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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

My very first scrapbook!

I have not been blogging lately.

Mostly because my 10 year old has deemed herself too matured to bring kawaii bento to school, so she has mostly been bringing speed bento. As for my 4 1/2 yr old, her new kindergarten seems to discourage her from it. I am half minded to speak to her teacher about it but that on top of all other issues in her new kindergarten, I decide to just let it go and will pull her out of that kindergarten when the year end instead.

I still bento on a regular basis cos it seems such a waste not to. What with all those tools in my kitchen.

Mostly I bento when we go for long car rides, when we go for outings at waterparks or the bird park, the zoo. Or just simply because there isn't time to buy food, and the kids need to eat in the car on the run from this class to the other. And we are talking about running to and fro 2 kids different daily schedules. Since I have mostly been doing speed bento, there doesn’t seem much to share.

However, as with when you found something interesting, you feel the urge to share. And this actually spurs me into blogging again !

I attended a scrapbook workshop 2 weeks back. Valerie, the owner of the scrapbook store, Scrap-N-Crop , taught us how to make this gypsy album !

It was my very first scrapbooking experience and I am so enthralled with what scrapbooking is all about!! I mean, I have read about it, goggled up on it, admired albums made by my colleagues back in year 2000, but I have never the urge to do more than admire.

After attending this workshop, I have totally gone crazy! Ha-ha! Bought my pink cuttlebug, my pink dreamkutz and pre-ordered a pink zutter. They even sell cute pink pliers to cut wires. That’s how you can tell the spouse’s pliers from the missus.*grin*

And this is what we came up with at the workshop! Isn’t scrapbooking just so amazing?

I don't know if I may be able to spend much time with this new interest, since it may take up a considerable lenght of one's free time. If you compare, a speed bento took all of a 15 minutes. Haha!

I mean, in working on another new scrapbook notebook for Kimberly, it took me quite a while just to trim, adhere and stamp those itsy bitsy bits. My amateur fingers need some adjusting to the skills of trimming and adhering. So far, I probably could just do a page or two in whatever free time I have at any one time.

And being a newbie, I have yet so much to learn, distressing, sanding, inking, not to mention different techniques, materials and so on and so forth. And when I said newbie, I meant that I am so new I am raw *grin*

Be that as it may, I have found scrapbooking intriguing. And will probably be on this for awhile. Just hope that I will have more to share in the future. To all fellow bentoers, have a great bento-ing week ahead! And to all scrapbookers, Happy scrapbooking !

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