Monday, June 29, 2009


Another LO using the Victoria's Street line by Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker. Check out the whole Victoria's Street collection below. So much fun to play with!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Sisters Are Lucky

Here's my first LO using Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker "My Sweet Cherry Pie" papers and stamps. Letters made using Sizzlits Monkey Tails and Script fonts.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

2 More Days to Submit Your Entry!!!

The much-anticipated event of the year is back on its 3rd season!

It’s bigger, it’s better and it’s much easier!

This year’s theme is about going back to basics, back to the true meaning of a scrapbooker –
preserving your family’s memories in pages that transcends time and trends.

And so, let’s unleash those creative juices and start creating!

Be inspired and push your artistry to the limit!

Creativity abounds and we believe you’ve got what it takes to be the next Scrappin’ Moms Idol!

Create layouts that will keep everyone talking about for days.

Join the Scrappin’ Moms Challenge

Season 3

Go ahead and grab your patterned papers, cardstock and embellishments and start scrapping!

Elimination Round starts from
June 16 – June 25, 2009

Deadline for submission of entries is on June 25, 2009 at 3:00pm

And to jumpstart your creativity, here are the details for the Elimination Round:

Create a layout using this AD MATERIAL as inspiration for your layout.
Anything goes in this round and it is all up to your OWN INTERPRETATION.

THE ONLY REQUIREMENT: Use at least 4 photos in your layouts

You may submit any size format but no lesser than 8.5 x 11

When submitting your layout, submit a short write-up on how the ad inspired you and how you interpreted it in your layout.

Submit all your entries to:

  • File size of your photos must be no larger than 300KB.
  • Anythinglarger than this size will NOT BE UPLOADED.
  • It is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to make sure that you submit the proper size and requirements for each of the Challenges.
  • We will NOT REMIND you of any changes you have to make on your file size. However, if you do realize that you have submitted the wrong file size, you still have a chance to re-submit before the deadline

Thursday, June 18, 2009

I Luv Skul!

Here's a LO of Bianca from last year's 1st day of school. Tomorrow is her 1st day in big school and she is so excited. The past 2 days, she's hated waking up to find Luis and Nadya had gone to school already and left her alone.

At least tomorrow we get to take her to the classroom, unlike yesterday for Nadya's 1st day in 1st Grade when they didn't let parents in due to the H1N1 precautions. I guess they wouldn't dare do that to 3-4 yr olds!

Title: I Luv Skul!

Journaling: What a difference two months make. Only 2 months ago, we could not leave you alone in school w/out you crying. Now, as you start Nursery 1, you barely even look at me to say good-bye & even forget to kiss me. I am glad that you love school. So much that being absent is unthinkable for you. You've come a long way Bianca & you make us very proud.

Materials: Cardstock - Bazzill, DCWV; Patterned Papers - Fancy Pants; Chipboard Letters - Buzz and Bloom; Paint - Making Memories; Ink - Clearsnap; Diamond Glaze; misc ribbon; Pen - American Crafts

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Scrappin Kids DT!

So happy to let everyone know that I am on Scrappin' Kids DT for the next 6 months! Check out the blog for the announcement.

I think it's cool to be working with a team based predominantly in Asia -- at least now the time difference in the forum isn't so great -- we're actually awake at the same time...haha!

This is a great blog and community that focuses on scrapping our kids photos. We have a monthly challenge where the winner gets a RAK prize. Check us out on July 1 when we unveil the next challenge and see our sample LOs!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Back to Princess School

The past few days have been quite busy as the kids' summer activities wrap-up and we prepare for their going back to school next week.

As it is, Nadya's classes have already been postponed from the original June 9 to June 17 -- a precautionary measure to guard against the H1N1 virus -- as kids who vacationed abroad return to school. These kids have been asked to observe a 10-day self-quarantine but in some schools that did open this week, some students tested positive for the virus and the schools are now closed for 10 days. Here's hoping my kids' schools remain H1N1-free -- they'll come armed with a mask and hand sanitizer though.

So my schedule next week is:
Jun 16 - Luis 1st Day, Grade 3
Jun 17 - Nadya's 1st Day, Grade 1
Jun 19 - Bianca's 1st Day, Kinder 1

Although Bianca is still technically in pre-school, all my kids are now officially in big school (i.e. traffic, traffic and more traffic)...sigh.

Here's a LO of Nadya on her 1st Day last year. I think I just might cry when she dons her checkered yellow and white uniform next week for the 1st time -- the same as I used to wear when I was in Elementary.

Title: Back to Princess School

Journaling: Princess School. That's what I call Nadya's private Catholic girls' school - which also happens to be my Alma Mater! Haha! Talk about irreverence! But what else do you think happens when you put 30+ prima-donna princesses in one room, let alone have a whole school of them??? Nadya started going to Poveda just before she turned 4 yrs. old, as she was reaching the peak of her princess-wanna-be years. Already a girly-girl when she entered, she has become even more so - now with matching facial, voice and body language! I can't even take her picture without a practised pose - usually with her face/body at an angle and an arm or leg raised - ala Marilyn Monroe. I'm sure she doesn't know who Marilyn is, and I'm pretty sure she didn't get it from me - or did she? But never mind, as long as she knows that a princess doesn't always have to be a damsel in distress; that a true princess is someone who is beautiful inside and out - and with a brain to match! Pity the boys who will fall for her, though! Nadya, Kinder 3, June 11, 2008;

Materials: Patterned Papers, Felt Die-cuts, Acrylic Die-Cuts (Fancy Pants); Glitter Chipboard Alpha (American Crafts), Letter Stickers (Basic Grey, Making Memories), Fabric Sticker (7 Gypsies), Ink (Clearsnap), Pen (American Crafts), Stickles, Font: Bradley Hand ITC from the internet

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Toot Toot! I'm on Willie B's Team!

Still can't believe I'm part of this incredible team of Nikki Sivils.

Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker is a manufacturing company that will debut in July 09' at CHA in Orlando FL with 6 paper lines, clear stamps, brads, flocked chipboard letters, chipboard mini albums and several other embellishments.

Here's a sneek peak at the 1st line "My Sweet Cherry Pie", and you have to agree that this is something to get really excited about.

I can't wait to start playing with these yummy scrapbook goodies! Just take a look at the other names on the list --- what an awesome team I belong to!

The Domestic Design Team:(they are in no particular order)
1. Charity Hassel from FL
2. Nathalie Leonelli from CA
3. Julie Tucker-Woleck from AZ
4. Deana Boston from MO
5. Jennifer Matott from NY
6. Susan Dupre from TX
7. Jana Eubank from UT
8. Mimi Leinbach from PA
9. Michelle Lanning from CA
10. Laura Achilies form CO
11. Deanna Misner from TN
12. Abbie Torroll from OK

The International Design Team:(they are in no particular order)
1. Hilde Janbroers from the Netherlands
2. Emeline Seet from Singapore
3. Nadhrah Maidin from Malaysia
4. Mette Kallander from Sweden
5. Kathleen Glossop from Australia
6. Anne Jo Lexander from Norway
7. Ria Mojica from the Philippines
8. Mieke Nagtegaal from Holland
9. Malin Dahlstrom from Sweden
10. Claude Campeau from Canada
11. Jodi Wilton from Canada
12. Michele Beck from France

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

A Spot of Sunshine

It's been raining almost non-stop these past few days, so I thought I'd share this mini-album I made for Bud using photos from our Boracay trip last March. I love the cooler weather brought by the rain but I hate going out, and almost a week of rain is just about enough, I think.