Saturday, January 24, 2009

Awarded Thrice

I am so so delighted to be given two awards by three of my fellow LB Scrapaholics.

The first one is from Chiqui and Issa.

Here it is:

Here it goes:
Mention five (5) addictions and pass on the award to five (5) other fab blogs!

1. Scrapbooking
2. Sunflower, Strawberry Shortcake and froggie stuff
3. Scrapbooking sites on the net
4. Taking photos
5. and of course, MY FAMILY!!!

I am now passing these awards to the following talented ladies:

1. Jona
2. Candy
3. Khei
4. Jeanie
5. Marix

The second award is from Helga.

Here it is:

The rules:

1). Post a link of the person who gave you this award.
2). Nominate 5 other people and give a link to their sites
3). Let your nominators know that they got an award from you.
4). Put a logo of the award on the blog

I'm passing these awards to the same ladies I passed the first award to.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Are you a Forever Friends Fan?

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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Inspired by an AD

This is my first time to join Ad This blog challenge.

Here is my LO entitled Red * Green * Gold:

Materials used: Kaiser Craft Pear Tree pp's, Bazzill cardstock, Creative Imaginations and MM alpha stickers, embellishments: 1. button; 2. ribbon; 3. star made of resin; 4. blings (red and gold); 5. Christmas tree chipboard from MM; others: Glitter glue and Glossy accents

The photos were taken last December 2008 showing my color motif last Christmas.

Thanks for looking.

SK Weekend Crop LO's

I'm so happy that I completed all 5 challenges in the Scrappin' Kids crop this weekend.

Here are my layouts:

Resident Designers Issa and Cookie's buttons and chipboard challenge:

Materials used: Patterned papers: Cherry Arte, Cosmo Cricket, Fancy Pants; cardstock: KI Memories lace cardstock; Stickers: Karen Foster Squishies, leather alpha stickers, MM word stickers and tiny alphas; buttons, Fancy Pants chipboards (stars), blings, ricrac, staple wire

Note: I used Creative Scrappers' Weekly Sketch #34.

DT Yvette's one-photo and handmade embellishment challenge:

A closer look at my handmade dinosaur embellie:

Materials used: Cherry Arte and Cosmo Cricket pp's, Bazzill cardstock, KI Memories lace cardstock, Jenni Bowlin, Bo Bunny and Fancy Pants chipboards, buttons, 7 Gypies clip, ricrac, ribbon, rubber foam letters, MM tiny stickers, bling

DT Michelle's Que Sera Sera Challenge:

Materials used: Pink Paislee Vintage Moon and Fancy Pants pp's, Paper Loft letter stickers, 7 Gypsies journaling stickers, Fancy Pants and All About Scrapboooking chipboards K and Company felt stickers, blings, Dude journaling cards, button, Jenni Bowlin ticket, brads

Journaling: Jigs,I remember our little conversation when you were still small. you told me that you wanted to a FARMER, a rich one though. You dreamed of owning a vast land, a ranch with all those horses, cows and fruit trees - a great RANCHER. Not only that, you's also like to be a VETERINARIAN just like your Ninong JB. That way, you'd be the one to take care of your herd. Mama


DT Vivi's Fears and Phobias challenge:

Materials used: Pink Paislee Vintage Moon, MAMBI and Fancy Pants pp's, Bazzill and DCWV cardstock, AAS foam letters, ribbons and trims, AC chipboard, button, pearl bling

Journaling: If there's somEting I fear about, it is seeing my kids battle with some kind of illness and being confined in the hospital. I was scared to death when both of them were hospitalized due to Dengue Fever last Octocer 2008. I never want this ti happen again. I always pray that they be blessed with good health all the days of their life.
Oct 2008 - CMC


Creative Director Jessy card challenge:

What a scrappy weekend - a total of 6 LO's and a card!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Feeling Scrappy

I'm feeling scrappy this weekend. I was able to finish 3 LO's since last night, the first one of which I posted early this morning. I was able to finish my second and third LO although I still have to take the photo of the third one.

Here's my second LO based on Creative Scrappers' Weekly Sketch #33:

Materials used: Patterned papers: Scenic Route; cardstock: Bazzill; chipboards: All About Scrapbooking, Bo Bunny and Maya Road; Stickers: MM tiny alphas, Creative Imaginations Narratives; Others: buttons, brads, ribbon, journaling card, glitter glue and glossy accents

Journaling reads: Dannah, Che and myself wearing hooded jackets on Christmas Eve. We call ourselves...hooded beauties. Dec 08

I will post my third LO when I'm done taking a photo of it.

Thanks for looking.

Friday, January 16, 2009

My 2008

My 2008 was truly a blessed year and nothing's more exciting than creating a page about it.

Here's what I did:

Materials used: Patterned papers: Black Market Paper Society and Basic Grey; cardstock: Bazzill; chipboard: American Crafts and Maya Road; Alpha stickers: All About Scrapbooking, leather stickers, puffy stickers, MM Tiny alphas; flowers: Prima; others: ribbons, lace, bling, Provo Craft epoxy brads, glitter glue, glossy accents


2008 - a year blessed with:

- Life
- Love
- Health
- Friends
- Children
- Family
- Events
-Prizes and RAK

Thanks for looking!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Two more LO's

I'm so happy to have completed a total of seven layouts in a span of three days. After Coordinates Collection Cyber Crop last weekend, I did two more, one for Creative Scrappers' Way Back When Contest and another one for Scrappin Kids' Sketch Contest.

Here is my layout for Creative Scrappers contest:

Materials used: Black Market Paper Society pp (from my Color Me Daisy kit), Bazzill cardstocks and Just Edge, Inque Boutique chipboards (Scroll)painted with MM paint, MM Tiny Alphas, AAS foam alphas, buttons, ribbons, blings, Prima flowers and brads

Journaling reads: I still remember way back when you were still my little boy, not yet a teenager as you are today. Way back when we didn't argue much and we'd talk about anything and everything under the sun. I miss those days of way back when.

And for Scrappin Kids first ever sketch challenge, here is my LO:

Materials used: Cosmo Cricket pp's,diecuts and chipboards, KI Memories lace cardstock, Bazzill cardstock, ribbon, American Craft Thickers, leather alpha stickers, staples, clear buttons, MM Tiny alphas.

For this year, I resolve to create more LO's for Jigs. I only made a total of 30
12 x 12 pages for him compared to Dannah's 84 since I started with 12 x 12 format. I'll still make layouts for Dannah, of course but Jigs will be my priority this year.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

At last, my first set of LO's for 2009!

It's been quite a while since my last layout. At long last, I completed 5 layouts for Coordinates Collection January Cyber Crop!

Here are my LO's for the crop's challenges:

CC Challenge #1 - Is someone stealing my pens?

The requirement is to use something that is typically an "office" supply in your layout. Some examples are paper clips, staples, binder clips, post-its, lined notebook paper, white-out, or highlighters.

I used index cards and a clip to satisfy this challenge requirements. Other materilas used include Cosmo Cricket pp, American Crafts Thickers, Bazzill Just Edge, buttons, and MM Tiny alphas.

CC Challenge #2 - Working 9 to 5

This challenge is all about routines! Show us your typical day-to-day routine. Or maybe you'd like to be more specific? Try focusing on your child's nighttime routine (seriously, how cute would that be?) or some of the small steps that you repeat on a regular basis.

Materilas used: Bazzill cardstock, Scenic Route pp and alpha stickers, Bo Bunny chipboard alphas, 3D chipboard stickers, ribbon.

My journaling:

My journaling is written in tags. It reads:

A typical day for me consists of waking up every morning at around 5:30 to take care of Jigs and Dannah's needs in going to school. Sometimes, I have breakfast. Most times, I don't.
If I have an early class, I go straight taking a bath and dressing up for work. If I have a late class, I go back to sleep for about 1-2 hours more.
I ride a public transport in going to work. Travel time ranges from 1 - 1.5 hours depending on the traffic.
At work, I teach one to four classes depending on the day. Of course, there are things that go with teaching like preparing for lessons, checking exams and papers, etc. I also have some committee works.
I usually get home at around 7:30 PM. Sometimes when I meet with my friends, I get home a little later - 9:00 PM the latest.
I am a night person so I usually stay up late. Some nights, I scrapbook. Other nights, I'm on my computer or in front of the TV set.
Sleeping time is around 11:00 PM or sometimes past midnight.
In all the things I do everyday, I always find inspiration in my kids. Now that Danny is in Saudi Arabia once again, my focus is my kids. Both Dannah and Jigs are the reason why I work and do my craft. The two of them make my everyday worth living, the reason why I love waking up every morning. I thank GOD for giving me the both of them to make my everyday COMPLETE.

CC Challenge #3 - Alright, who left the copy machine jammed?

The challenge is to use the same picture (or a VERY similar one) more than once in a layout. That's it, no other requirements.

Materials used: Dreamstreet pp's, Bazzill cardstock and Just Edge, Daisy D's rubons, MM Tiny Alphas, clear buttons, blings, ribbons, Prima Flowers, American Craft Thickers, Love Elsie chip button.

CC Challenge #4 - I literally cannot function without my (?)

This challenge has two options.

Option A: Create a layout based on some of your technology. Love your blackberry? Wouldn't be able to text message to save your life? Show us.

Option B: Use that technology! Use a digital element on your layout, or even just type your journaling. With all the cool fonts available, you can totally change the look of your layout with typed journaling.

I chose Option A.

Materials:Dreamstreet pp's, Bazzill cardstock, AC Thickers, bling and buttons, ribbons, metal embellies, Scenic Route alpha stickers, Love Elsie chip button.

If there is one technological gadget I can't live without, it is the cellphone. I got my first one, a second-hand ALCATEL unit late 2000. Thereafter, I always had one at hand, one of which was a Nokia cellphone-3210 held by Dannah in this photo several years back.
Dannah used to call cellphone, celli-phone when she was about four years old, thus this layout's title. Now that she's already 11 years old, her Daddy and I allowed her to own one, the cellphone being the most convinient and cheapest means of communication nowadays.

CC Challenge #6 - Is it Friday yet?

This challenge is to scrap weekend or vacation photos. To up the ante a bit, you must use at least one button and some ribbon.

Materials used: Dreamstreet pp, Bazzill cardstock,AC thickers, Scenic Route alpha stickers, leather stickers, buttons, ribbons, Ptima flower, MM crystal brad.

Journaling: This was my second time to be a Regional Examinierfor UPCAT (UP College Admission Test). I was sent to San Jose, Occidental Mindoro wtih Tita Amy Jorda of UP Diliman.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Wanna win some stamps?

If you wanna win some stamps, go HERE.

I did, I hope you will.