Monthly Archives: November 2009

Blog Hop Winner!

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Thanks to all who participated in Dotty Divas’ blog hop!  I’m sure you had fun doing the rounds and hopefully you got a lot of inspiration from the designers!

 

I was suppose to ask my DD Gaby but got busy because my other daughter was sick (thank God she’s fine now) and needed my attention!  Got to pick the winner now so no choice but to use random.org generator!  So without further ado…the winner is…

 

True Random Number Generator

Min: 1

Max: 16

Result: 14

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(hmmm, I don’t know how to post this result from random.org to my blog better, sorry…)

 

Congratulations to Jona Panesa!!!!  Woot Woot!!!  Please do email me at efron@sunlife.com  

 

Don’t forget, ad challenge #5 is still up.  You have until December 20th to do your interpretation!  

 

Happy Thanksgiving Day!  

 

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Hop In!

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Welcome to the first ever…

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Please dive and join the hop!  Start by visiting Dotty Divas here.  Then just follow the instructions ’till you get back here.

If you came from Amy’s  blog, then the next step is to just leave  me some sweet love and tell me what you’re most thankful for this past week 

You have a  chance to be our GUEST DESIGNER, win RAKS from other Dotty Divas’  designers and a small token of appreciation from me, a $10 gift certificate from Coordinates Collections  (or  a  yummy scrappy package  if winner will be from the Philippines)!  I’ll let my eldest, Gaby draw a name from a box so keep your fingers crossed until the 23rd!  The winner will be announced on the 24th,  do come visit me again by then.

Now, hop on to Erin’s  for more fun and excitement!  But before you do, please check my take on this month’s challenge below.

Fun at the photobooth!

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Mobile photobooths are the fun and in thing nowadays.   I often see them  in birthday parties, weddings and special events like our company’s Halloween celebration this year.  We had 2 fun booths and the girls and I wouldn’t miss it, of course.    Love the photos they create everytime!   Scrappable indeed!  Used some of them on my take at  this Dotty Divas’    Ad Challenge #5:

Aside from getting inspiration from the ad, we also have to use  some of the cute and awesome  MAGIC MESH Katy sent us.   Those new mesh are so versatile and colorful, they really add some omp to your pages!   I use the yellow, red and black mesh I got as embellishment, ribbon, chipboard cover and even as a mask in painting the background.  Love, love, love Magic Mesh!

PHOTOBOOTH FUN:

 

Journal:  We enjoyed one of the photobooths during Sun Life’s Trick or Treat!

 

Materials Used:  Papers-American Crafts & Bazzill cardstock, Basic Grey, Cosmo Cricket  & Urban Lily patterned papers, Stickers-7 Gypsies,  Heidi Swapp, Pink Paislee & MM;  Alphas-Karen Foster &  Basic Grey;  Other embellishments-AC chipboard, BG circle diecut, Prima flower, Fancy Pants & local ribbons/fibers/bling, DCWV mini brads, MM photo turns & eyelets,  & acrylic paints.

 

Hope you take on the challenge for a chance to win some yummy packs including some Tand0 Creative  laser-cut chipboards and Bazzill pack from Cardinal Colours!

Stay tuned for the Dotty Divas blog hop!

Coordinates Collections GDT projects!

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I’m so honored to be chosen as  a Guest Designer for Coordinates Collections  this  November.   I was given this awesome “Lemon Meringue”  kit to play with.

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 This kit contains the following:

12 X 12 Patterned Paper:

1 Crate Paper Bliss Spirited
1 Crate Paper Bliss Impulse
1 Basic Grey Lemonade Tee Time
1 Basic Grey Lemonade Sunshine
1 Basic Grey Euphoria Utopia

12×12 Cardstock:

2 Bazzill London Fog
2 Bazzill Sweet Tart

 Embellishments:

1 Pink Paislee Expressions Cardstock Alphabet, Pear
1 Crate Paper Bliss Journal Stickers
1 Maya Road  Sheer Flash Cards, Black/White
1 Basic Grey Lemonade Green Canary Rubons
4 Prima Country Elegance Flowers, Rose
4 Prima Country Elegance Flowers, Chartruese
2 Prima Sultan Centers, Pink
Maya Road Mauve Velvet Scallop Ric Rac

 

 

I looove the colors of this  kit! So yummy!  So perfect for my usual subject, my daughters!

Here are what I’ve come up with:

 THE SPOILER:

I used the BG Lemonade paper here as a  base and matted the 5R photo of my girls with their Grandpa with the awesome pink cardstock in the kit.  I love tearing so I did that to the BG Euphoria paper and  cut 2 strips of the cute Crate paper.  Then I layered the papers with a sequined ribbon I found in my stash.  I cut the argyle in the other BG paper to show the diamond in the design.  The Pink Paislee alpha sticker is very versatile, you just have to ink or paint it a little bit to be more visible in the layout.  As a final touch I layered some flowers, attached a  journaling note and the photo turn, added some fibers to make it stand out. 

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EXPLORE:

This layout showed how my eldest daughter was fascinated with the shy grass.  To add texture in the page, I splat some lime green acrylic paint first, then used the back adhesive of a magic mesh as a mask  to create the bubble-like design in the pink cardstock.  Must tear papers so I did that  with the beautiful Lemonade and Crate papers and layered them.  To add a little twist, I tore and rolled the other end of the Crate paper for dimension. Can you see the BG rub-ons there, it so matched the splats in the cardstock! Everything here is from the kit except for the acrylic paint, pearls and the teeny weenie magic mesh!

 

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I (HEART) SUNDAY SCHOOL:

The photo here shows how excited my daughter is to go to Sunday school every week. I cut some small flowers and circles in the Blissful Crate paper and use them as accents in the page.  Rolled about 4 inch of the ribbon to make a flower and rubbed some foliage from the BG rub-ons.  Added Prima heart bling, owl die-cut and arrow from my stash and everything else is from the kit!  I absolutely had fun doing this page, I think this is a little different from what I usually do!

 

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Since Thanksgiving is celebrated in November, I made this thank you card:

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There are still a lot left in the kit, I’ll sure have more projects to create using them.  Gotta have  more time though.   Got the kit Friday night  (November 6) so I have  just the  weekend to finish them since it was due November 1.   Talk about cramming!  Nevertheless, I enjoyed it and I’m very much satisfied with the outcome!  Hmm, getting faster huh! 

By the way,  you can get this fab kit for only $17.95!  Just click here  to order!  For more ideas on this kit and the other November kit, do visit Coordinates Collections’ blog.  Thank you  Jamie (kit club owner) and her team for the opportunity!

Grow Happy

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…that’s what I wish for my children.

As babies, happiness is so easy to achieve, but as we grow, we realize that the world can be so cruel and life, unfair. As my children gets older, I want them to continue to appreciate simple pleasures, to be thankful for small blessings, to be optimistic, to be positive, to see the good in others, to carry their burden with lightness because they are confident in God’s goodness and the support of the people who love them. I’m sure every parent wishes the same, wouldn’t you agree? I know, because God wants us to be!

Here’s a lay-out of a photo oozing with happiness…it never fails to put a smile on my face. I’m sure you’re doing it now, too!

GROW HAPPY:

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Journal: Such a sweet and hearty laugh. As you grow, may you always seek the positive in all things and stay happy even if life is unfair, sometimes!

Materials Used: papers-Cosmo Cricket, Collage Press, BG, DCWV; chipboard-Buzz & Bloom, K&CO; acrylic paint-MM & Semco; embellishments-Jenni Bowlin bingo card, Prima journaling note, Prima & DCWV rub-ons, AL & local buttons, Cosmo Cricket tag, Magic Mesh, MM metals, local laces, Joann Essentials’ bookplate, DCWV mini brads.

This is one of my favorite photos of Alexa. It makes me want to hug and smother her with kisses!

I made this for Moments Recorded November challenge. The challenge is uber easy, you just have to scrap your favorite photo/s and just write some journaling. I’m sure you’re creating a page of your favorite photo/s right this minute.

Once done, why don’t you send it over to themomentsrecorded@gmail.com. Please send email with the subject “MR#19” by 29th Nov 2009. A Rak is waiting for you!