Saturday, December 26, 2009


after a long absence - wedding, christmas, cleaning up and being overall domestic, i finally managed to finish a layout. this is my take for scrapbook challenges sketch #177.
and also some good news, guess who made it to the basic grey gallery? off to make more layouts. hope you had a meaningful christmas celebration.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

another quick one

just came back from lasting impressions and excited to play with my scrap goodies. meanwhile, sharing an lo i did for scrap and stamp saturday's sketch challenge. enjoy the long weekend. :)

Saturday, November 14, 2009

it's the most wonderful time of the year

and counting down to our wedding, 1 month and 4 days to go. i've come across amazing finds during the course of the wedding preps and i have been hoarding for post-wedding projects. i am procrastinating as usual but i have a lot of things of my mind - a new adventure i plan to embark on and my sky's the limit wishlist. if you'll dream, might as well dream big, right? you'll never know who might read this (hello, hon!).

13-inch macbook pro

crossing my fingers i win the giveaway here.

on a separate but related note, i found this cute store in greenbelt 5, ac 632. if i had a store, this is how i would want to set it up - an assortment of odds and ends, unexpected finds and treasures randomly strewn about as if in a flea market or someone's attic. sigh. enjoy the rest of the weekend everyone. :)

Sunday, November 1, 2009

after the storm

the winds were unbelievably strong in early mornings yesterday. you can practically hear the winds lashing against the building and i was afraid it would take off the roof. the next day, the lights were out for a while so i had time to work on my lo. this is for sketch 43 for 52 sketches 52 weeks and method playground. wishing everyone a peaceful and stress-free weekend. :)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

a bushel and a peck

no relevance to my post, except that i have the song playing in my head after watching julie and julia over the weekend. sharing an lo i created for a million memories ad challenge and dotty diva's ad challenge #3. if you have some time, do drop by sarah's blog to share some funny halloween memories. back to work for me.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

a storm coming + a giveaway

yeah another one on it's way. i am praying that the storm will skip us all together and we stay safe. before i go, sharing a giveaway from scrapbooking suppliers r us here. stay dry everyone.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

2 cards + 1 lo

a quick post to share an lo i made for pagemaps' studio calico sketch challenge and a couple of cards. gotta go. thanks for looking. have a great day ahead.

pagemaps' studio calico sketch challenge

[eta]lori is celebrating her birthday this month with a fabulous giveaway at scrappy shack. check it out here.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

this will be the last

...scrapbook project for the day. i really have to get started with our wedding invites. sharing a card i made for simon says sketch challenge. i used the oval scallop spellbinder dies i won from sunflowers and dragonflies' card challenge. i picked it up yesterday, just in time for me to finish my card.

i am also sharing a couple lo's i finished in the last few months. the first is for ps' kaya challenge to scrap about the most important thing in your life and the last is for an amm challenge to use a vintage image and lace in your lo. now i really have to go. happy weekend everyone.:)

Friday, September 4, 2009

the idol journey

i know it has been a while since i posted in this blog and might be a while before i post again. i've been preoccupied with scrappin moms' idol season 3. and afterwards, i will have to focus on our wedding preparations. it was my first time to join and i honestly expected/hoped to last only un til the 3rd round. so imagine my surprise when made it to the finals.
the finals was the same day as hubby's birthday but he was kind enough to let me go and let me shop. i didn't win but i learned so much and made some good friends along the way so i say, i'm still a winner in that sense. congratulations to all those who joined and the winners, as well as to scrappin moms for pulling this off. i don't know how they do it year in, year out. so anyway, i am sharing the layouts and an album i completed for the whole adventure. this post is a bit picture-heavy. anyway, that's it for me. have to get back to our invites now. happy long weekend ahead everyone.

Monday, August 24, 2009

eyeing these

find out how you can get your hands on these here...

Friday, August 7, 2009

because simon says

it's time for a giveaway!i previously bought stamps and glimmer mists from them and now i am thinking of getting nesties...hmmm...and that bradmaker from imaginisce as well...:)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

a sneak and a card

i am back but ever so briefly for a quick post to share a card i created for sunflowers and dragonflies' for the bird challenge. also, have you seen the sneaks from bella blvd? anyway, that's it for me. :)

sunflowers and dragonflies for the bird challenge

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

just a quick note

to share this lovely rak from christine...

Saturday, July 4, 2009

a new look

for an old you're eyes aren't playing tricks on you, that's the new glimmer all right. but don't be fooled, don't be worried, it is still the same fantastic mist we've come to love (and obsess about!). glimmer mist is the same great product with a fabulous NEW look! so does that mean the ones i have in the old packaging are collector items? hmmm...:)

Thursday, July 2, 2009

here's two us

two years later and i still can't stand to be apart from hubby for more than a day. two weeks - this is the longest time we've been apart and right during our second year anniversary. what can i say about my husband except that he is a blessing i am grateful for everyday. he has never asked me to be anything or anyone but myself and that unconditional acceptance has made me want to be an even better person. if i am any kinder, more patient, more understanding or more generous, it is merely because i have husband who has been all that to me and more. any difficulties and challenges that i have overcome, it is partly because i have husband who has always been there to support and encourage me especially when i am on the brink of giving up. all triumphs and milestones that i have accomplished, it is partly because i have a husband who has always believed in me more than i do myself. i say partly because i because i believe everything i am and i have i owe to a God who has been so good to here's to my husband and the rest of our lives together.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

one more for the weekend

i think the paper is pretty enough by itself, i didn't need to embellish much. loving the colors of k&co's que sera sera line, reminds me of nick bantock's griffin and sabine series. this one is for scrap and stamp saturday's 1st challenge. i used two stamps as background, the studio calico map stamp and the flower stamp from the making memories line. i finished this lo in less than half a day. anyway, off to church in a while. :)

scrap and stamp saturday's summer challenge


love diecuts? check out scrappy shack, so much amazing die cuts. i am already thinking which ones to get. :)

a card and an lo

still not as quick a scrapper as i want to be but maybe with more practice, i can churn out more of these in a day.
the card is for simon says stamp challenge, this week the challenge is to use tim holtz. i have just recently become a huge tim holtz fan (i know, what took me so long?). anyway, i managed to get the urban tapestry stamps and i am loving the set.
i was also able to finish the lo below for becky fleck's basic grey challenge. i've been eyeing the two new releases, lemonade and june bug, and i thought i might give it a try.
anyway, enjoy the rest of the weekend. there seems to be prospect of sun. :)

simon says stamp challenge

becky fleck's basic grey challenge

Saturday, June 6, 2009

2 sketches for you... card from me for their 1st ultimate card showdown. i don't think i will make it beyond the first round but i figured i might as well give it a try. back to scrapping...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

great challenges and gorgeous papers

...can really help jumpstart anyone's mojo. sharing layouts i completed last month for ps kaya's anniversary challenge and websters' pages backsides challenge.

websters' pages backsides contest

Friday, May 29, 2009


what husband doesn't know won't hurt the marriage. just kidding, i have the best husband in the world who understands how scrapping (and scrapbook shopping) keeps me sane. although aside from the goodies on the way that i previously ordered, i should be done shopping until the 3rd quarter of the year. the last few months and especially the last weekend and week has been extremely streesful for me. i can't wait for the week to be over so i can start playing with these goodies. warning, exteremely picture-heavy post. looking at the pictures makes me happy and keeps me sane.
eta: it's past 6, weekend has officially begun. scrap goodies come to mommy. i just have to catch up on sleep and eat something first. looking forward to a scrap-filled weekend:)
my second order of the year from two peas - lots of cosmo cricket goodies from the early bird collection and girl friday, some k&co que sera sera papers, an ac thicker and an oa stamp.

my first twopeas order for this year - lots of ac papers and a couple of flair buttons from craft fair and backyard collections, a thicker, some letter stickers, maya road stamps, clears and chipboard, a hero arts stamp and two spools of ac ribbons they threw in for free (i think!).

a friend was in singapore for a business trip a few weeks ago so i asked her to pick up some stuff for me over at made with love. she cleaned up the store and got all of the oa papers and some wild cards from the cherry hill and ducks in a row collection, stickers from previous releases + collage press sweet shoppe collection.
and now for my ebay purchases. first off, the websters pages papers from the sweet life and magical wishes collection and some vellum journaling cards

a couple of glimmer screens and stamps from my tattered angels. i still have the flights of fancy stencils on the way.

then there are the imaginisce stamps from the all kinds of happy, summer cool and fairest of them all collections.

then there are some chatterbox together die cuts, crafty secrets and prima stamps.

then two more glimmer mists and inkadinkado stamps.

and for goodies from my lss, these are my purchases from visual creations. the first one contains prima mommy and me pp's, a lone wrmk pp, prima artistry flowers, prima stamps, nick bantock ink pad and imaginesce stamps. the second set includes tim holtz urban tapestry stamp and luminarte's twinkling h20's.
i also passed by memory lane and got some webster's pp's and k&co cut and paste and madeline die cuts.

i didn't join the crop but i passed by to get some stuff from rekindled moments - bella blvd pp's, uhu glue, my first tim holtz stamp(loving it!), wrmk stamps and elle's studio tags.

all aas goodies - rub-ons, foam letters, fabric butterflies and flowers, gonchos and brads.

not really scrap goodies as i got these from a local clothing store but even hubby commented that i can use them on my scrapbook layouts. then when i need to borrow them for my clothes, i just remove them from the page.

when i heard a new daiso opened in galleria and i saw all the treasures people found, i promptly made my way there as well. i got the metal decorations and plan to use them as masks, A set of embroidery floss, a cute fabric for my sewing projects and these adorable cake toppers.

assorted goodies from the last time i was in japan - table napkins (aren't they pretty?), zig markers, cardstocks, stickers, cards in various sizes of varied themes and a couple of stationery.

felt and ribbon from the 100 yen store near our hotel in japan. i am planning to take on some sewing projects.

a rak from joy madison, the studio calico paris add-on kit.

this rak is from rusty pickle when i joined a giveaway in scrapscene, lots of christmas papers, stickers and diecuts.

a rak from my tattered angels for joining one of their monthly challenges, this is the english garden set i think.

the first stamp set i got from absolument stamp as a guest designer for them last january. a second set is coming. :)

a rak from jacilyn, lots of trims.

a rak from charity, two christmas rubber stamps.

a rak from artz de scrap, a couple of diecuts, papers, coasters, fibers and wooden mini-clothespin.

this is a rak from lia, a hanger waiting to be altered, a sticker, two cases of beads, some trims, brads and buttons plus some handmade tags made from scraps.

this is a rak from marix to spot the difference in the picture...a couple of prima journaling cards and the maya road chipboard birds.

raks from sister of scrap, the first one is for when i was their sister for a week, the second one is for their second year anniversary online crop. a couple of trims, flowers, papers, chipboard shapes (yes the birds again!), a stamp and an album.

rak from lisa...8x8 bg offbeat papers + hero arts stamps

a rak from christine for the cuttlebug challenge spa weekend, a swiss dots embossing folder.

my prize when i joined the aas contest in glorietta, lots of aas goodies.


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