Friday, November 13, 2009

Freestyle Friday and a giveaway

* yes, freestyle again. Because apparently, my brain is fried, overcooked even right this moment, thanks to the humongous headache that has taken residence for the past two days. (I love using the word humongous! It may be my 'word of the month'!)

* I turned 31 last week. Loads of well wishes on FB, text messages and emails. Thank you guys! I spent the day with good girlfriends and my family. Happiness.


* Butterfly cheesecake, specially made by Audrey for me. Thank you Audrey! *hugs*


* Assam Laksa - a spicy, sour-ish noodle with fish gravy - dish. I promise you it's yummy. Had that for birthday breakfast.

* I have stopped counting the days until my sister gets married. I figured there is no use of me getting all nervous and fidgety. LOL.

* The time is now 9.32pm. I have been thinking about going to bed since 3.30pm. Yet, here I am.

* Mr Husband bought me a running tights. I wore that to gym one day and someone there complimented that I lost weight. I smiled. Just because you can't see it, doesn't mean it isn't there. I am talking about my soft midsection being held inside by the wonderful tights. LOL.

* I *heart* you, so I'll stop rambling and get on with the giveaway, okay? Okay.

I'm sure you have heard about Pixie Petals before, right? Hop on over if you haven't! She has an awesome mix of bellies and tags and most adorable crocheted flowers! The sweet girl sent me some mix of her stuff and guess what? You'll have a chance to get some too. Read on, I'll tell you how. . . :)


Something familiar? I used the lace cardstock as a mask for a layout before.

close up 1

close up 2

Love love love love love those gorgeousness. Makes me wanna learn to crochet too, but why bother when I can have them made for me? Right?!!

So do you wanna get your hot little hands on more than the flowers and tag I used on my layout? Yes? :) Just tell me you love me leave me a comment on this post and I'll draw the names next Tuesday. That should give you plenty of time, eh? :)

* If you can read the journaling on the layout, they're not the only ones who does the shrieking. I shriek my fair share too. I hope they still love me :)

* I took 1 hour and 7 minutes to complete this post. Not bad considering I usually take 5 days and then some. *grins*

xoxo :)


Zarah said...

LOVE the LO and I adore you for re-using the "mask" like that. Way smart and oh so pretty! I need to get myself some mists, don't I?!

Hey - come and play with me at the Nook's virtual crop? I think you'd be having a blast with us - it's a great place!

Oh. And I love you. (In a quite platonic, admiring, non-stalkerish way, of course.) Was that what I was supposed to say? *giggles*

Jess said...

Happy belated birthday Sasha! ahhh what a sweet nieces are shriekers..big time!! I have 5 nieces and when they all get going wow! Have a great weekend!

Brenda Weaver said...

Happy belated birthday, Sasha! Love the layout in all it's misted gorgeousness. Beautiful crocheted flowers. I would love to know how to crochet so I could make pretty things like those flowers.

Jennifer said...

Oh my gosh - your layout is beautiful! I love the misted mask. Hope you had a wonderful birthday!

Sara said...

Happy Belated Birthday!! That cheesecake looks yummy & I don't even eat cheesecake!! LOL!! ;) I absolutely LOVE this LO!! And those flowers are SWEET!!

Unknown said...

Glad you had a great birthday! And you know I love ya, but not is a crazy scrapbook stalker way, right????? (:

Unknown said...

Love the diverent textures you used great background to.
congrats from me to.
have lots of [scrap]FUN!!!!

MelB said...

Happy belated birthday girl!!! Glad you had fun! Sorry to hear you have a headache, that's really no fun! Hopefully you will sleep well and get rid of it.

That lo is pure eye candy!!! I love the FP felt frame, it is such a good idea to use it like you did. You are very inspiring!!! Take care!

LRH said...

Fabulous layout!! You're so inspiring!

Vel said...

Happy birthday a bit late! Congrats on getting a post written in under five days. And I love that lo to pieces! :)

Carla said...

Glad you had a nice b-day girlie!!
How adorable you used that lace paper as a mask and then used it as a background sheet!
I would love some crocheted stuff since I can't crochet! LOL!!

Wati Basri said...

babe...great that you had a good birthday! and of course that layout is just so precious :)

Tinkerbell said...

Happy belated birthday ! The Assam Laksa looks mouth watering ! Love your work...the mist and reusing the lace cs is oh so cool !


Jessy Christopher said...

When I saw DDs layout I recalled Sham's layout, you used the same stars as background!! You made both worked so well, as usual :) Those yummies are making me drooling, you notti girl... LOL!!

Well hun, you know I love you and your creations so much that I have to stop by when my blog list shows me that you updated!! You have an awesome weekend ya. Hugs

Astrid Zwaan said...

Happy belated birthday Sasha, the food looks great!!

I Love your layout, very inspiring!!
The frame on your layout Love it.

Have a great weekend.

Kim Sonksen said...

Ohhhhh girlie - you are NO WAY 31. You certainly do not look it. Anyway, happy belated birthday.

I am so loving the pictures of the food...lickin' the screen here :)
And how AMAZING is that layout?


Unknown said...

i love the colours that were left on the mask! very fresh lah! Super super!

Peggy said...

Beautiful LO!!! I would love to learn how to crochet as well... it's easier of course to buy it, but it's just not the same as making it yourself is it? It does look awesome on your LO, and it certainly is an incentive to learn!
xxx Peggy

Blue Banana said...

Happy Belated Birthday, babe! And i totally heart the felt frame!

Denise said...

Happy Birthday to you~!~~~ I am a november baby too!!!

Love the layout!!! I love what you did with the frame too, looks groovey!!!

Hope you are feeling better, ya know what gets rid of a headache? SLEEP.....zzzzzzzz.....zzz

Emilie said...

This food look yummy! oh my!
Your LO is amazing! I always feel so inspired after looking at your blog! And your two girls are sooo adorable!!! you are such a lucky mummy!
Take care! Love you!

Birgit said...

Happy belated birthday! Glad you had such a nice day! Hope your head is feeling much better soon! Hate headaches!!
That LO is gorgeous, but isn't everything you create?? :) I can't crochet either so I would LOVE some of those yummy goodies!

Ania said...

*aw I can't use the htmlcommand strike here cuz I was gonna do the sentiment you got striken (????) :P
Oh and happy belated bday!!! Mm--love the starry lacecardstock..looks even better misted! :D

Amy said...

hope you had a great Brithday!
Your layout is awesome love the background!

Denise said...

your birthday breakfast looks delicious! Happy Day-31 is good! I promise you that it only gets better from here....40's are fabulous to.
I shriek as well-
I need your tights to rein in this butt.
and I love ya!

Crystal Schneider said...

I love your layout and happy birthday!!!

Lal said...

Your pages INSPIRE me! Makes me feel like pulling out my scrap stuff right this minute and creating! But it's too late..and I'm lazy! LOL But LOOOOOVE your LO! :)

Wendy Kwok said...

lovely LOs! Happy belated birthday

april said...

Happy belated birthday, Sasha! Lovely butterfly cheesecake! I baked an oreo cheesecake two days ago for my son's 10th birthday. No beautiful toppings, but he love it anyway. :) And I love that laksa, sour and spicy and so yummy...your picture made me drool....

Hannie C said...

those photos that you took on your food made me droolll... yes, I love both!
thanks for sharing.

Karmele said...

Hope you had a wonderful birthday!
Love your layout!! You always are a inspiration!

Anna Sigga said...

fab layout - love the bright colors!

The cake and noodles look so yummy!!!

caroline said...

mmm...those food photos just made me hungryyyy. and your LO is just gorgeous!

Unknown said...

Happy, happy birthday to you!! I have tried (several times) to make these adorable little flowers. They looked horrible--guess these fingers were not made for crochet!
Beautiful LO--love the text mat and felt frame--who am I kidding, I love the whole darn thing!! You're amazing!

Cindy Lee said...

Happy Belated Birthday to ya, sweetie!! Ooo...laksa for breakfast?? That's yummy! I like laksa too!

And your page is GREAT! I love the spritzed lace cardstock! It's very pretty!

Coochies & All said...

Good grief - you are so young! :) You can call me aunty elaine for sure. :)

Isablabla said...

((((Assam Laksa - a spicy, sour-ish noodle with fish gravy - dish. I promise you it's yummy. Had that for birthday breakfast.))))

May I ask you the recipe... Ça a l'air tellement bon!!!!!!

????? Thank you!

Pink Heather said...

Happy Birthday, Sasha! (just a little belated)
Love those pretty crocheted flowers!

jaz lee said...

Another pretty page Sasha ;)

and i love asam laksa too ;)-jaz