Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Thanks Ninang Mae!

This box came from Enzo's Ninang Mae from Tustin, CA! A lot of stuff inside for everyone in the family. But here is the yummy part... thanks Bestfriend MAE!

I won... finally!

I'm so excited to win the "Shackin' up with the Design Team" Challenge at the Itty Bitty Scrapshack! Remember Luigi's layout with the Chopsticks? Angela Heldt will be scrapping a layout for me as my prize and will be mailing the orginal layout. Can't wait to see it!

You can see my winning layout here. TFL!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Kayang kaya!

Finally, I was able to finish my layout for the Kaya Challenge of Pinoy Scrapbookers! Kaya 12 is about a "Read this when..." theme, means you have to write a letter for a recipient that will be opened on a proper time. Sounds exciting di ba, and so I made a layout and here it goes...

I used here Basic Grey 9 Iron pps, Aged and Confused-Vagabond Box Plaid, Aged & Confused-Phresh and Phunky Phoilage, blue letter envelope, beige cardstock, buttons, brads, WRMK precious hardware metals book plate, DMC gold thread, Thickers jewelry box chipboard letters, Ranger glossy accents, metal sticker (unknown) and Prima note pads for my letter inside the envelope.

Here is my journaling... dedicated to my first born, Luigi
Congratulations Luigi! Your Daddy and I are so proud of you son! As you graduate from high school today, I can't help but say that my little boy is now a grown up man.

I can still recall your preschool years. Your naughty ways that threatened your classmates and teachers because of your famous line, "Gusto mo, pasabugin ko itong school?" On your first year in school, you were awarded "Most Active Student". You were undoubtedly really active and playful just like any boy your age. After your first two years in preschool, your teacher told me that you to have dyslexia because you read and wrote in a backward manner, only to find out that they had just misjudged you. You were in the honor roll from Grades 1 to 3 and that made us really proud.

I wanted you to enjoy every moment of your highschool life, experience your first crush and heartbreak, go out with your friends and enjoy a little freedom. High school indeed is the best part of your school years. It prepares you for a higher level of wisdom and knowledge, while enjoying the moments of growing up and maturing from being a child to a teener.

Now as you close another chapter of your youthful life, you are about to enter another one - College! When you were still small, you always admired your Ninong Louie-- his life, his job and even his cars. I told you to study hard so that someday you will be like your Ninong. That was so easy for me say because you were just a little child. But now that you are entering college, I want you to go back to your dreams and start building them now. You will be needing a lot of patience, hard work, maturity and discipline. Whatever field you wish to take, your Daddy and I will be behind you, with all the support and prayers we can give you for those dreams to come true someday.

I believe in you Kuya, set a good example to your little brother Enzo and make our family proud of you. Love you Luigi!

Goodluck and God bless you always,

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Cabbie Tagged Me!

Here's my Scrapping Haven!
It's my first time to show everyone my scrap place... My house is really small, but I want it to really look clean and neat, halos wala ngang laman kundi scrap things ko lang, hehehe! Half of my living room is converted already for my area, because my old dinning table and dresser were there, plus my computer. As much as I wanted to scrap inside our room, Enzo is the temporary owner of our room now because of his toys and the TV. Now, let me show you my place...

I'm a messy scrapper! Kaya sanay ako to scrap on a big table. But my good habit naman is that I clean up before I start a new page and I never leave my table cluttered.

Here's an old dresser of my kids, I borrowed it for my stash. I put here my flowers, ribbons, inks, stamps, brads, die cuts, and a lot of samot saring ek ek! I love this cabinet because it keeps my stash organize and clean.

And finally, this is my hiding place! I cleaned up a room upstairs and placed a metal mesh for my stickers, chipboards, rubons and other embies that needs to be hanged. Plus, all my papers are there too... TFL!

So that's it! Now I want to pass the tag to Timi, ate Liezl and Dra. Chiqui... Sabi nga ni Cabbie, it doesn't have to be a big space but a place where you can be inspired and creativity comes next...
1. Timi Mercado
2. Liezl Arellano
3. Chiqui Gutierrez

Thanks for sharing...

Friday, April 25, 2008

Laiya, Batangas

I just want to share some of our photos in Laiya, Batangas...

It was super FUN! TFL!

Cool Summer!

Here's another summer layout, it's a lift from Veronica Melton, another wonderful architect from Itty Bitty Scrapshack. We went to Laiya, Batangas last weekend and it was the grandest time for my kids most specially little Enzo! And I had the grandest time taking pictures and playing in the sand with him. Thanks to Veronica for her sketch, and so I scrapped!

I used here K & Co. pps, BG oh Baby Boy pps, provocraft pps for the sun cut outs, orange cardstock, chipboard stickers from All About Scrapbooking, metal book plate, Jenni Bowlin journal bracket pad, Pebeo paint, brads and blings.

Summer is Here!

Time really moves so fast, imagine we're now on the 6th week of the Itty Bitty Sketch Challenge. This week's sketch came from Tina McDonald. Again, I rotated the sketch a little to fit my photos. I'm so happy to scrap Enzo's beach photos! It was his 2nd time to see a beach and I was so excited to capture his experience and fun playing in the sand. Here's my take for this week's sketch...

I used here BG pps Sublime's Four Corners, Recess' Principal, Oh Baby Boy's pps, DCWV's Nana Kids yellow polkadot pps, cardstocks, foam for the titles, chipboard for the summer word, Fancy Pants felt shapes, MM mini brads, Colorbox ink chalk and a black pen.


Monday, April 21, 2008

Saturday, April 19, 2008

My Angel turned 7!

My little girl Maxine would have celebrated her 7th birthday last Wednesday, April 16... I know this may sound awful to others, celebrating for dead people. But for Maxine, it's her birthday and death anniversary at the same time. I was sitting in my scrap table that morning while saying a prayer for her when my hubby texted me reminding me of a little something for Maxine. Bigla akong napaisip, kung andito kaya sa Maxine ngayon, ano kayang party ang ang gusto nya? I'm a party freak Mom, I organize my boys' parties from the handmade invitations down to the menu and all the other details. Bigla naman akong nalungkot because I can never organize a super girly affair like a Princess or Barbie party, or should I say, Maxine can no longer have parties like this. I was not in a good mood then, but I tried to scrap just to brighten my day. I made a layout for her using a duplicate copy of her tombstone again. I made it colorful and bright like a birthday party I always dreamed for her. I used Prima paintable pps and painted it with Faber Castell's watercolour pencils, different Prima flowers, Prima notepad, 7 Gypsies paperclip, heart blings, fabric covered brad, and fibers. Salamat po for looking!

Happy 7th Birthday MAXINE!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Luigi's turn...

Yes Yvette! It's time for Luigi's photos to be scrapped! This is inspired by Angela Heldt's "4 a day" layout, she's one of the Shack's Designers. After playing at Pixie Forrest, Luigi asked for his favorite meal at Tokyo Tokyo, a double serving of Tonkatsu with his fave CHOPSTICKS to eat with... TFL!

I used here Prima Just Us Collection-Loving You and Steel Toe Mary Jane Collection-Her Prerogative pps, cardstocks, Hambly Vintage Circles Wallpaper, Provocraft metal photo coner brads, ribbons, Ranger glossy accents, Reeves' glitter glue, black writing pen and chopsticks.


Lately, I'm enjoying sketches and lifts. Probably all my new layouts are inspired by them and mostly from Itty Bitty Scrapshack's Architects. Here's my week 5 sketch entry from Sara. It's Enzo's latest mall adventure! Pixie Forest at the 3rd level of Festival Mall in Alabang is getting to be a fave place for my kids. They will just spend time there playing...

I used here WRMK Urban Window Collection-on the Dot Cranberry pps, Cherry Arte Cosmic Energy-Milky Way pps, cardstocks, filstar chipboard letters, 7 Gypsies fabric tape, twill ribbons, MM staple wires and amusement machine tickets.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Naughty Me...

It's Mara Campell's turn for the Shackin' up with the Design Team Challenge #2. I rotated her design and made my own version. Here's another layout for Chuy...

I used here Basic Grey Urban Couture-Poplin, Two Scoops-Sprinkles and Ice Cream Parlor, lace, DMC thread, Technique Tuesday green ink, MM staple wires, chipboard and cardstock for my titles, AC High tea pps for the bird cutout, EK sticko embossed stickers, fibers, Prima build a frame clear stamps and Autumn leaves journaling clear stamps.

Journal reads... Here's Enzo's NAUGHTY SMILE -- it'll make you think what's playing inside his innocent mind. 20 March 2008* Nagcarlan, Laguna

Cosmo Cricket Challenge..

Here are my entries for the Lasting Impression's Cosmo Cricket Challenge that is due by April 15. TFL!

Happy Me!
I used here Cosmo Cricket papers different lines -Jitterbug georgia girl, Souvenir strip tease, Love Notes wonderful, Souvenir diecut tags & more and cardstock stickers, Jitterbug journaling tag, cardstocks, AC Thickers-jewelry box chipboard letters, Ranger glossy accents, WRMK precious metal hardware-photo corners and photo turns, Technique Tuesday black ink, black pen, Colorbox chalk ink, MM buttons and DMC thread.

Journal reads... Just a typical day for Chuy... running, dancing and giggling around! There is never a dull day for you. You are such an active little boy, always full of energy, excitement and happiness! Chuy* April 2008

Visita Iglesia
I used here Cosmo Cricket Souvenir Collection-Life's Tapestry, Treasure and Strip Tease papers, diecut tags & more and cardstock stickers, WRMK precious metal hardware, cardstocks, MM staple wires, Prima flowers, accetate, Fancy Pants stamps, Staz on black ink, metal flowers, chipboard for my titles and Ranger glossy accents.

My journal reads... It became a family practice that every Maudy Thursday we will have Visita Iglesia to 14 churches to say the Way of the Cross of Christ. At your very young age, I want you to learn this and keep in your heart the passion of Christ. Here are some of the churches that can be found south in our province: San Pablo Cathedral, San Bartolome Church of Nagcarlan, Liliw Church and Magdalena Church. Sorry, I don't remember the patron saints of the other churches, I will discover that next visita iglesia, promise!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Gift for Ivan

Ivan is my nephew, son of my first cousin Dr. Ian Virtucio and wife Mae. He's turning one tomorrow... I thought of making an acyrlic layout for him as our birthday present. Then, I used Betty Fleck's Week 4 sketch at Itty Bitty Scrapshack. Actually it's a card sketch, but I was just inspired to make a layout out of her sketch.
Here's my take...
I used here Cherry Arte pps, MM acrylic paint, Fancy Pants felt shapes, Ranger glossy accents and alcohol ink, cardstock, cork accent, and Staz on black ink.


Friday, April 4, 2008

Thank you to Lasting Impression!

I won a P500 gift certificate at Lasting Impression during last month's EB. I won the on-the spot challenge! Thanks Viv! And just look at what I got...

Thursday, April 3, 2008

You and Me....

This is an original page of Sara Robison, one of the design team of Itty Bitty Scrapshack. And here is my lift to her page...

This photo was taken by Luigi during our little picnic at the Japanese Garden at Caliraya, Laguna. I used here Basic Grey-Infuse papersand rubons, Prima flowers, Creative Imagination Anthology cardstock label sticker, maya road birdie chipboard, cardstocks, metal flower and Ranger glossy accents.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

3rd Week on Itty Bitty Scrapshack's Sketches

This sketch came from Nicole, one of the Shack's Design Team. I thought of Enzo's Easter egg hunting photos for this sketch. I'd love to scrap this because he really had a lot of fun looking for those hidden eggs. He got lots of prizes from Tita Timi! Here's my take...

I made the tags for this year's baskets and I used mine as the title and embellishment of the page. I used here Fancy Pants Key Lime Pie-Dainty pps, checkered pps is unknown, cardstocks, bottons, fabris flowers, K & company tags to go, fibers and brads.

TFL again guys!