Wednesday, July 25, 2007

my kaya 3 entry and a card

finally! i finished an LO for the Kaya challenge! i was actually contemplating on "cheating" a bit (again, due to busy skeds) by posting an old LO i have not yet posted anywhere but i thought the better of it. if an LO is the scrapper's best reward, then i wouldn't have a prize if i "cheated". since, i was lugging around a few photos intended to be scrapped since the PS EB, and which i brought again to the SE EB i attended at Mitch's place, i thought i'd go ahead and push through with it already. besides, the Pagemaps sketch that Liza threw in for a challenge during the SE EB would work for this particular LO, i thought. i started it last Sunday but it sat on my table till last night. i was feeling unwell, too. i think i caught the bug three of my kids already have. i finally finished it last night despite feeling feverish. see it at the Kaya blog for details. one thing i love about this LO is that i got to use that newly acquired Hero Arts lace stamp which i embossed in red powder!

also, last week, right after the PS EB, i was really hot to use those pearlized pigment powders (Ranger Perfect Pearls and PearlEx) i have lying around. Mia's demo got me using them. here's the card i made with them.

i stamped the image on black Bazzill cardstock and embossed with clear powder. then, i painted the inside space with PearlEx wet with water to make a kind of watery paste just like how one would use water color. i then cut around it with decorative scissors and mounted it on the scrap green checkered paper which i painted with red Making Memories acrylic paint. to finish, i added the polka dot paper strip, added eyelets where i threaded raffia and tied a bow. quick and easy!

i think i shall be hooked on making cards if nothing else but to use up the accumulating scraps from LO projects. as a matter of fact i am swearing that i shall use ONLY scraps for my card projects! moreover, its a great creative outlet that can be completed in a single sitting. it takes less effort than conceptualizing a scrapbook page and i think, in the age of emails and the internet, hardly anyone sends snail-mailed cards anymore. so a handmade card is a wonderful way to tell someone you are thinking of them and that they mean a lot to you.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

i was on TV!

last month, someone from Net25 called me. she said she saw my site on the internet and asked if it was ok if she interviewed me for a TV segment on Tribe, a program on their channel. i was quite surprised, a bit afraid but a the same time i also wanted people to know more about this very fulfilling hobby and also quite excited for another bragging right to be on TV...hehehe...

it was finally aired last Sunday, 7pm but i wasn't even home to watch it. i came in from our EB and reached home just when the show had passed. there's a replay though on July 20, Friday at 7pm so if you are reading this and have the time to watch it, please do. many thanks! i hope i won't forget to watch too...haha!

PinoyScrapbookers' July 2007 EB

fun, fun, fun day...lots of learning and yummy eats! this time around, the EB was centered on stamping because of the PS Kaya Blog challenge this month. i did a little lecture on different stamping inks. Tin showed us how to stamp using just bleach (as in Chlorox!) and the effect was sooo cool! Mia also did a demo with stamping using Perfect Pearls (to which I am now addicted to!) and Alby did a demo on using UTEE on chipboard monograms.

it was great to meet new faces, too! hello cookie and vanessa! and christine v. and babette g. showed up for the first time. had lotsa fun with all of you...see the pics below:

see you next month, peeps!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007


oooh yeah...before i forget...Scrapbytes July 2007 issue is up. i have an article there on how to make your own transparencies. be sure to catch it along with the many nice articles by scrapping friends in our community. everytime this online newsletter comes out, there is always a little tidbit in it that serves as an inspiration to me...this month, it is Ria's article where she says "there is no perfect LO... adopt an attitude where you will learn something may not like what you end up with...learn from it and move on." i also like tips no 7 and no 8... just go over there now and read it.

and since i wasn't able to blog for some time, i have not posted yet about that little TV segment on Good Finds of the Lifestyle channel. Last Scrapfest there was a network crew who covered the event. they picked out vendors to interview and guess what...i was one of them! let me tell you i was so darn nervous but i couldn't say no to free advertising and a chance to appear on TV....hahahaha! if i only knew, i would've had my hair done and put some makeup on! Ria of Scrappin Moms put the segment on YouTube so watch below. This segment is so cool because it not only gives you a glimpse of the very lively scrapbooking community growing in the Philippines, it also has a short tutorial on the hobby. What are you waiting already! (if you are watching this from my blogspot site, you may want to turn off the music on my slideshow at the sidebar by clicking on the little speaker icon)

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

new stuff, a card and an LO...

for the past couple of weeks, there were too many things going on in my schedule i couldn't even start to scrap. since a boxload of goodies for sale arrived at my home store the last week of June, i was literally aching to do some scrapping. aside from the things i had for sale, of course there were also some personal goodies inside and i was reaaaally looking forward to their arrival. one was my Toteally Cool Tote 2 and the other thing was my new rubberstamps! the tote is soooo cool indeed because it holds in all of the stuff i usually reach out for when doing a project and because it swivels (on a detachable magnetic lazy susan) it practically invites me to put back in whatever i take out of it. a lot less clutter on my space while working. it has so many pockets, garter bands, even a drawer (improved version than in the first edition of this bag) that i feel so well organized now. i do not misplace things anymore...really! and it holds a lot. if i move things around some more, i think the kitchen sink will fit in.

as for the stamps, i dare not put a picture here for fear hubby might stumble upon it so just wait for the occasional project where i might use it. however, despite all these incentives to start some project and no matter how i tried, i was drained by the end of the day, there were no creative juices left. but yeah, i still did manage a small card project for that week just to try a stamp. here it is:

for this card, i got to use one of the new stamps (the girl on the piano), my old music paper stamp, Cuttlebug D'vine Swirl A2 embossing folder and this cool tool called, Making Memories Stamping Die Set. i think this tool has been around a while because i hardly see it advertised anymore. but i loooove the unique look it lends to my project! what i used here is just a sheet of very thin brass i got from the hardware. one would need a hammer (the one already in a scrappers' bag used for setting eyelets) or the Making Memories Instant Setter to use it properly. i think i shall be making some more projects with this one.

with our highschool batch reunion finally done last weekend (was so much fun seeing old friends!), a big load off my mind also passed and first thing i did before even answering emails was to scrap! since i had some paper waiting for me intended for a challenge, that was the first one i tackled. here's the finished product:

this is one of the few times i finished an LO in a single night, from start of concept to finish. either i am improving or the papers and embellies were just too good that the LO fell so easily in place.

materials used:
Scenic Route papers, stickers and diecuts, 7gypsies photo turns, Sizzix die cut letters, metal embellishments, Making Memories acrylic paints and Creative Imaginations foam stamps, Bazzill cardstock, Ranger Distress inkpads

hopefully, i can complete one more before this week is done.
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