Monday, June 28, 2010

My Perfect Pair

Whilst I was searching through my Iphoto library - I found these old photos of my munchkins.  Gosh - they have grown so much and look so different now.  Aida helped me buy these beautiful vibrant papers - Delovely from Cosmo Cricket.  I must say that I have been experimenting layouts with more vibrant colours lately and I am loving them!

I do recall that the kids gave me a hard time when I tried to take these photos.  It was naturally sunny in Perth and both kids were so fidgety.  Sean was preoccupied with the grass (yes,  we will in a concrete jungle) and back then he has NEVER touched grass.  If you look at the left top corner photo - he seems to be enjoying the sensation of touching grass.  The poor deprived child.

These kids have so few photos when they were growing up and I am glad that I found these to scrap.

Materials used:
Cosmo Cricket DeLovely Collection - papers and chipboard - (Thanks Aida).


Layouts done todate:  36

Saturday, June 26, 2010

How to Throw In a Football

Sean is becoming quite an avid football player.  I have taken loads of photos of him playing in football matches and I must admit - these are my favourites here.  He was trying to throw in the football during a match and I am glad that I have captured this very intense concentration on his face here. 

The dynamics of the throw in according to Sean here was:

1)  Locate your team mates
2)  Brace yourself for the thow
3)  And Go for it!

I love the last photo very much as he really did try his hardest to throw the ball well.  Yes,  I am still inspired by the previous background paper and I have scrapped this layout as per se.

Materials used:
Bazzill cardstock,  Pink Paislee pp and diecut,  Thickers fabric alphas,  Jenny Bowlin Sticker alphas,  Ek Success Bracket and Binder Punch, Autumn Leaves Button and loads of 3d pop up foam.

Scrapbooking target:  100

Layouts done todate:  35

Friday, June 25, 2010

Enjoy the Journey

Yes,  I am still here with this piece of background paper and still fascinated with it that I made a layout from it.  

It is raining currently and I have no choice but to snap this photo in artificial light.  Another simple layout to catch up on my 100 layout resolution this year.  Yikes,  half the year has passed by and I am still on layout no 34.  I must scrap more in order to achieve my scrapbooking target.

Materials used:
Bazzill cs,  Pink Paislee pp,  Hambly pp (Thanks Sasha),  Pink Paislee diecuts and tape,  Farmers twine, Buttons from SC kit,  Pearl blings from local shops, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch,  Red Grosgrain from local haberdashery,  Kokuyo Dotliner and 3d pop up foam from Spotlight.

Scrapbooking target:  100
Layouts done todate:  34

Thursday, June 24, 2010


This is the back of the layout below.  I was looking at it and I loved it so much that I have unconsciously scrapped my layout (the flowers) in accordance to that.  Hee hee...

Another simple layout of Clarissa and her oldest friend Sabby from Japan.  Every Easter,  Sabby comes to visit and the 2 always have a great time together regardless of what they do.  I snapped this photo of them when they were saying goodbye to each other and as usual,  they enjoyed a long hug.

Materials used:
Pink Paislee pp and diecut cardstock tag,  Prima E blings (thanks Iris),  Prima Flowers (thanks Aida),  Prima Alphas and canvas button,  string from local art store,  Ruffled ribbon from local Johore haberdashery and 3d pop up foam.

Scrapbooking target:  100

Layouts done todate:  33

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Pencil Line Sketch No 187 and a Singapore Trip

It's been quite a while since I have scrapped.  This was done about a fortnight ago using the Pencil Line sketch no  187. Just a simple layout to remind me of how to scrap.

Been mojo-less and having loads on my mind.  We had a death in the family and I have to say that I am still grieving and miss the family member sorely.  I hate goodbyes of any kind and this kind of goodbye is the hardest.  I guess I have to give it time.

Homefront,  we have been busy going to and fro our neighbouring country, Singapore.  Here are some photos from our latest trip.

C n S mucking around in our hotel room.

They discovered yummy pretty Japanese mochi found at Takashimaya.

Visit to the museum.

Love the swinging chandeliers.

Sean playing with the prism that he bought at the museum resulting in a cool photo.

Having fun at the Jacob Ballas park.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Scrap-It-Lah June 2010 Challenge

This month at Scrap-It-Lah,  DT Yatie has cooked up an awesome challenge for us.  Personally,  her challenge was quite challenging as I have been in what I deem as a colour-loving phase.  For more details on the Scrap-it-Lah blog.  Here is my take on it.  I have chosen to scrap a coloured photo and dose it up with lots of textures using ribbons,  laces and trims.

Materials used:
Bazzill white cardstock, Prima flower and pearl bling,  Ric rac, Trims and lace from local haberdashery, K n Co sticker trim,  Assorted buttons from Lincraft Australia,  Thread from DMC,  Heart-shaped charm from Australia,  Thickers foam alphas and lastly 3D foam.  

Scrapbooking target:  100

Layouts done todate:  31

Semi Formal Dance

Here is C all ready for her semi formal dance 2 weeks ago.  I can't believe that she looks so grown up in the photos and I am definitely looking forward to more to come.  Having said that - It's always hard for the moms especially for moms who has daughters.  They are so different at this age to say the least.  I struggle everyday to understand her and trying to convince her that her family should be more important to her than her friends.  

Subtle defiance is definitely the order of the day and I must say that I am not dealing with it as well as I could have.  She has never made me worry much about her grades but other than that - I must say that I do not understand her much other than the things she chooses to tell me. I guess this is all a part and parcel of a mother daughter relationship and I hope that someday we will see eye to eye.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Some ramblings and the Wet And Wild Carnival

Its been ages since I caught up with this blog.  I have been busy as we had a death in the family.  Saying goodbye was definitely waaaayyyy to hard this time.  I have said this again and again - I just HATE goodbyes of any kind.  This is the first time though I realised that death was the best conclusion rather then the suffering to be prolonged. I am glad that I was privileged enough to have spent time with him and have such great memories.

Onto happier things -  It was the Wet and Wild Carnival at school last Thursday and the whole school field was a MESS - to say the least.  Here are some pictures of the munchkin enjoying himself.

Playing Sponge Tag.

He struggled putting on the wet tee.
This was waaaayyyy too funny...

For a child that insists that his swimming isn't too good,  he won 2 first places and a 2nd place.  Maybe its time to push him to do some swimming.  :)