Friday, July 29, 2011

Challenge Me Happy!

It's my first time to create a layout inspired by the challenge over at Challenge Me Happy (I just love the name of their just sounds so happy, hehe). Here's their sketch:

And here's my layout:

Title: Rainy Days Like These Make Me Smile
This layout is all about our first day in Homewood. It was a rainy day but it did not dampen our spirits. It was great to be together!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Tropical Beauties

This stormy weather that we're having is making me want to scrap. Here's what I finished recently:

This layout is based on a sketch at Once Upon A Sketch. This is my first time in joining the challenges there and looks like it won't be my last. The sketches are really fun to work with!

I used BG Lauderdale for the layout which works so well with beach photos.

Gotta go.... there's an unfinished layout on my table!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Best Day Ever!

I was inspired by the sketch at Sketchy Thursdays....

Here is what I came up with....

Title: Best Day Ever
Journaling: According to Korey, this is the best day ever! 5.30.2011 at Navy Pier

Yup, the title and journaling is the story behind this picture! I'm so happy that my girls were able to spend some time with their cousin Korey. I used Echo Park Summer Days for this one and I love it!  I kept the embellishments to a minimum to keep it clean and simple.

By the way, my layout Navy Pier was chosen as one of the faves for the week. Thanks Sketchy Thursdays!

A Scrappy Weekend!

It was a scrappy weekeend for the LB Scrapaholics...we have been planning a little get together to just scrap the day away and it finally happened! Being a slow scrapper, I am happy with the 5 layouts I finished. Here they are:

Title: Grow where you are planted
Journaling: Ally and Julia showing off the loot they got from Easter Egg Hunting (4.24.2011)
Thanks to Issa for the pps, Ritz for the chipboard title, Liezl for the ribbon, and Cors for the branch die!

Title: just like Jessy
Journaling: Ally dressed up just like Jessy
Thanks to Ytet for the journaling card and Helga for the buttons!

Title: Sleepy Head
Journaling: Exploring Disneyland can be needed your 1 hour nap DAILY.
This layout is inspired by Pencil Lines sketch 245.

Title: My favorite memories
Journaling: Just arrived at our hotel but couldn't resist posing for some pictures.
I used my all time favorite line...BG Lemonade for this one and thanks to Rita for the bird bath stamp and the journaling card, Ytet for the chipboard and to Cors for my chipboard title!

Title: So blessed
Journaling: Our family at the LBS Easter Egg Hunt, 4.24.2011
Thanks to Ritz for the MLS and Jillibean pps!

I really had fun on that day...even if I only slept for 1 1/2 hours! I'm already looking forward to the next scrapping session!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Happy 4th anniversary to me!

I just remembered and realized the other day that I started scrapping in July 2007. That means I've been scrapping for 4 years now, so Happy Anniversary to me!!! LOL! I'm really so happy that I discovered this wonderful hobby. Thanks to Rita Vergara who introduced me to scrapbooking and to the rest of the LB Scrapaholics who are now my very dear friends. I look forward to more years of scrapping (and scrap shopping, hehe), more finished layouts, and more memories recorded!

Moving on.... here are a couple of pages I finished recently.

Title: Navy Pier
Journaling: The weather was perfect for a day at Navy Pier.
This layout is inspired by a sketch from Sketch Thursdays. I used papers from WRMK Yankee Doodles

Title: Jumpshot
This layout is inspired by the "workout" at ScrapFIT, its all about summer, and layout should have yellow and a clock. I used a photo of myself with DD Julia and cousin Essa, taken at Boracay on our vacation last April. I used Basic Grey's Lauderdale line for this one which is perfect for summer layouts!

That's it folks! I'm glad I'm scrapping again!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

I'm back!!!

Hello blog! I'm back and hopefully I'll be back often. LOL! I can't believe I haven't posted anything for 3 months! To cut the story short...we were away for a 2 week vacation during the last 2 weeks of May, then it was back to school for my girls, and everything else kept me busy. I have lots of photos to print and scrap and new scrappy stuff to play ---this should be enough motivation for me!

Good news is...I was able to finish 5 layouts recently! Thanks to Iris Uy's Pink Paislee/Crate Paper class!
Here's my output on that day....

Title: My New Bike
One of the things Ally enjoyed doing last summer was riding her bike. She loves her yellow helmet too!

Title: HipHop Pose
DD Julia was into ballet a few years ago but she stopped. This summer, she had lessons in HipHop. Photo was taken just before her dance recital.

Title: Our Day
This photo was taken during our wedding anniversary this year. It's not the greatest photo but nonetheless special = )

Title: Foursome
This is another special photo of my 2 girls with their cousins, Kanoa and Korey!

Title: Over at the Top
This one goes into our Boracay album.

WOW! It really feels good to be able to scrap again!!!