Thursday, February 24, 2011

Create Music

Time to dust off more cobwebs from my blog.  Gosh - it has been 2 weeks since I last scrapped.  I have to say that I really missed scrapping.  I just had a scrapping attack and I just had to get up and scrap.  This is a simple layout for Momoyo.  They passed me some very cute shiny silver guitar stickers and I knew I had the photos to scrap.  Eric,  Jessy's hubby took these photos of Sean way back in December 2007 at a photoshoot at out house.  Gosh - it has been 5 years since we first met E and J.  Isn't that amazing?

When Sean was younger,  he used to play the piano and then he learnt the guitar.  His guitar skills then was not comparable to his piano skills then but he still loved strumming on his guitar even though it didn't sound to good.  Nowadays,  he simply does not have the time for any musical pursuits as he is involved in too many activities but I do hope everything settles by next term and I can restart the guitar lessons.

Initially I had no idea how to use the stickers effectively but as I scrapped I started pulling things together and it feels good to detash and finally starting to use some old Thicker Chipboard shapes,  Jenny Bowlin Bracket die cut paper,  TH Ideology Gears and my Coredinations pp.  :)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Cherish Each Other

It is amazing how time flies.  Clarissa is now 13 and these are her 2 best friends since she was 1.5 years old.  That seems to be long time ago but I recall many happy moments in my house dressing up,  watching tv or simply chatting.  The girls were separated when each one of them went to live in different countries but when they do come back on vacation - it's always nice to see them together again.

Here they are all pictured dressing up in C's clothes and they were so cute together.

I created this layout using my very old LilyKate paper line from Basic Grey.  Gosh - I have been hoarding them for ages.  I went back to old school - cutting paper and adding dimension to the paper and I really love those Technique Tuesday Chipboard frames. I really wish we could get them here easily.  Added some new Prima vines and voila - I am done.

Target to finish:  89 layouts to go

Monday, February 7, 2011

8 Lazy Days in the Gold Coast and Brisbane

These are the very few pictures that I took of the kids when we were away in the Gold Coast and Brisbane.  I was just too lazy to take the camera out and only photographed the "exciting" things the kids did.  It was simply too hot and sunny to be photographing.

We had a nice chilling out vacation of mainly just shopping and doing a few sights.  Here are some pictures of the kids doing the Oz Ball.  They had a great time whilst the parentals jsut stood by the sidelines watching them.

Love this seat modified from a car.  Brilliant huh?

We just spent some evenings playing football in the park.

This is the White Water World.  I have really lost count how many times the kids went into the Green Room ride.  They had so much fun.

Getting ready to ride the slide.

Check out this monster of a slide.

Sean tried this vertical slide.  I must admit we were so terrified as the trapdoor suddenly opens and you have a 15 m drop.  He loved it whilst we were holding our breaths till we saw him emerge.  This ride was at least 6 storeys up and silly me - forgot to take the photo of the whole slide.

This is us chilling out on the Skywalk of the Tamborine Mountains.  

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Chinese New Year Celebration in School

This was one of the reason why I was so busy before we left for the holidays.  I volunteered to help out in the Chinese New Year celebrations at school.  I was in charge of getting the CNY acts and I managed to get the Chinese opera and a demonstration of the Wushu (chinese kungfu).

It was quite a relief when both acts were a hit at school and were well -received.  I was very glad that I was able to showcase some of the chinese culture to the kids at school.

Sean's class posing with his wushu teacher.

The Chinese parents in school demonstrating vegetarian dumplings and they were delicious!

 Munchkin Sean posing with Madam Kam - the Opera extraordinaire.

Madam Kam in all her finery as Concubine Yang.

Kyonis portraying as Mulan going to battle.  Love those feathers!

On a personal note,  I would like to thank Datin Seri Kee Ming Yuet for sharing her contacts with us. Thanks Auntie - the kids loved the show very much.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Scrap-It-Lah February Lovey Dovey Challenge

It's been another hectic 2 weeks in my household.  We are currently away in Australia.  We have decided to take opportunity during the Chinese New Year break just to chill out in the Gold Coast.  At present,  we are trying to spend waste some time before we need to goto the airport.  I would like to wish all my friends who are celebrating the Chinese New Year - a very Happy Chinese New Year : Gong Xi Fa Cai.

Another challenge is up again at Scrap-It-Lah by DT Nadia.  It's another interesting challenge and please do check it out here for the challenge details.

In line with the Chinese New Year celebrations,  I dug out these old photos of C and S in chinese costumes.  I made a simple layout with it using my old Far East papers.  I wanted a clear simple layout and this is the result.  I quite like the effect of it.