Saturday, October 27, 2007

My Piggy Tales Layout

I spend my Thursday night browsing pictures and choosing the right pattern paper to work with it. This is the part of scrapbooking where most of my time is consumed...planning.
Last night, I started with my first LO in my long list of LOs to do.
I made this LO as an entry to Lasting Impressions Piggy Tales Challenge.
Title: Dream
Journaling: My dream has changed since u came into my life...Now, I only dream for u..because of u. As a mother, I dream that someday you'll be able to have a life over-flowing with blessings & grace, a life of peace and serenity, a life of fulfillment, a life every mother wishes for her child. " I promise to be with you every step of the way Harvey. Love you so much -Love, Mommy

Materials Used: DCWV Brown CS,Piggy Tales:Goldilocks & The 3 Bears Goldilockslocks; Peter, Pumpkin eater-Wife & well=kept; Fiber, magic Mesh, Maya road Sheer alpha,Buttons-Japan Home, Perfect Pearls-Naturals;Pebeo-blue brun & green; Clolr box chestnut roan, diamond glaze, brown pen.
This is my first time to use Maya Road Sheer Alphabet. I got this from Rekindled Moments- a store owned by a very good friend Merry Jane Lim-Go. And I'm very happy with the outcome. I dabbed Perfect Medium over the sheer alphas then brushed it with Perfect pearls blue smoke to color the alphas and to maintain its translucent effect. Then outlined it with Pebeo.

Another Set of Christmas Cards!

I'm so into making cards for this coming season. For these, I just have one kind of pattern paper, red & green cardstock, a few christmas stamps and here it is...

Thursday, October 25, 2007

My Kaya 6 Entry - Color My World

I was really planning to make a layout for this kaya challenge but as usual, haven't have enough time...(excuses,excuses,excuses..) Good thing I received an email from Ms. Lee reminding us to submit!!! That email was so effective... After reading it, I immediately browsed some of our pictures and found this photo of Harvey. The challenge was not to use any scrapbooking tools and materials except for the cardstock.
Materials Used: DCWV yellow cardstock & Pilot Pentel Pen

My 3rd Altered Clock

This is my 3rd altered clock project. I bought 2 more clocks from SM departments store. Its really fun doing this type of project. Im really lovin' it. By the way, this is a picture of my son and my hubby Henry.
Materials Used: Clock, AC Metropolitan PPS, Fancy Pants PP, Vellum, AC Thickers, DCWV neutrals cardstock and lace.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Its fun to make cards...

Last night, I was planning to make a 12x12 layout. As I was transfering my things to our dining table where I usually scrap, I saw my envelop full of leftover pattern papers. So i've decided to try to make cards out if it. Here's my first 2 card projects...
I used scenic route papers to make a christmas card, stamped christmas tree image and embossed it with gold powder. The card on the right is an everyday card. I used MME papers,prima flowers and AC thickers. I really enjoyed doing these. You have to try it.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

The Thing About Us

Pictures of me and my dear husband Henry. These were taken at Intramuros.

Materials Used : DCWV White Cardstock, Daisy ds PPS & alpha diecuts, Metal Embellishments, Swarovski Crystal, Pebeo Pearl Paint - brun, Sakura Aqualip pen - black, Crystalline Letters, MM Paint- Acorn

This Boy is Mine

I love this close-up picture of my son Harvey. Whenever he sees someone holding a camera, he would always beg to get his picture taken

Materials Used: Daisy ds - Butterfly Stripe, cornflower, 2 daisy ds pps from kit, Red lace, Diecut alphas from Daisy ds, Fp Poleen Dust Stamps, Teri Martin Scrapbook Stickers, Crystaline Craft Collection Letters, Metal embellisment from Carfting studion, red straw.

Lola Mama & Me

This is a layout of my grand mother who recently turned 87 and my son.

Journaling: Im really happy to see my son with my grand mother like this. Everytime I looked at this picture, it never fails to make me smile. She loves my son so much... She plays with him, buy him toys, worries when he is sick. Thanks for loving my son so much.

Materials Used : Prima Paper, AC-Ala carte- Romaine, DCWV Black CS, White Lace, Red MAgic Mesh, AC thickers, SRP Chipboard, MM Paint - Cranberry.

Lance... so formal & so behave

My son Harvey was so behave in this picture.. so I used hues of brown, bluegreen, dirty white to convey the feeling of formality, serenity & coolness in my overall Layout.

Journaling: Harvey, I’m not used to calling you Lance because it sounds a little grown-up. But this picture is an exemption… here, you look like a little man-so formal and so behave; which made me realize that sooner you’ll grow up to be a fine good looking man. But what I want you to know is that whether you look like so much of a baby or grown-up in your pictures…you never fail to melt my heart specially with that kind of look you have on you face.

Materials used : MME Adorable Quote, Collage Press - Seeds, Rhonna Farrer - stipes & cars PPS, DCVW neutrals CS-Olive Green, Carolina's Lace, Lace Ribbon, Fiber, Colorbox Frost & Chestnut Roan, Vellum, MM hoop Brads, All About Scrapbooking Square Metal Brads, AL Flower stamp, MM Paint spotlight, PA Clear Embossing Powder

My 2 Altered Clock Projects

Last Saturday, my sis-in-law Iris asked me to make an altered clock. She's going to give it to her friend as a gift. We only got the pictures from her friend's friendster account. Here it is:

I used Scenic Route Papers and finally was able to use my MM glitters which was in my cabinet for the looonnngggeeesttt time.

Then I also made another after finishing the first clock. A baptismal gift to our friend's daughter. I've used Sei pattern paper and AC thickers on this.
It was really fun doing these clocks. Unlike my first altered clock project, I had a hard time dismantling the whole thing. And when Im done with the layout, the glass broke as I assemble it again. grrr!!! Maybe you just have to get the right clock to use for this project.

Monday, October 15, 2007

I could not believe it...Roxbury

I was browsing the net last october 10. I've decided to check what's new with Scenic Route Papers... I entered their blog and read this...

"Roxbury is another mini line like Salem - 5 double-sided papers, 1 Scrap Strip, an embellishment sticker, a chipboard embellishment and a 12x12 die cut sheet.

Roxbury is at the printers as I type - we expect to be shipping by the end of October.

Ok, all you regulars know the drill. And for those of you that are new, listen up.
It's time for giveaways! You've heard of the 12 days of Christmas, right? Let's make this one the 12 days of Scenic Route. Leave a comment on this post and let us know what you think about Roxbury. On Friday of this week I'll draw 12 random names to receive one of these - a Roxbury Product Kit that includes one of each of the items shown above, plus 6 sheets of our white background papers and a set of our Black Bristol letter stickers. "

I fell in love with their new line so I left a comment. Of course, I'm not expecting to win but if I do , I'll would be very happy!!!

Then last Oct 14 around 2:00 am, i check my mails... and guess what... I won!!! out of 623 who commented, I was one of the 12 who was randomly choosen!!!
Boy am I lucky or sis-in-law always say that im very lucky everytime I join raffles. And I guess it was proven again haha!

Thank you Layle for the wonderful prize. Cant really wait to get my hands on it.

Friday, October 12, 2007

thank you so much...

I will be forever grateful to ms.joanne for all the encouragements that she has given me. I was able to join the contest because of her and because of this, I was able to discover a lot about how I scrap. Everybody in the group will surely miss you. Hope even if your away from us, you will continue to check on us from time to time. Good luck on your new life in Australia.

My new found friend...

Diane stayed with us after the scrapfest... (for a complete story...check out her blog). I'm very happy to finally meet her in person. I've been chatting with her for a few months now... To Diane - come visit us again. You're always welcome to stay with us. And thanks again for helping me start to blog and for the Uhu glues you gave me.

Here's a picture of my son with Diane... he's crying... he hate goodbyes.

Scrappinmoms Idol Moments

Until now, I could not believe that I was able to scrap for only 3 hours! I'm a super bagal scrapper...rarely do I finish a layout in just one sitting. When we opened our kit... OMG!!! It has 3 PPS from Scenic Route, Yellow Flower, 4 eyelets, 1 strip of black fabric paper and 1 acrylic sheet!!! This was my first time to use an acrylic sheet. And the topic is...The things that makes me happy. I've spent almost 1 1/2 hours just staring at these materials. I started to pray because I barely have an hour and a half to go to finish my entry. I was seated at Table # 3 with Au, Issa and Idol winner Cabbie!!!

Everybody was so busy and so pressured as we worked on our entry. We managed to stay quite for 3 hours!!!
Finally, after 3 hours... here's my finish entry...

The Scrappin- moms began judging... they called us one by one for a quick interview regarding our layout. (I got nervous again!!!-I thought I was going to have a heart attack then..)

Can't believe it that I was one of the top 6!!! Then the top three was named... Au,Cabbie & Tin... their work is really beautiful. They all deserve to be called the top 3. Then when Pia announced.."And the Winner is... Cabbie!" Everyone jumped for joy. She trully is an Idol winner.
My picture with some of my new found friends together with the first ever Scrappinmoms Idol!!!

My Scrapfest 4 Experience (Shopping, Prices atbp.)

I slept late preparing my "things to bring" for the scrapfest idol challenge. Actually, I can't figure out which scrapbooking materials and how much to bring. I ended up borrowing a luggage from my sis-in-law Iris.

I woke up very early-excited and nervous at the same time. We arrived at the venue just in time. I saw familiar faces outside of Max's. We were all excited to shop!!! Some even have a list of scrap materials to buy! Then I saw Diane, my friend online. She came all the way from Bicol just to be with us during the scrapfest. I met Darlene, Techie, Issa, etc. All of us were chatting as we await for the doors to be opened.

Doors opened 10:00 am. We were like kids who received their lootbags from a birhday party. These are whats inside our loot...
There's also Del Monte Products and Working Moms Magazine inside.
We were given table assignments. All the idol participants were grouped together. I sat with Cabbie, Au and Issa. (The more I became nervous..hihi.)

After placing my things, Vanessa & I immediately headed to the shopping area. My first stop - Rekindled Moments. The owner, Jane is a very good friend of mine. (Congrats on your new store!!!) Wow! Lots of new scrapping goodies.. Here's what I got:

The picture on the right is my free pps from Jane.
Next stop was Lasting Impressions. I don't know what has gotten in to me... I'm loving chipboards!!! And she has tons on pps to sell!! Here's what I bought.

I also visited Visual Symphony. These are the things I got from Mitch...

Then headed for scrapbukan. At last, my order has arrived! Thanks Sahrie! Im so excited to use Mod Podge (courtesy of cabbie) and Diamond Glaze (saw this on Mitch's & Joanne's LO).

Guess what! I also won during the raffle! and TWICE!!! Here are the prices I got. Thanks Bookoto and Rekindled Moments for being so generous.

Then comes lunch time...the food was yummy but because I was really feeling really nervous and cold, wasn't able to eat well. After eating, Pia asked us to settle down for the Idol Finale debriefing. We were given the kits, final instructions and were given time for our last minute shopping.
I went to Helen and got this rub-on... (this was the one I used in my final entry) (refer to the previous picture above)
Passed by My Little Attic & Scrapbooks Hawaii, and got these...

I went store hopping...Im so overwhelm with so many scrapbook goodies...I'm in heaven I guess... I'm so excited to use them!!!
This Scrapfest was very memorable to me. I gained a lot of things...friends, confidence to showcase my work, a lot of firsts in my scrapping life.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

My Scrappinmoms Idol Layouts

Here are my Idol Layouts...
Elimination Round: Scraplift your Idol
Title: My Cupcake (sraplifted from Melanie Blackburn)

Round 1 - Stuck on Cardstock
Title: Watz Dis?!

Round 2 - What's your Color?
Title: Ponder

Round 3 - Alter It
I altered a wooden tray

Round 4 - Whats in the Photo?
Title: On This Day

Round 5 - No Photos Allowed
Title: Proud Mom

Round 6 - Words from the Heart
Title: My Life

Whew, that was one rollercoaster ride from the scrappinmoms.
Thanks for this wonderful experience!

My New Blog

At last, I have my own blog... Thanks Diane for helping me out to start.
At last I can share with you a few of my everyday thoughts, my works, etc.