Wednesday, December 30, 2009

I won!

I'm so glad to know that I won in Coordinates Collection December GDT Contest and Method Playground Challenge #55. It's been a long time since my last win.

BTW, here are my winning LO's:

...for Coordinates Collection

...for Method Playground

I'm also happy to receive my prize from A peek into Yesterday c/o my cousins Selena and Guada. Here it is:

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Inspired by Sketches

I found inspiration in Creative Scrappers Sketch #81, #82, #83 and #84 in making these layouts:

Sketch # 81 - LBS Couples

Materials used: patterned papers - Lilybee, MME, Teresa Collins; Bazzill cardstock, KI Memories lace cardstock, Creative Imaginations chipboard, American Crafts thickers, ribbons, felt, bling

Journaling: LB Scrapaholics Christmas party became a family affair this year. We hope to continue with this tradition every year. Although we missed Danny, Bobot, cors and Dedz, it was still a blast.

Sketch # 82 - Christmas 2009

Materials used: patterned papers - Daisy D's, Hot Off the Press, Lilybee, Making Memories; KI Memories lace cardstock, Fancy pants pompoms, American Craft thickers, ribbons, wooden and resin embellies, buttons, bling.

Sketch #83 - The Sweetest Thing

Materials used: patterned papers - Lily Bee, Webster Pages, Bella Boulevard; Prima trellis, ribbons, American crafts thickers, Queen and co felt, KI Memories brads and pearls, stickers.

Sketch #84 - Kids @ Heart

Materials used: MME pattrened papers and diecuts, American Crafts Thickers, AAS brads and pearls, lace, Hamblt transparency, ribbon

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Scrap Inspire Create's December Challenge and more

December challenge at Scrap Inspire Create is up! This month's challenge is to use kraft paper but there's a photos and use at least three non-scrapbooking embellishments.

Here's my take:

I used the negative of GCD Studios journaling die cuts. Thus, I'm also entering this to Method Playground's Challenge #55 to use negative space..

Thursday, November 26, 2009

RAKS and Prizes

It's been awhile since I posted the RAKS (random acts of kindness) and prizes I received from joining several contests and challenges. Good thing, I never missed the chance of taking photos of these prizes. Here they are:

RAK from Coordinates Colllection August Scrap Challenges (drawn by random) - $10 gift certificate:

Thanks to CC owner, Jamie!

RAK from Scrapbooks' Hawaii and My Little Attic's Scrapjam last October which I won during the raffle draw of major prizes (an early birthdat gift indeed!):

Thanks Marisa and Nette!

RAK from Scrapmuse's Summer Get-away Crop last August:

...for winning the grand prize for getting the most number of points:

Scrapmuse's limited edition Travel Kit

and for winning $20 plus Gift Certificate for joining the challenges and games:

Thanks to Scrapmuse owner, Melissa!

Prize for winning Cafe Mojo's Weekly Challenge - Distressing last June:

Thanks Ashley!

Prize for winning Scrappin Kid's RD/DT Challenges last June specifically Issa's Challenge:

Thanks to Issa and Mich for the prize!

Prize for winning A Peek Into Yesterday's My Dad Contest last July:

Thanks to APIY owner, PAT!

I really miss joining challenges and contests and of course winning RAKS and prizes. Maybe next time, when my mojo is back!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Dotty Divas Blog Dive Winner

I'm happy to announce that there was a good turn out of participants in the first ever Dotty Divas Blog Dive. Fifteen wonderful ladies left me some love and shared their favorite quotes. Here are they:

1. Ann
2. LG
3. Irit
4. Salme
5. Caryl Faith
6 Nelly bird
7. Chiqui
8. Rita
9. Micayla
10. Jo Sowerby
11. Taryn
12. Nat
13. Jonaks
14. Ytet
15. Jessica

And the lucky winner is......using the Random


Congrats Ytet! I will be very happy to send you my humble RAK!

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To all who joined us in this blog hop, many many thanks. See you in the next blog hop!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Time for a blog hop...

The time has come for the first ever Dotty Divas blog dive! This is your last stop before you are to head back to the Dotty Divas' blog. To be eligible to win a RAK from me, just leave a comment and share your favorite quote of all time. Once you have left your comment, head back to the Dotty Divas blog, leave a comment for a chance to be December's Guest Designer. You have until November 23 to visit all the DT's blogs.

BTW, here's my take on our latest challenge:

which is based on this ad:

You have until December 20, 2009 to submit your LO's. Can't wait to see what you'll come up with.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

5 days more to go...

...and it's blog hopping time at Dotty Divas!

Mark your calendars and drop by the Dotty Divas blog on November 20, 2009. Prizes at stake! See you there...

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Kaya 30 winner

I have just announced the winner of Pinoyscrapbooker's Kaya 30 which I sponsored last month. To see who the lucky winner is, please go here.

Thanks to all who participated and congratulations to the lucky winner of this prize:

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Dotty Divas...

...AD challenge # 4 is up! Please go here for the details. This month's prizes are sponsored by Label Tulip and Cardinal Colours.

So what are you waiting for? Come and join us in this month's challenge. Can't wait to see your entries.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

So happy and honored... be chosen as this week's Guest Designer at Simply Scrapping . See the announcement here. Be sure to check out their weekly challenges for a chance to win a prize at the end of the month.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

October Challenges

Hi! It's my birth month once again and I'm sponsoring the Kaya challenge this month. Please go here to see the details of my Lacy Days of October challenge.

You can find my samaple layout here

I can't wait to see your entries.

Here's another one! I'm also sponsoring the RAK for Scrap Inspire Create's October Challenge. The challenge is all about Fabrics, Felts and Ribbons. Here's my sample LO for this challenge:

Wait, there's one more. You still have until Saturday to come up with a LO, card or project for Challenge 17 at Pile it on.

Here's my take:

Thanks! I hope you can join me in these challenges.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Some plugs...

Our 3rd AD Challenge is up at Dotty Divas. If you love American Crafts Thickers, better grab your photos and scrapbook supplies and start creating your LO inspired by the Starbucks ad.

You can see the Dotty Divas DT's take here.

And here's another one! I'm happy to announce that I was chosen to be one of Scrap Inspire Create's Creative Crew. See the announcement here.

I hope you can join our monthly challenges. You still have time to submit for this month's challenge as the deadline is still on 6th October.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

My First Online Tutorial

I'm having my first online turorial at Artz de Scrap.

I was choosen to be their August Inspirational Scrapper.

Here are the finished products of my tutorial where I repurposed/altered toilet paper tubes:

For the detailed instructions, please go here.

Thanks to Artz de Scrap for this oppurtunity.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

I am one...

...of the Top 10 finalists in this year's Scrappin' Moms Idol 3 together with these ladies:

See the announcement here.

BTW, here's my entry to the last round.

A closer look at my handmade embellies:

and my journaling:

You can view the full details here.

Scrapbooks Hawaii Blog Candy

Scrapbooks Hawaii is having a blog candy! A Gel-a-tins Masterpiece corner set is at stake. Drop by here.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Pile it on Challenge #10

Challenge 10 at Pile it on is already up!

The challenge this week is No patterned papers. Here's my take:

Other challenges where I combined the current Pile it on challenge:

Coordinates Collection - August Scrap Challenges Week 1 (Scraplift yourself)
A Peek into Yesterday - August PDT Challenges Week 1 (use ribbon to anchor or border your photo)
Savvy n Sassy Wrap it Up Challenge - Lace it up

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Pile it on Challenge # 9

Here's my take on Pile it on's Challenge #9 to use at least three flowers and for the DT's to use Soft Pencils digital stamps:

And since I need to pile it on, I combined this with another challenge by Scrap Whispers to use a ricrac and a stamped image.

As of this time, I'm happy to announce that we have already around 90 participants...Our next challenge is up tomorrow.

Thanks for looking!

I made it to the last round

I was in Tarlac City when i learned that I made it to the last round of the Scrappin' Moms Idol 3 together with 11 talented ladies:

Here's my entry for Week 5 to create a handmade book inspired mini album:

the albums's cover...

the pages...

front and back cover, hidden journaling and the book...

my ATC's...

How my chosen book inspired me: I used the book entitled Spiritual Connections by Sylvia Browne published in 2007 as inspiration for my mini book. Thus, the title of my mini book My Connections (see front cover where I made a shaker). Browne’s book is about each relationships a person may have in a lifetime (or many lifetimes) – from family, friends, lovers to enemies, co-workers, schoolmates or even himself. This book also explains how these countless people have an effect in one’s life, no matter how fleeting, aggravating or toxic it may have seemed.

For my mini book, I did 10 pages including the title page (four 2- page spreads and 2 single pages) sharing my different connections/relationships with the important people in my life in this lifetime – my family in pages 1 and 2 (Chapter 3: Family Members), my husband Danny in pages 3 and 4( Chapter 4: Romantic Partners), my children in pages 5 and 6 (Chapter 3: Family Members), my friends in pages 7 and 8 (Chapter 5: Other Loved Ones... on Earth are on the other side). I also included a page showing my connection with myself in page 9 (Chapter 6: Our selves). I took a line or two from each of the above chapters and used these for my “exposed” journaling as I also have hidden journaling. But to make it more personal, I also wrote letters to my family, Danny, Jigs and Dannah and LB Scrapaholics. These are tucked inside in between the mini album pages (see attached photo).

For the ATC’S, I made one for the cover page with the subtitle I am connected and two more to contain the chosen lines from the book chapter (see attached photo).


Exposed journaling:

Page 1 – Family brands our souls and impacts our entire lives.

Page 4 – Love is pure and spiritual.

Relationships in any form shouldn’t be hard. If they are, something is wrong.

Page 6 – A boy is a son until he takes his wife.

A daughter is a daughter all her life.

Page 8 – Friends are priceless gifts.

Page 9 – Take a few minutes to form a unity with nature, as it truly is an elixir for the soul.

My hidden journaling (tucked in between the mini album pages)

For pages 1 and 2:

To my dear family,

I know we are faced with so much challenges at this point in our lives and it brings me so much pain. But the good thing about it is that we are facing these TOGETHER...

Tatay, I pray for your full recovery from your stroke.

Nanay, stay strong and healthy. You are indeed the light that shines in our home. I don’t know what I’ll do without you.

Jayvee, Dominic and Jerome, we are all grown-ups now. I hope you will be able to achieve your goal in life. Stay with our family and never leave. Jayvee and Jerome, be good fathers and husbands to your children and wives. Dominic, I pray for your happiness in whatever direction you wish to go.

Che and Pau, thank you for taking care of Tatay. You are a big help to our family. Che, as you start your family, I do hope you’ll learn from the mistakes of those older than you. Pau, hold on to your dreams for I’m confident that you’ll go places.

To my nephews, Goboy, Gavin, Gero and Ziggy, you bring me so much joy. I pray that you grow up to be the persons you want to be! Be good boys!


(Ate/Tita) Timi

For pages 3 and 4:

My dearest Danny,

We’ve been through a lot in the 14 years that we’ve been together. But I’m proud to say that we surpassed them all. I always thank the Lord for giving YOU to me and the kids. We are so lucky to have you. Always remember that I love you no matter what always and in all ways! Missing you and I’m waiting for your homecoming.



For pages 5 and 6:

My dearest Jigs and Dannah,

How time flies! Both of you are growing up so fast. I still remember years back when you were still babies, so dependent on me for all your needs. Now that you’re in your teens, Jigs and in your pre-teens, Dannah, I know it’s time to let go and accept the fact that you are no longer my babies. But just the same, always remember that I love you now, I’ll love you tomorrow, the way I loved you yesterday. Be good!


For pages 7 and 8:

My precious friends,

I thank the Lord the day you came into my life. For the longest time, I missed having friends. But when you all came, you made me feel how to have friends again and be a friend.

Thank you for all the support, and for sharing the passion for scrapbooking with me. Looking forward to more themed parties and photo ops with you. LOL!



Thanks for looking!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

SM Idol 3 Week 4, etc. etc.

I'd like to share my entry to SM Idol 3 Week 4 which asked us, contestants to do the following:

#1 Use the word, "PLAY" to inspire you on your layouts.
It does not have to be your title or even part of your journaling.
Use the word to inspire you on your theme.

#2 “PLAY” with your patterned papers and embellishments!

Alter AT LEAST one of the patterned papers you are going to use on your layout.
How do you alter? You can punch holes, you can doodle on it, spray glimmer mist, paint it, make it look entirely different! Something that we wouldn't recognize the paper you have used.

Alter AT LEAST one kind of embellishment you are going to use on your layout.
How? Add brads or blings on your buttons, or apply rub-on on your ribbons, punch shapes on your chipboard etc.

#3 We want to see photos AT PLAY, not necessarily kids playing. You can scrap about you and your hubby at play! Be imaginative when you PLAY.

#4 Use any (or all if you wish) of these colors:
- Yellow
- Orange
- Teal

My take:

How I altered my patterned papers:

How I altered the Prima felt embellishment:

Description of my LO:
For the photos, I chose ones that showed the LB Scrapaholics "at play in front of the camera". These were taken during our annual Easter Egg Hunting last April 2009. While our kids were busy playing, we didn't let the chance pass and played, too. What better way to play but to have our photos taken while having fun with our different poses. I incorporated 4 photos on my LO to showcase our different poses in front of the camera.

As for the papers, I altered two patterned papers (Fancy Pants and Pink Paislee). For the Fancy Pants pp, I stamped the border of the paper with yellow acrylic paint using a mesh, after which I painted with crackle paint. When the paints dried up, I distressed the portion with paint using a nail file. For the Pink Paislee pp, I did some masking (I placed swirl chipboards on two sides of the paper, opposite each other then used blowpens to achieve a misting effect.), stamping (flowers using bronze ink, swirls using orange ink and the border using black ink), doodling ( see the bigger stamped flower), and addition of glitter glue to the flower center.

As for the embellishment, I painted the all black Prima felt with different colors, green for the leaves, yellow for the flowers (also added some glitter glue), blue for the bird and brown for the branches.

I chose to use all the three colors required. These colors may be seen in the papers and embellishments used.

Materials used: Patterned papers - Fancy Pants, Pink Paislee, Cosmo Cricket and Provo Craft; cardstock - Bazzill; alphabets - My Little Shoebox, American Crafts Puffy Thickers, Heidi Swapp chipboards; Prima felt and flowers (teal and green), Imaginsce Tiger lily flower (yellow), Petaloo flower (orange), metal conchos, AAS pearl, trim, lace, mesh, blings, DMC thread, medium used - acrlylic paint (Making Memories), inks (colorbox, versafine), diamond glaze, blowpens, crackle paint, glitter glue

Journaling: When big girls play (title)... it spells FUN and SILLINESS! Laughter is all over the place. It feels like they're in their teens again. It means forgetting about their blues. April 2009, Humanties, UPLB.

Luckily, I made it to the next round together with these fab ladies:

Next I'd like to share my DT layouts for Dotty Divas and Pile it on.

For Dotty Divas' Ad Challenge #1:Here's the first ad:

and my take:

For Pile it on's Challenge #8 to use watercolors:

Finally got to use my Prima Paintables. It was my first time to use watercolors in my LO. I'm combining this challenge with the following:

Coordinates Collection July Scrap Challenges - Week 3 Let it Shine
A Peek into Yesterday PDT Challenges - Week 3 to use floral patterned paper
Dreamgirls Challenge blog - Challenge 32 Measure it Up
Dotty Divas - Challenge #1

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Challenges layouts

I made a couple of layouts for several challenges.

Here's the first one (Wedding Rings):


I submitted this LO to the following challenges: Scrap That's Design Team Challenges for the month of July (Amanda N's Challenge to scrap anything wedding-related)and Butterfly Crafts' Challenge # 16.

And here's the second LO (Wind in my Hair):

I submitted this LO to Scrap That's Design Team Challenges for the month of July (Mara's Challenge to use paper strips) and Ala Carte's Challenge #4-Kool Aid to use any three of the folllowing:

1. Use turquoise, red, and yellow.
2. Use a popsicle stick.
3. Use a clear embellishment.
4. Use a circular layout.
5. Use a number in your title.
6. Use a handcut embellishment.

I chose # 1, 3 (I used clear buttons and Heidi Swapp clear flower embellie) and 6 (I cut the flowers from a Chatterbox Designer paper).

Thanks for looking.

SM Idol Week 3 plus my PIO layout

I made it to Week 4 of the Scrappin' Mom's Idol Season 3 contest together with these great ladies:

Here's my entry for the Week 3 to use white space and eight photos with the theme celebrating everyday moments:

Details of my LO:

To achieve white space, I concentrated my photos, embellishments and journaling on the right side of the layout, arranged the eight (8) photos from top to middle of the LO. To make the design assymetrically balanced I incorporated some embellishments on the top left side of the LO. As for the theme, I chose the item "what makes you happy" on the list and looked for 8 items that make me happy, also from the list.


Exposed - a listing of my natural highs

1. sunrise
2. flowers in bloom
3. favorite pasta
4. a leafless tree
5. favorite treat
6. feet on sand
7. fine work of art
8. clouds

Hidden - hidden beneath the photos

There are certain things that give me the natural high like (1) seeing the sunrise by the sea (Hundred Islands), (2) flowers in bloom in all its slendor (Baguio City), (3) my favorite pasta (Joe's Pasta, LB, Laguna), (4) a leafless tree in all its majesty (Hundred Islands), (5) a favorite treat just like these colorful cupcakes, pleasing to the eyes as well as to the tastebuds (Dannah's 12th birthday), (6) my feet on the sand (Hundred Islands), (7) a fine work of art like this glass mosaic (Naga Cathedral), (8) clouds in the sky and being close to it (Zest-air to Naga from Manila).

Materials used: patterned papers - October Afternoon, My Little Shoebox and Fancy Pants, alpha stickers: My Little Shoebox and All About Scrapbooking, journaling cards - October Afternoon (makes me happy and numbers) and MME Bohemian, flowers - Prima and All About Scrapbooking (felt), American Crafts Thickers (puffy), Maya road chipboard bird, artificial leaves, paper and crocheted doilies, lace and trims, button, All About Scrapbooking pearl conchos, blings, blowpens, inks, glitter glue, DMC threads, tulle, staple wires, MM acrylic paint

And now for my DT work at Pile it on:

This week's challenge is to use mostly orange in your layout, card or altered item. I'm combining this challenge with Coordinates Collection July Scrap Challenges for Week 3 and A Peek Into Yesterday's July PDT Challenges Week 1.

BTW, I'd like to announce that my friend Issa Lucido made it top the top three scoops for her LO Why for last week's sketch challenge. Congrats, Issa!

And one more thing, please drop by the Dotty Divas blog for a teaser of the first ad challenge this coming week.