Sunday, September 30, 2007

saturday scrapping

I've been feeling pretty much fired up after doing some scrap shopping at MLA so I worked on a sketch by Erica Hildebrand yesterday afternoon. Here is what I came up with - not sure what else this is missing, but I guess it will have to do :)

Supplies: PPS: Fancy Pants Kewl, WRMK, Regular CS; CHIPBOARD: WRMK, Fancy Pants; ACRYLIC PAINT: Making Memories; STAMP: Paper Salon; INK PAD: Stazon; Zig pen

Saturday, September 29, 2007

for the sake of art

:) I came across new sketches by Janelle Richmond and decided to try them out:

Supplies: PP: Urban Lily and MME; STAMPS: Technique Tuesday, Catslife and Penny Black; INK PADS: Colorbox, Versa and Stazon; FLOWER: Prima; BRAD: Making Memories MARKERS: Zig and Sharpie

Supplies: CS: Bazzill; PP: MME; ACRYLIC PAINT: Making Memories; CHIPBOARD: WRMK and Heidi Swapp; FLOWERS: Fancy Pants; PEN: Zig marker; OTHERS: Buttons

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

class 3 at bad girls

glad to have made it to another class over at BG Academy, this week's topic being Design Elements. Hmm... which element to choose for the assignment was kinda tricky as I've realized each one somehow plays a different role in one's pages. No matter, I just went for direction with this:

Materials: CS: Bazzill; PPs: Basic Grey Periphery, MME Magnolia; Stamp: Fontwerks; Ink pads: Brilliance and Versa; Dymo; Others: CBX bling and Simply Scrappy metal embellishment

I anchored my photo to the vertical torn edge to help bring the eye towards it, and then added a horizontal strip underneath the photo to take the eye towards my page title and the journaling at right. I decided to be a bit ambitious and went for a French title as I felt the BG papers lend themselves well to a French-y feel ;)

Sunday, September 23, 2007

scrapping, shopping, scrapbukan!

Nothing beats this combination on a saturday :)

SE girls started the day off by swiping goodies from shelves and racks, haha!! It was a good thing I managed to arrive in time to snag some goodies of my own.

I was also fortunate enough to be assigned to table #4 where Mia, Joanne, and Candy were seated. These girls were loaded with scrap stuff! Read on and you'll find out why this was 'crucial'.

Each group was asked to come up with a group shot for the group LO competition that was scheduled after lunch. Here's our cute photo *wink* Thanks! to Jeff Lopez! for patiently waiting while we did some acrobatics just to find the perfect pose!
(oops, i have yet to insert the photo here)

A scavenger hunt was up next and everybody scrambled to find various scrap stuff. What a way to keep our adrenalin up, huh? Haha! First 2 groups to complete their lists get to win goodies! Guess who the first group was? :)

Turns out, the stuff we managed to find would be the supplies we were supposed to use for the group LO competition. Nobody was allowed to use any other supplies except for ink and stamps! Oi vey, we got that covered! Thanks to Mia!

Mia was quick to come up with a sketch which we worked on. Everybody else cut and inked stuff. Here are my teammates happily putting things together. Paper-cutting prowess? CHECK. Joanne and Candy did the trick!

Here's a slightly hazy image of the LOs everybody came up with:

Winners were announced and prizes were handed out in the form of a license to shop some more!!! FUN! Table 4 (that's us!) bagged the top prize! I even got another yummy treat! A 12x12 album and a kit from the raffle prizes being handed out! Needless to say, I was grinning from ear to ear! Thanks to Liza and to Iris for serendipitously (is this even a word? :) calling Rizalee Imao) picking my name out!

Thanks, Sahrie! for a fun event! Congrats on Scrapbukan's 3rd year!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

one more

to add to my growing stamp collection! :) I'm so excited to have snagged a rare, retired SU stamp!!! Never mind that I haven't slept a wink just to guard my bid, hahaha!!!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

well wishes

DH left for Bacolod today so he could visit his dad who has been in and out of the hospital for several months now :( It's also a timely visit as his mom is celebrating her birthday on thursday. I decided to make a get well soon card for my FIL and a birthday card for my MIL - unfortunately, I wasn't able to make these in time for DH's departure, so I'm guessing I'll just have to mail them tomorrow...

Supplies: Regular CS; PP: Foofala; STAMP: Stampin' Up; BRADS: Creative Imaginations; INK PADS: Colorbox and Versa; OTHER: ribbon.
I mounted the stamped image on foam tape for some dimension.

Supplies: CS: Bazzill; PP: Basic Grey; STAMP: Stampin' Up; INK PADS: Versa and Colorbox; OTHER: ribbon

Sunday, September 16, 2007

bad girls class 2

I had the privilege of moving on to the next class (a.k.a. challenge round) at Bad Girls, which is all about adding texture and dimension to LOs and naturally, the 'assignment' for this week is to incorporate as much texture as possible into a page. ACK! This has got to be my Achilles' heel! Hmmm... Yesterday, I had the chance to see Teacher Iris, one of the talented DT members at Bad Girls who gave this week's class, and I made sure to tell her how tough this week's class assignment is, hahaha! (Homework I submitted for the first week of classes was my US page).

I checked out Iris' work and other galleries for ideas, and luckily, inspiration struck! I couldn't be happier! I set out to mix and match papers and photos into the wee hours of this morning and I will have to say, homework: check!

Supplies: PP: Basic Grey; FLOWERS: Prima; METALS: Making Memories (bookplate and brads), Creative Imaginations (spiral clip and brads); BLING: MME; STAMPS: Technique Tuesday and Autumn Leaves; INK: Colorbox, Stazon and Versa; OTHERS: paper-pieced dragonfly taken from a Brenda Walton envelope, transparency, lace and ricrac

Have a great week ahead!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

just because...

I wanted to play with some of my stamp sets :)

Supplies: Regular CS; Stamps: Stampin' Up; Ink pads: Stampin' Up and Encore; Stickles; Colored Pencils; Ribbon

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

alter this

I sent in an idea for an altered item to Scrappinmoms for it's September issue and got the go-ahead to give them the instructions. I felt that the design (Easter) of my altered bottle wasn't appropriate, so I decided to alter another bottle, more in keeping with the holiday season. While setting up my materials, my DD Nikki was quite the eager beaver and couldn't wait for me to get started - so I delegated all photography to her. I have had to re-do the bottle twice, but at least it turned out quite the way I envisioned it.

Needless to say, both my kiddos couldn't resist but ask for kisses, of the chocolate kind, of course, haha! They are definitely their mother's children! *wink*

Supplies: PP: CBX; CS: Bazzill and KMA; Mod Podge; Inkpad: Encore in gold; EP: Top Boss clear; ric-rac; ribbon; Die-cuts: QK and Sizzix; Stamp: EK Christmas

Monday, September 10, 2007

as the saying goes...

better late than never! Am glad I was able to make it to yet another PS EB even though I came late, as usual :) It was great to see new and familiar faces and of course, to do some shopping, chatting and eating! Never mind that we didn't get to do any scrapping, hahaha! Oh, but I'm equally glad that even though I came well after the lunch hour, I was still able to watch several scrapping divas in action! It sure was fun to learn new tricks and tips! Thanks for sharing ladies, can't wait to try them out!

Congrats and good luck to our latest entrepreneurs, Tin and Mia! Yummy, yummy kits! Will wait for your kit challenge announcements!

Saturday, September 8, 2007


Am not letting go of this inspiration thingy! I actually should be working on several piles of documents for the school, but I can't seem to shake off the mojo! HAHAHA!!!

Merely rotating a sketch by Sunny Walls, I worked on another page yesterday. I decided to use some of my photos this time, as I haven't scrapped a page for myself in a while.

Journaling: I’ve been wanting to have a more up-to-date photo of Tubbyboy and me for the longest time, but the perfect opportunity to have one taken never presented itself. Until now. I seized the chance, never mind that we both need to lose a few pounds and inches here and there, haha! Manila Polo Club – 08.17.07

Supplies: PP: Doodlebug and KI Memories; CS: Bazzill; CHIPBOARD: WRMK; STICKER: 7 Gypsies; ACRYLIC PAINT: Making Memories; INK: Colorbox

Thursday, September 6, 2007

on a roll

Well, kinda. Since I got back into the groove of things (and I mean this in a totally scrap-related way), I was able to complete another page a few hours ago, upping my stat for this year to 80, yea!

I followed a sketch by Janell Richmond, and here's what I came up with:

Journaling: I was caught by surprise when Ian, who loves to have his photos taken, actually asked me to stop taking his photo :o 7.7.7

Materials: CS: Bazzill; PP: MME; CHIPBOARD: Heidi Swapp and KI Memories; STAMP: Fontwerks and Catslife Press; INK PAD: Versa; PEN: AC; RIBBON: AC; OTHER: paper clip

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

PS blogger challenge 5

OH NO!!! After reading about this month's challenge, I got stumped! Layering? Not for me! So I thought, oh boy, am I gonna be in deep s__t this time, for sure! YIKES! I tried to search high and low for a sketch that could work, and bless the internet, I managed to find just the one by Catherine Grand-Perret. Thank you, thank you, for saving my a__! :D

But surprise, surprise! I had fun doing this challenge - thank you, Cabbie! :)

Journaling: Put this boy in front of a TV and he will be quiet for hours on end. YIKES! 4/07

Materials Used: CS: MME and Bazzill; PP: MME; STAMP: Technique Tuesday; INK PADS: Versa and Colorbox; BRADS: Bazzill; CHIPBOARD: WRMK and KI Memories; OTHER: Dymo label