Sunday, December 19, 2010

Sketchabilities Sketch #37

Sketch #37 is up over at Sketchabilities. Since Christmas is just around the corner our sketch is Christmas themed. Here is the sketch:

And here is my take:

I have not posted lately and even checked my facebook and email 'coz I was down with a serious case of Bronchitis. All the coughing made me so want to just stay in bed. In fact the doctor advised me to "REST"! With all the school work, and the Christmas rush I really needed that. In fact up to now I am still trying to get rid of this cough. And I am so tired of it!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Sketchabilities Sketch 36

Sketch # 36 is up over at the Sketchabilities blog. Sketch 36 is my all time favorite sketch!

And here is how I used the sketch:

Here is a closer look:
Materials: October Afternoon papers, Ac Thickers, Prima Flowers, Mists

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Playmates Hangout!

I've been very productive lately. My mojos are working overtime! I dream about creating layouts in my sleep with has helped me a lot in creating new layouts. I try to keep it simple. Less patterned paper the better. I try to utilize my stash of tags, journaling papers and other embellishments that I keep hidden in my containers. Above is a layout I made a couple of weeks ago. In the layout is a photo of my son Ike and hi friend Andrei. They always hangout along the streets of my sister's village.

Papers: K and company, Sassafras, Cosmo Cricket
Embellishments: Fancy Pants, October Afternoon, Karen Foster, Little Yellow Bicycle, Tim Holtz

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Get Picky Challenge

I decided to join Get Picky's Sketch challenge #2.

And here is what I created:

The Bee Dance

Materials: DCWV cardstock, Basic grey patterned papers, MM journaling papers, Pink Paislee chipboard embellishments, Prima flower.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Sketchabilities sketch #35

Another great sketch from Karan Gerber! Yes! It is another reveal day for Sketchabilities. Here is the sketch that we used this week:

And this is my creation:

Materials: Basic grey, Webster's pages, Hero arts stamp, Prima stamp.

This layout is quite different from the layouts that I usually make. I like to experiment once in a while and try out other techniques and styles. In this layout is a photo of Ike having an adventure at the Makiling Botanical Gardens. He enjoyed looking at the different flora and fauna found in the area.

Oh and by the way...Sketchabilities is currently looking for new sketch designers so if you are interested please do drop by the Sketchabilities blog.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Bee Kind!

This is a layout I did during our scrapbooking session last Oct. 25. This layout is literally from Chiqui's scrap papers. I love the colors of the Lemonade line of Basic grey. It is one of my favorite lines ever.
Featured in this layout is Ike's Bumble Bee Photos. He was the one who kept on posing and nagging me to take photos of him. I really loves the costume that he did not want to remove it.

Thanks for viewing!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Birthday RAK!

It's my birthday and I feel like sponsoring a Birthday RAK! All you have to do is choose one of the sketches below and create a layout using your chosen sketch. Leave a comment with the link to your layout and don't forget to include in your post the sketch that you used. You have until November 15 to submit your layouts. I will ask the LB Scrapaholics to choose their favorite layout to win a RAK. But wait there's more... I will also draw a name who will win the second RAK. So you will have two chances of winning. Sorry but the RAK is open to Philippine residents only. Here are the sketches:

Sketch #1

Sketch #2

Sketch #3
I hope that this sketches will inspire you to join the contest.

Winner of the random drawing will get this simple prize.

Winner of the favorite layout will win this simple prize.

Hope you will join!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween and Sketchabilities Sketch #34

It's another reveal day at Sketchabilities I used a photo of Ikey's 3rd birthday celebration. Here is the sketch:

And here is my take:

It's Halloween! Our family and the rest of the LB scrapaholics gang will go trick or treating later. Ike will be using his bee costume that he really loves. I hope he will remove it after the BBQ at Ate Liezl's place! I will enjoy tonight 'coz tomorrow is my Birthday. Do come back tomorrow and I will announce something.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Be Inspired!

Woot! I am a featured member over at Inspire Me the official ning site of Webster's Pages. I have been a member for quite sometime now but this is only my second time that I submitted a layout for their gallery. Here are the layouts that caught their eyes:

This dress form is my entry for Webster's pages October challenge: Dress-up a dress form.

I made this layout for the Dusty Attic October sketch challenge. The giant clock is from Dusty Attic and the papers that I used are from Webster's Pages.

I hope you like my creations!

Friday, October 15, 2010

My First Reveal for Sketchabilities!

This is so exciting! It's my very first reveal over at Sketchabilities! And here is Sketch # 33

And this is my layout using the sketch. I enjoyed creating this so much!

Ike recently discovered the joy of bubble bath! He got so crazy about bubble bath that he mixes his liquid soap and water all the time now! Oh no... lots of wasted soap and water!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Sketchabilities Sketch #27

I've been a sketch addict lately! I've never realized until now how much I miss using sketches in creating my layouts. It just makes scrapbooking easier. So here is a layout I did using sketch #27. It is a layout about Ike's first day of school.

Here is a detailed photo of the paper rolling that I did for the layout.

Thanks for viewing!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Crazy Sunday

It is a great Sunday! I hope you are having one too. It's book week in our school and there is a book fair sponsored by Scholastics. And boy I fell in love with several of the books that I really would love to read. So I thought of sharing them with you. First book is Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Book Thief is a young adult novel by Australian author Markus Zusak. Set in Nazi Germany, it describes a young girl's relationship with her foster parents, the other residents of their neighborhood, and a Jewish fist-fighter who hides in her home during the escalation of World War II. Published in 2005, it has won numerous awards and was listed on the New York Times Children's Bestseller List for over one hundred weeks.(from wikipedia)

Next is the The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman.

The Graveyard Book is a children's fantasy novel by English author Neil Gaiman. The story is about a boy named Nobody Owens who, after his family is killed by a mysterious man, is adopted and raised by the occupants of a graveyard. Gaiman's first full-length children's novel since the bestselling and acclaimed Coraline, The Graveyard Book won the 2009 Hugo and Newbery Awards, the 2010 Carnegie Medal, as well as a Locus Award for best YA novel. It was also shortlisted for numerous honors, making it one of the most honored works in recent history.(from Wikipedia)

Next is the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan.

The Lightning Thief is a 2005 fantasy/adventure novel based on Greek mythology, the first young adult novel written by author Rick Riordan. It is the first novel in the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series, which charts the adventures of modern day twelve-year-old Percy Jackson as he discovers he is a demigod, the son of a mortal woman and the Greek god Poseidon. Percy and his friends go on a quest to prevent an apocalyptic war between the Greek gods Zeus, Poseidon and Hades.(wikipedia)

Another book on my wishlist is the book by Pearl Buck...The Good Earth. Which by the way is a novel that was required to us during my 4th year in highschool.

The Good Earth is a novel by Pearl S. Buck published in 1931 and awarded the Pulitzer Prize for the Novel in 1932. The best selling novel in the United States in both 1931 and 1932 , it was an influential factor in Buck winning the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1938. It is the first book in a trilogy that includes Sons (1932) and A House Divided (1935).
The novel of family life in a Chinese village before the 1949 Revolution was a best-seller in both 1931 and 1932 and has been a steady favorite ever since. In 2004, the book was returned to the best seller list when chosen by the television host Oprah Winfrey for Oprah's Book Club. The novel helped prepare Americans of the 1930s to consider Chinese as allies in the coming war with Japan.
A Broadway stage adaptation was produced by the Theatre Guild in 1932, written by the father and son playwriting team of Owen and Donald Davis, but it was poorly received by the critics, and ran only 56 performances. However, the 1937 film, The Good Earth, which was based on the stage version, was more successful. ( From Wikipedia)

And for the none fiction books...
First choice is Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert.

And of course everybody should read this...The Secret by Rhonda Byrne.

So go ahead and feed your minds. A person should read read atleast one novel a year. Hope I can read along with me. Thanks for dropping by!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Another Giveaway at Sketchabilities

There is another giveaway over at Sketchabilities. This time we need to use Sketch #26 to be able to have a chance to win the RAk.

This picture was taken during Ike's first day in school. I don't know who suffered more from separation anxiety the dad, the mom or the son? LOL..

Thanks for dropping by!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Sketchabilities First Anniversary!

There is a huge celebration over at Sketchabilities and I am playing along. I did this layout using sketch #23.

That is my little school boy during his first day of school. Isn't he so adorable?

Thanks for looking!

Monday, September 13, 2010


It's official and I am so excited to inform you that I will be part of the Sketchabilities design team starting October. I am so so so happy! I just can't wait to share with you their sketches and my layouts for them. Thanks for dropping by!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Crazy Sunday

Been out the whole week. My Ike was confined in the hospital since Tuesday morning. He was diagnosed to have Typhoid Fever. I don't know where he got it but what's important is God healed him. But now it is my turn to get well. I am down with a flu but I know with God's grace tomorrow I will be up and about and be able to report for work again. I can't afford to be absent anymore. I know my students are already waiting for me. I am already claiming it....I am already well and I will be working again tomorrow.

Anyway, it's another crazy Sunday. Today's theme is Log houses. I love looking at floor plans, few people know that once in my life I have dreamed of becoming an architect. I used to have a small sketch book where I used to draw floor plans. So I have been searching the net to look for floor plans that I stumbled upon this site full of log cabin plans. I love the idea of having a loft type of house. So here they are...

Thanks for reading!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Crazy Sunday

In another Sunday morning time for another Crazy Sunday. Today's theme is cakes! Yes, designer cakes. Love to eat and admire them. Yummy!!! So here it goes...

First off is this cake that I personally designed for Ate Liezl's Birthday. It was interpreted by no other than Ms. Lei Tajao of Little Angel Cakes. We celebrated the birthday on National Heroes day and we visited Liliw, Laguna the tsinelas capital of the Philippines.

Here is another Cake by Lei that amazed me. I love the black and white motif and the irony of the sneakers and flowers.

Then I discovered this website full of yummy and eye catching cake designs. The site is called Pink Cake Box

A funky cake that I really enjoy looking at. I love the colors it make me feel energized and happy.

Would you believe that these are cakes?

And this also by Pink Cake Box an amazing cake replica of Rachel Ray's kitchen.

And lastly Bag inspired cakes for the fashionista at heart.

Don't you just love those cakes? I'm sure they also tastes good as they look.
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