Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas

From my family to yours, Merry Christmas. and here's one from my little santa!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Saturday Lay-outs

Sharing pages I did last weekend while Zid plays with his Gormiti toys. Oh, he still love Ben 10 but his latest craze now are Gormiti toys. We are now down to 21 for his collection. Yup, he plans to collect all 42 characters. After completing the Ben 10 toys, I thought we are finished but alas, he found a new craze. Ahhh, boys will be boys and my boy thinks he is not a toddler anymore

These were also the pages I did for Treasured Scrapbooking crop this weekend.

And, here's a page for my challenge at Scrapbook Heaven this week. hope you can play along, just have lots of distressing on your page. I distressed my papers and inked them, and even crumpled one patterned paper.

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

'Tis the season to be happy

. . . Fa la la la la!!!

Yes, I am happy not just because Christmas is around the corner but because I will be designing with Scrapbook Heaven for the next 6 months again. Yipee!!!

Thank you for sharing this excitement with me!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Zid's 3rd bday

We just had a simple birthday celebration for Zid. Just a simple get together for all his playmates, friends and relatives. Boy, there were a lot of mess afterwards. But i'm so glad the birthday boy had so much fun with all his new toys and stayed up until 12 midnight to play with all of it.

Have a nice sunday everyone!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

True Love

A simple gift for a dear friend. Here's my altered frame for this month's Artz de Scrap challenge.

Materials: BAzill bling cs, Pink paislee pp, prima pp, prima flower, misc lace, MM paint.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

My heart is full of thanks

. . . for all the blessings and everything in my life.

here's my take for Ad This challenge.

Thanks for looking. Have a nice weekend!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

True Blue

Studio Azul, Manila's first kit club celebrated their first year anniversary this month and named their kit "TRUE BLUE". Its loaded with so much goodies that upon getting my subscription I worked on my first lay-out already.

The kit comes with an alterable tag and here's what I came up with. now got a new tag for my bag.

Thanks for looking! have a nice day!

Monday, November 17, 2008

"Autumn Breeze" Scrapbook Heaven Kit

Yummy kit. This is really loaded with lots of goodies to drool on. Here are my lay-outs.

I got my kit 3 days before the reveal and in one night I finished three lay-outs already. Its so easy to work with.

You can purchased the kit here and tell them you I sent you.

Have a nice day!

Celebrating Friendship

Shari, Ochie and me have been friends since grade school. We have been through a lot of things and took separate roads in college. But our friendship remained intact and will last til we get grey hair. Here's a lay-out for more than 2 decades of friendship.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Christmas Workshops

If you would like to be inspired there are two Christmas workshops / crops going on.

First, at Scrapbook Heaven. It started today and its never too late to join in the fun.

Create something fun for Christmas (decorations and gifts) that you will be proud to give or enjoy yourself through the Holiday season!

When: 11-13-08 to 11-24-08
Where: Scrapbook Heaven Crop thread
Prizes: one for projects completed and one for the chattiest of the participants

Second, 12 days Christmas Workshop at Bad Girls.
There are awesome FREE classes/workshops (there's 22 in all!), challenges, fun and games, drop by the Bad Girls message boards between the 14th and 23rd of November.

These will surely make you ready for christmas cheers!

Have a nice day!

Cheapmunks Get Together

We had a get together again this year to have a simple bridal shower for Ochie who is getting married next year.
Zid was me and he entertained my gradeschool friends. We chatted a lot and reminisce our grade school and high school days. Can you believe its more than two decades that we were friends? We have celebrated many milestones together, Anna and Pong's wedding, my own wedding and baptismal and birthdays of our kid. Luckily, it was only Zid who was here with most of my friends.
Here's some photos that captured the moment:

Thanks for looking. Have a nice weekend.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Halloween Photos

The boys had fun trick or treating. Zid enjoyed dressing up but not trick or treating. He just wanted to have his photo taken with his Zorro outfit. He didn't like the truck outfit anymore. Well they all enjoyed their candies afterwards.

Wacs wearing his Flinstones costume (proudly made by my sister!)

My little Zorro just for the pictorial. But won't wear it to trick or treating!
kuya Migs loved his painted face!
Zid just wear on the hat. But he really is cute here.
Have a nice day!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Happy Birthday Sis!!!

Happy birthday sis! hope you had a fabulous time. I've already finish two pages for your album. See you in November. We love you!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

You are my Sunshine

Here's my last entry to the contest at Scrapbook Dreamer.

JJSobey won the tote bag with her fantastic lay-out. I'm so happy I joined this contest and stretched my creative juices to create such beautiful lay-outs.

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Boo-Crop Time at Scrapbook Heaven

Are you READY for some ghoulish fun? Want to play some games, do some scrapping, and join in some great conversation!? The more you participate , the more chances you have to win the drawing for the Freak Prize.

Plan to join in the Freaky Friday Crop at Scrapbook Heaven.
October 24, 2008
6 p.m. EST to Midnight

See you there!!!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Blissful Life

We are now on the 4th week at Scrapbook Dreamer "Dream you are a scrapstar contest". For this week, we are challenged to use the quote of CS Lewis " You are never too old to set a goal or to dream a new dream".

Here's my take this week and I really loved printing my photo in a transparency. I polarized my photo and printed it in the transparency then placed it on top of my original photo.
Have a nice day and wish me luck.

Friday, October 3, 2008

2 of a kind

The two important man in my life. My inspiration, joy and happiness. 2 of a kind. This is my entry for the third week at Scrapbook Dreamer contest. We are challenged to use non scrapbooking item in the lay-out.
happy Weekend!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

BG Top Designer Week 3 - Less is More

This week the challenge is less is more to focus on our photos and journaling. We are also asked to follow the concept of balance, unity and use of white space.

This is definitely less for me. Loved this photo of zid and I'd say he really would call your attention.

Materials: Pink paislee office lingo pp, pink paislee diecut, Making Memories noteworthy pp, misc lace, imaginescence and prima flowers, Autumn leaves buttons and AC thickers.

Journaling: each day you become cuter and full of charm. I love you. Mama 9/08

Happy Weekend!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Life Goals

Challenge at Scrapbook Dreamer is to create a lay-out with your 5 bucket list. Here's my take on it. Since I don't have a photo printed available, I printed my photo in a transparency. I loved it. Might as well do it again.
5 dream items: swirl - prima bling, making memories pp - passport & b&w journaling pad, Black & white photo - printed in transparency and inverted to protect the print; fussy cut - cut-out flowers from pink paislee spring fling pp; chipboard - Queen & co alpha chipboard; additional - handwritten journaling.

Others: AC thickers, prima flowers, pink paislee spring fling pp, misc lace.

Journaling: trip to Paris, Italy and greece, dive in tubattaha with glen and not guilty for leaving Zid at home, have my very own cakeshop and eventually established my name in the industry, have my dream house with a huge kitchen and pantry and my very own scraproom, trip to the US to attend CHA and meet my dear scrappy online friends.
Jona 9/24/08
Thanks for dropping by.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Camp Lay-outs

Summer camp at scrapbook heaven will soon be over. I have done two lay-outs so far and the third one is for my challenge using recycled items to earn your caring for nature badge.
There's still 6 days left to finish the challenges and earn your charms!
Thanks for dropping by.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

BG Top Designer Week 2 - Mixing Patterns

Here's my take on this week's class:

materials: jenni bowlin pp, MM noteworthy journaling pad, heidi swapp damask sticker, october afternoon diecut, autumn leaves buttons, misc ribbon, staedtler pen.

Journaling: . . . are everything to me, are my joy, happiness and inspiration. mama 9/08

have a nice day!

The Last Lecture

I just finished reading this book by Randy Pausch and I was really inspired by him. For all his strenght and how he made his childhood dreams come to a realization. It just so sad that such a good man left the world so early when he could have contributed so much to computer science and to all of us.

After reading the book, all my childhood dreams came back to my mind and I have been thinking which ones I have acquired so far and if I am near to them.

As a young child, I always wanted to become a pediatrician but then education is so expensive and I learned that i can't handle the grossy stuff medical students does. So I got the Hotel and Restaurant Management degree and earned cake decorating skills with it and other skills like flower arrangement and napkin folding.

I always dreamt to be a princess with a four poster bed. I never got this bed until now. But I will buy that bed when we have our very own home. My mom got one for herself. She's the queen anyway.

I dream of Paris and staying in Ritz Carlton Hotel. Oh, I will do this. Glen and I are saving for our European trip. I just hope we are still young to enjoy the whole trip.

As I grow older, I had more mature dreams and dreams that I know I can accomplish. I wished to have my name in the cake decorating world. I did in our town in Antipolo but I have to stop when I gave birth. I will continue this and I will be working on this together with my dream to have my own cakeshop.

I still dream of diving in Tubattaha. And visiting El Nido, Palawan with my family. I have simple dreams and I live a simple life. I am happy with that.

What are your childhood dreams?

And it is such a nice coincidence that the first challenge at Scrapbook Dreamer is to have a dream in your title. here's a lay-out I did for Zid.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, September 15, 2008

SNR Toot

My "you are a deer card" will be published in the Scrapbook News and Review October issue. so, my card here will be replaced by this:

Thanks for sharing this excitement with me. have a nice day!

Friday, September 12, 2008

BG Top Designer Week 1 - Layering

And so I enrolled at Bad Girls Top Designer Contest to learn more about scrapbooking styles and techniques. This week class is all about layering. And our assignment is to show two categories on layering.

I did the patterned paper layering and layering on embellishment and flowers.

Here's my wedding lay-out: Totally loved this. I think I want to frame this one.

Materials: Pink paislee spring fling pp and office lingo diecut paper, SEI pp (pink flowers), Pink paislee die cuts, Making memories journaling pad, prima flowers and crystal centers, misc lace and bling, sizzix frame dies, staedtler pen.

Journaling: Friends forever we will be whether walking on the beach or diving under the sea. There will be no happier in my life than the day we exchange our vows. 1/28/08 Mary Immaculate church layout 9/08

Happy weekend!!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Goodbye Summer Crop at Scrapbook Heaven

Join us September 14th-27th for two weeks filled with summer camp fun. Re-live the excitement and memories you experienced as a child as we say "Good-bye, Summer Camp"! Each day of camp gives you the chance to complete badge requirements and earn a new cyber patch. Earn the most patches and you could be named "Best Overall Camper" and win the grand prize -- a fabulous Scrapbook Heaven KIT!!
Additional surPRIZES to be awarded thru-out the camp. If you are a SUPER camper and earn all the patches available you will receive the GRAND Prize!!!! All ties will be compiled and a winner will be drawn! We'll have lots of fun teaching tips/techniques, scrapbook challenges and maybe a game or two! Come along and bring a friend.
Happy Scrapping and Happy Camping!

When: September 14th thru 27th
Time: 6 p.m. EST-START

Friday, September 5, 2008

Pictures and a lay-out

Just sharing Zid's pictures last night and a lay-out I finished for a challenge. i just noticed here that he is gaining back his chubby cheeks. Finally!!!

Thanks for looking. Have a nice day!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

SM Idol 2 entries

I am now eliminated from Scrappinmoms Idol2 contest. Its an annual scrapbooking contest here in the Philippines where you bagged the title of scrappinmom idol. The first idol was our very creative altering queen "Cabbie".

I really learned a lot in this contest and it was so much fun to be inspired by the artworks of other Filipina scrappers who really exemplifies this art. You may check the artworks here.

Here are my entries:

Thanks for looking. Have a happy weekend!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Scrap n Art Toot

My lay-out "Simply Me" is published in the Sept/ October 2008 issue of Scrap n Art. If you are not a registered member yet, simply go to the website and register to grab a copy of the ezine. Its loaded with lots of inspiration and tutorials.

Have a nice day!

Scrapbook heaven September Kit

Think Pink and flowers. That's how I describe the kit for this month. Its so girly!!! But I still manage to do 1 page for Zid.

If you like the kit and purchase it at Scrapbook heaven, please do mention that you saw it in my blog.

here's the lay-out that I created with the kit: