Friday, December 31, 2010

Handsome Young Man

My last post and layout for 2010! :)

This is also the last layout I made out of the November Just Desserts kit of Coordinates Collections. I made a total of 3 LOs. Woohoo!

The patterned paper from Pink Paislee Parisian Anthology line is actually called Beautiful Butterfly, but it's so versatile, I was able to use it for my little son's LO. It didn't come out feminine at all. Nice huh! :)

I applied Tim Holtz distress ink in peeled paint and broken china to the ink-resist paper. I loved seeing the effect take place! :)

Here's a close-up of our message to our little boy, using the tag included in the kit, as well as the Jillibean Soup Sugar Picks in green/quartz

Painted these Maya Road chipboard brackets using Tim Holtz Crackle Paint (picket fence).

My handsome young man...

Hello and welcome 2011!!! :D

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Our Love

Here is my second output from Coordinates Collections' November "Just Desserts" kit. I was able to create a total of three LOs and I couldn't be any happier! Hahaha. Don't you just love it when you get to maximize a kit's contents? :D

The photo was one of our pre-nup photo shoots, taken a month before our wedding in 2005. How time flies. Now we have a two-and-a-half year old boy. :)

I am submitting this in the December 1st sketch challenge at Stuck?! Sketches, below:

Close-up shots and details:
I love the result of this misted backgound ink-resist paper from Pink Paislee's Parisian Anthology collection. I used Glimmer Mists in red currant and sapphire, to match my and hubby's pink and blue shirts, respectively.

A close-up shot of my sentimental journaling, which used the following keywords: LO title (Our Love), cardstock label (Sweet), Karen Foster metal tag (Journey).

"Our love already faced several ups and downs. But we vowed to make every experience a part of our sweet journey... Together."

I sooo love this Prima flutter vine in pacific blue!

Another thing I love is the overall dimensional effect that this red ribbon created on my LO.

Can you see the round gemstone peeking under the red ribbon? Here's a closer look. So nice, huh!

TFL and Happy New Year to all!!!

Materials used: November "Just Desserts" kit from Coordinates Collections, Prima flutter vine, Glimmer mists, Karen Foster metal tag, DCVW black cardstock, local ribbon and paper doily.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Cute Boy

Good morning! Hope everyone had a wonderful Christ-filled Christmas! :)

Here's a post-Halloween layout of my little one in the penguin costume that he wore at my company's Trick or Treat event last October 29, 2010. The theme of our company TOT was animated animals in movies and the movie assigned to my department was Happy Feet. So my son wore a toddler penguin costume. It was such a fun occasion, not only for the employees but most especially for our kids! :)

I based this LO on Get Picky's sketch challenge #3 here.

Furthermore, the materials used in this LO are from Coordinates Collections October Black Magic kit, which I won in their October Blog Hop challenge.

Some close-ups and details:
Ain't my little boy a cutie in his penguin costume? Yes, indeed! LOL.

Furthermore, the purple patterned paper which I used as background really made the photos of my son stand out! :D

I had fun using Jillibean Soup's corrugated alphas (green) for my LO's title:

Very fortunate to have kept this paper cord in brown and violet intertwined colors! It complimented American Crafts' Boo purple polka-dotted patterned paper that I used as background.

Lastly, I had fun playing with the various embellishments that came with the kit, shown below.

TFL and only a few more days 'til 2011!!!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Daddy: A Christmas LO and a WIN!

Christmas eve is just a few hours away! I'm done with my Christmas shopping, but not yet finished with gift-wrapping! LOL.

Here's a Christmas layout I made for my husband, Hubert, which is also our (my son and I) Christmas gift for him. We never got to spend the holidays with him (yet) as he's always based overseas because of work. We get to always enjoy the summer with him though. :)

Another sentimental LO that I made. I really miss my hubby and I can't wait for him to come home... soon. The message for my hubby below:

I hand-cut and inked the edges of these Christmas decors, attached them with gold brads and used foam tape for added dimension:

Intertwined the pearl strands with the green ricrac. Loved the result! The Maya Road bracket chipboard was painted with green acrylic paint and topped with Ranger distress stickles in pine needles. Love it! Hahaha. The silver stocking embellishment is from American Traditional Designs. Added also gold ribbon to emphasize the message that he (hubby) is all we want for Christmas (from Santa, as a gift):

Yup, he's "always in my heart" (Creative Imaginations metal brad):

Lastly, I'd like to take this opportunity to thank my lucky stars for another WIN over at Coordinates Collections' recent blog hop challenge! See previous article below. Oh, I sooo love joining their challenges, reading and learning their tutorials, as well as participating in the blog forum.

Have a Blessed and Merry Christmas everyone! :)

Materials used: Webster's Pages & Fancy Pants patterned papers. Creative Imaginations & American Traditional Designs metal embellishments. Maya Road chipboard. Ranger distress stickles & liquid pearls. Tsukineko ink. All About Scrapbooking foam alphas. Fancy Pants rub-ons. Others: pearl strand, ribbon, ricrac, acrylic paint.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Coordinates Collections December Blog Hop

First of all, this layout will be my entry to Coordinates Collections' December Blog Hop challenge.

The materials used in this layout are also from CC's November Just Desserts kit and add-ons, which are full of sparkly patterned papers and embellishments. This kit was PERFECT! :)

This LO is so sentimental and dear to my heart because it's about my maternal grandmother who just celebrated her 88th birthday last December 11th. This will double as a Birthday and Christmas gift for her. I can't remember how old she was when the photo was taken, but it was also during one of her birthdays in the past.

The challenge called for putting sparkle on your LOs. So how did I further incorporate this requirement in my Grandma's LO? Here are the close-up shots and details:

Sparkle #1: Maya Road swirl chipboards painted with acrylic paint in metallic bronze and sparkled with Jo Sonja gold dust. Also added a pc. of Pink Paislee Parisian Anthology Dangle (clear), two (2) pcs. of Jillibean Soup Sugar Picks in green/quartz which are part of the add-ons of the kit, and local lace with pearls. The lace itself is already shimmery, yet the pearls further added luster to it! :)

Sparkle #2: These Prima flowers truly sparkled with Jo Sonja opal dust. I looove using JS gold and opal dusts on my LO!

Sparkle #3: Alphabet stickers: when you want sparkle, go for the gold! Haha! :D

Lastly, I just want to highlight these packaging from Jillibean Soup and Prima that I re-used as part of the LO. With Scrapbooking, not only does one become creative, but we get to practice zero wastage at that! :)

And who said adding sparkle is only for Christmas- and winter-themed layouts? :D

Have a sparkly weekend!

Monday, December 13, 2010


Here's another layout which I created from Nikki Sivils' Willow Bee line. The first LO was posted here.

Looove this! No question about it, because I enjoyed playing with the patterned papers, especially cutting out the images, and lastly, it's another moment captured between my two favorite men bonding with each other. :D

A closer look on the multiple photos and journaling detail, which reads: My heart swells with love & pride every time I see the two of you bond together.

Cut out the bees and made them 3D -- totally enjoyed it. Look! I also painted the clouds to make them even more realistic. :D

Placed blings in the flower centers to make it lovelier.

There's a third (and last) layout from the same line to be posted next. For me, the third one's the best! :)


Thursday, December 9, 2010

Another Card Project

I'm beginning to enjoy creating cards! Made this one in behalf of the colleagues in my department, to be given to our boss for his birthday this Saturday. :D

Some asked why I included flowers, considering our boss is a male. I said, there needs to be a feminine touch to the card because of fellow female colleagues in the department, and besides, the card creator is also female... me! Hehehe!

Materials used: Hand-made paper. Hambly transparency. Bo Bunny, Prima and All About Scrapbooking flowers. Prima blings. All About Scrapbooking chipboard greeting. Local blings and ricrac. Here's a close-up of the bottom part of the card.

Inside portion of the card (photo below). Materials used: KI Memories patterned papers and alpha stickers. EK Success stickers. DMC gold thread. Local blings.

Plenty of negative space for us to write our personal greetings.

TFL and TGIF tomorrow! :D

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas Cards

Hey! I tried my hand at creating simple Christmas cards and here are the results. Three cards in one sitting. Not bad for a first timer. Hehehe! :D

Card #1:

Card #2:

Last but not the least, Card #3:

Happy Sunday!

Materials used: Colorbok cardstocks. Patterned papers - American Crafts, Fancy Pants. Stickers and rub-ons - Fancy Pants. Unity stamp. Martha Stewart puncher. All About Scrapbooking pompoms. Tsukineko ink pads. Glitter glue. Snowflakes transparency sheet (unknown brand). Jolee's gift bag. Gold string. Distress tool. Local ribbon.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Friends Forever, Apart or Together

The title is such an apt description about the father-and-son relationship of my hubby and our little one.

All papers used in this LO are from Echo Park's A Walk in the Park line and a few papers from Sweet Summertime. The title was also taken from the Element Card paper cut-out from the same line.

I am entering this in Sketchy Thursday's 11.25 sketch challenge here. The sketch is shown below:

Recognize this green background which I used as base for the Friends Forever? It's a Prima packaging paper! :D

Combine beautiful, bright and colorful strips of paper from the Blissful Days border paper, ribbon trim, Martha Stewart garden trellis puncher and what have you got? A perfect base to hold your LO and photo together. :D

Last but not the least, some banner love. :D

Enjoy the rest of the week and TFL!

Sunday, November 28, 2010


Hey, I'm on a "Nikki Sivils paper" roll!

This is my 3rd project using Nikki Sivils products and I used the Willow Bee collection on this LO of my niece. Well, I actually made 3 LOs out of this line. Sshhh! LOL.

Journalling reads: "The party started a bit late, but you waited patiently for the show to start. You were so behaved. You are such a sweet girl!"

Photo details: Louise at 2 years, 5 months. December 2009.

Based this on Get Picky's sketch challenge #2 here.

Some close-ups:
I love, love, love this quote stamp from Shabby Green Door's On the Wings of a Dream! This was where I was inspired to get the title "Listen" for my LO. Used plenty of double-sided foam tape for the cutie cut-ups, too.

My adorable niece, Louise Dominique.

We're enjoying a long weekend right now. No work tomorrow in celebration of a local hero's birthday.