Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Play Nice

... those are my words whenever Ethan will play with other kids or with his toys. "Share your toys" is another famous line of me and Jeff. Sometimes, Ethan obeys, other times, I had to keep on reiterating so he will remember hehehe.

Play Nice


This layout was super quick to make. I think it was made less than 40 minutes. 

title: Play Nice
materials used: Sassafras Lass, Studio Calico, Fancy Pants, Prima pps, Tattered Angels mist, Daisy Bucket rub ons, buttons, Zig pen


Tuesday, June 29, 2010

"Sleeping Feet" at Two Peas Today!

This put a smile on my face ...


Thanks Two Peas!

Then and Now

Here are two recent layouts I made for Ethan.

The first one is a photo taken when Ethan was 3 months old. I still have lots of baby photos that needed to be scrapped before Ethan finally turns 7 next year, huh! Anyway, since the photo is quite old, I had a hard time recalling how my son was when he was still a baby. Good thing, I have a diary that I 've kept with me through these years. I found a journal entry the same month the photo was taken so I took an excerpt from the said entry. One of my mistakes in scrapping is that  it took me a looong time to finally scrap Ethan's baby photos. Back then, I was afraid I wouldn't be do good in scrapping those precious moments because I have only started scrapbooking. I realized I was wrong about that. Now, I am trying so hard to scrap both his old and new photos before most of the memories slip my mind. It also helps to keep writing on this blog for future references. 

Enjoy the Everyday

The embellishments of this layout are layers of mists, stamps, rub ons and die cuts. I'm trying a different approach here by using colors that I don't usually use. I'm also putting out most of my stamps so I get to use them in my layouts. Sometimes, I succeed and feel good about the results of my experiments. Sometimes, I would realize I would never do it again hehehe. In this layout, I liked the idea of layering the stamps, rub ons and mists but I'm not so sure about the mix of colors.


title: Enjoy the Everyday
materials used: Crate, BasicGrey (birdcage) and Fancy Pants (fuschia pink and base) pps, Daisy Bucket stamps and rub ons, 7 Gypsies clock and chipboard sticker, WRMK transparency frame, Tattered Angels mists, Uniball pen, Versamark ink stamp, buttons

My 2nd layout is my latest favorite among my works! I love this photo of Ethan taken last March of this year. The socks he was wearing are actually mine. I use that at night when I feel too cold. And though they are mine, Ethan loves to borrow them, perhaps because of the colors and the way it fits even to his toes. Jeff and I were laughing at Ethan when he feel asleep - his feet on top of a pillow and his arms folded  at the back. He's so cute!!!

Sleeping Feet

Do you still have lots of those felt shapes like I do? Bring them all out and start using them hehehe!



Ethan suggested I place the birds at the side. Daddy doesn't agree though! : )


title: Sleeping Feet
materials used: Prima, BasicGrey, K and Co. pps, Bazzill cs, Tattered Angels mist, Fancy Pants felt shapes, Daisy Bucket rub ons, buttons, Chatterbox journaling card, Jillibean Soup alphas, American Crafts Thickers, Uniball pen

Thanks for coming back to check out my layouts!


Sunday, June 27, 2010

Layouts for Daddy

Here are the two layouts I made for Jeff for Father's Day.

The photos were taken during our one day stay in Tagaytay. We made the most of it by swimming in the pool as soon as we checked in our hotel. After an hour, we left the hotel and went to Tagaytay Picnic Grove for the much awaited kite flying that Jeff promised Ethan. For the most of our stay, I  was the photographer taking as many pictures of my boys. Though I wish I'm good as Jeff.

World's Best Dad

I'm so glad I bought these papers from Bella Boulevard. Thanks to April too for showing me these adorable chipboard. She's right about the chipboard - they're cute and easy to use. Aside from Bella Boulevard,  I also used the kite from Fancy Pants - I'm glad I saved it from my previous use. The border, rainbow, sun and the yellow mat are from Prima while the green grass is from Cosmo Cricket. By the way, these papers are available locally at Lasting Impression.


title: World's Best Dad
materials used: Bella Boulevard, Prima, Cosmo Cricket and Fancy Pants papers, Bella Boulevard chipboard, Uniball pen, Bazzill kraft cardstock

For my next layout, I layered stamps, mists and rub ons for the background. I love that I get to use my Daisy Bucket kite rub on that I've had for quite some time already.

Magic Moments 

I have rediscovered misting again and I can't get enough of it! My next three layouts all have mists in their backgrounds : )


I kept this layout simple by using only few pieces of patterned papers from BasicGrey Kioshi. I love the subtle colors of this line ... it gives a serene and calm feeling perfect for this fun day of my boys. These colors are not my usual palette but it was worth the try!

By the way, BasicGrey Kioshi is available locally at My Little Attic. I'm glad that I was the first who got these papers because when I visited Nette, the BG papers have just arrived! Weee!!!


materials used: BasicGrey Kioshi and Bella Boulevard (bird house) patterned papers, Daisy Bucket rub ons, Tattered Angels Mist, Tim Holtz stamp, Clearsnap chalk ink and Versamark stamp ink, Zig pen

Yesterday, I had to organize my patterned papers again. I have thrown some scraps and decided to part ways to my old stash - some weren't even touched and some are scraps but will come a long way if I just give it to other people who will be able to use it rather than letting it gather dust in my rack. I 'm so happy when I saw that I have few papers again! I'm using more scraps now than ever now ... another way to lessen my papers.

Thanks for dropping by my blog again! More projects using mists in the coming days!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Of Father's Day and First Day of School

Helllo there! I'm back after almost a month of not posting. I'm sorry for that. There have been so many things that took place this month.

We went to Boaracy for our annual summer vacation together with my inlaws. We are truly blessed that we are able to enjoy the beach every summer! Thanks to my generous inlaws for that. This summer vacation must be the most memorable to date because it was the most adventurous of all our vacations making Ethan sooooo happy and wouldn't want to go back home. I've shared some pictures in my facebook account already. You may want to check them. They're here, here, here and here : )

Last Sunday, June 20, we celebrated Father's Day in Tagaytay. We heard mass first then we had dinner at Antonio's Grill.  We weren't truly satisfied with the food we have ordered and we felt we should have eaten at good old Leslie's or Pancake House instead. Anyway, we headed towards Starbucks for some dessert and frappucino after our dinner. It was just a simple celebration. I made layouts for Jeff too to honor him on his special day, which I will post soon.



Jeff may have flaws. He may not know where Ethan's clothes are even though they have been in the same cabinet for almost 6 years; he may have not breastfed his son (of course hehehe) and he may be quite grumpy at times but I will be forever grateful to God for giving Ethan the best dad there could ever be ...

On June 22, Tuesday, it was Ethan's first day in Senior Kinder. This is his last schoolyear in Rosemont. I can't believe it has been 3 years already since my baby first went to school. I remember being so afraid that we will not survive his first day in Nursery. Now, I see a more independent and  confident Ethan. I know that my son (not because he is my son ha) will go places when he grows up.



On a scrappy note, I meant scrapbook related, I finished 4 layouts for this month! Wohoo for me! Although I think I still need some catching up to do with all my backlogs. Anyway, I also finished one layout for my mom and dad's album and 5 layouts for a client. I feel good but quite guilty that I'm far behind business work this time. I need to work some more ...

Hope you'll check back again for my layouts! Thanks!