Saturday, June 30, 2007

June Kaya Challenge Winners

When the core team members thought of this challenge a few weeks back, we knew right then that this would indeed be challenging. However, the turn out of the entries wowed us out, and we are so thankful to all those who took part of the challenge. Your works are all amazing!

Now, to formally announce the winners for this month: Big, big congratulations to Cabbie Jane Lopez for her entry "The Will of the Boy," for winning the favorite Traditional LO, and to Nina Patena for her entry "LOVE," for winning the favorite Digital LO.

You each get a Tim Holtz Distressing Ink pad courtesy of mod Au Lim, and unmounted stamps courtesy of Tin Yao. You may claim your prizes at the PS EB on 15 July 2007.

Please watch out for a new challenge tomorrow.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Vote for Your FAVORITE Kaya 2 Layouts

Here we go again... the Kaya challenge-takers have shown you that kayang-kaya talaga. Now it's time for you rise up to the challenge of voting for you favorites. Below are pictures of the LOs to refresh you memory of the entries you will vote for.

Remember, anyone can vote. You don't have to be a Pinoyscrapbooker member to pick a choice at the poll table located at the sidebar. There are 2 sets of polls, one for Traditional and another for Digital. Voting time will be till 11:59 pm of June 29. To see the full blog entry again, just click on the links under the images.


Thanks for viewing and voting. Results will be announced on June 30.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Daddy's Arms

Cookie says, KAYA!

I hope my entry is not too late...I hope I can still join. I had a hard time finishing this because my son is ill and I cannot do my layout at night because I have to attend to him. (Mod's Note: Sorry, we received the layout 1:54 am of June 28, 2007, so it did not meet the deadline. But we do appreciate and we'd like to show off your submission by still posting it here. We also hope your son is much better.)

Journaling Reads:
These photographs were taken summer of 2006. This was your first visit to Onay Beach and your first dip in the waters. Never worry because daddy is with you...

Materials Used:
Black Bazzill cardstock, White DCWV cardstock, Red Fiskars cardstock, Red, black and white bottons from Heavenly Stitchin Moments, Polka dots black and white ribbons, White Vellum, black and white patterned paper (unknown).

A few layering of cardstocks and patterned paper. Making a small album tied with ribbons to show more pictures.

About ME:
Hello! I'm Cookie Aguilar, 29 years old and a full-time wife and mommy to hubby Henry and son Lance Harvey. I started scrapbooking about two years ago, a few months before giving birth to Harvey. But I started to get addicted to the craft last year. There are times that I just love staring at all my scrapbooking materials, papers, etc. And finishing a layout really makes me feel happy. I'm just beginin
g to post my new layouts at

@29 Wishes, Hopes & Dreams

Abby says, KAYA!

Journaling Reads:
I hope to have my own family and name my first born Mari Francesca.
I dream of a happy heart and a peaceful mind.
I dream of contentment in life.
I wish i could have a double chocolate muffin whenever i craved for it.
I dream to visit the City of Lights.
I hope that i could just always follow my hearts desire.
I wish to have a positive motivating force within my life.
All of this... but according to Thy will.

Materials Used:
CS - Bazzil, PPS - Doodlebug, black paisley, white flourish for the handcut flower, Prima flowers, heart shaped brads from Making Memories. (Sorry I forgot the brand for my chipboard letters.)

Techniques Used:
Doodling (chipboard letters), paper cutting (flowers below the journalling), paper tearing

About ME:

Hi i'm Abby, I started scrapbooking way back 2002 but got really addicted to it early 2005. Now my LOs are my stress tabs. I will feel happy even by just looking at patterned papers. My LOs are mostly about other people because even when I was a kid I was kind of afraid of being photographed (well I think now I have overcome being camera shy). I love hand-cutting patterned papers though I am really not very good at it. I wish I have that talent to doodle. My hand writing is very bad. I just started my scrap blog Enjoy scrapping! =)

You Are What Dreams Are Made Of

April says, KAYA!

Materials Used:
Scenic Route Capetown papers, buttons, Heidi Swapp flower, Crafting Studio circle charm, UTEE, Colorbox ink, Making Memories paint, Simply Scrappy acrylic letter, Dymo, Mecanorma rub-ons, Autumn Leaves clear alpha stamps, sticker, brads.

Techniques Used:
Heat embossing, painting, distressing.

About ME:
I'm April, a working mom to 2 wonderful boys, Austin and David and wife to my very supportive husband, Meng. I've been scrapping for about 3 years and my scrapping style has developed from multiple pictures in one page to scrapping single photo layouts. I'm one of the Scrappin' Moms and am enjoying this hobby so much it keeps me up very late at night.


Michelle says, KAYA!

Upon learning about this challenge, I thought to myself, "I would love to be part of it!" But I couldn't think of any scrappage idea. I guess the deadline pushed me to come up with this one.

it's been so hard
to capture your smile
in a snapshot
always not in the mood
to pose for the camera
but now I...gotcha!!!

Materials Used:
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS2; Font: gigi; Urban Kiwi kit by Shabby Princess; fuzzy alpha from Ginger Spice kit; template by Jaana Säker.

Techniques Used:
Masking, color balancing

About ME:
Married for 2 1/2 years now to a kind-hearted man, Michael. With an 11-month-old daughter, Mikee. Been scrapping since high school but learned of "acid-free stuff" only in 2005. (Back then, scrapping only means pictures and kwentos. Never minding if the page is pleasing to the eyes.) Intimidated by so many scrapping rules-of-thumb, gave up temporarily traditional scrapping. Digi-scrapping for practice and confidence.More scraps at


Jeannie says, KAYA!

the 1st day of my college days, so excited, new school, new teacher and new friends. one of my classmates approached me and gave this sketch. i'm so shock that he done it in just 15min. (on the spot sketch). since my son tristan learn to talked he called me " mommy chuchay"

Materials Used:
DCWV white cardstack, Doodlebug Design paper (flower, square), Prima flowers, gem stones, Daisy D'S monogram letter C, MM foam stamp/photo corner/crystal brads, rickrack, EK Success corner adorner, Sakura gel pen.

2 Weeks

Vangie says, KAYA!

Journaling (hidden in bookmark):
everything happend in just 2 weeks...
2 weeks of worries and pain
2 pregnancy test were made and it's both positive ( we're so happy cause finally after 8 years of waiting here comes another blessing in our lives)
2 check-ups by dra. carmela ledesma(ob)
2 transvaginal ultra sound done and the same diagnosis - it's an ECTOPIC PREGNACY (8-9 weeks left fallopian tubal pregnancy)
2 lives in danger- me & the baby
2 loses- i've lost the baby as well as my job
2 great people (my husband ED & my daughter EDGELINE) I'm so bless, they're by my side during that tough time of my life
2 weeks after, i'm beginning to see HOPE that i can live a normal life again w/ memories & pain.
in 2 months time w/ GOD'S help, i will be fully recover.
i'm really GRATEFUL to my family, my friends- who visited me, texted me, comforted me & prayed for my fast recovery & specially to GOD for giving me another life to spend w/ my LOVE ones.

Materials Used:
Bazzill black cardstock,7 Gypsies paper, Basic Grey-Scarlet Letter, MM crystal brads, Spare Parts brads, PC letter brads, Prima flowers, Shachihata pen, Uniball whitet, laces, ribbons, adhesive.

Dannah @ 10

Timi says, KAYA!

Journaling Reads (hidden tag under title):

Dearest Dannah,

How fast time flies! I can still remember the day you were born, 10 years ago. You were a very special baby girl being born prematurely (35 weeks). You stayed in the incubator for 12 days due to infection. Then there was this problem in your digestive system. Thank God you were not operated on. That would have given me so much pain.

Look at you today at 10…who would say that you had encountered those difficulties when you were still a baby? You grew up to be a smart, healthy, talented, generous and kind-hearted girl! Carry on with these traits. For sure these will help you achieve your goals in life. A reminder though, do not be too generous as you may be taken advantage of by not so good people around. I can see that you have a tendency to give everything you have even if it means nothing is left for you. A word of advice… keep a little something for yourself. It always pays when you do some things in moderation. It will bring me much pain when I see you get hurt.

Always remember that I love you so much. Big girl as you are today, I will always remember you as my sweet little baby, a survivor till the end.


Materials Used:
DCWV patterned paper, Bazzill cardstock, Paper Pizzas vellum, silk flower, brads, ribbons, rickracks, lace, Gin-X letter coasters, acrylic paint, fibers

Techniques Used:
Stitching, distressing, papar tearing, hidden journaling using a tag, lace turned into photo corners

About ME:
Married to Danny for 12 years and blessed with two wonderful kids, Jigs(12) and Dannah (10). A College Professor by profession, I have been teaching Crop Science at UP Los Banos for 14 years. I'm a member of the LB Scrapaholics with Cors, Liezl, Issa, Helga and Rita. It was in the year 2000 when I completed my very first scrapbook. It was a gift to my husband in celebration of his 30th Birthday, our 11th Valentine's Day together and our 5th Wedding Anniversary. My next project was my son's preschool years completed in 2002. To date, I have a total of 16 scrapbooks although it was just recently that I started using 12X12 papers and acid -free supplies. I'm fond of joining challenges because it helps me improve my craft. Challenges allow me to experiment and create designs I never thought I am capable of doing. I intend to continue with this hobby-turned-into a passion (or maybe obsession) even after my retirement years.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Mood Swings

Marix says, KAYA!

My handwriting is awful, I rarely handwrite my journal but I think this LO calls for it. It's hard to read but it's actually meant to be a doodle accent so I think I should be forgiven.

(An excerpt from one of my previous blog entries)
There are times I tend to be aloof, quiet, stubborn, outrageously incomprehensible...that's my nature, those who knew me very well like my Mama would often ignore me when such syndrome attacks, she doesn't question my unimaginable, unpredictable behavior much less nags about it, she just let it come to pass, which eventually will... call it mood swings =)

Materials Used:
Luxe, BamPop & Imagination Project pps, Grant die cut letters, Love Elsie cardstock Roxie stickers, Prima flower, letter beads, buttons, jewels, Foamtastics, Sizzix flower die, Hero Arts clear stamp, black & white Uniball Signo pen

Techniques Used/Process:
Paper cutting, doodling, stamping (birds)

About ME:
Hi! I'm Marix, single and currently working as a Systems Analyst in Singapore. I've been scrapbooking since highschool but never knew such a term ever existed. Back then I've been using magazines to cut out titles and images and used the magnetic albums which sadly are all not acid free. I only discovered the term scrapbooking and acid free in 2004 and have been doing it since then. It was on and off until I became addicted to it last year. I scraplift, use sketches and find inspiration through advertisements. I'm a traditional scrapper and haven't tried digital yet. I consider myself as a free style scrapper who loves embellishments and texture in a layout. You can view my other layouts at

Water Baby

Raissa says, KAYA!

This layout is very simple. Although the LO was easy to do, I had a hard time with this challenge. It was the conceptualization that really got me.

You were initially fearful of the pool, but once you saw the other kids playing, you plunged right in and forgot about your fear.

Live daringly, boldly and fearlessly. - Henry Kaiser

Materials Used:
Bazzill CS, acrylic paint and Carl Craft punch.

Roller brushed paint on the cardstock. Used star craft punch for the border. The green stars were torn from green cardstock and matted in black CS. Used paper puncher to put green dots on the title.

About ME:
I'm Raissa, a 29 year-old single, who's probably the only person here in Vigan hooked to this hobby. I got into scrapbooking when I chanced upon old scrapbook magazines in a book sale. I just started last November 2006 but has been hooked ever since. Even if I'm fairly new to this craft, I believe that joining challenges will help develop my skills. Furthermore, scrapping to me is a great stress buster and a good outlet for creativity, so win or lose, I SCRAP. I'm also into tennis, photography, nature trips and swimming and I'm trying to learn digital scrapbooking and card making too. I hope that one day i will be able to influence more people here to join me in this wonderful hobby. (Learn more about Raissa at

Wednesday, June 20, 2007


Ella says, KAYA!

Thought this one will be easy but it took me a while to do the LO. The pix was taken and printed last year and is the only pix I have in B&W. Have mixed it with RED because I'm loving this color lately.

First we fall in LOVE

Then we GROW in LOVE

And NOW....

All I wanna do is...

GROW OLD with "U"

Materials Used:
Provo CS, Rouge de Garance PPS, LD Stamp, LD Glitter Glaze, Colorbox inkpad, Sakura & Dong-A Pens, Chpbrd: Gin-X & Maya Road.

Techniques Used:
Handcutting.Tracing patterns, Stamping &Dry Embossing.

About ME:

I am Ella Mendoza-Go. Turning 31 yo next month. Started scrapping june of 2006. Influenced by a family friend but learned about modern scrapbooking thru Pia Lopez. My inspiration is my scrappin' hubby Ariel. I haven't discover my style yet. Trying hard to learn and apply new techniques. Thanks to our e-group for being helpful. (Learn more about Ella at