Friday 8 February 2013

A Blank Sheet of Cardstock

That's how I see scrapbooking nowadays.  A blank sheet. 

I haven't tried anything lately as they are all in the boxes but I am excited to finally create again.  It's like the  possibilities are endless.  The things you can do on a blank sheet of cardstock.  Endless.  Priceless.  Can't wait!

Monday 31 December 2012

Blessed New Year

There are still no layouts to share but it's a brand new year tomorrow --- 2013!  Yay!

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

Where Do I Start?

It's not easy coming out from a rut.  Not from lack of inspiration.  Just plain lazy most of the time, or crazy worried about life.

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

A Very Long Time

When my husband said that I might not have time for my crafts, I just laughed it off. I felt that I will always have time. But, this year, months passed by and I haven't created any scrapbook layouts. I made invitations though. Still, a part of me misses creating. How I wish time will be more helpful.

Saturday 4 August 2012

I Love You Sunshine

The wonders of technology, though million miles away, we get to scrap and gossip (lol) like we're just in one table scrapping.

After a long while, finally managed to scrap a very simple layout.  Why is it so hard to come back? Hehehe...  Pardon the photo, I had to upload this tonight because it's part of our online crop challenge.  The challenge is to create a layout with a heart and the title has the word Sunshine.

Thursday 31 May 2012

Baby Love

My baby is turning 7 soon, I still couldn't get over that she's no longer one --- a baby!  For me, she still is and will always be.  This picture was taken at my eldest daughter's pre-school graduation.  She was 3 years old then.  I can go on and on and on about me wanting time to stand still.  She's the funny one.  She's our little dose of sunshine.  Nothing gets to her and she'll make you feel the same way.

I based it on the May sketch by Tony Rangel based on a layout by Delaina Burns from My Creative Sketches.  This is my first time to join their sketch challenge.  I am very lucky to have found their blog site.  I really fell in love with the sketch.  Hope you can join in too!

Wednesday 23 May 2012

My Angel

My grandmother was a woman who never asked anything in return.  She took care of me since I was a month old, straight from being confined in the hospital.  My parents don't have enough funds to keep a lactose intolerant baby in the hospital and my grandmother sure knows how to take care of a baby.

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!