Monday, August 4, 2008

1st, 2nd and 3rd!

Would you believe that I won first, second and third place in Scrapmuse's Monthly Contests for three consecutive months {April Contest annouced in May, May Contest announced in June and July 2008(they skipped June)}?

My first win at Scrapmuse was for its April contest-Spring at Scrapmuse. I won FIRST PLACE. Here is my winning layout:


10 Random Facts about ME

1. I am creative. And it shows in the way I live, in my art and in the way I do work.
2. I am passionate. I put my whole heart and mind to anything that suits my fancy. I'm passionate with my art!
3. I am a go-getter. I'll do my best to achieve my goals and aspirations in life.
4. I am a hopeless romantic. I still long for candle-lit dinners, red roses and love letters even in this age of computers.
5. I am a scrapaholic. I love documenting important events as well as everyday moments. I love the shopping that goes along with SCRAPBOOKING.
6. I love to travel, going places, meeting people, taking photos.
7. I am a bargain hunter, always on the look out for sales.
8. I am sentimental. Love songs remind me of something. I still keep mementos from way back.
9. I am a nature lover. I love flowers, trees, bees, butterflies and lady bugs. I love being one with nature.

I am MARIA FATIMA MERCADO, TIMI for short. I am all these and more.

I received my prize worth $25 last month thru the kindness of Chiqui's aunt.

My second win was in their May's Journaling Contest. Here is the layout the bagged the SECOND PLACE:

Here's my journaling:

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.

There are so many things I want to thank you for. Because of us, you endured almost 10 years of being away from us, your family just to give us a brighter future. You put up with the extreme heat and cold of the Saudi Arabian desert. You missed celebrating birthdays, Christmases, New Years, anniversaries, graduations and recognitions days with us. You took pain in attending to your own personal needs especially when you were sick. You 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. You bore up with not so pleasing personalities and sometimes discriminating ones. You withstood a culture very different from ours. FOR ALL THESE AND MORE, JIGS, DANNAH AND I WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS.

We may not always be in good terms nowadays but remember, I still love you. I may not show it but I do love you. You are the wind beneath my wings. You always let me shine and be the best of who I am. It's probably because of the long time that we've been together. I'll try to make up, promise, just give me more time.

As I always tell you in my letters, I love you no matter what...always and in all ways.

Love and prayers,

My prize is a $15 GC to spend in the Scrapmuse Store. I'm already done with my shopping. My prize is going to be shipped to my cousin in California as my Tita Olive
will be going home in October.

My third and latest win is for its July Sketch and Paint Challenge where I got the THIRD PLACE. Here is my winning entry:

Materials used: Prima Morning Song collection (Chattering), Basic Grey chipboard (Wilma), Heidi Swapp flower, Prima flowers and Say it in Crystals, buttons, lace, ricrac, MM acrylic paint, Color box fluid chalk ink, metal photo corner.

I used a metallic mesh as a stamp/mask using paint as medium. I also handpainted around the base paper to add to the already existing painted look around the paper.

My prize is a $10 GC.


kennethkimkeso said...

andami nyo n pla nagawang scraps mam! at panalo pa lahat! naks.. dahil jan, pa-cheeseburger k nmn! yi!

para sa bonus!! =)

jonaks said...

naiyak ako dun sa journaling mong thanks.

Candy said...

Grabe ka talaga, Timi! BOW talaga ako sa iyo! You are so prolific and so artistic, the world really has to recognize you talent! Galing!

gorgeous_ren said...

mam very touching naman ung journal for your husband...affected ako kc were on the same boat...hehe...anyway your blog is very very nice and inspiring...and also the rest of the entries were so cute...sana artistic din ako like you...Godbless po..

arvicpanting said...

maam ang galing mo p[o pala sa scrapbooking..kaya po pala kau ngpaproject smin non..hehe..ang artistic nyo po pala!Ü

jenelavellano said...

ang ganda ganda po pala ng mga gawa ang dami din po..nakakatouch po ung isa..ang creative..=)

maybell said...

maam, i almost cried po while reading the love letter..i wish that i could be as expressive as you are.

kathytafere said...

ma'am timmy ang galing nyo po Ü ang ggnda ng mga scrap book..pwede po kyo kumita jan Ü

danpasicolan said...

hello mam timmy =) ng2han ko po mga gnwa nyo..ang gnda2..npaka creative po..gs2 ko sana mag pagawa..hehe..Gobless po

cielo said...

Mam timi,all your scrap works are really nice. it was nice to see your family pictures, it was inspiring and at the same time it was fun reading all your messages.

chruelz10 said...

mam eto lang po masasabi ko... Galing! Hehe! As in! Eto pala ang 'other side' nyo po.. paggawa ng scrap book. Creative po sya, kahit yung art mismo na wala yung mga captions, lalo na dun sa "thanks" na letter po nyo kay "Danny", nakakatouch. Ang sarap ng feeling kapag ako ang binigyan ng ganyan. Hehe. Yun lang po. Sana mag develop at magdevelop pa po ang "talent" nyo sa scrap booking. God bless po!

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