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Monday, 25 February 2013

Full of Excuses???

Well no not really! In order to scrapbook life you have to live it first right? My last post was on 4 February which was a really really special day for me as my brother and Sister in Law arrived on holiday and I have been their tour guide during their visit. This means I now have a ton of new photos and memories to scrapbook - its been a long time since we got a chance to spend this much time together so we really made the most of it and are so pleased they enjoyed their time with us, as much as we enjoyed having them! 

So, does that mean I have not been scrapping - of course not I've been doing LOAD with Lain Ehman and Pretty Paper Party with Shimelle - Im also revisiting Cover to Cover and Scrapbook Remix also by Shimelle - so I have quite a few LO's to share! These are not in chronological order - but they are all here!!! I'll be back with more later once I have caught up with myself again!!!

This was a LOAD LO concerned with Goals - mine are pretty consistent these days.......

1 Loose Weight
2 Eat Healthier
3 More exercise 

2 and 3 I'm doing ok with - I should maybe have added eat less - but that is sooo hard in Singapore as the food here is sooooo good. Oh and if you thought you saw me you buying a chocolate croissant this morning at the Tiong Bahru Bakery - you must have been in the queue behind me and I wont tell if you don't!!! Oh and if you did I hope yours was as delicious as mine!!!

This LOAD prompt was to scrap something I have been meaning to scrap for a while........ These photos had been sitting on my desk and I didnt want the LO to look too heavy - so I was quite pleased with the finished item. I stamped on the flowers and got a chance to play with my new and current favourite camera and film strip stamps - They are from Bo Bunny and I picked them up for under S$7 at Papermarket Vivo City.............. Well I was just passing ............... it would have been rude not to go in - right?

This LOAD prompt was to scrapbook your significant other - it was a very rushed LO and was definitely a question of done is better than perfect!

This LOAD prompt was about a favourite place - for me it was easy - The Botanic Gardens Singapore - I'm there at least three times a week and love them!!!! You'll see I had to use that stamp set again! I think I'm in love with it!!!

This LOAD prompt was about smell - and I scrapbooked how the smell of delicious food is everywhere in Singapore. No wonder people often greet you with the words 'Have you eaten?'

This LOAD prompt was about a visual quilt of your life right now - This was quite topical for me as all too soon our time in Singapore will be coming to an end - Im desperately trying to capture the things that are all around me now, but wont be for much longer! I decided to make it a visual quilt with some woven ribbon PP, photos and journalling!!!

This LOAD prompt was a piece of wisdom I would pass on to my younger self - In my younger days I was very ambitious and driven - whilst I was very successful in that part of my life - I didnt have and probably wasnt a lot of fun! It took moving to Singapore to realise that work wasnt who I was - its what  I did - a valuable lesson - Ive been making up for it since I moved here!!!

This LOAD prompt was to scrap a photo from your childhood - this is the 6 year old me with my favourite uncle - we lost him almost 15 years ago and I still miss him very much - I need to scrapbook more of him because he was such a big part of my life - I just find it so painful!

This LOAD prompt was to write a love letter to an inanimate object - mine was to my iPad which I love and goes everywhere with me!!! I have taken a photo to add to the LO but need to get it printed!!!

This LOAD LO was to scrapbook something that could have been a disaster but worked out in the end! I took my Auntie to Bangkok - she is great but is the faddiest eater in the world - definitely a meat and two veg girl, no rice, noodles, sauces, curries etc. - you get the picture. Fortunately there was a creperie nearby and she liked them so much we had to go every morning for breakfast!

This LOAD LO was about something I am thankful for - I love living in Singapore, but you dont have to go far in Asia to see people living in real poverty. I am thankful this is not my life.

This LOAD prompt was to scrapbook a sound!  I scrapbooked the sound of the jungle - although this is only a few minutes from my door you really do feel like you are in the middle of the jungle here!!!

This LOAD prompt was to have a hidden element on your page! I made a pocket out of cardstock and patterned paper and made some tags, that I die cut the top of with my Pazzles, then I added photos of my step daughter. I have left one so that she can tell the story about how excited she was to finally be able to have a large Millie's Cookie. The problem was she didnt want to share it, so we also had to buy a birthday cake!

This LOAD prompt was about who is the optimist and who is the pessimist in your family - depending on whether or not their team is winning my boys can be either!!!

This LOAD prompt was to do something new on your page - so I washi taped a chipboard flower and Im really quite pleased with how it turned out!!!  The photos are the Gardens by the Bay in Singapore - they are quite simply beautiful!!!

This LOAD prompt was about something I did for love - my DH loves trains, we even got married on a train! He wanted to travel the jungle line from Singapore to Kota Bahru in Northern Malaysia before the old Singaprore railway station was closed. We set off at 0400 and travelled in a train with no first class, for 14 hours it was filthy and infested with cockroaches. On arrival we found we were at the number one Islamic City in Malaysia (so no wine with dinner) after arriving in a monsoon and taking the leakiest taxi in Kota Bahru - we finally arrived aching from the journey and soaked to the skin!! The hotel was lovely, the people were so friendly and pleasant - but I wont be going back anytime soon!!!

This LOAD prompt was about what home means - for me its having our kids with us, and spending time with our family - it doesn't matter where we are!

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