Friday, November 30, 2007


First of all, I'd like to salute all the ladies who bravely met this month's Kaya 7 challenge. You are all so talented and I am even more impressed with the creativity of this group. Ang gagaling nyo lahat!

Now, for the winners of this month's challenge. I am proud to announce that the winner for our digital layout is JOYLEEN LIM garnering 35 votes out of 71. It is amazing how Joy was able to almost duplicate her source of inspiration. Being a gamer, herself, I can imagine why she is so inspired by it. Great job, sistah :D

As for the traditional layout, the winner is none other than MARIX MARTE garnering 62 votes out of 181. Talk about that spark of inspiration. This one surely started a wild-fire! Truly well-deserved, indeed :D

CONGRATULATION, ladies. Now, the winners for this month's challenge are each receiving an identical package fresh from my scrap stash (pps, cs, chipboards & rub-ons). Au Lim has also generously added the complementing Queen & Co acrylic flowers and fibers to match the pps.

Besides these prizes, the two lucky winners are also getting a scrapbooking magazine of their choice from two wonderful ladies. THANK YOU Leirs Pagaspas for your special gift to Marix (Creative Keepsakes, Simple Scrapbooks, Scrapbook, Etc., or Memory Makers). Also, to Julie Kelly for adding to Joyleen's prize any digital or special issue digital magazine. Both magazines may be redeemed anytime from Bookoto.

Thank you for joining and see you all on our next challenge.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

All Kaya! 7 Layouts

I was going to say that it's quite easy to find inspiration everywhere - the food court, newspapers, magazines, fashion items, packaging, paintings, etc. but it seems this challenge had some Pinoy Scrapbookers stumped. Or maybe they're just busy shopping for Christmas gifts? (I better be on your Christmas lists, guys. LOL.)

Anyway, many thanks to Nita for this inspiring challenge, and to the 18 scrappers who shared their LOs with us.

Voting is now on, and will end on November 29, 2007, Thursday, 11:59 PM, Philippine time. Favorite traditional and digital layouts will be announced on Friday, November 30.

If you are in a scrapping rut, I am sure you will be inspired by these wonderful LOs:

Traditional Layouts

Digital Layouts

Mr. Bean

Wacky in Pink

Thank you very much for voting.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Growing Girl

Beth says, KAYA!

I almost gave up on this challenge because I couldn't think of an inspiration for a layout. Yesterday, while having lunch at the Food Center of SM Fairview, I had all the chance to observe my surroundings as I was by myself. And I saw this poster of Greenwich's new pizza flavor right in front of me...

Materials used:
CS (maroon, orange, green), acid free white construction paper, flowers (Imaginisce – Fleur de Nile, Rekindled Moments, Prima Flower of the Month – October), Brads (All About Scrapbooking, Queen & Co., Making Memories), Image Tree Brush Letters Lower ABC, Colorbox inkpad (Bronze, Orange), acrylic paint (MyArt bright green, Making Memories celery, Semco bright white), Making Memories Specialty Glaze – Glitter, Pebeo Touch Volume Aniseed, Faber Castell Multimark

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.

Life is a Ball

Lee says, KAYA!

As soon as I saw this Fort Bonifacio ad in the newspaper, I knew I had to lift it. I was excited to use circles in my layout as I usually just use squares and rectangles. Thanks to Simply Scrappy's acrylic templates, this was a breeze to make.

Materials Used:
CS - DCWV; Diecut - Sizzix; Paint - Making Memories; Buttons - unknown. Tool - Circle templates

About ME:
Married 10 years to a visual artist, with three children. Slowly gaining confidence in scrapbooking especially after survived the Scrappin Moms' Idol challenge. I hope I survive the finals unscathed, too. I like digital scrapbooking because it's quick and easy and free, but I still prefer traditional scrapbooking for the texture, colors and dimension.

Wacky in Pink

Gaye says, KAYA!

I had the Moschino ad for ages. I didn't delete it cause I just love the colors (shades of pink). Good thing I have my niece's photos in my hard drive.

"Pink is not just being girly. Pink is also having fun and being wacky..." Cleo 7/6/2005

Materials Used:
Paper, flower embellishment, brushes from Pink October Free Kit by 2ps Designers; Buttons & ricrac Chocoberry Creme kit by Melanie Ann Designs; Journaling tag Loving Spring kit by jhosford; Curled photo frame by Retrodiva. Fonts - Impact, CK Becky, Primer Print, Ian Jude

Techniques Used/Process:
Drop shadow on all photos and title; used eyedropper to copy color; used eraser tool to frame photo (curled frame); used Adobe Photoshop CS3 to make digital LO.

About ME:
I'm Gaye Niango, 32 y.o. Working mom to Sophia Abigail. I started scrapbooking around May 2007 after attending Iris Uy's workshop at my office building. I make both digital and traditional LOs. Recently, I got hooked to hybrid scrapbooking - I love incorporating digital elements to my traditional LOs. (

Attracted to Geeks

Julie says, KAYA!

This month, we are teaching the kids about the artist, M.C. Escher. To prepare for the classes, a friend and I went over his Tessalations, which we will use to teach the kids. But as I wandered off to see some of his early works, I was attracted to one of his 1920 drawings, that has inspired me to do an LO. Well, I realize that the 2 men in my life are big Escher fans. The “Escher work” used to be my son Ian’s favorite thing to do when he was still at Montessori school – he did Escher work for weeks! I also recall that I was introduced to Escher when I first met my husband 19 years ago - that he was wearing a T shirt with Escher’s “reptile” print. Geeks!!

Wild West 1920 – M.C. Escher
Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898-1972) is one of the world's most famous graphic artists. His art is enjoyed by millions of people all over the world, as can be seen on the many web sites on the internet. He is most famous for his so-called impossible structures, such as Ascending and Descending, Relativity, his Transformation Prints, such as Metamorphosis I, Metamorphosis II and Metamorphosis III, Sky & Water I or Reptiles (

Materials and Techniques Used:
Black cardstock painted with white acrylic paint; patterned paper, cut out and arranged in ascending order. Pink rhinestones as simple embellishment. Silver Creative Memories gel pen for journaling.

About Me:
Full time Mom to Ian and Sara Jade; wife to the loving, funny and handsome Jeff Philippine-born, living with my family in the US for almost 2 decades. Volunteer Art and Reading teacher in my kids’ classrooms. When not involved with kids, I work from home as President of my own HR and Knowledge Management International Consulting firm, and as hands-on partner of Scrapbooking Cardmaking, Photography, Suzuki Music (piano and violin), and Interior Design (only of my own home) and cooking are great interests of mine. I just discovered that doodling and face painting are fun to do with kids while traveling.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Halloween in Cypress San Jose

Ella says KAYA!

Finally... after hibernating for almost a month.... I was able to create a 12x12 LO. I got an inspiration last week but didn't used it due to lack of time. Just browsed a mag after dinner today and finished my entry for almost 3hours. The pix might not have a relation with the overall design but I like its simplicity. I am happy with it because I love all the colors in,white and RED.


Spent my halloween'06 in our San Jose CA Office. My boss brought all the props we used for this picture taking. Oh... I miss this guys because most of them already moved to other groups. From the TOP (Left to Right): Sijan, Eric, Fakar, Cary, Mark, Miro, Rei, Christine, ME and Tahir.

Materials Used:

CS (Black, White and Red), MM Foam Stamp, Brilliance Ink, Handcut Letters, Au's Circle Template, Foam Tapes & Zig Pen.

Techniques Used:
Stamping & Handcutting

I am Ella Mendoza-Go. 31yo . 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

Pieces of Me in 2007

Jenn says, KAYA!

Here's my take on the challenge, a very simple and plain one. =) I used Sun Cellular's logo for my inspiration. The ribbon on top can be pulled out to read hidden journaling.

Journal Reads:
"You're Unique" * "I am a person who loves taking pictures of myself. This layout is dedicated to such vanity. -25 NOV 2007 -"

Materials Used:
Patterned Cardstocks - DCWV Old World * Patterned Papers - Karen Le Mieux by Provo Craft, Scrapworks, Around the Block * Cardstock Stickers - Cloud 9 Designs by Provo Craft * Pens - Sakura Souffle (orange), Staedtler Triplus (brown) * Others - sequin flowers, ribbon, foam tapes, beads.

About ME:
Currently in a relationship with an American Psychologist who loves me way more than I love him...lists spaghetti, pizza, and fried chicken as favorite foods, but is now limiting intake of fatty and salty foods due to high cholesterol levels and pre-hypertension...striving hard to make myself fit, and is happy to lose a dress size after months of walking and food control. Hopes to learn how to use Adobe Photoshop CS2 so I can make my own Blogger and Multiply header. Learn more about me at

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Pulau Dayang Malaysia

Marix says KAYA!

I did an LO a week after the challenge was posted but I didn't like how it turned out. Just yesterday as I was scouring my messy closet for clothes to iron,I stumbled into this shirt and ideas started coming in. Oh yeah I wasn't able to iron my clothes for this week, I guess I have to do it on a daily basis *lol* but I did finish this LO instead!

Materials used:
Urban lily pp, Bazzill cs, AC & Provocraft letter stickers, MM foam stamps, Plaid ink, butterfly accent, blings, uniball pen, QK diecuts (letters P & D, summer fun), NT circle cutter

I used NT circle cutter to cut the photo and cs matting, stamped the swirls and handcut

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. I scraplift, use sketches and find inspiration through advertisements. I'm a traditional scrapper and learning to do digital. I consider myself as a free style scrapper who loves embellishments and texture in a layout. You can visit me at and also please visit to see the LOs of our fellow scrappers based here in sg. Thanks!

Seize the Day Sophia

Marian says, KAYA!

There were so many inspirations to choose from but this was the one with pictures to match. I was even able to use/alter the journalling.

We all went to Manila Memorial Park to remember your Lolo Alex. It was the first time you had the wide-open space to run around. You enjoyed it so much and refused to let any of us hold your hand. You were so confident and sure of yourself and it shows in the pictures.

There is so much to learn and discover so I hope you grab life and immerse yourself in adventure. I hope you continue to have confidence and believe in yourself.
October 27, 2007

Materials Used:
Stemma patterned paper, DCWV textured cardstock. Diecut letters QK Metro and QK Abigail. Border diecut Cuttlebug.

About ME:
I started rubber stamping and card making before actually getting into scrapbooking. My favorite subjects are my granddaughter and 2 daughters. I love to shop for new paper, embellishments and anything related to scrapbooking.
My husband just passed away more than a month ago. This has given me more time for myself but also added other duties which I don't quite enjoy. I escape through scrapbooking.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Mama, STOP

Marissa says, KAYA!

I fell in love with this McDo paper bag and I've been saving it since the Kaya 7 announcement was made.

Whenever I start nagging, preaching, or complaining, my daughter always says, "Mama...STOP stressing out on all the little things"; or sometimes, "Mama, STOP! Don't sweat the small stuff!"

BG: Margo by K-Ology
Font: Virgin,Times New Roman & Vladimir Script
Lrg Scrolls: Jen Reed-Heart&Soul flourish
Dragonfly: Gigi/SF Whimsical Garden
Scroll on Hand: Lively Cubic Doodle
Butterfly: McDonald paper bag
Design scraplifted from McDonald's paper bag

My daughter reluctantly posed for this picture. Her facial expression was just perfect for the LO. She had her hand outstretched in the STOP sign. I copied her hand, pasted it on top and enlarged it. Then I poured red paint from the bucket to color it. It was so fortunate that the color didn't bleed through the entire hand, thus you can see some of the creases, especially on the fingers. I can tell that it is her palm, alright! I just added the fonts and the swirls...and that's just about it.

About ME:
The nag, the preacher, the trouble-maker... hay buhay!

Friday, November 23, 2007


Marj says, KAYA!

wow,i had a hard time finding an time, i was tidying up my daughters' room, i spotted this red hat i bought from hoblob(hobbylobby), and got inspired! here it is..i had a hard time using that satin fabric..i had to iron it and make sure that it was somewhat straight...then that shade of red was really hard to find..i was done with 2 days ago but wasn't satisfied with the color of the i had to make an extra trip to archiver's (*wink*) to find the right color..i was successful so i had to redo the layout about being OC right..(attention Ms. Nita Ang)...thanks for looking!!!

Materials Used:
satin fabric, feather (misc), fancy pants chipboard (swirls and flower), bazzill cs, Martha stewart glitter (thanks lee at BI mo ako dun),adhesive spray, bling, mm paints..

About ME:
Hi! I am Marjorie, Marj to most of my friends. A stay-at-home-mom of 2 adorable girls, Francine and Isabella. I got into scrapbooking May 2007 after I saw some of the digital LOs my sister did. I finally took the plunge and been loving it ever since. I am also a self-taught cake decorator but I find it impossible to do baking and decorating with 2 kids clamoring for my attention all the time. Here is my blog: Happy scrappin'!!!