Saturday, June 30, 2007

Working Mom Magazine's Scrapbook Challenge

This is really some good news!!! At about 1:00 am today, Jeff saw this e-mail from Ms. Dedet Panabi, the Editor in Chief of Working Mom Magazine and read it aloud to me! God has really been so good to us!

We are proud to announce the winner of Working Mom magazine's contest.

The winner was chosen by a board including the associate editor, art director, and brand manager, who narrowed the entries to the final 3 before I participated in the selection process.

Envelope, please --- (drumroll)


There were many GORGEOUS entries, all beautiful in their own right, but hers stood out because of the good use of color, selection of photos ("each told a story" said the associate editor and brand manager) and the design. The simple embellishments were well chosen, and well placed, so they enhanced rather than distracted from the photo.

The art director was particular impressed by the creative circle cropping, adding: "Good sense of design -- balance, proportion, and use of white space that led the eye to the most important elements."

Great job, Pia! You have won:
- a hair cut and color from Shuji Kida Salon (recently established by Hollywood stylist and Vidal Sassoon apprentice Shuji Kida)
- a set of clothes from Karimadon and style consultation with Pink magazine editor in chief, Jane Kingsu
- a pair of shoes from Schu
- a set of makeup from Makeup Forever

Dedet Reyes Panabi
Editor in Chief, Working Mom Magazine
ABS-CBN Publishing
Thank you Dedet for coming up with this challenge! That layout I made means a lot to me. I have always wanted to write about my breastfeeding experience and the challenge finally gave that oppurtunity! Thanks too to those who chose my layout!
Of course, I won't take all the credit to myself. Jeff has always been here to help me in my layouts.

Jeff, thank you for always capturing our memories! You have always been behind the camera leaving you with only several photos with Ethan. Thanks too for all the help in Photoshop, a non-techie person like me will be lost in photo editing without you! Your ideas and suggestions are always a big help! You are the MAN behind my layouts!

Sketch inspired by Jessica Sprague; materials used: Cherry Arte East of India (orange background - Henna), Tropics (flowers - Tropica), Bazzill cadstocks, 7Gypsies numero stickers, Making Memories paint, My Minds's Eye folder tab, Zig Writer and Uniball Signo pens, Sizzix Ransom dies and brad/Editing software: Adobe Photoshop CS

-- Pia


Mickee said...

Congratulations Pia! Galing talaga ng tandem ninyo ni Jeff kaya nag-stand out ang LO mo. The photography says it all, and your LO enhanced it even more!

leira said...

Congrats!!! galing galing talaga.. ganda ng LO ano ba yan hall of famer na kayong tatlo nila Ria and Iris. Sabi ko na nga ba once they start winning ikaw rin mayroon din.. all the best!1

jengkie said...

Congratulations! Sobrang deserving naman tlaga manalo yung layout mo! I loved everything about it...the design, photos, and journaling are really great! Ethan is really blessed to have parents like you and jeff!

iris said...

congrats sis!! A well deserved win! You and Jeff are the best! Super duo talaga kayo. Love your LO and your "mommy moments" pics.

Jeff & Pia said...

Salamat Mickee, Leirs, Jen and Iris!

Lakit talaga ng pasasalamat ko na palaging andyan si Jeff at sinisingit pa niya yung pagtulong niya sa mga LOs ko. : D May dagdag na naman kaming name "supre duo' hehehe c/o of Iris!

Sis, dapat siguro si Bry maturuan na ni Jeff para sa susunod na baby may "mommy moments pics" ka na! Lalo na yung breastfeeding pics! : D

Mickee, ngayon na nandyan na si Clifford tell him to take lots of pics of you and Kail. : D Those pictures will be priceless! I'd love to see them in your layouts!

Leirs. kumusta ka na? Ingat ka palagi ha, we miss you!

Jen, I'd love to see more photos from you too ha!

Anna Zalamea said...

Congrats Pia!!! I really love this layout and the way the photos were cropped into a circle. And the colours, design -- just WOW! I'm getting inspired na. :) thanks so much for sharing!

Dang said...

congratulations! ang galing galing mo naman ! btw, i just started scrapbooking and you were one of those who encouraged me. (remember my birthing pic with miguel?)kakainspire ka naman sis! congrats to jeff too..:) tc..

Ella said...

grabe, sobrang ganda naman nito eh!
no wonder!

galing nyo talga ni jeff!

Sahrie said...

Pia!!! Your design and candid journaling made this layout a sure winner! Congratulations! I am so happy for you!

Jeff & Pia said...

Thanks Anna, Ella, Dang and Sahrie!

Anna, I'm so happy I was able to nspire you!

Dang, salamat naman at nagsa-scrap ka na! Di ba our memories are worth scrapping talaga? Goodluck! Share your LOs soon!!!

scrapandshop said...

Congrats Jeff and Pia!

Pia, sabit kami ha! hehehe

Jeff, ididikit ko pa si meng sa yo...konti pa..hehehe sya na nagpipicture ng layouts ko (without complaints :D) pero ako pa din taga photoshop ska di pa ko makakuha ng magandang critique from him..puro ok lng at ska kung may di mabasa..hahaha konting dikit pa sa yo para lubusang mahawahan..hehehe :p

Au Lim said...

ay, ang galeng! ang galeng-galeng! kaya naman pala winner ito kapatid. kasi naman bukod sa maganda ang layout e maganda ang content.

wala kang kapantay...pag bumanat ka, malaman na, maganda pa. bow(wowow) na naman ako sayo! at pati na rin kay jeff for taking those pics. isang araw hihiramin ko na yang papa mo e...para kumuha ng pics lang po...hehehe :-D wonder couple talaga kayo!