Friday, November 28, 2008

a little demo for tomorrow.....

I have been invited by Ms. Nette of My Little Attic to conduct a demo tomorrow during their Mini Jam!!! I wont be saying much anymore.... im reserving it for tomorrow and my post in this blog after the event.... but im sharing a sneak peak of what im going to share tomorrow.... really hope everything will go well tom. See you all!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Kaya 18-3 - Distressing

This week's challenge was to create a layout with at least 2 distressing techniques!!! And I love this kind of technique!!! just love to tear, ink and paint!!! I've made this layout together with the girls in Cavite! Here's my entry for this week challenge!!!A closer look...Title: Look at Me
Journaling: I remember when you first wear a barong. You were so excited to wear it and you kept on asking and telling everyone "hey, look at me!" I remember you were so cute and handsome on it!
Materials Used:Pink paiselee - Vintage moon pps; Pink Paisely Rubonsl Maya road Chipboard; Tim Holtz - Tickets; AC thickers; SR Sticker alpha; MM sticker alpha; TM Crackle Paint; Colorbox chestnut roan & Black inks
techniques:Inking; painting; tearing
You can also see all the fabulous takes here.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Scrappin in Cavite

I'm so excited for this day to come. Actually, we have been practically planning this a few weeks now and finally it did happened yesterday November 22, 2008 at Alby's place.

This is my second time to be invited to her home. And before i start describing how fun our day was, i would like to thank Alby for being so wonderful to us. For inviting us and for preparing yummy delicious food!!! (you'll see later...). and also her husband Ariel, whom we though was not there while we were laughing out loud (literally).

Our call time was 7:30 in the morning.... Henry drove me to Donna's place, picked her up then brought us to Sm Mall of Asia where I will meet with Nina and Lee. When we arrived a MOA, Donna and I decided to have a cup of coffee at Starbucks while waiting for otheres to come. Then a few minutes later, Nina came. I really miss this girl. Then Lee came to pick us up. We called Bjay and she told us that she would meet us at Island Cove. Then shortly we arrived at Alby's place.

What we did.... first, were so excited to see Alby's finished scrap area. And really, its so gorgeous!!! I really wish I have that enough space for me to also have a gorgeous scrap area. Im sure Alby is so excited to put her things there and start using her new tables etc...

Then we began to scrap. One of our agenda was to make an ATC and Swap it with each other there! its my first ATC ever so i seek the help of Nina who showed us that making ATC was very easy. Here's my very first ATC...then, here's a group pic of our ATCs....from top (left to right): Alby, Donna, Bjay
bottom (left to right): Cookie, Lee, Nina
And during the swap, I get to have Nina's ATC! Thanks Nina!
I was able to finish a layout too!!!

then lunch time came.... wow!!!! the food was so yummy!!! (thanks Alby) So yummy that I really Over-ate that day. Everyone felt that their tummies were already full but really cant help but do another round of eating!!! And this is the favorite of the day.... Laing!!! So delicious that I ate a lot and Lee, who doesnt like to eat veggies, returned 3X another serving!!!!
Here are some snap shots of us!
Then here's a photo of us scrapping...For merienda, Alby prepared pasta and bread for us... So delicious. We felt like were dinning at an Italian Restaurant. Lee has also prepared some yummy brownies for all of us to eat!!! She attended baking lesson at Heny Sison, (im giving you a clue on how yummy it was!) For more stories and pics of our yummy meryanda (snacks), go visit Lee's blog.

We really had a blast yesterday. Fun scrapping, chatting and eating with everyone... Looking forward to the next scrapmeet!

Got Sketch 71 - Crocs

I'm so thrilled to be able to contribute again for Ms Valerie Salmon. I love her sketches and i always had fun doing a page for it!
Here is Sketch 71
And here's my take....A closer look....
You can also view other takes on this sketch here.
Title: Crocs
Materials used: Basic Grey PPs - Archaic; AC Thickers; MM Paint - black; Colorbox Ink - Black Raven; Signo White pen

Monday, November 17, 2008

Whats the BUZZ???

I've been keeping this a secret for the past couple of days... and finally, the news is out!!! I'm one of the lucky ladies who got chosen to be a part of the Buzz and Bloom 2009 Design Team!!! I'm so thrilled to be a part of this team!!! and Of course, Im so excited to work with their products!!! Im also excited to be working with all the talented Dt members!!! And there's one more... I'm not the only Filipina on the Team! You know who she is? Find out here. And of course we have created something for you..a layout to express our joy for this wonderful opportunity that was given to us. Here is my layout...

Thank you Helene and Devorah for this wonderful opportunity to be able to work with you and to be able to share our work and passion. Looking forward to a wonderful year ahead of us!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Christmas at Mystical Scrapbooks

Do you want a hamper scrapping goodies delivered to your door before Christmas??? if the answer is YES, head on to Mystical Scrapbooks Jingle All the Way Contest!!! Each Monday 2 challenges will be posted and due the following Sunday. You must submit both layouts to be in the running for the prize. Don't fear though, these will be easy enough to complete. Go to the site to learn about this fab contest! And winners... Yup because there will be 3 winners and they will a receive a hamper of Scrapping Goodies right before Christmas!!! Really hope to see you all there! This is Open to International Scrappers too!

The Love That We Have - Kaya 19

The criteria for this week's challenge... White Space! Oh no!!! I'm struggling with White spaced layouts! Actually, this is the second layout I've made for this. The first one got Scrapped (the bad way hihi!) Im really not used to create something like this. But I also thought, at least I can try.
I've decided to scrap these photos of me and Henry. I'm just so happy that he is my husband. We've been together for almost 15 years (10++ years as sweethearts and 4++ years as a married couple). Just want share to you how happy i am that were together.
Here is my Layout... Title: The Love That We Have
Journaling: the love that we have has stood the test of time, has won over life's battles, has conquered each other's fears... Yup, that's why I'm so thankful for the kind of love that we have.
Materials used: Pink paisely vintage moon pps, Pink Paisely Rubons; Hambly rubons, Buzz and Bloom Chipboard heart; Ac Thickers; TH Grungeboard; AL Silver Ink; Pebeo 3d paint.
Thanks for looking!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Another DT Layout for Rekindled Moments

Have you visited Rekindled Moments store? If you love chipboards, then you should go there. After having fun creating a layout using Buzz and Bloom's Party Time chipboard, Jane asked me to use another brand of chipboard she has in her store -- Scrap FX. Sharing to you my page...
Title: Too Cool for School (Scrapfx chipboard)
Material Used: Scenic Route Appleton Kit (pps, chipboard); Pebeo 3Dpaint; Foof ala buttons; DCWV Black CS; MM paint blue * cranberryMaterials used available at rekindled moments: KI memories Chipboards; Maya road Sheer people; Maya Road Sheer notes; kaiser Craft paints - tropical water & lime; Color Box raven black ink, AC Slick Writer; Judikins Diamond Glaze

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

One Little Word # 39 - LISTEN

I have been browsing the OLW site for quite sometime but did not have the courage to create a layout and join the challenge. But last night, I finally made a layout based on challenge 39. The word is LISTEN. Here's my take... a closer look..I was so excited to use my BG papers in creating this.
title: Listen
journaling: Harvey, i want you to listen to wahtthe future holds for you. I want you to stay calm and quiet to be able to hear it clearly and to be able to embrace it fully. There maybe times whenit will be rough but always remember I'm here to help you get through it...
materials used: Basic Grey Ambrosia - Winsome, Chutney, Mandarin slice, fresh-squeeze, quinced; AC thickers; Black CS; JB Rubon; Cosmo Cricket Chipboard; Ranges Stickles Burgundy

Monday, November 10, 2008

Buzz and Bloom : Party Time!!!

A few weeks ago, a big shipment of chipboards came for Rekindled Moments. And when it's chipboards, I just could not resist!! Its my favorite kind of embellishment. I hurriedly dropped by the store and i just could not believe what I saw. If i only have all the money to buy each and every design... Neway, I got a few and i have already posted a pic of my purchase in my previous post here in my blog. Jane also assigned me to work on some of the chipboards... Sharing to you my first assignment... using Buzz and Bloom: Party Time Chipboard.a closer look....I'm so happy with how this project turned out. I was able to use and showcase different kinds of medium here. I was able to use acrylic paint, glitter glues, shimmers, color pencils and beads in this LO. Buzz and Bloom Chipboards are so unique and fun to use. For more products, you can view and order here.

Materials Used: Buzz and Bloom: Head start Party Time Large; MM Scrapbook Shimmer - eat your carrots, waterslice; Ranger Stickles Burgundy; Faber Castell Colorpencils; MM Acrylic Paints - dusk, cranberry, meadow, acorn, nutmeg, gold glaze, chocolate; Kaiser Paint - hot pink; Pebeo 3d paints; Judikins Diamond Glaze; Rangers Perfect pearls - pastel & Natural; DCWV Black Cardstock; Suze beadazzles - hot pants.

Thanks for looking!!!!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Limited Edition LOVE

I was so happy to be able to scrap this photo... my almost forgotten photo of me and my baby. This is my take on Marj's challenge - Kaya 19. This month's kaya challenge is different as she will be asking us to do 4 challenges in a month! I joined because i felt that my mojos are running LOW... I want to scrap a few new pages but sometimes dont have an idea how to start again. This can fire up one's sleeping mojos.... Her challenge for us is to create a layout with a big bow on it! And here's my take...
a closer look...
Title: Limited Edition Love
Journaling: This boy is my life... I cannot imagine a day without seeing his cheerful face. I cant imagine a day without me hearing him say, "mommy, i love you!" I cannot imagine not feeling his small hugs and kisses. I love this boy so much!
Techniques: Distressing, painting, stamping
Materials Used: Teresa Collins Travelogue PPs; MM 5th avenue diecuts; kaisercrafts Blings; Prima Flower; Kaiser Acrylic paint; Colorbox Black ink; KI Memories Chipboards
I really had so much fun creating this! cant wait for the next challenge!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Playmate - Scrappinkids challenge 14

Scrappinkids' theme for this month is BLOODLINE. This month's challenge calls for you to scrap about your little one's relationship with their cousins or relatives. Scrap about their similarity... bonding... or just the time shared together!! A little journalling is required too! You have until November 30 Midnight Eastern Time to submit your entries and do link your layout (on your blog) in the comments section or send us a copy by email to International scrappers are most welcome to join this challenge.

Here is my sample layout for this month's challenge....
a closer look....
Kurt is a distant relative but he is staying at my grandma's house. Harvey and Kurt are only kids in our compoud, so they are the only playmates here every afternoon. And I'm glad they get along pretty well!!
Title: Playmate
Journaling: Harvey and Kurt are 3rd degree cousins but they come along quite pretty well. They love to play ball and do other stuffs together.
Materials Used: Making Memories Hilary Stamp Shape; MM 5th avenue pps; Ki Lace Cardtock; JB Scalloped journaling tag; MM 5th avenue diecuts and flower embellies; kaisercarft Blings; AC Thickers

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

My first LO for Chatterbox....

I still could not believe I'm seeing my work up in the Chatterbox blog. Seeing that post, just made my day today!!! Actually, Ive already sent in 2 LOs for the blog... so i will be inviting you again to visit the blog once in a while to see all the the beautiful works of my fellow Dts there as as my upcoming pages too! For the meantime, the blog is having a scavenger hunt - so I'm inviting you guys to join in the fun too! Neway... here is the layout I've been telling you about...this Layout is made up of Chatterbox Eclectique goodies placed on a kraft paper!!! Believe me, you'll enjoy playing with these CB goodies!!!
a closer look.... See those brads??? Soooo cute right!Title: Friends Havin Fun
Materials used: Eclectique papers: Star, stripe,sunny floral Eclectique chipboard layers Icons and brads, diecut journal spot craft paper

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Favorite Food...

I have this picture of Harvey for so long (he's still a baby here..) and finally i was able to scrap it! He's fave food was cereals!!! and look at that face... i really miss his baby days!!!Title: I Love Cereals
Journaling: harvey loves to eat his bowl of cereals. He just cant get enough!!!
Materials Used: All materials for this layout were provided my Mystical Scrapbooks except Ac thickers and Cosmo Cricket Black Chipboard

Here's a nother layout I've made out of the materials Mystical Scrapbooks has sent me... This picture was taken in Intramuros Park Manila...

Title: Sunny Boy Materials Used: All materials were provided my Mystical Scrapbooks except for Ac Thickers and Maya road Chipboard.