Monthly Archives: May 2010

Week 20: Unexpected blessing…


I spotted the Scrap That!’s Spot this Contest! Yahoo! Scrap That! is an online scrapbooking store that evolved as a new scrapbook kit club based in Canada. They continue to offer other yummy scrapbooking stuff you can buy separately. I was so very lucky to be drawn as the winner of their first ever kit (May’s Blue Velvet Kit)! What a blessing indeed! Over $45 worth of scrapbooking goodness, imagine!

Visit their blog to see tutorials from their June Guest Designer, our very own talented Pinay scrapbooker, Janis! And not only that, their new June “Queen Bee” kit includes an exclusive sketch of another awesome Pinay scrapbooker, LG, who is their in-house sketch artist (woot woot)! Way to go girls!

Speaking of blessings, here some pages about my two precious blessings…


Used here old stuff I’ve had for yearssss…

Journal: God blessed you with a pretty face. You’re growing up with a beautiful heart and soul. May you use these blessings to touch many lives. May you show them the beautiful, wonderful YOU! —mom–

Materials Used: Prima, Love Elsie, 7 Gypsies, BG, AMM, DCWV, KI Mem papers; Scenic Route, Bazzill, Fancy Pants, Colorbok chipboard; Fancy Pants acetate; MM journal & paint; K&CO sticker; Urban Lily flower die-cut; Unknown brand-alpha chipboard; Karen Foster rubber alphas & floss; local laces, brad, ribbons; Ranger’s stickles.

Love the picture of Alexa here…”naughty and nice” pose she got there with her 2 front teeth peeking hehehe…


Journal: I pray that you have the sweetest life God has to offer!

Materials Used: Scenic Route, BG, Websters Pages papers; Hambly Screen acetate; American Crafts thickers; Prima & SEI rub-ons; Prima flowers and blings; local laces, ribbons & metal embellishments.

Look back, relax and count your blessings! TGIF! Let’s have a great weekend!


Week 19: I’m a book worm


…but not in the truest sense of the word, I think, because it’s limited to reading light romance books particularly the Mills & Boons/Harlequin ones. And there’s a certain type of Mills & Boons and Harlequin including the authors that I just read. Very selective really because this type of books always have “and they lived happily ever after” endings and in most cases, same plot over and over again. But oh I can’t help buy one or two a month, I still gush over the hero and fall in love with the story just like when I was just 15 years old when I started reading Sweet Dreams in between Nancy Drew & Hardy Boys. And just like then, I even go days when I can’t sleep without reading a chapter or 2 or even finish a book in one sitting (in most cases, in one night, to the chagrin of my parents then and now my hubby). There are times when I break from the monotony and read the latest from Sydney Sheldon and Sophie Kinsella. I also enjoyed reading the ever popular Twilight but I’ve yet to find the time reading the succeeding books.

Anyways, I was able to record a little bit about that part of me for the 3rd Challenge at Scrap Yourself. Current challenge is to scrap about some thing/s you collect and hoard and here’s what I’ve come up with:


Journal: I have never outgrown reading romance books. They’re my companions since I was 15 years old.

Materials Used: Papers-Bazzill CS, Jenny Bowlin, Teresa Collins, Nikki Sivils, Websters Pages; Chipboards-Heidi Swapp, Scenic Route, Maya Road, Colorbok; Other embellishments-Prima sticker, AC Thickers & brads, MM alpha rubons & paper clip, AL buttons, ricrac, Karen Foster floss, MME tag, Magic Mesh & Tattered Angels Mist.

Head on over to Scrap Yourself and see what the other designers in Team A have made. We hope you join the fun, too!

Week 19: Carousel


I haven’t met nor seen any child who doesn’t want to ride a carousel. Even a child-at-heart still enjoys riding one. Here’s a layout I made showing photos when Alexa rode the carousel for the first time. She had fun mind you even if she looked dazed and indifferent in the photos ;o) She was just absorbing the experience, really!


Journal: First time you rode the carousel…and you loved it!

Materials Used: Papers-Basic Grey, Chatterbox, DCWV; Diecut Stickers-Basic Grey; Tags-Fancy Pants, Graphic 45; Buttons-Autumn Leaves; Flowers-Prima; Metal Embellishment-Making Memories; Chipboard-American Crafts Thickers, K&Co, Sassafras, Pink Paislee; Others-Jenny Bowlin Bingo, local lace, ribbons, pearl brad & safety pin.

I had fun playing with Basic Grey’s Lime Rickey die-cut stickers, thanks to my Moments Recorded boss, Dorcas, for sending it to me!


Best Moms!


My Mom in Black; Mom-in-law in Orange

I’m so blessed to have these two wonderful women in my life!

To my Mom: Thank you Mommy for all the love and sacrifices you’ve given us. You may seem to think that we don’t appreciate you but we do! So happy you’re having the time of your life, you deserve it! May the good Lord bless you with more years to enjoy the fruits of your labor and to be a blessing to others as you have been to us! Continue to enjoy your time with Dad! We love you!

To my Mom-in-law: Thank you Mommy for raising a very loving and God-fearing son in Oliver! Thank you for your selflessness and generosity! I’m so lucky to have you as my second Mom! You’re the best cook in the whole world and the best Lola in the eyes of all her apos! May God give you more healthy years to be with us! We love you!

A Belated Moms Day post for the both of them! (Layout previously posted last year hehehe)

I’m a Lipstick Chick!


Notice the lipstick mark on my right bar? That’s because I’m a Lipstick Chick! I’m ecstatic to announce that I’m part of the XOXO challenge blog and we’re all called lipstick chicks! How cool is that, huh! Can’t wait to see the creations of my co-DT members because these girls are so diverse, funky and fun and they come from all over the globe! Exciting times ahead of us, indeed!

Our first challenge sponsored by Color Me Miki is now up. It’s easy peasy, you just have to scraplift one or as many of the lipstick chicks’ lay-outs shown here. What a breeze, right?

Here’s what I did for this challenge:

Aim High (title)
Dream Big! (die-cut tag)
Live the life you have imagined! (die-cut tag)
Bloom! (chipboard)
…and we’re behind you every step of the way,
sweet princess! (tag)

Materials Used: Paper-K&Co, Chatterbox, Websters Pages & Scrapworks; Chipboard-AC, MM, Maya Road, K&Co, Colorbok; Tags/diecuts-K&Co, Fancy Pants; Flowers-Prima, Around the Block, Bazzill; Ribbons&Laces-Prima & local brand; Others-Maya Road bird, MM glitter brad, Karen Foster floss, Joann Essential Fiber, Fabric photo corner, Canvass, Stampin Up Script Stamp, Colorbox stamp.

You have until May 31 to submit your entry/ies and you might just win this fabulous May kit from Color Me Miki:

Can’t wait to see you play along with us!

Remembering High School


Hay (sigh)! High School was so much fun! It was the time when we fostered true friendship, talked endlessly (about boys, of course) and experimented with a lot of things (but our group only tried the boring stuff hahaha) that I’m sure drove our parents crazy! It was such a happy, idealistic and naive stage in my life.

I was glad I was forced to reminisce it, thanks to Scrap Yourself! The first challenge is to scrap your High School photo/s! My goodness! Look at me here…

Eighty Nine:

1. All Girls
2. New Wave
3. Spraynet
4. Soirees
5. Prom
6. Friendship
7. Laughter
8. Boys
9. Fun…
All in High School !!!

Materials Used: Papers-Prima, BG, MME, Sassafras, Teresa Collins; Chipboard-K&Co, Making Memories; Stickers-7 Gypsies, Stampin Up; Tags/Clock-BG, Collage Press, MME; Metals-Scrapworks flower brads, Joann Essentials Bookplate, 7 Gypsies Paper Clip, MM brads; Flower-Bazzill; Others-fibers, ribbons, rub-on.

Such innocence…hahaha…

and this proves that I was thin once upon a time…

Please visit Scrap Yourself to see how the other DT members looked like during High School ;o)

Hope it’ll inspire you to dig deeper into your photo stash and create one for yourself.

Have fun!

Week 18-Spring Colors!


Although we don’t have spring in this part of my world, I love spring colors! So colorful and vibrant! For the May challenge of Moments Recorded, we are asked to do a lay-out, card or altered project using these colors:

I really enjoyed making this layout because I was so inspired with the cute photo of Alexa. The colors so matched the photo! Happy day indeed!


Journal: Being with you is a happy day!

Materials Used: Paper-Making Memories (MM), Basic Grey (BG), Chatterbox; Journaling Notes/Tags/Stickers-MM, Cosmo Cricket, Stampin Up, Prima; Rub-ons-Prima, BG, Maya Road; Transparency-Hambly Prints, MME; Others-AL buttons, local blings & lace, Fancy Pants ribbon, MM paper clip & acrylic paint, American Crafts chipboard, Prima flower & Ranger’s stickles.

Hope you take on the challenge and submit them to Moments Recorded on or before May 29!