Monday, February 18, 2008

My First Time

I'm so happy! For the first time, I won in an on-line page layout contest sponsored by a local scrapbooking store. I have had several wins in international contests (3 at ScrapWords, 2 at A Peek into Yesterday, 1 at Sisterhood of Scrap) but none in any local contests.

Last Saturday the winners of My Little Attic's KI Memories Pop Culture Challenge were announced during the Scrapbooks Exchange EB at Nette's residence in Ayala Alabang. I was the grand winner of her Challenge #1 - create a LO using at least two patterned papers and at least one embellishment of KI Memories Pop Culture line. My winning LO was that of my daughter Dannah's entitled "An Artist's Delight" (see my February 14 blog entry).

My prize? 1500 pesos worth of scrapbooking supplies of my choice from Ms. Nette Madero. Thanks Nette for being so generous! I really loved my prizes. Want to have a peek of my prizes? Here they are:

My prize consisted of the folowing: KI Memories Love Elsie Zoe patterned papers and cardstock stickers; KI Memories Pop Culture pp, softies, borderline stickers; KI Memories Lace papers; and Inque Boutique Narrative Elements.

From some of my prizes and purchases during the EB, I have made this page for our 13th Wedding Anniversary which we are celebrating this day. Here is my LO entitled 13 Years:

Friday, February 15, 2008

Scrapbookshawaii's Autumn Leaves Challenge

Here is my entry for Scrapbookshawaii's Autumn Leaves Challenge. The challenge is to create your own patterned pp's and embellies using AL Clear Stamps. My LO is entitled What Supergirls are Made of.

Thias is page 1:

This is page 2:

Materials uses: Cardstock- DCWV and Bazzill; Patterned papers - Autumn Leaves and MME; Plain paper- Provo Craft; Clear Stamps - Autumn Leaves Scribbles Hearts and Stars by Rhonna Farrer; DMC threads, fibers, ribbons, buttons, heart brads, heart charm, Inkessentials Glossy Accents by Ranger, AAS letter Chipboards, DCWV alphabet stickers, MM acrylic paints, Colorbox fluid chalk ink

Journaling reads: My Supergirl! If there's a title that will fit Dannah to a T, it will be SUPERGIRL! She possesses the qualities of a real Supergirl - a strong set of values, a kindered spirit, a sharp mind, a happy heart and a healthy physique. Dannah, always remember that these Supergirl qualities will gain you respect and admiration from others. Just continue being the Supergirl that you are and you will surely go a long way. Dannah - July 2006.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

KI Memories Pop Culture Challenge

My Little Attic's KI Memories Pop Culture Challenge is the third challenge I participated in this year. I chose to compete in Challenge 1 - one LO using atleast 2KI Memories Pop Culture patterned papers and at least one embellishment and one altered item using the same line.

Here is my LO entitled An Artist's Delight:

Materials used: Patterned papers: KI Memories -Pop Culture (Daisy Doodle, Bombshell, Dot Candy), My Mind's Eye (red matting), Chatterbox (journaling); KI Memories Softies (Corners); All About Scrapboooking Alphabet Chipboards painted with MM acrylic paint in Capri pink, Sassafras Lass cardstock letter stickers, Rub-ons, Inque Boutique See-D's Stamp, Versafine Pigment ink (Onyx Black), Uniball Signo pen (white), blings (heart and round), buttons, DMC thread

Journaling: Dannah, you are truly an artist's delight. I myself being a scrapbook artist would attest to that. You are one of my favorite subjects to scrapbook, not because you are my daughter but because you make a very interesting subject. You have your way of making an artwork or a scrapbook page come alive with your positive attitude and confidence. YOU ARE MY DELIGHT, MY PRIDE, MY JOY! MAMA 02-07-2008

And here is my altered item, a clipboard I bought from Divisoria Mall:

Materials used: KI Memories Pop Culture pp's (Daisy Doodle, Dot Candy), KI Memories Softies (Corners), trimmings, ribbons, ricrac, Prima flowers, Sassafras Lass alphabet stickers, colored pencil, glitter glue, Ranger glossy Accents

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Happy Birthday Danny!

Yesterday was my husband Danny's 38th Birthday and as a tribute to him I am posting some of the LO's I created for him last year.

Here they are:

For this LO, I used 6 different patterned papaers from Provo Craft, DCWV and Around the Block, metal embellishments (photo corner, grommets and brads), Provo Craft Etcetera alphabet chipboards, 3bugsinarug chitchat stickers, tags, ricrac, ribbons, glitter glue and fibers.

Here is my journaling (handwritten using a black glitter pen, two pages):
Because of us... endured almost 10 years of being away from us, your family just to give us a brighter future put up with the extreme heat and cold of the Saudi Arabian desert missed celebrating birthdays, Christmases, New Years, anniversaries, graduations and recognitions days with us took pain in attending to your own personal needs especially when you were sick allowed yourself to abstain from pork (which is your favorite) to eat beef, chicken and fish, beef, chicken and fish, prepared with not much variation)
...with bore up with not so pleasing personalities and sometimes discriminating ones withstood a culture very different from ours

The photos on the LO were taken around 1999 during Danny's stint in Saudi Arabia as an Overseas Contract Worker. The place according to him was were Noah's Ark passed through. It was a sea that dried up according to the people there. He worked there for almost ten years with only 1 1/2 to 2 months vacation each year. But now he's back for good and starting a drugstore business.

The journaling is in a form of a letter and here goes:

My dearest Danny,

My heart was broken when you left for Saudi Arabia. I thought I couldn't make it without you. Oh how I missed you so much! Good thing there was always the constant reminder that SOMEDAY "time will come when we'd all be together again, all four of us living a better life" encouraged me to just go on. This reminder was always reflected in our letters. After almost ten years, that SOMEDAY finally came. Now we are together - Jigs, Dannah, you and myself, never to be apart again. Thank God that particular SOMEDAY in our lives was realized. Thank you, too for keeping your promise.

Love, Timi

This is the LO that gave me the title "Sister of the Week" at sisterhoodofscrap. for Week 22. The challenge was to use flowers in a masculine LO. The title of the LO is SOMEBODY, a song in the 1980's by Depeche Mode. The lyrics of the song is written all over the circles.

For this LO, I used DCWV and K and Company patterned papers, DCVW and Bazzill cardstocks, ribbons, metal flower, brad, Prima flower and silk flowers, K and Co stickers, Paper Pizazz alphabets (for the title), emboidery floss.

Journaling reads (hidden beneath he title, printed on a tag):

Being away for almost 10 years, Danny hadn't got the chance to go up the stage during our kids' Recognition Day in school. There were times when I envy other parents since one of them goes up the stage with their kids while the other one is behind the camera. But this school year (2006-2007) was quite different from the rest because Danny was here (for good!) . He was the one who accompanied Jigs (Grade 5) and Dannah (Grade 3) on stage to receive their awards. And me? I was behind the scene capturing the moment with my camera. I'm sure Danny is as PROUD as I am knowing that our kids did well in school and his hard-earned money did not go to waste, with Jigs being in the Top 5 of his class and Dannah receiving 7 medals including the 2nd highest honors in her class. March 2007

Scrapbukan's Making Memories Noteworthy Love Challenge

I have completed two entries for Scrapbukan's MM Noteworthy Love Challenge. Here they are:

Entry #1
Title: Veggie Lover

Materials used: MM Noteworthy pp's - pink floral, lace floral, green floral; MM Noteworthy /glitter Diecuts (frame), DCVW cardstock, Fancy Pants rub-ons, buttons, ribbon, Prima flower, brad, Reeves glitter glue, Ranger Glossy Accents, All About Scrapbooking letter chipboards painted with brown acrylic paint, bling, DMC thread

Journaling: Dannah, unlike most children loves veggies be it the "chopsuey type" or "pakbet type". While othe moms are having a hard time convincing their kids to eat their veggies, this has never been a problem for me. I'm so glad that Dannah has developed this particular fondness for veggies. No wonder she is growing up to be a healthy, intelligent and strong young lady. Dannah Marie, 9 years old - September 2005

Entry # 2
Title: Friends

Materials used: MM Noteworthy pp's - pink floral, aqua floral, lace floral, green floral; MM Noteworthy Glitter diecuts, MM Noteworthy Journaling pad, corrugated board, Bazzill cardstock, buttons, assorted chipboard letters and heart painted with MM paint in capri pink, ricrac, trimmings, bling (bird), Prima flowers (Carribean), Heidi Swapp flowers, Ranger glossy accents, Reeves glitter glue, DMC thread

Journaling: Why I love the friendship I share with Issa:
- We both love scrapbooking (read: resource sharing and critiqueing)
- I love her family. I love how they welcome me to their home.
- She is the sister I never had.
- I could talk to her about anything and everything anytime.
- She was there during one of the darkest moments in my life.
- She always wants the best for me.
- I know she also loves sharing this friendship with me.
Issa and Timi - October 2005 - Eastwood City

Friday, February 1, 2008

I'm back!

After more than a month of hibernation, I am finally back! Thanks to Issa for making "kulit". Everytime we had a chance to see each other or talk on the phone, she never got tired of asking me, "Nagscrap ka na ba?" and "Nakapag-blog ka na?", maski sa text ganun din. So finally I got to scrap three LO's on the first month of 2008. I am sharing two of them, my entries to Rekindled Moments' Scenic Route December Challenge. I e-mailed my entries to Jane yesterday, a day before the deadline. Both LO's had my son Jigs as subject. I just realized that most of the LO's I made last year (60+, that is) were for my daughter, Dannah. I only made 11 for Jigs. So this year, I vowed to create more LO's for him. So glad I've already started by making these two LO's!

Here is my Entry # 1 entitled Life is Good just like Spaghetti:

Materials used:Ashville pp's -Paton Ave., South Market St., Orange St.; Sumner Diecut arrows, Ashville Diecut Journaling shapes, DCWV cardstock, DCWV letter stickers, DMC thread, ribbons, fibers, metal charms (spoon and fork), Reeves glitter glue, buttons, 3-D stickers, Bic Skater pen

Journaling: I love pasta! And my favorite is SPAGHETTI. Be it from Jollibee or from Nanay's kitchen, I simply adore this delicious dish! I love it especially when my Mama cooks it for me. In all the joy it gives to me, I can say that...Life is good just like spaghetti!
Jigs @ 10 years old - April 22, 2005 - Bean Hub, Vega Center, LB, Laguna

And my Entry # 2 with the title Photo Op:

Materials used: Sumner pp's -Scrap Strip #3, Ryan Ave., Cherry Ave and Boney Ave; Sumner Die cut arrows; Life is Good Chipboard Circles; DCWV cardstock, ribbons, ricrac, book plate, brads, blings, buttons, fibers, staple wire, K and Company tags-to-go, MM index tab combo stickers, MM Noteworty journaling pad, MM clip, DMC thread, Bic Skater pen

Journaling: This page is not about donuts although Jigs is a certified donut-lover. It is about this rare photo opportunity when Jigs willingly posed and had his photos taken. Very rare indeed! By the time he turned 10 years old, I have been having a hard time convincing him to pose for a photo. So I was surprised when he, without my instructions and with two donuts on his hands did these poses. I was thinking, has this something to do with those donuts? Maybe... So this page is about donuts after all. Jigs - September 2006 - 11 years old

So glad to be back!