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

Saturday, July 4, 2009

3 Miracles

When one hasn't scrapped for two weeks it gets kinda difficult to get the groove back. That's how I felt last night when I tried creating something. Thank God for coordinated kits! The layout I created last night didn't turn out the way I wanted to but I'm just glad I was able to finish it. Can't post it just yet, though. Maybe by next week.

In the meantime, here is a layout I started last week but finished last night. I used Studio Azul's June Kit: A Spoonful of Sugar. This kit is just sooo beautiful! I love the papers and all the embellishments. Perfect for my three girls, don't you agree?

3 Miracles
Title: 3 Miracles

Journaling: There are times when I am dumbfounded and can't really believe that I have 3 beautiful daughters! You three constantly remind me of God's love for me and I will forever be grateful to Him for giving me three wonderful miracles. I love you all very much! Love, Mom 7-2009

Thursday, July 2, 2009


I haven't been scrapping for the looongest time! I know, I know! I miss it! And I hope to be more active in the next few days. The girls started school last week, we had the blessing of our new salon/spa and my MIL left yesterday. I hope to get my routine back anytime soon! Will have pictures developed today to get my groove back. :D

In the meantime, was pleasantly surprised to see my Lil' Charmer layout as one of the Twisted Sketches #001 Winners in the new challenge blog Twisted Sketches! I love Anam's site and will definitely be playing along the other challenges. Thanks Anam for picking my layout! :D

Enjoy your day everyone!