Monday, April 27, 2009


Last update for the day.. have been in the uploading and blogging mood today. I did this layout this morning, using free papers from Scrapbook Magazines. I just love the bright and cheerful colors, perfect for this picture of my kids with their cousins. Jaja and Nana, Along's daughters, live in Uganda (Along is working there). So, they are rarely home in Malaysia. But, whenever they are here, Zareef and Zara got along very well with them. Missed having them around.. :)

Sunday, April 26, 2009


Here is a layout I did for Scrap-It-Lah Sketch#1 challenge. It is an online sketch where scrappies submit their layout and the winner get scrappy goodies, or RAKS (not sure what RAKS means, I forgot). Did not hope to win, I did this layout for fun. I like the sketch.. and I have this Valentine kit available that is perfect for the challenge.

Two hearts that beat as one.. our honeymoon pics at Langkawi, more than 5 years ago! :))


Here is some more layouts I did over the past few weeks. I just got the chance to upload the pics to the PC.

Brotherly love.. Just loved these pictures of my kids.. they look so cute. I know that although Zareef keeps bullying his sister, deep inside he still loves her.

The Beach Bum.. Here is a photo from ERC Treasure Hunt to Penang. Zareef was just starting to walk, and this is his first time playing by the beach. Loved the layout from Scrapbook etc. magazine, perfect for this picture.

Zareef's 12 months of smiles..
Capturing Zareef's smiles from innocent newborn smiles to
cheeky toddler smiles and laughs

More pics at my Scrapperocks! page

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Scrapperocks! Party

Last Sunday, I attended my first ever Crop Party, hosted by Papier @ The Curve. Well, from what I understand, a crop party is where Scrappies get together and crop! (Do scrapbook layouts, etc). We have to bring our own paper, embellishment and tools. So, I thought I would just give it a go! It's a great way to meet other Scrappies. I was not really sure on what to expect, so I brought literally all my Scrappie stuffs to the store! a traveling luggage!

I felt quite embarrassed at first bringing my big bag into the store. Other gals bring big bags too, but not as big as mine! :) Some people joked that I want to auction my stuff or something.. haha. The event was hosted by Macy, the store owner and conducted by the famous scrapper, Teacher JC. I've seen her work online and was glad that she was there. I really like her style of layouts. Cool to meet her in person, such a nice gal.

So the event started around 11.30am (waited almost an hour for everybody to turn up.. malaysian style la). It kicked off with the tag challenge. We were assigned to make a name tag for the person on our left, or for my case in front of me. They gave us some scrap papers, flowers, a ribbon, buttons and some letters. I was overwhelmed at first, didnt know where to start! We only had 20 minutes. Under pressure, I just 'cincai'ly made the tag for KIM. Here is the tag I did..

Next was the sketch challenge. Jessy gave a sketch and we had to follow the sketch, by doing our own interpretation on the layout. Here is the layout that she did...

We only had 45 minutes for this challenge. It was hard to start, I even had a hard time choosing the right picture! (as I bring about more than 100 pics that were newly printed.. haha). I know what paper I wanted to use, as I just love the color and design of it and this will be a good opportunity to use it. The best thing about cropping in a scrapbook store is, if you need something, you can just shop there and there! Here is my version of the sketch, although I added the hand-made glasses at home. hehe..

After a snack break ( we had curry puffs and cupcakes), we were on our last challenge, which was the number challenge. In this challenge, we had to use at least 1 cardstock, 2 pattern paper, 3 flowers, 4 buttons and 5 crystal/gems. For this challenge, we had the freedom to choose our layout, so I made a layout for Zara's 1st birthday party. I had this die-cuts that I wanted to use for some time, and it fits the layout perfectly. I like how it turned out.. especially since I love pink!

That's the end of it. But before we departed, there was a price giving ceremony. Suprisingly, I won the tag challenge, which I 'cincai'ly did. I guess it was my lucky day, as I won the lucky draw too!! yay!! Besides the challenge's winners, there was also prizes for best dressed and biggest buy of the day. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that the theme of day is pink, orange and white. So we should dress in the theme colors ( I accidently wore the theme colors although I forgot about it). I won scrappy goodies from Making Memories.. I think its worth about RM100!!! (see pic below). Also, in between the challenges, we had special 30% paper sale and 20% scrappie stuffs!!!

All in all, I had lots of fun.. will surely join another again!! I just found out that there is quite a big network of scrappers in Malaysia and a lot of online challenges. I will try to be in the circle!!

I forgot to bring my camera that day, so visit Jessy's blog and Papier Love for more pics of the party! For more pics of my layouts, visit My Scapperocks! site.

In the meantime.. Scrapperocks!


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