Monday, July 30, 2007

July Kaya Challenge Winner

July's challenge was exactly that, a "challenge" both to stampers and non-stampers alike . . . but the PS members have outdone themselves once more! Give yourselves a pat on the back for a job well done, ladies !!!

Now to get on with the good stuff, our July Winner is none other than:

Nita Ang's layout "Simply Because" !!! Congratulations Nita!!! You are this month's favorite layout!

This month's prize was graciously sponsored by PinoyScrapbooker member, Sahrie Wenceslao, avid scrapper and owner of one of PS's favorite online haunts, Scrapbukan.Com. Sahrie is an avid follower of the PS blog and is constantly amazed by its talented members!

Nita has won a Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad (Antique Linen), a Paper Salon Acrylic Large Block and (the suuuper best part!) Paper Salon Date builder Stamp Set !!!

For our next challenge, or that you just haaaave to have the newest items . . Take some time to browse around for all your scrapbook needs at :-)

Thank you so much Sahrie! And a big thanks to all the PS members who have taken the time to share their wonderful layouts!!!

Please watch out for our new Kaya! Challenge to be posted soon.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Big Bad Mama

Lee says, KAYA!

This challenge really got me stamped! I have used stamps to make titles before, but for some reason, this challenge had me wanting to do more. I think I over-exerted myself. :-)

This layout was inspired by Panjee Gonzales' article about being a mom which I read at Leir's blog.

Journaling (on tags):
Check that KiDS have healthy "baon"
Read PATECON notes re schoolwork
Remember to check homeworks
Supervise KiDS' meals
Referee quarrels/fights
Have lots of patience
Clean up/listen up
???put the KiDS up for adoption

WANT To-Do-List
Read books for grown-ups
Computer (blog/surf)

It's not easy to be a SAHM. You are on call 24 hours a day. It is particularly hard now that my yaya decided to take a permanent vacation. I have a long list of "things to do" for my DH and 3 KiDS everyday. But sometimes I forget and the entire household runs amok. Many times I lose it. I become upset...mad. I lose my patience. I raise my voice. I turn into a bad mama. And when that happens. I don't like myself at all.

Materials Used:
Papers - Basic Grey Sublime Collection; Stamps for title - Making Memories Mixed Font foam stamps; MM acrylic paint - Espresso; Stamp on photo - Autumn Leaves "Invent Yourself It's Up To You"; Stamp on paragraph - Making Memories Magnetic Alphabet; unknown tags.

Paper tearing, lots of stamping. And lots of mistakes. It's not easy to stamp letters or words. Sometimes they come out baligtad. So to make sure, I end up stamping on scratch paper first.

About ME:
Will update this part later, right now, I have to rush to CCP cause my DH wants to watch Pisay. Now showing at the Cinemalaya 2007 Festival. See? I am a good wife. :-)


Pearl says KAYA!

I have been wanting to scrap this pic of me and my friends Marian and Joy taken last May during our stroll along Orchard Road

A friend drops their plans when you're in trouble, shares joys in your accomplishments, feels sad when you are in pain, encourages your dreams and offers advice - but when you don't follow it, they still respect and love you. - by unknown.

Materials used:
Patterned papers: Jenni Bowlin Studios, Fancy Pants; Pens: American Crafts & Staedler; Plastic Brackets: American Crafts; Stamps: Technique Tuesday and October Afternoon (from the June 07 Story of My Own kit); Stamping ink: Tsukineko and Technique Tuesday

About ME:
My name is Pearl: avid scrapbooker, 90's music lover, coffee drinker. I am exploring the world and it's possibilities and opportunities for me - that's why I took this chance to work in Singapore. Three months into this country, I have now learned (more or less) to understand Sing-lish, that lugging an umbrella is not a fashion statement but a necessity, 'aiyo-lah!', and loving ban-mian so much I could have it every meal! Still missing Manila terribly.. Visit my blog at


Geng says, KAYA!


Materials Used:
Autumn leaves flourishes and swirls clear stamps; 3 Bugs in a Rug patterned papers

Handcutting and stamping

About ME:
I am Geng, 33 y/o mother of 2 boys who got addicted to scrapping since I gave birth to my first son. I never thought I would be hooked this much. Visit my gallery at

Friday, July 27, 2007

the Story of Pamela doll

Donna says, KAYA!

This is what I call RUSH!!! Been so busy with important stuff and I had to go home as fast as I could just to MAKE a layout for Kaya 3 (I'm still panting as I am typing this!!)
This is a layout about my niece's doll, Pamela. TFL! :)

"Your doll's real name is ERIKA, we just renamed her PAMELA because MAMA DALLY's and my favorite PBB2 housemate, Gee-ann, has a doll named PAMELA :) Eversince then, you never let your doll out of your sight. Wherever you go, even to the bathroom/toilet, you like to take her with you. I think you love her so even bathe her in the toilet bowl! hehe :)

You really are sweet, you know that? :) (heart)lots~T.Donna"

MME Bohemia pp, Fancy Pants pp, MM foam stamps, MM paint and clear glaze, Tim Holtz DI Fired Brick, American Crafts and Staedtler pen, brown ribbon.

Cut almost 5x7 Fancy Pants floral pp for matting and some flowers from Fancy Pants pp to match. Adhered and stamped on the far left and lower right corners and dotted the edges of the stamped image to enhance it a little bit. Adhered the brown ribbon first before placing the cut flowers which were glazed and curled the tips to give some flair. As usual, I handcut the letters of the title from chipboard, painted it white and handwritten the letters on the "blocks" then dabbed DI before topping it with clear glaze. Wrote the journaling after.

About ME:
I am Donna Espiritu (or Donna Ong, to some~long story behind this one, maybe I should scrapbook it hehehe), married but no kids yet. I'm a scrapbook addict but not a scrapaholic (hmm???) I am moody but I prefer making other people feel comfortable around me so I usually set aside that part of my personality :)

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Meet My Family

Zabeth says, KAYA!

My friend and I were not planning to join the challenge, but my conscience kept telling me to join for this is fun and a finished LO is all worth it. I rushed to finish and submit this LO. Hope you all like it. Enjoy!

Gochuico Family, Charles-Father, Elizabeth-Mother, Grace Kelly-Daughter.
We live in simple life, we have the royal names and we are totally bless.

Materials Used:
Cherry Arte-Tropics Bees Knees
Dew Drop Fast Drying Pigment Ink- Mediterranean blue and Graphite black
Clear Stamps big swirls by Rhonna Farner
Bic Glue pen
Scenic Route Die Cut Sheet Savannah Arrows
SRP Hampton Scrap Strips 2 Collection Cardstock
SRP Laurel Baywood Lane Cardstock
ABS Decorative Handmade Paper

About ME:
Married to Charles with one daughter Grace Kelly. June 2007, I started my scrapbooking and there was no turning back on this one. I have done many LOs and joined many challenges for fun. Please do visit

Smell the Flowers

Marissa says, KAYA!

Yes, Sweetie, it's alright to smell the flowers.

Materials Used:
Colorbox Fluid Chalk Chestnut Roan for distressing background paper; Versacolor ultimate black pigment ink for stamping the flourishes; Autumn Leaves clear stamp Flourishes v:1 by Rhonna Farrer; Joann Craft essentials card embellishments LOVE and GROW; mini GlueDots, papers by DCWV Summer 2007 Stack; pink flourish Bazzill cardstock, Darcee Finishing Accents [Bling].

Techniques Used:
Nothing special, really. Stamp, sipat, cut, sipat, position, sipat, glue, and a final sipat. I hand-drew and cut the big pink flourish and distressed the edges and some parts of it with sandpaper.

About ME:
Married for 35 years to the boy next door who was my imaginary boyfriend during the time he didn't take notice [...or so I thought]. Mother to Lennart and Christina. Been in the field of clinical research for the past 14 years, monitoring data gathered from people who volunteer to take investigational drug before the drug gets approved to be sold in the market. I gave up my other hobbies and focused more on scrapbooking. I think I am now at an age where I'd better record all those memories while I still remember them.

My Little Boy BLUE

Cookie says, KAYA!

Hello! Finally, I was able to finish my LO even if I don't own any stamps. Thanks to Tin and Mia for lending me your stamps during the July 15 EB. I really had a hard time figuring out what my LO would look like considering I only have 3 pieces of usable stamped acetate and cardstock. (There was not enough time for me to stamp during the EB because my husband picked me up a little early.) Actually I'm still afraid to stamp but I also plan on buying my own stamps because I learned different ways on how to use it. Anyway, here's my LO, hope you guys like it.

Journaling (pull circle picture of Harvey to the left):
Every mommy want their babies to stay babies forever... How I wish I could let you stay this way.

Materials Used:
DCWV Cardstock Neutrals - Dark blue and Olive Green, Patterned Paper from Basic Grey (not so sure.), Lace ribbon from Michelle's, Harvey sticker from Crystal Stickers All About Scrapbooking, Gin-X Imagination Projects Coasters, Doodle Genie - whimsical, stamps on acetate from Mia's collection, stamp on cardstock from Tin's collection, Sticker saying from Phrase Cafe - It's a Boy, Sakura jelly roll -gold, Shiny glittered sticker bought from Ms. Au., Floral and Dot Punchers, Thickers Daquerie American craft, Colorbox -Chestnut Roan and Frosty.

Techniques Used:
Stamping, Paper layering, inking

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 begining to post my new layouts at

Pretty in Pink

Vani says, KAYA!

Materials Used:
Pink, violet and white DCWV cardstock, patterned paper bought from the garage sale, ribbons from Michelle's, stamps from Sanrio, heart brads from All About Scrapbooking, Colobox ink in Cocoa, Versacolor ink in Boysenberry, Opera pink, heart stamps I borrowed from Ms Tin during the EB.

Techniques Used:
Paper layering, stamping, distressing.

About ME:
Hi! Im Vanessa C. Aguilar. 28 years old. Single. I'm a newbie at scrapping. This is my only my second layout. The first one I made during an EB. Im still finishing the altered box I got from the scrapfest. Like most of you guys, I shop more than I scrap.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007


Au says, KAYA!

I looove stamping! I think it's a great (and ultimately cheaper) way to decorate one's pages. I usually rather buy stamps and inks than rubons and stickers because stamps never run out and I get them in colors i want. I was eagerly anticipating this month's challenge and wanted to do a LOT of stamping on the LO. Unfortunately, time constraints still prevented me from executing what I planned. But I did totally enjoy doing this LO despite that fact that it made me hungry while working on it. This one is based on a Pagemaps sketch in the May 2007 issue.

Hidden Journalling on the "The Story of:" tag reads:
Nita and I were cruising along T. Morato when she asked if I've tried this resto (The Red Crab). I said no so she immediately parked. The place was closing for the night but i cajoled the waiter to let us in. Boy! -- did i love meeting CRAB MARITESS with Laguna Salad on the side. Totally yummy with lots of garlic and olive oil to drizzle over hot rice. Uh-ummm!

Materials used:
Cosmo Cricket and Daisy D's papers. Stamping applications were the title Yumm! with foam stamps and acrylic paint, the red lace frame with Hero Arts rubber stamps and red embossing powder, and the strip journalling with Provocraft rolling stamp Circa and black inkpad. Other materials are 7gypsies tag, red vellum, lace and buttons from Divi. Edge distressing photos with Brilliance inks and papers with Distress Ink Tea Dye.

Hi! I'm Au Lim and I'm a stamping addict. I love crafts and have tried everything from cross-stitching, crocheting, quilting, candle and soap making. However, i have never been more hooked on anything than scrapbooking and lately, stamping. Mom to 5 kids, 2 dogs, 2 cats, 2 fishes, and 2 turtles, yep our small home is a menagerie. Working for our humble biz, Ideas Enterprises, with hubby making CAD signages and also running on the side. I often think work gets in the way of play.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Float in LOVE

Ella says, KAYA!

Kinda disappointed on how this LO turned out. Was not so happy about it. Finished the LO last Friday but was not able to post immediately. And today, had a hard time taking pic of the LO. Was reading the MSW site while taking pix but didn't work out. Just ended up using my cellphone because my camera battery went empty. Btw, thanks to Tin for lending me the Hero stamp that I used in this LO and the transparency that she had given during the PS EB.

March 22,2005
Boat Ride in Bangkok to the Floating Market
I was afraid of the Ride
But you told me to enjoy coz it's gonna be fine.

Materials Used:

Bazzill CS, Fancy Pants PPS, W R Memory Keepers Country Thoughts PPS, Prima flowers, Blings, Heidi Swapp Photo Corners, Transparency, Hero ARTs and Lil Davis stamps, MM Alpha Foam Stamp, Inkpads (Colorboxbox & Versamark), Ranger White Dapper Paint, Glitter Glue, K&Co Letter Sticker, Sakura White Pen.

Techniques Used:
1. Stamping on cardstock and transparency.
2. Applying Glitter Glue on the Title after stamping using paint for a glittery effect.
3. Handcutting.

About ME:
I am Ella Mendoza-Go. Just turned 31 yo last 11th of July. Started scrapping june of 2006. 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

Loving the Liberated Liberal Life (LLLL!)

Julie says, KAYA!

My hubby, Jeff, circa 1998, at Gino’s East, on one of our yearly get-aways. Another page for our Travel Album.

“Loving life like a liberated liberal” – taking respite from the uptightness, political correctness and workaholism of Washington, D.C. where we both worked in executive positions downtown. Every year in Chicago, we go to Gino’s, enjoy friends, family, the sense of humor, and liberating ambience (must be the rust, graffiti and cholesterol). There’s always a long line to get into Gino’s, but it is worth the wait. I Love You More (than I love pizza and beer). Surprisingly, I find this place quite romantic!

Materials Used:
Karen Foster Cork, Rubber Stamps, AL Clear Stamps, Acrylics, Staz-on, printed, already-embossed, and scalloped PP’s, ribbons, rhinestones, flowers, brads, CM Pens, stitches & rub-ons.

I call it the Graffiti technique – stick, stamp, paste away anywhere you’d like – no patterns, no rules (but it didn’t quite turn out that way – I’m still square!).

Finger painting - inspired by my 4-yr old working next to me: yellows, greens and reds are finger painted on cork, then stamped with different color acrylics.

Pouncing edges with stamp/ink.

Stamping using acrylic paints and ink on cork, paper, ribbons, and metal.

Some handwritten journaling.

Perfectly Clear: The Clear Stamp Book - Autumn Leaves
Stamper’s Sampler Magazine

About ME:
An Island Girl at heart, born in the Philippines, living in the USA. I love my kids and my hubby first of all. I’m a full time Mommy and homemaker. When I’m not driving my kids to school, cleaning, cooking, doing laundry, I work primarily from home as President & CEO of an S Corporation, an international Human Resources and Learning Management Consulting firm that I started 4 years ago (was a Senior HR Professional for 12 years). Very hands-on with, a business I share with a very good friend, Sheryl, who is equally as passionate. My kids and I are scrapbook hobbyists for about a year now. This hobby satisfies my needs to organize, unclutter, and tuck away safely all my happy memories. I am kind to everyone. I’m a people-person. I make new friends easily, and my old friends are for keeps. I admire people with a holistic approach to life.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Here's Looking @ You Kid

Mia says, Kaya!

Materials Used:
Cardstock (Bazzill), Patterned Papers (Basic Grey, Scenic Route, Collage Press), Stamps (Sassafras Lass, Autumn Leaves, Fancy Pants, Hero Arts), Flowers (Prima), Chipboard (Heidi Swapp, Basic Grey), Bookplate (Queen and Co), Brads (Queen and Co), Ink (Stazon, Versafine, Brillance, Versamark), Adhesive (UHU, Glue Dots), Pen (Sakura Glaze Pen), Embossing Powder (Ranger), Transparency, Blings

Techniques Used:
Stamping, Chalking, Paper Cutting

About ME:
I'm Mia, 28 years old. I used to study interior design and architecture so I guess it was very normal for me to fall in love with scrapbooking. I was introduced to scrapbooking by my friend Anna about 10 months ago and dove head first. I'm a certified scrapaholic. Ask any of the girls at the EBs and they can testify to this. Oh and I recently got a die cutting machine! More gastos hahaha! Since I've only been scrapping for this short period of time, I consider myself a newbie. I'm mostly a paper scrapper but I've began dabbling into doing hybrid. Digi scrapping sounds cool but I prefer the look and feel of paper scrapping anyday, which is why hybrid is as far as I will go into the digi scrapping world.

Top Ten Faves

Diane says, KAYA!

I had a hard time doing this because I have been so lazy to scrap lately. Digiscrapping is more faster to do. LOL! I used the letter stamp I got last xmas party of 2005. And the beautiful Autumn Leaves stamps. This LO is about my top ten favorites.

Hobby- Scrapbooking, Food- Spaghetti, Person- Jun, Color- Purple, Make-up- Blush on, Accesory- Earrings, TV Program- America's Next Top Model, Singer- Carrie Underwood, Song- Not your Ordinary Love, Movie- Pretty Woman.

Materials Used:
Basic Grey pps, BG Letter Stickers and tag, 7gypsies numero, Karen foster Loopy Brads, CI Letter stickers, Prima Flowers, Colorbox ink, Signo white pen, Letter Stamps, Buttons, Lace, Fiber.

Techniques Used:
Stamping, Doodling.

About Me:
I am Diane, 23 years old from Bicol, Philippines. I've been married to Jun for 3 years. And a mom to my two little angel up in heaven named Huey Dhale(3 years old) and Riyo(6weeks old on my tummy). I am a paper and digital scrapbooker. I've been hooked to scrapbooking since May of 2005. I love Photography. Someday I want to have a good camera like Nikon or Canon. I also love to doodle on my LO's. This gives my LO's a personal touch.

Friday, July 20, 2007


Mitch says, KAYA!

Materials Used:
Rouge de Garance papers, Queen and Co. brads, American Crafts mini marks Fred and ribbon, Heidi Grace pins, Cloud 9 Raindots, Stazon black, AL and Technique Tuesday stamp.

Cut paper to desired sizes. Punch blue Rouge de Garance paper using Fiskars punch. Position papers and pictures. Stamp flourishes and decorate with Cloud 9 Raindots. Position ribbon and pins. Add title and journaling. Stamp flower on brad and add to LO.

About ME:
I'm MItch, 27 years old, married with one daughter. I have tried crossstitching, making 2D and 3D puzzles, paper tole, making 3D and pop up cards but have only started scrapbooking January 2007. Please visit to learn more about my scrapbook store.