Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Taylor Square

Thankful that:

I was well enough to carry 7.6 kilos of laundry to the laundry shop

At Taylor Square where we'll catch a bus going to Watson's Bay

Used for this layout is Wordart World by Jennifer's Springtime is Felt Word Art & Element Pack.

Monday, May 30, 2011


Thankful that:

Vin immediately sent me his home phone number as soon as he got home

Every Friday is PE day in school

Likewise used for this layout is Steadfast and Immovable's I Love Primary kit. A description of the kit as well as its preview are shown below.

Used also is a template from Meagan’s Creations' Cut-Out Templates.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Last day in school

Thankful that:

I caught a glimpse of the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House from the plane

Bambino's last day in school

Used for this layout is Steadfast and Immovable's I Love Primary kit. This kit comes with four complete alphas in four colors: blue, orange, green and yellow all with upper, lower, numbers and symbols, 33 papers, and 43 individual elements (153 total) which include one apartment house, Bible, bishop, Book of Mormon, border ruffle, five bows, one kneeling boy, sitting boy holding a Book of Mormon, butterfly, seven buttons, one chalkboard with "I Love Primary!" written on it, one chapel, chorister, generic church building, LDS church sign, flower circle, classroom with teacher and three students, CTR shield, family holding various church books or scriptures, twelve various flowers, five folded ribbons, four circle ribbon frames, five rectangular ribbon frames, one future missionary, two praying girls, two sitting girls, four hearts, one house, one hymn book, journal tag, two leaves, one music stand, podium, four tied ribbons, four straight ribbons, four rick-rack, one swirl edge, two swirls, six tag ties, one tree, a letter I and CTR, Primary, Sunbeam, and Valiant word art.

Likewise used is a template from Meagan’s Creations' Template Set Volume 5 which are available in her stores at: Stuff to Scrap and Scrapable. For a preview of the template pack please see the March 10, 2011 post.

Saturday, May 28, 2011


Thankful that:

we had pretend high tea at Vin's house

It being a hot day the kids couldn't resist playing in the pool in the Olympic Park

Template: Tamara Anderson (Tiggconn’s Scrap Designs)

Used for this layout is Puddle Jumpin' Kit a Collaboration kit by Aimee Harrison, Christine Mortimer, and Stephanne Moorehead (Snips and Snails Designs). The kit includes: 1 full alpha, 90 elements, and 31 papers.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Spring rain quick pages

Thankful that:

nothing untoward happened to Bambino and Mia

Using the Nuthouse Scraps Team's Spring Rain Mega Collection I made the following quick pages for the Nuthouse Scraps' Spring Rain Mega Album.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Lakes Entrance

Thankful that:

we took the Northern Rd in going to Minto, as I've never been on that road before

I needed to have a picture taken with these yachts in Lakes Entrance, Victoria as anything nautical makes me think of Hansel.

Template: River Rose Designs by Bobbie Smith

For this layout I used Nuthouse Scraps Team's Spring Rain Mega Collection. For a preview as well as a description of the mega collection please see post below.

Used also is a word art from Wordart World by Jennifer's Sunshine Word Art Pack. This word art pack features 9 original word art images.


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

You crack me up

Thankful that:

I found some nice things at Ikea

Hansel's sense of humor is awesome

Template: SuzyQ Scraps

Used for this layout is Nuthouse Scraps Team's Spring Rain Mega Collection. This mega collection has a gentle palette of soft blue, aqua, greens and cream – perfectly refreshing! There are 9 gorgeous mini-kits which combined make a stunning collection of 52 papers and 114 embellishments plus alpha.

Likewise used is a word art from Wordart World by Jennifer's Eggs-traordinary Word Art Pack. This pack features 10 original, Easter-themed word art images that will be sure to add that final touch to almost any Easter layout, card or hybrid project.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Thankful that:

Cha took us to Bygone Beauties at Leura

Watching fireworks is one of the things Hansel and I love to do. When we couldn't go to the mall to watch it and we're home we'd go up the roof and view it from there.

Used for this layout are items from Cilenia Curtis' Creative Musings March 03 and Creative Musings March 01 kits.

Likewise used is Cilenia Curtis' Chipboard Alpha Naturals. Three sets of Alpha including all Capitals, lower case, numbers and many symbols along with a set of chipboard tags all in a very natural chipboard color, texture and thickness.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Darling Harbour

Thankful that:

I had a nice lunch (falafel, cabbage roll and baklava) at Westfield Penrith

On Australia Day the flower beds in Darling Harbour showed the Australian flag

Template: Samantha Davis (aka SammyD Kreations)

For this layout I used Zesty Designs' Australia - My Home kit. A description of the kit and its preview are shown in the post below.

Sunday, May 22, 2011


Thankful that:

all went well with our discussion with Mommy

As I couldn't get too near the koala to have a picture taken of me touching it I did the next best thing: have a picture with the koala behind me.

Template: Marie Stones (Free Digital Scrapbooking)

Used for this layout isZesty Designs' Australia - My Home kit. There are 16 beautiful 12"x12" papers and a whopping 110 embellishments: 6 tags, 1 tag frame, 1 tied tag, 7 flowers, 1 gum nuts, 1 flower cluster, 5 leaves, 8 journal maps, 3 road signs, 4 flairs, 6 stickers, 3 plated food, 9 frames, 2 bows, 1 balloons, 6 animals, 1 palm tree, 2 beach boards, 1 sun, 1 sun cream, 1 boomerang border, 1 clip, 1 staple, 4 ribbons, 1 string tie, 9 State titles, 10 wordart titles, 1 flipflops, 1 flag, 1 passport, 7 animal ornaments, 2 gulls, 1 pelican, and 1 notepaper.

Saturday, May 21, 2011


Thankful that:

I didn't lose my wristwatch in the Southern Highlands

At Star City with Beth and Clariz Sorianosos

Template: Carole Nyssen aka Cocotounette

For this layout I used Steadfast and Immovable's Pirates Not Allowed kit. The preview and description of the kit are shown below.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Pirate ship

Thankful that:

I returned and borrowed books, including two books by Mary Higgins Clark, by myself at the library

Bambino, playing on the ship in St. Kilda Adventure Playground

Template: Amy Stoffel

Used in this layout is Steadfast and Immovable's Pirates Not Allowed kit. The kit comes with two upper case alphas with numbers, thirty-six papers, and thirty-three individual elements (eighty-one total) which include one anchor, barrel, bent nail, brad, six buttons, one canon, chest, six circles, six eyelets, one fish, flag, five unique flowers, seven folded ribbons, six double stamp frames, six individual stamp frames, one cluster double frame, one hinge, screw, pirate's hook, key, two leaves, one map, metal piece, parrots, pirate boy, pirate girl, two ribbons, six rickracks, one rubberband, scope, ship, cross-skull, two stamps, two types of stitches, one sword, waves and wire fence.

Thursday, May 19, 2011


Thankful that:

Mia found my wristwatch which I bought upon passing the Bar exams 14 years ago

At the Fairfield City Farm, the kids (Jello, Justin and Bambino) gathered near the rabbit. Mia, I think, was the one whose hand was reaching out to touch the rabbit

For this layout I used Cute Easter kit by Keley Designs. The kit includes: 12 papers and 65 individual elements.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Super Bowl of China

Thankful that:

I finished Mary Higgins Clark's Just Take My Heart

Lunch at Super Bowl of China with Gemma, Wina, Ajay and her friend

For this layout I used Osten Wilkins Designs' Misty Morning kit. For a description as well as a preview of this kit please see post below.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Justice Abarintos' staff

Thankful that:

I attended Bambino and Mia's first communion catechism

Photo op at work

Used for this layout is Osten Wilkins Designs' Misty Morning kit which includes 12 papers, 5 paisley embossed silver frames (3 ColorChrome trimmed, 1 plain, and 1 ColorChrome trimmed with ribbon wrap), 3 binder clips, 3 brads (1 paisley embossed silver, 2 ColorChrome), 9 buttons, 3 eyelets (1 paisley embossed silver, 2 ColorChrome), 2 slide mounts (1 paisley embossed silver, 2 ColorChrome), 1 paisley embossed silver heart, 2 journal strips, 1 paper tab, 5 ribbons, 6 bows, 1 heart charm wrapped ribbon, 3 bow-tied colored ropes, 3 wavy colored ropes, 2 paisley embossed trimmed tags, 4 arrows (2 paisley embossed silver, 2 ColorChrome), 1 wavy strand of beads, 1 frayed fringed fabric matte, 2 paisley embossed silver borders, 1 paisley embossed silver hanging sign, 1 envelope (includes a complete & a top and bottom versions), 2 envelope note card, 1 torn journal book sheet of paper, 1 Rolodex card, 3 bookplates (1 paisley embossed silver, 2 ColorChrome), and 1 tattered journal book.

Monday, May 16, 2011


Thankful that:

I brought and fetched Bambino and Mia from school

From Mommy I learned the sacrifices made by a mother for her children like not buying new clothes for herself just so we children could buy whatever we need or getting up at 4:30 a.m. so that she could prepare our breakfast and baon. From her I learned love.

Used for this layout is Cilenia Curtis' Creative Musings March 04 kit, Creative Musings March Add-On kit, Creative Musings March 03 kit, Blue Winter Frames Add-On and Chipboard Alpha Naturals which you can see in the May 24, 2011 post. The preview of the Creative Musings March 03 kit can be seen in the May 11, 2011 post.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

No frigate like a book

Thankful that:

Mar took us to Warragamba Dam as well as the Mulgoa Nature Reserve

Bambino at the Union Church of Manila Library with my fellow volunteer Jeannette Smit, trainee Rissa and full-time librarian Noreen del Rosario and her son

Used for this layout is Meagan's Creations' Bookworm Word Art which is available in her store at Stuff to Scrap.

Kit: Piccolina Designs, School Beginnings Kit
Template: Armina Designs

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Grandmothers are born

Thankful that:

I arrived safely in Sydney

Mommy with her four (4) grandkids in Sydney

Used in this layout are background papers and elements taken from the different kits making up Scrap Team Girls' March 2011 collaboration kit. Keley Designs' piece in this huge kit is shown below.

Likewise used is a word art from Wordart World by Jennifer's Grandmothers which is available at Gotta Pixel. This pack features 8 word art images, which are perfect for that "grandmother-themed" layout or project you are working on!

Template: Simple Girl Scraps

Friday, May 13, 2011

Day of play quick page

Thankful that:

I did not have any excess baggage

Here is my contribution to the Day of Play--the quick page album which includes ten (10) 12x12 quick pages. It is included in the Day of Play--the bundle. The bundle is available in Meagan's Creations' stores at Scrapable and Stuff to Scrap. The bundle includes the kit, cardstocks and word art the previews and descriptions of which you can find in the post below.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

In the swing of things

Bambino playing on the swing in Centennial Park

Used for this layout is Meagan’s Creations' Day of Play--the kit. This collab kit is full of fun, outdoor play items! Perfect for scrapping those pictures of your little one out on the playground or just enjoying the sun! Kit contains 22 papers, 52 elements and a full alpha with upper- and lower-case letters, numbers and common symbols. Elements include: several little children, swing set, slide, jump rope, tree house w/tire swing, chalk, dirt, bird, bee, skateboards, and more!

Likewise used is a Word art from Meagan’s Creations' Day of Play--the Word Art.

Template: Designs by Sweet Mesquite

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Little known facts about us

What makes my siblings and I special? For one thing, the first three letters of our first names all start with MAR. That's because Mommy took it from Papa's name Mariano.

Used for this layout is Cilenia Curtis' Creative Musings March 03 kit. Included in this kit are: 6 papers consisting of 2 designer art background papers, 3 mono toned papers, 1 dotted paper all with a wonderful soft linen texture, 4 png Rub Ons that can be used for layering or as masks for papers or photos, 5 unique stitches 3 are 12" length and 2 are aprox. 2" in length, 1 circle tag with lifted shadow and 1 book plate tag without shadow.