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Happy National Day Singapore

This is the second National Day that we are spending in Singapore. Words cannot describe the homesickness whenever Singaporeans are on public holiday and celebrating away on 9th August when we were away in Shanghai. The kids now have a better awareness of National Day especially since both of them have had celebrations in their respective schools, and I am comforted that they know more about the country they were born in and belong to.

I hope the kids will ‘remember’. There are lots to remember about for them- the alienation of being foreigners in a different country (though we may have simlar cultures), the blessedness of living in a safe and stable country, the comforts that Singapore has to offer and most importantly, they must remember to be thankful for all that!

Lots of fun in creating this layout using old and new stuff from Crate Paper. I splattered some white paint on the background. It’s been a while since I took out my mediums to ‘play’!Lots of layering as usual, but a really fast layout once the white paint is dried as I assembled everything together.

Do join in the National Day challenge over at Made With Love. There are 3 prizes to be won. One winner will be chosen by the MWL DT and the other 2 winners will be randomly picked. Ooohhh…lots of excitement plus the CHA orders are shipping inover the next few weeks! Looks like Christmas has arrived early on our shores! Lol!

Once again, Happy National Day to all Singaporeans!


We Saw Mickey!

Life really does get in the way (literally!) Baby A3 is on her way and Mummy here is just getting too exhausted to get any scrapping done. I dread to think of how I am going to cope with a primary school going child who needs help with her school work, an active 5 year old, attention seeking boy and a little baby when she’s out.

I have tried to get started early on preparing Teachers’ Day gifts but I have put together only 3 out of 8 albums and a photo frame I am preparing. I have not yet ‘zuttered’ my 3 albums yet, so they are ‘unassembled’. Anyhow, here’s sharing a layout that I completed a couple of weeks ago on our Hongkong Disneyland Trip. I just realised that last month was the first month after I had gotten my DSLR that I had not taken any photos of my two kids!Sighs…

The papers were from S.E.I. I rarely use this brand of papers but this range was just too cheery to miss and I like all the amusement park icons that they have added for this range! And I also love this set of Technique Tuesday’s stamps. The quotes are simply meaningful and I am so looking forward to more new arrivals from them when they reach our shores soon. CHA products are already on their way! Yippee!!

I gotta go and get the eldest ready for school soon. Please do hang around and drop in. This hassled mama is still trying to work things out and cope though it’s baby no. 3….

shaggyfish - August 2, 2011 - 12:19 pm

CONGRATS!!! take care ya! see u around too :)

One For You, One For Me

Oopsss!!! Anyone still coming in here to check for updates??? I am sorry for *missing in action* for the past week. My apologies, but with the kids going back to school after their June break, the driving tires me out easily again, especially now that I have a little bump to carry about till December…I do miss crafting lots but I have decided that I need to get started on my Teacher’s Day presents and August challenge that I am hosting over at MWL given the speed that I am scrapping now…;-(

This is for my assignment over at MWL this week. Have you ever tried scrapping with multiple photos? A single photo is always easy to layer with papers and embellish but ultimately, scrapping is about presevering the moments and sometimes, multiple photos just tell the story on its own, like in this case of the kids sharing their snacks at Hongkong Disneyland. I first took out a packet of biscuit sticks to share among them but they finished it up so quickly and asked for more! Then the elder sister who gets very meticulous when the two are faced with their favourite stuffs, took over the division of assets. Lol!

The papers are from Websters Pages- Ladies & Gents’ collection and Country Estate. I love the vellum that Websters Pages produced. The cut-outs add a subtle touch to the layouts and I tried crumbling up a vellum page before scrapping on it and it gives a different texture and adds dimension too! A very versatile material which sadly many companies have stopped manufacturing.

Some close-ups so that you can see the layering better…

The chipboard is from Dusty Attic. I mounted the photo on the chipboard base to matt it and then added the frame to draw attention to the most important photo! This is one way of making your core photo stand out when you have a series of photos from a single occasion to share.

Love that petal from Websters. So soft and subtle… …The lollipop and leaves were pulled out from an older Websters Pages Petals pack from last year’s collection! I rearranged them and paired them up with the yellow flower on this LO.


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!


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?

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