Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas to All!

Just wanted to greet everyone a very Merry Christmas!!!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Glitzmas is here!

Here are my layouts for the December ScrapMuse kit. It was so much fun creating holiday inspired layouts in the midst of the season. I love this kit coz the colors are not so traditional, and can definitely be used for non-Christmas related layouts.

This is my first layout with the kit. This photo is 3 years old, and has been scrapped before but I gave it to my dear sis so this time around, this layout is mine. That's Ally at 4 months old being carried by her cousin Kanoa. Photo was taken when they came to visit in 2006. This is really precious and moments like these don't happen everyday. Sigh...

This photo was taken last year near the huge Christmas tree inside the UPLB campus.
Journaling: Christmas isn't a season, it's a feeling. Let your light shine brightly all year round.

Here's a close up of the alphas. I painted the alphas red then applied some of the Shimmerz paint that came with the kit. I love the frosted look!

Journaling: We don't have snow in our country so posing beside a silvery white Christmas tree is the closest you'll get to a white Christmas.

I dabbed some shimmerz paint on the snowflakes for the added shimmer. Nice!

This is another old photo but is super special! This is our first Christmas as a family!
Journaling: When I was a little girl, we always have a family picture taken during Christmas. This year is extra special coz I know have my own little girl to pose with. (Dec 2002)

I made a flower out of the the ribbons from the ribbon add-on.

I made a little tree also!

Our theme for the month is holiday traditions and this is about my mom's fruitcake.
Journaling: Year after year, when the holiday season comes close, we find Mom busy in the kitchen baking fruitcake. She gives these as gifts to friends and with time, people has asked her to bake for them too. Our Christmas feast is never complete without it. Whenever I smell the aroma of freshly baked fruitcake, I know Christmas is just around the corner.

That's it folks...hope your'e done with your Christmas shopping!

Thursday, December 10, 2009


The Christmas rush is here...need to finish up my Christmas list, then wrap gifts, maybe bake some cookies too but I need to squeeze in some scrap time too! I would like to share with you my layout for Sketch 37 at Inspired Blueprints. It is a mulit-photo sketch, perfect for scrapping events like birthdays!

Title: Indulge
These are photos taken during my birthday last October. Timi's, Ytet's and my birthday fall on the same week so its been three years now that we have been celebrating birthdays together!
Materials Used: I used papers from the July ScrapMuse kit (Making Memories, Hambly, & American Crafts), Prima flowers & pearls, All About Scrapbooking alphas.

Here's the sketch:

I hope you get to squeeze in some scrap time too!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Color Combo Challenge with a Twist!

The holiday season is in full swing. Christmas decorations are up and we see red and green everywhere. I am hosting the December contest at ScrapMuse and this is what it's all about...I want you to use the colors red & green as inspiration in creating a layout. You can use a little of other colors but the layout should be predominantly red & green. Another thing I want to see is glitter and at least 3 patterned papers! Your layout can be Christmas related or not, its really up to you!

Here is my sample:

The papers I used ( American Crafts Kids & Everyday, Scenic Route Sonoma, & Basic Grey Boxer) are not actually holiday papers, and so is my photo.

Other details of the contest can be found here. I hope you can squeeze in an entry despite the busy season!

Happy Weekend & Happy Scrapping!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Glitzmas & More!

Glitzmas, the December kit from ScrapMuse is here! Check it out!!! The kit really looks elegant and the glittery. I just love it!

Here's what you'll find in the kit:
Fancy Pants Designs - Christmas Magic - Good Cheer
Fancy Pants Designs -Christmas Magic - Merriest Tale
Fancy Pants Designs - Christmas Magic - Chestnuts Roasting
Pink Paislee - Mistletoe and Co - North Pole
Pink Paislee - Mistletoe and Co - Reindeer Games
Pink Paislee - Mistletoe and Co - Joyeux Noel
Pink Paislee - Mistletoe and Co - Naughty or Nice
Making Memories - Mistletoe - Flocked Snowflake
DCWV - Glitter Cardstock - Black
Bazzill - Varished Cardstock - Cream Swirl
Bazzill - Dotted Swiss - Red Scallop

Pink Paislee - Fetching - Cardstock Stickers
Scenic Route Paper Co - Capital Hill - Upper Case Chipboard Alphabet
Fancy Pants Designs - Glitter Cuts - Snowflake Oval Frame
Shimmerz - Paint - Angel Wings
Prima Marketing Inc - Raja Centers - Aqua (8)
Tim Holtz - Ideology - Film Strip (1 yard)
Maya Road - Chipboard Key Chain - Anticipation Words
Sky Blue Pink - Punchinella - Black Square (1 yard)
Sky Blue Pink - Gold Heart Key
Teresa Collins Designs - Tear Drop Crystal - Blue
fancy Pants Designs - Christmas Magic - Grosgrain Ribbon (1 yard)
candy bar

We also have amazing add-ons available:

Embellishment Add-On ($20.00)

Ribbon Add-On ($3.50)

Shimmerz Spritz Add-On ($7.00)

There's actually more new things going on at ScrapMuse.This month we have 2 additional kits. These kits are completely different from the Muse. They will sell for $25 each plus $5 flat-rate shipping for US orders. They are available for purchase in the ScrapMuse Store beginning today. Here’s a look at both kits.

School boy:

Family Times:

Stay tuned for my layouts with the kit!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

It's Begining to Look A Lot Like Christmas

Yup, it's Dec 1 tomorrow, Christmas is just around the corner. To celebrate the season, I changed the look of my blog and I'm sharing with you the cover of my December Daily.

Thanks peeps!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

More of Festive Harvest

I know this is quite late, but here's the rest of my layouts using ScrapMuse Festive Harvest kit. The colors are just divine...brown, orange, blue, & green. I also have some faves in the kit, the Little Yellow Bicycle chipboard frames, the SEI Moravia papers, Prima pearls & crystals and a bottle of Smooch. YUMMY!

Title: Little Man
Journaling: You are perfect just the way you are!
That's my super cute nephew Korey!

Title: Sad
Journaling: You are dressed up today for your school program but you are not in the mood to smile. Cheer up my dear! (12 Oct 2009, DCL grounds)

A closer look at the flower:

I added a little Smooch on the edges of the flower.

Title: First
Journaling: Our first family picture! (Oct 2002)
I found this picture recently and even if the quality is not the best, this is our first ever family picture. Definitely scrappable!

Title: Party On!
Journaling: An out of town trip with family is what you wanted for your 7th birthday. We fixed up our hotel room for the festive touch! (20 Sept 2009, Taal Vista Hotel)

This was lots of fun! I really love working with kits!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Do you need some inspiration? A new sketch is up at Inspired Blueprints and its perfect for two photos! I used EAD designs rub-ons again for this layout. They are are really gorgeous and since it's vinyl, its a bit shiny.

Title: Scrapaholic
Journaling: I admit I'm in love with this hobby. I get more addicted everyday! (Aug 2009, Scrapfest)
Materials Used: Basic Grey, Little Yellow Bicycle, and Scenic Route pps, Prima flowers and crystals, AC Thickers, Stickles.
Thanks to Issa for these photos!

Here's the sketch to inspire you!

Happy Scrapping everyone!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Ad Inspired

The current challenge at Method Playground is all about ads and how this somehow inspires us scrappers in creating layouts. This is the cute ad that I found in a magazine....

And this is my layout....

Title: Fun in the Tub
Journaling: This is something you always look forward to! (Ally at 3).
Can you tell I'm a Basic Grey Fan? I used patterned papers from 3 different lines of BG (Urban Praire, Bittersweet, and Lemonade). This was fun to do!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

We love dolphins!

Here's my layout for the latest sketch at Inspired Blueprints!
We recently visited Ocean Adventure in Subic and we fell in love with the dolphins.

Title: Up Close and Personal
Journaling: A chance to touch and pet a dolphin is an experience we just can't miss! (Ocean Adventure, Subic 10/22/09)

Notice those black vinyl rub-ons? EAD designs have been very generous in providing the DT's with a pack of their amazing rub-ons. These rub-ons are really gorgeous and are so easy to adhere to your page!

Oh, by the way, here's the sketch.

This sketch is perfect for a single photo layout. I'm looking forward to seeing your creations at the gallery!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Festive Harvest

Here's a preview of the November ScrapMuse kit:

And here's my first layout with it:

I have so many favorites in this month's kit...the bottle of smooch, the felt leaves from SEI Moravia line, and the Little Yellow Bicycle chipboard frames!

The November Contest has also been posted on the forum. I hope you can join the fun. Details are all HERE!

Also please stay tuned for the newsletter and the full reveal!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Game Boy!

This is my layout for sketch #34 at Inspired Blueprints. Have you been to the gallery lately? There are so many amazing layouts and the birthday bash was a huge success!

I admit these are not my usual colors but these are the colors that match Julia's shirt. LOL!
Title: Miss Gameboy
Journaling: Messy hair, your feet up on a chair plus your gameboy equals lots of hours of fun!
Materials: mostly Sassafrass with some Prima and Tim Holtz.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

ScrapMuse Design Team Call!

Calling all Scrappers. ScrapMuse is growing and as a result we have the need to add four additional design team members to our company to design for our two additional kit offerings each month. We are looking for motivated scrappers that can commit to daily participation in both our message board and gallery. We are looking for a variety of Scrapbooking styles.

Design Team Submission Deadline: November 15, 2009

Design Team Duties to Begin: December 1, 2009

Please Send all Submissions and Questions to:

Guidelines for Submissions:

1. ScrapMuse is an exclusive kit club. You may not design for any other kits clubs. Challenge blogs, manufacteurs websites, sketch blogs and magzines are permitted and encouraged.

2. International submissions are welcome. International design team members pay actual shipping cost minus $10.00.

3. Applicants must maintain an active blog.

4. Please submit 4 layouts. Two must be newly created for this call only. Please show us your best work. More than 4 layouts are welcome per entry.

5. Please share a link to your blog and online galleries.

6. Please answer the following questions

Tell us a little bit about yourself. Where are you from? Any kids? Pets? We want to get to know you!

Are you or have you been active on another Design Team, challenge blog, sketch blog, or manufacteur website?

How would you describe your scrapbooking style?

Do you participate in any other scrapbook sites? Please share a link and your username.

How long have you been scrapbooking?

What is your favorite product?

What is your favorite candy bar?

7. Participation in our message board and gallery are encouraged and recommended during this call.

8. Currently we do not have terms for our designers. We only ask that you give us a month notice if you need to leave the team.

Design Team Duties

1. Create 4 layouts or projects each month using only the ScrapMuse kit.

2. Post your layouts to our monthly gallery on the 15th of each month.

3. Participate daily in our message board and gallery.

4. Promote ScrapMuse on your blog and other sites where allowed.

5. Create one step by step instruction for one of your layouts each month.

Designer Compensation

1. One of our new smaller kits each month to use for your designs.

2. Generous Design Team discount on additional kits and add-ons.

3. Featured on our Blog and Design Team page.

4. Additional products and freebies are occasionally sent to our Designers.

What are you waiting for? Send your entries right away!

Monday, October 26, 2009

I haven't posted these yet!

Here are the rest of my layouts for the ScrapMuse October kit. The newsletter is out and you can check it out here! This kit is really fun to work with. There are lots of different patterns and the colors are just wonderful. Among my favorites in the kit are the jillibean journaling spots, and the canvas cut-outs!

Our theme for the month is using a photo of an inanimate object. I scrappred about my desire to get fit and healthy.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Bundle of Joy

My daughter Julia was almost 5 years old when I started scrapping so she doesn't have a lot of baby layouts. I was looking through her albums and found this picture. It is a little bit blurred but I love the way Daddy is looking at baby Julia.

Title: Bundle of Joy
Journaling: Words cannot express how happy I am to finally be able to hold you in my arms. love, Daddy. 9/20/02

I made this layout for the October Challenge at Let's Get Shabby. I got the lace I used from my mom's drawer filled with sewing supplies. She used to sew identical dresses for me and my sister when were little.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Need More Inspiration?

The celebration at Inspired Blueprints is still ongoing! Another amazing sketch is up so head on over to the blog for more inspiration.

Title: Pure Joy
Journaling: These are the moments I live for.
I used one of my faves...Basic Grey Lemonade pps!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

A New Sketch for the Week

We have weekly sketches for you at Inspired Blueprints since it's our first birthday. Here's the 2nd one for the month!

Here's my take...

Title: Seven
Journaling: I can't believe you are now seven years old, it seems like such a grown up age BUT deep in my heart you will always be my baby. I love you my sweetheart.
Used Webster's pages & 7Gypsies pps, and Prima flowers, alphas, epoxy sticker for this one.

Just a few gorgeous details...

I really hope you can join in the fun, the sketches are really fun to work with.

P.S. I think the layout matches the background of my blog :)

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Happy 1st Birthday to Inspired Blueprints!

It's Inspired Blueprints 1st birthday and we have 4 sketches for you this month instead of the usual two. The first sketch for the month is up and I really love it!

Here's the sketch...

And here's my take...

This picture of Ally is one of my faves. I just love the expression on her face!
Title: What's on your mind?
Journaling: When you give me a smile like that, you make me wonder what's on your mind.
Used the yummy BG Lemonade line for this one.

I hope you can join in the fun at Inspired Blueprints!!!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Flight to School

"Flight to School" is the October kit of ScrapMuse, and it's so much fun to work with! This month's kit is loaded with bright, happy papers from Jillibean, Scribble Scrabble, Making Memories, and Jenni Bowlin. Here's what the kit looks like:

Here's my first layout with the kit. I'm into "white space" layouts lately.