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:

Blog awards

Wow, I'm so honored to be awarded with such. Huge thanks to Karen and Timi for these awards.

So, who gets the “Brillante Weblog Award"? Websites and blogs of your choice for their designs that are especially noteworthy.

1. The winner can take the logo
2. Place a link to the person that sent you the award: Karen and Timi
3. Give the Award to at least 7 other Scrapbooking-Blogs, which by its currency, the issues of choice and for their designs are especially noteworthy
4. Put a link to these sites on your Blog.
5. Write a comment on their Blogs that they’ve won an Award.
I'm always inspired by all the blogs I visit. and I believe each and everyone are entitled with the award. Thank you so much ladies for the great inspiration you give to all of us.