Monday, January 31, 2011

Pay it forward

Have you watched the movie 'Pay it Forward'?   Well, crafters have taken up the call.  I have seen several sites and responded on one (to start with) to Pay it Forward.  The rules are simple.  The first 5 people to sign up in the comment section of my blog will receive one handmade card from me this year.  They will also copy the picture posted above and post on their blog about this 'challenge'.  They, in turn, will also forward something that they make to their first 5 responders, and so on.
I am accepting this challenge form Gale of Playing with Paper who makes lovely cards.  I am also a participant on the on going One world one heart event.

Let's Pay it forward this Valentine month!!!

hugs,  Jona

Sunday, January 30, 2011

One World One Heart 2011


This will be the fifth and last One World One Heart blog event hosted by Lisa, the Whimsical Bohemian.   This will be my third year to be a part of this joyful blogging event.  I have met lots of friends and inspirations around the world.  I am sad that this will be the last and I know Lisa have great reasons to choose this year as the final year. Besides, we all could still  keep in touch with each other with our blogs.

Now,  you have made a stop to the Philippines, an archipelago with lots of beautiful beaches and summer all year round.  (Oh we have lots of typhoons too!) Enjoy your tour as you visit my lovely country!

I am Jona,  an outdoor person.  A working mom by day and a scrapbooker at night.  I also love doing ATC's and swap with crafty friends around the world.  I am also a  cardmaker and loves to alter things and turn trash to treasures. My inspirations are my very supportive husband, Glen and my 5 year old son, Zid (you can see them in the photo at the top right). And of course, you are all more than welcome to browse my blog to see my work.

This year, I have several prizes to give.  First,  my dreams and imaginations ATC.  Its a 4 ATC and when pieced together  this is how it will look like. The lucky recipient may keep them all or share with friends.  I used Tim holtz stamp, prima and Inkido stamps here.
Second,  my tulips ATC and a little stamp. I am still learning to use copics and blending them
And third,  my hello friend ATC.

All these ATC's were made  last December after I got my email from Lisa about OWOH.  I want to prepare early  so I won't cram when the day comes.  I know it will be a busy blogging event again  as last year there are more than 1,000 participants.  Thank you Lisa  for organizing such a wonderful event and for connecting us all.

Leave me a comment on this post to be eligible for the random drawing of my prizes.  Please make sure that I have a way of contacting you via email  when the prizes are drawn on Feb 17.
Happy One World One Heart everyone!  Enjoy your tour as we travel worldwide!!!  


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Valentine Box

Valentine is just around the corner,  and this box is perfect to hold some sweet notes and sweet chocolates.

I used the christmas paper to cover the heart and used the gel medium to layer the yummy Inkido embellishments. 
 close up on the metal embellishment from Kort og Godt and flowers from Inkido.  The netting is perfect touch for some shabby feel.
Hope everyone is getting romantic for the coming valentines.  I know I am  since our wedding anniversary will be in two days and we will be celebrating 6 years of blissful marriage.  

Have a nice day!!!
Hugs,  Jona

Monday, January 17, 2011

First Lay-out

Yeay, my very first lay-out for the year 2011.  And start of scrapping my December and Christmas photos.   I know  I have lots of back log and photos from August  that needs to be scrapped.

In this page,  I used two christmas lines of Inkido,  Christmas Elegance by Kristine and Gammaldags Jul by Anne Marie.  I just loved the layering and the cluster of the embellishments.  Inkido got gorgeous flowers and embellishments to bout!

A close up on the embellishments:

Thanks for dropping by and have a nice day!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Websters yumminess

Last week, I had the privilege to attend another class by Iris Uy.   This time  new art mediums were introduced to us.  I really had fun playing with the art mediums and with webster pages - hollywood vogue line.  

close up on the added mesh and inkido blooms . . .

"Your love fills my heart with joy"  - our anniversary month lay-out.

"Pure Love" - my sister and Bins (her youngest)
close up on art medium - gel medium used as adhesive to create this mixed media embellishment:

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week ahead!!!

hugs, Jona

Thursday, January 13, 2011

SNR Publication

Yes, finally I can share my Scrapbook News and Review Publications last December for the Holiday Issue.

Our Christmas Morning:  (Watching the kids open their gifts excitedly!)  Although this year they waited until before midnight to open their gifts  so we don't have our chaotic christmas morning. 

Dreaming of a White Christmas  (since we don't experience snow here in the Philippines,  we stay in the coldest part of the region, Baguio City.  My sister just overdid my nephews attire here)

And the winter wonderland card:
I used new and old Best creation christmas papers here.  Other embellishments are from Inkido and alphas from Making memories.

Have a great weekend everyone!!!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011 plus 43

Wondering about my title? 

Those are the numbers of my finished projects for 2010.  I was able to make 96 lay-outs, 14 cards, 10 Altered arts, 2 mini albums and 43 ATC's (that is because I joined several swaps).   Yeay!!! 
And here's my favorites in random order:

I heart this water papers from Best Creation.

Using lots of Pink Paislee (one of my favorites)  and a heartfelt journaling for Papa:

I loved the mini banners I made using the glitter papers of Best creation:

The Love Art tray  using Inkido papers and embellishments:

My first project for Best Creation,   a cute halloween decor:

love those snowflakes and this card is also published in Scrapbooks News and Review

And my favorite ATC for this year (much prettier in IRL)

Thanks for dropping by!  Ciao!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Best Creation Sneak Peek

Here's a closer look on the travel line.   I want this line so much!!!  I hope its in my box.  And while you guys are anticipating for the release of the new lines this CHA, Best creation is having a rak and have a chance to win this line.   So better hurry up and check out Best Creation blog!

Have a nice day!  And thank you so much for all the visits here in my blog!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

2010 Year in Review and exciting 2011

2010 has been a good year to me and my family.  I thank the Lord  for all the blessings He had showered us last year. 

Singapore was not in my bucket list as the  first country to visit and I was given an opportunity to visit such a wonderful country courtesy of my very loving colleagues and superior.  Zid and I had so much fun in Sentosa and Singapore zoo, meeting my high school chums Check, Jheng, Ciello and of course,  meeting in person Jaz Lee, a very creative scrapbooker I admire.
Then,  we had our family vacation in Hongkong to visit Hong Kong Disneyland.  Making a childhood dream a reality.  I sure had fun in meet and greet with the Disney characters.
Our family had a new member - my youngest nephew, Bins who is growing cuter by the minute.  He is the newest inspiration in my scrapbook pages.
As an outdoor person,  a trip to the beach wouldn't be complete for us.  We were able to visit Bantayan Island in Cebu.  It may be a strenous trip but we still had fun.  I'm still in love with their beach. 

I have been on two manufacturer design teams - Inkido, a sweddish company and Best Creation, an American manufacturer who makes glittery papers. And luckily,  I will be continuing my design team positon with them this 2011.

There a lot of things I am so excited this 2011, 
First,  the new lines of Best creation coming this CHA winter 2011.  I can't wait to get my hands on them!

Second,  I am claiming that this year we will be blessed with baby #2!  I know,  I may be asking a lot  but I believe in Him that He had prepared me already and He will answer our prayer this year.

Third,  with Him with our side,   there is nothing I have to worry about!

Happy new year again everyone!  Wishing and sending you lots of love and happiness this year!