Back in KL and hope to be blogging soon

This is the longest that I have been away from my blog.  We are finally back and it is week 3 since school has started and everything is back to our old routine.  I finally have some time to myself and I thought I would restart blogging again and maybe start scrapping by the end of this week.  I am just trying to sort out the photos and hopefully I can get on it soon.

Meanwhile I leave you with some pictures of what we have been up to during the summer.  The whole summer was spent catching up with chores,  swimming practice,  football practice and more football practice.  Why?  The reason being was Sean played at the Gothia Cup in Sweden.  Not many people are aware of what the Gothia Cup is.  Its the Football or Soccer Youth World Cup that is held annually in Gothenburg Sweden.  

It was quite an exciting experience for Sean and he was very proud and felt very honoured to represent Malaysia in his age group.  The kids did well in my own opinion - they played up till the quarter finals of the Plate Tournament and I think its great for 11 year olds who were battling jet lag and had never played in the World Cup before.

Here are some photos:

The U11 Team.  They are so hilarious - tying to be serious and not succeeding... At the first game in Skatas.

All huddled together - they look so cute.

Sean scuffling with the Swedish opponent.

Managed to get the ball - woohoo...

The Malaysian Contingent from U11s,  U13s and U15s.

There were more than 55,000 people in the stadium.  The atmosphere was ELECTRIC!

Sean scanning the crowd and trying to find us in the stadium.

After 10 days in Sweden,  we retreated back to London and we all had a great tim just chilling out and enjoying the cool weather there.  It was just enjoying our walks in Hyde Park,  lots of shopping and eating!  Such Bliss!

C and S mucking in the Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum.

This photo is hilarious!  

Monday, July 11, 2011

Taking a break

I have decided to take a break from blogging.  We are going away in a few days time and I am finally able to get a vacation.  I leave you with with this cute pic of Izzie and I hope to be back blogging soon.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

My favourite soccer memories

At current, I have a love-hate relationship with Martha Stewart punches. They are so lovely but I do find them a tad hard to cut through cardstock. The problem is that I can't resist using them but sometimes I just can't get them to cut well on the cardstock.

Here is another simple cut and paste layout of Sean's favourite memories. I have always known that football is his passion. At his grade 5 moving on ceremony, when asked what was his favourite grade 5 memory, he said the following:

"My favourite Grade 5 memory was during the U11 soccer tournament at The Alice Smith School. I fought hard and dribbled past some defenders. As I neared the goal, I passed the ball to Najib and he scored. That was our fifth goal that we scored."

I was very pleased to hear that as I knew that he has found something which he loves doing and I am very glad for that. Here is my simple layout for the day:

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Happy Together

It's been ages since I scrapped whilst having fun.  Just simply slapped on paint and made a mess and guess what - this is the MOST fun in ages.  I mixed a couple of stuff here and there,  some buttons,  doiley and some tags from Creative Bits shop on Etsy with some old hambly transparency, Sassafras Lass Diecuts and some good old acrylic inks.  :)

Here are the results of my mess of the everything together.

I have been just catching up with my sleep,  enjoying my kids whilst on their summer vacation and just cleaning the house.  Scrapping seems to be a luxury at this time.  But I am glad I did last night as it did make me in a better mood today.  :)

There is so much to do and so little time.  I am sitting here just trying to plan my itenary for an overseas trip.  Think I better scrap as that is less of a stress and makes me so happy to see my mess translated to a layout.

By the way,  have you checked out the Scrap-It-Lah blog?  The latest challenge is up and a nice RAK is to be won.  I have decided to take a break from designing at SIL but I will keep updating the blog and providing the RAKs to keep it going.  Do check it out here.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Art Journal - First Page {Hope for Emma}

If you have read my previous post,  Emma is now in surgery.  How do I know?  Cos I just read her facebook post.  No,  I do not know Emma.  I just read about her from here. I have just started reading Sasha's blog and admiring her beautiful works of art including her art journals.  

Here is Sasha's blog entry on why we are doing this: 

Such a sweet name for a little girl 
A young girl that is six years old and battling brain cancer.
Tomorrow she goes in for yet another surgery. Sending HOPE. 
If you have 5 minutes out of your day today can you create a small display of the word hope and link to SASHA to your blog for credit. Her friend Aimee Payne is really good friends of the family and was looking for people to reach out.

Here is Sean's,  Clarissa's and my "Hope" page for little Emma.  We are sending you lots and lots of hope and we will be praying for you.

Here is Sean's HOPE page for you.  Sean is my 11 year old.

Clarissa drew this for you and she is 13.

Here is mine.

Follow the blog HERE
Follow the facebook page HERE
See previous examples of HOPE .. HERE