Thursday, June 14, 2012

Sleepless in Sydney...

A little family trip to the land Down Under. So far, we've...
1) experienced the wettest day in Sydney in the last 5 years
2) seen the most interesting contemporary art for free
3) come up close to one of the largest crabs in the world - the Japanese spider crab
4) had the best bacon and egg panini breakfast ever
5) frozen our noses off in the mountains
6) eaten ourselves broke

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

My perfectly imperfect home

This layout was a lesson for me in itself.

Just as I was all ready to pin the elements down after misting the kraft cardstock, the kids accidentally overturned a cup of water and paint on it. I was gonna freak out - at them and at the "ruined" layout when I thought: Hey, isn't this what a REAL home is all about - messy, unexpected, perfect simply because it's IMPERFECT.

So I told the kids it's ok, mummy knows it's an accident and it's perfectly fine - a big step in self-control for me.

And the more I look at the layout, the more I love it, because it's such a reflection of the spontaneity and randomness of everyday home life.

Supplies Used
Sizzix: Banners & Keys Set #657402
Maya Road:
Kraft Mini Tickets
Kraft Scroll Frame Journaling Tags
Wood Bingo Bird motif
Green Gingham Point Blossom
Sheer Journaling Tag
Butterflies Mini Chipboard Set - painted with MM Ruby 
Specialty Glaze and TA Copper Kettle Glimmer Glam
Bethany Mini Alphabet Chipboard Set - inked with Tsukineko Rich Cocoa Memento ink
How's the Weather Mini Chipboard Set - painted with TH Distress Crackle Paint (Picket Fence)


Pps: American Crafts + Crate Paper
Rub-ons: American Crafts
Flower: Prima
Flair Badge: October Afternoon
Buttons: Crate Paper
Baker's Twine

Thursday, March 8, 2012

2012 Week 7

Whatever it takes to make them eat the veggies

Bedtime story by gor gor

2012 Week 6

Happy birthday to my better half! 
Life is so different with you as husband, dad and friend :)

2012 Week 5

The old scooter was giving way so we got a new one. My boy fixed it all by himself, following the instructions. 

Discovered this lovely new store at Tampines 1 - Sqft. Those rows of monochromatic containers and gleaming white plates are simply irresistible!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Some family love...

With Valentine's Day just round the corner, the Made With Love design team was asked to come up with love-themed projects.  I thought I ditch the lovey-dovey twosome kind of album and focus on love within the family. (Actually, the real reason is because I've a lot of polaroid photos of my nephews, niece and in-laws sitting around) So I made a mini album that tells {The Story of Us}!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

2012 Week 4

Chinese New Year celebrations!
Dressing up, clowning around, catching up with friends... it's the next best season to Christmas :)

2012 Week 3

A 5th birthday celebration...
A 1st concert performance...
A quiet moment to myself.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

2012 Week 2

Scootering in the park....
Yummy Angry Bird cupcakes...
Enjoying birthday spoils...
An out-of-the-box layout...

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

2012 Week 1

This year I hope to capture more of our daily lives and mark those milestones. The kids are growing up so fast and doing hilarious things, I want to be able to look back and see what we've done over the years with them. So here's a peek at the first week!

crafting a Valentine's mini album

{clockwise from top left}
1. making a globe puzzle together
2. home-cooked lunch for hubby to take to office (I'm aiming to do this at least once a week)
3. New Year's eve home-made dinner
fresh salad with butter garlic mushrooms and cherry tomatoes, 
home-made mushroom soup (prepared by our friends)
sparkling grape juice
4. my gal's 5th birthday