Thursday, September 24, 2009

Studio Calico July Kit - Travel Layouts

oh how i excited i was when i saw that the theme for studio calico's july kit was about travel! as i had photos waiting to be scrapped. i am starting with these two layouts which i made by combining FP sweet branch chipboards, pebbles stickers, all about scrapbooking foam alphas, AC alpha chipboards and K & Co Gavin deGraw cut out shapes.

Studio Azul July Kit layouts

here are the first two layouts i made out of studio azul's august kit. it features the basic grey marrakech paper mainly which i cut out and mixed with the other patterned papers and cardstock. i also used BG marrakech cut out stickers on the fail jump shot layout; gold stickles, ranger glossy accents, all about scrapbooking ribbons and metal accents on the cherish your visions layout.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

scrap marathon - sept 09 week 1

surprisingly, i've been able to create 8 layouts in 4days the past week. i guess i just got too stressed at work! haha so here goes:

# 1 : sister act - me and my sister in genting highlands theme park. FUN AT THE PEAK!

#2 i believe i'll end ep exactly where i want to be - one of my emo layouts hehe ;p
#3 i'm your ninang - me and julio / august 8, 2009

#4 white water rafting - CDO may 22, 2009

#5 good friends - good 'ol UP friends

Dos Augustos

i took this photo of julio and daddy tuting during their (my grandaparents') 50th wedding anniversary last may 23, 2009. i fell in love with the photo! it was a rare moment and i am so happy that i got to capture that which depicted how daddy is - his love for horses, for nature and life, his intelligence and strong command, and yes - his kind heart, love for family and love for others. the photo says so much, of how he and julio are holding hands and how julio is looking at the subject of daddy's dialogue...

i chose the title ' dos augustos' not only because they are both augusto but because of the joy i see in daddy to be amidst his youngest grandson at 82. not to mention, julio is only the second male grandchild among 14 grandchildren.


i've been scraping about family, events and memories the past few months and it felt very rewarding to see that i am able to creatively document such. but it was only yesterday, through this layout that i am slowly, truly able to appreciate the miracle of scrapbooking as a creative outlet. i feel that right now, my life is in a pickle. i have so much ahead of me and yet i'm restrained to 'do all that can be' to be able to dedicate my self, my life to achieving a different height.


i only wanted to live good, live well, live right. ironically, that has lead me to forget myself and live for others. can i be happy?


Saturday, September 5, 2009

Scrapfest 7 woohoo!!

August 29, 2009 - i got to attend the scrapfest 7 at the makati parks and gardens. it was my first ever! I actually flew in from dipolog for that after several shy responses of 'i'm attending a scrapbooking thing' whenever family asked about my trip! haha but no regrets! heck to what they thought - i had fun!

i got to actually meet the various scrapbooking merchants from whom i get my materials from and sometimes annoyingly prod of my shipment's tracking number ;p they were all really nice plus i got to see a fraction of what they have in their stores! i've never been to a scrapbooking store except hobbes and landes (expensive!) so i truly enjoyed every minute of my browsing / window shopping moment.

i also got to meet scrappin moms' moderators! (they're all so galing!) and all the other scrappers whose blogs i contstantly follow and whose creation, i truly admire.

last, i got to finish a layout using the events' kit with nothing but my non acid free pen that i carry in my bag. thanks to honey y. for she lent me her scissors, self healing mat, etc.
and this is that layout:

Til the next one :)