Saturday, May 31, 2008

Today by Soox

Materials Used :

Nana's Kids pps, Sandy Lion from Kelly Panacci, pink cardstock, SEI buttons, stickles, K & Co stickers, Hambly transparency

Techniques :

stamping, paper cutting, painting

Journal :

We celebrated your first birthday with family and friends on 23 August 2008.



Thank you to all who joined our "munting" pakulo!

Without further ado,
randomly picked by our DTI rep (hehehe),
the winner of our Blog Treasure Hunt is


Congratulations! !!

RAK prize



Our challenge #18 is ongoing and sponsored by CUTE#1.
Let us dare ourselves (gulp) to create a 2 page layout! hehehe


Monday, May 26, 2008

Challenge #17 Winner

From Jane :

'Si Rowee po ay isang mahusay na scrapper. Walang kinukuento si Cecel sa kin kundi ang mga challenges sa Pinas na pinapanalo ng ate nya, siempre proud sister. And I think most of those challenges were on-the-spot' challenges. Thanks Rowee!"

Rowee's choice: Lola Coring by CJ

Rowee's comment:

"What I liked about her LO are the colors and the way she grouped the flowers."

Jane's comment:

"Technically, this LO passed with flying colors. Flying colors talaga because aside from red,I think she used 5 other shade/tone/tint of it. Plus, her application of black in the LO is smart (I think Soox also have done this). At dahil sa LO ni CJ, hahanapin ko ang Hambly sa MWL, hehe. Special mentiongoes to Minnie Mama by Benga, being my personalfavorite. One great monochromatic layout!"

Jane's personal message...

'Thanks to those who joined the challenge. Though few, I was delighted with the entries. Reason ko po pala kung bakit ako nagpa-challenge: a monochromatic LO, personally, is boring coz, as the description implies, you will stick to a single color. So, gusto kong ma-convince at makita from great scrappers napuede syang maging exciting. And the challenge did just that. Salamat po sa magagandang ideas!'

Jane's RAK prize

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Challenge #18 : 2x The FUN

by CUTE#1

Just do it?

For our 18th challenge, we dare you to create a 2 page layout with the following criteria :

6 pictures
1 journaling block
1 transparency (e.g. Hambly)
1 altered chipboard monogram
9 flowers (Prima, cut-outs from PPs, transparency --- please note : if you use a flower transparency, you still have to use another shape for the transparency criteria)
6 stickers
9 buttons or brads

no limits on papers and technique

It might be a challenge but don't let that stop you to create.

Guess what?

At the strike of 12am, May 24, let's have some cbox fun by guessing what the numbers in the challenge criteria stands for. The first person to guess will get a RAK prize.

The fun won't stop at our cbox, watch out for our random RAK pit stops throughout the challenge!

Deadline is on june 13, 1159PM.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Domestic Goddess by Andros


paper cutting

Materials Used:

pp, laced cardstock, cs, ribbons, thickers, stickers, colored beads

Journal :

teacher, grandmother, survivor, provider, wife, mother

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Mama by Lily

The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness - Honore de Balzac

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Being A Mom by Bheng

Materials Used :

CS, PP (hoopla-cheer white out collection), button,ribbons, eyelets, flower brads, rhinestones, primaflowers, K&C floral felt trim,vellum, thickersgiggles (for the title, original color-pink, paintedthem with green)

Techniques :

paper cutting, inking, painting, stamping (backgroundof journal got butterfly & flower stamps but notreally visible from the picture..sorry)i altered the picture using photoshop elements to makea photocopy effect on the picture (not too clear inthe picture..sorry again)

Journal :

Before I was a Mom I never tripped over toys or forgot words to a lullaby.

I didn't worry whether or not my furniture can harm achild.

I never thought about immunizations.

Before I was a Mom - I had never been puked on.

Pooped on.

Chewed on.

Peed on.

I had complete control of my mind and my thoughts.

I slept all night. Before I was a Mom I never held down a screaming child

so doctors could do tests. Or give shots.

I never looked into teary eyes and cried.

I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.

I never sat up late hours at night watching a babysleep.

Before I was a Mom I never held a sleeping baby just

because I didn't want to put them down.

I never felt my heart break into a million pieces whenI couldn't stop the hurt.

I never knew that something so small could affect my

life so much. I never knew that I could love someone so much.

I never knew I would love being a Mom.

Before I was a Mom - I didn't know the feeling of

having my heart outside my body.

I didn't know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby.

I didn't know that bond between a mother and her child.

I didn't know that something so small could make me feel so important and happy.

Before I was a Mom - I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every 10 minutes to make sure allwas okay.

I had never known the warmth, the joy, the love, the heartache, the wonderment or the satisfaction of being a Mom.

I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much, beforeI was a Mom.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mom's The Word by Bheng

What is a Mother?

A mother is someone to shelter and guide us,
To love us, whatever we do,
With a warm understanding and infinite patience,
And wonderful gentleness, too.

How often a mother means swift reassurance
In soothing our small, childish fears,
How tenderly mothers watch over their children
And treasure them all through the years.

The hearth of a mother is full of forgiveness
For any mistake, big or small,
And generous always in helping her family
Whose needs she has placed above all.

A mother can utter a word of compassion
And make all our cares fall away,
She can brighten a home with the sound of her laughter
And make life delightful and gay.

A mother possesses incredible wisdom
And wonderful insight and skill-
In each human heart is that one special corner
Which only a mother can fill!

Materials Used:

CS (blue&white), PP, ink, jewels,brads, ribbon, thickers & letter sticker


inking, paper cutting, collage, painting& hidden journaling

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Minnie Mama by Benga

Autumn Berry& Berry Red Colormates cs, Dark Red & white Bazzill cs, Luxe pp, BasicGrey chipboard (mama), HS chipboard(minnie), prima flowes, creative cafe felt accents & buttons, creative imagination stickers, MM stickers (photo corner), ribbon, trim, big brad, Whale of a punch
Selective coloring using Adobe Photoshop
beautiful everyday, loving life, silly moment at HK Disneyland

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Challenge #16 Winners

We would like to thank our guest judge, Baloi for joining us in this challenge and for the wonderful collage you made. Hanggang sa susunod! Please join us in Scrappers At SG's forthcoming challenges!

Here's what she said about her choice :

"Sori po. Ang hirap talaga mag-judge. My top 5 were Annoyed, Charming, My Yellow Balloon, Friendship and Best buds. Really hard to choose. But i choose 'Best Buds' by Soox for the bold usage of patterned paper. The layout was airy and bright, which complemented the location where the photo was taken. i love the details of the inked edges, and the scalloped bottom. Congrats sa inyong lahat!"

Andros used the same system that we tried during the Anniversary Scrapmeet but this time it worked! Hehehe!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Challenge #17 : Go Mono on Mother's Day


What: Since it’s Mother’s Day next Sunday, create an LO celebrating mothers!
It can be you (if you’re one), your mother, grandmother, sister, or a friend.

How: Since Scrappers at SG just turned ONE, let’s go MONOMonochromatic!

1. Choose one color you’re going to use in your LO – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet.
2. With your color, use a minimum of three of its shade/tint/tone.
3. Use only one patterned paper. Since patterned papers are multi-colored, make sure that the dominant color is the color you’re working on.
4. Embellishments – no limits! But, of course, stick to your color. But if you really can’t help putting other colors, you can just use black, white or gray.
5. Lastly, make sure that there’s only one person in the photo.

Why: Because a secret judge (whose identity will be revealed later) will be picking the most creative layout. Most especially, there’ll be a RAK. My role? I’ll just be checking if the criteria are met.

When: You can start right about now (May 3) until May 23! Happy scrapping!

Journal :


… starts when your pregnancy test kit showed 2 lines and you can’t help but cry because you waited long enough to want it so much.

… is anticipating every month’s visit to the OB and you pray to hear the baby’s heartbeat again.

… is trying to endure all the pains of giving birth, be it normal delivery or by CS, just to see, hug and kiss your baby.

… is waiting every month to capture all your baby’s ‘firsts’ with a camera, and feeling sad when another person in the house sees them first.

… is watching Barney, and memorizing the songs, just so you’d be able to sing with your child when you’re asked to.

… is sleeping outside the bedroom and praying to spare your child when you’re down with flu.

… is stopping whatever you’re doing when your child calls you and asks you to draw something or read a story.

… is feeling nervous (more than excited) on your child’s first day of pre-school.

… is learning to do scrapbooks no matter how ‘un-creative’ you are just to be able to give them something they’ll cherish when they’ve grown.

… is trying very hard to suppress your anger when your child gets uncontrollable because you know that it’s just not worth it.

… is feeling really down because your child is very sick and you wish that it’s just you.

… is bittersweet. I’ve been a mother for two-and-a-half years and I know there’ll be MORE sweet and painful experiences coming my way. But, no matter what, I know I’ll do just fine.

Materials Used:

cardstocks: Bazzill (white, greens); patterned paper: Cloud 9 Design 'Ben's Summit Collection; clear stamps:Maya Road (Journey East-Sakura); flowers: Prima;glazed brads: Basic Grey; inks: Versa Color (olive),ANM (Autumn Rainbow & Stone); embossing powder: ANM(Crystal Sparkle); ribbons: Making Memories; others:ricracs, flower ribbons; font: Snell Roundhand(Motherhood)

Techniques :

embossing, paper cutting, inking, stamping

Friday, May 2, 2008

Cowboy by Grace

Journal :

You got mommy so nervous while you're up there experiencing the adrenalin pumping rodeo rider.

You enjoyed so much the rodeo ride that you patiently queued for another 2 more rides.

Genting Outdoor Theme Park
August 7, 2007

Ready To Swim by Grace

Joshua in PJs by Grace

CNY by Chipmunk

Materials Used :

Cardstock - "Apples Lucky" lace cardstock, Die Cuts with a View White
Patterned Paper - My Mind's Eye "Mon Cherie" and "Memories", Quilted "Baby" flat paper
Cosmo Cricket, Fontwerks cardstock stickers, Bo Bunny "Double Dot" chipboard alpha, Me & My Big Ideas "Soft Spoken" embellishments, Black Glitter chipboard alpha, Red felt flowers and button, Red & green Stickles, Black crystals, Label maker, Maya Road chipboard

Annoyed by Chipmunk

Materials Used :

Cardstock - Orange, Brown, Beige Bazzil Basics
Patterned Paper - Baby Lily "Denim Dot", Grant Paper Stack "All Baby"
Ribbon, Luxe Lace Rub-ons , Paper Doll Alpha Epoxy stickers, Label maker

It's All About Me by Bheng