Saturday, October 13, 2007

4 the record

I think if you ask a scrapper why is it they scrap, they will most likely tell you that they do it to preserve treasured memories for their kids, grandkids, great grandkids etc, etc. And a lot of mummies will scrap pictures of their kids, their kids with their daddies, their kids with their grandparents, etc, etc. And it is just so easy to forget about the mummies who do all the scrapping. Where are the pictures and LOs about the mummies? How will the kids, grandkids, great grandkids, etc, etc remember or get to know about the mummies who create the LOs? I think it is real important to try and capture a little bit about yourself whilst scrapping. To try and note down a tiny bit about what makes you tick, what you like and don't like, what you've accomplished or dream of.

I bought a Clear Expressions overlay for a LO about myself but the photo I had developed was much too big for the overlay so I decided to make my own LO after being inspired by a similar LO in CK's 100th Edition.

Materials:- Textured Cardstock: Bazzil Basics Paper; Fabric Patterned Paper: S.E.I; Plastic Swirls: Making Memories; Chipboard Number: Fancy Pants Design; Chipboard Alpha: American Crafts; Pen: Zig Millenium.

This was not the easiest LO to scraplift. First I had a colour dilemma as I'm not the best at colour coordination. It was also pretty hard to get the curvy lines the way I wanted. I had to buy one of those flexi-rulers from Hua Ho and it is pretty fiddly to use. And then after I had printed the journaling I realized that I had forgotten to add the date. What else could make it harder but to realize that none of my circle punches (and I own 5 different sized ones) were big enough for the circle I had in mind. So I had to handcut it and the edges looks so rough...not to my liking at all. But in the end, it got done and I'm really happy to know that my boys, their kids their grandkids, etc, etc will one day be able to see this and probably think that their mum, grandma, great grandma, etc, etc was a soppy movie and tv nutter who liked junk food and soppy musicians. Tee hee...hope not!!

Selamat Hari Raya!!

SELAMAT HARI RAYA to all my muslim relatives and friends!!!

Its the start of a long holiday for me...hooray!! First we get a long weekend with Monday and Tuesday off, then it continues with my office being closed till Friday (forced leave with no complaints from me) then it continues some more with me taking a further 2 days off work!! Woohoo!! Oh joy!! Sadly, no overseas trips planned unless its a quick run to Miri. Can't do a quick couple get-away break as my mum has gone off to Perth and there's no one to baby-sit the boys.

I'm hoping to get into the scrapping groove again especially now that I've finished all 3 of Phillip Pullman's books. Turns out that a daemon (referring to my last post) is a person's soul...only its visible in an animal form and can talk to you. Quite a gripping tale and I zoomed through the first 2 books in a frenzy. Just couldn't put them down. Book 3 (The Amber Spyglass) was a little thicker and the plots a wee bit slower but that ended last nite and gee...I was literally in tears over the sad-ish ending. I love the fantasy genre for magic, mystery and lots of good old fashion fighting. None of that sci-fi stuff for me and Phillip Pullman's His Dark Materials are one of the best reads I've had in a long time. Thanks to Icklebooks for introducing it to me.