Monday, July 28, 2008

Another Win at Peek - my fourth!

I'm so happy today. Chiqui's text message really made my day. She congratulated me for winning A Peek Into Yesterday's Can You Believe this Weather Contest. The challenge is to document the unusual weather in your area/state.

Here is my winning entry entitled Devastated - Signal # 4:

Materials used: Basic Grey Sultry and Perhaps, DCWV cardstock, Provo Craft plain paper, American Crafts Thickers (vinyl and chipboard), Cherry Arte chipboard, MM Tiny Stickers, Maya Road chipboard and felt shapes (branches and bird), Autumn Leaves Bag-o-Buttons, 7 gypsies clip, Doodlebug Designs frills, bling, fibers

Journaling: Can you believe this weather? Typhoons are getting stonger and stonger in this part of the globe. In the past, the highest typhoon signal was 3 but now it's already Signal # 4. What's worst is that these typhoons occur even during summertime. Times have indeed changed so as the climate.

My prize is a $25 gift certificate to use at APIY. My LO will also be displayed at the homepage until the winner of their next contest is announced.

My LO at APIY's homepage:


Saturday, July 26, 2008

Dianne tagged me

Dianne tagged me with this:

What Scrapbooking Item are you? Go here to take the quiz.

My Result (same as Dianne's)

You are PAPER!
You are an all natural basic person who likes to act as a foundation to others. You are willing to take a backseat in most of your relationships and let others take the spotlight, while you show your support and help them shine! Underneath it all, you are the one who makes it all happen. You are the focus and stability in any group, even if you are not the leader. Others look to you to set the pace and provide ideas for ways to get things done. But Paper Beware - sometimes you get a little edgy with the people who look to you for support and can give them some papercut remarks that can hurt their feelings. Remember to watch what you say, because you are best when leading by example.

Don't forget to add the site where you posted your quiz and the scrapbooking item that describes you.


I'm now passing on this tag to Issa, Chiqui, Rita, Helga, Liezl, Cors and Ytet.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Christmas in July

I was able to complete three Christmas layouts this July,actually my first three using 12x12 format.

Here they are:

Layout 1 - 13 Days before Christmas

Layout 2 - Christmas Tree

Layout 3 - This Blouse

Using your Scraps

Like any scrapbooker, I accumulate so many scraps from patterned papers and cardstocks. I usually sort them by color. There are times when I get to use these scraps but most often than not, I always start with a new set of papers.

For the LO below, I finally used up my scraps from Basic Grey Fushion pp's left from my "I am A Poem" layout. This is response to Beverly Todd's Use your Scraps Challenge, Day 22 of her 40 Days Event.

The LO:

The LO is entitled "Only Girl". The ones in the photo are my parents and myself.

Materials used: Bazzill Basics, Basic Grey Fusion pp's, ribbons, lace, buttons, Prima flowers, felt flower, Provo Craft alpha stickers, MM tiny stickers, Prima Say it in Crystals and mesh.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Recycling Challenge

There's a Recycling Challenge at Beverly Todd's blog as part of her 40 Days Event and at Arty Girlz blog.

Here is my take:

This is a communication pocket inspired by a challenge at ArtzdeScrap blog.

A closer look:

This used to be a packaging of:

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Prizes and RAKs

This week, I received several prizes and RAKs for winning in two challenges, one raffle and for being a Guest Designer.

I got this Gel-a-Tins Spring Garden Stamp during the Scrapfest's Raffle. Issa, Yvette and I were so lucky to win this prize:

Thanks to the Scrappin' Moms!

For joining Scrappin Mojo's Pool Party, I got this RAK for being picked as random winner in one of the challenges:

Thanks Jan!

From Scrapwords, I got two packages - one is a RAK from one of its Wordsmiths (DT member), Sandy for winning in one of the challenges sometime in April or May and another is a prize from Leslie, Scrapwords' very generous owner for being Guest Designer last March.

From Sandy:

I especially loved the tint Studio G stamps. Thanks Sandy!

And this one from Leslie:

Thank you so much, Leslie! There was also a BIG SURPRISE in her note for me. CAn't reveal it yet, though.

I also got to shop in the Scrapwords Store. As a Guest Designer, I got a 15% discount on my purchase. Here are what I got from her store:

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Cabbie tagged me

Cabbie, the Philippines first Scrappin' Moms idol honored me with these two
blog awards-- ~ Blog of Destinction & Brillante Weblog!! Thank you so much Idol Cabbie! Don't forget to check out her blog here.

So, here are the rules that go along with the awards:
1. You post the award logos on your blog.
2. You link back to the person who awarded them to you.
3. Nominate at least 7 people whose blogs you admire and add links back to their blogs.
4. Leave a message for the nominees on their blogs.

And, here are my nominees for inspirational blogs and very talented artists:

ISSA - Scrappin' and Everything
CHIQUI - Snapshots of my Life
COOKIE - Cookie's Corner
HELGA - Heart and Soul the Life of a Scrapaholic
RITA - My Lfe and my Scrapbooking
CANDY - EyeCandyScrap
JONA - My Art, my Life, my Space

Be sure to check out their blogs to see how much talent they have. They truly deserve these awards!!!

Birthday Tag

I just went to her blog and I'm already tagged! By whom? By no other than Beverly Todd! She is celebrating her 40th Birthday and having a 40 Days Event in her blog. Go here to see rules. This will not only be fun but you will also have a chance to win a special birthday-related prize courtesy of the birthday girl herself!

Here are her questions and my answers (in italics):

1. What age was your best birthday (so far) & why? My 36th Birthday - the LB Scrapaholics organized a birthday party for me with balloons, flowers and kids are also there to celebrate it with me.

2. What was the worst? None that I can remember.

3. What is the best present you have ever received? There's nothing in particular, but I love it when I receive scrapbook-related gifts no matter how little they are.

4. What was the weirdest? None that I can think of.

5. Where would you most like to spend your birthday? In the company of family and friends, anywhere that is.

6. What is your zodiac sign? Libra - hopeless romantic, in love with love, loves anything beautiful, has a tendency to be addicted...

7. Chinese Year? Dog - loyal!

I'm tagging Issa, Cookie, Yvette, Chiqui and Cabbie.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Anagram Challenge

I am participating in an ANAGRAM CHALLENGE!!!

Here are the rules for this challenge at Croppinsville as stated in the blog:

For the anagram challenge, I'll select a word. I'll then select an item or two using the first letter of the word. The remaining letters are up to you. You must then use the supplies listed along with items you selected for the remaining letters to create your project. This weeks word is: CROP.


So your challenge is to use something orange. Then you'll need to come up with something for C, R and P.

Here's my take:

I used:

C - Circles
R - Ricrac
O - Orange
P - Patterned paper

For this LO, I used Fancy Pants All About a Boy pp's.

A Male Layout.

For this LO I followed Becky Fleck's sketch at Back Porch Memories. This LO, entitled F4 is features my son and his friends during their Elementary Graduation last March 29, 2008.

I used Kaiser Craft papers for this LO. Othe materials used were: DCWV cardstock, alphabet chipboard (Craft Express and American Crafts), Cherry Arte chipboard, buttons, stamp, Provo Craft metal tags, MM Tiny Stickers, ribbons, lace sticker, WRMK Precious metals, metal photo corners.

Here it is:

I am entering this LO to Atry Girlz Weekly Challenge 43 - Male/Men. I saw this challenge in Beverly Todd's blog who is having a 40 days event for her 40th Birthaday. Today is day 17. You still have a chance to join.


I originally created this LO for Scrapwords' Online Crop last Saturday and Sunday. The challenge was to use a scrapbook packaging in your LO. I used a Prima Loft 18 packaging. That's where I adhered my journaling strips which are my 10 reasons why I was happy last May 17, 2008 - SCRAPFEST!!!

Here is the LO:

Materials used: Patterned papers: MME 29th Street Market, Anna Griffin, Hot Off the Press; others: Amercian Craft Thickers, Doodlebug Designs Frills, trims, Autumn Leaves Bag-o-buttons, Scenic route chipboard, bling, Anna Griffin stickers

My journaling:

Top 10 Reasons Why I'm Happy on May 17, 2008

It's Scrapfest today!
Shopping galore
Raffle prizes
Bonding with LB Scrapaholics
Meeting new friends
Seeing old friends
Make and Take projects
New things to learn
My new trolley bag

While blog hopping today, I came across Deanne Burton's Challenge in honor of Beverly Todd's 40th Birthday celebration. Her challenge is to post a LO with the word HAPPY on it. This LO is my take on her challenge.

Monday, July 14, 2008

I used my STAMPS!!!

I'm not really fond of stamps. I own several stamps, the big one were prizes from challenges/raffles.

For the LO below I used some of my stamps - Fancy Pants Bella Brush (script) and Autumn Leaves (hearts) stamps:

I also used buttons, crystal brads, flowers as embellishments. The patterned papers are from My Mind's Eye 29th Street Market.

Friday, July 11, 2008

More Prizes and RAKS

This week, I received one of the prizes from Scrapmuse's April Contest. My prize was a $25 gift certificate to spend on its store. These are what I got:

Some My Mind's Eye 29th Street Market kit and papers, ribbon, BIG flower, Foofala Bag-o-Buttons, 7Gypsies clips.

Thanks to Chiqui Gutierrez' Aunt Dolly Garcia for bringing home our prizes. Chiqui also won in Scrapmuse's April Contest. Congrats Chix!!!

Two of the RAKS I was waiting for also came, one from Scrapwords' May Guest Designer Amy Birch (of the US) and another from My Scrapbook Nook's DT Member, Wendy (of United Kingdom). Chiqui's aunt also brought home my RAK from Amy. Thanks Tita!

Look what I got from Amy Birch:

Thanks Amy for these rub-ons, metal charms and Prima flowers!!!

And thanks to Wendy for these stamped transparencies:

These stamps are some of her favorites. Thanks Wendy for cutting them for me!!!

I will surely enjoy all these prizes and RAKS. I feel so blessed.