Sunday, October 31, 2010

So Have Faith

I found Scrap That Poetry's site while surfing the net one fine day. Their current challenge is to create a layout inspired by Emily Dickenson's poem, "There Is Another Sky" here. It turned out to be an even finer day for me because I had just the perfect photo for the poem! :D

I took that photo last April at my relatives' farm-cum-resort in rural Tanay, Rizal province. The trail of trees leads up to a hill with a beautiful view and a gazebo on top. :)

I also googled about Emily Dickenson's poem to know what inspired her to create it. From what I gathered, it's a poem she wrote for her brother, Austin, and she used nature to tell him not to lose hope, that there is another sky, another sunshine, another beautiful day.

So while creating my layout, looking at my photo and analyzing E. Dickenson's poem, I came up with the title "...So Have FAITH" because the poem, this time, reminds ME to remain positive and strong despite life's trials, always hope and pray because God gives us another beautiful day... so have FAITH. :)

Lastly, I am also entering this in XOXO's challenge #12 here. Scraplifted Ana White's LO.

Here are some close-ups of my layout and details:
Hand-cut the florals of Webster's Pages patterned paper

Emily Dickenson's poem as the journaling detail. I distressed the edges using Tim Holtz alcohol ink (red).

These pretty rosettes used to be white, but to blend with the patterned paper, I misted it with Glimmer Mist (red shade) and applied Jo Sonja gold dust. Loooove it!!!!

Another rosette on the right side of the LO. The borders of the inner cardstock were created with Martha Stewart edge punch and distressed with Tim Holtz distressing ink in peeled paint.

Have a Blessed Sunday and TFL!

Monday, October 25, 2010

So Cute!

I was inspired by my latest win here so I decided to create another layout of my niece, Louise Dominique. Hahaha!

I am loving the sketches designed by the Creative Scrappers' team. I've lost count of how many layouts I made based on their sketches.

As always, some close-ups and details:
The yellow doily was sprayed with Maya Mist in lemon yellow. Flower from Prima. Chipboard swirl from Maya Road, painted with gold acrylic paint and heat gunned for added texture.

The red doily, on the other hand, was sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in red currant. The small yellow flowers are from All About Scrapbooking.

I made sure to put my heat gun to work. So here's another bigger Maya Road chipboard swirl, painted with gold acrylic and I heat-gunned away to my heart's desire. Hehehe!

Have a great week!

Saturday, October 23, 2010


If Adore was about a father (my hubby) who totally adores our son...

Then Adorable is about our little one.

This photo was taken when he was only 1.5 months old. A mother (that's me!) can only sigh in appreciation of this special gift from the Almighty.

Materials are mostly from Little Yellow Bicycle's Snugglebug Boy collection.

Some close-ups and details:
As I love fussy cutting the images on patterned paper, look at what I did with the SNB-101: Boy Playtime specialty cardstock. I used it as a dimensional embellishment! Wee! :D

The paper cord: used as border and made the ends meet via a pretty little knot. ;D

Lastly, a close-up shot of "Snips and snails..." phrase sticker from SNB-135: Favorite Pieces stickers, which I used as journaling detail. Used double-sided foam tape for added dimension. Looove it!!! :D

This layout was also based on Creative Scrappers sketch #124:

A very long post! Whew!

Happy scrapping!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Fab Friday!

My sincerest thanks to CC and the team for my win in the October blog hop.

My entry was the previous post below.

Have a scrappy weekend!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Coordinates Collections October Blog Hop

Materials used: Patterned papers: Kaisercraft. Cardstock: DCWV.
Flowers and blings from Prima. Pebeo paint for the "stitch-like" border.
Opaline pearls from Basic Grey. Alphas: AC Thickers. Kraft envelope: Making Memories.
White pearl flower, brad, leaves and wood butterfly: All About Scrapbooking.
Martha Stewart edge punch. Glimmer mist. Jo Sonja opal dust. Others: lace, metal clip.

Here's another page I made of my niece, Louise Dominique.

I entered this in Coordinates Collections' October Blog Hop Challenge: Hidden Journaling here.

I'm going to give this to my sister, and I leave the journaling details to her. I included the Maya Road kraft envelope where she could put her special message to Louise. This is also the 'hidden journaling' challenge requirement of CC October blog hop.

Patterned papers were all from Kaisercraft.

I also used Creative Scrappers' sketch #120 for this layout.

Lastly, want to know how I created these hand-made paper flowers? :)

Check out Scrap That!'s "Easy Folded Flower Tutorial" here.


Sunday, October 17, 2010


Another layout, using My Little Shoebox (MLS) patterned papers. The subjects are the two most important people in my life, my husband and son.

I am also entering this in MLS' current challenge, using the sketch below as inspiration:

My Layout:

MLS Sketch Challenge:

Some close-ups and details:
I used the words in Nice to See You pattered paper for my journaling detail. Matted the words in BG's dark brown paper to make the words stand out, and double-sided foam tape for added dimension. I also "fussy cut" the little birdies in Love Birds pattered paper. I looove how this turned out! :)

Another close-up, from another angle, showing my "fussy cut" mini birdies and trees! Love it!!!

MLS products used:
Sky's the Limit collection (Nice to See You), Flying High collection (Flying High), Away We Go collection (Vroom), and Whoo Loves You? (Love Birds).

Other materials used:
Jenni Bowlin bingo card, Prima flower and blings, Basic Grey patterned paper, Maya and Glimmer mists, Martha Stewart puncher, Heidi Swapp distressing tool, kraft cardstock, local decorative mesh and felt tree.

I hope my layout gets chosen. LOL!

Please do leave some love in the comments portion. :)

Happy Sunday and thanks for looking!

Friday, October 15, 2010


A Webster's Pages output from the class of Iris Babao-Uy, which I attended.

I used Kaisercraft's rub-ons for the journaling detail: "Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the number of moments that take our breath away."

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

I Love This Boy!

Materials used: Cardstock: DCWV. Patterned papers, main: Bella Blvd. and Bits a Bella;
others: Basic Grey, Fancy Pants. Flowers: Bo Bunny. Mini brads: Queen & Co.
Bookplate: Cosmo Cricket. Sticker: All About Scrapbooking.
DMC gold thread. Carl puncher. Local blings, buttons and fabric.

Played with Bella Blvd.'s Super Stud line on this layout. I created this last January, using the December 2009 sketch from Kaisercraft.

Journalling: Play! Explore! Laugh! Enjoy life, my little man. Whatever your dreams and goals later on may be, Daddy and Mommy will support and cheer you all the way!

Photo was taken when my little one was just 4.5 months old (November 2008).

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Always Remember

Another layout that I created from Webster's Pages papers and cardstock stickers, among others.

Journaling: I love you because... you are my wish come true.

Photo details: Taken outside the church before the start of my son's Christening, dated October 5, 2008. He was just 3.5 months old then.

Please do take a look at another hand-made flower that I made... using coffee filters! I truly enjoyed creating these!

Source: A Million Memories' post entitled Technique Tuesdays with Rachel Hall here.

The tutorial called for round-cut coffee filters and misting.

For my layout, I further added some "personal" touches to the coffee filter flowers by using two shades of glimmer mist (spanish moss and sapphire blue). When the mists had dried, I crumpled and de-crumpled the round-cut filters (as instructed in the tutorial), stamped on an image, then applied Jo Sonja opal dust and, finally, adhered the brads.

Last technique which I used for this LO is "fussy cutting" the images on the WP patterned papers, specifically, the tree (very difficult to cut, indeed!), wishing well and the flowery plants.

I also entered this in Are You Feeling Groovie's October Groovie challenge.


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

1 Hot Babe!

My entry for Sketchy Thursdays' 9.30 challenge.

The lady in the layout (LO) is my Thailand-based BFF, Rowena, who'll be celebrating her birthday on the 29th and I made this as a birthday gift for her. I hope she likes it. :)

The sketch challenge where I based my LO above:

Finally, just wanted to feature this close-up shot of my hand-made corrugated frame. Heehee! :)

Also, those "white sand" accents that you see on the frame are not sand at all. They're stickles!!!

Have a great week ahead!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Magical Life

A layout that I made from Websters Pages' Magical Life, Party Lights and Far & Away patterned papers; and Nature's Storybook die-cut stickers.

Besides having awesome designs, another thing I love about Websters Pages' patterned papers is that I can "fussy cut" the images to suit my needs in creating a layout.

A close-up of the lanterns from the Party Lights paper which I made into... balloons! So versatile!

Another close-up of my butterflies cut-outs from DCWV, and also my bouquet of flowers.


Saturday, October 2, 2010

Pillow Talk

Sharing a layout (LO) I made with Jillibean Soup papers.

I thought I won't be able to execute this LO because I used several paper and mixed media techniques on this one. so happy how it turned out!

Paper tearing, paper curling, distressing, inking, hand cutting, acrylic and gesso painting, and heat embossing. Whew!

No journaling entry yet when I took the photo. What I wrote was this: "You sleep soundly when surrounded by pillows. So when we arrived in our hotel room, you quickly climbed on the bed, jumped up and down, and laid your chubby cheeks on the soft pillows."

Materials used: Kraft Cardstock. Patterned papers: JILLIBEAN SOUP (brick wall, bird cages),
PROVOCRAFT (grass, floral vine). Journaling note: OCTOBER AFTERNOON.

Bird chipboard: MAYA ROAD. Puffy stickers: ALL ABOUT SCRAPBOOKING.
Distress ink: TIM HOLTZ. Embossing powder: RANGER.
Others: white corrugated board, bling, gesso, gold acrylic paint.