Thursday, July 31, 2008

Game On!

Mystical Scrapbooks of Australia came up with the Game On Challenge on June 9, 2008. Through their weekly scrap requirements, I was able to finished 8 layouts, all inspired by different board games. Here are my layouts...

Challenge 1-Connect 4
The first round asked for 4 connecting circles, the circles must either overlap or intertwine with each other, scrap 4 photos and use of 2 colors only, one of which must be either blue or red. I used the photos of my boys during their little camp out and I used black for my first color and shades of blue for the second.

Camp Out

Challenge 2-Monopoly
The requirements for this round is to choose one of the following properties and use the coordinating techniques (Strand, is to incorporate stitching; Bow Street, use of ribbons; Regent Street, put a crown; Park Lane, put flowers or foliage; The Angel islington, put wings). The titles must include the word Chance or Go. And must use no more than 6 items on the page (as it is up to a 6 player game). I choose Strand and so I stitched in my layout (as usual, hehehe!). And my 6 items were pps, cardstock, DMC gold thread, buttons, chipboard for my titles and ink. Been wanting to scrap our underwater photos... finally its done!

Go Underwater
Challange 3-Pictionary
For this round we should follow a sketch. Doodling must be prominent and there must be a use one embellishment in the title, example for the word love you would put a heart embellishment. My doodling style is very limited and I can only do this much. Then I used a plastic embellishment with an engraved star in the center. I love these photos of my two boys, actually I scrapped these photos twice!

My Lucky Stars

Challenge 4- Trivial Pursuit
It was getting harder I guess... week 4's challenge was to scrap using any of the pie colors pink, blue, yellow, brown, green and orange. The titles must be a question and must have a journalling of more that 3 sentences and must answer the question or the titles. Here was my take for that week's challenge...

Are you both sick?

Challenge 5-Scrabble
The requirement for this week was to use block letters for the titles and use 1 inch squares or cubes on the layout. Remember the scoring instructions written on the scrabble tiles? A triple letter score, pretained to the use of 3 colors only in the layout. While a double letter score required to put 2 photos only! I scrapped Enzo's school photos and gave this layout as a little something to Teacher Helga. I love the Prima paper and essential flower that I used here, matched perfectly to my black, olive green and white motiff.

Teacher Helga

Challenge 6-Checkers
The challenge for this week was to use the colors black, white or cream & red only! There must be a layered embellishment in the layout and must put a crown somewhere. That week, my nephew DK was born and I was soooo excited to start scrapping his first album. And so he will be my subject in the future...

Precious Little One

Challenge 7-Twisters
The requirement for this week was to use at least 4 different colors, put circles in the layout and must use the technique on layering. I love the colors that I choose blue, green, brown and white. Chatterbox stripes pps matched perfectly on masculine layouts. This is my cousin Jonjo, the proud first time dad..

Proud Dad

Challenge 8-Guess Who?
The final week's challenge was to scrap one portrait type of photo and the journaling must describe the personality or the physical traits of the chosen person. I choose to scrap Luigi this time. This is one rare moment that I caught him smiling. This picture was taken last summer during one of our escapades.

Live, Love, Laugh

I think this is our last week for the Game On Challenge, I wonder what will happen next week. I had fun and I finished 8 layouts... Thanks Sara and Mystical Scrapbooks!

Thanks for looking...

Monday, July 28, 2008

Scrappin' Kids' Frame Charity Drive

I am sending these frames as pledges for the SK's Charity Drive, you can visit the site here for more information about the event. Oh pictures not included ha! There was a Lola in my son's school who heard Helga and I talking about the charity drive. She gave me money to buy her a frame and asked me to decorate it for her. Salamat po Tita Nita Baskinas for your generosity!

I would also like to thank Ytet and her husband Alain for helping us bring the frames to Singapore at the end of this week. Thanks too, to the LB Scrapaholics and Cookie for their generosity for the little favors that I ask. At sa lahat ng nag-pledge to send their frames and embies, MARAMING SALAMAT PO for supporting Scrappin' Kids Singapore.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Another Tag!

Here's another tag from my friend Timi! You have to answer some scrappy questions here and find out what scrapbooking item are you?

I am a GLUE!
You are the adhesive that keeps things together. You go through life helping others. You stick to people and try to keep people together. You like it best when you are surrounded by people and able to help them. But Glue Beware - in your efforts to keep everyone together and with you, you sometimes overlook yourself and find it hard to keep yourself together. Don't neglect personal time in your overwhelming need to socialize and help others.


ADD YOUR SITE AND SCRAPBOOKING ITEM. Now I'm passing the Tag to Wati, Liza Yet, Jazz, Cookie, Sara and Jessy.

Happy Weekend Everyone!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Thanks Bethany Kartchner...

I found this mail when I came home from school... Yehey, it's from Bethany Kartchner! Bethany was one of the Design Architects of Itty Bitty Scrap Shack and I won in one of her challenges sometime in June. The challenge was to scraplift one of her layouts and the prize was a personalized page from her. And so, here is my prize...

Thank you so much Bethany... TFL!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

I'm Back at Back Porch Memories...

Thanks to Dinah for her challenge for this month! She asked for an "All Paper Layout", meaning we can use patterned paper, corrugated paper and/or cardstock. Everything must be made from paper including the title, embellishments, journaling sheet, etc. We can do whatever technique we want with the papers.

I made this page for my niece Francheska... she's the "beauty and brains" daughter of my cousin Aries and wife Mylin. She graduated from Pre-school last March at the Dominican School of Calabanga, Bicol Province. I used here Chatterbox, Stemma, Anne Griffin, Autumn Leaves pps, CI journaling sticker, cardstock, corrugated board and foam tapes. I did handcutting, paper punches, and paper tearing for my techniques. I must say that I am now comfortable with a slanting photo... hehehe! Here's my layout...


Friday, July 18, 2008


Timi must be in a good mood of tagging friends... and so, she gave me the
Blog of Destinction & Brillante Weblog Awards! Thank you dear friend!

So, here are the rules that go along with the awards:
1. You post the award logos on your blog.
2. You link back to the person who awarded them to you.
3. Nominate at least 7 people whose blogs you admire and add links back to their blogs.
4. Leave a message for the nominees on their blogs.

And, here are my nominees for inspirational blogs and very talented artists:
ate Liezl's My happiness; Ytet's Look who's Scrappin'!; Yvette's Me and my Shadow...; Wati's Wati's Scrap Creations; Liza Yet's Scrap Addict Mummy; Jazz's Moments to Cherish; Candy's Eye Candy Scrap;

Hats off to you ladies...

Birthday Tag from Beverley Todd
I was tagged for the second time by my friend Timi! The tag is a part of Beverley Todd's 40th birthday celebration and you can view the instructions here. So if I tag you, you better spread the tag because there'll be lots of prizes to win. Happy Birthday Beverley!

Here are her questions and my answers...

1. What age was your best birthday (so far) & why? My 19th birthday... that's my biggest secret! Hahaha!

2. What was the worst? None, I guess.

3. What is the best present you have ever received? A radio-cassette recorder from my Daddy when I was 17. And I still have it until now...

4. What was the weirdest? A red T-back from Cors!

5. Where would you most like to spend your birthday? In Baguio, love it! My birth month is December and its cold in Baguio that time.

6. What is your zodiac sign? Sagittarius

7. Chinese Year? Monkey... funny but very romantic!

Thanks for the tag Beverley and Timi... and now I will pass it to ate Liezl, Rita, Ytet, Ella Go and Candy.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Something NEW!

This is another venture of Scrappin' Kids... do visit us here.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Thanks Angela Heldt!

I got this mail last Friday... its from Angela, one of the Design Architects of Itty Bitty Scrapshack. There was this challenge to scraplift their designers and I won a layout from her. Here's my prize... Thanks a lot Angela!



Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Guest Designer for Scrapbukan

These were the stash sent by Mam Sahrie Wenceslao, owner of Scrapbukan Store... very pretty di ba! She gave me a pack of Basic Grey Two Scoops patterned papers, sticker and fibers, and Li'l Davis rubons. I want to thank Mam Sahrie for choosing me to be this month's Guest Design Team Member. You can view my creations at Scrapbukan's Blog.

Altered Project: Wooden Chopping Board
I thought of making this chopping board into a welcome signage for Scrapbukan Store. Making girly themes or layouts is always a challenge to me, I hope you like what I did here...

Bubble Up
This was one of Enzo's summer afternoon delights... blowing bubbles!

Wow! Beach!
This was Enzo's first time to see a beach! He was so happy just playing in the sand.

Summer Getaway
My summer getaway with my boys... just playing along the shore!

Thanks for looking everyone!

Sunday, July 6, 2008


Grabe na ito... super FUN talaga ang Scrapjam yesterday!

It was held at Nenette Madero's beautiful home in Ayala Alabang. My Little Attic and Scrapbooks Hawaii surely know how to capture the hearts of the scrapbookers, kaya naman super loaded of fun ang buong araw. There were projects taught by Ms. Marissa, lots of raffles, the Scrapjam Bingo and a lot of throw away goodies. Plus I get to see again my online friends like Ella and Ariel Go, Cookie Aguilar, Candy Lagazon and Cabbie Lopez. It turned out to be a great event again... Thank you so much for the wonderful time, Nette and Marisa!

My first stop... SHOPPING GALORE! Although I have a couple of pre-orders at SBH, I don't want to miss shopping for papers and cardstocks. MLA has the best Bazzill cardstocks and I got all the colors that I need. I also got the Scenic Route Liberty pps, can't wait to use them na!

Here are some more of my purchases... love the Prima overlay and brads, Tim Holtz's grungeboard, BG Wilma chipboard and a lot more...

Here are our projects and FREEBIES! We made 4 projects... the Gift Bag, 2 CD Pocket Album, the elegant black Flip Flop Album, and a sweet Melissa Frances Card... and they were all so beautiful! Then I got a Keepsake key chain, a Bazzill mini album and MM foam stamps from the raffle. Thank you so much for the bag of freebies!

The theme of the challenge was Friendship. Then we have to use the Bazzill fancy edges cardstock, loopy embellishment and the Anne Griffin paper included in the challenge kit. I used Enzo's school pictures with his classmates and service mates. Here's my take on the challenge...

The Joy of Childhood and Friendship

Timi made this layout for me... it was her entry on the main challenge and later gave it to me. Thanks BF Timi!

Thanks for looking!

Welcome Li'l One...

Oh how I wish my favorite Uncle Oboy was still alive! This sweet baby is his first grandchild and his name is DAVID KARL or DK for short. I wonder where my cousin Jonjo got his name, but how I wish he add in his late father's name LUIS. DK was born yesterday July 5 at the Pamana Hospital in Calamba, Laguna. DK is the 6th grandchild in our family and the
2nd Virtucio in his generation.

Oh God, I'm so excited to be Auntie again!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

I'm designing for Scrappin' Kids...

This is my first Design Team assignment and I am soo happy for being chosen as one of the Designers of Scrappin' Kids, Singapore. My specials thanks to Wati, Jazz and Liza!

And for my first month, I made this layout about Enzo's entrance test in Pre-School. This month's challenge #10 is to do a layout about our little one's achievements. This is my take...

Perfect Score
I used here Scenic Route pps, Stemma pre-school pps, cardstocks, 7 Gypsies gaffer tape, rub ons, brads, ribbons, Brillance red ink, Ranger glossy accents, glittered glue and chipboard.