Monthly Archives: July 2009

We scrapbook…


…because we want our precious moments  recorded!  And I’m so glad to be part of this new scrapbook challenge blog  based in Singapore aptly named, Moments Recorded!    I’m one of the privileged  members of their pioneer Design Team (yahoo!).   So grateful for the blog’s owner, Dorcas, and co-owner, Sophia,  for believing in me.    I’m so honored to work with 5 other amazing and talented ladies in the team.  These girls rock, you should check out their personal blogs too!


Watch out for the reveal of the August challenges.  They have 2 each month.  Hope you join in the fun!  They’re generous and give out RAK for the monthly winners!


Do you have fun in love?


As a second thought, hubby and I decided to have our Christmas photos taken too during Alexa’s photoshoot last December.  We donned Christmas hats for effect!   Oliver kept on making faces,  you should see all the photos.  I think I only have a couple of decent shots (1 of which is the  top photo).  Decided to scrapbook this including one of the wacky shots to document that our love is fun as well as serious and it has been like that ever since we met more than 10 years ago!


Used Coordinates Collections July One-page Sketch here and had fun rolling those tiny papers.  I so love that big red Prima flower and the pompom ribbon too!




Fun Love


Journal:  We are so blessed…we have fun, crazy…hot love!

Materials Used:  Bazzill CS; BG, MME, Love Elsie, Fancy Pants, October Afternoon PPS; MM stickers & decorative brads; Fancy Pants felt shapes, pompom ribbon; Prima flowers; local lace; Creative Imaginations alpha chipboard; DCWV mini brads.


Dotty Divas First Challenge



The first challenge is up.  Go, head on over to Dotty Divas and feast on the DT’s take!  Awesome advert, I must say!

 DD_Ad challenge 1


Here’s my take on the ad…





Journal (can you see it? it’s in the rainbow :D) :  You’re our beautiful ray of sunshine. Continue to glow and bring us joy, love and laughter!  You’re so much loved!


Materials Used:  BG, Bam Pop, We R Mem Keepers PAPERS; Heidi Swapp alpha chipboard; Fancy Pants felt shapes; Prima flowers and blings; DCWV rub-ons; KI Memories stickers;  Scenic Route, MM, Cherry Arte circle chipboards; Ranger stickles.


Hope you join in the fun!

Binge-ing. . .



…at the first ever Scrap buffet by our local kit club,  Studio Azul with  the cooperation of Pinoyscrapbookers and Visual Creations  last July 11, 2009.


I really had a blast and finished a number of layouts…me? yes, me!?!  who’s a slllloooowww scrapper, made  4 –12×12, 4 – 8×8 and 1- 10×10 pages.  What a feat, indeed!


The day really had all those mojos running with overflowing 300++ pages from almost 50 participants, imagine!  It started with a sketch challenge using a ready made kit that included 1 CS, 3 PPs, some embellishments and a set of alpha thickers/stickers.  I was lucky to get a kit that  kinda matches my intended photos.  I was doubly lucky to win the Sketch 1 (we either work on sketch 1 or 2 or both) challenge (congrats to my bff,  Bjay,  for winning Sketch 2, how’s that for good vibes!).  Here’s the winning LO:






After an hour or so, the scrap (and yummy food) buffet was opened…we feasted on lots of papers, printed transparencies, embellishments and there were a lot of kind manangs and manongs (who were baffled, I’m sure) who assisted us and even  die-cut for us. You can’t proceed there though unless you finish 1 layout starting from the sketch challenge.  A serving consisted of 2 CS, 3 PPs  and 10 embellishments!  Not only that, our moderator Candy was so kind and energetic to supply our table with rub-ons and alphas every now and then!


So, here are the rest of the 12×12’s that I finished the whole afternoon (while half listening to the non-stop demos being conducted too)….




Sbuffet_Life's Little Treasure


(After staring at this at home, I can’t help but add the brown and green ribbon from my stash and removed a tag to create a more balanced page, talk about being OC ;o)




Sbuffet_Loving Sisters Forever


(Another tweak here by adding “forever” chipboard,  pink vines, Prima blings and ribbons…it seemed incomplete without other pps so I got itchy and added those at home hahaha)






The other pages are reserved for the small album I’m still making for our Boracay Trip last Christmas Holidays.   The 10×10 page was a gift to a friend/officemate that I already gave.  I’ll borrow it to take a shot so I can share it with you.


Whew, even if the pages I made have the same style (hahaha….shoot me for being honest even if it’s not that obvious until I opened my mouth, oh yeah?!)….and even if I was so sad to part ways with my scraps and unused papers/embellishments 😀 (no take home, you see) and regret not to have taken my free 15-min massage,  I’m still uber happy and proud!  I went home with a big grin, a backache, stiff shoulders,  beautiful scrapbook pages and  yummy prizes too!  I can’t wait for the next one! (paging Tin…)

Busy, busy me!



Let me share these layouts I finished the last couple of weeks:




This is my PinoyScrapbookers -KAYA 26 entry.  Can you believe that I only used 1 patterned paper here?  





I won’t deny it…I can’t!
Yes, I am!…
I’m hooked…
I’m addicted…
I’m a certified scrappaholic!

Materials Used: Prima patterned paper, DCWV CS; DCWV & Heidi Swapp alpha chipboard; K&CO chipboard tag; TLC chipboard ribbon holder; local ribbon, lace, bling and pearls; Stampin Up French Script stamp; unknown glass beads.  Photo edited with Adobe PS Elements.

Photo taken by Sheryl of Bookoto, a good writer and scrapper too!




I can’t believe how I captured my daughter’s beauty in this photo.  Hmm, I guess a DLSR would have to wait if I can have this beautiful shot with my point and shoot camera hahaha.  Nope, a DLSR is still on top of my list!



This is an Iris-inspired LO. Iris,  a good friend who’s always humble with her scrapping achievements, really a sweety!


I heart u & adore


Journal:  Never doubt that I love and adore you ( even if we drive each other nuts)!


Materials Used:  Basic Grey, Webster’s Pages, October Afternoon, Scenic Route,  PATTERNED PAPERS;  local LACE & BLINGS; Prima RIBBON & FLOWERS; Prima & MM RUB-ONs;  Staedler PEN;  MME Die-cut tags; Ranger STICKLES.



These are for my friend Arlene.  I  was so inspired to do these layouts because of the great photos of her kids (taken by Jeff of Pia and Meng of April  ;o)







Materials Used:  Webster’s Pages patterned paper; MAMBI sticker (birds & stars); Creative Imagination alpha chipboard; Semco acrylic paint; local felt shapes (butterfly); unknown vellum paper.




Arlene_Santa Kids 




Materials Used:  MME, October Afternoon, We Are Memory Keepers,  BG patterned papers; Love Elsie fabric paper; Creative Imaginations alpha chipboard; MM stickers; Fancy Pants Pompom ribbons;  DCWV circle mini brads; local square brads & hinge.




Arlene_My Sweet Son


Materials Used:  MME, Collage Press, We are Memory Keepers, BG  patterned papers; Fancy Pants transparency; Creative Imaginations alpha chipboard;  MM acrylic paint; Fancy Pants ribbons; local bling & button.


Have a restful weekend!

Dotty Divas Designer…


…that’s me!  So giddy happy to be accepted  as one of the DT members  to this new challenge blog based in U.K….the  Dotty Divas !  It’s a monthly challenge blog based on an ad and I can’t wait to do the first one…it was already emailed to us and you better join ‘coz it rocks!!!


I’m so proud to see that 2 Pinays made it!….I’m so excited to work with our very own Timi and with  all the other 6 amazing  girls   from all over the globe plus our boss Katy!  Check their individual blogs, so much inspiration, really!


Watch out for the first Ad challenge in a week or two and hope you  can join in the fun!  I’m sure a RAK is waiting for the first winner!