Sunday, July 31, 2011

Doldrums

Thankful that:

Hansel cooked lunch -- shrimps and squid
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When I'm having the doldrums I watch a video of Mia on my mobile phone partly saying "Tita Lyn did not force me to say this but this is true. Maganda ba si Tita Lyn? Opo, maganda si Tita Lyn." Immediately, the doldrums disappear.


Kit: Digilicious Designs, Sunnyside
Template: Aprilisa Designs

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Teaching is a work of heart

Thankful that:

the taxi queue was not too long
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Mar helps Justin with his homework.


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

Creative Musings Feb 03 kit, the description and preview of which you'll find in the July 1, 2011 post,

Creative Musings May 03 mini kit which includes: 4 designer papers, 1 painted circle chipboard tag with string and staples attached, 1 painted and sanded rectangular chipboard tag, 3 sets of pink cording cross stitches, 1 flower with and without warped shadow, 1 artsy rub-on, 2 7"x2" strips of artsy papers, 1 warped shadowed frame in png form and also in a psd format with photo clipping mask, 1 7" metal pin curled at top, 1 large worn edged bracket, 1 unshadowed butterfly fully open, and 1 warped shadowed butterfly partially closed,


Creative Musings May 00 mini kit (the preview and description of which you'll find in the July 13, 2011 post), and

Frame Clusters 01 - Stitched, the preview and description of which you'll find in the July 27, 2011 post.

Likewise used is Wordart World by Jennifer's Teach Me Word Art Pack. This word art pack features 10 original word art images that are all "teacher and school friendly"!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Sunshine

Thankful that:

I got my check from Philplans
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Bambino and Mia bring sunshine to our lives.


Template: Kathy Winters Designs

For this layout I used Kathy Winters Designs' My Lemonade Stand. The description and preview of the kit are found in the post below.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Club Liverpool

Thankful that:

I had lunch with Melissa Loja and Florence Baculo at Kalye Juan
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At Club Liverpool


Used for this layout is My Lemonade Stand by Kathy Winters Designs. The kit includes 12 papers and 40 elements -- 1 banner, 1 boy, 1 cherry, 1 circle scatter, 3 flairs, 5 flowers, variety, 2 frames, 1 glass of lemonade, 1 girl, 3 journaling, 1 lemon, whole slice, 1 lemon, half slice, 1 lemonade stand, 1 pinwheel, 1 pitcher of lemonade, 1 price tag, 1 puppy, 1 rickrack, 2 ribbon flowers, 2 ribbons, gingham, 1 sale sign, 1 strawberry, 2 strings, variety, 1 sun, and 4 word art.



Likewise used is a digital scrapbook template from Kristin’s Scrap Design's Template Pack No 41 12 x 12. Included in the template pack are three layered templates. These templates make it quick and easy to create beautiful layouts with blended backgrounds.


Finally, a word art from Wordart World by Jennifer's Cotton Candy Words is used. This word art pack features a set of 11 boxed words that could easily be added to a variety of layouts.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Maroubra beach

Thankful that:

I found my old Nokia phone and my new Body Shop lipstick
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Mommy in Maroubra Beach


Used for this layout is Dive To The Seabed by Keley Designs. This digital kit, in high resolution, includes 12 papers and 75 individual elements.



Used also is Cilenia Curtis' Frame Clusters 01 - Stitched. These clusters make it so easy to put together a page of multiple photos. There are four groups of multi photo PSD Layered frame clusters approximately 8" areas with frames, shadows and photo masks for clipping your photos on separate layers and stitching groups on their own layer.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Bee happy quick page

Thankful that:

Ann bought me a Smart SIM card
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Using the Nuthouse Scrap Team's Bee Happy Mega Collection I made the following quick page for the Nuthouse Scraps' Bee Happy Mega Album.


Monday, July 25, 2011

Bee happy

Thankful that:

I got the call I was hoping to receive around lunchtime
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Like the mosquitoes in Tagaytay, this bee is humongous


Sketch: Page Maps by Becky Fleck

For this layout I used Nuthouse Scrap Team's Bee Happy Mega Collection. A description of the kit as well as its preview are in the post below.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Fathers make everything better

Thankful that:

Manny fixed the electric fan
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Vin swinging Mia like a pendulum




Used for this layout is Nuthouse Scrap Team's Bee Happy Mega Collection which is made up of 11 gorgeous mini-kits which when combined make a stunning collection of 59 papers and 122 embellishments, 10 word art plus alpha.


Likewise used is a word art from Wordart World by Jennifer's Father Word Art Pack. This word art pack features 9 original "father-friendly" word art images.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Dream

Thankful that:

my layout, New Camera (see July 19, 2011 post) was featured in the Made Ya Look Monday section in Faith Sisters
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Mia has overcome her shyness with me and I was able to make her fall asleep in my arms.


Kit: Cays Creation, Sweet Dreams Lil Princess
Template: Sammy Davis

Used for this layout is Wordart World by Jennifer's Dream Big Word Art Pack. This word art pack features 8 original word art images that are all versatile enough that they could be used again and again on a variety of layouts!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Blue balloon

Thankful that:

the man who sells handkerchiefs made a sale
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I gave Mia a Red Balloon book because with her curly locks and rosy cheeks, she reminds me of the main character in the book. But because there was no red balloon anywhere we made do with a blue one instead.


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

Creative Musings May 02 mini kit which includes 3 designer papers, 1 pink tag embellished with a mini tag, string and staples, 1 neutral tag with string, 1 taped photo frame, 1 painted chipboard tag, 2 unique strips of papers for layering 7"x2", and 3 sets of corded cross stitches for fastening (holes and warped shadows included),


Creative Musings May 03 mini kit which includes: 4 designer papers, 1 painted circle chipboard tag with string and staples attached, 1 painted and sanded rectangular chipboard tag, 3 sets of pink cording cross stitches for fastening, 1 flower with and without warped shadow, 1 artsy rub-on, 2 7"x2" strips of artsy papers, 1 warped shadowed frame in png form and also in a psd format with photo clipping mask, 1 7" metal pin curled at top, 1 large worn edged bracket, 1 unshadowed butterfly fully open, and 1 warped shadowed butterfly partially closed,


Creative Musings April 03 kit, the description and preview of which you'll find in the June 15, 2011 post, and

the template which is from Designers Inspiration 004

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Happy days are here again

Thankful that:

the rains didn't fall as I was on my way home because I didn't have my umbrella with me
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Dinner in Minto


Used for this layout is Scrap Team Girls' June Collaboration kit wherein one of the mini kits is by Keley Designs.



Likewise used is Wordart World by Jennifer's Part of the Plan Word Art Pack. This word art pack comes packed with 16 original word art images that are all "kid-friendly" and versatile enough that they could be used again and again!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Birthday cake

Thankful that:

I got fitted for new dentures
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The birthday cake I received for my 46th birthday


Used for this layout are the following products by Wordart World by Jennifer:

Happy Birthday Word Art Pack which features a set of 13 birthday-themed word art images and 11 coordinating elements.


Happy Birthday Alpha Pack. This alpha pack features a set of lower case alpha with numbers that comes in 5 different colors.


Happy Birthday Paper Pack which features a set of 20 coordinating 12x12 papers.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

New camera

Thankful that:

I got my laundry back
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Me and my Canon camera, an EOS D1000


For this layout I used Steadfast and Immovable's Piggy Bank kit. The preview and description of the kit are in the post below.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Sunset in Bowral

Thankful that:

it only took two hours to get to the airport
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Cha in Centennial Vineyards


Sketch: Sketchy Thursdays

Used for this layout is Steadfast and Immovable's Piggy Bank kit which comes with 15 papers and 12 elements (32 total) which includes three buttons, two coins, one piggy bank, wallet, dollar bill, one dollar bill frame, two sets of three flowers, two leaves, two sets of three crimpy ribbons, three straight ribbons, three ribbon ties, and three rickracks.


Likewise used is Wordart World by Jennifer's New Beginnings Alpha Pack. This alpha pack features a full upper case set of alpha, including numbers.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Mount Panorama

Thankful that:

we took the Anini-y route
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Mommy and Mia in Mount Panorama in Bathurst


Template: Manda's Scrappin Creations

For this layout I used the kit Timeless Beauty by Kathy Winters Designs. A description of the kit as well as its preview are in the post below.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Glenbrook

Thankful that:

Hansel and I went swimming
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Mommy outside the Tourist Information Center in Glenbrook


Used for this layout is the kit Timeless Beauty by Kathy Winters Designs. The kit includes 12 papers (3 solid and 9 patterened) along with the following elements: 2 accordion flowers, 1 banner, 1 gingham bow, 2 branches, 2 butterflies, 3 buttons, 1 chain of hearts, 1 flair, 2 flourishes -- rose and beige checked, 3 flowers, 3 small flowers, 1 single panel sq frame, 1 round frame, 1 heart, 1 heart string, 1 journaling tag -- rose, 2 labels -- rose and sage, 2 leaves, 3 paper flowers, 1 pinwheel, 1 ruffled trim, 3 stitches, 1 string -- beige, 1 tag -- rose, 1 heart scatter with and without shadow, and 5 words.


Friday, July 15, 2011

Sumaguing Cave

Thankful that:

the sales clerks at the department store and the Surplus Shop were very helpful
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Jo and I in Sumaguing Cave


For this layout I used Throwing Some Scraps Around's My Forever Friend kit. A preview and description of the kit are given in the post below.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Mommy with her grandkids

Thankful that:

Hansel bought me a new pair of denim jeans, belt and shoes
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Mommy hangs out with her grandkids, Bambino and Mia


Used for this layout is Throwing Some Scraps Around's My Forever Friend kit. This beautiful kit comes with 14 full size papers and 53 elements and can be used for layouts for boys or girls. The elements include 3 frames, 2 glitter heart scatters, 2 6-inch ribbon wraps, 2 scalloped ribbons, 5 daisies, 5 paper roses, 2 tags, 1 bowed string, 5 brads, 2 butterflies, 1 clover leaf with stem, 1 coiled string, 4 dried tea lily leaves, 1 felt leaves, 2 layered flowers, 2 glass swirls, 1 heart flair, 1 ivy greenery (can be used as a frame too!), 2 journaling plates, 1 rounded leaf, 1 pointed leaf, 2 paper strips, 3 different stems to go with leaves and layered flowers, and 1 journaling ticket.


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Perfect moments with Hansel

Thankful that:

I finally got my Pentax camera and the LRT ticket back
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A photo shoot with Hansel is not perfect if he does not make ridiculous faces.


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

Creative Musings May 01 mini kit which includes 3 designer papers, 1 artsy photo mask, 1 artsy rub-on overlay, 2 embellished circle tags, 1 paper cut bird element, 3 flowers, 1 set of 12" stitches, 1 set of 4" swirled stitches, and 1 stitched piece of painted cardboard and


and the template from Creative Musings May 00 mini kit which also includes 5 solid card stock papers,