Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Shut Up... It's Your Birthday... Thud

The inside of the card says the sentiment above and it's for none other than the Queen of A Muse herself, Julie Ebersole! who apparently loves to say, shut up! =)

Happy birthday, JulieHRR! Hope you have a great day!!!

Monday, January 28, 2008

a beautiful mess

after a few stumbling blocks, Babette and I finally managed to get together to play with stamps and stuff :) oh, i definitely had fun! i got to work on some projects for the upcoming issue of Scrapbytes. will be posting a link as soon as it is up and running.

while waiting for Babette to arrive, I managed to work on a page for Bad Girls' DDD challenge 1 (scraplift Verro).

supplies: Bazzill CS, Ranger paint, Heidi Swapp mask, Everyday Beauty stamp, Versa ink pad, Zig and Sharpie pens

Friday, January 25, 2008

kaya challenge 9

for this round, we had to use a B&W 5x7 photo of our pretty selves (ha!) and come up with a page stating our 3 most fervent wishes for the year. hmmm...

I was pretty much done with my basic page (cardstock and papers) about 2 weeks ago but I got held up by the fact that I was unable to pick up my photo from the lab until now... haha. as soon as I got my 5x7, i simply proceeded to stamp the rest of my title. where to put the journaling (albeit a bullet type version) was a bit tricky. i finally decided on some label stickers. looks ok to me, so it's all good.

1. good health for my family
2. to lose at least 10 lbs
3. to take a family vacation in the summer

SUPPLIES: Bazzill cardstock, KI Pop Culture, American Crafts patterned paper, Fontwerks cardstock sticker, Technique Tuesday stamps, Colorbox ink pad, Zig pen

Thursday, January 24, 2008

here comes another one!

got the chance to work on another quick and easy page. I love the fact that I am now slowly being able to break into my gorgeous LT kits! progress.

supplies: LT September kit/add-on (My Mind's Eye paper, Basic Grey rubons, AC Thickers chipboard alpha stickers), PTI CS, Colorbox chalk ink

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

the weekend that was

to redeem myself after the mad, mad, mad online scrap shopping i did last week, I decided to hit my scrap table and there i was stuck practically all weekend! ha!

supplies: KI Memories CS, The Paper Studio paper, Bella, Technique Tuesday and Studio G stamps, Versa ink pad, Prismas

for the 2nd card, I used the same papers as above, Technique Tuesday and Studio G stamps, Versa and Stampin' Up ink pads, Prismas, ribbon

I joined another round of QKD blog party challenges and Day 2 challenge was all about a black, white and pink card! Great challenge as I needed to come up with a card for a friend :)

supplies: Bazzill CS, Chatterbox paper, Nestabilities dies, Stampin' Bella and A Muse stamps, Versa ink pad, Prismacolors, ribbon

pages galore

supplies: Bazzill CS, Creative Imaginations papers, Prima flower, AC Thickers chipboard alpha stickers, button, DMC floss, Zig and Sharpie pens

supplies: American Crafts paper and Thickers alpha chipboard stickers, MM Noteworthy journaling page and acrylic paint, HS chipboard alpha, 7G gaffer tape, Zig marker

a lift of K. Contes' LO. supplies: Bazzill CS, Hambly screen print, 7G 97% stamp, Daisy Ds papers (Studio Azul), AC Thickers, Zig pen

a lift of K. Contes' LO. supplies: DaisyDs papers (Studio Azul), Fontwerks stamp, Versa ink pad, AC rubons, Zig marker

supplies: Paperwerx Studio Lazar papers, QKD background stamp (thanks, Nina for lending it to me!), Fontwerks and Love Elsie stamps, Brilliance and Versa ink pads, 7G gaffer tape, Zig marker

supplies: Bazzill CS, Studio Azul November kit (DaisyDs papers, Maya Road swirl chipboard, buttons), Prima journaling pad, MM acrylic paint, Glaze Accents

I worked on a few more pages until the wee hours of Monday morning *yawn!*

supplies: Basic Grey papers, rubons (AC, Basic Grey, Autumn Leaves, 7G), Inque Boutique stamp, Palette ink pad

supplies: Bazzill CS, unknown paper, Dymo, AC Thickers alpha chipboard stickers, Dymo, Fontwerks stamp, Stampin' Up ink pad

so glad to have been able to use a bit of my 2 year old paper stash! =D

supplies: Bazzill CS, CBX papers, Stamped in Ink and Prima stamps, Versa ink pads, QK Moxie, KMA ribbon, zig pen

supplies: Scenic Route and Prima papers, Love Elsie rubons, AC pen

supplies: Bazzill CS, Cosmo Cricket paper and die-cuts, AC and Sharpie pens, Dymo

Friday, January 18, 2008

more scrapping and less shopping in 2008

i have resolved that for this year, my word would be CREATE. I'd really love to be able to create more pages and do a little less shopping! Alas! scrap shopping seems to be a sickness I can no longer remedy! yikes! :o To try and even things out a bit, i guess the easy way out now is for me to just use up my supplies more often.

let's see how it goes. so far, i have managed to churn out a page for each day of the year. i'm crossing my fingers that i'd be able to keep up with this ;) if not daily, then at least i hope to be able to complete more than the number of pages i was able to work on last year.

here are some of the new pages I have managed to put together in the last few days:

supplies from Bad Girls December kit + extra Primas + glimmer mist

This is a lift of a page by Severine di Giacomo (Simple Scrapbooks)

Sunday, January 13, 2008

scrapping with friends

I got a text message from Lee sometime last week asking me if i wanted to come along and scrap with them at Pia's house (in Dasma, Cavite) today. did i? hmmm. i'm so used to scrapping on my own but thought maybe it would be fun to scrap with a small group for a change. needless to say, i decided to go.

i asked Lee where she was going to meet up with the other girls and she said they planned on doing so at MOA! ACK!!!!! i figured i was better off heading straight to cavite on my own, but Lee suggested maybe it would be more fun if we carpooled using her van; and so we tried to brainstorm on a more favorable meeting place at least as far as i was concerned! haha! (it was also around this time I discovered that there was a change in destination. we were now going to Alby's in Kawit, instead!)

for some strange reason, i got up at around 4am, and since I wasn't able to pack up last night, i decided to do so right away. I looked at possible sketches for the LOs I planned to work on today and proceeded to pick out papers and stuff. at the last minute, i decided to pre-cut my papers so that i'd only be gluing them down once we started scrapping later today.

Lee, Nina, Cookie and I met up at McDonald's Las Pinas at around 1045AM and we finally got to Alby's place (lovely, lovely home indeed) a little past 11. we set our stuff down and got comfortable ;) Pia joined us not long after. lunch was yummy! after a short chit-chat session, we set out to scrap! we were so engrossed in the chicka, for a moment there we forgot all about making pages, hahaha!!!

oh joy! as i declared, i was able to complete 4 pages and then some (i just need to add a photo, a title, and journaling to the page i intend to submit for the KAYA challenge for this month. i even got to finish up tubbyboy's mini! we ended up having dinner at Alby's place as well and eventually packed up at around 930PM.

Thank you, Alby and Ariel, for your hospitality! and thanks for the ride, Lee! Had fun chatting with you, Nina and Cookie as well! Whoa, and thanks for the special prize, Nina! that was really quick! and i love it!!

here's what I got to work on today!

supplies: Daisy D's and Gin-X papers, Scenic Route label sticker, Dymo, Technique Tuesday alpha stamps, Versa ink pad

supplies: Bazzill cardstock, My Mind's Eye papers, Prima notepad, Hambly rub-on, Technique Tuesday stamps, Versa ink pad, Zig pen

supplies: Bazzill cardstock, Scenic Route papers, Dymo, AC Thickers chipboard stickers

supplies: Label Tulip September kit and add-ons (Basic Grey paper, priceless tag, Scenic Route chipboard, Jenni Bowlin rub-on), My Mind's Eye paper, MM alpha stamps, Colorbox chalk ink pad, AC pen

that was so much fun! =)

Saturday, January 12, 2008

saturday scrapping

well. it's kinda official. i'm a 'computer' potato, hahaha! :o i was meaning to sweat it out on the treadmill again this morning, head over to Southmall to get some stuff for Ian's school, and then maybe mosey over to Town Center to get some photos printed but none of that happened. YEP. I sat in front of my mac and surfed away. well, not all day, but a major part of the day, i think! i decided to finish up Nina's challenges and I got to work on a card using up some of my older stash (alcohol inks, yay!)

supplies: ranger alcohol inks, photo paper, Bazzill cardstock, elzybells stamp, prismacolor pencils, ribbon

and that was the most 'productive' i could get all day. hahaha! actually, i had grand plans of working on 2 other techniques: bubble and bleach, but then I re-read Nina's challenge and realized that I needed to show only one technique. whew! my lazy self felt pleased =)

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

just sharing

a couple more pages completed earlier this week. clean and simple totally works for me!

materials: Bazzill CS, KI Memories and Scenic Route papers, AC Thickers chipboard stickers, Catslife Press and Fontwerks stamps, Colorbox ink pads, Sharpie poster paint pen, Zig pen, Dymo

This one's based on a sketch I saw in CK Mar 07
materials: Bazzill CS, American Crafts, Creative Imaginations, Scenic Route papers, QK Studio font, Fontwerks stamp, Brilliance ink pad, Dymo, Zig pen

Sunday, January 6, 2008

trying to get the mojo flowing

posting new pages for this week! just enjoying the last few days of my holiday break :)

materials: Making Memories paper, journaling sheet, ribbon, brad; Purple Onion Designs stamp, Prima flower, Heidi Grace rub-ons (courtesy of Iris. Thanks, Iris!), Zig pen

materials: Bazzill CS, Basic Grey paper, Making Memories acrylic paint, Zig pen, Dymo tape

Thursday, January 3, 2008

keeping things simple

i've started working on a couple of pages to make a dent in my scrapping supplies, using up the November Studio Azul kit in particular. I think I'm going to keep things simple so I could work on more pages this year.

materials: Bazzill CS, Foo Fa La and Daisy D papers, Daisy D rub-on, Prima and Heidi Swapp stamps, Versa ink pad, Zig pen, Ranger acrylic paint, Studio Azul November kit chipboard swirl, American Crafts thickers alpha chipboard sticker

materials: Bazzill CS, Daisy D's papers, Purple Onion stamps, Palette ink pad, AC pen, Q&Co felt sticker, DCWV alpha stickers


The 8-week challenge over at Scrapperie has ended and they have finally announced the winners!

Congrats, Marj and Cookie! I can't believe i ended up being in the winners' circle :)

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

welcome 2008!

wishing everyone a blessed year ahead!