Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Scrappin Kids' Marathon Challenge #5

Challenge # 5 is from LB's Issa. Her challenge is to create a 12x 12 MASCULINE PAGE but with a twist, ADD FLOURISH that doesn't take away the masculine feel on the page... Here's what I did....


side view

I don't have any chipboard flourishes so I just stamped swirly images on the sides to accentuate the foam stars.

Materials: SR blue grid worn background pp, Grafton Scrap Strip 3; DCWV Orange CS; Sara Bernards stamp; AC Red vinyl thickers; Others: star foam shapes.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Scrappin Kids' Marathon Challenge #4

This is probably my most challenging laout, yet. Challenge #4 by Liza was to use 5 DIFFERENT SB MEDIUM OR COLORS OF THAT MEDIUM IN A LAYOUT. Any of these can be used as long as they are of different types OR mixed medium with different colors. (Inks, stickles, embossing, watercolor, utee, paints or glimmer mist). I have to rush to the nearest LSS to purchase paints and stickles since I don't have much of the. (Actually, I have only one of both).

Anyway, here's what I've come up:


side view detail
I used 3 SB mediums but in different colors: paint (3 colors), ink (2 colors) and local stickles (2 colors). Here's a breakdown of the SB mediums used: INK: Versamark Black (stamped image on the right side), Versamark Raspberry (for the inked sides on patterned paper); PAINT: MM Blush paint (photo); SEMCO Magenta Bright acrylic paint (heart chipboard); SEMCO Citrus Yellow arylic paint (letter chipboard); LOCAL STICKLES: LEEHO Pink Glitter Glue(heart chipboard); LEEHO Gold Glitter Glue (letter chipboard).

I have to improvise since the nearest LSS was not availble. Here's what I found at NBS that I used as substitute:

Materials: White CS; AAS pp, green felt strip; CE letter chipboard; MM Blush paint; LEEHO glitter glue; SEMCO acrylic paints; Versamark inks; Others: Heart chipboard

Monday, October 27, 2008

Scrappin Kids' Marathon Challenge #3

Challenge # 3 is all about using your SCRAPS. This challenge was given by the "Newly Crowned" Scrappin' Moms Idol - Cookie. Her challenge was to make a 12x12 layout of any thme. The catch? You have to use patterned paper or scraps that are not bigger than 4x4. Here's what I came up with... (Sorry for the poor quality of photos. My digicam broke down so I'm using my celphone camera)


side view

I inked different sizes of patterned paper on the sides with black ink then framed it around the photo. I arranged it in differnet diractions for a playful look just like the colors. I then doodled the journaling around the paper.

JOURNAL: Your warm smile makes my dark days very bright. All the worries, pain & sadness that life may bring is easily vanished from just seeing those darling dimples of yours. I could never ask for anything more. Just seeing you Andrei reminds me that I have the best gift life can give. I love you so much.

Materials: MM patterned papers; DCWV yellow & black CS; AC Vinyl thickers; Other: ricrac

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Scrappin Kids' Marathon Challenge #2

Whew! Had a hard time looking for clue #2... First I found that "Sammy" leads to Wati's blog, but when I got there, it was on another blog..."Flower aka music genre" was the clue. Guess I checked her blog a little early that's why I haven't seen the clue there. Finally found her after checking her blog again.

Challenge #2 is all about MOST CREATIVE PHOTO MATTING EVER. I'd say my brain heat up the moment I read the challenge but thank God I was able to come up with something. I used foam sheets to mat my photo. Good thing I bought that when I restocked my scrap supplies this month. I chose to scrap my little princess' 1st picture from my 4D ultrasound. First I mat it in white foam sheet, then black, then on flesh. I doodled scallops on the flesh foam sheet to make it look like a frame. I then added bling for a girly touch. The title was also in foam and I added bling to match the frame of the photo. It's an 8x8 layout that is part of my DD's album. Here are the pics of my layout...


side view

Materials: AAS Foam Sheets (white, black,flesh); AAS Alphabet Foam, DCWV retro print pp; Others: ribbon, bling, sticker quote

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Scrappin Kids' Marathon Challenge #1

Challenge #1 - Favorite Outfit

Clue found on Jessy's blog. The challenge was to make a layout about our favorite outfit in the closet. Here's what I made:


side view

JOURNAL: I only own three dresses but this one's my favorite of all. It's a knee-length purple dress that I can wear on special occasions. I love it's V-neck cut, the details on the side and the BLING! It fits my body perfectly and flatters my "mother" curves very well. It's simple but glamourous.

Materials: DCWV White CS, Autumn Leaves pps, Prima flowers, AAS ribbon, bling, chipboard alphas.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Blog Candy

This is really month of treats... Stumbled upon Tna's blog when I say this entry about a blog candy to be given away at Julie's blog Stamping Away. Check this out, Blog Candy consists of: 5 Sheets of American Crafts THICKERS (cool alphabets I love these!!! I can't believe I'm giving them away lol), Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber, Pot of American Crafts Typehouse Numbers and last but definitely not least Ranger Perfect Pearls!!
If you want a chance to win these babies check out the details here.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Andrei's 1st UN parade

I'd like to share some photos of Andrei during his UN parade this morning. He paraded England's national costume... (actually England doesn't have any national costume but when you goggle it this photo is what pops out.) He was dressed as a footgurad at the Buckingham Palace (or is well known popularly recognized as the Nutcracker man)

I had the upper suit custom made just for him because England is not popularly selected during UN parades. The most common are Japan, USA, China, and Singapore. The sash was made out of foam that I bought from AAS (well, what do you expect from a scrapper mom?). The cap was made by my MIL out from an old calendar and wrpped it with the excess black cloth that was used for his costume. I wrapped it with black tassle to look like the photo I've downloaded from the net. I even bought him a toy rifle to complete the look.

The other parents and even our neighbors are so happy when they saw him and said that he really looked like a Nutcracker man from England... Here are some of the photos...

Monday, October 20, 2008

New Projects

Sharing some of the projects I've accomplished (so far) since I have time to scrap...


It's an accordion mini-album for my friend Jema. It's a pre-mad album from All About Scrapbooking that I've embellished.
Materials: AAS: accordion album, gem stickers, buttons; Prima Flowers; BG rub-on; Others: ribbon

This is the sign that I made especially for my little boy. Gusto nia kasi may sign sa special place niya sa room..
Materials: SR Grafton papers, AC Milkshake thickers, AAS Brown alphabet foam letters

[Eye] Candy Treat

I saw this from Tna's blog and my eye popped out from the yummy eyelets Kristin Hubick is giving away from her blog...

Yummy isn't it? If you want to a chance to win these candies, click here... Thanks Kristin for this chance to win these yummy candies. And I say "Treat!"

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

My Little Princess

I want to share the first photo of our little princess... Everyone, meet Caitlyn Kirsten de Dios-Cuatico.

For me missing my 1st blogaversary and for our little girl I'll be giving away a humble RAK soon. I'll upload the photos and details in the following weeks. I have to arrange the RAK first. Hope, you check my blog soon for the details.


Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Andrei's Accident

Last October 1, my very hyperactive son Andrei was playing at the stairs while carrying a blankie.. 1-2-3, bang! He tripped over the blankie and landed on the corner of the stairs which have 3 porclain vases. I immediately ran when I heard him crying. I was asking what happened when I saw blood coming out of his forehead!! I was in panic! I checked the vases where he landed and saw a 2 inch chip on one. I was so panicking, my stomach was getting hard, almost contracting. Good thing my uncle was here and calmly approached Andrei and covered his forehead with the blankie and checked the wound. I couldn't even look at it because I'm afraid of blood and I'm scared that if I see a real BIG and DEEP wound,I just might have a labor right there and then.

I called my mother in-law and said to meet me at Fe del Mundo Hospital in Banawe to have him checked in the ER. When we get there, the staff immediately assessed him and asked all questions necessary. Good thing it was just two small wound but it was deep so Andrei had to have 1 stitch on each. They say, there were many tiny particles of the vase found in the wounds.

When the ER staff got him on the table to clean the wound and fix him up, he started yelling and shouting and crying with all his might. He kept yelling "Pakalawan (Pakawalan) niyo ko. Please. Bebehave na ko, promise" . All the ER staff just held their laughter. May sugat na nga nagddrama pa! After 20 minutes of yelling, he still didn't stop. They even teased him that he was such an extraordinary boy. If he was normal, he would have been exhausted with all the yelling and crying for 5 minutes. But my little boy? He kept on doing it for 35 minutes!

After that, we went home and it's as if nothing happened. He was even proud of his bandage and boasted to his aunts "O, tignan nio ko. Likot ko kasi. May tahi na ko". Tsk, tsk, tsk... From the mouth of my babe.

I assure you, we must have been the talk of the ER and the hospital for days because when we returned after a week, all the ER staff --even the guard -- recognized him!

Here's a few pictures I've taken. (Well, what do you expect from a scrapper mom?)

(l-r: MIL holding him down, doctor, doing the stitch, the emo face, the wound, the wound afer 1 week)

Scrapping Goodness!!!!

After almost 5 months of 'hibernating' due to my pregnancy and school work, I finally have 2 full weeks to scrap and fix my new scrap space. All I did these past 2 weeks is shop, shop, shop.... I think I've spent more money scrap shopping than baby shopping... Hihihi... Hope dear hubby won't blog hop tonight or I'll be definitely get a BIIIIIGGGGG scolding.. Here's what I've restocked my space:

Saw this new stuff from All About Scrapbooking and I just couldn't resist. They're not so expensive like the imported ones.I grabbed some and hoping to try them out on my new layouts...

(stickers, ribbons, fabric flower, chipboard and bling)

These are foam sheets and letter foam stickers. Why I loved them: 1. unlike the AC Thickers, they don't lose their glue after sometime and 2. they cost less (Php 70). The only disadvantage is that you're stuck with one design or style and availble in 6 colors only.

These items I got from Zabeth...

I'm still expecting a few stuff in a few days.. So, I'll just post them when they arrive.

Monday, October 13, 2008


I'm on my last trimester of my pregnancy and I'm so glad mojos are starting to return.. Will be updating my blog very, very soon! With a new look, lots of news and updates and a RAK to give away. So please watch out....