Monday, 27 April 2009

'Ohana means Family'

I did this one and only layout last week. Actually I started on the previous Saturday and most of it was completed by Sunday night. Then the hubby decided that he will finally materialise his promise to bring the kids and I to Tokyo and so I was busy booking air tickets, hotel (we are staying in the Disney Ambassador Hotel!), looking up information on Tokyo and Disneyland/ Sea, detailing information and I was soooo excited that I got my little notebook ready with all the agenda and necessary info! The hubby calls it my 'Tokyo Bible' and I intend to transfer it onto our 'Firt Family Holiday' mini album after the trip!

See how excited I am yakking away about Disneyland when I am supposed to intro this challenge over at Dream Girls. The challenges for this round:

Prompt: Use a quote from a movie for your page title (You can choose any movie, we just used Jerry McGuire as examople).
Technique: A penny for your thoughts (Show us some visible journaling).
Product: Use chipboard or grungeboard on your layout.

And I had wanted to 'scrap' this latest picture of our family together taken in March. Its so difficult to get a good family photo with the two kids looking at the camera, Mummy looking glamourous and Papa looking suave. This photo still does not fulfil all the conditions above but its good enough for me! Ha ha ha! We have been watching a lot of 'Lilo and Stitch' lately. It was Adah's favourite movie when she was younger and she would repeatedly watch it for weeks. And I like what Lilo said in the movie to remind her sister that their parents taught them 'Ohana means family'. Adah has also been repeating this lately so it just stuck and I decided to use it.

Just to share a bit on the details. I am so proud of that little house I made out of punched circles and stamped woodgrain images. The door is actually a small accordian sticker that opens up to reveal pics of the kids. I had forgotten to take pictures of it. The little sheer birds perched on the roof are from Maya Road and I like the patterned paper from American Crafts and that leaf ribbon that was used to form the stems of the flowers! So only 1 layout from last week... ...

Journalling reads: 'Ohana means Family and Family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten'. And that's why we all came together to Shanghai when Papa got posted here in his job, so that we will not be seperated as a family.

Btw I received my order from Simon Says Stamp! Yay!!! More stamps that I have been waiting forever for and now Hero Arts has launched even more new stamps that I am coverting after again, but I shall exercise some control in view of the upcoming trip!


Glenda T. said...

What a great layout! Thanks for playing along with us and there is nothing better than new stamps is there!!

Dolores said...

wow this is beautiful

Sophia said...

Wowee!! This is a beautiful layout Adeline!! LOve what you did with the details!

Those stamps look really delish!! Oh man! I feel like getting me some stamps now! :X

Thanks for playing along with us dear!