Sunday, September 30, 2007

Butterfly Wishes

My 2nd TI Botanical Bliss LO for Scrapbukan. I'm so happy to finally be able to scrap this photo of Bianca -- it's been in my photo box for a year!

I knew which photo to use almost as soon as I saw this paper. The most difficult part was to decide how to do the title and the journaling since I didn't want to cover-up the big beautiful flower. I am so into butterflies right now...

Check out Scrapbukan's Inspiration page for complete how-to instructions.

Title: Butterfly Wishes

Journaling: May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun, and find your shoulder to light on; To bring you luck, happiness and riches, today, tomorrow and beyond.

Materials: Tinkering Ink papers and diecuts, Autumn Leaves & Fontwerks stamps, Staz-On and Tsukineko stamping inks, Making Memories paint, Stickles, Provo Craft glitter, misc bling

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Sunshine After The Rain

Did this 1st Tinkering Ink Botanical Bliss LO for Scrapbukan last week. I usually find Tinkering Ink papers very challenging to work with because of the very bold prints, and this was no different. But now I realize that once you find the right photo and concept for the LO, everything else is easy.

I finished a 2nd TI LO the next day but I can't post it yet until it's out on the Scrapbukan site.

Materials Used: Tinkering Ink paper and die-cut, Fontwerks stamp, American Crafts rub-ons, Staz-on & Ancient Page ink, Fancy Pants chipboard, Making Memories paint, Jo-ann label holder and metal alphabets, Doodlebug brads

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Finally 1st Grade

Just finished this LO of Luis' 1st day in Grade School last June.

Title: Finally 1st Grade

Journaling: Luis was very excited to start 1st Grade! 06-13-07 LSGH

Materials: Daisy Ds papers (avail at Scrapbukan) and die-cuts, Absolument Scrap stamps, Technique Tuesday alpha stamps, Heidi Swapp chipboard alpha, EK Success Fastenator staples, Doodlebug brads, Ancient Page & Cat's eye chalk inks, Jo-ann chipboard, Making Memories metal label holder, Judikins Diamond Glaze, Zig pen

Monday, September 24, 2007

Scrapfest 4

The countdown begins! We're all busy getting ready for Scrapfest 4.

OCTOBER 6, 2007
10:00AM – 6:00PM
Scout Tuazon, Quezon City

Join us for a day of scrapping, shopping and sharing, together with other scrapbooking enthusiasts and suppliers.

  • Show off your creativity during our Scrapfest 4 Challenge.
  • Join our surprise challenge for the day.
  • Watch the Idol finalists battle in the final round of the 1 st search for Scrappin' Moms Idol!

Shop for the newest scrapbooking materials during the event. Top scrapbooking suppliers will bring in the hottest items from the USA and Asia, and have special offers only for this day.

Scrappin' Moms with the help of their friends will be sharing various scrapbooking techniques during the demonstrations.

For a ticket fee of P650.00, each participant (same price for adults & children) is entitled to the following:

  • A mini album kit to complete during the hands-on workshop
  • A Scrapfest challenge kit.
  • A lunch and snack coupon
  • A raffle coupon
  • Use of various materials for stamping and embossing, as well as use of die-cutting machines.
  • Access to special discounts offered by the best scrapbooking suppliers all 10 of them in one venue, in one event
  • A slot to various demonstrations during the day.

These demonstrations are also perfect for newbies wanting to dabble in hands on scrapbooking!

Note: As space is limited, ONLY TICKET HOLDERS will be allowed to enter the event.

Please check our site for payment details and promotions (several raffle prizes up for grabs) of the event -

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Hold Me Close

Here's my 2nd LO for Absolument Scrap using the papers from Mia & Tin's kit club Studio Azul.

Title: Hold Me Close

Journaling: Bianca holds on to mommy for dear life since the water was so cold at Wet n Wild Gold Coast, Aust. Oct 2006

Materials: 7 Gypsies, Prima, My Mind's Eye and Karen Foster papers, American Crafts Chipboard letters, Jo-ann metal letters, My Mind's Eye die-cut, Absolument Scraps stamps, Ancient Page and Versamark inks, Tim Holtz Distress powder, misc bling, charm, pin, ribbon, lace and note paper

Friday, September 21, 2007

March On

Finished my 1st LO for Absolument Scrap. I took this photo of Nadya at Serendra last June.

Title: March On

Quote: March on, do not tarry. March on and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life's path. -- Kahlil Gibran

Materials: Basic Grey Stella Ruby papers, Absolument Scrap stamps, Ancient Page and Tsukineko Brilliance inks, Tsukineko embossing powder, American Crafts Thickers letters, Heidi Swapp and Prima flowers, Creative Imaginations brad, Zig pen, misc lace

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Travel Stamps from Absolument Scrap

Just got my 1st stamp set from Absolument Scrap today -- I got the Travel set for September. I didn't realize how big the set was until I saw it. A full A4 (8.3 x 11.7 inches) that is packed sardine-style -- 48 stamps in all!

Other stamps claim to be A4 but their sets have a lot of white space -- so the stamps cover less than 50% of the page.

This stamp set is loaded -- 6 journaling blocks (that's already 1 set from others), 6 swirls/flourishes, 17 words, plus 19 other images -- easily 4 stamp sets worth from other brands! They also sent me a cling foam sheet to use with it. Can't wait to play!

CX Cheap Thrill

I was going through my Inbox 2 days ago and came upon the latest CX Newsletter. Just before I closed the message I glanced at the bottom of the page and saw my transparency LO featured there. There was no mention of anything but it was nice to see it there anyway.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Scrapbukan's 3rd Anniversary

Cost: P150
RSVP: Text 09175789265
Pre-payment required for confirmation.

Join us this Saturday for a day of fun!

Monday, September 17, 2007

Little Flower

Bad Girls Class 2 : Texture and Dimension. In true Iris Uy style, she challenged us to create a LO focusing on texture and dimension.

I don't think I've done so much for one LO before. I even did some hand-stitching! I took this photo of Bianca in July for my photography class -- finally got it printed!
Title: Little Flower

Journaling Card: One must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower. -- Hans Christian Andersen

Materials Used: Basic Grey papers & Undressed Elements, Gotta Mesh, Fancy Pants die-cut card, Autumn Leaves and Technique Tuesday stamps, Ancient Page & Versamark inks, UTEE and Tim Holtz Distress powders, Jo-ann alpha brads, Making Memories metal alphabets & floss, Misc lace, metal photo corners

Monday, September 10, 2007

Scrapbytes Sept 2007

Finally, the Sept 2007 issue of Scrapbytes has been uploaded!

Very sorry for the delay. I did finish my part of the upload at 4am last Saturday, but apparently, the upload guys aren't available on week-ends -- I could've slept earlier if I had known! Haha!

I only realized that this was Scrapbytes 1st Anniversary issue as I worked on the upload, we thought it wasn't until next month. But this is a jam-packed issue nonetheless. Thanks to all those who contributed -- Mia, Helga, Anna, Pia, Timi, Liza, Cabbie, Addie, Sienna, Joanne, Faith, Em, Christine!

Bad Girls - Color Theory

Classes at Bad Girls Academy started last week and our assignment for the 1st week is Color Theory. You should check out the Color Theory Gallery -- the LOs are awesome -- don't know how long I'll be in this class!

Me, I'm definitely a PINK girl, and so is Nadya. Here's my submission for this week.

Title: Happy Birthday

My daughter is a total PINK girl and no other color will do for this photo taken on her 5th birthday. The color pink in all its variations is sweet, spunky, fun, girly, romantic and dreamy all at the same time -- which is exactly what my daughter is.

Journaling: Today you turned a "small" 5, but to me that's already way too "big"! If only I can stop time & keep you this way forever! Happy Birthday Princess! 7-20-07

Materials: Fancy Pants - paper, chipboard bracket, die-cut tags; My Mind's Eye - paper, die-cut tags; Around the Block paper; Heidi Swapp & Lil Davis chipboard alphabets; Basic Grey metal frame; Autumn Leaves & A Million Memories stamps, Ancient Page ink, Stickles glitter glue, Lil Davis and Making Memories paints; Prima flower; Zig & Sakura pens; Jo-ann metal tags & pin, Doodlebug brads, Miscellaneous bling & lace; Digital frame by Rhonna Farrer from 2Peas

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Belated Happy Birthday Bianca!

Bianca turned 2 years old a week ago on Sep. 3. She had difficulty deciding on which character to have for her breakfast cake -- Dora, Barney, Mickey, Pooh, Powerpuff, Minnie, Blue -- but Mommy finally decided on Minnie Mouse.

Since her party wasn't held until last Sat, Sep. 8, we celebrated the day by having lunch at Jollibee (where else?) after picking Nadya up from school. After her nap, we went to Fun Ranch and stayed there for dinner. Luis had no classes that day because it was their rest day after exams.

When we got home that night, she found our old film and digital cameras and thought they were the coolest toys -- I guess it's obvious she's the daughter of a scrapbooker and click-happy Mommy!

Here are a few pictures from that day.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Bound By Love

Did this LO for Scrapbukan using the Collage Press Citrus kit.
Journaling: The bond between sisters is sometimes tightly woven, sometimes loosely held, but never broken.

Materials Used: Collage Press Citrus patterned papers & die-cuts, Bazzill cs, All My Memories twill phrases, Jo-ann & Making Memories metal letters, Doodlebug ribbons, Making Memories acrylic paint, Basic Grey rub-ons, misc brads

Photo: June 2007

Monday, September 3, 2007's Discovery Drive

My feature in's Discovery Drive for the Sept 2007 issue is finally out. I worked on these LOs non-stop over a period of 4 days since they wanted LOs that have never been seen or, at least, taken down from online galleries. I've lost track of some of the LOs I've posted in online galleries so I decided to create new ones. However, I can't post the LOs here until the next issue comes out.

This is what Lindsey had to say:

Welcome to this month’s ride on Discovery Drive. This month, we asked Ria to meet us here and to stop and chat with us. She showed us some of her amazing work. She chose 4 layouts, but in those 4 there is more versatility than in most artists’ entire portfolios. It’s easy to fall in love with the surprises she keeps in every layout she creates; whether it’s hidden journaling, a knack for photos with depth or color that pops right through you, her pages are filled – and I mean filled!! – with delightful eye candy. Thank you, Ria, for stopping by and letting us get to know you; it was a pleasure both in chat and art!

Versatile -- maybe that's the closest word to describe my style -- which can go any which way, depending on my mood. Thanks Lindsey for this great opportunity!