Wednesday, September 30, 2009

... light a candle and say a prayer for the victims of typhoon Ondoy and for the safety of everyone for the coming storms of life. May the tiny spark of this candle bring us hope and guidance from somebody mighty UP there.


Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Kaya kaya?

It's KAYA time once again... and its all about FOOOODDD! Today is the last day of submission and as usual, I beat it on time! Here's my page...

Our Specialty...I think I scrapped our famous Lumpiang Ubod more than twice, hahaha! But this photo was taken by my cousin Ronald, really nice shot of the lumpia with lettuce on top. I used here Fancy Pants Aged Florals-Lavish pps, We R Memory Keeper Urban Window CollectionRestoration Drapery pps, foam flowers, Ytet's flowers, satin leaves, brown lace and ribbons, staple wires, safety pins, Colorbox fluid chalk inks, glittered glue, green glimmer mist, DMC thread and Colorbok alphabet stickers.

So Gracie... kaya ba? Kaya ko! Thanks for the Kaya 29 challenge.

I hopped and I WON!

I uploaded 15 minutes before the due time... WHEWWW! Thanks Ytet for that push, I thought it was due by Monday, USA time. Thank you KM for patiently waiting while I was uploading. And thanks to CJ Almeda for PMing me the GOOD NEWS!

Thank you Scrapbook Challenges! Pamela, Iris and all the DTs! TFL!

Monday, September 28, 2009

I hopped and HOPPED!

Terrible typhoon Ondoy was here during the weekend! and I wasn't feeling well and so I hopped and bumped into Iris Uy's new site and found this! Then, I headed over at Pamela Young's blog and found the Scrapbook Challenge's DT Blog Hop and Sketch challenges. Took me awhile to visit their 13 DT blogs, but it was all worth it... got so much inspirations and learned that some of them are Filipina designers too. Here's Pamela's sketch and my simple take...

David and Me... Here's my very own version of the Philippines' teleserye "Tayong Dalawa" or Two of Us... its my nephew DK, my little "David" Kharl. The name David became famous in Philippine television for almost nine months and since then, most of us fell in love with these handsome boys JR and Dave Garcia. Hehehe! I used here Ytet's bracket-shaped corrugated board, Sassafras pps and cs sticker, Jillibean Soup Journaling Sprouts, blings, ribbons, Tattered Angel glimmer mist, cardstocks, staple wires, glittered glue and Ranger glossy accents.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

What's keeping me up...

I have been busy with school this past few days... oh yeah, just finished pre-finals exams but I have been running after my professor because I FAILED my Livelihood course... been thinking of what to do to PULL that red mark! I'm also scouting for important subjects to be offered next sem. I have to be sure that Measurement and Law will be available or else, it will take me forever!!! Huhuhu!

On the brighter side of life... its birthday season in our family! Starting with Nancy on the 5th, Onald on the 9th, my Daddy on the 17th, Auntie Cely, Ian and nephew Graham on the 23rd, Nicole yesterday, Jigs, Luigi and Hanna today and Tita Cora tomorrow. We have a storm to celebrate with... grabe itong si ONDOY! It was a little like the time of Millenyo. It was stormy outside and pouring inside our house. But I'm not worried, my scrap stash are safe and dry!

I have been a bad blogger... and a bad scrapper too! After my pre-finals, I was off for 6 days but I was always out. Tried to finish some backlogs, but I only completed one! Here's my latest creation...

This one is specially made for a dear friend, Ate Liezl. This is her prize for winning in my last online challenge at Scrappin' Kids. I just hope she likes it! Yvette Planas just introduced me with Art Journaling and I'm itching to start playing with it. Unfortunately, my paints, inks and mist are very limited and so I cannot do much. I've been surfing the net to learn more about it.

I am hoping to be a little productive for the coming 9 days... hmmm! Bawal ang TAMAD!Thanks for looking peep!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Scrapbooks Hawaii Cards and Pages...

I am so lucky to be given the chance to play with this yummy kit from Scrapbooks Hawaii! I made use of the recent long weekend to finish 2 cards and 6 layouts out of this Coast to Coast Kit. You can visit our blog here and you can contact Rollyn Malig to order our kits. Here's my output...



Just Having Fun... this is one of my backlogs, I have to do this for Lorenzo's album. I have 2 shots of this photo by Bill, and I made the other photo earlier for Luigi naman. I used here Kraft, brown and green cardstock, Graphic 45 Commuique Collection-Commuique paper, My Mind's Eye Bella Bella French Flea Market-French Flea Market paper, Daisy D's rub on transfers, Prima flowers, center flowers from Ytet, brown polkadot ribbon, Fancy Pants felt shapes and pins-Harvest, blue blings and Colorbox fluid chalk ink.

Live, Love, Laugh and Eat... these photos were taken last Father's day, we celebrated it at Max's Resto the favorite restaurant of my Dad when he was still alive. Lorenzo would always order a tall glass of mango juice. I used here My Mind's Eye Bella Bella French Flea Market-French Flea Market paper, Graphic 45 Playtime Past Collection-Child's Play paper, orange cardstock, black corrugated board, Fancy Pants pins and felt shapes- Harvest, Adorn It cardstock stickers, Colorbox fluid chalk ink, Ranger glossy accents and Tattered Angel glimmer mist-Riptide Blue.

3 of Us... 3 Generations of girls in the family... Mom, Me and Margarette, all first born! I used here My Minds Eye Bella Bella French Flea Market-Rouge Bird paper, Graphic 45 commuique Collection-Society Page, Teal Green cardstock, Adorn It cardstock stickers, American Craft Thickers glittered chipboard letters, Prima Callope flowers, All About Scrapbooking pearl conchos, WRMK precious metal hardware buckles, green and brown polkadot ribbons.

Her Life's Blessings... this is about my Mommy having a full and happy life at the age of 70, with her most greatest treasures Luigi, Lorenzo and Margarette.I used here My Minds Eye Bella Bella Frech Flea Market-Sophia and Frech Flea Market papers, brown and rose cardstock, Adorn It cardstock sticker, glittered glue, Ranger glossy accents and Colorbox fluid chalk ink.

NYC... a page to remember my short visit to New York City, how I wish I can come back again! I used here Graphic 45 Commuique Collection-Classy Correspondence and Commuique papers, orange and black cardstocks, Basic Grey Mini Monos chipboard letters, Antique red acrylic paint, Ranger glossy accents, Tattered Angel glimmer mist-riptide blue, Colorbox fluid chalk ink, Prima Artistry and Callope flowers and brad and EK Success sticko ticket sticker.

Speak Your Heart... I made another page using this photo, I made the first one during the on-the-spot challenge at Scrapfest 7. I used here My Minds Eye Penny Lane-Free Bird "Beauty" Fond Circles Paper and Bella Bella-French Flea Market Paper, Graphic 45 Commuique Collection-Commuique Paper, orange and brown cardstocks, Adorn It cardstock sticker, Pompom brown ribbon lace, foam flowers, Prima Artistry flowers and Callope flowers, All About Scrapbooking pearl conchos, Colorbox fluid chalk ink and glittered glue.

I would like to thank Ate Marisa and Yoyin! I just stayed at home during the weekends, but I had the grandest time scrapping! Thanks for looking always!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Party Time at Scrappin' Kids...

Blog Challenge #19 is up at Scrappin' Kids' Blog and will run 'til the 30th of this month. Scrap those unforgetable birthday celebrations and don't forget to use at least 4 photos with 1 black and white shot.

DK turns ONE! My nephew turned one last July 5! I used here double sided cardstock, Scenic Route pps and arrow negatives, Daisy D's cardstock stickers, K and Company chiboard stickers, AS Thickers foam letters and Colorbox fluid chalk ink.

Sunday, September 6, 2009


... that was the theme during the layout challenge last Scrapfest 7. Challenge required 3 photos of you and used up all the stash on the challenge kit. It was about 3 in the afternoon that Friday before the Scrapfest when I shoot these photos, I had to set my cam on timer since there was nobody to take pictures of me. You can just imagine me running back and forth in setting the timer and giving a pose, hahaha! I wanted to show the different faces of me but I ended up making fun of myself, para akong sira just to have some decent photos. And so, here's the output...

Speak Your Heart... Patterned papers (which I forgot the name of the manufacturer!), Bazill cardstock, foam diecut letters, AC Thickers foam letters, MM acrylic paint, glittered glue, chipboard wings, 7 Gypsies journaling card, brads, buttons, ricrac, DMC thread, Prima flower and Colorbox fluid chalk ink. Thanks for my title, Timi!

My Shopping Treat! I spent more than a thousand for papers, PAPERS and papers like Scenic Route, Webster Pages, DCWV and October Afternoon, just 1 pack of AC Thickers letters, a Tattered Angel Glimmer Mist and Glimmer Glass, and an A2Z Scraplets chipboard swirl. Yan lang and lots of FUN digging them! I haven't unpack them yet until now, hoping to play with them soon!

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Scrapbooks Hawaii Kits are HERE!

... check out these four NEW kits from Scrapbooks Hawaii and as Yoyin said, its ready for shipping! You can view the details here.

Happy Scrapping!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

I'm on page 27!

... I am so happy to see my layout at Magazine! Thanks Janis for the chance to be here and she said... "Issa's Prima flowers with pearl conchos toned down the rugged feel of the page as she used them with distressed and teared papers."

Capture Life's Little Treasures... I used here Basic Grey pps, KI Memories pps, Bazzill Basics Paper, Rub-Ons, Lace Cardstock KI Memories, All About Scrapbooking Conchos, Prima flowers, glittered glue and brown pen.

YahOO! TFL peeps!