Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Free Spirit

Still busy with my in-laws in town. I can even hardly check my email! Anyway, here's a layout I did sometime back with my Studio Azul January kit. Love how it turned out! :D

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Not Yet Please...

This is my take on Creative Sketches #44. I just couldn't believe how much Raya has grown when I saw these pictures of her. At five years old, she is a smart and confident little girl. I just hope that she won't be too much in a hurry growing up. I'd like to enjoy every single moment of her young life.

Not Yet Please

Title: Not Yet Please...

Journaling: Seeing these pictures of you surprised me very much. You have grown so much in the past year. Don't be in such a hurry to grow up! Enjoy the journey! I love you! Raya - age 5

My in-laws will be arriving tomorrow for Nadine and Raya's Recognition Program on Friday. I expect to be busy taking them around and entertaining them for a week. Then we'll be off to Manila for a vacation. I will try to post layouts I've made but haven't shown once in a while. Happy summer!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Spring Decors

Here are two spring decors I created for the challenge at Mothers and Daughters Creations. I made the altered clock using Daisy Bucket Designs papers and Prima flowers. This was so timely because Raya can now also read time so both girls were so excited to have a new clock in their room. For the door hanger, I used Best Creations Inc. papers, Imaginisce flower and May Arts ribbons. Thanks for looking!

Altered Clock MDC

Door Hanger MDC

Saturday, March 21, 2009


Scrappin Kids' March challenge is a sketch interpretation. I used this picture of Alyssa that I love so much. I love that I was able to capture that naughtiness in her eyes. She is just so adorable!

I used Jenni Bowlin Studio papers available at the Mothers and Daughters Creations store.

Title: You

Materials: Jenni Bowlin patterned papers, DCWV cardstock, Prima flowers, AMM and MM brads, American Crafts rub ons, Sizzlits Round-A-Bout on foam, Colorbox ink

Journaling: You make my heart sing

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Cuddles & Snuggles

This is my interpretation of Creative Sketches Sketch #43. I finally was able to use some of my old MME papers. Buti nalang. I really have to look at my old stuff and make use of these (and stop buying new ones! Hahaha!) Thanks for looking!

Cuddles & Snuggles

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

My 3

Here's a layout for Journaling Junkie. I really love how this turned out! Obviously my scrapping style has changed a lot and I'm happy with the outcome. It feels more natural to use patterned papers and various embellishments on my work now wherein I used to have a difficult time putting these together before. I am loving layering and putting flourishes and adding flowers. I am just enjoying the creative process that comes with each layout. :D

By the way, I used these beautiful patterned papers from Kaiser Craft available at Mothers and Daughters Creations Store. Check them out!

My 3

my 3.

3 girls to cherish.

3 hearts to hold.

3 distinct personalities.

3 souls to nurture.

3 gifts from God.

3 reasons to live a good life.

3 lives to influence.

my 3.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Family 2008

This is one of my favorite pictures of 2008. It was taken en route to Batangas where we were going to see the Mama Mary site, one of the numerous projects of my FIL. I thought these papers from Prima would go well with the picture. Thank you so much to Master Iris for these. Love them!

Family 2008

Friday, March 13, 2009

Dancing Queen

Yup! That's my Alyssa! She loves music. We try to expose her to different genres but she seems to prefer upbeat music and would gracefully wiggle her body and move her butt. She is utterly adorable!

Dancing Queen
Title: Dancing Queen

Materials: Sassafrass Lass papers, DCWV cadrstock, Prima flowers, AAS alpha foam stickers, MM brads, EK success corner puncher, others: ricrac and plastic alphas

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

New Products and Challenges at MDC Store!

The Mothers and Daughters Creations Store has TONS of beautiful new products! Check out the new Printemps Passion line from Magenta, the Marrakech line from Basic Grey, all new glittered cardstock and patterned papers from Best Creations, or the FIVE new collections from Kaiser Craft! They just had computer problems last week but they're working on getting up even more NEW products from Bo Bunny (three new lines plus more dot to dot cardstock), Memory Box (all new 6x6 pads), and Sei's new Bridgeport collection. You've GOT to come check it out - you won't be disappointed!

And to celebrate all their new lines, they will randomly select three (3) winners from this week's challenge to win one of the new lines from Kaiser Craft! So if you've been stalking for a while, this is your week to play!! All you need to do is post a comment at their challenge with a link to your newly created page, and make sure your description mentions that you're playing along with the MDC challenge - that's it! Can't wait to see your one word inspiration page!!

Something more!! If you're into cards, come back on Thursday for the card challenge. They'll be featuring TWO challenges to catch up with TWO fabulous prizes!!

Happy creating!!

Monday, March 9, 2009


The scrapbook challenge at Mothers and Daughters Creations for this week is to choose a single word and scrap it. Since I got a lot of birthday papers from them, I thought of scrapping about Raya's fourth birthday party. Hence, my word --- four.

For this layout, I used an assortment of Best Creations Inc. papers and a matching May Arts ribbon. I also used Prima flowers, a staple in my layouts, if you've noticed. Head over to the blog to check out what the other Design Team members have done.

By the way, the Mothers and Daughters Creations Store now have the first two complete lines of Marks Paper Company, a brand new company that has double sided patterned paper with a unique textured look that's beautiful! Love love the designs. Check out the MDC store for these papers!

Title: Four

Materials: Best Creations Inc papers, Maya Arts ribbon, Heidi Swapp and Prima flowers, DCWV Foil Letters, Staedler pen, MM brads, Fiskars lace border puncher, CM circle cutter, Colorbox ink

Friday, March 6, 2009

Umagang Kay Ganda (What a Beautiful Morning)

This month's Kaya challenge is Hybrid Scrapbooking. I didn't realize that using anything from the computer for your layout (even as simple as printing your journaling or title) is already considered hybrid scrapbooking. Before we got our printer, I'd fix my pictures through photoshop, adjusting brightness and contrasts and levels, before having them printed out. Thanks to Alby's challenge, I was able to explore hybrid scrapbooking a little more.

For my layout, I used a photo of our whole family taken during our 9th wedding anniversary last 24th January 2009. I wanted to put text and flourishes on this picture but I had it printed already even before I found out about the challenge.

Digital elements I used for this layout are the following:
1. Edited my picture by adjusting brightness and contrast
2. Printed part of my title (Umagang)
3. Created the journaling block by attaching parentheses together
4. Typed and printed my journaling
5. Printed then cut flowers.

Umagang Kay Ganda
Title: Umagang Kay Ganda (What a Beautiful Morning)

24 January 2009 – our 9th wedding anniversary. The whole family woke up early to a bright and beautiful day. The girls made cards and letters for us. So much to be thankful for!

Materials: Studio Azul February kit (Glitz, Fancy Pants and Prima papers; Bazzil cardstock; ricrac ribbon; hearts chipboard; AC denim thickers) Prima flowers, MM brads, plastic letters, Colorbox ink

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Featured at Madcropper.com

My Exploding Box is currently featured at Madcropper.com. Thanks so much Xtine for this! Such an honor, really! :D

Monday, March 2, 2009

Little Big Girl

It's my turn to challenge you at Journaling Junkie! For this week, my challenge is to use an oxymoron for a title. According to Wikipedia:

An oxymoron (plural oxymorons or, more rarely, oxymora) is a figure of speech that combines two normally contradictory terms. Oxymoron is a loanword from Greek oxy ("sharp" or "pointed") and moros ("dull"). Thus the word oxymoron is itself an oxymoron. Oxymorons are a proper subset of the expressions called contradictions in terms. What distinguishes oxymorons from other paradoxes and contradictions is that they are used intentionally, for rhetorical effect, and the contradiction is only apparent, as the combination of terms provides a novel expression of some concept, such as "cruel to be kind" or "team of mavericks".

For my layout, I scrapped how Alyssa doesn't see herself as a baby anymore. :D Do join in the fun! Email your submissions to eyeore@telkomosa.net or leave a comment with a link to your URL at the JJ blogsite on or before the 14th of March 2009. :D

Little Big Girl
Title: Little Big Girl

Materials: Studio Azul October Kit

Somehow, you believe that you're one of us --- the "big" people.
You don't see yourself as a baby or a toddler.
You babble excessively, although we can't understand you.
You insist on eating chocolates, ice cream and chips.
You write and colour with the big girls.
And you watch Disney Channel even if it's Hannah Montana or the Wizards of Waverly Place (as if you understand it!)
You consider yourself a big girl even if you're barely 3 feet tall.