Saturday, December 29, 2007


Hello Everyone! I'm sure everyone is still busy with the holidays and the long vacation of our kids. I just jumped out of my Mommy's kitchen and tried to scrap a little to relax my aching back. I wanted to join the Scrappin' Kids third challenge which will be due by the end of this month. I was so excited to scrap Enzo's christmas pictures and so I thought of doing this for their challenge, but... I just don't know if christmas theme will be allowed. Well, I'll just try my luck, so wish me luck!
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!

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Friday, December 21, 2007

Another Christmas Present...

Yehey! A balikbayan box from my Auntie and Uncle from Newark, Delaware has finally arrived the other day. Eksakto ito from Christmas so parang gift na nila ito for me... I got 3 12x12 top loading albums, 2 pads of DCWV cardstocks, a pad of DCWV Nana Kids, a box of tags to go, book rings, black staz on, a coluzzle knife and circle template. Thanks Auntie Linda and Uncle Bill!!!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

4 Days before Christmas...

My life is finally back to normal! My room is finally fixed, i love my floor and my closet is completely organized. Our Christmas tree is finally clean and up and the presents are all wrapped up. Enzo has been running around the tree and I'm afraid the decorations won't last til new year. I altered 10 clocks as presents for my cousins, very simple layouts only para madali akong makatapos. Here is one of my favorite...

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Party on!

I'm so excited to use my BG-Mellow papers, this is part of my prize from MLA's BG-multiphoto challenge last Ocotber... here is a layout that I made for my son Luigi. It was his first time to attend an acquaintance party, it's a welcome party given to the freshmen and new comers in their school. I used here Ripe, Birch and Slack pps, mellow white and fall leaves black rubons, some cardstacks for my journal and photo mat, gold acrylic paint , dmc threads, colorbox ink chalk, antique embies, gold brads and ranger glossy accents clear-dimensional embellishment. Again, I used my magic-plastic mesh with holes and dabbed it with gold ink creating polkadot effect on the left side of the paper. Then, I paper-teared the Birch pps and inked it with colorbox, adhered and sewed on the base paper. I torn it some more and folded some parts of the inked paper creating a more distressed effect. Then, I finally used my glossy accents, it has a glossy and epoxy effect... ang galing at sarap gamitin! I got it also from MLA during our christmas party. So here's my layout... hope my son will like what I made for him!

Thursday, December 13, 2007


It's 12 days before Christmas and everyone is surely busy preparing gifts and decorating their houses, but not for me!!! Dodo and I decided to have our closet repaired because I saw the walls of our cabinet bubbling up and I suspected that the "pulutong of ANAY" has come back again. So after calling the guys that will work on my closet, work immediately started to get finish long before christmas time comes. But during the process, my bedroom floors which was 100% wood too were also attacked by this culprit. So they have to remove everything until my whole house was totally a MESS! Enzo and I would have to move out because my uncle had to spray and give a great grand treatment for these anay to die and eventually go away!!!

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

Happy Birthday UNCLE BILL!!!

It was my Uncle Bill's birthday last Saturday! I just wanted to share this layout that I made specially for him. This layout was a lift from one of Val Salmon's sketches.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

A lot to be THANKFUL!

It was the 1st joint Christmas Party of SE and PS yesterday and I was just so excited to attend kasi finally member na rin ako ng Pinoy! The event was like a mini-Scrapfest (sabi nga ni Liza B.), plus it was so much fun because of the games and raffles. For me, it was a very lucky day too and I have so much to be thankful for...

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

1st of December

It's December 1 na... and there's a lot of things that had happened on this day! First, it's almost the deadline for Scrapbooks Hawaii's Around the Block contest and so I emailed na may entry to my tukayo Marisa. I was super excited when I made this layout because I get to paint again. I used this 6" foil mesh with holes (actually, hindi ko alam ang tawag dito) which we got from divisoria. I laid it flat on my cardstock and just dabbed it with MM paint using a foam brush. Here's my layout...

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 starts my official Christmas countdown and another wonderful year or should I say many more years of my life to come.