Wednesday, January 26, 2011

First Recorded Temper Tantrum

I haven't scrapped for a week now and trying to squeeze in time for scrapping seems to be difficult these days.  I am constantly driving and volunteering for school and its just been chaotic.  I decided that I will wake up early this morning to scrap and this is a layout that I scrapped very quickly.

Sean was 9 months old when these pictures were taken.  He was playing with the curtains when I told him that he was not allowed to do that.  He started screaming at me and showed me his bum.  Luckily my camera was at hand and I was able to  take photos of him screaming.  Gosh - I knew then he would be a tough nut to crack.  Luckily,  he turned out not too bad.

I added some hidden journalling in there.  I am sure he will cringe in embarrassment if he had kids next time and they know of his antics when he was younger.  Hee hee....

Target to finish:  91 layouts to go

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Trying Kimchi

When we were in Korea,  I tried so hard to coax both my kids to try kimchi.  After all,  Kimchi is THE national food of Korea and everywhere we went,  there was kimchi on the table.  According to a Korean friend,  they have to eat it every day.  I kid you not,  even when we were in a Western restaurant,  voila,  the kimchi appeared at the table. 

After 9 days in Korea,  my kids steadfastly refused to eat kimchi.  My only consolation would be that we managed to visit the kimchi museum and at least No 1 pretended to eat kimchi by the mannequin.  Hee hee...  Here is another simple layout with C pretending to try kimchi.  

Target to finish:  92 layouts to go

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Snow Fun

Honestly speaking - I have tons to do.  Lots of work to be completed but yet I am trying hard to just scrap.  I can only manage simple layouts lately and so be it.  This is another very MISMATCHED 2.  I just wanted to be different and do 2 page layout.  

Sean was having so much fun with the snow outside our hotel.  He kept throwing it around.  Captured these photos of him and decided to dig deeper into old Bazzill and Lace cardstocks which I have hoarded.  Feel good that I am able to use some of the older ones - recognise the first generation of  Thickers there anyone?  

Don't forget the old Making Memories Boy sayings - gosh - they don't even stick well anymore but never,  will fix it later with more Beacon Glue.  

The mismatched 2 pages. LOL...

No 1 - with my very old MM Stickers,  Lil Davis Bottle caps,  Lace cs...  - Destashing feels good.

No 2 - nearly the same with the inclusion of a Momoyo Sticker trim. Do check out the last photo where Kid no 2 is so so very happy with the snow falling all around him.

Target to finish:  93 layouts to go

Monday, January 17, 2011

Prima Pocket Layout - Random Acts of Kindness

If there is one steadfast rule in my life,  that would be that I will also try to practice kindness.  I love the "Pay it Forward" concept and I hope to impart my takes on it to both my kids.  Hence I decided that I wanted to have this theme for my layout.

Yatie uploaded this Prima layout of hers.   I was totally captured by it and I decided to make one too.  I love Prima flowers to death and I have accumulated a lot through the past year. I have decided it was time to start opening those Prima packages and using them.  

Here is my take on the Pocket Layout By Marion Smith.  I did try to watch it but the connection was too slow.  Hence I just did my own thing.  Another thing to note is that some of the Prima flowers here are given to me by Aida.  I know that I am very lucky to have such talented and generous scrapping friends.

Here is the layout sans the photo.

I love the journalling so much.  It is from a rubon which I bought a long long time ago. 

Here is the layout finally with the photo in it.

Target to finish:  94 layouts to go

Playing catch up layouts

I know I have not been blogging much.  I have so much to do lately and it was difficult to find time to blog.  Well,  being addicted to Platns and Zombies do not help either.  Hee hee...

Last year,  I was disappointed that I did not achieve my 100 layout target.  I only did 89 layouts.  I guess this year  I should try harder and try to scrap more as my stash is definitely building up. This year - the scrapbooking target of 100 layouts is still on and I would like to at least achieve it.  Having not scrapped in a long time,  I was stumped for a while.  I decided to start by very simple layouts.  Here they are:

Going Crazy at the Palace
Took these photos of C at the palace corridor.  She was having a giggling fit and wouldn't stop.  As you can see - the photos were all blurred but I loved the spontaneity of the shots.  Used my very old stash of Dove of the East papers here.  Simple layout to kickstart the scrapping year.  

Mopping - Doing Your Chores

I bought a new mop and Sean was fixated with it.  He spent the whole night mopping the floors both upstairs and downstairs.  I had to document this as I know it will NEVER happen again ;)
Again - my photos of him were blurred as he was just moving too much.  I really need to learn how to take photos in dim lighting.  

 A Happy Nerd

More Nerd photos - I just can't resist scrapping them.  Just a simple layout using the remnants of my Scarlet Lime kits.  Aida,  yup - I reused the stamped image from your kit as I loved it so much.

My Nerdy Experience

We were walking around in Insadong,  Korea when we stumbled upon this spectacle shop.  Bought this pair for No 2 as he is going into middle school next year and this will be his Nerd costume.  Though I do think he looks pretty nerdy with his short hairstyle.

Those were my 4 layouts in 2 days.  Hope that I can achieve my scrapbooking target this year.

Target todate:  95 more to go

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Scrap-it-Lah January 2011 Hobby Challenge

Happy New Year.  Its a brand new year with new beginnings.  I am certainly praying that this year will be better for me and my family.  Another important prayer that I will always hold without the risk of sounding like a beauty pageant contestant is that I pray for world peace and the world will be free of natural disasters this year.

On the Scrap-It-Lah front,  DT Yatie has spearheaded another cool challenge and for more details on the challenge,  do head over here for the challenge details.

Another hobby other than scrapbooking?  I would definitely choose photography.  I love taking photos of my kids and their growing up process.  It has somewhat become an obsession and although I am still taking rudimentary photos,  I hope that I can improve on my skills on this hobby of mine.

I have used my Studio Calico papers and totally inspired by Sasha,  I have scrapped the layout in a 8.5 by 11 inch layout.  Here is my take and I hope to see more scrappers taking part in this challenge.