Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Halloween Season!

It's the 1st of October and the start of Halloween season! Here's a LO using Nikki Sivils Boo-tiful line and following a sketch challenge that was posted for the DT. Check out more LOs and projects using this super fun line at the Nikki Sivils blog.

Title: Spooked

Materials: Nikki Sivils patterned papers, Bazzill cs; Zig & Ranger pens; Ranger distress stickles; Pink Paislee glitter; Ranger embossing powder; Making Memories Slice Spellbound design card

On another note, much of Metro Manila and nearby Rizal province was devastated by Tropical Storm Ketsana (called Ondoy locally). We were lucky to have come out unscathed but a mere 10 minute drive takes us to some homes that are still surrounded by water, 5 days after Manila received the highest rainfall in 42 years!

Everyone is trying to do something to help out, but the hardest part for me is to try to get my kids to understand how lucky they are. They are enjoying their 1-week vacation from school and it irks me that they just do not get it. So today we will be packing up some relief goods here at home to donate to Buddy's office staff who are suffering from the effects of the flood -- at minimum, I hope they learn to be thankful for the capacity to give.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Busy Busy Busy

I wish I was busy making LOs, but last week I was so busy making reviewers for Nadya's exams this week -- it's a crazy life but it's the only way I know to prepare my kids for their exams. I know if I don't do it and they get a low score, I'll only have myself to blame.

Luckily I was able to make a few LOs before then so here they are. Please forgive the slightly blurry pictures, I'm still waiting for the sun to shine long enough for me to take decent pictures of my LOs, it's been raining almost everyday the past few weeks.

Title: Danger Zone
Materials: DCWV & Bazzill cs, Bo Bunny pps, 7 Gypsies stickers and rub-ons, Autumn Leaves & Rusty Pickle letter stickers, American Crafts Thickers, Zig pen; Tool: MM Slice Just Chillin

Title: On Stage
Materials: Basic Grey & Bo Bunny pps; Bo Bunny rub-ons; DCWV cs, Basic Grey letter stickers, Ranger pen

Title: Game Nite
Materials: Bo-Bunny patterned paper, DCWV cardstock, American Crafts Thickers, Magistical Memories chipboard gears, Daisy Bucket felt star, Ranger Inkssentials pen, Creative Imaginations phrase stickers
Journaling: It was Bianca's birthday and she begged to go on the teacup ride at Fun Ranch. But it was almost 8pm and the ride was closed. We ended up in the Bumper Cars and had the most fun 5-minutes ever! 090309

Monday, September 7, 2009

Using Texture Paste

Here are the 2 LOs I used as sample for my Texture Paste demo at the recently concluded Scrapfest 7. Texture paste, also called modelling paste, is a great way to add dimension and texture to your pages.

In 7th Heaven, I used it to create the frosting on the cupcake. While in Lazy Summer Days, I used it to turn ordinary chipboard stars into stafish.

All the papers used in these LOs are from Nikki Sivils "My Sweet Cherry Pie" line -- available in Asia through Lasting Impression.

Title: Lazy Summer Days

Materials: Nikki Sivils patterned paper and journal tag, Rusty Pickle chipboard, American Crafts chipboard alpha, Doodlebug alpha sticker, Zig pen, Bazzill cs, Ranger white pen, misc charms and fabric, Making Memories paint, Clearsnap ink

Title: 7th Heaven

Materials: Nikki Sivils patterned papers and cord brads, Bazzil cs, Ranger white pen, Making Memories glitter stickers, American Crafts pen, misc bling, cupcake stamp

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Play School

Title: Play School

Journaling: Putting a chalkboard in their room is one of the smartest things we've ever done. The girls love to play school with Nadya as teacher and Bianca and Roxanne as eager students! 082609

Materials: Patterned paper - Daisy Ds, DCWV; American Crafts vinyl thickers, Making Memories tiny alpha, Jenni Bowlin tickets, American Crafts pen, Clearsnap ink, misc popsicle sticks and masking tape