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

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Another altered art
I did from an empty Louis Vuitton box.  My dearest hubby has many of these empty boxes which he kept neatly in his drawer. I was cleaning his closet just the other day and found this and I thought that it would be nice to alter it. I took one and this was what I did...
 Flower are from Melissa Frances & Prima
Those two little blue birdies are from my stash bought ages ago.. it's actually an iron-on
Recycled Prima packaging and cut it into a circle.
Prima bling say it with crystal
Metal corner embellishment also from my stash..
Added some rose bud (my own)
some buttons here and there

a little close up....
You see that...
Prima packaging nowadays are so versatile..You can always use them one way or another.
Since I'm a flower fanatic and Prima is my bestie..all of their packaging I'm keeping for future

Some of you must be wondering where on earth have I been? I've been disappearing again, yes I know...
Well there's two reasons actually...
Reason no 1:
I have been doing this for the past one week or so.. I have to get this ready, all framed up before December 7. Yup, December 7 is my sil birthday and I thought that nothing could be better than this. 
Cross stitch...
Yes, I have been stitching everyday for at least 6 hours in a row, stopping only for toilet break. I'm crazy, yes I know, but I just can't stop. While doing this, I always wish that there are more than 24hours in a day. My daughter thought that I have gone completely insane..She's been seeing me at the same position at the same place everyday since last week doing my cross stitching. Hahaha, she doesn't know the pleasure that I got from this.. Just to share with you, I started cross stitching at the age of 14. This was my first love before scrapbooking came about. I kept my first design and subsequent from than till now. It's been more than 20 years and looking back at all the patterns that I had and had done, I feel so proud of myself. Even though I am now a scrapbooker, the love for cross stitch is still in me and it will remain there forever. This is one "art" that requires and takes a lot out from name a few would be..patience, determination and perserverance.. I have all it takes and that always make me feel good...
Reason No 2:
My poor big baby has been sick. He's down with fever on and off which is driving me crazy.. He got invaded by the flu bug. There's some virus in the air despite me cleaning and disinfect the whole house everyday mopping at least twice a day. I change his bedsheet twice a week. Blanket washed every week... hmm.. what else did I never do? I need to be a virus detector sometime I
anyways that's him taken just an hour ago..he refused to face the camera but that's how he is now... lying on bed most of the time...
now you see... these are the reason I've gone missing...

I hope to finish up my cross stitch by tomorrow and will try to be back onto the scrapping world real soon...
I want to thank those that are still visiting my blog.
Thank you so much for coming
Take Care Always
Creative Momma

Monday, November 14, 2011

Message in a bottle.....
You see I've always have this urge to alter a bottle for a very long time. Now when I have the opportunity to do so, I think I won't just stop at here. Here's my altered bottle i did over the weekend..

This was from an empty wine bottle. I washed and dried.
I than poured some alcohol ink inside and outside of the bottle and left it overnight to dry.
The Prima flower was actually white but I sprayed it with glimmer mist (Pop Rock)
I was gambling when I was doing this... 
I did a rub on directly onto the surface of the bottle here like so...

You see that!! Phew, lucky me the alphabets came out nicely and stick and sat nicely on the bottle..
Now I know you can do rub ons on a bottle too..I thought that was cool!
Next I tore some pages from a very very old story book, rolled and inked it and tie a little string to it and throw them inside the bottle. That should be the so called "message" in the bottle. lol
I wanted it a little interesting so I threw in a flower inside as well. You can see from the top photo its right there sitting nicely inside at the bottom of the bottle.
I wasn't too sure which glue to use so I opted for the glossy accent and trust me it made my work so much easier..
I than work my flowers from the tip of the bottle like as if they are growing from inside out
There you go...and if you see here closer. I actually twirled some old chain which is very thin in between the vines. I added these vibrant purple butterflies for some dimensions and finally some blings here and there for the final touch...
Once again this is my message in the bottle and I'm really loving it so much...
It's now sitting at a corner in the kitchen on my vanity top.
You know something....shhh... I'm now working on a chivas bottle.. another altered bottle
I will come back here again when I'm done...shh...shh...
In the meantime you have a wonderful day ahead ok
Happy Scrapping
Creative Momma

Friday, November 11, 2011

Back to Basic...
This is a very simple, very quick and easy page I did for my daughter....
Some tearing and bubble stamping...
little bit of buttons here and there
Prima flower bling bling
and it's done....
Hello friends, this page above was done on one of those days when my 
mojo refused to work with 
On the other hand, she wanted a simple page on herself and I thought oh well, why not go back to basic. 
I have been doing a little bit of sketching and coloring these past few days..I don't know why, but I think I'm a little switched off with scrapping.. I'm not an artist (even though I wish I am) but coloring and sketching seems to be very relaxing for me these days. 
So how have you been? Hope your Friday is treating you fine..
Just in case I'm not popping in here anytime again today...
You have a great great weekend
Creative Momma

Friday, November 4, 2011

Good Morning friends...
I just came from Nadia's blog and was reading her story there... She's one amazing friend of mine through the scrapbooking world. She did  a layout on her wonderful husband and so coincidentally I'm also going to post layout of me and my dearest hubby. We took this photo just last week and I really like this one a lo,t so I must be crazy...I scrapped the same photo twice and it's not bad after all and we both like it. 
So here's a layout on us...
 You Hold The Key To My Heart

This layout is titleless
I wanted it simple and clean and let the picture speaks itself...

That's us.. I don't usually post our photos here but this post is specially 
dedicated to my dearest husband...

You're still the One
looks like we made it
look how far we've come my baby
we might took the long way
we knew we'd get there someday
They said, "I bet they'll never make it"
but just look at us holding on
we're still together going strong
You're still the one I run too
The one that I belong to 
You're the one I want for life
You're still the one that I love
The only one I dream of
You're still the one I kiss goodnight
You're Still the One......

Thanks for coming
Have a great Friday
Creative Momma