December 18, 2008

Tough Love……..


Its Friday today. Nearly end of the week. But past middle of December. OMG! time flies!!
Its end of the year already!!! I just can’t believe we are heading for a new year.
Wonder! what new year brings?
I have a few things planned for new year, some goals to be achieve.
I am not the one who takes any resolutions, because it does not last very long for me!
Many of my friends do and they keep it up too. They are very determined persons.

Anyway, I was going through my kid’s photos from previous years and saw this one above.
I still vividly remember, Siddarth was very happy to have a younger sister
and will all the time cuddle and kiss her. This was 4 years ago.
Aditi, on the other hand, would just runaway because its all rough and tough cuddle and kisses.
As you can see in the photo.lol!!

Now its taken a reverse turn, Aditi loves to cuddle and kiss Siddarth.
And he, is 9 years now, has this “girls stay away from me” attitude.
Its very funny. He loves to play with her, chases away big boys who pick on her at school
and misses her when she goes to her friend’s house to play
but will not cuddle her or give her a kiss.
It is very nice to see them grow, change and bond with each other.
This is definitely the photo I need to scrap.
Journaling is very important.

I have used the December Basic Grey Sketch to make this layout
and used Basic Grey papers Archaic-Rusty, Timeworn, Fossil,
BG Urban Couture ratine paper and Ambrosia Chip Sticker Shapes.

Other materials used here are Green Tara flowers,
Paper doily from my party supplies at home,
Versa Color Pinecone Ink, American Craft ribbons, Bella Heart shape,
Pink Paislee black alpha stickers, Kaiser Rhinestones and A-z Scraplet word “tough”.

I have used double sided foams for all the top layers to bring 3D effect.

Here are some closeups for you.




Well, I am off to Perth on an urgent trip to buy some Indian groceries.
In the town I live, there is no way I can get any such thing.
I have to drive 630kms to buy Indian groceries.
I have runout of many stuff. I need to stock up. See you all on Monday.
Have a good weekend. Drive safe. I know I will.

Hugs

Gayatri

December 17, 2008

My way, slow and sulky!


This is something I wanted to record for my DD’s album.
Her being slow and sulky. Not all the time but at times. When she is in this mood, it is difficult. Thats all I want to say!!!. Most kids will have their difficult time as well I guess!

I have used fancy pants Papers for this layout.
I love the background paper. Its fancy Pants Crush Devoted paper.
The photo does not do justice to the paper. It is much more antique linen color.
The other paper I have been using is Fancy pants True Pure paper both the sides.
Some black paper from stash. All distressed using Heidi Swapp edge distressor
and layered using double sided foam.

Actually I wanted the 3D effect as I was doing one of Deb’s 3D challenge
but I decided to add a smaller photo. T
he challenge requires only one photo either B/W or color.
I decided I will still make it for the album.

There is a flower from Green tara and rest of the flowers are stamped images
cut out in circles or as a flower and distressed using Versa Color Pincone and Camellia inks.
I have used one FP’s ribbon under the photo and the ric rac,
diecut flourish and the fishy button are from my stash.
I have added Kaiser Green pearl in the centre of the flowers.
The glitter alphas are from my 2$ shop. I have made them darker and
therefore able to see clearly by dabbing some Brilliance Dew Drop Pearl Purple ink.
I do not remember which company the smaller frame and the tag belong to!
I think it is HeidiSwapp?Thats what happens when I throw away the cover.
Let me know if anybody remembers which company they are from I have to tag the box.

Here are some closeups




Ok, I have been awarded thrice with the “Your blog is Fabulous” award.

Thank you Chris and Mandy.
I have already passed it on to 5 other fabulous blogs and wrote about my expensive addictions.
No repetitions. But I am very grateful to Elle, Mandy and Chris. their blogs are all superb. Love reading their blog too.

School holiday started. I have got some kids at home to play with mine. So off I go. Will catch you all later.

Hugs

Gayatri

December 16, 2008

Special Bond

I made this layout, primarily using Pink Paislee papers. Harvest Moon from Vintage Moon range and Bottom Line from Office Lingo range.
I have then used black card stock and some white card stock for drafting the embellishments.

Deb has a drafting challenge in her forum. So all the embellishment in the layout should be drafted. Basically, tracing the pattern and cutting them out and using as embellishments. I have drafted the flowers, the hinges and the swirls on a white card stock, using negatives from Bella chipboard shapes and cut it out. I then used Tim Holtz’s Distress inks-Brushed Corduroy, Spiced Marmalade, Worn lipstick and altered the cutouts.

Photo of my children with their grandparents (my in-laws),
taken in San Jose during our recent trip to US.
I love this photo because, they are seeing their grandparents after 2 years
and there was no hesitation upon seeing them.
They just went spoke to them as if they see them every other day, sat on my MIL,
hugged her, asked for food, went to the local park with them.
I was surprised. I think they do share a special bond
with their grandparents in spite of living so far away.
The first year of my DD and 2 years of my DS, we lived as a joint family.
The special bond they had formed then is very strong.
Love it. I am so happy.
We miss not having any family here for us.
But going to see grandparents is only a 10 hour flight away
(including the stopover at KL or Singapore).

Oh got carried away.. I punched holes on one side of the photo and distressed them.
I have distressed all the edges of all the papers using Heidi Swapp edge distreser.
I have layered all the embellishments using doublesided foam.
I have used Kindy Glitz white to highlight the flower and Prima black centrepiece.
The semi circle on the left top is also distressed on the edges
and Black kindy Glitz is used to highlight the circles.
The centre small circle is from Pink Paislee Harvest Moon paper
highlighted with a Black rhinestone.
Alphas are from American Craft Vinyl Thickers,
also altered using Tim Holtz’s distress ink.

Here are some closeups.




Thanks for stopping by

Hugs

Gayatri