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

Sunday, June 12, 2011

HOPE and My little Chef in the Making

Somewhere across the seas,  a little 6 year old girl is battling brain cancer.  This is such a big battle and read about her story here.  Of late, I have been lamenting of the troubles at home without the help etc.  This is definitely a wake up call for me,  its just so minor in comparison to what this brave little 6 year old girl is going through.  I have just completed a donation for Emma and I hope that:

1)  You will get well soon
2)  You will fight this tumour in your brain
3)  You will not give up
4)  You will not be in too much pain

Be strong and we hope to see a positive update in your facebook and blog soon.

I have not been scrapping much as I have been busy with the house and the kids.  Summer holidays have officially started last week and we have been busy with football,  swimming and yes,  we have been once to the movies which is a great achievement.  Here is a simple layout of Sean.  He loves to bake and cook and I call this layout :  Chef in the Making.