Monday, 31 December 2012
Let's all claim bountiful blessings and abundance for our families!
Life is short, days pass significantly faster and we can't seem to catch up.
Still, we need to take time to kiss and say our "I Love You's",
To enjoy each and every moment that life offers us.
Be happy and contented.
And, expect great things to happen to you!
God bless you more and your families this 2013!
Thursday, 22 November 2012
A year has passed in our life here in Melbourne. I've accumulated more papers from my online shopping escapades but nothing to show. How sad is that? I am back to the olden times where I don't want to use my papers because I am not sure I can justify it's beauty with my layout. Back to old insecurities, I guess.
There were times when I would spread out the photos and papers but I would just stare at it. It's like I am willing myself to create an elaborate layout, something I would be able to brag here. Nothing came. I just packed it up again.
That's the story of my life these days. Wish my scissors has a mind of its own.
Monday, 10 September 2012
Saturday, 4 August 2012
Thursday, 31 May 2012
Wednesday, 23 May 2012
I grew up with my grandparents. I do visit my parents and siblings though. But, from the time I can remember, my grandmother was my "mommy". And, until her last breathe, she was my mommy.
Losing someone who molded me to what I am now is very painful. I was only 17 years old then. After so many years, the pain lessened. But, it was still there. Whenever I teach my daughters how to cut tomatoes, how to cook rice --- I remember her because she taught me all of that --- and more.
If it weren't for my mommy, I will not be here. I will not be the mother that I am now. I miss her so much.
"Whenever I am sad, I think of you... Whenever I am happy, I wish you are here to share it with me. Time may heal wounds but it can never heal the emptiness I feel when I remember you."
She's my angel... She's my mommy.
This is for Once Upon A Sketch's May challenge. This is the first time I made a layout for my grandmother. I wanted something to look at and I wanted my daughters to have a face to remember whenever I tell them about her.
I rotated the sketch as you can see below. *grins*
Thank you for looking!
Thursday, 17 May 2012
My quote is "A mother holds her child's hand for a short time, but holds their hearts forever."
Friday, 11 May 2012
Tuesday, 24 April 2012
She would know what I want to tell her in this layout. She has gone through a lot and I always believed that she's a strong woman who can pass through anything in her life. She has spread her cheerfulness to a lot of people and I hope she will never ever forget that. How she means a lot to a lot of her friends.
Love you, my dear friend. I really hope you won't kill me because I posted this. Seriously, I love this photo of you. Remember, age doesn't matter and it doesn't show! LOL...
I used the sketch at my new favorite online scrapbooking store - Anna's Craft Cupboard!
Nevertheless, I am very giddy to report that I already have WP's Everyday Poetry. For sure, it'll be ages before I open it but I am just so contented with it right now. I also bought Prima flowers. It's getting scary that online shopping is becoming my therapy for loneliness, helplessness and homesickness. LOL.
It's Autumn here now and it's getting cold. Sometimes I couldn't get up in the morning but then I have to prepare breakfast and my girls' lunch boxes. Sometimes I get afraid that it's not even winter yet and it's this cold. Can't wait for spring!
Monday, 2 April 2012
Friday, 23 March 2012
Bellaidea as she's known is a wonderful scrapper friend and we used to be in the SC DT together. We had this swap once where we swapped Webster's Pages papers with Scrap Cake papers. She also sent me some chipboards. And, she's celebrating her blog's 1st anniversary! I hope you can drop by her blog and greet her!
With her blogoversary, she also issued an inspiration challenge (see picture above). I was instantly inspired! Since it's very seldom these days where I get the mojo flow, I quickly cut my papers and come up with the layout above. They are all from Webster's Pages Sunday Picnic. Imagine me cutting the die cut paper (which I seldom touch on my WP packages) because I just don't have the heart. But, the die cut paper in Sunday Picnic just fit what I want to do with the layout.
I was very hooked with the gate and I wanted a similar thing on my layout. And, I knew that this photo was perfect for it!
Thank you to Bellaidea for the inspiration! Happy anniversary!
I found this picture of Dawter T among my stash. And suddenly, I miss my little girl. It is as if our move from Singapore to Melbourne also made her grow up fast. She has more responsibilities now. She doesn't have an Ate A to call when she wants something. She has been a source of strength for me. She's the one I talk to about serious stuffs coz I don't talk to a lot of ladies nowadays hehehe In fairness, she's old for a 9 year old. And her shoe size --- same as mine!!!
I MISS MY BABY
You grow up too fast.
You don't ask for help that much anymore.
You tie your hair by yourself.
You choose your own clothes
or return the ones I choose for you.
I miss my baby.
Where has the time gone?
Thank you to Webster's Pages for featuring this layout! Can't stop smiling!
Tuesday, 20 March 2012
Friday, 16 March 2012
"Mommy, remember what I told you a few days ago."
She tells me a lot of things so I told her so.
"Remember, my crush." Hmmmm... "He was not at school for a few days."
"Yeah", I said.
"He came to school today," with matching "kilig" I believe...
OMG... Where is that coming from??? She's a very old six years old in that aspect. But, I know it's just fun for her. Although it's too funny sometimes... I can't helped feel where has the time gone?
Wednesday, 14 March 2012
Thursday, 8 March 2012
Thursday, 1 March 2012
Friday, 24 February 2012
I've worked on a sketch for my cover (thanks to MS Word's clipart)... Yup, that's all I've worked on. As I have said, baby steps. I can't seem to scrap these days without a sketch. Hehehe...
Here's to a fruitful and busy March! Can't wait to get started!
Tuesday, 21 February 2012
Well, I just received a reply to my email to a friend. And, I really felt rejuvenated. After reading it, I wanted to run to the room full of boxes and open it and start cutting and pasting. Well, I probably might later. Much, much later. Thanks, Bebang! You are truly an inspiration!