December 23, 2008

Blog Awards

I have received another Blog Award from Heather. Thank you Heather. Appreciate it so much.

I would like to pass this award to 7 of my favorite bloggers from Challenge Chics.

1. Sharron Dalton
2. Chris W
3. Skye
4. Angie
5. Vicki
6. Nat Williams
7. Elle

All these ladies blogs are fantastic. Love reading their blogs. Check it out. Trust me, well worth it.

I also received an award for the 4th time. This time from Sharron Dalton.

Thanks Sharron. So honored.

Hugs

Gayatri

December 22, 2008

Pigtails……………


On the weekend I had the chance to visit Scrapbook from the heart-the shop in Canning Vale, Perth.It was huge and to see so many papers and embellishment, I was lost.
I was overwhelmed to be honest. But I managed to pick up few papers.
One of them is from Creative Imaginations-Marah Johnson, Voyez en Arriere.
I so loved the colors in the paper.The crown in the corners were beautiful.
The other paper is also from Creative Imaginations-Signature Collection, Style page.
I loved how it had the old wornout look to it.

The photos are of my DD with her pigtails.
I was going through some old photos with her.
She wanted to have pigtails done like how she had it on an photo!
So these are pictures of Aditi with pigtails.
She was so happy posing and felt special.

I made this layout for Deb’s challenge #4.

THE CHALLENGE IS TO CREATE A LO USING A THEME OF SOME SPECIAL EVENT THAT HAS HAPPENED TO YOU OR A FAMILY MEMBER THIS YEAR 2008!-A BIRTH, A WEDDING, A SPECIAL BIRTHDAY- TURNING 18, 21, 40 ECT.

YOU MUST HAVE STAMPING FEATURED ON YOUR LO AS WELL AS FLOWERS!!!

THERE ARE NO OTHER RESTRICTIONS ON THIS CHALLENGE..SO GO FORTH & CAN’T WAIT TO SEE WHAT YOU ALL COME UP WITH!!

Other papers used are from Basic Grey-Timeworn, Precious,Fossil and black paper.
Flowers are from Bella, Green Tara, Maya Road and Prima.The leaves are from Petaloo.
I have also used Kaiser Green Pearls,Rhinestones and golden ribbon from my stash.
Stamps are from Kmart and stamped images on green and burgandy paper are cut
and inked on the edges using Versa Color Camelia and Pinecone ink.
I have also stamped on either side of the title. I so love those stamps.
Alphas for the title is from American Craft Vinyl Thickers.
I have sanded the edges of the photo.

Some closeups..



Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs

Gayatri

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