Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Fun on a Sunday!

It was a day of family bonding for us yesterday. We started off with hearing mass then we headed to Alabang. We had lunch at Hula-Hula Seafood & Barbecue Resto. Here's what we had to keep our tummies full...

Molo soup with a twist (for Ally)

Cheese sticks for Julia (aka cheese lover)

Bigfoot BBQ (another request by Julia)

Mussels in wasabe sauce

Twice cooked pork ribs

Now that we are full, its time to head over to Fun Ranch!!!
Here are pics of the girls having lots of fun with mommy & daddy!

We sure had fun!

Monday, July 28, 2008

What kind of scrapbooking item are you?

Got this tag from Timi. It's really fun, try it out here!

This is me:
You are GLUE!
You are the adhesive that keeps things together. You go through life helping others. You stick to people and try to keep people together. You like it best when you are surrounded by people and able to help them. But Glue Beware - in your efforts to keep everyone together and with you, you sometimes overlook yourself and find it hard to keep yourself together. Don't neglect personal time in your overwhelming need to socialize and help others.

Don't forget to add the site where you posted your quiz and the scrapbooking item that describes you.


Whoever gets to read this post, consider yourself tagged! It's really FUN!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

My Precious Girls

I wasn't so productive last week, was just able to make one layout. I made this one for the "Don't Quote Me" challenge at Mystical Scrapbooks. The challenge was to use at least one of the following...

Saying:Even if a day should go by when I don't say I love you, May never a moment go by without you knowing I do.
Cliche: Full Of Mischief
Title: It's a Boy Thing/It's a Girl Thing
Quote: Making the decision to have a child..it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking outside your body.-Elizabeth Stone.

I fell in love with the saying once I read it! Here's my layout:

Used the Basic Grey Sugared line for this layout!

Sunday, July 20, 2008


I am so honored for these awards that Timi gave me:

Thanks so much Timi!

So, here are the rules that go along with the awards:
1. You post the award logos on your blog.
2. You link back to the person who awarded them to you.
3. Nominate at least 7 people whose blogs you admire and add links back to their blogs.
4. Leave a message for the nominees on their blogs.

Here are the wonderful, creative, & inspiring people I'm tagging: Rita, Liezl, Helga, Ytet, Issa, Cors, Cookie, & Donna.

Here's another one, also from Timi but is actually from Beverly Todd who is celebrating her 40th Birthday. Please visit her blog for details on how to win special prizes.

Here are her questions and my answers:

1. What age was your best birthday (so far) & why? I can't just pick one, every birthday is a time to be thankful for another year spent with loved ones.

2. What was the worst? I had a party planned out for my 18th birthday, but there was an unannounced power interruption that time which we weren't ready for. Things still went on as planned with just some minor problems.

3. What is the best present you have ever received? I remember getting a watch from my parents which I wanted so much at that time. I think it was a POP Swatch. Haha! My birthday is coming up soon, I hope I get something on my wish list...

4. What was the weirdest? None that I can think of.

5. Where would you most like to spend your birthday? It doesn't really matter where as long as I spend it with family & friends.

6. What is your zodiac sign? Libra

7. Chinese Year? I am a Rat!

For this tag, whoever reads this, consider yourself tagged & head on over to Beverly's blog.

And, speaking of birthdays, my cutie pie daughter just turned two & she had a pool party.

Happy weekend everyone!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

My recent layouts

Just sharing some of my recent layouts:

This picture is really special 'coz it was the first time for my daughter Julia to meet her cousin Korey.
Journaling: It's the first time for Julia & Korey to meet. This is one rare moment that you have your picture taken together. I hope that despite the distance separating the two of you, you will still have the chance to get to know each other better. (nov 2006)
I actually did this for a mini-challenge at scrappin kids. The challenge was to use 5 different patterned papers as a photo mat. It was fun doing this page. I used pink paislee, 7gypsies, we r memory keepers, & scenic route papers. Also played around with prima build a frame stamps for the border. I also tried out my fiskars border punches (sunburst & threading water) but it's not so obvious.

Did this one again for my dear nephew Korey. The layout is based on a random challenge at scrappin kids' using "white space" on the layout. Used here the super nice Prima Dude pp's

This next one I did for the july sketch at Mystical Scrapbooks. Here's the sketch:

Here's my layout:

Journaling: It never fails, you always have a splashin' good time at the pool. (Antulang Beach Resort, 5-24-08)
Materials used: KI lace cardstock, Sassafraslass Serendipity pps; Basic Grey Wilma chipboard, Fancy pants stams (on transparency); MM brads; Reeves acrylic paint; Ranger glossy accents; Uniball signo pen; bling

This next layout is one of my favorites. Did this at Issa's house when the LB Scrapaholics got together for an afternoon of scrapping. Requirements for the layout were: 1) use transparency, 2)use 5 different fonts on the layout, 3) use stamps, 4) use plain white cardstock as base, & 5) use at least 1 black & white photo. Here's my take:

Journaling: This picture was taken 4 months after you had your seizure. You look every inch like a healthy little girl, because you are one! You have been given a clean bill of health by your neurologist. Tests are normal, & medications have been discontinued. We have always believed that you will be fine, & that God is good all the time. Things are looking up my dear Ally! The world is out there for you to conquer... (Photo taken 5-24-08; Journaling written on 6-22-08)Materials used: PP: Tinkering Ink Al Fresco; Fancy pants glitter cuts; Prima Build a Frame stamp; HS chipboard alphas; AC vinyl thickers (poolside); BG Wilma Chipboard alphas; CI narratives; Prima flowers; HS floral centers; Prima crytstals; Reeves Glitter glue.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Scrapjam projects

As promised, here are pics of the projects we made at scrapjam:

This gift bag is so cute, and so ideal for give-aways.

This is the 2 CD pocket with album. Another ideal gift. The Scenic Route Liberty papers are so pretty!

I really love this black & white album. It's so elegant! I have to look for the perfect pictures for this one.

This card I will most probably give to my mom on her birthday.

It was really a very productive day. Thanks again to Marissa & Nette.

Monday, July 7, 2008


Scrapjam yesterday, sponsored by Ms. Marissa's Scrapbooks Hawaii & Ms. Nenette's My Little Attic was a blast! The demo's & projects which included a Card Tote/Gift Bag, a 2-CD Pocket Album, a Flip-Flap Album, & a card were all so nice & very ideal as gifts. The food was great too! Here are some pics of the event:

To even add to my excitement that day, my layout, Sweet Solitude won in My Little Attic's "Scrap your favorite summer destination" challenge. Here's my layout:

It's so obvious I was so happy!

Here are my super yummy prizes. Thanks to Ms. Nette Madero for being so generous!

Here's what's inside the orange portfolio (lots of cardstock, lots of KI lace cardstock, See D's stamping mat, Bazzill Splat Mat, Basic Grey Obscure collection pack, Chatterbox memory building kit, & Making Memories attachment assortment:

I also got myself some patterned paper, cardstock, embossing powder (haven't tried embossing yet), Basic Grey Wilma chipboard, some stickers & die cuts, and my favorite of all... fiskars border punches (threading water & sunburst).

Will post pics of the projects soon.
I'm still on a high!

Love Notes

I found this in my closet the other day:

Daddy had one inside his closet too!

These things really make me smile!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Some Stories to Share

My dearest hubby just came back from a week long trip. The girls really missed him, they both wanted to sleep beside him. Here's the evidence:

My dear friend Mutya, now based in California is in town for her yearly visit. We had snacks with Glen, another one of my closest friends. We don't get to see each other often but the friendship remains!

Oh, Mutya brought this for me:

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

School is Cool

Made this one for one of the contests at Mystical Scrapbooks. Requirements were to use the colors: orange, white & teal. Used pink paislee papers here.

Journaling: Summer vacation is over. It's the first day of school. As always, you are excited to go! (6-05-08)