Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Baby Gear- Scrap That Baby

Another prompt is up at Scrap That Baby and this prompt is quite special for the whole team as all our layouts were chosen to be published at the November Issue of Scrapstreet ezine. Check out page 43 for the Scrap That Baby Feature. =) Mine is on page 44. We were asked to scrap about our favorite baby gear. I knew I had to scrap about Marcie's car seat. I think it's one of my favorite baby gears as it really helped us a lot especially when we had to do some travelling. Before we had a car seat it was quite difficult for me to leave the house. I had to have someone to drive for me because I had to carry Marcie because I couldn't leave her at home. When she was about 10 months old it was already difficult to keep her still while in the car. We bought her a car seat and it solved my problems! lol.

The moment she sits on her car seat, she becomes quiet and behaved. And just a few minutes after the car starts moving, I turn around and find her asleep already. She falls asleep almost every time she sits there. But as she grew a little older, she figured out how to escape from her car seat. Smart little kid!

Ok moving on to the layout... Here's what I created for our baby gear prompt:

Supplies: Paper: Fancy Pants Design, Cardstock: American Crafts, Chipboard: KI Memories, Maya Road, Alphabet: Pink Paislee, Journaling Spots: Melissa Frances, Paint: Apple Barrel, Pen: American Crafts, Punches: Fiskars.


Monday, October 4, 2010

"Head, shoulders, knees and toes"

You're probably familiar with the kiddie song "My toes, my knees, my shoulder, my head" or maybe the other one that goes, "Head, shoulders, knees and toes" and I'm sure you've got a body part of your baby that you simply adore. My little girl has these chubby cheeks that I can't get enough of. I love to kiss her and sometimes I pinch her cheeks because they are so cute and soft.

Well our new prompt for Scrap That Baby is all about your baby's body parts. Scrap something about a part of your baby's body whether it's his/her hands, feet, eyes or nose. Check out the STB blog for more inspiration. Here's my take for this challenge:

Everything I used in this layout is from American Crafts. I used left over strips of patterned papers and punched their edges with different border punches to create this simple but fun design.

And I just found out that this layout won me a price from American Crafts too! Yey! AC is one of my favorite scrapbook manufacturers and I just love their products. You can see the announcement here.

Wow what a great post-birthday present for me. =) Hope you could join us at Scrap That Baby.


Thursday, August 26, 2010

Winner winner blog hop winner! :)

First I would like to thank everyone who dropped by my blog and for leaving me those sweet comments. I enjoyed reading each and every comment and it warms my heart to be able to see your appreciation.

I would also like to congratulate my fellow Scrap That Baby DTs for a very successful blog hop. It was my first time to be a part of a blog hop and I surely enjoyed it. Now moving on to business...
I used the random generator to pick out my winner and she posted comment number 29!
Congratulations MamaJ! Kindly send me an e-mail together with your complete name and addressHERE

If you didn't win here on my blog, go check out the other lucky winners at the Scrap That Baby blog and you might be one of them. And don't forget, there is still time to join our prompt 11 you might even win these:


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Scrap that Baby's Sweet Summertime blog hop

Summer is over here in the Philippines and although it has been raining here the past few weeks, I can still feel the heat of summer because at Scrap That Baby, we're having a fun summer blog hop! :) ***********************************************************************************************
Welcome to the Scrap that Baby's Sweet Summertime blog hop!! Thank you so much for hopping along on our first ever blog hop! If you didnt come from Brandi's blog or you popped upon this blog and didnt realize we were blog hopping you need to go to Scrap That Baby and start the HOP! You will need to comment on ALL of the blogs to be eligible for the grand prizes listed on the main site! Plus so many of our awesome designers are giving away a prize on their blogs as well. You will not want to miss out. There are MANY MANY chances to win! Our theme for this blog hop is SWEET SUMMERTIME!! The members of our design team will all be sharing fantastic summer projects, stories, tips or ideas for keeping cool and having fun in the summer with a baby along.

Here's a fun summer layout I'd like to share with you today:

These photos were taken during our summer vacation in Ilocos at the hotel's swimming pool area. My daughter Marcie loves playing in the pool. It keeps her cool and happy. I also got her a small inflatable pool so she can still go swimming when we're just at home.

*Scrapbook Summer layout tip: I'm sure most of you have some paper flowers in your stash somewhere... Why not try creating a "sun" embellishment out of your yellow flowers like I did with my layout above. Just top the flowers' center with a large button or in this case, a circle shaped foam and there you have it... your very own sun embellishment. :)

Oh and I've got a treat for one of my lucky blog visitors... everyone who comments on this post will be entitled to an entry for a chance to win a cool scrapbook package from me. :) Some of the the prizes included are:

I have more stuff to include in the prize pack but let's just leave it as a surprise for now:) Be sure to leave a comment here and be a follower of my blog too. Now isn't this exciting?

Our blog hop runs from today, August 18th until August 22nd . Invite your friends to play for extra entries. You must comment on all the blogs for a chance at the main prize the Scrap that Baby blog will be drawing for prizes on Wednesday August 25th!

Thank you for hopping by my blog.

The next stop on the blog hop is........ Melanie. Check out her blog for some more summer inspiration.

Here is a cheat sheet in case you get lost:
1. Sarah http://shescraps.blogspot.com
2. Jen M http://arttalk-sigmagirl.blogspot.com
3. Sara http://threehazelnuts.wordpress.com/
4. Jenny http://www.scrappinjen-partyoffive.blogspot.com/
5. Maya http://mayadahan.blogspot.com/
6. Dani http://alongcamedani.blogspot.com
7. Brandi http://brandilynpitts.blogspot.com/
8. Gracie Ann http://dscrapyard.blogspot.com/
9. Melanie http://throughourchildseyes.blogspot.com/
10. Tracey http://3obsessions.blogspot.com/
11. Michelle http://shell07-shell07.blogspot.com
12. Kelly http://lance-kelly-haugen.blogspot.com
13 Jess http://scrapgoo.blogspot.com
14 Heather http://4theloveofmyfamily.blogspot.com/
15 Kristin http://www.thetrailerparkgirl.com/
16. Renee http://www.myscrappygoodness.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Scrap That Baby Prompt 11

Scrap That Baby's prompt no. 11 is up! This time it's all about action. Do you have photos of your baby walking, crawling, dancing, jumping... anything in action? Then this prompt is for you. I recently took photos of my little girl during her first school performance. I can't believe she's already in Nursery. She's been enjoying school so far and I thought she would be shy during her performance. But to our surprise, she did not mind the crowd at all! She was the most energetic among her classmates too. :) Here's my take on prompt 11:

Oh did she jump so high! She really made us proud. And if you want to see her in action watch this:


Friday, July 2, 2010

Good Eats on Scrap That Baby

We have a yummy new prompt over at Scrap That Baby!

Is your child wild for watermelon?

Does she swoon for spaghetti?

Is breast best or are you a fan of formula?

This prompt is all about feeding your baby! Whether its first foods, favorite foods, a typical daily menu or why you choose to feed what or when one thing is for sure... baby's gotta EAT!

We have an awesome ribbon kit waiting for the winner of this challenge from Funkytown Etsy shop. We will tell you all about funkytown soon!

Go check out the Scrap That Baby blog to see the amazing creations of my fellow DT and we also have a very talented guest designer,Theresa Kobach.

Here's my take for this challenge:

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

A Few of My Favorite Things

Prompt number 7 is up at Scrap That Baby Challenge blog! :) This time, it's about your baby's favorites. I was thinking of Marcie's favorite stuff... at first I thought it was her doll Strawberry Shortcake, then it was her other doll "Baby-toots" but then I realized that books are the things that she really likes to carry with her everywhere she goes. Now she doesn't pay that much attention to her dolls anymore but her books are a must have for her. Be it a children's story book, a coloring book, a text book and even a notebook! She definitely won't go to bed even when she's really sleepy if I don't read her a story from her children's bible. We're almost done with the book and I wonder what she'll ask me to read to her next. She can't read by herself yet but sometimes I catch her browsing through her books pretending to read out loud in a language I can't understand. lol. I know she will be one smart kid. Here's the layout I made for Prompt #7:

Materials used:
Cardstock- American Crafts
Patterned Papers- KI Memories
Letter Stickers- American Crafts Thickers
Chipboard Stickers- KI Memories
Journaling Page- Fancy Pants
Puncher: Fiskars border Punch

Come join the challenge and you might be the lucky winner of an American Crafts Baby Kit fromScrappy Jo's.


Friday, June 11, 2010

Prima goodness!

Each month I wait for Prima to post their PPP and it's finally here again. Who knows, one of these days I might just win. :) No harm in trying right. I just love Prima products. :)




This month's PPP is absolutely gorgeous! The black and white products are perfect for so many occasions: weddings, anniversaries, graduations...while the touches of pink add a hint of romance.

Picks Include:

535193 Raja Centers in Silver

530105 Bonnet Blooms in White

537814 Symphony Blend in White

532338 Jewel Box Butterflies in Silver

537579 Melange Flowers in Pink

538194 Grand Dame in Sterling

536053 Dynasty Center in Pink

536794 Flights of Fancy Glitter Cardstock Stickers

535063 Sultan Centers in Black and White

536886 Alchemy Flowers-Isis

538606 Fairytale Roses in Orchid

530976 Stud Centers in White and Black

533489 Country Elegance Flowers in Fuschia


Want to win some of these fun products? Here's what would we like you to do:

1. Post this Prima Pick photo or whole entry on your blog, Facebook (tag Prima Flowers on it so we can see it) or other online gallery/site. (Please follow each site's TOU.)

2. AND then post your link right here in the comment section.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

It's All About the Belly

We have a new prompt at Scrap That Baby and it's a big one! If you have some pregnancy photos with that big belly, go ahead and get them scrapped. If you're looking for some inspiration, go ahead and head over to the Scrap That Baby blog to see what my fellow DTs created for this prompt. I didn't get to scrap for this one coz I couldn't find that belly photo of mine. But wait for the next prompt and I'll be back with a new layout. :)


Saturday, May 22, 2010

Fun & Games

Sorry for posting this quite late but there is still enough time to join us for Promtp #5 n Scrap That Baby Challenge blog. I'm sure all you moms out there have tons of photos of your baby playing and having fun. Go ahead and scrap those memorable photos. :) And did you know that we don't only accept layouts? You can also create cards or altered projects or anything related to the prompt like what I did... I made this fun alphabet board game for my little girl so I can teach her the alphabets in a fun and colorful way.

I used papers from the KI Memories Toy Box Paper pad. Love this collection and it's perfect for scrapping those kiddie photos. Come visit the Scrap That Baby blog today. :)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Scrap That Baby Prompt 4: Thanks Easter Bunny

I know Easter is over but you've probably got those Easter photos of your cute babies still waiting to be scrapped. And Scrap That Baby blog is having a challenge about Easter. Come join the fun and you might get the chance to win this fab price from Your Life Spelled Out .

Hop on over to the STB blog and see what my fellow DTs made for this challenge.

Friday, April 16, 2010

April Showers

Oh we definitely need some rain here in the Philippines! The El Nino has already caused a lot of trouble here and we badly need April showers. Tsk tsk tsk... Global Warming. :(

But on the lighter side of things... Have you seen Prima's April product pick yet? I gotta say I am loving this new line. And Prima is giving this cool set away for free to one lucky winner (hope it's me)...

Gotta love those right? So visit Prima's blog today and who knows, you might just be the lucky one (but I still hope it's me) Lol.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

What's In a Name?

A name is one of the important part of a person's life, without one then I guess everyone would be confused. The new prompt on Scrap That Baby Challenge blog is all about names. What is your baby's name (or maybe a niece or nephew, doesn't necessarily have to be your baby)? Where did the name come from or what does the name mean? The entry doesn't have to be new, it can be a layout, a card or an altered item. As long as it has something to do with the baby's name. :)

Here is my layout for prompt #3:


You will probably get mad at mommy when you start to go to school & write your name. Your full name is so long but I chose these names because they have special meanings. Plus our last name is so short so I made your name a little bit longer. LOL. So let me explain the meanings of your name...
Mari Ciella Angelique
Mari- means gladly seen...and I do believe you are
Ciella- this was actually a combination of your lolo and lola's names Ciel from Graciel & La from Lai.
Angelique-means like an angel. You are our little angel from God.

Since this was too long, we gave you the nickname Marcie which means lively. Plus it's Mark & Gracie combined. :)


Friday, April 9, 2010

Summer Layouts

I have a few layouts to share today. I made these last month but haven't got the time to post them here. I think I was able to post them on Facebook though. The photos I used were taken from our summer trip last year.

First LO is a photo from our Baguio trip. It was Marcie's first time to go horse back riiding. At first, she was crying because she was afraid to ride the horse. Later on she was crying because she didn't wanna leave the horse. lol

The second LO is from our Ilocos trip. Marcie had fun being our "model". She was in the mood for some picture taking.
The photo for my final LO was taken in Pagudpud. One of my favorite places in Ilocos. Marcie had fun playing at the shore as we were being chased by the waves. I used the Prima Kit for a Cause for this LO.

We haven't had any summer trips for this year yet so I haven't got any photos from this summer to scrap. But... there's still enough time for summer so I guess I'll just have to wait for the moment when we can have another vacation.


Monday, April 5, 2010

Scrap That Baby Prompt #2

I'm sure all you mommies out there will never forget the day your child was born. It surely was one of the most memorable experiences I've ever had. The second prompt for Scrap That Baby challenge blog is all about that memorable day... "On the day that you were born". Do drop by the blog to see the challenge details and see what my fellow DTs created for this prompt. I must say everyone did a terrific job. Sadly I wasn't able to join this prompt due to a family emergency. But I have finished my layout for the next prompt and I can't wait to share it with everyone. But it won't be up til April 15 so I have to keep it a secret for now. So go ahead and join the fun and you might even have the chance to win a $10 gift certificate from In A Scrap Creations. :)

Visit the Scrap That Baby Blog today. :)

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Scrap That Baby DT

Wohoo! I'm so excited to announce that I made it on the Scrap That Baby Design Team. This is the first time I'll be joining a DT. This would really be a great adventure for me. I have seen the line up for the challenges and it's really going to be fun especially for all the moms out there who scrap lots of baby photos. Oh and it's not just layouts, you can create cards and altered projects too. I will be updating my blog with the coming challenges soon. For now, why not drop by the Scrap That Baby blog and join the "Shower me with babies" challenge. :)


Monday, March 1, 2010

Ssshhhh... Prima's Got a Secret

Prima's got something exciting going on right now and well... I don't really know what it is but I'm sure it will be something great as always. Watch out for the reveal of this big secret soon! :) Stay tuned on their blog for this exciting news.

Monday, February 22, 2010

I Heart Prima!

Sorry I know... bad blogger... I have been so busy for the past month since we've opened up the new store. But now that everything's been set, I'll do my best to blog more often now. I won't promise but I'll try. I have been working on a couple of layouts and I've finished 2 so far and working on some finishing touches on the third one. And this third layout is for the Prima Kit for a cause which was done by Ms. Iris Babao-Uy. Love the kit and I'm really enjoying the process of creating the layout for it. And speaking of Prima.... go check out their blog for a very yummy giveaway! I would really love to win this one. Lots of Prima goodies. Here's a photo of what's up for grabs:
Lovely right? So go ahead and join in the fun too. I'll be posting my new layouts soon... :) TFL!

Sunday, January 3, 2010


Welcome 2010! Happy New Year everyone! Well 2009 flew by so fast, I barely had any time to do so much scrapping plus blogging. Been busy last year with so many things but I'm glad I was able to sneak in a bit of scrapping time. And just before 2009 ended, I managed to create 2 LOs, a 2010 calendar and some mini cards. Trying to make up for those times I didn't get to scrap. Hehe.

And what a great way to start the year because one of my projects was featured at GCD Studios blog! Hop on over ----> HERE to check it out.

I was actually chosen to be a product tester for GCD Studios last year and I got a bunch of yummy goodies to play with and that calendar was one of the projects I created. Here are two more projects I made using the GCD studios goodies:

Box of mini cards
Good Times Layout

I gotta say... I'm loving their products and if you check out the GCD blog, you'll find sneak peaks of their up coming collections. Everything I've seen looks great so far. I gotta have some of those!

I am keeping my fingers crossed this year and I'm hoping that I could have more scrapping time and perhaps blogging time too. No promises but I'll try my best. :) Hope everyone will have a great year ahead.