Thursday, March 31, 2011

My Little Shoebox March Sketch Challenge

I have not been trying some sketches lately so I thought of giving the MLS March Sketch Challenge a try. Here's my layout:


The papers are a mix from different MLS lines. I must say I love those "snails" from the "Walk in the Park" paper.

title: Splash
materials used: patterned papers - My Little Shoebox; cardstock - Bazzill; letters - Jillibean Soup; chalk ink - Clearsnap; others - pen and buttons

Hope everyone is having a grand time this summer vacation (I'm saying this for those who are in the Philippines). Even though the PAGASA tells us that it's not yet summer,  let's just enjoy the crazy weather we have at the moment : )

Sunday, March 27, 2011

I Love You

I was supposed to submit this for a manufacturer design team call but my right hand has been suffering from a strain that I wasn't able to make another layout. I just remember waking up one day feeling 'pain' in my right hand; it was still tolerable so I ignored it. The next days were difficult, I had to put a bandage around my right hand and use my left hand instead! I couldn't carry even a small notebook and a bidet! It took more than 2 weeks before I was feeling a little better. I couldn't possibly rest my working hand though since I had to cook and do some chores so now I'm back to square one! Sigh!

Anyway, I was still able to pull this layout through and for that I'm still happy. I just love how the colors matched!


title: I Love You
materials used: patterned papers - Jillibean Soup; flowers - American Crafts; felt shapes - Fancy Pants; rub ons - Daisy Bucket; brads - Queen & Co.; chipboard - BasicGrey

Friday, March 25, 2011

October Afternoon 'Modern Homemaker'

Here's a layout I made for Lasting Impression using October Afternoon, "Modern Homemaker". 

I wanted to use the "Party Line" paper which appear to be quite busy. So I limited the use of papers, one photo, and almost no embellishments but the title letters in my layout. I tucked the recipe underneath the photo to save on space too.


I love the colors of this line although it may appear a little subdued as any OA paper. I find the papers versatile enough to be used on any occasion including Christmas!

title: My Spareribs Adobo
materials used: patterned papers - October Afternoon (Modern Homemaker - Party Line, Canning Jar, Percolator); stickers - OA Word Stickers; letters - American Crafts, Jillibean Soup

Monday, March 21, 2011

Happy Birthday Jeff!

I wish you the best of health (hope going to the gym frequently will soon be a lifestyle), peace of mind and lots of love and happiness!

Thanks for making our lives happy and comfortable! We Love You!



title: My Guy
materials used: patterned papers - Cosmo Cricket, Sassafras Lass; chipboard - Cosmo Cricket, Bella Boulevard; letters - American Crafts; paint - Making Memories; others - buttons

title: Happy 32nd Birthday
materials used: patterned papers - Imaginisce; chipboard - Bella Boulevard; sticker and letters - American Crafts; mists - Memories Mists, Tattered Angels; others - buttons

Monday, March 14, 2011

Are We There Yet?


Must be the new famous line when we are out on trips. Ethan suddenly became very impatient with long trips. For our previous trip to Boracay, we traveled for an hour from our house to the airport. As soon as we've reached the airport, your guess is right, he asked if we were "there" already! When the airplane reached Kalibo, he asked the same question. On our each stop, he kept on asking me. By the time we reached Caticlan Port, I told him that the island of Boracay could already be seen from where we were standing. I laughed when he answered, "But I don't have energy anymore!"

Pardon me for the poor quality of the photos, we were only using our cellphone camera.

Thanks for your visit!

title: Are We There Yet?
materials used:  patterned papers and chipboard - Cosmo Cricket Joy Ride and Li'l Man (thanks April!); K&Co.; others - buttons

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Hongkong Trip

Here's a layout about our first trip abroad (I'm referring to myself and Ethan). Ethan was only a year and a half year old this time. It was funny that when he saw me working with this layout, he told me that these pictures are really old and I'm still not done with them! My demanding preschooler strikes again!


There is actually some truth to that though. I sill have many pictures of him from the time he was born that are left unscrapped. I haven't even touched my pregnancy photos (that was when I was pregnant with him!). I'm trying to work double time before I give birth. So far, I've been scrapping quite fast.

title:  HK Trip
supplies used: patterned papers - Prima (Thanks Iris) and K&Co.; baker's twine and sticker - Shabby Green Door; letters -Pink Paislee; pen; others - envelope

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Let's Travel!

It's summer time already (with some rains lately hehehe)! Most of us go on vacation trips during the months of March, April and May (I'm talking about here in the Philippines). In our family , we have so many pictures taken during our vacation trips that I haven't scrapped. Here's one of those pictures that I'm glad I've finally scrapped a month ago.

title: 1st Flight
supplies used: cardstock - unknown; patterned papers - Prima (Thanks Iris!) and K&Co.; mists - Tattered Angels; baker's twine - Shabby Green Door; others - coin envelope, buttons; stickers - Shabby Green Door, Jillibean Soup, Making Memories and 7Gypsies; chipboard - Bella Boulevard; pen

Ethan was still a baby during this time. It was his first flight in a plane! To hold the plane ticket that I have kept for almost 7 years hehehe, I used a small envelope I bought from a local bookstore. This is actually my first   layout for the year but I never got to really finish it till the other day. 

Since I started posting a travel layout for this month, I might as well post more vacation/travel layouts for the next days. Till the next post!