Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Scrap with Class Kits

My work at Scrap with V ask us designers to do a layout for the kit sent to u. We have to do a step by step instruction with pictures to guide each scrapper what to do if they purchase our kits online.

You can find my work and other kits available in the site at this link: http://shopping.scrapwithv.com.au/index.php?cPath=590_963_1545

1st Layout Title: Mc Moody
This Jerome as a young baby and as sweet but so moody little 4 year old. He is but the sweetest thing, always helpful, very cooperative and is the best with taking instruction always.

2nd Layout Title: Moments
This photo is my mom and I on my wedding day.. It was such a moment to hug mom before we we left and joined my husband Patrick in holy matrimony. She has been such an influence in my life and I knew she was holding the tears back so as not ruin our little moment...

Materials used:
2 Bazzill cardstock (green and black)r
1 x Taupe Pearleascent (diamond pattern)
1 x CI Marah Johnson patterned paper
1 x Scrapbooking King rubon (Moments)
1x Debbie Mumm Alpha Stickers
1 x large flower pink
2 pcs wooden swirls
Red felt brads
1 red left strip

Scrapping Spring e-book at Scrapscene.com

Mojo failing? Need inspiration?

Trying to find what happend to the paper crafter in you?

Check out Scrapscene.com 's Scrapping Spring E-book!

As described from their website, "Scrapping Spring” is a scrapbooking and paper crafting project e-book from ScrapScene! It contains step-by-step project instructions with detailed photos and patterns to create 10 scrap-related projects. Projects are spring-themed to get you in the mood for the better weather just around the corner. There are also a few Easter related projects thrown in for good measure.

These are projects you can make using your scrap supplies and sometimes a few other interesting and unexpected materials. If you are missing one of the supplies, sometimes you will find that ideas are given for alternatives. You can make these projects yourself in your own home, or get together with a few friends and try some of the projects in a crop! Take a look at the projects listed below. A lot of them would be great to give as a gift for someone special! It’s always nice to have a handmade gift on hand in case an opportunity arises to give someone a nice present."

I was lucky to be given a sneak peak by Angie of Scrapscene.com and I was truly reminded of the paper crafter that I should be. Scrapbooking is such a major industry with so many products to choose from. However this e-book has really unearthed ideas in me that are not fad driven. I was attracted to various projects but the ones that caught my eye were those 3 dimensional paper flowers and those hand cut birds. It sure is a great accent to my pages surely. The projects are worth creating and giving us birthday and Xmas gifts to loved ones. Everyone loves hand made gifts !

A more details description is found at this link: http://www.scrapscene.com/2008/03/scrapping-spring-project-e-book.html

How to get your copy of Scrapping Spring:
Scrapping Spring is available for $14.99 and comes in a downloadable pdf file (Adobe Acrobat). If you do not have this program, you can download it
here for free. If you are not completely satisfied with this e-book, we will offer a full money back guarantee up to 8 weeks from purchase. Please contact us at scrapscene@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Thanks Angie for this! And super thanks for supporting the scrapbooking community in the Philippines and our group Scrappin Moms!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Another one for the sketches

Sincere apologoies to deb for not including this in the list of takes on my sketch... Here it is (ty for the nudge Deb dunno why I didnt see this in my inbox)

Deb Ramirez (http://scrapbookingmommy.wordpress.com/
Title : I want this pet
Program used : CK Scrapbook Designer De Luxe
Techniques: Torn edges, shadows, cropping (9 times, for the nine squares,
Journaling : Derick’s dinosaur adventure with Papa at Sitio Lucia

This is a digital page that Deb sent me and she only used one photo to fit the tiatoe mould and another one to focus on her son. I think of all the layouts this one really is resembling my sketch. I am amazed that this can be done digitally because frankly never tried that in my life,... great going Deb! Ty for joining... Send me you addy soon ok !

Monday, April 14, 2008

Many thanks to those who took time to do their take on my RAK challenge

It is with great pleasure I share with you the ladies who did their take on my sketch challenge. Again i was floored with ideas, talent and just sheer ingenuity in attacking such a simple sketch,..
My take was a copy cat of the original sketch but I kinda flipped it a little. I used photos of my family on New Years Day at Westgrove. I tried my darndest to take good pics but bottom line it was fun time with the kids -- those memories are sure priceless hey?

Anyway going back,....I never doubted the girls would take my sketch to the next level... Hahah gave this Amateur sketcher some good points for trying bwhahhahahahha !

Allow me to share them with you, plus my little comments, all good though!.... and by the end of this post, kindly take me up on the challenge ok ladies?

Issa Lucido (http://scrapaholicissa.blogspot.com/)
Materials Used:7 gypsies family report pps, cardstocks (black, beige, olive green), lace, Fancy Pants felt shapes-harvest, Prima mini flowers, MM flowers- Sophia blossoms and bottons, MM antique brads, MM staple wires, Creative Imaginaton Anthology cardstock journal stickers, Ranger glossy accents, Colorbox chalk ink and black pen
Title: Together

Title: Let's Celebrate
Materials Used: Fancy Pants- sweet pea (noa), Kewl (sublime),Chichi (forgot the name of the pps), cardstocks, DCWV happy birthday pps, Fancy Pants MOD bottons, MM brads, Autum leaves rub ons (happy birthday), vellum black pen, Ranger glossy accents, MM metal index tab, DMC thread and fibers

Together and Let's celebrate layouts are 2 different layouts that Issa made for this sketch. What is ideal with these pictures are they are just every day pictures she has used. Love for family is the theme Issa evokes on these 2 layouts. I have to be partial to the first layout though, because I am lover of film strips and this really look so good. It reminded me of a magazine layout I once saw in a local woman mags. The lace flowers and lace she used accentuated the page without drowning the photographs. Let celebrate o the other other hand higlighted her cute little boy, the star of this own birthday party... Great JOB Issa, you really are a fab scrapper!

Michelle Sonza (http://scrapisticatedmichelle.blogspot.com/)
Title: Athena

Mich made this page as a gift to her co workers' daughter. I love that she tied in all the colors fo the photographs with all the elements she use on her page, her title, swirls, flower and papers.

The swift scrapper that she is, I love that she has no pressure in using new and old stash to utilize her hoarded materials. She is never afraid to just scrap and has no pressure issue when embellishing. Its a great page Michelle, good job girl ! I am sure who ever you gave this to was so happy with the fab page you made.

Khei De Dios (http://scrappykhei.blogspot.com/)
Title: Cherish the Moment
Love the multiple shots of the subject Khei had used on her digital layout. As a mamarazzi I love to take pictures like this and creating layouts to show some sorto sequence. The colors used for background are so sweet, just like this chubby little girl here Ellianna Cereese.

Dinah Maningat ( http://dmaningat.blogspot.com/

The moment I saw Dinah's layout, it already caught my eye bec of the blue hues she used on her layout. As a mother of 3 boys, blue has been a color I have learned to love. Whats really good about this layout again, is the sequence of shots Dinah shot of Jao as he tried to crawl on the bed to reach the target. I loved the mix of ribbon and doodling for the border of the tic tac toe square shape. Applause to Dinah for incorporating flowers on a page without it looking girly (flowers on boy pages is ok !). I say it again Dinah, you do fab layouts girl!

Helga Vergara (http://helgapayawal-vergara.blogspot.com/)
Title: Rubber Ducky

Helga's little Ike is sucha cutie and you see him here in action.. Love the colors on this fun layout and I loved how you group together to frame rubber ducky with buttons.

The embossed title adds pizzazz to your page. More little IKE's layouts !

Zabeth Gochuico (http://elizabethtangochuico.blogspot.com/)
Title: Manila ZOO

Love the colors Zabeth used on her Manila ZOO digital layout. Earth tones are certaily the way to go when documenting photographs such as this. Its great she even capture the animal description and included them on this layout.

Timi Mercado (http://scrapaholictimi.blogspot.com/)
Title : Reggae
This layout of Timi's exceptionally captured reggae colors, as modelled by her daughter in a reggae beanie. This is such a fun layout and all embellishment all tied in together for the title/theme, title, sewing, colors, string and buttons. Great job Timi!

Raissa Villanueva
Title: Summer'06
Raissa mentioned to me that she almost didnt send this layout because it was no match for my sample. I beg to differ because however simple this layout is-- the COLORs spell SUMMER to the max. THis layout is fun, fresh and fab in my books. I love the doodling and the 3d element on the page Again you don't need a dollar cruncher to achieve a fab layout!

Susie Tan (http://luckyme168.blogspot.com/)
Title: From Crawling to Walking

Here is a simple layout by Susie of her son's milestones. Its great to see how he did progress from the crawling to walking. Susie shares with me that she has no access to scrapbook material in HK however, she did her best completing her layout with what she had on hand. Good Job dear!

Title: What's on your mind
Jona suprised me by using only one photo of her son and cut them in to 6 squares. Kudos to her for trying this photo technique and it really compliment her her layout so well. Simple layout with minimal embellishments but with lots of impact. Its a great layout Jona!

Alby Laran (http://scrap-my-life.blogspot.com/)

Title: Zero
Materials: 1 cardstock (Bazzil), 1 sheet of rub-ons (Luxe Designs), 1 set of Vinyl Thickers (American Crafts), 1 Coke Cap (EK Success), 2 pens (Sakura Souffle and Staedler Triplus), zero sugar!
I love layout for its simplicity,..Alby only used 2 colors black and white and those tansans/bottle caps of COKE looks so great for embellishment. I think this layout looks very stylish, a minimalist and a great example that you dont need to have 10 dollars to achieve one perfect layout!

Anna Zalamea

Title: Sweetness

I was touched Anna (know she is busy over in CA) took the challenge to do here version of my sketch. She even told me that it might be disqualified because it didnt follow the sketch to the T. However I assured her -- any version is permissible and I loved how she did her lift. It kept the tic toe shape on the page but with journalling, title and embellishment in the center. I think its very shabby chic and i reallylike this layout.

So ladies this is friendly challenge I have for all of you,... why don't you challenge 3 to 5 girls of your choice and see how they do their v.)ersions of your layouts. YOu can make your little challenges/RAKs but I reckon it doesnt matter if there is a lure of prize(that's totally up to you).. Imagine if 12 of you invite 5 people each thats 60 layouts already from when we began.

I will announce tommorow my TOP 3 choices but I want to let you know I will be sending RAKS to all 12 of you so kindly pop me an email with your address please ty.... send it to my yahoo at patnjo2k@yahoo.com.
Big hugs to you guys for trying my sketch.... so happy you took time out of your busy scheds,..
Great job ladies!

I posted the links on their blogs, why dont you post some love in their message box (if havent arleady been visiting their blogs already)..........
ty again till next RAK challenge !

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Scrapfest invitation

It's a little over a month away before our mega event Scrapfest 5 and I would like to invite you all to attend.

I have to say its one event I am so sorry to miss because not only is the line up of activities HOT but the line up of sponsors both international and LOCAL (oh i cant believe what they are giving us!) is just enuff to make me GREEN with envy,...

I keep saying this over and over again -- find those interested parties, those artists waiting to be tapped to scrapbook -- find those newbies that will help our community grow,... As you can see, with the US manufucturers such as Basic Grey, Prima Marketing, Making Memories (to name a few) finally looking our way, its really strength in numbers ladies,...

So like for Scrapbooks exchange who some years ago began only with 8 individuals -- its your little piece of the pie to invite more scrapbookers -- more people to this worthwhile hobby. It is your best gift to our suppliers to help build a stronger community.

To date ladies we only have 40 slots available (this was as of a few days ago --- the tickets keep dwindling down) for Scrapfest, so kindly make your deposits to lock in your spot for this great event,..

who knows you might just come home after Scrapfest 5 with more loot than what you bought .....................
--- hint hint -- a no.1 top product in every scrapbooker's wishlist,...

hmmmm whatever that is ---- watch out for it,...

Kindly visit our blog for current updates of the event.
And remember should you be inviting newbies, its ideal you inform to visit the site for Scrapfest 5 developments..

Ladies here are the Scrapfest promos (pls take advantage of it ladies !)

Scrapfest 5 Promos!

By popular demand, here are more details on Scrapfest 5!

Join us once again for a day of scrapping, shopping and sharing, together with other scrapbooking enthusiasts and suppliers.
Date: May 17, 2008
Time: 9:30am-6:00pm
Place: Max's Restaurant, Scout Tuazon Branch, QC


Show off your creativity during our Scrapfest 5 Challenge.

Shop for the newest scrapbooking materials during the event. Top scrapbooking suppliers will bring in the hottest items from the USA and Asia, and have special offers only for this day.

Scrappin' Moms with the help of their friends will be sharing various scrapbooking techniques during the demonstrations.Hurry and reserve your tickets now!

Only 120 slots available.We’re sure you’re going to have a SUPER FUN time in this event!

For a ticket fee of P700.00, each participant (same price for adults & children) is entitled to the following:

A mini album kit to complete during the hands-on workshop
A Scrapfest challenge kit.
A lunch and snack coupon
A raffle coupon

Use of various materials for stamping and embossing, as well as use of die-cutting machines.
Access to special discounts offered by the scrapbooking suppliers
A slot to various demonstrations during the day.
Note: As space is limited, ONLY TICKET HOLDERS will be allowed to enter the event.

To kick off this exciting event, we have put together 3 different promotions to entice you to join us for a great day of learning, fun filled activities and interaction with the most passionate scrapbookers in town.

Very early bird special – Pay only P 650.00 (Ps50.00 off) by APRIL 4, 2008
Pay your discounted Scrapfest fee of Ps650 by April 4, 2008 and get a free Prima Bitty Bag (Ps250 value)! (promotion finished)

Early bird special P 650.00 (P 50.00 off) - PAY YOUR FEE BY APRIL 18, 2008
Pay your discounted Scrapfest fee of Ps650.00 by April 18, 2008 and get an exclusive Scrapfest 5 badge.

Bring a friend, Win a prize - PAY BY APRIL 30, 2008

We encourage you all to try and find a new scrapper untapped by any of the e-groups in town. You can help contribute to building a stronger scrapbooking industry here by finding those individuals who are eager to learn but don’t know where to start.

You will be the mentor-partner of this newbie during the Scrapfest. Teach them the ropes and help them purchase new products and guide them throughout the day’s activities.

1. Invite a newbie/neophyte scrapper who is not a member of any scrapbooking e-group (MyScrapWorks, Pinoyscrapbookers or Scrapbooks-exchange ).

2. Pay fees of both Scrapper and newbie on or before April 30, 2008. Both of you will be entitled to win $15.00 worth of scrapbook items each (total $30.00 value).The more people you invite, the more chances for mentors to win in the ‘bring a friend’ promo!

1. Prepare the required amount for a ticket to Scrapfest 5:
Upto April 18, 2008 - Ps650.00
April 19-May 16, 2008 - Ps700.00

2. Deposit your payment to the appropriate account:
For Metro Manila Deposits:
Bank: Metrobank
Branch: Pasong Tamo Javier
Account Name: April Joy Lim
Account #: 173-317335367- 8

For Provincial Deposits:
Bank: BPI
Branch: Bel-Air Paseo
Account Name: Ma. Margarita Mojica

3. Fill up the required information in the
Payment Confirmation page.

4. Present your deposit slip at the registration table on May 17. Don't lose your deposit slip!
No more ticket discounts will be given for payments made after April 18, 2008.
Tickets are transferable, but not refundable. Keep checking our blog for more updates. For inquiries, email scrappinmoms@gmail.com.

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