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.
Friday, October 5, 2007
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
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 !