Thursday, May 20, 2010

Two Late Layouts

Gosh! I've neglected my scrap stuff for months now. The first few months of the pregnancy was really just very bad for me. Up to now while almost 6 months, I am still not A-ok and I also haven't touched my scrap things. I don't know when I'll get the energy to do so although I do read a lot of magazines and still surf the net for inspiration. I'll most likely go back to simple scrapping just to finish up my back log. Will see!

In the meantime, here are two layouts I've finished but failed to post. Alyssa has grown a lot since these photos and is all set to be a "big sister." I just hope I'll be able to continue to record and journal her milestones. :D

Always My Baby
Title: Always My Baby
Journaling: A lot of things will change in the coming months. But know that I love you very much!

First Haircut
Title: First Haircut
Journaling: No traumatic first haircut for this little girl. She totally enjoyed the experience! Truly a girly girl! :) Alyssa - 2 yrs. Oct 17, 2009

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tree Planting B-day and 2 Curlies

No, I haven't been scrapping for the longest time now. But I still have a lot of layouts that haven't been posted. Here are 2 more using the Color Me Miki February kit:

Tree Planting B-day
Title: Tree Planting B-day

Journaling: We were surprised but happy that for your 8th birthday, you decided to have a tree planting activity in school. For such a girly girl, you were willing to get your hands dirty in order to plant trees. You and your classmates had so much fun. We are so proud of you! --- Nadine, Aug 31, 2009

2 Curlies
Title: 2 Curlies

Journaling: Journaling: Since both Daddy and Mommy have straight hair, you must have gotten your curls from Ninong James. --- Alyssa, age 2

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Hello Sippy Cups

Another one from the Color Me Miki February Kit.

Hello Sippy Cups
Title: Hello Sippy Cups

Journaling: Six months ago, I weaned Alyssa from the breast. Now, she has weaned from the bottle. She drinks her milk through these sippy cups. My baby is growing up! Jan. 7, 2010

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Always Room for One More

Here's another layout using the Color Me Miki February Kit. Was able to create 6 layouts with this kit and still have a lot of embellishments and letters for cards and other layouts. :D

There's Always Room for One More
Title: Always Room for One More

Journaling: Daddy and I feel truly blessed to have the three of you in our lives. You are our greatest joy! And there is so much love in our family. I'm sure you will love the coming sibling just as much. :)

Friday, February 5, 2010


Have been feeling nauseous and tired most of the time. A lot of times, I find myself having difficulty sleeping too. To keep my mind off things, have been productive in the scrapping front. Here's a layout I created using Pencil Lines Sketch 172.

Title: Harmony

Journaling: I love it that you three get along so well. :)

Monday, February 1, 2010

Color Me Miki February Kits

The Color Me Miki February Main Kit, Erin's Folly, is sooo yummy!! It is bright and colorful, with papers from My Mind's Eye, My Little Shoebox and Prima. Made 5 layouts using this kit but still have lots of leftover embellishments and papers. Will definitely be using this again. Here are 2 of my layouts as posted on the Color Me Miki site. Will post the rest of my layouts within the month.

Ice Cream Treat
Title: Ice Cream Treat

Journaling: While waiting to board our plane at the airport, we went to get some ice cream first. Alyssa couldn't contain her excitement for the yummy gelato. :) Oct 2009

Love this stitched paper from Prima! Notice how the fringes at the bottom match Raya's grass skirt? Perfect!
Natural Beauty
Title: Natural Beauty

Journaling: This photo always makes me smile. You are so adorable! You have a way of charming people! You are much-loved. ---- Raya, age 4

Thanks for looking! Head on to the Color Me Miki Gallery to see the DT's work. :D

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Queen of my Life

For my fourth layout for Color Me Miki, I used it also for my Journaling Junkie challenge. I used this stitched paper from Prima. It is just so beautiful that you can hardly add anything else to the layout. I added Prima flowers for dimension. I also used the journaling block from Webster's Pages and a set of queens from a deck of cards (I don't think my girls will notice that their cards lack queens. LOL!) Since my American Crafts letters lack the letter "E" I used the number 3's and turned them around. Did you notice? :D

Queen of my Life
Title: Queen of my Life

Journaling: My life is far from perfect. I have said words and did actions that I regret. And yet, if I could change something in my life, I don't think there's anything I'd really want to do differently. I have learned to accept myself, my weaknesses and my flaws. I wouldn't be who I am now without all these. I have learned to be Queen of my life.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Guest Desinger for Color Me Miki

I am giddy with excitement! Terri of Color Me Miki asked me to be GDT for January to March and could I say no to that? LOL! Gosh! It took forever for the kits to come. I trooped to the post office all three times to check if my package arrived. Finally, my friendly postman came last Monday bearing the goods. And I was literally jumping up and down!

Tha January kit "Love is in the Air" is just so yummy! The papers and embellishments are so beautiful! I couldn't wait to start working on my layouts. I made a total of 4 layouts with this kit.

Life is Good
Title: Life is Good

Journaling: I love this photo! It reminds me of how blessed I am to have a wonderful husband, three adorable and beautiful girls and another one coming soon! Indeed, I am blessed! Indeed Life is Good!

Growing Family
Title: Growing Family

Journaling: Marla, Gerry and Margaux were in CDO for New Year's Eve. On new Year's Day we had a family picture. We eventually found out that we 3 sisters are pregnant! Next year's family pic would have three more babies! How fun!

Soon-2-Be Moms
Title: Soon-2-Be Moms

Journaling: Early this year, we were all surprised to find out that all three of us are pregnant and our babies will be 2-4 weeks apart! How fun! Our children will be instant friends! We are looking forward to those days, especially our parents. 19 January 2010

The fourth layout is also my entry to the Journaling Junkie challenge. Will post that next week. Thanks for looking!

The January Kit is still available at the Color Me Miki Store. Checking out the Miki Mart for others items you might like. :D

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Blessed 2009

My first layout for the year is a double layout! Wow! I haven't done double layouts in a long time and wasn't sure if I wanted to continue or not. But I wanted to include all the pictures so I just treaded on. It turned out pretty okay, I think, plus I was able to use the rest of my American Crafts 6th Avenue papers. :D This is for Journaling Junkie's challenge for the week.

Blessed 2009
Title: Blessed 2009

· Ate in Kambingan for our 9th year anniversary · Was in the Green team for the Rosevale Family Day · Raya won 1st place in the Poem Recitation Contest · Mia treated everyone to lechon for her 36th birthday · We were all models for the CDO Tourism video · Raya was a giraffe during the Lion King presentation · Nadine won 1st place in the Poem Writing Contest · We went to the Monastery of Transfiguration with other families · Nadine and Raya played Junior Golf for the summer · Went to Cavite for a month during the summer · Nadine and Raya were 1st Honors during Recognition Day · Alyssa stopped breastfeeding · Lolo Ed got the CDO projects · Mier opened the gun store with James, John and Xioy · Alyssa learned to use the potty · Mier got promoted · Mia opened the parlor with Lola Rona, Ovvian and Sherly · Nadine had a tree planting 8th birthday · We were all part of Mabel and Mackie’s wedding entourage · Alyssa had a dancing Jollibee 2nd birthday · Raya has a 6th birthday elephant party · Mier turned 40 years old · The Castrillos surprised him by coming here for his birthday · Alyssa’s had her first haircut · Raya lost a tooth · Nadine had her 1st communion · Spent Christmas in Cavite and New Year in CDO · Mier was awarded the GDL Excellence Award by his company · We made a down payment for a home!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Blog Candy!!

I love Basic Grey and calendars!! And Melissa's giving away a Basic Grey calendar! (Wish I could be the lucky winner!) Not too late to go on to her blog and take the chance. Go, go, go! Doesn't this look yummy??

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

2010 Calendar

Every year, I create a calendar album for my mom and my mother-in-law that showcases pictures of my children. I'm five days late this year because of the hectic holidays but better late than never, I guess. :D

I got to use my American Crafts 6th Avenue Papers! I love this line and bought it years ago but haven't finished all the papers. I though this was a great way to lessen my paper stash and still be creative. :D I also got to use my Sizzlit Swirl die a lot. Something I really like. Noticed how I altered some positions of the die cut making each page different.

Thanks for looking!














Sunday, January 3, 2010

Junior Golfer

This is my first post for 2010! Happy New Year everyone! I haven't scrapped yet but I have a lot of ideas in my head and some GD stints this year. So much to look forward too! In the meantime, here's a layout I finished last year but failed to post. I used Pencil Lines Sketch 163 for this layout. :D Thanks for looking!

Junior Golfer
Title: Junior Golfer

Journaling: You decided to play golf instead of swim this summer. You love sports and show promise! MAY 2009

In another note, I've decided to pursue my Project 365 again for year 2010. I've posted pictures for the last 2 days at my multiply site. Hope you can come visit me there once in a while. :D Thanks!