Saturday, July 24, 2010

Feeling queasy

I bought these Studio calico papers when I was in Singapore recently and I can't wait to scrap them.  Found these photos of Sean being airsick in the plane on our 2008 Perth trip and thought they were excellent for the plane pp.

Sean has a very sensitive nose and he dislikes the smell of planes very much.  I do recall that when we went to London during summer 2008,  he vomitted the minute we got into our seats and the whole plane was delayed as they had to clean up before we left as it was a 13 hour flight.  That was quite embarrassing and I have to remind myself to scrap this trait of his - so here it is.

He is pictured here with a pill which he took and fell asleep after that.  I am glad to report that when he woke up - he was feeling better and gobbled up the satays which they were serving us very happily. 

Materials used:
Yellow and Blue Bazzill cs,  Studio Calico Pps,  Regular White cs,  Making Memories Sticker alphas,  Thicker Alphas,  EK Success Bracket Punch,  Grosgrain ribbon from local haberdashery,  Twine from local shops,  and 3d pop up foam.  

Layouts todate:  50 (Yippee!  Halfway done)

Friday, July 23, 2010

Lautner Fever {A Scraplift}

For the past 2 months - I have just realised that I am very lucky.  I am surrounded by a very good of friends - some talented scrapping wise,  some musically,  some cooking wise,  I even have one who can literally shop for me.  I must say that I am very blessed. 

I scrapped this layout a couple of nights before - I was totally stuck,  clueless and didn't know what to do.  Hence,  I decided to scraplift from another talented friend, Aida.  She has always been gracious about me scraplifting and copying ideas from her.  Another talented friend who is equally charming is Sasha.  Whenever I feel a scrapbooking block coming on,  these are the 2 that I either call or email to get ideas from.  Thank you friends for being so gracious.

Aida scrapped using a sketch from Imaginisce in April and I loved Aida's take on it and I have decided to follow suit.  My interpretation is definitely simple,  without the layering and of course visually not so exciting. 

I just needed to scrap about Clarissa's current obsession with Taylor Lautner.  I don't know what it is about him but I must say I am a bit perturbed that she is starting a movie star crush this young.  Oh well - cest la vie.

Materials used:
Hambly pp and doiley stickers,  K n Co sticker trims,  Jillibean Tags,  Scrabble Words hoarded from Australia from 2004???,  Versamagic Ink,  Self made mist using Jo Sonja white acrylic paint and 3d pop up dots.  

Layouts todate:  49

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Scrap Inspire Create July Challenge - Daughter

It's been 2 whole months since I attempted any challenges up at Scrap.  Inspire. Create.  Its a fresh new month and I thought  I would join in the fun.  One of their Resident Designer, Alin uploaded this beautiful sketch - to view the sketch,  please head over to their blog here. There is a twist to this sketch - no using cardstock.

I was quite stumped with that twist as I love to layer using cardstock.  However,  I was saved by my old stash of Basic Grey Ambrosia pps as they had coordinating pps.  Hee hee...  Another plus point - I am finally destashing - slowly but surely.  Here is my very simple take:

Materials used:
Basic Grey Ambrosia papers,  die cuts,  stickers,  borders and journalling tag,  laces from local haberdashery,  Thickers Foam Alphas,  Momoyo brads and 3d pop up foam.  

Layouts todate:   48

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Canvas - 4KL describes Miss Lowrey in words

How time has flown by and the summer holidays are nearly ending.  We have another 2 weeks before the kids are back in school.  I made this canvas as one of the goodbyye gift for Sean's teacher as she was leaving.  Thought I would share it here.  I wanted to make projects which are meaningful for her as she has been such a wonderful teacher and I really do appreciate what she has done with Sean.  

Hence - this piece is more like a "To Sir (Madam in this case)  With Love".  Thank you Miss Lowrey and Sean will miss you dearly.

I asked all the kids in the class to choose a word to describe Miss Lowrey and the following words came up and with the death in the family and all - I just scrapped this piece of canvas very simply.

Materials used:
12 x 12 Canvas,  Acrylic Inks,  Prima Flowers,  Blings and Felt Vine,  Lace from local haberdashery and some fabric glue from Helmar.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Sketchabilities Sketch No 19 - Hugs, Snuggle n Cuddle

The title of the layout says it all.  All of us treat Izzie like our pillow.  She is always needed when we watch telly or when we have a snooze.  Hugs and snuggles with Izzie remain to be a very important part of our lives.

Used another Sketchabilities sketch - sketch no 19 this time. To view the actual sketch,  please go to their blog here.  

Materials used:
Collage Press - Knave of Hearts pps,  Doiley,  Regular White cs,  Prima Flowers,   Websters Pages Trim,  Thickers alphas and 3d pop up dots.

Layout todate:   47

Monday, July 19, 2010

Sketchabilities Sketch No 20 -Pals

Pals says it all as Sean and Oliver has been friends ever since they were 3.  They turn 10 this year and hence that makes them friends for more than 7 years,  more than half a lifetime for them.  That is just way too cool.  Took these photos of them together with Clarissa's auto camera at the National Museum in Singapore.  

Found this beautiful sketch at the Sketchabilities blog and used it.  Whilst scrapping this layout,  I was very happy as I managed to dig out some other old stash - this is the Collage Press papers - Knave of Hearts and I managed to use most of them on 2 layouts.  Woohoo... It was a great day scrapping wise.

Materials used:
Collage Press pp - Knave of Hearts,  Die cuts and borders - Collage Press,  Momoyo corduroy brads,  Thickers Felt Alphas,  Jenny Bowlin Sticker Alphas and 3d pop up dots.

Layouts todate:   46

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Ecologists Wannabes

Claissa took these photos of Sean and Oli when they played at the Jacob Ballas park in Singapore.  They were both pretending to be ecologists and had a great time just exploring the mini creek and the creatures under the bridge.

Nad gave me these Pink Paislee Queen Bee pp and I must say that I had fun playing with them.  Thanks Nad - I have thoroughly enjoyed cutting the pieces of paper and adding dimension to the pp - reminds of me of the old times when I loved cutting paper.

Materials used:
Bazzill cs,  Pink Paislee Queen Bee pps,  Trim from Websters Pages,  Twine from local art shop,  Thickers alphas,  EK success Binder punch,  Making Memories Sticker Alphas and 3d pop up foam.

Layouts to date:  45

Monday, July 12, 2010

Oreo Grin

Another cute photo taken by Sarah Grasset.  As Sean was grinning, his teeth and lips were all covered by Oreo bits and hence I named this layout - Oreo Grin.  Hee hee...  I managed to dig into my older stash and found the Basic Grey Ambrosia paper pack and finally - I have started using them.  Gosh - I really deserve to be shot for hoarding so much stash.  

This layout is slightly weird in his composition but I am happy with it as it shows my character - slightly weird.  Hee hee...

Materials used:
Basic Grey Ambrosia pps, sticker alphas,  border and flourish diecut stickers,  Versamagic Ink,  Hambly transparency, Making Memories sticker alphas,  Momoyo brads and 3d pop up foam.  

Layouts todate:  44


Sarah Grasset - a very talented photographer took this photo of Sean when he was 5.  They remain to be my favourite photos of Sean.  I love how she had captured him so naturally and his personality really shone through in the photos.

I was glad to dig up some of my Scenic Route paper stash.  Alas,  the company is not in operation anymore but I have to say that I love their paper lines and I find this paper line - the colours are most refreshing. In addition to that, I have finally opened some of my Adirondack Colour Washes and start to use them.  Gosh - there is so much stash unused stash in the house.

I have chosen to scrap the layout very simply - still experimenting with simple layouts and trying to accentuate the photos more.  

Materials used:
Scenic Route pps,  Prima Fabric Button,  K n Co 3d Butterfly,  Adirondack Colour washes, Thickers Vinyl Alphas,  Making Memories Sticker Alphas and 3D pop up foam.

Layouts todate:  43

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Watching The World Cup Together

I caught Izzie and Sean all cuddled up watching the World Cup together.  Ran quickly to take my camera and snapped these photos.  Gosh - they look so sweet all snuggled together.  Hee hee...  Wonder who will win the World Cup this time?  Well we will know in 2 days time.

Materials used:
Pink Paislee pps,   White cs,  Black Bazzill cs,  sticker tape and diecuts,  Creative Imagination brad,  Adirondack Colour Wash,  Versachalk Ink,  Martha Stewart Punch,  Farmers Twine,  Sticker Alphas - sorry can't remember the brand and 3d pop up foam.

Layouts done:  42

Friday, July 9, 2010

Little Pink Riding Hood

A simple layout on Izzie - our 2 and a half year old Miniature Schnauzer.  She is getting more mellow in her age and she just simply allows us to do whatever we want with her.  Here,  I put on one of Clarissa's old hair band on her and she was simply unimpressed and just lay there as I took her photo.  Poor Izzie.  But I have to admit - she does looks really cute.

Materials used:
Normal white cs,  Bazzill borwn cs,  The Girl Paperie pp,  Doileys  and flowers from Jessy (Thanks J), Trims and Crystal Branch from JB Haberdashery,  Inkssentials white opaque pen,  Thickers Fabric Alphas,  Martha Stewart Corner Punch,  Versachalk ink and 3D pop up foam.

Layouts todate:  41  

Thursday, July 8, 2010

2 is better than one

I was scrapping impromptu on this layout when Clarissa came in into the room and decided to play music on my Itunes out loud. I was deliberating on what title to use when she started playing the song - "Two is better than one." and hence I decided to use this title.  Ahhhh - such perfect timing otherwise I will be using a plain old title like "Friends."

Gloria is one of the girls at school who has been consistently very nice to Clarissa and always advises her to do the right thing.  She is a very pretty and sweet girl and I am sure this little girl has very far to go.  Clarissa was at a sleepover at Gloria's place and the girls took these photos of themselves.  

I have used some of the trims and bling branch? I found in a little haberdashery in Johore and I must say that I love the effect of the layout.  Dug into my old stash and found this old yet fresh green Collage Press pp and teamed with the KI Memories zesty yellow - I must say I love the combination.  

Materials used:
Normal white cs,  Collage Press pp,  KI Memories Color Theory pp,  Martha Stewart Punch,  Bling Vine from local shop,  Thickers Chipboard alphas,  Prima Flowers,  Lace Trim from local haberdashery,  Versachalk ink and loads of 3d pop of foam cute into little bits.  

Layouts todate:  40

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Ever since Jessy gave me these Grl Paperie ps,  I have been planning a layout which looks like its quilted.  Coincidentally - I bought some from Two Peas but I don't know where I placed them - LOL - story of my life. Whilst browsing her blog,  I loved how she left tendrils of threads loose on her layouts and I tried to reproduce that - Thanks Leena.

I have used the lace,  ric rac and bling branch which I bought in Johore and I found all I needed was the new Momoyo lace sticker trim.  Loved the effects on the whole layout.

Materials used:
White Bazzill cs,  Girls Paperie pp,  Trims,  Ric Rac and Bling Branch from local haberdashery in JB,  Momoyo lace sticker,  Doiley from Jessy - (Thanks J), Versachalk ink,  3d pop up foam and DMC white thread.

Layouts todate:  39

Monday, July 5, 2010

Collecting Shells

To say that I am the world's messiest and disorganised person is an understatement.  I have failed to find photos of our vacation in the Gold Coast 2006.  I wanted to scrap about Sean rescuing a little fish on the beach using these beautiful Websters pp.  There were more than one story there as I recall the blue jellyfish being washed up on the beach and all.  Sigh... Must have accidentally chucked them when we were moving.  Sigh...

However,  I only managed to find this photo of him collecting shells on the beach. Drats - I must try and look for the other photos as we have many fond memories of that beautiful vacation.  It was one of the best that we have been on. 

Materials used:
Websters Pages pp,  trims, sticker, alpha sticker and fabric sticker,  Bazzill cs,  Jenny Bowlin alpha sticker,  Thickers alphas,  Twine from local art shop and 3d pop up foam.

Layouts todate:  38

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Take Flight - {The What not to do layout}

This is another simple layout with mistakes.  Why?

1) I was too heavy handed with the mist
    Tip - one should always spray in good lighting and not when one is sleepy.

2) the photo is blurry even though it has gone through Iphoto
    Tip - try to take better photos in better light 

3) the rub-ons were well past their prime
    Tip - when buying rub ons,  please try to use them up asap.

4) the paper has been hoarded for at least 2 years
     Tip - only by paper when you need them and not to buy them in multiples of 6 at a time.

Hence I will call this the what not to do layout.  LOL...

Here is a great photo of Clarissa taken by her classmate.  Unfortunately,  the photo came out quite dark despite my efforts at Iphoto.  I have always loved this line of Basic Grey pps and I knew that they will come in handy when I need them.  This photo is perfect with the paper and check out the latest BG background paper.  Heart it so much!

Materials used:
Bazzill cs,  Basic Grey pp and chipboard embelishments,  Maya Road pom pom trim,  beige trim from local shops,  GCD Studio Zen Garden Rubons,  Tattered Angels mists,  Kindyglitz glitter glue,  Prima Fabric Alphas and 3d foam.

Layouts To-Date:  37

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Altered July Challenge

Its time to unveil a brand new challenge at Scrap-It-Lah and this is my take for the July Challenge.  For more of the challenge details,  please head over to Scrap-It-Lah's blog.

I have always wanted to alter a bird cage.  I tried a couple of months back and it was quite unsuccessful and I was a bit put off and I have decided to retry another time.  This time I chose the Dear Lizzy papers as they are soft in colour.  Here is my altered bird cage.

Materials used:
Dear Lizzy papers,  Lace (thanks Jessy),  Plastic leaves from Scarlet Lime kit,  Pearl strand from local shops,  Doiley from local shops and bird cage from CK Tang.