Monday, June 30, 2008

Round 5 - Project Scrap Away

I'm so happy that I'm still in the competition... We're now on round 6. But before that, I would like to share to you my entry for round 5. The requirement was.. to use word or words. It can be your favorite word/s, or it can be words that inspires you... its entirely up to us as long as there is a word / words on the page. Here's my take....
I hear this words from harvey everytime he's with his dad. Good thing I took this photo of them.... very sweet!!! you agree?Title: I love you dadi
Journaling: its like music to my ears to heqar those words from you. Hope that when you grow up, dad and you will be the best of friends... forever.
Materials Used: Scenic route papers providence - franklin street, Scrap strip,cottag street; SRP - grafton - james street DCWV CS - black & white; Inque boutique owl stamp; colored pencils (faber castell); AC thickers; Buzz and bloom chipboard alpha; Maya road frames; MM paint - Black; versa black ink; buttons; Pebeo 3d paint; AC slick writer-black

Time for... Altered Clocks.

My brother asked me to make a clock for his officemate who just celebrated her birthday. I really missed doing Altered Clocks... here's what Ive done for him...(will post materials used tomorrow) thanks for looking!

My first Swap...

I've joined a scrapswap over at Scrappinkids. This is so fun and exciting because I'm so excited to know what stuff my partner would send me to use on my LO. There required materials for the swap is...Post to your partner the followings :3 pattern papers (max size 6x6), 5 flowers, 2 ribbons/lace and a few buttons. Here's what Issa has sent me... (she's so nice to give me a few extras on the pp) and here a few more extra and a note from her. Thanks Issa for these!!! you're so sweet!

And Here's what Ive have created from the stash she gave me...I really enjoyed this swap!!! will be joining swaps more often.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

CT call over at Mystical's new challenge blog

Yup you've read it right!!! Mystical Scrapbooks has its own challenge blog called Black Magic. They are having a call right now... they need 3 Creative team members for the new challenge blog. I would like to invite you all to try for this. You can read all the requirements and the details here. Really looking forward to seeing your creations there!!!

First Class...

Hello everyone!!! I would like to invite you over at Mystical Scrapbooks for my first ever online class to be held on July 25, 2008 - 8 in the evening (6pm Philippine time). I'll be teaching a mini book for my first class. Really hope you guys could sit in!!! You can register here. Karen, Mystical owner, also has prepared kits for this class. Watch out for more updates here.

Here's a sneak peek of what im going to share on the 25th. Really hoping to see you all there!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

My first online crop...

Yup!! it is!!! Ive joined Scrappinkids online crop last June 21, 2008. I didnt know that it could be so much fun! Wati was the evenings' hostess. She gave a layout challenge for us to complete and she also taught us a mini album!!! I can't believe that i've finished mine in 3 hours!!! It was such an achievement, considering that i'm a slow scrapper hihi.

At exactly 8 in the evening, a lot of the girls were already online waiting for the first activity. Then Wati welcomed us and gave us the first activity... a layout challenge. She asked us to make a layout using 2 brands of pps, 2 flowers and 2 swirls. Here's my take on here challenge... Title: Whats in the face?
Materials Used:2 pps - MM noteworthy - addie pattern stripePrima - angelique - heavenlies2 flowers - prima flowers; 2 swirls - Mayaroad & 7 Gypsies
other materials : DCWV CS - Pink; Kaiser paint - soft moss; AC thickersbuttons

Good thing that Wati has extended the deadline due to typhoon & power failure in the Philippines during the crop. We were unable to upload asap because we dont have powers and the phone lines were also down! (imagine!!!)
An hour after the challenge was given, Wati invited us to her demo on a mini-book!!!
I really enjoyed doing this one... Here's my 3 hour - minibook...

Title: Family

Materials Used: 3 DCWV cardstock; Kaisercrafts pps - esperance; Maya Road Chipboard people; AC thickers; WRMK Rubons; Scenic Route Chipboards

Visit Rekindled Moments for these materials...

Thanks Wati for this wonderful learning experience!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Sketch 50 - Sketches

Another sketch is up!!! I can't believe that this is my 4th layout with Tamara. I'm really enjoying this... Here's here sketch... and here's my takeTitle: Love that Blooms
Materials Used: MM 5th avenue papers; AC Thickers; CI Alpha stickers
You can view the other Layouts here.
Thanks for looking!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Round 4 - Project Scrap Away

I'm on Round 4 of project scrap away. The requirement this time was to make our own patternpaper. Yup you've read it right!! Make our own pattern paper. And use that pattern paper on our layout. I had a hard time figuring out what am I going to do.

I've scraped about a photo of Harvey writing and coloring. It just amazes me to see him do this...made me realize, he's! I've made a pattern paper sized 12x12 and a lot was going on in my mind that I've decided to put in several designs in one pattern paper. I was browsing my stuff when I came across a WRMK paper which had four 6x6 different designs in one side of the pattern paper. I've decided to apply that in my page to be able to showcase more."

Here's my very own patern paper...
And here's my Page...

Title: So Busy.

Journaling ~Love looking at you when you're in your serious mode. That right Harvey... you have to give it your 100% whenever you do something. You'll be amazed on what you can do.

Materials ~Pattern Paper:Technique Tuesday Stamps - Back Rounds large & Ode Worlds SquaresInque Boutique - Toys StampsUniball Signo black penFaber Castel Watercolor pensSassafras -Stitch boarders stamps karen fostersInk - black

My pattern paper : SR background blue grid worn / Hambly Transparencyu - mod circles / Fancy Pants paper - chillin & rockin / AC Thickers / MM Paint Black /Versa Ink Black

And guess what!!!!

My entries were chosen as winner by Teresa Collins for that round!!!

And here's her comment...

"I am simply crazy for this paper. Can I buy it somewhere??? I love the colors, the design, the entire layout. You could have a career in design. It was very well executed. Fantastic artwork!!!!"

you can view all the entries here.

Im so overjoyed!!! as in!!!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Bag Tag for Harvey

Part of Harvey's uniform was the bag and the snack bag. Yup! they all have the same bag and snack bag that's why im having worries that one day, he might bring home the wrong bag because he still could not distinguish which bag is his. And after 3 days for schooling, it happened! Last Friday, we were on our way home when i opened his bag to check his things -and find out that he got the wrong bag! Good thing he still has his DARB (Assignment notebook) with him and ive read that the teacher are asking the parent to put a keychain on the bag and snack bag for easy recognition. --- but this came in too late... Harvey already got the wrong bag hihi!
Instead of buying him a keychain, I made him one - actually 2! Here's what I made him... One for the bag and another for the snack bag. I made it back to back because he got 2 names.

I just hope he wont bring home wrong bag again next time...

Materials Used: Maya Road Chipboard Album - Star; Cosmo Cricket - Get Happy pps, foof-ala buttons; Hambly Rubons; Pebeo 3d paint; Buzz and bloom Chipboard alpha

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Off to School!!!

How time flies... My 3 year old boy is off to school!!! Last Wednesday June 11 was Harvey's first day of school. He was so excited as I was and im really glad he feels that way. Im also adjusting to my new task - bring harvey to school in the morning and wait for him until he comes out - thats roughly 3 hours of waiting. Here are some snap shots of his first day in school...

While waiting to go to the classroom...

Harvey falling in line.... We were allowed to stay outside of the classroom fro 15 minutes to check what our kids were doing inside... He was busy with this school materials.... I'm very happy that he showed so much enthusiasm in going to school.

Sketch 49 - Sketches by Tamara

I'm really enjoying making LOs based on Sketches... This weeks sketch was kinda hard because the moment i saw this... I immediately counted the squares around... so it means that i should have several pics for this LO. Then I remembered that I took a few pictures of Harvey enjoying his ice cream. Here's the sketch im telling you about... and Here's my take...

Title: 2 Ways 2 Eat

Journaling: Just follow the arrows.... 2 exciting ways to eat ice cream - by Harvey. Want a replay?

Materials Used: Cosmo Cricket - get happy; AC thickers; Maya Road Chipboard Arrows, MM paint black; Versa Black ink; Pebeo; foof a la buttons

Round 3 - Project Scrap Away

I look so silly in this layout!!! This is my Round 3 entry to Project Scrap Away. This week's requirement was to make a page that has a 70's theme. Here's my funny take on this...My idea of the 70's are... it is the decade of fashion statement with large prints all over with matching hair accessory. I also see it as a time bursting with colors and fancy/groovy artwork. Oh my, I'm feeling so silly in this layout.... hihi!"
Title: Life filled with Colors
Journaling ~My life is full of colors... I'm a mom, a wife, an artist & creating stuff just adds more to it...
Materials ~- SR Providence- Franklin street- Imaginisce; Love Elsie - Toby culture- Zoe Click Click- Zoe patchwork- DCWV White & Aqua CS- Unibal signo black pen- MM paint - deap sea- Versa black ink- Faber castell water color paint

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

DT Spot

Yup!!! im so lucky to be given a DT spot over at Mystical Scrapbooks! It is a prize for the recently concluded Mystical Masters wherein winners will get a spot on their design team. You can read the announcement here. Im really happy when Karen (site owner) pmed me about the great news. I was literally jumping for joy here!!! Harvey even asked me...." mommy? what are you doing?" I'm so happy to be a part of the team and so excited to work with 2 more new dts... Tam and Kell as well the the rest of the team.. Susan, Sara & Wendy(will post their links on my blogroll soon!) I just want to thank you all for this chance!!

here is my last round submissions to the challenge. In this round, we were given materials to worked with...Karen sent us 2 pattern paper (AL & MM noteworthy, 1 white cardstock, 3 flowers and clear buttons.

Here's what I did with them...

Title: You and I

Journaling: Simple but pure happiness... thats waht happens when you and i are together.

Kit products: Al paper, MM paper, button, pink flower

From my stash: Acrylic sheet, MM Diecuts, AC Thickers; WRMK metal frames, Pebeo 3d Paint, AC slick writer, Technique tuesday stamp, MM jounaling, colorbox chestnut roan ink

Title: So Cute

kit products: MM paper, Al paper, Pink flower, white flower, 2 buttons, White Cardstock

From my stash: MM diecuts, prima crystals, AC Thickers, MM journaling, wrmk ribbons, brown pen, kaiser paint

Title: Us 3

kit products: mm paper, rest of the buttons

From my stash: dcwv cs, hs flowers mm diecuts, AC thickers, Maya road chipboards, mm paint

And were also given an optional otp challenge. Cant post the whole picture yet... but i can show you a sneak peek of it. its a mini book. I really enjoyed doing this one. Will share the the pictures to you soon!

Thanks for looking!!!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Sketch 48 - for Sketches by Tamara

Im really enjoying this!!! this is my 2nd page for Sketches and I'm really enjoying making multi-pictured layout. You can also view how the other DTs interpreted her sketch there. Here Ive used a picture of my son Harvey doing all those silly faces while taking his picture - he's really good at this! hihi!
Here is Tamara's Sketch....

And here's my take...Title: Adore U

Materials Used: Junkitz - Teresa Collins Extreme Boy- Stars, Bigwords & Streaks; maya Road Sheer Log Cards; SR Chipboards; Hambly & Daisy Ds Rubons; Kaiser paint - Soft Moss; Versa Ink Black; JB Adore Bingo Card.

RUSH: 60++ invitations

A former boss/Ninang/friend asked me to make invitations for the upcoming 84th birthday of her dad. I love making these!!! and to make me more excited, this will be the first time that i will be playing with my new cuttlebug! It was a rushed request as they will go on vacation tom (sunday), so they wanted to start distributing the invites so their guess can save the date of the big day. The info was emailed to me wednesday but i still cant start making them because the location was still tentative. So ive waited...-to make the story short, ive begin making the cards Friday afternoon. I asked my husband's help to put on the adhesives at the back of each cards to enable me to make my work a little faster... all 60++ invitations (her father invited 70++ guest hihi!) was due saturday morning. I really made sure that im going to finish this... i slept at around 5:30 am for a quick power nap. woke up 8:30 in the morning to be able to attach the sheers on each of the invites and also to print the guest's name on the envelopes. Here's the invites i made...

materials used: Maya Road sheers - people; DCWV Cardstock - yellow; Blue Specialty paper (also acid free); Colorbox ink - white; pebeo and leeho 3d paint. Cuttlebug embossing machine.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, June 6, 2008

Round 2 - Project Scrap Away

this is my round two submission for projects scrap away. Round 2 requirements was to make a page using only scraps in you household, and the only scrap material that we are allowed to use is a cardstock and a photo (non-recognizable). Here's my take...Wow, this round has really challenged me to think out of the box. Been looking around our household to check what else can I use on my layout. My Layout basically consists of ephemeras and scrap materials (not the usual). I've used aluminum foil (one used to wrap food), a black colored CD, a piece/cut from the fabric that was used on my bridemaids' gown during my wedding & a toothpick as feet for bird I also made. As for my ephemeras, I've used my wedding invites and the 3 small silver frames (a wedding souvenir). I made a big tree embellishment from thin cardboard then covered it with aluminum foil. I embossed it using a cuttlebug machine to give texture to it... then I also used aluminum foil, crumpled it (again for texture) and form a land-like image under the tree. I cut the Black CD into small squares to build a border and also cut letters from it for the title. The fabric on the other hand, was placed as a border to my page. I cut a strip from the leftover material of my bridesmaids' gowns then laced it around my cardstock. The bird, which I had my journaling on was also from the base cardstock. Also included small silver frames (wedding souvenir) and inserted 3 pictures of the most significant symbols of our unity as husband and wife."
Journaling:I do it over and over again...
Title: Yes
Materials used:DCWV Violet cardstock - base and bird / Scrap - Aluminum Foil, Toothpick, violet fabric, black cd / Ephemera - Invites, Silver frames / Pen

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Sketch 47 for Sketches by Tamara

Finally, I was so excited to post this. My first dt assignment for Sketches by Tamara!!! I was so happy to be doing this!!! You can also view other samples here beautifully done by the rest of the design team.Here the sketch...

and my take... Ive use photos of Harvey looking so excited as we go inside to watch a movie!
Title: Overjoyed

Journaling: You are so excited to watch a movie with daddy and mommy. You just could not contain yourself. Your face says it all...simply overjoyed.

Materials used: Cosmo Cricket Get Happy - Snappy, crush, number 9; Fancy pants felts-Rough and tough; Foof-ala buttons; AC Vinyl Thickers; Pebeo 3d paints; MM Acrylic paint black& versa black ink

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

3 Layouts and a Card...

These are my 5th round entries for Mystical Scrapbooks. This round was quite hard, this is the first time i'll be doing something like this. We were asked to make a sample cybercrop. We were asked to make a theme for the cybercrop with 3 Lo challenges and a card challenge. They should be documented and we should also submit our samples for each of our challenges. Here are my sample layouts...
Challenge 1 Title: H
Journaling: H stands for the 2 most important person in my life: 1. Henry - the love of my life 2. Harvey - My whole life. I cant imagine my life without them. They are my source of strength, my joy, my complete happiness.
Materials Used: Prima Flower, Lace, Prima Journaling notebook, kaiser Rubons; Inque boutique Stamp; Gold embossing powder; MM paint - chocolate & gold, vellum; Colorbox Chestnut roan; Cosmo Cricket - paper
Challenge 2 Title: Love
Materials Used: Cardboard; Fancy Pants Wildheart - bouquet; Maya Road Flourish Chipboards; Maya Road Alpha Sheers; kaiser paint - soft moss; prima say it with crystals; rangers perfect pearls, flowers -
Challenge 3 Title: On this day
Journaling: 052204. a dream came true. i married my bestfriend of 11 years. Glad this day came. It was one of my most happiest ever.
Materials Used: Kaiser papers reminisce, BG Wilma Chipboard, Prima say it with crystals, 7G Flourish Chipboards, Lace, Pria flowers; Colorbox chestnut roan, MM Paint Chocolate
Card Challenge Materials Used: Kaiser Papers Reminsce; Vellum; Brown CS; Swarovski Crystal; Prima flowes and crystals; Lace; Embossing gold powder; Anita's Stamp - H