Saturday, March 01, 2008

February Recap

This month....

I am taking baby steps towards a new career. I will tell you more about it once I am taking more confident strides.

We celebrated birthdays - lots of them. Kahlo turned 6 and Diego turned 10. My babies are not babies anymore. By a strange coincidence, all of my MIL's 3 balaes celebrate their birthdays in February. My mom's b-day is on Feb. 27 and my MIL's b-day is on the 26th. We celebrated MIL's b-day last Sunday with her friends. We were scheduled to go home to Tarlac to be with my own mom, but since MIL had a major surgery scheduled after her b-day, I prevailed upon my mom to hold her celebration tomorrow.

Some scrapping friends (Lindy, Candy, Rachelle, Khei, Jenn, Cookie, Liza) and I volunteered to organize an event called Scrap, Share and Shop - for the benefit of the Carmelite nuns in Tarlac, who need help to finish their chapel. So we have been exchanging notes via email, meeting and having ocular inspections of scrapbook stores (cha-ching!)

I did get to scrap some layouts. Once I reconciled myself with the fact that I could only get to scrap during the weekends, I breathed easier. No more pressure that I have to scrap everytime I find myself with precious free time, as few as they are far between.

This February target - 4 layouts.

I (Heart Candy)

My entry to Studio Azul's sketch challenge. The sketch was made by dear friend Au Lim. It's a great sketch to work with. I've had the b&w photo of Kahlo for the longest time and I just had to add three more small photos. Thank God for Adobe Photoshop for making it easy to crop the perfect size needed.

You are a regular candy monster! You love sweets so much you are willing to risk tooth decay for just a taste of heart-shaped swits.

Materials Used:
CS - DCWV; PPS - Prima; Chipboard - Craft Express, Fancy Pants, Best Buy; Die-cut - Sizzix; Buttons - Autumn Leaves; Glitter - Making Memories; Acrylic paint - Making Memories; Adjesives - UHU glue, Zots, Krylon Fixatif; Ink Pad - Colorbox; Pen - Staedtler Tri-plus.

I have had these Webster's Pages papers since middle of last year, I think. And it took a challenge for me to actually bring them out. I just added the prerequisite stickers and voila! Notice the hand-cutting? It will be awhile before I attempt anything like that again. I just love these photos of Kahlo and DH. I could have written a more lengthy title or journaling but somehow the photos seem to say it all.

I wonder who adores who more? Your love for each other is quite palpable.

You were made perfectly to be loved - and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long. - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Materials Used:
Papers - DCWV carstock, Webster's Pages Parlor Collection (Savory and Picnic), Deja Views; Stickers - Webster's Pages; Ink - Tsukineko, Colorbox; Photo turn/corners/brad - We R Memory Keepers; Foam - Darice; Adhesives - UHU glue, Zots; Ribbon - unknown.

Game On - Touching is Good
"Touching is Good!" is the Nintendo slogan for the DS Lite, and I think it's perfect for these moments when the KiDS are huddled together over an activity. A simple layout for sure but I had lots of fun doodling on the arrows with fabric paint.

A rare moment of peace. Ever since your Lola Mama gave you this Nintendo DS Lite for X'mas, you fought over who plays first, who got to play the longest, who has more points. But there are times the game gets you so absorbed you forget to fight.

American Crafts - Sixth Avenue PPS, Frank mini-marks rub-ons, Latte thickers, Playhouse plastic arrows. Others - DCWV CS, Tulip fabric paint, Hambly rub-on, Autumn Leaves stamp, Colorbox ink, UHU glue, Uni-ball Signo pen.

Sarah Sweet
This is my Kaya 10 all digital entry. I did this one afternoon while waiting for the KiDS in school. That's the beauty of digital scrapbooking. You can scrap anywhere, no fuss, no mess. Just two chocolate wrappers. :-) I had fun discovering new tools in Photoshop. I've always liked the look of big photos in layouts but have never attempted it on traditional. It's cheaper by far to do it digitally. LOL.

You always look at the world through rose-colored glasses. I know that soon you will outgrow your childlike innocence but I hope you continue to be sweet and embrace everything with bright-eyed wonder.

Materials Used:
Danielle Young's Springtime Kit, Fonts from Shabby Princess, Others are Fiorex and Gigi.

Time Flies Altered Clock
This is actually my third altered clock. I don't have a photo of my second (which I gave to the KiDS' piano teacher last Christmas. I rushed it while they were having their lessons downstairs. As soon as the music stopped playing, I knew my time was up and I didn't even get the chance to get a photo.)

American Crafts - paper, diecuts, rubons. Others - Autumn Leaves stamp, Creative Imagination stickers, Karen Foster brads, UGU glue.

Much Awaited Altered Clock

Okay, I really finished this last December but I had never posted it. This is my first altered clock which I made with lots of online help from Cookie and Liza. I was just happy when I finished and heard that ticking sound. I was half-afraid it wouldn't work. I gave this to my inaanak, Kayin, who's African name translates to "much awaited."

And well, what do you know, I finished another layout earlier today. It was supposed to be my second Webster's Papers entry which I never got around to doing because of RWR (real world responsibilities.) But since DH has my scanner, maybe I could post that with the March layouts. Just in case I am not as productive next month. Hehehe.


Maybelle said...

Very productive month indeed, Lee! I love your DS Nintendo LO! I have lots of pictures of my kids huddled over that darned ###&#@@! (ha-ha) toy waiting to be scrapped. Great clocks, too! I was able to alter a clock after Cookie's demo & was so happy with the finished product only to find out the the mechanism is defective. Wah! Oh well....

Alby said...

Congrats on your output Lee! Very nice layouts/projects! I love your Webster's Pages entry. The handcutting is beautiful!

CraftFairy said...

ang gaganda, Lee. Dami mo na sigurong albums!