Thursday, March 6, 2008

March 2008 Scrapbytes is Up!

Check out Scrapbytes March 2008 issue where these 3 LOs can be found:

The first LO is my portion of the Pinoy Scrapbookers Round Robin Challenge -- I was the last one in the list at #32.

Title: Bloom

Journaling: How I wish we had a big yard that you can explore and run around in, like you do in Lola's vacation home in Canyon Woods. Only here can you stay entertained for days, without ever asking for the TV to be turned on. Here where the grass is always green, where the air is clean, where there is room for you to bloom! Nadya, Nov 2007;

Materials: Cardstock - Bazzill; Patterned Papers & Stickers - Basic Grey; Chipboard - Maya Road, Heidi Swapp; Felt - Fancy Pants; Metal Label Holder - Making Memories; Metal Alphabets - Joann; Paint - Tim Holtz; Ink - Clearsnap Chalk; Glitter - Stickles;

The 2nd LO is my entry to the
Rekindled Moments Ki Memories Pop Culture Challenge -- thanks to Merry Jane Go for letting me use it even before the contest is over. This LO can be found in Ria's Corner.

Title: Ugly Eggs

Journaling: Our 1st-ever Easter Egg decorating project from a $1 store kit. Even the kids thought the eggs looked too gross to eat! Mommy will have to find a better-looking project next time. April 6, 2007;

Materials: Bazzill and DCWV cardstock, KI Memories patterned & lace papers, Daisy Ds sticker frame, KI Memories chipboard and softies, Doodlebug glitter alphabet, Jo-ann alphabet buttons, Luxe jotters, Hambly screen prints, misc fibers, Zig pen

The 3rd LO is for the Same Product, 3 Ways article.
I have to admit that I'm not so crazy about the way this turned out -- but I wanted to focus on the journaling and didn't want to hide it. Because the journaling is quite lengthy, I resorted to color-blocking my LO -- which I haven't done in so long, I've forgotten how to do it.
Title: Unsolved Mystery

Journaling:

Ma. Margarita D. Maningat
Beautiful, uncommonly beautiful. (My first sight of her made me realize how inadequate my concept of beauty was.) In her beauty was coolness and warmth, cold fire. A siren's song that enticed and gave warning. And sureness, an easy self-possession, knowledge of herself that unravelled a little of the confidence in men. Yet predisposed to smiling, stilling apprehension, giving back in assurance what coin was taken of courage. A smile that promised wit, and connived with the intelligence that lay cat-like in her eyes. In her beauty, also, was innocence and age, a child's candor playing against a woman's will. Yet always with strength. Of character, of values, of conviction, of friendship. Strength that was gentle and firm.
My first impression of Ria. Arrived at through the process of observation, reasoning, intuition, instinct and magic...
... (where was I?)
Aegis 1991, Ateneo de Manila University Yearbook;



The 1st time I saw this was when I got my copy of the yearbook, about 2 years after we graduated. I didn't know what to think of it - is this someone's idea of a joke? How can I even take this seriously? Geez, if I knew someone felt this way about me, I might have married him right there and then!

How could I not have known what my write-up would be? Because I was on the AEGIS '91 Write-Ups Committee - we were too busy editing other peoples' write-ups, that I just asked my fellow staff-friends to do my write-up, and then forgot all about it...until I saw this. At least I have a write-up, right?

The few times I read it in the last 15 years, my reaction has been the same. First, a smile, followed by a burst of laughter, then a chuckle here and there, and a secret smile for the rest of the day!

I'm not even sure who wrote it, but I do have a hunch. I only know 2 people who can write like this, and one of them was among those I asked to do my write-up. I never saw him after I got my yearbook, and the few times we've exchanged emails, the topic never came up.

Maybe one day I'll get up the courage to ask him point-blank if he did make my write-up. But for now, I'm content to leave this mystery unsolved.

Materials: Patterned paper - Webster's Pages, Stamp - Prima, Velvet Alphabet Stickers - American Crafts - Paint - Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint, Making Memories; Ink - Clearsnap Chalk Ink, Staz-On; Metal Tag - Making Memories; Ghost Bird - Heidi Swapp; Transparency - 3M, Foam Adhesive - 3M; Pen - Zig; Fonts - Consolas, Futura BK (Microsoft); misc brad & photo anchor

3 comments:

Scrappermania said...

OMG! Love your work! Awesome Layouts!

yvette said...

hi miss ria! your 'unsolved mystery' LO sent shivers down my spine, it is so romantic (i think)..and all your other LOs are simply gorgeous. i especially loved 'my work is done', such an adorable little girl! have a nice day! =)

Wati Basri said...

loVely layouts!!love the Bloom layout and the use of the maya road chipboard..awesome!