Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Manila Girls - Cagayan Girls

Ooops! This post is a little delayed. There's a new prompt challenge over at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge Blog. :-) The challenge is to scrap your birthplace and year. Since I have minimum pictures for that and needed to finish my layouts ASAP, I decided to scrap about all four of my girls instead.

Manila-Cagayan Girls
Title: Manila Girls - Cagayan Girls

2004 pic - Because Daddy and Mommy were based in Manila when we got married, Nadine and Raya were both born there. We lived in Makati City and the girls went to girls to school there.

2011 pic - In 2007, Daddy landed a job in Cagayan de Oro City and the whole family transferred there. Mommy was pregnant with Alyssa then. This is where Alyssa and Cerise were born.

You have until the 14th of September at midnight to post your take on the challenge to be eligible for our prize this month. You will have a second chance to enter a layout for this prize on the 15th of September during our sketch challenge for September.

Our prize this month is a $25.00 gift certificate to!!! Woohoo! Head on to the site and see what the rest of the DT has for you. :-)

Sunday, August 28, 2011

LSS: Your Sense of Style

Sketch 92 is up at Little Shop of Sketches. This week's sketch is created by Ashley Van Etten. Doesn't it look wonderful?

I created a layout of my 3rd daughter, who has been showing her fashion sense even at a young age. I used a splotch stamp around the circle and one of my circular girl stamps that I haven't used in a long time. This was also a perfect opportunity to use my flourish rub-ons, which I love so much. :-) Here's my layout:

Your Sense of Style
Title: Your Sense of Style

Journaling: Alyssa, you definitely have your own sense of style --- somewhat of a fashion diva actually. You have your likes and dislikes and have been very vocal about it. We may fight about what you wear at times but you really are a darling. :-) Age 3.

Come and join in the fun and win exciting prizes! Check out the site at the fabulous layouts the rest of the DT created with this sketch. Hope to see you there! :-) Thanks for looking!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Look what I got in the Mail!

I saw the postal van pass by yesterday while I was in the kitchen. "Hmmm... I wonder if that's for me," I thought to myself. Lo and behold! It stopped by my house and dropped off these:

Woohoo! Thank you, Rachel, from Scrapbooking From The Inside Out! I am so loving the kit! Thank you also to Creating Keepsakes! I got a prize for one of the contests I entered. Can't wait to start creating. :-)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Quips at 3

I created this layout for the challenge at Scrap that Baby! but realized that I was past the deadline. Hehehe! Well, I don't mind really. At least I was able to jot this down and journal about it. The challenge was about the words of our babies or kids. In this case, I scrapped about Alyssa's funny quotes. She is really one adorable girl!

Quips at 3
Title: Quips @ 3

1. Pronounces "th" as "f"--- fumbs, funder, nuffin, etc.
2. Playing Cinderella, she says to Raya. What are you doing stepsister?
3. Hey! It's Johhny Deaf! referring to the actor Johnny Depp
4. Mommy, your eyebrow is like a porcupine!
5. Nadine: Mommy is Daddy's wife Alyssa: Well, I'm his princess!
6. Singing, I have the time of my L-I-I-I-F-E and I owe it unto YOU, YOU, YOU!
7. I wanted to pee in the potty but I was still sleeping. - when she wet the bed.
8. Me: Did you have a nice dream? What was your dream about? Alyssa: Me!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge DT

Woohoo! Check out the news at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge Blog! I made it to another scrapping team. :-) There will be two challenges every month --- on the 15th of the month there will be a sketch with a little extra, and on the 30th, a prompt with another little extra.

Anne Pennington, the blog's owner has a lot of challenges in stored for you! Someone will win something scrappy each month and we'll showcase your stuff and pick someone to guest design for the next month. Random stuff is likely to happen. Yup! This is another freaking scrappy challenge. And I'm thrilled to be a part of it. :-)

Saturday, August 20, 2011


This layout is kinda late for the week at Sketchy Thursdays but I thought I'd still go on with it. I really can't resist multiple photo sketches. This is for the 8.11 sketch challenge. :-) Thanks for looking!

Title: Bookworm

Journaling: Nadine, you are such a bookworm! You love reading so much that you re-read some of your favorites when you've run out of books to read. :-) I was the exact same way at your age. So I perfectly understand the gravitational pull of a good book. :-) Nadine -- summer 2011

Sunday, August 14, 2011

LSS: Sparkle Pop

It's time for another sketch challenge over at Little Shop of Sketches. Anne Pennington, once again, created an amazing sketch with so much room for creativity! No, it is not your eyesight or computer screen, the font fades out – it is supposed to signify use something out of your ordinary, maybe something exotic or funky, or very plain if your normal is exotic or funky.

I wasn't sure how to do my title since I wanted to use a certain kind of alpha stickers that perfectly fit my title and theme. I thought I'd do something different instead with my embellishment. :-) I inked the butterfly lace with blue ink but made it fleeting so as not to color it entirely. I also created the flower by cutting a strip of paper, wetting it a little, then bunching it around in a circular motion. I then topped it with a button. Cute, huh?

Sparkle Pop
Title: Sparkle Pop

Journaling: We passed by the marketplace one Sunday afternoon and you insisted on buying a fish. You named it SPARKLE POP. :-) We didn't think it would last long but with your love and care, it's still with us til now. You feed it and talk to it everyday. You are adorable, Alyssa! June 2011

Come and join in the fun and win exciting prizes! Check out the site at the fabulous layouts the rest of the DT created with this sketch. Hope to see you there! :-) Thanks for looking!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Funny Face

I am so loving the challenges at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge! For this week, we are asked to scrap something funny or humorous using this sketch:

Instead of kites and clouds, I decided to use butterflies. :-) It just so happened that I was looking for files last week and found these photos of my DD2, Raya, when she was about 2 years old. The photos made me laugh and realize that she has always been a funny little girl, MY funny little girl. :-) I love her sense of humor!

Funny Face
Title: Funny Face

Journaling: I was looking for some files the other day when I found these photos! You were about 2 years old her and super cute! You have always showed a sense of humor --- and we love you very much for it. Raya, sometimes 2005; Journaling Aug. 7, 2011

I have also been enjoying my stamps lately. Notice my background and other embellishments? I hope to be able to make use of them more. :-)

By the way, Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge has a DT Call. You might want to come and join us in the fun. :-) Thanks for looking!

Thursday, August 11, 2011


Another great sketch at Sassy Lil' Sketches! It might not be my reveal week, but I love their sketches that I use them even if I don't have to work on the week other than mine. :-)

Here is my DD2, Raya, in her Filipiniana costume for an activity in school. This is my take on the August Week 2 Layout Sketch.

I'm also submitting this layout for a challenge at Scrappin' Chics --- to use pennants or banners in a layout. :-)

Title: Filipina

Journaling: Raya, you look adorable in your Filipiniana costume. You make us proud! August 2010

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Rain Fun

I started this layout with another design in mind. But as I tweaked and worked on my papers and materials, it came out differently than what I expected. But I love the outcome! :-) I used Pencil Lines' Sketch 249 for this layout and Color Combos Galore #203.

This photo was taken on Father's Day 2010. I thought my girls' TEAL shirts were perfect for this challenge! LOL! Love the color combination! :-)

Check out my vellum flowers. I had fun making them! I cut strips and bunched them together in a circular manner and put a button on top. :-) Thanks for looking!

Rain Fun
Title: Rain Fun

Journaling: We started our day with breakfast at ever reliable McDonald's. Then off we went to Gaisano City to buy some stuff. I got the girls Speedo cycling shorts for only P50! And some Girl Scout paraphernalia for Raya. Daddy found some Lego plates which he had been looking for and a big Lego ship all at a bargain. He also got the girls the new Toy Story 3 toys. The girls were so thrilled!

We had lunch in Macasandig --- a leg of lechon baka and potato salad. Yum!

When we got home, it suddenly poured! Daddy and the girls had fun splashing in the rain with Ruby. It was a good day to spend with family. June 20, 2010

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Sassy Lil' Sketches: 2010, So Blessed

As part of Sassy Lil' Sketches Saturday Switch It Up Team, we are tasked to to do something different with the sketch without losing its look. We can twist, flip, rotate, change size, etc. Here is this week's sketch and this is what I did:

Title: 2010 So Blessed

I stretched the sketch to add more pictures on my layout. I also merged some squares for bigger photos. I had lengthy journaling so I placed this at the bottom. This sketch was perfect for a summary of 2010 which I usually do every year but wasn't able to do last year. :-)

I love multiple photo sketches. :-) Do check out the blog and view how the others interpreted the sketch. And join in the fun to get a chance to be included in the random prize drawing for this:

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Layouts must be uploaded on the site by September 5th, 11:59 P.M. EST to be eligible for the August random prize drawing. Can't wait to see your take! :-)