Saturday, March 29, 2008

Ytet's Sketch...

Here's another sketch, it's from Ytet Solivet. I used here Basic Grey pps- Phresh & Phunky Phoilage, Recess Principal and I forgot the name of my base paper, cardstocks, MM sticker, MAMBI rubon, Creative Imagination chipboard sticker, Maya Road office sheer Journaling, WRMK precious metal hardware, lace, Ranger glossy accents and versafine ink. I also used Prima build-a-frame clear stamps.

Journal: Dodo, Luigi and Enzo... you are the men in my life that I will always cherish, love and will never forget!

Thanks for looking guys!

Friday, March 28, 2008

Multi Photos from Joanne Yap's Sketch

I'm starting to enjoy the idea of using a sketch! It's a big help in the layout process, but still-- all the elements of the page should come from your own brain and style. And it's up to your own interpretation and version, isn't it? Thanks to Joanne Yap for her first sketch, helped me scrapped Enzo's birthday celebration and our little family gathering during the Holy Week. Here it goes...

Together... as always!

Materials Used:7 gypsies family report pps, cardstocks (black, beige, olive green), lace, Fancy Pants felt shapes-harvest, Prima mini flowers, MM flowers- Sophia blossoms and bottons, MM antique brads, MM staple wires, Creative Imaginaton Anthology cardstock journal stickers, Ranger glossy accents, Colorbox chalk ink and black pen

Journal: Everyone in our family looks forward in the observance of the Holy Week or the Semana Santa. Each year on Holy Wednesday, we have our annual Pabasa, its singing Jesus' life and death for about 12 hours. It's a family reunion for the Virtucio Clan and it's a tradition for more than 40 years now...

Let's Celebrate!
Materials Used: Fancy Pants- sweet pea (noa), Kewl (sublime),Chichi (forgot the name of the pps), cardstocks, DCWV happy birthday pps, Fancy Pants MOD bottons, MM brads, Autum leaves rub ons (happy birthday), vellum black pen, Ranger glossy accents, MM metal index tab, DMC thread and fibers

The number FOUR...

My youngest turned 4 last March 1 and I was just excited to scrap his photos and events, so sya muna ang bida ngayon! I really intended to use this KI lace cardstock numbers for him, I wanted to highlight the number "4". For others, the number 4 is not a lucky number, but not for me! See, we are 4 in the family, I was lucky to have another son on year 2004, I'm lucky everytime I'm on the fourth slot, and many more stories... and now, I want to share my layouts for the KI Pop Culture challenge of Jane's Rekindled Moments. TFL again!

At Four...

Materials Used:Cherry Arte pps- cosmic energy and asteroids-light years, KI pop cullture hopscotch black, KI pop culture letter chipboard, KI pop culture domino (wild), KI pop culture softies round bottons, DMC threads, cardstocks, Heidi Swapp clock face, plastic photo turns (for the hands of the clock), MM brads, JOann Essentials star brads, Colorbox chalk ink, Ranger glossy accents, cork sheet and WRMK precious metal hardware

Journals:At Four...
1. I can count from 1-10
2. I can identify the basic colors- red, blue, green, yellow, white, block and orange
3. I can eat and drink alone
4. I'm potty trained

Because I'm Four... I'm now Ready for School!
Materials Used: Daisy D's classroom pps (gypsy paisley-indigo, school days and classroom stripe), KI lace cardstock hopscotch black, cardstocks (blue, red and light brown), Daisy D's chipboard stickers (tabs, tags and photo corner), KI pop culture softies round bottons, KI pop culture chipboard letters and domino, bottons, Ranger glossy accents and Colorbox chalk ink

Journals: Beacuse I'm Four...I'm now ready for School!It was Enzo's first time to take an entrance test for his first pre-school class. Teacher Helga Vergara gave him his test. At first, he just held on to me and answered his test verbally. After his first round of answers, he finally got a crayon and started to write on the test papers... and it was a perfect score!

March 11, 2008, Morning Star Montessori
Los Banos, Laguna

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Dugong Arriba!

Here's my Scrapbytes entry for this month... my college grad pic! Grabe, ang tagal ko na palang graduate at bigla akong nag-nostalgia? My husband Dodo was with me when I was doing this page, so nagkwentuhan kami about our college days. We were almost 11 years apart by age, but we were at the same campus during his time in college, he was in UPLB and I was in Maquiling Elementary School. Medyo nagconnect lang kami ng stories because we were both in the same fraternity. But it was such a nice time bonding with my husband, maraming funny stories and common acquaintances. Hanggang yan natapos ko na itong layout ko...

Here's my journaling: I graduated on March 17, 1989…19 years ago, seems like yesterday…I earned my college degree at Colegio de San Juan de Letran, Calamba campus. For 8 long years, Letran became my second home. I was there when the walls were still rough and unpainted. I was there since 1981 where I had my highschool years. So you can just imagine, I practically grew up in this school. I’m a true blooded Letranite!… sa isip, sa salita at sa gawa, sabi ni Fr. Senen Ecleo OP. Personally, it was not a relief for me as I left my school upon graduation, but I’m proud to say that I am a college graduate. I was like a bird thrown in the air, still learning to fly with my wings. Slowly finding my way up and learning what life has in store for me. I landed in the field of auditing and business. My training and my courses helped me somehow in my work, made me confident to face life and live life. Thank you for teaching me the discipline of a Letranite, the knowledge acquired from wisdom and the foundation of my Catholic beliefs. These made me what I am today, for which I am forever grateful!19 years had passed and I can still remember the parting words of our Father Rector Jesse Loreto, OP…”Keep shining as a Letranite wherever you can be!” Arriba Letran!

I used here Cosmo Cricket pps (love notes-always & together again), cardstock, corogated paper, tech. tuesday black ink, colorbox gold ink, prima flowers & build a frame clear stamps, accetate, staz on black ink, metal flowers, fancy pants clear stamps, WRMK precious metal hardware (bookplate & brads), lace, Mambi rubons, acrylic paint, thickers chipboards letter, ranger glossy accents & black pen.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Week 2 of the Sketch Challenge

Here's Mara Campell's sketch for the 2nd week of Itty Bitty Scrapshack's Sketch Challenge. I scrapped Enzo's 1st birthday celebration, well still part of my backlog for Enzo's 1st 12x12 scrapbook... here's my interpretation!

I used here DCWV's Nana Kids papers, some cardstocks, fibers, eyelets (which my bestfriend Mae gave me years ago when I was just starting to scrap), a diecut party hat, Ranger's glossy accents, Colorbox chalk ink, and brads. I used my old star puncher which I got from 101 Boutique. I love the lively colors of Nana Kids, it matched the theme of my layout. Thanks for looking guys!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Layout of the Week at Itty Bitty Scrapshack...

There's a 6 weeks sketch challenge at Itty Bitty and last week's sketch was from Tamara, check out her blog for more inspirations. I'm so happy because Mara choose my layout for the shack's Layout of the Week... check it out!

Chuy's New School Shoes
Materials used: 7 Gypsies pp-family documentation, Karen Foster pp-boy collage, cardstocks, DMC threads, Heidi Swapp and Craft Express chipboard letters, MME cards, Fancy Pants pin, botton, Sakura aqualip black pen, and Ranger glossy accents.

Journals: This is my new pair of black shoes. Mommy got it for a good deal of 50% off at SM Sta. Rosa. She may be so excited for school, because I'm going to school on June. Because it's a snap type of shoes, it's very easy for me to wear it all by myself.

Monday, March 17, 2008

... In your eyes

It has been quite awhile since I last joined an on-the spot challenge, the last that I could remember was the finals of Idol. I was fortunate to attend EBs since January of this year, three months straight imagine! I really wanted to sit down and make a layout, but I feel so helpless scrapping-- away from my scrap pantry, parang hindi ako makakilos thinking that I didn't bring my paper trimmer, chalk ink, this and that! Mabuti na lang at Timi and Che were there to share. I borrowed Timi's paint and paper piercer and Che's glossy accents. Hay! Ow, I won't forget Ems, she gave me a piece of her Sassafras birdie, look Ems nilagay ko yan sa layout ko as promised. The challenge was to use 3 pps from 3 manufacturers, I used here Cosmo Cricket for the base paper, Karen Foster and Prima pps, DMC thread, Terri Martin letter stickers, AC Thickers platform chipboard letters, Sassafras bird, Fancy Pants pin, ribbons and lace, staple wires, versa craft ink and cardstock.

I took a picture of the original layout. I felt I had to do something more to finally finish the page, so kinutingting ko pa ulit. I just wanted to give justice for winning the challenge last Saturday. Congratulations too to Timi and Helga!

The original layout...

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Look what I got!

My prize from Scrapbukan finally arrived last Friday night. I got a P1t gift certificate for being the runner-up for their MM Noteworthy Challenge last month. My "Together" and "I Love Myself" layouts won the 2nd and 3rd place. Thanks Sahrie for these wonderful stash...

I attended the March EB yesterday together with the rest of the LB Scrapaholics girls. Lasting Impression's Vivian Uy sponsored the event at her store at San Juan. We just dropped our bags and started shopping right away... it was a whole day of shopping, sharing and chatting, as always. Got all these yummy papers and embies... TFL!

It was fun!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Another lift from Cookie!

Yes, here's another scraplift from Cookie Aguilar's "A Story of Us". I just love how cookie made this multiple photo layout, it's my second time to lift her page. I used it now for Miel's baptism page. Miel is my childhood friend Marife and hubby Manny's 1st born and I'm scrapping his 1st scrapbook. I love to scrap baby photos, they are so full of memories and so fun to create. Oh, I also made his baptismal invitations impromptu! Here's my layout...

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Round 4: Enzo turns FOUR

It's my final round at Itty Bitty, I'm out already for Round 5. But I'm still happy because I made it 'til round 4 and again, going back to my Scrappin' Mom's Idol days, I had really learned a lot! I learned to doodle, to love my own handwriting and to adopt new styles. Cookie is the only Filipina left for the final round, make it good and congratulations for making it this far. And so, here is the story of my round 4 entry...

My youngest son Lorenzo celebrated his 4th birthday last March 1. We had a little party at home and just invited close relatives and his ninangs and ninongs. I thought of scrapping this event for Itty Bitty Scrapshack's Round 4, here's my layout!

Journaling: Time runs so fast... my baby is now a kid, celebrating his 4th birthday! I wish you grow up to be a good, smart, bright and talented kid. Chuy, March 1, 2008

Materials used: Fancy Pants (Sweet Pea-Noah pps); DCWV (happy birthday pps); Bazzill and DCWV Cardstocks; DMC thread, Heidi Swapp, Craft Express and Basic Grey Mini Monos chipboard letters; acrylic paints; Ranger glossy accents; Colorbox chalk ink and gold ink; glittered glue; WRMK precious metal hardware-brads, photo corners and photo turns; fibers and scrapworks paper clip.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008


Eto na Friendship Ytet ang request mo... been trying my hands in card making since last week, pwede na ba ito sister?! I'm giving this for the joint SE-PS fundraising activity on March 8, sayang lang at hindi ako makakasama to support the event. Here are my cards...

Monday, March 3, 2008

We're on the 5th week now and getting ready for the round 4 layout! Boy, it's getting harder and harder each week, but I'm so happy I'm still "in" for 4th round. This week's challenge is to make a single or a spread layout, do stitching, use chipboard, use ink or paints creatively, and include a repetitive element, means taking a shape, character or image and repeat it throughout the layout. I'm still digging my photo files, can't think of what to scrap for this challenge... hmmm, wish me luck!

I'm inviting everyone to come and join us at Itty Bitty Scrapshack, it's fun!