Monthly Archives: October 2011

Play House!


One of the favorite games  kids play is playing house.  Alexa and her cousin, Inigo, are no exemption.  They used their wild imagination to use the cushion of the sofa to create their “house”.     It was such fun to see them having a ball in their so called “home sweet home”.



Journal:  Sofa cushion you and Inigo made as a house! How creative!  Fun to a T!

Materials Used:  Papers-DCWV white CS, Basic Grey, My Little Shoebox, Webster’s Pages, October Afternoon, Nikki Sivils; Chipboard-K&Co, AC; Stickers-K.I. Memories, Colorbok; Buttons-AL; Punchers-Fiskars, EK. others-string, ribbon, Tattered Angels mist.

How about you?  What’s your all-time favorite childhood (children’s) game?


PRIMA Heaven!


God is so good!  I was again featured in the blog of one of the most famous scrapbooking brands,  Prima, this time  with my September BAP (Build-A-Page) take. 

Here’s my take on the sketch:

YOU and I: 

Journal (hidden at the back of the picture using Prima packaging):

You and I will go to places, experience exciting things, meet new friends and be friends forever!  I will be with you, Alexa and will hold your hand every step of the way! Love you!     – Gaby –

Materials Used:  All PRIMA except for rub-ons (local), alpha sticker (‘and’), pearl flower center, red flowery lace and MS puncher.

There are so many amazing takes of this sketch.  Take a look here.

Being featured is a feat in itself but luck is on my side this time because I won in the Sept PPP post!  Yahoo!  See the Prima Pick at my sidebar?  That’s how one joins in the fun (aside from making people drool with their new products and colors every month, that is! hahaha)

I’m such a happy camper!  Thanks Prima!

Featured Member @ Webster’s


I was so happy to know that I was a featured member at Webster’s  Inspire Me  site a couple of weeks ago.  Almost missed it I tell you!   Webster’s Pages is one of my favorite scrapbook brands.  They come up with very sweet, romantic, nostalgic and beautiful designs every time!  Love love them!  Thanks for the feature, Webster’s!

This is the most recent page that I uploaded in my Webster’s Inspire Me Page:


Photo Credit: Pompom A.

After taking a longer look at it, I changed the base to this: 

The shaped Webster’s layout popped out, right?  More dramatic…

Materials Used:  Mostly Webster’s Pages except for BG base paper, MR bird chipboard, local brand rub-ons, pearl brad, fabric leaves  & lace, MM bling & metal round embellishment, Colorbox ink  and  MS puncher.

This is one of my favorite photos of me and my girls.  They’re really my dream come true!  

Watch out for more of my Webster’s Pages! *wink*

True XOXO Blog Hop!


Please do join us in our blog hop.  All you need to do is visit each of our individual blog and post a comment.  You can start visiting XOXO’s blog  hereTo make the hop more exciting,  we,  lipstick chicks, challenged one another to create a layout especially for this.  

If you just came from Cheryl’s, she challenged me to create a layout with tattoo on my mind.  She meant thick outlines…with anchors, shallows, barbed wire…get the picture? Really a challlenge huh?!?  Knowing my style, I was really dumbfounded.  But when I rummaged through my stuff, I saw the old PRIMA paintables (remember them?) and *ting* it just hits me!  I painted the Prima paintables with Twinkling H2O by LuminArte (loved the glitter and gloss in them), cut the images and outlined them with my black pen.  Tadaa…


Very tattoo-ish but with my usual romantic, feminine and shabby chic-ness, right?

Winner of the blog hop will be our December GDT for True XOXO. Please make sure you visit the blogs of these fab ladies and post a comment on each: 

 From True XOXO, hop to:
1. Alaina Erickson: 
2. Ana Oxendale-White:
3. Cheryl Whittaker Levy:
4.  Ems Fronda:  —-YOU’RE HERE!
5.  Faye Perata:
6.  Jaclyn Kline Torres :
7.  Khristen Foss:
8.  Kimmy Jaster:
9.  Linda Lovell Harper:
10.  Marie Otake (GDT):
11.   Lindsey Krauss:
12.  Lisa Murphy Watson:
13.  Michelle Hernandez:
Then go back to to let us know you’re done!  *Please do go back to each blog if they have not posted the blog hop as of this time*

Increase your chance to be a GDT by taking any of the  challenges we posted for one another.  Common on, it’ll be doubly exciting, I tell you!    Would love to hear from you and read your comments here.

Now,  please  visit my co-DT  Faye  and know what I asked her to do and see how she has taken  my challenge for this blog hop.

Winners will be announced by October 23 EST! So be sure to go back to the blogs with prizes given away especially True XOXO, of course!

Thanks so much for playing along!


XOXO Challenge #22 (October 2011 Challenge) for us lipstick chicks  is to create a lay-out with INSTAGR.AM as an inspiration.  Here’s a layout I made for my friend Arlene using her photos edited and using the muted colors:


Materials Used: Papers-Crate Paper PP, DCWV CS; Chipboard-K&Co; Flowers-Prima; Stickers-BG; Others- mist, MS puncher, buttons, rub-ons & floss.

Please do join in the challenge…create a lay-out inspired by the word INSTGR.AM (or Hipstamatic if you may) – – -be it the application itself or the colors it conveys OR scraplift any of the lipstick chicks’ creation you can find here.   The winner will have the privilege to be our guest designer for November.  Please do visit our blog to know more of the mechanics.

Also, please do watch out for XOXO blog hop happening very soon!  It’ll be an exciting one with great RAKs to be given away!

Have a happy week everyone!

School is Cool!


I’m glad Gaby enjoys going to school.  She’s now in Grade 5 and she’s having a blast inspite of the many assignments, tests and projects she has to do, all by herself.  

I forgot to scrap her class pictures after doing her Grade 1 class photo and just remembered it now when the September products of Cherry Nest are  Back-to-School theme.   Here’s her Grade 2 class picture:


 Journaling:  May you never cease to have fun in school. 

Materials Used: Cherry Nest Printable Elements, Dream Street PP, Bazzill CS, Karen Foster alphas, DCWV alpha stickers, EK puncher, Others-alpha rub-ons,buttons and strings.

Note:  That Bingo card says SCHOOL in Greek ;o)

Check out the other projects at Cherry Nest blog hereDon’t forget to use Google translator when you do.  TFL!