Thursday, April 28, 2011

Playing around

I just got my new papers from Memory Lane store and this is what I have made so far. A cutesy frame for my scrap area. Made from My little shoe box papers, canvas, buttons from Japan, Maya road Pin, trims from Carolinas.

Finding a place

Remember last year, when i bought this cabinet from KahoyAn? I think it was around 700 pesos. And then every time I went to an antique store, i end up with more cabinets?
Well, my simple solution was to paint everything white! And now everything sorta matches.
I had two more shelves a dded to the cabinet, and now I have a reasonably priced cabinet for my MM paints with Jenni Bowlin dabbers on the bottom.

And this is what hoarding will get you, more hues of a single color. My advice would be to just pick just one bottle of yellow. No need to get all the variations of yellow.

Now I need to chase down the carpenter so he can add one more shelf to my cabinet for the crackle paints naman.

Saturday, April 16, 2011


While waiting for the love of my life to wake up, here are a couple of lay outs I've made. Scrapping on a Sunday.. what could be better?

Love is lay out number 23 for the Be Mine of Echo Park. Awesome output right? I need to get more inspiration, because I am already itching to move to For the record already.

Trying out my cute Ali Edwards stamp. Love. Sweet is actually white Jillibean corrugated painted with dabbers.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Why do I bother?

My entry for the week to All About Scrapbooking.
I know I don't have a prayer of winning if we are talking about the most number of likes.
I just want them to know that there are tasteful alternatives to scrapbooking. You don't have to put everything including the kitchen sink in order for it to be beautiful or to win.
I know my lay outs will not win a prize but I am extremely happy with them.
I just want to share with you what makes me happy.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Karen's Pages

Karen's work is amazing. Look at the half a bird cage detail, the shimmery wings on the butterfly. And if you look closely she added a domino and a bingo number. Beautiful metal flowers.
Great job, Karen.

chunky book swap

the crazy things we do. So Karen and I signed up for the Tim Holtz chunky pages, Journey around the World 6 x 6 page swap.
The pages has to have some Tim products or Ranger products in them. Since Tim products are so precious in this side of the world, I had to think of creative ways to decorate my pages without breaking the bank. I asked my assistant to go into the market to try look for these toys for me. She was able to get me the tex cards, some pogs,dominoes, and bingo numbers.
Me, I went to the post office and got the 1 peso stamps. I found the wooden mahong tiles and some mini puzzle pieces at my favourite antique store.
For my inside pages, I added some play money. Embossed a tim stamp, and added some Divi burlap flowers.
And for my back page, I used a sizzix folder. I had a Tim stamp made in Malabon. It cost me 60 pesos. And Sharon's sizzix die cut with crackle paint on them. The surface? Well, that's actually the sack of rice, cut to size and glued on top of chipboard.
Whew. It is actually easier to describe what I did that actually making them.
Fun, tiring and looking forward to the next swap.