Monday, January 31, 2011

Live, laugh and love

Thankful that:

Bambino and Mia called
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On our wedding day Hansel and I sure laughed a lot which, I think, is an auspicious way to start a marriage.

Used in this layout is one of the word art in Wordart World by Jennifer's Take Time Word Art Pack which is available at Gotta Pixel. This pack features 7 original word art images that will add that final touch to almost any layout, card or hybrid project. Each word art comes in an individual, high quality .png file and may be used for Personal Use and/or Scrap 4 Hire purposes. Each word art may be recolored or altered to suit your design.

Kit: Soval Designs, Eros
Template: Jellebelleke

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Lola Medy

Thankful that:

we heard Mass at the Shrine of St. Therese of the Child Jesus
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My grandmother, Lola Medy Reyes. She's the mom of my Mommy and she lived to the age of 91.

Used in this layout is Snips and Snails Designs' Grandma's Quilt. It's her contribution to the Grandma's Quilt Blog Train.

The word art is from Wordart World by Jennifer's Kids Word Art Pack which is available at Gotta Pixel. This pack features 18 fun and unique "kid-friendly" word art images all in individual .png format. It is Vol. 1 of three word art packs.

Template: Kim Wresh


Saturday, January 29, 2011

Simple smile

Thankful that:

my layout, Life with you is magical (see February 28, 2011 post), is one of the GSO (Gallery Standouts) at Gotta Pixel
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Thinking of Hansel brings a smile to my lips and lights up my face. Seeing how radiant I look a stranger, much to my surprise, smiled at me.

Used in this layout is one of the word art in Wordart World by Jennifer's Keep it Simple Word Art Pack. It's available at Gotta Pixel. This pack features 8 word art quotes that will add that final touch to almost any layout, card or hybrid project. Each word art is in an individual, high quality .png file and may be used for Personal Use and/or Scrap 4 Hire purposes. Each word art may be recolored or altered to suit your design.

Kit: Golden Sun Designs, Pastel Life
Template: NH Designz

Love story collab card blog train

The creative team of Meagan's Creations have teamed up and made some gorgeous Valentine's Day Cards for you! Follow this train:



Laura
Thao
Isabella
Lauren
EmJ

and here's my contribution:

http://www.4shared.com/file/MSCYe50j/lawyerlyn_mc_ls_card.html

Friday, January 28, 2011

True love

Thankful that:

there exists a photo taken of me and my fellow volleyball players taken some 20 years ago
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They say that people who resemble each other end up together. I would say that in Hansel's and my case it's true.

Used for this layout is Meagan's Creations' Love Story Collab - Full Kit which is available in her two stores: Stuff to Scrap and Scrapable. Love Story is a collab between Meagan's Creations and Designs By Snow Lady. Inspired by love, this kit is elegant but also cute with doodles, flowers, ribbons, flourishes, and more! Elements include: 1 bead, 4 buttons, 2 clips, 1 couple doodle, 3 silk flowers, 3 rolled paper flowers, 1 wooden frame, 2 paper tab frames, 1 diamond frame, 1 heart doodle, 4 tags/journal, 1 bird, 1 bow, 2 butterflies, 1 heart box, 1 heart doodle/scatter, 2 paisleys, 1 love wire, 7 ribbons of various types (flat, string, folded), 1 stitched heart, 2 flourishes, 4 word art, 2 stitches, 1 faded heart scatter, and 1 bead scatter.

Word art: Meagan’s Creations, Love Story Collab - Full Kit

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Cinnamon bread

Thankful that:

there was no line at the bank
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Flattened as they were these cinnamon bread don't look too delectable but they were. That I discovered at 5 am (the time I arrived home from the bus station after a 12-hour ride from Banaue) when I had a slice before hieing myself off to bed.

For this layout I used Manu Scraps' Cappuccino Kisses kit which you can get at Nuthouse Scraps. A description of the kit and its preview are below.

Template: Jellebelleke
Word art: Tlc Creations

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Alfredo's Inn

Thankful that:

I got my dividend from SCSLA
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Sagada coffee is world-class so I reckon that after our dinner at Alfredo's Inn I should have a taste of it.

Used for this layout is Manu Scraps' Cappuccino Kisses kit. It's available at Nuthouse Scraps. The designer who is admittedly a coffee addict has made this kit for all who are like her. The kit comes in delicious colors like mocha, cream, chocolate brown, butterscotch gold, caramel creme beige, off-white, green tea, sun-kissed, burnished orange, Tuscan red with metal accents in chrome, black, and copper and contains 12 papers and 48 elements: 1 decorated cupboard / shadowbox, empty cupboard / shadowbox, 1 blackboard, 1 coffee cup, 1 cappucino cup, 1 cafe au lait cup, 1 coffee mill, 1 espresso maker, 1 coffee pot, 1 sugar pot, 1 bistro chair, 1 bistro table, 1 window with cat, 1 clock, 1 glass with coffee powder (bird's eye perspective), 1 cookie with chocolate decoration, 1 paper case with butter cookies, 1 cluster of coffee beans, 1 swirl of coffee beans, 1 frame of coffee beans, 1 fancy frame, 1 round metal frame, 1 png coffee stains, 1 polaroid frame with coffee stains, 1 polaroid frame without, 1 cardboard tag with string and beads, 1 cardboard tag with satin bow, 1 cardboard tag with swirls, 1 satin ribbon frame, 1 curled sheer ribbon, 1 curled sheer bow, 1 straight grosgrain ribbon, 1 satin rope / string, 2 striped bows, 2 coffee word arts, 1 tiny flower with gem center, 1 red fabric flower, 1 white flower, 1 foliage with butterfly, 1 foliage, 1 red flower with leaves, 2 lip prints / kisses, 2 paper hearts, and 1 clay heart.

Template: Unknown
Word art: Manu Scraps, Cappuccino Kisses


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Life is the adventure

Thankful that:

Beth Sorianosos and I had lunch together
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This is me rappelling in Sumaguing Cave in Sagada. It was somewhat scary as the rock was made slippery by the water and the illumination came from a high-powered torch. But because staying behind was not an option everybody had to go down.

The word art used is from Wordart World by Jennifer's One Day Word Art Pack which is available at Gotta Pixel. This pack features 7 word art images that will add that final touch to almost any layout, card or hybrid project. Each word art is in an individual, high quality .png file and may be used for Personal Use and/or Scrap 4 Hire purposes. Each word art may be recolored or altered to suit your design.

Kit: Inspiration Lane team, August 2010 weekly download
Template: Holley Berry Designs

Monday, January 24, 2011

Aquarium

Thankful that:

Vi Vallar lent me her umbrella
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The fish in the aquarium Manny gave Mommy for her birthday present.

The kit used for this layout is Zesty Designs' Fur and Feathers kit. You can get it at Nuthouse Scraps. For a preview of the kit and its description please see post below.

The template is part of Meagan’s Creations' Template Set Volume 1 which you can get in the following stores: Stuff to Scrap and Scrapable.


Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sleepy Britney

Thankful that:

I have a second follower -- Keley (Keley Designs)
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Used to me taking pictures of her, Britney didn't mind that I was again taking pictures of her while she goes to sleep.

Used for this layout is Zesty Designs' Fur and Feathers kit which is available at Nuthouse Scraps. Aren't pets amazing? They give so much back to their owners -- companionship, love, amusement -- and strong bonds are formed. So often they become such a part of the family that losing them is totally heart wrenching. So here's to those wonderful creatures called pets. There are 10 12" x 12" papers in a choice of soft green, blue and yellow, deep red and some tan. The 22 embellishments include some adorable 'pets' - a kitten, puppy, turtle, mouse, bunny, fish, parrot and love bird. There are also frames, ribbons, tags, bows and a journal mat, plus a pet shop facade and grass verge with potted plant and flowers.

The template is part of Meagan’s Creations' Template Volume 2 which is available at Stuff to Scrap and Scrapable.



Saturday, January 22, 2011

The adventure begins

Thankful for:

the sack of rice that my father-in-law sent
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Inside the bus which transported us to Sagada, a six-hour ride from Baguio City

Used in this layout is one of the word art from Wordart World by Jennifer's Adventure Word Art Pack which is available at Gotta Pixel. This pack features 9 original word art images that will add that final touch to almost any layout, card or hybrid project. Each word art is in an individual, high quality .png file and may be used for Personal Use and/or Scrap 4 Hire purposes. Each word art may be recolored or altered to suit your design.

Kit: Raspberry Road Designs, Garden Rose
Template: Manda's Scrappin Creations


Friday, January 21, 2011

Not picture perfect

Thankful that:

the floodwater didn't reach the first step of our house
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Here I was trying to take a good photo of myself outside the cathedral. As with such photos one must review what one has taken. And there I found that I had unknowingly captured the image of this young girl behind me, making a funny face, whereas I did not even manage to put my whole face in the frame. I had a good laugh about the whole situation and asked her to pose for me, which she did.

For this layout I used Snips and Snails Designs' Picture Perfect kit which you can get in her two stores, Divine Digital and Digital Scrap Ink. For a preview of the kit and read its description please see post below.


This layout is my entry to the Scrap a Layout Challenge in Nuthouse Scraps.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Haircut

Thankful that:

Ann bought dinner since it's her wedding anniversary
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Bambino and I both had our hair cut. Naturally, a photo session was in order.

The kit I used is Snips and Snails Designs' Picture Perfect kit. It's available in her two stores, Divine Digital and Digital Scrap Ink. This kit was inspired by the designer's love of the work of Kim Anderson. It has the same old fashioned, black and white with a splash of color feel as those beautiful works of art. It is the perfect kit for capturing those precious pictures of girls or boys. The kit includes: 21 papers, 1 newsprint alpha (upper, lower, numbers, and symbols), 2 balloons, 1 balloon cluster, 1 bicycle, 2 buttons, 1 camera, 4 single frames, 1 single embellished frame, 3 multi-picture frames, 3 hats, 1 hatbox, 1 paper heart, 1 key, 1 lamp, 2 mattes, 1 metal ornament, 1 necktie, 1 paper strip, 7 ribbons, 1 rose, 2 rosebuds, 1 staple, 1 stack of suitcases, 2 swirls and 1 umbrella.

Template: Piccolini Angeli
Word art: Wordart World by Jennifer

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Fun in the snow

Thankful that:

the land titles have been found
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Mar and Justin try their hand at skiing

The kit I used is Wilma4Ever's Blue Christmas Full Size which you can get at Nuthouse Scraps. A description of the kit as well as its preview is in the post below.

The word art is from Kathy Winters Designs' Feeling Frosty word art pack. It's available at Ginger Scraps. This set of word art contains six (6) wintry phrases that can be used to add a special touch to your winter layouts.

Template: Funky Playground (Brooklyn)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Noel

Thankful that:

Ann and Manny had the less than a month old defective Fukoda electric kettle repaired
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The creche at the Sta. Clara de Montefalco Parish Church in Pasay City

Used for this layout is Wilma4Ever's Blue Christmas Full Size which is available at Nuthouse Scraps. This wonderful digital scrapbooking kit has all kinds of blue tones in it. The blue in combination with white and silver makes this kit a very special Christmas kit. There are 12 papers and 60 different Christmas elements in it. The elements in this kit are very various: there are different frames, ornaments, trees, sparkles, snow, bows, stars, igloos, stockings and many more!

Template: Andrea Gold

Monday, January 17, 2011

Bomod-ok Falls

Thankful that:

Melissa treated Florence and me to lunch
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After a two-hour walk we finally reached our destination, Bomod-ok Falls.

For this layout I used Karens Scraps and Graphics' At The Fall kit which is available at DigiScrapStation. For a description of the kit and its preview please see post below.

The template used is from Tiger Lily's Digis by Lisa Jo TLD's Template Set 19 which is available at Designs in Digital. For a preview of the template pack please see the June 29, 2010 post.

Alpha: Karens Scraps and Graphics, At The Fall

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Grasshopper

Thankful for:

Mar's present from Mexico three years ago -- a shoulder bag -- which I used for the first time today
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Bambino is not afraid of insects

Used for this layout is Karens Scraps and Graphics' At The Fall kit which is available at DigiScrapStation. This kit has 56 elements, 16 papers, 2 complete set of alphas and numbers plus extras.

Template: SuzyQ Scraps

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Christmas joy

Thankful that:

Mommy has new passport-sized photographs and eyeglasses
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Liza, Mia, Bambino and I at the David Jones store in Melbourne

The kit I used for this layout is Keley Designs' Merry Christmas kit. The kit is available at both Scrap-Team and in Keley's own store. This high-resolution digital kit includes 09 papers and 76 individual elements.

The word art comes from Wordart World by Jennifer's Joy Word Art Pack which you can get at Gotta Pixel. This Christmas-themed pack features 7 word art images and 3 button elements that will add that final touch to almost any Christmas layout, card or hybrid project. Each word art is in an individual, high quality .png file and may be used for Personal Use and/or Scrap 4 Hire purposes. Each word art may be recolored or altered to suit your design.

Template: Connie Prince


Friday, January 14, 2011

Families

Thankful that:

I went to have a talk with Uncle Doming
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Every Christmas Day we go to the cemetery to visit the grave of Papa: sometimes we go during the day and sometimes in the early evening.

For this layout I used Steadfast and Immovable's Be Jolly By Golly kit. You can get it in her store at Faith Sisters. A description of the kit as well as its preview can be seen in the post immediately below.

Template: Indigo Designs
Alpha: Steadfast and Immovable, Be Jolly By Golly

Thursday, January 13, 2011

O Christmas tree

Thankful that:

Mar started the paperwork for Mommy's visa application
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While Bambino was not too thrilled about posing again for a picture, he still acceded to my request.

Used for this layout is Steadfast and Immovable's Be Jolly By Golly kit which is available at Faith Sisters. This Christmas kit is full of fun and colorful holiday cheer. It has four different coloured alphas with upper case, numbers and symbols: blue, green, pink and red, 35 papers, about 30 individual elements that include: two soft bows, two garland bows, one pine tree branch, 17 Christmas light bulbs, four solid color buttons, one candy cane button, one felt candy cane, one real candy cane, one candy wreath, one candy cane square, one candy cane stick, one candy cane circle, four frames, six gifts, one felt holly, three real hollies with berries, one holly leaf, one holly stem, one pine cone, one felt poinsettia, one poinsettia with pine tree leaves, three straight-knotted ribbons, one felt Rudolph, one felt Santa circle, one Santa star, one felt Santa with gifts, one felt stocking, one string, one candy cane string bow, one string circle, one candy cane curly cue string, and one felt Christmas tree.

Template: Ellie’s Angel (Lisa)


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Birthday celebration in Snowy Mountains

Thankful that:

the cardiologist, Dr. Reganit, called to tell me that I can now get the original receipt for his professional services, as this is needed for the reimbursement of my medical expenses
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What birthday celebration would be complete without a cake? So to celebrate Mar's 40th birthday they brought a cake all the way to Snowy Mountains.

Used for this layout are the following designs of SammyD Kreations: Comfort and Joy Element Pack, Comfort and Joy Papers and Comfort and Joy WordArt. They're all available in her store at Scrappin Digi Kreations. For a description of the products as well as their previews, please see post immediately below.

Likewise used for this layout is Meagan's Creations' Template Set Volume 3 which you can get in her store at Stuff to Scrap.


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

'Tis the season to be jolly

Thankful that:

I got my check from the PDIC
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In Morwell, Victoria, Bambino and I saw this house in the morning, unlit, and at night ablaze with lights. What an amazing circumstance!

The following designs of SammyD Kreations were used to create this layout: Comfort and Joy Element Pack, Comfort and Joy Papers and Comfort and Joy WordArt. They're all available at Scrappin Digi Kreations. Comfort and Joy is a delightful Christmas themed kit you can use to scrap your fun holiday layouts. Not just for Christmas though, this kit is versatile enough to be used for many other times of the year. Included in the element pack are: 2 patterned buttons, 3 plain buttons, 2 journal notes, 1 tree, 1 snowman, 3 holly leaves, 1 word art tag, 1 banner, 3 fabric covered buttons (joy), 1 post office, 1 frame, 3 ribbons, 1 Christmas lights, 3 silver charms, and 3 silver charms with string (drop shadows). Meanwhile, there are 10 papers -- pattern and textured papers and 6 pieces of word art.

Template: Studio True Blue (Jenn Hasted)



Monday, January 10, 2011

Term of endearment

Thankful that:

we went to Ninang Chit's funeral wake together
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For Hansel and I love is not only an emotion. It's likewise a term of endearment.

For this layout I used Kathy Winters Designs' Smitten kit which you can get at Ginger Scraps. For a description of the kit as well as its preview please see post below.

Template: Mônica Ferreira
Word art: Kathy Winters Designs, Smitten

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Picture perfect

Thankful that:

my last minute layout, Good Friends (see February 16, 2011 post), was chosen Gallery Standout (GSO) at Gotta Pixel
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Hansel and Bambino were looking in opposite directions. I wonder what had them both engrossed at the same instance.

Used in this layout is Kathy Winters Designs' Smitten kit. It's available in her store at Ginger Scraps. Are you looking for a fresh approach toward Valentine's or your love-themed layouts that does not contain the traditional pink and reds? Then Smitten is just the kit for you with its soft color palette and texture, filled with hearts and love birds. Smitten contains 14 softly textured papers and 55 elements: heart tree, sequin heart, cluster frame, 2 braided ric rac ribbons, 3 flat ribbons with stitching, 2 striped ribbons, 2 striped bows, 2 string bows, 2 printed hearts, set of love birds, 6 button flowers, 4 swirled pieces of bling, 2 painted wood frames, 4 painted wood flowers, 4 journaling tags, metal key, metal key hole, 3 bull clips, 4 heart shaped buttons with ties, February 2010 calendar, Love word art, 4 flairs, and 3 tags.

Template: Mônica Ferreira
Word art: Wordart World by Jennifer