Monthly Archives: April 2009

Live, Laugh, Love


I came across this photo from my computer file a month ago. I remembered editing this using Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0 last 2007. For the life of me, I can’t remember how I did this only after hours of tweaking the computer.

Please, if somebody has a know-how of Photoshop Elements, what did I click to make her photo as if it’s a watercolor painting? I super loved this and I’d like to do it again sana.




Life is short, Gaby

Live well

Laugh often

Love much!


Materials Used: My Mind;s Eye, Love Elsie, American Crafts , Collage Press PATTERNED PAPERS; Prima LACE, FLOWERS, JOURNALLING NOTES/SPOTS/TAGS; AC THICKERS; DCWV MINI BRADS; Fancy Pants swirl, Colorbook CHIPBOARD ; MM FIBERS & PAINT; Karen Foster FLOSS; Ranger STICKLES; DCWV Alpha RUB-ONs; Photoshop Elements for PHOTO EDITING; Cherie Ward Digital Journalling Tag


Oh my Papergoodness-Part 2 of a series of 4!



Here’s the other lay-out that was posted in papergoodness:  




>Journalling (rub-ons):  Sweet child – a flower from heaven sent to blossom here.


Materials Used:  Basic Grey, Love Elsie, Daisy D’s patterned papers; Prima journaling tag (owl); AC shape thickers (bird); K&Co glittered alpha chipboard; local lace; DCWV & local rub-ons


Watch out for the next 2 lay-outs they will feature, one every Friday I was told!

Happy Easter!

A friend indeed!



Come to think of it, I’ve never made a lay-out about friendship nor any that included any of my circle of friends.  Not that I don’t have one nor value my relationship with them.  In fact, I’m one of those lucky ones who’s blessed with a lot.  And no, not those mundane, shallow, “more of acquaintance” ones but really old, long, deep, real, “have gone through a lot” kind of friendship.    It’s just that the children’s and  family photos keep on piling up,  burying photos of friends in between .  Ok, ok, excuses…excuses.  I know it’s about time  and what a perfect timing to  make one with Bjay’s sponsored Kaya 24 Challenge, right?   Bjay…my best friend, the sister I never thought I’d have *awww*


Our friendship started 11 years ago  when I joined Sun Life.  Her bright and sunny smile was one of the firsts to welcome me.  After that first smile, I’m hooked (parang love story noh ;o) and as they say, the rest is history.    Although she moved on and left me to rut este to strongly build my so-called career in Sun Life,  we are still inseparable as ever.  Isn’t life so sweet? 






Journalling:  No frills, no pretentions…just the true “us”.  You’re the sister I never thought I’d have!  Thanks for everything! Love you girl!  — Ems –


Materials Used:  K&Co patterned paper; Bazzil cardstock; unknown papers (sorry, I used some old stash and there are no labels); CK circle tags; AC thickers; Ranger’s stickles;  7 gypsies tape measure;  mini brads; local lace, ribbon, rub-on,  metal embellies; pig paper clip; MM eyelets; colorbox ink; AL clear stamps; mentholated “something” & cord.



 Hope you’re having a meaningful Lent!     

Goodness in Papergoodness!



Leirs, co-mod of,  asked me to submit layouts so she could feature me.  Giddy as I am, I made a couple of new ones.  


I’d like to share with you the first lay-out that was already posted there: 






(Partly-hidden) Journalling:  They say that the first man a little girl falls in love with is her daddy and I can say that Gaby loves her Daddy very much!  The 2 of you share such a wonderfully special bond!  Watching you together makes my heart smile.  Love you both!   — Mommy —


Materials Used:  Prima patterned paper, journalling notes, epoxy word sticker, lace, ribbon & flower; DCWV red cardstock;  AC velvet thicker; Local lace & bling; Joann Essential fibers; Karen Foster floss.


Will let you know once the other lay-outs have been posted.  In the meantime, do check out this wonderful site.   All goodness in scrapbooking and beyond are all here!  Thanks Leirs and Maricar!





It’s very seldom that I make a lay-out about myself. I think this is just my 2nd. This is so long over-due and I’m glad how this turned out.


The photos were taken during W@W’s ( 10th anniversary Videofest last January at the Powerplant Mall, Rockwell. I really love those photo booths! So sorry I wasn’t able to attend W@W’s grand anniversary celebration last March 20. I missed a lot (especially those never ending photo ops, I heard).






Journalling (written around the edges): …a wife to a wonderful husband; a mother to 2 pretty girls; an only daughter; a good in-law; cool sister; an uncomplicated & hard-worker; a good friend; fun-loving; friendly; God fearing; short-tempered; vocal; undomesticated; a mall-rat; a book-worm; an overweight Momma with a great fashion-sense; a night-person; a pizza & pasta lover; a kidnap victim & survivor; a couch potato; consciencious; wanna-be jetsetter; sexy; loud; hearty-eater; scrapaholic; artistic; a continuous work-in-progress individual who wants to have a better world…I am!

Materials Used: MM, Prima paintables, Love Elsie, Basic Grey, Anna Griffin, Chatterbox patterned papers; DCWV cardstock, Maya Road chipboard; Scrapworks alpha chipboard; Prima epoxy sticker & crown bling; AL buttons; local blings and lace; Ranger stickles; fibers; Cherie Ward’s Digital brush for the tag

MIA No More



Here are the layouts I missed to share with you before I’ve gone MIA:





Journalling: We waited for you, our baby for the longest time…don’t grow too fast our little one! Love (heart) you! -Mommy, Daddy & Ate-


Materials Used: MME, Daisy D’s, Tinkering Ink, DCWV, Love Elsie patterned papers; DCWV cardstock; Prima journaling notes & tapes; Doodlebug alpha stickers; AC thickers; Local blings & ric rac; Fancy pants chipboard; paint; Ranger Diamond stickles.






Journalling: Christmas in 2007 was extra special because of our newest, most awaited blessing, our new addition in our family, baby Alexa,! God’s good!


Materials Used: Rusty Pickle, Basic Grey patterned paper; Unknown stripes glittered paper/polka dot vellum; Christmas stickers; Heidi Swapp alpha chipboard; MM metal; Fancy pants felt shape; local Christmas 3-D stickers; Joann Essential fiber; Karen Foster floss; Fabriano red cardstock; gold paint; Ranger Diamond stickles; Prima flower; local bling.







Gaby’s List: My own PSP; a bike, piano or singing or guitar lessons; going to America-Disneyland; a swimming pool; a tennis court…and the list goes on…


Materials Used: Paperwerx, Basic Grey; Scenic Route, Prima, MM Vintage patterned papers; Bazzil cardstock; Prima, Basic Grey journaling tags/notes; MM tiny alphas; Prima epoxy sticker; Jenny Bowlin Bingo die- cut; Local Christmas die-cuts, blings, ribbon, lace and alpha chipboard


Have a blessed Holy Week!


Sweet Shoppe Designs Challenge!


I was pleasantly surprised when Cindy Schneider, one of the DTs of Sweet Shoppe Designs, a Digital Scrapbooking Online Store, emailed me through 2peas last March to ask me if she can use my 2peas gallery for their March challenge that she’s sponsoring.   What an honor, really!  She just stumbled into my gallery and I was so kilig when she said that she loved my work! 


Here’s her email:

Hi!! 🙂

Hope you don’t mine me sending this….I am a Creative Team Member for a Digital Scrapbooking Store called “Sweet Shoppe Designs”.  Each month we hold a challenge called the Paper 2 Digi Challenge, where the participants choose a layout from a specific paper scrapper’s gallery and lift it…..digitally.  I am hosting the challenge this month and came across your gorgeous gallery a few days ago.  Wow, I am completely amazed at your talent.   I  did a year or 2 of paper scrapping before I went digital, so I completely appreciate the amount of work that goes into every one of your layouts.   I would love if it you wouldn’t mind if we featured your gallery this month.  It doesn’t require anywork from you at all, I will just link up your gallery for the challenge so our members can choose one of your fabulous LOs to lift! 🙂

For some reason I am not able to insert a link here, but if you are intersted, I can get you the link to the store somehow and I can also link you up to the challenge (it will start on March 24th) if you want to see how our members lift your pages.

Please let me know if this is okay ASAP, I would REALLY appreciate it!



Here’s the link of the Challenge and the entries:


Wow!   Thanks Cindy for the opportunity and I love the entries!  Hopefully, I can do hybrid lay-outs more often so I can use those yummy kits in the store.