Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Timless Moments

I've been MIA for a few days. The weekend was fun and memorable as my friend from High School got married. I was able to meet up with my other former classmates too and it was a lot of fun. It felt like we were back in High School all over again. Nothing much has changed, we practically looked the same still acted crazy and fun like the old days. My jaw ached from all the laughing we did. We even went out after the wedding for some videoke sessions. Honestly, it was my first time to have a night life again without my husband and Marcie ever since I got married. My sister was nice enough to look after Marcie while my friends and I did some catching up. It felt good to be able to go out again and see them. But of course I was still missing my little girl while I was out.

For my wedding present to the newly weds, I made an 8x8 LO with a picture of the bride and groom which I actually cut out from their invitation. I tried looking for pictures from their Friendster accounts but I didn't get any so I used that from the invite instead. Hihi. I had it framed afterwards. :) Here's how it looked:
Well got my fingers crossed and I'm hoping they liked it. I used a Bazzill Kraft CS, Left over PPs, Prima flowers, bling, ribbon, Fancy Pants card, White Paint, Making Memories Glitter Alpha stickers, corrugated cardboard, brown ink, and the wax seal from the couples' invitation.

Here are some pics of me with my friends during the wedding. Lots of pics were taken as we haven't seen each other for years!


Friday, January 23, 2009

Real Beauty

Finally another LO to share! I was inspired this time from the Scrappin' Kids Challenge. I had fun making this LO and I just love Marcie's "model pose" in the photos. I love Kraft cardstock so I used it in this LO too. For the swirly vines, I used a Fancy Pants Stamp and stamped the image on kraft CS with green ink. I then glazed the image with Ranger Crackle Accents (love this!) to give it dimension and finally had to do some detailed cutting on the image. My new best friend is the Dymo labeler. lol. I had this tool for a while but haven't really used it a lot so I took it out and started using it for my journaling.

Journaling: No need for fancy dresses... just your lovely smile. It shows your real beauty so never loose that smile.

TFL! Thank God It's Friday!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Manufacturer Blog Candies Gallore!

If your in search for a chance in winning some blog candies here are a few blogs which are currently having them (Note: Some of these are new products for CHA Winter 2009!) :
*Pink Paislee
*Hero Arts
*Maya Road
*October Afternoon

And here's a peak from Queen & Company's new bucket collection:

Love that cute bucket and the lovely flowers! Go drop by their blog to view more of their new products. It's a sight to see! I swear! Plus a blog candy up for grabs too...

*Queen & Company

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Sale! Sale! Sale!

I'm having a Sale over at The Scrap Yard Multiply shop. All Scrapbook Items are 10% off!! Hurry while supplies last. Sale is from January 20-25 only.

** For those who pre-ordered the KI Memories kits, items are expected to arrive this February 2009. I will contact you once the kits arrive If you were not able to place an order before, I'll update the site when I have extra kits.**

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Embrace Life

This is one of the projects I was able to finish last weekend. It's also my entry for OLW's(One Little Word) "Embrace" Challenge. I tried to keep this LO really simple. I used Making Memories die cut circle scalloped PP, Thickers alphas, The branch with flowers was cut out from a Basic Grey PP and I added some bling on each of the flowers' center. I also used a black American Crafts cardstock to create a frame for my photo. As final touches, I added some Prima flowers with bling centers. The quote on the chipboard was part of the RAK I got from Marix. :) Thanks again dear for the lovely RAK. It says, " A hug is a great gift- one size fits all, and it is easy to exchange." -Unknown-

I just love this photo of me & Marcie. Just a quiet moment together feeling each other's heartbeat. A mother-daughter bonding moment I'll always cherrish. Til now, this little girl is still as sweet as ever. She would often lay beside me and give me a big kiss. Then she would give me the sweetest "pa-cute" smile. Hehe. Love her to bits!

TFL! Happy Monday to everyone!

Pic of the Week- Puppy Love?

Marcie just turned 2 a few days ago and boys are already running after her. Lol! My friend, Jhul who came home here in the Philippines last December from Singapore, has a 3 year old son named Ice. We saw each other during our friends wedding and we both had our little kiddos with us that day. At first Ice was shy and didn't want to leave her mommy. Later on he started running around with the other kids until only he and Marcie were left playing. Then he went to his mom and said, "Mommy, She said Yes!" and we were all wondering... "What did you ask her (Marcie)?" He then answered, " I asked her to come home with me to Singapore." Haha. Could this be what they call "puppy love"? :)

Gotta a few projects done this weekend but I have yet to take a photo of them. Promise to post them soon. Hopefully tomorrow. :)


Friday, January 16, 2009

Welcome Back Mojo!

Finally my Mojo came & visited me last night! Lol. I made a simple LO using Ad This' challenge as an inspiration.
I had wallet size pictures of Marcie during her first Christmas in 2007 so I used them for this LO:
Title: Santa Baby
Journaling: Your first Christmas
Supply List: American Crafts White Card Stock, KI Memories Patterned Papers, KI Memories Gel Candies epoxy stickers, Thickers Sticker Alphas, Making Memories Glitter Alpha Stickers, Dymo Labeler, Ranger Stickles Candy Cane, Scrapbook Nails by Scrapbook Interiors, Misc: Ribbon, Felt Christmas Shapes, Buttons (Thanks to Marix for these. They were my prize for her RAK)

Hoping I could make another LO or two. TGIF!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

I Heart Atrz de Scrap

The moment I found this blog I fell in love with it. I am always inspired to see all the wonderful creations their DT create every month. I first knew about Artz de Scrap through one of their DTs, Cabbie Lopez, who is one of my idols when it comes to the Scrapping/ Altering world.

Since then, I've been joining their challenges whenever I had the time to accomplish one. What's best about this blog is that they usually give away free stuff to alter. I've received a couple of materials already from Liza Yet (also a member of their DT) who has always been generous. I was also fortunate enough to win in one of their challenges. I think it was my first time to join then and it was for an altered felt challenge. I had so much fun with it and not to mention the yummy prizes I got for winning.

Now they're celebrating their 1st anniversary and I'm glad they're still here to continue to bring me inspiration. Thanks to Artz de Scrap, I found lots of new ways to recycle and create beautiful art works.

Thank you Artz de Scrap and more power in the years to come! :)

Blog Awards

I received these awards from the fabulous Ms. Ching. Thanks so much! :)

She asked me to mention FIVE addictions and pass the awards on to FIVE other fabulous blogs.
I am addicted to:
1) Scrapbooking, card making, altered art
2) Chocolates!
3) My iPhone
4) Blog Hopping
5) Photography

I am awarding the above-mentioned awards to:
1- Tna
4- Maya
5- Vivi

Enjoy your awards girls! and please pass it on to other five fabulous blogs. Thanks!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

RAK Alert!

Hi everyone! Just wanted to share this news from my dear friend, Michelle. She's giving away a whole lot of yummy PPs on her blog.

What's the catch?! How many people can you invite to leave a comment
on this post:
Leave a comment until Saturday, January 24, 2009 11:59PM (Mountain Standard Time).

Leave a comment and tell her where you got the news. Then spread the
news to others too. It's as simple as that.

Go go go!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Pic of The Week- Relax

Sorry if I've been MIA for a while. I've been feeling bad lately. Still sick, stressed out from some unfortunate situations and this cold has been here since Christmas! =( I haven't scrapped too coz I always feel lazy because of this cold. But I can't be lazy coz I was once again left with so much stuff to do since mom & dad left for the U.S. a few days ago. I've been itching to scrap and yet I can't get myself to do it. Hopefully my mojo comes back soon and hopefully I'll feel better too.

Sorry for all the blabbering. Hihi. Since I can't share any layouts, I thought I'd share this photo instead... (forgive her though for the messy hair... she's been running around all day. lol)
This was taken during our 48th family reunion. Don't you just wanna sit back, put your feet up on the table and relax like her?? I wish I could. But for now need to do more work.

Oh I did make one card today but I can't share it yet until it's posted on Card Sketch A Day's blog. I've been fortunate enough to be a guest designer for Susie's card sketch again this coming February. =) Hope that will get my mojo starting.

Hope everyone had a blessed Sunday! TFL!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

My First LO for 2009

I wasn't quite sure at first what to do with my LO for the new Kaya Challenge at PS. I didn't know what memorabilia I should use until I remembered my grandpa. He's not really my grandfather by blood since he's my step-father's dad but he treated me like his own grand daughter. After he died, we discovered his hidden treasure from his bedroom. That's where I got the inspiration for my 1st LO for 2009.
Journaling Reads: A few days after lolo Pete died, we were all surprised to find a box in his room where he kept his "hidden treasures". Inside the box were cards that people gave him and even the money they gave were still in the cards. Dad gave us these money which are no longer in circulation. You would think they're still new because they're still crisp, but when you look at the year printed on them, you'll see they're from 1949!

Materials Used:
PPs & Stamp- Fancy Pants, CS-Bazill Basics, Rub-ons- Craft Express, Ink-Whispers, Flowers- Prima, Alpha Stickers-Misc.- lace, string of pearls, acetate, gold thread, button

Techniques Used:

Distressing, Stamping & Stitching ( I stitched an acetate on the PP to create pockets for the pics & the money)


Sunday, January 4, 2009

Pics of the week/ Happy Birthday Marcie!

She's officially in her terrible two stage today. Well even if she wasn't 2 yet she was already full of energy and always on the go.
Our little princess didn't wake up until 10:30 a.m. I guess she was preparing for her big day. While she was still asleep, we were busy preparing food for her small party. Lolo (grandpa) & Lola (grandma) prepared a delicious meal while I took care of the cake and her giveaways. Here's a little secret... I sort of altered her birthday cake. Lol. You see, I was suppose to buy her a cake today but yesterday, after a long day outside the house, I came home & found a box of chocolate cake in the fridge. I thought it was a cake for Marcie from my sister but when I peeked inside the box, the message on the cake read "Happy New Year". lol. It turns out it was a gift to my mom from one of her clients. Well my mom said we'll just use that for Marcie's cake instead of buying another one. So since it had that Happy New Year message, I bought some marshmallows and covered the top pf the cake with them. Hihihi! Being a scrapper, I also made a cake topper so it woudl have her name on it. Here's a pic of the cake with the goody bags I made for her cousins.We really didn't have a lot of visitors, most of them are relatives from my mom's side and just a couple fo my closest friends. It was a small & simple party but Marcie surely enjoyed it. I guess our visitors did too especially the eating part since there were barely any food left after the party. And since it was a Sunday we did have our weekly BINGO. Hehe.
After the party, we went home to open Marcie's presents. She got pelnty of new toys & clothes & she said "Wow!" every time we opened a gift. And her favorite pressy is her new bike from mommy & daddy. =)
Later on we heard Mass to give thanks for Marcie's new year & all the blessings we received today. There she is finally sleeping after a very fun day. She didn't even take her afternoon nap because she was busy playing all day.

Well, I'm off to bed now too. TFL!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Wedding Cards

My parents have been attending a lot of weddings lately and my mom has been asking me to make wedding cards for each wedding they attended. I thought of adding a pocket inside each card where they can insert the monetary gifts they give to the couple. Two of the weddings they attended were 50th wedding anniversaries so I sprayed the card stock with some gold Maya Mist. Embellished them with Left over PPs, rub-ons, lace, prima flowers, stickers, heart brads and some stamped images. I also did a bit of dry embossing on one card.

Here are the cards for the Golden Wedding:

The other card for another wedding:

The pocket inside the cards:
If you look closely at the picture above, there are stamped watermarked words on the card. They don't look so clear in this picture though.

And oh, this little girl is turning 2 tomorrow! Yey!
Only 2 and she's already playing with lipstick! Not a real one though. lol.


Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to everyone! Here marks my first post for 2009 and it's also my 100th blog entry. Yey! I sure had a blast last night during our New Year's eve celebration. We heard mass at 8pm which was followed by a scrumptious family dinner at my grandma's place. We ate, drank, played BINGO, sang our hearts out with the videoke sessions and watched an awesome fireworks display. Marcie was quite scared of the fireworks at first but later on started to appreciate them.
We finished at around 3 a.m. and my little girl was wide awake and full of energy all throughout the celebration! Yup at 3 am, she was still busy playing & dancing. Too bad hubby wasn't there to celebrate with us since he had work. =( But I was surprised when I woke up this morning because dear hubby brought me this:

His Pilot friends from China gave him that lovely bouquet of roses & stargazers so he can give them to me. =) This surely made my new year extra special. =)

To start the year, I thought of creating some goody bags for Marcie's birthday. I got some pre-made acetate bags which I assembled and then decorated them with some PPs, a stamped image of a birthday cupcake which I colored with water color pencils and designed with stickles & a mini heart foam shape.

I haven't placed all the goodies in them yet & I couldn't get a nice photo of them. I'll try again tomorrow morning maybe. Hope you're all enjoying the New Year! Cheers!