Thursday, December 31, 2009

Warm Wishes

From our family to yours this holiday season! :D

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Christmas Traditions

Here is my take on Journaling Junkie's Christmas challenge. :D Thanks for looking!

Christmas Traditions
Title: Christmas Traditions

Journaling: My favorite part of Christmas is dressing up my girls in identical dresses just as my sisters and I did when we were younger. :) Dec 24, 2008

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Master Iris' Kit for a Cause

I have always admired my dear friend, Iris Babao-Uy, for her creativity and resourcefulness. Her layouts are one-of-a-kind. She always leaves me dumbfounded with her ideas and detailed layouts. But more than that, she has always had a generous heart.

Together with Prima she is offering a Kit for a Cause. Here are details of her layout:

Isn't it beautiful? You'll love her layout too. Check out her blog for more details. Hope you can help her in this endeavor. Thanks!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The Breakfast Club

Creative Scrappers Sketch #81 is awesome! Love, love it so much that I just might use it for another layout. :D Here's my take on the sketch:

The Breakfast Club
Title: The Breakfast Club

Journaling: We meet while our kids are in school. We share stories, tips and thoughts. We are mommies who share the same passions for our children. :)

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Our Christmas Holidays

Here is one of two Christmas layouts I've just finished. I used Sketch #59 of Little Shop of Sketches! Check out the Design Team's work too at their blog.

I think I've been very productive lately scrapping-wise. I hope to keep this up especially since the hustle bustle of the season is starting to be felt already. Sketches and kits are my answers to fast and easy scrapping. :D

Title: Our Christmas Holidays

Journaling: Dec 2008 As what we've done in the past, we left for Cavite on Xmas Day and stayed there until after New Year.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Terrific Terrible Two

Journaling Junkie's latest challenge is to write about the negative. Helen challenges us to document a negative aspect of someone, somewhere or something that you love dearly; to document flaws or some other negative emotions.

I didn't want to just journal about the negative so I thought a pros and cons thing would be my take on the challenge. My 3rd daughter, Alyssa, has been quite a handful lately. But she continues to mesmerize us with her antics and sweetness. Here is a layout on her terrific and terrible sides.

Terrific Terrible Two
Title: Terrific Terrible Two

Loves to be hugged, kissed and held
Insists on wearing dresses all the time
Happy, smiley girl
Sings and dances on her own
Knows her shapes and numbers
Loves to ride the car
Not afraid of bugs and animals
Watches MTV and Playhouse Disney
Sweet and sociable
Drinks lots of water and liquids
Likes to eat fruits
Fearless and adventurous

Shouts at the top of her lungs when she wants something
Doesn’t like taking a bath
Doesn’t like to wear her diapers at night
Insists on what she wants
Doesn’t like her car seat at times
Very picky with her food
Prefers her slippers over shoes
Demands attention of everyone
Hard to put to sleep
Likes candies and lollipops

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Breakfast with Daddy

This is my first layout for December. Yehey! I'm starting to be active in scrapping again despite the busyness of the season. My children will be having their exams two weeks from now so I need to finish what I need to finish soon. :D Here's another layout on Alyssa. I used Sketch #48 of 52 Sketches 52 Weeks.

Breakfast with Daddy
Title: Breakfast with Daddy

Journaling: You aren't content with just staying home anymore. You insist always in coming with us even if it's just to bring your sisters to school or daddy to the office. You are now part of Daddy and Mommy's breakfast date. But we don't mind. :) 23 June 2009

Friday, November 27, 2009

Can I have the Elephant pls?

I love sketches!! For a scrapper with limited time (like me) I need these blueprints to help me finish my layouts ASAP. If not, I'm sure it would take me days or even weeks to finish them! One of my favorites sketch sites is Pencil Lines. Their sketches are easy to follow and gives a lot of leeway for creativity. :D For their Sketch #162, I created this layout:

Can I have the elephant pls?
Title: Can I have the Elephant pls?

Journaling: You noticed the elephant right away at the Prize Table. It was the only one there. So when your team won and Teacher Apple was giving out the prizes, you asked her if you can have the elephant instead. I love it that you are confident enough to ask for what you want and that you assert yourself. I love you Raya! Dec. 12, 2008

Here's a close up of the elephants:

I bought this Basic Grey paper years ago and kept them because I knew I would use them someday for a layout for Raya. Raya is just crazy over elephants! :D

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Live Your Life With Grace

Had a productive day yesterday. The girls didn't have school so we just stayed home and lounged around. We watched the Disney movie UP then they played with their LEGO toys. I was able to do a lot of scrapping and I'm happy with the results. :D

Here's one I did for A2Z Scraplets for their November Sketch Challenge. I used mostly items from the Studio Azul October Kit. Thanks for looking!

Live your life with grace
Title: Live Your Life With Grace

Journaling: I pray that you will grow up to be an independent and strong person; one who would live her potentials to the fullest. We love you, Nadine!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

1 Tooth Less

Another great sketch is up at Creative Scrappers! This sketch was just perfect for a layout on Raya's first tooth loss. I've always loved stitching but don't have the time to do so anymore. Thank God for stitching rub ons! :D Thanks for looking and check out the DT's work on Sketch #79.

1 tooth less
Title: 1 Tooth Less

Journaling: Four days after she turned 6 years old, Raya's first tooth fell off. She is ecstatic! I have mixed emotions. My baby is growing up.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Shayne challenges us with a recipe over at Journaling Junkie! For the challenge, we are tasked to use this recipe:

1 x Photo
1 x Die Cut
1 x Textured Patterned Paper
1 x Cardstock
2 x other patterned paper
And of course, journaling! LOL!

This challenge closes on the 29th of November midnight GMT. Please leave a comment with the link to your URL over at Journaling Junkie or email Stefanie at Do join the fun!

I had fun doing this challenge. I used our family picture taken during my sister, Mabel's wedding last August. :D I also used Sketch #022 of Twisted Sketches. :D

Title: Glam

Journaling: It's fun to dress up once in a while and Tita Mabel's wedding was a great opportunity to do just that. Having 3 girly girls, we all definitely needed to look like princesses for the day. And we all felt like it too. :) 14 August 2009

Friday, November 13, 2009


My layout is up at Journaling Junkie! This week's challenge is to use loads of words (adjectives) to describe character traits. The bulk of the journaling should be made up of adjectives. :D By the way, this challenge closes on the 14th of November midnight GMT. Leave a comment at JJ with the link to your URL or email to be in the running for a prize.

This is actually an old layout of Alyssa. I used DCWV baby stickers as inspired by a prompt in a Simple Scrapbooks Play magazine. Love the outcome! Can't believe this baby is now my adorable 2 year old. Time does fly so fast!

Title: Adorable

inspire * binky * blanket * tiny toes * booties * toothless * bubbles * naptime * drool * chubby * dreams * binky * abc's * cute * stroller * rubber duckie *bottle *pacifier * sleepy * crib

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Bursting with Love

Ahhh... the scrapping bug has bitten me! Did this quick and easy layout yesterday. This is my entry to Dotty Divas AD Challenge #4. Thanks for looking!

Bursting with Love
Title: Bursting with Love

Journaling: My heart is bursting with love for these girls. August 2009

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Creative Scrappers #76: Imagine

Found myself in the mood to scrap yesterday and did 2 layouts. Yehey! Hope this will continue though. Anyway, one of the layouts is for a challenge at Journaling Junkie which will be revealed maybe next month. For the other layout I made, I used Creative Scrappers Sketch #76. I might not be in the DT of Creative Scrappers anymore but I still so love their sketches. And I love how my layouts turn out using their sketches. :D

Title: Imagine

Journaling: Only 1 year and 8 months but you can be left alone to play on your own. Your favorite toys are the Polly Pocket Princesses. You know already that they're "not for the mouth." It is good you have big sisters to learn imaginative play at an early age. :) Alyssa - May 2009

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


I was supposed to post my last layout for Creative Scrappers before leaving for Manila last October 28 but I just got so busy packing for five people and preparing for our trip that I wasn't able to do so. Making this layout was a little sad for me. I thoroughly enjoyed my stint as DT for Creative Scrappers and loved all the layouts I've created for their fabulous sketches. But I guess it is time to move on.

This photo was taken during Raya's Mother and Daughter activity last September. :D Better late than never, here is my take on Sketch #75.

Title: BFF

Journaling: "Best Friends Forever" This was the theme of the Mother-Daughter event this year. I pray that you will always feel comfortable to open up to me. I love you very much Raya! 09.19.09

Do drop by the Creative Scrappers blog site and check out the new DT and their creations! :D

Thursday, October 22, 2009


When I took this photo, Alyssa was 1 year and 10 months and still learning how to potty train. Everytime we would hear her grunt, we would rush her to her potty to finish off her poo. And she would greatly oblige to do that. Now at 2 years and 1 month, Alyssa "announces" to everyone whenever she feels like using the potty. She doesn't like wearing nappies anymore even at night (but she still isn't weaned for the night so she will really have to wear them or else we would be swimming in the middle of the night, if you know what I mean). We are amazed how fast she can pick up these skills. But then again, she has always been an exceptional child just like her big sisters (pardon my mommy moment. :))

Title: Concentrate

Journaling: No, it isn't easy learning how to use the potty. Sometimes, you're successful, sometimes you miss. Such is life! There will be wins and losses. But the important thing is you do your best. We will always be here for you, Alyssa! We love you!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Crazy Week and a Princess Dress

I had a very crazy week last week with my emotions being tossed back and forth. You can read all about it on my personal blog. I am still recovering from such an experience and still have bouts of crying once in a while. But I'm not the type to curl up and be depressed for long. I have to move on especially since I have three other girls depending on me. But I still need prayers. Please do say one for me as you read this.

In the meantime, I have unposted layouts that are eager to be shown. Here's one with my darling Alyssa wearing her flower girl dress. She loves this dress and calls it her "Princess Dress." I used Pencil Lines Sketch 154 for this layout.

Have a good week everyone!

Princess Dress

Title: Princess Dress

Journaling: Alyssa's first flower girl stint was at Tita Mabel's wedding. She loved her flower girl gown and called it her "Princess Dress" Too bad she didn't march down the aisle but she was every bit of a princess on that day. :) Alyssa - 1 year 11 months

Monday, October 12, 2009

My Social Butterfly

Sketch #73 is up over at Creative Scrappers! The DT have created beautiful layouts based on this sketch. My layout is about my little girl Alyssa who loves playing with the butterfly wings, headband and wand. She would always demand her butterfly costume. Such a cutie really! Thanks for looking!

My Social Butterfly
Title: My Social Butterfly

Journaling: Literally and figuratively. You are the most outgoing among my 3 girls. Alyssa - age 1

Friday, October 9, 2009

Sisters by Heart

This week's challenge at Journaling Junkie is to journal about a relationship you have with a sibling. Since I have two sisters and two brothers and I wouldn't want to make anybody feel let out, I thought of scrapping about me and my sister-in-law, Sherly. :D

Sisters by Heart
Title: Sisters by Heart

Journaling: Sherly and I became sisters when she married Mier's brother. Although totally not blood related, we hit it off instantly. We share the same sentiments and values in bringing up our children and we will always rely on each other through thick or thin. We are sisters by chance, sisters by heart. September 2009

Friday, October 2, 2009

Design Team Call for Creative Scrappers

It’s time for another Designer Call at Creative Scrappers!

Submissions will be taken until October 10 2009. The Names of the New Designers will be posted on the blog on Oct 15th 2009. First reveal will be on November 1st 2009.

Check out the details here.

Good luck!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

ScrapJam Postponed and a JJ layout

I was looking forward to going to the ScrapJam this weekend but with the threat of Tropical Storm Pepeng, the organizers decided to postpone the Jam to the weekend after. Of course, I understand that the safety of the participants should be the primary concern. I wouldn't want to be stranded in Manila either. But I can't make it to the Oct. 10 schedule because that is the Mother-Daughter event of Nadine and she is really looking forward to spending time with just me. Well, maybe some other time.

In the meantime, here's a layout I created for Journaling Junkie.

Always Smiling
Title: Always Smiling

Journaling: You steal my heart each time you smile. And every time I see that sweet grin, it brings a smile to my face. Your personality always cheers me up... You brighten my day simple by flashing those pearly whites. Thank you for spreading joy and reminding me to live in the present.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Stay Gold

Did this layout the other day when I was in the mood to scrap. This photo of Nadine was taken during my sister's wedding last month. Nadine was posing with the wedding bouquet and the lighting was just perfect. She looks so grown up! Can't believe she's 8 already. Love the outcome of the layout. :D I used Pencil Lines Sketch 153 for this.

Stay Gold
Title: Stay Gold

Journaling: I am so proud that you have genuine concern for others. You become sad when you hear of the less fortunate, and you search your heart for ways to help. You don't limit your concern to particular age groups, and your love for animals is just as strong. Don't ever stop trying to make the world a better place, and bless you for being so wise and kind. Nadine - age 8

Monday, September 28, 2009

{Hero} and other news.....

Creative Scrappers Sketch #71 is now up! Here's my take on the sketch:

Title: Hero

Journaling: a Dad is every girl's HERO.

Creative Scrappers is now looking for a new Design Team. Are you interested? Check out the details here. Good luck!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

DT Spot Available at Creative Scrappers

Check out the Creative Scrappers blog for details. The spot is effective immediately. :D Good luck!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Mommy of Three

I admit I have been neglecting this blog. :-( It has been such a hectic month now starting from my sister's wedding last August 14. Although, Alyssa's (my youngest girl and the last of the celebrants) birthday is done and over, my in laws are still here so my days have still been busy. Yup, busy making memories and recording them all for future scrapping.

But even if I've been in absentia, I have a stack of layouts ready for reveals. :D For Creative Scrappers' Sketch #69, we were given this sketch to follow:

And here's my layout. Please do drop by the Creative Scrappers blog and check out the fabulous works of the rest of the DT's. I am so proud to be among such talented ladies! :D

Mommy of Three
Title: Mommy of Three

Journaling: I admit it hasn't been easy. 3 personalities to deal with. 3 characters to mold. 3 girls to take care of. But I will not have it any other way! :)

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Poet in the Making

Journaling Junkie's challenge for the next two weeks is to create a LO using Tanya Leigh's sketch number 46 from Little Shop of Sketches.

This is my take on the sketch. Of course, you must provide journaling. :D This layout was just accepted at the Basic Grey gallery. :D

Poet in the Making
Title: Poet in the Making

Journaling: It was a pleasant surprise to learn that your poem won 1st place! You've always loved the written word. You started making your won books at age 5! I love your poem and I am so proud of you and all your achievements! I love you! :)

Not One but Three!

... layouts in the Basic Grey gallery! Woohoo! I'm starting to enjoy the Basic Grey papers. :D The new CHA lines look reaaally yummy. And they're double sided now! Yehey!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Chocolate Monsters

Funny me, I finished Sketch #69 of Creative Scrappers first because I thought that was the next sketch. Although Sketch #67 was a hurried layout, I liked the outcome. :D Here's the sketch:

And here's my layout. :D Thanks for looking! Check out how the rest of the DT interpreted the sketch in the Creative Scrappers blogsite. :D

Chocolate Monsters
Title: Chocolate Monsters

Journaling: Nadine and Raya are such chocolate monsters! We got this box of cookies covered with Belgian chocolate from Tita Bel, my Papa's sister in the US, and the girls enjoyed every cookie in that box! It was so funny because Nadine kept on saying, "This is good! This is very good! This is very very good!" with every bite. Yes, they just love chocolates! :)

Saturday, August 29, 2009

My husband is the best!

He went to our favorite Booksale store and bought me these....

Didn't I say he was the best? :D :D :D

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Just so you know and so that I will never forget...

My layout is up at Journaling Junkie today. I have to admit that I'm not so happy how this layout turned out. First of all, I was so excited to use this rub on for this challenge but I failed to place it appropriately that part of the rub on can't be seen. :-( I didn't know how else to remedy it. I guess I just have to leave it as is.

Another thing is that I wanted it to be a lengthy message to Nadine. I wanted to journal about things I hope she'll know or realize eventually. But my journaling paper was too small. I was going to write in between the lines but --- I don't know why I didn't so it turned out to be short lang and it didn't have the essence that I wanted to convey. :-(

I guess my consolation is that I like how the layout design turned out. :D Thanks to Studio Azul for the July Kit. :D

Just so you know and so that I will never forget...
Title: Just so you know and so that I will never forget...

Journaling: You have always seemed older than your age. I keep reminding myself that you are only 7 years old. Don't grow up too fast. Enjoy your life. I love you very much!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Featured at Creative Scrappers

Check out the Creative Scrappers site! I am the featured DT for the week. :D Getting to know... Mia. :D Thanks Kristine!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Pure Silliness

Yup, yup! I've been missing in action again for the past weeks! My sister got married last Friday and aside from family from our side coming in, my in laws came in also to join in the fun. Busy, busy, busy! Good thing, Kristine of Creative Scrappers gave out assignments early so I was able to finish DT requirements before all the fun started. :D

This is the sketch for the week:
And this is my layout:
Pure Silliness
Title: Pure Silliness

Journaling: Raya and Tito John playing around. 21 June 2009

Check out Sketch #65 at the Creative Scrappers blog to view the awesome layouts of the rest of the DT staff. Great job!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Comfort Food

Journaling Junkie's challenge is to create a LO about an experience exploring any one of the 5 senses in detail or to describe one experience using all 5 senses. At the same time, the Kaya challenge for last month was to scrap a THING in your life right now using mixed alphas for your title. Perfect merge!

At the time I was thinking of my layout, I was definitely craving for ice cream! And Mier and I just finished this 800mL container in one sitting and I thought of taking a picture of it for my layout. The picture is starting me drool again....

Comfort Food
Title: Comfort Food

Journaling: When the going gets tough, the tough gets going and going and going. And what keeps me going is Coffee Crumble ice cream! The SIGHT of its golden brown cover and the FEEL of its cold container makes my mouth water! I can actually HEAR it call my name! The TASTE and SMELL are just heavenly! :D

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

My Bodyguard

This was the sketch for the Creative Scrappers DT call. And here is my layout. These photos were taken by Sheryl Martinez during the Scrapbook EB at Lasting Impression in Manila last April. Thanks She! Love the pictures! :D

My Bodyguard
Title: My Bodyguard

Journaling: You were Mommy's official chaperone everytime she needed to go to Manila. You were my constant companion and I enjoyed the bonding time goint to the derma, shopping in Greenhills and my scrapbook EB. Thanks Raya!

Sunday, August 2, 2009


My first layout as DT for Creative Scrappers is out! I'm so excited! For our first assignment, we are asked to create a layout using this sketch from Karan Gerber:

This is my take on the sketch. I used papers from Basic Grey's Wisteria Collection courtesy of Nette Madero of My Little Attic. I bought some albums from her and she sent me some papers and flower embellishments free with my orders! Thank you so much Nette! :D

I love this picture of Alyssa and me and how she holds on to my face when she kisses me. So adorable, really!! Thanks for looking! And do please check out the awesome creations of the rest of the DT over at Creative Scrappers. Thanks! :D

Title: Kiss

Journaling: I love it that she holds my face with her hands as if to steady it while she gives me a kiss! Alyssa - 22 months

Friday, July 31, 2009

Egg Decor Specialists

Co-Scrappin Mom Pia Lopez posted a challenge at the Scrappin Kids Forum last weekend. Her challenge is to use the word, “homemade” as an inspiration, not necessarily as part of the title or journaling, but using the word to jumpstart the creative process. I wasn't sure if I'd be able to do a layout on her challenge as we were busy that weekend. Good thing I was able to squeeze in a little time to do this layout of my girls decorating their eggs Easter 2008. :D Thanks for looking!

Egg Decor Specialists
Title: Egg Decor Specialists

Journaling: Nadine and Raya's favorite part of Easter is decorating eggs. March 2008

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Best Buds

Dinah is hosting a challenge over at Creative Scrappers called the "Take Two" challenge. Her challenge is to create a layout (12x12 or 8-1/2x11) using 2 pieces of each material - 2 cs, 2 pps, 2 buttons, 2 flowers, 2 chipboard, you name it! There is no limit to the number of materials one may use as long as it's 2 of each. And everything else like the photos, words in a title, theme, color, etc is all up to you!

I wasn't sure if I'd be able to work on her challenge due by the end of the month (which is tomorrow) but I needed some "me" time and I thought scrapping would best relax me. :D I'm glad I took her challenge because I had fun creating this layout!

I used :
2 CS: Navy Blue and Yellow
2 PP: Sassafrass Lass and Rusty Pickle
2 Chipboards
2 Rub ons: Daisy D's and Me and My Big Ideas
2 Flowers
2 Buttons
2 Brads
2 Words in the title
2 Fonts
2 Color pens
2 Stickers
2 Punchers: Marvy Uchida and Fiskars
Additional: 2 girls in the picture, 2 years apart :D Teeheehee!

Best Buds
Title: Best Buds

Journaling: Nadine once told me that she wishes we'd have another baby soon so that Alyssa would have someone close to her age the same way she and Raya are. This is so sweet! I'm so happy that Nadine is appreciative of having a sister like Raya. They may fight and get into disagreements but they will always be close sisters.

Nadine and Raya
picture - Jan 2008
journaling July 2009

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


I finished this layout in 15 minutes tops! And I love the outcome. I used the Versailles (February 2008) kit of Studio Azul and Sketch #62 of Creative Scrappers. The pictures are those of Alyssa and my papa, whom my kids fondly call Abu (short for Abuelito, Spanish for grandfather). Thanks for looking!

Title: Bestfriend

Journaling: This is what Abu calls you and you love it! You squeal and giggle with delight as soon as you see him and won't leave his side. Abu adores you, Alyssa --- we all do! :D Alyssa, 1 year 8 months

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Almost 2

This was Mier's idea --- to scrap pictures of our three girls at the same ages. I had to dive into Nadine's baby albums since at that time, we still used film cameras. LOL! These pictures are of our three girls right before they turned two years old. It just so happened that Creative Scrappers Sketch #61 asked for three pictures. Perfect for my three girls! Here's my take on the sketch. I used Bo Bunny papers from Mothers and Daughters Creations Store. Thanks for looking!

Almost 2
Title: Almost 2

Journaling: My three angels in the same stages in their lives. So cute. So adorable. So much loved.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Hakuna Matata

Raya's Junior Kinder class last year presented the Lion King as their culminating activity. Although she didn't get a major role in the play, she was happy enough to be a giraffe. Hehehe!

I created this layout using a sketch from Em Magpoc. Em's sketches and layouts are just fabulous! She's a resident designer for Color Me Miki which featured her sketch. I also used the color combination challenge at Scrap the Girls. The papers used in this layout are from Mothers and Daughters Creations store. Doesn't Raya look so cute??!!

Hakuna Matata
Title: Hakuna Matata

Journaling: You were the perfect giraffe during your school's "Lion King" presentation. This is one of my all-time favorite movies and your show gave me goose-bumps. :D But more than that, 'Hakuna Matata' fits you. You are carefree and spunky but not one to shy off responsibility. You are amazing! Raya - age 5

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Last Hurrah

Since it's summertime in the US, the challenge for this week at Mothers and Daughters Creations is to create a page or altered product about the beach. This was actually timing since I just had extra beach pictures developed. Classes started really late for my girls because the 2nd floor of their new building wasn't done yet. The day before classes started, we all trooped to the beach to celebrate the last day of vacation. We all had fun in the beach. It was a definitely a last hurrah. :D

I used mainly Dasiy Bucket Designs papers for this layout. I also used Prima flowers and a Kaiser Craft rhinestone flower. Do notice the slippers I made and the little bucket. Oooh, and also my sun! I guess I was inspired by the Scrappin Moms' paper piecing challenge last week. :D By the way I used Sketch 143 of Pencil Lines for this layout. Thanks for looking!

Last Hurrah
Title: Last Hurrah

Journaling: We went to the beach right before school started to celebrate the last day of vacation. You all had fun playing in the sand and water. 21 June 2009

Friday, July 17, 2009


Nadine has always been the prim and proper one ---always so dainty and lady like. So during their school's Foundation Day wherein they had an afternoon of Filipino games, I didn't really expect her to join in. She started with just coloring at the table then she saw her classmates getting excited over the different games so she decided to join in as well. Never mind that the games were all very active ones and would require her to perspire afterwards. I'm glad she did because she declared that she had fun. :D

This is my layout for Journaling Junkie. I used Studio Azul's May kit for this layout and Creative Scrappers Sketch #59. Thanks for looking!

Title: Play

Journaling: You were always a girly girl --- so dainty and demure! When you were still in Mommy's tummy, you would close your legs everytime we'd check your gender. And when you were still a newborn, you would sleep with your hands in fists but with your little pinkie up! But during your school's foundation day, you gamely joined the activities: relays, patintero and tumbang preso (Filipino games)! All sweaty but fun games. I'm glad you tried it and had fun. Nadine, Dec 12, 2009

Monday, July 13, 2009

Happy, Mad, Sad, Gulat (Surprise)

I love how this layout turned out! My DD3 Alyssa has all these faces for us. We just ask her to make a face and she'd willingly oblige for us. ("Gulat" is Filipino for surprise) She really is a cutie!

This was based on Creative Scrappers Sketch #58 and I used once again Studio Azul's June kit (I really love this kit! Can you tell? LOL!)

Happy, Mad, Sad, Gulat

Saturday, July 11, 2009

I made it... the Creative Scrappers Design Team! Woohoo!!

I've been eyeing this site since I've discovered them last January and have done almost 80% of their sketches for the year. (Was in a scrapping vacation when we went to Manila last April. LOL!) I love their sketches! Somehow, my layouts made based on their sketches come out very pretty and eye catching. LOL! And it was inspiring to see fellow Filipinas Dinah and LG in the DT roster too!

Thank you Kristine for this opportunity! I am just so thrilled! I'm looking forward to playing along with the rest of the DT.

Oooh, and another Filipina is also in the team! Doc Rita of the LB Scrapaholics made it too! How exciting! Please do check out the site every week and be inspired with the creativity of the gals there! The sketches are just wonderful! :D

Friday, July 10, 2009

Time with Lola

This is my week's layout for Mothers and Daughters Creations. We followed Sketch #27 from 52sketches52weeks. I used SEI papers, Best Creations glitter cardstock and papers, Kaiser Craft papers, May Arts ribbons, Prima flowers and letters. :D

Check out the MDC blog site today or tomorrow (time difference. LOL!) for the other DT's take on the sketch. Thanks for looking!

Time with Lola

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


Cabbie challenges us at Journaling Junkie this week! Her challenge is to create a mini album (or a LO) about your favourite things. My layout is about my present addictions. :D

This challenge runs til the 14th of July. Do link to us to your layouts as we will be giving out a RAK at the end of the month. :D

Title: Addictions

My current addictions in no particular order (July 2009)
1. my family! - I get a serious case of separation anxiety when I don't know where they are or what's happening.
2. scrapbooking - This is my relaxation
3. my phones - Personalized to suit my needs. I even prefer the calculator here!
4. my computer - Need to check my email and blog every few minutes.
5. cooking - I love planning and making meals for my family

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

More Days

Here's another layout using the Studio Azul June Kit: A Spoonful of Sugar. I took this picture one afternoon when we were all at a cafe just enjoying the Saturday afternoon. I love Nadine and Raya's smiles here. These days they've been arguing and getting into fits with each other. They are both growing up and expressing their personalities already. But I know that they do love each despite their differences. I guess that's what sisterhood is all about. :D

I used Sketch #40 of Little Shop of Sketches.

I wish for More Days like these
Title: I wish for More Days like these

Journaling: Lately you've been getting into each other's nerves. This is just normal since you both have different characters and preferences. I know deep down you both love each other very much and will always be there for one another. I hope you both realize how important your sister is. Nadine - age 7, Raya - age 5