Scrappersatsg Challenge # 29

6 days to go til Christmas! And yes, I haven't done my Christmas shopping yet. A lot of events we went to (and still to go to) this month and they all contributed to the general good cheer and holiday spirit. Loved our Christmas Scrapmeet, Office Party (Retro 70's!), and celebrated a few birthdays with colleagues and friends (night out at a pub and a slumber party)... wish it was December all year round! LOL. =P

I made this calendar at the office coz I was really inspired by Webster's Pages and Graphic 45. I just wish work would let up so we can really feel the spirit of the season.

Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas! =D


Of Yoghurts and Swimming

Sooo, I'm updating for some of the pages I've done on the last Scrappersatsg scrapmeet (too bad a lot of the girls weren't there, we missed you!). That was about 3 weeks ago, and yes this post is waaay delayed.

Thanks to My "mommy" Marix for giving me this wonderful loot! =D What a treat in time for Halloween.

And now for a few quick layouts (quickly made up to a certain point, really) that I only finished last night. =P

CJ's Challenge
"Yoghurt Face"

For CJ's challenge on the scrapmeet, we were tasked to make a page with the ff. elements: (1) a red background, (2) food-related title, (3) a long embellishment, (4) a circular item.

Sassafras Lass was just perfect for this and I'm lovin' the red and green.

Cute #1's challenge
"swim fun"

For Beths' challenge, we were to make a layout with the ff.: (1) a photo of 1 adult and 1 child, and (2) alter a chipboard accent with patterned paper used somewhere else on the layout.

I'm so glad Abby bought so many pics of Bettina and Teta, she even shared some of her stash so I could finish the title. Thanks girl! =D


Ren - Mum to Be

"Mum 2 Be"

Another October post! Better late than never I always say. This one's based on Valerie Salmon's work "You & Me" on the Feb/March 2009 issue of Scrapbooks Etc. We gave our colleague Ren a surprise baby shower today at the office and she was totally caught off guard. Everyone had a great time. I managed to bring my mom and Jillian as well. Too bad Jill wanted to go home before all the games ended, but still it was tons of fun!

Can't wait for tomorrow's scrapmeet! And the halloween party we've got planned on Sunday next! =D Party, party, party!

Lil Artist

52 Sketches 52 Weeks - Sketch # 40
"Lil Artist"

A long overdue layout of my interpretation of Julie Bonner's sketch (posted 2 weeks past). I was waiting for the sun to come out these past few weeks and just my luck that it's been raining (hard) the past month.

I made this a couple of weeks before the typhoon struck the Philippines. My tito's family wasn't spared (they live in Pasig and the first floor of their 2-storey house was completely flooded). Thank God there wasn't much damage to our house in Nova. I was totally surprised about what happened in Makati though. =(

I thought our only problem would be work but guess a lot of other stuff seem to come out from the woodwork... that's life.


The Last Challenge

Scrapbook Challenges - August Challenge
"carefree me"

A definite sign of my slipping scrapping mojo (I can barely keep my blog updated!). This layout is waaay late but it's one of my more unique takes on SC's monthly challenges. =) It was also POTW (Pick of the Week)! Woohoo! =D

I sure am missing the group and hopefully I can still post a page or two (or more!) if time permits. I'm also keen on joining the weekly challenges at 52 Sketches but alas, no time to scrap. =( (a bit busy with work and too engrossed with "The Lost Symbol", LOL).

Oh mojo, where are you? =o


Stephanie's Blog Candy

Happy Weekend! =)

I took a leave from work yesterday, feeling a little tummy flu (but mostly just escaping the office, LOL). I was *positive* I'd get a few layouts done but nooo, my mojo was nowhere to be found. I'm seeing a pattern here... I don't scrap a month or so, and then when I do start the pages just come out 1-2-3. Then I get to the 5th or 6th page then after that I totally can't make the next one. So frustrating!

So now, I'm blog-hopping to get more ideas and I stumbled on this yummy blog candy from Stephanie:

It ends on Tues. (Sept. 1).


Scrapbook Challenges - Sketch 157

Scrapbook Challenges - Sketch # 157

My take on the latest sketch from Pamela. It started out quite different (different PPs though the pink color is kind of the same). It's a bit of a stretch from the original sketch, but I just couldn't help making a layout for this photo of Kayla.

I'm gonna enter this on the {Create} challenge as well due to the paper-pieced li'l Japanese girl (At last, I did a layout with one!).


I See You!

July 2009 PageMaps
"i see you!"

Something different! Yep, tried my hand at one of the sketches in PageMaps and this was what I came up with. Mr. Sun wasn't shining as brightly so I didn't get a really nice photo of the layout (the colors are a bit lighter in real life). Still, I'm very satisfied with the outcome. =)

Still loving that MLS!

Scrapbook Challenges - Sketch 156

Scrapbook Challenges - Sketch # 156
"my lil cook"

I did it, I did it! But I was too late sending to Pamela. =( Darn it. I was a bit too OC about adding more embellies - I just had to add the 3 li'l birdies at the bottom. MLS just makes it so easy to do cute. That and Sassafras Lass... =)


Cupcakes and Donuts

52 Sketches 52 Weeks - Sketch # 31
"hey cupcake"

Why donuts? I'm eating a donut right now while trying to post (DD is being very clingy and whiny today, but maybe because she's just excited about going out to a birthday party).


Shabby Chic


How is everyone? Me... am doing great! Even if a little under the weather. Have been sick (still!) with a cold for almost 2 weeks now and even passed it on to poor li'l Jillian. We took her to the doctor because she couldn't keep her food down (seems she had a stomach virus/flu). She just needed some medicine and thank God she's all better now - just in time for Nash's first birthday party tomorrow (she's gonna be dressed up as Wonder Girl for the costume party).

Got "tickled pink" this past week and finished this layout. Then dropped by Pamela's and found this irresistible blog candy. Check it out!


Scrapbook Challenges - Sketch 155

Scrapbook Challenges - Sketch # 155
"The apple doesn't fall far from the tree"

This is my take on Rowee's sketch for SC. The title says it all... =D I wish I'd done some journalling on this but I didn't know where to put it. I was a little put off by the stitching here (which is awful) and I wish there was a better way I could've done it (maybe I should've used string? Same as the knots on top of the red polka-dot border).

I added the white "pompom" ribbons on friday when I visited MWL and bought (yet again!) more stash. I'm wishing I bought more than 1 meter each of those (I got them in green, black, white and pink).

Bazzil Basics cardstock - White, GCD Studios Paris Nights Collection "Saint Martin", October Afternoon Cherry Hill "New Apron", October Afternoon "Egg Basket", Imaginisce Twitterpated "Critter Chatter", Pebbles Inc Basics "Red Flower/Dot", Maya Road "Birds of a Feather" chipboard, American Crafts Thickers "By the Yard", Icicle Stickles



My first attempt at a kind of "vintage" look. I don't know if the camera setting was too bright but the photo I took of this layout doesn't capture as much of the distressed (or "old") look I was going for. The bling doesn't stand out as well. The Prima flowers I used are so pretty, I bought another (small) pouch which I used in another layout which I can't finish coz I'm trying to find those Prima pearl flourishes which sadly, I think, may be out of stock at the LSS here. As for the flowers, I bought 4 small pouches just today (different styles of course) and was trying to find more of those really pretty ones but I can't find 'em! *sigh*. I think I'm gonna have to shop online for those.

My Mind's Eye The Spider's Web "Haunted Parlor" paper, KI Memories Pop Culture "Hopscotch Black", K&Co Brianna Floral Collage flat paper, Webster's Pages Sweet as Cherry Pie "...Fly a Kite", Prima Say it in crystals, Prima Gallery Roses Rousseau, Hamby Journalling bits, K&Co Grand Adhesions, My Mind's Eye Flirty "Play" mini die cut, Basic Grey Olio rub-ons, Icicle Stickles, Versa Magic - Cloud White, Dew Drop Brilliance - Graphite Black, American Crafts Thickers "By the Yard", Cosmo Cricket Fleuriste cardstock stickers


Scrapbook Challenges - Sketch 154

Scrapbook Challenges - Sketch 154

Catching up, catching up! =D Sketch 155 is in the works as we speak (just putting some finishing touches). Hope I can squeeze in a layout or two so my July posts don't seem so dismal. Though, on hindsight, this July was anything but dismal - it was actually quite wonderful. =)

Forgot to mention we watched the 6th Harry Potter movie and was not disappointed. It was pretty good and surprisingly funny, and the delivery of most of the scenes appeared "sincere" (not being a movie critic here, just that it's refreshing to see acting from kids that don't totally look 'forced').

P.S. This layout is one of the many queued up for me, it's for a friend of mine (ex-office colleague) and her new family. Sweet Bettina looks so lovable with her doting parents - the little photo makes her look like she's wearing a wig. LOL.


Mini Album Challenge

Gosh, I've REALLY missed scrapping. My sisters were here for 2 weeks and we naturally went on a shopping spree (needless to say my credit cards have been maxed out). So I've been missing on a lot of action on the scrapping scene and would like to get connected (even Farmtown has taken a backseat to our li'l shopping excursions).

To have finished this mini album is just the start (hopefully!), coz I bought a few WP pages (not to mention a few more thickers, ribbons, etc) last week and will definitely need to be used (and soon).


Red, White, Blue and Buttons

Scrapbook Challenges - Sketch # 150
"Cute as a button"

The little boy in the photo is Hans, the youngest son of an officemate. I think he's about 7 now and still quite cute as a button. =)

Gosh, just one more day and it'll be the weekend. Can't hardly wait!


My Girl

Scrapbook Challenges - Sketch 149
"My Girl"

Okay, so a trip to MWL was all I really needed to keep the mojo flowing. =D Some great stuff from My Little Shoebox and Webster's Pages. I'm sooo going back this week to stock up on more stuff (and also because they've got a lot of stuff on promotion). When will the sale end?! I can't help myself!

Transformers was fun! It lifted my mood (a bit) since my sisters won't be coming here this weekend after all. We're really scared of the A(H1N1) flu and don't want to take a chance on infecting DD. I've heard the vaccine's already available but not sure if it's only in the U.S. or here in Singapore; we're still thinking that my sisters could possibly just wear N95 face masks and take a bath immediately after getting home (mom hasn't cancelled the plane tickets yet eventhough we talked about it last week). I'm not re-scheduling my leave either so whether they come here or not I'm gonna have a week off of quality time to spend with DH/DD and most probably a LOT of scrapping done. CAN'T WAIT!

Got a few more layouts done too.

52 Sketches 52 Weeks - Sketch 25
"Dad & Me"

A belated Father's Day layout I made for 52 Sketches using Webster's Pages. I didn't know their papers were so nice! I was so torn between using them immediately or just keeping them. I'm gonna have to search for them on any of the LSS's here.

And here's another layout I did for a friend. It's based on Jen Jockisch's layout "last day" (Scrapbooks Etc, May/June issue).


Dots and Stripes

Scrapbook Challenges - Dots and Stripes
"Picture Perfect"

This layout was based on Nicole Eshelman's sketch for "No Doubt" (Scrapbooks Etc, January 2009 issue). The base PPs are from SEI and Bazzil, and the brown PP's from Pebbles.

I hope to finish another dots and stripes layout (I've still got a lot more photos from friends to scrap). Hopefully I can get inspired with the new arrivals soon (*wink* *wink*).

Mojo! Where are you? I need you! =D

My Cheeky Little Daughter

Scrapbook Challenges - Sketch 148

It's been a while since I've posted (as usual!). I think my mojo's running low. =( I'm really wishing I could've done some more on this layout but I don't know what! (I think I need a trip to MWL or Laines very soon).

Speaking of, we're gonna watch Transformers next week at the Grand Cathay which is quite near MWL so I'm excited about that. =) I'm on a self-imposed exile - I've absolutely prohibited myself from shopping (darn this GSS!). Thank goodness it's gonna end this Friday - HAHAHAHA!


Red and Bright

52 Sketches 52 Weeks - Sketch # 20

I've been having a blast this weekend with the blog hop. A lot of people have visited all our blogs and showed a lot of love (hugs back to y'all!). =D I do hope we'll get to see you in the Scrapbook Challenges group! More wonderful and fun things to come for all of us. =)

I made this layout all bright and cheery as well... it was inspired by the cover of the Scrapbooks etc. April issue - lime green, yellow, red and aqua (with hints of brown).


Bazzil Basics - Scalloped White, Java

Sassafras Buttercream "Bliss", SEI Bridgeport "Tennis Court", My Mind's Eye Penny Lane Free Bird "Passion", MME flower embellishment, Thickers, Doodlebug glitter brads, red polka dot ribbon, string, felt birds from decorative clothespins (from Daiso)

Personl RAK Winner - Blog Hop

Hi there! I've just drawn the winner for my personal RAK. =D

Here is the list:

1. Simply Me
2. Rose Ann
3. Tami
4. Alex
5. Laura
6. Ann
7. Jenn C.
8. Luanne
9. Christina
10. Toby
11. Brandy
12. Rachelle
13. Scrappyart
14. Nanna T
15. LBMann
16. Tracie
17. Cheryl Kosakura
18. jeanie nieva
19. Benga
20. inara
21. Joann
22. krista
23. Parker and Emma's Mom
24. NanaBeth
25. scrappin{jewlz}
26. Dee Gallimore-Perry
27. Cropaddict
28. Cathy
29. wendipooh13
30. Stacy Milford
31. tammiejean
32. scrapbookmom79
33. tigardlilly
34. Rox-Ann
35. lovin2scrap (Amy in Kansa)
36. Chris
37. Tracey T
38. Cute#1
39. Audrey Huskins
40. Z

Congratulations Tracey! Please e-mail me your address (j_gaudia@yahoo.com) so I can send it to you the soonest.

Thank you everyone for joining this exciting blog hop! Stay tuned for Pamela to announce the winners for the other YUMMY RAKs!!! =D

Hope you join our li'l group at My Space - Scrapbook Challenges for the monthly prizes and hop by my blog as well as I may be giving out some other RAKs for some special occassions! =)

See y'all soon!


Scrapbook Challenges - DT Blog Hop 2009!

Hi there! Hope you've dropped by for the SCRAPBOOK CHALLENGES BLOG HOP! And if not, what are you waiting for? Join us and hop on first to Pamela's World of Scrap!


Why join the blog hop? Here are just a few of the yummy goodies you'll be getting and what you need to do to get 'em:

1. Leave a comment on ALL the blogs participating on the hop and have a chance to win the May Scarlet Lime Kit!

2. Make a layout based on the sketch below and get a chance to win a kit from Studio Calico and the stamp set! Note: Pls post it on either Pamela's blog or Scrapbook Challenges group.

Here's the sketch for you to have fun with! I know I did, coz I made two. =D

3. Answer the special DT questionnaire and get a chance to win this awesome stamp set from Unity Stamp! Please e-mail the answers to: pamelacy@msn.com. =)

Here are the questions:

a.) Which one of the DT members can taste something from a restaurant 1 - 2 times and recreate that meal? (Such an AWESOME skill by the way)
b.) Which member of the DT almost made it to the national fencing team when she was in college?
c.) Which DT member daydreams of painting her mustang Barbie pink?
d.) Which Scrapbook Challenges DT member was missing from our blog hop this weekend?

4. Leave a comment on Pamela's blog and you get a chance to win this personal RAK from her!

5. Leave a comment on my blog and tell me a random fact about Lily to get a chance to win this personal RAK from me!

International entries are welcome! Winners will be posted on May 25th! Now don't forget to HOP ON TO THE NEXT BLOG! It's our wonderful and talented DT member Cathy Beisher!

Thanks for stopping by and hope you had fun! Some little trivia about me as you leave on your quest:

1. I have a little daughter named Jillian who was born on the same day I married the love of my life. =)
2. I love coffee! My whole family would collect Starbucks mugs too...
3. I'm currently going gaga over Bo Bunny or SEI papers, K&Co or Doodlebug embellishments, and possibly can't scrap without Thickers.
4. I almost made it to the national fencing team when I was in college.
5. I let DH "quality check" my layouts.
6. I'm playing Farm Town on Facebook, so you can also come chat and harvest on "Bunny's Farm"! =P


It's coming!