Monday, August 27, 2007


In the wee hours of this morning, as I was surfing through the different scrappy sites, I came across a sketch and I was instantly hooked! I couldn't sleep without creating a page at that instant; it didn't matter that it was 3ish and all that.

So, I went in search of the perfect photo to go with the beautiful sketch. I initially wanted to use one of Nikki's from November 2005, but I couldn't find the printed copies anywhere. I settled for another photo of her taken in April 2004 and here's what I came up with:

Supplies: PPs: Basic Grey Phoebe and Scarlet's Letter; CS: Bazzill for matting; Rub-ons: BG wholy cow hearts; Embellishments: Heidi Swapp flower, MME blings; Paint: MM

Sunday, August 26, 2007

play time

I promised my mom I'd make Tita Rose a card to thank her for her pasalubong, so I took out my stamps and started to play! I had fun with this, although I was a bit disconcerted that I couldn't find the correct shade of green that I wanted. I didn't want to use the Versa inkpads that I had as I didn't want to stain my acrylics; oh, and those can really leave their mark! Ho, I am such an OC. In the end, I just settled for a generation stamp of SU's Old Olive.

I managed to put together the last (I think) of my holiday cards for this year. I couldn't decide which charm to use so I just picked both. Made 5 of these altogether. I mounted the mini cards on foam tape to make them pop up a bit.

Supplies: CS: Bazzill; Ribbon; Charms (string of beads: homemade); Foam tape: 3M; Others: Sizzix embossing folder

Friday, August 24, 2007

PS blogger challenge 4

WOW! This page has been waiting to happen for the longest time! Notice the creased/bent edges of my CS? HAHA - that's because my supplies have been sitting out on the off chance that I might be able to work on them. Alas, I've been up to my neck with school work, I just could never find the time to scrap! :p Good thing, the school term's almost over, so I was able to sit down and put together everything I wanted to add to this page (which isn't much, actually. This took me less than 30 minutes to complete, methinks).

Journaling: Inspired by daddy's room rules for Ian, Nikki made her own set and posted it on her wall. I just had to take it coz it was too cute to pass up!

I've been keeping this Hello Kitty paper with Nikki's 'rules' for almost 2 years now, and am ever so glad PS challenged us to make use of an ephemera for this month.
Journaling Add-on (DD's 'rules' for her brother, verbatim)
0. clean up after playing
1. don't calat
2. don't disturb
3. don't touch anything
4. don't fight
5. do not make baby truble
6. you can have fun
7. do not distroy

Materials Used: CS: Bazzill PP:Creative Imaginations; STAMPS: Technique Tuesday, Paper Salon, Purple Onion; INK PADS: Versa, Colorbox; Dymo label

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

goodies in the mail!

nothing like brown package envelopes on the counter to stop me dead in my tracks. sure enough, the stuff I've been waiting for finally arrived today :) I decided to have these sent directly to me for some instant gratification, haha!

My dad was gonna send out my box this weekend, but I asked him to wait until next week for the rest of the packages i'm having sent to his place. Yay! Can't wait for an early Christmas :) In the meantime, I'm off to play with these!

Friday, August 17, 2007



HAHA! At least, that's what Donna and Alby think :) Thanks for the tag!

My turn to tag other bloggers who rock: Babette, Sheryl, Iris, Nita, Lee, Au

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

looking forward to fridays!

because the BAD GIRL PATROL wll be making the rounds and be on the lookout for BLINKIES. So I went ahead and got myself one for a chance to receive a RAK. Cool!


Thanks and congrats on being one of the Bad Girls, Iris! =)

Saturday, August 11, 2007

wishes do come true

*wink* I was just telling Tubbyboy about the bags I was lusting after, and lo and behold, this morning he handed me some cash towards the purchase of a bag! eeek! I decided to check them out again right away. However, at the last minute, I had a sudden change of heart and instead of getting the roller tote and/or the camera bag that I wanted, I got myself a cutie tote purse instead! :D Thanks, Tubbyboy!

Friday, August 10, 2007

more, more, more

ahhh - 2 days of 'unexpected vacation' due to a typhoon that hit Manila... 2 days of me time, sort of :) I was able to work on some more cards, purge my computer files (in preparation for my photoshop software), and of course, check some of my students' papers.

2 more designs x 5 each. Not bad for half a day's work, huh?

Inspired by Stampin' Up card designs
Supplies: Bazzill CS, Gel-a-tins and Paper Salon stamps, Stickles, Stampin' Up and Versa ink, poinsettia die-cut (QK), brad, ribbon

Supplies: regular CS, Paper Salon stamp, Versa ink, watercolor pencils, ribbon

Thursday, August 9, 2007


for a Vituri roller tote (sigh). I know, I don't really need it right now - I have several bags which I am not able to use that often - and I can think of several other items I could buy with my money. Still, it doesn't hurt to dream, does it? *wink*

Hmmm... perhaps the camera bag will take care of the bug, you think? =)

Sunday, August 5, 2007

getting a head start

Friday, 3 August, was declared a holiday for us - because our students had to be responsible citizens and register :) hmmm.... not sure if my students actually got to register as most of them are under the age of 17. oh well, a holiday is a holiday. I didn't particularly welcome it, though, as it meant we'd now have to extend classes to make up. At any rate, I was a bit inspired to sit down in front of my scrap table to work on some cards - never too early to start on these, right?

I managed to churn out 5 of each design... will try to work on more when I get the chance.

Supplies: Bazzill CS, Basic Grey pp, Hero Arts stamp, Colorbox ink, ribbon

note: I discovered (too late) that it's no good to be stamping on textured Bazzill - good thing I mistakenly bought a pack of non-textured Bazzill last year, so I was able to get better stamped images. Unfortunately, my stash of non-textured Bazzill is dwindling... I wonder where I might be able to buy some more as no longer carries it, I think :(

Supplies: Bazzill CS, Basic Grey pp, Hero Arts and Magenta stamps, Stampin' Up ink, Versafine and Versa watermark