Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Here are the rules: Each player starts with 7 random facts about themselves on their Blog. People who are tagged need to blog 7 facts about themselves and post the rules as well. At the end of their blog list 7 people you are tagging. Let them know that they are tagged by leaving them a comment.
So here it is...7 Random Facts About Me
1. Spanish was my first language. Upto about 4 yrs old, it was all I spoke. Now I speak very little of it but can understand some conversations if they speak slooooooowly.
2. I belong to a family of 6 siblings -- 3 boys, 3 girls. I am the 2nd child, eldest girl. As kids and teens, we did a lot of traveling together with my cousins and our parents (all 14 of us). It was a fun childhood that we still enjoy reminiscing about.
3. I met Bud via a blind-date. Two people who didn't know each other -- Eunice, my SFC HH-mate/Bud's aunt and Vic, my office-mate/Bud's cousin-in-law -- were setting us up. Eunice got to us first. It was a group blind date at The Conservatory in the Penn and ours was the only one that worked out.
4. I have 48 pairs of black footwear in my shoe closet -- sandals, mules, pumps, boots, heels, flats, mocassins, sneakers, etc. How many of them have I worn in the past month? 1.
5. I had a very strict upbringing. I never went to any high school parties, only went to 2 soirees (do they still do this now?) and our car, driver and yaya followed my date (whom I met the week before thru well-meaning classmates) & I to the prom and back. My younger siblings chaperoned me until age 25, I think. Am I sounding repressed now? Haha!
6. I am a shopaholic. Before I discovered scrapbooking, shopping was the only passion I could indulge in -- I love to eat, too, but I only indulge in this when I'm pregnant. When I was single and lived in my mom's house, I would sneak my shopping bags past my mom and hide them under my bed, or I would never hear the end of it!
7. I gained at least 50 lbs during each of my 3 pregnancies, and then lost most of it a few months after giving birth (not without effort). I'm lucky to have had the easiest, by-the-book pregnancies. So, I figured that since I watch what I eat when I'm not pregnant, I might as well eat whatever I want when I'm pregnant, since I'm going to get big anyway!
Who do I tag next? I tag Mia Castrillo, Helga, Quielle, Raissa, Jen B, Roslyn, and Olive.
Saturday, June 23, 2007
So imagine my surprise when I saw this message in my inbox:
Subject: Gift Certificate for you ...
Date Sent: 6/22/07 8:04 am
You have received a A Cherry On Top, Scrapbook Shoppe Gift Certificate!
Please don't delete this message, you'll need the code below when you place your order.
Gift Certificate From: A Cherry On Top, Scrapbook Shoppe
Gift Certificate To: Ria
Special Message: Karen Foster Contest
Gift Certificate Amount: 25.00
Yippee!!! Only problem is, since I won this, I can't join another contest until July 18 -- and I made 2 LOs for the Daisy Bucket and Junkitz contests pa naman. Oh well, the next contest I' eligible for is Imagination Project. I wonder which LO I'll upload for this one?
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
The best thing about this team challenge is that I'm forced to let go of my tendency to put a lot of stuff on my pages and go back to my original clean and simple style -- so I'm able to finish a LO faster than ever before!
Title: Tooth Fairy
Journaling: Luis got his 1st visit from the Tooth Fairy and was thrilled to discover that she is much like Santa Claus, who knows what each child wants, because instead of a coin, he found a car under his pillow! Oct 3, 2006
Materials Used: Bazzill cs, MME Tres Jolie pps, Heidi Swapp for Advantus chipboard alpha, Making Memories rub-ons, Fontwerks Notes stamp, Zig pen, Ancient Page ink, misc buttons
Monday, June 18, 2007
These Urban Lily papers have saved me so many times during a challenge. They're already so beautiful as they are that you only need to find the right picture and you're practically done!
Title: Take My Heart
Journaling: Luis made this card for me for Mother's Day. May 07
Materials Used: Urban Lily paper and die-cut heart, Basic Grey rub-ons, Doodlebug ribbon, Sharpie white pen, chalk ink, misc buttons
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Did a quickie mini album gift for Bud yesterday -- finished in 2 hours! I used a 6x6 accordion kit from All My Memories that I got as an exchange gift last Christmas (thanks Joanne!). It has a beautiful light blue leather-like cover, but the baby pink and baby blue papers that came with it were too sweet for my taste -- and obviously inappropriate for a Father's Day gift.
Still having an Elsie hang-over from the day before, I decided to doodle on everything to make it more fun and "now".
Now I realize even more why she's so popular. Doodling is a quick, easy and inexpensive way to make "old" paper designs look "current" again. After I doodled on them, the new Love Elsie embellies seemed to fit right in with the kit papers. Of course, my right hand now has additional calluses, but this is fun to do once in a while.
Except for the family pics, all photos were taken last Mother's Day at Heaven N Eggs, Eastwood (2nd flr). The family pics were taken outside at the Bedroom, right besdie Heaven N Eggs. The pictures turned out so great that I insisted on having breakfast there again today so we can get more pics!
Friday, June 15, 2007
I printed the clock in brown ink on a transparency. Cut out a circle frame on chipboard and embossed the frame in gold. I used photo anchors for the clock hands.
You may have tangible wealth untold;
Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold.
~ from “The Reading Mother” by Strickland Gillilan
On most nights, after dinner, we sit down with the kids to read books until bedtime.
If there’s one thing that I want my kids to learn from me, it is to love to READ. It doesn’t really matter if, in the future, all they read are comic books, as long as they don’t stop reading, and therefore, don’t stop learning.
Even as a grade school student, I remember…
... dreaming of the day I had enough money to buy all the books I wanted to read
... devouring all the Bobbsey Twins and Nancy Drew books in the school library
... that summer when I spent my allowance buying books on sale to read that week, and coming back every week for more.
As I grew older, my choice of reading material changed, too. As a driven career woman, I subscribed to all the business magazines in town. After marrying my Prince Charming, I had no more use for romance novels. Now as a SAHM, I am rediscovering my love for reading, in biographies and autobiographies.
On hindsight, I realize that major events in my life were accompanied by books that helped me cope with the changes.
I hope that, by reading with and to my children, they learn to enjoy it as much as I do. The fact that they shout “Yehey!” when we turn off the TV and announce “Read books time!” tells us that we’re on the right track. June '07
Materials Used: Fancy Pants pps & rub-ons, clock brush downloaded from the net, Jo-ann metal letters, Prima flowers, 3M transparency, Lil Davis and Paper Salon stamps, Coluzzle Library card pocket & stamp, misc bling, metal anchors, heart charm, spiral clip, metal photo corners, embossing powder and lace
Title: You Rock.
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
The challenge requirement was to scrap your favorite season and have an acronym to spell out the season. Maybe I'm just no longer in the summer mood, since classes just started today for my kids -- and I just can't come up with a better LO.
Title: Let It Be Summer
Materials Used: MME Front Porch pps and die-cuts, Making Memories rub-on words and alphas, Autumn Leaves stamp, Heidi Swapp flowers, Zig pen, chalk ink, misc flower, embossing powder, brads
Photo taken in Pearl Farm, Davao, Philippines, July 2006 (note that I actually spelled Philippines wrong -- no wonder it looked funny after I wrote it but decided to leave it as it is -- haha!)
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
But that's OK 'cos I liked this picture, too. I just prefer the one with Luis smiling at the camera.
No homework for Thursday but an open theme photo for next Tuesday -- which makes everything even harder.
Now I have to figure out what to take a photo of because the 1st 3 people to enter the door on Tuesday will have their photo printed on poster-size canvas!!! Maybe I should be there by 12nn, to be sure.
Monday, June 11, 2007
Title: Awesome Attitude
Materials Used: Junkitz pps, Bazzill cs, Sharpie and Sailor pens, Autumn Leaves stamp, misc buttons
Friday, June 8, 2007
From: Creating Pages firstname.lastname@example.orgTo: ria_mojicaSent: Saturday, June 9, 2007 6:28:33 AMSubject: New Creating Pages Message: (You won!!)(Today at 05:28:33pm)Rosy has sent you the following personal message:Hi there,Just wanted to let you know that you won our Motherhood contest! I loved your layout about your Lola--it was absolutely beautiful and so special!The prize is $10 in store credit at CP--if you could PM me your info, I'll pass it onto Linda (the owner) and get you all the details.Thanks for participating, and congrats!!-Rosy
Thursday, June 7, 2007
But overall, I didn't do too badly. He only basically said that it would've been better if Bianca was looking at the camera (with an almost 2-yr old you never really know if you'll get that shot). It would also have been better if Bianca had less forehead -- I need to cut her hair to give her bangs! The background was also a bit distracting cos there were plants on one side and a white wall on the other.
- set RGB mode to Adobe RGB which has more colors than SRGB
- shoot in RAW mode, not jpeg
- shoot what you like -- I learned I'm just not interested in shooting inanimate objects -- I need people, particularly my kids, in the picture
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
You won a $15 Gift Certificate to ScrappinChicks!!
Your LO won for our May Layout Contest!! What a great LO!! - And such a Cutie!!!!
Be sure to come on by the Forum and get to know all the great gals!!
Have a Great Day!!
Monday, June 4, 2007
Sent: Tuesday, June 5, 2007 6:34:49 AM
Subject: Bloom's Crafts Mother's Day Lay Out Contest
Hi Ria, Congratulations, your Layout "A Mother's Secret Hope" has been chosen as the winner for our May Contest. We will announce you as the winner on our web site. Please send us your mailing address so that we can mail out your prize. We will also create an account for you to our store so that you can claim you Frequent Shopper points. We are currently having a Paper Sale 50%.
From: Princess Pattern Paper
Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 9:56 pm
Congrats! You won the Scenic Route contest! Please pm me your name and address so we can mail you your Scenic Route surprise!
I'll be on vacation and won't be back until June 8th (this Friday)....so your gift will be mailed out the following week.
Thanks so much for joining in on the contest and hope to see more of your work in the gallery.
The winning LO is "Sweet N Sassy" which actually lost at Scenic Route's May Contest (which Iris won), so this is like a 2nd chance for this LO. Yipeee!
Sunday, June 3, 2007
Posted: Sun Jun 03,
2007 7:54 am
Subject: May Flowers contest
Thanks very much for entering the "May Flowers" contest! Your layout, "Sweet Daughter", is the winning entry. Congratulations!You have won a $25 gift certificate to be used at A Peek into Yesterday. When you place your next order, input the certificate info at checkout (certificate number and dollar value). Our gift certificate system is manual, so we'll deduct the amount before we charge your credit card. If you pay via PayPal, we'll return the amount with your order.Your layout will be displayed on the home page until next Sunday.Once again, thanks very much for sharing your work, and congratulations for winning!Just a reminder -- Peek has a policy that the same person can not win two contests in a row. Therefore, if you entered the contest being judged this week, you will not be eligible to win. But you will be eligible the week after that, and we'd love to see more of your layouts!Thanks again for sharing your wonderful work with us!Pat
Friday, June 1, 2007
Will you be shopping with your gift certificate in-store or online?
I'll get it ready for you!
Sent: Saturday, June 2, 2007 2:44:41 AM
Complimentary Gift Certificate
Ria Mojica -
Thank you for participating in our May Motherhood contest.
You have been selected as our Grand Prize winner, congratulations! Please accept this Gift Certificate on behalf of the Daisy D's Paper Retail management. We hope you are able to find some great products to help you make your memories last.
As a convenience, an account has already been created for you to shop with.
Thank you and enjoy shopping!
Daisy D's Paper Retail