Thursday, January 6, 2011

I wonder...

I wonder if a father has to do all the tasks that a mother has to do? Will he be able to cope? Will he be able to continuously do the same tasks every single day, without complaining? Will he wake up earlier than everybody else in the house so that he can prepare breakfast, pack kids' clothes and lunches for nurseries/schools, wake the kids up and send them off to nurseries/schools, go to work, pick the kids up after work, stop at the grocery store to buy stuff to cook for dinner, cook dinner and do laundry at the same time, clean up, spend time with kids, fold clothes, prepare kids for bedtime, and be the last person to go to sleep! The list is actually even longer than that. Can fathers do all those? Hmmm... I wonder how long they will survive.

Yeah, this has nothing to do with scrapbooking and it shouldn't be posted here ;) I'm just wondering...

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Eating is fun!

Eating is indeed fun ;)

The idea to scrapbook this moment came when my son was having his first pancake (homemade of course) more than two years ago. He was really having fun eating or more likely playing/throwing the pancake ;)

I couldn't resist taking a series of pictures of him eating and later on couldn't resist making a scrapbook page out of it. So here is the final output. It looks pretty simple though but I love the simplicity of it :P

Anyway pancake was his favourite food back then. But now he won't even touch it! His favourite food as of now are homemade noodle soup (mi sup je la...), siput sedut (ya, siput masak lemak lada api yg podeh tu!) and Kenny Rogers chicken :)

Scrapbook sketch

I realize I haven't been keeping my words to update this blog on a regular basis :) And I haven't been scrapbooking for a while, well probably not a while, it's been quite some time. The last time I did one was when my son turned 2 and he's a year older now! Wow, time flies really fast!

Anyway I was browsing for 'scrapbook sketches' just now and found quite a number of interesting sketches that can be used to plan each scrapbook page. I personally love to have layout sketches before starting the actual scrapbooking process.

The main reason is that having sketches help me make more efficient use of time when I actually get around to scrapbooking. It also helps in reducing the risk of needing to waste materials or scrapbook supplies just to visualize an idea. Good thing is that you don't really have to come up with your own sketches. You can simply 'google' using the correct keywords (e.g. scrapbook layout sketches), and voila! You will see lots and lots of links to click on!

For people who love scrapbooking but always get stumped when it comes to finding a creative sketch, here are some useful sites which provide lots of interesting sketches.
Anyway here's a simple sketch that I got from... ermmm, I can't remember where I got this from :)
... and here's the resulting page!

Simple yet cool, isn't it??? (*Masuk bakul angkat sendiri ;) ~huhuhu)

Monday, October 26, 2009

My Angel...

My lil boy is already 2 years old. Can't believe how fast time has flown by. It feels that only yesterday I heard him say his first word (which is 'mamam' by the way - not 'ma' or 'pa' or seangkatan dengannya :) , and today he can construct 4-5 word sentences quite easily. Yesterday he said 'tak nak ikut ayah' with ease, no stumble, no need to think of the next words to say. And a few days ago, when he saw the Bank Negara words written in Jawi at the back of an RM1 note, he quickly said 'azan', associating the Jawi writing with the Arabic words accompanying the 'azan' on TV. I'm very proud of his intelligence and how alert he is to the world around him. He'll be 3 next year, and soon he'll be in school. He'll go to college, get a job, find a beautiful wife, live a very successful life, and get on with his life. But no matter how far he'll go, he'll always be my angel... my cute & sweet lil angel...

"You lose them after a certain age and they never come back. They start out as a part of you, indistinguishable from yourself for years and years, and they end up as people that you hardly recognize." ~ George Bailey in Starting Over by Tony Parson

Monday, October 19, 2009

Scrapbook community in Malaysia

Some cool scrapbook community (suppliers, online stores, scrapbook enthusiasts, etc.) in Malaysia:
  • Scrap n Crop - bought scrapbooking papers from this online store once. Service is very good :)
  • Smidapaper - supplies, ideas, tips, inspiration, everything :) Based in Penang.
  • Papier Love - physical store in the Curve, Mutiara Damansara
  • Scrappingville - the first scrapbooking store I visited, located in Bangsar Shopping Complex
  • Scrapping Glitz - personally love its cute website
  • Craft Haven - I always make sure that I visit this store whenever I go to One Utama. Not much info on the website though. Physical store is much better.
  • ShabbyPrincess - not a Malaysian website but is easily accessible though :) I downloaded most of the digital scrapbooking kits that I used to design my personal scrapbook pages from this website. Really cool collection!
Gotta go now. Will keep updating this list.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Baby Bop Hop

I've been quite busy lately. Anyway I'm hoping to start an online directory which will list all scrapbook suppliers in Malaysia (online or offline). Also any personal scrapbookers who would like to submit their blogs or websites to be listed in the directory. Will start soon... InsyaAllah.

In the meantime, this is the latest scrapbook design of my dear boy, in a very cute Baby Gap overall bought online from HaiBiBi. You can visit for more selections of branded clothes for babies and toddlers :)

Thursday, April 16, 2009

It's been a while...

It's been quite some time since I last updated this blog. In fact, quite a long time ago! Been busy with work, my son, my newly set-up online biz and life, in general. I'll try to update this blog as often as possible from now on.

Anyway, here are some of the scrapbook pages that I've designed so far...

A BIG thank to ShabbyPrincess for the great selection of scrapbook papers, embellishments, alphabets, etc. All can be downloaded FOC.