Sunday, November 30, 2014

Planner 2015

Skipping this year's tradition of gulping down 18 Starbucks drinks to get a planner!  My jeans won't have any more space for Christmas calories if I start gulping down frappuccinos.
My alternative was to get a Moleskin planner,  but hey  the cheapskate in me,just bought a notebook from National Bookstore.  I added washi tape,  and did some stamping.
I was just so lucky to purchase a date stamp when I did.
I was also able to purchase a notebook cover from H&M  with a beautiful texture.  Very happy with next year's planner.

You don't have to purchase a fancy planner.  Just make your own!

Friday, November 28, 2014

Taipei Travel Album

Last year was a year of upheaval in my life.  We didn't travel at all,  so I didn't have anything to scrapbook.  Well this year, the opposite is true.    I  have so many pictures and didn't have time to put them in lay outs.  A quick fix is making mini albums.
  I started out with using an echo park getaway travel papers, and some chip board  used a zutter bind it all and I'm good to go!

I also mixed in some white water colour paper and some black card stock to make the album more fun!

Beside our hotel was a veritable treasure trove of a store!  I was able to purchase scrapbook stickers of Taiwan,  washi tape and anything I can beautify my album with.  

I am so in love with uniball signo white pens.  The pen pops up in black paper, so I can journal to my heart's content.

  I have also made a mini album for Bali,  and I have yet to work on my Dubai one.  And so now,  if I want to revisit where we went,  I get a mini album complete with maps of where we went,  what souvenirs we bought  and where we had fun!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

for Mayora

  A friend is a person close to your heart.  I have never met her in person,  but I have always conversed with her in Facebook.    She's been a friend for the past couple of years.  And I am proud to have her as a friend.
  So what do you give a person who has everything?  Well,  I made her a lay out since she loves scrapbooking so much.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Pages for a boy named Andro

When work becomes play

Here are some of my works commissioned by a client.  These are lay outs of a baby boy.
I had so much fun making these!

Rushed Romantics

My friend Lola Kate and I are serious paper addicts.  Never met a paper we did not like.
And so we split a Graphic 45 Tea Roses paper set,  while I was in the store,  I was cut cutting roses and birds.  

I misted and put textured paste on some white backgrounds from a previous class.
I do things in batches.  Make sure that you decorate backgrounds,  pile on embellishments, title and journal.
  I purchased the ribbons on sale at Gourdo's.  The AC thickers are from Qoolayful.  Brand spanking new!
Graphic 45 papers available at Lasting Impression Philippines.

In between finishing these lay outs,  we even had time to get stuck in traffic and go crazy scrap shopping.  

Friday, July 25, 2014

Scrapping anew

I used to breeze through making lay outs.  And then nothing.
Life got busy.
I had fun with my online store in FB selling scrap stuff.
I was kinder to myself,  taking a rest.

And so it is with an Iris class that has me scrapping again.
I am amazed how with a bit of mists,  some glass bead gel, gel medium and gesso,  she can make gorgeous lay outs.

Mom and I at the fountains of the Mall of the Emirates.

By Nobu,  Atlantis.

Mom @ the IBN Batuta Mall

Me, posing outside Atlantis.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Round 2 Fun in White!

  Heading into Round 2 of the Supreme Scrap Tournament.  First up,  I've never done a single monochromatic lay out in my life.  I am thankful  that this tournament really challenges us to work outside our comfort zone.
  I only had 2 black and white photos.  So my choices were limited.  And  I was only choosing between white and kraft for my monochromatic colors.
  It took me three hours to make this double lay out.  Apparently it takes a lot of work and time to do this.
  I ended up using like 5 sheets of white cardstocks for this lay out.  I punched 2 sheets of paper  using different border punchers.  The more intricate the punch,  the better.    I wanted to recreate the beautiful lace work of the bridal gown.  With the strips of paper border strips,  I glued them down on the white cardstocks.  I was measuring with ruler,  sometimes I do get OC.
   Next up,  I piled on trims and die cuts.  Those die cuts were cut in white foam,  but they had a grey tinge on them.  So I had to paint over them with gesso.
    I finally get to use my Maya Road White sequins which I have been hoarding for the longest time!
  I added resins from Prima and white paper flowers.
  Lastly,  the title I DO,  I used white thickers from American Crafts.
  Who knew I had so many white embellishments in the house?
  Will be making more monochromatic lay outs in the future?  Probably not.  It was a arduous process.  And monochromatic is never my first choice.  I like to live my life in full color!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

1000 steps from home

Along with some friends, I have joined an international competition  producing lay outs.  So the next couple of weeks should be fun.  
  Starting with two pieces of watercolor paper,  paint with yellow and orange water color the upper part of the paper, using bold brush strokes.  Next up,  using a combination of gel medium, glass bead gel and rust colored paint,  mix well and apply to paper over a brick mask.  Using a loaded paint brush,  flick on water color paper using water and watercolors.
  Stamp on paper.
  Pile on die cuts from Webster's papers,  layer them on.  Trim pictures if necessary.  Use green paper to provide base for all the pictures.  Glue on wooden chipboard embellishments.  I have also added some acrylic paint to the chipboard tree and birds.  Add on  prima Flowers.  I have also added some twine on a tag.  Write Journalling on tag: " I live in a paradise called the Philippines. We have wide and open roads, shady trees.  Flowering plants all year through.  Even our lamp posts are pretty.  This is paradise within 1000 steps from home."   Hide tag beneath topmost left picture.