Tuesday, March 31, 2009
A Closer look at the digital elements:
You surely looked like a lovely princess on your second birthday. Yu were in the mood for a pictorial and look how pretty your photo turned out.
January 4, 2009
Marcie's 2nd Birthday
Cardstock-American Crafts, The Paper Company
Patterned paper- Princess Phrase paper (Creative Imaginations)
Crown Die-Cut- Fancy Pants covered with Stickles and topped with bling
Dimensional Glaze- Ranger
Ribbons- local craft store
Flowers, Journaling spot, postal stamps, gold princess title & butterfly all from Scrapblog.com
Sunday, March 29, 2009
I used Fancy Pants Sweet Spring line for this project. Just perfect for a spring theme (Even though we really don't have spring here, it actually rained pretty hard this evening while we were at church). Added some lace and a little wooden clothespin with that cute lady bug where we can clip on some short notes too. :)
TFL! Have a blessed Sunday to all.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
*Alphabet Stickers- Thickers from American Crafts (Platform-Black, Gift Box-Green, Hat box-Light Pink, Glitter-Sprinkles Lavender, Puffy Chit Chat-Chestnut)
* Cardstock- American Crafts (Orchid & Grass)
* Paint- Apple Barrel
* Dymo Label Maker
* Floss- DMC
* Brad- Making Memories
* Buttons- Local Craft Store
Sunday, March 22, 2009
this is what I needed to do:
1. Make a list of what you want for your Birthday.
2. The list should be 10 numbers.
3. Include the image of this Award on your Post.
4. Give it to 10 Friends of yours.
Hmmm..... birthday wishes....
1. My very own scrap room.
2. A physical scrapbook store (so far it's just online and I'm hoping one day I'll have a store with a craft room where my friends and customers can scrap).
3. Better work schedule for my hubby. ( I hate his schedule-graveyard shift plus he can't really file vacation leaves that much because there's no one else who is licensed to do his work... company is cost cutting I guess!)
4. A vacation for me, hubby and Marcie. (maybe somewhere out of town or out of the country...but ofcourse it's quite impossible because of hubby's work)
5. Watch a movie in a cinema. (Can you believe I haven't seen a single movie in the cinema house ever since I gave birth to Marcie? She's 2 years old now. lol)
6. My own DSLR Camera. (I'm only using my dad's camera for now)
7. Good health for the whole family.
8. Safety, security and a good future ahead.
9. Patience, patience and more patience...
10. Perhaps a robot that could do all the house chores and fix business orders for me. :) lol. Wish wish wish!
Speaking of birthdays... this guy celebrated his birthday last March 21 and we were able to catch their gig here in Angeles last Friday cross over Saturday (since it finished at about 1 am):
Happy Birthday Bams! :) (Hehe feeling close!) We were with the band at their waiting room before they performed and Rico Blanco was also there. But we couldn't get any pictures with them coz we got a little shy. (Baka isipin nila masyado kami fanatic. Haha. Pinuslit lang kami sa gig nila courtesy of Vic, their drummer, who is also my sister's fiance.) Bamboo is actually the first band that Marcie learned to recognize. When Bamboo entered the room she quietly said "Baboo". And he said hello to her. lol.
Got more pics of them during their performances :
I have always loved photography whether it's my picture being taken or it's me behind the camera. Over the years I've grown a collection of numerous pictures all waiting for their turn to be scrapped. I think both photography & scrapbooking are the best ways to preserve precious memories.
Cardstock- Bazzill Basics Kraft & Black
PPs- KI Memories, Cherry Arte, Basic Grey
Paper Piercers: EK Success & Making Memories
Digital Element: Butterfly (Scrapblog.com)
Others: Masking Tape
Jounaling: "God's most beautiful thoughts bloom into children."
PP- Fancy Pants
Flower stickers & Journaling spot- Noteworthy by Making Memories
Thickers- American Crafts
Misc.- bling, lace & butterfly from local craft store
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Here they are:
Watch out for my new LO. Will try to post it tomorrow once I finally get a decent photo of it. :)
Friday, March 13, 2009
and plus these added twists:
1. Use a safety pin somewhere on your layout
2. Use some thing out of the scrap aisle (ex. masking tape, office stamp, elastic etc.)
So here's my take:
I used safety pins as borders for my photo and for the 2nd twist I used an old CD which I painted and covered also with alcohol inks (my first time to actually experiment with Ranger Alcohol Inks) and I also used some masking tape here and there.
Other supplies used: Fancy Pants- About A Boy PP, Basic Grey PP, Cherry Arte PP, KI Memories Lace cardstock, Bazzill Basics cardstock, Apple Barrel Craft Paint, Ranger Alcohol Inks, UHU glue
Story behind the photo:
This was taken a couple of years ago just after I graduated from college where we watched the gig of Bamboo at Party Place. Bamboo is a famous band here in the Philippines, one of the best for me. I've been a big fan of their band and I was so excited when we found out that my aunt worked with one of the sponsors for that gig. She saw us and asked us if we wanted to meet the band. Of course we did! So she took us to the room where they were staying and we got the chance to meet them and even took a couple of pics with them. They were all actually nice. We still watch their gigs sometimes when they're here in our town and we're lucky enough to get backstage passes for free courtesy of the band's drummer, Vic Mercado who is a close friend of ours. :)
**Edited: Silly me! I just realized I didn't even submit this entry to Dream Girls. I thought I posted a link but it turned out I didn't. lol
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Well I woke up this morning and read this happy announcement from Scrap-Inspire-Create. It's been a while since I last won a challenge. Thank you SIC for picking me. :) This made my day. :)
Ok now I still haven't done a single LO this month! But I'm planning to create one today! Yey! Wish me luck! :)
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
After seeing that, I remembered I had a card which I made a few years ago (and I still have it til now) which will be perfect to give along with a gift certificate for a spa or massage treatment. I always try to make my gifts more personalized so even if the gifts are store bought, I would usually make a simple card to go along with the gift to have that hand-made feel to it. I think most people would appreciate a gift more if it is personalized. For me, it makes the gift more special that way too. So maybe I could get my mom a gift certificate for mother's day and insert it with this card:
I made the robe & slippers from felt and the bath tub with the little bottles are made from cardstock which I personally made too. TFL! :)
Monday, March 9, 2009
I used All About Scrapbooking (a local brand here in the Philippines) papers and stickers which I bought last year but never got to use anymore since someone told me they were not acid free. But I'm not so sure if they really aren't acid free because I did a test with an American Crafts PH Tester pen and it turned out good after all. So I guess it's safe to use them too but I mostly use them on cards and altered projects now just to make sure.
Well it's a brand new week and I'm keeping my fingers crossed and hoping I'd finally get to make my first LO for March! But I'm not so sure coz Marcie just caught a cold and has been acting like a baby the whole day. She wants to be carried and boy, is she getting heavier. I'm hoping she'll feel better soon because I hate seeing her looking weak. Get well soon my little girl. Here's a kiss from mommy... Mwah!
x's... Before I forget, do check out my cards over at Card Sketch A Day where I am the guest designer for the day. :) TFL!
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Can't believe 2 years from now she'll be considered a senior citizen. Hehe. When we were younger, people though she was our sister. And here are more pics from today:
My little girl...
My nephew...only 3 and he's holding on to BINGO cards already! lol He's addicted to anything with numbers so he always grabs a bunch of BINGO cards and he just likes to look at all the numbers.
Our one big crazy & happy family...
Friday, March 6, 2009
PPs-KI Memories & Basic Gray
Fiskars circle puncher (love this new tool of mine)
Flowers- Prima Mktg.
Cardstock, Lace, ribbon, buttons, butterfly-from local craft store
Still hoping with this card, my Mojo will return and I can finally finish a LO or two. Happy Weekend everyone! =)
***Rest in Peace... Francis M. God bless your soul.**
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Oops now there are only two coz my little girl sneaked in after I took the first shot and grabbed one of the cookies! Hihi. (She looked a bit shock in this photo because mommy caught her in the act...lol)
Look how cute this sweetie pie is:
Oh and if you're looking for some more yummy goodness, hop on over to Tna's blog where she also posted some of her baked goodies. :)
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Even this simple digital thing took me about 3 hours to finish! Gosh I thought I would be faster since it's digital but I guess I still haven't gotten my mojo full blast. I'm thinking of recreating this LO into a traditional LO. Hmm... maybe I could do this more often.
Monday, March 2, 2009
Thankful- An altered notebook
Nature Walk-Under Earth day Department (My fellow Pinay Cabbie Lopez is also featured under this department.)
Our Angel- under the Babies department.
And wait there's more! I was also published at Scrapstreet.com magazine!
Here's my article:
All Dolled Up
This is my first time to be published and I'm really thankful I was given these opportunities. Do check out the two e-zines to view the other creations of other scrappers around the globe. TFL!
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Jeannette's Pages : leave her a comment, become her follower and post a link to your blog about her blog candy like I did. :) Ends on March 21, 2009.
Jill's Scrappy Daze: leave her a comment before Sunday, March 8, 2009.
Deb's Blog: leave her a comment, become her follower and post a link to your blog about her blog candy. Do this by Sunday March 8th and the winner will be announced on Monday 9th March by midday!
Amanda's Blogversary: leave a comment on her post and put a link on your blog thingy. It will be open til midnight Monday 9th March.
and Bjay's Pigmentations: Spot the difference.
That's it for now. Happy Sunday!