Wednesday, February 25, 2009

I Rub U

It feels so good to do a traditional LO! February seems so unproductive compared to January because I've been working on a Digital scrapbook/yearbook for Nadya's class...for free! What did I get myself into???

Here's a LO using some adorable stamps from My Favorite Things care of Little Monkeys. And to keep in theme with the ongoing economic crisis, how much thriftier can you get when you use the negative portion of letter stickers for background paper???

Title: I Rub U

Materials: DCWV cardstock, American Crafts stickers, My Favorite Things stamp, Tsukineko inks, Zig and Uniball Signo pens, Fancy Pants felt heart, misc bling

Journaling: Apo Lola Lydia gives Bianca a kiss (Nov 2006). But when you really look at it, it’s not your average pucker. There is something in the way that grandparents (and in this case, great-grandparents) kiss their grandkids. It’s sort of a “stop and smell the roses kind of kiss”, where you can actually see them savouring every moment that the child is in their arms, and would rather not let go. I wonder what goes through their minds when they do this? Do they look back on their childhood? Does it make them long for their own youth? Or do all grandkids just smell so delicious that you want to eat them up? Whatever it is, we all know that a grandparent’s kiss is their way of saying...I Rub U

And speaking of Little Monkeys, Susan just released 2 more adorable color sets:

Tropical Getaway


Do check out the Little Monkeys site for more details!

Monday, February 16, 2009

My Heart's Desires

A little late for V-Day, I know but each time I look at this LO, I am reminded of how lucky I am to have these 4 beautiful people in my life.

This is another LO using the Feb 2009 kit from Scrap'n Supply Shack.

This LO was inspired by the song "As the Deer" which was sang during Luis' 1st Holy Communion last December. This song just kept playing in my head as I created this LO.

As the deer panteth for the water
So my soul longeth after thee
You alone are my heart's desire
And I long to worship thee


You alone are my strength, my shield
To you alone may my spirit yield
You alone are my heart's desire
And I long to worship thee

You're my friend and you are my brother
Even though you are a king
I love you more than any other
So much more than anything - REFRAIN

I want you more than gold or silver,
only you can satisfy.
You alone are the real joygiver
and the apple of my eye. - REFRAIN

And can I just say that I love my new Threading Water Punch from Fiskars and want to get all their new punches?????

Friday, February 6, 2009

Scrap N Supply Shack Feb 09 LOs

Here are my 1st 3 LOs for the Feb Kit of Scrap'N Supply Shack. The kit features Webster's Pages and as what always happens when I work with these papers, I find myself trying to bring out my "inner-Iris" (Babao-Uy, for those not in the loop) -- haha!

Not sure if there are any more kits left, but here is what the Feb kit looks like.

I love how these LOs turned out (considering I only got my kit yesterday) and the best part is, these photos have been waiting to be scrapped for over a year...little did I know that this kit would bring them out of hiding.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


Some of my kids' favorite toys that they haven't outgrown are wooden pretend food with velcro attachments by Melissa and Doug. These toys are cool because you can pretend to slice the food items and stack them up to create food to order. They have the bread set, some vegetables and their ultimate favorite is a birthday cake set. They love to pretend that it's someone's birthday and make a cake for the "celebrant".

Nadya saw these cupcake stamps from Unity Stamp Co. hen they arrived and immediately wanted to make her own cupcakes. This I thought was cool because although I do have a cake-decorating sideline, cleaning up after the kids make their own cupcakes is not always fun. So what's the next best thing to decorating real cupcakes? Try out my "Create-A-Cupcake" play set and find out!

  • First, I stamped, colored, and cut-out the different pieces -- cupcakes, icing, candles, flowers, cherries.
  • Then I laminated each piece (having my own laminating machine is very handy).
  • Lastly, I attached a small piece of Cling-On Mounting foam (the kind you use for unmounted stamps) behind each piece.

And that's it! By using the cling foam, they can make as many variations as there are pieces -- and since I have the stamps, we can always add more pieces to the set.

I also altered a tin lunchbox that used to hold chipboard die-cuts (K & Co.) to keep all the pieces in. Now my kids can create as many cupcakes as they want, without mom having to clean up after them...or even worse, having to eat all the cupcakes!