Monday, August 30, 2010


I have done 5 layouts out of the beautiful Scrap That!'s September "Butterfly Dreams" Kit, but for now, I will show only 4 as the fifth one is for a guest design stint over at Inspired Blueprints to be revealed on September 3. ;o)

I hope I'm able to convince you to subscribe with these layouts: ;o)

I'll be posting each of these layouts soon so that I can also show detailed shots and impart some tricks/tips/design notes. ;o)

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Watch out for my creations out of this kit to be posted soon!!!


Color Combos Galore is playing over at Pencil Lines in celebration of their 200+ sketches!!!

Here's the Sketch that I got to play this month:

These are the color combos that we have to play with:

Here's my take:

Supplies: Papers: Bo Bunny, Cosmo Cricket, Sassafras Lass, Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Ball Trim: Fancy Pants, Metal Cap: American Crafts, Alphabet Stickers: Bella Blvd, Button: BasicGrey, Stickers: Sassafras Lass, Chipboards: Cosmo Cricket, Bella Blvd, Twine: Jillibean Soup, Pen: Uni-ball, Other: ribbon, lace. Tools: Border Punches: Martha Stewart Crafts, EK Success.

The last of my orange ball trim - - I wish I know where to get this coz' I soooo love to use this!!!!

Did you know that I got these animal chipboards (from Cosmo Cricket) and cardstock stickers (from Sassafras Lass) for the longest time? So glad I was able to use them here!

These alphas from Bella Blvd are one of my most fave stickers!!!

To see the takes of the other DTs, click HERE.

Hope you can play along!



Hope you can drop by over at Upsy Daisy Designs' blog HERE for I am sharing some layouts using Avalanche papers!

Supplies: Paper, Brads: Upsy Daisy Designs, Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Chipboards: All About Scrapbooking, Alphabet Stickers: Jenni Bowlin Studio, Doodlebug Designs, Alphabet Chipboards: Cosmo Cricket, Envelope: Maya Road, Paper Clip: 7Gypsies, Pen: Uni-ball, Paint: Pebeo, Making Memories, Ink: Clearsnap, Ranger Industries. Tools: BOrder Punch: EK Success.

Thanks people! Today is a busy day - - be blogging again a bit later to share some creations that I have made using Scrap That!'s September Kit and a layout that I have made for a guest design stint over at Pencil Lines!!!

See you later!


Sunday, August 29, 2010


I did this one for Journaling Junkie's Challenge 86: What Comforts You? Upsy Daisy Designs sent me the new Avalanche papers and I thought that even though they are winter papers, they are very versatile enough to be used on boy pages!

Supplies: Paper, Stamp, Brads: Upsy Daisy Designs, Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Chipboards: Buzz and Bloom, Alphabet Stickers: Bella Blvd, Pen: Uni-ball, Paint: Pebeo, Making Memories, Ink: Clearsnap, Ranger Industries, Button: BasicGrey, Glaze: Ranger Industries, Other: twine, bling.

Some close-ups for you:

I have done another layout using Avalanche. Do watch out for it on Monday here and over at Upsy Daisy's blog!!!

Thanks for looking people!


Friday, August 27, 2010


I have not made secret how I love Jillibean Soup. I remember I was extremely happy when I was made part of the Showroom Team in showcasing the New England Chowder on Kraft Collection. Here are my (almost lost!!!!) Jillibean Soup layouts that were pubbed last month over at Magazine:

Thanks for looking people. I seem to be running out of time lately as it's my first month of major adjustment but I do hope September would be kind to me.

Catch up with you all hopefully very soon.


Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Wasn't able to post this one as I have to go on an out of town executive conference last week. This one is for AAM's Celebrate the Positive Challenge. I opted for a simple design as I was in a hurry - - turned out really fast too for I was able to do this for less than an hour.

Supplies: Paper: Crate Paper, Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Alphabet Chipboard: Rusty Pickle, Paint: Making Memories, Pebeo, Stickers: SRM Stickers, Ink: Ranger Industries, Flowers: Prima Marketing, Envelope: Maya Road, Transparency: Hambly Studio, Other: bling, leaves.

SRM Stickers sponsored the DT this month so I made sure I incorporated their stickers. ;o) I got to play with my edge punchers too (I think this is my current addiction LOL!!!!) - - plus I got to use some old Prima flower stash (Prima never lets a girl down right?).

Thanks for looking people! I'm just loaded right now (as there has been a lot of work-related changes) but I do hope I find the time to really sit down and do a blog hop of my own.

Happy Friday!!!


Monday, August 23, 2010


We are so excited to share the September Scrap That! collection, " Butterfly Dreams". This kit is FULL of awesome goodies, including blooms, pearls, lace, bling and our signature product, Ranger Stickles. Only 3 days until the Design Team reveals!

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Friday, August 20, 2010


Looking for the perfect school papers? Bella Blvd's Midterm Collection is now shipping!!! Here's a layout that I have done using these papers (to view detailed shots over at Bella Blvd, click HERE!)

While the papers are geared towards projects about highschool and college life, it's versatile enough to cater to all ages!!!

To view the entire collection, click HERE.

Guess what?! Bella Blvd will also have a *HUGE* product giveaway today. We're going to kick off our brainstorming weekend with giving away $100 in Bella Blvd Products! Make sure to drop by at Bella Blvd's blog!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Tuesday, August 17, 2010


1) My Friend Birdie layouts up over at Nikki Sivils!!!!! Hope you can drop by HERE and let me know what you think!!!!!!

2) Just gotta try my luck at MME's Challenge 14: Summertime (you can see the Sketch and challenge details HERE). Did you see their new releases? Oh my, they are super must haves!!!!!!!!!!!! Hope I get lucky with this entry:

Used here MME's papers (Abbey Road, Trest Jolie, Confetti), blings and alphabet chipboards. Wish me luck!

Gotta go fast. Thanks for looking.


Saturday, August 14, 2010


Welcome to All About Me's 1st Birthday Blog Hop!!! The blog hop will officially go live on August 14th and will run through the 15th.

If you are already blog hopping with us, you probably got to my blog from Mo, but if not and you want to play along and win prizes, head on to the AAM's blog to start!!!

Just want to share a layout that I have done for AAM's Crop Challenge that I'm hosting. They say one always have to have a wish on his/her birthday right? My challenge is to create a layout about you and your wish/wishes (can be birthday-related or not). The details of the challenge can be found here.

Supplies: Paper: Bo Bunny, Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Alphabet Chipboards: American Crafts, Alphabet Stickers: Doodlebug Designs, Sticker: Websters Pages, Transparency: Teresa Collins Studio, Pearl Conchos, Bling Conchos: All About Scrapbooking, Pearls: Prima Marketing, Liquid Pearls: Ranger Industries, Ink: Clearsnap, Ranger Industries, Pen: Uni-ball, Others: Bling. Tools: Stamps: Prima Marketing, BasicGrey, Edge Punch: Fiskars.

Hope you can play along with us! Before I let you move on to the next hop, make sure you take note of my secret word here:

because you'd be needing it to be eligible for a prize!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for taking part of our celebration!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Off you go to July!!!!!!!!!


Friday, August 13, 2010

I MADE IT TO BO BUNNY's DT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You have no idea how i sooooooooooooooooooooo want this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks thanks so much Bo Bunny!!!! I'm beyond thrilled, excited, happy - - Christmas came early!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (and ooohhh, I really thought I did not make it - - no early notices prior to the announcement - - so when I saw the greetings over at Facebook, I almost got a heart attack!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!).

You can check out the announcement here at Bo Bunny's Blog.

Here are the girls that made the 2010 DT:

Returning Team Members:
Juliana Michaels
Patti Milazzo
Carole Janson
Shanna Vineyard

USA Team Members:
Becky Williams
Robbie Herring
Debbie Sherman
Sarah Eclavea
Frances Sylvia

New Members from Around the World:
Mireille Divjak - Netherlands
Jolanda - Netherlands
Irene Tan - Malaysia
Tomoko Takahashi - Japan
Luzma Bruna - Chile
Malin Wiggur - Sweden
Agnieska Piskorz - Poland
Christiane Miller - Germany
Kathleen Glossop - Australia
Michele Beck - France
Celi Mara - Brazil
Carin McDonough - UK
Samantha Wright - South Africa
Janis Medina - Philippines
Tara Orr - Canada
Gabrielle Pollacco - Canada

Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks so much for sharing my happiness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Here are some of my published works in Magazine's July 2010 Issue:

I will be featuring the rest of my published layouts (complete with details) in my blog hopefully soon. For the time being, I hope you can come back tomorrow for All About Me's Birthday Blog Hop!!!!

Til tomorrow people!!!



I know this one's late... but hey, better late than never right? (My head's not in its right place lately LOL!!!). ;o)

This is one of my all-time fave issue because I super love the projects in Chic Street's Wear Your Art Feature (of course, I'm biased LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!). I have two projects in this article (my first time at making jewelries!!!!):
Girly Earrings
Brooch/Flower Pendant

I got to play too with MelJen Designs' whimsical digital stamps!!!!!!!!!!!! I used Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker's papers to complement the stamps' playful images!!!

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Head on over to Bella Blvd and to Imaginisce for they are having giveaways (don't you just love it when your favorite manufacturers join forces and give away fab fab products?) !!!!!!!!! Bella Blvd is giving away its Hello Beautiful Collection while it's the i-Top Tool that's up for grabs over at Imaginisce!!!

Over at Bella Blvd, Stephanie shared one of my "Hello Beautiful" layouts that I have sent for CHA last month.

To see detailed shots, click HERE.

What are you waiting for? GO and join the giveaways!!!!! ;o)


Saturday, August 7, 2010


It's All About Me's 1st Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Time does fly- - we have done so many challenges, have featured awesome guest designers and sponsors - - we're getting stronger than ever because of the support of our members and followers!!!!! I'm soooooo proud and happy that I am part of this family!!!!!!!!

Before I give you my birthday layout, let me just congratulate our new design team members:
Sarah Buck
Fabi Ormerod
Wendy Swenne
Nicola Booth
Azura Alyssa

These girls will be joining our returning DT members
Rani Shah
Rachel Hawkins
Maureen "Mo" Kao

And guess what? I think I just got a promotion LOL!!! I'm now a Senior Design Team member along with these gals who are part of the very first DT of AAM:
Arlene Camacho
Melissa Elsner
Donna Whalen

Okay, back to AAM's challenge: All of my life (and that spans 33 years!!!) until AAM's Challenge #23, I thought this picture was taken on my birthday. When I got it out of my album to use on this layout, imagine my surprise when I saw the date at the back of the photo: December 1978.

Supplies: Paper: October Afternoon, Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Satin Flowers, Pearl Conchos: All About Scrapbooking, Chipboard Alphabets: American Crafts, Pearls: Prima Marketing, Stickers: SRM Stickers, Envelope: Maya Road, Ticket, Ink: Ranger Industries, Other: Ribbon, blings. Tools: Edge Punch: Fiskars, EK Success.

I was born in June 1977 so this makes me one and a half years old. Why would my Ma buy a birthday cake in December (NO ONE in the family is born in December!!!)? Too bad, I can't ask her anymore about it - - although knowing her, I think it's her zest for life that kicked in here. One doesn't have to wait for a real occasion to celebrate - - everyday that you spend with your loved ones, everyday that you are alive is enough reason. This just made me miss more my Ma's spontaneity, her spur of the moment antics....

Anyway, the DT girls were sponsored by SRM Stickers for this month wooohoooo!!!!!!!!! I used here Express Yourself-Everyday Life Stickers.

Thanks SRM for sponsoring us!!!! Hope all of you can play along with us because we have a lot of sponsors this month!!!

One lucky winner will receive a generous sticker package!

One lucky winner will receive a FREE e-book from Ella!

One lucky winner will receive the August Kit - Discovery - from SFTIO!

One lucky winner will recieve a prize pack from Such Sweet Tierney!

There will be several scrappy prizes courtesy of ScrapStreet magazine!

Happy 1st Birthday again AAM!!! Here's to more challenges, fun and self-discovery to the years ahead!!!


Wednesday, August 4, 2010


Life just makes you laugh in strange ways. I'm going through some huge changes/adjustments lately and I'm frankly feeling a bit overwhelmed.... then all of a sudden Div (over at Buzz and Bloom's blog) posts this layout of mine which I have completely forgotten because I did it super months ago...

Supplies: Paper, Flowers: Prima Marketing, Chipboards: Buzz and Bloom, Brads, Paint: Making Memories, Opal Dust: Jo Sonja, Ticket, Ink, Liquid Pearls, Glaze: Ranger Industries, Pens: Uni-ball, Sakura, Other: ribbons. Tools: Stamp: Stampers Anonymous.

I guess it's His way of reminding me that things will be okay, I'll be okay. It might not be anytime soon, but I know with His help, I'll persevere. ;o)

To see the details of my layout, click here.


Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Here's another romantic take on Scrap That!'s August Kit featuring the Paper Girl Collection by the Girls Paperie. This is my most fave layout to date - - I'm gonna frame this one for my DD's room. ;o)

Supplies: Scrap That! August Kit. Paper: Girls paperie, Daisy Ds, Butterfly embellishment: Jenni Bowlin Studio, Fabric Flowers: Prima Marketing, Queen & Co., Pearls: Prima Marketing, Queen & Co. Paper Flowers: Petaloo, Ink, Liquid Pearls: Ranger Industries, Chipboard Alphabet: My Mind's Eye, Sticker Alphabet: BasicGrey, Jenni Bowlin Studio, Pen: Uni-ball, Paint: Making Memories, Other: tulle, ribbon. Tools: Edge Punch: Fiskars, Martha Stewart Crafts.

Rolled the vintage card and inserted a strip of tulle (which I knotted at both ends) ...

Hint of tulle...

Love these Prima fabric flowers!!! Lightly distressed my JB butterflies...

Yep, missed my paint+heat gun combo on my alpha chipboards...

First time to do this layered edge punched papers. Love it!!! I distressed the edges to make them stand out more and flipped them for added dimension.

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