Sunday, February 28, 2010

I'm scrapping... with power!

Just yesterday during our short trip to Alabang, my girl friends and I were talking about a certain book about positive thinking. I learned that there should be no IFs and BUTs, but just purely positive outlook and everything else will follow. Oh well, after that short trip to SBH's big time sale, I wanted to scrap! After messing up my table, FBing at the same time and an aching back... I know I had to stop and I made 5 layouts for the whole weekend. Isn't that POSITIVE enough? Now let me share some of them to you...

Here's the final challenge over at Design Dollies.

My Prince... Luigi won the Prom Prince title during his prom last week, I'm sooo proud of him! I used here prima Aurora collection Radiance pps, October Afternoon pps, Jenny Bowlin Vintage Black Vine pps, AC Thickers foil letters stickers, Jillibeans journal spot, Prima and MM flowers, AS brads and gromets, blings and glittered glue.
Mommy Scraps has a Recipe Challenge... she asked for 3 circles, color green, 2 different kinds of ribbons and inked edges. For my three circles, I cut a big circle cardstock, another one on the inside portion of the big circle and my journaling spot. I love the apple green shade which I painted on my BOY chipboard. The two different kinds of ribbons can be found at the lower area, I used rikrak and organza ribbons clipped on the brads which I used as centers of my flowers. And finally, I inked my cardstock circle with olive fluid chalk ink. Hmmm, I hope I got all the ingredients listed to make this recipe challenge!

My Boy... Another page for baby Quinn, love this close up shot of this beautiful baby boy! I used here DCWV Nana Kids pps and cardstocks, Prima flowers, AAS brads and chipboard letters, Heidi Swapp journal spot, Colorbox fluid chalk ink, organza ribbon, rikrak ribbon, MM acrylic paint and K & company letter stickers.
Color challenge! Found this challenge from Leah the Orange of Design Dollies. Earthy colors such as orange, cream and brown are nice combi to play with, here's what I ended up on a baby layout...

Grow Little Dude... It's baby Quinn with Lolo Bill! I used here Chatterbox pps, DCWV cardstock and Nana Kids pps, Scenic Route Liberty pps, corrugated board, Prima flowers and journaling pad, buttons, K & Company chipboard word and glittered glue.

I had a very productive weekend and my mojo is still here, YeHeY! Thanks for looking peeps!

Thursday, February 25, 2010


My little boy is shining to be a young man! I didn't realize it until I saw him wearing his black suit and red shimmer tie, and all ready for his Junior and Senior Promenade Party. Time went really fast, now my Luigi is a young man in the making and I'm excited as a Mom. Oh, but not with Chuy, he will be my baby for now! Let me share this page...

Shine... my Prince!
This page is inspired by this sketch from Ms. Becky Fleck. I just gave a little slant in my version and used a diecut bracket shaped base. I used here October Afternoon and Graphic 45 papers, Bazzill cardstocks, diecut chipboard, Hambly transparency, Prima epoxy sticker, K & Company adhesive chipboard word, AAS glittered heart stickers, felt heart ribbon, Tattered Angel glimmer mist, blings, Colorbox fluid chalk ink and glittered glue.

Check out Scrapdango's 4th anniversary challenge at Page Maps... thanks for looking!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Sketch #91!

This is my first sketch assignment for Team N of the Creative Scrappers and its from Kristine Davidson. My fellow designers' pages are up in the blog and you can view it here. Happy scrapping!

Jo + Anna = DK... This is baby DK having fun in the sand, photo was taken at Laiya Beach, Batangas. I used here Fancy Pants-About a boy pps, buttons, DMC thread, Three Bugs beach sticker, KI ribbon and Love Elsie fabric sticker, cardstock, Ranger glossy accent and Tattered Angel glimmer mist.

Hope I inspired you a bit to get those hands scrapping... thanks for looking peeps!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

My Pretty Nieces!

It's girly time for me, been scrapping some pages to send to my family in America. Here are 2 scraplift-inspired pages of my pretty nieces Maggie Regine Alicbusan, Sadie Elizabeth and Graciana Sybill Eilberg. I'm enjoying the use of flowers and I think I'm running out of it! Here goes...

And then there was YOU!... This is little sweet Maggie! This page was inspired and was lifted from Jona Panesa's 12345....until my very last breathe I will love you. I just scrapped on the other side because of Maggie's pose on the right side. I used here Ms. Elizabeth pps, MM pps, Heidi Grace Studios pps and cardstock sticker, cardstocks, Heidi Swapp journaling spot, foam flowers, Prima flowers and pearls, Kaisercraft blings, AAS bling brads, glittered glue and Colorbox fluid chalk ink.

Sisters... here I lifted Lynnette Davis' Sucker layout. Got inspired with her page to scrap my two pretty nieces Sadie and Gracie. I used here MM school pps, BG pps, DCWV cardstocks, felt flowers, Prima flowers, AAS flowers and pearl gromet, buttons, ribbons, Heidi Swapp journaling spot, Heidi Grace cardstock sticker and chipboard letters.

Thanks for the chance to lift your wonderful creations Jona Panesa and Lynnette Davis of the Xoxo Girls. Scrapping made easy if you have inspirations and mojo at the same time, so don't let it fly Rebel!

... Bloom!

Here's ad challenge #7 at Dotty Divas. I find it inspiring to work on ads. You just get to pick what inspires you the most from the ad and thoughts of designs come flowing unlimitedly. I used the Bloom title as my inspiration and I scrapped my favorite Sadie...

Bloom... for me, Sadie is so beautiful like a flower in bloom! I used here MME Bohemia pps, Wedster Pages pps, DCWV cardstock, silk flower, ribbon, Fancy Pants pin, Jillibean journaling spot, chipboard letters and Spritz glimmer mist.

I was lucky to scrap yesterday, was able to make 3 pages after my weekend cleaning. Now I have to keep out from my table this coming week, pre-finals exam is scheduled on Wednesday and Thursday.

And before I forget, Happy "V" Day everyone and Kung Hei Fat Choi too!.. may the luck of the Tiger be with us throughout the year. Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

A la Scrap Buffet...

Last weekend was the best, sana maulit muli! We celebrated our co-scrapaholic, Dra. Rita's birthday with an-8 hour scrapping pleasure. I was able to finish 6 layouts but I can only post 5 of it. It feels so good to be scrapping while your mouth is busy chitchatting with good friends, hahaha! Let me share my pages...

Beautiful... She's our pretty-pretty baby girl, Garrie girl! I enjoyed using this All About Girls line from DCWV. I used here DCWV pps, Scenic Route chipboard coaster, BG Two Scoops chipboard swirls and flowers, Prima flowers, AAS brads, cardstocks and Ranger glossy accents.

Age 16... Here's my first page for my eldest son Luigi for 2010. I described him as bossy, moody and lazy but kind hearted at age 16. I used here K & company cut n' paste numbers pps, DCWV strip and butterflies pps, Ranger glossy accents, cardstocks and Scrapbook Essentials metal letters.

First Time Ever... to walk down the aisle as a Ring Bearer during the wedding of my first cousin Janice and hubby Buggy. Lorenzo was behaved the whole time and I was so proud of him! I used here K & Company pps, Scenic Route pps, cardstocks, Heidi Swapp chipboard letters, Prima flowers and chipboard photo corners, AAS brads, MM button brads, Scrapbook Essentials metal plate, glimmer mist from Helga, Colorbok alphabet transparent letter stickers and Colorbox fluid chalk ink.

Quinn... This little one is my newly born nephew, his name is Quinn Adams Graham Manning. I used here DCWV cardstock and pps, Prima flowers, Basic Grey Two Scoops chipboard diecuts, chipboard letters, buttons, plastic embies and Colorbox fluid chalk ink.

Colorful Life... another page about myself, these photos were taken August of last year. I used here DCWV cardstocks and All About Girls pps, Basic Grey Lime Rickey pps, Prima flowers and Say it Pearls, MM felt flower and letter stickers, journal pad from Timi, AAS brad and epoxy letter stickers, K & Company letters to go, AC Thickers foam and chipboard letters, rub-on letters, button and satin flowers and leaves.

I wish we can do this again... the soonest possible time please! Thanks for looking...

Monday, February 1, 2010

What a Weekend!

... I cannot be sick anymore, this weekend was long been overdue! We celebrated Doc Ritz's birthday at Arla's Resto last Saturday. It was some sort of a Scrap Buffet sponsored by her and another day-off for us busy mommies. I was able to scrap 6 pages in 8 hours! Will share them soon, but right know let me share a framed layout that we gave the celebrant.

Bliss of Friendship... She's one of my wonderful friends, very sweet, generous and beautiful! and she loves Webster pages! I used here Websters Pages pps, Prima flowers and epoxy sticker, lace, corrugated kraft paper, AAS brad, MM acrylic paint and flower and Tattered Angels glimmer mist.

Live, Laugh, Love and Scrap! Live, Laugh, Love is made of metal painted on black, AC Thickers letters, Webster Pages pps, Prima flowers and bling, foamed flowers, lace, AAS bling brads, Tattered Angels glimmer mist and glittered glue.

Pig Out Adventure!

I was sick last week, been having this crazy palpitations! I'm a worrier (for your information!) and I hate myself for that. So while I keep my positive vibes, I decided to scrap again. I went to True XoXo Girl's blog and found two more inspirations on Dana Tatar's "Let Loose" and Robin Gibson's "Will you" layouts. I lifted the torn paper opening from Dana and the use of ribbons from Robin. Here's my page...

Dine with the Heroes... Every weekends, Pig Out grill crew dress in superhero costumes, then they just play along with the kids dining with them. This time my little boy Chuy and DK got to play with Batman and Robin girl and Wonder Woman. Too late when DK decided to be afraid of them, hahaha! I used here DCWV Green Stack pps, Bo-Bunny Xtreme Barbed Wire pps, kraft cardstock, Doodlebug cardstock letter sticker, AC Thickers chipboard letters, 7 Gypsies stickers, Marcella's 3D word sticker, ribbons, eyelets, transparent sticker and journaling pad from BFF Timi.

After this page and a meeting with a doctor, I felt better already. Got me all ready for a day of scrapping with the Scrapaholics... watchout! TFL!