Pox attack

Started in doing this layout days ago and only managed to get it done yesterday. To me the hardest part is to fill the empty space which I did with swirl stamps.

Another thing is to include 3 photos in this layout and I’ve hide away one photo behind the right photo. Now, there were all 3 of them who got the Chicken pox, both my boys and my hubby. The worst one is my hubby whose face is still filled with spots. These happened in June and July.

“First, it was Calvin who got the bugs, then Mervin, then KF, who got it real bad. The boys just had slight fever but not KF. there were spots on their faces and bodies but not as bad as DF’s. they were happy to stay home and put on Calamine lotion, but not KF. Thanks God that it wasn’t H1N1 and that KF was home when it started to get bad. – 2009”
Products used: Prima Moda Collection PP and Build-A-Swirl stamp, American Craft Fashion Accent and felt letter stickers, Making Memories Paparie journal pad, My Little Shoe Box letter stickers. All these from Scrapbook Deals 4U kit.

On being you

At first I wanted the title to be “On being your mom”, but find that my journal is more about Calvin and it is easier for me to find those letter stickers *wink*.

Journal: Started when you were one plus, I seldom carry you ‘cos I was having your little brother. I would only carry you when I needed to. Now come to think of it, I haven’t been hugging you more enough, haven’t been carrying you more enough. And yet you grow so fast that you are getting heavier to carry. You are actually a kid that need my hugs more than anyone else. You seems to have forgotten how to “manja” with me. And often time I haven’t been paying enough time to know what you really want. You need more attention and affection. I hope I have shown you enough of that and you really feel that you are love.

Am using the sketch from Pamela World of Scrap for the page and have been inspired by Scrap-inspire-create to create this layout filled with “heartfelt journaling” for their June Challenge.

Product used: Lily Bee french couture PP, Prima build-a-swirl stamp, Basic Grey bitsy stamps butterfly/b2, My Mind’s eye lil girl stamp, American Craft letter sticker, Rosa Moka appel de la nature letter stickers, Prima flowers, some Rhinestones and ric-rac.

Coconut challenge and 2 LO

We at Coconut scrapshop are voting for the July Product Challenge now!

My submission is the “Yummy yum…” under this post. All need to be done now is to vote at Coconut Scrapshop forum. There are only two entries, one is mind!! So far the vote is very close. So maybe if you all can go over there and get yourself registered for the forum, then you can start voting.

As for layout that I’ve done, here are two, one is not done with journaling yet. First one is for little Mer when he turn 3 this year. This was taken just before sending him off to school. I’ve used a mixture of things from all over.

The blue felt is from HOTP monthly kit. White flower, pattern paper, lettering and the star chipboard are from Coconut Scrapshop July kit. Cream start from Maya Road. The tag and edge cardstock from Urban Lily bought from Scrap-n-Crop. Stamp from Hero Arts

As for the one below are made from Coconut Scrapshop July kit with American craft chipboard and form lettering. The skulls are from Coconut Scrapshop May’s kit.

My two boys were just making silly faces besides their grandfather who normally would be very strick to them, seen here not smiling.. *LOL*

The boots

After awhile in doing my pages by hand journaling, I came back to use printer again. This time I used Ali Edwards’ handwriting font, got it free online. Don’t you just love free things?

I actually run out of the letter “o”, so I’ve used a sleeping 8 instead, and it turns out just fun *grin*

Being the greedy self, I just wanted to include every photos that I’ve taken on the boys. So I ended up using a 2-page spread.

I’ve used back what I’ve written here with some alteration:

“The boys got into the oversize boots that belongs for my parents and couldn’t care less about getting dirty or hard to walk.
Mer just stand there and stomp on the mud. Cal requested to have his own pair of boots after this.
Just seeing them enjoying the mud was fun for me and those smile and laughter are worth more than the jackpot.
Childhood, a time to enjoy the simple day to day fun.”

I’ve used Queen&Co violet felt, American craft thicker chipboard letter, the PP, brads, film stripe overlay and cardstock are from Paperwishes’ kit.

Sorry for the blur photos.

Play LO

This was done during busy time of the day when my kids are out playing with their cousins in my mom’s place. So I hide myself in the scraproom and finished this LO by running in and out of the room just to make sure that they didn’t get into a big fight with other small kids. Well.. I’m lucky to have my sisters around to look after them.

PhotobucketJornaling: Hard to see this scene 10 years down the road. Simple play in grandma’s home with sand and water, just add imagination.
The round embellishment are actually cut out from American Craft pattern paper, fastern by star brads. The border are from the boy theme kit of Hot off the press.

No photo can be uploaded again

I’m so sad.. I’ve done some pages and yet I can’t show them here. My phone is not cooperating with me again. I’ve actually done a two page layout of Cal having his first flight to Sri Lanka years ago. I was even more worried than him. Afraid that he’ll cry all along the journey, disturbing other passengers on board, run away from my sight.. etc.. just like a normal mom would worried over their kids on a long distance journey, if you know what I mean.
However, despite all these worries that I had in mind, we went through the flight in a bliss.. well.. not totally a bliss, but at least he didn’t cry, at least he didn’t complaint about air pressure in his ear, at least we made it through and landed in Sri Lanka safely. oh.. you might be asking why Sri Lanka. Well.. simply because hubby used to work there before and we went over to visit him.

As for last night, I’ve started scrap lift a layout from scrapbook.etc on paper piercing, will use this for the Itty Bitty Scrap Shack challenge for “Love of my life”. I wanted so much to show them here, a preview maybe.. just too bad.. I hope the crazy phone is back to normal working mode again for me to upload my photo. I really need a new digicam.

Good news is, by Friday, I’ll have the digicam with me again… yay!!

More LO

Done a page last nite from a photo taken just last weekend in my in-law’s. Photo taken by my sis-in-law who were trying out her digicam.

This LO is inspired by a member in Two Peas.
I’ve used all American Craft paper again.. and also Apricot Bazzil Cardstock bought from SoCalScrap, those that were offer 😀 (USD.44 each)
I just love those American Craft papers that I bought from TwoPeas. The stars are just very nice to make boy’s page. Oh and the vinyl too.. they are just so fun to just stick up as title.

I haven’t pun any journaling in yet.. Just don’t wanna spoil the page with wrong words..

My phone’s camera

Yay! I finally can show some photos here by using my hand phone. After I’ve been using the digital camera, I’ve totally forgotten that my phone also got that function. So here it goes.
I’ve taken some photos of my newly made scrapbooking pages and hoping that my phone has no problem in connecting to my PC.
I’ve done two pages which used old photos of the two boys.

Ribbon is from Paperwishes monthly kit. The tags embellishment are also from paperwishes.

When doing this page, I just wanted the pattern paper to point at the photo that I like most, that’s why I position it this way, and since I’ve got my corner rounder which can do scallop edges, so I used it and also later punched holes using the eyelet setter set from making memories.

The photos shown here are actually years ago when Cal’s cousin came back for a visit during Chinese New Year. That two boys actually weren’t talking in the same language, one in Mandarin and the other in Cantonese, yet they play together with no problem at all!

Another page which I just did it last Sunday. When I look at the photo at first, I only saw the ugly things in the picture, that bathroom, so old and look so dirty. So I’ve been keeping this photo for quite some times, not sure that if I’ll really scrap it. But now, it is different, I saw his lighted up face who really enjoyed his bath that time, so doesn’t matter where or how old the place is, kids’ joy are just pure and simple.

The wording is actually vinyl from American Craft. Love it cos it is a bit thick but not so. The star is from pattern paper also from American Craft. All the other papers are brought from two peas shop.


I’m so happy with what I’ve done using left over pages from paperwishes personal shopper kit, I used them to matt my photos and this pattern paper is suppose to be the matt in another page disign shown in their monthly kit. I’ve used making memories brads that my friend bought for me from Target. I’ve used the paperwishes pastel monogram alphabets for the title, layout altered from scrapbook.etc, tag from collected memories, anywhere puncher from making memories to make a hole on the tag, craft sticks and pen. And also with a bit of doodling on the alphabet to make them stand out.

I was just too excited in getting all my new things last nite that I burnt my mid-nite oil in doing the page, ‘cos I’ll have to wait till the boys are sleeping then can only starts to have fun on scrapbooking.