Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Sketch 55 - Sketches by Tamara

Wow it seems like it was few days ago when my first assignment for Sketches was given... Sketch 48. Now Im done with Sketch 55 and its up in the the Sketches' site! Here's Tamara's sketch... And here's my take...

Saturday, July 26, 2008

First Online Class...

Yesterday, July 25, 2008 was my first ever online class. This was held over at Mystical Scrapbooks. I was so nervous as i was waiting for the scheduled time to conduct this. I have prepared for this and took lots of pictures for easy demonstration. And Im so happy that the girls over at mystical liked it. Head over there to have a view of my mini book. I had so much fun with this!!! Thanks Mystical for this chance

Round 3 -Embellished Idols

It's round 3 at Embellished Idols. This time we are asked to Scrap a life motto. This is to be done on some material other than 12x12 paper.

So i,ve used a canvass as the base of my work and painted on it. This was my first time to work on canvass and I can say I have fun doing it. I also used 3d paints to give emphasis on the outlines of my drawing. And my motto is "TIME SPEND TOGETHER IS TIME WELL SPENT."
Products Used:: Canvass; AC PPS; UBL Alpha rubons; Acrylic Paint - Blue, moss, black; pebeo 3d paint Maya road Bird; Crackle paint

Mystical Challenges for the Month...

Scrappers are always busy over at Mystical... its such a cool place to hang out to get your mojos flowing! This month, I was tasked to host 1 Use your stash challenge, 1 Color challenge and 1 mini challenge for the Mid Marathon. I have posted my sample for the Use Your Stash Challenge in one of my previous post before. Now Im posting my the other 2 samples here.
This is my sample for the UP SIZE ME Challenge - Use at least 25 buttons on your pages.
Next is for my Color Challenge - Use Red, Lime Green, Sea Green and Beige on your LO

Round 9 - Project Scrap Away

Whew!!! We're on our 9th round of Project Scrap Away!!! And Im so lucky I'm still in! This competition really gets the creative juices out - every drop of it haha!!! I really hope to make it till the end... but the competition is fierce... Im still with 5 more super talented scrappers!!! (Believe me, they are!!) But Neway, whatever the final results maybe be, Im still glad I made it this far. It was really a fun and nice experience to be in this contest.
Round 9's requirements was to look for your very first LO then take a pic of it then create a new LO base on it, "re-update" or "re-do" the LO again now that we have been scrapping for awhile.
Here was my entry...
Presenting... my very first layout!!!
My first LO was made around 1 1/2 years ago. It was very simple.... It was about my new born baby Harvey. I just use plain rectangles neatly arranged across the page... I used to love to mat pics with plain cardstock... now I'm not doing that anymore...My new LO has somehow evolved. I still used the same photos.. although i have the main picture bigger to give emphasis on the subject. I love to layer different pps, I love to tear and give it a distressed look. I also love to use chipboards - paint them, stamp on them... I dont use cardstock to mat my photos anymore... I just brush a little paint on the edges of my photos and im good to go! I also love to ink on everything - flowers, chipboard. I'm loving the new way of how I scrap... more bold colors and i feel more free doing it!"
Here are more angled shots...
Title: My Baby

Materials ~- Prima Papers {Angelique collection - Angel Kisses}- Heavenlies,- Wings- Making Memories 5th avenue S Flocked- Prima Say it with Crystals {Black Swirls}- Prima Felt Alphabet- Prima flower {Ambrosia}- Maya Road Chipboard Scroll2 and butterfies & bugs- Heidi Swapp Chipboards butterflies- White lace- Prima build a frame stamp {Butterfly BG Chipboard elements}- MM {Black paint}- Kaiser Black ink- MM paint {Cranberry}- Colorbox {Cyan}

Sketch 54 - Sketches by Tamara

It's a double pager this time... This sketch as a diferent look on my page.. but its always worth the try...
Here's the sketch...

Title: Looking Back


Materials Used:

Round 2 Embellished Idols...

Sharing to you my round 2 entry for Embellished Idols... This round's requirement was to make your own 'arty' background. Spray, splatter, drip or smear some paint. it must include the following....... * At least 1 photo * Journaling * Title * You must use a mask. Pretty hard right!!! This will be the first time that i will be doing such a layout. A little scared but ive also been wanting to try something like this... Here's my take...
Title: I love you
How did you create your background?: I brushed strokes of blue and red all over the craft paper then smudge a little. I used the body of a BG alpha chipboard and performed the masking technique on it using black paint, then painted a black frame to enclose itAlso used 3d paints to emphasize
Products Used:: Craft paper CS; SR Liberty papers; Buzz and bloom Arrows; BG Chipboard alphas; Foof ala bottons; KI Lace CS; MM 5th Avenue diecuts; MR Sheer notes; AC Slick writer; Uniball signo white pen; Black mesh; MM Paints - blue; red and black; Leeho 3d paint

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Yippie!!! Chatterbox International Call Back!

I'm so happy and so excited for this... Until now, I could not believe I was given this chance. My name was included in the Chatterbox International Call Back List!!! And two other fellow Filipina Scrapper are on the List (both are really good!) Pia and Ria. I really hope i can make it! but im very happy i made it to the list!!! Good luck to all of us!!!

Im becoming nervous about this hihi! So many talented ladies in this list... goodluck!

Round 8 - Project Scrap Away

Yahoo!!! Im still in! We're on our 8th round of Project Scrap Away. This contest is really getting all the creative juices in all of us out! Round 8 requirements was... to make a project using only the colors Black and white. I made an alter Clock for this round... here's my take."I've decided to make an altered clock as my project for this round. Its my first time to do an all-black and white project and ive realized that using those 2 colors can make a work more elegant looking. Ive used my wedding pic for this project and the journaling was from an unknown writer. I love this quote so much that I even included it in my invites for our wedding... sweet huh!"
Journaling ~The moment i heard my first love story, I began seeking you, not realizing the search was useless. Lovers don't meet somewhere along the way, They're in one another's soul from the very beginning... - unknown -

Materials Used~- Anna griffin (not so sure of the brand) black and white pps- BG Wilma Chipboards- Maya Road Chipboards {Scrolls II & Blossoms}- AC Thickers- Technique Tuesday Stamp- White vellum- MM Paint white and Black- Versa Black ink- DCWV Black CS- MM Stickers- Black Buttons

Rekindled Moments Turned 1

Last Saturday, Rekindled Moments just turned 1. Merry Jane celebrated it with a crop party and a sale as a way of thanking all of those who have supported her during her first year of having Rekindled Moments. I was in-charge of teaching a mini book and the kits to be used in my small demo and on the spot challenge were all provided. We also have a small salu salo meryenda and everyone went home with a small raffle prize. I had a blast teaching this ladies the mini book which I have learned from the SK Online crop.
(will Post all the pictures of the crop tom!)

Scrappinkids Lauches Scrappinkids Beyond Kit Club

The News is out!!! Scrappinkids has a new baby... It has a new kit for all you scrapbookers out there! You can view the announcement here. This Kit includes NEW pps, embellishments and stamps set! If you want to get one of this, please email Wati at

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Round 1 entry at Embellished Idols

I've joined a contest series over at embellished scrapbooks. I was overwhelmed by the gorgeous work of all the contestant in the gallery! Two more Pinays are with me in this competition, Geng and Helga!!! Round One asked us to make a double pager using at least 10 pics. They have also provided us with a sketch to use... Here's my take... Title: WaterFun
Journaling: Im glad you not afraid of the water harvey. Infact youre enjoying every single minute youre in it with your dad. You have been asking for this for the longest time now. nad finally were here. youre having a blast of a lifetimeLove looking and taking pictures of the both of you playing giggling and Under the heat of the sun. Well do this again harvey, we promise.
materials Used: Cherry arte PPS, Fancy pants chipboards, BG Chipnoards stars, SRP Crafton chipboards; KI Lace Cardstocks; Maya road Chipboards.

My first DT LOs for Mystical Scrapbooks

Gosh!!! Im so excited to post this!!! Finally I got the time to do so!!! Im was so thrilled when a package arrive from Australia!! It was from Karen of Mystical Scrapbooks and it contained my mini DT kit for the month of July. I excitedly opened the package and I was so happy witht the stuff that i have received. It contained 4 Piggy Tales Twinkle Little star papers, 2 Cardstocks, Doodlebug rubons, 1 scrapfx title chipboard and 1 buzz and bloom chipboard. I was very cahllenged using Piggy tales paper.. they are so graphic in design. So after too much pondering on how to use this pattern paper, here's what i made of them... Here's my first page out of my dt kit.. I've made my page simple with clean lines to match the pps...
Title: My 1 & Only Star.
Journaling: I want you to shine so bright. I want you to reach your dreams so high!
Materials from the KIT: Piggy Tales Twinkle little star collection - twinkle & Skylights; Black Cardstock
My own stash: DCWV Yellow & Drk pink CS, Ac thickers; pebeo 3d paint, Uniball Signo white pen; BG Chipboard starsMy 2nd LO using the DT kit...
Title: Mummy's Boy
Journaling: Harvey (aka.) love of my life, joy of my eyes,my happiness, my little boy, king of my heart. I love to spend time with you. If i could let time stand still harvey...
materials used: from the kit... Piggy Tales pps, Scrap fx Chipboard title; Black cardstock
my stash... Black buttons, MR sheer log journals; Hambly rubon; MR Chipboard Crowns; Daisy ds RubonMy 3rd LO using the DT kit...
Title: My Boyz
Journaling: Im so happy to see them like this, -so sweet and so full of fun. I just hope they would stay this way even way beyond years of childhood... until the end.
materials used: from the kit... Piggy Tales pps, Buzz and bloom chipboard; Black cardstock
my stash... SR grafton sticker; JB Rubon; AC thickers

Sketch 53 - Sketches by Tamara

Hi Ladies!!! I have so many backlogs to post about....
Sketch 53 on Sketches is already up! This time, Ive used Henry's travel pics in Singapore. Here is sketch 53...
And here's my sample LO for it...
Title: Singapore
Journaling: It was my first visit in Singapore. I love the food, the sights and the people. Hopping to come back someday and visit again!
Materials Used: American Crafts pps, Karen foster metal tags, AC Thickers, Black Buttons, Pebeo 3d paint; versa Black ink.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Sketch 52 - Sketches by Tamara

It's Sketch 52 for sketches by tamara. I've used Swiimming photos of Harvey in creating a layout for the sketch. Here's Tamara's sketch... An Here's my take on it.

Title: I Love the Waters!
Materials Used: Daisy Ds. Paper, Black Buttons; SR Alpha Stickers; Mm stickers; Mm Paint - Yellow and Pebeo 3d paint, WRMK chipboard
Thanks for looking!

Round 7 - Project Scrap Away

Whew!!! Im on my 7th round of this competition. and this week's requirements was quite hard to do, mainly because it will take a lot of courage to scrap a Tragic or a Sad experience in one's life. I have been keeping photos of Harvey when he was hospitalized. It was my most sad/scary experience as a mother. He was confined for 15 days and during those days, there was this instance that he turned blue, his lips his nails... I just couldnot forget the sight of it. Im just glad its over and Harvey now is a happy healthy boy. Here my take on this round's challenge. Title: Mom's Pain

Journaling ~Is seeing your child in pain and sick. My boy stayed in the hospital for 15 days. Ic ould not help but blame myself for it.
Hidden Journaling ~It breaks my heart whenever my son is in this kind of situaltion. He was only 11 months old when he was forst hospitalized for a stomach infectionand we stayed there for half month. I could not bear the sight of needles being inserted to him. I could not bear hearing all of his cries. If only it was possible to ask the Lordthat his condition be passed to me, i would be glad to accept it just to spare him from all of these.
I felt terrible during these times. I cant help but blame myself for all that had happened...Is there anything that i did wrong? --What??
But somehow this situation has made me stonger for my son. That I should not be weak for Harvey.
Materials ~- Inque Boutique PPs {Memoirs}- Prima Flowers- Prima Journaling notebook- AC thickers- Prima say it with crystals {black}- MM Button- WRMK eyelets- Ribbon- DCWV Drk blue CS- MM Paint {Balck}- Versa ink {Black}- Uniball Signo Pen {Black}- Pebeo 3d paint

Saturday, July 12, 2008

My First Cybercrop over at Mystical...

Last July 4,5 and 6 was Mystical's cybercrop. It was my first to join them!!! It was fun and fellow DT Kell hosted it!!! A lot of firsts happened again to me with Mystical. I was incharge of the BINGO game last July 5 and I had so much fun posting the words which Harvey drew out of the can. Kayla won my first BINGO game!!! and I would like to thank all the ladies who were waiting for me in the thread that day. I have so much fun playing with you ladies! Until next time.
Kell also issued some challenges for us to join in for the weekend. Ive joined 2 of her challenges. The first one was create a layout using the colors of the flag of the country you want to visit. My choice was US and luckily, i just bought this Scenc route pps from the Scrapjam event earlier. here my take on the challenge...
Ive also joined tha card challenge.. her requirement was so easy so i gave it a go!
Just make a post card. here's my take on it.

And last July 10, I have read a good news!!! My layout, STRIPPED 4 A DIP was choosen as pick of the week over at Mystical. You can view the announcement here.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


Last Saturday, 40 scrappers here just had a major blast during the Scrapjam!!! Thank goodness I was able to get a last minute ticket though Issa and the LB scrapaholics. Thanks Guys!!!

I arrived at Nette's House around 9:30 in the morning... as i enter the door, i see lots of familiar faces doing their favorite thing.... SHOPPING!!! After I registered, I was given a tote containing these...(also included in the picture are materials for the projects.
Then finally, I met Marisa and her bubbly daughter.
Here are my scrapbooking friends...some of the overjoyed souls during the Jam...
We played 3 games of BINGO which was made more absolutely fun because of Marisa's daughter announcing the bingo words in the cutest accent. And guess what, I won the first game... this is my yummy prize...

Then we also had an on-the-spot challenge. We were asked to use Bazzill Fancy Edges Cardstock, Circle embellishment also from Bazzill and 1 of the 2 papers from Anna Griffin that is included in the kit. The challenge theme is FRIENDSHIP. Here's my take...

And I was so happy, I won first place!!! And I went home with these goodies!!! Congrats too to Candy and Dra Rita for winning also!!!Oh by the way, there was raffle prizes too!!! here's what i got! We did a lot of shopping too!!! I bought mostly papers... its my favorite!!! And my threading water puncher is here!!! Im so excited to use it! I love this grungeboard... good thing i have my friend Issa to split it with... to maximize our spending power hihi! Thanks Lee for bringing my order too!!! Another fiskars puncher! And before the event ended, a few more goodies are left inside the box... Marisa toss all of them to us!!! were all like little kids try to catch some candies!!! Here's a what ive got...
I just wanna thank Marisa and Nette for that wonderful day they gave us!!! and oh!! i forgot to mention the food... it was delicious!!! Thanks so much! Until the next Scrap Jam!!!