Saturday, April 30, 2011

Splashin'

Other than the rides in Hong Kong Disneyland, there's this one place called UFO Zone (@ Tomorrowland) which attracted a lot of children, and with no exception, also attracted Grace. Grace was already talking about that zone even before the trip, as I showed her video clips on the happenings in Disneyland.

One thing good about this zone is that, you don't have to queue for hours just to get on the ride...as it is just an area with spritzing water. While we were there, Grace really enjoyed herself and of course get herself wet....lucky I have change of clothes, which initially meant for layers of clothing to keep her warm....

Well, I captured a video of her running around like crazy at that zone, trying to avoid the spritzing water...and from there capture photo of the moment....the photos were not very good....but it did showed how much she enjoyed the play...

Like I said earlier, Grace will often ask if there's anything crafty that she can help, so one afternoon, I gave her the task of applying dimensional pearls on those chipboard shapes that I use in the below layout as her afternoon activity (you see, we substitute her afternoon nap with activities, and she gets to sleep easily earlier at night...if she nap, she is only able to doze off after eleven at night)....

Anyway, her colour applying is not very smooth...but I like it as it gives a little dimension, and the thing I love most is how she mix the colour on the cloud+rainbow piece...absolutely nice.....




Scrapbooking materials: Studio Calico April's Kit
Sketch: Sketchbook 3

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Handmade with love

Grace often came home with stickers and pieces of cute paper, claiming that they are from their friends. She mentioned that her friends often share things with her. Being my Grace, she has to have something to share with her friends too...so I suggested that we make something for them. Yeah....Grace was super excited....

Did I mention how she loves my papers and embellishment?...well she sure do...she often come to my desk asking for papers and offering me help in completing some craft.....I can see that she's got talent in this....

So....I gave her some tags, some rub-ons which has been sitting in my stash for almost 2 years?!?...some die-cut shapes, some ribbons, teach her how to apply distress ink to the tags...and off she go..on her creativity ride....
(being her ever so wanting to be perfect mummy, I did touch up a little on the distress ink application)

All I want to say is...I'm proud of her...and she told me that she's so excited to give her little surprises to her friends....



Scrapbook materials: Studio Calico April's Kit
Sketch: Sketchbook 3 online class

A simple saying "Hi" giveaway....winner

Hey...sorry for the delay....

Grace was on medical leave for the last 3 days and so, when she gets back to school today, she has got lots of homework do and these homework takes a long, LONG time to complete...plus I went to fetch my mom whom just got back from Kuala Lumpur...

Yvonne...your daughter will have all those lovely papers to craft on.....please email me your snail mail address....

Friday, April 22, 2011

Scrap my heart out.....3

(p/s...the giveaway is still open...here...)

...with Studio Calico March Kit...In the Woods...this month, I purchased an add-on kit (because I just can't resist the stamp)...

Well, with the add-on...I'm able to make 13 layouts plus 2 mini album pages...

Wow....that's a lot of pages to share...so I shall stop writing now...

When I saw this layout (the last layout) from Studio Calico Design Team, Jen Jockisch, I went ooh...ahh....that's how to use the big pockets....so I scrap lift her layout..instead of patterned papers and tags...I slot in all the travel "documents"..and I love it...everything from the kit...



Then came another idea from Amelia Khalik from Scrappin Studio...here...I took the sketch and made my version....it houses the journalling (long story) for this layout..a non photo layout..wait those tickets are the photos....long story short...thanks to Grace's "kepoh" (busybody) hands....I have these to scrap....everything from the kit except for the white paper clip



In April, I joined an online class..Sketchbook 3 by Kelly Purkey..and this is sketch 1. The title says it all....Amos is Grace's cousin brother and he is 1 year 3 months younger than Grace..I added a few phrases stickers from Little Yellow Bicycle


This sketch 2 from the Sketchbook 3 class....Grace just posing around at "special odd" places during our trip to Hong Kong....added some stitching...


These photos were taken in sequence as shown...really funny expression by the little one....sketch 3 from the same online class...and still today, there's no way I can trick her to take her porridge...


Did some lousy stamping here..(but who says everything has to be perfect?)..that's the stamp that I can't resist...Grace and Elise playing on our very big bed..while mummy trying out her Lomo Lomo iPhone apps....added the colourful banner from Cosmo Cricket and the phrases stickers from Little Yellow Bicycle



Just to document down the wonderful hotel that we stayed in while in Kowloon..it has a see through glass wall for the toilet...of course if you need privacy, just lower down the blinds...the see through glass wall was really useful to us...Grace can have her bath tub fun while we can relax on the bed....and still be sure she's ok...added the red photo corner chipboard shape from Scenic Route..Grace helped colour the stars with Dimensional Pearls



Sketch 5 from the online class....and that's the Panda posing for Grace but showed us the back when Moses steps into position...



Also sketch 4 from Sketchbook 3....added the phrases stickers from Little Yellow Bicycle and the die cut shapes from Pink Paislee..nice tea cups @ Winter Warmers



Our cable car ride @ Ocean Park Hong Kong....a ride that Grace couldn't wait...



Dedicated to our fabulous Daddy....the journalling was printed on Studio Calico stamp packaging....added the phrase sticker from Little Yellow Bicycle


A story on Grace's art class on every Friday...played with the alphabets here (cause I've run out of so many alphabets)...added phrase stickers from Little Yellow Bicycle and yes...that's Grace's colouring work...and I was a little carried away while adhering the circles...that's why the uphill...


Grace's school excursion to the Fire Department...she was overjoyed....sketch 6 from Sketchbook 3....added the journalling tags from Jillibean Soup...and I seldom use stickles....


Phew...that's a whole lot of photos and explaination....hope you enjoy it....

A simple saying "Hi" giveaway....

Yes...hello to my blog readers.....I know some of you....but not all of you....

Well, I'm having too many pretty papers at home and since I'm creating mostly on monthly kits, these pretty papers were getting neglected in my stash. So, I'm hoping to give some away....for my blog readers and for some local community center.

Nothing fancy...just 24 pieces of pretty patterned paper (not the newest collection though), 5 pieces of cardstock, 2 stickers and 1 alphabet stickers.


Whether you are new in scrapbooking and wished to build up your stash or you are a non-crafter but need some pretty papers for your kids to craft on (Grace loves my papers)...just drop me a comment in this post. I will let this run till Thursday, April 28th....I will let Grace draw a name at 5.00pm (Malaysia time).

And...thanks readers for visiting my blog...

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Scrap my heart out.....2

Well....I'm still scrapping and catching up with using the Studio Calico kits...I'm currently almost finish with the March Kit and hope I can finish using the April kit by end of the month so that I can start out with May Kit in May......alright...let's just hope....

Today, I will share those layouts I made using the Feb kit, Candy Shoppe. I managed to get 8 layouts and 2 mini album page with this kit...

A happy day for Grace...she'd been talking about meeting Mickey Mouse in person ever since we plan for the trip. All items from the kit...love the clouds and sad to say I misplaced it and now it is no where to be seen :(



I took videos of the entire parade and transform some of the scene into photos....and this layout features all of it.....a simple layout..everything from the kit..ran out of the letter "a" so used 4 to represent it...



The amazing dolphins in Ocean Park...it was a fun show, all 3 except Elise enjoyed it. Elise was terrified by the loud music...everything from the kit



m & d here stands for mother and daughter..just documenting those moments together...also everything from the kit...


Our Disney day...the highlight of the trip..you can see that by this time...I've run out of some of the main alphabets...added the verse stickers from Little Yellow Bicycle


Took this photo for Grace's report card photo....it was hard cutting all those circles (though I have a circle cutter) and applying adhesive using my Xyron...everything from the kit


Grace has a happy bag (made by yours truly) which is full of goodies...and I will bring it along everyday when I fetch her up from school..came up with this idea when she was far too emotional earlier when Elise was born....added the pink chipboard alphabets from American Crafts...



Need not explain this further...Grace is a princess and barbie mania...added the foam alphabet from American Crafts and some stitching...can't believe I have the patience to sew on paper....