Thursday, August 27, 2009

ScrapMuse Summer Get-Away Crop

WARNING: Layout overload!

We had an online crop at ScrapMuse last week and it was a blast! I'm so happy I was able to scrap 5 layouts that weekend, not including 2 sample layouts for my challenges.

Here are the sample layouts for my challenges:

Title: Time
Journaling: Spending time with my family is the best pastime. (Mar 2009, Acuatico Resort). This is for my "Japan Challenge' which asked for a circle (at least 4 inches in diameter) and at least 5 buttons. Used the August kit for this one.

Title : just one of those days
Journaling: This is what I love to do when Daddy comes home from work. (Aug 2009) This is for my "Thailand Challenge" which asked for animal inspired papers or embellishments.

These are my layouts for the other challenges:

Journaling: It was a busy week for me and I needed some therapy--- shopping therapy that is. Thanks for going to the mall with me my dear Julia. (Aug 2009)

Journaling: You've got style! (Julia at 3 1/2 yrs old, Mar 2006).

Journaling: Just us chillin' on the boat waiting for the dolphins to show up. (Bohol, April 2009).

Journaling: Korey running off with his moms's shoes!
That's my nephew Korey! He is sooo adorable!

Journaling: Daddy's birthday fell on our last night in HK. After walking a few blocks we decided to eat at Tsui Wah Resto. It was a great time for family bonding ang they served the best lamb curry. (22 Feb 2009)

These are notecards made from scraps!

Thanks for looking!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Inspired Blueprints Sketch #28

Sketch #28 is up at Inspired Blueprints. Please do check it out. Its an amazing sketch for multiple photos.

Here's my layout about Ally's 3rd birthday last July. She had a party at school which was simple but I know she felt it was her special day!

You still have a week to work on the sketches this month for a chance to win amazing prizes.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Creative Thinking & ScrapMuse Summer Get-Away Crop

My August ScrapMuse kit suitably named "Creative Thinking" reached Philippine shores longer than usual but the wait was so worth it. Here's what the kit looks like:

My favorites are the Basic Grey June Bug pps, the Basic Grey doilie paper, and the vintage buttons by Making Memories. I also love the GCD journaling cards and the Bingo Cards by Tattered Angels.

I immediately played with my kit and created these two layouts:

Title: You Love Music
Journaling: Neither Daddy or I are musically inclined but right now you are showing so much interest in music. You surf "you tube" for music videos and sing along. YOu even pretned to have a concert and sing for all of us. You also know the titles of the songs playing on the radio right now. Continue to nurture this gift my dear Julia. XOXO, Mommy.

Here's a closer look at the beadwork, which is included in the kit.

Here's my 2nd layout:

The theme for this month's kit is about home and this is my take. I've been wanting to scrap about our house for quite sometime already, and I'm glad I was finally able to do it.
Title: This is Home
Journaling: Our house is quite old, we have been living here since I was a baby, and it has undergone several renovations. There are so many wonderful memories that I want to remember with this house especially time spent with my dad. I know there will come a time when we have to move out but all the memories will always be in my heart.

Also, we have a Summer Get-Away Crop coming up. The challenges will be posted on Monday [New York time] so you can start making your layouts soon. Layouts are due on the 24th of August but we games and make takes on the 22nd. The grand prize is the July kit and the limited edition Travel kit. You can read about all the details and guidelines here. I really hope you can join us!

Have a great week.

Saturday, August 15, 2009


GREAT NEWS for all Philippine scrappers! SCRAPJAM is coming up on October 3, 2009. This is an event not to be missed!

Early Bird Registration Special has been extended to Thursday, AUGUST 20, 2009 so you still have a few days left.

Click here for more details.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Perfect Smile & an Award

Sketch #27 at Inspired Blueprints is already up. It's a great page for a single photo & I hope you try it out. Upload your finished layout at the gallery before the end of the month for a chance to win amazing prizes!

Here's the sketch:

And here's my layout:

Journaling: When I was your age, I didn't like this stage...losing teeth and having gaps in my smile, but you actually like it. (Julia, 6 1/2 years old)
Used Websters pappers for this layout.

A closer look:

My friend Issa also gave me this award. Thanks Issa, see you soon!

I am now passing it to: Liezl, Helga, Cors, Yvette, and Mia.

Have a great week everyone!