Friday, April 13, 2007

Playing today

Here's one of my Hall Of Fame layouts... it has been up on the CK site for a few days now...
Its all about my dreams, my efforts in adjusting to a foreign culture where I had to relearn practically every life skill, everyday necessities like language and food to redefining happiness.

I was reading Wilna's post in the MMIdol Blog this Wednesday and it felt like she was speaking my mind about success and failure. My dad taught me the same. I became serious about scrapbooking in January 2006 and have lost count of my failures... but over this time, I grew as a person, each time wiped my tears and kept going, hoping for light around the corner... that's what the above layout says... "There's No Telling How Many Miles You Have To Run While Chasing A Dream"

Now, back to something more light hearted and fun...lol.
What I miss most from back home is the food... the SPICY HOT INDIAN FOOD!!!
So, what is your favorite food?
Leave your answer in a comment here and you just might win a RAK from Wilna Furstenberg, the reigning MMIdol... check for more details here http://www.wilnaf.com/

P.S. Today, I'm playing... with my papers, stickers, paints... I am toying with different ideas for Challenge # 7 of MMIdol... all I need now are the photos. I did go on Thursday, but the printer was broken, so I'll give a try today...

70 comments:

Linda said...

mou! that is just a fabulous layout! your work is really taking on a new feel..very artsy, so creative that it blows my mind! you go girl!

hugs,
L

Littleone's Scrapbook Journal said...

Good luck on the next round of MM idol. I love your work.

Now, what food. I am from Florida living a military life in WA. And I have to tell you I miss a chicken cheese steak from the slick micks diner in Ft. Walton Beach Florida. While I was pregnant with my twins I had at least 3 a week. Yummy. I crave it. I would literally get a plane ticket so I could go home long enough to eat one, lol. Thanks for the reminder :)

Kimberly White said...

What a beautiful layout! Thanks for sharing it with me! My favorite food: a good bbq steak and potatoes meal (we had it last night and it was wonderful!) Have a wonderful day and thanks for the inspiration! Kim

Kimber-Leigh said...

what a beautiful layout...I have really enjoyed seeing your work through the competition!

my favorite food...it's tough to decide between chicken pot pie (yummy comfort food) and lobster (my out-to-dinner splurge!)

*** Moneypenny *** said...

I'm so pleased I found your blog Mou. Just wanted to say well done getting into the top 3 in the MMidol contest. Good luck with the rest of the competition xXx

My favourite food is what my husband cooks every weekend for us ~ a roast dinner. I love all the veggies and the tasty gravy. I never get fed up with it. He spoils us all rotten and I love him so much :O)

kirstenjuenke said...

Good luck...keep up the great work!
My favorite food...my homemade spaghetti, with fresh rosemary from my garden - sounds good for tonight!

ginajam said...

love your layout...i couldn't take my eyes off of it. my favorite food, besides chocolate, is anything italian. love me some pasta!!

DeniseLynn said...

My favorite food is Mexican! I love burritos and tacos and all the rest too - and don't forget lots of beans on the side.

Jody said...

Hi Mou! It's Nitty.Gritty...I didn't know you had this blog. Very fun. =) I am thankful today, for finding it, for the {short} time we had together in Vegas back in Oct. '06, and the opportunities that have opened to US since that CK SOY experience. All my best to you and your beautiful art!

Jody said...

So...I didn't say that my favorite food is either cream puffs with real whipped cream...or Buttercream icing. I love indulgent calories! =) See ya!

Anna-Marie Still said...

your layout is phenom!

We are going out for Indian Food tomorrow night - we've been dying for it too - it's been so long!

My favorite food right now is sushi - I sneak off to the city during the week to get some for lunch sometimes!

k8tykat said...

today, for me, it's all about my little girl. she loves peanut butter & jelly sandwiches ans so do i. and there is nothing i love more today than being able to have one with her.
xo.

KA aka jeffs*bride said...

I am so glad you won HOF :)

Fave food: cheesy mashed potatos with a little mayonaise :) yummy!!

Noell said...

My favorite food just so happens to be indian food. I've had quite a number of friends (even a boyfriend) who are indian and have treated me to some fantastic meals.

Next to that would be Filipino food.

I love your layout and your post about having gotten stronger during a time when you were not as successful as you are now.

KellieD said...

I love the flowers you added to the chipboard swirls & the use of different fonts to highlight important words in the journalling. Cherished is how every girl should feel!
I love the taste of Kung Pu chicken & noodles from East Side Mario's, but haven't built a tolerance to the heat!LOL

Have a great weekend & remember God created the creative part of you to be UNIQUE!

Leslie said...

Mou, I have been your very best fan throughout this IDOL process. Your work is truly amazing!! I am so glad I found your blog. Good luck on Monday!

As for my favorite foods... I love all kinds. I was craving Southern Indian last night, some masala dosa, but ended up with a Greek salad, my other favorite!

Jewels said...

I can't wait to see what the next MM challenge is! :oD

My favorite food ... umm... wow. I don't think I have a favorite! Right now I'm craving a big old cobb salad though. I LOVE avocados, especially on salads.

mmmm.... salad... yumm...

me..... said...

Hi Mou!. I love the pic on the lay out. my favourite food..veggies in the shape of cocoa beans presented in the hot chocolate variety - Ok maybe chocolate not real food. Then it will have to be prawns

Gigi said...

omg...how have i not been to this amazing blog of your's before!!! your art is AMAZING!!! good luck w/ mm idol...your art is so inspiring!

& my fave food...hmmmmm...that is a toughie...i'll have to pick mexican..the fresh guacomole & chips from rosa mexicana on 58th street in nyc...yuuuuummmmmmyy!!

Andrea said...

Hi Mou! i love that layout!!! and super huge congrats on HOF :) My favorite food...Indian Butter Chicken, hands down...the best!!!

So happy to see that you have a blog...can't wait to come back again and visit!!!

Wilna said...

Hi! it's me!

longnecklady said...

Anything Itlaian!

xoxo~


Sue

What a beautiful layout!

rtimmon said...

Good luck in MMI, great work!
My favorite food is vietnamese [fast takeout but healthy as well, depending on what you order :o)]

Rosalie

Chris Millar said...

Hi Mou! Your HOF layout is sensational - can't wait to see all the other also!!!

My favourite food - it's hard to pick just one when you're a food lover!LOL I'll have to say 'Lemon Meringue Pie'! YUM!

sarah28l said...

Good Luck on MM Idol!! As far as food...probably bread...spunds silly, but I love bread any kind, any shape, andy flavor!! And you can pair it with anything too!!
This was a great idea now I have found new blogs to read.
Sarah

Roslyn said...

Hi, I'm visiting from Wilna's blog. My favorite foods (can't pick just one!) are dark chocolate and wonton soup...but not necessarily at the same time!

Jenny said...

I loved your last l/o on MM! Whilst I also like a nice spicy curry, my favourite food has to be pasta and a really tomatoey mince with cheese on top! Ican empathise with you moving to a different country too.

Dettao said...

Good luck on your next round. My favorite food is licorice! Oops, is that not part of any recognized food group? Should I have said salad, instead? LOL

Lori B said...

I'm such a simple girl, and it's sad but true, but Taco Bell is my favorite food!! My other favorite food has to be my mom's potato salad, nobody makes it like mom!!!

Love your work and congratulations on being in the top 3!!!

Lori

coRinne not connie said...

you are one creative girl! keep on going!

my favourite food? new york fries with garlic dipping sauce and gravy. have it about twice a year and it's oh sooo good.

Liz Ness said...

Beautiful layout Mou! I'm so glad that Wilna pointed us in your direction! My favorite food is roasted lamb with potatoes and a wild berry salad (yum)!

Lisa C. said...

Awesome layout. So very inspiring. Keep up the good work and best wishes to you in the contest!!

Fave food....hand down, hamburgers. All different ways. Yumm.

Eminepala said...

my favorite food is the chinese shanghai beef YUMMY...
I could eat it every day...

Congrats mou for being one of the finalist...

Juel said...

I love Chinese!!

Good luck next week!!!

~~Carla~~ said...

My favourite food is anything Italian -- especially those with creamy sauce.

Carolyn said...

Mou - First let me tell you that layout is amazing!!
You know I adore your work.

Now, you want to know my favorite food, well it's Chicken Alfredo, love my pasta. LOL

And, if I ever have a chance to come to Florida, you will have to show me some Indian food, I have never had it, but would love to try it.

Good Luck Mou, sending ya lots of vibes for lots of votes.

Colors of Me said...

Mou, your work is just amazing. Good luck on the next round!! My favorite food is Italian! Yummo!

mickeyt said...

First of all that is an absolutely awesome layout!
Gorgeous!
Now my favorite food would be anything seafood.I especially love scallops and lobster!

Rita said...

Mou, that layout is absolutely amazing! Your work is just stunning to say the least!

As far as favorite food -- it would probably be Mexican food for me -- most likely because it goes so well with margaritas! LOL

Good luck with this next round of MM Idol -- you know I'm rooting for you!

Melissa said...

Mou, How fun getting to comment on your blog. I have admired your work for some time. You have a unique vision and sensibility. My favorite food? Also spicy.....Mexican food.
Melissa Salomón

Jan said...

Such a cool layout. It is hard to believe you ever faced rejection with your work!!!

Fave food: Cherry pie. Forget the healthy stuff--it's dessert every time for me!

WendyG said...

gorgeous LO!!! as for the food....hmmm....gotta be seafood and chocolate...but not together...LOL!!!

Lisa said...

Wow, what a gorgeous layout! I just loved your last mmidol layout also...beautiful!

Fav food? Hmmm, that's a tough one since I love food...and I'm preggo which means ALL food is awesome right now! I can tell you my fav food used to be spaghetti or pizza, but these days it's garlic mashed potatoes (I think the baby likes that hehe)

Anyways, have a great day and keep up the great work on mm idol!!!

jacqui said...

Hi Mou - congrats on getting to the top 3!!! I have to agree with you - a good indian curry has got to be the best. I was just chatting to my hubby this morning and saying that I felt like a good curry! Can't wait to see your next creation!

Yizz said...

Hi - I'm visiting from Suzannes blog and so glad I got sent this way. Your LO is awesome!

Fav foood is - well more or less anything someone else has cooked for me. DH does the cooking in our house, to the extent that the kids think I cant actually cook. I can, I just find it sooooo boring so if I can get away with it I dont. But I also have a very sweet tooth so deserts are def. my favs.

{Lara} said...

Congrats Mou. The photo in this layout is amazing.

I'm a chinese food fan. Love the variety and it tends to be pretty healthy too.
blessings
{L}

caro said...

Hello Mou,

I held my breath to click onto your site! (tx Wilna for the addie). Your work IS BREATHTAKING. Please don't ever stop.

your colours, contrasts and poetry - beautiful!!!!

Greetings from South Africa
PS I am an amateur curry cook, since living in Durban, where the spices a fresher.

albenton said...

Hi! Your work is so gorgeous! Congrats on doing so well in MM Idol...good luck on the rest of the way!

Hmm...my favorite food would have to be a giant bowl of she crab soup and a greek salad! Mmm, good!

sharma said...

your work is amazing - good luck. Favourite food is mince curry and roti!

serendscrappity said...

All the best for the next round, your work is amazing.

There is nothing on earth like a mound of lemon butter prawns on a bed of fluffy white rice.

Regards
Natasha

Theresa Tyree said...

Hi Mou,
Wilna sent me over here. I'm so glad I found you! That photo of you is incredible! I LOVE that layout! The quote is perfect for this layout too! Fantastic! I'm going to bookmark your blog into my favs!
I'm transplanted to Missouri from Texas, so I know what you mean about missing your home food. My favorite food is Mexican food from back home. The Mexican food here in Missouri just isn't quite the same as Tex-Mex, so I miss it so much! At least I don't have to travel half the globe though to get my fix!!
Best wishes to you on your journey on the MM Idol contest!

Kelly said...

Great Layout Mou. Good luck in the competition. Not long to go now.

My fave food is chocolate....and I have the waistline to prove it. ;o)

Wilna said...

good morning!!

priyasvenkat said...

Amazing LO Mou! Congratulations to you and also Best of Luck for the next round. My fav food is Indian, just not too spicy. All time fav are chappati and yoghurt rice and dosa. Chocolates to finish off this delicious meal. Priya

Beth said...

my favourite food has to be pasta. I just love it with any sort of sauce on it.

Fab LO by the way

Adele said...

Mou- I love your style- the ricness, the gypsy-ness and musicality and rythm ...

My fave food is- Ice Cream! Double fudge in particular...

Sara said...

I love sushi!!!

NikNak said...

Good luck on the next round of MM Idol. My favorite food is macaroni and cheese. I love to make this upscale mac n cheese that includes a number of different cheeses and then I add shredded chicken...DE-LISH!
Nakira

Misty said...

AWESOME LAYOUT!!! My favorite food...hmm... I think I would have to say a good, juicy, well-flavored steak. YUM!

Sharon said...

Great LO,
My favorite food is Ice Cream. It has been since I was a little kid. My grandfather would my me a pint of Black Cherry ice cream and I would sit over the heat vent in the cold of winter and eat it. It brings back nice memories!

Julie said...

Hi Mou. This is an beautiful, meaningful layout. This is what scrapbooking is all about - our thoughts, joys, goals, struggles - you did a beautiful job. My favorite food - I love it all but hot gooey cinnamon buns coming out of the oven...oh the best!Isn't food a wonderful gift?

Jill said...

Mou, you continue to amaze me with your work, ever since I saw it at Cropper's Cottage I love seeing what you come up with next!

Favorite food...hmm...it seems to change, but I would have to say good old fashioned homemade chicken fried steak, cream gravy and mashed potatoes..yummmyyy!!

Thanks!
Jill

Sonia said...

My favorite food is definitely fajitas! I love them and try to eat them regularly mixed with lots of veggies! MMMMMM

forestsister said...

i miss the labneh from when i lived in dubai... i ate it with honey & walnuts, and even substituted it for sour cream with nachos... love the stuff!!

Brittany said...

Your Layout is absoultely amazing. Good luck!

My favorite food is pickles. I go through about a jar a week. My favorite are BICKS baby dill garlic and I dont share! HAHA

Pamela Posch said...

Mou you are just fabulous, I love everything you make and have been a fan for some time now. Good luck!

Ben said...

beautiful layout...just beautiful..

favourite food..roast dinner..mmmmmm

sarah x

fairhill25 said...

Mou, what an amazing layout. No wonder you are in the top 3.
My favorite food is a great salad. I could eat them 7 days a week. Next is chips and salsa
Kathy (kjg1130)

Debbie said...

Hi Mou!
Awesome layout! Wilna sent me over here. My favorite food is shrimp and I found out I have to give it up because I have had 2 allegric reactions to it. :((

Wilna said...

thanks for playing with me MOU! And good luck for this last week!
*GASP*!!!