Monday, January 14, 2008

3 Wishes...

I made this for Kaya... it was fun doing this LO. Just had a hard time with the picture because I seldom use my solo picture in making layouts. The requirements was to make a layout using a 5X7 black and white photo of myself. We should also use the word 3 wishes in our title. it tollk me awhile to ponder on my 3 wishes. Here's my take on it...

Title: 3 wishes
Journaling: It is very difficult to ask for only 3 wishes... I have a lot when it comes to my heart's desire... ok... Here's my top three! 1. good health for my family 2. Shed the pounds off... 3. To be able to scrap at least 2 LOs a week & get published.
Materials Used: October Afternoon pps - cotton candy, Prize pig; Grand stand; OA Die cuts; Color Box - Chestnut Roan; BG Undressed Chipboard alphas; MM Paint- cranberry; DCWV Brown CS; Pebeo azul; WRMK Ribbon; Fancy pants felt; Swarovski Crystals; Momotara ribbons; Be mod techno pop pen

Another Altered Clock

I made this clock upon the request of my Lola. She's going to give this a a gift to her Doctor. Here's a picture of it...

Title: My Family, my source of Joy
Materials Used: October Afternoon pps, American Crafts alpha stickers, pebeo azul; AAS Chipboard; BG Wilma; MM paint- Cranberry; bling; BG elements; Vellum; Brown CS

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

My First Layout for 2008! - Sketch 43 for Valerie!!!

I emailed Valerie about wanting to be able to contribute a layout for her featured sketch. and I was so happy that i finally got a reponse from her. She sent me an email regarding this but wasnt able to read it ASAP. Good thing she left a message on my blog regarding this...She gave me sketch # 43. Thanks Valerie for this chance! Hope you like my work! These pictures were taken December 25, 2007. Here's my take on her beautiful sketch...
Title: My Boy Wonder
Journaling: The moment this cute little boy starts to giggle & make some funny faces, it never fails to brighten up our days... Its really is amazing how strong he has this effect on us...our boy wonder.
Materials Used: WRMK White Out Explore Paper Kit, WRMK White out explore layered chipboard words Momotara Ribbon, Foof-ala Indian Summer Buttons, Fancy Pants Felt Shapes - Harvest, Daisy Ds rubons, Magic Mesh, MM Paint - deep Sea, White; Color box Frost white; Thread Yellow & brown; Pebeo brun; Sakura black pen

Monday, January 7, 2008

Out of the Box - a "ME" layout..

I entered a 4 week challenge which was giving away a cuttlebug for a prize. I really did not expect anything from this challenge (thought i really want that cuttlebug! hihi) because they would only be allowing 8 contestants to participate. They asked for a link to the blog of all those who wanted to participate, then they will announce the lucky 8 contestants. I'm so happy that they let me participate.. yes I'm one of the 8 contestants to play. Every week, two will be eliminated from the contest. Can you just imagine who my heart was palpitating everytime i wait for the results? I made it until round 3. I got eliminatedafter that round... Too bad because there only 1 more round to go. But it was a fun experience... did not win (bye bye cuttlebug) but at least I was able to make more new LOs.

This is one of the LOs I've submitted. They gave us the new CK magazine as an inspiration. You can use the layout of the magazine or the colors, etc. It is very difficult for me to make a "me" layout. First, it so difficult to compose something about myself. Second, rarely do I have a solo picture. But here's another try at this....
Title: Out of the Box
I got really inspired buy the colors used in the cover of the new CK Magazine
Journaling:10 Thing about me... -wilfe, mom, insomiac, has a sweet tooth, loves to experiment, very poor in the kitchen, craft person, semi perfectionist, sweet, addicted to scrapbooking...
Materials Used: Bazzill Scenic route Sumner CS - aqua blue & salmon; Cosmo cricket - gretel Woodland; maya road fresh Chipboard - Scrolls Corner; Prima floral embellishment; Yellow dmc Thread; diamond glaze; Rangers perfect pearls- natural; Swirl stamps; MM paint - chocolate, acorn, deep sea; Color box chestnut roan; BG wilma chipboard; SRP Diecut message; magic mesh; Lace

No Photos please!

This layout is one of my entry for Scrapperie's 2-month long challenge. The requirements was... we should make a layout without using any picture. This is the second time i'll be making a layout without a picture. One was during the Idol contest which I used the pregnacy test kit, harvey's hair and cord. This time, I used a card that was given to me by Henry 13 years ago... Here it is...
Title: Sweet Memories
Item: Missing U card
Journaling: This card was given to me by my husband some 13 years ago. This is one of my favorites because he wrote..."Missung u means missing e" (e-everything). Isn't that sweet? So lucky to be married to this man.. just couldn't imagine life without him...Materials Used: jenny Bowlin - black label; Vintage red tiny dot, Vintage black ledger; 7G Together Ensemble Sticko; JB Black labe sticker; Red ribbon

Friday, January 4, 2008

Wow good news # 3! I won at Scenic Route's monthly Challenge

Wow! I'm really havin a blast!!! This is my first time to join Scenic Route's Monthly challenge and I won!!!! YIPPIE!!! I'm sooooooo happy!!!! I used Loveland line in my entry... here's a picture of it...

Here's the announcement...

Way to Go!
We've selected the winning entries for the December Product Challenge. Congratulations to the following talented ladies - Grace Castillo, Judith Mara, Pia Lopez, Davinie Fiero, Jennifer Hignite, Cookie Aguilar, Chris Millar, Brooke Stewart, Ann Costen, Sarah Schwerin, Heather Keller, Pip Prosser, Stephanie Howell, Nathalie Vuille, Lisa Turley, Caroline Menard, Julie Savoy, Amy Gebhard, Jessica Salber and Kathy Thompson

Congrats to Pia Lopez also!!! I so love her work!
Here the email the Layle sent us...
Good morning ladies! Thanks for your fabulous entry into our December Monthly Product Challenge on the Scenic Route website. We had a record number of entries this month and as a result it was especially difficult to narrow things down.

I'm excited to tell you that your creation has wowed us and has been featured as a pick on our website here! Check out January’s December’s product challenge while you’re there, we’d love to see your work again!

We’ll be sending you a Product Kit from our BRAND NEW spring/Easter themed mini line, Lynden. This line is so new that we haven’t even showed it yet on our website. We expect to have Lynden in the warehouse mid January and will ship your packages then.

To see all the projects selected for this month's challenge, click here Select Designer Last Name under the 'Search Layouts By' field, then under Designer Name, select Product Challenge – Holiday, then hit GO.

Congratulations and thanks for sharing your work with us!

Layle Koncar
Director of Marketing
Scenic Route Paper Co.

Oh no!!! I'm 30!!!

I'm celebrating my 30th birthday today... (actually yesterday, because its already Jan 4 12:55 am). Just wanted to share to you some pics of how I celebrated my day. Nothing fancy but at least I get to celebrate it with my son and my husband. (i'm turning crazy with regards to my hubby's work... imagine, he has to work during the holidays!!!He was working from home!!! So I'm so happy that he used his VL to spend time with me on my day!!!) Usually I cook something at home but I don't know what happened to me today... ( I was so lazy to cook.) thats why we just went out have lunch at Conti's in Serendra ordered a slice of cake then went malling... Here's some pics...
There are so many things to be thankful for... first, is for having a very supportive and loving husband, for having a super sweet hyper boy, my ever supportive mommy, family and friends-old and new found, my two recent wins in scrapbooking... the hobby that filled in an empty space in my heart ever since i gave up my work. I still have a couple of wishes... but i guess you cant really have them all... not now, but i know I will... with God's help - in time.

I won at Coordinates Collection's 7 Gypsies Contest!!!

After the news from Scrapperie, I was chatting with Ms. Nita when suddenly, an email came in... It was a personal message from Jamie of Coordinates Collections. I logged in and guess what??? I won in their 7 Gypsies challenge!!! Oh my, this has been so overwhelming!!! My husband was giving me that funny look as I was shouting and jumping out of joy!!! Harvey was also asking me to stop laughing!!! Read here for the announcement. And click here to see my yummy prize. I entered my minibook titled Lovin U. Here's the pictures that I've submitted.
Title: Lovin U
Materials Used: 7 gypsies pps - Left Bank, Rouge Life, Quadrant Tablette, Millie Rouge, 7 gypsies fabric reinforcement sticker, 7 gypsies - rubbing - fleurish & velvet sheet red,Maya Road Coaster Chipboard Books - Arrow, Maya Road Sheer collection Blossoms, Maya Road Fresh Chipboard Blossom III, Fancy Fants Havest felt, Fancy Pants Die Cuts, Basic Grey Wilma Chipboard, Foof-a-La Bag-o Buttons - Indian SummerImaginisce rock the Kasbah, All About Scrapbooking Chipboards, MM Paint - Cornflower, Acorn, Cranberry, Judikins Diamond GlazeVersa Ink - black, Ribbons & Laces & FibersMetal flowers, Swarovski Crystals, Ranger Perfect Pearls - NaturalPrima & Bazzil Flowers, MME Diecuts
Thank you Coordinates Collections and & Gypsies for this super great news!!!

What a way to End/Start a Year!!! - i won Runner-up at Scrapperie!!!

Every morning as soon as i wake up... I immediately turn on the computer to check my mails... I browse at some sites then found out that Marj won in Scrappinkids Challenge. I excitedly ym-ed her regarding this... everything was so funny because she thought that I was congratulating her for winning in Scrapperie's 2-month challenge.. I haven't visited Scrapperie's site yet to see the results of the challenge, then she became to wonder when I told her that her daughter's pic was choosen too!!! Are we talking about the same thing? That's when we founded out that I was congratulating her on winning at scrappinkids challenge and she was also congratualting me for being a runner- up on the recently concluded Scrapperie challenge. (for marj's kwento, read here.)
I'm so happy we won!!! Marj was the grand winner, then me and Christine V. were the runners-up! Congrats to marj and Christine and to all the participants in this contest... It really feels good to hear something like this... I'm so overly HAPPY!!! Thanks Scrapperie for this very fun challenge!!!