Saturday, March 29, 2008

Joanne's Sketch

I thought I'd give Joanne's sketch a shot. I love her sketch because I was able to use pictures of Jao 'on the move'. Here's my take.

Title: Determined Little Fella

Children are never more serious than when they play. - Montaigne

Materials: DCWV CS, Patterned Papers, Prima Build a Frame Clear Stamps, HOTP Easy Stitches Template, American Crafts Thickers Foam Alpha, American Crafts Chipboard Alpha, CK Rubon Alpha, CK mini brads, FP Felt Shapes, Misc ribbons & ricrac, Misc pebble jewels, Misc buttons, Sakura pen, Versafine Ink, DCWV ribbon sticker, MM staple, Marvy Uchida marker.

Thanks Joanne for the sketch! :-)

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

December Photos

I had started on some LOs this month. You see, I have this bad habit - I start on one LO, linger on it, then set it aside, unfinished. And then I start another and do the same thing. It's a bad cycle. And so I always get stuck with several unfinished LOs. With a few waiting to be done, I thought I would be able to finish them during our out-of-town long weekend but 'duh' me, I didn't bring scrapping materials. Smart talaga.

Today, I stayed home, spent quality time with my boy and then got my hands dirty. Finally completed 2 LOs.

Christmas LO (No Title)

I used most of the materilas from the Studio Azul December Kit and added Imaginisce Poinsettia Leaves, HOTP Fabric Stickers, Stickles, and Misc Ribbon.

Journaling: "Christmas - The Christmas holiday celebrating the birth of Christ. A winter-celebration where families & friends gather together; a time of warnth, hope, peace & goodwill."

Title: Just Between the Guys

Materials: DCWV CS, Dream Street papers, QNC brads, x, FP felt shapes, HS alpha, Thickers foam letters, FP stamps, Love Elsie subon alpha, Semco acrylic paint, Karen Foster metal alpha, CB rubon ricrac, Misc brads, Misc ribbon

Journaling: I really love this photo of Butch & Jao. They were looking at each other with playful smiles as if they had a secret. I guess there really is a unique bond between father and son. (Dec 31, 2007, The Fort.)

Thanks for looking! :-)

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Scrap Fundraiser for the Carmelites

Yesterday I joined the Fundraiser for the Carmelite Nuns. Aside from the yummy food (yahoo for the marshmallow dip!!), fun shopping, and of course good company, there was also an auction of really great items donated by our generous scrappers. Of course I got my share in the auction.

While looking at the stuff to be auctioned (I particularly had my eye on a set of AL flourishes clear stamps), I was thinking, "Which is more 'sayang' - buying something at a very very good price without really knowing if you already have it OR not buying it then finding out later that you don't?". Yikes, decisions, decisions..... I couldn't think... Then Lee started the bid at Ps400 and without batting an eyelash I called it. Lucky me, nobody else went for it. Going, going, gone. I just got my myself a new set of clear stamps! And all in the name of charity. It's cool. I'm hoping I don't have it yet though.

Thanks to Lindy, Candy and to everybody else who put this worthwhile event together. It was truly a fun filled day of shopping, scrapping, and best of all, sharing.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

My Smilebox

So I tried Smilebox. It's super easy. All you need to do is import your photos and drag them onto the template & voila! I think it's a nice way to send photos to family and friends. Here's the one I made for Jao.

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Make a scrapbook - it's easy!


This is just too cute for me so I decided to share it with you. My friend Tet who works in Singapore sent this to me & my other friend for our birthday. She made it from a website called Smilebox. It's my first time to hear about it and i love it already. I haven't tried it yet but it looks very simple to do. You can make slideshows, photobooks, scrapbooks, cards, etc. with so many designs / templates to choose from!

Hope you like it! :-)