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.


Ella said...

hi christine. mukhang pareho tayo ng papers na nakuha. di rin sya match sa pix ko. huhuhu. juz created a simple LO. was not satisfied with it. i think i just got to use 10% of the C.A papers on my LO.

anyway, nice box and 12x12 LO here. as usual u hv a clean, simple and elegant LO.

PS: pareho tayo..approximately spent 3k in the event.

ngaps.. pa copy naman pix ng goodies from scrapfest. lagay ko din sa blog ko. was not able to take pix of it eh..

C70 said...

hi ella! thanks for the compliment :) sure, just grab the photos from my blog :) can't wait to see your projects! sayang di tayo masyado nakapag-chika last saturday :(