Tuesday, February 19, 2008

New scrapping goals and my January layouts

People might be thinking I'm no longer scrapping this year : ). Truth is, I'm not scrapping as much. I figured out I can't scrap atleast 3 layouts a week as I thought I could - our lifestyle simply couldn't afford that. So, I decided I'll make scrapping goals which are attainable for me. Two of those are: to scrap only when I feel like it and second, to scrap if my schedule permits. I don't want to pressure myself with so many things - life's already complicated and I don't want to complicate it more. Looking at my layouts last year, I realized I made some which I'm not at all happy with the results. Don't get me wrong though, of course I know scrapping should be fun and that all our works are beautiful since they were made with love, but for me (I only speak for myself here ha), I also scrap because it serves as a creative outlet and every finished layout is like a masterpiece! So, for now, I'd like to try to scrap and lavish every minute of it - enjoy the process and be happy with the layouts I make.

For the month of January, I was only able to make 7 layouts! Konti lang if you'll compare with the previous months but I'm so happy with the results!!! Oh and I forgot to mention that I haven't taken a photo of the 7th LO yet hehehe.

For now, it doesn't matter to me if I have over three years of backlog - I browsed through Ethan's albums and I must say that the significant events of our lives were atleast covered. For one, it will really be impossible to scrap all of our phot0s anyway! : D

Also, to lessen the volume (akala mo naman ang dami kong gamit hahaha!), I would like to mix my old stash with the new ones. So far, I'm quite successful with that and I hope by mid year, most of the papers I got last year will be lessened.

Well, let's see if these will work ...

Here are the layouts:

Blissful Moment

Christmas Wishes

Hakuna Matata

Photographer Extraordinaire

Meeting Barney

Wish Granted

Photo Credits: All photos were taken by Jeff Lopez except the one where he is at the photo hehehe. Photos used at "Photographer Extraordinaire" and "Christmas Wishes" were taken by his business partner, Meng Lim.

Layout Credits:
Christmas Wishes: Ki Memories Joyful Collection kit was provided by Scrapbukan

Thanks for looking!


Monday, February 18, 2008

Blog Header Credits

Our blog header was made (once again) by our dear friend, Diane. Thanks Diane! We love your work a lot!

MOD About You Kit by Dani Mogstad, Color Your Own Alpha: Felt Tip by Zoe Pearn, Scribblie & Sketchie by Marcie Reckinger

Design by Diane Miraballes
Photography by Meng Lim

Monday, February 11, 2008

BasicGrey Obscure Layouts

Here are the remaining 2 BG Obscure layouts I did for Scrapbukan.

Materials used:
BasicGrey Obscure (Pose, Ambiguous, Faint, Riant, Diffident, Random, and Apart), die shapes and Socket alphabet stickers - courtesy of Scrapbukan, Fancy Pants flourish chipboard, Uniball Signo pen, Queen & Co. brads, Making Memories paint (for the chipboard)

Photography by Jeff Lopez

This is a layout I did for Luke (Sahrie's son). This was taken January 2007 when Sahrie and her family went here for a vacation.

Materials used: BasicGrey Obscure (Evasive, Fixate, Diffident, and Apart), die shapes and Socket alphabet stickers - courtesy of Scrapbukan,
Bazzill cardstock, fibers, We ‘R Memory Keepers metal embellishments, Simply Scrappy acrylic bracket, Uniball Signo pen

Photography by Jeff Lopez

Thanks for looking!


Friday, February 08, 2008

My Journey Ends Here ...

We all know that all journeys come to an end. And my journey as a design team member of Scrapbukan finally ends here. It could have been a really sad day but I thought of all the beautiful memories I had with Scrapbukan and realized there isn't anything that I need to be sad about. Two years must have been a long time and I'll surely be missing a lot from here on.

Sahrie was the first person who truly believed in my talent. Long before I won international contests, or have been published or has become a manufacturer DT, she has already asked me to become part of her design team - a dream come true for me! As an added bonus I was extremely privileged to be with Iris and Ria - my scrap idols!

Scrapbukan Na! with Mary Grace Abuzman, January 2007. This is the first time I met Sahrie.

Through Scrapbukan, I have learned so many things - even those beyond scrapbooking. I have learned that friendship could bloom anywhere - even on the net. You could be a close friend to a person you never have met at all. I have learned that I can do more - if I focus my mind on it.

For all of these I'd be forever grateful to Sahrie! Thank you so much for believing in me Sahrie! My journey as a DT ends here but our friendship will last a lifetime!

My First Layout for Scrapbukan and will always be one on of my faves.

Scrapfest in September 2006

Scrapbukan's 3rd Anniversary Sept. 2007, We felt like beauty queens because of the beautiful bouquets Sahrie sent us by surprise!



This layout could be found at the Reader Idea Gallery of the Feb issue of Memory Makers! This is my first magazine published layout and I'm so happy I was given another opportunity to share my work.

Special thanks to Sahrie of Scrapbukan for providing most of the materials of this layout.