Sunday, February 28, 2010

Just for Statistics Sake ...

I actually didn't want to do this but I know I should. I didn't want to count how many layouts and projects I've made for the past two years because the numbers/results will only prove how unproductive I was for the past years.

Life has taken a full turn. As you all know the past years have been the worst in my scrapbooking life, I've been MIA for most of the scrapbook events, I have not scrapped as much, I've not been active in Scrapbooks Exchange and Pinoy Scrapbookers Forums, I have not been active in joining design teams and scrapbook contests and my list can go on. But one thing is for sure, I am still as scrapaholic as I am before. I haven't changed in terms of conceptualizing pages and layouts, even during sleep. I still spend my free time illustrating sketches and writing down my ideas for pages and journaling.

So just for statistics sake, I tried counting my layouts and projects. And here's what I found out. Note: I didn't count layouts/projects made for clients/friends/celebrities. I only counted layouts that I have done for myself.


Layouts (12x12): 33
Projects (altered art, cards and other stuff): 6
Mini Album: 1 6x6 10 pages


Layouts (12x12): 40
Layouts (6x12): 8
Projects (altered art, cards, and other stuff): 11

Todate, I have only made one layout. I have so many ideas and I'm determined to keep the number higher for this year. I'm aiming for 52 layouts assuming I can make one layout a week. Since I've only done 1 LO, I needed 6 more. I'm really hoping this year will be more productive.


Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Nikki Sivils Day

My good friend Ria invited us for a day of scrapping, eating and non stop chatting! It was so much fun to be able to scrap with my close friends again. It has been awhile since something like this happened. Everybody's present - Ria, April, Liza, Iris, Dinah, Ems, BJay, Kitkat and Arlene.

Adobo Girls during Nikki Sivils Day

Feb. 20 was dubbed as Nikki Sivils Day for the Adobo Girls (this is what we have named ourselves after a day we brought different kinds of Adobo during a crop). Ria generously shared with us her Nikki Sivils papers and embellishments.

I made one Nikki Sivils LO that day. Although I had to add some more buttons when I got home and added Ethan's handwriting too! I initially named this layout, "Try" inspired from the Daisy Bucket rub on that I applied at the bottom of my LO but later on I changed my mind when I saw Ethan's handwriting. So now, the title is "I Can Do It!"




There was so much inspiration that I get to make another layout using three Valentine themed paper lines from BasicGrey (Sugar Rush), Fancy Pants (Vintage Valentine) ,Daisy Bucket (Loves Me, Loves Me Not) and a little from Nikki Sivils (Victoria Street). Papers and embellishments are from BG and FP while the rub ons are from DBD. The papers used in this project are available at Lasting Impression.


After one Nikki Sivils layout, I tried another one again but didn't get to finish it. I hope to finish and share it with you here soon.

Check this out to see layouts of my friends.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Can't Get Enough ...

... of these adorable monsters. After using my Monstrosity papers from Lasting Impression, I couldn't resist making another one and mixing them with other paper lines too.

For this layout, I tried putting as much photos as I can to show how we celebrated Ethan's 5th Out of This World Birthday Party. I don't know if I did it right though. By the time, I positioned and glued all the photos and papers, I couldn't tell where to put my journaling. Perhaps next time I'll be more careful and plan first my journaling before I place all the other elements.

I love Ethan's smile in these pictures. It only shows how much he enjoyed his big day which we celebrated with only few of his friends and classmates.


This one is a monster overload. Can you recognize the paper lines to which these monsters are from? These adorable monsters are from October Afternoon, Sassafras Lass and Daisy Bucket!

The photos for this layout would look cluttered if printed in color so I thought that I needed to change them into BW. The photo's background is a little dull for these papers; Ethan and his friends' wore clothes that are unmatched too. I'm very OC with color and I'll try everything just to make everything color coordinated hehehe.


I'm happy to be sharing again my layouts. I hope to be productive this weekend and make atleast two layouts. Wish me luck!


Happy Valentine's Day!

Our Valentine's Day was pretty simple. We were at home the whole day watching Tagalog movies (mostly KC and Richard's ones, yup certified jologs ako!) while Jeff took a rest he badly needed. In the evening, we had dinner at Golden Bay Restaurant along Macapagal Boulevard. I knew we had to have Chinese food because incidentally this year's Valentine falls on a Chinese New Year as well hehehe. Connection? Wala naman masyado. We've been eyeing that resto for quite some time now and since traffic was so heavy along Macapagal Blvd. due to MOA's firework display, we simply thought it'll be better to take a turn to the nearest resto which happened to be Golden Bay.

We capped off the night with another dinner with my inlaws at Burgoo, MOA hehehe. We were so full, we hardly ate anything. But it was a fun night chatting with my inlaws. I also got three red roses from my SIL, Angel. Hay buti pa siya naalala ako : D

Ethan made greeting cards for all of us too. One, he did at school. Six others, he made at home with me. Ethan gave one to his lolo and lola (my parents). He also made two for his teachers and one for his mentor. Unfortunately I wasn't able to take photos of those before we gave them. Not that I'm Ethan's mom but I'm so proud of him because he draws and colors very well. I plan to make a book of all his drawings because I believe they are exceptional for his age!

Here are the cards:

Ethan copied the drawing from this old Fancy pants paper. The card is for my inlaws.

Robot Love

This one is made for Jeff. Ethan drew this using his stuff toy as an inspiration.

Sponge Bob

Inside card

This one is for us. Ethan made this at school. I asked Ethan what happened to the colors. He said he was mixing different colors to come up with new ones. Hmmm ...

Rainbow card

Inside the card, we were amused by what Ethan wrote:


He was asking for a Matchbox Pop Up hehehe!

Lastly, I want to share with you (FINALLY!) my first layout for 2010. Wohooo!!! I can't tell you how happy I am when I finished this days ago!

My Little Big Boy

I combined two Valentine paper collections from Fancy Pants and BasicGrey (available at Lasting Impression).

Materials used: BasicGrey Sugar Rush - Gummy Bears, Jaw Breakers, Rush Runts, and Element Stickers; Fancy Pants Splendid; Shabby Green Door baker's twill;buttons; and Zig pen
Photography by Meng Lim

Happy Valentine's Day! Thanks and come back for more layouts from me!