Saturday, February 20, 2010

Hello....anybody out there?

Just want you to know... I enjoyed your works of art and I miss them so much.  I might just be in the shadows lurking but visiting this place is always one of my browsing itineraries.

If there are no challenges, may I suggest that if and when you get a chance, will you please share your recently published art work? a page made with a newly discovered tool that works wonders? how about a layout with a newly discovered technique? something about a new love, a new member of the family, of places you've been; or perhaps something that made you proud you made one but there is no one to say, "good job"? I'm sure you will always find someone to give you a big pat on the back!

Thank you.


Thursday, December 31, 2009

Kaya 31 Winner

Happy holidays to everyone. We will be greeting the New Year in just a few hours and would like to close 2009 with the winner of Kaya 31. Thank you to Nina, Ching, Isah Mae, Cathy & Alby for being able to join the challenge and to Cabbie for being a good sport and submitting her ATC's inspite of being late. So even if there were just a few submissions, there was an abundance of inspiration and creativity.

To choose the winner I just wrote the names on strips of paper, folded them up and asked my granddaughter Sophia to pick one.

Congratulations Cathy!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Cabbie's Holiday ATCs

cabbie says, KAYA!

i am the guilty one. for eons, i have not joined the challenges because of so many commitments both personal and domestic ones. and i admit i did not know that this month's challenge was all about ATCs if not for some good friends mentioning it. anyway still, i did not beat the deadline but nevertheless i am happy to share with you all two simple ATCs i made using some techniques which you are all very familiar with.

materials used:
claudine helmuth sticky canvas
pattern paper: american craft
sticker: making memories
die cut: daisy ds
stamps: tim holtz stampers anonymous, pink paislee;
cardstock: dcwv; berkeley watercolor pad
embossing powder: ranger
inks: staz on; ranger distress inks; versamark ; nick bantock
others: golden gel medium; golden glass bead gel; doodlbug sugar coatings; stickles; ranger fabric pearl paint

techniques used:
glass bead gel medium application
image transfer using gel medium on sticky canvas
heat embossing

about me:

i am cabbie lopez. mother of 4 boys. currently stay at home but i think this would be forever. designing for visual creations and other foreign blogs and a contributing staff at scrapbook news and review online. co-moderator for pinoyscrapbookers egroup. bookholic and journaholic ( loves to collect journal books). scrapbooking style of being shabby and eclectic and fond of techniques. proud to be the first sm idol.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Alby's ATCs

Alby says, KAYA!

I love making ATCs and I wanted to make a lot of them for this month's challenge. In fact, I made this series a few weeks ago and I had planned on making at least four more. I had not planned on having a very hectic November and December. So I guess there won't be any more ATC's for me the rest of the year.

Anyway, here's the series I made. The title is "Jesus is the Reason" - a little reminder of why we're celebrating Christmas.

Various scraps of patterned paper; Kraft Paper - Bazzil; Ink - VersaFine

I'm Alby - weekend scrapper, weekday corporate slave, nightly internet stalker, blessed with a sweet and loving hubby and surrounded with four playful canine babies. Together with my hubby, I love exploring new places be it remote islands of the Philippines, religious and historical monuments or nature reserves elsewhere in the world. I document our exploits in my travel and leisure blog and once I have the photos printed, I scrap them and post in my scrapbooking blog. See you around!

Cathy's ATCs

Cathy says, KAYA!

These ATCs were inspiredby Tim Holtz' 12 tags of Christmas. This was such a good challenge! Thanks!

About ME:

I'm a scrapaholic! Started scrap shopping when there were barely any suppliers here and that was 7 years ago. Since I only had my own scrapbook room last year. that's when I started scrapping and got introduced to the different suppliers here! Since then i've attended a few workshops and have only been active in blogging a month ago. These are also posted in my blog at:

Monday, November 30, 2009

Isah Mae's ATCs

Isah Mae says, KAYA!

ATCs are very useful and they are so cute!!! My cards show the two well known symbols of Christmas... (Christmas Tree and Gift). I really enjoyed doing this challenge because doing a personalized thing or craft is a fun activity!!!

Merry Christmas to all!


All About Scrapbooking - cardstock, gift sticker, Simple Joys - ribbons, cardstock, & sticker letters, Paint, Disney Metallic Felt Pen, HBW Craft Punch

Paper tearing, Painting and Layering

About ME:
I'm Isah Mae, but my friends call me sahmae. I am a Marketing student in Central Colleges of the Philippines. I've been scrapping since I was in high school but when I entered college, I became passive on that hobby. I am also interested in photography, creating AVPs and reading books.

Ching's ATCs

Ching says, KAYA!

Ever since I joined the scrap booking challenges, I have wanted to make an ATC. This is my first effort. I am grateful to Marian for initiating this challenge.

I had fun playing with my Cricut die-cut machine. I made various shapes with different sizes. I applied glitter glue, attached rhinestones and brads, and embossed them. I then, adhered them into embossed and distressed 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 cards.

Materials Used:
Cricut-Joys of the Season, The Paper Company stock cards, Versa Mark stamp pad, Stampendous embossing powder (Gold, Opaque, Clear), Glitter Glue (Red & Green), Rhinestones, MM brads, Wood stamps, Clear stamps, Craft dyed-based ink pad (Black & Red), Archival ink (Sepia), Embossing heating tool.

Embossing, Inking, Die-cutting, Stamping

About Me:

A SAHM to a 17 year old son, married to a wonderful man.
Love to shop, play golf and like to try different foods.

Ching - scrapbookingkraze

Happy Holidays!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Nina's cardboard ATCs

Nina says, KAYA!

My profuse apologies for not being able to join the KAYA! challenges for a looong while. Please know that I've always followed the challenges and have just been so amazed at the talent of Pinay scrappers. Thanks so much for the inspiration this month, Marian, that forced to me actually make it to the last challenge of the year.
Happy holidays, Pinoy scrapbookers!

Green Color Kit - Gauche Alchemy; stickers - Making Memories; adhesive - gel medium, Ranger Glossy Accents; embossing powder - Ranger; others - acrylic paint, pizza box my order from GA came in, pearl beads from a chain from an old GA kit.
Techniques used:
I've been playing around with cardboard lately and I realized that they'd make a fun background for ATCs. I also cut out Christmas-themed shapes from them and embossed them with gold embossing powder. I originally painted the corrugated part of the cardboard but it turned out to be purple smooshy mess. Thank goodness I turned them over and found this funky splattered paint background which you see here.
About me:
Scrapbookers, stamper and altered artist trying desperately to catch up to what's left of the year and homeschooling.
Find me at my blog here.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Marian's ATCs

Marian says KAYA!

I started out as a stamper making cards before I moved on to scrapbooking. My ATCs incorporate simple stamping in the design. As you can see most of my designs are very simple which is how I like my cards and LOs. I will be using these ATCs as tags for my gifts this Christmas.

Materials: Various paper and cardstock from my stash of scraps; stamps - Stampin' Up, Hero Arts and Hampton Arts, Penny Black; Ink - Ranger Archival Ink, Tsukineko Brilliance; Embossing powder; Mists - Radiant Rain and Glimmer Mist; Twinkling Waters paint; stickers and bling from my stash.

Techniques: stamping, painting, misting, heat embossing, layering

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Kaya 31 - Get Ready For Christmas

I have always been a last minute shopper. I always say I'll do the shopping and gift wrapping early but I never get to do it. By the time December comes I still have many unchecked names on my gift list. Besides that, I like to wrap the packages and tag them with a handmade card. Sometimes on Christmas Eve I'm still rushing to get my gifts under the tree. This challenge will help me and you to get a head start on the things we need to do for Christmas.

The Challenge : I would like you to make Christmas Themed Artist Trading Cards (ATC) which can be used as a gift (they are after all mini works of art) or as a tag for a gift. An ATC is a card measuring 2 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches. You may use any material and/or technique to embellish the card. Your embellishments may extend over the ATC but the card base size should still be maintained. Please submit a minimum of 2 ATCs to be eligible in the drawing for a RAK. This is a great way to use up all your little scraps of paper and embellishments.

The RAK consists of several sheets of Christmas themed paper, Maya Road sheer journalling tags, Tim Holtz journalling tickets, several sheets of Prima Note journalling paper and 2 sets of mini Christmas stamps from Hampton Arts.

Kaya 31 will run from today November 14 - December 20, 2009. Please submit your entries on or before 11:59 pm on December 20. The challenge run has been changed just for this month to adjust for our busy schedules this holiday season.

As an incentive for you to make more ATC's Lee has an extra RAK (she will post her RAK soon) for the person who submits the most number of entries above 8 ATCs.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Kaya 30 - Winner

Hi ladies! First, I would like to thank everyone who joined Kaya 30 last month. You made my birthday celebration complete. I used the help of the RANDOM Generator to draw this month's winner.

Here are the talented ladies who made an effort in doing a layout for the challenge:

1) Ching
2) Arnie
3) Jona
4) Marian
5) July
6) Jenn
7) Issa
8) Marissa

And the lucky winner is.....drum roll please....entry # 3 from JONA!

Congratulations Jona! You did an awesome job! Kindly send me your contact information so I could send you the RAK. To the rest of the participants, kindly send me your addresses, too. I'm giving you a pack of assorted laces.

Friday, October 30, 2009

so GROWN up

Marissa says, KAYA!

I rushed this layout to beat the time and I hope I'll make it. This is what I get for procrastinating...not knowing whether to make a traditional or digital layout.  Well, here I combined 2 products - traditional prouducts turned into digital by scanning them.

This is a picture of DD with her cousin who had her confirmation early this year.  I am just so amazed how an outfit could make her look so mature beyond her age.  She usually the jeans and sneakers kind of girl but when this important event for her cousin took place she a godmother for the first time.


You look so mature part of me was so proud of you and part of me felt sad that you grew up so fast!


Background paper for layout, for the circle lace, for the strips used on the left side of the layout is from DCWV Luxury pack; circle lace template [Craftfairy]; Fonts: Pristina, Tunga, Ravie;  lace bow on oval tag; lace along the side and bottom of pictures; all other embellishments from Scrapbook Flair's Nayan - Dream of Spring Collection [thank you SF/Nayan, for the freebies!]

Technique used:

I usually scan patterned papers that I buy before I cut them up to pieces.  As I am into digital scrapbooking also, I want to use some of these papers in my digital layouts.  I used lots of layering of different elements; I used scans of lace in my stash.  Design scraplifted from Sarah de Guzman [thanks for the inspiration!]

About me:

I married the boy next door; we have a son and a daughter; love to create - jewelry, dolls, cards, scrapbook...
I collect Barbies and other dolls.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Eat 'em Up...

Issa says, Kaya!

It took me awhile to finally make a boy page using laces... I was asking myself kung KAYA ko ito? Thinking how easy for Timi to play with it, I convinced myself to try it too and here's what I got...

Here's a page about Luigi celebrating his 16th birthday with an Eat-all-you-Can blast! It was a 2-hour drive from Los Banos to EDSA, and he was imagining his craving for his favorite Tonkatsu and Halo-halo... only to find out that he was disappointed! No, the food at Triple V was really great, but my son doesn't know the technique in eating on a buffet. So he ended up hating the Eat-all-you-Can thing... ang siba kasi, hahaha!

Journaling: It's Luig's 16th birthday! We celebrated it at Triple V's Kamayan, Dad's and Saisaki last September 19, 2009. It was his first time to go "Eat-all-You-Can" and he was disappointed! He gave up EATING for that day ONLY!

Materials: Fancy Pants About a Boy pps (Chillin' and Rockin'), cardstocks, Daisy D's Family rubons, AC Thickers puffy letter stickers, buttons, DMC thread, Fancy Pants felt arrow, Colorbox gold ink and fluid chalk ink, ticket sticker, Ranger Glossy Accents, MM acrylic paint, Tattered Angel Glimmer Mist and 3 laces colors moss green, cream and blue.

Techniques Used: hand cutting, stamping and painting. The 2 techniques for the lace were knotting and putting them on the paper edges.

About Me:
Hello everyone! I am Issa Lucido... married for nearly 17 years and a mom to two energetic boys. I just love scrapbooking and you can visit me here Thanks for looking peeps!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

03 * 06

Jenn says, KAYA!

03 * 06


These pictures were already printed and ready to be scrapped even before October came, but because of too many things to do and a trip with friends, it was only today that I was able to do the layout. This layout was done in about an hour, as I was running out of time. I got a text message from my cousin that the Surf Break 4 in San Juan, La Union will be next week already (I was first told it will be in November), and because I am going to stay in La Union until the undas (my father was laid to rest in the same town), I only had this time to do this layout.

This was the only layout I created without a journaling. But talking about the pictures, these were taken 06 March 2008, when us three siblings went on a trip to Vigan a day after our father's 1st year death anniversary. It was our second time to visit the belfry of Bantay Church in Ilocos Sur, but it was our first time to climb up the belfry and enjoy the view. It was a bit difficult to climb up, but once at the top, the view was just breath taking.

I used my camera to capture the image of the layout.

Materials Used
Patterned Papers from my stash,
Flowers - Petaloo
Chipboard - Bella!
Ribbon - Love, Elsie
Pen - Sakura Pigma Micron 04
Embossed Sticker - JT
Others - lace, rick rack

About Me
A person with multiple personalities who's very much into blogging, traveling, photography, and eating. Trying to come back into scrapbooking and is hoping to create more layouts based on the pictures she took. Check her blogs at: Jenn Was Here and An Autobiography in the Works among others.

Saturday, October 24, 2009


July says, KAYA!

Thank you Timi for this challenge. I have different kinds of lace because I thought I would start my scrapbooking with laces but never have used them much.

It is remarkable to be with you at all times because I am safe with at my side forever.

Materials Used:
Glitz paper, Mesh, Prima Flower, AC Thickers, Tim holts Mask, Glitz stamp, Maya Road, Gems and Pearls.

About ME:
I'd love to experiment my Scrapping Style but this is indeed a therapy for me. Still new to blogging but glad if you can visit me at

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Little Moments

Marian says KAYA!

I haven't really used much lace on my layouts but I do love the look of lace. A long time ago I used to make lace and ribbon embellished clips/rubber bands and headbands for my daughters. Great challenge, Timi.

Journalling: Sophia and Camille enjoying the weekend together.

Materials: PP- Webster's Pages Secret Garden; lace MM and my stash; Distress Ink - Ranger; Ribbon - MM; Brads from my stash; Title tag and journalling tag - My Minds Eye; Flowers- Prima; Glimmer Mist and Radiant Rain; Brad - Creative Cafe

Techniques: Misting the flowers and lace; Shirring a length of lace to form a circle;

About Me: Love to travel, love to scrap.Wish I had more time for this.