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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Craving for brownies. . .

*before you ask, no, I'm not pregnant :)* I wanted to order brownies at lunch just now, but changed my mind because urmm... I already had calamari and spiced chicken sticks. Yeah, you guessed it, I'm sorta regretting that decision now because I'm craving for some brownies and ice-cream, big time craving. *sigh*

Lesson learnt - next time, just order. That is just better than sitting here at home, wanting brownies and not wanting to go out to buy and not wanting to bake. Oookay!! Enough with my food craving.. !! LOL!

A layout to share. . .

not nothing

I must thank Peggy for inspiring me to snap those silly photos!


close up 1

American Crafts Vinyl thickers, originally yellow and red, painted with Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint in Broken China.

close up 2

close up 3

Stickled Pink Butterflies layered atop White Onesies.

close up 4

My sort-of-vent. *chuckles*

close up 5

I used the stamp Sophia sent me a lil while ago. Thank you Soph!! *hugs*

Two more days and we will be done with the mid year exams. Can someone dance with me? I'm in desperate need of some nap and creative time. *grins* Enough about me.. what have you been up to lately? Spill, girlfriends! :)

crazy love from me to you. .
XoXo

56 comments :

Lucy Edson said...

I know just what you mean about the SAMH part, Sasha! Busy doesn't even cover it! Still - wouldn't trade it for anything- but, no naps and baths around here either. Maybe a little too much scrapping and not enough cleaning. ;)

Love what you did with the funny photos! And you will be seeing me borrow the idea for the crackle paint on the alphas for sure! Gorgeous! :)

Coochies & All said...

Standing ovation for that layout of yours - love the look of it, and applauding the words you wrote. I can't agree with you more and I know you know that. :)
Thanks for dropping by my blog too - maybe I'll bump into you at a nearby supermarket or makan place then. hehehe.
I still have one more week to go before my kid's exams are over - I'm dying here. You go and take your much needed break, I'll join you later next week yah? :)
elaine t

Jessica said...

love this layout...really beautiful. crackle paint on the alphas...brilliant!
those pics are so fantastic! everytime i see any of your pics it reminds me that i need a better camera..lol! yeah people who think SAHMs sit around all day and pamper themselves and eat bon bons are crazy!!!

have a great day!

Haberdawoman said...

Fisrt off...NO ONE works a Hambly layout the way you do, you are awesome! As for the SAHM, I feel ya, people think you just hang out and not do much, I always tell people this is a 24 hour per day job and money wise I am underpaid but my kids pay me with their smiles and words, (still wishing I could get paid) LOL This past weekend was nothing but fun, I got a bunch of scrapbooking goodies for my birthday, Friday we spent the night with friends and family, (mom watched the girls) Saturday I spent the entire day (until 2 am) scraping with my dearest friends and Sunday, we celebrated mothers day and I had the joy of watching our 5 year give bouquets of flowers to all the moms in our family with the HUGEST smile (is that a word?) Anyhow I have said enough :D 1 more thing, I love those pictures.

Mélanie Blackburn said...

Sasha, what an awesome lo! The crackle paint is so funky on those thickers!

I'm on mat leave so I know what it is being a SAHM but yes people don't get it. I often get comments that I have nothing else to do but veg around the house, hello!!!, taking care of a home and a 9 month old is not work? I wouldn't change it for anything in the world and I'm very sad at the thought that I will be going back to work later this summer.

hazel said...

beautiful LO sasha. love all the details!!

Denise said...

First of all; Amazing layout my friend!!! Loved those silly pics!!!! Loved the journalling too, I get the same response from some people too...oohhhhh youre a sahm...so you don't work....and then I promptly say, no I work, I work very hard!!! Some people are just clueless.

I'd order brownies too and enjoyed every bite!!!

Have a great week!

Nat said...

such a gorgeous layout!!! Love the journaling. And yeah brownies- now you made me want them.

jeremyk123 said...

i looove that layout. just love it.

Heather M. said...

wow, gorgeous layout! i love how you painted those thickers - sooooooo cool!

and i totally agree with you - being a sahm is the hardest thing i've ever done. some days i think it would be so much easier to go to work! lol!

Wati Basri said...

Lovely layout as usual Sha!

Birgit said...

Totally love this LO! And the journaling. I could have written it myself, LOL!! and you made me want brownies... right now! :)

Yasmin said...

I loved this layout!! the colors, the way you positioned your photo's.. The text strips.. gorgeous! :) You do fabolus artwork! :)

BeeBopp23 said...

Great layout! Its true, some people like to give you crap about being able to stay home! I don't have any kids yet and I don't work, but gosh darn...there is ALWAYS something that needs to be tended to! I run our household!! Yesterday I cleaned all day and then when I was about ready to finally sit down it was dinner time! While sometimes I feel like a bum for not working and feel like I have to explain myself to some people, my husband reminds me that he doesn't have to worry about a thing when he is out training or deployed! He knows I have everything covered and it makes his job easier to do as well!
And one last thing...isn't funny how when our husbands come home from a long day of work they can relax and put their feet up, while we've been working all day as well and we need to get dinner on the stove then clean up afterward! Hahaha!

So there was my rant! Lol!

deana said...

The LO is fantastic & gorgeous.... just like all your other completely inspiring work.

And from one SAHM to another... amen, amen, amen... :-)

Carla said...

OMG! I love, love everything here! The adorable onsie overlay, omg, how adorable! The butterflies, the wrapped journaling on the side (which I going to borrow, BTW)! The pics are super adorable and I love the journaling. I work full time but when I was home with my newborn and 2 year old. I was busy and realized that getting out of the house sometimes can be valuable!

ngantukalways said...

sha,
is mrs field's still around there? i miss its macadamia brownies. anyway have u tried steamed brownies fr bandung? they're heavenly! should go visit awie.

Adrienne said...

i love your journaling strips!

Brenda said...

I love this LO. The silly pictures, the hambley, the journaling,.... just everything!

Melonie said...

Girl I love this LO! The pics are priceless and since I have been a SAHM for 9 years now I can totally relate. People tend to ask me to babysit a lot because they think I am just home doing nothing. Very frustrating. Anyway, love the LO especially the letters. Great effect. Have a great week.

tanjawestwood said...

I am in love with your scrapbooking. You are by far the best!! Keep up the inspiration :)

sharon Ong said...

hey hey! Great layout! Absolutely valid 'vent' - nobody should ever even hint that SAHMs do 'nothing'. Hugs to you

laura vegas said...

i just LOVE this layout sasha! for all the fun details and the vibrant colors. but also the journaling. so perfectly worded!

Karmele said...

love this layout Sasha!!
awesome lo! fantastic!!!

roree said...

Such a gorgeous page, Sasha! I always love your color combos and beautiful details. So inspiring!

sarah said...

omg, brownies... you make me want to bake some now. thanks a lot! haha. jk.

anyway, LOVE the latest work! such great details as always.

have a wonderful day sasha!

hugs,
sarah.

Breanne Crawford said...

LOVE that page! so good!

ania said...

O yeah! LOve your journaling here, YAY!

And um, should I say Im like, gonna bake now or not? :P

shopgirlaudi said...

LOVE the journaling on that LO. It's SO true. Some days I feel like having a job outside of the home would be easier.

Being a SAHM is hard work; 24/7. Props to you, fellow SAHM:)

Ann(i)e Hafermann said...

gorgeous layout and totally with you on the sentiment!!
xoxoxo
annie

Brenda Hurd said...

absolutley perfect layout! the journaling is awesome - isn't it true - we SAHM's work hard! those brownies sound yummy too - if you've got the craving - you gotta go for it or it doesn't go away!

Danielle said...

I LOVE your layout! The journaling is so true, I can relate!!

Jeni Boisvert said...

ROCKIN' Layout Sasha!!!! *lOvE* it girlie! xo

Blue Banana said...

These pictures are too funny! *LOL*
I looooove those crackle paint alphas! Thanks for the inspiration!

jazsutra said...

CUTE & FUN Page there sasha.do enjoy being a sahm.i do. for sahm = scrap at home mom teehee ;)-jaz

domestic goddess said...

gorgeous Hambly layout hun! YOu sure do rock Hmably!
Hugsxx

Ingrid said...

Glad to see you're back, Sweetie ! Hope everything is doing better with your Mom right now ! I totally love your layout ! The pics are hilarious and i love those gorgeous crackled alphas ! And of course, me being a SAHM, i'm totally woth you on the sentiment !

Christiane said...

a sasha-layout in pure culture. love looking at your work!! :))

Chok Keun said...

Love this LO! The photos are so cute!!! And the journalling, I get what you mean, understand that a lot of SAHM are facing the same as you :)

Louisa May said...

Wonderful SuperGal and you're one of the most dedicated moms i know !! Sigh, i miss u big time ! AND LOVE LOVE LOVE when u do what you do ! Its really awesome. REALLY.

Caroline said...

i ALWAYS seem to be craving brownies! LOL. i have these brownie bite cookies that i got from trader joes, but they just aren't the same as the real thing!

i *heart* that LO. the crackle vinyl alphas = brilliant.

Christine said...

Love that journalling! Go you!! Those photos are so funny, too cute! and that onesies transparency is just adorable!
Goodluck with the rest of the exams

vtpuggirl said...

You've summed it up perfectly! Awesome layout as always! Hope you get that brownie, you deserve it girl!

Sharmaine said...

Hi there my sweet friend. Just wanted to give you a hug. Don't know why, just did :) So I have. Now I can run away again :)

AbbieTorroll said...

how cool are YOU spraying those vinyl letters with crackle paint?!?!?! I LOVE that! I SO have to remember that!!!

Have a good week girlie!! {{hugs}}

Denise said...

oh Sasha-
I am so happy for you that you are a stay at home mommy!!

Being a mom is 24/7 hard work whether you work outside the home or not! I've done both and one isn't better, easier than the other, just different.

All moms need a pat on the back I think...and some brownies and a nice hot bath and then a nap!

Sophia said...

Hey babe!
Wow! They really think SAHMs do nothing? Those are called tai-tais... not SAHM! LOL!
I mean, being a SAHM means work 24/7 with no leave and off days! And I salute you for that!

Love that layout! Love how it's so real and beautifully done with those Hamblys

scrap-myself-silly said...

Aiyoh...heck what other people say k and repeat after me ..
"I am a Domestic Goddess" x1000000000...
Brilliant LO. Thanks for inspiring me today :)

huggggggggggs,
Aniza

Nicole said...

OMGOSH, aren't people nuts for thinking that? CRAZIES!!

LOVE your layout and your journaling is just perfect! Such fun photos too!

Adrienne said...

OMG I recognized your daughters in some LOs that you did in May's Scrap trends!! LOVE THEM. Plan on using one as Inspo!!

Peggy said...

Ooooooh I love this one!!!! I agree with every word you say, I just love your journaling. And isn't it great you used those wonderful photos, I recognized them immediately LOL. Gorgeous LO Sasha, your work is wonderful and inspiring!
xxx Peggy

Mary said...

So, can you just pass me some of your style??? I love it! And I totally agree about not doing "nothing" all day. I almost think it was easier when I was "working." :P

Angie's Scrappin Spot said...

SO Freakin true... I am also a SAHM and the work never ends.. it's a 24-7 job without a break sometimes... I just love this layout and the photo's ,great techniques used. Will have to get some of that paint to try! Oh and some of those Hambly product too.. they are too cool!!

Kara Ward said...

Love the layout...
Love the blog header...
Love your blog period!

New fan!!!

coravre said...

waouhhhh, as usual !! XOXO

Michele H. said...

love love your journaling my friend!! i may not be a SAHM but i can so relate to what you're saying!! my mom use to get that same exact comment when we were little!!