Monthly Archives: October 2010

Week 42: How do you solve a problem like…



Basic Grey?  

A lot of scrapbookers, in our community for that matter, are Basic Grey-challenged.  The sometimes bright but most of the time distressed designs of this brand cause many of us  to have creative block.  However, we can’t help but buy (or at least drool) everytime they release a new design *sigh* because they’re so beautiful and irresistible!   So happy I  get lucky to create some pages worthy to be featured in their gallery like this one:




Caught Alexa doodling at a tender age of one and a half years old here. She just turned 3 and she still loves to color and doodle, particularly flowers using circles. Yes, we have to encourage and start them young. She might be the next Frida Kahlo or a female Juan Luna, right?


Materials Used: Papers, stickers, mini brad-Basic Grey; Felt-Queen & Co., Fancy Pants & hand-made by Alidz; Flower-Prima; Journalling spot-Prima; Chipboard-AC; Ribbon-Heidi Swapp; green brad-local.

Do you know that the Basic Grey Gallery hibernated for a while but now it’s back — better looking, improved, with lots of newly released- inspiration filled pages?  Better check it out now and submit your works for a chance to win some give-aways!

So, going back—how do we solve the problem like Basic Grey (BG)? I was looking at my 2007-2008  pages…

Created this in 2007. The time when hand-cutting (or what we term massacre) the papers was beginning to be the norm in scrapbooking.

Created in 2007 but still one of my faves!

A layout in 2008 and still loving it!


BG-Fusion papers were one of my oldest stash. I was able to use them only in latter part of 2008, to think they were released ages ago!.

My GDT works with Scrapbukan in 2008 (though published in Feb 2009).


…and one thing I noticed was that I used their plain or simple  paper/s  in the kit or a cardstock as the base and the rest of the  busy and bright ones work well with it (especially when I did some cutting).   It  helped that I   used  not-so-busy-looking/too many colors photos as well.   Add some of their yummy stickers, rub-ons and 3D embellishments, and, viola , I bet you’ll  have an awesome page!

But I still wonder how my fave BG  designers Kelly Goree  and my friend, Iris Babo-Uy make it seem so easy peasy!


Week 41: Echo Park



This week has been very busy but I’m glad I was able to play and have fun last Saturday during the birthday celebration of one of my scrap-buddies…the uber-talented, Ria.    It was so good to spend the time with the Adobo girls plus 1 and scrap side by side again with the famous Filipino and Philippine-based scrapbookers like Ria and IrisI hope I was able to amass their creative dust to last me the rest of the year.

I think I did because Mr. Mojo has been with me for the past few days and made a couple of pages  (2 of which were done at Ria’s).  Yahoo!  I was so inspired too because of the cute stuff from the newest brand in the market, Echo Park Papers!     Thanks to Lasting Impression  for bringing these yummy goodies here, particularly, the Walk in the Park and Sweet Summertime lines:   

Love love them, so colorful and bright, don’t you agree?

Week 41: Yummy!



Sharing a fun layout I made this time. If you’re a scrapbook addict like me, yummy would be those papers, chipboards, buttons, laces and other embellishments that ordinary and normal people would think otherwise! Love this Sassafras paper I used as the background and those cute little pieces I cut from Fancy Pants, October Afternoon, American Crafts and Cosmo Cricket papers. These brands really make scrapbookers drool! Can’t wait to touch their new CHA release from our fave LSS (local scrapbooking store/s).





Yes, I know it’s dangerous for Alexa to hold that stick of marshmallow  but don’t you worry, I grabbed it after some clicks of the camera ;o)…*sigh* things  we do for love (of this hobby)…hmm, reminds me of Rachel’s finale song in the first episode of Glee, Season 2.  Love that song! Proud of Sunshine, our very own Charice! Ok, I digress.

Anyway,  hope you find a lot of simple things in life yummy!  Savor them!  Savor life!

Week 39/40: XOXO is back!


XOXO Challenge blog is back after a 3 month hiatus. Life became busy with the owner, Lynette Davis, so she needed to prioritize family first. Anyway, it’s updated with this month’s challenge. Hope you can join in the fun. All you have to do is scraplift any of the lipstick chicks’ lay-out which you can check here.

(sorry, something’s wrong with my laptop or connection, I can’t post any pictures)

Each of us was given Renee’s pretty handmade flowers all the way from Australia. Yipee!

Please check back in a week or so to know the sponsor for this month’s challenge. I’m sure it’s going to bring you scrappiness.

Week 38: Girls just wanna have fun!


Last September 24, the Adobo girls converged again to celebrate the birthdays of our September celebrators (and my birthday too which was last June hahaha…and my BFF’s last August ;o). We had a blast spending the day scrapping, scrapshopping, chitchatting, eating…and…and…spending most of the time having silly poses in front of the camera! I tell you, it was a fun, instant photoshoot…here are some snapshots which Pia and Liza took!

Thanks Liza for editing these!

The shabby chic interiors of our favorite LSS, Lasting Impression has a lot of perfect spots for this shoot!

What a day indeed! Even my daughter who had to tag along enjoyed it (even if we ignored her the whole time hahaha)! Can’t wait for another one soon!

Happy Birthday Alexa!



We have waited 7 long years for this little girl to arrive.  Our happiness can’t be contained when God finally granted us with another great blessing 3 years ago!  God is really amazing!  Thank you, Lord!  Continue to shower Alexa with good health and happiness always!  May she grow up to be a good Christian, responsible citizen and a strong-willed but kind hearted soul and be rewarded with an exciting and wonderful life!  Love you, our sweet & kikay bunso!