Saturday, June 27, 2009

I joined AGAIN!

Yup, Scrappin Moms Idol season 3 is ongoing and I joined for the 2nd time. My original plan was to do the challenges as they were posted but not really turn in my layouts. I'll be able to make layouts and it's stress free this way. Oh well things changed when I got a call from Issa just minutes before the 3 pm deadline. I'm here to enjoy the ride, create pages, think outside the box, challenge myself to do things that I might not usually do, and most especially have fun while doing something I absolutely love to scrap! All the details can be found here.

The elimination round was Ad Inspired and this is quite challenging for me. The easiest for me is to use the colors for inspiration. Here's the ad:

I used the colors red, black, & yellow, and also the swirly design as inspiration.
Here's my layout and you can see the rest of the fabulous layouts here.

The challenge for week # 1 is already up. Gotta put on my thinking cap.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Going Digi

I'm clueless when it comes to digi-scrapping, and all I do with Photoshop is to crop, resize or turn my pictures to black & white, BUT I signed up for this free photo-editing class by Jessica Sprague:

As the ad says, you still have until June 28 to sign-up. Visit the site here.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

A few pages to share

Here are a few pages I finished recently:

Title: Textmate
Journaling: You always reach out for whoever's cellphone is nearby and you look like you know what your'e doing. (Ally, 2 years old).
This layout is for Wendy's Sketch Challenge at Scrappin Kids this weekend.

Title: Cousins
Journaling: I really wish the two of you can spend more time together,get to know each other, play together, and grow up together. Meeting for the first time is justthe beginning. (Nov 2006, Korey almost 2 years old, Julia 4 yrs old)
I've scrapped this pic before but gave the layout to my sister, so I made another one for myself. Used the pretty papers from DCWV Garden Party.

Title: On Her Throne
Journaling: I dread toilet training coz it can be frustrating but you did not give us any problems. We just told you to wee-wee in the bathroom and one day you just did it! (Ally at 2 yrs and 9 months)
Used the lovely papers and overlay from Little Yellow Bicycle Love Letters line. Oh, and this is based on a sketch by Ms. Becky Fleck for the June sketch contest at A Peek Into Yesterday. Here's the sketch:

Thursday, June 18, 2009

My ScrapMuse layouts for June!

The June issue of the ScrapMuse newsletter is already out! You can check it out at the homepage, or better yet, you can sign up for it so it gets delivered right at your inbox. Without further ado, here are my layouts for the June Garden Party kit!!!

You Inspire Me

Journaling: You inspire me to be a good mommy.
The wide green ribbon was quite challenging to use but I like the dimension it gave to the page. The rub-on critters are adorable!

a close-up shot:


Journaling: This is what it looks like when a 2 1/2 year old takes a picture of herself.

a closer look:

I love the colorful brads! They look like skittles. Love the pompom ribbon too!

Create Happiness

Journaling: Happiness is having my pictures taken by Daddy.
It was fun to mix the different patterned papers for this one.


This is my sister and her family! I love the simplicity of this page. I dabbed black acrylic paint on the edge of the paper for this one.

My Dad

Journaling: Anybody can be a father but it takes someone special to be a Daddy. (author unknown).
It's very timely to scrap about my dad coz it's father's day this weekend. Miss you daddy! Oh, and since my picture is vintagey, I distressed the patterned paper with distress ink to match the pic.

a closer look:

I also got to play with the limited travel kit "Globe Trotter." Stocks are still available. Here's a pic of the kit:

And here are my layouts:

Cable Car

I love that huge compass transparency by GCD studios!

Paradise Found

Journaling: It's our first time in Bohol but most probably wont be our last. We sure had lots of fun! (Apr 2009).

That's it folks! I really had a blast working and creating with the two kits!!!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Butterfly Kisses and Nightly Ritual

Just sharing a couple of layouts I finished quite recently:

1) Butterfly Kisses

Did this layout for Basic Grey's 5th anniversary challenge. Happy birthday Basic Grey! I'm a big BG fan. I had fun with the corrugated board which I painted a little with pink acrylic paint, and I also sprayed a little glimmer mist on it.

Journaling: You used to think that face paint is yucky but this time you tried it and actually liked it. (Apr 2009)

2) Nightly Ritual

I made this layout for My Little Attic's challenge which required use of distressing techniques, self-made embellishments and use of a mix of papers from either Granola & Urban Prairie lines of Basic Grey and old lines of Fancy Pants. The layout should also be about a day in your life. Here's my take:

Journaling: Both Mommy and Daddy get busy with work but at the end of the day, we snuggle together in bed. This is one of my favorite bonding moments with the two of you. (Mar 2009).

This is all for now, I'm going to bed early tonight. Both of my girls will be going to school tomorrow. It's Ally's first day at toddler school and I'm not sure what her reaction will be. I know I'll be taking pictures. LOL!

Monday, June 8, 2009

A Summer Layout

The weather has been so weird the past few days. Heavy rains and sunshine alternating have been driving me crazy. This is making me want to share a summer layout I did a few weeks ago. This is layout is based on a sketch from the May 2008 PageMaps. Picture was taken last March on our beach trip to Laiya, Batangas.

Journaling: One thing you love doing at the beach is picking seashells from the seashore. (March 2009, Acuatico Beach Resort, Laiya, Batangas)

Please also head over to the ScrapMuse blog to see some of the layouts the DT created with the June Garden Party Kit.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Exciting News!

I have some exciting news that I've been wanting to share with everyone. Last month, Missy, the new owner of ScrapMuse asked me to become a member of the design team. Of course I said yes! It has been announced on the boards already and you can read the announcement here. I'm really so happy to be part of the team!

I also want to share with you the June Kit. Here's a preview:

The following are the contents of the kit:
•Cosmo Cricket - Early Bird - Brunch
•Cosmo Cricket - Early Bird - Farmers Market
•Cosmo Cricket - Early Bird - Sunrise
•Scenic Route - Garden Grove - Westlake Street
•Scenic Route - Garden Grove - Hope Street
•Scenic Route - Garden Grove - Flower Street
•Scenic Route - Garden Grove - Chapman Street
•Jenni Bowlin Studios - Front Porch - Lemonade
•Jenni Bowlin Studios - Front Porch - Green Crosshatch
•Jenni Bowlin Studios - Farmers Wife - Country Store
•GCD Studios- Schooled Collection - Notebook Doodles
•Bazzill Basic Paper - Limeade Cardstock
•Bazzill Basic Paper - Sunshine Cardstock
•Prism Paper - Onyx Metallic Cardstock
•Jenni Bowlin Studios - Mini Book - Pinked
•Jenni Bowlin Studios - Black Tiny Dot Cardstock Alphabet
•Jenni Bowlin Studios - Starred Journaling Tickets (3)
•Bazzill Basic Paper - Just The Edge - Blackbird (1 each style)
•Cosmo Cricket - Early Bird - Ready Set Chip Chipboard Shapes (Entire Package)
•May Arts - Black Diamond Ribbon (1 yard)
•May Arts - Green Oval Ribbon (1 yard)
•Imaginisce - Stitchin’ Buttons - Blue Eyes
•Imaginisce - Crocheted Blossoms - Kisses
•Imaginisce - Rub- ons and Rhinestones - Create Happiness
•Imaginisce - Teacher’s Bouquet - First Class Mix
• - Bee Journaling Tag (1)
•candy bar

It is an awesome kit, with bright and cheerful papers. I got mine last Friday and I'm having a blast creating layouts. Drop by the ScrapMuse store to order your kit now! Also, do stay tuned for the layouts I made.