Saturday, December 29, 2007
I used here Teri Martin of Creative Imaginations' Be Merry Paper, got this nice christmas paper from Lasting Impression long ago. I gathered all the gift tags from Enzo's presents and bundled it with a ribbon. Then together with my journal, I slipped them under his photo to hold them. It was really hard to put him in a good mood to shoot, kaya I have to be ready all the time to capture his smile. Sulit naman ang pagod ko when I saw this picture!
Friday, December 21, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007
I'm totally bothered because this is an unexpected gastos for my husband and I, but we have no choice but to have everything fix before christmas day. Well it's not that I want my house to look really well during the holidays, we have to rush because it'll really be hard to pull labor forces during the holidays. And lastly, my allergy is in super bloom right now.
Well, I pray that this will end in another 3-5 days. Right now, the anay treatment is going on, so this means no construction for the whole day because of the smell of the chemicals. Tomorrow my floors should be done and the cabinets should have the first coat of duco paints. This is all for now muna, have to find ways to brighten up my day! Sana matapos na ang lahat at ng maka-scrap naman ako!!!
Monday, December 10, 2007
Sunday, December 9, 2007
Thanks to Tita Marian King for appreciating the cards that I made. She was so generous to give us all a little token, I got 4 MME pps!
Thanks to Mam Marinella of Creative Me, I got the third place in the altered CD wall hanger. She gave me a pack of Scenic Route Chipboard letters...yum!
Thank God,I had a chance to shop again! I just love all the stash that I got... the bag of bottons and the train mini album from Scrapbukan, a bottle of glaze from My Little Attic, the journaling notepad and doodle like sticker strip and my christmas papers from Lasting Impression, the Scenic Route chipboards from Rekindled Moments and the chipboard monogram letters from Yellow Violet House... can't wait to use them all!
Here's my exchange gift "last steal" from Vanessa Aguilar, thanks Vani for the stamps and the papers! Cookie Aguilar was my partner in crime!
I was lucky I was picked twice in the raffle... I got prima pps and another pack of papers and rub ons from Master Iris Uy.
My special thanks to Marisa K. of Scrapbooks Hawaii and Nette of My Little Attic! I'm so so happy for winning the Around the Block challenge! My layout was very masculine and simple, but Ms. Jennifer Straus was so kind enough to detailed her comments. Maraming Salamat Po ulit! And now here's my yummy yummy prizes!!!
Everything was such a great early Christmas present for me! I had the whole day staring at my new stash and now it's time to CREATE! THANKS Everyone!
Monday, December 3, 2007
Then, we attended my nephew's 5th birthday in Taguig. Enzo was a KILL-JOY, he doesn't want to join the crowd because he was so afraid of the CLOWN! He would just stay far away from the party place and just play all by himself.
Then after the party, we went to Serendra and Market Market with my Tito Rene, Tita Elsa and my cousins. Had a little time to unwind and look for ano pa! scrapbook things... I got 2 more 12x12 paper holders and 2 letter rub ons in Japan. Oh, it was also my birthday nga pala that day! I almost forgot... thanks for everyone who remembered me!
The 1st of December...it starts my official Christmas countdown and another wonderful year or should I say many more years of my life to come.
Friday, November 30, 2007
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Last weekend I had a great experience, I was able to go to divisoria again after 3 years! Yes, eversince Enzo was born I haven't seen divisoria na. I almost bowed in front of the 168 mall, glad to be there for the first time. Although I did not shop much, just moving around gave me a back ache. But I have to look for something scrapable, well I got bottons, poinsettia flowers and ribbons from Tabora St. Then, we went to Memory Lane to pick up some orders and next was the openning of Lasting Impression in San Juan. I love your store Viv, very shabby chic and spacy. I got a new clear stamp and some more boy embies. It was a jam-packed day ... but I had a grandest time! Thanks to Ytet and hubby Alain for the whole day treat!
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Friday, November 9, 2007
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Monday, November 5, 2007
May their souls rest in peace and may they find it in the arms of Our Lord!
Saturday, October 27, 2007
I used here BG-Lucky Iris; Oh Baby! Boy-Garic, Nathan and Jackson, Heidi Swapp schizophrenic and she chipboard letters painted with MM Paint blueberry, star brads, bottons, dmc thread and foam tapes. I backstitched my circles. I made the splashes with the paisley swirl template by Crafters Workshop. I used foam tapes and chalk ink on the splashes to add a 3D effect. Lastly, I always sew my bottons! I was super puyat as in I finished this layout at 2:30 in the morning.
Thanks to Ms. Kelly Goree of BG for choosing my layout and for her wonderful comments. Nette for the heart warming greetings and for being so kind to us, the LB Scrapaholics. My family in US for sending me new stuff like the chipboards and the MM paints. April and Helga for breaking the news. My friends Timi, Dra. Rita and ate Liezl for bonding last night. And to those who greeted me in Scrap Exchange, texted me and left a message in my blog, most specially to Diane, Ella and Ytet... Maraming Salamat from the bottom of my heart!
Thursday, October 25, 2007
I enjoyed doing this layout! Took me more than hour to do before I dressed up to attend Joanne Yap's despidida party in Makati last Saturday. I used Sandylion's Thomas Phrase paper and Scenic Route grid paper and strips. Thomas Train is always a favorite of my little Enzo, he can watch his VCD the whole day and night while playing with this new train, a gift from Lolo Bill and Lola Linda.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
Diane tagged me for the 3rd time! Thanks Diane!
Instructions: Each player starts with 7 random habits/facts about themselves. People who are tagged need to write on their own blog about their seven things, as well as these rules. At the end of your blog, you need to choose 7 people to get tagged and list their names. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them that they have been tagged and to read your blog!
Seven facts about me: (1) I love tomato catsup (2) I have a terrible allergic rhinitis specially on the months of October, November and December (3) I like to sleep while my husband is watching TV, mahimbing ang sleep ko pag nauuna ako matulog sa kanya (4) I love the songs of Karen Carpenter, Lani Hall, Angela Bofill and Lani Misalucha (5) I want to live in Baguio (6) I hate white hair, I pull them out! (7) I am an addict scrapper.
A - Age: 38
B - Band Listening To Right Now: none
C - Career: I was once an accountant, now a mom and a scrapbooker
D - Drink or Smoke: hahaha, bawal!
E - Easiest Friends To Talk To: Timi, Diane, ate Liezl
G - Gummy Bears or Gummy Worms: Gummy Worms
H - Have a Boyfriend: none, a husband!
I - In love: of course, with my family
J- Junk Food You Like: Pringles
K - Kids: Luigi and Enzo
L - Longest Ride Ever: Tour of Luzon in 2002
N - Names For Your Future Kids: No more chance, well if ever... Arianne Mariz, hope it's a girl this time
O - One Wish You Have Now: To go back to USA and shop for scrapbooking stuff
P - Phobias: heights
Q - Favorite Quote: Live life to the fullest! same with Diane!
R - Reasons To Smile: My kids!
S - Sleeping Hours: normally 10pm to 5am, ngayon... 1am -6am
T - Time You Woke Up: between 5-6am
U - Unknown Fact About You: I drink olive oil every 6 months to cleanse my gallbladder
V - Vegetable You Hate: munggo, kalabas, saluyot
W - Worst Habit: I can sleep the day and night
X - X-rays You’ve Had: Chest
Y - Yummy Foods: Roast Chicken, any chinese food
Z - Zodiac Sign: Sagitarius
Anyone can grab this tag... and now I'm tagging Dra. Rita, Cors, Helga, Timi and Ella!
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Friday night, I checked my mail before I went to bed and found this..."Congratulations, your layout has been selected to appear in our on-line gallery at http://www.basicgrey.com/! We appreciate your time and talent and thank you for using BasicGrey papers and embellishments." I was so happy! Thanks Timi for encouraging me...
Here's another submission that was accepted in the Basic Grey gallery... my Family Moments clock that I have in my living room.
Monday, October 15, 2007
Enzo just can't get his eyes off on Thomas the Train and the stuffed toys Kuya JE and Ian gave him, while Kuya Luigi kept his jacket and shirts at once.
I want to thank my generous family in the States for all the pasalubong for my whole family!... My Uncle Bill and Auntie Linda, cousins Dionne and Mike, Donna and Seth, Reggie and Marilyn, Jigs and Camille, and May Ann and Edison. I'm so overwhelmed and really speechless for sending me all this scrapbooking "luho"! Maraming Salamat talaga!
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Joanne Yap is a true Scrapbooking Idol, a genuine Scrappin' Mom, Ms. Congeniality, my Boss, my rachada chatmate and a dear Friend! She came to my house early morning yesterday... discussed some work, left some pointers to follow and chatted the rest of the day with my fellow LB Scrapaholics. She finally visited us here in Los Banos, maybe it'll take a long time to be seeing her again.
I will miss you Joanne! I still hope to have long chats with you kahit nasa Australia ka na... take care my friend!
I choose this photo of Dodo and Enzo because I feel happy to see them together, and this was the theme for the Grand Finals of Scrappin' Mom's Idol "What Makes Me Happy". It was a 3-hour on the spot challenge using an acrylic sheet, whaaaa! it was my first time to use an acrylic and to tell you the truth, I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO! So I just turned on my MP3 player and started to play. I was seated on the 3rd table with Au Lim, Cookie Aguilar and Cabbie Lopez. I was totally blank but I was relaxed because I was listening to my favorite Karen Carpenter songs and Kris Aquino's Songs of Love and Healing.
Inside our kits were 3 scenic route patterned papers, a 12 x 12 acrylic sheet, a yellow heidi swapp flower, 3 eyelets and a strip of Elsie fabric. The first rule was to use everything on the kit, but you can still add anything that you can purchase inside the fest. Next was you have to execute three scrapbooking techniques... first I made strips with paper tearing and inked them or kinda distressed it and then I started stitching. Since I really had no idea of using acrylics, I just painted on the sides and that was it! I just adhered some flowers and chipboard, wrote my journals and stamped a little using staz on ink.
I made it to the top 6! This is just enough for me and I am just so happy with it, super happy talaga!
Sunday, October 7, 2007
Ellimination Round: "Scraplift your Idol", the challenge is to copy a layout of your favorite international scrapbooking idol and I choose CD Muckosky. I entirely copied her layout "Just Me" and mine is entitled "Issa"...
Round 1:"Stuck on Cardstock", the challenge is to use cardstocks only and no printed papers, 50% of the base cardstock should be visible. I love this photo of Enzo, this was taken in one of our vacations in Baguio when he was still learning to walk. The title of this is "First Steps...to the colorful world of Life."
Round 2: "What's your Color?", the challenge is to use monochromatic shades of the color of your choice, one word title and the journaling should be visible in the layout. My entry is entitled "Pasaway", a title given by Cors. Enzo was so pasaway, that every afternoon he would water the plants in Mommy's garden and later jump into his favorite "batya". I was crying to Ate Liezl the afternoon I was supposed to upload this entry, I had the hardest time taking shots on this one because I only have a 3 mega pixel easy share camera.
Round 3: "Alter It!", the challenge is to repurpose a household item using 3 non-scrapbooking materials. I altered an old desk calendar and turned it into a recipe book holder of my Mommy's Secret Recipes. I must admit, this was the round I thought I would be finally elliminated! Thanks to Gee, Helga's husband for taking shots on this round.
Round 4: "What's in a Photo" , challenge is to use one photo (a photo of any object that is a significant in your life), two fabrics, three words in the title and four kinds of embellishments. My entry is entitled "In my Heart..". Every year during all Saint's Day, I always bring flowers and an angel candle for Maxine. Then I take pictures of it as souvenirs and keep it in her baby book. This was the first time I scrapped a page for her.
Round 5: "No Photos Allowed", challenge is not to use pictures but instead memorabilia or ephemera only, needs sewing and doodling, adhere a flower, a metal embelishment and a pocket, and use of rub-ons and chipboard. I made this layout entitled "Dear Maxine". This was the first time I wrote about the whole story of my angel Maxine. It was more than six years ago and up to now, it's still hurting me...
Round 6: "Words from the Heart", challenge is to make a spread using a picture not smaller than 5r size, use of papers from 3 different manufacturers, paint, stamp using non-scrapbooking tools and incorporate a quote that will match the theme. My entry is entitled "After the storm... Life goes on". I don't have new family pictures and since I have a new camera, I decided to go out and take some shots. Dodo and I loved the sight of the fallen tree beside the UPLB Auditorium, so the boys played for a while before we finally posed. Thanks to Yvette for taking our pictures.