Monday, March 21, 2011

Why blogging is getting harder...

Blogging is getting harder nowadays as I have so much to do.  I have to run around like crazy with the kids and the new hired help is of not much of a help.  Sigh...  Here are some pictures of Sean competing in the ISAKL.  He did not fare very well but I am glad he took part in it though.

He was trying to outrun everyone here but to no avail. 

I love it when he jumps so high and far.  :)

We were in Bangkok last weekend for a swim meet.  Glad that she improved tremendously in all her events time wise.  

My heartfelt sympathy goes out to the victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami.  Here are some cards which I have made to send over to them. This is doing my bid for charity.

I need to find more time to scrap.  I have so many school activities on that I am totally swamped.  I really hope that I get to scrap more soon as this term draws to an end.  I have been working on a piece of work which has me a little stumped but I can only share it next month.  Do check it out at Scrap-It-Lah as we unveil our anniversary challenge then.  

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

A Day in the Life of a Wannabe Chef

Yippee !  I did a bit of destashing with this layout of mine.  I found all these old Making Memories die cuts in my stash and I must say they have been lying there for the longest time.  They practically begged to be scrapped. I dug into my paper stash and this is the product of today's scrapping adventure.

Jessy took this photo of Clarissa when she was making pesto aubergine tarts.  Of late Clarissa has been very inspired to cook after watching the Australian Masterchef.  She made me buy her the Junior Masterchef cookbook when we were in Australia. I thought I better document her cooking journey before I forget how she started.

I wanted to do a very unstructured layout and incorporate free and easy into the layout.  I somehow ended up with this layout.  As usual I did not sketch out the layout and just scrapped as I felt.  At hindsight I somehow regret the decision as I can see that the layout lack proportion.  Sigh...  I really must start thinking more about composition before I decide to attempt another layout.

I was however somewhat surprised with the amount of layering I did try in the little elements.  It must be a product of stalking both Christine Middlecamp and Aida Haron's blogs :) I am never too satisfied with my layouts as I always just go with the flow even though the flow may not be right.  Ah well - I always think I scrap as a hobby and if I make a mistake - so be it.  Although it seems that I make more mistakes than producing decent layouts.  Cest La Vie - welcome to the world of Michelle's scrapbooking - where there imperfections abound and I love it as I am not perfect either.  :) Have a great day everyone.

Scrap-It-Lah March Moody Challenge 2011

I was browsing the other day when I stumbled upon onto a challenge about mood board layouts.  I was very curious on what a mood layout is and I went ahead and checked it out.  It was super interesting to me and this month at SIL - we are featuring this very challenge and do check it out if you are interested.

My inspiration for my mood layout came from my daughter.  She has this obsession with Justin Beiber which both Sean and I cannot fathom nor understand.  We will always roll our eyes when she starts about Justin and over the time - we have memorised her what she says about Justin Beiber and I came up with this mood board layout.

I chose bright and messy as that is THE teenager mindset and added all her statements on Justin Beiber. It is the Beiber's birthday today and I am sure Clarissa would like to wish him a very Happy Birthday.  Sorry she has to miss your concert as she has to go to camp during Malaysia Week.