Monthly Archives: September 2009

As she takes your lead…



…is my take on Dotty Divas‘ Challenge 3.   An interpretation of this cute Starbucks advert: 




As soon as I saw the advert for this challenge, I know the perfect photo/s to go with it!  The problem was,  I didn’t have such kind of photo!  It took me ages to execute and take these because of the rains.  Thank God for a few minutes of sunshine, vacant lots around our village and Photoshop, my children  seemed to be in some remote, provincial, fresh-air filled field  😀




Your Lead


Hidden Journal (a note for my eldest in the small envelope behind the flowers):


Dearest Gaby, 

Let me tell you that I’m so proud of you for being a good sister to Alexa.  You’re such a sweet, nurturing, protective,  patient  and loving sister.   I’m so happy to see how much fun you two have when you play with one another in spite of your age gap.  You find pleasure indulging in toddler activities and you see how Alexa loves everything about you and always follows what you do.  Always remember that Alexa will just do that as she grows up.  She will  look up to you and adore you.  So you have to be an example to her.   Teach her simple good manners by saying thank you and please all the time.   Be humble and say sorry when you’re at fault and in no time, she will understand it and be humble herself.   Be kind and generous and I’m sure she’ll take after you.    Don’t forget to brush your teeth before going to sleep, remind her too so she won’t forget.   I know you love reading and I hope Alexa does too.  Always say your prayers before you two sleep.   Show her  how a good daughter, a good sister, a good student, a good girl and a child of God should be…as she takes your lead.   I love you so much!    — Mommy  Sept09


Materials used:  Papers-Bazzil, K&Co, Chatterbox, Websters Pages, Collage Press;   Alphas-AC, unknown chipboard;  Flowers-Prima, local brand;  Others-Tattered Angels Glittered Mist, Prima blings, Scrapworks metal tag & stickers, Daisy Bucket rub-ons,  CK envelope,  MM circle chipboard & acrylic paint, local pearls & lace/ribbon.


Please do join us and win 10 packs of newly released CHA thickers,  sponsored by American Crafts themselves!  Isn’t that a major WOW!   And not only that, you have a chance to win 1 Bazzill Collection pack in a color of your choice.   That’s 25 sheets of yummy CS!  This is sponsored by a generous scrapbooking store in UK, Cardinal Colours!  You have until October 20 to work on it!  Have fun!


Wanna win these…



sneak peak thickers


You see them right! They’re the new CHA release of AC thickers! You can have 10 packs of these yumminess…yes, 10 of these on the next challenge of Dotty Divas!


Watch out for it in the next few days…

Fab Finds…



at Coordinates Collections blog are lay-outs they pick from their gallery 2 to 3 times a week (me thinks)!  I just found out that some of my lay-outs were their fab finds!  Wow!


Here’s one of them which I forgot to post here:


Awesome You


Journal:  Alexa, all you need is to be your awesome you!  Everytime!

Materials Used Papers-Scenic Route, October Afternoon (thanks Iris); Ribbons/Ricrac/Lace-Fancy Pants & local brand; Flowers-Prima; Chipboard-AC, Heidi Swapp, K& Co; Others-unknown tag, local bling, Ranger’s stickles & MM paint.


This was the first time I did this paper rolling technique and afterwards,  I can’t stop!  Please see this and this and you’ll know what I mean!  “I had fun with it!” is really an understatement, I tell you!


Happy midweek!

You might be lucky…



…to be one of the winners of the blog candy give aways at Dotty Divas.  Hurry, hop on over there and just leave a comment to be eligible for the drawing.  These fabulous packages from one of our sponsors, Craft-Ed, are simply great for you and your kid/s’ bonding time! 

blog give away dotty divas


I so wanted to join but not sure if DT members are allowed hahaha…

Also, challenge #2 is still running…please come and play with us!  You have until the 20th to submit your entries!

Published LO @ ScrapStreet!



Please do check this month’s issue of Magazine!  An online monthly scrapbooking magazine that’s full of inspiration, wonderful creations and projects from uber talented people around the world (especially the Philippines…so proud of you girls!)!


One of my lay-outs is featured here.


Hopefully, the next one will be  a published page  in a printed magazine *wink*.     In due time…

Moments Recorded Challenge #16…



is to create a lay-out based on this sketch:



However,  you have to use the following:

  • a page from an old book, magazine,  newspaper, dictionary or even a piano piece;
  • masking tape (yup!);
  • staple (you got it right!)
  • paints

You ‘re allowed to add more embellishments and/or materials but they’re a must!


I was planning to get my piano books/pieces from my parents’ house but I kept on forgetting so I had to do with old magazines (because I made this on the day of the deadline ;o)!  I found back issues of Parenting magazines and was confused what to tear…a page full of texts or graphics or both!  I think I made the right decision to just use a page with small texts.    I just painted the part where it touched the photo to somewhat protect it from acidity (hope it works)!  


And the masking tape?  I almost didn’t use one…I thought it’s the transparent one, nyaks!  So I had to rush to the nearby SM to buy a masking tape.   I stamped on it using the French Script to give it an omph!  Journalling is hidden just to  give the lay-out the balance it needs…hahaha






Materials Used:  Papers-BG, MME, Fancy Pants, K&Co, WRMK, Bazzill; Chipboard-K&Co & Maya Road;  Paints-MM & Semco;  Stamp-Stampin Up; Ink-Versafine; Others-K& Co journaling tag, local ribbon, masking tape, magazine page & staple.


This challenge dares you to use unconventional materials.  Hope you dare make one and join us!  For more details and to see how the other DT members fair,  click here .