Monday, September 27, 2010

Spotlight on Tea Ladies

Just want to share that staring this week, a Tea Lady will be featured at the blog. I hope you can find time to hop in and check in the DT's layouts. For this week, I'm at the spotlight!

On another news, my layout, "Book Fair" was chosen as honorable mention in one of the challenges posted at My Scrapbook Nook! Thanks to Stacey for the wonderful comments she had for my layout!

I'll be back for more news and layouts ... Thanks for dropping by!

Countdown: {88 days before Christmas}


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Falling with Style

Before I share with you may layout, I'd like to thank everyone who prayed for Ethan's recovery. We got the blood tests' results today and found out out that he is negative with dengue fever. Although it was found out that he is positive with typhoid fever, we are already thankful that it was nothing very serious. He has been given antibiotics since Saturday so the medication has already been taking effect since then. Our family is grateful for all our friends who left messages in my facebook account as well as those who sent their messages through texts.

Anyway, here's me and Ethan last year during the celebration of Mother's Day. Usually Mother's Day is celebrated every September coinciding Mama Mary's birthday in their school.



For the strips of paper, I used the small pieces of scraps that I have. Cutting and adhering the strips was quite  time consuming though.


I made this layout weeks ago. I have not been scrapping because of the recent illness of Ethan and some things that we are busy with at the moment. I'm quite sad that I wasn't able to make more layouts for the Scrapbook Nook U Contest which is almost about to end : (

I'm really running low on supplies. I think I have used up almost all of my papers. Most of the ones that were left are scraps. I have very few old papers which I really want to use and get rid off! I'm glad that I have been scrapping again and using my stuff - atleast they aren't wasted!

materials used: cardstock - Bazzill; patterned papers - Sassfras Lass, Scenic Route, American Crafts; rub ons - Daisy Bucket; letters - American Crafts and Prima; brads - All About Scrapbooking; buttons - unknown; chipboard - Chatterbox; baker's twine - Shabby Green Door; pen - Uniball

Countdown: {93 days before Christmas}


Monday, September 13, 2010

page 32 of Creating Keepsakes

I'm so thrilled to share with you that my layout, "1st Dentist Visit" is published at the September 2010 issue of CK!!!


1st Dentist Visit_CK

I'm just so thankful for this newbie moment. I'm hoping this could be the start of more published layouts for me. Thanks for sharing my joy!


Friday, September 10, 2010

Scrapbook Nook U is in Session!

I recently joined an online scrapbook contest at My Scrapbook Nook. I just want to make pages for this busy month and have fun. It has been awhile since I last joined something like this.

So far I have only finished two of the challenges. Here are my takes:

Graphic Design 101: Our assignment was to create a layout that clearly demonstrates at least one of the basics of design (focal point, visual triangle, asymmetry/symmetry etc.) 

I used these design elements:

1. Having a clear focal point by using the rule of thirds.
2. Having contrast on my page by using black as a background and splatting yellow paint therefore making the elements on the page pop. I also embellished my title by using a smiley instead of the letter "o" and placing an owl on the top.
3. Creating flow on the layout by using the horizontal strips of papers which leads the eye of the viewers to the focal point.
4. Three elements create an illusion of a visual triangle - the journaling blocks, the pictures and the title at the bottom.
5. Having asymmetrical balance 

title: Book Fair
materials used: cardstock - Bazzill; patterned papers - Scenic Route, Sassafras Lass, Cosmo Cricket, Junkitz; stickers - October Afternoon; paint - Making Memories; pen - Uniball


Typography 101: Our assignment was to create a layout where the title/text is the focus of the page. We need to use at least three different fonts and two different colors of stickers on our page. 

Since the topic of my layout is about the things my son says, I focused on fonts/letters. I used 4 fonts for my title. I also chose the colors that are basically present on my patterned papers. I added a dash of rub ons from Lily Bee across the page. For my journaling, I decided to use my own handwriting.  



title: The Funny Things to Say
materials used: patterned papers - Sassafras Lass, Crate, Scenic Route, American Crafts; stickers - 7Gypsies; rub ons - Lily Bee; letters - American Crafts, Jillibean Soup, BasicGrey, Pink Paislee; pen - Uniball

I'm glad I can almost reach my 52 layout goal for this year even though it's only September!

Wish me luck to finish this contest till the end. I have no intentions to win, I just want to create as many layouts and have fun!

Countdown: {106 days before Christmas}


Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Let the Countdown Begin

What countdown? You're probably thinking ... Well, I just thought that since it's September already and the "ber" months have just begun, the countdown for Christmas should officially start today! Christmas in the Philippines is the longest in the world and I so love that!

Aside from Christmas though, we are looking forward too to another favorite holiday which is Halloween. I recently went to Divisoria and I already saw Halloween and Christmas decors! I already have ideas on my mind on how to decorate our new house. Can't wait!

Speaking of holidays, here are some "early Holiday layouts":


Title: Spooky Wreath
materials used: patterned papers - Making Memories, Fancy Pants; stickers - American Crafts, Creative Imaginations; buttons, pen - Uniball



Title: The Season of Sharing
materials used: cardstock - Bazzill; patterned papers - Cosmo Cricket, WRMK, Chatterbox and My Mind's Eye, Sassafras Lass;  chipboard - Cosmo Cricket; ink - Clearsnap; buttons brads - Making Memories;  blings - Prima; letter stickers - American Crafts, Making Memories

Countdown : 115 days before Christmas!