Saturday, September 13, 2014

Layout | Perfect Little Girl

I love Maggie Holmes, Crate Paper.. love the vintage aura they gave..
And I think it would be perfect for Clarice's ballet photos. These photos were taken by my husband while ago, and I love it so much, and I've been wanting to scrap it since.  But it got hold up with Project Life's catch up, wardrobe cleaning, desk cleaning and so on..

And a few days ago (September 12th' 2014), was actually her birthday and I think it would be a perfect gift and I have to make it (the layout) happen.
So I just made it this morning, I know this would be a belated birthday present.. but I do really hope that they will like it, I know my friend Lisa (the mother), love it when I show it to her (through Line messenger) this morning.
I have framed and going to give it to them tomorrow when we are going to watch circus together.

Here it is :
I used one of Flea Market paper that has music notes on, because I think it represent ballet and music. I misted it with Studio Calico gold mist and splatted some dots too..
I used a lot of mounted tape, to create some dimensions.
The embellishments were all also from Crate Paper, like the fabric bows, resin pins & the accent stickers I used below.

Love love love.. can't wait till my baby girl grow too..

Layout | Love This Face

Made this layout for my little niece, Kate..
I really love her smile on this photo and just have to scrap it. Well, now you know that I am definitely a photo inspired scrapbooker. :)

Made this using Echo Park - Sweet Girl collection.
Just a simple layout for the sweet little Katherine Elaine Huang. xoxo

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Late Post | Daydy with Me Layout

My husband and his friends started this hash-tag on their Instagram few months ago.. We all have almost the same age children & most of us spend time together a lot (those who are in Jakarta of course) and YUP! We all love to take photos of our children.
All the Dads came up with the idea of taking photos of the kiddos with their Daddies, but not showing the Daddy's face. So either, not shown at all or the Dad just look back or other direction.. and then, uploaded it to Instagram with the hash-tag #daydywithme.
It was really fun! Some of our other friends then start playing along too.. we're still thinking about the hash-tag name for mommy & the kids.

And this is a photo of Michael and his Daddy that I really like, taken when we all went to the beach with some friends last July. I know this might not fulfill the criteria for the tag, but I really want to use the title.

Using Dear Lizzy collection, and I forgot, I think the wavey paper is from Studio Calico. ;-p

You can see the Instagram #Daydywithme on this link.
And you are welcome to play along too..

Mom's Little Treasure is her Daughter

I've been wanting to make more layouts for my daughter.
It was so easy making Michael's, maybe because I have already been used to it.
Just like buying clothes, it's just sooo easy finding shirts, t-shirts, pants or any accessories for Michael, but with Fae..sometimes I got confused which one should I buy, will she look good in it, etc. Or on the bright side.. maybe I want to make sure that she get the best (not that I didn't do the same with Mike), maybe because she's a girl.. ahh you know what I'm talking about.

I came across this quote another day.. "A Mother's treasure is her daughter". I definitely want to scrap it. I also have a photo of Fae and me at the fishing pond the other day that I like very much. love the expression that she have there.
So I'm using this old Valentine collection from Crate Paper, Fourteen, that I have kept for quite a long time already. I don't have thickers that come along with the collection, so I'm using the glitter puffy letter stickers from Dear Lizzy instead.. so glad that they have coordinating color (this is in my opinion tho, haha..).

So this is what I came up with..
I applied a little bit of gesso on the background paper to make the color soft, layered some patterned papers and paper frames from the embellishment sheets on the photo. Attached the letter stickers on the side of the photo.. I didn't want to decorate too much besides the title quote because it is quite long already. For the last touch, i sprinkled some gold mist, but ended up adding a little spray of mist too.
Here it is..
Some details :

I can't wait till she's grown and we can chat and shop together.. on the other way around, I don't want her to grow too fast!! Oh my.. Mum's dilemma :)

Thursday, September 04, 2014

30 days of list | the first three

Yes, I'm taking the 30 days of list challenge again.
I have failed the previous one, but this time, I have promised myself that I'm going to finish it for sure. Yep yep.. it's not like I have nothing in my hands right now.
Some promised layouts for my friends, catching up on the first few weeks of 2014's Project Life. I hope I can finish them all soon.

So this is my first three days of the September 2014 lists;

Interested? You can play along by registering here

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

I Love This | Give Me 5!

I hope you all will have a happy Monday!

Today I want to share this layout I made for 2Peas class challenge. I really love these two photos of my son, they were taken when he was getting ready to go to Sunday School.
He looks so energetic and excited. I love it! And they layout that Corrie made for 213 in 2013 class caught my eyes, I think they are really colorful and simple, and of course will match these photos.

This is the layout that Corrie made :

It's really colorful isn't it?
She provided some prompts for the class challenge, which are;
1. K.I.S.S. (Keep it SUPER simple.)
2. Don't fret your mistakes.
3. Try something transparent.

I decided to do number one, instead of spreading some mist, I was splatting some colors..  And I guess I was a little bit too excited that I accidentally spilled some yellow mist on the card stock, I guess I tilted it too much. But then again, i looked at the prompts and decided to use number two as well.. I shouldn't fret about it, and instead of changing to new card stock (just like what I used to do in the past), I stick with this one and thought that this can make a cute accent on the layout, haha.. Besides, papers are expensive nowadays, especially with all the currency increase. 

And this is my take for the class, using Studio Calico Cuppa scrapbook kit
I really LOVE this! 
Oh yeah, after adding the journaling, I realized that it wasn't balanced with the empty space above the photos.. so, the "Give Me 5" doodles were added last, and I'm satisfied with the result. 
And here's some close up look of the layout.

Thank you for looking :)
I hope you all enjoy your day!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

8 on 8th

I was browsing through SC, 2Peas and some scrapbookers' blogs when I came across Corrie's blog.

She has a project to scrap more about herself.. she's been doing this since October last year. So, the idea is to write 8 things you are feeling or experiencing at one moment during the day (the 8th day of each month). Whether is good or bad, anything about you.

I figured that this could be a good idea, besides that I will be at least have to make one layout each month for this project, it's kinda fun to take self photo and yup, I agree with Corrie, that this can be a little bit therapeutic too.

I know that it's a little late, but I'd like to give it a try and might making this a regular thing.
This is my first attempt on "Me on the 8th" 

1. Missing my son. I just gave birth to my 2nd child, a daughter named Fae (I told you about her on my previous blog), and since I got pregnant with her.. I hired a babysitter to help me take care of Michael. Well, the doctor and some family members said that I should not carry heavy stuff and telling you the truth, as the stomach was getting bigger, it made me harder to move and I got tired easily. So I couldn't play with him as much as before.. And now.. I have to take care of Fae and since I'm going to fully breastfeed her, I got more occupied. Well, I enjoy being a mother of two gorgeous babies, but I do miss him.

2. Trying to find time to scrap and Project Life. I haven't touch any of my scrap stash and Project Life since I got home from the hospital. I can't wait to scrap about my new born baby girl, my just becoming a big brother son, and all that has been documented into Project Life. And my baby girl 1st album too!

3. Doing a photo a day challenge  with some friends. My husband and our group of friends decided to make our IG feed more fun, by doing a photo a day challenge. We use the prompt from @fatmumslim and hash tag our photos with #CLphotoaday or #CLDec13. It's fun to see what everybody takes each day. And now.. I'm kinda 3 days left behind.. so I'm brainstorming ideas for them, haha.. 

4. Missing home. I went back to my parent's house after we got home from the hospital. My parents in law were away on a trip (we live in my in-law's house), so there were no one to help me at the time, so hubby and I decided to stay at my parent's house for a while. It was fun and there were lots of people.. I kinda miss the crowd there.

5. A bit lonely because I missed today's gathering with my girls. Well, according to Chinese tradition.. you have to stay at home for 40 days after labor, for recovery, to regain your health, stamina, here I am.. at home with my little boy & baby girl.

6. Hoping. I got my worries.. especially after giving birth to my second child, there will be a lot more things that I have to take care of. I'm worried if I cannot give a fair amount of attention to my children and husband. I hope I can tho..

7. A bit tired and sleepy.. because I have to wake several times at night to breastfeed. but I'm not complaining, I'm happy that I can fully breastfeed my daughter until now. I hope I can do it at least until she's 6 months old. Wish me luck.  

8. Happy for all the things I have. My husband, my children, my families..

Here is a link of Corrie's 8 on 8 project on 2Peas blog