Sunday, June 9, 2013

Tasty, the Father Baker

I have been so delinquent in the blogsphere lately.  When I find myself falling asleep and waking up to thoughts of an all consuming project at work, everything else just falls by the wayside.

Father's Day is right around the corner. Along with a couple of layouts published in the Scrapbooking Boys and Men, I have a few projects to show in the next couple of weeks.  First is this layout I did for the Creating Keepsakes' blog, taking inspiration from Mandi Buchanan's layout.

The photo was from last fall when my dad decided to taking on baking which ended in many tasty treats and expanded waist for us.  He took his skills back to Shanghai and his braided breads became extremely celebrated among all the friends and relatives.

The arrows really drew me in and I can only wish to achieve that kind of realism on a non-digital page! I imitated the look by using my Cameo and creating a negative space of the gray polka dot paper. 
Summer officially arrived this week for the kids as they both tearfully said goodbye to another school year.  Just the thought of summer bores them to death even though their schedules will be packed with many activities. First Born starts a three-weeks course at Summer Academy next week. Between summer piano lessons and YMCA swim team, she will barely finish reading one book a day.  Second Child will go to day camp every afternoon.  While her schedule will be less structured than her sister's, there's plenty of opportunity for excitement.  To go out on a bang, we are taking them to Vancouver for an Alaskan cruise at the end of this summer, so their complaints of boredom annoys me to no end.

Tonight is the season finale of HBO's Game of Thrones. Last week's red wedding was every bit as awful as I imagined in my head and worse!  Obviously nothing is totally resolved since we are still waiting for book 6 and 7 to be written. While I am not looking for a happy ending, but my gosh, let there be something cathartic please!  

16 comments:

Michelle said...

Oh I love this photo of your Dad and the pages is wonderful. We are still in school here. Dumb snow days. This summer will be laid back. Some activities. Hopefully our vacation to Door County won't fall through for next month, as DH tore the meniscus in his knee. Awaiting to see what the orthopedic specialist has to say. Hoping summer makes its arrival before the days start going shorter in a few weeks. :) Wishing for more than one day at a crack of sun in between the week plus of rain.

Virginia L. said...

Aw... this sure is awesome, Jing-Jing! Love your Dad's smile and the layout showcased his "talent" so perfectly! I can almost "taste" it :)

DianeC said...

Wonderful page. Love all the little details

Kimberly Kett said...

Great design! Love the use of the arrows!

Sandi Cl~ said...

Fab-o-luscious ! Love the arrows! And of course, your stories!

alexandra s.m. said...

great page for a great baker!
J'aime beaucoup tout ce jeu de flèches tellement à la mode en ce moment ;-)

Deana said...

Well your cruise sounds amazing! Waking up to thoughts of what you need to do at work, however, does not. We're leaving for a cruise ourselves, next week. My first ever. Love the page & totally remember your blog posts about your dad & his cooking!

Kim said...

those arrows really rock Jing Jing!

Lydell Quin said...

I love seeing your Dad here, busy baking! You spoilt girl, now Mum and Dad cook!!! LOL Great page!

Charlene said...

I love the pic of your dad !! A great page !! I love the arrows and I hope you guys have a great summer!!!

Keri said...

Love the paper-backed arrows and totally agree about GofT!

Angi Barrs said...

Love this sweet page. I like the look of the arrows too.

Courtney K said...

what a cute photo of you dad!! and a perfect 'guy' layout as well. oh an Alaskan cruise - so exciting! one of the things at the top of my list to do soon.

Audrey Pettit said...

My kids are the exact opposite of yours....from day one of school, they are on the countdown until summer. ;) hope you all get through it with a minimum of boredom.
Love your layout! Sweet photo of the baker man. Love the arrows and love the name tag with the tasty title!

Nathalie said...

Your dad is indeed "a star" and I really like those negative arrows!

Jessy Christopher said...

Such a super cool layout!! Love the arrows!