Thursday, June 30, 2011

Breather

Thankful that:

the man outside the camera repair shop was helpful in telling me of that movers had been in that shop
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Liza and I take a breather at the Royal Botanic Gardens


Flowers: Cilenia Curtis, Basics 01 Flower Elements

Used for this layout are the following:

Wordart World by Jennifer's A Spring Thing Paper Pack which features 13 original papers,


Wordart World by Jennifer's Patriotic Alpha Pack featuring two sets of alpha (red and blue), including numbers, and


a template from Meagan’s Creations' Diagonal Daze Templates

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Sky Terrace

Thankful that:

despite the defective LRT train, I still managed to get home at a decent hour
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At the Sky Terrace in Victoria Peak


Template: LorieM Designs
Word art: Tlc Creations

For this layout I used Steadfast and Immovable's Whisperings of Spring kit. You'll find its preview and description in the post below.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Piggy

Thankful that:

I had a Dilly Bar at Dairy Queen
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Mia found this stuffed toy in the playground adjacent Parramatta Park but she didn't take it home nor beg to keep it as some other child would, considering that this is such a cute piggy. This clearly shows that she knows right from wrong.


Template: Andrea Gold

Used for this layout is Steadfast and Immovable's Whisperings of Spring kit. It comes with one complete alpha (upper, lower, numbers and symbols), 25 papers, and 20 individual elements (68 total) that include seven argyle straight ribbons, one bee, two unique birds, one birdhouse, five borders, two unique butterflies, four buttons, two unique clouds, one fence, eleven unique flowers, three square scalloped frames, three circled scalloped frames, three hearts, one hills, mushrooms, three unique owls (family), four rickracks, one snail, four ribbon strings, four regular strings, one sun, tree and three branches.



Likewise used is a word art from Wordart World by Jennifer's A Spring Thing Word Art Pack which features 9 original word art images (with a bonus vine element).

Monday, June 27, 2011

Corn dogs

Thankful that:

I had lunch with Beth Sorianosos at Burger King
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Corn dogs are my contribution to our Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve feasts.


Word art: Wordart World by Jennifer

Used for this layout are Cilenia Curtis' kits:
Creative Musings April 02 which includes 6 designer papers, 1 paper flower border, 3 large paper flowers, 2 large doodle loops (one is dashed one is solid line), 2 reverse stencil flower rub-ons, 1 doodle line frame, 1 ready-made frame, 1 wooden birdhouse, 1 wooden tag sign, 1 large stitched tag, and 1 piece of masking tape with slight drop shadow and


Creative Musings April 04, the preview and description of which you'll find in the June 21, 2011 post.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Dragon boat

Thankful that:

the taxi driver's meter is not tampered with
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The dragon boat in Manila Ocean Park


For this layout I used Steadfast and Immovable's Go Fish kit. For a preview and description of the kit please see post below.

Likewise used is Meagan’s Creations ' Cut-Out Templates. You can find its preview on the May 30, 2011 post.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Aquarium in Minto

Thankful that:

it's Saturday and I don't have to go to work, as it's pouring cats and dogs outside
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After I unpacked my pasalubongs I was given a tour of Vin's house in Minto starting with the living room where this aquarium is located.


Template: ChrissyW

Used for this layout is Steadfast and Immovable's Go Fish kit. This kit is perfect for recording all sorts of fish or water related topics.It comes with one complete alpha (upper, lower, numbers and symbols), 26 papers, and 22 individual elements (73 in total) which include five fish brads, four fish buttons, five solid color buttons, one castle, two circles - one with fish and one without, five unique fishes, one fish bowl, fish tank, nine flowers in three different types, eleven frames, five hearts, three types of leaves, five curled and tied ribbons, two straight ribbons, five rickracks, one snail, five torn circles, and five word art including Aquarium, Bowl, Fish, and Tank.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Precious child

Thankful that:

my application for the position of CT member of Kristin's Scrap Design was accepted
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Kit: Cays Creation, Sweet Dreams Lil Princess
Template: Aida Scrap

Used for this layout is one of the word art from Wordart World by Jennifer's Bundle of Joy Word Art Pack which features 9 word art images.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

First Mabini Catholic School

Thankful that:

I did not have difficulty getting an LRT and a jeepney ride home, notwithstanding the rainy weather
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At the First Mabini Catholic School in Mabini, Batangas


For this layout I used Tib Bits Designs' Summertime Kit the preview and description of which you'll find below.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Sandringham Gardens

Thankful that:

I got a 10% discount at the photo developer's
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Sandringham Gardens in Hyde Park


Used for this layout is Tib Bits Designs' Summertime Kit. This kit is perfect for those summer photos of kids, family, friends and fun. Included in the kit are 40 papers -- textured florals, soft stripes, and shaded solids, 16 borders, some stacked, 4 balloons, 2 bears, 2 wagons with bears, balloons and buckets, 2 bees, 2 birds, 1 envelope with layers, 6 ribbon floral elements, 3 floral ropes, 3 floral bunches, 2 single roses, 2 double rose elements, 2 single blossoms, 7 frames, 3 leaves, 1 rock face with grass hair, 1 staple, 8 tags, 2 watering cans with flowers, and 1 word art.


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A week in the life of Bambino

Thankful that:

Hansel will be coming home in 3 weeks time
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Pictures of Bambino circa 2006


Template: Sammy Davis

Used for this layout is Cilenia Curtis' Creative Musings April 04 kit which includes: 3 designer papers, 3 plaid papers, 4 dotted papers, 1 bow, 2 ribbon strips, 2 cut flowers, 1 layered fabric flower, 1 leaf branch, 1 loop doodle, 1 scalloped tag, 1 rub-on / mask, 1 set of three stitched and taped frames, and 1 seamstress ruler.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Armchair

Thankful that:

it's a non-working national holiday
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Sitting on this comfortable armchair in Elizabeth Farm


Word art: Elegant WordArt
Template: Colie’s Corner

For this layout I used Keep in Touch Design's Back from the Past kit the preview and description of which you'll find in the post below.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Rocking chairs

Thankful that:

we tried a new Italian restaurant, Daniele's, along Sucat Road
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The arms of these rocking chairs are wide. Actually, it's said that they're for propping your feet on.


Template: Corinne Fragata

Used for this layout is Keep in Touch Design's Back from the Past kit which contains: 13 papers, 54 matching elements, and an upper case alpha, including punctuations.


Likewise used is a word art from Wordart World by Jennifer's Special Moments Word Art Pack which features 8 original word art images that are all versatile enough that they could be used again and again! Each image may be recolored to suit your needs.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Our love is real

Thankful that:

I bought almost everything on my grocery list
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I can't remember what was said on our wedding day that had Hansel laughing and me looking embarrassed.


Used for this layout is Meagan’s Creations' For Better or Worse kit. This kit of yellows and blues comes with custom shapes including a wedding dress, tuxedo, champagne flutes, chapel, rings, and cake with stand. Other elements include:
lace, various silk flowers, stitches, ribbons, dove, glitter stamp, golden frame, and more! All together 12 papers, 29 elements and an upper-case alpha make up this kit.


Likewise used is a word art from Meagan’s Creations' Love Wordart Pack 2.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Hongkong skyline

Thankful that:

I was able to help out a high school classmate
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At the Victoria Peak


Template: Akizo Designs

For this layout I used the kit Spring in the City by Snips and Snails Designs. For a description of the kit as well as its preview please see post below.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Two IFC

Thankful that:

my macaroni carbonara tasted great
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At the Two International Finance Centre in Hongkong


Used for this layout is the kit Spring in the City by Snips and Snails Designs. The kit includes: 1 lowercase alpha, 16 patterned/textured papers, 6 bows, 1 butterfly, 2 buttons, 1 circle scatter, 1 city skyline border, 15 flowers, 1 flower border, 1 group of flowers, 4 single photo frames, 1 multi photo frame, 1 globe w/ city and trees, 2 houses, 2 journal mattes, 2 leaf branches, 1 matte, 2 painted flowers and paint strokes, 2 ribbons, 1 rickrack, 1 street light, 2 newsprint swirls, 1 newsprint border, and 6 trees.




Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Family equates sharing

Thankful that:

I got my wireless mouse back
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Ann and I share many things: secrets, joys, problems. But then that's what sisters are like.


Used for this layout are the following products by Cilenia Curtis:

Creative Musings April 01 kit the preview and description of which you'll find in the June 11, 2011 post,

Designer Inspiration 003 - Spring Garden kit,


Basic Sets 01 Flower Elements & Brushes,


Stitches 01 - White Messy, the preview of which you'll find in the April 26, 2011 post

and Creative Musings April 03. These are fun worn chipboards and cardboard alphas with some splattered paint in the Creative Musings April color theme. Included are 4 Sets of Alpha consisting of 3 Capital Alphas, 1 Lower Case Alpha and 1 set of numbers plus a few little extras too -- 2 buttons - 1 with and 1 without tied threads, 8 sets of stitches, and 5 sets of word art.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Little black dress

Thankful that:

Hansel will be home in, hopefully, 10 days' time
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Trying on a black dress at Dorothy Perkins


Template: Samantha Davis (aka SammyD Kreations)

For this layout I used Meetje Designs' Shopping Girl kit. Below is a preview of the kit as well as its description.

Likewise used is the alpha from Wordart World by Jennifer's On Neutral Ground Alpha Pack. This features nine sets of lower case alpha, including numbers, versatile enough to use in almost any layout!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Own style

Thankful that:

Cilenia Curtis gave me pointers on how to enlarge a small photo
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Mommy trying on the clothes Ann and I picked out for her.


Template: Libby Lou Crew
Word art: Elegant Word Art

Used for this layout is Meetje Designs' Shopping Girl kit. The kit contains: 20 papers and 38 elements -- 1 chicken wire back, 1 store front, 2 bags, 2 pairs of boots, 1 lipstick, 1 perfume, 1 metal frame, 1 standing mirror, 1 clothing rack, 1 fastener, 3 dresses, 3 shoes, 2 flowers, 1 credit card, 1 buxus, 3 strings, 1 ribbon, 3 backgrounds, 1 boxes, 3 leaves, and 3 dress dolls.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

A special woman

Thankful that:

my feet are no longer swollen
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Mommy on her 75th birthday


Template: Laurie’s Scraps

Used for this layout is Meagan’s Creations' As Wonderful as She kit. This elegant kit is made for the special women in our lives, whether that is your mother, aunt, grandmother, sister, or another woman who has touched your life. Kit includes 12 papers, 46 unique elements, and a full alpha with upper- and lower-case letters, numbers and symbols. Elements include: 2 buttons, 1 stitch, 1 strand of berries, 2 butterflies, 2 glitter flourishes, 2 rolled paper flowers, 2 worn paper flowers, 2 silk flowers, 1 flower stamp, 3 sprigs of leaves, 4 frames, 1 glitter stamp, 3 hearts, 1 lace, 1 set of paper leaves, 1 paisley bird, 4 sets of ribbon, 1 rose vase, 1 gem and bead scatter, 1 sparkle trail, 1 string without beads, 1 string with beads that spell out "Mother", 2 tags, 1 heart tree, 1 blank vellum piece, and 4 vellum with word art and quotes.


Saturday, June 11, 2011

Tree hugger

Thankful that:

I got to swim
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Bambino hugging a tree at the Royal Botanic Gardens


Used for this layout is Cilenia Curtis' Creative Musings April 01 kit. This kit includes: 4 designer papers, 4 small 1/2" colored acrylic brads, 1 12" flower stencil border, 1 11" square dashed ink border, 2 butterfly elements, 2 birdie elements, 1 leafed branch element, 1 set of 4 frames, and 1 piece of masking tape.


For this layout I used also Keley Designs' Colorful Day, Mariana and Cute Easter kits. For a preview and description of the above kits, please see February 4, 2011, February 28, 2011, and May 19, 2011 posts, respectively.

Likewise used are the Scrap Girls' June 2010, September 2010, and April 2011 ollaboration kits.

The alpha is Wordart World by Jennifer's A Spring Thing Alpha Pack. For a preview and description of the alpha pack please see the June 1, 2011 post.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Penang Botanic Gardens

Thankful that:

it didn't rain when I was going home
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At the Penang Botanic Gardens in Malaysia


Template: Kathy Winters Designs

Used for this layout is the Hippity Hoppity kit by Manu Scraps. For a preview and description of the kit please see post below.

Likewise used is a word art from Wordart World by Jennifer's Bits of Spring Word Art Pack. This pack features 52 original, spring-themed word art bits that coordinate with the April 2011 Gotta Grab It products made exclusively at Gotta Pixel. Each word art comes in an individual, high quality .png file and may be used for personal use. Each word art may be recolored or altered to suit your design and/or project.