Friday, May 30, 2008

Book of Little Things...

Here's another mini album... I was inspired by Ali Edwards' Little Things Book and so I came up with my own. There was also a challenge at the Scrappin Kids Forum posted by Wati Basri about this. My mini book is a compilation of the little things that had happened and worth recording and keeping. I made pockets in some pages to hold receipts, tags or just anything that I want to keep. I made a monthly tab instead of letters or numbers. According to Ali "It's a book that can grow and change right along with you. It's also a wonderful way to create in a continuous way, a way to go with flow and record what's happening as it happens."

I used an old phone directory for the cover of the book, Basic Grey Lucky pps, cardstocks, 7 gypsies tape, Prima flowers, Nostalgiques Tpin, Ranger crackle paint, Brillance black ink, fibers, brads, lace, MME overlay frame, blings, MM glittered diecut journals, photo turns, slide mount, and glittered glue. Try nyo rin gumawa, nakakatuwa!

Thomas and Friends' Train Album...

I started this train album about 2 months ago... I was so excited to work on this but had to stop because I ran out of pictures already. I don't have to rush this album anyway because Chuy still loves toy trains and of course, Thomas and Friends!

I used here DCWV's Nana Kids, some Thomas and Friends pps,cardstocks, buttons, ribbons, fibers, Prima flowers, WRMK precious metal hardware and layered shipboard sticker, stickers, Ranger glossy accents, brads, Colorbok chipboards, MM paint, and of course, Maya Road train album and dinner break tin.

Thanks for looking guys! Happy Scrapping!

Monday, May 26, 2008


Here's my layout for the Scrappin' Kids' Darnest Challenge #8... "I Love You Mommy!" Enzo would simply say it everytime I do him a little favor... specially on moments like this! I used here BG cupcake line, Ranger crackle paint, chipboard and cardstock, Jenni Bowlin diecut journaling card, Prima flowers and blings, lace sticker, brillance black ink and Ranger glossy accents. My special thanks to Cabbie for that coaching on the crackle paint, it was my first time to use it.


My Basic Grey Gallery...

I have a new set of layouts at the BG gallery. TFL...

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Magnolia Ice Cream Layout...

I just want to share my Magnolia Ice Cream Layout... I was one of the three winners during the Scrapfest 5 event. Thanks to Magnolia for giving me 3 boxes of Ice Cream, another threat for my kids!

Me, Jeannie David and Dinah Maningat

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

My Canvas for the Artz de Scrap Challenge 6

Finally... I'm done with my "ME" Canvas! It was my first time to work on a canvas and I had a great time holding my paint brushes and just working any way around the space. I used MM Strawberries and Cream paint for the base color and a Heidi Swapp Daisy mask together with a Ranger distress ink...

I painted this huge ME chipboard with acrylics again and then stamped it with little flowers and swirls with Versacraft grey ink. Thanks Cookie for giving me this chipboard...

I placed my journaling area on the right part of the canvas. Then I stamped on the lower left portion of the canvas...

Then I adhered the letters on the left part and started embellishing the canvas with flowers, antique metal flowers and brads, gold wires which I turned into spirals, and my little bird there. Then for the final touch on my ME letters, I applied Ranger glossy accents to have that shiny look on top.

I used here Hambly tansparency, Fancy Pants- Botanical, Poppy pps, and Sassafras' Life is Beautiful line, Royal Bliss pps for the little bird on the bottom part. Here's my finished canvas...

My journal reads... I am an only daughter * I am a sister * I am a wife * I am a full time Mommy * I am a scrapaholic and a crafter * I am a friend to those who know me well * I am just ME... I love this picture of mine! This was taken at the parking area of Baguio Cathedral.

Special thanks to Artz de Scrap for the free canvas! TFL guys!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

It's Scrapfest time once again! This is one event I wouldn't miss for life!

Aside from the shopping galore and challenges, I came to the event to really learn new techniques and and meet friends like Ella and Ariel Go, Cookie Aguilar, Jane Lim and so much more. I had the chance to have an autograph with Master Iris Uy. Many highlights of the day, but I won't forget April and Meng Lim and their friend who helped me print my slephy picture for the challenge... took us the whole morning to have that done, thank you sooo much!

I spent a little time shopping, but all I got were all in my wishlist. I got 4 lines of Kaiser Craft papers, Fancy Pants' About a Boy, Prima Dude and some Jenni Bowlin papers too. Super heaven na ako kahit konti lang nabili ko...

Liza Bermudez lectured about stamping. We learned 4 new techniques and we made a mini album to try it out. Here's my work...

I won the mini album challenge for the advance category and here's my yummy prize... Thanks to A Million Memories!

The main challenge of the event... Scrap a Selphy Canon print out photo using a corrugated board. Here's my layout...

I won the Best Technique for the main challenge... thanks to Scrap It store for my mini album prize!


Lee I. Tagged Me!

Here are the rules to follow...
1. Link back to the person that tagged you.
2. Post these rules on your blog.
3. Share six unimportant things about yourself.
- I can sleep the whole day and night!
- I don't have a sister and a daughter! huhuhu!
- I'm the opposite of my Mommy, but we get along well!
- I got the "ugali" of my Mom's Sister!
- I'm a scrapbooker and I want to be a scrapbooker forever!
- I'm a worrier! huh!
4. Tag six people... I am tagging Timi, Doc. Chiqui, Cookie, Diane, Donna, and Yvette!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Thanks Wati and SK Singapore...

My Scrappin' Kids' Ultimate Scrapper Prize came today! I am sooo happy because this is my first international win and the prizes came sooo fast... endless thanks again to Wati Basri, Scrappin' Kids Singapore and Laine's Papeterie!


Saturday, May 10, 2008

My New Layouts... for this week!

I pledged a layout for the fundraising activity of Scrapbook Exchange and Pinoy Scrapbookers for the Carmelite Sisters last March 8, 2008. My little way to contribute and share for a wonderful cause. This beautiful dog is my assignement and I entitled this work "True Beauty..."

A lift from Nicole! It's Nicole's turn for the "Shacking up with the Design" Team this week at the I used here WRMK pps, WRMK precious metal hardware photo turns and brads, Heidi Swapp and Craft Express chipboard letters, cardstock for the matting, lace, Craft Express chipboard sun sticker, MM paint and Ranger glossy accents.

A lift from Pamt, a co-member from Itty Bitty When I saw her layout, I fell in love with the colors and flowers. I want to lift it and do a version for Chuy. Although he is a boy, I hope he won't mind the flowers at all... here's my take!

TFL guys...

Monday, May 5, 2008

How I spent my NSD weekend...

... I joined Singapore's Scrappin' Kids' Ultimate Scrapper's Challenge hosted by Wati Basri. It started on Friday and lasted for three days... this means I was totally "windang" for almost 72 hours! I spent most of the time in front of my computer waiting for the next challenge, calling and texting Timi and the Scrapaholics and messing up my whole living room area. I practically slept for only 12 hours in those 3 days. Take a look at my house...

But it was well worth it! because... you can see here!

I want to thank Timi, eventhough we were up against each other, you were always there to give me a push and encouragement. To Wati Basri for believing in me. To Cookie and the LB Scrapaholics-- Ate Liezl, Rita, Cors, Chiqui and Helga for the cheer! To my hubby Dodo, my kids and my Mommy for giving me silence in the house while I'm running like mad. To my co-competitors, scrapping friends, Scrappin' Kids and Laine's Papeterie. Maraming Salamat!

Now let me recount my 3-day experience... the toughest of all scrapping challenges I've ever joined as of now...

Scrappin' Kids Ultimate Scrapper's Challenge...

You can view the challenge here....

Day 1: May 2
Challenge 1! It was the first round for these huge game! Requirements were posted at 6:56am and will be due by 9 in the evening, Wati gave enough time for the working girls to go home and scrap! She asked for a layout about ourself... no photos, just adjectives for the titles or words on the layout and could use any embellishments and papers, BUT no photo! Those who did not post by 9pm will be out! 14 were registered to join this challenge.

I texted Timi that afternoon and asked her what adjective fits me? She replied "THOUGHTFUL". And so I scrapped it at once and uploaded earlier. I want to thank Ate Liezl for lending me her mask, I used it here in my layout. And Cabbie for teaching me how to use it. Here's my take to this round...

Challenge 2 was posted at 9:12pm and should in by 1am. 9 were in out of the 14 registered. Wati asked for a two-page layout using 10 photos. It must have either numbers, alphabets, years or months in sequence (eg : 1-10, a-j, jan-oct, 1980- 1990). Last scrapper who post will be eliminated.

I ran to Chuy's albums and got his baby pictures, I scrapped his 1st to 10th month old pictures. Made them in circles and embellished them with buttons, ribbons, brads, photo turns and flowers. I uploaded at 11:47pm, then had the rest of the waiting time chatting with Timi!

Day 2: May 3
Challenge 3 was the first challenge for day 2. It started at 8am and was due by 6pm. The challenge was to make a mini album! Wati said "It's National Scrapbooking Day this weekend. We made friends along the way, please do a mini album with at least 5 pages or 10 sides about your scrapbooking journey with other scrappers. The last scrapper who post the album maybe eliminated" .

This is my favorite part of the game! I'm not really good in making mini albums, but I had a great time making this one. I used a BG 6x6 bracket album and BG Blush and Sublime lines of papers. I posted my 10-page mini album at 1:20pm. And continued with 4 more additional pages while waiting for 6pm. I was sooo happy, I made a new mini album!

Bonus Challenge was up by 5:11pm and due by 7pm. Since Scrappin Kids was on its 8th month, challenge called for a layout using 8 flowers, 8 pattern papers, 8 buttons, and 8 word title. The 1st scrapper to post the layout will be exempted to do Challenge #4.

I uploaded my layout "What a Beautiful World it is with You..."at 6:07pm, I was second to June. But we both won this round, June being the first one to upload but her title was an-8 letter word but was later changed, and me for following the right requirements. Here's my layout...

RAK 1 was announced at 7:08pm, Wati wanted to see what our families were doing while we were scrapping. I send this photo of Chuy crying!

Challenge 4 I was excepted in this round! Wati's challenge was to scraplift her favorite layout "Sunnies".

Challenge 5 was the last round for the day 2. Posted at 10:15pm and should be in by 1am. Wati asked for a page about our Dear Husbands with half page of journaling and has to be in shades of blue. Again, the last scrapper to post will be eliminated.

Dodo was very supportive since the start of this game, he didn't go to the office today to take care of the kids for me. I thought this was a good way to pay tribute to our dear husbands... so this round is for him! I used here BG pps, MM pps and Chatterbox pps, Prima flowers, buttons and a ribbon, and entitled "Togetherness". I tried fixing this layout while waiting for the day's verdict.

DAY 3: MAY 4
Challenge 6 was the first challenge for the day and was due by 11am. Only 4 of us were left for the final day... Naddy, June, Timi and myself. Wati's challenge was to do a layout covering the entire background with handwriting, circles, buttons or other embellishments. The last scrapper to post the layout MAYBE eliminated.

"Camping" was my layout for this challenge. I posted first for the first time! Wati asked me to cover up some more , so I uploaded twice. Here's my take...

Challenge 7 was up by 12:06pm and should be posted by 2pm. The challange was to do a layout of any theme using 2 things that can be found at home and use fabric too. The last scrapper to post MAYBE eliminated?

I went out before the challenge was posted, had lunch in my neighbor's house. Actually, I already cooked noodles for lunch because I was alone at home. I even posted a photo of what I was having for lunch because of a RAK before this challenge. "Eat and run" ang drama ko sa neighbor ko so I can run back infront of my computer and wait for the next challenge. I was out for only 15 minutes and I was superrrr late! My 2 things found at home were a cabinet liner and a big popsicle stick or some sort of a tougue depressor. Here's my layout entitled "Scrappin' is my Life"...

Bonus Challenge was posted at 1:59pm and was due by 3pm. Wati asked for a layout to describe about our daily routine and it has to have at least 4 photos. The TWIST was... the 1st scrapper to post the layout will secure herself to the FINAL round and do not need to do Challenge 8.

"I'm a Home Maker" was my entry to this round. Timi posted first, then June and the last was me at 2:27pm. I thought I was out now... but it was a non-elliminating round pala! So Timi won this round. At this point, I felt like backing out already, I could feel the pressure all over my body. Here's my take to this round...

Challenge 8 came at 3:01pm and was due by 4pm. It was a break between June and me. June is a fast scrapper with really good style, you can see her creations here.
Requirement was to do a layout with a silly photo on it and include a journaling. Whoever will be the last to upload will be eliminated.

I had this silly photo of Luigi, I was asking him to smile so I can take a shot of him, but he gave me this silly face! This layout gave me the chance to proceed to the final round. I uploaded at 3:06pm, exactly 5 minutes after Wati's challenge was posted. Here goes..

Final Challenge was announced at 3:56pm and should be in by 5pm. Timi and I were left for the final round. The challenge was to do a four page layout about our family, it has to include at least 4 photos and journalling, four pages should tell a big story. Wati judged the final layouts.

Imagine, we have to make 4 layouts in just 1 hour?! I decided to make my layouts in spreads. I painted and stamped, then attached the photos and that was it! I used here DCWV Old World pps, Prima flowers and note pad, MM paint and glittered diecut, AL clear stamps and buttons. Uploaded at exactly 4:43pm! Here's my output in less than an hour...

After the final round, I felt my whole body was aching, I took a little nappy! And that was my amazing scrapping race adventure! Thank you for looking guys!