Saturday, 30 October 2010

Scrapbook Challenges Pit Stop #10

Welcome to Scrapbook Challenges' 1st Birthday Bash on NING Blog Hop!

I am so glad you stopped by so let's get on with the PARTY!!! If this is your first time here, I am Sookie or Salme in most forums. If you've come by the fabulous Ana's blog then you're on the right track coz I am your 10th stop! If you just stopped in, please make sure that you start at Pamela's blog first so that you won't miss out on any inspiration.

Scrapbook Challenges' is celebrating its first year on NING this weekend! And there are lots of challenges, games, etc. in store for you!!! So, please stop by, we're very sure you'll have a great time!

Onto this hop, Pamela has designed a fun sketch for this blog hop.

And, here's my take... I scrapped about my eldest daughter's beach party...

Did the sketch make you want to scrap now? Here are some more incentives!!!

1. Everyone who leaves a comment on all the blogs in the hop will be entered into the drawing to win the It’s Your Day collection from Fancy Pants Designs. Yummmmmmmm-yyyy!!!

2. Everyone who does a layout based on the sketch and posts it in the Hop On section gets entered into the drawing to win the Early Bird Collection from Cosmo Cricket. What are you waiting for???

3. Everyone who joins the group during the Birthday Bash gets entered to win the Merry Christmas collection from Echo Park Paper Company. I {heart} Echo Park!!!

4. Another pack for someone who INVITES someone to the group this weekend (through the invite link on the group).

5. Lastly, a RAK from me (Echo Park papers, flowers, AC Sticker, etc.) just by leaving a comment on this post.

Thank you for dropping by!

Be more inspired and hop on to the awesome JACKIE for the next stop!

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

A Little Bit Of Sweetness

This a scraplift from Bebang Rulona's A Life Full Of Wonders!

Remember this? It was only today that I was able to finish a layout for the title. Thank you to my dear friend, Jolanda!!!

This is for our current challenge at Scrappers AT SG which is to scraplift another LO in the blog.

Monday, 25 October 2010

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Sketch 223 : Age of Innocence

My eldest daughter is just 8 years old but thinks like 13. Sometimes I get scared of the things she talks to me about. Her dad is more liberal. He talks to her like an adult. For me though, I want her to be my baby forever. I try not to expose her violence but she gets that from watching cartoons (hahaha!) Hello, cartoons nowadays are different during my time. Her dad even told me that she got curious about the mating of some animals that they watched in Animal Planet so the best thing to do is not to let her watch tv!!! Hehehe!

Thursday, 14 October 2010

I Want To Remember These Moments

I think it was last week when Bebi A said these while we were waiting for dinner to be served --- "Powk steak, come to Momma!" Hilarious, isn't she? She's 5 and she still can't pronounced her "R"'s. These are the moments I want to remember and look back. I'm sure when I am 90 years old, I'd laugh out loud when I remember this incident.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010


Wow! It feels so good to scrap. The papers are from Echo Park. I forced myself to go bright and cheerful. I am proud of those MR swirls which I covered with EP papers. And yes, I love those doily edge punch from Martha Stewart. I think that's my new fave!

This is for Jolanda's challenge at SC. Check it out! You will love her challenge!!!

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Good To Be Back

Though slightly jet-lagged... I felt that my body clock had adjusted better this time than the last time I was in the States.

Looking back, I had a very depressing first 4 days, I was sleepy, "dinner-less" and was welcomed at the hotel by some creature which I don't particularly like from the insect world. Hehe. It did a 360 though by Thursday and from then on, my trip went by fast. Couldn't believe that 20 days had passed... tsk tsk... I felt I did nothing most of the time, most days I went directly to the hotel, watched my fave shows (yahooo!!!) Most of my friends asked me WHY I DIDN'T SHOP??? hahaha I am asking that myself but I only have to look at my wallet for the answer. Hehe...

Went to Las Vegas on my first weekend. Got the chance to go to M&M store hehehe. Also won 30+bucks at the slot machine. Not bad. That's for my taxi fare from the airport to the hotel in Austin. Hahaha.

Then my second weekend (+ 3days hehehe) was spent with my relatives and friends in San Francisco. A few hours after the plane touched down SFO, my cousins and I went on a night cruise. Went to Treasure Island, Giant's stadium and ate sundae at Ghirardelli. Afterwards, I was snoring at car already while they pass by Union Square. Couldn't keep my eyes open. In my defense, I just came from Austin and there's time difference. Hahaha.

The next day (Saturday), despite sleeping late. I met up with one of my BFFs and we went to Monterey. Had so much fun catching up with her, friendships like that are very rare, time and distance doesn't matter. We ate yummy seafood at Monterey then cruised 17th Mile Drive! Monterey and Carmel is very beautiful, it made me miss my husband and daughters. Wish they were there with me.

Sunday, we were surprised by my cousin whom we were supposed to surprise... We were planning to give her a surprise mini-shower... We were supposed to have our nails done together. Well, she had hers in the morning. The bride to be had to wait for me and my cousin R while we had our pedicure hahaha But, in the end, we had a great time eating at Elephant's Bar (so much food --- gluttony, I tell ya!) and buying stuffs at Target! Love my pink Cutterbee scissors! Then, we ended up oohing and ahhing cousin B's scrap nook. So much toys and goodies to play with!

The next day (Monday), we were up early to attend my beautiful cousin's wedding! Still can't get over the yummy fries I had during the reception!!! Hahaha...

SFO's city hall was so beautiful, I just wished that cousin R and I were able to see the mayor! Hahaha... I am so happy for Cousin B and Kuya P!

I really had so much fun and I have to thank my grandma, aunts/uncles, and cousins for it. My colleagues said that I am darker. Well, well, I seem to bring the sun/heat in Austin and San Francisco. The day I left, the fog rolled in. Hahaha...