Monday, June 30, 2008

KAYA 14 Winners

First up, thank you so much to all those who joined. The time and effort you exerted in the layouts are truly something to applaud.

Last April, Lee asked her daughters to draw out the names, and last month, Nina let her husband draw out the winners. I wanted to be different, so I sought the help of my good friend Stephen in naming the winners for this month's challenge.

Before asking for his help, I wrote all the names of the participants. Starting with the newest entries, the list goes: Traditional - 1. Lee 2. Me-Ann 3. Nita 4. Tin and 5. Michelle. For Digital - 1. Raissa 2. Diane 3. Joyleen and 4. Zabeth. For winning the past two challenges, Marian, Marissa, and Bjay weren't included in the raffle.

Here's a screenshot of my chat with Stephen:

Allow me now to congratulate - Tin for winning the Traditional Layout of the Month and Diane for winning the Digital Layout of the Month!

You girls win these yummy goodies courtesy of another great scrapbooker, Zabeth! Please coordinate with her regarding your prizes. Thank you so much, Zabeth for sponsoring this month's challenge.

Thanks again to all those who joined.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Dunk In

Bjay says, KAYA!

My darling niece Tffee loves eating Dunkin' Donut munchkins so much! She would share some, alright. But please let her choose which flavors she's willing to let go. That's as good as saying she won't share even to her pleading kuya Ltrimm and ate Ltrell.

donut holes + tffee = happy!
summer 2008

Materials used:
cs: SEI, pps: scenice route, teresa collins, MLS, SEI; maya road alpha chipboards, acrylic paint, diamond glaze, staedler pen, buttons technique used:hand-cutting, paper tearing, doodling, painting

About ME:
I am in love with my three pamangkins but I am crazy about the youngest. she figures prominently in my scrapbook layouts and she's mighty proud of it! to know more about me, please visit my blog .

Halo Halo atbp.

Marian says, KAYA!

We went to the beach for a final summer outing. I'm not really a beach person but just wanted Sophia to experience the sand and the waves. When we arrived, our rooms weren't ready yet so we all enjoyed a cool snack under the coconut trees. I had the halo halo.

Materials Used:
Papers from LivE designs Naturally Free kit Breathe and Lea papers (website downloaded from Jessica
Brushes from floralbrushes by solenero73 and jakandara by elbereth de lioncour both downloaded from
Font for the title Asman downloaded from

Random thoughts...
One of my favorite summertime treats is halo halo
Camille prefers mais con yelo
Kathleen likes saba con yelo
At this point Sophia likes all of the above
We all like the icy watered down milk at the bottom of the glass
Marian at Montemar, June 8, 2008

About ME:
I have always loved doing arts and crafts. I used to make macrame belts, paper mache, hair accessories, cross stitch, candles, beaded accessories and Christmas decor. My current favorites are card making, stamping and scrapbooking. I think these 3 are intertwined with each other. I do believe these will be lifelong hobbies as there will always be friends to get in touch with, pictures to document and stories to tell. I am learning to use Photoshop Elements by reading on-line tips and tutorials and trying to do what I read. I hope to become a good photographer through the classes I just started recently.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Ice Cream

Lee says, Kaya!

I know Jenn said a layout about any kind of food, except that the photos have to have been taken during summer. For some reason, my brain interpreted that to be summer foods. Yes, there was a short-circuit somewhere. :-) But, I am happy that this layout is done. I've had the intention to scrap how my KiDS get all excited when they hear the ice cream cart's musical sound since I took this photo a year ago. It brings back memories of my own childhood, except then we had the pleasure of partaking of dirty ice cream from Mamang Sorbetero or ice drop with mongo.


Tan-da-ran...when you hear that musical sound there is no keeping you inside the house. You just gotta have this cold treat.

Materials Used:
CS - Debbie Mumm; PPS - SEI; Punchers - Fiskars; Ribbons - Oriental Trading, Doodlebug; Alphabets - Karen Foster; Eyelets - All About Scrapbooking; Stickers - EK Success; Pen - Zig, American Crafts; Foam - Darice; Adhesive - Saunders.

Technique Used:
Nothing much, but as usual I had difficulty keeping a firm grip on my paper, eyelets and Crop-a-Dile, all at the same time. But I really had fun with the lace and threading water border punches, which were really easy to use. And pretty, too.

About Me:
I have been scrapping for about two years now, and I still continue to enjoy it. I love being creative while at the same time preserving my memories through photos, journals and layouts. You you can learn more about me at my blog.

Friday, June 27, 2008


Raissa says, KAYA!

Hay... miss ko na ulit ang Manila. I remember in college when we used to eat at sizzlng plate almost everyday because it was inexpensive and y
ummy. Eating at sizzling plate brought me nice memorin in college. Sana scrapper na ako noon para documented mga memories na yun.


when i learned that we were having our lakbay aral in manila, i was excited because i was again going to be able to eat at the places i usually ate at when i was in college. i missed sizzling plate so much!


brush from timecharlie brushes buttons from scrapping for boys by candace duffy jones green pattern paper and title created using patterns from photoshop ribbon from little dreamer designs by michelle coleman


cropping, layering, drop shadows for depth. using brushes and changing hues and matching colors

About me:

I am Raissa Villanueva all the way from Ilocos. Been scrapping for a year and half. still trying to learn a lot from this hobby kasi medyo tagal ng naka-hibernate. hehehe!

Yummy Buko

Diane says, KAYA!

This challenge is so much fun Jenn! Thanks! I had fun creating this Buko LO of mine. I smile whenever I see this photo so I have to scrap it.

I feel summer when I look at these photos. Buko is one of my favorite summer food. I can eat a lot of those if possible. I love how it refreshes me and how yummy it is. This photo was taken last March 30, 2008. We visited our nanny’s house to celebrate her birthday and she served us with a lot of buko. I love going to their place. I am sure we will be back for some more this year. I can’t wait!

Bloom & Grow Kit by Zoe Pearn at SSD
Template by Tiff Tillman
Memory Date Stamps by Miss Mint
Font: CK Love Note, CK Handprint

Layering, using template, drop shadow for depth of the page, image editing.

About ME:
I am Diane, 24 years old from Bicol, Philippines. I am happily married to Jun for 4 years. Blessed with an angel up in heaven named Huey. He is my inspiration to scrap. I am still on the recovery stage on his passing but I think I am slowly accepting it. I do scrapbooks because of him and I want to continue scrapping for him. I am a paper and digital scrapbooker. I am also a proud owner of Nikon D80 and I am still learning how to use it. I hope to scrap more beautiful photos this time. To know me more and be updated on my life please visit my blogs A handful of Surprises and My Paper Scraps. Thank you so much!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Taco Bell

Joy says, Kaya
Finally... here I am again. Trying to gain back my momentum. I lost tracked after being absent for 2 months. I'm quite excited with the challenge this month. We had so many pictures taken while we are dining together. We both love to eat and I love to take pictures of the food presentation.

One of Erwin’s favorite fast food is Taco Bell. He like the taste of there pizza as well as the crunchy taco. Everytime we see Taco Bell, he will surely can’t resist it.
Araneta Center, Gateway - July 28, 2007

Funky Town by Tracey Blankenship, Mary Ann Wise 2P Summer Here Green Frame, Mrs. Schmuck Amethyst Brads, Andrey Neal Round and Round Scallop Frame, Chipboard Alpha

Layering, crop photos, cloning, change the color of alpha chipboards

About Me:
I'm Joyleen Dianne Co Lim married for almost 6 years to my bestfriend Erwin. I'm basically a craft girl and a gamer. I like to experiment and try new crafts like cross stitching, paper tole and now addicted to digital and traditional scrapbooking. I love to shop more than to scrap more. Quite a hoarder by nature. Once I got interested with anything I will surely try my best to get them all. Visit my blog & website for more works.

Cool Shake Refreshing

I forgot this one again due to so many excuses and reasons until Lee buzz me and saying where is my layout for Kaya. I am not very productive to myself lately and I'm very sorry for it. Anyway I will make "bawi" soon, here is my digital layout for the Kaya and Lee thank you for buzzing me.

I used the picture taken last February 10, 2008.

Journaling: Me and my dad zipping Fuzion shake together. Summer is always here, beating the heat last February 10, 2008.

Technique: Digital layout using Adobe Photoshop, editing, resizing, adding layering and style.

Materials Credits: StickerNfun sketch,Mary Scrapgalerie papers, Fiesta fun alphas, SG refresh VRA stickers-Beverage, Kschmidt-Pour me another sun, SG refresh stitched pocket stripped, Font: CK Alis writing.

About Me:

Zabeth for short, Married to Charles with one daughter Grace Kelly.
View much of my work at my blog.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Popsicle Kids

Marissa says, KAYA!
Summer from where I am is from June 21 to August 20. There are the sure signs of Summer - ivy winding its way up the pergola, flowers swaying in the cool breeze, mosquitoes, fruit flies, and bees abound, kids on bikes, shorts pants, short-sleeved shirts, and flip flops... We haven't had a chance to celebrate summer with food yet so I used old pictures of (L-R) Christina, Stephanie, & Monica in order to meet this month's deadline. There's always ice cream in the fridge, but one bought from the ice cream man is an entirely different treat!
Journaling Reads:
Summer's not complete without shirts & shorts and the Popsicle Trio.

Materials Used:
Lollipop Designs [LPD] - Beez & Bloomz & Bugz ivy, flowers, bee, alpha;
Font - freestyle script
ByGod'sDesign - Popsicle Paradise background paper, popsicles & people sticks
Program Used - Photoshop CS
Techniques Used:
Re-sizing, free forming, adding shadows; duplicating some elements, re-colored the kids skirts from pink to purple, yellow, and red; re-colored some of the flowers; the original alphabet set is made of just a black outline. I filled the interior with green to make it stand out.
About me:

I have leaned towards digital scrapbooking mainly because of ease. I make albums of traditional pages that I give away as gifts, but in all honesty, not at all as intricate and 3D as the pages made by PS members.
I am a recovering scrapbook paper collector.... (^.^). There is hope for me yet. I have learned to let go of my stash. A little bit at a time, I've given papers away to nieces in the Philippines so they, too, can experience the joy of scrapbooking.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Ice Cream

Me-anne says, KAYA!

Here's my take on this Kaya Challenge, I was actually inspired to do a layout base from what I've learned from Valerie and Janna's Got Sketch Class.

Journaling Reads:
Mj is a picky eater and making her eat one must have a good convincing power and expert in persuasion with all the strategy on hand! Hence, even convincing her to eat an ice cream is an ordeal, but when she tasted the sugar coated cone last April 13, 2008, when we attended Children's Party sponsored by our community- she found out that ice cream taste superb and for her its the best!

Material Used:
Bazzil CS, Crate Paper, SR Summer Collection, KI Pop Couture, DCWV Nana Kids, CI Narratives, Foo Fa La Bottons, Prima Bring, Simple Joy Chipboards and Noteworthy Tag

Layering and Hand-cutting

About me:
I'm me and I love to be me, others misunderstood me because of my eyes, but there's more of me that your eyes dont see, hehehe, mysterious ba hahaha, check on my blog:

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Comfort Food

Nita says, KAYA!

My daughter, Sam, is a finicky eater. In fact, if it were not for the bribes of dessert, I doubt if she will be able to finish a decent meal. She has a soft spot though for dairy products, which I shamelessly abuse to my advantage - hehehe. So, to pay tribute to this wonderful concoction called Milk, I have decided to do this layout of Sam with her favorite food.

Journaling Reads: Be it chocolate, cheese, yogurt or ice cream... your favored comfort food has to have one essential ingredient - "Dede".
Materials Used: BG Sultry pps (Posh & Swell); BG Sultry chip stickers; American Craft thickers (Gift Box & Rootbeer Float); Prima Say It In Crystals; American Craft slick writer (brown); Crochetted flower; Checkered ribbon.
Other Materials: Simply Scrappy circle template; EK Success corner punch.

About Me:
I am a terribly slow scrapper. I keep telling myself that I am just relishing the process, but as we all know... that is just an excuse. While scrapping, it is normal to see me on my knees searching under the table for missing embellishments. You see, I have 3 devious cats who delights in taking up space on my table and swiping things on it from time to time. They are terribly cute though and good company, too. So I let them get away with it and leave them alone with their whiskers unplucked - for now.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Chamorro Chill

Tin says KAYA!

It was one of those humid days while visiting my sister and her husband in Guam when we found this snow cone shop at the Chamorro Village. I just had to commemorate our stop at this cool sanctuary!

It was but another warm night in the island when we found this cool spot at the Chamorro Village. HUGE snow cones, brain freeze and hamming it up kept us from MELTING AWAY!

Materials Used:
Studio Calico Kit, Handpicked: Bazzil Kraft, Scrapwkrs Magpie Orchard, Scenic Route Paper Grafton Laxton Ave., Sassafrass Lass All My Heart, SEI, Thickers Vinyl Rootbeer Float, Thickers Accents Chipboard, Jenni Bowlin Tiny Trims Gold rubons, Kaisercrafts Rhinstones, Imaginesce Blossoms Stamp, SEI Epoxy Essentials Dill Blossom
Not included in the kit: Sun charm, Crate Paper Family rubon, Collage Press Stamp Dear Diary., Studio G Clear Stamp, Nick Bantock Lamp Black , Adirondack Cranberry, Thickers Felt Playroom, Cavallini & Co. Labels, Micron Pen Black

Techniques Used:
- stamping and layering, distressed chipboard

About Me:
Snippets about me :-)
I'm a wannabe photographer.
When I start a LO, it stays on my desk for days unfinished. Chocolates are like vitamins, I must have one a day.
I just discovered rapelling and I am totally in love with it.
I am crazy about scrapping glue! I swear, i don't sniff it LOL
And i'm just awful with my KAYA deadlines *guilty grin* hehe

Monday, June 9, 2008

Fruits I Grew Up Eating

Michelle says, KAYA!

This is mini book I created about “ME”. And one of my topics are about the fruits I grew up eating as a child in the Philippines. I left Philippines when I was only 12 years old. Thankfully almost the whole family is in the states so I am able to eat Filipino food growing up. But the one thing I miss the most and constantly crave are the fruits I grew up eating. I can remember looking forward to the times when I can go to the province where my grandma live, to be able to play in the farm and pick the fruits right off of the trees. It was an amazing experience! My kids will never know that kind of play. But I want to share with them, at least the knowledge about the things I had when I was a kid in PI and share my love for the fruits that only Philippines can offer.

Materials used:
Altered Kit paper
Craft paper for fold outs
Target chipboard letters
Prima mini flowers

Cut up Craft paper to mat pictures and leave a half an inch on one side to create a gate fold affect. For the space of one 4x6 pictures you can put as many as you want using the gate fold technique. Here I was able to put 7 pictures but took up room for one.

About Me:
I have been scrapbooking for almost 10 years now. I started out being introduce through stamping and started scrapping while I was pregnant with my first child. I was hooked and never looked back. I have always had a love for papers since I can remember. And now as an adult I can actually play and buy all the papers I want to heart’s content. I love scrapbooking because I love creating, I have a lot of ideas in my head and if I don’t get it out I will go crazy. It is my outlet, my joy and passion. I am lucky enough to have such a supporting husband and kids who leave me alone and let me play. Lol!!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

A Treat for Mom?

Jenn says, KAYA!

Every year, my Aunt Julie visits the Manaoag Church in Pangasinan. When I heard about the roadtrip she and her former high school classmates are having, I went to La Union to come with them. I decided to come a day before her birthday for I also would like to come with her as she visits the church. It wasn't my first time there, but the last time I went to the church August last year, I didn't know there's a part in the grounds called "the Rosary Park." That's what I wanted to check.

We arrived in the church grounds pretty late, and the park was closed during lunch time, so instead of the usual lunch at the mall in Urdaneta, we all decided to eat at Chowking, which was just across the church, so we can check back the park after lunch. Thinking what to order was a bit difficult at first, and brother made a joke and asked Aunt to order the salu-salo treat for mom instead. You see, Aunt Julie is still single at age 50+, so we (her nephews and nieces) always tease her (all in good fun, though). Anyway, at first Aunt brushed off the idea, but when I saw that the meal package includes free Halo-Halo for the mom, I told Aunt maybe they won't really require people to have a "mom" before you can order the meal. And if they ask, for sure they won't doubt that either is of us is a mom since there are 16 year old young ladies who are mothers already. Whew, we were stressing so much about the food! =)

Journaling reads:
"Neither Aunt Julie nor I were mothers, yet we opted to order the Salu-Salo treat for moms when we went to Manaoag Church in Pangasinan. Actually, it was the free Halo-Halo that we (or I) wanted to have. And why not? With the summer's heat, I am sure anyone would opt to have at least one serving of Halo-Halo, regardless if you're a mom or not." - Manaoag, Pangasinan 20 May 2008

Materials Used:
Patterned Papers: DCWV, Miss Elizabeth's, and Cherry Arte (among others - some of the papers were given as prizes and I don't know their labels)
Others: cardstock stickers (Basic Grey), cardstock button and embossed corner (bought at Simplejoys), Flowers (Prima), blings.

About ME:
A scrapbooker, blogger, food tripper, and now a traveller and a trying hard photographer. Read my blogs at:,,, and

KAYA 14 - The Flavors of Summer

It has been said that Filipinos love to eat. I, for one can attest to that, but I cannot agree to this unless I have some proofs. This month's challenge is all about food... summer foods, that is. Well, it's already June, and I am sure all of us have our own share of summer outings and getaways, so this challenge isn't really that hard to do. Yup, let's ease out a bit on the challenge, and let's all get funky!

For this challenge, you have to scrap a photo with food on it, and it has to be taken during summertime of any particular year - you can even scrap a picture of your ancestors while eating, if you have a picture of that. But while the challenge is about food, it doesn't really have to be 100% focused on the food. Let's say you attended a wedding last month and you want to scrap a picture taken with the couple as they feed each other their wedding cake - you don't really have to talk about the cake eating (if that's what you want); you can do a serious journal about what the cake eating symbolizes in your own opinion. Also, let it be known that the challenge isn't just about ice cream, halo-halo, or watermelon. You can also scrap about your recent food trip, or your favorite recipe -- the options are endless, provided all the pictures in the layout has to be taken on summertime.

You can submit layouts in any format (traditional, digital, or hybid), shapes, and sizes. You can scraplift or use a sketch, and you can submit as much entries as you want, but of course, your name will be put in the raffle just once. =) One basic requirement though, you have to include the date when the picture was taken.

Deadline for submission would be on June 29, 11:59PM. Happy scrapping!