Monthly Archives: August 2009

What a fest!



I'd like to congratulate Scrappinmoms for another successful event last Saturday!   This is the main event in our scrappinworld, our local its 7th season!  Wow! 


Aside from shopping from all the local suppliers, one of the major activities in every scrapfest is the 1 hour on-the-spot challenge.  The 2 times I've joined, I won the supplier's awards but never the major ones. This time, I got so lucky I won the first place!  Yahoo! 


Here's my take on the challenge that required us to bring pictures of ourselves.  The following mechanics were just announced few minutes before the challenge began:

  • use 3 pictures of yourself (one must be a solo picture);
  • use all the materials in the kit provided (whatever percentage is ok), except for the cardstock and mini envelope;
  • you can add papers and/or embellishments of your own;
  • Must have the word "speak" in your title;
  • Must attach proof of purchase from 2 supplers;
  • Must finish in 2 hours (thank God this time it's longer!).




Don't Speak_Sfest7

Note:  The 3 patterned papers (mostly in the hues of green with  little touch of white, brown and blue) inside the kit didn't match my photos at all.  So I decided to roll the papers to be able to use them without clashing with the photos.   I didn't bring any papers so I have to rush to the suppliers and look for red/black papers or CS, thanks to Dinah for giving me her black CS, Helen in finding a red CS last minute and Isabel's manang for letting me dive in their boxes of papers and letting me pay afterwards hehehe.  Thankfully, most of the embellishments were in black and white.  Just added the flowers, AC thickers (for "DON'T") & stickles from my stash.


Here are the prizes I got from Scrapbooks Hawaii, My Little Attic and Studio Azul (thank you very much)!  So yummy!:


Scrapfest7 prizes


It was also the finals of the Idol Challenge  and my bestfriend, Bjay, was one of the top 10 finalists!  What do you know?  She's now the 3rd Idol ultimate winner!  I nearly had a heart attack while the announcement was being made...I think it took 30 minutes of suspense! Grabe!  


I don’t know what luck we have lately that we are both winning! Must  be good karma!  God is really good! 


So Scrappinmoms, hope you never tire in doing this! I know it’s hard but we know you love the craft and the crafters like us ;o)


Her Love!


Dotty Divas’ challenge 2 is up and I hope our Pinay scrappers will join us.  I’m just so proud to  show the world how talented we are!


Here’s the beautiful advert that you have to get inspiration from:




I was cramming when I finished my take.  I hope I did justice to this ’cause I love how this turned out…



DD_Her Love

Journal:  Remember Alexa that Lola (grandma) loves you very much!  Her love is unselfish, forever generous and kind!   No wonder she’s so loved too!


Materials Used:  Paperworks, BG, Bella Blvd., Webster’s Pages PPS; Bazzill CS; Prima, Heidi Swapp and local flowers;  Fancy Pants chipboard;  Tattered Angel Mist; Semco acrylic paints; MM rub-on; 2 Busy Moms alpha stickers; local blings; corrugated board; Kindy Glitz sparkle; AC button.

This is my mom-in-law and Alexa.  I was fortunate to have taken this candid picture of them.  It showed how sweet a Lola’s love can be.  And my mom-in-law is so loved by her grandchildren and considered the best!  All  6 grandchildren are  “Lola’s boy/girl”.    We thank God for her and we pray that she’ll be with us for a long, long time still.


By the way,  do check this  out for the rest of the DT’s take and what’s in store for the winner!  So yummy! 😀

It’s a Habit!



Sorry to miss posting this on time! I was nursing a severe infection on my left eye since last Thursday. So I can’t use the computer for more than 10 minutes,  I can’t read any book, much less scrapbook!  And watching t.v. was such an effort.   But it’s now healing, thank God!


The second challenge for August at Moments Recorded is up.  It’s also simple but this time you have to follow a very basic sketch ;o)


You are to create a layout using the sketch provided with the following conditions:


· at least 25% of white space

· journal (printed or hand-written)

· usage of mist (glimmer mist, maya mist, and or any sort of mist)

· masking technique (optional) (this is to incorporate the mist)


You can find the sketch here.


Here’s what I’ve come up with…



It's a habit!



Twirl it…then twirl it!

That’s what you do to your

hair when you’re bored!


Materials Used: Daisy D’s, Daisy Bucket PPs; KI Mem Lace CS; DCWV CS; Tattered Angels glimmer mist; DMC thread; Colorbok chipboard; SEI tag; Prima blings; AC buttons; local ribbon; unknown alpha chipboard; Whispers & Colorbox ink; Ranger’s stickles


This is my “Sisa”. She has a habit of twirling her hair since she was 2 or 3 years old. She does this when she gets bored or while watching something. I bet she does this too when listening to her teacher in school. I hope she outgrows this so she won’t be teased as “Sisa” when her classmates and playmates get to read Noli Me Tangere  😀


Anyways,  hope you play with us.  Send in your creations to on or before 29th August 2009.  Thanks!

Moments Recorded August Challenge!



The first challenge this August is up at Moments Recorded!


We urge you to go back to basics! Create a clean and simple  lay-out (about your kids/pet) by leaving at least 50% white space and using at most, 3 patterned papers.  Easy, isn’t it?!


The DT did a fabulous job.  Do check them out here.


Here’s my take:


PSP (Luv):


MM_PSP (luv) 



 Journal:  “Waiting forever is ok  as long as I have my PSP with me.” – Gaby


Materials Used:  Basic Grey, October Afternoon, Websters Pages PPs; Scrapworks alpha chipboard;  Fancy Pants felt shapes; Scenic Route journaling tag;  Tattered Angels mist; Prima bling; 7 gypsies stickers; unknown red cardstock; local ribbon & lace; Semco gold paint; Whispers red ink; corrugated board.


 Hope to see you playing!  A RAK is waiting for you!