Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Another Set of Goodies from the Mail...

Wow!!! i was so excited when the mailman came in to our house the other day.... He handed me a package and it came from Artz de Scrap Singapore! I won their altered wall decor a few months ago and here is my yummy prize!!! Thanks so much Wati & Liza for sending these!!! I love it!!! Thanks so much for these!!!

Oh Goodies!!!

I won a Prize Kit & a 20RM GC for winning in Scrap-n-Crop's monthly challenge. Thanks Liza and Valerie for these. Havent use my 20 Rm CG yet but I got my prize kit already!!! Liza send it through Bernadette (thanks so much), a Filipina who came home from Singapore. I would also like to thank Timi for getting this kit from Bernadette (She's from Laguna - that why. hihi). These are yummy!!! Cant wait to play with it. Thanks so much for these!!

Active Me

Here's a layout Ive made for Shacking up with the design team at IBSS. We're in round 4 already and too bad, i wasnt able to upload on time. My computer gave up on me a few days ago... but neways...
Here's Veronica's layout...

And here's my version....

Title: Active Me

Jounaling: harvey is having so much fun in this ball pool. He never wants to come out anymore.

Materials Used: KI Lace CS, SR Ashville pp; DCWV red & Black CS; Leecho Pearls 3d paint - blue red yellow green; Uniball signo white pen; daisy ds rubons

Henry enrolled me at a driving school & our Sunday Lunch!

Yup! Henry enrolled me at a driving school! He wanted me to learn how to drive ASAP since I'll be the one to bring harvey to school this coming June. Im a bit nervous about this...but I know I can pull this thing off hihi! My lessons will start may 3!!! Wish me luck hehehe!

After enrolling, Henry & I've decided to have our lunch at Amici's! They are popular for their pizzas and pastas! And my two boys just love pizza and pasta so much... here are the evidences...
We ordered: Spaghetti Alla Pescatora
Cannelloni Agli Spinaci
And Ai Quatro Formaggi (four cheese pizza - Yummy!)
A picture of me & my son...

The rest of the week for Harvey...

Here are days 2, 3, 4 & 5 of Harvey's trial schooling.... Parents are only ask to stay on the waiting area.
Day 2... They are asked to bring extra shirts, powder, cologne, comb etc... They are taught how to groom themselves...
Day 3
Day 4 Day 5 - Harvey had his first flag ceremony...

This is quite an experience to us both. I was quite happy with the outcome of this free trial. Harvey was assessed to be a very sociable boy. They teacher also told me that, he can also start an activity on his own and he can clearly verbally express his feelings or his needs. And I really just couldn't believe that my baby is now ready for school.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Harvey's First Time to go to School

I have been looking for the perfect school for Harvey since February. I have one in mind but the location of the school is quite far from our place. But I love this school so much...that is where I also had my nursery days, too bad that their Makati branch transfered. But even though thats the case, I still insisted on it... My husband ask me if I was sure of it - because I will be the one who will be bring Harvey to school everyday. To cut the story short... Harvey availed their free 1 week trial. The teachers then will assess the kids if they are already fit to go to school or what level will they belong. Harvey was so excited about the whole idea of going to school. That week brought us some adjustments like waking up early in the morning to prepare his things etc... Henry was the one who brings us to school, then I have to wait for Harvey for about 2.5 hours then we are on our own in going home. And because I still dont know how to drive, we just took a cab home.
Here are a few pics of harvey during the 1 week trial...
Day 1....
I was so excited to see Harvey after his first day. He was rushing towards me and shouting "Mommy! Mommy!" He already have stories to tell plus He was already singing a song he learned on his first day! Makes me really proud!

I miss updating my blog....

A lot has been happening this past few days.... so much to share but no time to update my blog... plus, my computer broke down. Things weren't the same when that happened to my computer... good thing I have my sis-in-laws with whom i can borrow a laptop just to check my mails. Im currently uploading pictures taken by my camera etc.... hopefully I can share them with you ASAP.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Fun (Manila Ocean Park)

These pictures were taken during our first visit to Manila Ocean Park. Harvey had a grand time - seeing all the different kinds of aquatic animals. I made this layout for a challenge at Scrap-n-Crop. Challenges there are so unique... This time, we were presented with a menu.. each corresponds to a use of a specific use of scrap materials. We have to choose at least one from each group then use it in our page... here's my take...

Menu Choices:
main dish - Nasi Lemak - Use chipboards
side dishes - sambal Petai - handwritten journaling
dessert - tau foo fah - use paint
drinks - coke - your choice of paper

Title: Fun

Journaling: This is our first visit to Manila Ocean Park. Were so excited! This is a perfect place to spend family time.

Materials Used: Rouge de garance - aile ou fleur; KI Multi border stickers; Scrapworks Alpha Chipboards; Maya road Scallop frame chipboards; MM Diecuts; Maya road Sheer notes; KI Lace CS; lace; MM paint - Acorn, Deep sea, meadow; Uniball signo pen

Monday, April 21, 2008

He Loves to Bond

I made this layout for the third round of IBSS Shaking with the Design Team. This round, it's Angela's turn. Love her work in the gallery. Here's my chosen layout...Title: He Loves 2 Bond

Journaling: Harvey loves quiet time with his dad. I know, because I can see it in his eyes how happy he is whenever he has this chance. Oftentimes, they just sit together & Harvey begins to ask about the things around him.

Materials Used: Cosmo Cricket - Dutch Girl - Anna; Cosmo cricket - Hey Sugar - diecuts; Daisy Ds rubons; hambly - Rubons; MM paint - Deep sea; Inque Boutique Stamp; WRMK - Metal; AC Thickers; Color box Chestnut roan; Steadler brown Pen

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Celebrate Life's Sweet Moments

These pictures were taken last Easter 2008. We were strolling the mall (Mall of Asia) then I saw Krispy Kreme. They were selling egg-shaped donuts for the day. So, I immediately fall in line to buy Harvey some egg shaped donuts. As I was approaching the counter, I saw a signage - Make you own egg-shaped donuts!!! I ask my husband If we could let Harvey try. Harvey was so excited. Good thing I have the camera with me hihi! I saw a perfect picture opportunity!!! Here's the layout I made...

Title: Celebrate Life's Sweet Moments

Journaling:(hidden tag)It was easter 2008 when your dad & I've decided to buy you some egg-shaped donuts. They have this promo for easter-Make your own donut. I was so excited to let you try it 7 so r you. I can see you really had fun doing those donuts & it was the sweetest I've tasted...

Materials Used: Cosmo Cricket - halfway cafe - Winona, Oklahoma City, Stripstease, Flagstaff, BarstowCosmo cricket - Freedom Rubons; Cosmo Cricket - halfway Cafe-Diecuts; Cosmo Cricket - halfaway cafe journal cards; CI alpha stickers; AAS Rubon; Sakura Aqualip - Black; MM paint Black & cranberry; Versa ink Black; WRMK eyelets; ribbon; BG chipboard alpha - wilma

Sunday, April 13, 2008

My Singapore Adventure

I made this layout using pictures of Henry's visit to Singapore (Jan.2008). I was planning to make a mini album about his travel but I had so many pictures developed so I could spare two pictures for a layout. Here's my entry to round 2 of Itty Bitty's Shaking with the DT. This week, It's Mara's turn... Ive decided to lift this page....

Here's my take....

Title: My Singapore Adventure
Materials Used: Materials Used: DCWV CS - Black & White; mayaroad Chipboard Arrows; Scenic Route Sticker Alpha; Ci Sticker Alphas, Hambly Rubons; MM Paint - Acorn Black & Cranberry; Karen Foster Plates

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

New Baby Mini-book

My husband asked me to make a simple mini book for his officemate as our gift. His officemate recently gave birth to a baby boy. And Im so excited to make this one. I just put on some journaling spaces so that they could write their thoughts on being new parents plus other details on the baby's arrival. I used Maya Road Rectangular Banner / Coaster which i got from Rekindled Moments. Here's my new mini book project!!!
Title: Our Baby
Materials Used: Maya Road Rectangular Banner/Coaster; Chatterbox papers; Mambi stickers; Phrase Cafe Stickers; Colorbox Chestnut roan; AC rubons; Buttons; Lace, Pebeo brun & sakura Aqualip - black

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Spotlight at IBSS!!!

Itty Bitty Scrap Shack featured me as their spotlight member for the month! This is my first time and its really an honor. Please do visit the shack all the ladies there is so accomodating and very friendly. I would like to thank Tiffany, Bethany and all the other DTs and members for giving me this opportunity. You can view the article here and know more about me. TFL!!!

Been productive the past weekend...

Yup!!! the past weekend was kinda productive for me.... I was able to make 5 Layouts - 4 for my DT Assignments for Rekindled Moments (thats why I can't show it yet..but promise to post it soon!) 1 for a challenge over at IBSS (Dad and Me), an altered clock for my sister in law. A mini maya road address book - also for Rekindled Moments (will post the pictures soon!!!) and Im halfway done with another mini book for a friend. And last, I made souvenir candles for a friend. It was a hectic weekend but I really had fun doing all these... Here's a picture of the clock and the candles I made...
My Sis-in-law asked me to make this clock for her officemate.
Title: Ricky
Materials used: Clock, American Crafts PPS - Metropolitan line; Ac Thickers; Versa Ink - Black
Then the next pictures are the candles i made for a friend. She asked me to make some souvenir candles for a wedding... Yup I was into candle-making a long time ago!!! Here's a picture of my messy table while finishing off the packaging....
It was also fun doing candles again. Hope the couple will like my work!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Dad & Me

This is a picture of Henry and Harvey when we visited the newly opened Ocean Park here in Manila. Harvey is so excited to see everything that inside ocean park!!! I have lots of picture too to share... and hopefully use it in some of my future layouts... Here's a layout I made for Shackin' Up with the Design team at IBSS!!! The first round was we have scraplift Sara's work!!! Here's her gorgeous layout...
And here my version of it... Title: Dad & Me

Journaling: I really enjoy my days with daddy. He's fun to be with. Ocean Park 2008Materials Used: AC PPs Opera House, Patisserie, Boulevard; Dcwv CS-White & Brown; MM Diecut; KI Border sticker; Polkadot ribbon; WRMK Glitter Rubons; Scenic Route Alpha Stickers; AC Velvet Sticker; MM Paint - Acorn

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Scrap Goodies are Here!!!

I'm so happy today... why? I got a notice for the Post office. the moment I saw it was for me, I became so excited. Change my clothes and rushed to the post office to see what it is!!! Its a box from IBSS!!! It was my prize for the SYTYCS contest!! On my way home, i was shaking the box... I cant wait to see whats inside.. its quite heavy-- making me more excited!!!
As soon as i got home, i immediately opened it!!! here's whats inside...
And Tiffany was so kind to replace my Love Challenge prize with these goodies...
Thank you IBSS for this wonderful opportunity and Tiffany for these yummy goodies!!! Cant wait to play with them!!!