Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Happy day!

Yesterday was a happy happy day for me. I received to RAKS and one SWAP:

This is from Scrap Inspire Create's owner, Jazz for winning last month's challenge Blast from the past. Thanks Jazz! so generous of you!

This one is from Kristi Smith for winning in her monthly blog challenge. This is my third time to receive a RAK from her. Thanks so much, Kristi!

And last but not the least, a SWAP from Tessah:

Thanks Tessah! I love this one...

Aside from these wonderful scrapbooking stuff I received yesterday, I also got good news today: another win from Cafe Mojo Challenges, a DT position and a guest scrapper stint. Can't spill the details for now. But I'm very very HAPPY. It's indeed a HAPPY DAY!!!!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Ziggy's Balloon

Just finished another LO for Dannah. I'm entering this to Pile it on's Challenge # 4 to Button it up! I used this sketch from Simply Scrapbooking Now:

Here's my take:

This is Dannah during the celebration of Ziggy's 2nd Birthday, Jigs' 14th birthday and Cheche's 19th birthday.

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Good news + one layout

I've got some good news to share. First, my LO "Who's my Hero?" won in A Peek Into Yesterday's Hero/She-ro contest. This means another $20 gift certificate.

Second, I'm done with my SM Idol 3 Week #1 entry. However, I still have to wail till Friday to share what I came up with in this blog.

Lastly, I finished another LO for a couple of challenges:

Some details:

I made this LO for Simply Scrapping June Challenge - Week 1 to use any Simply Scrapping sketch. Here's the sketch:

And also for Pile it on's Challenge #4 to Button it up!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Layouts Share

I finished the following LO's for different challenges.

Here they are:

Layout #1 - Parenting is not an easy task

This LO is for the following challenges: Simply Scrapping June Challenge #1 (sketch challenge), Scrap Inspire Create's June Challenge - Celebrate Parenthood and Pile it on Challenge #3 to use purple.

Some details:

Materials used: K and Co wild Saffron and Cosmo Cricket pp's, KI Memories lace cardstock, American Crafts Thickers, MLS alpha stickers, MM run-ons, Buzz and Bloom chipboard, Magistical Memories chipboards (potty people), blings, buttons, MM acrylic paint, distress ink.

Journaling: Being a parent is never easy. It's a 24/7 job with lots of overtimes and no provision for absences. What makes it even harder is when you're raising teens. Life has never been the same since Jigs turned 13 last year, and next year, it'll be Dannah's turn. It entails a lot of patience, a lot of love! I love the both of you, remember that. Be it in your teens or adult life, I'll always love you!

Here's the sketch by Simply Scrapping where I based my LO:

Layout #2 - Where is the Birthday Boy?

This is for Simply Scrappin June Challenge #3 (a recipe challenge) and Pile it on Challenge #3.

Materials used: Teresa Collins and K and Co Wild Saffron pp's, Creative Imaginations Narratives cardstock stickers, DCWV cardstock, Jenni Bowlin alpha stickers,Creative Imaginations alpha stickers, MM tiny alphas, American Crafts Thickers, Maya Road chipboard swirl, Queen and Co felt ribbon, Prima flower, AAS felt flower, ribbon, ricrac, DCWV and Doodlebug Designs brads, paint, diamond glaze.

Journaling: Jigs celebrated his 14th birthday last May 24 together with Ziggy and Cheche. As usual, he didn't agree for hos photo to be taken. The only souvenir of his birthday is this cake's photo. I hope to take your photo on your next birthday, Jigs!

Layout #3 - Brand New You

This is for Scrappin Kids Monthly Sketch Challenge and Pile it Challenge #3.

Layout #4 - Masquerade Party

And last but not the least, my entry for Scrappin Moms' Idol Season 3 Elimination Round:

Some details:

This is my first time to join the Scrappin Moms Idol. For the past two years, I was always on official travel for the UPCAT as a Regional Examiner (Cuyo, Palawan in 2007 and Digos City in 2008) during the elimination round. I wonder what kind of journey will joining the SM Idol be for me....Goodluck to all participants, goodluck to us!!!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Second Win this Week

I'm so happy to share my second win this week. It's in SK's Crew Challenges last weekend. This LO won in SK Resident Designer Issa's Stars, Stipes and Buttons Challenge:

See the announcement here.

Here's another LO for SK DT Wendy's Sketch Challenge:

Journaling (handwritten in a journaling notebook page with the photo of Dannah's one and only hero - her Daddy)

Who's Dannah's hero? Is it Hulk or wolverine or Ben 10? Of course not! There's only one hero for her - it's her Daddy! Her Daddy who sacrifices for her to give her a brighter future, who spends for her needs especially when she was hospitalized for dengue; he who took care of her in the crucial times as a premature baby, he who loves her with all his heart.

This LO was also entered to APIY's Hero/She-ro Contest.

BTW, Yvette gave me these K and Co. Wild Saffron papers as a bonus RAK for winning in her challenge at SK last April:

Thanks Yvette! Love those papers...

Thanks for looking!

Member Spotlight at Simply Scrapping

Please check this out. My LO Scrap Away is featured in Simply Scrapping.

In a gloomy day like today, receiving this news just made my day!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Another Pagemaps Layout

Here's another LO based on a Pagemaps sketch:

Materials used: DCWV rockstar pp, cardstock (brand unknown) Jenni Bowlin tickers, Love Elsie alpha stickers, KI Memories lace paper, MLS alpha stickers, Kaiser Craft rubons, Creative Imagination epoxy stickers, Maya road chipboard, blings, trim, buttons, mesh

BTW, here's tha sketch:

This LO is for the following challenges/contest:

1. A Peek Into Yesterday June Sketch Contest
2. Scrap That June GDT Contest Week 4 to use circle/s
3. Pile it on Challenge #3 to use the color purple

Thanks for looking!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Girl Power

Just finished a LO using this Pagemaps sketch:

I made this LO for A Peek Into Yesterday's June Sketch Contest.

Here's my take:

Materials used: Kaiser Craft pp's, corrugated board, Inque Boutique rubons and chipboard, Fancy Pants rubons and felt, Prima rubons and bling, American Crafts Thickers, MLS alpha stickers, ribbons and trims, blings, flower, acrylic paint and diamond glaze

Journaling: It's Rita's Birthday! Time to celebrate GIRL POWER...Go LB Scrapaholics go! Scrap to your heart's desire.

I'm also entering this to Pile it on's Challenge #3 to use purple in your LO.

Sunday, June 21, 2009


I have had many "addictions" in the past and even today I still have some. No doubt, my daughter Dannah has some, too. She got it from me! At 12, her current addiction has something to do with make-up. She even saves money from her own allowance just so she can buy her favorite lipstick or eyeshadow. I made a LO tackling about this "addiction" of hers.

Here it is:

Of course there are flowers in my LO, my all time favorite embellishment (Prima flowers made of silk, I think and felt flowers from $1 Store in the US), and I included a little of the color purple (found in the flower center and the blings surrounding the petals). I used these embellies to heed the requirements in these two challenges: Cafe Mojo Challenges to use FLOWERS and Pile it on to add purple in your LO.

BTW, I also entered this to Scrappin Kids DT Challenge, specifically Vivi's challenge to scrap about an addiction.

Thanks for looking!

Pile it On Win

Good news! I made it to the Top Three Scoops at Pile it on for their Challenge #2. My LO entitled Congrats was chosen from among the numerous entries. I'm so so so happy! Still can't believe it. See the announcement here.

I now have the honor to place this blinkie here in my blog:


I also won a $10 Gift Certificate from Savvy n Sassy store. I have already won a couple of ribbon kits from their store in the past and they're just great!

Do check the third challenge at Pile it on! I'm done with my first card:

I am combining this week's Pile it on challenge with Challenge# 15 at Use it challenge blog to use patterned paper scrap that is more than a year old, chipboard, paint and rub-on.

I'm not really into cardmaking but I guess it's worth giving it a try.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Two more LO's

I'm feeling scrappy these days. I was able to finish two more LO's for Pile it on and Scrap That's challenges:

For Sara's June Challenge at Scrap That! using her sketch and Pile it on's Challenge #2 to use at least two ribbons:


For Amanda's June Challenge at Scrap That! to scrap a birthday and again for Pile it on (my 6th LO):

This also for A Peek Into Yesterday's PDT Monthly Challenge to use border stamps on a LO.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

The Many Facets of Me

Here's another LO I completed for Pile it on Challenge # 2 and for Scrap That's DT challenges, specifically for Mara's June Challenge to create a shaped LO, that is other than the usual square or rectangle.

Here's my take:

Thanks for looking!

A layout for a friend

Finally, I finished this LO for my friend/officemate, Ana. The photo of her and her daughter Kaye was with me for months now or for more than a year, I think.

Here it is:

A closer look:

I'm entering this again to Jodi's June Challenge at Scrap That! as well as to Pile it on's secong chalenge.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


I am loving Pile it on challenges! It gives me the chance to combine challenges in just a single LO. This is my second LO for Pile it on's second weekly challenge to use at least two ribbons:

I made my own embellies for this LO:

BTW, I'm also submitting this to SCRAP THAT's DT Challenges specifically for Jodi's June challenge to use felt anywhere in the LO.

Another one for Jigs

Here's another LO for my DS, Jigs:

I submitted this LO to a new scrapbooking site that I recently found, SCRAP THAT! They are having weekly contest this month to determing their GDT for July.

My LO is for their third weekly challenge to scrap anything related to SUMMER.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Layouts for JIGS

I finished three layouts for my son, Jigs. This is for his second 12X12 album. I'm concentrating on making LO's for him since Dannah has already 3 12x12 albums.

Here are my LO's:

You're the Coolest

I entered this to A Peek Into Yesterday's Monthly DT Challenges for Week 1 to stamp on die cuts.


This one is for Kristi's June challenge in her blog to use a hang tag on your LO. I'm also entering this to Pile it on's Challenge #1 to use a non-stamped sentiment on a crafty project and Cafe Mojo's challenge to use an edge distressor.

My Serious Guy

This one is for APIY Monthly DT Challenges for week 3 to stamp images on patterned papers or cardtock and cut them out. This is also for Pile it on Challenge #2 to use at least two ribbons.

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Look what I got today...

I'm so happy today! My prize for winning Kaya 25 Part 2 Challenge has finally arrived!!!

I'm sharing to you some photos of my yummy, yummy prize. Here are they:

Thanks to Scrapbooks Hawaii's owner, Marisa and DT Yoyin for the wonderful prize and challenge.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

The Joy in Receiving

I always believe that there is joy in giving. But lately, I also discovered the joy in receiving, be it pasalubong, SWAPs, RAKS or prizes.

It seems that the phrase "the merry month of May", May being a month of fiestas and festivals was true for me this year. I received so much blessings during this month in the form of scrapbook goodies from friends and scrapbook contests/challenges organizers/scrapbook store owners.

Let me share with you the yummy scrapbook goodies I received.

PASALUBONGS from Scrappin' Mom and OZ girl, Joanne Yap, Cheche's sister from the US and Liezl's friend from Canada (talking about the advantage of having friends with the same interest, kasama ka sa hatian ng goodies):

Thank you so much, ladies!

SWAP from June aka bbhome for the Scrappin Kids' Envelope SWAP:

Thanks so much, June!

RAKS and PRIZES from joining challenges/contests:

Thanks to Issa, SK's Resident DT and a dear dear friend for this RAK. This is for submitting four entries to her SK Fiesta Challenge last May. It always pays when you're masipag.

This one is from A Peek Into Yesterday's DT, Linda for winning in her challenge during NSD 2009. Thanks, Linda!

This is from Mich and Wati of Scrappin Kids for winning in the February and April Design Team Challenges. Thanks Mich and Wati!

plus a BONUS RAK from SK's DT, Yvette (it was in her challenge that my LO Be True won):

Thanks Yvette for this wonderful owl and epoxy stickers. Yvette made this owl embellie herself out of felt. Yvette is accepting orders if you're interested.

For winning in Coordinates Collection Monthly Scrap Challenges, I got to spend $10 in the store. Thanks to CC's owner, Jamie.

And for winning the December Photo Challenge and A Year in Review Contest at A Peek Into Yesterday, I got to spend $30 in the store. Here are the items I got:

Assorted pp's (Mustard Moon, Cosmo Cricket, Bo Bunny and Jillibean Soup)

Jenni Bowlin pp's and BINGO cards

MM Tiny alphas and a ribbon

KI lace papers

My Little Shoebox pp's

And last but not the least is another one from APIY for winning in their April Weekly Challenges ($20 GC):

Thanks to APIY owner, PAT!