Thursday, November 11, 2010

You are a Star - Scrap it Lah November Challenge

This is another layout of my son Lione, this one is going to 
This month is to scrap a layout based on the color of a flag
Well, I want to do the Singapore Flag, which is red and white, knowing that I am so weak at the color RED, I changed my mind
Then I think, hmmmm.... maybe do the American flag since I am a resident here, but my two teenage daughters, who are a huge fan of the Beatles, suggested to me "since you are 1/4 of a british subject, why don't you do a British Flag, well, they are right, this is running joke in the family, I'll tell you later

I am just going to show you my layout first
Here's the British Flag

And here's my layout based on the color of the British Flag

Hand-stamped doily next to my son Lione when he was 3, the photo was taken outside a MacDonald in Hong Kong

Lione is a natural ball player, he took up the bat and swing with his left hand naturally

I am so much of a girly girl, trying not to use too much flowers and frills on a layout is hard for me

I am glad I have these tickets, they kind of look boyish in blue

Here you go, one last picture for the layout and then I am going to tell you that joke 

In case you do not know, Singapore is a country, is in South East Asia,  not part of China, never at any one time belongs to China. Until 1824, Singapore was still a territory controlled by a Malay Sultan. It officially became a British colony on 2 August 1824 when John Crawfurd, the second resident of Singapore, officially made the whole island a British possession by signing a treaty with Sultan Hussein Shah in which the Sultan and the Temmenggong handed it over to the British East India Company. In 1826 it became part of the Straits Settlements, a British colony. Now, here comes the interesting part, on my mom's birth certificate, her nationality is not "Singaporean" but "British Subject", LOL! Since my girls are crazy over the British band boys, the British subject thing stuck in their head and when someone asked what nationality I am, they would answered, she is 1/2 Singaporean, 1/4 Malaysian and 1/4 British subject.

Ok, so much of goofing around, next is a few photos from my recent Albuquerque/Sante Fe trip

Project 365 - Day 48 (Oct 15, 2010)

Day 49 (Oct 16, 2010)

Day 50 (Oct 17, 2010)

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koralee said...

Hi my friend...oh I love this layout...what a sweet little guy!

Hope all is well my friend..hugs.

Tanya Tahir said...

Lovely layout and I loved reading that story too. Great photos from your trip :)

Stella said...

I know you are a girlie girl ( me too:) ) but this LO is definitely masculine. I have 2 sons myself and this LO melts my heart. It's gorgeous and your son is beautiful. Creating this LO must have brought back some sweet memories.
And you're not only /2 Singaporean, 1/4 Malaysian and 1/4 British subject. But 100% inspiring and a wonderful person!

Saskia said...

Beautiful lay-out!!!

Have a nice day!

Saskia :)

naddy said...

cool LO :) nice take on the challenge

Ira said...

Great LO, lovely picture and superb "history" lesson, and isn't it just wonderful to know that you have all of these different nationalities in you? Stella's definition of you is oh so true! Ira

Ros said...

Fabulous LO Kirsty ,,, though it looks American to me with the stripes!! Love all the details and you gorgeous son ... and what a story! makes me laugh ... xxx

Amelia Khalik said...

Hi kirsty, what a fun layout! The blue is outstanding and i love the red doilie too!! Thanks for playing along at SIL..:))

sweet craf-tea chick said...

love your layout! the tickets and buttons are yummy!
thanks for the background about singapore. i didn't know that much about it, but do have a relative from there :). your daughters are just too cute. love your pix too!
thanks for sharing and have a great day, kirsty!
*hugs* steph :)

Janetcraft said...

Your layout made looks and partriotic..anyway, more to go..

Sylvia said...

Your layout is beautiful, Kirsty! You do great with red! I love everything about it and as far as being Singaporean, you are person of the world, like me!

Maria Matter said...

Wow, fantastic LO Kirsty!!! love the colors and how they inspired you!
enjoy your day!
hugs & blessings!

Linda Robinson said...

I just love seeing your LO. This one looks great. And Thanks so much for sharing your story I enjoyed it...

And your photo look great.

It has been a bit chilly and windy latley..
We had to turn our heater on the other day.

Hugs, Linda

Helen Tilbury said...

You did so well on this Kirsty! You are overcoming your fear of red for sure! Now I need to overcome my fear of purple LOL! What a funny story - my mum had it a bit the other way round - as she was a British subject born in Thailand so has Bankok as her birth place but looks extremely English so always gets sideways glances from whoever is stamping her passport! Love all the textured photos too!!

Lynnda Hosni said...

Me too love seeing your LO... This one is really stunning... the colors caught my eyes straightaway!!!...cute photos too...we both came from a similar background... interesting!!!...thanks for sharing your gorgeous and well taken photos too...xx

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Such a beautiful layout. Love the tickets and the bingo card. :)

♥ Vivs ♥ said...

Wow! The colors really reflected the British flag! Way to go for creating such a fabulous LO!

Chowchow said...

Thats a beautiful layout and thanks for joining in our challenge.

teacher jessy said...

Lol! British subject!! That is way too funny. You did awesome on the British flag and I love the little challenge you set for urself, no girly layout! Nice color combos too. Thanks for playing along at SIL!

Craftylicious said...

cute LO! I love those lil tickets!!! they go so well with your layout! witty kids you have! *lol* such a cute way to mention your nationality! :)

Jaime Lee said...

Hi! Kirsty, do you mind I add you in my blog? I love your blog and good to know another person have project 365 and also a scrapbook fans!! Nice knowing and look forward to your reply. Cheers!

Yatie Tajudin said...

Hi Kirsty!! Awesome take on the challenge!! Love the doilies!

Thanks for playing along at SIL!!

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