Sunday, September 6, 2009

O-boy's Birthday !

warning : picture heavy post :)

we celebrated O-boy's birthday last Sunday

little missy (on the right) giving him directions on
what to do after singing the birthday song
is my niece KA ...
if anyone needs a birthday song singer ...
this girly is the one to hire ...
thanks A for the best birthday song ever :)

O being cheeky ...
trying to get at the chocolate balls
even before cutting the cake !!

that's him ...
chomping away ...
did I mention .. anything chocolate is his favourite :)

highlight of the party (well not for Unc Fahm's)
was the pinata ...
all the kiddies had a go...

whack !
whack !

in the end hubs had to really give it a bash
to crack it open for a huge load of candy
to fall out ...
then ....
it was scramble time ...
kiddies scrambling everywhere
collecting all the candy goodies ...

post party family photo with O's pressies

thanks Auntie Aya and Uncle Fahmi for
coming to Sg for O's bday bash ...

made this layout for O as he turns 3


journaling: O is monster-liciously charming,
cheeky and very happy !
he waited eagerly for his 3rd bday...
had his party ...
and now can't wait to be 4
so he can have another
birthday party !

thanks for dropping by !

hugs, N

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

5 days shy ...

O-boy is that many days shy of turning THREE !
sorry for not updating my blog sooner ...
been a little busy preparing
for O's birthday ....
ole mummy here was rather ambitious ...
i set out to make his party packs, invites, birthday banner
and a bunch of other crafty stuff ....
soon i realized that it was too much an undertaking
so , i discarded the invites ...
i was left to do his banner and party packs !
phew !
banner took a few nights ...
glad to report that it is completed ....
double phew ...
now have to think of how to hang the banner come Sunday ..
next, came the party packs ...
i must have made approx 50 of those packs
half for his party and other half for his
classmates from MG and LW ....
being a total novice at party planning ...
i had to do a little scouting
of what items to place in the packs
being ever so mindful of not
loading it with too many sweeties ....
heee .... i kept the sweets to minimum (sorry kiddos)
cos i remember cringing when i saw
what was in some of the party packs
O-boy has received in the past ...
so ... party packs made and packed ... checked !
kinda felt guilty for not providing much
interms of sweets for the party ...
i mean what's a party without sweets rite ?!?
ole mummy then had brilliant plan
of getting a pinata as part of the
kiddies entertainment
..... and guess what ???
last weekend O-boy, hubs and me
had a good time stuffing the pinata with
LOADS of sweet gooodies !!!!!
promise to post pics of the day
made this layout sometime back
only had the chance to load it today
love the photo of O-boy
living loud and so totally like him to have
his tutu in the mouth and
my green hairband as headphones !

Thanks for dropping by !
made some teacher's day cards for O-boy's teachers

Thanks for looking :)

huggabooo , N

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

2 years, 11 months, 2 days ....

and we finally got our king sized bed back ... all to ourselves ...
heee ...
O-boy has moved out of our bed and into his own room with his own bed ...
transition has been quite smooth ...
no tears or meltdowns (both him and the mummy)
few hiccoughs though ...
he wakes up me up and drags me to his room ...
and when he falls asleep again ...
i sneak off back to my bed ...
this is repeated 2-3x these past 3 nites ...

so, if you spot a panda-eyed woman travelling from bedok to buona vista ...
that will be me ...

no regrets though ...
we (O and me) are learning to be independent of each other ...
all part of growing up ...

but, how i miss his warm little body next to mine ... sigh ...

on a brighter note ...
the layout i submitted for MWL's mid month challenge by Pooi was
chosen as this month's winner ...
the one with O-boy and the tub of nutella ... hee ...
a very nice surprise ...

i am looking forward to the long weekend ...

thanks for dropping by ...

luvs, N

Sunday, July 26, 2009

of dirty laundry and F1-trainees ....

work/studies have been pretty hectic these past few weeks ... so when the weekend came i welcomed it with open arms ... i planned to sit back and throw the legs up and do nothing ...
ofcourse that never is the case ... you see , this is when i play catch up with all the household chores that i neglected during the weekday ... long story short ....
with all the necessary house stuff done i was left tired and cranky ...
i thought dragging out the scrap-schtuff might lighten the heart ... alas , no hope , nada ... stared at my loot for ages .... until i managed to squeeze out this layout ... and boy, this one took ages ... a-g-e-s .... to complete ...
must admit that looking at the finished LO did make my heart lighter ...
this one is about Koh Ee and Koh Ann (my niece - the lady behind the wheels)- what a pair you 2 make !
photo taken at Plaza Singapura 2009
journaling : F1 - trainees .
... the weekend is ending as i am typing this ... help !
leaving you in boo hoos, N

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Oh plum plum plum ....

I cracked open my Vintage Plum Kit (June 09)
and made this layout in time for
MWL mid month challenge
hosted by Pooi ....
had tough time piling up the embellies ... and I think
it may not be as embellie-heavy as the other entries ....
anyways, am glad I took on this challenge cos
God only knows that I am a embelliphobic person ...
for example :
I have major issues with flowers ...
don't get me wrong ....
paper cut outs of flowers I can handle
BUT .....
when it comes to things like Prima flowers ..... I freeze !!!
I really can't seem to use them or know where to place them ...
I take them out ... look at them ... and ... put them back !
case closed !
Next, I buy many many many journaling tags ....
where are they ???
hmmm .... somewhere underneath the mountain
of papers at home ... banished ...
cos I have given up hope of
locating a suitable place for them on my LO's ;(
my conclusion :
I think I need some scrap therapy ... no SIC ... not retail therapy ;)
till I sort out my issues with embellishing ...
tata and take care .
luvs, N

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Love came in a PINK box ....

... my Pink Paislee grab box arrived last nite (*thank you mr. DHL*) and boy i am amaaaazed at how much pink-love was crammed into it ... it's crazeee ... twas just endless !!
Anyways, promised some gals that i'd post pics of my loot ... here's what i received in the box ...
happy oogling ... so, when you coming over ? ... we'll have a Pink crop, kay ...


Tuesday, July 14, 2009

My poor lil ducky ...

... is down with fever AGAIN !!!
Just when I thought it was safe to blog about his previous one which was in May ... sigh ... the hubs reassures me that this is common among school going kiddies ... they may be afflicted almost every month ... somehow i don't feel assured ... double sigh ... i guess my poor ducky has to learn to fight these bugs to build his own immunity armour ...

so there we were ... the designated mommy nurse (who has the flu - yuck!) and the feverish duck ... at home ... taking temps ... spooning meds ... sponging forehead ... blowing noses ... watching PHD together ... riding out those d*mn fevers ...

am thankful that duck is quite a good patient ... wasn't cranky, quacky or unreasonable ... however, he was a little more subdued yesterday ... not the usual active self ...

while he napped yesterday ... i had some free time ... managed to complete this LO ... journaling my thoughts/feelings/frustrations watching my ducky battle his fever ...


Title: my poor lil ducky

(photo was from the fever in May 09)

today ... nurse mommy is glad to report that the duck is much better ... almost 70% his normal self ... last high fever reading was at 6 am ... for which he woke mommy nurse when he started talking non-sense (hee ... he does this when the fever wakes him. when he was younger and not talking yet, he would cry to wake me up) ... *fingers crossed* the fever will stay away ...

that's it for now ... take care folks !

thanks for dropping by ...

loves, N

Monday, July 6, 2009

What a character !!

I was cleaning up files on my laptop when I found a bunch of photos of O-boy taken before we left for KL. It was also the time when he had swinging high fever (38 was lowest and 39.8 the highest). So, me and him stayed at home as I nursed his fever.
I took this photo of him cos as you can see ... even with a rip roaring fever he still manages to look happy (PlayHouse Disney on the telly did help ... sooo grateful to Starhub)
Oh ... and see the green hairband he has on his head ... Yeah ! Mine ! That's how he wears it - like headphones. Don't ask me why but he loves my green hairband.
Hmmm ... mental note to self, get the Papa to spend more time with O-boy ... yikes !
He's fine now, all systems go go go ! Emm... yeah, he is a character all rite ! Full of spunk and life !

And how was your day ?


Tuesday, June 30, 2009

How I adore thee ...

truth be told ...
I am a big fan of Cosmo cricket
they have the cutest papers
which are just puuurrfect for
layouts of O-boy

so when I read that Cosmo
was looking for a new design team
decided I'll to give it a go ...
just for the fun of it
imagine ...
a chance to play and create
using their lovely papers
bliss ....

off I went ...
to compile my Cosmo
works of heart ....

here they are ...
I hope you enjoy them as much as
I have enjoyed creating them ...

Title: rise and shine sweetheart

Title: i am gonna B 3
(journaling of O-boy's wish to own a tri-scooter for his 3rd b'day)

notes: sand between my toes
east coast park, singapore
may 09
(for Groovie Cover Challenge - July09)

Title: You Make Me Smile

(beach holiday Langkawi Island, Malaysia 2008)

Title: nearly 3 and Oh-so-yummy

I thought I would include a couple of my

favourite layouts as well

heee ..

these were made using non-Cosmo products

Tite: i love being your mummy

Title: Pureness of Heart

Thanks for dropping by !

Bear hugs, N.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

I'm back ....

to be honest ...
we got back Monday nite ..
been busy ..
trying to catch up with
work and the house is a mess
etc etc...
Gosh, think I need another
holiday just to recover from
the one I just had ! :(
We (hubs, O and I) went to PJ and from there
travelled to ChaingMai with my parents.
Will post some photos sometime soon ...
On the scrapping front .... nada!
Mojo on the fritz ...
Me thinks, mojo saw the huge laundry pile
with my name on it and decided
to abandon ship !
ahaaks !
Till later...
Muahs, N

Sunday, June 7, 2009

nearly 3 ...

and Oh so yummy ...
he is truly ...
just can't get enough of that face
wanna kiss it every minute
that is, if he lets me
better fill up on it now cos when he
grows into a little man
he won't be taking the
"mommy-kisses" too kindly :)
just wish i could bottle up his
yummy-ness & it keep forever
and ever
and ever ...

oh yeah, this reminds me to start
thinking and sourcing stuff for O's
3rd birthday ...
he already knows what he wants
and reminds us daily ...

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Sunny Saturday at the park ...

we woke pretty early on Sat morning
and headed out to the park nearby
convinced ol'hubs to bring out the camera
was extremely glad he did cos we managed
to get some awesome shots of O-boy flying his kite
needless to say O-boy had tonnes of fun
giggling and shrieking seeing his kite in the air
..... made one little boy's day !

see what I mean :)
look at that smiley face
thanks O-boy for reminding us
that happiness and joy can be found
in simple everyday things ...
like a $2 kite !

till later.
take care and have a great weekend!


Tuesday, June 2, 2009

June is here ...

yes sweeties ... we have reached
our halfway point for 2009
time certainly flew on speedy
wings for me ...
been kept on my tippy toes for most
part of the year work-wise and
wokey... nuff chatter...

first LO is for Scrappin Kids
this is my take on Jessy's sketch
(thanks Jessy for your wonderful sketches)
what sketch you may ask?
well... if you pop over to the SK blog
you'll see the sketch we were given
have a go and share with us
what you come up with
we would love to see your
works of heart :)

title: i am gonna B 3
scribbling: you are gonna be three soon. My! How time flies!
You have been asking us to buy you a tri-scooter
We told you that you have to be bigger to play the tri-scooter
That's why nowadays, everytime you eat or have your milk
you would tell us that you have grown and ready for this!"
(arrow points at the photo of a tri-scooter)

next up is a LO for Groovie Cover Challenge
this month's cover was really fun
as i used mainly stamped images and
rub-ons in a bid to clear some of my
hoarded rub-ons ..he he...
so do pop by the Groovie Cover Blog
to check out this month's cover
and give it a go kay ...

title: me and you
TOGETHER... the best place to be
last but not least ..
this LO was inspired by AM's floral beauty challenge
sorry O-boy .. mummy indulged herself (yet again)
and covered this LO with sooooo many flowers
the next LO will be a more boyish one kay .. promise !

title: bloom 2 your hearts content

wokey ladies ... that's all for now
thanks for dropping by

have a HAPPEY JUNE !!

love ya...

Sunday, May 31, 2009

I don't know my ABC's...

if you listen to O-boy's rendition of
his alphabet song, you'll crack up too
why ? well...
he manages all 26 alphabets
with proper pronounciation
however, the ending of the song
goes like this ...
"xyz...i DON'T know my abc's
tell me what you think of me"
wahhahahahha ...
aiyoh ... he is too cute !
obviously doesn't understand
the lyrics and just memorize
gave me inspiration to make
the layout below
to remember
this stage of his development
perhaps more for my own
memory than his.
they grow up too fast !
now, singing his abc's
next thing i know... off to college...

thanks for dropping by :)

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Whats coming up in June ...

time flies on speedy wings all this year.
seems like i am forever running to catch up.
Phew... lemme catch my breath...
here are some sneakies of what
is install for the month
of June - coincidentally June is
my last month DT-ing with
ScrappinKids. it has been a
complete BLAST !
Thanks to sweet sweet Wati
for the opportunity.
To the RDT and DT's you guys ROCKED!
Thank you for your constant
inspiration and friendship.
Will miss you gals.
here's my sneakie for SK
do drop by the blog or forum
come 1st of June for the full reveal

next sneakie is for Groovie Cover

so peeps ... 1st of June ... pencil the date down :)

lotsa loves,


Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Heads up ladies !

Scrappin Kids is looking for
fresh, fun, inspiring, talented
& versatile scrapper
to join the Scrappin Kids Crew

The DT term will be from July - Dec 09
If you have what it takes.......
Do email
with the header "DT Call"
a favourite layout of your lil ones

and do provide following information as well
1. Your name
2. Your current location
3. Your blog addresse / online gallery
4. A list of all Design Team (if any)
that you had been involved in previously or currently serving
5. Tell us a bit of yourself
Applications will be considered until 8th June 2009
ScrappinKids accept international applications as well!
So go on ... send your lovely
works of heart and join
the SK team !

Sunday, May 10, 2009

advice {no.12}

"when your day feels gloomy
... look for the silver lining.
it's there baby ...."
-mummy 09-
i never knew painting
could be so much FUN
till yesterday ....
as i watched my white CS
turn into THIS (above)
with just a little paint !
i am so glad i decided to
go for Celine Nevarro's layout class
held at my LSS yesterday...
take home message for me :
1. loosen up
2. there is no right or wrong
3. use your fingers
4. experiment
5. experiment
6. experiment
7. have FUN creating !!!
8. just whack :)
thank you Celine and MWL for a
truly wonderful experience !

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Beautiful Saturday ...

today, was spent with
my sweet lil niece and
beautiful sista-in-crime ML ..

we left both the daddies
around mid-morning
to do their man-thang
and headed to a cool
place to hang out and chill

we ended up at MWL at PS
tee hee... the kiddies were
happy but the mommies
were happier to be
surrounded by soooo much
scrap barangs !!!
later the daddies joined us
had some lunch
and off to class i went ...
managed to get a seat
in CN's layout class
it was SUPERB !!!
so totally out of my comfort zone ..
techniques were totally
new to me.... hahaha
i'm very traditional lah...
only paper, scissors and glue
so, today... i finally held a
heat gun (pls dun laugh k)
finally knew how to emboss
(aiyah, i paiseh already)
finally got to try glimmer misting
(this was fun)
and did ALOT of hand painting !!! ROCK !!!
Thank you and MWL for
the class :)

leaving you with
some photos from today

our future F1 drivers :)

the wheels on the bus
go round and round
round and round
round and round....
KA & KE ... don't they look
cute as bus driver and
conductor ?
Oh yeah ! I am hosting a
simple weekend challenge
over at Scrappin Kids...
if you are a mom or wanna
make something special
for your own mom...
check out the challenge
join in kay...
there will be a RAK for
the winner !!
lastly, wanna wish all the mommies
you are amazing !!!
bear hugs..

Friday, May 8, 2009

I am blessed ...

O-boy came home on Friday
with this card
he made at playschool
which he presented to me
accompanied with a hug
and "i love you, mummy" message
i looked at it
and burst out crying
words just can't describe
this feeling of pride, love and
blessed-ness which rushed
into my heart all at once

thank you baby for coming
into my life and
making it a beautiful one !
those are his hands :)
shaped like a heart

message inside was just awesome !

thank you baby...