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

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The years go by and love grows....
with each memory we make. Here's one layout i just did, it's hot and crispy just out from the
This is on me and my daughter...I love the's true that as the years go by, my love for her grows and can never stop growing...The laughter, the joy and tears we shared will each be a memory, a keepsake for my heart. She is no longer the small girl without the vanity....she was sweet, lovely, more acceptable, tolerant and would just listen to what I said...her social life and her outside world was less complicated..Life was easy for her.  Since that time, many good and better moments have passed....she is much older and is walking into her teenage life now. She's a teenager, life changes, she change...more vain, more outspoken, more bold and brave and constantly need to be loved. We all love her, she is both lovely and smart, she has so much passion in her and she cares for those around her. With the good qualities she possesses, I'm sure it will carry her far.. So this page I made with love is dedicated to the delight of my heart.. 
Btw, I am also entering this for Creative Scrapper # 186
Here's the sketch ...

This is mine.....

 close up....

Thanks for looking
Hope you are having a great mid-week :)
Creative Momma

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Altered boxes....
hi everyone, how are you on this Wednesday morning? 
 Hope your morning has been treating you well :)
I altered two boxes yesterday and just wanted to share with you here...
Altered Box No 1
The box itself is gold in color and I didn't want to cover all up so I worked with the top of the box...
I layered the top with a patterned paper and added some ephemeras and tiny text.
Here's a little close up...
I kind of like how it turned out.. a little shabby vinatage
the box is not very bulky, it's slim and sleek..
I have not decided yet if this is going out to somebody, but for now I'm keeping it for myself..

Here is another altered box - 
Box No 2
My son likes this one more than the above
He thought this is so bright and colorful

Flowers are from Petaloo & Prima 
Just love these flowers here...
As for this box, I'm giving this as a Christmas gift to my sil.
This is great for small little stuff like costume jewellry, bracelet, earrings etc.... don't you think so?

That's all I have for today..
Hope to be back with some layouts soon..
In the meantime
Have a great day ahead
Creative Momma

Friday, December 9, 2011

It doesn't matter, 
where you go in life or what you acquire, 
 that REALLY matters most...

The one that matters most...

I thank God for him..
every single day....

Leaving you with this beautiful flowers 

and hope you have a great weekend ahead..
Creative Momma

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Happy Wednesday everyone..
how's your morning been so far? Hope you have a great start to your day:)
It's sunny and warm right now here in Singapore. It started to get a little cloudy and rainy usually in the mid afternoon and that's when you will feel sleepy and lazy... I'm always at home spending my time with the kids..nothing can be more precious than that. The three of us will just laze around, chat, play games,jokes and just being around each other gives us so much of closeness and comfort. It's usually In December where we get to have such closeness because of the school holidays and the festive moods all set in. My children are my joy and they are the flowers in my garden of life.. This is one silly  photo of them... especially my son..he's so funny at times.. see what he did infront of the camera...

My son is very attached to me even though he will be 8 next year. Nobody can do anything for him except me. He must have all his meals with me and will wait for my cooking patiently even though he can be very hungry. He will accompany me in the kitchen while I prepare food for the family. He is never away from me not even a meter apart. Just like now, he's just lying down on the floor while I'm blogging. He's growing up so fast and yet he's still like a baby. He does silly things all the time and never fail to bring a smile to our face. Here is one page I did  for him...
  I did some stitching and played with some color..
You are so 
kind, sweet, and
and very loving indeed...

He is also very protective of his sister (my daughter). I pray that God keep them as happy and as close and as loving always..That's their sibling love..
That's all I have for today
Thanks for coming into my blog
Take Care Always
Creative Momma

Sunday, December 4, 2011

In my earlier post
I mentioned that cross stitch is my first love. I 've been doing this since I was a teenager and until today it just doesn't go away. I have my latest creation i did not long ago.. Just wanted to share it with you here..sorry today's post is not scrapbooking related but its my cross stitch which took me 60 hours to complete in 10 days which makes it 6 hours per day stopping only for toilet break... Yup, I'm crazy I know but this is the result of my insanity....
these are two of my favorite letters from the name i stitched..letter G
and letter W
for whatever reason I don't know why but letter W is the largest here
and now this is the masterpiece
You see, it's all framed up already
and that's my sil name - GOWRI
and this is for her birthday next week - 7 december.
My sil is one amazing lady and she has so much love  for her brother (my husband), for me and my children. She never fail to call me at least twice a day just to ask and make sure that we are all doing fine and are in good health. Yes she calls everyday.. every single day. That's why I said she is one amazing lady. I have never seen a lady like her in my whole entire life. She has so much love and warmth in her and I thank the Lord for giving me such a wonderful sister in law. Her love is so unconditional and her care and concern is felt all over. I hope to be able to snap few photos of her and post it here sometime next week and I will describe more about her after that. 
So I hope this piece up there will be one of the best birthday gifts for her and as much as I like this, I know she will like it even more.. because my sister in law is one of a kind.. she's special she's unique..

Thanks for coming by
Have a great Sunday everyone
We are all going to spend time with her this Sunday afternoon
hope you too are enjoying your time with your loved ones.
Take Care
Creative Momma

Friday, December 2, 2011

Hello Friends...
Oh wow..its already the second day of December. Time really flies and of all you know Christmas will be here really soon. Hope you not in the festive mood just yet. I will be doing my Christmas shopping sometime late next week. As usual when December comes, it's always raining and weather is rather cooling and the skies are grey. It feels so good. So hope you are really enjoying this last month of 2011 and is always happy me, I did some scrapping yesterday and would like to share with you here...
Today's blog entry will be on my dearest daughter..

Just You
 This was supposedly for Creative Scrapper #180
Silly me forgot to post it and missed the duh...

This is another one on her...
Little close up to emphasize on the rub-on journalling
I choose old photo effect when developing the image and that's the reason it looked that way..
I wanted it shabby vintage and I'm happy how it turned out..
To be yourself
in a world that is
constantly trying to make
YOU into something else
is the greatest

I believe this is a very true statement for someone like her who is very vulnerable to the outside world.
She's a teenager and still very fragile..
This will be a reminder for her to always be what she be herself....

Well that's all I have for you today
Happy Scrapping
Have a Great Friday Everyone
Creative Momma

Monday, November 28, 2011

For one of the most
inspiring blog challenge...Once Upon A Sketch. I must admit that I have missed out on some of their challenges due to some personal commitment in one way or another. Trust me I never failed to pop in their site even though I never join in the fun. But this time round I shall never give this a miss. Their journalling criteria is to write two sentences on the best thing of being a WOMAN. I thought this is awesome and before i missed their dateline again, this is mine....
A very sweet sketch from the wonderful Nadia Cannizo herself(founder of OUAS)
Thank you Nadia for your beautiful keeps me going :)
This is my interpretation....
Well the best part of being a woman for me is
being a mother..
Motherhood completed my life...
Being a mother makes me complete, it is the most precious thing in my life..
I've learned to be more tolerance, more thoughtful and stronger as a person
On being more tolerance:
When they were born, I too was born to be a mother..I developed a new perspective on life. It's a brighter outlook, driven by jubilant laughter and enthusiasm rarely found in the adult world, reminding me to always take a step back and enjoy such moments in the increasing fast pace of life. I've learned patience as I struggle to walk the fine line between encouraging their curious nature and ensuring their best safety. I've learnt to be more tolerant, watching their genuine kindness towards others...
On being thoughtful :
Their style, their creativity and their vibrant imaginations have inspired me to be more thoughtful. I can never imagined living a single moment of my life without them.
On being stronger :
Their independence has encouraged me to be stronger, their energy keeps me active and their innocence keeps me grounded. Lastly, their spirit fills me with hope.

Motherhood has thought me many things and its thanks to them for making me a better person. So there's no denying here...being a mother is the best part of being a woman. To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides. Of course they make me complete being their mother but my husband makes me complete being his woman. I'm blessed. Thank you Lord for everything... 

Love Always
Creative Momma