Sunday, June 29, 2008

I-Digital Video Productions Steals OUR Layouts and Photos! Mary Jo Baguio aka MJ Baguio claims it as their own!

Screen Shot of I-Digital Video Production's Gallery with my stolen photos and album layouts

I got an email from someone I don't know asking me if I was in any way affiliated with I-Digital Video Production. She told me that she's a regular visitor in our site and that she was surprised to see my layouts and photos in I-Digital Video Production's gallery. She gave me a link to a multiply site... and yes, I saw everything there.

Upon seeing this, I called Mary Jo Baguio aka MJ Baguio whose number and contact details appear on the site and pretended to be a client. I told her I would like to make a booking for a Baptismal event at the Shrine of Jesus and asked if I could meet her in person. She told me she's from Sta. Ana and Robinson's Place would be the best place to meet up. I raised a few more questions before I finally decided to blow my cover. I asked her if she was the one who took the photos posted in their gallery and if she was the one who made the album layouts. Well, to my surprise... she answered a big YES! And so I decided to blow my cover and introduce myself to her. I told her I am Jeff Lopez... she then answered back in a very low voice (parang biglang umamo) "PO?" Then I told her again... I am Jeff Lopez... and I am the person who took those photos at Shrine of Jesus and I am also the one who made all the layouts you posted on your site! She then answered, "OPO?" I then told her to immediately put down all the photos and layouts she posted in her gallery or else... And of course she answered again... OPO. At first, I actually wanted to meet her and show right on her face the albums she posted on her site, which I have with me as samples. But I thought it's a waste of time and mahal ang gasolina ngayon. When friends learned about this, she actually and literally had a whole barangay and egroup members storming her with comments in her multiply site, text messages and emails. Which, of course she furiously and quickly deleted. I was surprised that this issue even reached phphoto and South-X, my photography club. I think if I-Digital Production would like to make a name and gather a lot of hits in the net... they'll definitely get it - But a LOT OF HARD and NEGATIVE HITS.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Scrapfest 5 Demo Project - Favorite Photos

I should have posted these weeks ago but I only found time now. Here are my 6"x12" layouts used as demo project during the Scrapfest 5.

I'm not really a stamp person. I own a few stamps but didn't really get to use them much. When I was assigned to do the demo project together with my c-Scrappin' Mom, Liza, I knew this would be a real challenge for me. We were given Absolument stamps to work with which by the way is one of the very generous sponsors we have last Scrapfest.

It was Ria's idea to work with 6"x12"s, a new emerging trend which I've always wanted to try. After working with this format - I think I liked this better than 8"x8"s or 6"x6". The pages are easy to fill up, it resembles 12"x12"s and very economical on papers and embellishments too.

The theme for this project is "Favorite Photos".

My first takes on the said project wasn't that easy. The OC in me wants everything to be nice and perfect. Since I'm not really into stamps - it was more of a trial and error ; ) I don't know how many times I tried kiss stamping before I said it was enough hehehe. Well, I learned a lot from this experience. And I want to thank my co-Scrappin' Moms for the patience and understanding they have been extending to me while I was making this project : )

The Little Things
techniques used: making your own patterned papers and embellishments through stamping; doodling
materials used: Absolument stamps (flowers, script), Daisy Bucket stamp (quote), Ki Memories, Bazzill cs, buttons, sequins, Coleen watercolor pencils, Uniball Signo, Sakura Aqualip and Zig pens, Colorbox and Staz-on ink

To change the color of the sequins, I applied green ink on it. It took awhile to dry though so you if would like to try it, you may want to use a heat gun. I stamped gumamela flowers on white paper, used watercolor pencil to color the flowers and adhere it using 3D adhesive for added dimension. To create the patterned papers, I stamped script on white paper, trim and adhere as shown. You may want to stamp directly on the base paper too.

O Happy day
techniques used: Spotlight stamping, making your own embellishments through stamping, stamping on buttons, doodling
materials used: Absolument stamp (script and flowers), Daisy Bucket (title), Ki Memories pp, Bazzill cs, Coleen watercolor pencils, Zig pen, Colorbox and Staz-on ink, buttons

To highlight the flowers, I stamped it twice, first on the base paper then on another patterned paper. I backed it up with a black cs then adhere using 3D adhesive.

Happy Holidays
techniques used: masking; doodling
materials used: Absolument stamps (cross stitch, flourish, script), Daisy Bucket stamp (quote),Prima Say it with Crystals, Scenic Route Loveland, Ki Memories Joyful papers, Zig and Aqualip pens, Coleen watercolor pencils

I interchanged the masked patterns and the patterned papers as background of the photo.

US techniques used: sewing, stamping on felt, making your own felt embellishments, kiss stamping
materials used: Absolument stamps (family, flowers, script), felt shapes - Tinkering Ink, American Crafts, Prima flowers, brads -Queen & Co, We R Memory Keepers, chipboard - K & Co, metal embellishments - WRMK, ink, pen, tag, embroidery floss - DMC

I'm too proud of this layout! Guess who made the house embellishment using metal embellishments such as the bookplate? Ethan! I let him play with my stuff actually and saw him did this, only, he used a photo corner for the roof of the house. I used a felt triangle (I handcut it) instead on this layout and sew running stitches. I also handcut the grass which is pretty simple to do. I stamped on felt as well although I think I used the wrong ink, I think paint will be better to use.

When I was finished with these, we figured out we need to simplify things a bit hehehe. Liza's work became our pattern for the final project. So I did another set of layouts ; ). Here they are:

techniques used: making your own patterned papers through stamping, doodling
materials used: Absolument stamps (flowers, alphas, journaling block), Love Elsie paper, Coleen watercolor pencils, Zig pen

techniques used: Spotlight stamping, doodling
materials used: Absolument stamp (arrow, "Unique"), BasicGrey Color Me Silly, buttons, ink, pen

techniques used: masking; stamping on buttons
materials used: Absolument stamps (flowers, sun, script), Prima flowers, Bazzill cs, buttons, rickrack, sequins, pen

techniques used: stamping on felt, kiss stamping, doodling
materials used: Absolument stamps (family, alphas), Love Elsie paper, Prima flowers, buttons, felt,ink, pen

I enjoyed making these layouts and sharing the techniques with the participants. I hope those who attended the Scrapfest will keep on posting their works on their blogs and online galleries. We would really love to see your own versions!

- Pia

These greeted me this morning ...

I've been waiting for this announcement from Daisy Bucket since last night. This morning I immediately checked the site and looked at what I found in here.

Aren't they so beautiful? DBD has always amazed us with their products - from the textured paper, paper ribbons and the clearly petite stamps! Now they have these yummy rub ons! Oh I can't wait to see and touch them in person!

As early as now, I already have my favorites. I love the 'Birdie" stamp, the "Label" and the "Curly Tree". I also love "A Wondrous World Collection" and of course all the "new rub ons"! I hope to get my hands on these yummy goodies soon. I always get my kit the last : ( But I know it'll always be worth the wait ...


Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day Jeff!

Here's something for "our man",

Happy Father's Day Jeff! Thanks so much for being the coolest dad! Mahal na mahal ka namin!- Pia and Ethan

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Some updates and new layouts

I'm back at home! Yup, my friends, you read it right, I'm no longer working : )

On a side note, we're saying goodbye to summer and hello to school time! Ethan's going to school for the first time on Monday, June 16, 2008. I'm excited about it but I know I'm too emotional, I might cry on Monday hahaha!

Anyway, here are 2 more summer layouts I did. I'm trying to use all my Scenic Route Metropolis papers. I only bought 6 papers and managed to make 4 layouts already. I still have few scraps ... nakakasawa na gamitin hehehe! I have learned my lesson well in buying papers - next time I'll buy, I'll share them with friends : )

Here's my entry to Bookoto's The Doodle Formula Challenge. I really admire Adrienne Looman - her unique style and her great photography skills so I promised myself I'll join this challenge for fun! Just for her to see my layout is already an honor.

Title: Click
materials used: Scenic Route Metropolis pps,die cut arrow, chipboard alphabet; Love Elsie pp; buttons; Uniball Signo and Zig pens; Faber Castell watrecolor pencils
Photography by Jeff Lopez

Title: Cool Pool
Materials used: SR Metropolis Scrap Strips 2 & 3, Main Street, die cut arrows and chipboard alphabet; buttons, Queen & Co. brads, Uniball Signo and Zig pens, Faber Castell Watercolor pencils
Photography by Jeff Lopez

Thanks for looking! I''l be posting my demo layouts for Scrapfest 5 soon!


Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Rekindled Moments Ki Memories Challenge

Last Scrapfest (May 17), Jane announced the winner of the Ki Memories Challenge. And yes, I won again (I mean this is the 2nd time I won in her store contest)! My layout, Bora was chosen by Valerie Salmon as the winner.

The announcement could be viewed here.

Thanks again to Jane for this wonderful challenge, I enjoyed using my Pop Culture papers coz the colors are so bright and cheerful!

Thanks too to Val for picking my layout!