Was my first thought when I wanted a really clever name for the bookmark I was going to make. But I will be saving that for a future project (I actually stumbled upon a website about a bookmark saying just that, but age got the best of me and I forgot where in cyberspace I saw that).


Materials: Cardstock: Bazzill; Alpha Stickers: Doodlebug Design and Making Memories; Sheer flowers: Maya Road; Felt Flower: KI Memories; Stamp: Purple Onion Designs; Stamping Ink: Tsukineko; Brad: Making Memories; Ribbon: May Arts
* finally got to use the Fiskars puncher

Sure there are ready made bookmarks for purchase anywhere, why not buy? I just wanted to do my own (what with a ton of scraps laying around).

Notice I've now watermark-ed my pic.. It's just protection if in case somebody was insane enough to grab photos of stuff that I have made. We can never be too safe now - what with the technology and transparency we have on the internet. Most - if not all - of us are sharing our work in good faith but some of us can fall prey to predators and leechers (it's sick and unacceptable but it does happen). So my friends, watermark before you become a victim.

So I've finally picked up a book again. A few posts ago, I mentioned about 'Dreams from my father' by Barack Obama and I finally snagged a copy from my friendly Harris bookstore. I did go a li'l wild and picked up these as well:

An excerpt from 'Me talk pretty one day'

'The Italian was attempting to answer the teacher's latest question when the Moroccan student interrupted, shouting, "Excuse me, but what's an Easter?" The teacher called upon the rest of us to explain. "It is a party for the little boy of God who call his self Jesus. He die one day and then he go above of my head to live with your father. He weared of himself the long hair and after he die, the first day he come back here for to say hello to the peoples. He nice, the Jesus."

Hilarity... I almost guffawed in the bookstore when I read this..

On other scrappy news, our June SC Kit was short-shipped! Our add-ons were not shipped together with the main kit and we may have to wait for a few weeks for it to arrive. The May kit was short shipped as well and since we went crazy with the July add-ons, we are crossing our finger that this won't happen again.

Have a great week ahead!

Here's another layout that I was able to finish last weekend..

the middle child

Justin is the second born son of my brother. He is three years old and had just started nursery school this year. We've noticed that since Terrence was born, he is always clamoring for the attention of the adults, which most of the time turns into a screaming fit with the parents, grandma, yaya and even from Kuya Wacky. Nevertheless, even with the crazy antics he sometimes pull-off, he is a really sweet kid..

the middle child

I did the hidden journaling in a playing card..

the middle child - hidden journaling

Materials - Patterned papers: Creative Imaginations, Cosmo Cricket, Basic Grey; Die cuts, epoxy tag & paint: Making memories; Gel blossom: Heidi Swapp; Velvet Alpha: American Crafts; Small alpha: Carolee's; Rub-on: Cosmo Cricket; Brads: JoAnn's; Rhinestones: Prima; Stamp: Purple Onion; Stamping Ink: Versafine; Others: Slick Writer, floss, metal butterfly, playing card and fabric from Qtea Kits

Our bunso Terrence is at the stage where it is so easy to make him giggle...
Making rosettes is one of the things I've recently discovered. Google-it and find out how to make one, it makes your work a step more 'hand-made'.
I also used the Doodlebug Crushed Velvet Flock, still needs a little work though on how to make it more polished..

Once of a kind

Materials used - Patterned Papers: Creative Imaginations & Cosmo Cricket; Die Cut Paper: KI Memories; Transparency: Hambly; Buttons: Autumn Leaves; Epoxy Stickers: SEI; Rub-on: My Mind's Eye; Gel Heart: Heidi Swapp; Alpha Stickers: Carolee's; Stamp: Cat's Life Press; Stamping Ink: Versafine: Chipboard: Magistical Memories; Flock: Doodlebug Designs; Wood Flourish: Kaiser Crafts; Mirror Bird: Heidi Swapp; Others: Stickles, Zig Pen, floss and glittered tulle.
Going to Universal Studios in LA and meeting Shrek..


* from my earlier scrapbook pages *

I hope he's doing fine after the fire that hit the theme park a few weeks back. I have some really fond memories there - wandering alone, queuing (?) to get into the Backdraft studios, drinking a liter of Coke from my Spongebob sipper, the crazy cool Mummy ride..
I heard and read that the studio lot where those sets that replicated the streets of New York, sets of Back to the Future, the semi-scary Jaws were badly damaged by the fire. I wonder if the set of Wisteria Lane from Desperate Housewives and the crashed plane from War of the Worlds were counted as casualties. Sayang naman...
I'm really grateful that I was able to go to this place.. I really hope to someday go back - and hopefully Universal Studios will be as glorious and magical as ever.
Thanks Tin!

Here are the tagging rules:
1. Link back to the person who tagged you
2. Post these rules on your blog
3. Share six (6) unimportant things about yourself
4. Tag six (6) people at the end of your entry

Unimportant Facts about Me!

1 I use the Lush 'KARMA" soap as air freshener in my room (I hang it in the aircon and moisten it once a week to revive the smell)
2 I always wear my eternity ring in my left middle finger and feel restless when I'm without it
3 My mom and dad still calls me 'Baby'
4 I love PhoBac's Chicken Pho and spring rolls - and I have to have those at least once a week..
5 I miss driving in BF Paranaque (where I usually hang anytime of the week with my friends to eat dinner, drink coffee and buy 'DIBIDI')
6 I no longer wear shoes with heels (because of the minimum 1 hour walk/stand I have to endure on most days)

To those who have read this post, consider yourselves TAGGED! :)

Since my last post, I have actually finished a couple of layouts..

i am

I've been practicing taking my own pictures in front of a mirror, I still have to master focusing and looking at the camera. This is my current avatar on forums and PM.

i am

May Scarlet Lime Kit
Others material used are - Sheer die cut: Maya Road; Stamping Ink:Tsukineko; Pen: American Crafts


This was taken on my last vacation in Manila. I have been pestering my brother to take me to Bonifacio High Street since I've never been there. It was supposed to be my and Hem's bonding time (naks!) but his middle child Justin, who was kicking and screaming, wanted to tag along. Armed with my camera, I used father and son as my subjects and needless to say Justin was more camera-hungry than his Dada. He is obviously a ham in front of the lens!


May Studio Calico Kit
Other material used are - Die Cut: Jenni Bowlin; Alpha Stickers: Making Memories; Misc lace ribbon

a new passion

More self portrait. I have to learn how to take my own pictures since I am alone most of the time when I go out (only because my friends Joy and Marian live in another 'kampong').

a new passion

Materials: Patterned papers: Making Memories, American Crafts, Basic Grey; Cardstock: Bazzill; Die cuts: Making Memories; Alpha Stickers: American Crafts; Stamps: Purple Onion Designs, Fontwerks; Chipboard: Cosmo Cricket; Rhinestones: Kaiser Crafts; Stamping Ink: Tim Holtz's Distress Ink and Tsukineko; Ribbons: Creative Imaginations, Making Memories; Pen: American Crafts; Floss

oh boy

This is my Scrap-N-Crop entry for the April Design Team Challenge. All my nephews had this habit of sucking three of their fingers when they were babies. This picture of Jaden is so cute - see how round his cheeks are!
oh boy

Materials: Patterned papers: Creative Imaginations, Cherry Arte, Tinkering Ink, Kaiser Crafts, Basic Grey; Alpha: American Crafts; Chipboard: Bazzill; Stamp: BasicGrey; Stamping Ink: Versafine; Glitter: Doodlebug Designs; Pen: American Crafts; Floss


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Yipee...I now have my own..Thanks parkavenueprincess for selling and holding it for me..

Here in SIN we are still feeling the aftershock that is CHA Winter 08. The new wares are just pouring in week after week (see here and here). The kits that I am subscribed to right now pretty much covers what I need (and more),but sometimes if the new products are too hard to resist, goodness help me but I ain't gonna deprive myself for a li'l some-n-some. Last week on a Wednesday I met CK at LP to get my SC kits. A supposedly short meeting turned into an hour of conversation about scrapbooking (and little trinkets of life and travel). Since it was a Wednesday night, we had the chance to see the new products that were going to be sold the next day. I picked these up:

because (a) it was the last piece on display ; (b) I thought the packaging . I also got this:

The colors are so alive and I like that it's sort of 'androgynous'. And I think the combination of yellow and black is fantastic!

Note: I got 10 stamps for my VIP card because of the total purchase. Okay,before you guys say HOARD, CK was generous enough give me her share of the stamps, and LP was still in NS month spirit so for a minimum total purchaseof $**#!, you get 20% off the total receipt and double stamps! How's that for fastracking my membership?

The next day to unwind after an over-the-top crazy day in the office, I wentto MWL because I saw that the new HS mirrors were already available. I got to MWL so late (around quarter to 9pm, they were already about to close shop) that this is the only mirror left on the display rack:

I am sort of clueless sometimes when it comes to birds, but I thought I can use it on some Jaden layouts. And the coolest thing is there are so many things you can do to the mirrors, like masking, adding rubons, and gasp! -use a flourish stamp on a glue pad and pour some of that really nice crushed velvet flock for texture! But leaving the mirror be is just as cool, I think.

I read how a DT member of Art Declassified loves the new Adirondack Pigment Inks. Since I got 2 stamps from Stampers Anonymous (the Tim Holtz designs are really good):

I might as well pick two pads to try out. The ink pad is really wet so a little dab on the stamp was actually enough to cover an area. Although I am admittedly not an expert at stamping, I am loving the Adirondak pigment inks.

Note: How do you store your inkpads? I read a very, very long time ago that in order for the stamp pads not to dry up easily they should be stored upside down. Dunno if this is true but I do have stamp pads from 2 years ago that I store that way and they are still pretty much use-able. But would you guys know also if there is a shelf life for ink pads? Just curious...

I have too much paper...But ledger, notebook and graph prints as the base for my layouts I always find charming (hey, that's just me..). So I bought a few from Luxe, Sandylion and Creative Cafe.

Something to look forward to...T minus 20 days... It was on a special price and I didn't want to lose sleep thinking of what might have been (been there and it's not fun).