Tis the season to share

In 15 minutes it'll be 15 days to go til Christmas, and in 12 days we'll be back home (in good ol' Philippines) to spend the holidays with family. I can hardly wait! My sister (Kathy) and I have been exchanging mails and counting down the days. They're more excited about seeing their niece than seeing me. My mom and dad are a tad more excited (if that's possible) and have been helping to plan their first grand-daughter's second birthday. I swear if it weren't for them we'd only be having a modest get-together at home, but it seems they've invited their own friends (apart from our relatives) and now we've got a full-blown party. The theme this year is "stars" (colors: pink and silver) and I've only just started to make the invitation (design and message). Good thing the venue (catered food) have been handled so the decorations, guest list and loot bags are the only things left. *sigh*

On a good note, at work our last cutover was done (with a snag, but thank God it was fixed!) and I also got this layout I've been planning to make for Ces (my mommy at the scrapping monito-monita) done:

I've been dying to lift Jamie Waters work "Kira" (from Scrapbooks Etc, October issue) but didn't know what photo to use. This was definitely a stroke of luck and I find that making use of real scraps for the background saves on paper aside from making a great backdrop for the white lace cardstock. I definitely plan to do this again since I had great fun making it.

I'd also like share these great works from Ces and Andros from our recent scrapmeet, aren't they just so sweet?

And finally, a thank you card that I made from a few weeks back. I'm hoping I can get more cards made since work is supposed to slow down this season.

Happy Holidays and thanks for looking!




The last challenge we had was to create a layout for our mom/dad so I made this one of Rain (at the pool of a condo here - Sunglade). Ate Rowee liked it! (which made me doubly happy!) but I really wish I had more embellishments and more time to finish this properly. =)