Saturday, October 27, 2007

MLA-Basic Grey Challenge

April Joy Lim and Helga buzzed me yesterday and told me that I won the Basic Grey Multi-pictures Challenge of My Little Attic. Nette send me the newsletter and it goes... "CONGRATULATIONS TO Issa Lucido!!!!26 October 2007 MLA NEWSLETTER: Kelly Goree of Basic Grey said, “ I adore Splash by Issa V. Lucido and the use of white space along with the mix of both the Lucky and Oh Baby Boy lines. And the raised splash elements sent me over the moon (not to mention how cute her little guy is!)” Congratulations to you Issa!!! Your layout is truly a winner!!! I’m expecting the new lines of BG to arrive anytime soon so just wait for your prizes in the mail. Thank you so much to everyone who took time to participate in this challenge. Wait for MLA’s next challenge soon! Enjoy your long weekend everyone!"

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

Thomas Train and Chuy chuy!

Friday night last week, I had to rush two layouts! I wanted to join the BG contest of My Little Attic and the DT call of Studio Azul. Well, I just wanted to do layouts and next priority na lang siguro ang mga contests. It has been like 3 weeks since I made one layout for myself, I think it was my Idol layout pa ata.

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

Happy Anniversary to my Chapter!

It's the 22nd Founding Anniversary of Alpha Phi Omega Service Sorority of Eta Theta Chapter, Colegio de San Juan de Letran. I became a member of this sorority since 1986 when I was in 2nd year college. I'm a love product because both my parents are also members of APO, Theta Chapter. I heard there will be a gathering this Saturday, I'm afraid I will not be able to come. Happy Anniversary na lang mga sis! And have fun!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Diane tagged me!

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

I'm in the Basic Grey Gallery...

I was super busy last week finishing the rest of the scrap pages for Joanne Yap. Timi was here last Thursday and she convinced me to upload some of my layouts to She uploaded my "Dear Maxine" layout and even made a short description about my work , then told me to wait for 2 days to see if Basic Grey will accept my submission.

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! 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

Mommyla is Home!

Mommy is finally home! Her arrival was one day delayed because her plane leaving from Philadelphia had the tires changed for 2 hours, means her connecting flight from Detroit to Nagoya, Japan had to leave her. She came on time naman last night. The 2 boys were so excited to see her, miss na miss ang Mommyla nila!
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

A day with JOANNE YAP!

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!

Goodies....... yummy!

Scrapfest is always a day of fun, fun, fun and SHOPPING! Althought I was too occupied because of the Idol challenge, I still found some time to buy some stuff... things that I really like! Oh, thanks for the bag of goodies from the Scrappin' Moms too... thanks to Delmonte Kitchenomics, Coca Cola, Working Moms and Rekindled Moments.

My Idol Layout!

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

Scrappin' Mom's Idol 7-week Layouts

Scrappin' Mom's Idol is finally over... tapos na rin ang sleepless nights, pressured and panic moments. I was able to make it to the top 6 and that pa lang is a very big achievement for me. I'm so happy for the experience, many lessons learned and the friendships I made during this 2-month challenge. And to all the members of the Scrappin' Moms... Salamat sa inyong lahat and Congratulations for the success of this challenge! To the 1st IDOL, Cabbie Jane Lopez and to the rest of the finalist, Congratulations too and nice taking the flight with you guys! And now, I'm so excited to post my experiences and entries...

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 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.

Friday, October 5, 2007

I'm Fabulous!

... it's a compliment from Ella! And she said "Issa - You're simply geat! Love your humility and sincerity. I can feel it on our morning chats!" Hehehe, thanks Ella!" Now for me here are the fabulous persons I know... Diane, Timi, Cors, Helga and Dra. Rita... my friends for life thru thick or thin!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Blog Awards...

Thanks to you Diane for this award! Thanks for all the help for putting up my own blog!Brad Egel originally created this award and started the egg rolling to pass the love around. Just want to share this love nest to the following...
Luchi in The Four Seasons of My Life; Ettey in Treasure the Little Things;
Pelfy in Pelfy’s Journey of Love Jhoaniquing; Nita in Thomas Travel Tales
Diane in A Handful of Surprises; Issa in Scrappin' and Everything
And now I pass this award to Timi, Rita and Cors !