Monthly Archives: October 2009



…that was what people told me  on the day I married my one true love..I guess I was a beautiful bride indeed! Who wouldn’t be?

In about a month or so, we will celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary.    It is so timely that I had to make a wedding lay-out for   Moments Recorded   challenge.   I decided to reminisce how  my beauty within shone through that day…when I was xxx pounds lighter and my cheekbones were still evident hahaha! (Please forgive me for the indulgence and vanity ;o)







(B is for)  On this day, I am the most beautiful woman…I shine!  I am the bride! December 11, 1999


Materials Used:  Webster’s Pages, Daisy D’s  papers; Hambly Print acetate;  Prima, Fancy pants lace/ribbons;  Magic mesh;  Prima sticker; Prima flowers; local pearl blings; Prima blings; Tattered Angels glitter mist; Ranger Stickles; AC thickers;  K&Co metal tag; local ribbons and flowers.


Challenge #18  is about  creating a page of  our wedding pictures.  This is  to celebrate the blog owner-Dorcas’ wedding anniversary this month!  Happy Anniversary Dorcas!


Please do join us and create your wonderful wedding LO using the following conditions :

4 photos (max)
4 pattern papers (max)
usage of flowers
Journal (printed or handwritten), show the story with us.


Send in your submission to with the subject as “MR#18” by 29th Oct 2009.


Can’t wait to see your take on this!


Love is all that matters…



Ad Challenge 4 is up at Dotty Divas!

AD Challenge #4

For this ad, I used our wacky photos taken during our 7th wedding anniversary in 2006. We decided to have a photo shoot commemorating our success in surpassing the 7-year itch in marriage hehe.   Seriously, we have a normal, sometimes boring but most of the time fun marriage, yes, there were definitely some glitches and bumps along the way but our love and commitment for each other always shine through to enable us to overcome them.   I know there are more challenges to come  ’til we reach our golden years but I am confident that we will  surpass them because love is there…and love is all that matters (and faith in the One up there, of course!).


LOVE  (Always & Forever):


Love Always & Forever


Materials Used: DCWV, 7 Gypsies, Love Elsie papers;  Fancy Pants die-cut, Prima rub-on; Semco & MM acrylic paints; Grunge and corrugated board; mesh; Craft Express alpha chipboard;  Lil Davies glitter glue.


Do please join this challenge because we have another awesome prizes for you…a kit from Label Tulip and a pack of Bazzill CS from Cardinal Colours!  Isn’t that amazing!  If I could just join hahaha…I really would just to have a chance to win these!  Have fun!

Getting ready for Halloween



Moments Recorded’s  first October challenge is up! To be ready with the Halloween festivities, the challenge is for you to create the scariest lay-out you’ve ever made…or anything halloween-y, for that matter!


To create my take, I decided to use our photos taken during last year’s Trick 0r Treat activity in our office. This is one major event that our company organizes (& splurges on) every year. All our kids really look forward to it because they know it will be one…




 Spooky & Fun Day


This was also entered into one of this month’s challenges at Coordinates Collections.

Come and join us and have a spook-tacular Halloween!

Happy Birthday my Angels!



My daughters’ birthdays got stormed, literally!  

My eldest Gaby turned 9 last September 27, a day after Typhoon Ketsana’s (Ondoy’s) wrath.  

My baby Alexa turned 2 last October 1 while Super Typhoon Parma (Pepeng) was travelling towards the Philippines.

So worried but more so, thankful that we are safe! It’s the greatest birthday gift, really!

To my beautiful girls, Mommy wishes you good health, happiness,  lots of love around you, kind hearts,  good life and good fortune so you can be a blessing to others! 

In time for such celebration, here’s a birthday layout I recently made and entered into Scrappinkids challenge #19 (which I won, thanks to blog owner, Wati!).  This is a super belated birthday page of Gaby when she turned 7 last 2007:




Turning 7


Journal:   As you blow your candles, may all your wishes come true!


Materials Used:  Paper-BG, Kaiser, Scenic Route,  Fabriano, Bazzill;  Embellishments-AC thickers, K&CO sticker, AL journaling clear stamp,  Colorbox ink, Semco brown acrylic paint,  local mesh & alpha rub-on.

So thankful…


…that I have more…especially after the weekend’s calamity hitting the Metro and sparing us of the worse…indeed, my gratitude is overflowing!


This page is very apt to what’s been happening and what I feel now. Finished this last Friday before the disaster and submitted it here  for their GDT challenge.






Journalling: Whenever I feel I have less, I just remember that I have you…the most important and beautiful blessings I have! Indeed, God has given me so much more…

Materials Used: MM, BG, CK, SEI papers; Fancy Pants chipboard;  AC thickers; Prima flowers; K&Co sticker; DMC thread; MM paint; local felt, bling & lace.


And really, the news that I won is good but when I think that a lot of our friends have lost so much, I feel guilty to be ecstatic! Still grateful for this blessing, of course!


Saying thank you and praying is right but I know I have to do something more… may we not pass this opportunity to help. The more you receive, the more is expected of you. So go and be a blessing to others!