Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Good News!!!

I made it to the Summer/ Fall Design team of Scrapbook Heaven. My term will start on July 2008 til December 2008. This is my first ever kit design team and I'm so happy. Can't wait to see the kits Shannon and Sarah have planned for the semester. I'm so excited to work with awesome and talented DT at the the SH.

Fun, Fun , fun under the sun

Its been awhile since the last time we went to Anilao, Batangas. Luckily, Mama Susie decided to celebrate her birthday at the beach last weekend. (yeah, we could dive!!!) Its been three years since the last time we went diving.

We arrived at the resort just before the sunset. It was breathtaking, I took some photos and Glen took more photos and of course much much more spectacular than mine. Zid decided to plunge into the water without letting me change him into his swimsuits. I wasn't even able to change my outfit. (Photo above taken by Glen, below from my camera)

The next day, I woke up at 6am for kayaking while waiting for our scheduled dive. I'm not too excited, I woke up earlier than my alarm. Our Dive guide arrived an hour late, which is okay since Glen is still asleep and I have a dose of snorkeling in front of the beach. Its so much fun to see beautiful fishes up close and personal again. There are lots of jelly fish and I saw one that is really strikingly beautiful and dangerous at the same time. It could really sting you so bad.

The dive went well and we were down for 36 mins at Daryl Laut. Its a sunken restaurant in the Mabini bay. I really don't like that dive site but Glen wanted an easy dive for us to check our skills in bouyancy and endurance in diving. So it was an easy dive but the visibility was not really clear. I still enjoyed it and it still bring so much joy in my heart. Now, I'm looking forward to our next dive. When could it be, I just hope not next year.
Before and after dive photos.
Thanks for visiting. Hope you had a great weekend too.

Monday, May 26, 2008


I made it to the round 4 of the Gauntlet contest at Scrapperie.

This is my round 3 entry, our challenge is to scrap inanimate object. I really love sunsets and since I don't have a beautiful sunset photo yet. I asked the photo taken by my good friend Josie. She really is so good at photography as much as her lay-outs.

Materials: Bazill CS, Collage press grayson hall (double take)pp, thickers vinyl, Lil Davis metallic shades, prima flowers and misc bling.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

In My Heart

These is my new favorite lay-out. I loved our photo and the papers from Studio Azul Kit is really awesome. Thanks Mia and Tin for the kit ( my bring a friend raffle from Scrapfest).

Materials: Bazill cs, collage press pp, making memories noteworthy pp’s, grungeboard, tim holtz crackle paint, prima flowers and crystal center, colorbox ink, AC thickers, Basic grey rub on, Daisy d rubon misc brads chipboard frame, laces and ribbons.

Journaling: My arms will hold you keep you safe and warm, This bond between us, can’t be broken, I’ll be here don’t you cry. You’ll be in my heart. Mama 5/08

Monday, May 19, 2008


I have been tagged before and this would be the first time that I will be replying to a tag since it only needs six answers. And this time I've been tagged by Zabeth.

Here are the rules:

1) Link back to the person who tagged you.
2) Post these rules on yout blog.
3) Share six unimportant things about yourself.

a. I love cartoons.
b. I rarely wear make-up
c. I have lots and lots of keychains and refrigerator magnets
d. I eat chocolates for some sugar rush when depressed.
e. Our room includes my scrap area, Zid's artwork table and his
play corner
f. I wear long hair from high school til I finish college.

4) Tag six people: I'm now tagging Alby, Khei, Liza, Josie, Jaz and Cristal.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Scrapfest fun

We had another successful Scrapfest. Thank you so much to Scrappin Moms for organizing such a wonderful events for all of us scrappers here in Manila. Special thanks to our very own MM Master Iris Uy for gracing the event and giving a demo to all of us. Here's Iris in action.
I had so much fun doing the demo and learning new skills. I'm not really used to stamping and it was very helpful learning new stamping techniques like masking, kissing, embossing. I only finished two pages for the minibook at the event and finished the rest at home until 3 am. I said I was already tired but looking at all my goodies, I just couldn't resist doing it. Besides, I don't want Glen to see it until father's day. Here's what I have done.

For the scrapfest challenge, we were given a corrugated cardboard to use in our lay-out and use all the materials in our challenge kit. I was just so happy that my kit is Urban Lily boy pages. Yahoo, it really matches the photo of Zid. Of course, there should also be at least 1 photo printed from Canon Selphy since they are our major sponsor. I'm not really bagging the prize of canon selphy but challenging myself to finish the lay-out in an hour. I'm such a slow scrapper and was already tired by then. I'm still so happy with what I was able to accomplish. Thanks for Vivian of Lasting Impression, her booth is just at my back, I was able to grab thickers to use in my lay-out.

Here's my raffle prizes. I won three raffles, one for the preliminary raffles, Bring a friend raffle and the grand raffle of BG cupcake collection kit with absolutement stamp. I'm so happy!!! I went home tired but very much happy and delighted with my new scrap goodies.

Till next Scrapfest!!! Thanks for dropping by. (My mojo is still high at this moment)

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Sketch #2 Reveal

Its sketch#2 reveal at Sketchabilities. Here's the sketch and my take on it.

Materials: Scenic Route background pp, WRMK explore pp and chipboard tags, prima flowers and crystals, misc bling and memory marker pen.
Journaling: You are now more confident to play alone in the play area but still afraid to try the slide. Zid 4/08

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

I am

a mother, wife, daughter, sister and friend. Someone you can rely on at all times. Sometimes tough but always soft inside.

Yup, that's definitely me. I found this photo together with my files. This was taken in December 2002 during my friend's wedding. I just love how slim I look here.

Materials: Bazill CS, KI memories pop culture pp, Urban lily beautiful pp, prima flowers and crystals, grungeboard, sandylion flower sticker, color box ink, and AC thickers.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Rekindled Moments Scribble Scrabble Challenge

This is my first time to scrap about my passion for diving. I really love this hobby as much as I love scrapbooking. Both are expensive and yet they both give so much joy in my life.

Materials: Bazill cs, WRMK explore (rugged, racksack, discovery) prima flower and crystals (center and frame), Urban Lily beautiful pp (butterfly), WRMK explore chipboard tag, AC thickers, glossy accents, parakeet brad,uni ball signo pen, misc brad and photo corner.

Hidden journaling: Diving keeps me sane, rejuvenated from stress and relaxes my spirit and body. There's so much joy when I am underwater. Loving all the excitement it brings me as I discover a whole new world. It is also in this hobby that I met my wonderful husband who shares the same passion for diving with me. El nido, Palawan.

Treasured Lay-outs

I got my kit last week from Treasured Scrapbooking for my GDT gig.

May kit 2 "Fearless" is really awesome. Those yummy Basic Grey archaic pp's are really challenging. I was able to make 3 lay-outs already, a mini tag book and a card and there's so much more left in the kit. There's still two kits left at the store. Better grab yours now.

"All Smile"
I added a few things from stash in this lay-out (square brads and WRMK explore chipboards).

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

I made it!

. . .to the design team of Sketchabilites. Yahoo!!! I also got the new sketch to work on. Sorry, I can't share it yet. But its so much fun I tell you.

. . . to be published at Scrap n art ezine. Can't wait for its release on July.

Thanks for dropping by.