Thursday, July 31, 2008

rhubarb roots winner!!!

i was so happy to open my email today after days of no internet connection and koala, i am so surprised to find the mini album i submitted for the mini album call to be featured at their rhubarb roots newsletter august issue

i also won a 10$ GC for that. yey!


Friday, July 25, 2008

Thursday, July 24, 2008

what's in there

just made this layout during one of my rare spare times....


i used some sterile cotton thread for this... "expired" operating room sterile cotton!
grungboard with radiant rain and riff raff sprokets. coolness!

transparent beads here... decided to shoot them into these maya road chipboard stars...

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

a rak from Jiroken!

yesterday the mailman surprised me with a package from alberta, canada!!!! thank you michelle bertuzzi for those yummies!!!!!!!!!!!! cant wait to play with them...

for an instant, i was thinking why i would be receiving such goodies... well, for visiting michelle's blog

her kind heart and her creative talent made her an angel that she is... and her works are magnificent too!!!! thank you michelle b!!!!!






look at the sweet card she sent!!!!!awesome!!!!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

blog of distinction/ brillante weblog premio 2008/ birthday tag

i received 2 tags from 2 wonderful scrappers.

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Hannah Grey design team member and Purple Faerie Creative Team member RONI JOHNSON honored me this evening with two awesome blog awards-- ~ Blog of Destinction & Brillante Weblog!! Thank you so much Roni, what a great surprise :)
You'll want to head on over to her site -Ink Stains and check it out...she has shared some really beautiful creations in there and her tutorials are a blast!!!

So, here are the rules that go along with the awards:
1. You post the award logos on your blog.
2. You link back to the person who awarded them to you.
3. Nominate at least 7 people whose blogs you admire and add links back to their blogs.
4. Leave a message for the nominees on their blogs.

And, here are my nominees for inspirational blogs and very talented artists:

NINA -- creating in solitude
CV -- just because
TIMI -- my journey to the world of scrapbooking
AU -- all my scrap
LEE -- the armchair scrapper
SHERYL-- cogito ergo scrap
FELICIA - feliscraps

Be sure to check out their sites and all the amazing work these talented folks crank out!!!

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BIRTHDAY TAG

I just went to her blog and I'm already tagged! By whom? By no other than Beverly Todd! She is celebrating her 40th Birthday and having a 40 Days Event in her blog. Go here to see rules. This will not only be fun but you will also have a chance to win a special birthday-related prize courtesy of the birthday girl herself!


Here are her questions and my answers (in italics):

1. What age was your best birthday (so far) & why? i can't remember what year was the best... every year was something worth remembering.

2. What was the worst? it was not the worst but on my 18th birthday, i was on my pjs and at home.

3. What is the best present you have ever received? i don't have any in particular.. just a wishlist for this year. lol.

4. What was the weirdest? my 18th birthday that is, i stayed at home.

5. Where would you most like to spend your birthday? in a cozy resto.

6. What is your zodiac sign? Sagittarius.

7. Chinese Year?
rat. squeak squeak.

i am tagging jill, jeanie nieva, sandra yu

Looking at the Window

i did this layout for SK mini challenge using photo mats as borders. i had fun creating it using Studio Azul's Postal kit ( april ).

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

altered clock for artzdescrap

this is my take on the July tutorial for Artzdescrap featuring Inspirational Scrapper YATIE TAJUDIN... you can view the said tutorial here


i got our house clock ( lol ) and decided to distress it!!! the kids said "mama, why did you changed our clock and made it looked ----??".

anyway, what i did to the sane clock:

1. painted with acrylic paint ( cream)
2. crackle painted the plastic casing, took out the glass cover too.
3. i also " dropped " alcohol inks over the crackle paints while still "wet" and so those big circles of alcohol puddles when dried cracked itself too!
4. fabric paints and primas are also incorporated.
5. i tried spraying with luminarte shimmering mist ( golden bamboo ) which turned out quite dark but the shimmer was fine.

Monday, July 14, 2008

all the boys mini book

last july 12, 2008 a crop party held by rekindled moments' first anniversary inspired us to make this minibook courtesy of the talented cookie aguilar. i had fun making the star-circle like minibook!!! the minibook's how-to's was also featured at the scrappinkids' online crop.






Sunday, July 13, 2008

July DT layouts for Visual Creations

these are my DT layouts for Visual Creations for the month of July featuring the Prima Whisper Collection. You can also view the layouts and the supplies used on the store's gallery here.


ANOTHER DAY TO REMEMBER




i used Radiant Rain ( solar gold ) on the blackboard chipboard ( cosmo cricket ) and inked the edges.


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THE LOOK




i would like to share with you all a technique i discovered while playing with diamond glaze. you can mix it with antiquing ink and the effect would be so aged and classic.
i used it on a hambly transparency to create dimension.


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THOUGHTS


look what tim holtz grungeboard can do to a layout! i love the effect!!! just ink it and koala...



the puffy embossing powder is really so cool!!! it could create a textured dimensioned accent... here, i also painted it with twinkling water for that shimmering effect.
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TOGETHER


I seldom use stamps on my layout but i did it here.lol. the chipsboard sticker from basic grey is such a beauty!

thanks for looking!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

scrapjam!





last july 5, 2008 was scrapjam day and what a day i may call it. i was not able to take lots of pics because the class was fast paced but i had a good time with the make and takes there. the freebies were so overwhelming and the food was so yummy! the prizes from attic and scrapbookshawaii were thumbs up! everyone enjoyed the games and challenges and i think the lucky ones really made their lucky day that day...

i am priviledged to have met marisa of scrapbookshawaii where i dt-ed for 6 months. she is a very lively person and very warm. you can feel her chemistry with the scrappers while the class was going on. her projects are so cool too!!! cant wait to post them soon...

till the next jam!!! it was so nice seeing new faces and old ones too!!!

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

yatie's gift for me

this is my prize for winning the altered challenge at scrap and crop ( my winning entry of altering the Pond's cream cover into toothpick holder )





thank you very much yatie!!!

Friday, July 04, 2008

P for Play

a simple layout in a simple time.



i used distress ink and blending foam to create a mask for the letter P and wrote the journaling there.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

altered galvanized iron pot

at last, this is the published page of the altered galvanized iron pot i submitted last month at READY SET CREATE e-zine.




get a galvanized iron pot. i got mine for 35pesos at the dapitan arcade.




i painted with gesso.



after the gesso dried , i painted with acrylic paint.


i also used chipboards and felts!



some close up views of the pot. i also added fabric paints to the felt swirl.


i also used the Hambly screenprints rubons which has giant rubons and suitable for big spaced stuffs like this iron pot.

just be sure to stick your elements well to the metal pot.

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