Saturday, April 26, 2008

To Luigi, my 14 year old son, to be opened on your High School Graduation Day

Issa says, KAYA!



Journaling (Hidden Letter)
Dear Luigi,

Congratulations Luigi! Your Daddy and I are so proud of you son! As you graduate from high school today, I can't help but say that my little boy is now a grown up man.

I can still recall your preschool years. Your naughty ways that threatened your classmates and teachers because of your famous line, "Gusto mo, pasabugin ko itong school?" On your first year in school, you were awarded "Most Active Student". You were undoubtedly really active and playful just like any boy your age. After your first two years in preschool, your teacher told me that you to have dyslexia because you read and wrote in a backward manner, only to find out that they had just misjudged you. You were in the honor roll from Grades 1 to 3 and that made us really proud.

I wanted you to enjoy every moment of your highschool life, experience your first crush and heartbreak, go out with your friends and enjoy a little freedom. High school indeed is the best part of your school years. It prepares you for a higher level of wisdom and knowledge, while enjoying the moments of growing up and maturing from being a child to a teener.

Now as you close another chapter of your youthful life, you are about to enter another one - College! When you were still small, you always admired your Ninong Louie-- his life, his job and even his cars. I told you to study hard so that someday you will be like your Ninong. That was so easy for me say because you were just a little child. But now that you are entering college, I want you to go back to your dreams and start building them now. You will be needing a lot of patience, hard work, maturity and discipline. Whatever field you wish to take, your Daddy and I will be behind you, with all the support and prayers we can give you for those dreams to come true someday.

I believe in you Kuya, set a good example to your little brother Enzo and make our family proud of you. Love you Luigi!

Goodluck and God bless you always,

Materials used:
Basic Grey 9 Iron pps, Aged and Confused-Vagabond Box Plaid, Aged & Confused-Phresh and Phunky Phoilage, blue letter envelope, beige cardstock, buttons, brads, WRMK precious hardware metals book plate, DMC gold thread, Thickers jewelry box chipboard letters, Ranger glossy accents, metal sticker (unknown) and Prima note pads for my letter inside the envelope.

About ME:
Issa Lucido, SAHM to two boys Luigi, 14 and Lorenzo, 4 and a partner and wife to Dodo. I love everything about scrapbooking! I love to scrap my kids' experiences and happenings. I started scrapbooking since 2003 when I met Timi Mercado and became hooked since 2006. I'm a member of the LB Scrapaholics. You can see visit my creations at


Lee i. said...

Issa, yey, finally found you in Kaya! Thanks for joining. I like the photos that show you and Luigi as he grows (bakit nag ba talaga hindi ko naisip yun!!!), I like the manly colors and patterns and that postal embellishment is a perfect touch. I enjoyed your journaling, particularly that part about "pasasabugin ang school" (hindi na talaga makakalimutan ni Luigi yan, I bet lagi niyong pinapaalala - haha.) At ang ganda ng handwriting mo, ha.

CraftFairy said...

I love your LO! The colors, the design, and the journaling...and oh, yeah... beautiful handwriting, too!

Roxannee said...

I always dreamed of making a LO likethis-great style you have there!

Issa Virtucio-Lucido said...

Salamat po! Finally, andito na ako sa PS! I really wanted to joined your challenges kaso the other time was digi-scrap, di ako marunong nun eh. Thanks mam Lee and everyone!

Candy said...

Congratulations and welcome, Issa! Lovely LO, this one. Vintage Issa talaga! Ako rin, I like the different photos of varying ages. Parang time line!

Donna Espiritu said...

my my my... love all the techniques in your layout issa! galing!