12 Years…


…and counting!  Yes, last December 11, Mr. O and I celebrated our 12th wedding anniversary.   No, we didn’t exchange silk nor linen, nor I receive  jewelry in pearls (how I wish!) but spent the whole day out of town with our 2 princesses.   It was a breezy, cold, sunny Tagaytay weather , perfect for cuddling!

Here’s a page to remember our anniversary and to thank God for giving us another year of togetherness:


Photo Credit: Pompom A.

Journal: Thank you Lord for giving us 12 years of togetherness!  We pray for more years of bliss! 12-11-11

Materials Used:  Papers-Webster’s Pages; Stickers-Webster’s Pages & MM; Rub On-7 Gypsies; Chipboard-Pink Paislee & SR ; Flower-Prima; Others-MR ticket diecut, MM photo turner, MM bling brad,  MS Puncher, baker’s twine, clock transparency & ribbon.

This layout is also my take on the first challenge for the year over at True XOXO.   Please do take a peek on how we, the designers, interpreted the challenge and hopefully join in the fun!  You have until end of the month to submit your entry/ies.



Thanks Cherry Nest!


A  Blessed 2012!

I hope you had a blast  celebrating the holiday season!  As 2011 ended,  I also bid goodbye to a great scrapbooking digital/hybrid site who believed in me and got me as one of their Design Team members, my heartfelt thanks to Cherry Nest!  You really challenged me to make out of the box creations.  Thanks to Elina, the owner and designer, you are really a very talented one!   I enjoyed my stint! 

Here are the rest of the projects I made for them:


They are having a DT Call right now.   Deadline for submission is on January 15, 2012.  For more details, please visit their blog here

Goodluck Cherry Nest and more power to you!



The best things in life are free!  Yes, indeed!  And hugs from my children are priceless, the most sweetest of all.   Here’s Alexa hugging me tight…sarap!


Photo Credit: Pompom A.

 Materials Used:  Mostly Websters Pages (except for Prima flowers & lace, Bazzil CS, Tattered Angels Mist, MS Punch & K&Co chipboard)

Journal:  Your big tight hugs give me immeasurable pleasure!   -Mom-

Christmas is barely a week from now but we’ve started the celebration as early as  September.  It’s a long, crazy, stressful, expensive, yummy, happy kind of season here in this part of the world!   But we love it! 

Hope you’re all having a blast inspite of, you know what…



Everyday,  I’m thankful for another day God allows me to live.  

Everyday, I thank God for the work in our hands that affords us to live a comfortable life.

Everyday, I’m thankful for the sun,  the moon, the stars shining over us…for the trees and its fruits…for everything that we see around us—beautiful and ugly, good and bad…and just for the simple joys life brings.

Everyday, I thank God for the food on our table, sometimes simple, often,  a feast. 

Everyday, I thank God for the challenges that continue to build my character, hopefully, a better me everytime.

Everyday, I’m thankful for all the people God sends my way to remind me that He is true and real.

Everyday, I thank God for my family, especially Oliver and these two beautiful angels who made my life meaningful…

And everyday, I’m thankful for my God who sees the depths of my heart but still loves me the same…may my two children realize how amazing God truly is and may they walk together in faith…knowing, believing and loving Him always!

Happy Thanksgiving!

A Card, a Notepad & a Recipe Box!


I’m not really into card making and altered art but being a member of a Design Team lets you explore outside your comfort zone.  Here are my recent projects at Cherry Nest and I must say I enjoyed making these:



A RECIPE BOX (Altered Tin Can):

From this…

 To this…

Hopefully, I can make more “out of the box” projects using Cherry Nest digital yummy goodies.  I’ll be more than happy for your suggestions and I’m sure I’ll get more inspiration from your works too.  So do let me know, I’d love to hear from you and/or see your works!

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!