Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Luna Park Wharf ferry

Thankful that:

the promo girl gave us raffle coupons even though we didn't buy any Coca Cola
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Things Bambino and I saw en route to the Circular Quay Ferry terminal


Used for this layout is A Pirate's Life kit by Snips and Snails Designs and a digital scrapbook template from Kristin’s Scrap Design's Cluster Frames Vol. 5. The previews and descriptions of the kit as well as the template pack are in the post below.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Ahoy matey

Thankful that:

Hansel and I tried out our new boat
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Things I saw at New Takatsuki


Used for this layout is A Pirate's Life kit by Snips and Snails Designs. The kit includes: 4 embellished and stacked Papers, 8 solid and textured cardstock papers, 10 patterned and textured papers, 1 beach scene, 1 border, 2 bows, 3 buttons, 1 cloud, 1 flag, 2 frames, 1 key, 1 lock, 1 map, 1 paint swirls, 1 parrot, 3 pirates, 2 ribbons, 1 ship, 1 skull, 1 piece of tape, 1 treasure, 1 palm tree, 1 waves, and 1 ship's wheel.


Likewise used is a paper from A Pirate's Life Stacked Papers by Snips and Snails Designs.


Used, furthermore, is a digital scrapbook template from Kristin’s Scrap Design's Cluster Frames Vol. 5. The frame pack includes four clustered frames.


Finally, I used a word art from Wordart World by Jennifer's No More Pirates Word Art Pack. For a description and preview of the word art pack please see the August 25, 2011 post.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Joy is in the journey

Thankful that:

we visited Auntie Marta and Tay Tomas
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Mia and her classmates caught up with us on the way to the Minto train station and, thankfully, had not yet left by the time we arrived on the platform.


Used for this layout is Meagan’s Creations and Digital Harmony Design Studio's Are We There Yet Kit. This fun kit is packed full of what you need to tell about your summer trips. Whether by boat, plane, or car, this kit will help you tell your story. The kit includes: 12 patterned papers, 8 solid papers, and 58 elements -- an arrow with "You are Here", a gingham bow, 3 buttons, felt camera, felt car, clip, frame hanger, 4 frames, 5 button flairs, a US map, a passport, 10 various road signs, felt airplane, tire tracks stamp, swirl, road sign border, felt boat, flat ribbon and a knotted ribbon, stitching, suitcase, sunglasses, hilltop, postcard, 2 string, 2 journal tabs, a tag, a thumbtack, seven various word strips, wave border, and two postage stamps. Full alpha also included with upper- and lower-case alpha, numbers and common symbols.



Likewise used is a word art from Meagan’s Creations' Are We There Yet Word Art word art pack.


A digital scrapbook template from Kristin’s Scrap Design's Template Pack No 39 12x12 was also used for this layout. A preview of the template pack as well as its description can be found in the August 26, 2011 post.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Adorable in every single way

Thankful that:

we bought bandi before going home
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Even when making faces Mia is adorable in every single way possible


Template: Colie's Corner

Used for this layout is Scrap Team Girls’ April 2011 collaboration kit, including Keley Designs' portion, a preview of which you'll find in the August 24, 2011 post.

Likewise used is a word art from Wordart World by Jennifer's Snuggle Bug Word Art Pack. This word art pack features 10 original word art images that are all "baby-friendly"!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Windmill Park

Thankful that:

electricity was restored
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Mar, Jello, and Justin showed us around Windmill Park before proceeding to the Blue Hills Wetlands


Kit: Elizabeth Kuper (Kuper Doodles), Joyful joyful
Template: MG Stebbins

Friday, August 26, 2011

Road trip

Thankful that:

I didn't have to wait long for a taxi
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On the jeepney plying the Bontoc-Banaue route and on the bus plying the Banaue-Manila route


Used for this layout is Keley Designs' piece in the Scrap Team Girls’ May 2011 collaboration kit,


a word art from Wordart World by Jennifer's On the Go Word Art Pack featuring 13 original word art images that are all versatile enough that they could be used again and again in all of your vacation-themed layouts and/or projects!


and a digital scrapbook template from Kristin’s Scrap Design's Template Pack No 39 12x12 which includes 3 layered templates.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Pirates are not allowed

Thankful that:

I now know how to adjust the Optio H90's resolution
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Inside Hansel's cabin on board MV New Takatsuki which was then docked in Panabo, Davao


Kit: Sas Designs, Vintage Shoreline

Used for this layout is a template from Meagan’s Creations' Diagonal Daze Templates, the preview of which you'll find in the June 30, 2011 post.

Likewise used is a word art from Wordart World by Jennifer's No More Pirates Word Art Pack. This word art pack features 10 original word art images perfect for that little pirate in your life!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Picnic

Thankful for:

Vi Vallar and Au Mua who procured a copy of the resolution I need
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Before proceeding to Bilpin we had lunch at Governor Phillip Park in Windsor. As Mia was sleeping when we arrived in the picnic area we started lunch without her.


For this layout I used:

Cute Easter kit by Keley Designs. You can find its description and preview on the May 19, 2011 post,

Keley Designs' piece in the Scrap Team Girls’ April 2011 collaboration kit,


a word art from Wordart World by Jennifer's Celebration Cluster Word Art Pack which features a set of 6 word clusters that could easily be added to a variety of layouts,


a background paper from Wordart World by Jennifer's Worn Paper Pack which features 12 high-quality papers, and


a digital scrapbook template from Kristin’s Scrap Design's Template Pack No 40 12x12. The preview and description of the template pack are in the post below.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Sydney Airport

Thankful for:

that lady who showed me an empty seat on the LRT as my legs were sore from having played badminton earlier in the day
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Bambino and Mia fetched me at Sydney Airport


Used for this layout is My Favorite Holiday by Keley Designs. This digital kit includes: 10 papers and 70 individual elements.



Also used is a digital scrapbook template from Kristin’s Scrap Design's Template Pack No 40 12x12.


I used also a word art from Kathy Winters Designs' Memories Made word art pack. You can find the word art pack's preview and description in the August 12, 2010 post.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Tagaytay Highlands

Thankful that:

Ann bought me a shoulder bag which is perfect for traveling, as I can take out my DSLR camera from it without difficulty
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At Tagaytay Highlands


Template: Yin Designs

Used for this layout is Cilenia Curtis' Beautiful Mess 1 - Mixed Media Kit which contains 17 papers and 26 elements consisting of: 2 modern luggage tags - 1 painted artsy, 3 vintage luggage tag - 2 solid, 1 artsy, 1 reverse staple, 2 ripped and torn strips of paper, 1 large painted cash ledger paper torn and worn, 1 dictionary page on butterflies worn and painted, 3 large journaling circles worn and torn, 4 different fabric flowers dyed (3 have realistic drop shadows for layers), 2 watercolored hand painted flowers, and 6 sets of fun and messy stitches with cute tails and fun paths.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Believe in your dreams

Thankful that:

the airconditioners have been cleaned
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At Mount Ashby


For this layout I used SammyD Kreations' Just a Man Element Pack and Just a Man Paper Pack. You can find their descriptions and previews in the post below.

Likewise used is a digital scrapbook template from Kristin’s Scrap Design's Template Pack No 42 12x12, the preview and description of which you'll find in the August 3, 2011 post.

Finally, the word art used in this layout is from 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!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

All male

Thankful that:

I made a dent in the case I'm working on
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At the Blacktown Workers Club


Template: Colie's Corner

Used for this layout are SammyD Kreations' Just a Man Element Pack and Just a Man Paper Pack. There are 43 embellishments and 6 patterned papers and 6 textured papers in this very manly kit. The embellishments include: 2 arrows, 3 borders, 2 scattered brads, 5 buttons, 2 clusters, 2 paper cogs, 1 chipboard cog, 1 date stamp, 1 flair, 1 postage frame strip, 2 photo frames, 3 journaling blocks, 2 key designs, 4 word strips, 1 photo mat, 1 photo prong, 2 paper shapes, 4 paper stars, 1 stitched frame, 1 tie-down washer, 2 brads/words.


Friday, August 19, 2011

Chic-Boy

Thankful that:

except for Agnes dela Cruz everybody who said they'll be attending Justice Jacinto's surprise birthday party arrived
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Celebrating my 46th birthday with "old" and new friends made during my Justice Jacinto days


For this layout I used The Brown Owl's Snowdrops & Daisies kit, the description and preview of which are given below.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Palace in the Sky

Thankful that:

I bought a Speedo bathing suit for P700.00
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At the Palace in the Sky (now known as the People's Park in the Sky)


Used for this layout is The Brown Owl's Snowdrops & Daisies kit which has 20 papers and 49 elements -- 2 baby's-breath, 1 clip, 6 daisies, 2 frames, 1 journal, 5 leaves, 2 mushrooms, 2 pixies each in three poses, 1 ribbon border, 1 ribbon wrap, 1 basket, 2 bead strings, 1 bouquet, 1 double bow, 2 bows, 1 bow flower, 1 butterfly, 2 fern leaves, 3 snowdrops, 1 snowdrop light, 1 folded ribbon, 1 glitter leaf, 2 ribbons, 1 scatter, 1 stapled ribbon, and 1 knot.


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

All things grow with love

Thankful that:

I am considered to be bootylicious (my word, not them) by my female co-workers
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At the Centennial Vineyards


Used for this layout is a paper from Kathy Winters Designs' GingerScraps FlowerShop: Embossed Papers which is a set of ten (10) slightly textured and embossed papers.


Likewise used is a digital scrapbook template from Kristin’s Scrap Design's Template Pack No 41 12 x 12. The description and preview of the template pack are given in the July 28, 2011 post.

Finally, a word art from Wordart World by Jennifer's Our Wedding Day completes the layout. This word art pack features 12 original wedding-themed word art images.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Smell of cookies

Thankful that:

I was able to get in touch with all of my former officemates and they said yes to the invite for Justice Jacinto's birthday celebration
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The smell of cookies baking in the oven remind me of the time when we were little and helped Mommy roll the cookie dough into ropes.


Kit: Digilicious Designs, Mealtime Mayhem
Template: Connie Prince
Alpha: Gunhild Storeide

Monday, August 15, 2011

Principal's Award

Thankful that:

I got my tooth filled
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Bambino gets a Principal's Award from his school.


Kit: Spinky Dink Scraps and Simply Scraps, Turning the Tassel
Template: Colie's Corner

Used for this layout is Wordart World by Jennifer's The Graduate. This word art pack features 11 original "graduation-themed" word art images.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Machattie Park

Thankful that:

I remembered to buy a dust pan
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At Machattie Park


For this layout I used Heavenly Scraps' Get Hoppin' Page Kit, the preview and description of which you'll find in the post below.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Okhuma Japanese garden

Thankful that:

I was only charged P600 (instead of the original amount of P650) for the cleaning of my Canon EOS camera
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At Okhuma Japanese Garden


Used for this layout is Heavenly Scraps' Get Hoppin' Page Kit. The kit contains 19 papers, 1 beaded hanger, 5 labels, 1 set of leaves, 1 metal tag, 1 owl, 2 rickracks, 3 word arts, 1 staple, 1 string, 1 tree, 5 plastic jelly beans, 1 nest of jelly beans, 3 bows, 1 tree branch, 1 felt white bunny, 1 chrome circle frame, 3 plastic circles, 1 flower cluster, 2 curled ribbons, 1 felt brown bunny, 3 felt flowers, 3 flairs, 2 card stock flowers, 1 strung folded flowers, 1 paper frame, 1 cluster frame, 1 hanging metal frame, 1 complete alpha set, and bonus cluster frames.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Different me

Thankful that:

the gate was not bolted
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Hamming it up for the camera


Template: Kristin’s Scrap Design
Word art: Vickie Fernandez (Designs by Vickie)

Used for this layout is Beautiful You by Kathy Winters Designs. Filled with vibrant colors, the mini-kit contains 7 papers and 16 elements.