Thursday, November 22, 2012

what is funny!

this is why i love taking photos of nikko!
look at that expression! i get a laugh just looking at this. in the future, i hope he'll find this photo amusing.

it's these little moments that i get to capture that makes it extra special. and it's even more fun to scrapbook them! 

 materials used:  patterned paper - bo bunny; stickers - echo park, october afternoon; alphas - american crafts, my little shoebox; stamp - technique tuesday; ink - brilliance; pen - staedtler triplus; others - digital frame

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

water babies

i joined an online crop around 1st week of september and was happy to have created 3 layouts over that weekend. i've been struggling for some scrapbooking time and every chance possible, i have to maximize it. 

these photos were of my friends and our kids when we went on a swimming get together in a hotel. it was fun seeing these kids enjoy the water. my nikko definitely had fun in the pool! 

materials used: cardstock - canson; patterned paper - bella blvd.; stickers - bella blvd. 7gypsies, doodlbeug; pen - staedtler triplus

Friday, October 19, 2012

too cute to spook

well hello blog! it's been ages yet again since you've been updated.  no excuses really. just life taking priority above everything else.

and life would of course be my little boy who's not so little anymore.  he's growing up way fast and since i'm  a working mom, as soon as i get home, i make sure i spend my time with him.

no regrets there. though i'm a self-confessed scrapbook addict, it had to take a backseat.  moving on!

october 31, or halloween, as we more fondly call it will be up in 2 weeks time. there are some halloween parties we've lined-up for and my little boy is all set to attend them, costume and all.

but before that happens, i'd like to share with you a halloween layout i made from last year's trick or treat. nikko was dressed-up as "superman" and he is just so cute in it. there are still a lot of photos from that event but this one will have to do for now.

materials used: cardstock - canson, bazzill; patterned papers - scenic route, my little yellow bicycle; chipboard - cosmo cricket, tim holtz; stickers - pink paislee, doodlebug, jenni bowlin; ink - brilliance; felt - prima; dies- sizzix; others - buttons, rikrak, googly eyes

Friday, August 10, 2012

smile (scrapbook laureat)

when i attended last year's scrapbook laureat of studio azul, they had our photos taken and we can have it printed on the spot. we can then choose to join their on site challenge of scrapping those photos. well, slow scrapper that i am, i never was able to create that layout.

well a few months ago, i was finally able to scrapbook that photo. we were together as a group in our table - arlene, april, me and peachy. i used the leftovers from the scrapbook laureat to create this layout. the only additonal materials from my stash were the background paper, lace, die-cuts for the title and the notecard.

it was a fun event, and i'm sure i'll attend again if there's ever another one in the future.

Friday, August 03, 2012

you are my true cousin

this layout was published online last month over at it was for their "technique turn" article which featured misting. i finished this layout using leftover stuff from studio azul's scrapbook laureat.  

nikko was 12 weeks old and aly was 5y.o when i took this photo. nikko looks way different now compared to this photo. it was aly who said that, that nikko was her "true cousin." she actually meant, first cousins. but she said it with such endearment that who can contest it!

a screenshot of the actual page from scrapstreet (with a little editing)

Friday, July 20, 2012

for the record

and here's the 2nd layout featured last month at scrapbook news and review. this is for their feature on layouts with 3-5 photos.

one of my fave layouts from last year! this documented my college barkada's get together when our friend ella was in town  from new york. it's been 16 years since we've been almost complete like this.

it was a happy occasion for chitchat and catching up on life. oh, and i was on my 7th month of pregnancy that time. hope we can have another get together like this soon.


last month, i had the privilege of having two of my scrapbook layouts featured at scrapbook news and review magazine. this is one of the layouts that came out and was even shown in their table of contents.

this was for their "keep it simple sweetheart" feature. this was a layout i created last year during studio azul's scrapbook laureat. that's one of my fave photos of nikko with my mom. don't they look adorable together!

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

first month

just a year ago, i gave birth to a 7.8lbs baby boy.
it was the fulfillment of a dream. he was so little and so fragile then.

a year after, he has now grown bigger. he already weighs almost 11 kilos.
life has definitely changed for us since his birth.

here is nikko when we celebrated his first month birthday.

and look at him now during his 1st year celebration.
my baby is now a little big boy! :)
nikko with his lola during his birthday party
materials used: patterned paper - basic grey, echo park papers; alphas - american crafts; chipboard - echo park papers; stickers - echo park papers, making memories, cosmo cricket; stamp & buttons - autumn leaves; ink - versa magic; border punch - martha stewart; pen - staedtler;

Friday, May 18, 2012

cute baby

contrary to popular belief, i do scrap... before! lol! 

there was a time when i would spend hours inside my scraproom just snipping, cutting and misting my papers away. but as you may have noticed, that all changed when my little boy arrived.
not that i'm complaining. i can give up scrapping just to spend hours with him.

but, i do miss my scrapping... a lot...

anyway, with my little boy about to turn 1 yr. old in barely 2weeks, i'd like to share with you the first layout i ever created for him.

he was 4weeks old here. he looked way different now. but he is still cute as ever!
he still smiles that way and i just adore him to pieces!

 materials used:  cardstock- dcwv; patterned paper- sasafrass, daisy bucket, collage press, october afternoon; chipboard- american crafts; stickers - doodlebug design, october afternoon, jenni bowlin; die-cut- doodlebug design; mist- tattered angels; punchers- fiskars; buttons- autumn leaves, others; brads - making memories

for my title work, i created a cluster of cut patterns and mixed it with a homemade pin wheel. i think the cluster helped add "drama" to the cheesy grin of my little boy.