Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Layouts to share this week

Over at DreamGirls for the 2nd part of the month, is an awesome challenge.
I'll bet it's perfect for that summer holidays that everyone is enjoying right now!
The challenge (off the DreamGirls blog):
Prompt: We want to see action photos
Twists: Use either Pink and orange or blue and orange on your layouts
Technique: Doodling

Having trouble with the whole action photo idea? Well, what about sports photos, a first dance perhaps, summer water park fun or even twirling in the summer grass.There is so many cool action shots you can take, and its a great way to remember those "fast pace" moments in your life.
Here's my layout:

Photos were taken recently on Mother's Day in May. Our family had a gathering at my aunt's condominium and Daren had an awesome water-play time at the kiddies' pool.
If you have some exciting action shots to share, be sure to play along with us over at DreamGirls! And to check out the awesome layouts that the rest of the DT did!

Over at Pink Sketches,

Kelli will be having the sketch on a fornightly basis due to the summer vacations that everyone is having.
And here's my layout.

Title: Bangkok Alley

Journalling: Where - BKK Alleyways near Baiyoke Sky Hotel. With - Daren, David, Sophia. Notes - We saw a man walking with a baby elephant hawking peanuts!!

Supplies: All from Scarlet Lime Dec 2008 Kit: Papers - Making Memories, SEI and Chatterbox, Alphas - American Crafts, Embellishments - OneBrightSpot Calender Tag, Sassasfrass Chipboard Sticker, American Crafts Travel Button, Chatterbox Felt and buttons from Scarlet Lime Kit.

Do come over and have some fun with the sketch!
Up next is for MomentsRecorded.
The challenge is to use the sketch as provided for by Dorcas, and you need to use at least one color from your photos for your patterned paper.

I mirrored the sketch and used the color yellow from the background of balloons as seen in the photo. I kept the layout simple and uncluttered.... like how I normally scrap nowadays.
Thanks for stopping by and looking at my layouts! It never fails to brighten up my day to see fellow scrappers drop by and say, "Hi!" and I often would love to hop right back to your blog and drop some love too. :)

Dave is slowly recovering from chicken pox. I really thank the Lord that at least his fever has subsided and the poxes doesn't look as angry as it did last week. He's still recovering, waiting for the poxes to be dried up and the scabs to drop off on their own.
In the meantime, he's so happy relaxing at home, watching his NBA matches via cable and all the TV-shows series on DVDs i.e. LIFE..

I've been busy entertaining Daren. Fetching him around (since I'm car-sitting for my uncle whose away), bringing him to places on my own.
For the first time, I brought Daren to the zoo last Saturday, on my own. Funny how friends would say that I'm so brave to do it on my own and Dave was a little concerned that if I could handle him alright on my own without our live-in helper.

I did and we, Daren and myself, enjoyed ourselves tremendously, having a wonderful mother-son bonding time. And mind you, for a 3.5 year old sitting in a booster seat behind me, could possibly be a challenging thing, but my boy really make this mama proud! I had a really cute encounter with him in the car with this conversation:

(whilst I'm driving)
Daren: Mummy, is this the way to the zoo?

Me: Not yet darling. We need to put petrol in the car before we can get to the zoo.

Daren: Noooo.... cannot. We must go to zoo

Me: But with no petrol, we will get stuck on the road and cannot go to the zoo.

Daren: Ok... we must drive to the jungle and then the zoo
(he associates the road to the zoo through the"forested" looking area as a jungle)

Daren: *starts to sing "Doe a deer" till we reached the zoo*

And after our trip to the zoo and right after I parked the car at our home's parking lot, my little buckaroo unbuckled himself, came forward to the driver's seat and told me:

Daren: Thank you mummy for bringing me to the zoo
*puts a kiss on my lips*
Thank you mummy for bringing me to see my elephants!


My heart just melted and I really was touched by his gesture.

That really sealed my day! It made my day! It makes parenting (with all that blood and sweat) really all worth while!

Doesn't it? :)

Have a great week ahead!


Edleen said...

glad that Dave is recovering Sophia! it must have been fun entertaining Daren :D

love your LOs and wanna see more! have a good week :)

ally serrato said...

amazing layouts there sophia ~ thank you for welcoming me to the team ~ i cant wait to get started either
oh ~ i love your name too {my daughter shares the same name} :-D

verysherry said...

AWWWWWW!!!! So sweeeeet!!!

Anonymous said...

hey friend!

beautiful layouts! looks like you got a lot done for you DTs.

and that story about daren is so adorable! :) you guys are so cute!

can't wait to see you scrap those zoo pics.


Ailei- Adeline said...

Awww...your little boy is so sweet...makes me heart melt just o hear you relate that. My gal is outgrowing that cutie stage and starting to be rebellious...

meganklauer said...

Great inspiration! Love all your work!