Sunday, September 30, 2007

stash from MLA open house

i had to travel 1.5 hours to reach alabang last saturday and with the traffic and rains, i made it to the MLA-Scrapbookshawaii open house... there i met co-scrappers jeannie, christine v., jillian and pia shopping some stuffs from nette and marissa. i have to get my rak prize and my pre-order stuffs too so it was really my perogative to drop by nette's beautiful and classy mansion.. thanks nette for the food and drinks! what a warm welcome. and also, it is not my way to visit a store without having to shop and so, this little girl in me hoarded a little bit. can you imagine this is my first time to visit nette's store and to tell you that this is my first scrapbooking store ever since i started scrapbooking?

i stayed for 2 hours there. oh well, i was so happy clutching my box full of candies! i cant wait to try the alcohol inks. i have so many ideas popping inside my mind right now...

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

you make me smile!

darlene tagged me....
so i am tagging the ff because you make me smile:

nita, au, sheryl, lee

basic grey gallery

after 2 months of drought, basic grey accepted my 2 layouts entitled US and PLAY STRING!!!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

play string

a stella ruby-infuse line of layout. the picture was taken during adriel's field trip to tagaytay... play string signifies a child's love of playing toys.


i used the stella ruby line of bg papers following the september sketch of basic grey newsletter.

Monday, September 24, 2007

new lines of basic grey papers

the new lines of basic grey papers will surely make you one hyper scrapper!!! i cannot help but purchase the 3 lines... and hopefully not being tempted to buy the periphery line which is more beautiful in actual!!!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Desiderata for Scrapbookers

Desiderata for Scrapbookers
(with my sincerest apologies to Max Ehrmann)

Go placidly amid the aisles of Michael’s and Archivers,
and remember what peace there may be in knowing that
you do not have to have everything.

As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all scrapbooking salespersons
and store owners. (That 10% discount is your reward.)

Speak your comments on LOs quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even the newbies;
they too have something to share.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.
(Somehow, all that comes to mind are Au and Nita.
And the exact opposite is true. They are loud
and spirited, but hardly annoying.)

If you compare your layouts with others’ layouts,
you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser layouts than yours.

Enjoy your finished layouts as well as the process.

Keep interested in your own stories, however humble;
they are real possessions that should be scrapped in time.

Exercise caution in buying scrapping supplies;
for the world is full of trends.
But let this not blind you to what a good sale is;
many stores strive for 49% discounts;
and everywhere the web is full of online stores with free shipping.

Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign scrapbooking styles.
Neither be cynical about your layout;
for in the face of losing at challenges
your acid-free materials are as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of other more experienced scrapbookers
but do not gracefully surrender the things that make you, you.

Nurture kindred scrapbooking spirits to crop with.
But do not distress yourself with trying to “keep up”.
Many fears are born of fatigue and wanting.
Beyond EBs and crop parties,
be gentle with yourself.

You are a scrapbooker of the universe,
no less than the Memory Makers Masters and the CK Scrapbookers of the Year;
you have a right to scrap.
And whether or not it is as clear as a Hambly transparency to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding like an accordion album.

Therefore be at peace with your partners,
whatever s/he may think of your scrapbooking,
and whether in Scrapfests or Scrapmeets,
in the noisy confusion of shopping keep peace with your wallet.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Scrap it.
Strive to be real.

thanks lee !

scrapper's RULES

i have been scrapping for more than a year and i am as innocent as a baby when it comes to rules. and so while reading some scrapbook mag, i came across with the RULE OF THREE. i know everybody might be familiar with this because the first time i heard this was just last week through Lee. and when i came across this again, i thought that maybe i should deal with these rules. there are also other rules like the RULE OF THE TRIANGLE, the RULE OF Z and the GOLDEN RATIO.

I got these tipes from

SCRAPPER'S RULE OF THREE: One of my favourite methods in planning a scrapbook layout is simple to remember and easy to put into place. Divide your page into thirds horizontally and vertically (either physically or in your imagination). This now creates a grid of nine squares. Where these lines intersect are the points where your viewer's eye is naturally drawn. Use these points to place your key items. You can also use the lines as an indication of where to run a ribbon or place a torn strip of paper etc.

TRIANGLES: A simple way to create balance with your layouts is by creating an invisible triangle. do this by placing your photographs or embellishments where you would imagine the three points of your triangle to be. This way your viewer's eyes flow between the subjects on your design. You can combine your embellishments and images to create your triangle.

got this from

A close relation of the Rule of Thirds Principle is ‘Z’ Movement. This refers to the placement of elements to form an imaginary Z shape that guides the eye through the design.

Now this isn’t rocket science, but if you combine these two techniques in your scrapbook layout design you will have a really powerful framework to build your layout on. And your elements will almost seem to place themselves quite naturally.

When I am struggling to find inspiration for the design of my layouts (especially my paper scrapping ones) I find these two techniques are an absolute boon and really help me out of that design block hole.


This "rule of odds" suggests that an odd number of subjects in scrapbook layout design is more interesting than an even number. Thus if you have more than one photo in your layout, the suggestion is to choose an arrangement with at least three photo. An even number of subjects produces symmetries in the image, which can appear less natural.

hope this helps me and you!

Saturday, September 08, 2007

for the love of scrapbooking

when you love something and passionate about it, it will show in what you are doing. take this case... scrapbooking. only a scrapbooker would understand a scrapbooker. and when you really love your craft, it will show. there will be a heart in there. not anything but a pure love for it. your layout doesnt have to be the best, it doesnt have to fit everyone's eyes because when you pour your love in it, it will just show and that's the most important.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

my kaya 5 entry

this is my kaya5 entry entitled Pumpkin Seed.


im really in a rut but i have to make some layouts because i would die if i dont rock my brains. lol. so this is one BG i made... just a simple one. not deserving to be on the gallery where my name was taken off.
i hate to scrapbook last week because my head was so full! so i got one bazzill from my stash and sprayed with walnut ink ( my fave). see the effect! just like an old pattern paper.

goody from Michael's

my sister bought me this yummy from Michael's... i really love that tool tote!!!

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

a good find at the zonta bazaar

i got this striped fabric tray at the zonta charity bazaar at rockwell last sunday!!! there were lots of cute designs but this caught my eye because of the fantastic colors!

Sunday, September 02, 2007

now i understand nina.

how did nina felt? now i understand. when you are expecting something and you did not get what you want, you felt what nina felt. even though i said i was not expecting, deep in my heart i know that i can be a part of that expectation but i did not get what i want and now i know how nina felt that time.

you cannot blame anyone but yourself, the circumstances, the destiny that was meant to happen. i have a story to tell... i would be able to tell when a bad thing is about to happen. talk about clumsiness. everything falls down, from spoons to things, to soaps etc.

these past few days this has been my case. everything is clumsy without my doing.

and it's true. talk about sixth sense. talk about destiny and fate.

i understand now, nina.

so please dont dubbed me. no titles. no expectations.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

secret treasured box

this recipe/chalk box was made into a secret receipt box which holds the most important stuffs in the world--- the scrapbook purchase receipts!!!

materials used: basic grey blush papers. kandc chipboard sayings; metal handle and hook and eye.

on the insides, you can see the crackling technique.

X-files mean confidential, X-- dont open!!!! dont touch!!! allergic to hubby's hands.


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