Friday, March 26, 2010

A Work in Progress

This year, I hope to create more ... to do things right ... to keep my life in balance ... I am a work in progress and I hope to come to the finish line, happy and contented with my small accomplishments. 

As part of that "work in progress" theme, I decided that our blog of five years should finally have a new look. I found this blog template and I kinda like it right now. I'm currently updating and fine tuning the images content of our blog as well as updating links of our friends' blogs. I hope that you'll bear with us because I'm really not good with technicalities (HTML and other stuff aren't for me hehehe) and I'm only trying to squeeze this on our daily schedule which is always toxic.

Thanks for always dropping by our blog!


1st Dentist Visit

It was Ethan's first visit to the dentist and I must admit I was quite nervous it won't turn out good. Even though I told him several times about this visit, as soon as we've reached the hospital's lobby, he was already asking me why does he have to go to a hospital when he's not at all sick! I reminded him that this is a dentist visit and he needs his teeth cleaned and checked. When we reached the dentist's clinic, he saw Dra. Sheryl Borja, who is also a friend of ours and a mom of Ethan's classmate. Sheryl was wearing a white lab gown and immediately Ethan associated that with a doctor, I saw panic in his eyes and in his voice too! He asked his Tita Sheryl why was she wearing that. He's not used to seeing her Tita Sheryl in that attire. I was thinking that we're doomed. But I was all wrong ... just take a look at the photos.



It has been more than a year since I created a spread layout. It was a good exercise to keeping this layout simple and keeping the embellishments to a minimum : ) The photos were taken using a cell phone. I just don't have the guts to carry my SLR at the clinic. But I realized now that I wanted to bring it next time to take more good photos.

To make the face, I used my bookplates that I have hoarded and placed googly eyes and brads as ears. For the nose and mouth, I cut an "apostrophe" into two from my AC Thickers : )


materials used: Bazzill cs, Daisy Bucket Monster parade and Kaisercrafts papers, bookplates, buttons, Shabby Green Door baker's twine, American Crafts Thickers, googly eyes, Making Memories button brads


Monday, March 15, 2010


Remember this layout I made two years ago? I initially tried a 6x12 format then but later on realized it wasn't workable for me. I wasn't able to buy a 6x12 album and so may 6x12 layouts were left inserted inside my 12x12 albums. They didn't fit well as expected.

When I saw these papers from Lily Bee, I found them to be a perfect match to my old layout. I realized that if I put my 6x12 layout on top of a 12x12 paper it'll make an instant 12x12 layout hehehe!

It's The Little Things

I just love it!


Monday, March 01, 2010

Not So Good Photos

I bet we all have those not-so-good-photos. I guess they are not so good in a sense that they are not technically good. Probably blurred, dark or too bright or poorly composed. For photography enthusiasts like me, I feel bad whenever a very memorable photo turns out a not-so-good one. I have so many of those, most were taken using my celfone camera which gives my photos poor quality. But because these photos have a meaningful memories, I wanted to scrap them.

I had photos from my celfone printed, without any photoshop manipulation or whatsoever. I realized these everyday photos of mine are true reflections of our lives - no photoshop needed and are good as they are : )

Fave Hobby

These photos are drawings of my son. I still have a handful of photos from my celfone showing his creations and I'd definitely scrap them soon!


These photos were taken inside the car and the morning of Valentine's Day. I love that these pictures were able to capture how Ethan looks after he wakes up! : D

I used Lily Bee papers for this project which are available (locally) at Lasting Impression.

The past weekend was a productive one for me. I made three layouts and "recycled" another one. The story behind that one on my next post ; )

Title: Fave Hobby
materials used: Lily Bee Three Little Birds - Double Dutch, Die Cut frame, Bazzill cardstock, buttons, Shabby Green Door baker's twine, American Crafts Thickers, Zig pen, Chatterbox chipboard, and Prima ribbon

Title: Donut Love
materials used: Lily Bee Three Little Birds - Faded Jeans, Three Little Birds, Die Cut Frame, Rub ons, buttons, Shabby Green Door baker's twine, American Crafts Thickers and cardstock, Fancy Pants pins, Sakura, Uniball Signo and Zig pens