Wednesday, 27 May 2009

First of all, I'd like to thank everyone who sent me warm wishes and greeted me. Thanks also to those who took the time to peek at the new layouts I created for Visual Creations. I'm still vacationing at my mom's and we are on dial-up network. So please forgive me if I have not visited you on your blogs. Will be able to do that by mid-june when we go back to Manila.

Now for the yummy part.... here are the sneaks of Fabric Album class kit...

The class is filled as of now, but there is a waitlist. So for those interested please get in touch with Mitch Sy of Visual Creations.

Monday, 25 May 2009

Hi everyone! I'm happy to announce that I am now designing for Visual Creations. This is one of our local scrapbook stores here in Manila and it is owned and run by Mitch Sy - a wonderful person and an amazing artist as well. It will be my privelege to be in the same team with the 1st Scrappin Mom's idol Cabbie Lopez! I'm so looking forward to this.

In the meantime here are the layouts I designed using My Little Yellow Bicycle Baby Safari Girl Line, together with some gorgeous Hambly, and a little from Teresa Collins' Family Matters.

In my previous post I mentioned about a couple of techniques I have used here which has saved me from spending on scrap supplies. I have been a huge fan of mists but I could not afford to get it in all the colors I wanted (naturally I wanted it all!). So I tried to find an alternative. I bought a set of twinkling H2Os which I use as watercolor. A set has several shades in it. I broke off a piece of the cake and dropped it in a mister filled with a little water. I just had to wait for the cake to melt and it was ready to spray some beautiful sky colored shimmer on my page:)

Another embellishment I am crazy about are fabric, felt, or cloth items. I also wanted to try embroidery but I did not have the talent for it, nor did I have the money to purchase a machine. What I did in this layout was to get some inexpensive embroidery floss. I slowly covered the chipboard with glue as I wound the floss around it. It was easy to do and I loved the hand-made and textured look of the chipboard tree:)

Thursday, 21 May 2009

You know how it feels like to be back home? Well that's how I feel now that I have started to design for a local scrapbook store here in Manila. It feels great! I will also be co-teaching a class for the store very soon and it will be featuring products from one of the manufacturers I also design for - wink wink:) Can't say much for now, but details will be up soon. In the mean time, here is a sneak peek of the layouts I made for the store. I have used a couple of techniques here that will help scrappers save money. Will share those techiniques once the DT post is up.

And here are a couple of layouts for Prima's "Seeing Double" feature at the blog. The DT was asked to do double pagers. Please check the blog to see the amazing work of my co-designers.

Sunday, 17 May 2009

Up Up Up!

I just realized now that I made two similarly themed layouts from our recent summer outing. The first layout is about my baby girl Cheska's hair going nowhere but up. Her uncle Mark jokingly refers to her as "spiky". People notice her hair because of how thick it is at such a young age (3 months), the brown tips, and because it just goes straight up!

The second one is about my 4 year old daughter Nicole on the swing, asking her Daddy to push her harder and harder so she could go higher! She keeps saying "UP!" and I keep saying "NO!!!".haha. Shows how old I am getting huh.

Both layouts are for October Afternoon. The one of Cheska uses papers from Good Cheer which is actually a Christmas Line. But the papers are so versatile and the colors are so sweet it can even be used for baby pages.

For my scrappy friends here in Manila, the October Afternoon papers are available at Visual Creations. Go get them now!

Sunday, 10 May 2009

Webster's DT Upload

Hi everyone!! Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful moms! I'm back in Manila for today cause Nicole is going to have a check-up with her doctor. Then we are going back home to my Mom's again later today. So I have a short time to do my uploads and check on some sites. The design team of Webster's have been working on some projects using the new papers and we are all scheduled to start uploading today. So if you have time, please drop by INSPIRE ME and create with us. We would love to see your Webster's pages there!

Here are the pages I made using the two fabulous new lines...

Monday, 4 May 2009

Missed blog land!

Hi everyone!! I have missed surfing the net and I have missed blog land! We are on vacation at my mother's house for the whole month of May. I am enjoying every minute of it, but the one thing I do hate is the fact that we don't have internet connection there. I'm on a short visit to our home now so I got a chance to sneak in some computer time.

Would like to share these layouts with you...

This is one of my favorite layouts. It shows a picture of my daughter blowing me a kiss. She gives me ten kisses on the cheek everyday and she counts them off with her fingers. So sweet! This was featured on two peas and I only found out about it through the comments! Was so giddy with happiness when I found out about it.

This is a quick page to make. Played with the autumn leaves oval shaped chipboard here... used it as a journaling spot shaped like a tree :)

Here is another one for Prima. Used the new small stamps they just released. I created the text border with the stamp. I love how Prima has come up with a wide range of scrapbook products.

I also love this one. The pictures are one of my favorite shots of Nicole with her Dad. This layout was featured in Becky Fleck's Page Maps for May 2009.