Friday, April 23, 2010

ready for some color?

My friends can attest to this: I have an annoying habit of making LO's without pictures. I just put the pics, when I am good and ready.
I have a huge sheaf of LO's without pics in them. The papers are glued down. All they need is pics, Alphas and journaling.
And look at what I did this afternoon.
Play: Spending summer fun time at the Montemar beach club with the entire Del Rosario and Dy families. Playing at the slides with Leanne and Yohji.
Super Star: Tito Noel and Yohji pointing at the big fish! Spending the day at Manila Ocean Park.
Dream Big: I took this picture of you in HongKong. We loved this Bar lay-out with sweeping views of Victoria Harbour. And this is right across our fave store: Muji!
And my Jar of laces. Purchased in Divi for 100 pesos. You can buy buttons and lace by the yard at this fantastic little store across Welmanson in Divisoria. You can't go wrong. The most expensive lace I got it in that store is 15 pesos.
And if you want better variety of lace, head on to a store a couple of paces down the street. Good Morning Glory. I keep forgetting if the name of the store is Good Morning, or Morning Glory. So I just call it that. Lace runs for 30-80 pesos.
For jaw dropping lace, go to Carolinas. they have truly beautiful lace which will set you back 30-100 pesos a yard.
Happy shopping.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

a sassafrass mini book with flowers

I learned to make this mini book while surfing the sassafras lass blog. It's quite easy. 5 pages of 4 x4 scraps. tabs. and for the binding 12 x 4 score every inch. And for the small binding cover 4 x 3 inches. those are the basics just figure out the directions, or go to their blog.
When I was done with this, I didn't know what to do with it. To small to make into a mini book/ or photo album. And a couple of days later, I was blog hopping and saw a book of flower techniques. Perfect for my mini book.
And here we go. Layered lollipop flowers. With accordion flowers, make sure to run the edge with a decorative punch.
fiskar roses and a cicle flower
a flower made of 1" circle puncher, and a scalloped punch.
Also made with a 1" circle punch.
The web is chest of ideas. All you have to do is make them, and you retain the information better. It is quite a different thing to say you know how to make it, and quite another to say you've actually done it. aja!

A couple of hand made cards

I just can't get enough of Making Memories Valentines themed paper. You just have to get all of them. They go together. You can make lay outs and cards. Just fun!
And a flower card made using MM stamps, I'm pretty sure you have in your stash, but like me, HAVE NOT USED them. teehee. What is it with us hoarders?
the aforementioned MM stamps.

some humor

This is titled Always and Forever. Bunny and I do like that song, but every Sunday we always eat at a Chinese restaurant with my family. So always and forever the same restaurant.
I took this prima online class with Julie in it. And this was one of her sketches. Since Prima is expensive, I used Divi flowers which cost like $1, this includes the rose, the stems and little silk flowers.
I am using a spare photo of last year's trip to Baguio, when the Bunny and I cleaned the condo. And my forced smile, is snap the picture already. I am so ready for breakfast.
My last lay out for a friend. This is hip hip hooray! It's a popular game played during noon time. My Friend and I were the only remaining contestants. We were both soo good. They ended up making us co-winners. I used some modeling paste on the alphas and used paint over them to create the polka dot look.

lay out envy

We just celebrated Holy Week which is a very long week end. I am very happy to report that Karen Filipino finished 19 lay outs over the week end. Holy cow. I am truly suffering from lay-out envy. You go Girl! That's like one album, right there.
And so today, I tried to do as many as I can.

May flowers. I cut up two Prima Papers, glued them together. I used crackle paint for the fusings, so they are not so obvious. A little mist, and some die cuts.
The base for this is this awesome Prima paper which I cut out. And then slapped some paint on an MME paper, some crackle paint and some stickles as well.
This is my labor of love. I listened to the Prima online class which is like 2 hours long. At least I was able to make this awesome mini book out of it!

Thursday, April 1, 2010


Using a sketch by Iris Uy, a group of us made this laughter lay out. I provided the PrimaStamps. Vivian let us use her ink. Karen got us the felt green plant.
We used Tim Holtz background stamp, a Martha Fence border punch, paint was used for the back ground. The images were stamped. And I used Sakura Glaze for some height.

Journaling: We were so relieved that the wedding was over. Noel and I were standing outside the reception venue, snacking on some peanut M&M's and bottled water. I didn't know what to do with the trash since there was so nearby trashcan in the hotel.
I spied this huge flowerpot and threw the empty bottle over head.
I thought I got away with my litterbugging. Only to turn around and realize that camera lenses were on me.
Noel and I dissolved in laughter.