Friday, August 7, 2009

Creative Scrappers

Here are the last DT layouts I made for Creative Scrappers. I really enjoyed my stay as DT and will definitely stick around there.

Title: Gotten for Sketch 62

Title: In Your Eyes for Sketch 60

Title: Mr. Moo for Sketch 58

Thanks for looking! :)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Take Two!

Hi everyone! I'm hosting a challenge over at Creative Scrappers. I call it my "Take Two" challenge. You may view the details here or just read on.

Jao is turning two this month, hence, the "take two". My challenge for all our creative scrappers is to create a layout (12x12 or 8-1/2x11) using 2 pieces of each material - 2 cs, 2 pps, 2 buttons, 2 flowers, 2 chipboard, you name it! There is no limit to the number of materials you want to use as long as it's 2 of each. And everything else like the photos, words in a title, theme, color, etc is all up to you!

Please upload your LOs in the Creative Scrappers gallery in the album for this challenge by July 31st.

Here's my sample LO:

Title: College Remembered
Journaling: Bubbles, Fatima, Dylyn, and Dinah. Greenhills, Feb 2009
Supplies: CS - Bazzill; PP - SEI; Flowers - Prima; Rubons - FP & Heather Bailey; Sticker tags - 7Gypsies; Misc buttons & bling.

There's more....

For all Philippine residents who will join the challenge (and whose LOs are uploaded in the Creative Scrappers gallery) , I will randomly draw another winner for a RAK! Please leave a comment when you've uploaded your LO.

Hope you can all join!

Monday, June 15, 2009

DT Call!

Creative Scrappers is looking for 8 designers for the term beginning August 2009. You may check details of the call at the Creative Scrappers blog.

Meanwhile, here are my 2 recent DT layouts for Creative Scrappers.

Sketch 54 (Click here to view sketch)
Title: Oh Happy Day
Journaling: Your smile makes my heart bounce. - Winnie the Pooh

Sketch 56 (Click here to view sketch)
Title: Cool Summer
Journaling: In spite of the cool breeze, my boys had so much fun playing in the water. It was a beautiful sight and truly a bonding moment.

Please do join us over at Creative Scrappers for tons of inspiration and fun!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Sketch Time!

Here's another great sketch from Creative Scrappers.

For my layout, I thought I'd make one about my mom. I so miss her.

Title: Only You
Journaling: "A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take."

Please check out the fab work of my co-DTs here.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Use Up Your Scraps

Yep. That's what I've been doing the last few weeks. I thought I'd stop scrap shopping for a little while and save a little. Well, except for that one April Saturday EB at Lasting Impression and my Studio Calico subscription. But that's it, I promise.

So anyway, here are some of the pages I made with scraps. Gives true meaning to the word scrapbook, don't you think?

Title: Queer Eye Cuties
Journaling: Ambush photo op with Kyan Douglas and Thom Filicia of the Fab 5. M Cafe, Greenbelt, 2005
Materials: DCWV CS, Fontwerks, Chatterbox & KI papers, AC thickers, Buzz & Bloom chipboard, Making Memories journal sheet, Ranger crackle paint, Shrink Film, Stazon & Colorbox Inks, Marvy markers, Zig pen, Misc corr board for stamping

Title: Blessing
Journaling: You remind me everyday how lucky & special your Dad & I are. We are truly blessed and we cannot thank God enough.
"A child is the greatest joy, the ultimate blessing" - Emily Laughton
Materials: Bazzill CS, Sassafras papers, AC thickers, Maya Road sheer, AC slick writer, Sassafras stickers

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Sunset Kiss

I joined the Layout Kit Contest over at Creative Scrappers. The rules are simple. From your stash, create you own kit with 1 cardstock, 6 patterend papers, alpha, chipboard, flowers, and buttons. Then create 2 layouts using the kit. And here's what I came up with:

Here's my kit:


Cardstock - DCWV brown
Patterned Papers - 3 Sassafras Orange Peel and 3 Dream Street Forget-Me-Not
Alpha - AC Thickers Darling
Chipboard - Maya Road
Flowers - Daisy Ds
Buttons - Making Memories

And here are my 2 layouts:


Baby Dreams

Sunday, March 29, 2009

March at Creative Scrappers

Here are my LOs for March sketches at Creative Scrappers. Sketches 42 and 44 are part of my DT work. Luckily, I still get to work as DT until July 2009. Yay!

Title: Little Dude
Sketch 41

Title: Little Chicken Friend
Sketch 42

Title: Boys-A-Swimmin'
Sketch 43
Journaling: Jao's first big-pool dip. April 2008

Title: First Encounter
Sketch 44
Journaling: First meeting with Jollibee mascot. Jan. 19, 2008, Jollibee Marikina

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Not So New LOs

Here are 2 layouts I made a while back using BG Offbeat.

Have a great week everyone!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Another Sketch Yet Again

My take on Creative Scrappers Sketch #40:

Title: Proud New Daddy
Journaling: This is Jao when he was 3 or 4 days old. For a first time dad, Butch could not have given a prouder smile. July 2007

Thanks to everyone who sent birthday messages!


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Now And Then

I made this LO for Sketch #37 over at Creative Scrappers. This is one of my niece Cheng and myself. The photos are 18 years apart (Christmas day 1990 & 2008). Wow, she's old! LOL! Have to tag this in FB. :)

Title: Now And Then
Journaling: Cheng, no matter how old you are, I will always remember the little girl in the little red dress. -Tita Dines, 2009

Supplies: DCWV CS, Chatterbox & KI papers, Prima crystals, AC thickers alpha, MM tiny alpha stickers, Fontwerks chipboard, Glimmer Mist, MAMBI rubons, AL stamps, Zig pen, QNC felt, KI papr frills, Colorbox inks.

Please do check out Creative Scrappers Blog for challenges, contests, and lots of inspiration.

Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Sketch #38

Creative Scrappers Sketch 38 is by Deanne Burton. It's a simple sketch of circles. I had fun making this one because I like circles.

Title: Brothers
Journaling: These are my 2 kuyas (older brothers). The photos are at least 40 years apart. I can't believe that they still have the same smiles.

Please click here to view the wonderful creations of my co-DTs.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

1 Hour Layout

I joined Creative Scrappers' 1 hour layout contest this morning. I thought it would be easy. All it required was a 5x7 photo and we could use any of our supplies. There was even a sketch. Piece of cake, right? Not! It's never easy for me to make a page under pressure.

You see, just about 10-15 minutes to deadline when all I needed to do was to take a photo of my LO, crop and upload, little Jao decided to do his "business" at the same time. With yaya out for the day, mommy had to clean him up! What great timing that boy has! LOL! But the good news is, I made it to deadline.

Title: Grow
Journaling: You showed signs of independence when you started crawling. You wanted to be on your own right away.
Supplies: DCWV CS, BG Offbeat papers & stickers, AC foam thickers, Colorbox chalk ink, and Zig pen.

Thanks for looking! :)

Sunday, January 25, 2009

January Sketches

Here are LOs I made for Creative Scrappers. Check our their blog for DT creations, sketches, contests, and challenges. Sketches 34 & 36 are part of my DT work.

Sketch 33
Title: First Christmas
Journaling: One of my most memorable firsts. Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 2007.

Sketch 34
Title: Cousins
Journaling: Abarquez Family Lunch. Dec. 25, 2008

Sketch 35
Title: Love & Joy
Journaling: The past 4 Christmases have all been wonderful and full of joy.
"Christmas isn't a season, it's a feeling". - Edna Ferber

Sketch 36
Title: Mine At Last
Journaling: You were just beginning to crawl at this time and you didn't stop until you got your hands on my phone. - Mom, Jan 24, 2008 (Jao at 6 months)

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Blog Awards

I received these awards from Liza.

Mention five (5) addictions and pass on the award to five (5) other fab blogs!

1. scrapbooking
2. chips, chips, chips!!!
3. diet soda (to match the chips!)
4. my computer & the internet
5. bags (to keep safely in the closet haha!)

I am now passing these awards to:

1. bjay
2. chiqui
3. tna
4. issa
5. cookie

Thanks Liza!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

First LOs for 2009

Here are my starter LOs for the new year. I hope I can keep making more pages.

Title: Christmas And Family
Journaling: Being together is the best gift of all.

Supplies: AL & MOD papers, Daisy Ds rubons, 7G stickers, P.etc tag, eyelet & ribbon, Studio Azul fabric & chipboard, Stickles, MM alphas, Karen Foster button brad.

Title: Holiday Traditions
Journaling: Every year on this day we gather in my dad's ancestral home in Paco, Manila for a day of family celebration.

Supplies: MM papers & tiny alpha stickers, Daisy Ds rubons, SR Jounaling labels & rubons, Karen Foster stickers, AC layered emb, American Traditional stickers, Studio Azul cs, papers & emb, 7G stickers, Zig pen

Title: All Boy
Journaling: "Twinkle twinkle little boy, how you fill my heart with joy!"

Supplies: MME papers, transparency, & journaling sheet, AC thickers foam & chipboard alpha, MM chipboard buttons, Colorbox ink, Zig pen, Misc ribbon & ricrac

Monday, January 5, 2009

Last LOs for 2008

Here are 2 layouts I finished in 2008 using the December sketches from Creative Scrappers.

Title: Father & Son
Journaling: Future best buds, basketball buds, and drinking buds.

Supplies: Bazzill CS, Prima Dude papers & rubons, MR journaling sheers, MAMBI rubons, AC thickers, Ranger crackle paint, Zig pen

Title: Apple Of My Eye
Journaling: Sometimes it's the smallish things that take up the most room in our hearts. -Winnie the Pooh

Supplies: Scenic Route papers, Paper frills, MR sheer & chipboard, Phrase Cafe sticker, Zig pens, Uniball white pen, AL buttons, Diamond Glaze, Misc buttons & ricrac

I hope you can join the weekly sketch challenges for January. It's a lot of fun plus you get to make at least 1 LO a week. And you have a chance of winning a RAK too. I know because I won the December Layout Challenge! Check details here.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Welcome The New Year!

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic welcome to 2009.

I'm really excited to start the year, scrapwise. First, I start my DT with Creative Scrappers January 1st. It's a great site if you're into sketches. Plus there's tons of inspiration available for everyone. Please do check out the Creative Scrappers Blog for the weekly sketch challenges. And second, I just got an email that 3 of my LOs will be published in the March/April issue of a scrapbooking & crafting eZine! Yay!

There's so much to look forward to!

So what are you looking forward to?