Sunday, March 30, 2008

DDD #9

Well, the challenge is for us to just post a photo from Easter Sunday, but I decided to take it to another level and actually do a LO =)

supplies: Bad Girls January kit
DH wasn't particularly impressed with how this turned out, but i find it OK. What do you think?

Saturday, March 29, 2008


This week's word really tickled me pink, I couldn't wait to get to work on it right away! =)

Cupcake, Tulips, Balloons and V3 phone images taken from the following sites:,,,

Friday, March 28, 2008

LO Tag challenges

It's so much fun to join these challenges, if only to get some pages done and then to see how the pages have evolved along the way =) Here are a couple I completed for 2 such challenges some time this month:

used up an old stash here - BG paper =), AC Thickers, Luxe rub on, Zig pen

Supplies: Bazzill and MM cardstock, KI lace cardstock, Daisy D's paper, AC Thickers chipboard alpha stickers, Dymo, Zig pen

TFL and have a great weekend!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

impromptu crop

Babette and I have been planning to get together again for quite some time now but we somehow never seemed to find a common time. Finally, without meaning to, schedules somehow cleared up today and we managed to get together this evening.

Because I've been scrapping practically all of last night, I decided to just work on this week's YITL challenge. Here's what I came up with


Wednesday, March 26, 2008

butterflies on my mind

i chanced upon some yummy butterflies some time ago on Ali's blog and me being me, I couldn't resist doing something of the same thing! I checked out the link Ali gave to purchase the butterflies, but found out that other people beat me to the punch! (absolutely no pun intended!) yep! there was nothing more to be had from good ole Martha's site :(

I searched high and low, until I finally found them on ebay (where else?). At the time, I wasn't too keen on bidding for some reason (the punchers were going for about $4.99).

Then about 2 weeks ago, I suddenly had the inclination to finally get them. Too late, there weren't that many people selling so I couldn't get them for a decent price - several people had already upped the ante and there was no other option but to bite the bullet!

Several girls have asked me about the butterfly that I used on one of my recent LOs - that's actually a stamped image of a butterfly which I merely hand cut. Thanks for your wonderful comments! That's one of my current favorites too! =)

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

pleasant surprises

WOW! I came home to find a box of goodies sitting on my counter! This almost never happens! A box of scrap supplies delivered straight to my doorstep! Hmmm... I must've done something good for me to not have to go to the PO to pick this up!! heehee!

And look! i got a set of lovely handmade cards and a keychain together with a Thinking of You card from Babette. Thanks, Babette! (and thanks for picking up a sheet of paper from Vivian for me! really appreciate it!) =)

Monday, March 24, 2008

getting things done

Took advantage of my week off last week by working on several pages :) gotta love breaks! My sister Mela and her girls came by one afternoon and we decided to work on some pages. Here are a few of the pages I completed

PAGE CHECK: Yay! 65 done, 300 to go!!!!

Unfortunately, because DH wasn't feeling particularly excited about Easter this year, the kids didn't get the chance to hunt for eggs :( Good thing they settled for a trip to the mall and dinner out! So sorry about that! Will try to make it up to you next year.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter!

The Lord is risen! Hallelujah!

Have a blessed day, everyone!

What are you up to, today?

Thursday, March 20, 2008


yep. so many boys, so little time, i always say. ha! i couldn't decide on any one particular boylet, so i decided to showcase at least 4 of them! whehehehe. i've been itching to do this forever but i had to bide my time as I searched for the perfect photos and collected the bling bling i needed for this challenge.

may I now present to you 'some' of the boys in the industry who tickle my fancy =) (kikay!!)

Journaling: hmmm... i wonder what DH would say if he knew of my sentiments? hahaha!!

Materials Used:Bazzill cardstock, Making Memories and Creative Imaginations papers, Creative Imaginations border sticker, bling: Glimmer Mist in snowflake (used on cardstock base), Prima crystals, Doodlebug Design sugar coated chipboard in limeade, Dymo, Sharpie pen

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

need for speed

chanced upon this at Babette's site and decided to give it a test drive

72 words

Speed test

that was fun! but i think i'm so out of practice! haha!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

busy as a bee

Yep. I decided to hit my scrap table in between online surfing all day yesterday.


Here's my take on the word for this week. Sorry to be using yet another photo of myself and DH, haha! I've had this photo lying around for quite some time (test print from my new photo printer) so I finally decided to just use it.

Sorry, i'm feeling kinda cheesy today! haha! got a portion of the lyrics from a Frank Sinatra song...

Sunday, March 16, 2008

shopping. shopping. shopping.

amen. what was supposed to have been a day of cropping turned out to be a day of shopping. for me, at least. ha! there were just too many tempting goodies in Vivian's store to allow me to sit still! ack! there goes the house fund! hehehe. Well, I actually tried to work on a page, I just didn't quite stick anything down until today.

Met up with Babette at around lunch time and we stayed til closing time. Yup, there simply seemed to have been no end to the long line of shoppers! We then decided to grab dinner at Mr Choi Kitchen just before we split up. Thanks for the ride, Babette!

first assignment

Part of my commitment as DT for Studio Azul is to come up with at least 4 pages and an altered item or card from their monthly kits.

Here's what I have using the very yummy, romantic Feb kit.

As soon as I got my photos picked out, working with this kit was such a breeze! *wink!!*

Saturday, March 15, 2008

DDD #6

Did this page last weekend for Rachel's challenge to use a music title or lyrics on a page. Here's what I came up with

supplies: mostly stuff from the BG november kit

Friday, March 14, 2008

it is that time of the month again

well, I'm kinda posting this late :) as this month's Scrapbytes issue actually went up several days ago. I was asked to write about using up one's brad stash. uhm, don't keep your hopes up, it's quite a straightforward article only, as I couldn't rack my brain for any more ideas! hahaha! Please do let me know if you discover more ways to use up your own stash! *wink!*

Also featured in this month's issue is the Round Robin (a.k.a. LO Tag) Challenge which I, uh, kinda initiated sometime in October. Yup, it has taken this long for us to have the Reveal as there were quite a number of girls who joined! It's fun to see and read about the transition of the pages! Definitely something worth doing over!

Here's the simple page I came up with:

and it ended up looking fabulous! :) check out Ria's page here. Who would've imagined, huh? Only a bunch of talented ladies, that's who! *wink!*

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

cards for a cause

decided to attend and make 10 cards for the Scrap, Share and Shop fundraiser event for the Carmelite sisters of Tarlac last Saturday.

for this batch, I actually took the easy way out by doing a production line for the same design :)

i'm glad i went although i didn't really do anything much, haha! i simply had a great time checking out the suppliers and watching Lee in action during the auction ;) (you were a great auctioneer, Lee! more! more!)

I got a few stuff from the suppliers, but I'm glad I didn't break the bank with my purchases this time around! HAHA! what do you know, I even won a Studio Azul Pink Hawaii kit! fun!!

i wasn't planning on bidding on anything, but nobody wanted to get the paper kit from SU, so without thinking, I just raised my hand. It's for a good cause anyways and the opening bid price was pretty reasonable. I just hope I can use it for something *wink* it was a shame to see a brand new Cricut go for peanuts :( I had hoped that it would actually fetch a lot more than the opening bid of $85. I just hope the person who managed to take it home will put it to good use :)

I actually wouldn't have gone, if it weren't for my good friend Babette. Good thing she also opted to go! It was great hanging out with you! And of course, thanks so much for the ride!

Monday, March 10, 2008

YITL 9 & 10

I forgot to post my card for the previous week's YITL, haha! but here it is together with this week's.
Week 9 - ESCAPE

Week 10 - GARDEN

Sunday, March 9, 2008

it's a tag!

just been tagged by the uber talented MM Master Iris So... here are some trivia about me:

1. I used to be a hotel food and beverage manager, but I don't really cook! :o
2. I have built up quite a collection of recipe books which are obviously gathering dust (refer to #1 above)
3. I am almost always in front of my computer, I usually end up sleeping beside it! (much to DH's dismay!)
4. I hardly remove my contact lenses and can go days/weeks without doing so!
5. I have a digital SLR but almost always end up using the auto mode only
6. I am currently a lecturer/teacher, but i hardly ever tutor my own kids!
7. i pay for gym membership which i hardly ever use!

Let's now tag: Suzanne, Tin, Babette, Catherine, Rachel, Denise, Chrissy

Thursday, March 6, 2008

check these out!

goodies in the mail, finally! heaven knows these took forever to arrive! oh boy, i'm just glad i'm practically done with school requirements! almost time to play! woohoo!!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

feeling blue

WOW! this has got to be the ultimate form of flattery. Studio Azul girls have just asked me to join their Design Team! =) Ain't that cool? I am now grinning from ear to ear! HAHA!!! Thanks for your vote of confidence! They made the official announcement last Sunday!

It's so good to be blue!

digital LO courtesy of Studio Azul

Monday, March 3, 2008

going places

at scrapstreet! =)

check this out. this one too. tfl!

have a great week ahead!