Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Delayed CCG Posts...

Life has a way of getting in the way of my scrapbooking...Here are three recent LOs I created for Color Combos Galore.

This 1st LO is this week's challenge CCG #157...I loved this combination...

Title: 40? It's Just a Number
Journaling: Age doesn't matter, as long as I don't look it! My 40th Birthday lunch at Shang Palace. Oct. 17, 2009
Materials: Patterned papers - Making Memories, Fancy Pants, My MInd's Eye; Alphabet stickers - American Crafts, Adorn-It; Metal Brads & Floss - Karen Foster; Cardstock - DCWV; Die-cut Sticker - Cosmo Cricket; Misc lace, metal corner; Pen - American Crafts

You still have a few days to join us for this challenge.

This 2nd LO is our special challenge created with Pencil Lines Sketch 202. Check out the sketch and I hope you make time to join this challenge too since Anna Bowkis always has great prizes in store!

Title: Carefree
Materials: Cardstock - Provo Craft; Patterned Papers - Fancy Pants, Jillibean Soup; Paint - Ranger; Journaling Die-cut - Nikki Sivils; Metal label holder & Brads - Making Memories
Journaling: Nadya & Mommy playtime! Jun 6, 2010

And last, but not the least...this is the LO I created for CCG #156.

Title: Ups & Downs
Journaling: Ups & Downs...the only way to describe the relationship between Luis & Nadya. Luckily, there are more ups than downs, although their arguments are getting louder with no backing-down. Photo April 2010. Canyon Woods.
Materials: Cardstock - Wassu; Glitter Chipboard - Kiki Art; Patterned Paper - We R Memory Keepers; Grungeboard flower - Tim Holtz; Paint - Making Memoriesl Ink - Clearsnap; Fabric Alpha - American Crafts; Glitter Alpha - Making Memories; Transparency - Hambly; Pen - American Crafts

I hope you enjoyed these LOs and thanks for visiting my blog!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Here Comes the Rain Again...

If there's one thing Filipinos have mixed feelings about, it has to be RAIN. Why? Because we are ever so tired of the traffic jams and flooding that the rains bring, yet come summertime, there is nothing that we pray for more fervently...than for RAIN.

But the logical person that I am loves the rain anyway, since the problems it brings are really man-made. Rain, in itself, is refreshing...some kind of cleansing.  I love the smells...of the raindrops hitting the hot pavement...of the earth fresh from a shower... and the sounds...as it hits the roof...the splash when the car goes through a puddle...

However, the one thing I do not like about the rain is getting my feet wet...I always used to worry about what shoes to wear in the rain...thank God for Crocs!

And as we are now at the height of the Rainy Season, here's a LO of Bianca playing in the rain. This picture was taken last year, about a week after Typhoon Ondoy (Ketsana) hit.  We had just finished packing relief goods for the typhoon victims and as a treat for the kids, we let them play outside in the rain.

Title: Rainy Days
Journaling: Bianca loves rainy days because she gets to go outside with her umbrella. 10-01-09
Materials: Cardstock - Bazzill; Patterned papers, rub-on tape, pom-pom lace, buttons, glitter chipboard heart - Kiki Art; Letter Stickers - Basic Grey; Mist - Tattered Angels; Pen - American Crafts; Misc fiber

The papers are from the Water Rain collection -- perfectly purple, currently Bianca's favorite color. Aside from the tape rub-ons and glitter chipboard, Kiki-Art also now carries some lace and buttons...all so much fun to play with!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Eager Beavers

Here's my LO for Color Combos Galore #155.  This is a new color palette for me --- and it was a great experience trying it out. I was a bit concerned that the colors weren't very bright and happy -- the way I like my colors --- but I think this turned out pretty well.

I also love that this only took me an hour to finish...love quick and easy LOs! My mist sprayer was clogged so I removed the cap and forgot to remove my paper and those lovely splotches (splashes + blotches?) happened -- so I just did it again until I got the look I wanted...such a happy accident!

Dont' you just adore that cute little beaver? That's from Nikki Sivils new line for fall -- Tree Love.  Too cute, really...

Title: Eager Beavers
Journaling: Luis & Sam goof-off after their Kab Scout Induction. Oct. 17, 2009
Materials: Cardstock - Wassau; Patterned Papers, stickers, buttons - Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker; Puffy Alpha - American Crafts; Tiny Alpha - Making Memories; Mist - Tattered Angels, Pearl-Ex

Do try your hand at this week's color palette and check out the other amazing projects created by my co-DT here!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Yehey Pebbles!

I'm so excited to announce that I made it on the Pebbles Inc DT! Woohoo! This is such a great opportunity not to mention the fact that Pebbles is now part of the American Crafts group.  Here's the list of the 2010-2011 Design Team:

Domestic Team
Christa Paustenbaugh from Manassas, VA

Deena Wuest from Goessel, KS
Ginger Williams from Tomball, TX
Guiseppa Gubler from Wellsville, UT
Jennifer Yates from Flower Mound, TX
Kim Kesti from Phoenix, AZ
Kristen Swain from Elkton, MD
Kryssi Ng from Flushing, NY
Laura Vegas from Manteca, CA
Lynn Ghahary (DT Coordinator) from Randolph, NJ 
Mimi Leinbach from Reading, PA 
Natalie Dever from Sheboygan Falls, WI
Samantha Sibbet from El Cajon, CA
Suzanne Sergi from Dove Canyon, CA
Wendy Sue Anderson from Heber City, UT

International Team
Anna Sigga from Reykjavik, Iceland

Eva Pizarro from Venaria Reale, Italy
Lady Grace Belarmino from Manila, Philippines
Lisa Kisch from Toronto, Canada
Melinda Spinks from North East Victoria, Australia
Ria Mojica from Manila, Philippines
Sarah Webb from Ontario, Canada 
Savitri Wilder from Suffolk, United Kingdom
Stephanie Baxter from Epsom, Surrey, United Kingdom
Zoe Nemburt from Nova Scotia, Canada

Congrats to everyone especially to my fellow Filipina LG! Can't wait to start playing... Here's the announcement on the Pebbles blog.

La Côte d'Azur from Snobby Walrus

Here are my LOs using Snobby Walrus' August kit.  I loved working with its bright, happy summer colors!!!

This 1st LO was so much fun to do with all the embossing I did with Distress Embossing powder! I love how it has a sand-like texture, perfect for beach LOs.

Title: Beach Day
Journaling: Bianca loves to play on the shore with her pail. Dec 2009
     From the Kit: Papers- Graphic 45 On the Boardwalk Die Cut Borders, Webster's Pages- Seaside Retreat Die Cut Edge; Embellishments- Hambly Kraft Cardstock Stickers- Elegant Labels, My Mind's Eye Frame- In Love, My Mind's Eye Frame- Forever With You, Prima Say It In Crystals- Star Pendant, Yellow Carnival Ticket, May Arts Crochet- Watermelon, May Arts Twisted Burlap (1 yard);
     Others: Versamark ink, Clearsnap ink, Distress Embossing Powder, Bazzill cardstock; Making Memories paint, Cosmo Cricket tiny alpha, American Crafts pen

This 2nd LO uses pictures from our trip to New York last May. We always passed by this sidewalk flower shop to and from the subway and one day Bianca just had to stop and touch the pretty flowers!

Title: Touch
Journaling: Bianca couldn't stop herself from touching the pretty flowers.
     From the Kit: Papers- Graphic 45 On the Boardwalk Die Cut Borders, Sassafras Lass My Type, Fancy Pants Designs French Press, Fancy Pants Design Dilly Dally; Embellishments- American Crafts Thickers Rainboots Powder, Hambly Kraft Cardstock Stickers Elegant Labels, Prima Zazi- Seafoam flowers, Prima Solid Flowers- Umbrella, Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink- Ocean Soul, Sassafras Lass Paper Whimsies- Retro Deck, Yellow Carnival Ticket, 6x6 sheet of Japanese Chiyogami Kraft Paper,  May Arts Crochet- Watermelon;
     Others: Autumn Leaves and Prima stamps, Staz-on ink, Clearsnap ink, American Crafts pen

This 3rd LO features pics from our trip to Boracay in March 2009 when my sister was here for a visit. We asked Nadya to lead us in different poses and we all tried to copy her.

Title: Bathing Beauties + 1
Journaling: Nadya takes the lead as we strike different poses. Mar 2009
     From the Kit: Papers - Graphic 45- On the Boardwalk Die Cut Borders, Graphic 45- High Style Holiday, Sassafras Lass- My Type, Glitz Designs- Birds, Webster's Pages- A Seahorse's Legend, 7 Gypsies- Decoration, Fancy Pants Design- Dilly Dally; Embellishments- Sassafras Lass Orange Monogram Stickers, American Crafts Thickers- Rainboots- Powder, Webster's Pages Sparklers,  Hambly Kraft Cardstock Stickers- Elegant Labels, Sassafras Lass Paper Whimsies- Retro Deck, May Arts Crochet- Watermelon
     Others: American Crafts pen, Clearsnap ink

And to beat the summer heat, how about a beautiful paper fan??? I love how dainty it came out, almost too pretty to use!

Materials: Papers - Graphic 45- Bathing Beauties, 7 Gypsies- Decoration, Fancy Pants Design- Dilly Dally; Embellishments- Webster's Pages Sparklers, Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink- Ocean Soul; misc lace,  Clearsnap ink

So head on to Snobby Walrus and grab the August kit because once August is done, the kit will no longer be available!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

A DT Call and Snobby Walrus August Sneeks

Kiki Art has an on-going DT Call! Check out the details here.

The August Kit La Côte d'Azur from Snobby Walrus is truly awesome! It says that it's a $50 value for $32.99 but it really seems to be much more than $50!

Here are some sneaks of my projects using this kit...

Don't you just love the gorgeous summer colors??? I can't wait for the projects to be up on the site so I can show mine off too!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

My Friend Ella

This is my niece Ella. She is so sweet and totally loves to eat! We visited her and her family in LA last May where we had a huge BBQ party to celebrate 4 birthdays... for which I made 4 cakes. Since that was a lot of cakes, I decided to bake the cakes a day ahead and left them to cool on the countertop.  We left to watch her big brother's baseball game and only when we got back did we notice that there were distinct bite marks on the side of one of the cakes! Not small pinches of cake but bite marks and her mom thinks it was her...and she's probably right.

She looked really surprised when we gave her the bowl of left-over icing since we were telling her not to touch it the whole time I was decorating the cakes. Boy, did she enjoy cleaning off this bowl...almost as much as we enjoyed taking her pics!

I love this new line from Nikki Sivils...My Friend Birdie. I love the soft colors and the cute little birds. My mind is so full of other things to try in my next LO!

Title: Bottoms Up
Materials: Cardstock - Bazzill, DCWV; Patterned Papers, stickers, die-cuts, buttons - Nikki Sivils; Pen - American Crafts; MM Slice Nursery Rhymes card; Ribbon and lace - misc; Fiskars border punch
Journaling: Ella savors what's left of the icing in the bowl! 052210

Monday, August 2, 2010

Daisy Love

Just finished this LO of Bianca with Daisy Duck during our Character Breakfast  in Hong Kong Disneyland last January. I felt so guilty because I thought I was done with running after every character we could find when Luis and Nadya were younger, that I forgot that all of this is new to Bianca. I guess we really still need to go back to Disneyland even if Buddy & I know Fantasyland and Tomorrowland like the backs of our hands!

Title: Daisy Love
Journaling: Bianca couldn't wait for Daisy Duck to reach our table...so happy!
Materials: Cardstock - Bazzill Basics; Patterned papers, stickers, die-cuts, small alpha stickers - Bella Blvd; Puffy Alpha - American Crafts; Transparency heart - Hambly; Pen - American Crafts, Zig.