Thursday, May 26, 2011

2 Unique Girls

Clarissa is very lucky to be studying in a school that has diverse nationalities and she has so many friends from different backgrounds.  With that comes the different personalities that she is exposed to and I am grateful for the experience and hope that she is too.  I hope that she will enjoy and cherish the experiences and friendships that she shares with all her friends and that she will learn loads from them.

I am still very exhausted from my helper's ordeal.  She ran away 12 days ago and I was worried sick about her till I found out that she has been stealing money consistently and she has been planning this for a long time.  It was all very frustrating as I guess the culture of having a helper in house is quite a touch and go thing.  Sometimes you get a good one and other times - you just run out of luck.

Anyway,  I just managed to sit down yesterday and scrapped this simple layout.  It made me realise that I missed scrapping so much.  Here is my simple layout for the week and hope that I can still scrap without much spare time on my hands.

Monday, May 23, 2011

All Grown Up

This is by far my favourite layout of the year.  We were in Seoul last year when I managed to snap this beautiful photo of Clarissa - yes I think she is beautiful.  I am allowed to be biased.  She is my daughter. 

I am loving the simplicity of everything here and have I mentioned how I love the colours on this layout?  Black,  white,  red and a splash of green - they are just stunning together.  I have mixed some of my old Hambly with some newer Jenny Bowlin etc.

This is going to be a super short post as I am so tired.  We were in Singapore over the weekend for a Swim Meet and Soccer Tournament. Without  helper,  I came home to so many things to clean and clear and I am exhausted.  Good night friends.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

You are so beautiful

This is another of simple layout that I did for my friend's baby girl.  She has yet to give me her baby's photos and hence I added a photo in place till I get it.  I found this old Hambly transparency which I bought ages ago and glad I finally used it.

I love all the fresh colours here - the limes and pink.

Check out the latest Momoyo bling hear stickers.  So easy and cheap to bling nowadays with them.  Available at Popular,  Times,  Jaya Jusco,  MPH and selected stores.  

This is going to be another short post for me as I am not well.  Take care everyone.

Monday, May 16, 2011

My Peeps

This is going to be a short post as I am going to be quite busy catching up with housework.  Another simple layout which I enjoyed doing for fun using some new papers which I bought from 2Peas.

Love the simplicity.

I enjoyed scoring the white acrylic paint using the card.

Love the doileys that I bought from Leanne Pearce.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Lucky to Have You and SIL Last Anniversary Challenge

This was one of the layouts which I have done on a whim without putting much thought into the layout.  I was feeling sad and frustrated with some things which I can't control and by the time I realised it,  this layout turned out disproportionate and a bit weird.  Nevertheless,  one should always embrace their mistakes and move on.  

Love this photo sitting by the river bank in Seoul.  Without realising it,  she is growing everyday and getting to be really adult looking now although she is only 13.  Did some cutting on some old Websters Pages and added in some of my old embellishments to finish the layout.

The red part is actually a fabric sticker which I bought waaaay back in 2005 in Singapore.  Glad to have started using it. 

I am sorry that I didn't measure correctly and ended up covering up the whole layout with the lace.  The whole layout looks a bit too overwhelming and bursting at the seams.

Anyway - I have got to go.  Football or soccer practice awaits.  Enjoy your Sunday everyone. 

Ooohhh - I nearly forgot to post that the latest challenge for the SIL Anniversary Blog Hop is over at this very talented DT's blog.  I am always amazed by her postings and how productive she is when she is scrapping.  She scraps every day and for me thats amazing.   Her challenge will conclude the SIL Anniversary Blog Hop and we will rest for 2 weeks and come back with new creations from our latest batch of DTs and that would be ooohhh-so--exciting.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Set Me Free

When the ladies at Momoyo sent me this latest batch of trims and sticker laces, I couldn't help but to use them in a girly layout. I was quite bored the other day and was playing around with Izzie.  I started then to use rollers on her hair at her ears.  She didn't even flinch and just let me carry on what I was doing.  Took some photos of her and she looked so hilarious.  The looks she gave me when I was taking her photos was just of absolute boredom and she was looking at me saying,"Set Me Free."

Here is a layout using some of my older Hambly stash and some newer Dear Lizzy paper.  :)

Doesn't she look cute with rollers?I know I am an evil mummy.  

I love all the trims and sticker laces that I have added.  Give the layout a girlish kind of look.  :)

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Ribstix in the Pool

Having a boy certainly does have its challenges.  For a potato couch like me,  it's quite hard to watch my son's non-stop antics.  Sean - if left at home - will get into all sorts of trouble like breaking something in the house with his football.  The last time I had to get a plumber in as he kicked the football very hard into the bathroom and broke the pipe underneath the sink.  Those are the kind of troubles that Sean always gets himself into. Sigh...

We were at the pool one day when he decided he had enough of swimming and decided to skate? around the pool with his Rib Stix.  In the end,  he lost control and fell into the pool.  Luckily I had my camera with me and I managed to take photos of him when he fell.  It was a little blurry as it happened so quickly but you get the picture.  Hee hee....

I am not sure I like the composition of the layout.  But using up the old Hambly transparencies are good nevertheless.

Love the contrast of the colours.  The red I find especially brings out the whole layout.

I love the cropped  photos of him but I know composition wise - it can be better.  If you have a better idea,  do drop me a line.   

Monday, May 9, 2011

Photo Op - Not...

The photos were TRIED to be taken on our trip in the Tombourine Mountains at the Gold Coast.  After hiking in the rainforest,  we found ourselves at a waterfall and the kids plopped themselves down for a rest.  I whipped out my camera and tried taking photos of them.  Clarissa - being the cheeky one started making all these funny faces and I had a whole load of photos of them doing just that and not a single decent "prim and proper" shot.  Sigh....

I have dug out some old Basic Grey paper and started working on them.  Love the cheery colours and decided to play with more paints and my Zing Embossing powders.  This layout is totally inspired by Leanne Pearce who owns the Chip Chop shop.  You can see her doileys here. 

I have also dug out some old Chatterbox chipboard buttons,  some of my older buttons which I bought in Bangkok in 2006 and the arrows are from some old rubons from We R Memory Makers I think.  Destashing feels good.

Hope you had a great Mother's Day.  Its has been a busy weekend for me. Sean and I were involved in a football tournament on Saturday and I had an impromptu trip down south yesterday but all is well. 

Sean turned 11 yesterday but we did not have a celebration a home.  Instead we brought him to have dinner with his friends on Saturday night and he had a good time at our local Italian Restaurant. I am feeling good and ready to tackle the week ahead.  Have a great week ahead friends and I will endeavour to scrap more later in the evening when I finish cooking dinner.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

He's All That

Ok after my earlier post,  I feel I need to redeem myself with Sean. Finally a more "flattering" layout and this time - He is all that. This time,  I managed to use up about 30 over odd brads that I have lying in the house and I am glad.  I am happy just thinking about the brads that I destashed and mentally telling myself that I need to destash more of my brads.

I have used up some of my remaining Scenic Route chipboards and these chipboards are all I have and I am very happy that I have used up all of them.  :)

Love looping the twine around the layout.  Makes it look a bit more interesting.

And that's it for today. To all the mothers out there,  have a great Mother's Day!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Are you showing off your Abs? and SIL Anniversary Challenge No 6

This is going to be an embarrassing post for Sean.  I know i am being evil but I can't help it.  One has to get a far bit of teasing before one's birthday.  He will be turning 11 in a couple of days and I thought I can have a bit of fun with him.  Hee hee...

I was taking pictures of him and one of his best bud by the pool and I noticed that he was crunching his tummy.  Every night before he sleeps,  he has been doing situps etc as secretly I think he is wanting his 6 packs in his tummy.  Check out his reaction in the photos as I was asking him:

"Are you showing off your abs?"

Sean replies - *with eyes wide open*  "What???  Mom!!!"

Hee hee...  The photos says it all.

Playing with more paint and making a total mess on the black bazzill cardstock.

Love the AC Zing Embossing powders - the colours are so bright and vivid.

Oh,  if you love a card challenge,  do hop over to Jessy's as she is up next hosting the 6th Challenge of the Scarp-It-Lah Anniversary Blog Hop.

Winner Announcement

Hi HILDA!  Congrats!  You are the winner for this challenge.  Please contact me at on how to collect your RAK.