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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Kids are amazing, don't you think?

I think they're way beyond that. Way beyond amazing. I wake up at 5am every weekdays (Okay, 5.30 or 5.45 when The Husband is around, - he gets the girls' breakfast duty, not that we feel like eating anything at 5am! - *rolleyes* LOL), and by 4pm, which is when we're usually back home, knackered, almost flopping on the floor, (please take note that the knackered and flopping part only applies to me), my two girls will be raring and ready to go.

Ready for anything, from a trip to the park, to some bike rides around the neighbourhood. Heck, they are even willing to go grocery shopping if I'm up to it. Where the hell do that come from? LOL! Not only that, they wake up at 6 on weekends too! It's like God has this extra sacks of energy when he was creating children and went 'Oh well, let's just give it to them!'

Hello? Anybody up there? I think the parents need those more! :D

It's the Lunar New Year holidays over here, which is great and means I can catch up on tv shows, organizing (what's new? you tell me), facebook, blogs and of course sleep! But not so great when you're waiting for the vanilla goodness of Hambly and the whole island is on holiday!! Have you seen their sneaks? Lemme get the link for you.

Sneaks 1
Sneaks 2

How's that? I am seriously drooling over here! I love them all and I want them all! Wooohooo!! Do stalk the Hambly blog for more sneaks that Allison will be posting.

These are already in my Hambly Gallery, thought I'd post them here as well.

Not so pocket calendar *Hambly Screen Prints*

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When I started, I intended for it to be slim and sleek and be able to be called "Pocket Calendar" LOL. That didn't happen. This is because I have decided that I want each wonderful person to have their own page, with their birthday on the overlay page before that. That way, I can keep adding and adding, I'm not even halfway there, I still have loads of photos of friends and family to print.

If anyone is interested, the size is 2.5 x 3.5, the same as ATC. All corners rounded. And the reason of it having that "Bits and Pieces" on the front, is that I have this plan of adhering ticket stubs (from the movies, maybe), or anything I fancy in fact, to some overlays and poppin' them in there, when the time comes.

i think

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7 hours wrinkles

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I have the most amazing friends, I'm so touched! Thank you for these awards ladies! You're all so sweet!



This one from the fabulous Peggy Schenkels and Cathy and Cathy!

5 addictions? Only 5? Man, I have many! ha-ha-ha!!

1. chocolate
2. coffee
3. handmade jewellery
4. graphic t-shirts
5. books

5 fabulous people I would love to pass the award to. . .

1. Marliza
2. Kim Sonksen
3. Denise
4. Lacintha
5. Mireille



This came from Sophia, thanks so much babe! You're a gem!

So this entry has once again becomes a novel. Let me excuse myself, not to do some housework mind you. Who needs housework or errands when there are blogs to stalk, prettiness from Etsy to drool at, and sneaks to swoon at? Not me, that I know for sure. Until I resurface from the mommy madness again, please know that I love you!

43 comments :

ginacarvallo said...

I enjoy a lot coming to your blog because I love your work, you have a unique style!
Thanks for sharing it with us.
Regards from México!

G3 said...

Awesome Los Sasha. Love reading your blog too.
I totally agree with you. I am more fatigued and exhausted than my kids. They wake up early during holidays, watch TV and then and then and then... What can we do now mom?
We have had enought of school holidays. Looking forward to regular school days lol!!

laura vegas said...

kids are exhausting to keep up with! i love that mine are a bit older now .. and that just because THEY wake up, doesn't mean that I have to wake up. lol!

that is an amazing little ablum you made. i actually saw this ... and for whatever reason, i didn't realize YOU were the one that made it. sorry. lol! i just love the bulkiness of it all on that ring!

Nat said...

hehehe- love all - but the 7hour wrinkles are the funniest and coolest .love it!

Zarah said...

Whoa...!! *stunned* SO amazing stuff...! Especially the 7 hour wrinkles. LOOOOOOVE it!!

kim_sonksen said...

Eak...I mean EAK!!! Are you sure about the award?? Lil ole me?? Thanks so much chica - that means A LOT to me.
And wowzers on your Hambly Schtuff...man, every single prject is droolworthy and the 7 hour wrinkle one cracks me up!

Peggy said...

My kids let me sleep these days, and while a few years ago I thought this would be heaven, I find myself thinking back to those early morning times with some nostalgia ... first of all because my babies were still babies then, but also because if you let me sleep, half a day is gone already by the time I crawl out of bed ... Then it takes me forever to get my act together (it seems the longer I sleep the less I feel human!) and by the time I'm ready to go ... it's nearly time to start on supper LOL. Let me tell you, my weekends used to be a lot more fulfilling a few years ago!

Your LO's are gorgeous, I so love your style.

xxx Peggy

Amy Coose said...

I don't know how they do it, but kids just ooze energy all day. It makes me tired just thinking about it. Love the LO's and the pocket calendar...hope you have some big 'ole pockets! LOL

Amy Coose said...

I don't know how they do it, but kids just ooze energy all day. It makes me tired just thinking about it. Love the LO's and the pocket calendar...hope you have some big 'ole pockets! LOL

Danielle said...

Girl, you amaze me every time I come to your blog to visit!! I LOVE everything you make, seriously, just can't get enough of your work! It is so fresh and fun and colorful! Love it!
Hugs,
Danielle

Birgit said...

Just WOW!! Love all the color!!

Audrey Pettit said...

Love, love your blog, Sasha! Your scrappy stuff is always SO amazing. You were so sweet to say on my blog that you'd like to be me for a day, because that is what I ALWAYS think about you. If I could just be you for one day, I would scrap as much as I could and stop for nothing! Love your little flip book of fabulousness and your cool pages. Hambly is just SO much fun. And you showcase it to perfection!

Denise said...

First thing is first! Thank You for the award!! YOu just made my whole day! WOW! I feel the same way about your blog!!!!!

Second; Look at all the goodies on your post today....the little book is completely adorable(just wish i could look thru the whole thing tee hee), the layouts are amazing...as are you my friend!

Third; I know what you mean about kids and go go go stuff, I have 2 kids like that my older boy is a little more relaxed now...hopefully the others will be more like that too. But for now, a nap for mom sometimes helps on those busy days!

Kendalls Mom 3 said...

Oh such beauty Sasha!! Need to break out the label maker now! Love the ringed album too!
Can you tell me what font you used on the LO's...its so perfect and clean!

Melonie said...

I saw your little pocket calendar on the Hambly blog and thought it was brilliant. LOVE it so much. I hear you on the energy thing. My kids get up SOOOO early on the weekends too. Hope you have a great week.

teacher jessy said...

Wow you never fail to impress me with your beautiful & clean look layouts!! It's so refreshing to see. You have a good break!!

Kawi said...

Your calendar is amazing.... i love it!!!!

Beautifuls LO to!

Lucy Edson said...

I know exactly what you mean! My dd can run circles around me. ;)

Been loving the Hamlby sneak, too - so gorgeous - those tiny circles are to die for!! Your not so mini is awesome!!

Fab layouts - the foot one is a great perspective - love it!

Lisa said...

As usual, darlin', your layouts are fabulous! The wrinkled feet made me giggle. :) I hear you about the Hambly--wish my lss would get their act together and order it! Instead, I must covet what Hambly I get in my LT kits. Have a great week (and try to stay awake)!

Karmele said...

Amaziiiiiiing!!!
I love everything you make!!
xxxx

Rebecca said...

Sasha, you can rock that Hambly like no other!!!
Thanks for the sneak peeks!!! I LOVE the calendar :0)

Lisa @celebrate CREATIVITY said...

Great projects and photos as usual. I love teh booklet held together with the ring. Everything is so colorful too.

Mary MacAskill said...

Re: kids... So very true. If only we could bottle the energy source and sell it, no? I could retire wealthy and hire a maid and a chef and spend entire days playing with paper goodies. Love your album and your layouts! You have such a way with color!

peg manrique said...

um yea...i wish that extra sack of energy was headed my way! lovin your stuff....that calendar is just awesome. and that wrinkles one...definitely my fave, and so cute too ;)

Nicole said...

I think your "pocket calendar", lol, is FABULOUS!!!

sharon Ong said...

hang in there mommy! The fact that you can create such beautiful art even in the midst of the craziness that is mummyhood is an inspiration and totally amazing!

Marliza Radzi said...

terima kasih :)

Sandy said...

your work is just AMAZING!!! i'm drooling all over the new hambly - and seriously, that pocket calender is the coolest thing i've ever seen. (-:

Heather M. said...

love your projects - total eye candy!

i'd love to know why parents don't get an extra dose of energy when their kids are born too - i know i could definitely use it!

Ann(i)e Hafermann said...

i know what you mean about the energy THEY have and that WE NEED!!!
gorgeous pocket calendar...so sad i didn't get my picture to you (was in seattle when you requested and no pics of me there :( )
gorgeous layout as well.
lots of love!
xo

Leslie Ashe said...

If only I had HALF of your creativeness I'd be happy. YOUUUUUUU are so good! LOVE your gorgeous stuff!

Hugs Sasha!
Leslie

Selena Kimsey said...

Fabulous layouts Sasha! And I love that Calendar. Wonderful inspiration here!

Coochies & All said...

I agree - kids are amazing. They don't need afternoon naps after school, but I need afternoon naps when they return from school!! It's crazy. And you're amazing too! Having to wake up at 5am is no easy feat - I've stopped complaining about waking up at 6am after reading what time you wake up. haha. Thanks so much for your lovely comments on my blog too - I LOVE your writing!! :)
elaine t

Louisa May said...

Yo gal ! Thanks for always taking time to leave some love for me :) It's just awesome what u have done - every single time i drop by :) so quoting from Peter Cetera - "You're the Inspiration" !

Blue Banana said...

Your layouts are absolutely stunning!!! And i totally love those bits and pieces swatches!! Definitely droolworthy!!

Mandi said...

dude, Sasha, you are a huge asset to Hambly. Seriously, I always love your stuff!!!

Staci said...

As always, you have tons of eye candy for us! I could drool over your work all day long :-) And i'm with you girl - my kids are early risers, too. When on earth will they outgrow that??

doris said...

i have seen the hambly. and now i want the hambly.

doris said...

oh. and you totally rock!

and i hear ya on the energy. where did mine go???

Lal said...

LOOOOVE the LOs...I feel some lifting coming on! And the "Pocket Calendar" is just AWESOME!! I love stalking your blog :D

Vivs said...

Gosh! Another amazing creations Sasha! I loved it when you scrapped simple LO! Less is more and I cant wait to see more of those from you girl!!

have a safe trip to kampong!

Jill said...

So much inspiration coming at me here -- I love it all! I just got my Feb. SBE today and saw your lovely page in it -- gorgeous stuff, as always!

Angie's Scrappin Spot said...

wow i can't believe i found your blog. i am such a big fan .. from wescrap.. ages ago it seems. i am going to check you out. this album is great i can't wait too see more. oh you made me a happy person today. thanks.