Monday, April 13, 2009

Amazing Race - Final Round

I'm one of the finalists of Mystical Scrapbook Amazing Race Competition! Woohoo!!! Six of us were left, including another Pinay and a friend, Donna. I feel so lucky already being one of the last 6 participants. I thought I'd be voted out from the very first round, especially that I'm quite new to the site and I barely knew anyone except for some familiar faces like Cookie, Donna and Issa. I'm thankful for all those who voted for me for the last 5 rounds ... I don't even know who they are : )

Anyway, here are the criteria for the final round:

- A page including an Australia traditional celebration - be it xmas, birthday, easter, new years, anything you might celebrate in your house. - Multiple photos (eg. anything more than ONE pic) - You can choose the main colour of your layout from the following:
RED, BLUE, GREEN or YELLOW, being the colours most used when we talk about traditional Aussie colours. You can use other colours, but I want one of these colours to stand out

It has been awhile since I last made a spread (a two pager). I think I could do more spreads in the future provided I always have 2 papers of the same kind/color hehehe.

materials used: Chatterbox Eclectique (red and yellow) pps, Junkitz, Scenic Route; Prima epoxy stickers, Chatterbox letter stickers and chipboard stickers, Scenic Route sticker (smiley), Staz on ink, Uniball Signo and Zig pen
Lightning McQueen photo downloaded from Disney site
Photography by Owee Salva

Ok, so today the winners were announced ... I didn't win. But hey I'm happy!!! Just take a look at all of the 6 layouts I made from the previous rounds. That's enough reason to celebrate!

The final entries could be seen here.

Happy Easter Monday! Easter stories and photos to follow soon : D


Sunday, April 05, 2009

Amazing Race - Week 5

I'm still in? Thank goodness, yes! For last week's round, our destination was the Philippines! Boy, was I super excited I'm home! Here's what we were asked to do by the challenge master, Cookie:

1. Use atleast 3 manufacturing brands of papers
2. Have some journaling
3. Use 3 photos in any size

My family has been out almost the whole week - photo shoots and Ethan's swimming class. Due to lack of time, here's what I made at 3 in the morning on the day of the submission hehehe.

title: Circus Sand
matls used: Sassafras Lass, BasicGrey, My Mind's Eye, American Crafts pps
chipboard: Chatterbox, American Crafts, Ki Memories
vinyl alpha stickers: American Crafts
epoxy border sticker: Prima
border sticker: Ki Memories
photo corner sticker: Chatterbox
pen: Uniball Signo
ink: Versamark
Photography by Jeff Lopez

This must be my favorite round. I really had fun with the papers I have used and I got to use BasicGrey Color Me Silly again! You still remember that old BG line? It's an all time favorite of mine - love the patterns and the mixture of bold colors! I also love the elephant chipboard I got from American Crafts - I've been wanting to add that embellishment for awhile now and the circus must be the right layout for it! It was a great challenge.

We're on the last round this week, the final list of participants would be announced tomorrow. In or out, I'm pretty much okay either way : )

The rest of the entries could be viewed here.