Tuesday, October 30, 2007


this basic grey layout is featured in the gallery of bg.

basic grey obscure.

adriel loves ice cream so much... especially choco flavored.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Thursday, October 25, 2007

in line

i used tinkering ink botanical bliss papers, inque botique and luxe rub ons.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

diane and helga tagged me

Instructions: Each player starts with 7 random habits/facts about themselves. People who are tagged need to write on their own blog about their seven things, as well as these rules. At the end of your blog, you need to choose 7 people to get tagged and list their names. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them that they have been tagged and to read your blog!

7 random facts about me:

1. i am a physician turned stay at home mother.
2. i love mushrooms.
3. i have short fingernails.
4. i love calligraphy.
5. i was scar- faced during high school due to chickenpox.
6. i am a bum without scrapbooking.
7. i have many conditioners and hair masks.

A - Age: 34
B - Band Listening To Right Now: none
C - Career: physician turned stay at home wondermom
D - Drink or Smoke: Drink (cocktails)
E - Easiest Friends To Talk To: FNG
G - Gummy Bears or Gummy Worms: Gummy worms
H - Have a Boyfriend: just a husband
I - In love: in my dreams will you know
J- Junk Food You Like: banana chips from vietnam
K - Kids: andrew, adriel, aetom, aedan
L - Longest Ride Ever: manila to baguio
N - Names For Your Future Kids: none. i have four already.
O - One Wish You Have Now: cuttlebug
P - Phobias: lizards and worms
Q - Favorite Quote: the butterfly motto
R - Reasons To Smile: shopping
S - Sleeping Hours: 2am-9am
T - Time You Woke Up: 5:45am
U - Unknown Fact About You: i have ugly fingernails
V - Vegetable You Hate: okra
W - Worst Habit: aggressive shopping
X - X-rays You’ve Had: chest only
Y - Yummy Foods: mushroom
Z - Zodiac Sign: sagittarius

Sunday, October 21, 2007

a despedida for her

yesterday, 40++ ladies gathered at pacific plaza condominium to celebrate joanne yap's despedida party. this magnificent lady will be migrating to australia in a week's time with her family.

we arrived at the scene at around 1:30pm and people were already gathered at the scrappinmoms sale which was part of the agenda. after few minutes, it was time for a sumptuous buffet of afternoon snacks ( seafood pasta, tacos, desserts).

joanne yap, the lady behind making scrapbooking industry in the philippines a trend was crowned with a customized crown and scepter by tin. afterwards, we all gave our surprise 8x8 layouts or cards for her. each of us went to say our thankful notes or journals read from the layouts we made. joanne was so touched that not enough tissue was made to stop her teary emotion.

we all had a good time there, it was like an eb. to joanne, we wish you all the best. we wish you good life there. may you find happiness and friends like you have in us. may your family have a comfortable life there. you are a good friend to us and me especially, without you ( as i have said), i would not have been where i am now. you pave a way for me to scrap acid frees... you were there on the registration table when i first met you ( you and april) then you said are you new? are you from the group? i did not know there was a group really... and so that was the start.

joanne, you are one hell of a lady. one influential lady who has the power to change one's perception about a certain thing for the better. you have the talent and the attitude to help people and make them become better scrappers. you encourage them to go for the best... with that, i am thankful you made me become one.

goodluck on your journey, my friend.

Friday, October 19, 2007

altered photobox with detachable mini album

this was the photo box used for altering last scrapfest (may 2007). the detachable minibook inside is composed of the SHE 6x6 layouts.

i just did the project recently...

Friday, October 12, 2007

aluminum tape embellishment on card

this is one project using alcohol inks again. this time, i used aluminum tape (available at national bookstore, polar bear brand 43p per roll). directions:

1. cut desired size of tape.

2. do not peel off the backside.

3. i used the fiskars embossing template (which i won at scrapfest raffle); the wrong side should be facing you. start to make impressions using stylus.

4. when you turned it around ( you are now facing the aluminum side), you will see the embossed design.

5. get some alcohol inks and dab on the aluminum side. peel off tape and stick on a patterned cardstock.

6. you can use staz-on (black) and quickly dab it with the blending solution to create color varieties.

7. i then punched holes and insert abaca string ( my fave as of the moment because i have a roll of it!)

8. for the flowers, i stamped on staz-on and used lyra watercolor pencils.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

flower pots souvenir

i made these flower pots souvenirs for my niece during her thanksgiving lunch last september 23, 2007. they were for the kids only but it seemed that all adults wanna it!!!!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

my idol entries

finally, i have the privilege and honor of posting all my scrappinmoms idol entries:

title: One of a Kind ( scraplift of jamie waters)

title: Full of Wonder

title: Hold

title: The Orinola Storage System

title: Stewards of Life

title: Remembrance

title: All About Aedan

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

a pose with the scrappinmoms

i did not expect to be with these pink ladies but i am squeezed in with them! what an honor!!! thank you for giving me this opportunity scrappinmoms!!!

a fun time at the registration... no time to shop but this is an experience!

the final layout

given the following materials. use all.

3 pattern papers, 1 fabric paper, 1 flower, 4 eyelets, one 12x12 acrylic

detachable journals.

my family is the reason for my happiness.. they make me happy,, they make me laugh, they make me cry. i can not ask for anything else except that i have been blessed for having a family who makes me what i am now.

button was doodled the last minute! ha!

the inks were accents because the acrylic was a see through thingy. i have to do tying as a technique mentioned. hahaha. the diecut served as my title.

Generosities of people

these are some of the prizes i got from the generous sponsors!!

the frosted glass trophy!!!

certificates from them!!thank you thank you!

ephemeras from the scrapfest 4!

the prizes!!!! the prizes!!! thank you thank you. and to bookoto for featuring me on their website. what an honor!!!

scrappinmoms idol moments

date: october 6, 2007, max's resto quezon city. 6:30pm.

after being crowned, este...named scrappinmoms idol 1, my outlook in scrapbooking kinda changed. i want to scrap better, i want to explore new techniques and incorporate non-scrapbooking (stamping etc) in scrapbooking. but of course, my love and passion for it remains.

here are some of the pictures taken during the coronation of scrappinmoms idol... those moments captured by mr. jeff lopez

this is the final layout which took 3 hours to finish and using all the materials inside the kit. my first time to scrap in a 12x12 acrylic platform.

au, me and tin on the limelight!!!
scrapping the hard way...i cant even think of smiling.. i think this was approximately 1 hour more to go before the clock ticked. i have not even adhered everything on the acrylic!!!

fantastic layouts of the top 12!!! salute you girls!!!

i cannot even let go of au!!!

what a reaction... i was trying to hold back my tears of joy... i cannot even recall what pia was saying anymore!!!

Monday, October 08, 2007

long list of people

i think i just have to post it here in my blog so that i will always remember them, those people who believed in me... and in the passion for scrapbooking.


your words made my heart melt. sobrang fat na siya sasabog na!!! it seems that one entry is not enough for this thing and i can never stop thanking all of you.

& forever card

another creation from the alcohol ink ( BUY na!)... i used glossy paper for the background for "&". and likewise stamped and emboss on an alcohol inked-background using glossy paper again... cheap microscopic slide served as a dimensional accent for the metal embellishment " forever". i also inked the plastic button and tied with abaca string.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

a grateful message to all

when you win something, how do you feel? how do you react? what is your emotion?

when you are onstage... well, sort of like winning the oscars, how do you feel?

ask me, i did not win the oscars. but i did win something more than that and it's more than the oscars. for me, the opportunity of having the honor of winning the scrappinmoms idol is more than anything. i did not wished for it but i had hoped for it. i told myself that come what way, come what happen-- i will gladly accept it because i know that in all these weeks, i did my best. i know all the others did too.

tensed and palpitating, i can sense the whole ambience and the the audience wanting and waiting for announcement. au, me and tin were called up to the front after few elimination of names...

so when my name was called. i felt like a miss universe up there with the 2 great runner ups au and tin with me.

i just could not believe that this is it. the time has come. we all worked hard for it. the experience has left me with a notion that in scrapbooking, all you have to do is love it, have passion to do it and create things beyond your imagination. scrapbooking has taught me many things and that life is analogous to it. we live life. we scrapbook life. there are memories in life and without scrapbooking, life has no meaning.

i am so grateful to many people. they are what you call friends in times of having to defend you and boot for you. how many of them i dont have to mention. but you know who you are. you are all winners in my eyes.

i am just not the type who can speak out spontaneously in front and so i even forgot to thank the sponsors!! god!!! but i can only say it in writing that i really accept the generosity of each sponsor.. so big heart i should say.

the experience of the idol challenge taught me many great things:

1. to scrap even better.
2. to explore possibilities.
3. discipline oneself in times of stress.
4. to learn how to appreciate other's works.
5. to be thankful for the layout you did.

thank you scrappinmoms for giving me this opportunity to express my layouts in a most creative way and for giving me a chance and to let the world know that we, as filipinos, can be as artistic and talented as we can be.

Friday, October 05, 2007

my first alcohol ink projects

i am so happy to share some of my alcohol ink projects which i did for the first time. i love these babes because even if you're a first timer, you would be able to create anything under the sun. and it dries fast too!

i used a blank CD tin here. the good thing about alcohol ink is that there is nothing to prep. just squirt and dab and you're all go.

do you see the flower? i just dab inks on glossy paper, stamped a flower image and embossed it. i then cut it out and koala! there you have it. i also inked the buttons!

take a close look at the gold flourish. that's embossing and stamping. the leaves were made from stamping green and butterscotch colors on glossy paper and cut it out in leaf design.

these are cheap microscopic slides which i inked, again, stamp and emboss! the right side slide seemed a bit distressed, i followed a technique on the internet about mixing alcohol ink and UTEE.. turned out that way... lol.

this is another card which i made using the technique. note the different color patterns you can create!! plus the button too!!

thank you MLA-SH for bringing this in and most especially to babette who inspired me to start this...

Thursday, October 04, 2007

indulge and play

i did this layout in 1hour and 45 minutes...
materials used: american craft, 7g, MME pprs; SEI stickers; walnut ink antiquing spray; zig sketch pen.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

clarifications about winning

i read a certain comment on a blog about my winning entry on a challenge that i started. she said she wanted to borrow my crazed voters for the next round.

well, frankly, i don't own my voters and to top it all, i dont campaign and i do not dictate them to vote for me. i am not so desperate to win because i am the challenger.

as a challenger, i tried my best to solicit prizes so that the winner would feel happy! though the prize is just a piece of icing, i was so excited for the winner ( which i know would not be me definitely). i took time to get the prize even in the nick of time... all for the winner herself...i was eyeing for that somebody in the first place.

until i found out i was way ahead with 3 votes. never did i campaign. never did i ask help or anything because i feel i don't need to. i was the challenger, it was like i am the judge of all because i hold the prize...

and so to be commented upon that i own those crazed voters would be the most disgraceful thing to say to someone who has no intention of doing something like that. for me, this is an insult. this is just like you are hitting the wrong person...

my friends dont see me as a malingerer; nor do they see me as someone trying to make her way out when all fails. they know me. i am never like that.

and if those crazed voters out there voted for me more than what they voted, that is not my control anymore. it would not be my fault either because i do not know them. maybe she is a fan, a stalker for all i care...

i dont own them or her and if you want to borrow them or her, its all yours to keep.


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