Friday, November 30, 2007

scrapperie week 4

This week, we've been tasked to do the challenge of 4s. 4-word title, 4 colors, 4 embellishments, 4 photos. Tough one!

my wish for you

4 colors: orange, green, blue, pink

4 embellishments: ribbon, chipboard tag, heart charm, die-cut journaling spot. Instead of the journaling spot, I initially planned on adding a butterfly image of my K&Co adhesive rub on. I must've rubbed on the image for about an hour but nothing happened! darnitall! it eventually stuck to the paper but wouldn't come off off the plastic sheet, so i tried to pry it away and consequently ruined my paper! :( i thought about re-doing the whole thing but I didn't have a duplicate paper, and i really wanted to use this particular design. what a dilemma! obviously, i opted to cover up the booboo with a journaling spot.

journaling: today, at St. James the Great church, you received the Lord for the very first time. Blessings upon you, dearest child. May you always walk in God's grace. 24.11.07

For this round, we were also given the option to come up with 4 no occasion cards, so I made these:

Monday, November 26, 2007


i almost forgot to direct you to this month's edition of Scrappin' Moms' E-Zine! :o

I was asked to share a Christmas decor project and here's what I came up with. I fell in love with a similar project which CK featured some time ago, so I decided to make one of my own. TFL!

Friday, November 23, 2007

scrapperie week 3

This week at Scrapperie, we were asked to use the title 'this is true beauty' on our pages. Had a bit of a tough time mulling things over but I was finally able to come up with something =)

Journaling: i have come to notice that what i truly find beautiful these days are not the ones that come in gift bags or pretty packages but those moments when I see love & affection being shared in our family amidst the hustle & bustle of everyday life

Thanks for dropping by today. Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Kaya Challenge 7

I've been waiting for challenge just like this to happen, but my LO took so long in the making as I had quite a number of commitments to attend to this month. However, since the things on my TO DO list just somehow never get any lesser in number and with the deadline for this challenge drawing ever closer, I decided to just set aside some time already! I've had this ad copy in my hard drive for more than a year now and I am glad I was finally able to lift inspiration from it! Not so much inspiration as ad-lifting, though! HAHA!!! Hope that's allowed, Nita :) I've been trying to rack my brain for the source of this ad, but I can't quite place it anymore, sorry. I'm also glad I finally got to scrap these photos I took one day, many moons ago, when I went a bit crazy and had so much time in my hands, I just lined up some of the stuff I love and snapped away with my camera!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

good stuff

woohoo!!! can't believe i actually ended up with the most number of pages for Studio Azul's first ever challenge! And just for that, I get to win a prize!! =) YAY!!!!

Thanks so much, Mia and Tin! Can't say enough good things about your limited edition kits!!! really looking forward to my sub!

On to more of the good stuff! Look what came in the mail today!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

The Cardmaker

I came across this piece of literature and thought it was worth sharing.

A Cardmaker delivers the most welcome kind of unannounced visitor: A handmade card. A card touches us - somehow, a small folded piece of paper can comfort, celebrate, reach out or just say hello. Creating a handmade card is an honorable and important task. As a Cardmaker, you are entitled (but not limited) to the following rights:

You have the right to take as long as you want to complete one handmade card. This may be five minutes or two weeks.

You have the right to send a card for no other reason than to show off your new stamp, embellishment or technique.

You have the right to create a fabulous card for your husband, partner or roommate - just because you know it will stay in your house. (love this idea!)

You have the right to spread your cardmaking things out all over, just to admire them. (heehee! cardmakers, unite!)

You have the right to purchase a certain cardmaking item for no other reason than because
a) you like it;
b) you think it's cute;
c) you'll never find it again, or;
d) you know you'll use it someday.
(i am totally loving these! perfect excuses every time! *wink!*)

You have the right to reserve using your most precious supplies on cards only for recipients who will truly appreciate them.

You have the right to a workspace of your own. This may be the basement, your college student's old bedroom or the kitchen table.

You have the right to make cards when inspiration strikes - whether the dishes are done or not.

You have the right to request peaceful, kid-free, stress-less cardmaking time - guilt-free.

You have the right to let the handmade card be the gift, too.

You have the right to value your personal style.

You are creating a treasure - and part of that treasure is you.

~Author Unknown

Saturday, November 17, 2007

scrapperie week 2

For this week, we've been tasked to work on a monochromatic page! I had to go through all my papers just to find ones which show only 1 color! Whew!! It took me forever, but I finally managed to find some old paper lines! Good thing I had the good sense to hold on to them, haha! Another toughie was getting embellishments together, as we were required to use at least 2 kinds! :o Thank heavens for my lucky stars, lol! but I have had to dye my lace just to make it fit in. Here's what I came up with:

Journaling: the bond between sisters is sometimes tightly woven, sometimes loosely held, but never broken

Supplies: Papers: Chatterbox, 7 Gypsies, Fontwerks, Bazzill; Embellishments: Prima flowers, WRMK snap, Fancy Pants chipboard, lace; Others: MME transparency, Stampin' Up ink, American Crafts pen, Ranger embossing powder, Glaze pen

*sorry about the glare - I couldn't find a better way to take a good shot of the LO because of the transparency on top of the photo

Friday, November 16, 2007


Made this birthday card for a fellow A Muse addict =) (well, I'm not much of an addict - yet! I'd really looove to build up a collection, hahaha!! if only I had the moola *sigh*) TFL and have a great weekend ahead!

Thursday, November 15, 2007


no, not the blog tag kind, though! I've just been having so much fun playing with my stamps that I decided to make several tags in different designs. (I'll try to get to the blog tags soon!)
Got this stamp set from CH during PS' EB last Sunday. YAY!! Glad I was first in line, haha!

Other stamps I decided to play with =)

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


for the weekend. can't wait to play with new goodies that came in the mail!!! yay!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

scrapperie week 1

I decided to join an 8-week LO challenge, just so I could get photos out of boxes and onto pages ;) Challenge for the 1st week is to make a LO about our personal heroes. Here's what I came up with:

Materials/supplies: Papers: Fancy Pants, Creative Imaginations, and My Mind's Eye; Tags: Fancy Pants; Stamps: Inque Boutique, Technique Tuesday, 7 Gypsies, Making Memories; Inkpads: Versa; Embossing Powders: Ranger; Embellishments: Prima flowers, Imaginisce metal embellishment, Making Memories brads, My Mind's Eye gemstones, lace; Zig pen

Monday, November 12, 2007

holiday project

I've been wanting to play with my A Muse stamps and decided now was the perfect chance for the Christmas themed one =) I colored in the images with Prismas. fun!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

a stamping great time!

learned all about techniques in the use of alcohol inks! thanks, Ivy! and thanks, Mia, for allowing us to exploit your gorgeous stamp! :) unfortunately, i haven't got any project to show for it, haha!!! all my attempts turned out to be disastrous! yikes! at least, I was able to get myself a stamp set, among other things, which I've been looking for for the longest time! =)

Thursday, November 8, 2007


I really love the look of LOs which incorporate Hambly overlays but I tend to have some difficulty when it comes to using them on my pages, haha! In fact, when Mitch Sy announced her Hambly challenge, I decided to ignore it at first as I wasn't sure I could whip something up! :o

Well, wonder of wonders, I managed to put something together after all and here's what I came up with:

Journaling: (life's a blur) but who says you need to be in focus to see clearly (M.G. Abuzman)
Supplies: Bazzill cardstock, Basic Grey paper, Making Memories rub-ons, Heidi Swapp ghost letters, Making Memories acrylic paint, Inque stamps, Versa inkpads, staple wires, and of course, Hambly screen prints (chic circles, journaling bits)

Here are the rest of the fabulous entries. Congrats to Cabbie, Nina and Au for bagging the honors!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

license to spend

Heehee. I could not longer bear to look at my mess of a scrap area so I decided to get myself a rack and lots of baskets. I spent practically all day last Friday trying to re-organize, and this is the best that I was able to come up with (at least for the time being). Aaaack!!! There isn't enough room in here for the rest of my stuff! And here I thought I needed a shelf with only 4-tiers! Bummer!

Uhm, please excuse the mizuno box, haha! I am still trying to find a better storage solution for my cricut carts :o

Here's a cute (IMHO) find for my jumbo punchers:
Thanks for dropping by today.

Monday, November 5, 2007

my very own scrap-a-thon

In reference to my previous post, I am posting pages I was able to come up with using Studio Azul's Red, Red Wine kit. It was such a fun challenge trying to ascertain how many pages I could create using 1 kit only (with the exception of using cardstock, that is) and I must say, I feel so ecstatic that I was able to work on a number beyond my expectations! *doing the happy dance*

Here they are, In order of completion:
oopsie! i realized too late that my apostrophe fell off, haha! Title (3's) die-cut from the felt included in the kit

floral border die-cut from felt

photo on the right was mounted on foam tape to accommodate the addition of a clip

leaf accent hand-cut from felt

bread tag die-cut from felt, sewed on to the page, and stamped

flower freehand-cut from paper and then distressed

flowers die-cut from felt


Friday, November 2, 2007

like my life depended on it

I scrapped like a madwoman until dawn of last wednesday. And boy, did my efforts pay off! I managed to complete 9 pages!!!! Ha! The Studio Azul kit (red, red wine) really had me going like the Energizer bunny! LOL! Putting those pages together was a breeze! I continued to work on more pages yesterday evening until this afternoon and managed to make the most out of this lovely, lovely kit!! Thanks, Tin and Mia for coming up with this wonderful venture! I am now so looking forward to my kit sub. Any sneak peeks, ladies?

Before (photo courtesy of Studio Azul):

Will be posting photos of my pages soon! I just need to step out and get a few things from the mall! :) Enjoy the rest of the long weekend, everyone!