Wednesday, November 18, 2009


A new challenge is already up over at AAM with the prompt “ What this mark means to me”. Initially, I had a hard time thinking what my entry will be - - I don't have tats (too afraid of needles!) or scars (that have significant stories) on my body, thank God (and moisturizers!!!) no wrinkles on my face too!!! I thought of making a layout about having stretch marks, the scars of motherhood, but I don't have the artsy preggy photo for it (too bad I haven't discovered scrapbooking when I was still pregnant with my kids!).

So I looked again at the pictures that I already have and came up with this:

“I am the captain of my soul. I can go wherever I want, whenever I please!” I whispered to myself as I took a picture of my footprints on Patong Beach’s sandy shore.

Aaahh, Phuket. Who would have thought that I’d be here together with my college girlfriends? Life is indeed sweet.

I picked a stick, doodled on the sand and took another picture.

A wave crashed into the shore, and my footprints and my markings were all but washed away.

Supplies: Papers: Fancy Pants, Handmade paper: All About Scrapbooking, Alphabet chipboards: BasicGrey, American Crafts, Stickers: K & Company, Ticket:Jenni Bowlin Studio, Flower and swirl blings: Prima Marketing, Ink: Ranger, Clearsnap, Stamp: Ranger, Pen: Uni-ball, Border punch: Fiskars, Other: Gesso, date stamp.

I love the teared look of this handmade paper!

Note to self: gesso over pictures does not stick too much. Good thing I had a handy white Uni-ball Signo to touch up those missed stamped parts.

Fell in love with this Prima rose flower the first time I saw it!

Hope you likey and play along with us over at AAM! To view the takes of my co-DTs, click here.


P.S. My layout is a lift of uber-awesome Ronda’s “My Other Kids” layout. ;o) Made me bring out those swirl blings which I have kept for a very long time!!!


humel said...

Stunning layout, and I really like how you interpreted the theme :-)

Vel said...

Fabulous idea and lo! Love it.

MiamiKel said...

Superb! Such a stunning layout and such poignant words ... what a wonderful scrappage you've made! TFS! :)

Fryne said...

I love it!!!!!!!!!!

Di said...

stunning indeed...

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