Sunday, May 25, 2008

Meaning of Life

Cabbie says, KAYA!

Life has many challenges and the most difficult ones are not only curved into one ball but I think they are all interrelated. And so i decided on making a mini brag-accordion book to compile them into one whole challenge in my life...the meaning of life for me.

The Heart symbolizes strength and love. It is because of love that we learn to sacrifice.


Sacrificing for my kids is the most difficult challenge I have to endure. This entails my time to them and leaving my career life. Until now, I still could not accept not working and just staying at home. I know God will lead the way for me.

The Heart is a symbol of endurance, passion, sacrifice only a mother could give to her family.

Aedan's vision made me realize that he needed me more than anything. He has to bear so much but we have to understand.

cardstock sticker- fill in the blanks: Cabbie always wanted to have a small family. Well, she got what she wanted! With 4 superactive kids, her hands are full!

Thanks: for giving aedan a chance with his vision; staying at home is a big sacrifice; letting go of one's career.

Materials used:

colorbok brag about kit album ( given to me by babette); wrmk chipboard; MM acrylic paints and alpha foam stamp ( philadelphia); rub ons -- crate paper, fancy pants rubons, melissa frances; technique tuesday textile sticker; autumn leaves stamp and buttons; staz on; MM heart chipboard; Creative imagination epoxy sticker; dcwv adhesive ribbons; cosmo cricket blackboard chipboard; kaiser craft flower; MME buttons; maya road swirl chipboard; krylon leafing pen; stickers- rouge de garange/7 gypsies/KI family/webster pages/melissa frances; heidie swapp stamp; pebeo fabric paint; stickles; zig pen; abaca string; AC chipboard

Techniques used:

stamping; painting

About me:

i am cabbie lopez, mom to 4 boys. you can visit more of me and my works here i am currently designing for an altered challenge blog (artzdescrap) based in singapore. I also enjoy reading books, surfing the net. i love journals, cafe, tincans too! i have been scrapbooking acid frees since 2006. i am also the co-moderator for pinoyscrapbookers egroup.


the dreamer said...

Kapatid, naks naman. Thanks so much at napagbigyan mo ako sa challenge ako. At talaga naman, hindi lang layout, mini-book! =)

Pero, totoo, as a mom, we all know what it's like to feel that everything, every challenge, every moment of happiness is intertwined.

Hindi din naman puwede sabihin that we can always understand why God chooses the directions of our lives but we believe and have faith that everything will turn out for the best.

Love yah, kapatid, at alam mo naman saludo talaga ako sa yo as an artist, wife, mom and sa talino (wala kasi ako nun eh). I hope that someday you'll feel that you've achieved your best in ALL aspects of your life without any regrets.


Nita Ang said...

Being a mother, myself, ramdam kita sistah. It might seem like a big sacrifice indeed, but one that is sure well-worth it.

I love your approach sa mini-album mo. Despite the fact that the subject is about "sacrifices", you are able to project it in a very positive light by showing the things you are "thankful" for as well.

Donna Espiritu said...

wow, gorgeous album idol cabbie... i salute your for being one of the greatest moms i know :)
you are truly an inspiration!

Christine said...

Cabbie, that is one beautiful work! I know motherhood can be quite a challenge... I think you are handling it really well!

Anonymous said...

beautiful project as usual, cabbie! you always come up with something, and it never fails to bring on the prettiness factor :)

Au Lim said...

woohoo! from the queen of mini albums herself! galeng! i'm sure you'll be back in your profession soon kapatid. may kilala akong ganyan, nag-nanay muna and when the kids were grown up enough, pag balik sa propesyon, humataw!!! see you soon! :-D