Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Good Morning everyone! No, I am not awake this early...thank God for scheduled posts! I hope you all are having a Merry Christmas!
Here is my Christmas LO which appeared on the Pebbles blog the yesterday.

Title: Waiting for Midnight

Pebbles Products Used: Tree House Pebbles Chips (744114), Tree House Epoxy Brads (744231), Tree House Bliss (751033), Tree House Trunk (751034), Tree House Fun (751035), Red Spool Ribbon (44029); 

Other Products Used: Cardstock (American Crafts, DCWV), Pen (American Crafts), Punches (EK Success, Martha Stewart), Letter Stickers (Autumn Leaves, Making Memories), Misc - doily lace

Journaling: Here in the Philippines, our kids don't need to wait for Christmas morning to open their presents...they only need to  be awake when the clock strikes at midnight on Christmas Eve.
After an evening mass, we all gather in my mom's house dressed in our Christmas finery to wait for midnight when we eat our Noche Buena...a huge feast when the family gathers together to celebrate Jesus' birth.
The waiting time is one of the best times to take pictures of the kids, as they are at their most cooperative selves. They can't risk anything at this point as it is so close to "opening presents time". 
And when midnight comes, the riot begins as gift wrappers are torn and the kids start squealing with delight.
At around 2AM, we go home loaded with presents, prepare milk and cookies for Santa, and finally go to sleep to wake-up to a full day of more family get-togethers, more eating and lots & lots of presents!
Christmas 2009

CCG 172

Advanced Merry Christmas everyone!  Here's my LO for Color Combos Galore Challenge 172. I'm so happy I finally got to scrap these pics and use up these papers that have been in my stash for quite some time now...can anybody name where these pps are from???

Title: Comfort and Joy
Materials: Patterned papers - Autumn Leaves; Cloth paper - Love Elsie; Sticker - 7 Gypsies; Alpha - Making MMemories; Punch - Martha Stewart

So if you somehow find the time to scrap in the next few days, please do try out our new challenge...who knows, you might still be able to meet your scrapping goals for the year???

Happy Holidays everyone!!!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

In a Charming Mood...

Nikki Sivils recently partnered with Creative Charms and Sketches for Scrapbooking 2, and here are 2 LOs I made using them.

First up is this Christmas LO using the new Happy Holly Days line using photos taken inside a grocery store last year. I chanced upon this Coke display in the grocery and had my driver go home to pick up my girls for a photo-op. It was so funny because Nadya kind of thought he didn't look like the real Santa and, I think< bianca was definitely not convinced (she didn't even want to sit beside him), but they went for the ride anyway.

Title: Storybook Christmas
Materials: Cardstock - Wassau; Patterned Papers & Stickers: Nikki Sivils; Brads - Creative Charms; Chipboard: Dusty Attic; Stickles, Folk Art and Making Memories paints; American Crafts pen

This next LO uses the Something for Everyone line (FYI: the dotted one is named after me:)).

Title: She
Materials: Cardstock - DCWV; Patterned Papers - Nikki Sivils; Transparency - Hambly; Flowers: Creative Charms; Die-cut machine: MM Slice; Paint: Folk Art; Key - Tim Holtz; misc lace

I loved how these 2 2-page LOs turned out. Thanks so much to Creative Charms and Sketches for Scrapbooking 2!

Friday, December 17, 2010

The Christmas Rush Is Here

... obviously since it's been over a week since I updated my blog. Oops!

Here's the LO I made for Color Combos Galore Challenge 171. A bit of a challenge for me since I rarely use blue for my girls' LOs but these photos just called for it.

Title: 3 Things
Materials: Cardstock - Core'dinations; Patterned Papers and border stickers - Basic Grey; Die-cuts - Daisy Ds; Pearls - Prima; Maya Road Clock; Pink Paislee embellishment; Making Memories metal embellishment; misc lace; American Crafts pen

If you have the time, do try out this week's challenge:

And in case I am not able to get back on here before Christmas, I hope you all enjoy our holidays!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Sweet Dancer

Title: Sweet Dancer
Materials: Cardstock - Wassau, Bazzill; Patterned Papers - Websters Pages, American Crafts, Prima; Chipboard Alpha - Chatterbox; Alpha Sticker - Basic Grey; Paint - Plaid; Die-cut sticker - October Afternoon; Misc - bling, lace
Journaling: Nadya at rehearsals for their presentation at Kids' Expo. Mar. 6, 2010

Here's my LO for challenge 169 of Color Combos Galore. I loved this week's colors and I'm sorry that I didn't strictly stick to the colors as the paper had green on it -- I did try to cover it a bit with some gold glitter paint.

Speaking of which, have you ever tried Plaid Folk Art Extreme Glitter Acrylic Paint? I saw it in Wal-Mart the last time I was in the US and grabbed a few bottles --- it's the easiest way to add major, major glitter to your craft projects without heat embossing! I wish I got all the colors.

So here's this week's challenge, I hope you do try to join in as this is such a joy to work with.

Friday, December 3, 2010


Here's another LO I made using the Tree House line from Pebbles Inc. If you like bright, happy colors, this is one line you need to get your hands on...I can't think of a time of the year when you can't use this line!

I love these photos of Bianca opening her presents. Granted, it took quite a bit of control on my part to take these shots, as I usually "help" her open the presents.

Title: Delight

Pebbles Products Used: Tree House Journal Stickers (732011), Tree House Pebbles Chips (744114), Tree House Metal Brads (744232), Tree House Club (751026), Tree House Melody (751030), Tree House Fun (751035), Red Glitter Candy Dots, Chirpy Glitter ABC Stickers (732008), Chocolate Brown Spool Ribbon (44027)
Other Materials Used: Cardstock (white- American Crafts; red- Bazzill), Pens (American Crafts)

And in case you still have some Thanksgiving fever left, here are some recipe cards and a Thank You card, still using Pebbles Inc products.

Pebbles Materials Used: Bow Wow (751043), Prrrfect Stripe (751047), Sassy Cat (751049), Cat-i-tude (751046), Twitterpated Love You (751007), Kitty Condo (751050), Top Dog (751040); Other Materials Used: Cardstock (Wassau), Pen (American Crafts), Die-Cut Machine (Making Memories Slice)

Pebbles Materials Used: Bow Wow (751043), Prrrfect Stripe (751047), Sassy Cat (751049), Cat-i-tude (751046), Tree House Perforated 3x3 Cards (751024), Twitterpated Love You (751007), Candy Dots White (44202); Other Materials Used: Cardstock (DCWV), Pen (American Crafts), Die-Cut Machine (Making Memories Slice), Ink (Clearsnap)

Happy Holidays everyone!!!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Sugar Cookie

Here's a LO using Nikki Sivils' Valentine collection called Sugar Cookie. Photos were taken last Mother's Day -- Other than having good food, my only other requirement for where to go on Mother's Day is for it to be in a place where we can take good pics with good natural light :)
I made my own flowers using paper strips, a circle punch and Nikki's burlap buttons. If you want a chance to win the full set of burlap buttons, head on over to Nikki's blog now!!!

Title: I Grow Children my garden...Mother's Day 2010
Materials: Cardstock - Bazzill; Patterned Paper, stickers, buttons - Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker; Transparency - Hambly; Pens - American Crafts