Sunday, August 31, 2008

Play At East Coast

This is a 12x6 layout. It's the 1st time I'm doing this size and it's really interesting. This layout is done for a challenge at PageMaps.

Here's the pagemaps sketch.

Even more layouts!!

Told ya I was hit by the inspirational bug! But after all these LOs, I think I'm all scrapped out!

I really love these shots even though it's really awful. Sometimes, even ugly photos tell a story and it's up to us to appreciate the story behind the photo!

A crazy upload of layouts!

Don't blink! Here's a whole lotta layouts at one go! Hahahaha! Hit by the inspirational bug I guess!

Here's one of Brianna looking real pensive. Hmmmm... wonder what's on her mind....

Our 1st family shot. This was taken when Bri was only about 2weeks old, so she's like kinda tiny.
Here's a close up of the lovely flowers by Prima.

These photos are shots of the Japan trip just before I got preggie. Brandon had the time of his life. It was a good thing that we went. Cos most likely we wont be getting a chance to get out of the country any time soon. With Bri so young and all.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Mini Album

I actually have quite a number of LOs to upload. But I'm not using my own computer at this moment and I have absolutely no idea how to crop the pics and to make the file size smaller so as to upload faster. However, I do have a mini album to share....

Friday, August 22, 2008

Another day, another LO....

I did this for a competition at MWL. It was a scraplift challenge by Aida, my scrapping idol! LOL!

The requirements were that it had to have glitter, paint and butterflies/bird/moth. I thought it was an extremely interesting challenge and all three are my fav scrapping methods, especially the glitter.
Also, it allowed me to use the photo that I took 10 years ago in Nepal. I love that this photo seems mysterious, yet serene. Lonely yet peaceful. Old, yet graceful. There seems to be so many sentiments attached to this one photo. With a more artistic slant than is usual for me, I made this LO to show off the cracks on the wood with the crackle paint. The butterflies enhances the mysteries that the bench potrays and serves as a poignant reminder of our transient life. Glittering the felt on the chipboard butterfly, I also want to show that transient though our life is, there are always the beautiful and shiny parts that which we must treasure. The paint on the crackle has been mixed with glitter for an old/new effect. Glitter for the new, crackle for the old.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Kreativ Blogger Award

Jezze.... been tagged again! How nice of my fren Jaz to give this award to me. She's one of the most talented scrapper around. Her wonderfully shabby chic style just blows me away. Even though the style is the complete opposite of my anal retentive ways, I still love the way her LOs turn out. I've been trying to layer the way she does and I think I've been quite successful. I cant do it in such a shabby chic style as hers, but I can make it my own style though. Thankx a million for your inspiration Jaz!!
The rules :
1. The winner may put the logo on her blog.
2. Put a link to the person you got the award from.
3. Nominate 5 blogs.4. Put links to the blogs.
5. Leave a message for your nominees.
My nomination :
1) Lia

What's up again?!

As usual, I'm lagging behind in my blogging. Wish I were like others out there who can religiously post everyday. I mean, sometimes we just have to take some time out and lose ourselves out there in cyberworld.
I can't remember when I started blogging, but I do remember the reason why I started. I was already thinking of resigning from work to teach scrapbooking and give tuition as well as make more time for my son who was going into primary one this year. The blog was supposed to be my advertising space for my works of art. It started out that way, but has now developed into my space for letting out steam, showing off my newest addition to the family and my musings whenever I feel like it.
I still scrap alot. But usually I'm just too lazy to take pics and post them on the blog. I look through other sb blogs and I get very inspired to take more pics of my work. But after I take them, I usually just leave it in my camera and am too lazy to transfer it onto my computer and then onto my blog! Hahaha! How lazy can one get?!
These days are lazier and "freeier". I've gotten used to the new routine and can now handle more things in a day than previously. As a fairly anal retentive person, I've gotta have my routines and my need for order satisfied. Sometimes, I think I'm anal to an extent that I even irritate myself. Luckily, I'm sane enough that I don't fixate on the minor stuff. I still gotta have a routine for doing stuff and I've gotta order and pack my stuff in a certain manner, but I don't require that everyone in my household or my universe do that. Thank goodness for that! When my friends see the way I pack my scrapbook stuff, they are very amazed at the amount of effort I put into making it orderly and neat. I can't chuck my stuff around even though I don't have the time to pack. I MUST pack all the stuff back even when the baby is already crying! Jeezzz.... am I nuts or what??!! Hahahaha! Nowadays, I try not to let the unpacked stuff drive me crazy. I just close both eyes and tell myself that once the baby calms down, I WILL pack those stuff back. Or I will carry bb and pack.
Ok, that's enough musing for the day. Will try to post more pics next time!!