Wednesday, October 16, 2013

In three's

A friend and I have been discussing that our lay output this year has been in the low 60's.  I used to top the 200 list the previous years.  So what happened?

I've been travelling less.  Less travels, Less pictures to scrap about.

Papers are all starting to look the same.

So in the spirit of creating more,  I've started scrapping in three's again.

Every Wednesday,  I make 3 lay outs.  

Let's start with that.

Friday, October 4, 2013


  A big smile out, now live at the Filipino Scrapbookers site.   Challenge #32.
  I purchased a rim of the blue paper which I used as a base.  I am having a lot of fun using that paper.  Pretty to boot.
  I used some K & Co embellishments,  which you can buy in a pack.  I love the nature theme.  Very classic.
  I happily finished my lay out requirements and cards way ahead of schedule.  Up to March of next year, in fact.  So now I have no cloud of pending work hanging over my head.  I can freestyle lay outs. yay!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Rainy Days

Wow.  That was some rain.  It rained cats, dogs and the entire zoo!
I've always delegated rainy weather as perfect scrap weather.

I made a couple of cards in an afternoon.
I made one after the other.
Afterwards, I needed chocolate!

Be safe in this crazy weather.  

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Challenge #27 August

This is my take on the August sketch up at the Filipino Scrapbooker's Blog.  
I love it.  This is one of my better works.

                           I colored the stamped Magnolia image with distress inks and a watercolor brush.  I found that if you look for a small enough doily,  you can use this to frame Tilda.  And no need to purchase every spellbinder die out there.
  I used some small Bangkok paper flowers and a resin flower from All About Scrapbooking.
  Please do join the fun and make more cards this August.

Making More

Totally loving the Martha Stewart Circle Punch.  I am still waiting to purchase mine!  So I just borrowed a friend's and punched one.  Next up, I used script stamp on top and distressed it Peacock Blue.  For the stitching on top,  that is a handy stitch stamp.  I still have yet to use my stitching tool.  Argh.  I keep buying tools I hardly use.

Going through my stash,  I end up with new discoveries all the time.  I found out that I hoarded up on twinkling waters.  So here I colored all the corners with twinkling water creating a colorful border.  I am also using more of my self made mists.  Time to get the mists out of storage and finish those first.

Early Start

I woke up this morning with a desire to make lay outs.  And I managed to make three before heading out to work.  Still working with the Kaisercraft die cuts, and   hand cut some doilies.
trying to get more use out of my stamps.  The wooden fence is from All About Scrapbooking.

I didn't have blue pan pastel.  So I used watercolors to paint over the textured paste.

And for my third lay out,  I just used what was available.
I am so happy to finish my DT assignments for this year.  So now,  I am looking forward to scrapping more and posting more often.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Baby Love

    Life got busy,  and mojo left me behind.  I am currently finishing up projects for the Filipino Scrapbookers group.  Three more cards, and I am done for the assignments for the year.  Hooray!
  Just because I don't post here,  doesn't mean I am not creating stuff.
    I bought like a packet of these papers,  which I totally love since I don't have to punch punch around the page anymore.  The die cuts are from 1 page of Graphic 45 papers.  So nice!  It goes well with my Mamita and Baby Hans picture.    I also used a Prima Cherubim resin, Webster's papers for the flowers,   and Prima flowers.
   Totally loving this oh so cute Baby lay out.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Hello again.

Thanks for still sticking around even if I still do not update as  much.

I bought an extra Kaisercraft embellishment kit,  and I am working with that.  I mix it up with new Webster's papers.  I add butterflies from a Melissa Frances embellishment box and some resins.
I used some modeling/texture paste from my friend Karen Ngo.  I swear,  you don't need all the other mediums.  All you need is this one.  And maybe some gesso.
A lay out of my mommy.

The apple of my eye,  my nephew Hans making pa-cute.

  Crafting doesn't have to be expensive.  But when you source your products creatively,  it becomes like an addicting game.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

A Saturday Class with Iris

Awesome mask technique.  Another way of using masks.  Get a mask and then paint alternating colors over it.

Used  mist and flicked it over the page.Used Martha Stewart circle punch for the doily.

Beautiful die cuts made from foam and used paint dabbers to add vibrant color.

Loved using pumice gel medium over the masks, and added color using pan pastel.  We used embossing ink to make the colors stick.

I made two extra lay outs so I can squeeze more out of the kit,  trying to bring the cost down.
Beautiful masks used.

a foray into mixed media using canvas.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Happy Birthday Helen

  We've been friends with Helen for the past couple of years.  This year,  Karen, Sharon and I decided to hold free classes over at Memory Lane store, to celebrate Helen's Birthday.
  This beautiful card is the project of Doc Sharon.  I am having difficulty uploading the other projects for the class.  Will do so soon.

More cards

   I have not been scrapbooking lately.  Life got busy.  These are cards from the last class by Cecile Atengco.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Saturday's Class

  To celebrate our friend Helen's birthday.  A bunch of us are giving free classes at Memory Lane Store.  Memory Lane store is at 99A. Lake st. Barangay Balong Bato in San Juan.  If you are coming from SM Sta. Mesa,  after the stoplight is UERM on your right side.  Just follow the LRT for a bit.  When the road narrows to 2 lane,  slow down and look for a barber shop on the right side.  When you see the barber shop, make a right.  That should be A. Lake st.  look for #99.  I've been there a few times,  and that's my fool proof directions to get there.
  I am hosting a free make and take lay out.  Karen will be teaching a Tim tag and Sharon has a couple of cards lined up.
  We hope you will join the fun this Saturday.  See you.  Classes start at 9:30 a.m.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Mad about Magnolia.

Blog Candy now up!  Please go visit her.    I have been coloring Magnolia images at 3 every night.  I still don't have enough.  Once I am done,  I will make new projects.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Mother's Day Card

  I made a cute cute Mother's day card for my mom.  I used DCWV papers, American Crafts for the white cardstock.  Die cuts are from Ime.  She brings her dies and I cut cut away using foam.  The foam is pretty when you add acrylic paint on it.  Resins are avalable from scraphappy on Facebook.   I used flowers from Prima and from my bestfriend Katcho.
  I used an Alli stamp for the bottom.  The sentiment is just so perfect.
  The message is:  Mom, love you and all that you bring to my life everyday.
  I know that this Magnolia stamp is for easter.  But it's so cute!  And the message of nurturing, taking care of your chicks.  It's there.
 Give your mom some love in the coming days.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

A Fun Card Class

We made the following cards in a class by Cecile Atengco.
They each have their own names.  



Please take part in her future card classes.  It is worth it.  She includes so many freebies in her prepared kits.  

Monday, April 8, 2013

Organizing Trinkets

I am constantly looking for my things,  and if I can't find it, I end up buying again.  Knowing full well, I already have it.

So I need to get better organized.  

I purchased this case on sale.  I only found one,  would have been better if I was able to purchase a couple.
I organize my card things here.  Flowers for cards,  beads, etc.  Small stuff that can be lost in the shuffle.

I love this divided case for my cameos, colored resins and metal charms.
This is how I store my various shaped  resins.  
Believe me this is better, I used to store them in a box.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Week 4

  I was rushing to edit this picture and send this to Sunshine, so that the hubby and I could spend Easter Sunday at Maxim's Tower.  Who knew that it was a fuzzy picture?  Nevertheless, with help of friends, this lay out won in week 4!
  Over all, it was Donna Ong who won Summer Make More Memories.  She deserved it.  She is my idol!  She is so creative and talented!
  It was fun joining idols.  It makes you think.  It makes you search your scraps.  No way am I purchasing more!    But after a while,  the pressure can be grating.
    Thank goodness the title went to someone with genuine talent.  With popularity contests,  you never know.  The prize can be won by a truly uninspired person with lots of friends.

Summer Scrap

I drove all the way to Alabang,  it took me an hour and a half to get there.  
So I could meet up Shine and her Southern girls to scrap.
It doesn't matter where, but scrapping is always fun.
Smile!  A cute lay out of my nieces.
I used remnants of an old die cut paper from a Studio Calico kit.
I am still finishing an old Echo Park sticker sheet.
One good thing about being on a scrap budget is that you look at what you have and use them.
Talk about digging deep!

Just us 2.
Me and a toddler Corinne.
I purchased a paper from Shine for 15 pesos,  and that is the huge bunch of flowers I used in this lay out.  Resins galore on this lay out.

Scrapping an awesome picture of my hubby using Bazzill Basics Paper.

  I won a prize for most lay outs made!  Thanks Sunshine!  Thanks also to Mel Tiglao for providing pictures of the lay outs.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

How does your garden grow?

  I love prima flowers, but at the rate I go through my flowers,  I needed something that costs less.  So I usually buy paper flowers at scrap sales, and glue them together, add  bling or a pearl center.  I've also borrowed a bunch of dies and bought assorted materials to make my own flowers.  I'll keep you updated as soon as I make some pretty ones.

Positive Influences

  Before I met my husband, I was spending Holy Thursday on top of my jetski, or on the beach with my brothers.  Since being married to my husband, we usually do Visita Iglesia, or visit 7 churches while doing the way of the cross.
  Aside from my husband, another positive influence in my crafting life  is my friend Cecil Atengco.
This is the project we made last Wednesday.  It's a cool Magnolia box that opens and can hold knick knacks.  Perfect for my nieces!
side view

top view

as  it opens

Ribbon ties to open and close the box.

Cecile has a card coloring class on April 13 at Lasting Impression, San Juan.  She provides a water brush, cool tips.  And she is also generous  when it comes to sharing her toys like spellbinders,  magonolia stamps and dies,  embossing folders, her distress inks! Gear up for an afternoon of fun  and coloring.  

Kindly email  to reserve your seats.  

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Modern Love

  I wanted to veer off my predictable lay outs.  Romantic,  fun,  my usual go-to techniques.  So this is the first time I've tried something modern and stream lined.  I love it!  This is my third lay out for the Idols search.
  I love challenging myself every week to try something new.  Looking forward to next week's!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Family Fun

  Nothing screams summer like this fun fun lay out.  I used a sketch from Valerie Salmon, playing along and making more lay outs!
  I used papers from DCWV, scraps from Echo Park and Bella Blvd.  Fun colored buttons and twine.
  I hand drawn the sun and cut it, and used the sun to frame a picture.
  My hubby said that the reason why he wasn't in the pic was because he was the one who took the picture.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Color your world

  Sometimes white can be boring.  So with a few coats of paint,  my birds are brought to life!  Excited to use these in future lay outs.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

A Card from Cecile

  I just love my second Magnolia Card!  Cecile Atengco provided the materials for this beautiful card.  She teaches you how to  color, she provides the die cuts, the tag and even the tulle fabric for the card.  She even brought a tiny puncher so you can make your own flowers.  Beautiful details.  Awesome card, colored with distress ink.  Cecile will be teaching a card class in Lasting Impression on April 6.  For more details, email her at  Learn tips and tricks from this generous lady.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Addicted to Adhesives

I hoard.  I really do.  I used to collect paper trimmers.  I still have most of them.  
And it seems now I collect adhesives as well.
I am trying to organize my stuff,  carting to storage stuff I have multiples of.
I think I am good for the next couple of years.

Wet glue, Uhu and Aleene's.  And a still mystery glue from Doc Venus.
I just refill my UHU containers,  hence the duct tape.
Thanks Cecil, for giving me your empty containers.

Double adhesive and Foam tape.

                                                         Herma dotto refills and ATG refills.

  When I find a good deal, I buy na.  Kasi who knows when the next good deal would come around?