Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Rak My World

At last, I was able to finish uploading my pictures for this RAK!!! Marj, as promised, i got it all out of my drawers... Actually, konti lang yan, nagmukha lang marami because i took pics of my pattern papers also. It was really fun doing this kasi at least i was able to fix my stuff a little and i saw every pps i have... i should really start using them hehe. I really don't have a scrapping area at our house. I just have a cabinet where i put all my stuff and scrap on our dining table. I told my hubby that we should fix our other room (we turned it to our stock room hihi) so that i could have a small space for my hobby. O well, I hope we could do that...there's a lot going on at the moment that why we find it hard to have time for it.
Hope I'll get picked!!! hihi!!!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

This is True Beauty...

I made this layout as my entry to Scrapperie's 2-month long challenge. I'm now on my 3rd week and this week's requirement be able to make a layout with the title, This is True Beauty. I spent almost the whole week tryin to look for a perfect picture to go with the theme. I was looking for photos of my grandma or my mom to be able to illustrate the theme on my page. Unfortunately, I could not find one. I ended up using my picture instead. (Kapal hehehe!).
Title: This is True Beauty
Journaling: The 2nd time i felt beautiful was when the person I was with for 11 years asked me to marry him...The 1st was when he approached me to aske for my name.When you're in love, True beauty shines through...
Materials Used: CI Shotz Alpha Stickers, Vellum, Green Lace, MM Glitter-Violet, Color box- Chestnut roan, Bling - violet, MM Evergreen Paint, K & Co. K-ology PPS & grand Adhesion

Monday, November 19, 2007

Timi tagged me!!!

Thanks Timi for tagging me! I'm also passing this award to some superscrappers whom I know - Cabbie, Christine, Diane & Nita. Now pass it on to your the superstars in your life!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Yippie!!! My Piggy Tales prize!

Here's my prize from the recently concluded Piggy Tales Challenge hosted by Lasting Impressions... Thank you very much Ms. Vivian!

Shopping again!!!

Last Saturday, November 17, Ms. Vivian of Lasting Impressions invited us for a grand re-opening of her new store. I get to see lots of fellow scrappers there. It was a real treat for all of us...Lots of scrapping goodies and the best part...its all items were sold with a 20 percent discount!!! Here's what's in my bag...

Then there also were demos by Mia and Maybs and a mini album contest too! Liza G. won in the mini album challenge but Ms. Vivian was generous to let all of us pick a prize among the items she plans to give us... Here's mine:

We really enjoyed the event and her new place is a cool place to scrap or simply, hang-out.

A layout about US...

This is my second submission for Scrapperie. The requirements for the week is to make a monochromatic layout. It should include at least one pattern paper & at least two embellishements. Ive decided to make one using shades of brown.

Title: US
Journaling: I Still remember the day when you and me bacame us... everything was perfect...I love you... You Love me...nothing else mattered...
Materials Used: DCWV Brown CS; Brown Pattern paper; Webster’s Pages–Parlor Collection“Savory”, Petaloo Brown flower; Metal embellishments, Pebeo Brun; Vellum; Colorbox-Chestnut Roan; Alpha Structures Chipboard; Magic Mesh - Nutmeg; Hambly Print screen; Al Stamps; MM Paint - Chocolate

Thanks for the worderful opportunity...

I want to thank the scrappinmoms for giving me the opportunity to be featured in the November issue of Scrapbytes... I was really excited when Pia asked me if they can feature me. She asked for 3 never been seen or posted layouts which should include a "me" layout which I have none. hihi! I told her I even don't have a solo picture of myself!!! You can read about the article here. Here are the layouts that I have submitted...

Title: Cookie
Journaling: About Me….1.,…10.
Materials Used: Scenic Route PPS: Sumner Strip 1, Narrow street, SRP Sumner Cardstock, SRP Sumner diecut arrows, Maya Road Sheer Blossoms, Maya Road chipboard Blossom 3, Metal Flower Embellishment, Swarovski Crystal Bling Aqua, Scrapworks textured shapes chipboard, Slimply Spanish clear stamps, MM paint – Evergreen & Glazed gold, Vellum, DUY Stamp letters, AAS Eyelets, Basic grey chipboard, White Lace, Straw, MM hoop brads, Ranger – Perfect Pearls, Pebeo – Brun, Colorbox – Chestnut Roan & Cyan, Diamond Glaze
My second layout is about my husband Henry and my son Harvey...
Title: 100% Pure Sweetness
Journaling: Harvey misses his daddy so much… he misses playing with him when he’s in the office. That is why whenever he’s given the chance to be with his dad, He plays with him like there’s no tomorrow. Lots of hugs and kisses for his daddy.
Materials used: American Craft Metropolitan – Avenue, Chicago, Doorman, Plaza, DCWV Black Cardstock, American Craft Thickers – Daiquiri, Black Buttons with DMC thread, Versa Color Black, Sakura SoufflĂ© White, Pebeo – pearl, Metal eyelets, Creative Imaginations Sticker – ABC Skid

My third layout is a picture of my and my baby...

Title: Moments
Journaling: Moments spend with you are my most precious. I just wish you’d stay mine forever…love you baby!
Materials Used: Scrapworks PPS – Florabella Sketchbook, Webster’s Pages – Parlor Collection “Savory”, Rusty Pickle – Mayflower – Thomas Tinker Family, Fancy Pants – Fancy Free Collection – Dappers, Pebeo Glitter – rich gold, Scrapworks textured shapes chipboard, MM Paint – CranberryAutumn Leaves Clear Stamps, Inque Boutique Stamp – Savoir Faire – French Quarter, Top boss Embossing powder – clear & gold, Versa color – gold, Color box – chestnut roan
And they also asked me to include my acrylic layout i've made during the Idols finals...

From the bottom of my heart... thank you very much...


This is my entry to Scrapbytes Challenge for the November. The requirements were.. It has to be something to do with your inspiration, must have buttons, chipboard, doodling and circle on it and title should only be one word.
Title: Family
Journaling: My family, my single most important source of inspiration.They are the driving force behind everything I do. I live, I create, I love because of them. I wanted to strive to be the best so that they can be proud of me.
Materials Used: Cherry Arte Princess- Sheri, Corrine; DCWV White CS; Little Davis Designs Chipboard; MM Paint Cranberry, Color box Cyan, Versa Color Black, Pebeo Pearl Black, Foof-a-la Buttons

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

An Honor...

I am now proudly designing for Rekindled Moments - a local scrapbook store owned by a very good friend Merry Jane Lim-Go. It was such an honor to design for her... I want to thank her for giving me such a wonderful opportunity to showcase my work. Here are my first two assignments for her...
Title: Ideal Date

Materials Used: Cherry Arte Morocco PPs - Aniseed, Spicey Notes, All SpiceCherry Arte Morocco Chipboard Cherry Arte Morocco Rub-on, Maya Road - Sheer Alpha Atlanta Lowercase, Perfect Pearls, DCWV Cardstock - Brown, Yellow Orange, Bluegreen White, Vellum, Heidi Grace Chipboard, Magic Mesh, Diamond Glaze, Metal Eyelets, MM Paints - Acorn, Cranberry, Pebeo - Azur, Rich Gold, Sakura Black Pen, Color Box - Chestnut Roan

Here's my second LO for her... still using Cherry Arte products...
TITLE : Making Faces
MATERIALS USED: CherryArte Morocco PPs - Mirror Ball, Spicey Notes, All Spice; CherryArte Morocco Chipboard, CherryArte Morocco Rub-on, DCWV Cardstock - White, Bluegreen, Creative Imaginations - Alpha Sticker,Daisy D''s Overlay,Black Mesh, Diamond Glaze, MM Paints - Acorn, Cranberry, Pebeo - Azur, White; Scenic Route - Redmond Stencil Chipboard, Versa Color - Black

I really enjoyed doing these LOs for her... Please do visit her blog for more updates and for my next assignments for her too!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

My Boy My Hero...

I entered Scrapperie's monthly's a two month long challenge, wherein every week, you have to submit a layout and every Sunday we have to vote for our top tree favorite...(Thanks Marj for inviting me to join.) The assignment for the first week... Theme should be about your Hero. Here's my take on the first assignment...
Title: My Boy, My Hero
Journaling: My boy is my hero. He's always there when everythings not, He gives me a hug when I need it. He makes me smile when i'm in pain. I thank God for giving him to me.
Materials Used: Cherry Arte PPS Poolside, Cherry Arte Chipboard Morocco, DCWV White CS, Thread, Pebeo Black, Daisy Ds Rubons

What a Great Tuesday Morning...

The first thing that i do the moment I woke up every morning was to open my computer to check my mails... and today isn't like just any ordinary day... I received a mail saying that I won in the Piggy Tales Challenge!!! I really could not believe it at first... I have to read the whole thing over again to be sure it was my name that was written in Vivian's forwarded message. Again, here's my entry to Piggy Tales Challenge...

Here's what in the mail...

And the winner is....
You can claim your prize on Saturday, Nov 17, during the Grand Opening.
To the 2 early birds, Timi and Gaye who submitted layouts based on the original mechanics and submitted them before the original deadline, you can also claim your special gift packs on Saturday.
Thank you for joining Lasting Impression's Challenge and watch out for the next challenge!
To everyone who submitted, thank you very much and wag sna kayong magsawang sumali sa challenges ng Lasting Impression!


And here's the mail from the Creative director of Piggy Tales...

Hi Vivian,

The entries are all very adorable, but my decision would have to be the layout titled Dream- Up Close with the Goldilocks and the Three Bears Collections by cookieaguilar. Thank you for choosing Piggy Tales to be part of a challenge. Let me know if there's anything else I can do to help you.

Trina Linford
Piggy Tales
Creative Director

I'm so happy!!! I think i'm in scrapping heaven!!! This is my first time to win in any challenge. Thank you Vivian for a great challenge and to Trina Linford for choosing my Layout, and to all my fellow scrappers who greated me... ang saya pala ng feeling... salamat sa mga pagbati ninyo!!!

The day i've been waiting for... PS eb!!!

I always look forward to PS' eb!!! Im so excited to see my fellow scrappers and also nice to meet new faces as well. It was loaded with fun, learning & shopping. I learned so much from Maybelle & Mitch. And It was also very informative to listen to some tips from our fellow scrappers who shared their albums. I also made a demo on altered clocks. It was really fun sharing how to do these clocks.. because I still remember the first time I attempted to do an altered clock... it was a disaster!!! I'l be posting my finish altered clock here tomorrow because i still have to take a picture of it...

Then we also have a name tag challenge! Here's a picture of my nametag...

I did not win but it was really fun doing this... Congrats to Vanessa, Marian and Candy for winning the name tag challenge. Their entries were awesome!!!

Then a lot of shopping again! Simply-scrappy held it closing out sale. And I was able to get my stuff at a good price!!! Here's whats inside my bag... I also have some other stuff from other sellers.. From Babette, Jeannie & CH -Here's another picture of it...

Sunday was really a happy day for me. I went home with a wide smile on my face. And I could not stop making kwento about everything that has happened during the eb to my hubby.

Scrapbukan Finds...

Last Saturday, I wasn't really planning to go out... until i've remembered that Scrapbukan announced that they are going to sell their new arrivals. I immediately remembered that I needed to buy Judikins Diamond Glaze. Its my favorite thing to use on my LOs. It makes my chipboards pop and gives it a glossy shine. But when I saw all of Scrapbukan's new arrivals... you guess it right! I did not only buy Diamond glaze but these as well...
Vanessa also gave me this Zision Trimmer as her pre Christmas gift to me. Thank you Vanessa. I really like this!!!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

My Projects using Studio Azul's Kit

i got the "bye bye baby kit" from Mia & Tin during Joanne's despidida party. I got easily attracted to the materials that was included in the kit... It was not my usual kind of PPS but I would like to give it a try... unfortunately, wasn't able to consume all that's in the kit due to time constraints. But Im very happy to be able to make 4 LOs and 2 Cards. If I already have the luxury of time, i will finish the kit off...

Saturday, November 3, 2007

My Hambly Entry

Here's my take on Visual-Creations' Hambly Challenge. I was only able to finish one layout but we are allowed to submit two entries. Neway, at least I was able to finish another project! Yippie!!!

Title: Hugging U
Journaling : Daddy loves to hug Harvey - Harvey loves to hug Elmo

Materials Used: Hambly Printscreen - Urban Chic Frames & Mini Graph, DCWV Black Cardstock, American Crafts-Metropolitan: Tokyo & Doorman, American Crafts Thickers, MM Paint - Evergreen, Versa Color - black, Pebeo - Pearl, Inque Boutique - Nightingale, Sakura Souffle - White, Gelly Powder - Gelly Glitter Pearlie Sparkle.

This is a picture of my dear husband and my 2 year old boy. Aren't they sweet!!!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Diane & Cabbie Tagged Me

Instructions: Each player starts with 7 random habits/facts about themselves. People who are tagged need to write on their own blog about their seven things, as well as these rules. At the end of your blog, you need to choose 7 people to get tagged and list their names. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them that they have been tagged and to read your blog!

7 random facts about me:
1. i'm an economic researcher before i turned stay at home mom.
2. i love my 2 year old son more than anything in the world.
3. i'm a coke light addict... as in!!! It's my energy drink!
4. i love scrapbooking.
5. i'm a cry baby
6. i love to do accessories using wire
7. i'm becoming a computer/internet/blog addict

A - Age: 29
B - Band Listening To Right Now: none
C - Career: economic researcher turned stay at home mom
D - Drink or Smoke: Drink (cocktails & cokelight)
E - Easiest Friends To Talk To: merryjane, ym & scrapping buddies diane & cabbie
G - Gummy Bears or Gummy Worms: Gummy worms
H - Have a Boyfriend: just a husband
I - In love: with henry
J- Junk Food You Like: lays & doritos
K- kids; Harvey
L - Longest Ride Ever: manila to samar
N - Names For Your Future Kids: chelsea
O - One Wish You Have Now: cuttlebug
P - Phobias: anything thats slimy and creepy
Q - Favorite Quote: if others can, why cant i
R - Reasons To Smile: scrapbooking goodies
S - Sleeping Hours: 2am-5am
T - Time You Woke Up: usually 9 am
U - Unknown Fact About You: i get so nervous when infront of so many people.
V - Vegetable You Hate: okra & eggplant (only cooked in pinakbet)
W - Worst Habit: aggressive shopping
X - X-rays You’ve Had: chest, throat
Y - Yummy Foods: pesto
Z - Zodiac Sign: capricorn

I'm tagging nita, au, lee, merryjane, airees, marj, timi, jenn

I went shopping---again.

I have been over spending this October... (i guess everybody was... hihi!!! wallet is so sad na.. huhu!!!) But can you blame me? (Scrapper's ultimate question hihi!) I really don't know but new scrapping materials are really hard to resist. (i'm sure everyone will agree.) Here's a few picture of what I have for this month...
I got these during the garage sale Scrappinmoms had during Joanne's despedida party. The moment I arrived, I went directly to our first stop...April's table. My best buy was the DCWV Spring Cardstock. Then I went to Studio Azul's Table where I got the "bye bye birdie kit", also very irresistable.

After several days, I've learned that Rekindled Moments have some new arrivals... I went there and look what I've got!!! STAMPS, STAMPS and more STAMPS!!! They are from Inque Boutique. Good thing I was one of the first who visited Jane's store. Because after she has posted these babies in her blog... lots of reservations for these stamps came in.. (Early bird catches the STAMP? hahaha).
Then I also ordered from her DCWV Nana Kids stack. This stack is so cute. Perfect for babies and toddlers. So when I visited her store again to get my order.. i did not only get my order but these as well... She has lots of Cardstock stacks available and since I'm more on the neutral color when scrapping... I got the Scenic Route and Fall DCWV Cardstock stacks.
And now, I'm very HAPPY!!! Hihihi!