Saturday, December 29, 2007

All Kaya! 8 Layouts

It's the holiday season and time to spread the joy.

Many thanks to everyone who submitted cards for this challenge. I do apologise again for the delay in uploading some entries, but Christmas get-togethers with family and friends called. I am also so late in uploading the voting box, so I am extending the voting to the noon of December 31, to give people who would have voted this morning already, more time to vote.

As you know, we have two winners for this challenge. I think you may have already guessed the winner for most number of cards made. But can you guess who will be voted favorite card?

Let's see what we have here...Please click on the names to see more cards.)

Voting is from December 29 to December 31 noon (Philippine time). Your favorite card will be announced on New Year's Eve.

Very special thanks to Valerie Salmon for inspiring us not only with her card sketch but with her always wonderful creations. Maligayang Pasko at Manigong Bagong Taon, Val!

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good year!!!

Friday, December 28, 2007

Fun Christmas from the Gorrospe Family

Cosette says, KAYA!

Hi! This is so photo finish. I decided a few minutess ago that I want to give this a try. Happy holidays everyone!

Have a Fun christmas! Gorrospe family

Materials used:

Paper reflections Sparkles palette paper, all about scrapbooking alpha chipboards, Miss Elizabeth's foil embossed stars

About ME:
I'm a working mom with a 3-year old daughter. i've been digi scrapping for a year now and tried traditional scrap around 2-3 months now.

Aguilar Family - Happy Holidays!!!

Cookie says, KAYA!

I was so happy I was able to make my entry for Kaya 8. I know dami na ako utang na entries for Pinoy Scrapbookers, but promised myself that starting this coming year I will try to make something for your challenges.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all!!!

Materials Used:
Scenic Route Roxbury - Forest street, Rockville Park, Dearborne Street ; Roxbury - Chipboards; Roxbury Die cut sheet & Roxbury Christmas stickers; White CS; Versa Black ink

Techniques Used:

About ME:
I'm Cookie C. Aguilar - My first attempt in this craft was roughly two years ago, I stopped after giving birth to Harvey due to mommy duties. All I did for the time being was to scrapshop. I attended last year's scrapfest to buy materials but never produce any LO. Come May of 2007, I've decided to join the May Scrappinmoms Challenge and Joined Pinoy scrapbooker's eb, that was when I began to make Scrapbook Layouts again. Style? well since I consider myself a newbie, I haven't discover my style yet.. I still have a lot to learn but love to layer pps and love the vintage look on some of my LOs. Please do visit my blog :

Holiday Hugs from The Lims

Au says, Kaya!

Hi all! According sa kasabihan: huli man daw at magaling...late pa rin...hehehe...

But i really love this sketch, especially since this gave me a great excuse/motivation to finally drag my family to a studio and get that long overdue family picture. Yes guys, to a studio no less and why not, since this is our first ever! I've been bugging hubby to for us to do a sit-down family picture at a studio year after year but it never materialized till now--20 years into our marriage. So you can see here now my kids almost all grown up, from my 19-year-old down to my 2-year-old. It was just really unfortunate that the studio shots couldn't be ready till January 4. Luckily, i had my own camera in my bag and the photographer agreed to take some shots with it. Wonderful Christmas indeed. I hope you peeps had a great one too!

Materials Used:
Bazzill cardstock, Provocraft papers, Prima flowers, CI brads, Inque Boutique stamps, Brilliance stamp pad Gold, embossing powder, Twinkling H2Os, sewing machine

About Me:
The closing year has really been a challenging yet rewarding one for me both in scrapbooking and in everything else in my life. I am so thankful for all the blessings we had and friendships I made. Hopefully, the coming year will be just as great, maybe it will be even better. And I wish for everyone to be just as lucky and blessed. What is probably important to remember in this regard is that everything is simply a matter of perspective.

Merry Christmas from the Cresensio Family

Jophie says, KAYA!

Hi, this will be my first time to join in Kaya's challenge. Medyo busy ako kaya isa lang ang nagawa ko. Hope makahabol pa kasi kanina ko lang ito ginawa. I hope this will do.

Merry Christmas

Materials Used:
Beige Cardstock, BG Fruitcake Holly Berries/Spearmint, Red corrugated board, Green handmade paper, Rickrack, Silk flowers, Craft Express 3d Stickers, Pastic twig, Galaxy Marker, Tsukineko Brilliance Galaxy Gold, Brads, Gold glitters and AC Slick writer.

Technique Used:
Layering, inking, distressing.

About me:
I'm 37 y/old, a Medical Technologist by profession, married to Jon, mom and bestfriend to Jd, I've started scrapbooking early September of this year, so far all I ever done is shop and hoard. I love to view everybody's work they inspires me alot. Well my blog is still under construction though, I haven't upload any of my work yet. But please do drop by at

Happy Holidays from Lee

Lee says, KAYA!

Well, I really thought that with Val's wonderful sketch and all the scrapbooking supplies at my disposal, making a Christmas card would be a breeze. Unfortunately, I didn't consider the fact that we only get photos of the whole family together on Christmas eve. (I have to do something about that.) So I had to wait until after the celebrations to finally be able to print a photo and scrap...errr...card(?) it. This card is going to my college roommate whom I haven't seen in years. Coincidentally, she sent us an email asking for traditional Christmas cards as opposed to those electronic cards we get in the internet. I think she will like this handmade card.

I hope you all had a meaningful Christmas and our best wishes to the coming year. Joy and peace to the world!

Materials Used:
Green cardstock, Chatterbox PPS, American Crafts PPS, Prisma and Martha Stewart glitters, Brilliance inks, Karen Foster stamps, UHU and Zig adhesives.

About ME:
I can't believe it's almost the end of the year already and I still haven't scrapped so much as shopped. I am not making any promises but this new year I hope to change all that. Shop less, scrap more. That's the new motto. (Keeping my fingers and toes crossed.) If you want to lnow more about my scrapbooking vision and mission, read the Scrapbytes article here. You will be the witnesses whether I will be able to do it. :-)

Beth's Holiday Greetings

Beth says, KAYA!

My first attempts at card making….

Materials Used:

CSs, PPs, glitters, gold embossing powder, rickrack/yarn/cord/strings, alpha stickers, rubber and foam stamps, inkpads, Pebeo Touch – Glitter, eyelets, Bic Marking Ultra Fine Point - black

About ME:
I’ve had a purely retail professional experience of more than 20 years before I stopped working March of 2006. So far, I have not considered going back to work as I’m enjoying my new role as stay-at-home wife to Raffy and mom to Erika (9). I graduated from UP Diliman with a degree in BS Industrial Engineering. I discovered about scrapbooking only through the internet. I used to be involved in cross stitching and candlemaking before I learned about this craft. I began collecting scrapbooking supplies and tools late 2006 but only started making layouts early this year. I used to wonder why scrappers would still subscribe to expensive scrapbooking magazines when there are a lot of materials in the web. I found the answer to this question after I bought my first magazine, the Top 10 issue of CK. I also enjoy shopping for patterned papers but would rather look at them than use them. Scrapbooking relaxes me. It also complements my love for taking photos of everything.

The Lagazons' Christmas Cards

Candy says, KAYA!

Whew! Photofinish! Didn't know I'd be able to do it pero KAYA! palang isingit talaga! Too bad it's too late to send out now.

BG Cardstock in red, apple green and light sea green
St. Nick 12x12 Vintage Collage
Silver Paper
Artsy Collage Nostalgic Christmas Paper Art Images
Tinkering Ink Yuletide Joyous Noel Mulled Wine and backside
KI Memories Tinseltown Glitter Silver Rub-Ons
ScreenGrafix Red Rub-Ons
PC Memory Rub-Ons Christmas
Fancy Pants Claire de Lune Rub-Ons
CE Family Rub-Ons
Comotion Silver Embossing Powder
Versa Craft Stamp Ink Pine
SMILE Stamp Ink Silver
Assorted scrap ribbons

About ME:
Hello, I'm Candy Bonoan-Lagazon, Montessori teacher, wife to Arn, and mother to Galo, my 3 year old son. Aside from teaching, I love arts and crafts, drawing, painting, singing, playing the piano, and tracing my Bonoan Family Tree. I've been scrapping for 3 years ever since my son's birth, but only joined scrapping forums this August. I'm learning more about this craft in the last 3 months just by hanging around other scrappers than I'v e ever done scrapping alone. Scrapping is the ultimate art release for me as it combines materials I love and techniques I've learned over the years. Lately, I'm challenged to combine my love for scrapping and for genealogy by coming up with LOs using old photos of my relatives.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Christmas Greeting from Erwin and Joy Lim

Joy says, KAYA
December 25.. this was the time I sat down on my working table to do my Christmas card for kaya. It took me a lot of time to finish one card but I was very happy with what I had accomplish. Quite inspired that day and i made one more card again. Special thanks to Valerie for the sketch, idol Cabbie & Nita for the tips, Cristina for buying the bling at tutuban, Deedee for printing my transparency and Au for printing our Santa's photo.

Card 1: The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!
Card 2: We Still Believe...

Materials Used:
Card 1: Chatter Box mini powder puffs, Chatter Box lollipop plaid, Brown CS, Colorbox Gold and Copper, Laser Transparency, Imaginisce More Than Mistletoe Holiday Rub Ons Warm Memories - Golden Tinsel, Prima Flowers-Got Daisies, Simply Joy Flowers, Blings.

Card 2: HOTP Stripes, Checks and Dots, Craft Express 3D Stickers, Yellow Gold CS, Colorbox Gold, Imaginisce More Than Mistletoe Holiday Rub Ons Warm Memories - Golden Tinsel, Laser Transparency, Ribbons, AAS Gift Embellishment, Bling

Technique Used: Layering, Inking

Font Used: Porcelain

About Me:
I'm Joyleen Dianne Co Lim, 30 years old, married to a very supportive hubby, Erwin. Been into scrapbooking since 2002. Right now, I enjoy digital scrapbooking and trying to switch to the traditional. I love shopping new papers, embellishments more than scrapbooking. Addicted to die-cuts! Do check my blog.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Holiday Greetings from the Martinezes

Sheryl says, KAYA!

I needed four, uninterrupted hours to finish these cards, nine in all for the challenge and for family & friends. When I was scanning my stash, I found a year old christmas-themed PPS that was just calling to me to be used. Thank you, Val for the opportunity to unload, it certainly is one of the nicest gifts I got this christmas.
Journaling Reads:
Various holiday greetings, all handwritten.

Materials Used:
Bazzill & DCWV; PPS: 3Bugs in a Rug Holiday Snowball, Dots, & Ribbons; Urban Lily Petite; various christmas-themed PPS; Simply Scrappy Circle & Star templates; Pens: Creative Memories, Aqualip, Souffle

About ME:
Working Mom. Happy Mama to Lilaa and Maia, wife to my one big love. Rekindled my love affair with Scrapbooking in May 2006. Overwhelmed by a lot of things going on in my life now all at the same time. Just glad I have scrapbooking to bust the stress away. I also c0-own and co-manage an online bookstore with a good friend and kababayan Julie Kelly who is also a member of Pinoy Scrapbookers.

Posada's Family Christmas Card

Me-Anne says, KAYA!

Merry Christmas to one and all! I made several Christmas cards, but due to my tight schedule, I wasn't able to take pictures cause I made them the night before I gave them away.

Material Used:
Studio Azul Kit for December, UL All About Friends PPS Prima Christmas Stickers

About ME:
Christmas season is the busiest day of the year, because the times, days and hours are spent to make all those dear to you happy, not only through presents but also through the gift of yourself. Nothing should be less when if it's meant for someone very special to you! Merry Christmas!