Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Mini Album - house
This is one of my fav mini album "Our first home".......... I really really enjoyed the process as much as the result. Why? Because we just sold our house, will be shifting to somewhere slightly bigger. I will miss this place.......... this has been home for the last 12 years.......... our first home when we got married.......... the place where we had kids, and built so many memories. Thus, I am full of mixed emotions........ happy to get a bigger place yet sad to move. Though this house looks dated......... we didn't have much 12 years ago......... we didnt even reno when we moved in.......... but we have built a loving home for ourselves and the kids. The irony is now we have more 'dough'........ can afford to do up the next house... put in 'designer kitchen' and more......... but still my heart is with this place. Well, here is the mini: 1) Cover I cut a 'house' shape from raw chipboard. Cover it with Webster Pages. Add in lace, trims, pearls. Layer a hambly over and add these Cosmo Cricket letters. 2) Page 2 I use Jenni Bowlin Bingo cards as the pages but I cover it with Webster Pages journaling cards. Love these cards... so convenient... I wrote all my journaling on it. This page, I add pics of the people who lived here. My mom, my kids and us of course. 3) Page 3 This is the living room (as Singaporeans called it)....... hall as Americans call it. I took a pic of the large space and I journal about what we do here and what we put here. The kids can spread out their entire village of Polly Pockets... toys and even a mini kitchen. This is where they play. 4) page 4 This page I talked about our fav nooks - like the couch..... the computer table in the hall where we work. The discipline corner too! Hahaha.... i took a pic of the little one going thru time out. So funny! Yes.. that's the Kwok family famous time out corner where Charis will not forgot.... discipline is good for the kids! 5) Page 5 Oh.. the kitchen.... I hate it initially cos it is so dark and small. Not enough work surface to work on for a keen cook like me. But we made the most of what we have. I even taught Charis to cook here. Lots of mother & child bonding in this little kitchen. Love it now! 6) Page 6 Our rooms...... what can we say? We sleep very well! For the kids room, I talked about my fav - the library I made for them. I bought bookcases and squeeze in many many books. I like that it is accessible and they can go to that corner and read anytime. My fav! 7) Page 7 My scrap space - a tiny corner in my mom's room. My place of sanity and inspiration. And the other page - my fav reading corner. That little space on the right of the couch..... the place where the winds blow. Love this spot. Where I get my reading done! DO you like this? I love this album alot. And I finally used up ALL my webster Pages 3 collections of papers and journaling cards. Very sad! boo-hoo... boohoooooo....... i love webster pages a lot. I have made countless LO, projects and cards. Someone get me the new papers........ I am having withdrawal from zero WP. LOL!