Monday, December 14, 2009

Track and Field Event

Was a HOT  and exciting track and field event for me today.  My kids have never excelled in these events and I just went for the fun of it.  Boy was I surprised!  Sean scored 3 ribbons - no none of them in the first place but any ribbon in any place - I will take them!

4th Place in Long Jump and 2nd Place in the 400 metres and  the 800 metres - from never winning an event - I am totally overwhelmed and proud.  Way to go Seany!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

My Baby is 12

It was quite a shock to me that you are turning 12.  All I can say that baby - you need to slow down.  Please do not grow up so quickly.  I miss the baby you,  the smiling and cutesy and always sharing C.  Now you have turned to being a tweenager,  sometimes sullen,  sometimes moody and most of the time tempremental.  Sigh... Do stop sometimes to smell the roses and think of how lucky you are.  Life is never fair hence - learn to go with the flow and just relax and make the most of it.  Happy Birthday Baby.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Scrap-it-Lah December 2009 Challenge by Yatie

I was so glad that Yatie agreed to be our GDT this month at the Scrap-It-Lah site.  For more information on the challenge details,  please go head over to the SIL blog.  I left it to the last minute to do my lo and this is what I came up with.  I am also trying out more of a doodling and hope that I can become better at it.

Materials used:
Sassafras Lass pp,  White Bazzill cs,  Sassafras Lass Cardstock Diecuts,  journalling diecut and chipboard,  K n Co chipboard calendar,  Thickers chipboard alphas,  Black zig pens and loads of 3d foam tape.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Layout - Yums

Clarissa discovered her love for Thai Pancakes on our latest trip to Bangkok.  She loved the ones filled with sugar sweet egg whites and shredded coconut.  She managed to pig out on them at the floating market and I took these pictures of her digging into the pancakes.  Using the 52 sketches sketch no 47,  I created this layout of her munching happily into her Thai pancake.

Materials used:
My Scarlet Lime kit,  Scalloped paper from ScrappingGlitz,  Coredinations and Bazzill Cardstock,  Ribbon by Momoyo,  Stickers from SL kit, Zig pen for journalling,  Butterfly button from Autumn Leaves and loads of 3d pop up dots.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Christmas Traditions

I believe in starting traditions.  Sharon and I have been exchanging gifts for Christmas for 2 years now.  In 2007,  She made me an exploding box,  last year - a canvas and I wonder what she is making for me.  Hee hee... This year as usual,  I have made her a canvas with lots of texture and using papers that I found from her store,  Scrappingville.  I hope that this little tradition of ours will go on for many years to come.

Materials used:
Normal canvas,  Textured Paste with beads by Golden, Gel Medium by Golden,  Jo Sonja White Acrylic Paint,  Fibers - all from Lincraft,  Australia,  Raw Chipboard,  Basic Grey Xmas pp,  American Craft Xmas pp,  Red Gorsgrain Ribbon,  Blings from local haberdashery,  lots of Elmer glue and 3 D pop up dots.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Spanish word of the month- Chicas

Yes,  it's the time of the month again where I try to learn a couple of more easy spanish words.  Hee hee... Spanish word of the month - Chicas!  Chicas - I was told by Clarissa means girls.  Found this photo of her with her girlfriends and decided to scrap it simply. Loved the colourful effect and I managed to use my lace trim which I bought in the local haberdashery when Sharon and Kristy came to visit.  Gosh - that was like months ago.  Love the treatment of the Heidi Swapp butterfly.  I painted it white,  ran through the Cuttlebug Embossing Folder and added some black Stazon ink.  Hee hee.... Destashing feels great!

Materials used:
Rosa Moka pp,  Prima flowers,  Prima Pearl Blings,  K n Co Diecut Cardstock,  Autumn Leaves Buttons,  Heidi Swapp Butterfly,  Jo Sonja White Acrylic Paint,  Cuttlebug Embossing Plate,  Black Stazon Ink and loads of pop up dots.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Bangkok Trip

We were away last weekend for a nice but hectic weekend in Bangkok.  It was great to have bonding time with the family and in spite of the hustle and bustle of Bangkok,  we did managed to eat and shopped.  Here are some pictures in no particular order.

The Shark feeding at the Siam Aquarium in the Paragon Shopping Centre.  Very fun and exciting.  Check out the size of the shark!

The kids had a go with the small fishes nibbling at their feet to remove dead skin cells.

Nice Kobe beef at the Tokyo Grill in Paragon.

This grilled pink crab was also very yummy and fresh.

At the Floating Market at Damnuan Sadoek.  This is the floating market made famous by the Bond movie.  Was chaotic and the vendors were always hassling us with crazy exorbitant prices.

The only quiet photo I look.  This is my favourite photo of the whole trip.

Clarissa and her new found love for Thai Pancakes.

At the wood carving factory, Sean was goofing around - pretending to be gored by an elephant.

Check our the details and the amount of work and patience to carve this table. Love the elephant bums.  Hee hee...

These food photos were taken at the Seafood Market.  Love the steamed Alaskan Crab.

I just love the gravy on this one - its a Yellow Crab Curry. Goes well with the garlic bread.

This was our lunch before we left for the airport.  We ate at a Thai Restaurant at the Central World Shopping Centre.  Loved this green curry.

Sean's favourite - fried pork neck with curry leaves.

Yummy Tom Yum Gong.

Scrumptious Pandan Chicken

The Xmas deco were out at the Paragon Shopping Centre.  Love them all. So festive and really puts one in the mood for Xmas.

More yummy food at the food court at Paragon.  I can stay here the whole day munching.