Thursday, March 27, 2008

Can I try Pls?

I made this layout for a fun challenge over at Scrap-n-Crop. We were given a bingo like sheet with challenges on every square. You should make a layout based on the squares the you choose (diagonal, vertical, horizontal). The center box says cook Maggie Me! So I cooked!!! Here's my take on it...

I used 3 photos & its my first time to do the masking technique... Plus heres the picture of the Maggie Me.

Title: Can I try Pls?

Journaling: harvey really wants to try his hand on the exerciser. Jan 2008.

Materials Used: Karen Foster Star Bright; maya Road Sheer Notes; BG Alpha Chipboards; Junkitz Chipboard Tags; KI Lace CS White Gossip; Black Sakura; Pebeo Pearl White; Versa Black , red ink; Uniball signo white pen; brads

Monday, March 24, 2008

The Garden - Got Sketch # 54

Im very happy to be doing a layout for Ms. Valerie. Thanks for this wonderful opportunity. She gave me Sketch 54 to work with. I had fun with this and I used BG papers on my layout... You see, Im scared of using BG papers.You can also view other layouts made by other scrappers here. Here's my take on Sketch 54... Title: The Garden
Journaling: Harvey was so amazed to see such a beautiful gardern full of flowers and trees!!! He went from plant to plant. He was running all over the place because of excitement!!! I can tell, he just loved everything that he sees...
Materials Used: BG Mellow - Savory,Seasoned,Deciduous,Equinox, Slack, Sapid; BG Pheobe - pacific Heights; BG mellow Alpha Diecuts

I won!!! -So Do You Think You Can Scrap???

Just wanted to share my joy and excitement! This is so overwhelming! I won the Itty Bitty Scrap Shack -So do you think you can scrap challenge!!! This is a six week challenge at their site, and boy I made it! The last round asked us to make a layout of ourselves - using 2 pictures Using the theme Today. Here's my take on the last round...

Title: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

Jounaling: Decisions… maybe big or little can greatly affect the person you are today…Im very happy with my life today, because I believe I made the right decisions in my life. I married Henry, my bestfriend & had a sweet and bubbly son named Harvey. Though a lot has been sacrificed including my career and so many things that goes with it, I have no regrets… there are just some things worth all our sacrifices.And I believe that incase tomorrow brings a few obstacles, I know I will be able to surpass it.I have my “today” to hold onto to be able to face it bravely… -Cookie

Materials Used: Prima Eire-Killarney; Prima IOD Rue 88- Grabd Cru; Prima Aurora-Heavenly; Prima Jounaling Notebook; Prima Flowers; Prima Crystals; Prima Lace; metal flowers; Swarovski Crystals; 7G profile; MM Noteworthy Journal; metal butterflies; 7G Chiptags – flourish; WRMK metals; Vellum; Colorbox chestnut roan; IB French Quarter stamp; Topboss gold embossing powder; MM paints – Cranberry, gold, chocolate; BG Wilma Chipboards; MM Clip

Thanks Tiffany for this wonderful opportunity. And to all the ladies of Itty Bitty, I really enjoyed every second of this...Thanks so much!

What a News!!!

Last Good Friday, Im just here at our home spending time with my family. I opened the computer and Lee pop a message congratulating me... I asked, for what? She told me I'm one of the three winners of Lasting Impressions' Webster Pages Challenge. i really did not expect to win because the gallery was overflowing with beautiful pages from very talented Pinay Scrappers! Im just so happy to be able to create a page out of the stuff I bought... My entry - The Promise, won 3rd place... My fellow scrappers Nita got the 1st place and Lee got the second place!!! each of us won a CG from Vivian's Store!!!
You can view the announcement here.And here's what Brandin O\'Neil has to say about my layout...
"Rich & warm while sophisticated and romantic…this is how this designed interpreted these papers and we love it. The photo choice was perfect because it was simply positioned and didn’t compete with the design. Beautiful "Reading those comments is super enough for me... and he even wants our layouts in their gallery!!! Now thats something!!!Thanks Ms. Vivian for this great challenge!!!

Happy Easter!!!!

Just making this short.... ill finish this post tomorrow.... its already 3:40 am here...
Just like to greet everyone a Happy Easter!!! here is a picture of harvey during the day...

Happy Easter Everyone!!!!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Life is so Sweet!

I joined March Madness Layout Tag in Scrapperie. Its similar to the round robin challenge which we just had here in the Philippines. The mechanics was a layout will be given to the first player of the team then he will make a layout based on it. Then when the player finishes, she will pass it on again to the person next in line. I belong to the doormice team and I was the 5th scrapper of ther team. Were only given a maximum of 72 hours to complete the layout. You cansee the reveals here... I lifted Joann's Layout... and here was my take on the game...
Title: Life is so Sweet...
Journaling: ...when Im with my boys, i love spending time with them. they are my source of joy and happiness. and I really could not imagine life without them..Hugs!

Materials Used: BG Papers - lollipop Line; WRMK Explore Chipboards; Pebeo pearl brun; CI Stickers; Black sakura pen; MM Paint Nutmeg

Monday, March 17, 2008

Off to School

Oh my! I'm so happy and overwhelmed about this one...And I cant wait to share this news to you! Im one of the top three finalists together with Tina & Chilli at Do You Think You can Scrap Contest at Itty Bitty Scrap Shack!!! This has been such a wonderful experience. I passed Round 5 which required us to do a non-square layout plus we have to use at least 25 pieces of an embellishment! Yup, 25 Pcs!!! You can view all the entries here. I would also like to congratulate Aimee & Claire -these ladies are great scrappers! These are the things thats great about joining makes you do something you would not normally do... It makes you test your own skills in scrapping. Here's my take at round 5... Title: Off to School
Journaling: Nope, harvey has never been to school but whenever he wears his backpack, i can feel his enthusiasm to go, ride the bus and meet new friendsMaterials Used: Junkitz schooldays-multistripes,doodles, stripes; KI Lace CS-Gossip bluebird; KI Love Elsie - toby culture,Zoe patchwork; Daisy ds Rubons; MM Wellworn Tags; Foof a la Buttons; Versa Ink Black & Cardinal; MM Paint Deep Sea; DCWV Back & Tan; MM Noteworthy jounalingI used the shape of a school bus & I used 27 buttons in this layout!

Round 6, the last challenge is up to determine who will be the gold, silver and bronze medalists in the competition! Hope to make it good...

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Damages during the Fundraising Event hehehe...

Everyone had fun during the fundraising event which was held last Saturday. I really had a good time. But I also accumulaterd some damages - damages to my pocket during the event-Waaah!
First stop... Studio Azul. When Mia and Tin got these babies of of the box, everbody grab some of their items. These were good deals!
Second Stop...Visual Creations. its really a good idea to split some scrap materials with others. here, Christine V. Asked me if I would like to buy half of the HS Chipboard that she bought.
Third is Scrapbukan...
And these are my raffle prizes... the chipboard was my prize then the MM notepad was Henry's prize and then the adhesive and the rubon was my Tita Lina's Prize... Thank God they are not into scrapbooking... all these goodies were given to me hehehe.
I also win in the auction. I bid for this...Metals from WRMK and I'm so happy that I have Timi to share this with. A nice deal also! These are the stuff I bought from Ms. Lindy. They are great deals too! Imagine, this cute prima is only P120 and the stickles is only 80 each. The BG kit is P680!!! Who could resist that!
And thanks Ms. Lindy for these stamps!!! Yup she gave us these stamps as pasalubong. Thank you so much and i really have fun planning this event!!! its all worth it!

And to all my fellow volunteer, I really had fun working with you guys! I enjoyed our every meeting and chit-chats... Ika nga, sa uulitin!

(pictures of the event, kindly check my previous post)

My Simple Recipe Box

One time, i was in Mall of Asia when I saw a chipboard box. ive decided to buy it thinking that i can alter it someday... It stayed in my table for a feww weeks. Then finally i had the courage to alter it. From plain Chipboard box... it became...

Recipe Box

Materials Used: Chipboard box; American Crafts Metropolitan - Flea Market; Boulevard; Patisserie; AC Ala Carte - Cinnamon (back portion); AC thickers - Platform black; Pebeo paint - Pearl White; Modpodge; MM Small Brads; metal Lock

Time Flies When Youre havin FUN

This is my 4th round entry for Do you Think you can Scrap Challenge At Itty Bitty Scrap Shack Site. It is really fun joining challenges like this, because it will help you stretch your other abilities in scrapping. This particular challenge required us to use the following techniques...Stitching (either machine or rubons or 'doodle' stitching) Chipboard, Ink or paint used creatively & layout must include a repetive element: this means take something (a shape, character, image) and repeat it throughout your LO. Here's my take at round 4...

Title: Time Flies When You're Havin Fun
Journaling: Yup! Im really enjoying every single moment of your childhood... Im making the most out of it too! I wish I can hold time.
Materials Used: FP True paper-Truthful; BG Phoebe - pacific heights, Japanese tea garden, North beach; SR Sumner Diecut; MM Noteworthy Jounaling; Be Mod Buttons; Pebeo 3d paint; MM paint- deep sea, Chocolate, Fushia; DMC thread; Gold Wire; Colorbox Chestnut roan; Momotara ribbons; BG Wilma Chipboard; BG Diecut sticker 7G Fleurish chipboard; Maya Road Mini frames Chipboard; CI Alpha
For the Requirements:Use Chipboards - Title (Fun) & Scroll bellow the title. Also cutted into half one maya mini frames to put as a corner embellishment on my photo. Stitching - I hand stitched around the patterned paper and also stitched lines on my journaling using brown thread Ink or paint - I used 3d pebeo paint to draw the trail of the butterfies and I used MM Acrylic to frame my photo Repetition - I repeatedly used the 3 buttons (dark pink, aqua and green) on all parts of my layout... on the sides, as bodies of my butterflies to create balance and color harmony

In Dad's Arms

Christine started it all! This was a fun idea! We were ask to scraplift the layout before us. Yup! Ive joined Round Robin. There are 32 of us who joined and we just had our great reveal a week ago. And it was really fun viewing how one layout has evolved. You can view everyone's work here! I',m scrapper number 24 and here's my take on the round robin challenge.
Title: In Dad's Arms
Jounaling: Never be afraid to test the waters, youll never know whats in store for you if you'd stay by the shore--especially when im with you -- ill always be with you.
Materials used: American crafts paper, Ki lace cardstock Black hopscotch; KI Domino Shapes Chipboards, Pebeo White pearl, DCWV Black CS; Red Straw; CI Alpha Stickers

Sunday, March 9, 2008

The Fundraising Event...

I woke up 6 in the morning because I need to prepare a lot of things before leaving the house. need to prepare harvey's things too because I will only leave him with his dad. I took a bath and check if i brought everything that is needed for the event. I woke Henry to drive me to Ms. Lindy's place and to Centro Montessori.

When I arrived there, some of the sellers were already there and last minute preparations were made. Then scrappers started coming in! it was such a happy scene because I'm so scared that there might not be enough scrappers to help us with the event.

There were raflle prizes and challenges for everyone to enjoy... the food that Ms. Lindy prepared was just so yummy! and i think everybody was havin a blast at the event-shopping and chatting.

Here are some pictures to share... (please bear with me... having a hard time uploading the pics sa
Here are the Challenge entries...
Everybody was havin a blast during the event! I enjoyed meeting everyone and chatting with them. Thank you so much for your support!!!

The day before the Fundraising Event...

It was friday, the day before the fundraising event for the Carmelite Sisters. Ms. Lee asked us if we could meet once more at her place for some more things to finish for the event. i brought along Harvey because i have no one to look after him. I fetch Ms. Lindy from her place, we just took a cab from vito cruz all the way to Quezon City. Henry is still in the office that time, he can only pick us up after our meeting.

First stop--- at Ms. Lee's house. When we arrived, Rachel and Khei were already there fixing the challenge kits! Then we helped, prepared captions etc.... on the other hand, harvey was so busy playing with some toys.

Second Stop --- at the school venue. We arranged the whole place. Covered the selves with white cloth and fix the floor area in the sellers room. It was a tiring and fun day. We ordered Pizza for dinner as we discussed some more things. Good thing my son Harvey found this piano. It kept him busy, whew!

Henry arrived to pick us up. I really had fun meeting with the girls.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

I'm on PageMaps!!!

Wow!!! March Newsletter of PageMaps is out! At last, I'll be able to share with your guys my two pager! Thanks you Ms. Becky Fleck for this wonderful opportunity to be able to contribute!!!
I made a 2-pager layout of my son Harvey at play. Here's the sketch and my take on it!!!
Title: Little Man @ Play
Jounaling: harvey was so excited whe Dad brought him to the park. he saw this exerciser and he immediately run towards it and started to play. At first he was having difficulty riding it but after a few tries, he already got the hang of it. His smile gleamed on his face as if he was having the time of his life! I was the one taking this picture. And everytime I asked him to look at the camera, he will give me this sweet look on his face..
Materials Used: WRMK Explore kit papers, Fancy Pants felt - Harvest; Scrapworks Chipboard alpha; fibers; Daisy ds Rubons; Loof a-la buttons; MM paint - black, nutmeg, cornflower; Pebeo - brun, white; 7G Chipboards; Judikins diamond glaze; Black glitter
Here are snap shots of my son while I was taking a picture of my layout....

Isn't he adorable? hehehe.