Thursday, 29 November 2007

Cover Girls... Finally!!

It has been my mother's life long dream to see my face in a magazine. Well that never happened during my youth, but it has now that I'm in my 30's!! LOL! I can now finally share this layout of me and Nicole which landed on the cover of Memory Makers Magazine January Issue.

The reason for this post is to share with you guys that an "unknown" can actually get on the cover of a major scrapbooking magazine. I started sending layouts to MMM last year and it took several months for me to get their attention. After a few pages in the reader's gallery, they wrote me to try and submit a layout for consideration for the cover. They wrote to several scrappers and I really thought I had no chance. But I still made a couple of layouts. The second one was for the same call but they needed a simple layout. All of these happened even before I sent in my entries for the Master's Contest. So what I'm saying is, to those who want to get published, just keep sending your layouts. Your call-back may take just a few days to several months but just keep sending them. MMM is always looking for new artists and they will definitely look at your submissions.

Here is the other layout that did not get picked...

Sunday, 25 November 2007

To give or not to give...

Here is a layout I made of Nicole from the trick or treat last October. She loved the activity so much! I was tired and ready to quit from the long walk but I never heard her complain not even once. The candies you see here are only a fraction of what she got. I would regularly transfer her loot from her basket to an extra one I carried so that the load would not be too heavy for her.

Loving The Slant

I am loving the slanted placement of pictures and no matter how I tried to straighten the placement of these pics, I keep slanting them again! So I just decided to go along with it. I guess that's because I did this page immediately after doing the boy page I posted below. Here are some more October Afternoon goodies.
Enjoy Nature

Thursday, 15 November 2007

A Boy Page!!

Yes!!! I made a boy page!! This is my second one and I had a really tough time staying away from flowers. It's so hard when you are used to doing girly pages and you are used to grabbing embellishments for girly pages. But I liked how this one turned out mainly because this is a layout for my nephew who my daughter adores so much.

Now I know that even if I do boy pages I will still use cut-outs and fabric or fiber of some sort. I made this layout using October Afternoon Products with the exception of the buttons and the felt which is Fancy Pants.

Wednesday, 7 November 2007

Another Scrapper Friendly Photographer ...

I made this layout using Luxe Designs for the November upload at Scraplovers. This photo was taken by .... LUMENG LIM!!! Yup, we have another photographer for our scrapbook community in Manila. This guy really has talent. His wife April who is also a talented scrapbook designer made pages using photos taken by Meng from a cellphone camera! And those layouts won awards! So you can just imagine the quality of her work now that she has pictures taken from a DSLR.

I'm so happy to have friends who are kind enough to take pictures of me with my family and Nicole. Cause if not, I would not have pictures with myself in them! Thanks guys!

Materials: Luxe Designs Paper, Luxe Rub-ons (Circle rub-ons used to create the circle patterns, Luxe Swirly Overlay, Hambly Overlay (brick), Fancy Pants Felt, Love Elsie chipboard buttons, Urban Lily rub-ons (flowers), American Crafts Thickers, Stickles

Sunday, 4 November 2007

October Beauty

October has been a fun month for me. I just got my 1st box of goodies from October Afternoon last October 30! :) What a coincidence huh. Here is a picture but this does not do the product justice. I love the stamps (there were about 10 clear acrylic stamps) and the papers and rub-ons are so beautiful and bountiful!

Ok I have a treat for one member from my scrapbook community in Manila. Sorry guys, international shipping costs a lot! I will email the group who the winner is. I won't post the rules. I'll just tell you later on how I picked the lucky winner. Watch out for it :)

Friday, 2 November 2007

La Voliere

La Voliere... I don't know what that means so please don't ask me! LOL! But that is the kit's name for the November kit in Badgirls and I thought it really sounded fancy so I used that as the title of my post :)

Anyway, here are a couple of my favorite layouts. This was the best kit I ever worked on so far. It is just loaded with so many goodies. I just want to share these with you.

"Reluctant Model" - Photo by Jeff Lopez
"A Girl's Best Friend" - a dog? well a balloon shaped like a dog actually :)

Please visit the site to view the layouts created by the design team. And take a look at the kits too! If you have not signed up yet, you may want to do so now. It's all sold out but you can sign up. Wendy will be adding subs soon.

Have a great weekend everyone!!