Thursday, April 30, 2009

RAK and Load

First off, happy blogoversary to Marix. turns three this month. That's a lot of posts, words, and layouts. Congratulations, Marix for the inspiration you give us through your blog. Keep on posting.

And as part of her celebration, she is giving away some blog candy until May 17. But don't wait until the last minute cause you also have to share some crafty project that inspires you.

Here's one I found and can't wait to try. I found this at Virginia Nebel's blog. It's all about making the perfect scalloped square mat using Fiskar's Threading Water border punch which I'm pretty sure you have in your arsenal. Happy punching!

Second, head on over to Sarah's blog. She's fixing up her scrap space with organizers that I just covet. I would love to have one of those Making Memories tool caddy! Do pay her blog a visit and be inspired by the layouts and cards she makes. She has the cutest schnauzer, too. I just love how she puts captions in her photos and it feels like Maui is talking directly to you.

It's a rainy night here where I'm at. What is the world coming to? It should be the middle of summer. But anyway, it's a 3-day weekend so hope everyone has a fun and relaxing break despite the rains.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Layout Share

I think I found my scrapping groove. I setup a temporary scrap area in our bedroom (it's just too hot in the 3rd floor where my scrap room is) and I happily scrap away while the KiDS do their thing (read, play, draw, watch movies) as the air-con blasts cool air around us (no guilt trip about high electric bills).

I finally finished some LOs I started way back when.

Sweet S & K

My first time to make an LO with no journaling. It was very hard but I wanted this done so I just used a vellum quote. LOL.

So Adored

You just gotta adore that father-daughters bond. My first to try layering with torn papers, as inspired by Cookie.


Notice the stitching over the yellow swirls? I did that while I was waiting for my turn at the computer. Since it's summer break, we allow the KiDS more computer time.

I used all-Basic Grey paper cause when you're scrapping on the go, it's easier to grab a kit or a collection pack and work with it. TFL!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Scrapping with Friends

While I like scrapping at home where I have all my scrap stuff within easy reach, I also love going out to scrap with friends. I always learn a new thing or two from them, and nothing beats the bonding that happens as we scrap, tell jokes, exchange stories, eat, scrap shop. It's always so much fun and with the many things that happen, sometimes it's not at all unusual that you don't get to finish a layout at all. LOL. Thus, I made it my goal at every event to finish at least one LO.

Made in Clark Airbase, Angeles city at the Scrap Jam on April 4, 2009.

Cool Summer

Made last April 18 at Visual Creations, all PPS and flowers courtesy of Mitch.

Beautiful You

I'm looking forward to another scrap session with some friends in May. Can hardly wait.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Dalawang Kaya

This month's Kaya challenge is all about stamping. I realized yesterday when I took Candy's tip to organize my acrylic stamps in a 3-ring binder that I have too many stamps that haven't been used. I couldn't help it. They were all so cute and I had high hopes that creativity will follow once I had them in my possession. But thanks to Bjay's challenge, I "de-virginized" a few stamps yesterday.

Constant Changes

You used to listen to classical music at 98.7 The Master's Touch. Now you prefer Chico and Delamar's ramblings at Monster RX 93.1 FM.

You used to kiss and hug me without inhibitions. Now public displays of affection are taboo.

You used to reluctantly answer the phone when your classmates call you. Now you are asking, no, demanding for an i-phone.

But despite the changes brought about by your growing up, you still fight your sisters for the privilege of sleeping beside me at night. Some things will never change. But I still have to brace myself for constant changes.

Materials Used:
DCWV PPS; Heidi Swapp chipboards; Making Memories letter stickers; Sakura pen; Tsukineko and Ranger ink pads; Making Memories, Inque Boutique and Inkadinkado stamps, Daisy Ds rubons.


This next one is my entry to Alby's Hybrid challenge. I actually finished it a few hours before the deadline but wasn't able to upload it because DH invited me to catch the last full show of Watchmen with him. Now I couldn't very well deny him after slaving over a layout about him, di ba? This particular deadline had to wait. :-)

He's All That!

I admire how you decide on the things you want and relentlessly pursue them. The past 2-3 years you decided you want to write screenplays. You enrolled in a short course and within a year you've written a script that made it to the top 20 semi-finalists (out of 300+) in Cinemalaya 2007. You then wanted to be a film director so you enrolled under a famous director and you are now making that dream come true.

Materials Used:
PPS - American Crafts; Chipboards - DCWV, American Crafts; Stickers - 7 Gypsies; Pen - Sharpie, Sakura; Stamping Ink - Colorbox; Adobe Photoshop CS4 to include words in photo as well as for computerized journaling.

DH always looks for connections and significance in my layouts. For him, every little thing I put on a scrapbook page should have meaning. Therefore, a beach layout should have embellishments or papers reminiscent of the beach. I do not always subscribe to this school of thought. The papers I used for this LO, for instance, are from a kids' line. I was just too lazy to dig up other papers that might be suitable hehehe. But I guess, he can't help but look for connections, so when he asked if I chose the green CS for a background because it looked like a cutting mat (he goes through numbers of cutting mats in his work), I said, "Yes, of course. That was the intent." Not....


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Let's Do The Conga !

Ching sent me this exclusive invitation to join the Conga Line.

Basically when you receive an invitation to join you add the image as a sidebar picture widget and then link the image to the one person who's blog you want to be next in line.

- You can only join the line if you are invited
- You can only pass it on to one person
- Lets make the longest conga line in the world!! (wouldn't it be cool if it went all over the world and back??)
- Make sure you follow through until the person you invite has added it to their blog otherwise the chain will be broken and it won't work
- If you receive an invitation and don't want to be in the line then kindly let the person know who sent it to you so they can invite someone else. We are really excited to see where this will end up!

I'll forward this exclusive invitation to Marissa!!!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Chalk and Pebbles

I've been a bad blogger, I know. But today I couldn't resist sharing about Pebbles Inc.'s metallic chalks. I love using Pebbles Inc's chalks; specially love their chalk eraser. No fear of making mistakes with that thingy. But metallic chalks, my-oh-my, look at them goodies.

And you get a chance to win 6, yes, 6 sets, if you visit their blog and just spread the good news.

Friday, April 03, 2009

Summer Na!

The KiDS are officially out of school today, and I am looking forward to Scrap Jam with friends and having panizza at C'Italian this weekend. If you want to see food photos of what I intend to have a surfeit of tomorrow, go here. I already brought several friends here and they loved it, too.

Hurrah for summer!