Thursday, 28 June 2007
Ria sent me a text message this morning telling me that we both won in Scenic Route's monthly challenge! WOW! This is getting to be addicting. My entry for last month's "Arrows Challenge" also won and they were pretty generous with the prize pack (Laurel and Rockland Papers). This time we will be getting the background collection plus other goodies. This LO was a gift for Sahrie. This is a picture of her son Luke playing at the playground during the scrapbooking event of scrapbukan with Mary Grace Abuzman. Photo courtesy of Jeff Lopez
Wednesday, 27 June 2007
I made it!! I am soooo happy and soooo thankful. This has been one of my goals.. to get in a Design Team in an international site. I can't believe my goals and dreams are slowly being realized. The past two months of the contest has been tough for me. The challenges were difficult and I had to do things I have never tried before (LO with no patterned paper, totally b&W layout, LO on glass etc.). I just have to thank all my scrapping friends for the support and the inspiration. Oh btw, special mention to scrappinmoms... the glass I used for my final entry was the glass from their shadow box!! hehe:)A big thanks also to Sahrie (www.scrapbukan.com) who has always been supportive of us and for allowing us to try out at other sites. Thank you Sahrie!
Sunday, 24 June 2007
This is my sample LO for scrapbukan's "Three" challenge. Used the MME Signature Suite here, plus Prima and Fancy Pants chipboard, and Maya Road ribbon. I love this pic of Nicole. This was taken at Camp John Hay a week ago. If you look closely at the pic you will see a string of colorful images. It's actually a Winnie The Pooh keychain. Looks like she wanted to decorate the plant with it :)
This is a layout I did for www.scrapbukan.com. I played with the Love Elsie papers and I have to admit it was so different from all my other pages. But it was fun to create something so different. Maybe Nicole will like pages like these when she grows up.
I made a lot of mistakes here. Stamping on bazzil bling cardstock does not work. I mean the ink is not absorbed well. I should have used stazon. So I covered them up with ribbons and paper.
This is a picture of her taking a picture of me... takig a picture of her!! haha
Wednesday, 20 June 2007
Monday, 18 June 2007
Here's the rules: I must post the rules, 7 random things about me and then tag others to do the same. Sound fair enough, right? These are the rules…. each player starts with 7 random facts about themselves on their Blog. People who are tagged need to blog 7 facts about themselves and post the rules as well. At the end of their blog list 7 people you are tagging. Let them know that they are tagged by leaving them a comment.
1. I was a music student in UP Diliman majoring in Piano Performance.... I don't play anymore.
2. I am a partner in an events management business which through God's grace has been running smoothly for six years now.
3. I can eat COLD spaghetti
4. I'm a gym addict and a Nike outfit addict as well.
5. I set aside a budget for my daughter's clothes so I can match it with the paper that I have.
6. My mom loves me so much she allowed me to take over the dining room and convert it to my scrap area (If you guys have a glass mat for your cutting, I have the whole glass of the dining table for that hehe....I know, poor Mom).
7. I always forget things, whenever our family has an outing, my husband's usual question when we get to our destination is "So what did you forget this time?"
Ok, so now, I'll tag : Cathy, Lesley, Au, Nita, Nina, Roslyn, Jenn
Friday, 15 June 2007
This is the final round of the contest before the Finalist round. I hope I make it to the finalist round! The challenge for this round is to "Show off your style", and this is what I sent in.
I enjoyed creating this layout. I try to do different styles but I am most comfortable and happy with lots of hand cutting, layering of paper, contrast in color, fabric and fibers, metal embelishments, and just simply having a lot going on in a page. So I guess my style is shabby chic/ romantic but leaning towards the colors of Boho chic. The only other thing I was not able to do here was use ink, paint, and stamps.
Hmmmmm hope this is ok, wanted to make another one but I don't have time. I'll be going to Baguio on Sunday with the family yippee!!
Monday, 11 June 2007
Im proud to be part of the design team of scrapbukan.com, an on-line scrapbooking site here in The Philippines. These are my co-designers Pia and Ria. I'm honored to be in the company of these two talented scrappers. We did a demo here for the "All About Scrapbooking" event in Glorietta.
Sunday, 10 June 2007
The challenge for round five is to create a layout from among the dance and musical posters they have selected for us to choose from.
This is the poster I chose (Stomp The Yard):
And this is my interpretation:
Thank you for submitting your page to Scrapbooking Memories. Your layout is lovely and we would be thrilled to consider Enjoy the journey for our DECORATIVE EDGES gallery.
*Please send as high res pic (1mb) - size approx 11cm x 11cm - many thanks, Krys :o)
Thank you for submitting your page to Scrapbooking Memories. Your layout is lovely and we would be thrilled to consider Lady Like for the FINAL ENCORE gallery. The Final Encore gallery is compiled of pages that are non-theme specific but demonstrate a fabulous balance of design principles and new ideas.
Thank you for submitting your page to Scrapbooking Memories. Your layout is lovely and we would be thrilled to consider Memories to Treasure for our DECORATIVE EDGES gallery.
So I'll be sending my layouts to Australia and I hope it gets there safe and sound. I also hope that I get it back in the same condition as I have sent it.:) Compensation is $20 per page. So that is $60 in scrap shopping money! yipee!
This is Heather's email:
Iris Uy -
Thank you for participating in our May Motherhood contest. You have been selected as our First Place Winner, congratulations! Please accept this Gift Certificate on behalf of the Daisy D's Paper Retail management. We hope you are able to find some great products to help you make your memories last.
Congratulations ladies! You've been selected as the winners for this month's Scenic Route Monthly Product Challenge.
We loved what you did with our arrows - it's great to see the fun, different ways that artists use our products!
The winners have been announced here - http://www.scenicroutepaper.com/Site3/ExtraInfo2.aspx.
Here is what Kristina White wrote:
Inspiring Projects and the PeaNuts Behind Them
Over the weekend I was browsing through the hundreds of new layouts posted to the PeaNut Gallery, thinking about the current theme for our design team in the Creating Garden "Using Multiple Photos." There were so many great examples that fit perfectly into that theme that I wanted to highlight just a few.
If you haven't done it recently, take tour through the PeaNut Gallery and discover for yourself the inspiring projects there and the members behind them.
This layout by iris_sparkup caught my eye, first because of the glittery elements, and then I was taken by the way she used multiple variation photos (from the same photo shoot) around the edge to further promote her title, the message of her layout: Superstar.
Again, I can't post the layout here because it is out for publicaion but here is the link to the newsletter:
Congratulations! Your layout, “Boyfriend,” has been selected to appear in the October 2007 issue of Memory Makers. Please go to memorymakersmagazine.com/1007 and print off a contract for each page called in as well as a photo/model release for each person shown in your photograph(s).
I thought that was it, but then there were more emails from her that day, asking for more pages. In total she asked me to send in FIVE of my pages!!! I am sooooo thrilled!
The layouts for publication in the October special issue of Memory Makers are:
2. Hands That Pray
3. Reflect (Beauty, Honor, and Truth)
4. Reflect (Touch of A Child's Hand)
These pages were on twopeas as well as my website but I had to remove them first and will just put them back in once the magazine is out.
Thank you God! God is so good.
Tuesday, 5 June 2007
Nicole just shines! Here she is in a boutique looking and touching the earings for sale and acting as if she is ready to buy a pair for herself.
This is a favorite of mine. This is how my sweet daughter laughs... she covers her mouth!
This picture was taken with my Canon 350D while we were inside the car along south super hi-way. Turned off the flash and I used my zoom lens. Just experimenting here, but I loved the outcome.