Monday, May 21, 2007


Yesterday was a day a lot of girls from the Philippines looked forward to for several weeks. A scrapfest always means meeting up with friends, scrapping, and of course, shopping! I dropped Ian off at Mela's place and headed for Makati Parks and Gardens at around 915a.

If an event doesn't start on time, well, what's a girl to do? Shop, of course =) I got the latest issue of Simple Scrapbooks magazine and 'some' supplies (papers, brads and assorted other embellishments, rub-ons, ribbons, ink pad, and yet another acrylic block... yea I think that's about it). I hadn't really planned on getting lots of stuff, but I still ended up being about 3K poorer! Great! Anyways, I actually get to shop locally mostly during scrap events only so I merely took advantage of the one-stop-shop opportunity, hahaha, and at least I won a raffle prize (a kraft album-in-a-box) and got a present from Babette. Thanks, Babette :)

here are the supplies that came in our kits

The class/demo consisted of several techniques (embossing, paper folding, hidden journaling, etc) to help us work on the album-in-a-box project. For some reason, I had no mojo to scrap! :o Maybe it was because I felt there was little time allocated for everything we had to do... or maybe it was due to the fact that the seating arrangement wasn't that conducive for scrapping - there were several long tables and it felt a bit cramped. The fact that the venue was a bit warm didn't help either.
here are sample pages set up on each table

After having a quick boxed lunch, we shopped some more and worked on the altered box challenge. I felt uninspired but I worked on my box anyways. Supplies: Sassafrass Lass papers, ribbon I bought from the Yellow-Violet house, altered flower from my stash, Sizzix circle die for the tag with a hand-written title (I was going to use rub-ons, but the letters from the pack that I bought from Buzy Bee wouldn't come off the sheet!! Que Horor! I had to exchange it for several sheets of papers instead)

There was another challenge for a 6x6 page but I simply didn't have the time to work on that anymore :(

At around 3pm, we started on our 12x12 page challenge using Cherry Arte supplies. The paper designs in my kit didn't quite match my photos so I had to shop for more paper. Perfect excuse, huh? Haha! Babette and I were so engrossed on our pages, we failed to have our snacks on time - so we missed out on the good stuff - again! Haha!
Supplies: Cherry Arte papers and chipboard, Karen Foster brad, Lil Davis rub-ons, Zig pen, ribbon from Yellow-Violet House, Colorbox chalk ink.

Oh, fun surprise! We were asked to look under our seats for a token and hey, what do you know, I found 1! =) I got a pair of flip-flops in exchange.

Headed back to Mela's place and we decided to eat out at The Fort.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

the secret is out :o

OH BOY! I've been found out, haha!! Quite unexpectedly, husband chanced upon my credit card's statement of account for this month and wondered why I was being charged so much! Upon close inspection, he discovered that about 70% of the charges are my SB-related purchases! Needless to say, he jokingly questioned me and asked how I could be spending so much when he thought I said I was gonna go on a spending freeze. Haha! So I reassured him that those charges are for purchases made a long time ago and that the bulk of it is household-related. He didn't quite seem to buy that, but he let it go, haha. I'm crossing my fingers that he won't see next month's statement =)

time to play!

I hope! =) The Sizzlits set that I bid on sometime last week arrived today! It's in mint condition except for the package it came in (see the little snag on the envelope? Haha, no comment!) With all the things I need to work on here at home, I really hope I'd find the time to play with my new toy :)

Sunday, May 13, 2007

happy mother's day!

To all the beautiful and wonderful moms I know ;)

Thursday, May 10, 2007

in honor of mothers' day

I decided to make some cards, 1 for my mom, 1 for my MIL and another one for my sister.

Scraplifted this design from somewhere but boy am I bad, I can't remember who or where from! :(

This other card is for Ninay Flora, my FIL's sister, who is our godmother

Supplies: regular CS, DCWV and SBW papers, ribbons from my stash, mini tags cut via Cricut and ovals cut using a Coluzzle tag template, Technique Tuesday and Paper Salon stamps, Versa ink pads, Zig and Uniball Signo pens, BG notch tool, Hero Arts stamp, Versamark, chalk

Monday, May 7, 2007

manic monday

OK - I was about to go and make breakfast for tub but he said I didn't need to :) great! I went to scrap right away as I've been wanting to work on this page since last night but I fell asleep - I was really, really tired!

Sun-Kissed. Supplies: Bazzill CS, CBX papers, Technique Tuesday stamp, Colorbox pigment ink, MM photo anchor, MM acrylic paint, ribbon from my stash, Sizzix doodle font for the title, Zig marker. Sketch by Becky Fleck.

Here's one I was able to work on yesterday, in between housework and supervision of extra help

New Bike. Supplies: Bazzill CS, CBX papers, HS chipboard, ProvoCraft stickers and flower brads, MM acrylic paint, Zig marker, Cricut All Mixed Up for the brackets, BG rub-on, ribbon from my stash, MM metal tag, vellum paper

Well, it was good that I was able to find extra help for the day - she did the laundry and the cooking for me :) so I didn't have to worry about that, but then again I had to clean up what she left behind -some pots and pans, dishes, garbage bag, etcetera etcetera, haha! OK, OK, be thankful, I know. So, thank you! =)

Today, she said she'd come back but didn't, so I had to make breakfast and lunch for the kiddos, give them a bath, and work on several other HH chores (among other things, I had to clean out the freezer, it looked like it needed some cleaning). I wonder when I'd get to work on school stuff! :o really need to start on those soon! Oh wait, I still need to put plastic covering on Nikki's books and take Nikki to Woodrose for uniform fitting! Oh, boy!

Here is the completed accordion album I'm giving Tuna next week:
Front and back pages:

Front and back sides of the album:

Supplies: Regular CS, Craft Express PP and rub-ons, SBW papers, vellum paper, Technique Tuesday, Hero Arts and generic foam stamps, Versa watermark ink, chalk, MM acrylic paint, various Sizzix dies, various ribbons, fibers, buckle and buttons from my stash, Bazzill eyelets, flowers I got from MLA

Sunday, May 6, 2007

i won!!!

My first e-bay transaction! hahaha! I thought I'd never get through! Well, I finally did, and I won something which I've been trying to acquire for the longest time! =)

Saturday, May 5, 2007

national scrapbook day

A day I now also look forward to because of challenges, shopping, great deals, and fun, fun, fun!

I'm not sure if I can get any scrapping done today, however, as I don't seem to have any mojo lately :( The day's almost over. All I seem to want to do is go online shopping, haha! although that urge has also been somewhat dampened by the fact that I do need to get my butt away from this computer and do some HH chores! Lately, I really seem to be enjoying doing stuff around the house for a change! :o

Well, I do hope to at least start working on something scrap-related in honor of this special day (I did, however, manage to shop a little bit :) haha. I finally got myself Elsie's book). I am site-hopping, trying to check out all NSD challenges and activities.

So anyways, happy NSD!

Friday, May 4, 2007

PS blogger challenge 1

I decided to jump in and join PS' blog team and the challenge for this month is to create a page about a favorite item:
I've been meaning to use that Cafe Bob's photo for a mini album about my Bacolod trip last year, but what the heck, I really needed a photo yesterday, and this was the only one I had on hand! At least I'd like to say I love how the LO turned out! It looks simple yet classy. What do you think?

In the Pink: Bazzill cardstock, Fancy Pants papers, die-cut and flowers, buttons from my stash, MM sticker, acrylic paint and foam stamps (flowers and Jersey font)

FYI, Favorite Drink: Bazzill bling cardstock, MM patterned paper, WRMK ribbon, Fontwerks stamp, Gin-X coaster, Zig marker

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

vacation time = scrap time

Here's something I was able to work on while Ian played by my side, my very first paper bag album! I was able to use up some papers which have been laying around somewhere =)

I think I'll give this as a gift for Tub - I also made some coordinating tags where the kids can write a little something for their dad.

Here's what it looks like inside:

Supplies: Scrapworks, Arctic Frog, DCWV, unknown paper brands, Technique Tuesday stamps, prima, gingham ribbons. Nikki asked me for some paper bags, paper and ribbons so she could make one of her own... hmmm, I wonder what came of it? She took it to Tavee's house yesterday so she could work on it.