Saturday, 24 August 2013

~ Summer Vacation 2013 Album ~

Why I create another album is beyond comprehension as I can barely catch up on my Project 365. But I felt the need to do a Summer Vacation 2013 Album. Have to say I made it easier by sticking to 1 designer, Anna Aspnes and her products. Made use of her templates and her kits. I kept embellishment to a minimum and focus on photos and journaling. I'm not up to date but I've done at least half the album so far!

Here are some of them... (photo intensive!)

The pages are based on days that I've done something. For days that I didn't, I didn't bother. They are mainly based on the dates, hence they are prominently displayed on each page. It helps when you use a template as I don't have to worry about placement of photos. In fact, my problem is cramming the page with a lot of photos!!!! I've done more pages but they are not in chronological order so once I've catch up on them,  I'll be posting more! 

Have to say, doing it in this artsy style has allowed me to scrap them far quicker than I thought. TTFN!

Monday, 19 August 2013

~ Universal Studios

Our third trip! They closed the double rollercoasters so I asked for a discount as my boys were looking forward to them. We got 10% off once we produced our foreign passports! This time, there were 2 new rides, Sesame Street and Transformers. We enjoyed the Transformer so much that we went on it 4 times! It was amazing! There were quite a lot more tourists this time so there were long queues on some rides. To be honest, we didn't bother and we came back later when the queue weren't that long.

To round off the trip, we managed to get a family portrait taken...

I think this will be our last trip there. I was getting a bit bored this time round! I didn't take as many photos as I should. Probably the next one will be in Florida! TTFN!

Friday, 16 August 2013

~ Sentosa ~

This week, my SIL and her hubby are in Singapore so we played hosts and brought them around. Today we went to Sentosa and had the most amazing time. SIL wanted to try iFly and the last time we were in Singapore, that part of the attraction wasn't ready. I couldn't resist giving it a go and my two boys decided to go for it too. 

First we had a talk by the instructor, showing us some basic sign signals that he would use. Then we were shown the basic limb positions. Once we demonstrated it, we were ready to fly!

All of us were given 45 seconds and we had 2 tries. All I can say is 'Wow'! It was the most amazing experience and quite exhilarating one too! Once you got the hang of it, it was easy. 

Definitely worth trying a second time!

Then we had a go at Segway. Again another fun activity. 

Finally tried the Luge too. We had 5 times on it and by the end, we had enough. All of us were racing with each other and had to avoid the newbies who were rather slow on the track! We even managed to coordinate such that all our photos were taken together (pic coming soon when I have the chance to scan it in).

Fun day, that all I can say! TTFN!

Friday, 9 August 2013

~ Happy Birthday Singapore! ~

It's Singapore 48th birthday today! And today is extra special as my family managed to get tickets to see the National Day Parade. You can't buy these tickets as they are balloted but we were lucky to be selected! 

Happy to sing the national anthem (& I still remember the words!)

All I can say is that it is amazing to be there in person, to witness the Parade and to soak up the atmosphere. Still proud to be a Singaporean and wouldn't change it for anything! TTFN!

Thursday, 1 August 2013

~ Scrap Art Studio ~

Is turning 1 today! There is a storewide 40% sale from August 1 through August 5 and there will be daily gifts from the designers, challenges, games and prizes to win!

So do come along and have a play here! TTFN!