Friday, December 31, 2010


Time flies really fast! And now, I am doing a run down again of what had happened for the 12 months of 2010. Year 2010 was GREAT and was very good to me!

The first quarter of the year was my last three months in school and I got a straight 1.25 grade in all my three courses. After that, I took a vacation and did not enroll for summer thinking that I will be back by first semester. Checking with the PRC, my 18 units in Education were enough to take the board, but unfortunately, I got some problems with my birth certificate that's why I wasn't able to get the board exams. Now I get to spend time with my boys... Luigi attended his Junior-Seniors Promenade in February at Ding-Hao Chinese Resto. And he won the Prom Prince title! Lorenzo turned 6 in March and lost his two lower front teeth in June. Our little fairy Garrie turned 1 in May and became the cutest Thinkerbell ever.

My brother Louie came home in September. Spent the whole month with him... went up to Baguio for the second time this year, spent a weekend at White Cove, Laiya and celebrated Luigi's 17th birthday and his despedida at Villa Josefina, Los Banos. Although it was a homecoming of fun, we were sudden about the accident of my first cousin Janice, Buggy and my nephew DK. Thank God they were safe and better now. My three boys experienced their first Trick or Treat party with the Scrapaholics' families. Lorenzo was the most excited Dracula at UPCO, UPLB.

My LBS friends were still my best friends ever... hugs to Doc Rita, ate Liezl, Ytet, Cors, BFF Timi, Doc Chiqui and Teacher Helga for the beautiful rainbow of friendship. The last quarter of the year was a total roller coaster ride for me. I joined the faculty of Saint Bridgette International School in Calauan, Laguna where I teach Math and Social Studies in the Elementary Department. It was hard because it was totally new to me, but I have to learn more and face the daily challenges as a first time teacher. But at the end of each passing days, I still want to wake up early and go to school for these little kids. I may not be the best teacher, but I am trying to give my best in whatever I do. My only regret is that I cannot attend to my own kids' activity, well... gives their Dad his chance to watch and be with them!

God is good He gave me another year of life! I turned 42 this month... this alone is a great blessing of the year! I met old friends through Facebook, now we are connected after more than 20 years of distance. I can now chat with my second and even third cousins around the globe. I am blessed to have 2 precious children and a hard working husband. My Mom is perfectly healthy and dancing at the age of 71. My brothers are doing good in their chosen fields. I am still in love with scrapbooking. I made a total handmade pages of 245, got 5 12x12 albums for service, and had 2 design team assignments namely Creative Scrappers and Sketchabilities both in Canada... and everything goes well with my life!

I want to welcome 2011 with prayers and hopes... for the Philippines and the whole world to have peace. I ask for guidance in whatever I decide and want to do specially in my new task as a teacher. I ask for protection over my Luigi and Lorenzo, that they will always be safe and healthy specially when my eyes are not looking at them, they will pass their own little challenges and they will grow old with me. I also want to ask the same for my family specially for my Mom and husband. At this point of my life, I cannot ask for anything else except for life and love... God be with ME and you!

I would like to thank you all for being with me for another year of blogging, stories and scrapping.

Happy New Year to all!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Let us not forget the true meaning of this celebration...
the birth of Jesus Christ!

Let us celebrate with Him
as we share love and happiness to one another!

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Play Time!

I'm glad I'm back on SCRAPPING! I play around during free time and rest time, hehehe! This is a mini album I made for a co-teacher, it took me the whole morning to do this 6 page-album with blank pages and just a decorated cover. I used here Prima flowers, My Little Shoebox papers, cardstocks for the titles, brads, backer's twine and assorted pps. I'm glad I used my Bind it All again, it was stock in my cabinet for some time now.

Let's scrap it away, TFL!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Party, PARTY!

We had a whole day of FUN yesterday! First part of the day was a Christmas program performed by our students and a surprise dance number by the faculty and staff of our school. I am so proud of my Grade 3 for singing and dancing the song "Bro, Ikaw ang Star ng Pasko". They all looked great on their red shirts, santa's hat and my last minute glittered stars. They were the one who picked the song to perform and choose what to wear, I was just there to make the steps and practice them every single day in two weeks. After their number, I was like a proud Mama like what I always feel when I'm with my own kids. Then afterwards, we had our homeroom party where we played, danced and ate lunch together. Seeing my students with their happy faces makes my heart happy too in spite the different challenges I am going through as a first timer teacher. This makes me like the idea of our theme for this year "Let's Make Each Day Christmas!", not just because there are lots of money, food and festivities on Christmas season but because its stress FREE! Let me share my day yesterday...

The third part was the Teachers and Staff's Christmas Party! This is the time where we can all bond and party, and forget about the tests, grades and etc, hahahah! I was part of the managing committee of yesterday's event and I was happy I was able to help in a little way that I know.

I am not a PINK person, but I think I am starting to like it... hehehe! Thanks for looking peeps!

Sketchabilities #37!

Hello everyone! I am officially on vacation starting today, YeHey! I wish to start it with blogging because I really missed my scrapping life. I wish to share this Christmas layout which I did for Sketchabilities...

Believe... This is my bestfriend Mae and her family who stays in America. Got lots of her photos and planning to scrap them one by one. I just miss her so much because we haven't seen each other for about 10 years since I visited her in California in 2000. This one is for you! I used here Fancy Pants papers and card, DCWV paper, Bazzill cardstock edges, glittered glue, blings, corrugated board and Tattered Angel glimmer mist.

18 days OFF from school starts today! I wish to spend my Holiday with my boys and family of course, I want to go somewhere, spend some time with the Scrapaholics, SCRAP and blog again, back up my photo files aside from my passport storage, study my coming lessons and make my tests, and just RELAX! A lot of things to do, I just hope everything fits in 18 days...

Its almost Christmas now and I know that everybody is busy partying and shopping. But THANK YOU SO MUCH for always dropping by here!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Sketchabilities #36!

I'm back with a new layout for Sketchabilities #36!

My Li'l Sunshine... This is me and little Garrie's precious moments. She's my dear niece which makes each day a wonderful sunshine. I used here October Afternoon pps and card, cardstocks, My Little Yellow Bicycle pps, Tattered Angel glimmer mist, Kaisercraft pearls, AAS wire and metal embies, brown pocket envelope, transparent letter stickers and Colorbox fluid chalk ink.

I hope you can join us this month at Sketchabilites and win yummy scrappy goodies from Technique Junkie, you can visit us here. Thanks for looking... will catch up with blogging very soon, promise!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Another year...

In a few hours from now, I will be turning 42! Getting old I guess, but I STILL don't feel my age. I am so thankful for the 42 years of life, blessings, friendship, scrapping and happiness. All I can wish for myself is good health and more more years with my boys and my family.

I was cleaning up my scrap table yesterday and found this card my little Lorenzo made for me. He made this a few weeks ago and I just read it now. Just in time for my birthday I guess. Ohh, melts my heart!

Life is good! Thanks for looking as always!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Sketchabilities #35!

I know I am out of touch lately...been SO busy with school and I can't hardly open my blog and facebook. I am still adjust until now I guess, its been a long while but yeah, still adjusting and learning a lot. I am so tired everyday, all I am thinking of is this will soon pass and I will get over it.

Today is a national holiday here in the Philippines and we are celebrating the muslim's eid. Just realized that it is halfway November already and I have another page due for sketchabilities. Sketch #35 is up here. Join us for another month of scrapping with sketches and winning scrap goodies. Here's what I came up with...

Linggo ng Wika... Little Lorenzo celebrated the Linggo ng Wika wearing the famous red pants and scraf, and white camisa de chino. They recited the poem "Ang Ama't Ina ko..." Here I used double sided cardstocks, October Afternoon pps and journaling card, baker's twine, Kaisercraft crafter's acrylic paint, K and Company's tags to go, Bazzill cardstock edges and AAS brad.

I wish I can slowly go back to scrapping, I miss my MOJO ever! Thanks for looking peeps... really appreciate those who regularly visits my blog!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Our Room...

Just the thought of having my own classroom EXCITES me! I am now the homeroom adviser of SBIS' Grade 3-Rosemary. Making our little room like my own house and playing, eating and studying with the kids keep my daily routine both fun and challenging. I am enjoying my new role as a teacher, but still I have a little regret on being away from my own kids for 8 hours. Oh well, this is life!

Here's what I did during my sembreak... I made our daily activity board, classroom officers, bulletin board and a couple of slogans.I used cartolinas, illustration boards, plastic covers, cardstocks for my letters, gift wrappers and patterned papers for the embies and Tattered Angel glimmer mist. I'm still doing our birthday fiesta and getting ready for Christmas. Still have a lot of plans for our little home in school, I just hope I have the mojo and power to do them all.

Its raining almost everyday and the kids are down with colds. Hope they will be fine by next week. Thanks for looking again!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Sketchabilities #34!

It's finally up here. And this month's challenge will be due on November 10, so better play with our 2 sketches now so you'll have the chance to win a $35 worth of yummy scrapkit from Scraphotz! Here's my take for sketch #34...

Jack! Here's another page for my brother's loving dog Jack! This dog is a super spoiled but loving little pet who goes to the vet and grooming regularly, who ate my brother's eyeglasses and who has an UAE passport in case he needs to ride the plane. I used here DCWV pps, cardstocks, AAS wire, KI lace paper, Prima flowers, blings, MM gem brads, staple wires, Bazzill cardstock edges and lace.

Sembreak is more than halfway already! I only have 2 days left and still want to do a lot of things here at home like finish sewing my Christmas gifts, clean my dirty kitchen, start wrapping holiday presents, surf the net, start planning for little Chuy's 7th birthday and of course, SCRAP! When I get back to school, I will be on my own now teaching little kids how to play and love numbers. Oh well, all these will make life more exciting for me as the days move on to the Christmas season.

Wait, have to start dressing up for our Trick or Treat party tonight with my scrappy friends and family... have to go now! Happy Halloween peep!


Sunday, October 24, 2010

Changing Times...

Sad to say, but this will be my last layout for Scrap Yourself... huhuhu! I was part of the Design Team for 2 terms now since June 2010 and so sad I have to say goodbye. I want to share this layout as I enter a new chapter in my life... I am now in my middle age and I am so happy that at this point of my life, I still have something new and exciting happening with me. I am now an Elementary School Teacher...

Changing Times... my journaling goes " Life's Experiments is finding out, I can be a TEACHER and still live with peace, love and happiness. I used here Prima Youth- The Best Things and Chuckster pps, and Romantica Collection- Rendezvous pps, Prima Flutter Vines Scarlet flowers and Essential 5 Space Boy flowers, Bangkok flowers, Jillibeans Soup Atomic journaling sprouts, cardstocks, AAS pearl gromets, fibers, AC pps for the bird cutout and Tattered Angel glimmer mists.

It's SEM BREAK! I have the privilege to enjoy a-7 day off from school just like the students, YeHEy! And since I am still adjusting to my daily schedule, I want to spend my vacation with my kids and have lots of rest (since I'm not also feeling well lately!) My first week in school-work was both tiring but FUN, specially that I got to witness the celebration of a bonggasious United Nations' Day. And all in all, this changing times will always be cherished and remembered.

That's all for now... Thanks for looking again!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Sketchabilities #33!

'ey! My first assignment at Sketchabilities is finally UP! I am so excited to be a part of this sketch blog, so hope you can join us and win exciting scrapping goodies. All you have to do is use our 2 sketches for the month as inspiration and link it up here. Here's what came up with. Happy Scrapping!

My Boy!... He's my SIL's little boy Jack, isn't he the cuties?! I used here DCWV Green Stock pps, Prima blings and flowers, AAS fabric covered and metal brads, AC cardstock letters stickers, ribbons, K and Company Words, Cosmo Cricket cardstock stickers and Tattered Angel glimmer mist.

My life is making another turn now, seemed a little sudden but I am loving every moment of it. Sleeping early and getting up at 5 in the morning, preparing my boys to school and preparing myself for a whole day of TEACHING. Its new to me and I am still adjusting, but I love to be a TEACHER!

Thanks for looking!

Monday, October 11, 2010

DT Call!

Time flies sooo fast! My second term as a Design Team Member of Scrap Yourself will be ending this month. I have indeed created a lot for myself and those will be kept in my own scrapbooks.

If you have a lot to share about yourself and wants to be a Design Team Member... join our call for the next set of designers at Scrap Yourself! You can view the announcement here. Goodluck!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Mission To Create #26

I was so lazy yesterday and all I did was SURF! Then I came across this site Mission to Create! Its like an element challenge and they are loaded with exciting things. Hope you find time to check it out!

Mission #26 asked for a sheet music, use of decorative scissors or edge punchers, a shiny thing, rub-on alphabets and at least 3 funky bright cardstocks. I used all 5 elements on my page and here's what I came up with...

WTG!... Way to Go little Lorenzo! I am just so proud of my little boy for being a star kid in his pre-school for a week. I scrapped here his certificate and our photo together. I used here cardstocks, MM musical notes pps, Jillibean Soup Atomic journaling spourt, letter rub-ons, Carolees' cardstock stickers, buttons, blings, ribbons, Ranger's glossy accents, baker's twine and My Little Bit of Whimsy bee pin.

I'm happy I was able to scrap 2 layouts today. Thanks for the inspiration I got from MTC.

Mission To Create #25

Mission #25 is to create a card or a layout with an envelope, colour beige or cream, doiley, stripe and polkadot and something clear like a crystal, hole or transparency. Made some close up shots of my 5 elements here...

Bliss... My friend Rinda and her daughter Faye share a blissful relationship as mother and daughter. Moments like this, I miss having one myself, because I never had a daughter and I am an only girl in the family. I used here DCWV cardstock and printed papers, doiley, Hambly tansparency, blings ribbons, envelope and Tattered Angels glimmer mist.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Good finds!

My friend Doc Ritz got this for me from Made with Love, Singapore. The time she was shopping, Thickers were on "buy 2, take 1" sale. And finally, I get to have the newest Prima christmas flowers and Jillibean Soup Atomic journaling sprouts which I was hunting for even in Dubai. Thanks Doc Ritz!

All About Scrapbooking can be found at any National Bookstore nationwide. Its so nice that they have foam, glittered and chipboard letters stickers now, plus of course their colorful brads. Check it out!

I am now overloaded with scrapbook things... I wish to play with them real SOON. I miss my mojo and my hubby! Thanks for looking as always!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

I'm Back!

Its been three weeks since I last shared a page and its been more than a week since I last scrapped too. I was literally OUT most of the time since my brother came home for vacation. His three weekends were fully loaded with family bonding and gatherings, while I had tons of photos taken, I can't wait to scrap them all. Well, its GOOD to be back... and I just missed blogging!

Boy Thing! Here's a page I did for Lorenzo when he lost his lower front teeth in July. I am excited because this just showed that my little boy is growing up. Many things changing about him and I have to document them all. I used here Bazzill scalloped cardstock, My Little Shoebox pps Away we Go- Let's Ride and Vroom!, Kaisercraft crafter's acrylic paints, Tim Holtz's journaling tickets, Fancy Pants buttons, baker's twine, American Craft Dear Lizzy's phrase stickers, Tattered Angels marshmallow glimmer mist, AAS letter foam stickers and Jenni Bowlin's letter stickers.

Please watch out for my first reveal at Sketchabilities on October 15. We prepared new and exciting sketches for you scrapbooking addicts. I'm heating up my mojo and hopefully be back in scrapping real soon... Thanks for looking!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Beach Time!

We've been vacationing for almost two weeks now, just making the most of my brother's one month vacation too. Our second weekend was spend in Laiya White Cove beach resort in Laiya, Batangas. TRIED to enjoy even though we had a family emergency, my cousins and nephew had a car accident on their way to the beach. We are so thankful nothing serious happened to them in spite the total wreck condition of their car.

On a lighter mood, I want to be positive! I have a lot of photos to scrap! Getting ready for my sketchabilies assignments and doing a few pages for my brother and his dog Jack. It's exactly 10 days left to bond with my brother, so I better start scrapping... tomorrow!

Thanks for looking as always!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

What's UP!

Been out of town for 3 days with the whole family and of course, we normally run to the north for some COLD weather! Baguio will always be a second home to me and my family, and it never runs out of thrill and excitement to my kiddos. My brother is here for more than week already and it has been 10 full-packed days of fun and travel... 2 more weeks to go!

I got some GOOD NEWS! My friends Helga and Doc. Ritz texted me while I was away, I made it to the DT call of SKETCHABILITIES! Yehey, I'm back to sketches again and I'm just excited!

This is all for now... need to organize my photo files, working table and my kitchen before I start packing again, this time we'll gonna hit the sun and sand. Thanks for looking!