Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Baby Talk

Just finished this LO of Bianca and Bud featuring the new stamps from Absolument Scrap which will also be used during the demos at Scrapfest 5.

Title: Baby Talk

Journaling: Bianca and Daddy have a chat. 032208;

Materials: Prima papers, chipboard diecuts; Absolument Scrap Stamps (Text and Garden), Ranger Distress Paint; Heidi Swapp chipboard alphabets; Paper Studio Alphabet Brads; Lil Davis key; Melissa Frances Vintage Keyhole, misc lace and bling, Sailor Pen, Kokuyo and Saunders adhesive

I used Distress paint to stamp the background to give it some texture. I love these new stamp sets!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Rekindled Moments Challenge - Fly

This was my entry to the KI Memories Challenge of Rekindled Moments.

Title: Fly

Journaling: Nadya enjoyed running around in circles to make her 1st kite fly, she says she's the best kite flyer.

Materials: KI Memories Pop Culture lace cardstock (blue, fushchia and orange), Softies embellishments, chipboard shapes; Bazzil and DCWV cardstock, Ranger/Tim Holtz Grungeboard, distress ink and distress embossing powder; Prima stamp, American Crafts pen

I really wanted to highlight that this is Nadya's 1st time to fly a kite so not only did I trim the photo to a diamond/kite shape, but the lace cardstock also mimics the kite design and colors.

To add movement to the LO, I used the photo corners and formed them into butterflies to direct the eye to the title and reinforce it.

The black softies swirls form the tail of my kite.

Damsel in Distress

Finished this LO of Nadya last week. Lately it seems that her face has been looking like this more and more often. Even when we are very careful to make sure that she gets as much attention (sometimes even more) than Luis and Bianca, she still has something to complain about.

Most of the time it's because "she wanted to be born first. Why was Luis born first?" If anybody has the answer that will make her stop asking that question, please tell me.

Other than the fact that she whines about almost everything, she's very sweet and we love her to bits. It doesn't hurt that she looks gorgeous even when she's whining.

Title: Damsel in Distress

Journaling: I know it's not easy to be the middle child, I am one, too. Just remember when life seems unfair, that I will always love you. Nadya 032208

Materials: Bazzill cs, Deja Views pps, 7 Gypsies stickers, Uniball Signo pen, American Crafts Velvet Thickers, Making Memories rub-on letters, brads and acrylic paint, misc bling swirl & metal letters, corrugated board for stamping. Digital frame by Rhonna Farrer from 2 Peas in A Bucket.

I've seen so many digital elements using corrugated board so I experimented with it in this LO. I used the board as a stamp and I love the distressed effect. Just peel off the paper from a piece of corrugated board, apply acrylic paint and stamp before the paint dries.

The photos themselves are a contradiction with Nadya in a pretty girly dress but with her blue leggings showing because of her not so lady-like sitting position.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

April 2008 Scrapbytes is here!

This month I am celebrating my first year anniversary as editor of Scrapbytes. Can't believe I made it this far. It was supposed to be a temporary thing, just until Mia Castrillo was back up on her feet again after giving birth (last Oct 2007).

But God had other plans, more for Mia than for me, as her whole family moved to Cagayan De Oro in June 2007 so I got stuck (for lack of a better term) with this job.

Check out the April 2008 issue here where you will see these previously unseen LOs of mine:
Title: Chiquita Banana

Journaling: Bianca was fine when we 1st arrived for her "Moving-Up Day" program, but began to cry when it was about to start. Good thing Nadya was there to cheer her on for a great performance!

Materials: Cosmo Cricket pps, Bazzill cs, KI Memories chipboard, Tim Holtz Distress Paint, American Crafts rub-ons, Uniball Signo pen, Zig pen, Diamond Glaze, Making Memories paint, Heidi Swapp chipboard alphabets; Digital Toy Camera Frames by Tia Bennett from 2peas
Title: Smile

Materials: MAMBI paper; KI Memories Die-cut; Daisy Ds Die-cut letters; and sticker Love Elsie fabric; Zig pen; Misc buttons and fiber

Title: Priceless

Journaling: 5 plane tickets to Hong Kong - $450; 3 days at Disney's Hollywood Hotel - $400; Swimming with Goofy at the hotel pool - $$$; Luis & Nadya, May 2007

Materials: patterned papers - Ki Memories & We R Memory Keepers; lace paper & chipboard corner - KI Memories; cardstock - Bazzill; Felt shape - Fancy Pants; Chipboard alphabet - Heidi Swapp; stamp - Autumn Leaves; Metal Clip - 7 Gypsies; Ink - Clearsnap; Pen - Zig; Adhesive - Saunders

Title: Paradise Found

Materials: patterned papers and transparency - Fancy Pants; Flock & Glitter - We R Memory Keepers; Chipboard Alphabet - American Crafts; Metal Frame Letters - Jo-ann; Ghost Bird - Heidi Swapp; Paint - Making Memories; Ink - Colorbox; Pen - Zig; Adhesive - Saunders

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Mischief Pals

Here's another LO I made a while back which I forgot to post.
Luis and Buddy are so alike in almost every way -- except that Luis looks more like me! They both love cars and care way too much about how their hair is fixed. They will eat pizza, fries and chips everyday if they could.

Title: Mischief Pals

Materials Used: Crate pps, 7 Gypsies stickers, Fancy Pants chipboard title, Sailor pen, Junkits metal clip, Chatterbox photo corners, Making Memories hinge, Queen & Co mini brads, misc ribbon

Journaling: I love how the 2 of you get along so well. I think it's so cute that you go to get your haircuts at the same time and then sneak-off to look at cars! No wonder you're each other's hero. Jun '06

Monday, April 7, 2008

Basic Grey April 2008 Newsletter

Woohoo! Kelly Goree spied my Bloom LO for this month's Basic Grey newsletter! Check out the newsletter here.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

One More Day for the Early Bird Free Prima Bitty Bag!

By popular demand, here are more details on Scrapfest 5!

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

Date: May 17, 2008

Time: 9:30am-6:00pm

Place: Max's Restaurant, Scout Tuazon Branch, QC

Show off your creativity during our Scrapfest 5 Challenge.

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.

Hurry and reserve your tickets now! Only 120 slots available.

We’re sure you’re going to have a SUPER FUN time in this event!

For a ticket fee of P700.00, 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 scrapbooking suppliers
  • A slot to various demonstrations during the day.

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

To kick off this exciting event, we have put together 3 different promotions to entice you to join us for a great day of learning, fun filled activities and interaction with the most passionate scrapbookers in town.

Very early bird special – Pay only P 650.00 (Ps50.00 off) by APRIL 4, 2008

Pay your discounted Scrapfest fee of Ps650 by April 4, 2008 and get a free Prima Bitty Bag (Ps250 value)!

Early bird special P 650.00 (P 50.00 off) - PAY YOUR FEE BY APRIL 18, 2008

Pay your discounted Scrapfest fee of Ps650.00 by April 18, 2008 and get an exclusive Scrapfest 5 badge.

Bring a friend, Win a prize - PAY BY APRIL 30, 2008

We encourage you all to try and find a new scrapper untapped by any of the e-groups in town. You can help contribute to building a stronger scrapbooking industry here by finding those individuals who are eager to learn but don’t know where to start. You will be the mentor-partner of this newbie during the Scrapfest. Teach them the ropes and help them purchase new products and guide them throughout the day’s activities.

1. Invite a newbie/neophyte scrapper who is not a member of any scrapbooking e-group (MyScrapWorks, Pinoyscrapbookers or Scrapbooks-exchange ).

2. Pay fees of both Scrapper and newbie on or before April 30, 2008. Both of you will be entitled to win $15.00 worth of scrapbook items each (total $30.00 value).
The more people you invite, the more chances for mentors to win in the ‘bring a friend’ promo!


1. Prepare the required amount for a ticket to Scrapfest 5:

  • Upto April 18, 2008 - Ps650.00
  • April 19-May 16, 2008 - Ps700.00

2. Deposit your payment to the appropriate account:

For Metro Manila Deposits:

  • Bank: Metrobank
  • Branch: Pasong Tamo Javier
  • Account Name: April Joy Lim
  • Account #: 173-317335367- 8

For Provincial Deposits:

  • Bank: BPI
  • Branch: Bel-Air Paseo
  • Account Name: Ma. Margarita Mojica
  • Account#:1865-0100-75

3. Fill up the required information in the Payment Confirmation page.

4. Present your deposit slip at the registration table on May 17. Don't lose your deposit slip!

No more ticket discounts will be given for payments made after April 18, 2008.

Tickets are transferable, but not refundable.

Keep checking our blog for more updates. For inquiries, email