Thursday, April 30, 2009

watch (SNR march 2009 issue)

for the month of march 2009 snr issue, layering was one of the technique spotlight and we were to do layouts for layering.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

aliwan festival april 25, 2009 saturday

the girls had a fun and challenging day at Aliwan Festival, so called because of the different colorful festival in the Philippines paraded before our eyes! all in one scene!

the rain did not stop us from taking shots of the beautiful costumes and dances from each tribe/province in the Philippines.

that's how beautiful our country is!!!

me me me.

me and symbelly taking some chance at capturing. picture c/o nita... zoomed!

the girls sans nita. nita was the good photographer here.

from left: cabbie, sym, au and kara ( au's daughter)

we had a fun day at the festival. my legs hurt but it was worth it. till the next year again.
more pictures at my facebook, multiply and flickr.

simple pleasures ( SNR march 2009 issue)

sketch layout.
for scrapbook news and review march issue.

Monday, April 27, 2009

crackled painted journal

i made this crackled painted journal on a used notebook. i knew i have to check my distress crackled paints because some were dried up and sadly have to throw the whole bottle away. i have thrown 2 bottles already... i wonder if the weather in the philippines has something to do with the drying up condition. if not, do we put them on the refrigerator?

some vintage photos which i printed and downloaded on the internet.

i decided to layer and played with the crackled paints lest they dry up and i won't be able to enjoy them.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

my boy

my layout for visual creations featuring the 7 gypsies savannah collection. this is a simple layout with simple embellishments. i just want to capture the essence of the picture i took of aetom at the villa escudero church.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

road trip

this is my ROAD TRIP mini album featuring the 7 gypsies savannah collection for Visual Creations. for a complete list of supplies, visit their gallery here

for the information of all, i used Mica films ( thank you, michelle ku) for the transparency-like look.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

april issue of SNR debuts

scrapbook news and review debuts today.

pubbed :

layouts (2)-- journal boxes, paints and inks

altered: canvas bag

sketches : (2)

idea file : debossing

Friday, April 17, 2009

pillow box anniversary card

what fun to celebrate than this? i made this for my hubby... shhhhhh tomorrow is the day but i am so itchy to post it! i just love the stamps!!!

my pillow box anniversary card

( pillow box card template courtesy of MME wild asparagus)

materials used: cosmo cricket girl friday collection ( awesome !!); hero arts stamps ( droool!); american craft felt ribbon; stickles ( tiara); heidie grace chipboard;fancy pants journal card ( all fall)

gauche alchemy december kit fabric; fancy pants lace; buzz and bloom flower chips; utee, kaiser craft paints

i cannot buy flowers for him, oh well, hope these flower chips would do!!! i embossed and painted on these too... wrapped in a cute fabric from the gauche alchemy kit and tied with lace, i am sure i would love these myself!

tip for all: when you buy cardstock templates, keep the original one. simply trace it on another cs or pattern paper. that way, you save the original template and create more from it.

lean on me

challenge 55 ( mia castrillo's) at journaling junkie.

So many people are doing the 365 - photo a day thing.

I would like to challenge us to do a LO about one of those random photos we take, that would be meaningless to others, but that make us take a step back and appreciate something small and significant just for today.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

puzzle banner

this month at artzdescrap, we are featuring our very own Nina Patena as our inspirational guest scrapper. she designed a banner made of chipboard and embellished it with so much creativity.

click here to see her works.

my take on this month's tutorial:

1. using some puzzle chipboards which has been sitting around for quite some time already.

2. resist stamping using versamark and rangers resist pad.

3. use acrylic paints

4. embossing technique with sparkling embossing powders.

this month, i craved for techniques!!! actually this was more of a mess gone wrong turned into something awesome... we discover things accidentally sometimes!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

scrapjam 2009 at clarkfield

our scrapjam venue at clarkfield, pampanga dated april 4-5, 2009.

the fully airconditioned hallway, a room opens where we did our projects.

these are some projects we did.




we were each given kits to play with.


we also played with punchers!

more pictures about the jam ( the foodies trip and on location shoots) on my flickr account.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

splash and swim

challenge 54 at journaling junkie.

feature a sequence of photos and of course to journal about them.

come join the fun!!!

Monday, April 06, 2009

altered necktie hanger

this was my pubbed project for Ready Set Create last march 5, 2009. i altered a necktie hanger from Van Heusen!

Thursday, April 02, 2009

altered Bento Box Card Holder

do you have these plastic bento boxes???? or if not, some microwavable containers lying around?

then why not make them useful???

a card holder to give to your loved ones perhaps?

join me in my quest.

by the way, this was published over at Earth Day feature last month.



1. first, get a container. i use a bento box i got from a japanese surplus store which sells these new boxes for 50pesos per 100 pieces!!! kewl!

2. for the next procedure, have you ever been to CraftWorld at SM megamall ground floor near Toy Kingdom? then you will find this there.

i got this Felt Powder. get a foil glue too for adhering.

3. brush the foil glue on your chipboard.
wait for a few seconds. don't let it dry.

4. sprinkle some felt powder over the glue.

for some accents, i added acrylic paint and Diamond Glaze on the edge of this felt powder coated chipboard.

let's look at the bento box.

1. crop-a-diled the 2 holes for attachment of fibers which serve as enclosures.

2. i also pierced the midline of the paper... guess what is the significant of this pierced area?

you guessed it right! it serves as an opening for your dear card!

and a bentox box won't be complete without an altered CHOPSTICKS too!

just painted the chopsticks with acrylic paint and stamped images on it.

and so there you have it,


happy eating... errr, happy reading the card!


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