This was intended for scrapperie's fourth week challenge...but there were some confusions regarding the classifications of embellishments...For this week's challenge, we have to use 4 word title,4 colors, 4 embellishments, and 4 photos...whew! i thought chipboard letters and chipboard swirls will be counted as one coz they are both chipboards,and the embossing powder i used for the title will also be counted so i used more than the required number of was too late when i found out about it,so i decided to make another one...

This Is True Beauty

This one is for scrapperie's nov/dec challenge week 3...the challenge is to do a layout with a title THIS IS TRUE BEAUTY...i wanted to do a layout using my mother's photo..i want to use one with all the age spots and lines visible on her face but couldn't find a good one..when i saw this photo of my dd Bea,i knew this would be great...her innocence shines through...


isabella, you are so pure, so innocent, so beautifull...

materials used:

materials used:backgroun pp: memory botiqueamerican crafts ppmm metal letterwrmk metal hardware collectionpaper salon bare essentials chipboard (fence)colorbox ink chalkamerican crafts rub-ongesso (priming the letters)stamp (pattern on the letters)utee (clear)noteworthy die cutslace (misc)k&co.. journaling block


For this month,Miss Nita decided to really challenge us..We are to find an inspiration,and make a layout inspired by it...We cannot use anything,i had a hard time finding an time, i was tidying up my daughters' room, i spotted this red hat i bought from hoblob(hobbylobby), and got inspired! here it is..i had a hard time using that satin fabric..i had to iron it and make sure that it was somewhat straight...then that shade of red was really hard to find..i was done with 2 days ago but wasn't satisfied with the color of the i had to make an extra trip to archiver's (*wink*) to find the right color..i was successful so i had to redo the layout about being OC right..(attention Ms. Nita Ang)...thanks for looking!!!


By Timi...and now i am tagging other super scrappers too..,i know some of you had been tagged with the same thing already, still want to tag you ladies...i tag donna, ria, pia, and iris...thanks timi for the tag..

Weekend Vol. 1

this weekend was rather hectic for me...dh left friday for bloomington,illinois (126 miles from our place) to do degree work for scottish rite (he's a mason)...while he was gone,i immersed myself with the cake i had to do for the baptism and 1st bday of hannah celine (i learned her name means divine grace)...i was so rushed saturday with baking,decorating and the part i hate,cleaning up...i was able to do an 8-inch chocolate cake covered with chocolate marshmallow fondant and 2 dozens cupcakes covered with regular mmf and decorated with a flower and sugar pearl...

dh came home around 7pm saturday while i was preparing dinner (kare2) tita stop by our house to pick-up the cake and cupcakes and brought me my favorite soup from wonton gourmet...we had a light snack while waiting for the kare-kare to cook...dh was so tired from driving that he fell asleep on the sofa... we followed suit after an hour and didn't even care to have a proper dinner...for the first time,i went to bed at 11pm and fell asleep right away..

Sunday,we woke up early and headed for church (the church was magnificent btw)...i met Sahrie (of scrapbukan) there who is also a "ninang" (godmother)...then we had brunch at Papa Deaux seafood restaurant and their waffles with whipped butter is out of this world... i was the assigned "cake server" but they didn't want to cut the cake i made so we served the one they got from sweet table...

after a full stomach and droopy lids,we headed for home, 3 miles away from the venue...took a nap,woke up,had snack, then sat in front of the pc...hehehe...


No,not the type of sketch designers make for a layout for scrapbooks but the other type of sketch..heehee..while i was organizing one of my drawers this afternoon,i found "doodling" during my confined-in-the-office-and-bored-to-death-nothing-to-do-days...Dh was impressed when he first saw these,but finally learned the truth that i am just a wannabe when he saw the beautiful paintings my twin cousins, Monica and Monina did..but,then,these were enough to pass the time...

Challenged Until Green

For our second week's challenge at scrapperie,we have to make a monochromatic layout...the hard part is we are not allowed to use black or white except for black or white for titles,borders,mats,etc..not even for doodling..we should also include a minimum of 1 patterned paper (with only one color), and a minimum of 2 embellishments...what a challenge! i decided to go with my fave color, green..Starting was the hardest part,but once i checked my stash for anything green i have,i found it was actually fun doing this...One thing i kept in mind,was contrast...i was careful to use a shade of green,different from the shade that is near or beside it in the layout...



the bond between us is the most precious gift of all..Someday,when you are your own individual, a wife, a mother, you will alwayb be your mother's daughter..

Materials Used:

fancy pants pp
corrugated cs (paper studio)
tres jolie buttons
flowers (the papers studio)
lace (misc.)
zig pen
zig glue
fancy pants chipboard
mm paint
k@co chipboard alphabets
paper studio brads
bazzill bling flowers
tim holtz pine needles ink

Featured On Memory Makers Newsletter

I woke up this morning checking my emails and it was a pleasant surprise after the images completely loaded in the newsletter from mm...they chose 5 layouts to feature and i am honored that they included my layout flower...

Featured Page on Memory Makers Magazine Website

Yes! a week ago i decided to submit my layout flower on november 11, my layout became the one featured on their online idea gallery...again,it's no big deal for some,but for me,seeing my daughter's face on their homepage is very rewarding...

TATAY (father)

This is for the's 8 weeks challenge..First week's challenge is to make a layout about your superhero...No second thoughts,my tatay (father) is my hero...i've been saving these photos of him, waiting for the right was hard not to get emotional while i was making this, the worst part was the journaling...thanks donna and monet for giving me the right was hard not to focus on the pain...



whenever i was burdened with troubles in the past,you were always there to lift me up...a phone call with you,then i was strong were always our happy tatay, enjoying life however big problems were...i would like to believe that you led a happy life even how short it was...i still call out for you tatay,silently...even with you gone,you are still able to give me strength during the lowest point in my life...there are still many battles that lie ahead,but i know that i could survive it and still be happy with my life,co'z i learned from the best...i would like to pass this on to my children like you passed it on to us...and maybe someday,my children will appreciate how i tried to stay strong for them because i would like to think i grew up like you, tatay..

materials used: basicgrey paper,cosmo cricket(gretel),mme bohemia, mm paint, bazzill bling flowers, mm eyelets,basicgrey ribbon,cosmo cricket letter (letter T), fabric letters,dmc floss, rub-ons


(i would like to give credit to Miss Aurora Lim for the concept of how i put my jounaling circles together)

NOTE Worthy

Ever since i saw the color palettes of the note worthy collection from making memories,i knew i would love everything there are.. I was able to get some from Archiver's...still have to go back for the paper and i hope,some paints...the felt flowers are great coz unlike some of the felt flowers from other manufacturers,these are embossed..

I do not want to order the paint collection online and pay for shipping so i am currently waiting for Archiver's to have them. And i hope that it's sooner than later..

Isabella's First Costume


I got this flower costume for Isabella's first trick or treating...then we got an invitation a week before halloween to a birthday costume party...She wore this during picture taking only coz it was too warm inside the house (heater was on)...but i was able to capture a few cute photos of her..

MATERIALS USED: basicgrey pp,felt fusion(queen @ company), mm ribbon(note worthy collection), primas, k@co stickers, dcwv vellum words, fancy pants chipboard, imaginisce brad, ek succes fasteners, heidi swapp ghost letters, mm paint, embroidery floss, scrapworks shimmer shapes,mini brads,k@co glue...

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