Wednesday, October 17, 2007

All About Ian

Julie says, KAYA!

I liked this challenge very much. Can you tell that I am using it to catch up on Ian’s childhood album? I also thought this is a great opportunity to try doodling. I’ve always liked basic LOs, and they are most appealing to my kids.

Ian interviewed me last weekend for a magazine feature he is writing at school (that inspired me to create this LO.) Just like any 8-year old kid would, he chose the topic, “About Me”  …what, when, where, how….was I when I was 3?”


Journaling:
You were… "a very curious kid...climbing trees was what you liked best...you never forget “Little Tree.” you did not like naps…you started reading at 3 ½...you loved reading - you’re a voracious reader... you loved to watch TV…your best friend was Jason – still is...you became big brother at 3...you had always been a very loving big brother...Mom and Dad love you a lot!”

Materials/Techniques Used:
First I doodled and wrote journal lines with a black millennium zig pen on yellow cardstock, then cut each journal line. Then I adhered each cutout to a darker yellow cardstock. I colored in the letters with markers to add some life to the otherwise all-black journal. Then I doodled away!

Inspiration Used:
CK Hall of Fame winner, Mou Saha (Creating Keepsakes Hall of Fame 9 Special Issue); Elsie Flanagan (of 52 Scrapbooking Challenges) and Rhonna Farrer (Autumn Leaves).

About ME:
Full time Mom to Ian and Sara Jade; wife to the loving, funny and handsome Jeff. Philippine-born, living with my family in the US for almost 2 decades. Volunteer Art and Reading teacher in my kids’ classrooms. When not involved with kids, I work from home as President of my own Human Resources and Learning Management International Consulting firm, and as hands-on partner of www.bookoto.com. Scrapbooking is a hobby my kids, friends, and I share and enjoy very much. Cardmaking, Photography, Suzuki Music (piano and violin), and Interior Design (only of my own home) and cooking are great interests of mine. “Doodling” is now added to the list.

6 comments:

Alby said...

you have beautiful kids Julie! Great LO. Love the dodling. That's something I haven't done full force yet. Soon.

Me-anne's Nook said...

hi ms. julie,

i love do doodling you did here -with all the details you did - hay ang tiyaga mo (hehehe hope you understand what i'm saying huh)! great job!

janujennifer said...

i love the words written all over!

marjorie said...

wow! your style is very consistent,freestyle! i like how you incorporated journaling as part of the background....

Sheryl said...

Oh this is a beautiful page Ng Jules! Love how you did the journaling :-) Btw, Ian looks like a teener already :-) And he's gwapo! Sara's been always a cutie, simply charming :-)

JK said...

TY lovely ladies!!!
Me-anne, yes, I understood that very well :-) - I am fluent in Tagalog, Kinaray-a, Ilonggo and can understand a few other Phil languages (my kids can't, except count 1 to 10 in Kinaray-a - Ian speaks Japanese and now learning Chinese and Sara is learning French) :-)
Sheryl, artsy pic! Love it:-)