Category Archives: Published/Featured Works

PRIMA Heaven!

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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

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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:

SWEET LOVE:

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*

Week 45: Prima November Newsletter

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I’m so happy to announce that one of my pages is featured in the current Prima Newsletter (under Reader’s Find).   

Did this during Ria’s Birthday celebration…got the mojo running because of the girls, of course!  Thanks to Iris and Liza  for some stuff they shared that I used here.

To quote what Prima wrote: 



We are delighted to show you a gorgeous layout by one of our readers! Emma Fronda from

the Philippines sent us this beautiful layout titled, “Blessing”, that is filled with sweet

 little touches. We love the contrast in colors, the amazing texture displayed, the variety of

techniques used, and the placement of the elements to create sweeping movement across

the page. It is simply stunning, Emma!

 

BLESSING!

 

Everything is Prima except for the Technique Tuesday’s stamp and Bazzill key chipboard.

That’s my kikay Alexa when she was trying on her new shirt I bought, I just grabbed the camera and there she went with girlie poses without any prompting.    I have several  photos  from the “shoot” waiting to be scrapped and I’m so excited to use them with this overwhelming inspiration.

Thanks Sharon and Prima!

Week 42: How do you solve a problem like…

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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:

LITTLE ARTIST:

 

 CLOSER LOOK:

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!

Published at….

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Scrapbooking.com online magazine! Yippeee!

I joined their contest last October and won! Part of the prize is to write an article about the winning page and be published. You can read all about it here.

Thanks to Jami and the rest of the staff. Can’t wait to receive the scrappy stuff prizes too! Hope it’ll reach me knowing how our local post office is…

Have a productive week everyone!