Thursday, October 30, 2008

Something Different

I haven't been so productive these past few weeks. Things have been quite hectic at work & at the homefront. Fortunately, I was able to scrap last night. Yipee! This layout is for the Scrappin Kids October challenge. I must say that this is something different for me. I have cut out these pics into circles for sometime now (inspired by my newly acquired MM circle cutter) but the idea of using them as flower centers just popped into my head as I was about to take a nap. Hahaha!

Journaling: We decided to name you ANNELIESE, which means graced with God’s bounty. We got your name from one of Ate Julia’s favorite movie, “Barbie presents: The Princess and the Pauper.” When I was still pregnant with you and was thinking of possible names for you, we asked Ate Julia if she liked her sister to be named Anneliese? She agreed right away and would not have it any other way! Your nickname “Ally” was a suggestion by one of my friends, Tita Pam. Other suggestions were: Lizzie, Annalee, or even Nelly. Now, we call you funny names like Allypopot, or just Popot. But whatever name we call you…you’ll always be our darling little daughter!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Movie Date

I had a movie date today...with Julia. She has been waiting for this movie to be shown.

Daddy was so nice to take care of little Ally while we watched the movie.

Here are more pics:

I know the pictures are not so good. It's quite hard to take pictures when there's a lot of commotion going around (like in the Mall, LOL!) & it was just the two of us so the pics of us together are self-portraits. A scrapper mom has to take pics right?!

It was a FUN movie, & the choreography was really great! Can't wait to watch it again.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Thirty Six

Guess who turned thirty six last saturday?

We headed off for a mini road trip for the day & here are some pictures to share.

Of course Daddy was our driver...

Had lunch at Exotic Resto near Paete, Laguna. The place has a very nice garden.

We picked up a few Santa Clause figurines along the way.

These girls are very willing subjects. Daddy can't help but be trigger happy.

Our last stop was Liliw, Laguna the shoe capital of Laguna where Ally picked up these sandals. Is it obvious that orange is her fave color?

It was a great day!

Coordinates Collection Fall Cyber Crop

I joined Coordinates Collection Fall Cyber Crop 2 weekends ago. There were 6 challenges posted but I was only able to finish 2. I'm still satisfied with my output. It was a busy weekend, & I only get to scrap at night when my kiddos are already in bed. Anyway, here they are...

Challenge # 3: Use 5 brads, 4 pps, 3 fonts, 2 buttons, & 1 ribbon:

Journaling: 8 ladies with different personalities but stll get along so well all because we are bound together by our passion for scrapbooking. Friends for life! (8-24-08, Grand Villa Resort & Spa).

I hope you can see the 5 brads...

Challenge # 6: Use at least 6 different alphas:

Journaling: Being able to roll over is a milestone at 4 months. Now you can see the world around you from a different angle. Love you Ally! (Nov 2006).

I really enjoy joining these online challenges, 'coz it gets me scrappin!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

My No.1 fan

Julia was watching me scrap this afternoon. This was our conversation...

Julia: Mommy, you are so good at scrapping.
Me: No I'm not.
Julia: Yes you are, diba you've won in contests? You are so good Mommy!

I guess she's my No.1 fan!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

In a Rut

Sketches help me so much when I'm in a a scrapping rut. Thanks to the weekly sketches at Creative Scrappers, I was able to come up with this layout:

The journaling is a poem by Emily Matthews that I found at
Believe in yourself -
in the power you have
to control your own life, day by day,
Believe in the strength
that you have deep inside,
and your faith will help
show you the way.
Believe in tomorrow
and what it will bring -
let a hopeful heart carry you through,
For the things will work out
if you trust and believe
there's no limit
to what you can do.

Here's the sketch:

I attended the Scrappin Moms Idol Finale held last Saturday, here's the layout I did for the challenge sponsored by Lasting Impression using GCD studios papers. I'm definetely not an "on the spot" scrapper...

Monday, October 6, 2008

My Scrappin Moms Idol Journey

My Scrappin Moms Idol journey ended at round 4. It was a very challenging journey. Just sharing my layouts for the elimination round & rounds 1 thru 4. I definetely learned a lot, but was stressed out a bit too. LOL.

Elimination round: based on a sketch by Ms. Em Magpoc.

Journaling: You…make me smile…make me so happy. You are the apple of my eyes, dear Ally!

Here's Ms Em's sketch:

Round 1: Party Favors - This was the hardest round for me! We were required to make 4pieces of party favors, including a pop-up invitation. I didn't know how to make one & to make things even harder, we were out of town when the challenge was announced. When we got back, I only had 2 days left to turn in my entry. In addition to the pop-up invitation, I also made a centerpiece, a give-away, & a party hat. Good thing, DH was very cooperative, he helped me take pics of the party favors at 12 midnight.

Round 2: A Color is a color is a color - The challenge was to use ONLY the colors: red, orange, green, & violet on the layout. Black & White were allowed only for accents & the title. We were also supposed to use 5 pictures of different sizes.
Here's my entry:

Journaling: Watching you play, Watching you grow, Seeing you smile & laugh…These are the things that brighten up my day. You are my little ray of sunshine at any given day! (Ally at 2 years old, 8.16.08, Plantation Bay Resort, Mactan, Cebu)

Round 3: Direction & Movement - The challenge was to create a layout with direction & movement. A mix of black & white pictures is required.

Journaling: The image of me riding a swing at my school’s playground is still very vivid in my mind. I was swinging high enough so that my feet can reach the branches of a tree. This day is a perfect chance to reminisce about this childhood memory. ( 8-24-08)

Round 4: Layers of Me - The object of this round is to create dimension & texture on the layout using layering BUT only cardstock, patterned papers, & paint are to be used. We were also required to use our own picture on the layout. I was eliminated on this round...Boohoohoo!

Journaling: Life has been very good to me. I grew up with a very loving family. My parents gave me the chance to become what I wanted to be… a doctor. Now I have a family of my own. Bobot is the husband I dreamed of, & Julia & Ally never fail to amaze me everyday. I also have friends who I know are there for me. Everything seems perfect, yet there are still questions that enter my mind every now & then. Should I give up my career to become a full time mother to my children? Are there still other career options for me? I don’t have the answers right now, but one thing is for sure. I am definitely happy with where I am right now.

Over-all, I am happy with these layouts!!!