Friday, April 30, 2010

Sketchabilities #15 Reveal

Here's my take on Sketchabilities sketch #15. I turned the sketch around and placed my photos vertically. Check out the other DT's awesome takes on the sketch here.

Title: Fave Aunt

Journaling: Tita Trinna has 1 goal as far as her nieces & nephwes are concerned -- to be their favorite tita -- looks like she's done it! Sorry Noc! Jan 2010

Materials: Cardstock - Bazzill Basics, DCWV; Patterned papers, die-cuts, buttons - Nikki Sivils; Chipboard Alpha - Heidi Swapp; Misc ribbon, metal heart, chipboard

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Nikki Sivils NSD Give-away and more...

Hi everyone! National Scrapbooking Day is tomorrow and Nikki is so generous that she is offering one winner from each of her DT's blogs a whole collection of their choice!!!

All you have to do is :
  1. visit the Nikki Sivils website or blog
  2. choose your favorite collection
  3. come back here and tell me which collection you would love to win!
  4. one lucky winner will be chosen on May 4
  5. If you're the winner, wait for your package to be mailed out by Nikki herself!!!

Easy-peasy, huh?

And for the whole month of May, we will be having a Nikki Sivils layout challenge at Lasting Impression.
  • Challenge is open to all Lasting Impression customers (Philippines only)
  • LOs must be 12x12 or 8.5 x 11, no specific theme
  • LOs must be 75% Nikki Sivils products
  • Deadline for submission is May 31, 2010. A gallery will be created at Lasting Impression for this challenge.
  • The winner gets a prize pack of Nikki Sivils goodies (photo to follow)!!!
  • Nikki herself will be choosing the winner for this challenge!

And that's not all that Nikki Sivils has for you this May so just keep visiting Nikki's blog for another very exciting announcement coming soon...

Update 050210: It seems there is something wrong with Nikki's site, I'm posting photos of the collections below for you to choose from:

Willow Bee:
Will He B The 1?
Flaming Butterfly:
Ellie's Day Out:
Dan The Record Man:
Bella Blue & Oscar Too:
Victoria's Street:
U R My Favorite:
My Sweet Cherry Pie:
Henry's Brilliance:


North Pole Nights:

Snobby Walrus May Kit!

Well, the reveal isn't until May 1st so, for now, I have some sneaks for you using the gorgeous May Kit "Puddle Jumping" from Snobby Walrus.

Do check back on May 1st for the full reveal!!!

Blog Hopscotch Time!!!

Thanks for coming to my blog and joining Kiki Art's first ever blog hop... However, we'd like to call it a BLOG HOPSCOTCH!

• When? During National Scrapbook Day weekend.
It will run from Thursday, April 29th until Monday, May 3rd.

• How to play?
You can start wherever you want, however, make sure to visit the blogs of our talented design team members. Also, please make sure to visit the Kiki Art blogs (English, French, and Spanish) to be eligible to win.

Each design team member was asked to select an organization that commits to helping others. Then, they created a project based on their organization featuring Kiki Art products. Make sure to take note of each organization/good cause each DT member has selected.

When you hop from blog to blog, hopefully you will get inspired by all of the beautiful Kiki Art work. We also hope that you are inspired to do good by getting involved in an effort to create a better world through these organizations.

• How to get a prize from the Kiki Art blog?
For your chance to win, you need to leave a comment on the Kiki Art blog letting us know which one(s) was/were your favorite blog(s) during our blog hop and what organization was displayed on that blog. (Don't limit yourself! You can choose as many blogs as you want!)

• How to get a prize from a Kiki Art design team member blog?
Many members of our design team have decided to give away a project that is related to the good cause they believe in. Leave a comment on their blog hop posts, and they will pick a random winner.

On Tuesday, May 4th, all winners will be announced!

Let the BLOG HOPSCOTCH begin!!! Get inspired and enjoy!

Here's the list of names and blog addresses for all three Kiki Art blogs (English, French, and Spanish):

Fleur Smith – BC, CANADA -
Jillian Anger – ON, CANADA -
Linda Shewchuk – SK, CANADA -
Stephanie Hart – NS, CANADA -
Tammy Lever – AB, CANADA -
Virginia Wong – AB, CANADA -
Ann-Katrin – NORWAY -
Annika Bergquist – SWEDEN -
Carole Stirrat – WA, USA-
Einat Kessler – ISRAEL -
Ellen Sosnoski – PA, USA -
Keely Yowler – KY, USA -
Lynda Lindley – WA, USA -
Meghan Epperly – FL, USA
Nicole Rixon – CA, USA -
Sarah de Guzman – CA, USA
Sophia Allison – SOUTH AFRICA
Vivi Rahman – BRUNEI
KIKI - Arantza Izurrategui - QC, CANADA -

Carolyn – USA & Panamá -
Olgacle – COLOMBIA -
Rebeca – ESPAÑA -
Kiki Canada & Argentina -


Annie – Québec, Canada -
Kimmieprout – Québec, Canada -
Ladybird – Québec, Canada -
Loustic – Québec, Canada -
Zamaline – Québec, Canada -
Marie France - Québec, Canada -
Karine - Québec, Canada -
- Kiki - Arantza Izurrategui - Québec, Canada -

And here's my Earth Day give-away...a rolled paper frame using scrap papers from Kiki Art and cardboard backing from paper stacks.

This was so easy and fun to do. I picked it up from a project by Leah Fung, but made mine a little bigger. I whitewashed the frame to add a slightly distressed effect, and added the Kiki Art glitter heart chipboard and a metal word plate.

Leave a comment here to be included in a drawing to win this photo frame (open to all, international included).

Thanks again for dropping by...

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Just The Way I Like It

I made this LO for Kiki-Art. This paper from the Amor line is so vibrant and colorful that it needs very little embellishment. I titled it as such because this is the way I like my kids to be -- happy, smiling and NO FIGHTING!
It seems to me that this summer is already too long, having to listen to Luis and Nadya argue over anything and everything, several times a day --- and we still have over a month to go!!! They're driving me nuts...but as Luis said, it's a good thing I like kid he is.
This photo was taken in Canyon Woods with the view of Taal Volcano in the background.

Also, please come back here for the Kiki Art Blog Hop for National Scrapbooking Day from April 29-May 3 for some great give-aways!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Snobby Walrus Give-Away

Snobby Walrus is giving this away...check out how to get a chance to win it here.


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Sketchabilities #14

Here's my 1st LO for Sketchabilities following Sketch #14 by Allison Richardson. I love my title...makes me feel so witty..LOL! Check out the amazing takes that my co-DTs created for the same sketch here.

Will He B the 1?

Let me introduce you to one of my favorite new lines from Nikki Sivils...Will He Be The 1?

It's supposed to be the Valentine line but I've found it to be very versatile because of its mix of bright and pastel colors -- you can use it for any season.

Look for them at a store near you or ask your LSS to carry it.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Good Job, Nadya!

I knew it... the moment I decided not to go back in the house to get my camera, that something picture-worthy would come up!
We went to the club for a swim yesterday afternoon and for the 1st time, Nadya came up to me and said that she really wanted to go on the diving board...but she was scared.
After some encouraging words from mommy, she finally lined up at the diving board as I watched her from the opposite end of the pool...which was a good thing because she checked a few times to make sure I was watching.

When her turn came, it was just like I read in books or saw in the movies...she walked down the board with much trepidation, she kept looking back half-hoping she won't have to do it, and walked oh, so slowly, I was worried the other kids in line would scream at her to hurry up...but they didn't.

She stood at the edge of the board for almost a minute before she finally jumped in...legs splayed and all...not much different from a frog...but SHE JUMPED!

As she surfaced, I could imagine the huge grin on her face (it's an olympic size pool so I couldn't really see), and saw her get out of the pool and fall in line again at the diving board.

I almost cried....almost, but I stopped myself. Give me a break, it's a miracle that I didn't line up with her to hold her hand as she walked down the plank...I mean board. I'm so proud of you, princess!

So, since I don't have a photo of that moment, here's another LO featuring Nadya..and you do know, we're going to have to do a re-enactment for my camera, don't you?

Sunday, April 4, 2010

I'm a SNOB!

Yup you got it right! I'm so happy to have been accepted as one of the DT members for Snobby Walrus!!! The DT announcement may be viewed on the Snobby Walrus blog.

It's a brand new kit club with really yummy and inspiring kits...exactly what I need to keep me thinking out of the box. Check out our 1st kit here. Pre-orders will be accepted starting April 15 for the May kit!!!

What a great Easter present this has been for me. Happy Easter everyone!