Sunday, 26 June 2011

So Fun!

I finally scrapped something after almost a month of not getting near my papers and mediums and scrappy stuff! There was a rush of joy as I finally put together a layout after the hubster brought the kids out for a swim and lunch. Thank God for the hands-on daddy!

As the June holidays draw to an end over this weekend, I find myself beginning to miss the kids already. When they are around, I am kept busy on my toes and the house is so noisy with their shouting and laughter and my screams. However, when the kids are at school, I find myself wondering if they are coping alright, eating well and handling any situation properly?

Anyhow, presenting my first layout in a month! (Hope I have turned too 'rusty' here...)

I scrapped a photo of the kids with Buzz Lightyear at Hongkong Disneyland. Asher loves this character, and sometimes even sign off as 'Buzz Lightyear' on his homework. The kids really enjoyed Disneyland though it was a smaller theme park and we visited the park for 2 days since we had a discounted 2-day pass to the park. The hubster and I just trudged our tired legs along with them, following them to the various station games they were interested in playing.

I used another sketch from Creative Scrappers for this layout again and modified it a little. The papers were from S.E.I and had just arrived at MWL last week. I was delighted to find the series of amusement park- themed papers which were a perfect match for my disneyland photos!

Some close-ups...lots of layering of papers and embellies as usual...I love that little ferris wheel wooden sticker. I had gotten the sticker from Tokyu Hands 2 years ago when we visited Osaka! Lol, what a hoarder I am!

Some puffies and rubber stickers from K.I and K & Co. that I have been hoarding forever too!

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Crate Paper - Emma Collection

Hellooo!!! Anybody still coming by here???

I have been really really busy in the last two weeks. School's out for the older one and I have been nursing a bad sinus cold that developed into a terrible cough. I have been waking up several times a night coughing or by the two kids who suddenly have problems sleeping through. They have started to have very active imagination of monsters and ghosts lurking behind the curtains. And finally, I met with an accident on the road just a few days ago while rushing to send Asher to school.

I am thankful for His mercy and protection. It was not serious and Asher was not a bit shocked. He thought I had driven the car into a hole!!! Anyhow, it has taught me a lesson and I have resolved to rest early as I need to drive so often on the road and a patient and well- rested mummmy is a happy mummy to the kids too.

This ia a recent layout I have scrapped of Adah using Emma's Collection from Crate Paper. I love this collection, just the right amount of floral and vintage! And that girl is certainly growing fast. I am so thankful for this matured and responsible girl even though she does have a fair amount of tantrums and retort. I can always count on her help and support whenever I need it even though she may not be able to execute them perfectly. After all, she is 6 going on 7 only!

A close-up of the layering I have done. I used Sketch #155 from Creative Scrappers for the layout. Sketch sites are my go-to sites to get a headstart whenever I get a scrapping block...and there's just so much talent out there that I am reminded to be humble and be alert to new trends.

I have been slow in scrapping and taking pictures lately. It's a chore having to lug the kids' stuff and the DSLR around whenever we head out for outings during this holidays. I usually bring the kids about on my own and having to watch over two active monsters and take care of my camera baby is just too tedious. Also I have been planning activities for them daily.
Mondays - Outings
Tuesdays - Cooking @ Home. We have done baking and pizzas.
Wednesdays - Water Play and Kung Fu in the evenings.
Thursdays - Bible Class and Art n Craft
Fridays - Outings or Outdoor Play.

I am runnign out of ideas. Any suggestions please?

Monday, 6 June 2011

Crate Paper- Toy Story Collection

We are back from our Hongkong trip! It was fun though I came down with flu just a day before we left for Hongkong. Thank God by the time we were at the Disneyland Resort, I was recovering and I am really happy to see the kids enjoying themselves so much despite the hot, hot, hot weather. I feel blessed whenever I see their father being hands-on with the kids, monkeying around with them and accompanying them on rides despite his tiredness. He may not be the best care-giver but he is definitely the playful parent between us and I am amazed at how he keeps up his energy levels entertaining the kids!

I completed this layout for Made With Love before we left for our holiday. This is Asher, sitting contentedly at the the top of a slide at the playground near our place and blowing bubbles away. I used Crate Paper's Toy Story Collection and added a Melissa Frances frame to draw attention to my favourite pic. I also used the Tim Holtz ribbon and film tape, love how versatile they are especially on my boy's layouts!

I had distressed the frame with blue Versamagic ink, Tim Holtz distressed inks in blue and tied on the metal charm with blue baker's twine.

This is a really simple layout, put together quickly in less than three hours. I don't like flowers on boy's layout and I kept the embellishing simple as I did not want to take away the attention from the vintage toys background paper.

Thanks for coming by to visit! Have a great week ahead and enjoy the June holidays!