Sunday, November 13, 2011

Forever and a Day!

A few weeks back, my ex-schoolmates called for a mini reunion gathering, just a small group of us at all the way at Subang Parade (I used to go to school in Subang), and we went together as a family since most of them wanted to meet my hubby and son.

Of all days, he decided to be l'enfant terrible! He refused to sit in his stroller, he fusses at the high chair, his usual cartoons can't cheer him up and poor daddy had to carry him around the mall so mummy can catch up with her old friends. I was thoroughly annoyed and embarrassed by his behavior and can't wait to just get home. When we were in the car, he even fussed in his car seat which isn't normally the case, he usually loves his car rides! So I had to defy all road safety etiquette and carry him otherwise daddy can't drive in peace. And then .... he fell asleep in my arms looking sooooo incredibly adorable and angelic and then all I can think of is, how can I ever stay annoyed at you for long! Then I felt so bad for being irritated with him, it's not his fault after all because I made him go out during his noon nap hour. I took a photo with my free hand and here's a scrap of this special moment.

I'll credit two fabulous challenge sites for the inspirations for this layout... firstly; Scrap-It-Lah with their November challenge and Sketchabilities' Sketch #58.

Below are the criteria for Scrap-It-Lah's November challenge by Debbi Tehrani of Little Scraps of Magic:

All layouts must please incorporate the following 
{thereafter any extras may be added} 
  1. Layers - at least 6 
  2. Stamping and/or embossing 
  3. Tags or journaling cards incorporated into your design (not necessarily used to journal on but can be if you choose)
And this is the fabulous awesome Sketch #58 by Sketchabilities:

Here are some of close-ups:

Title tag; MME L&F2. Journaling tag; Simple Stories Generations.
All papers by Glitz' Vintage Blue.
Doilies and butterflies are stamped, embossed and fussy cut.
Flowers; Prima & Etsy, doiley; Kaisercraft, pearls; Zva.
Huge fabric bloom; Prima, chipboard flourishes; Maya Road.
Well, my lesson here is never to bring him out during his noon nap time, the result is disastrous. So no more brunches or luncheons with friends with baby in tow :(

I'm pretty happy with this layout, thanks to the awesome sketch, which inspired me to use these fabulous papers to their best, really awesome collection by Glitz! Also, I've been drowning in Christmas cards lately so I'm soooooo glad to get a short break away from cards to scrap this layout. I was almost losing my scrapping mojo lately, but this made me very very happy! Scrapping is such an awesome way to spend the weekend :)

Well, there's still plenty of time to enter Scrap-It-Lah's November challenge , check out the awesome RAK (Studio Calico's Tatting Kit which is available from Scrappin Studio) for the winner....

Drooling yet??? Hehehehe :P

Thanks for dropping by! Hope you're having a fabulous weekend! Cheerios!


Lean said...

this is a great take on the sketch you have used beautiful papers and embellies for it.Sweet pictures to!

Amelia Khalik said...

Oowwhhhh poor u n baby lucas. Dont worry beb..i've had that too many times till i lost count how many grumpy, disastrous moment i've experience and yes by the end of the day there is no point in staying mad really! They're too adorable to ignore! lol. Anyway..i love ur take on both challenge! Gorgeous layering and pretty embellish! :))))

Margrethe said...

WOW! I wish I could make layouts like this. I love all the layering and the colors are divine! :)

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Umenorskan said...

Truly a wonderful layout.

sandi said...

Oh wow! This is just absolutely gorgeous! Your mojo is very strong my friend!! Amazing!

Blossom inch said...

don't worry Marina, I believe all moms have experienced that before including me...too are not alone! well, this is such an awesome page created by you...beautiful colours and layering, adorable pics too. Great great take babe!

Regina Castillo said...

I love your take. The clustering of embellishments is to die for. Thank you for playing along with us at Sketchabilities.

Anonymous said...

This is love. What a great LO. Love the layers, the colours, the beautiful flowers. And the story just complet it. Thanks for playing along with us at SIL

mariko said...

Wowww!!Sooooo beautiful!!!
Thanks for playing along with SA!!

Debbi Tehrani said...

What a darling photo and an absolutely gorgeous page! Loving all the lush layering and how you've arranged everything. Beautiful color scheme, too!

naddy said...

beautiful LO, pretty details n layerings :)

Helen Tilbury said...

What a stunning layout Marina - this is totally wowzers!! Thanks so much for playing along at Scrap-it-Lah!!

Helen Tilbury said...

Thank you too for choosing a Sketchabilities sketch to work with too! You chose one of my favourites & worked it to perfection!!

teacher jessy said...

Wow that is a gorgeous layout!! I love the layering and what precious story behind that layout :)

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