Archive for October, 2011

Scrapbook pages

Well hello there!

Thought I’d show you two more scrapbook pages of my little kiddos. Well they are not so little anymore but in a mothers heart her babies will always be little ones.

I dont like to add too much bulk on my scrapbook pages because I store them in page protectors inside huge 13 x 13 three ring binders. Each of those albums hold more than 100 pages. Adding bulk makes it very difficult to slide the pages inside the page protectors. Also I like the pictures to be the showcase and not the embellies. That’s just my style.

When I do attempt pages with excessive embellies then I usually display them on a easel. But they collect a lot of dust (coz I cant use the plastic protectors) and I really dont like that.

So here they are………………………..


Oh! Those cheeks on my daughter are so yummy. My son used to call them ‘squishy cheeks’. Well…..they are not so squishy anymore and I miss that.

I hope all of you had an awesome Diwali with family, friends and lots of good food. Kids are home for five days and get back to school only on Monday. Its been raining in Chennai so they have been confined indoors. Both of them were not in a cracker-bursting mood this Diwali. I think they really are growing up. One didnt like the noise and the other worried about the pollution it caused. I was really proud of them.



Way to go Shobana!

Hey everybody!

My friend, Shobana’s card is featured on PTI’s Make It Monday challenge. Just wanted to take this chance to congratulate her on this achievement. She is an awesome crafter/baker/crochet-er and and even awesome-er friend. (If you are not on facebook or twitter, then you can check out her card on her blog.)

Kudos to you Shobana. I am thrilled for you. CONGRATS!

What a start to this Diwali week.

Here’s wishing all of you a very Happy Diwali. Have fun but please stay safe.


Bold, bright colours, loads of PTI dies, lotsa stamps- end result a beautiful birthday mini album for a girl.

Flowers on the cover are from Itsy Bitsy, leaves are from a local craft store.

Here are few of the inside pages…………………….

The pp is by American Crafts and is ancient.

Have a good day everyone.

Diwali is fast approaching and there is still so much work to do. First up, clothes. Hopefully will accomplish that task on monday and tuesday.


Zooper fun mini

Kim Hughes has been designing stamps for a long time now. She now has her own line of stamps under the banner ‘Paper Smooches’. Her designs are quirky and whimsical and absolutely stunning. Zooper Fun is a set that she designed for Cornish Heritage Farms a while ago and I was lucky enough to win this set as an rak.

I made a mini album with focus on Kim’s images. This album would be apt for a ‘visit to the zoo’ pictures or even a zoo themed birthday party pictures. I’ve used animal print papers to go with the theme. Lots of white space in this album to balance the dark zoo papers and also for more journaling space.

The cover…….

So that’s it for today folks.

See ya ’round blogland.


Butterfly mini album

I bought this 8×8 paper pack by Do Crafts at Ananda Stores recently- its called ‘Especially for You’ collection. Noticed the beautiful butterflies on the paper and made this 8×8 album.

Here’s the cover (its a bit blurred though)

The cover has a bunch of assorted flowers on it, bought at- Itsy Bitsy, R S Fancy stores, Parry’s etc. The butterflies are  PTI dies. The body of the butterfly is also a die- Quickutz butterfly die (unfortunately the die is retired now and the company is now called Lifestyle Crafts)

Here are a few of the inside pages……………………………..

The  last few days have been soooooo busy with Navarathri celebrations at home. We had the traditional ‘doll display’ called ‘Golu’ at home. We kept it very simple this year as the first anniversary of my  father-in-laws  passing away fell right in the middle of Navrathri. This year my daughter and I decided to make gift envelopes for all the adult guests. She wanted to make PTI’s favour-it boxes (filled with candy)  for all her friends too but we simply ran out of time. Next year…..she says! Lets see…….

I will post pics soon- of the Golu and of the gift envelopes.

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