Monday, June 4, 2007

Life Happens

Sheryl says, KAYA!

Am now counting the days 'til THE day when I finally meet my lovely Sofia Elise "Maia" E. Martinez. My OB advised that I should be doing a lot of walking but this afternoon, I found myself engrossed with this layout:

Life happens. And I await another wonderful reason for being alive. -6/2/07

Materials/Techniques Used: : CS: SEI Simple Sets (White & Fuschia Pink); PPS: DCWV; Vellum; Urban Lily's Urban Cut Accens & Alphabet; Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Black Soot); I-kan-dee Chalks; Creative Memories Bright Fine Tips; Buttons & Flower Accents

About ME

Am a working mom who just realized I will never be a domestic goddess and happy about the fact. :-) "Mamam" to DD Lilaa (17months old) and another DD coming in June 2007. Rekindled my love affair with Scrapbooking in May 2006, this time using acid-free/lignin-free/PVC-free materials and is quite obssessed about it. A no-fuss scrapbooker who follow no rules and no limits. Can finish several layouts in one sitting and has been nicknamed a 'lean-mean scrapping machine', but of course, only when I'm in the mood. I love the freedom of creation that scrapbooking brings. It allows creative license and at the same time, it affords me to record, in a very creative and delightful manner, my family's memories to last more than a lifetime. 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.


jennifer said...

touched naman ako that you were able to create a layout kahit malapit ka na manganak. i love the photo you used, for sure baby maia would love this layout when she's old enough to understand.

take care always!

CraftFairy said...

I love your LO! I wish I had pictures of my naked tummy when I was pregnant (hehe). What a way to start this baby's picture collection! I love the journal tag and most of all the title. At first I thought you cut the letters through the pink paper and vellum so that the B&W paper underneath showed through. It really looked that way!

hanna fernando-pacua said...

I love the simplicity and the sentimental feel of your layout :-)) ganda!

Lee i. said...

The simplicity of the layout puts the focus on the photo. (Ganda talaga pag professional ang kumukuha ng photo.) And syempre, the motherhood theme is always sentimental and timeless.

Au Lim said...

ay super inggit ako dito. I never had a belly shot even after having 5 kids! kasi naman e...bakit ba di pa uso yun nun...i like the short and truly sweet journaling too.

Sheryl E. Martinez said...

Thanks ladies for the nice comments! :-) And thanks for the concept of Kaya2, it's a very challenging lo to do.
Au, re: belly shot, pwede ka pa humabol hihihi
Craftfairy, sorry but I never learned how to explain my layout processes :-(
Lee, Jenn & Hanna, thanks for the compliments ladies!

Now, may I go back to nesting? :-)

C70 said...

That's a really beautiful photo of you, Sheryl! Pregnancy suits you so well! I am sure Maia will treasure this LO (my DD's second name is also Elise :))

Love your color combination, paper choices, and the way you did your title! :)

cabbiejanescrapper said...

as of presstime you gave birth na! congrats. im sure sofia elise will be so proud of her mommy's layout. and you executed it so well esp the picture. this is so special

Tin said...

Hi sheryl! How I wish malakss loob ko to have a pic of my preggy tummy! para ka pala Demi moore hehe A lovely LO that will defeinitely be followed by even lovelier LO of little Maia! Congrats again!

Sheryl E. Martinez said...

Thabks again to all who extend their welcome greeting to my little Maia. She's officially named "Sofia Regina" , dropped "elise" at the last minute because Dad insist there should only be one in the family and that's already Lilaa. Anyway, Tin, Christine, Cabbie, thank you ladies for the nice words. I thought one way of celebrating pregnancy and motherhood are photos like these to best remind us how lucky we are indeed. :-) Am glad I took the plunge and had this photo shoot.:-)

symbelly said...

Hi. this is sweet.
i'll make a note to remind me to make something like this too.
you inspire me.
you wont mind if i note this LO on my notebook of LO to scraplift one of this days.

Michelle said...

sis ako din pascraplift ha? ^_^

Sheryl E. Martinez said...

Sym and Michelle, sure scraplift away!:-)