Friday, October 31, 2008

Layouts I Forgot to Post - Part 2

Here is the 2nd part of layouts I forgot to post:

Layouts for Jigs:

Soon to be Teener

Proud of U

Tattooed in my Heart

Can't Imagine my Life Without YOU

My Little Prince

A Love Like No Other

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Not too late for a Birthday Challenge

October is my birth month but this year I wasn't able to celebrate my 38th birthday the way I wanted to. I was in the hospital on my birthday (October 12). Dannah and Jigs were hospitalized due to dengue fever (Dannah had typhoid too).It was my saddest birthday ever.

As early as September, I already had plans for my birthday:

Plan #1 - A day at Ocean Park, Mall of Asia and Star City with Jigs and Dannah. I also planned of spending the night in a hotel. I still have plans of pursuing this but maybe in December or January.

Plan #2- I would buy myself a new digital camera. With the "shocking" bill in the hospital, I have to postpone my purchase probably to December.

Plan # 3 - Celebrate my birthday with Chiqui and Ytet (also October celebrants) a day after my birthday. We'll be celebrating our birthdays with the November celebrants Helga and Cora this coming November.

Plan # 4 - A birthday challenge in this blog, which I am pursuing now. It's not yet too late, is it?

The challenge: Scraplift any of my LO's in this blog using my favorite color combination apple green and orange.

Here is a sample LO I created for the challenge during the Scrappin Moms' Idol Finals last October 4:

Photo details:

Email your layouts to on or before November 30, 2008. You may also post your layout in your blog, if you have one then link it here. Don't forget to include my LO that you scraplifted. Thdere will be two prizes in store for this challenge, one will be judged by a foreign scrapbook designer which I will announce later and another one is through random drawing.

I'll be posting a photo of the the prizes/RAKs that I will be giving away one of these days. Can't wait to see what you come up with. Goodluck and have fun!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Layouts I Forgot to Post - Part 1

Since I am not consistently a faithful blogger, I forgot to post some LO's that I have completed, some of which date back to May 2008. Now that I find the time, I will not let this chance pass. I will be posting by theme.

Birthday Layouts:

Helga's Ice Cream and Crop Party (November 2006)

Cora's Bluer than Blue Birthday Party (November 2006)

Issa's Polka Dot Party (Dec. 2006)

Liezl's Spa and Stripes Birthday (August 2008)

Another one for Liezl's birthday

and another one

My nephew Ziggy's 1st Birthday (May 2008) using a sketch by Becky Fleck

another one for Ziggy using a sketch by Selena Kimsey

All About Me Layouts:

Ponder using Kaiser Kraft papers following Donna Espiritu's winning sketch at Creative Scrappers

Fascinated with Buddhism

Gift for the ABC book I'm trying to complete

Self-help Books, also for my ABC book

Favorite Words

Take me to Places I Want to Go using handmade flowers

A Few of my Favorite Things for my ABC book

Same Shoes

10 Things I love About ME

Creative ME

Happy and Content in 6X12

This is just the first part. I'll be posting my other LO as soon as I can. Thanks for looking!

Another Package

In a span of two weeks, I have received three packages from the mail, including the one I received today. My latest package came from the owner of Crop Till You Drop, Beverly Todd. Her store is based in United Kingdom.

The package was my prize for winning in CTYD's Guest Design Team Contest last July 2008. This is my winning layout showcasing my best birthday ever:

Here are the contents of my DT KIT:

We R Memory Keepers papers and a couple of vellum

Various embellishments such as rubons, alpha stickers, acrylic accents, photo corners and shaker tags

Felt shapes

American Crafts ribbons (2 sets) and a handmade tag (created by Beverly herself)

Card kit

I can't wait to play with my GDT stuff. I'll be CTYD's Guest Designer this coming November. Do drop by their blog. See you there!

SK Marathon - Challenge # 5

This day's challenge is courtesy of SK Designer Issa Lucido. The challenge is to create a 12 x 12 masculine LO with a twist. The twist is to include flourishes in your LO but maintaining its masculinity.

For my LO, I used masculine colors -blues and browns from All About Scrapbooking. I don't have much masculine papers at hand but I got tons of flowers.

Here is my take:

Materials used: All About Scrapbooking pp's, Bazzill cardstock, ricrac, brads, silk flowers, sequin flowers, All About Scrapbooking Alpha Stickers

Thanks for looking...

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


I received my DT stuff from Scrapwords last week. It arrived last October 14 but since we were in the hospital that time until the 19th, I only got it last October 21 when I went back to work.

Here are the items that I got from Leslie, Scrapwords' generous owner:

Sassafrass Lass Life is Beautiful papers, stickers, rubons and In A Stitch Orange Blossoms

A magazine and some alterable items (My Pages Talk and Martha Stewart Crafts Collector Box)

Webster Pages patterned papers

American Crafts Thickers, Apple Pie Acyric Album, Jenni Bowlin cards, a Fancy Pants paper

Various kinds of embellishments

I have made a couple of LO's using Sassafrass Lass products...more to create!!!

Thanks for looking!

SK Marathon Challenge # 4

This day's challenge by SK Resident Designer Liza is to make a layout using five different mediums or 5 colors of the same madium. I chose to use the first one - five different mediums. For my LO, I use paint (in purple and brown), glitter glue (similar to Stickles), glossy accents, chalk inks (blue, charcoal) and oil pastel (violet).

Here is my layout:

Details of my LO:

Materials used: Black Market Society pp's, DCWV cardstock, SEMCO paints, Reeves glitter glue, Colorbox fluid chalk inks, Ranger Glossy accents, oil pastel, buttons, Inque Boutique boards, laces, ribbons, Prima flowers, MM crystal brads, American Crafts thickers, Uniball Signo pen (white), Sakura Aqualip[ (purple), staple wire

Sunday, October 26, 2008

SK Marathon Challenge # 3

Challenge #3 is issued by SK's Design Team Member Cookie Aguilar. Here challenge is to create a 12 x 12 LO using pattern papers no more than 4 x 4 inches in size!! Papers can be smaller than 4x4 but definitely not bigger.

Here is my take:

Details of my LO:

Materials used: Sassafrass Lass Life is Beautiful Fawnd of You, Too and Serendipity hog Heaven pp's, Sassafrass Lass Serendipity - Happy Place Sweet Treats stickers and In a Stitch Orange Blossoms, Jenni Bowlin journaling cards and alpha stickers, Autumn Leaves buttons, eyelets, photo corner brad, ribbons and laces, Inque Boutique chipboard, bling, corrugated board, MM tiny alpha stickers.

Journaling reads:

I was not able to celebrate my 38th Birthday on the exact date. Jigs and Dannah were confined in the hospital because of Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever. On my birthday, it was Jigs' first day and Dannah's fourth day of confinement. Finally on Oct. 17, a Friday when Dannah regained her appetite, I had my birthday celebration. Dannah requested KFC fried chicken.

SK Marathon Challenge # 2

Challenge #2 by SK Resident Designer Jazz asked participants to come up with the most creative photo matting ever in a layout.

Here is my take:

Materials used: Sassafrass Lass Serendipity - Happy Place (Criss Cross) and Life is Beautiful- Fawnd of you, Too pp's, cardstock (white), corrugated board, American Crafts Thickers (felt) and slick writer, Prima Say it in Crystals, Doodlebug Designs Paper Frills, Tim Holtz journaling tickets, buttons, blings, Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink, ribbon.

How I did my matting: I used Sassafrass Lass borders (from the patterned papers, rainbow and V -shaped) as matting for my photo. I adhered some buttons and blings as well as ribbon on the borders.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

SK Marathon @ 9

I am joining SK Marathon @ 9.

The first challenge by Teacher Jessy is to scrap about one's favorite outfit.

Here's mine:

Materials used: Patterned papers- K and company (Brenda Walton) and DCWV; DCWV cardstock, silk flowers and leaves; DCWV alpha stickers; diecut alphabet (RED), buttons, lace, DMC thread, glitter glue, Piggy Tales taglets, brads

Journaling reads Hidden behind the photos:

Once upon a time, there was a lady named Timi who hated the color red. Anything red she disliked – red clothes, red shoes, red bags, anything red! She vowed that she would never wear anything that was red. She found this color too loud for her personality, too glaring and too flashy. For a time, she was into browns and dark blues.
One day, when she was shopping for clothes, she noticed this red blouse, as if inviting her to try it on. She tried it on and it fitted her just right. To her surprise, it looked beautiful on her. With that red blouse on, her face glowed. It put the sweetest smile on her lips like never before. That was the first red blouse she bought and wore. From then on, whenever she shopped for clothes she would always consider red, a color she used to hate but learned to love. And now if you look at her closet you will find more of reds than any other color!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Savvy N Sassy Ribbons

One of the favorite scrapbooking sites I visit is the Canada-based Savvy N Sassy (SNS). Their slogan - Savvy N Sassy - for all your ribbon needs. It is ribbon kit club, the only one I know so far. I began visiting their site sometime last May and since then I became an active member, joining their monthly contests and challenges and just recently their Diva-licious Crop held last September.

I've already won in one of their challenges before (ABC Challenge) and got a ribbon kit (plus other items) as my prize. I also won in their August Ribbon Kit Contest for my layout Indulge. Just last week while we were in the hospital, I received this:

Yesterday, I received anothe ribbon kit for winning in one of the challenges I joined in their recenly concluded crop. For the crop, I was able to complete 14 challenges, 8 make and takes and 3 classes. Here is my prize:

I'm loving all those purples...

Here are some of the projects I completed for the Diva-licious Crop:

Some cards:

A bookmark:

Some altered items:

I also finished several LO's during the crop. Oh I just love crops! It enables me to finish a lot of projects and deal with my backlogs.