Thursday, December 18, 2008

2 Christmas Celebrations

Challenge 47 at Journaling Junkie is to use a sketch by Tanya while journaling about Christmas traditions. Join in the fun and you might just win a prize. Check out the details. I used my Daisy Bucket Designs papers from Mothers and Daughters Creations Store. Love these papers!

Since Daddy's family is in Manila and Mommy's family is in Cagayan de Oro, we usually travel during the holidays --- celebrating Christmas eve in one place and New Year's eve in the other. This year we spent Christmas Eve in Cagayan de Oro and flew to Manila on Christmas Day and stayed there even after New Year's Day. How fun to celebrate with both families! CHRISTMAS 2007

Monday, December 15, 2008

Countdown to Christmas

I can't believe it has almost been a week since I last posted! Have been really busy here at the homefront with parties and Christmas preparations. My two older girls have exams this week so reviewing and studying add to the busyness of the season. I can't wait for Friday to come when exams are done and the kids will have their final day in school with a Christmas party. :-)

We finally started our Christmas shopping yesterday and hopefully we get everything done soon. I've also tried to be creative once in a while though not as much as I would like to. I just had pictures developed so hopefully I'll make progress in between busyness.

In the meantime, here's a layout I created for Mothers and Daughters Creations for this week's challenge. My kids can't seem to stop asking me if Christmas is near and when will it come. So I created this Countdown to Christmas using the Daisy Bucket Designs papers. I punched out the ornaments in chipboard and various patterned papers and placed number stickers on them. I intend to frame this in a shadowbox as a Christmas decor. :-)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Oh Christmas 3

This week's challenge at Mothers and Daughters Creations is to create a page based on a favorite holiday tune or carol. For those who want to play along, this is not limited to Christmas. You can share a page based on whatever holiday you celebrate :-)

For my layout, I used paper and embellishments from My Little Yellow Bicycle's Christmas Magic collection, and ribbon from May Arts.

Title: Oh, Christmas 3

Journaling: What a blessing it is to have Alyssa with us this Christmas! Dec. 2007

Check out the work of the talented DTs of MDC at the blog. The very generous Tamara is giving out a beautiful stamp set from Imaginisce to the first person to leave a comment correctly identifying the songs that inspired our artists. :-)

Friday, December 5, 2008

Holiday Shaped Card at MDC

I'm not really part of the Card Team at MDC but seeing the papers and stuff that Tamara sent, I was just so inspired to do the other challenges. :-) So I did this Ornament Card for the Holiday Shaped Card challenge. It was so easy, actually! I cut a circle shape on this pretty Imaginisce paper and stuck a rectangular green paper (scalloped on what end with scissors) on the top. I then adhered an Imaginisce Snow Flowers Crystal with a jewel brad in front and cut out the sentiment "Joy to the World" from another paper. Isn't it cute? :-)

Visit the MDC Challenge Blog to see what the other DT members did. Their works are awesome!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

In Pagemaps!

Woohoo! I'm in Pagemaps! I got an email some time last month from Becky Fleck asking if I'm still interested in contributing to her site. A couple of more emails and she sent me this sketch for a card.

This is for December Cardmaps. And here is my card:

Thanks Becky for this opportunity! I really am honored to contribute to your site! :-)

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Little Lady - first layout for MDC

My Internet has been down for a couple of days so I wasn't able to post my first layout as Design Team member of Mothers and Daughters Creations. Since mail is a little slow here in the Philippines, I got my kit from Tamara a few days before the deadline of the first challenge. Oooh! It was well worth the wait! Love love all the papers and embellishments that she sent. Couldn't wait to get started with my challenges. :-)

For the first challenge for December, we were tasked to make use of this sketch #12 by Julie Bonner from her 52 Weeks…52 Sketches blog.

I used papers from Imaginisce's Fairest of Them All collection for my layout. Check out also the other team members' work at the MDC challenge blog. :-)

Little Lady

Materials: DCWV cardstock; Imaginisce Patterned Paper, flower, jewel brad; Basic Grey alpha stickers; Fiskars border puncher; Others: ribbon, stamps

Journaling: You are growing up to be such a sweet little lady. Nadine, age 7