Wednesday, May 28, 2008

I'm one of the finalist!!!

Just want to share that im one of the finalist of Scrap-n-Crop's Project Scrap-Away. This is completely overwhelming. They asked us to send in our favorite LO to them then they will choose 15 finalists to join the contest. And I'm so lucky to be able to get a spot! And were done with the first challenge.... the first challenge was to get an ad inspiration and make a layout based on it. There will be a winner each week and 2 will be eliminated. Whew! I have to admit, this was hard for me... I spent so much time choosing the right ad to draw inspiration from. I was more pressured in finding the ad!!! And to add more pressure, guess who's our judge.... It's Rhonna F. ! Time was ticking away!!! Here's my take on the first challenge...
here's my inspiration...
And my take....A little note: I choose this camera lens ad catalog as my inspiration for my page. The moment I saw this ad I immediately fell inlove with the colors green and dark pink as against the background black(the body of the lens) and white (page background).So what i did for my page was to use shades of green and dark pink. I also used black to give emphasis on my page elements such as the paint around the photo, the black outline of the pattern paper (just like how the cover of the lenses outlined the colors pink and green) and also inking and painting on almost all the elements. I also turned my son's picture into black and white also to mimic the black and white background of the ad. I also love to paint on my pages and love to use chipboard embellishments too!
Title: This boy makes me smile
Journaling: See that face?! Thats the face that makes me smile. I love it everytime he does that or just about anything to it just to make me smile. Youre just so good at it... baby - mommy.
Materials Used: DCWV Cardstock - Dark pink, Olive green, Black; American Crafts Amplified-the twist; SR raw chipboard; maya road chipboards - birds of a feather, scallop frames, arrows, sheer notes; Hambly Rubons; Daisy ds rubons; TH Crackle paint - old paper; MM Paint - black, pink, chococlate, evergreen; Pebeo 3d paint - black, pearlie; Black buttons; Versa Ink Black; Uniball Signo black pen
And here's Rhonna's comment on my work... "Wow! So colorful & LOVE the bird! Great layout!" and to view the other entries... click here.
I'm just so happy I didnt get eliminated. hihi!

Fun with Kaisercrafts

I was so happy when my friend Jane informed me that her new products just arrived her store. Ive been waiting for these goodies to come! kaisercrafts and buzz and bloom. Yup! they are available at Rekindled Moments. And for my assignment, here what she asked me to do...The Accordion Frames. I really had fun doing this and i think my husband liked it too! He asked me if he can have it. He will be displaying it on his office table. -H-
Materials Used: Kaisercraft PPs Reminisce - Hold Dear, Recollect; Kaisercraft Brads - Reminiscing Brads,Kaisercraft Beyond the Page -Accordion Frames; Tim holtz Grungeboard Alphas; Buzz and bloom-tubby alpha mini; WRMK double churned alpha; WRMK Metal corners; kaiser paint - slate; prima crystals; g studio clear stamp; Daisy ds rubons; Pebeo paint - black; Maya road Scroll rubons; MM Paint - deepsea & black

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Yippie!!! I'm designing for Sketches!!!

Yup! I've been accepted!!!! and I cannot believe it!!! I'm still in dreamland i guess. I've applied for a design team spot at Sketches by tamara! And I'm so lucky to be accepted! You can view her announcement here. Thanks so much Tamara for this wonderful oppurtunity, you just dont know how much this means to me... This is my first international dt spot!!! Im so excited for this! And to everyone who visits my blog, and need some inspiration, head over to for some wonderful inspiration. I already have my first assignment, please do watch out for it!!! and to my other team mates, i so glad to be one of you girls!!! im just so happy!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Play / Me & my Life

These are my round 4 entries to Mystical Scrapbooks... This is quite a journey and I've been scrapping like mad hahaha! Again there are two requirements for the week. The first one was to make a double pager "me" layout containing journal about scrapping journey. Here's my take...
Title: Me & My Life
Materials Used: SR Grafton - Hewitt, Chapman & James Street; DCWV black & white cs; SR Grafton Chipboard; AC Vinyl thickers; Maya road Chipboard arrow; Versa ink Black; MM paint cranberry & acorn; Uniball signo white

Then for the second part of my entry... we were asked to make a signature layout...
Here's my take... this is my typical style...I love using bold colors on my pages, lately I'm scrap using multiple photos too. I love to layer, make embellishments (tree). My title is usually painted chipboard, love to doodle, ink and distress.Love texture on my pages.
Title: Play
Journaling: Who's enjoying more? Is it daddy or Harvey? O well, I just love seeing you two like this.. nothing could ever make me more happier.
Materials used: Fancypants - about a boy - chillin, rockin, peace; Pebeo 3d paint; dcwv cs - white; buzz&bloom -wigglyworm; SR chipboard; Versa ink black; mm paint - deep sea, wheat, black; sakura gold;uniball signo black pen; studio azul grid stamp, straw, eyelets

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

King of my Heart & Bride

These are my round three entries for Mystical Scrapbooks. Part A of the challenge was, were were asked to make a 12 x 12 LO using techniques from last weeks round which others shared and we should used 2 photos of different sizes.
Here's my take...

Techniques: Bubble Wrap Stamping, Doodling, Inking, layered flower tech (although I used Heart shapes on this)

Title: King of my Heart

Journaling: harvey, its amazing how you grown to be a sweet boy. Your smile never fails to brightened up my day. It always bring cheer to my heart even in my lowest. You really know my heart so well... youre the king of it.Materials Used: PPS - 7Gypsies, Rusty Pickle, JB; MM Black paint; Versa Ink Black; Pebeo 3d Black; maya road sheers; AC thickers; Black mesh; CI Stickers

Then Part B was.. we were asked to make 1 monochromatic layout, the size should be 8.5X11, we should only use products from 3 brands and a handmade embellishment. This was quite hard for me because of the 3 brand requirement. I had to dig out my stash just to look for materials that will fit this requirement. Here's my take on the monochromatic challenge...

My color --- Aqua

The Handmade Embellishemt was the circles in the center for the flowers and the leaves.

The 3 brands that I used were:

prima - Pattern paper(sassy pants), flowers and alpha crystals

Heidi Grace - Pattern paper(Winnefred St),Punch boards(diecut)

Kaiser Crafts - Wood flourish, wood flower, Paint

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Harvey joined the Santacruzan...

Santacruzan is an event here in the Philippines that happens every May. A month ago, The school asked me if Harvey could join their Santacruzan on May 17. Of course I was so happy we were asked. I was told that harvey should wear a chinese costume since the parade's theme will be United Nations. Come May 17, my husband and I were having 2nd thoughts whether or not Harvey will join in the parade because of the bad weather Manila has been experiencing. But last minute change in plans were made... I've called Henry to let Harvey join the parade. The weather was a little bit gloomy, but there were no rains. Here are some of his pictures....
My little Chinese Boy...
And this is the band... Poor baby, very thirsty... The Hermano Mayors --- City mayor Fred Lim and School Owner Ms. Soliven
Picture with the Reyna Elena... More photos after the parade
I can tell that Harvey really enjoyed this experience. too bad I was not there to witness it..(sudden changes in the plans hihi). But Im still glad Harvey was able to join the parade and wear this cute Chinese costume.

Surprise Card - Got Sketch # 62

Im so happy to be doing another sketch for Valerie. This time was a little different, I made a card for her card sketch... Here's her sketch... And here's my take on her sketch...
I've use American Crafts papers & rubons and used Inque Bouique Cupcake Stamp then colored it with water colored pencils. I really enjoyed doing this one!!!

Yahoo!!! Layout of the Week!

My Layout SO CANDID was chosen as layout of the week over at Mystical Scrapbooks... Wow I was so surprized about this and very flattered too!!! You can view the announcement here. Thanks Sara for this!!!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Scrapfest 5

I woke up really early that day... prepared a few more things before going to the scrapfest. This is one event here in the Philippines that scrappers always look forward to. We left the house around 8:45 in the morning then went to Buendia KFC to meet a newbie Anabelle Tan then off to Max's Quezon City. We arrived at the venue 9:45 am and the venue was almost filled with scrapbook enthusiasts. I think all of us had a great time during the event. There were lots of demos, raffles and challenges. Everyone went home not only with new scrap materials to play with but also some new found friends. Ive only finished a page for the mini album demo. I was so busy checking out the stores and chatting with friends... Here's my page. And thanks Ms. Iris Uy for teaching us the stamping techniques!!! I will try to finish everything during the weekend.Then around 4:30 pm, Liza B announced the challenge for everyone... All of us were divided in to advance & newbie scrappers. In the advance category, we were given 3 pattern papers to use, 1 white cardstock and a corrugated board to incorporate in the layout. We were all allowed to use other scrapmaterials we wish to use, provided that the mentioned materials should be present in the layout. The challenge theme was "Everyday Moments". We were given an hour and a half to finish and it gave me a backache because I was standing the whole time. (because of the pressure hehehe). The winner of the contest will bring home a Canon Selphy Printer. Here's my layout...Im was not so lucky in taking home the Canon Selphy Printer but my layout won Scrapbookshawaii's choice and I got this as my prize... a kit from Daisy ds. Thanks so much Scrapbookshawaii. I also got this as one of my raflle prizes... from bokoto. thanks so much for this.
Too bad I wasnt able to join the Jazz up your tool bag because I was so busy chatting with my seatmates. This tool bag was in my bag all along. I didnt hear the announcement about the last call that was made regarding this.. Neway, just wanted to share waht I did with my tool bag. I just made it simple....

Actually, I dont have photos of the scrapfest... I was so busy with the workshops & shopping that I forgot to take pictures. Huhu! Here are the only shots I had... This is my dear friend Issa Winning the Mini-Book Challenge. And Jane of Rekindled Moments congratulating Pia for winning here KI Challenge.

And we now go to the good stuff... I had a blast during the scrapfest but my wallet blasted!!! Haha!!! So many scrapbook goodies, I just wish I had all the money to buy them all.... Here are my goodies... Actually, my goodies are mainly papers.. I love papers!!! And I made sure to get lots of them hehehe. Stuff I got from Lasting Impressions...

Materials I got from Buzy bee & MLA/ ScrapbookshawaiiYummy goodies I got from Rekindled Moments...From Yellow Violet House.... (the chipboard was from RM)Prima Crystals I ordered from April!!! (this is reall a good deal!!!)A few things I got from Scrapbukan & Scrap it!And this Prima Bitty Bag comes in FREE!!! if youre one of the early birds who purchase Scrapfest tickets.Cant wait to play with these stuff!!!

Heidi Swapp Stamp from Scrap-n-Crop

This is still part of the prize I got from Valerie of Scrap-n-Crop. I won a kit and a 20 RM gift certificate to their store. I thought I was never gonna get this... Good thing Cabbie won the next challenge and she was also awarded with a gift certificate to the store. So in order to save on shipping cost, we ordered and have it shipped to Ms. Nita (she is the the real way how our goodies reached us). Thanks to the both of you i get to play with this!!!
Thank you Valerie for this!!!

Monday, May 12, 2008

A technique and A Layout...

Im in my round 2 at Mystical Scrapbooks and the week challenge was for us to demo a favorite technique (with pics) and then make a layout using the technique. This was my first time to make such for a challenge. I made this night time and I had a hard time trying to get a picture of myself doing the technique (im the only one awake, henry was already sleeping - no one to help take the pics).
Sharing to you one of my fave techniques... Paint, Stamp, Emboss, Paint Chipboard.
Materials needed:
1. paint (blue, yellow & glod glaze)
3.clear ink
4.clear embossing powder
5. heat gun
Step 1. Paint chipboard with desired color...let it dry

Step 2. Get a stamp (i choose a script stamp) stamp image in the painted chipboard using clear ink then emboss using clear embossing powder

Step 3. paint with another desired paint (acorn color)
Step 4. brush with gold glaze to give dimesion...
* you can use diamond claze as the final coating to give it a glossy finish.
And this is the layout Ive made using the technique.
Title: So Candid
Journaling: Love these photos, they are my faves. Very Candid yet they were able to capture life's simple joys...every moment of it.Materials Used: DCWV White CS; kaisercrafts pps - esperance - sea spray, summer breeze; BG alpha Chipboard; Prima flower; buttons; MM Paint deep sea, acaorn gold glaze; Diamond glaze; stamp; uniball black pen; pebeo black paint

Thanks for looking!