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we attended a costume birthday party last weekend and here are some of the photos...My daughter Isabella wore a flower over-all costume and Francie was "Mulan".. although she told us that she wasn't mulan but MIDLAT (lightning) know the joke i hope..hehe..

I've been tagged by Alby

Instructions: Each player starts with 7 random habits/facts about themselves. People who are tagged need to write on their own blog about their seven things, as well as these rules. At the end of your blog, you need to choose 7 people to get tagged and list their names. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them that they have been tagged and to read your blog!

7 random facts about me:

1. i am addicted to iced coffee or anything coffee flavored
2. i am an organizational freak
3. i am a procastinator
5. i am scared of the dentist
6. i have 2 daughters,francine and isabella and a step-daughter,nicoleen duci
7. i love wearing a skirt or a dress

A - Age: 31
B - Band Listening To Right Now: nada
C - Career: used to be an office girl,now full time SAHM
D - Drink or Smoke: Drink but very,very,very,very rarely
E - Easiest Friends To Talk To: Donna! and a few friends from here
G - Gummy Bears or Gummy Worms: Gummy worms
H - Have a Boyfriend: i have a husband
I - In love: and in bliss...
J - Junk Food You Like: tostitos with dip
K - Kids: 2
L - Longest Ride Ever: Manila to New York
N - Names For Your Future Kids: Gabriel (for a boy),
O - One Wish You Have Now: to have the photo printer i saw this weekend.
P - Phobias: nothing...
Q - Favorite Quote: Life is too short,live it well!
R - Reasons To Smile: my kids,my family and my scrapping stuff!!! heehee..
S - Sleeping Hours: 2am-9 or 10am
T - Time You Woke Up: 8am (my 2 kids decided to get up earlier than usual)
U - Unknown Fact About You: i once drove 110mph...
V - Vegetable You Hate: i love vegetables so the answer is nothing...
W - Worst Habit: staying up so late AND going to the LSS a few times a week
X - X-rays You’ve Had: Chest..does MRI count?had one (orbital area)
Y - Yummy Foods: shrimp and calamari crunchy roll,pastillas
Z - Zodiac Sign: cancer


I Fell in-love!!!

I went with SIL at bestbuy this afternoon and while they were finalizing their purchase, i saw this sleek,shiny thing...the HP-photosmart compact photo printer( model A627)...i tested the printing quality and it was excellent..i had to stop myself from impulsively reaching for a box and buy it...but, i can't stop thinking about it,i keep on looking at the website again and again...oh well,not sure how long i can resist its charm..

These Eyes (entry to pinoyscrapbookers Kaya6 Challenge

Backgrounder: Supper Donna made sure we are stranded on an island with nothing to do but scrap using only cardstocks washed ashore with us...and to make matters worse,she said there is a tidal wave coming and if we want to be rescued like the rest we must also come up with a layout...

Materials: bazzill cs AND glue

Cut equal sizes of cream cs then thin strips of pink cs were glued on each white cs.. Made two rows leaving a bit of brown cs showing…cut a wide strip of lighter pink cs and two half moon (this was done by drawing a line using a cs then after a few tries, was able to make a half moon which was traced to make two pieces) to give the impression of a circle in the middle..outlined with short strips of green cs.. I drew a big and small flower then again traced to make the other flowers..a thin strip of pink cs was glued on each petals of the brown ones..smaller green flowers are then glued on to give dimension then doodled on..

(this was inspired by a layout which I forgot the name of the artist…I tried looking for the lo again but couldn’t.. my bad!)

my sister Monet..

(this layout became featured layout of the day at on October 24, 2007)

i have one younger sister and one younger brother is in canada with his family,and my sister is in qatar working for Qatar Airways... I saved this photo from her multiply account and after buying the tres jolie paper,i realized that it is perfect for this is hard to read what's in the bottom right corner so here it is: I smile,because you are my SISTER...then i LAUGH co'z there's nothing you CAN do about it...i could not take a clear image of this lo...i tried going outdoor,using the flash,turning off the flash..still blurry...
thanks for looking!!!

materials used:
tres jolie (background paper)
tres jolie (buttons)
mm ribbon (note)worthy-hillary collection
k&co brads(flower center)
american crafts rub-ons
mm rub-on
prima flower
k@co tag
dcwv cs for the mat
zig glue
zig pen

First Cards..

after seeing all these hand-made cards, i decided to join the card-making bandwagon two nights ago...and i just love it let me tell you...the first one (for the love...) is what i am planning to give to dh on sweetest day (october 20) took me sometime to finish this..then after finishing the first one,the second one which is a thank you card was done in 10 minutes...i am planning to make more in the coming days..

Thinking outside the box...

If you look at my layouts,you will notice that i do not use light colors...i find it easier to work with rich and neutral colors. This morning, i suddenly felt the urge to do something outside my comfort zone..At first,i was at lost on what to do...But after i found the right paper,everything came smoothly..

Materials used: Fancy pants paper (sweet pea), fancy pants chipboard(frames),american crafts ribbon, felt flowers(forgot the brand),mm paint, paper studio letter tiles,mm ribbon glue,mm metal glue,dcwv colored rub-ons,bling stickers..

I AM FAB! (according to Donna that is..)

Donna tagged me with my first ever tag..and here is what she has to say about me:

MARJ VELARDE-for me, her layouts aren't just the one that is fab but her personality as well. She's very down-to-earth and straight forward at the same time. I love how we "clicked" it's as if we've know each other for a very long time already! SO Marj my girl, you are one fab girl to me!
Thank you girl! Is it ok if don't tag anyone yet? na-tag n yata lahat ng kilala ko.hahaha..we are all fab ladies!

because of you..class 5, (unity)

for this class i chose balance to have unity in my page...the symmetrical balance (formal balance) was achieved by positioning the elements in the center..if u make an imaginary vertical line in the center, you will find all the embellishments in the left side match those in the right..even the letters are positioned in a way so that you will have an equal number of letters on each side...i also used color to further empasize unity..i chose green and purple which are both cool colors..a touch of orange was added to break the is a complementary color for green...i handstitched the circle with purple floss to give it texture...

Ina Girl (Class 4-badgirls: white space)

what i found out about this class was how difficult it was to use white space without making your lo too boring(like what teacher Ania mentioned in her lecture)...i wanted to have enough eye candy to make the viewer interested longer...
i had a funny talk with my daugther last night after finishing the lo..i said,oh thank goodness,i am done. she said."mommy,not yet!" i said,"why?"..and she replied,";you haven't put anything in here yet!"(her hand was pointing at all the white space...i guess i still have to teach her about white!!!

the image is not that clear coz this was taken by my phone camera (almost 2 years ago). i wanted to use photos that are in my "to scrap" box to keep me on!

journaling (located at the side anchored by the chantilly charm):
francine,they call you ina girl,and i like it. i got that nickname from my mother "wilhelmina" who looks exactly like you..

materials used:
imaginisce chantilly charms
mm mini brad
bling (misc.)
american crafts rub-on
basicgrey for tags
mm photo anchors
amrican crafts ribbon

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