Friday, February 27, 2009

CP Sketch #3 and Physical Therapy

I missed Card Pattern's 2nd sketch last week but I'm glad I was able to make it to the last minute for the third sketch. This time I made a baby girl card to give to someone who gives birth to a girl... still don't know to whom I shall give it to (lol). It just so happened I had an unfinished pink card which I found inside my Scrapboss compartment and decided to finish it using CP Sketch #3. Here's my take on the sketch:

I'm still going through Physical therapy for my back and knee and I'm starting to get sick of the hospital. I'm there every M-W-F for an hour and a half and I'm supposed to finish 6 sessions. Then I had a follow up check up and was advised to add 4 more sessions! :( So that means I'll be going to the hospital again til next week. Anyway, hope this improves my condition. I'm so glad the weekend is here.

Happy Weekend & keep it safe!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

KI Memories All Occasion Cool Kit

I was so excited when my Balikbayan Box of scrap goodies arrived last week. I was more excited because the KI Memories kits I ordered were there and I couldn't wait to play with them!

And coincidentally, I found this post from the KI blog where they focused on the All Occasio Cool Kit. I downloaded their tutorial to get my mojo running and finished 3 of the 6 projects. There were actually 4 LOs and 1 card in their class but I was only able to finish 2 of the LOs and the card. Hopefully, I could finish the rest soon.

Title: Sweet Baby Girl

Title: When I See You Smile

Title: Thank You Card

Supply List: Everything used for the LOs and card is from the KI Memories All Occasion Cool Tin Kit except for the buttons and white embroidery floss. I also added some KI Memories La Di Dah Courtyard Chipboard artifacts on the "When I See You Smile" LO.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


I know Vday is over but I still have a few projects from last week which I wanted to share. First is my entry for Cookie's sketch challenge over at Mystical which I also gave to my parents as a Valentine gift.
I'm sort of into the "distressing mode" so I did a couple of distressing on my layout. I also made an altered file folder for Artz de Scrap's February challenge which also had some distressing in it. I used a regular sized Manila folder for this project and Sweet Spring Papers and cards from Fancy Pants Design.

Inside Panels:

TFL! :) Spread the love...

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Doctor Doctor and Another LO

Welcome to another week. I can't believe we're already half way though February. I finally got to visit the doctor last Friday and again today. I've been suffering a cold that's been going on and off since December. (Tsk! Tsk! Tsk! I know... I should've gone to the doctor's been 2 months already.) Last Friday's check-up was with my ortho for my knee and back pains (Is this a sign of getting old???) I've been bothered with this knee pain since last week. They seem to hurt when I stand too long while cooking or washing dishes and the pain continues the whole day. My back pains are caused by my mild scholiosis which isn't really that bad. I got about 12 x-rays! Thank God it's nothing serious. I was adviced to get Physical Therapy to treat my back and my knees and I had my first therapy this afternoon. It was relaxing and I was advised to do some stretchings (I confess I haven't exercised for quite a long time now, this must be one of the reasons why my knees seem to be weak lately). Then I also met with another doctor to have my cold checked. I'll still have to take a couple of medical tests tomorrow morning and wait for further results. So I guess I'll be in and out of the hospital for the whole week until next week for check-ups, tests and the therapy. Grrr... I personally don't like being inside the hospital. There's that smell that I can't seem to like. Sigh. But prevention is better than cure so I better make sure I get myself checked to make sure I'll be okay. I can't afford to be sick, especialy now that I have so much responsibilities. Okay... enough of that...

Well, on the lighter side, here's another one of the LOs I made last week which was inspired from the Scrap Inspire Create Creative Crew Challenge. The challenge was to use brown & orange as the main colors for the LO. I actually didn't think the combination would be nice at first but when I finished my LO, I realized it was a nice color combo. It feels so warm & bright. I found the perfect PPs from Fancy Pants' About a Boy Collection to use for this LO. Here it is:
Supply list:
Adhesive: UHU craft glue
Bling: local craft store
Cardstock: Bazill Basics
Chipboard Flowers: Craft Express
Die Cuts: About a Boy (Fancy Pants Designs)
Ink: Orange & Brown (Whispers)
Paint: Glitter Paint (Making Memories)
Patterned Papers: About a Boy (Fancy Pants Designs), Phoebe (Basic Grey)
Pen- White Pastel pen (Sakura)
Stickers: Puffy Thickers (American Crafts)
Misc- string, stapler

Here's a photo of the LO revealing the hidden journal:
Special thanks to Michelle for the Fancy Pants-About A Boy paper collection. :) I have one more LO and an altered item to share. Will post them soon. =)

Happy Monday!

Bubbly Little Baby

As promised... here's one of the LOs I made...

Title: Bubbly Little Baby
Hihi Marcie looks funny in this picture. She was so chubby then. I made this layout for her to remember her silliness when she was just a baby.

Journaling: "You love to play with mommy & daddy and one of the things you used to do was to create those tiny bubbles with your mouth."

Adhesive: UHU craft glue, glue gun (for the ribbon pleating)
Buttons- local craft store
Cardstock- Grass (American Crafts)
Dimensional Glaze- Ranger Inksenntials
Patterned Papers: Cherry Arte
Pen: White pastel pen (Sakura )
Ribbon: Stitched Grosgrain ribbon (Doodle Bug)

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Vday to everyone! Hope everyone's day is filled with love. My day has been nothing but ordinary. Had to do lots of house cleaning and hubby has to work so no date for me. It's just gonna be me and my little girl tonight.

I mentioned on my last post that my Mojo was MIA (Missing In Action). Gladly I found it! Lol. I have been busy creating layouts, cards and projects throughout the week. I was able to work at night only though. My mornings were always busy. I only got to take a photo of them today so I'll be sharing my layouts once I have them uploaded on my PC.

For now I'll share my altered cans with a love theme. :)
Altered Love Can 1:
Altered Love Can 2:

Oh and this little girl wanted to strike a pose too...

And one more thing... (found this RAK announcement from my friend, Tna) ... Christine has a yummy RAK up for grabs. Just hop on over to her blog where she'll tell you about her Scrap Retreat House! Yup she has one. Wouldn't it be nice to visit that place or maybe even own a place like that! Hmm... maybe if I win the lottery.

Enjoy the day! TFL!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Card Patterns

A new card sketch challenge blog called Card Patterns made it's debut last Saturday and they had a great sketch for their first challenge. I made a simple card which is just in time for Valentine's day. Here's my take:
Hope you find time to join their challenge too. :) I've got more cards to share soon. But no LOs yet. :( Hopefully my scrapping mojo will finally return so I can do more layouts. And I just finished the first book from the Twilight saga today. It took me a week to finish coz I barely had time to read this week but I'm glad I was able to read it. I'm ready for the next book now. :)


Monday, February 9, 2009

Blog Candy

Been a bad blogger/scrapper for the past week. I really want to scrap but then I've been so busy with all the house chores. My mom asked me to print something so I got this chance to sneak in and do a bit of blogging. I found this very yummy blog candy from Gauche Alchemy :
Do watch out also for the reveal of their new kit today. :)

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Featured Cards at Card Sketch A Day

I was given another opportunity to be a guest dessigner for Card Sketch A Day blog. You can view my cards here. Here's a little peek of the two cards:I will be featured again there next month so watch out for that too.

And another happy news for me... I was also given an opportunity to be published on an online scrapbook magazine which will be shown next month too. 2 LOs and one altered item were all accepted. :)

Hope you're all enjoying the week. Mine... very tiring week but I'm happy I still get to squeeze in some scrapping and Twilight reading. Yup... just halfway through the first book though. Hehe. Now I know why evryone's going gaga over the saga. Got the first two books from my mom as her pasalubong from the States.


Tuesday, February 3, 2009

What I Love About You

Happy February everyone! And since we are in the month of hearts & love, my first LO for Feb is based on a love theme. Hehe. On this LO, I listed some of the things I love about my DD, Marcie. I used some alpha rub-ons for my journaling on the photo. I also had a KI Memories Sheer Delights sheet which I used as the base for this LO.