Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Friendship warms the heart

Thankful that:

I finished all 4 calendar gifts and then some

Giving our tired feet a rest from all that walking around Window of the World in Shenzhen, China.

Quick page: Jennifer Schmitt
Word art: Wordart World by Jennifer

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Count on me quick page

Thankful that:

I had the photos for my calendar gifts printed

I made a quick page with Throwing Some Scraps Around's Count On Me Kit. The description and preview of the kit are given two posts below.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Fitzroy Falls

Thankful that:

I bought a binding machine for P1,900

Ann and Mia at Fitzroy Falls

Used for this layout is Throwing Some Scraps Around's Count On Me Kit, the description and preview of which you'll find in the post below.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Once a mother

Thankful for:

Markus, the Mercury Drug employee, who facilitates my medicine purchases for Mommy

Mommy at Mount Ashby Estate

Used for this layout is Throwing Some Scraps Around's Count On Me Kit. This kit is packed with 17 papers and 54 elements -- 2 arrows, 1 bent staple, 3 bows, 1 round paper doll chain, 3 crocheted flowers, 3 gem and metal brads, 3 leafy borders, 1 double arrow journal paper, 2 fabric decorations, 3 faze plates, 6 wild flowers, 1 flowery vine, 2 polka dot stamp frames, 1 fringed journaling mat, 1 heart charm with Count On Me inscribed, 1 heart charm, 2 leafy vine branches, 3 paper clips, 3 straight ribbons, 3 ripped cardboard elements, 2 round word art frames, 2 square word art frames, 1 looped string, 1 window frame, and 2 word art.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Spell on you

Thankful that:

I finished Justin's calendar gift

Hansel and me celebrate Halloween party at home

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

Spooktakular Paper Pack which features 20 original, Halloween-themed papers.

Spooktakular Word Art Pack which features 20 original, Halloween-themed word art images.

Spooktakular Alpha Pack which features a set of Halloween-themed alpha buttons. Each letter comes in a variety of colors (both upper case and lower case). As an added bonus, this pack also comes with 23 Halloween buttons.

Likewise used is a template from Jellebelleke's Designs' Joy of Life Vol. 1 template pack, the preview of which you'll find in the October 3, 2011 post.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Once upon a time

Thankful that:

Dr. Rafael Recto, an orthopedic surgeon was available yesterday for consultation and he gave me some exercises to do, told me what not to do as well as told me that I can still play badminton

When I put Bambino to sleep I always start my stories with "once upon a time" whereas he starts with "one day". But we have a similar ending: the end.

Used for this layout is Romantic Story kit by Keley Designs. The kit contains 1 alpha, 11 papers and 48 individual elements.

Likewise used is a template from Jellebelleke’s Designs' Morning Breeze template pack.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Enjoy the journey

Thankful for:

the sales clerk at Terranova who convinced me to try a medium sized shirt instead of a large sized one which I was intending to buy

We took Mar's van on our road trip to Melbourne.

Used for this layout is Cilenia Curtis' Vacation Time kit which has 19 papers and 56 elements.

Likewise used is a cluster frame from Kristin’s Scrap Design's Cluster Frames Vol. 4, the preview of which you'll find in the October 4, 2011 post.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Thankful that:

Mar didn't go out with his high school classmates so we took him out to dinner

Before we left for the Philippines we had tea in Minto with scones, cakes, etc.

Used for this layout is Tea Room Bundle by kitkat79-scraps, the preview and description of which you'll find in the post below.

Likewise used is a digital scrapbook template from Kristin’s Scrap Design's Template Pack No 38 12x12, the preview of which you can find in the September 22, 2011 post.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Bygone Beautys

Thankful that:

I remembered to iron my clothes so that I wouldn't have to do it in the morning and risk being late for the seminar

When Cha saw Bygone Beautys she got very excited having seen its advert before. So in we went and after admiring all those teapots on display we too had tea.

Used for this layout is Tea Room Bundle by kitkat79-scraps. In this Bundle you get: 10 papers (with 3 special papers), 8 card stock, 44 elements and full alpha (capitals and small), some punctuation and numbers.

Likewise used is a mask from Kristin’s Scrap Design's 10 Different Photomasks set.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Ruins of St. Paul

Thankful that:

my left knee is not fractured

At the Ruins of St. Paul in Macau I brought along a scrapbook magazine to read and to have my picture taken holding it in the hopes that I would get my picture published in the magazine. But since I didn't send in my picture to the magazine my dream didn't became a reality.

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

Beautiful Mess 4 - Mixed Media Kit which includes: alphas, papers, and elements: 1 12x12 overlay, 1 wisdom word art rub-on, 1 rub-on only with no words, 1 word Art “together” sewn together, 1 word art “embrace” sewn together, 4 sets of attachment stitches, 1 doodle loop in black ink, 1 doodle loop with translucent paint, 1 wire hanger, 1 pre-made wire hanger and small frame, 1 pencil sketched frame, 1 traditional frame, 1 ephemera flora page, 3 uniquely painted rub-ons, 1 outline stitched bird, 1 flower sticker outline stitched, 1 set of small buttons crazy stitched, 1 set of large buttons with stitches, 3 small neutral buttons, and 2 large neutral buttons,

Sketchbook Templates PSD Layered Quickpages, and

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

Sunday, November 20, 2011


Thankful that:

the relatives -- Uncle Tony, Ate Tessie, Terine, Uncle Jun, Tita Linda, Yayie, Gilbert, Gem, Tita Mila, and Bobby arrived for Mommy's birthday celebration

This birdhouse in Milton Park is not only huge but it looks like a church with its cross and rectangular but round end windows.

Used for this layout is Aria's Grapevine kit which includes 12 soft textured papers, 1 trellis, 1 hummingbird, 1 sticker word art, 1 vertical grapevine, 2 horizontal grapevines, one green, one turning leaves, 2 grape clusters, one glass, 1 barrel, 1 cluster of rocks, 2 bees, 2 flowers, 1 cluster of white flowers, 1 metal water can, 1 metal bucket, 1 screw, 1 birdhouse, 1 garden hat, and 1 grapevine on ground.

Likewise used is Kristin’s Scrap Design's Solo's No 7 digital scrapbook template.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

No shortcut

Thankful that:

I finished most of what I set out to clean

Mia inside her room

Word art: Deb Chitwood

Used for this layout is Aria's Dainty Miss kit which contains: 8 softly colored papers, 1 colorful cardboard strip, 1 frame with torn edges and tied with a ribbon, 1 tag with pin, 1 white magnolia, 2 floral sprigs, 1 leaf sprig, 1 set of staples, 1 white overlay, 1 set of bubbles, 1 wood chip, 2 ribbons, and 1 pink and white dotted mat.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Phone calls

Thankful that:

Mark Guiriba brought to the office the suman kamotengkahoy which Emmie Hicarte gave him for me

Hansel calls every chance he gets and I am quite fortunate that he loves me enough to do so, notwithstanding the cost.

Kit: Akizo Designs, Kitschy Hearts
Paper: Unknown designer / Big Love
Template: KimB's Designs
Crease: Christine Smith, Custom Creases

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Singapore Airlines dinner

Thankful that:

I have money to spare for a needy former high-school classmate

What I had for dinner on the Manila-Singapore leg of my Manila-Sydney flight: potato salad with chicken (appetizer), seafood pasta in pesto cream (main course), pineapple upside down cake (dessert), and roll and butter.

Template: Colie's Corner

Used for this layout is Pretty In Green and Kathy Winters Designs' The Power of YOUth Collaboration which is a kit inspired by the youth development organization 4-H. The collaboration kit contains 29 papers and 50 elements.

Also used is a word art from Wordart World by Jennifer's Enjoy the Journey. This word art pack features 11 original word art images.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Let it shine

Thankful for:

Nelia Siao who when she passed by as I was talking to Arlin Javier and Berna Dante commented that I look beautiful

At the Golden Dragon Restaurant with Eva, Maggi and Tinky Jacinto and Agnes dela Cruz

Template: Tamara Anderson (Tiggconn’s Scrap Designs)

Used for this layout is Sherre Hulbert's Sunshine and Flowers Addon Mini Kit.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Casa Armas

Thankful that:

I didn't have to wait long to see the doctor

Celebrating my 41st birthday at Casa Armas

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

Bits of Mess -- Add-on which includes 11 pieces of artsy elements: 1 pre-made full height edger with matting and stitching, 1 painted bracket, 3 sets of stitches, 1 ephemera of a vintage dictionary with a collaged vintage fairy, 3 artsy splashes of teal and white paint, 1 with summer definition word art, 1 postage mark with leaf branch, and 1 set of 9 tags sewn together into a premade edger,

Altered Art - Flutters which includes 2 sets of 6 butterflies in lighter and darker colored versions without shadows as well as a set of 6 butterflies sewn together with stitching with warped realistic shadows,

Artist's Tool Box 08 which includes 11 unique brushes, and

Composition 07 which is a layered PSD file with all the elements and papers you see in the preview on separate layers. This one includes the large seed pods sticker, the green twill, a fun scallop you can leave or clip a paper to, lots of photo and paper masks, an artsy page border overlay, and a really fun stiching grid.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Francis Light

Thankful that:

just when I was about to give up an empty taxi passed right in front of me

Francis Light is the founder of the British colony of Penang in Malaysia

Template: Colie's Corner

Used for this layout are Snips and Snails Designs' Midnight Garden kit and Midnight Garden Cardstock, the previews of which you'll find in the post below.

Likewise used is Wordart World by Jennifer's Black and White Alpha Bundle. You can find its preview and description in the June 8, 2011 post.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Southern Highlands

Thankful that:

Manny Pacquiao won against Juan Manuel Marquez

At the Southern Highlands

Used for this layout are the following products by Snips and Snails Designs:

Midnight Garden kit which includes: 10 textured and patterned papers, 1 bird, 2 bows, 1 branch, 1 butterfly, 2 buttons, 7 flowers, 1 single photo frame, 1 multi-photo frame, 1 journal mat, 2 leaves, 1 ribbon, 1 staple (with and without holes), 1 stitches, 1 tag, and 1 trim and

Midnight Garden Cardstock which includes 8 solid colored cardstock papers

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.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Ice cream

Thankful that:

Ann has sesame oil

Eating a drumstick in Antique

For this layout I used CJ's Dreams' Sweetland kit, the description and preview of which you'll find in the post below.

Friday, November 11, 2011


Thankful that:

I got home just in time

Celebrating my 46th birthday at work

Used for this layout is CJ's Dreams' Sweetland kit which contains 22 papers, 5 signs, 8 frames, 10 bonbons, 1 cake, 4 cake slices, 6 swirl candies, 18 chocolates, 2 chocolate doors, 3 cotton candies, 11 cupcakes, 3 donuts, 1 donuts on vine, 3 gingerbread men, 1 gumball jar, 5 gumball machines, 6 gumdrops, 2 gumdrop mushroom groups, 3 gumdrop trees, 11 gummies, 5 ice cream cones, 6 jelly beans, 6 round lollipops, and 5 long lollipops.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Creamy pasta primavera

Thankful that:

Mommy and I were in time for the 6:00 a.m. Mass at San Ildefonso Parish Church

This is a one-pot dish and is so easy to prepare. That's why I love creamy pasta primavera.

Kit: Friendly Scrap, On My Kitchen 2
Kit: Rose Thorn, Cucina Italiana
Kit: DeDe Smith, Good Eatz
Papers: Blue Flower Art
Papers: Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
Borders: Sugary Fancy
Recipe card: Nuthouse Scraps

Used for this layout is Wordart World by Jennifer's Guys and Gals Alpha which features two sets of lower case alpha (with numbers).

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Thankful for:

Mommy's Senior Citizen card

To take grocery carts outside Aldi stores, you have to rent them. Since we didn't want to pay a rental fee, we carried our purchases on our hands, balancing them lest they fall to the ground.

Used for this layout are the following products:

Meagan’s Creations / Clipped kit

Wordart World by Jennifer's Puffy Stickers Alpha Pack which features a set of lower case alpha (with numbers) that comes in 3 different colors

and a digital scrapbook template from Kristin’s Scrap Design's Template Pack No 37, the preview of which you'll find in the October 1, 2011 post.