Sunday, October 31, 2010

Mango Cheesecake

Thankful for:

the advice that Ate Chay gave me
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Eating a slice of The Patisserie's mango cheesecake

The kit I used is Snips and Snails Designs' Yummy Yummy kit. It's available at Divine Digitals and Digital Scrap Ink. For a description of the kit as well as its preview, please see post immediately below.

Template: Designs by Jen Yurko

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Atis

Thankful that:

the paella I long wanted to eat from that restaurant in front of San Ildefonso Parish Church was delicious
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Atis which is sugar apple in the English language is one of the favorite fruits of the Filipinos.

For this layout I used Snips and Snails Designs' Yummy Yummy kit. It's available at Divine Digitals and Digital Scrap Ink. The kit includes: 15 patterned and textured papers, 1 apple, 1 banana, 1 bead spill, 1 bowl, 2 buttons, 1 chef hat, 1 cherries, 1 scalloped edge, 2 flowers, 2 single photo frames, 1 multi-photo frame, 1 bunch of grapes, 2 journal mats, 1 kiwi, 1 orange slice, 1 pear, 1 pineapple, 1 ribbon stitches, 4 strings, 4 strings with buttons, 1 watermelon and 5 word arts

The alpha is from Wordart World by Jennifer's Worn Alpha Pack. It's available in her store at Gotta Pixel.



Friday, October 29, 2010

Flowers at The Farm

Thankful that:

a fellow CT member appreciated my instructions so much that she thanked me in public
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The flowers at The Farm at San Benito

Kit: Jeanies Designs / A touch of summer
Template: Teresa Digi Designs

Incidentally, this is the second part of the layout I submitted for The Big Cheese Scrap Off. Please see post immediately below.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Engraving

Thankful that:

Agot arrived tonight to reinstall my photo editing software
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An engraving at The Farm at San Benito

Kit: Jeanies Designs / A touch of summer
Template: Teresa Digi Designs

Incidentally, this is the layout I submitted for The Big Cheese Scrap Off at Scraps with a Mouse where the grand prize is a Wacom Bamboo Craft.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Sagada

Thankful that:

I felt the clasp of my wristwatch become undone in that crush of people at the LRT and I was able to catch hold of it before it dropped to the floor
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Gemma, Wina, Ajay and I in Sagada. Jo opted to stay in our hotel room while we explored the town, hence, her absence in the photo.

Kit: Fanfan-Rue des Anges Création / DSO_OctoberColourChallenge
Template: Designs by Vicki (A Work in Progress)

Incidentally, this is the layout I submitted for the October Colour Challenge at DigiScrap Obsession. All participants will receive Kim B's Little Monster kit as a prize.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Turbo Jet ferry

Thankful for:

Nol who applied makeup on my face for the picture-taking at work
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Gemma and I on board the Turbo Jet ferry bound for Macau

The kit I used is Tink’s Trinkets' Girlie With A Touch Of Girlie which is available at Designs in Digital. This is the perfect girl kit, as it's loaded with lots of pink, some brown, green and gray elements to help make all that pink pop. This kit includes 12 papers, 32 elements and 1 complete alpha set all in either .png or .jpeg format at 300ppi.

Template: Girl Talk (Kellie)

Monday, October 25, 2010

Halloween signature

Thankful that:

I was finally able to figure out the FTP stuff in order to download the kits at Nuthouse Scraps
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This doll is so versatile. I have used her previously in one another signature (please see May 6, 2010 post). I have Vickie Martinez aka Osa Honey Designs to thank for my Sugar Lawyerlyn. She is really a good friend.

kit: Shmooangel Designs / Halloween Havoc Add-on Freebie

Incidentally, this is the signature I submitted for the Spooky Siggy Challenge at Enchanted Studio Scraps. All participants will receive Kathy Winters Designs' Hauntingly Cute kit as a prize.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Thorough

Thankful to:

Mary Ann aka Meadorlady for sharing on her blog how to change the dates on blog posts
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Hansel thoroughly checks the roof for any hole which needs to be patched up and for any foreign item which might get blown away by a strong wind

The kit I used is Creative Chaos' My Favorite Man which is available in her store at Scrappin Digi Kreations. For a description of the kit as well as its preview please see post immediately below.

For the alpha I used Wordart World by Jennifer's Tranquililty Alpha Pack. It's available in her store at Gotta Pixel. This value-priced alpha pack features 9 coordinating sets of upper case alpha, including numbers, which can be mixed and matched easily to suit your needs. Each high-quality image comes in an individual .png file and may be recolored, resized or modified to suit your needs.

Template: Samantha Davis aka SammyD


Incidentally, this is the layout I submitted for one of the challenges at Scrappin Digi Kreations, the Sketch Me Up Challenge. All participants are eligible for a $4 GV to Meetje Designs section of the store.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Fat car

Thankful that:

Manny took Mommy and I to see Uncle Doms
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I took a picture of Bambino beside Erwin Wurm's Fat Car at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney. Fat Car is a puffy car made of polyurethane foam covered with lacquer.

The kit I used is Creative Chaos' My Favorite Man which is available in her store at Scrappin Digi Kreations. Got a special man in your life? Tell him he's your favorite with My Favorite Man! This huge kit is filled with rich, deep, full colors that encompass the testosterone filled members of your family. Just like your favorite man, My Favorite Guy is warm, snuggly and about as manly as they come! The package contains 1 alpha, 15 papers, 2 ripped/old papers, 43 elements, 16 frames, 10 journaling pieces, and 15 ribbons and bows.

The alpha is Wordart World by Jennifer's Heavy Metal Alpha. One can get it at her store in Gotta Pixel. This alpha pack features two full sets of upper case alpha, including numbers; each character comes in two different styles as pictured in the preview and may be recolored, resized or modified to suit your needs.

Template: Tess the Scrapper


Friday, October 22, 2010

Luna Park Wharf

Thankful that:

a fellow scrapper liked my blog because of its "very sassy design"
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Bambino and I at the Luna Park Wharf waiting for the ferry to take us back to the city

The kit I used is Gemini Creationz' Solomon's Island Page Kit which is available in her store at DigiScrapStation. For a description of the kit and its preview please see post immediately below.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Bike

Thankful that:

even after 8 years the diamond in my engagement ring hasn't lost its sparkle
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This was the first time I've seen Hansel on a bike. In high school he used to bike 3.3 kilometers from his home in Mapatag to Guinsang-an where he attended high school.

The kit I used is Gemini Creationz' Solomon's Island Page Kit which is available in her store at DigiScrapStation. The kit includes 12 papers and 65 elements: 5 frames, 5 flowers, 1 blue crab, 1 crab, 1 bike, 1 anchor, 2 birds, 1 boat, 1 boat port hold clusters, 1 fishing bobber, 1 bow wrap, 4 bows, 1 brown paper bag strip, 2 buttons, 1 cattail cluster, 3 clips, 1 compass, 1 bead cluster, 1 weathered door, 1 family stamp, 1 memory stamp, 1 vacation stamp, 1 blade of grass, 1 grass clump, 1 greenery, 1 knot, 1 jelly fish, 1 light house, 1 light, 2 stars, 1 glitter water spray, 1 ocean waves, 1 sign, 1 sea shell, 2 ropes, 1 ribbon, 1 fishing pier, 1 dangling ornament, 1 mesh, 1 zig-zag stitch, tag, 1 umbrella, 1 life preserver and more...




Wednesday, October 20, 2010

October 31st

Thankful that:

Manny's birthday was celebrated with the usual fare from Amber
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At the Halloween party on Manny's post birthday bash

The kit I used is Ali Sarah Designs' Skull-o-ween kit while the word art is taken from Wordart World by Jennifer's Halloween Vol. 2 Word Art Pack which is available in her store at Gotta Pixel. This word art pack features 9 high-quality Halloween-themed word art images, all in individual .png files. Each image may be recolored or altered to suit your layout. For Personal Use and/or Scrap 4 Hire purposes only.

Template: Manda's Scrappin Creations



Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Magic

Thankful that:

my Good Day layout (see October 16, 2010 post) was chosen Layout of the Week (LOTW) at Designs in Digital
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A magic act at Fort Santiago where I found the magician funny

The kit I used is Keley Designs' Magical World Circus which is available in her store at Scrap-Team.

Template: Lauren Grier ( Lizzy)



Incidentally this is also my entry to the October Holiday Challenge at DigiScrapStation. There are 14 holidays to choose from for your theme, along with a few basic instructions. The prize is a drawing for a $10 gift certificate to anything at the DSS store...and you can participate up to 14 times! That's 14 chances for the prize!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Treasured memories

Thankful that:

Hansel managed to call me from the last area in Italy emitting a phone signal en route to Alexandria, Egypt
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Seeing that there was nobody to take our picture, a kind stranger offered to take Bambino and me's picture as we walk along Pyrmont Dock.

The kit I used is SDK Design Team's Life Beautiful - Supa Digi Kit. It's an On the House (free) kit at Scrappin Digi Kreations.

The word art I used is part of Wordart World by Jennifer's Together Forever word art pack. It will soon be available in her store at Gotta Pixel.

Template: AW Design



Incidentally, this is the layout I submitted for one of the challenges at Scrappin Digi Kreations, the Hot Topic Challenge. All participants are eligible for a $4 GV to Creative Chaos section of the store.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Whispers of autumn freebie quick page

Thankful that:

I remembered to renew my Laking National card and pay the water bill
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Here is a quick page made with Kathy Winters Designs' Whispers of Autumn kit. For a description of the kit and its preview please see two posts below.


http://www.4shared.com/file/eC3Gufhp/lawyerlyn_qp_kwd_woa.html

Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Good day

Thankful that:

I won Creative Mundi's Kawaii Zodiac
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Gemma took these pictures of Jojo, Vi and myself at Camp John Hay.

The kit used is Kathy Winters Designs' Whispers of Autumn kit. It's available in her store at Scrappity-Doo-Dah, Enchanted Studio Scraps and Ginger Scraps. For a description and preview of the kit please see two posts below.

The word art is from Wordart World by Jennifer's Good Day word art pack. It's available in her store at Gotta Pixel. This word art pack features 7 high-quality images all in individual .png files. Each image may be recolored or altered to suit your layout. For Personal Use and/or Scrap 4 Hire purposes only. PLUS, when you purchase this word art pack, you get a BONUS freebie pack, which includes 8 coordinating papers, 3 journaling frames and a border element to match your word art!

Template: Connie Prince

The Artisan Notebook

I have heard two designers rave about the magazine The Artisan Notebook. I've never had a copy and would like to have one. Why? The October issue focuses on photography (which I'd like to know more of) and includes some very special free gifts.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Embrace memories

Thankful that:

Beth somehow knew what I was going to ask her even before I could and she assented
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Only Vin, Bambino and Mia are in this picture because Liza opted to stay behind as we couldn't all fit in Mar's van.

The kit used is Kathy Winters Designs' Whispers of Autumn kit. It's available in her store at Scrappity-Doo-Dah, Enchanted Studio Scraps and Ginger Scraps. If you love autumn with its rustic colors, pumpkin picking, scarecrows and vibrant maple trees than you will love Whispers of Autumn. Designed with a slightly different take on autumn colors the kit is full of great texture and fun elements to scrap your autumn memories. You get 16 papers and 50 elements which include autumn tree, flourish, 2 autumn branches, 2 berry branches, crow, leaf scatter, 4 felt leaves, 3 gingham pumpkins, scarecrow, 6 buttons, 2 frames, 6 fastener flowers, 5 paper flowers, 2 journaling tags, 2 acorns, messy stitches, 2 straight stitches, 4 polka dot bows, 2 flairs, and 2 strings.

The word art is from Wordart World by Jennifer's Memories Word Art Pack which is available in her store at Gotta Pixel. This word art pack features 7 high-quality images all in individual .png files. Each image may be recolored or altered to suit your layout.

Template: Manda's Scrappin Creations



Thursday, October 14, 2010

Moments in time

Thankful that:

Stephanne congratulated me for getting my layout Multi-tasker (see October 2, 2010 post) featured in the Digital Scrap Ink newsletter
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Nol, Vi, Jeanett and I ordered a dessert platter at The Old Spaghetti House. It consisted of Sugar-free Chocolate Mousse, Funnel Cake with Cream and Frozen Mud Pie.

For this layout I used Scrap-Team's September collaboration kit where Keley Designs and 12 other designers have contributed some pieces while the word art is from Wordart World by Jennifer's Forever word art pack. It will soon be available in her store at Gotta Pixel.

Template: Litabells Designs

Below is Keley Designs' contribution to the collaboration kit


Incidentally this is also my entry to the October Holiday Challenge at DigiScrapStation. There are 14 holidays to choose from for your theme, along with a few basic instructions. The prize is a drawing for a $10 gift certificate to anything at the DSS store...and you can participate up to 14 times! That's 14 chances for the prize!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Remember the good times

Thankful that:

Hansel called twice from Italy
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We celebrated Budji's 40th birthday at Tonyang.

The kit I used is Kara Jones Designs (K-Joi Studios)' Digitals Birthday Bash 6 Blog Gift and the word art is from Wordart World by Jennifer's Remember Word Art Pack which is available at Gotta Pixel. This word art pack features 8 high-quality images all in individual .png files that are versatile enough that each one could be used in almost any layout. Each image may be recolored or altered to suit your needs.

Template: Pillowgirl Scraps


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

No spring chicken

Thankful that:

I won Cari Cruse's Beach Bum kit (see September 16, 2010 post)
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Hansel though no spring chicken can still carry Bambino on his shoulders, which Bambino loves.

For this layout I used Steadfast and Immovable's Egg Factory Kit. It's available in her stores at Faith Sisters and Scrap it Sassy. For a preview of the kit, please see post immediately below.

The template I used also came from Steadfast and Immovable's Divine Nature 12x12 Templates. It too is available in Faith Sisters and Scrap it Sassy. For a preview of the template and its description please see the September 18, 2010 post.

Word art: Steadfast and Immovable, Egg Factory Kit

Monday, October 11, 2010

Strutting your stuff

Thankful for:

the bananas from our "farm"
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When I saw this chicken crossing the road, naturally, I had to snap its picture.

For this layout I used Steadfast and Immovable's Egg Factory Kit. It's available in her stores at Faith Sisters and Scrap it Sassy. This kit is all about eggs and chickens. The designer has a small chicken farm, so this kit was created to complement their many photos of chickens.

The template I used also came from Steadfast and Immovable's Divine Nature 12x12 Templates. It too is available in Faith Sisters and Scrap it Sassy. For a preview of the template and its description please see the September 18, 2010 post.

Word art: Steadfast and Immovable, Egg Factory Kit


Sunday, October 10, 2010

Honeymoon memories

Thankful that:

I found my doctor's instructions on what lab tests I need to have done
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Holding the moon on our palms on our honeymoon

I used Karens Scraps and Graphics' Jaclyn Charity Kit for this layout. The kit is available in her store at DigiScrapStation. For a preview of the kit and its description please see post below.

Template: VanJo Designs aka Cindi Nester


This layout is also my entry to DigiScrapStation's October Template Challenge. The challenge will run until October 31 and all participants will receive a mini kit from Panda Bear Designs. Just download the template given, create your layout, post in the gallery and in the forum. How easy is that?!

For completing this challenge, Panda Bear Designs is giving away this lovely mini kit.