Sunday, 9 January 2011

Once Upon A SpringTime

I am sniffing away as I am typing this...It's been a rough start to the new year, with Adah sick over Christmas, followed by Asher and now, me! Adah started primary school on Tuesday and the first day went on fine for her. I was more stressed at the presentations to the parents. The school was already emphasizing on academic curriculum, year-end examinations and continual assessments during classroom learning.

However, on the second and third day, Adah cried as I dropped her off and it really broke my heart as she finally confessed that she was nervous and scared around the 'big' school. Friday went on better. I managed to get a better grasp of the new timings and routine and we left the house early and Adah was visibly more relaxed, chatting away to me as I drove. It's really nice to listen to her banter and it makes me feel like we are friends instead of the horrible-disciplinarian- mother and rebellious-stubborn-daughter relationship.

I love love love this set of vintagy papers from Graphic 45. The colors are soft and muted and I personally think it's quite a change from their previous collections released in 2010 which were more sophisticated looking and with bright, vibrant colors. Those little bunnies and fairys are so so so adorable and when I first saw the collection, I knew I would be using it for a 'siblings' layout.

I cut out a frame from the papers, as well as the bunnies and fairys, distressed the papers with VersaMagic Chalk Ink in pink and added the Prima twine which matched perfectly in colors! Lots of fussy cutting and I added a Martha Stewart punched out gate, laces and just the keyhole embeliishment from Tim Holtz and the key from 7G.

That's all I have to share for now. Scrapping has been a little slow lately with Christmas/ New Year celebrations, new changes as Adah starts formal schooling and me sick. But I am sure things will be back on track as soon as we work out a new routine...Check back soon...

1 comment:

Wendy Kwok said...

Hope you are feeling better now! This LO is stunning! love it