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Me so happy!!!

My first time to be on an international idea gallery - and for Basic Grey no less!


Here's hoping that I will churn more BG layouts and projects and they will be approved for the gallery..
So I have this habit of reading scrapsmack.blogspot.com to amuse myself. Most of the time, I get really practical ideas on how to manage your stash and read scrapbooking insider news and gossips. I know that this is the site were the 'ugliness' of the scrapbooking world are laid out, but this time it got to the point where it got really downright offensive. Some posters have openly insulted Filipinos - calling us dog eaters and conniving b*tches. Atf irst, I did feel my blood boil and I wanted to post and retaliate in defense. But my senses got a hold of me. If I did post and gave them my fair share of insults, then I am no better than these ignorant posters. I find it ironic that such ugliness can come out of 'scrapbooking'. Okay, there are really some people who take scrapbooking seriously, but there are also some of us who view it as just that - a hobby. It's scrapbooking for goodness sake! These people have their panties in a wad, seriously. They would downright go that low just to prove what? That they are superior because of the color of their skin? It's really absolutely ridiculous that I won't say a word about it anymore (yes, this is me being passive aggressive). I won't go that road.
Just venting..
God bless the Philippines!
Time flew by so fast, didn't it?
Anyway, I've finally managed to make a layout.. Still recycling photos until my new baby arrives..This is my entry to this month's Kaya Challenge:

I am a Basic Grey lover.. But I seem to be collecting the papers more than I am using them. Two Scoops is the newest line from BG that features these really absolutely gorgeous stamps that I JUST HAVE TO HAVE in my ever growing stash. The new collection features mainly pastel colors which are really nice. I scrambled at the local LSS just to get these papers and stamps as soon as I read that they were already available for picking - er, buying..

On other products, I am absolutely crazy about this stamp set from October Afternoon that came together with the November SOMO kit:

I can't wait to use them on my layout!

I've also managed to finish an altered Monogram, inspired by the artzdescrap challenge (actually this monogram has been naked for quite a while):

Most of the materials are from Autumn Leaves (patterned paper, flourish & butterfly stamp and button), other materials I used are Heidi Swapp flowers and damask stamp, May Arts Ribbon, Technique Tuesday, StazOn and Tim Holtz inks, and Stickles. I actually completed all the wooden monograms to spell my name - enough to keep me busy in the weekends. I am also trying to alter more this year. I bought a wooden ribbon dispenser and wall hangers from Spotlight that are just itching to be 'made-over', will post the finish products soon..