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?