Sunday, October 21, 2007

Swimming Lesson from Papa

Beth says, KAYA!

Pheww…this layout almost didn’t make it. The winds at this part of the island where I’ve settled were still pretty strong and kept blowing on my small pieces of paper. (Wink.) Kidding aside, halfway into the layout, I grew tired of shredding CSs and gluing them back together that I just stopped working on it. One day, as I was viewing and admiring the other entries in the challenge blog, the words in red on the header of the blog caught my attention…"Kayang-kaya, kaya?” I retrieved my unfinished project and resumed working on it. Na-kaya ko!


Journaling:
For her final lesson, Papa threw a startled Erika to the deep part of the pool. Her instinct was to panic. But we urged her to swim to the edge. And she did!

Tools and materials used:
CSs – blue, orange, black, white; Bic Marking Ultra Fine Point Permanent Marker – blue and black; Pentel pens – blue, black; Scissors; UHU Twist & Glue

Process:
Cutting the blue and white CSs into bits and gluing the pieces to the black CS.

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.

4 comments:

Benga said...

very creative, i like the mosaic background, i can just imagine your patience doing this LO, great job!
- Marix

marjorie said...

now i know where these small bits of paper on my side of the island came from!!! lol!this is just amazing..the patience is unbelievable!

JK said...

Beth, the little blue, intricate cut-outs turned out very well, and it looks amazing. I like that mosaic very much. Great idea.

Take care,
Julie

Candy Bonoan-Lagazon said...

My head bows to you for all that patience! Great idea! Makes me think of pool tiles, which I suppose is what you intended.