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.