Wednesday, December 24, 2008

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

From our family to yours:

May the true spirit of Christmas fill our hearts and homes!!!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Only 3 days left till Christmas

Things have been really crazy around our household...Julia had back to back Christmas programs (one for school and another one for her ballet class), Christmas parties, last minute shopping, wrapping presents, etc, etc, etc... My kids' yaya also took a few days off. It's no surprise that I can hardly touch my scrap stuff. I managed to finish this layout last week. It was lying on my table for a few days and I just had to finish it. This is actually based on the December Sketch for Basic Grey. I used papers from the Offbeat line.

Journaling: Simple moments like these are worth remembering. (11-20-08, Burnham Park, Baguio City).

Gotta go back to wrapping gifts...

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Good news!

The news is out and I can't wait to share it with you. Here it goes...

Yup, I made it to the design team of Creative Scrappers, a wonderful site for sketch lovers. I'm really so excited! Do visit the site and get inspired too!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Sketchfest 2

I joined Sketchfest 2 at Creative Scrappers . There were 20 challenges posted, to be finished in a week's time. Usually, a sketch is provided along side one more requirement. In between work & motherly duties, I was able to complete 3 which is usually the most I can finish in a week.

1) Bling a Ling - Requirements for this challenge was to use the sketch & some bling.

Here's the sketch:

Here's my layout:

Journaling: I love seeing you share sisterly moments like these. (Nov 20, 2008. Burnham Park, Baguio City)
Used Pink Paislee Pop Fashion pp's for this one.

2) Shaped Paper - There was no sketch provided for this one. The only requirement was to used shaped paper for the base. Here's my take:

Journaling: Grow old with me, the best is yet to be. (Aug 2008, picture taken by Julia)
Used mostly Making Memories 5th Avenue papers and embellishments.

3) Stitch, Stitch, Stitch - The following sketch was provided & stitching was required. Here's the sketch (which I rotated 90 degrees clockwise):

Here's my layout:

A closer look of my stitching:

Journaling: "this is real, this is me! I'm exactly where I'm supposed to be now, gonna let the light shine on me!" these are the lyrics of one of your favortie songs. You sing it with so much feelings and even Ally & myself sing it with you!
Used mostly October Afternoon stuff.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Layouts I forgot to share

There are so many things going on right now, I haven't been able to scrap as much as I want to. I have the pictures printed out, I have new scrap stuff (yipee!) but just can't sit on my scrap area to scrap...

Just sharing some layouts I've done but wasn't able to post here.

This layout is for Lasting Impression's 7Gypsies challenge. The requirement was to use only 7Gypsies products. Shown in this picture are Julia & Ally's cousins from Cebu: Gabie, Mya, & Enzo. They don't see each other often but when they do, they have lots of fun!

Here's a close-up of the title. I like the effect of dabbing a little fluid chalk over chipboard painted with acrylic, then topped off with Ranger Glossy Accents.

I made this layout of Ally's Christening using a sketch from Creative Scrappers. The crocheted embellishment is actually made by my maternal grandmother. I found it in my mom's drawers, & I knew it will find a place in one of my layouts.

Here's the sketch:

This is a quick layout of my mom's 73rd birthday!

Thanks for looking!