Thursday, April 17, 2008

To Colin, aged 11, to be read on your engagement

Marix says, KAYA!

I initially have second thoughts joining the challenge, I thought it was too personal plus I have a weakness in journaling and most of all writing letters. But I don't want to miss any Kaya challenge and as challenger Ms Lee mentioned it can be humorous. As long as I write from the heart and it conveys the real emotion I'm feeling then it should be stress free. So I did try to write a mix of lighthearted and humorous letter to my nephew/godson Colin who just graduated from primary school. The design was a scraplift from Keisha Campbell's LO. Thanks Lee for this one of a kind and memorable challenge that I intend to do from time to time.

Dear Colin,

First of all congratulations! *sana lng tlga ndi ka napikot sa gwapo mong yan hahahaha* I remember the time that your Dad, my Kuya told me he's getting married. His face is shining with joy although a bit worried because you know how scary your Lola is hehehe, pero feel ko tlga ang happiness na nararamdaman nya. I was happy for him but a bit scared as well for the big responsibility ahead of him. Settling down, being a husband and a father is no easy task. But he did it! He turned out to be a great provider, a wonderful father to you and a loving husband to your Mom. And as you take this new chapter in your life, I hope your Dad will be your inspiration to a blissful marriage.

Hugs and kisses,
Ninang Marix

Please go and multiply, padamihin mo ang lahi natin hahaha

pps - Teresa Collins (journaling blocks), Hambly (border), ( i forgot the brand of the ledger pp); Chatterbox and MM letter stickers, AC vinyl stickers, SEI sticker, 7Gyspsies paper clip and fabric sticker, creative cafe buttons,MM magnetic stamps, fiber, clip, uniball signo pens, veracolor ink

Letter (black notebook paper) was tucked behind the photo as a mat, to get the look of a torn page from a notebook, I punched holes on one side of the pp and tore the holes
Stamping, inking edges

I'm Marix aka Benga currently residing in Singapore but a true blue Pinay, heart and soul! I love to scrap, create cards, alter and do anything crafty. I'm also a bloghopper who constantly looks for inspiration, new techniques, latest trends and even the latest chika in the colorful world of scrapbooking. Together with my scrap buds we formed a Pinay group of scrappers here in SG to share and encourage others to discover the life changing hobby of scrapbooking. We just turned one this April and we hope you can drop by at our blog to see the wonderful creations of our fellow Pinay scrappers. You can also know more about my scrappalific life at my blog. Thanks!


Lee i. said...

Marix, gwapo nga pamangkin mo. Mukhang lahing pikutin. Huwag naman sana at umabot nga sa engagement. Love your grouping of buttons and the punched notebook paper. Thanks for sharing.

zabeth said...

Loved the paper you used. So beautiful.

Candy said...

Naku, Marix! Mukhang hindi lang guwapo ito, a, kungdi matalino pa! Are those 2-3 medal ribbons hanging around his neck?! Tiba-tiba ang mapapangasawa niya niyan!

CraftFairy said...

Talented aunt and nephew! I always luv your LOs.

Roxannee said...

Maswerte ang pamankin mo because he's got an Aunt who can tell him his story before he's born! You really adore him. And yes he's a stunner! I like the torn notebook page effect. Yun ba ang tawag dun?

Donna Espiritu said...

:D "humayo at magpakarami" im grinning from ear to ear here while reading your letter to your nephew! ang loka mo tlaga, love love this!