Thursday, August 20, 2009


How's everyone doing?

It's the same-old, same-old with me, busy with chasing paperwork, nursing a nasty cough bug that Daren had and that I caught,


I'm heading to San Francisco for a short getaway while David is there for a work trip! I get to tag along! Yay!


That's why I've been relatively quiet and slow in blogging my layouts done for the respective DT teams. I've been getting some work cleared so that I can go play!

I've also been doing some researching and reading up on things that I can do in San Francisco. Apparently gave me some hints and pointers to take note of.

So far, I've only booked tickets to visit Alcatraz Island on 23rd August! muahahaha, I figured after Alcatraz, we could visit the famous Pier 39 and perhaps Fisherman's Wharf.

And guess what? I should be meeting with dear Sarah (owner of RedOakLines)! Finally! I get to meet someone from my DT team in USA! Hopefully she's free to meet up with us on 22nd!

For my DT assignments (I'm getting to them now, slowly but surely)

I did this for Pink Sketches #41

I'm really loving me some Sassafras!!!! I love their colorful papers and it's really run using them for children's layouts!

I just had to use my "new" stash [actually, they have been sitting around for too long] for the newly taken pictures of Daren at the zoo. He's really into the animals lately and during the recent public holiday in Singapore, I brought him to the zoo and we many things!!!

The Bungle Jungle range of papers and the chipboard stickers are just so apt for these photos!

Over at DreamGirls is a totally fabulously white affair of a challenge! :)

The challenge: White It Out

Be sure to check out the challenge details over at their blog!

Here's my layout, prepared a few weeks back:

This is a very time that I used ALL cardstocks on this layout. I used the Bazzil textured cardstock and all derivations of "white" for this layout. But being me who loves color, I can't help but add a touch of red in the form of the rosette on the layout :)

The layout looks much better in person actually...I guess it's too "white" to have its photo taken. LOL!


I'm now trying to pack "correctly" for the San Francisco as much as possible. Sarah was kind to advise me that the weather could be chilly and it's best to layer on the clothings...


I'm packing some of my scrapping supplies to bring along with me too!


Crazy right?

I figured while David is away at the company for his training, I could catch up on some DT assignments in the mornings and venture out to walk around on my own in the afternoons... It's been awhile since I could actually sit down for long hours and give some thought and proper input into my layouts. It's a great "Me" time I suppose and yet draw inspiration from a foreign land.

When Dave found out that I'm gonna be bringing some scrap supplies, his eyes grew really wide! :P

Ah well...hopefully I can find time to load some pictures taken in San Francisco.

In the meantime, stay blessed my friends!




Edleen said...

missing you @ Groovie Scraps Cafe too...

have a fabulous time San Francisco!
take care Sophia :)

Anonymous said...

i'm so happy that we got to hang out yesterday! it was tiring, but A LOT of fun! :)

i'll either call you or send you an email with info on how to make it down to our place!

can't wait to scrap!


LynneForsythe said...

Hey Sophia...I agree with you...I am working on a layout using Sassafrass right now....FUN BRIGH AND CHEERY!!