Thursday, December 29, 2011


My fave gifts from my niece Hana. A couple of cropper hopper embellishment cases, loaded with stamps. She also got me two Marvy punchers. As I've said in the past, I have the best nieces ever. They have great taste in scrap stuff.
I am also getting tired of living in bags. I have a bag of punchers in the table, I have another bag of punchers by my bedside. So I bought this huge laundry basket for 100 pesos. Sale na cya from 200 pesos. And dumped all my fave punchers in it. The others are in the punch cabinet upstairs.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


Friends who create magic! Merry Christmas everybody.


I don't stress over gifts. I try to buy them early on. So these have been keeping me occupied for the past week.
Thank you Lord for the gift of amazing friends.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Day 2 Bed Rest

So this is what Day 2 of bedrest looks like. I am supposed to be in bed resting. I have a bad case of cough and the colds. I was in bed the whole day yesterday just watching videos, feeling as if I am frying my eyes.
So today, I had the hubby drive me to the bookstore and get embellishments. I just love All about Scrapbooking's embellishments, cheap and cute to boot. I was able to purchase the handmade flowers there, the wooden butterflies and they have beautiful gems out now. It's like hoarding, but waay cheaper.
It took me 7 hours to make all 10 tags, for the swap in January.
Why did it take me so long?
I used three different Tim Holtz stamps for the background.
I added two trims at the bottom.
I used a sizzix machine to die cut the Love, the tree branch, the bird and the hearts.
Next, I painted Love chocolate, and used embossing ink and UTEE on it.
I used crackle paint on the bird and on the branch.
Added the hearts. Used stick pins on the flowers. Added the brads. Added the wooden butterfly on the upper left side corner. Used gold dust on the right side. Added gold paint on the tags border.
Cut some trimmings. Added a twine bow. Used a beautiful antique button.
You just need so set aside some time, batch process, and it can be done.
Back to bed, I am just exhausted.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Webster's Class

Five beautiful lay outs from Iris using Webster's papers.
This photo was taken in HongKong during The Proposal.
The hubby and I were booking this butterfly supplier, so we can release butterflies after the Church wedding.
Back to more HongKong pictures.

Christmas Tag Swap

Our tag swap by the Wednesday group. Mine is the one with the bunny. For the others I made a teddy bear tag. These tags is where you can see how everyone is so creative in their own way. Included in the tag swap are: Ime , Karen , Iris , Vivian and Sharon. Well done ladies!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Girls Day Out

Fell in love with the cute paper from My Little Shoebox, the one with the clothes hanging on the line. Used a pink paislee paper for the background, and pink paislee filter papers. MM hearts which I cut out.

Happy Birthday Jeanie!

Look at this awesome canvas Lay out from Jeanie David. Thanks Karen for coloring my canvas. I used a Glitz stamp for the background. A prima canvas die cut. Prima flowers, MM embellishments. Simple but so pretty.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Birthday Kit!

Used scraps to make an extra lay out. Thanks again Reg.
Today we made 4 lay outs from Reggie's birthday kit.
Very beautiful and well thought out lay outs.
Karen hand made the paper rosettes
Mica on the tree and on the page.
UTEE on the piece of Chipboard. Used a Maya Kraft doily.

Beautiful doily punch from EK. Glitz stamp and Tim Holtz die cuts.
Thank You Reggie for sharing these beautiful kits with us. Thanks for the help in finishing the lay outs.

Sunday, November 27, 2011


I used Iris' Tim Holtz on the edge die and made a continuous strip. My butterfly was pink, but I used black paint, so it will blend with the lay out.

I used a couple of Martha deep edge punchers. Some lace from Iris' previous class. And a new wooden button from All about Scrapbooking. This is a pic of my favourite winery in Napa. V. Sattui.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

To Sleep

Well, it's midnight. I am supposed to be sleeping. But so far sleep has eluded me. So, I scrapped.
My hubby found pictures from our engagement. I thought they were lost for good, but now these little treasures are being put into lay outs. So yay!

Using a sketch by Iris. This picture was taken during my brother's engagement party or in Tagalog, pamamanhikan.

My friends and I have this long standing tradition. For our exchange gift during Christmas, we pass on our unused scrap stuff. Because by Christmas, we are always out of budget! Good to know that I am not that inundated with stuff. I mostly have papers and tools. I only have a basketfull of embelishments. So yes, I am in a good place. Next year, I plan on making more lay outs. And here's the clincher, to keep track of how many I make.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

two more

two more lay outs from the crate random/farmhouse papers.
At Corinne's birthday party.

My nephew with a face full of cake.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


While waiting for my hubby watch the Pacquiao fight, I was able to have these made. From Robee's stickers. A sheet of 120 stickers costs 100 pesos. These are tiny enough to fit most of our punchers and other scrap stuff. Best of all, you can choose the design you want. I have two doggies on mine.

The Random Crate Class

Here are 6 lay outs from Iris' class on November 26.
We were so lucky she allowed us to take the class early.

Tips: make it a group effort. Sharon made the die cuts for me.
I put stamps on our papers.
And Iris made the UTEE chipboard element for all of us.
Also, if possible, purchase the flower paper before hand and cut it. That way, you show up with all your flowers cut up already.
Arrive for class early, that way you don't need to panic and have ample time to finish.
Used some pearl mica + clear tar gel on this.
Good thing we shared a pack of those mistable Pink Paislee papers. So pretty when we used distressed inks on them!

Used some embossing ink, dusted pearl powder and then set it with some water spray.
A couple of years later, and taking a class with Iris is still magic.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Loving nantucket

I've always been drawn to pastel colors. I've loved Lilly Pulitzer, worn them 24/7. I love the timeless appeal of Anna Griffin papers. When Pink Paislee came out with these papers, I fell in love. Most of these lay outs have been scraplifted from Two peas.

Not enough

If scrapbooking is my passion. For my dear hubby, it's golf. Used some really old We R Memory papers. Still timeless papers.

finishing up

Some more crate lay outs.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Scrapaton Week 2

The following are lay outs created from Scrapaton week 2 kit.
I just purchased this My Little shoe box paper which I cut and added to the lay out.

I made this lay out from a less than 15 pesos paper from the sale section.