December 16, 2008

Blog award….

I got his award from Elle. I am so honored. It was a surprise actually. Thanks Elle. I love to read Elle’s blog because, she just writes everything that happens day to day. I like the simplicity in her posts and her photos are lovely.

so for the award:
1.You have to pass it on to 5 other fabulous blogs.
2.You have to list 5 of your fabulous addictions.
3.On your post of receiving this award, make sure you include the person that gave you the award and link back to their blog.

Now coming to the hard part, 5 fabulous addictions.

1. Shopping: I cannot come home without buying something when I visit a shop. Most of which is useless or I just treasure inside the cupboard!! Shoes especially flats I cannot resist.
2. Love diamonds: I have a set made out of 22ct gold from India. I wear the ring and earring everyday. I will definitely buy more during my next India trip.
3. Coffee: I cannot live without good aromatic coffee in the morning. It just does not kick start my day without a strong aromatic coffee. So I have recently bought an expensive coffee machine.
4. Cooking: Love to cook. Try different recipes but vegetarian one only. I do not like to eat leftover food, even the ones cooked in the morning. I make 2 meals everyday from scratch and the breakfast and afternoon tea as well.Spicy food is my favorite, be it Indian, Chinese, Mexican…. whatever.. Even pasta I got to make it spicy.
5.Crockery: Yes, I love collecting old crockery and I love spice set and racks. I have some 4 different spice sets and rack that I do not use. I have a small cupboard full of spice set crockery which is being used.

Expensive addictions hun!! Gosh!! I just realized it too!! lol!!!

The 5 fabulous blogs I like to present this award to are

1. Irene Tan
2. Sasha Farina
3. Leeann Pearce
4. Jolene Pienaar
5. Tanyah Payne

I found all of them blog hopping. They are great inspirations and I regularly read their blogs. All of them have different styles and their work are all fabulous. I adore all their work.Tanyah’s blog has plenty of step by step by and beautiful layouts from her designers. Love the whole idea.

I am cleaning my house today. Halfway through the cleaning.
Got to go back. Will catch you all later today.

Hugs
Gayatri

December 14, 2008

Nintendo DS………………..


Nintendo DS……, I guess, most of the kids’ favourate. My son is also hooked to it.
Its like, if my son is on DS, my daughter burried in books and my husband in cricket,
they will never know if the house is on fire or even if I collaspe!!!!!
You can see from the photos that he did not even know I am taking photos of him!!!
I had to scrap these photos…. Definitely!! lol!!!

I wanted to make a double layout as I had 5 photos like a series

and I hate crowding photos in a single page.
I took a sketch from Basic Grey.
Here is the link to the sketch is here.

I also wanted to used Basic Grey papers for this layout. I love Basic Grey papers.

I wish they had double sided papers. But I still love their papers.
Anyway, I have used BG, Erroneous, Delicious and Timeworn papers.
Flowers from Heidi Swapp, Petaloo, Bella and Prima.
I have also used chipboard shapes from Basic Grey Wassail and Ambrosia.
Large alphas from my stash and the small one from Basic Grey Recess Nanoset alpha stickers.Lace and ribbon from my stash.

Just a simple double layout focusing on the photos and journalling.

Here are photos of individual pages.



I am waiting for the school holidays to start. Today is the last day of school and my last day at work too. Then I am off (a huge grin on my face!!).

My son has kindly accepted to swapp his 5 draw tall boy to my cube shelf. But I have to rearrange his room thats the deal. I want to hide my scrapbooking stuff because my place is always messy. So I will be cleaning massively tomorrow and then time to scrap. yay!!!

I have been doing paper work for the whole of 2 months at work sorting out other people’s mess. I have just completed it and everything sorted. Guess what? my department gave me surprise morning tea and a thankyou address for my work. Wow!! I was very surprised!! Did not expect so much. Anyway, nice to be recognised at work.(smiley face).

Ok,Will see you all in a day with something new.

OH! sorry, Although I do not celebrate Christmas, I would still like to wish all of you and your family a Merry Christmas. Be safe, have fun and eat a lot Hey!( eat for me too!!).

Hugs

Gayatri

December 14, 2008

Handmade pages swapp


We had handmade pages swapp at DEBS and this is my page for Amanda. She specificaly wanted a general theme layout but nothing girly. This page I made out of a sketch from Angie’s blog. Angie has sketch competition every month. This was from her November sketch. Thanks Angie. Lovely sketch.

And this what Lexie made for me. Isn’t is gorgeous? Love the blue background and all the glitter and handcut flowers. Just gorgeous. I still haven’t found a family photo to go witht he layout colors. I have to probably take one. But I just put this photo of my family members relaxing, because I want to put it up as soon as possible.

Thanks for stopping by

Hugs

Gayatri