Monday, September 28, 2015

I am still here!

Hey,  I am still here.
Busy  with lots of things  and trying  to enjoy  life.  Life is short  and I want  to enjoy  life  to the fullest.
I still do crafty things  from time to time  in between  postcrossing, snail mails  and trading starbucks cards.  You may  see me often in my instagram account.  I created  a new public  account  for my snailmail and postcrossing.  Follow me at jsp17postcrossing.  I dedicated  my other account  for my family  and very close friends.

Here's the latest  page  I created  recently  and I hope I can do more in the future.

Have a great day, everyone!


Friday, July 4, 2014

I'm back!!!

Gosh!  I have neglected  my blog  for a very long time.
I might be so busy  with other things  and I still do try  to scrap  once in a blue moon.   Well,  mostly were mini albums  for clients.  So I have  tons  of scrapbook backlog since our 2013 vacation in Legoland, Malaysia.   And two months  have already  passed  since  our Kota kinabalu vacation.  

So here's some of my projects,  snatched from my instagram account.  If you have IG account,  you may follow me at @jonaks17.  Its easier for me to post photos in IG  and FB.  

A collage mailart using stamps  from Tim Holtz,  inkido  and some washi tapes.   I have joined postcrossing and enjoyed making mailart for swaps  and for some friends.

One of the mini albums  I have given as gift  to our friend.

 A load of collage ATC  for PCA swap.  It was one  making all 50 of them.  I had fun playing with my washi tapes.  Well,  it is one of those days  that  I get to play with my toys.

And finally,  a mixed media  cover  I made  for my postcard collection album.  

So,  I am still crafting  from time to time  and tries  to combine  my passion with scrapbooking and my new hobby - philately and postcrossing.

I promise  to make more time to scrapbooking this time  and hopefully join challenges again.

Thanks for visiting my blog and have a great day!


Sunday, October 13, 2013


my greatest blessing of them all . . .

my son and my husband.   my strength.  my inspiration.

close up on the berry71bleu tag by Marivic clifton
 details on the mixed media around the lay-out and I loved  that metal embellishment  I got!

 gesso, acrylic paint and gold mica

my lay-out  is based on the mood board and lay-out  of Scrap around the World  October challenge of course.

Thanks for the visit!

hugs,  Jona

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

FSCB #29 - Untitled

Its the beginning of  'BER' months.   Countdown to christmas starts now!

Its another time for a sketch at Filipino Scrapbookers Challenge blog.  Here's the sketch to inspire you:

and my take on the sketch:  It is untitled  because  I plan to use it as a second page on the previous lay-out  I made earlier this year.  I really have lots of backloads.  Its halloween next month  and I haven't finished halloween photos of last year.

a close up on details:

Thanks for the visit.  Have a great day!

hugs,  Jona

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Monsoon creative rush

This past two weeks,  Mr Sunshine took a long vacation and went somewhere else.  Monsoon rains  hit Manila badly with lots of flooding in Central Luzon.  I am living in  a higher land  and not affected.  Though with the storm and monsoon rains  it is difficult to travel for work  and quite dangerous and with lots of flooding along the way.

With that,  we were house arrested!  No place to go.  And I just love that!  I had lots of time to play and hide in my favorite corner   and I was able to reduce my scrapbook backlogs!

Here's a page,  using the sketch in Inkido for this month's challenge and the textile challenge at berry71bleu.

loved these inkido blooms!

And here's another page,  using my scraps  and playing with mixed media.

close up on details of the background with mixed media:

chipboard details:

Thanks for the visit and bring me sunny thoughts!

hugs,  Jona


I am proud to reveal my age  since it is only a number.   Reality only hits  when the toddler you used to take care of and plays with  now hangs out with you.  That when I feel  I really am getting old!

Here's a lay-out  celebrating life and thankful  for the blessings  I had this year.  Joining the textile challenge over at Berry71bleu!  I used a lace in my lay-out.

a close up on the details: a little gesso and some stamping on the corner

have a great day!


Friday, August 23, 2013

FSCB Sketch#26: Tres Marias

Super late posting!

I'm guilty of neglecting my blog and not updating it.  So sorry!
The month is about to end and here's sharing my take on the sketch of Filipino Scrapbookers Challenge blog.
The sketch:

My lay-out:  I used a fabric tape for the circle!

close up on the cluster of embellishments:

Since we don't have little girls,  I have to borrow a picture of  a friend again.  Thanks Nellie!

There's still time to join on the challenges of FSCB!!!  See you there!

Have a great week ahead everyone.

hugs,  Jona

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Always our Baby

Gotta scrap some old photos hanging around.
I miss these times when Zid was still a toddler. He only knows how to cuddle and play,  now he is already in grade school and learned to reason out with me.

Here's my take on the sketch of OUAS and anything goes  challenge of Berry Bleu71.

 Close up on details of the chipboard:

Here's to a great week ahead!!!



Saturday, July 6, 2013

FSCB Sketch#23: Twogether

Its my birthday month and I am designing for Filipino Scrapbookers Challenge blog this month  until December.  

The sketch blog  is going international starting this month.   Everyone around the world  can now join in our sketch challenge blog. 

Here's the sketch #23:

And my take on the sketch.

close up on the details:

To join in the fun,  please proceed to the Filipino scrapbookers challenge blog and link up your lay-out in the linky tool.   Make sure that you link back the sketch blog in your lay-out.

There a lot of prizes for local and international participants! 

Have a great weekend  and Happy independence day to my American friends!!!



Friday, June 21, 2013

Bend it like Zid

This summer,  Zid joined a football clinic and had lots of fun.  He learned basic steps in football.  He always watch a football game with his dad.  Of course as a proud mom,  I have to document moments like this!

Here's a page using gesso and some chipboard for some textured background brushed with some paint and stamped on. I'm joining this page on the Summer Challenge of Berry 71 Bleu June Challenge.

close up on the details:

Wishing everyone a lovely weekend!


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Artist Trading Cards

Whenever I feel lazy scrapbooking and need a boost on my mojo,  I start with an ATC.  So, after almost a year of hiatus in,  I went back and signed on a swap and PIF collage.

Here are my new collage ATC's :

I really am a slow scrapper. I timed myself and found out that I spent 30 mins on each ATC.

have a nice day everyone!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Bonding Moment

As promised,  I will be sharing more projects.  And to keep my mojo active,  I will be joining online challenges again and  to lessen my scrapbook backload as well.

Here's a page I created using the OUAS May sketch  collaboration with  berry 71 bleu

Here's my take on the sketch:  I am joining the bird is the word challenge also for Moment. And of course,  I miss the deadline.

close up on the background. I applied gesso and used a stick for the texture in applying, collage stamping and misting.  I added some numbers for the challenge  as embellishment.

 close up on the chipboard:  applied gesso first before brushing with luminarte and opal dust.

Thanks for the visit  and have a great week ahead everyone!

hugs,  Jona