Thursday, April 5, 2012

Congratulations to Once Upon A Sketch on their 1st Anniversary. My best wishes and hope you guys have many more anniversaries to come :) Time really flies.  It's been a year since I found OUAS and even though I never get the chance to play along with all their challenges, this one site has really got me going. Thanks to Nadia Canizzo for this great inspirational site and to all her wonderful DTs, you people are just amazing..
Without further delay, I would like to share with you a page I created based on their April Challenge.
The theme this time round is HOME.
You have to create a layout and interpret the theme HOME however you like based on the following sketch.
You can journal as little or as much as you like...
This is my interpretation...
When I think of Home, I think about those that matters the most
My family is my Home
It's a Journey to Forever
Home is where it all begins

Creative Momma

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

I'm finally back....
Yes! finally I'm back to the world of scrapping and getting creative once again. I have to admit that it's difficult to find it back cause the mojo has gone missing for a bit too long. However, I'm glad that I have not lost it completely. It's kind of funny thou, I sort of have to start all over again like da..... like a newbie which feels that everything that's being touch is so new and so amazingly beautiful. Anyways.....
So how are you my dearie dearie friend? A huge big shout out to Nadia Canizzo for not forgetting me and felling my absence. Nadia you are such a sweetie. I love you my friend :) Do check her out here and see for yourself what a wonderful friend I have. 
Well my first layout for 2012....yes indeed I'm very very late but better late than never right, so my first layout is all about me.
Just happy to be me @ 38

Hmm..I must say that this is not a very recent photo of mine but the thing is...I need to start scrapping somewhere and it's important that I have a photo to start with. So I saw this one and I thought ok it's not that bad a face, so I started to
A little close up here

I blurred the edges using flickr...I love the embellishment here, the lamp post the Prima flowers and the burst of red here and there..
(Shh....just to share with you, I'm running out of Prima flowers...Mr Husband, I hope you read this, it's time to go shopping.....)
Just in case you are wondering what pp I used, it's MME Lost & Found(double sided)
Now you see, since I've already started on a layout, I did not stop there, I'm in the process of doing a mini album...It's been ages since I last did one, the urge is just too strong, so here you go, 
a little sneaky peaky...

Album Title : Live your life with grace

This should be ready in a couple of days...So stay tune I'll be back I promise
If you are going to Nadia's blog, please join in the fun at OUAS as she is hosting a new challenge there for April. I'll be doing mine soon...just need to take a couple of pictures and I should be joining in the fun as well.
To those that are still following me Thank You So Much

Creative Momma

Monday, January 30, 2012

My Dearest Friends....

First, my sincere apology for not updating my blog. For those that are still visiting this little cyber world of mine, my heartfelt thanks to each and everyone of you. I have not been myself lately, so many things has been happening and I am under so much stress and pressure.  I've been struggling the last couple of weeks with the fact that it pains me to see my mother in law in her state right now.  She has gotten worse in the last couple of weeks or so.  I can see it, everyone can see it. The doctor have personally spoke to me that she is in the stages of passing away. That is reality. On top of this, I am having some difficult time having to deal with a teenage daughter.  Than again, this is another different issue altogether. To make matter worst, I had the worst migraine attack in my life. It lasted for a couple of days before it finally decided to go away. I was literally crying in pain, holding my head and was really really terrible.
So, back to mil, we have to actually take turns to beg and cajole her to eat even if its just a spoonful it has to be done. I did not get the opportunity to see both my parents at their final stages but having to see my mother in law at this condition is really heart breaking.  I don't like seeing her bed bound most of the time being not able to walk because she is so weak.. but that is reality. I am not saying that she is dying today, tomorrow or even a week or month from now, but her health is really slowing down. Again that is reality. I'm not sure what God has in store for us, but for now,  I am taking it one day at a time. I also pray to God that whatever the journey he has planned ahead, we shall all handle it with love and grace.

To my followers my sincere apology, I hope to be back into the scrapping world real soon. But than again I'm not sure when.
For those that are visiting my blog, thank you once again.
Take Care
Creative Momma

Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011 is nearing to an end....
I'm just lazing around and about to read a new book I bought yesterday. I was browsing thru and saw a page and thought of sharing it with you here as we all bid goodbye to 2011.
It says :
Lord, make me a channel of Thy peace,
That where there is hatred I may bring love;
That where there is wrong I may bring the spirit of forgiveness;
That where there is discord I may bring truth;
That where there is doubt I may bring faith;
That where there is despair I may bring hope;
And where there are shadows I may bring Thy light;
That where there are sadness I may bring joy;
Lord grant that I may seek rather to comfort than be comforted,
To understand than be understood,
To love than be loved;
For it is by giving that one receives,
It is by self-forgetting that one finds,
It is by forgiving that one is forgiven,
it is by dying that one awakens to eternal life.

Happy New Year Everyone
Hope you will have a good start to 2012

Friday, December 30, 2011

Hello everyone :)
How are you today? Wowzer, Christmas came and left us in a flash and New Year is just round the corner.... So what has 2011 thought me...Hmmm....let me ponder...
Well it has certainly thought me to have more patience.. Yes patience...
Patience has thought me how to deal with my teenage daughter,
Patience has thought me how to cope, deal and take care of my ailing mother in law,
Thru patience I learned perseverance
Patience thought me that not everything you want you can get it right've got to've got to be comes from inside
Because I was patient some of my prayers were answered...
It has developed me into a more stronger individual..
As I looked into other areas of what 2011 had for me I think, I am more happier now, if you ask me if I want to be back to 21, I would say no, because I am more at peace with myself now that I'm in my late 30s.
My life is complete...
I have a wonderful husband, great children, great in laws, great nephews.
I am not rich, but happy with what I have.
I am contended
I am blessed
Well so much of 2011, hope 2012 will be another great year for all of us..Let's start with a positive note and hope that it will bring us a mix of everything but abundance of love and happiness for the next 365 days.
Before I put a closure to 2011, I would like to share with you some of my favourite layouts for the year.

Wow..this is one very long post..if you are still with me up till here, thank you very very much for following...
I have many more to add to my favorites but I'm afraid you will be dead boring by the time you reach the end so I better cut it short
Anyways, hope your Friday is doing you fine..
Whatever you are doing, always be happy
Take care
Creative Momma

Friday, December 23, 2011

Sharing with you 
some Christmas cards I made....
Quite a traditional one..with the angels and fairies wishing you a Merry Christmas....
I played with my border punch and did this in less than fifteen minutes...

here's another one....

I remembered buying this flower last Christmas and did not have a chance to use it, I happened to see it again in between my stash today and that's how this card was born...It's very simple yet elegant (that's what I think)

Lastly, I altered a notice board and I really love how it turned out....

I had a little wooden circle and I worked on it like a Christmas wreath adding lots of Prima flowers and my favorite small tiny winnie clay flowers..I'm not sure if you can see it from this distance but if you were to look closely, it's sitting on the flowers and the wreath and everywhere around... I purposely added the red flower in between to give a more vibrant look and I think the burst of orange complement it all together..
With this, I would like to wish all my followers, my friends and those that have constantly been visiting this little humble blog of mine this :-

May you have the gift of faith,
the blessing of hope
and the peace of His love
at Christmas and always

Merry Christmas to all
Creative Momma

Thursday, December 22, 2011

It's a wet Thursday morning...
here in Singapore... How are you feelin' today? Hope you have a good start to your morning :) Mine went just great, even though the weather is so nice to just sleep in..I was up and about at 7 this morning..Fixed breakfast for my dearies, do all other household chores and I have even cooked lunch..I'm just amazing sometimes, aren't we all are ladies :) 
Ok back to the scrapping world...
Creative Scrappers came up with one amazing sketch this week and I know I must get my creative juice flowing.. (at high speed)
So here's the sketch for #187 which is up on their blog. Just click here if you are interested to join in the fun. Trust me it's just fabulous...

I told ya' this is one fantastic sketch...
Thank you Kristine for such an inspiration

Here's mine....
A page on me and my dearest husband... 
When I first saw the sketch I already knew how I wanted my page to be.
I'm glad it's exactly what I wanted, and instead of journalling, I used tiny text from Cosmo and I really really love it a lot.. and I love this page too...

So thanks once again Kristine, 
it's great to think out of the box sometime with your advance sketch...
You rock :)

Take Care friends
Creative Momma