Sunday, August 31, 2008

Kaya 16 Winner!!!!

Before I announce the winner of this month's challenge, I would like to thank you all for joining my challenge for Kaya 16. Im so happy that a lot of you tried making these clocks!!! And they are all so beautiful!!! And I would also like to thanks Jane of Rekindled Moments for sponsoring this month's prize!!! So without further delay.... (forgive me because this boy just had his spaghetti hihi!)
Gracie, you're going to get this humble RAK from Rekindled Moments. E-mail me so that we could arrange how are you going to get these goodies from me. Congrats!!!!
Mga ladies!!! sa uulitin!!!! Salamat muli!!!

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Time Well Spent

Ella says, KAYA!

This is my 1st ever altered clock. Thanks Cookie for coming up with this challenge! Btw, I was able to finish this clock last Thursday but not able to upload earlier because of my busy sched.

Love is Life. And If you miss Love, you miss Life. - Leo Buscalgia.
March 19-21, 2008. Punta de Fabian, Baras Rizal.

Materials Used:
Clock from SM, CS (Black, White and Red), PPS, Zig Pen, Bo Bunny Rub-on, MF Felt Alpha, Rickrack, Inkpad, Diecuts (Fancy Pants, My Little Shoebox), HOTP Brad, 7 Gyp CS Sticker, Tools Used ( Fiskars Border Puncher and Stampin Up Fresh Script Stamp).

I am Ella Mendoza-Go. 32yo . Married for 3years and 17weeks preggy with our 1st baby. Engineer by profession. Started scrapping june of 2006. 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

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Time Marches On ... even for Bob

Ching says, KAYA!

After an extensive search, I finally found a clock! Thank you Cookie for the altered clock idea. It inspired me to change the clock face and pay a tribute to my husband who was very appreciative.

Son, Brother, Husband, In-laws, Father, Uncle, Stepfather, Friend, Civil Servant, Grandfather,
Great-Grandfather, Veteran and Ph.D.

You've been to our life a sheltering tree.
You've been there giving shade to us.
Your quiet strength will see us through.
We're so glad that you love us 'cause
we will always love you.

K&Company Basic Grey Sublime Scrap Kit pattern paper, DCWV Stockcard, Memory Maker brad, Sikl ribbons, Fonts printed from Microsoft Word processor.

Cropping, Tearing, Trimming, Layering

About ME:
I'm a stay at home mom to a teenage son and married to a wonderful man. I play golf twice a week, socialize with Fil-Am friends; love shopping, scrapbooking and sewing. Visit me at

Monday, August 25, 2008

Altered Time

Sheryl says, Kaya!

This is a wonderful challenge, Cookie! Thank you!


"No Time Like the Present!" - Mrs. Manley


PPS: FP Free Spirit collection "Storm"; Prima Rue 88 Collection "Grand Cou"; Prima Corina Nielsen Whisper collection "Enlightened"
Rub-ons: AL Epiphany ; FP Rub Ons;
Diecut (for journal); Pink Paislee's Spring Fling collection

About me:

Happy Mama to now happier Lilaa and Maia (ages 2.5 & 1 year old respectively), wife to my one big love. Rekindled my love affair with Scrapbooking in May 2006. I c0-own and co-manage an online bookstore with a good friend Julie Kelly.

Also, I have moved to my new virtual home here. Though you can always come by here.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Our Family

Marix says, KAYA!

Finally, I'm back at Kaya! I have missed a couple of challenges and I have no excuse. I was on a hunt for a wall clock, a cheap wall clock, ever since Cookie posted the challenge. I was afraid I would mess up so I thought I should experiment with a cheap clock, fair enough? hehehe So glad I didn't mess up and my housemates even asked me to make for them! Thanks for this challenge Cookie! This one is a gift for my brother :)


We R Memory keepers pp; MME, Fancy pants, MM and K&CO rub-ons; chatterbox number stickers; stickles (turquoise, platinum, candy cane); brads; glitter; Ranger glossy accents, doily

After adhering the rub-ons I applied the stickles.
For the glittered brads, I applied glossy accents and dipped the brads onto the bottle of glitters, you can also do the same technique for flock or micro beads for bigger brads.

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. Do drop by at my blog to know more about me. Thanks!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Beautiful Moments, Precious Memories

Mia says, KAYA!

I have been a Kaya lurker for a long time now and have been thinking of joining the challenges but somehow have never been able to. But with Cookie's challenge to alter a clock, well, maybe I just got challenged myself. LOL! I've been wanting to alter a clock since the time I saw Pia Lopez do it a few years back. It's isn't as hard as I thought! I was able to finish my clock in about 30 minutes or so and I'm quite happy with the results.

My daughter, Nadine, wasn't too excited at first when she saw me working on my clock. "But I like it as it is," she was insisting that I don't alter it. I told her to just be patient and wait for me to finish. When I was done and showed her my finished product, her reaction was of great joy. "It's beautiful, Mama!" she exclaimed. Now she's asking when I'll be altering the rest of the clocks in our house. LOL!

Life is a series of beautiful moments that, over time, add up to precious memories.

Clock, DCWV patterned papers, Bazzil cardstock, Sizzix mini papers, buttons, ricrac, journaling paper

About ME:
I am in my mid-thirties, married to my bestfriend, Mier, for 8 years and blessed with three beautiful daughters, Nadine (age 6), Raya (age 4) and Alyssa (11 months). I have been fixing my photos since high school but got really serious (as in using acid free materials) in 2004. I am a self proclaimed scrap addict. Visit me at

Lots of Love

Joy says KAYA!

I'm glad I was able to altered this clock from the company giveaway of my husband. From the usual company logo, I was able to turn it something more beautiful and useful. Thank you Cookie for having this wonderful idea during the PS EB.

I love that you get cold when its 71 degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle above your nose when you're looking at me like I'm nuts. I love that after I spend a day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go ti sleep at night. And it's not because I'm lonely, and it's not because it's New Year's Eve. I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want to rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.
- Harry in When Harry Met Sally-

Materials Used:
Imagination Project "Gin-X- He sings at Weddings"-Hart Strings & Table 9, Craft Express Stickers, Simple Joy Stickers, AAS Applique Sticker, Craft Express Alpha Chipboard, Semco Paint-Jet Black & Mud Cake, Vellum Glue Dots, Tracing Paper

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.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Time Stood Still

Cel says, KAYA!

I've been dying to alter the boring clock in my room and I'm so glad that I finally did, thanks to this Kaya Challenge! I never realized that altering a clock is that easy.

Materials used:
PP (Kaisercraft and American Crafts for the leaf pattern), Journaling spots (Heidi Swapp), Rub-ons (Creative Express, DCWV and Maya Road), chipboard numbers (American Crafts Thickers), Stickers (7gypsies).

About ME:
I am a senior associate in a public accounting firm. I became addicted to this hobby in 2007. Most of my layouts are about my friends, family, and me and BF of more than 10 years, Ivan. I am also very interested in photography and plan to join a beginners class in the near future. I hope I'd get to know you all and attend the EBs hopefully if its close to Quezon City. Do visit me at my blog

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Moments to Cherish

Nita says KAYA,

During the last PS EB on November 2007, Cookie had captivated all of us with her altered clock tutorial. Almost all the members who attended that day herded their way to the mall within days to hoard on wall clocks – LOL. I was one of those who immediately bought two just in case I ran out of stock due to the frenzy she had created, which isn’t far fetched considering the track record we have as scrappers :D

Sadly though, those wall clocks remained untouched for months till I had gathered enough courage to even attempt altering one for my sister-in-law. Like most of us who braved to follow Cookie’s footsteps, it seems the greatest thrill we encountered was to discover that the clock was still functioning after we had put it back together – hehehe. In fact, the joy of creating the layout for it only came in a close second. Well, at least it was for me.

So now I am down to one last clock. Thank God Cookie called on this challenge for Kaya or else it would have remained doomed in storage for more months to come. Thank you, Cookie, for this brilliant spark of inspiration. You truly are a gem to our scrapping community.

Journaling Reads: Never a moment goes by that I don’t thank God for the gift of YOU.

Materials Used: BG Perhaps pps (Beatrice & Julia); K&Co pps; Hero Arts rubber stamp (Manuscript Background); K&Co Brenda Walton embossed stickers; MM tiny alphas (Pink Ledger); American Craft glittered letter stickers (Sprinkles); Mulberry paper; Crystal blings; Cotton lace; Wall clock.

About Me: My name is Nenita Sy-Ang, but to be quite honest, I much prefer being called Nita. Somehow, hearing my maiden name being called out in full still brings back repressed memories of my teacher’s voices: “Nenita Sy, where is your homework?!” (Nita shudders) See what I mean? – hehehe. Kidding aside, I am 44-years-old. I work as an accounting manager for a manufacturing company, by day… and a family-documentary recorder, by night. Do visit me at to view more of my works. Hope to see you there :D

Sunday, August 10, 2008


Mel says, KAYA!

Every time our wall clock runs out of batteries I always wanted to replace it. But now that I altered it, I don't mind if it is late or has stopped. But of course it would be great to get it working again. It was more of a challenge putting the clock back to working condition than putting the layout together. My son is proud of it. So am I.

A small son can charm himself into, and out of most things.- Jenny de Vries

Materials Used:
Scenic Route Liberty die-cut, Imagination Project Scientific pp, Basic Grey Monogram i, blue cs, Diamond glaze, K-ology pp

Techniques Used/Process:
altering, Dimension using Diamond glaze, paper layering

About ME:
I'm Mel Tiglao, 30, a mom to a cute 3 year old boy, an artist at heart, a collector of lots of things... paper clippings of my fave stars, recipes, pics, magazines, comic strips etc etc. I've been a member of PS for less than a year. I've been a scrapbooker for a long time even before they had a name for it. Of course in those times acid-free wasn't heard of yet and stickers were the rage.

Together Happy

Sandra says, KAYA!

Here's my take on the challenge. I've been wanting to alter clocks ever since I saw Cookie's works. I was so inspired. And last August 8, I ran to Divisoria to look for a clock, since its just a jeepney ride from work. I saw a store full of clocks, and I got one for only P60. Nice price for my first altered clock. I'll be using this clock in our hubby's green room. I really love it. Its simply green, fun and its us.

Supplies used:
Paper (fancy pants), Rub ons (daisy ds, craft express), number chipboards (american crafts), "so much love" chipboard (scenic route)

About ME:
I'm 27 years old. Just got married last October 2007. Whew! I started scrapbooking last year. But hey I'm addicted to it already. I'm working as a credit analyst in a telecommunications company. I'm glad that I have my creative outlet-w/c is scrapbooking! It is relaxing and I feel free from stress while doing it. Visit my blog:

Time Together

Marian says, KAYA!

I was so excited to learn that this month's challenge is an altered clock. I have had this clock since last December when our favorite hardware gifted it to me. It has been sitting in the cabinet all this time. So when the challenge was posted I had to do it right away.

Chatterbox papers, K & Co. diecut, Creative imaginations rub-ons, CS scraps, pink flower blings, plastic disc tags, QK Metro die cut numbers, Diamond Glaze.

cutting, punching, layering, inking, painting (the discs green as they didn't match), adhering numbers to discs then used Diamond Glaze.

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.

Sweet Little Princess

Gracie says, KAYA!

I had an unused clock in the house which was still in a box. I think my mom got it for free when she bought our water dispenser. I used Marcie's cute picture for my clock. Now it's more pleasing to look at the time because it has my little girl's cute picture. Oh the title I used for this clock is "Sweet Little Princess" coz my little girl is surely sweet & pretty as a princess. I do have another clock in our room waiting to be altered. Thanks for this great & fun challenge!

Floral Patterned papers, stickers & chipboard by All About Scrapbooking
Sticker numbers y EK Success Stickopotamus
Inkssentials Glossy accents
White Gel Pen- Pentel
Black Marker
Yellow Beads
Brown & White Ribbons

-I colored the numbers with a black marker & glazed it with Inkssentials Glossy accents to give it dimension. When it was all dried up, I then drew little dots & flowers on the numbers to match my floral theme.
-Did some layering with the patterned papers
-I also glazed the sticker flowers with Glossy accents
-I used the thin white ribbon to frame the picture
-Placed yellow beads next to the numbers to serve as markers for the clock.

About ME:
I'm Gracie Ann David-Tan, currently 25 years old & turning a year older next month. A current resident of Angeles City. I'm a mommy to Marcie (now 19 months old) & a wife to my loving & very hardworking husband, Mark. I'm a lover of arts & crafts (scrapooking, card making, altered art & paper crafts). I believe that you need not spend a lot to create art. Of course I do have my splurging moments too sometimes when I go shopping for arts & crafts materials & tools. I like to invest more on useful tools. I see myself as a resourceful person. Before I throw something away I try to visualize what I can create with that item. Like the emptied formula milk cans for example, I decided to create unique gift containers with them instead of just throwing them away. You can view samples of my altered cans at this site: & for my other LOs & creations.

I'm also a lover of music & dance & chocolates of course! I'm a stay at home mom but I also co-manage our family business. We sell perfume & health & beauty products both retail & wholesale. I still dream of putting up my own arts & crafts store here in our place since we have limited sources of scrapbook supplies here. I love to cook & bake too!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Our Family

Me-Anne says, KAYA!

Initially I was kinda apprehensive about altering this clock project, di ko yata kaya yan ----he he he. Well KAYA ko pala, thanks for Cookie for the heads up again.

This is actually a gift to a very special friend of mine last August 6 on the occasion of her birthday. Incidentally the photo of the project was done so quickly that I need to hand her the gift I was not able to get a good view of the picture of them. But I did feel so happy that I was able to say KAYA!

Sweet Memories - hold to the things that matters most.

Material Used:
DCWV Nana Kids PP, Ki Memories Stickers, Ric-rac riboons, Foofala stickers, Been there Done that PP on the photo mat, Simple Joy photo corner, AC Thickers


About ME:
Know more of me at

Friday, August 1, 2008

Time spend together...

Cookie says, KAYA!

I have done a few altered clocks to given as gifts to friends, relatives during special occassions. But this time, I've decided to make one for myself. I have this picture of Henry and Harvey for quite some time now... this photo is one of my favorites so I've decided to use it on my altered clock so that i can hand it in our bedroom.

Supplies Used:
DCWV Cardstock; AC Thickers; AC patternpapers; White vellum; Green lace

Techniques Used:
Doodling, Tearing, Distressing

About ME:
I'm 30 years old, a mom to a super energetic boy named Harvey and a loving wife to Henry. Been scrapping since May 2007 and and i'm really enjoying every single moment of it. I just love to create... it's my way of expressing myself. Visit me at

Kaya 16 - It's Alter Time!!!

If you have been religiously doing Kaya Challenges (which I'm so guilty of...not), more or less you will have 15 layouts now in your album. So now, let's do something different. I'm doing an altered clock tutorial and yup, this will be this month's Kaya Challenge.

I will be posting step by step pictures on how to do this. I know some of you guys know how to do this already. But for the benefit of the newbies and other scrappers who haven't tried this project, I am posting them for you to follow.

Materials Needed:
  1. Any clock (i always buy this at SM department store... its cheap, only costs P150 per clock)
  2. pliers
  3. cutter
  4. thin foam
  5. screw driver
  6. adhesives
  7. scissors
  8. 5R picture
  9. and other materials you usually need to make a layout like cardstock, patterned paper, etc...
Step 1. Get any clock and carefully dismantle it using a screw driver.

Step 2: Carefully take body of the clock away from the frame and the glass. Do not separate the glass from its frame.

Step 3: Carefully take off the hands of the clock by simply pulling them off. Please do this one by one and avoid bending them.

Step 4: Using a set of pliers, unscrew the bolt after taking the hands off the face of the clock.

Step 5: Carefully lift the white face of the clock. Avoid tearing this as you will use this as a pattern for the next step.

Step 6: Get a cardstock, preferably one that will match the photo and the patterned papers that you will use to design your clock. Trace the white circle paper that you took off the clock using pencil then cut the excess using scissors.

Step 7: Get the thin foam and place it under the cardstock to serve as protection in cutting the small inner circle of the cardstock. Use a cutter in doing this. your ready to design your own clock. This is like making your normal layouts only in a circle shape. Just keep in mind of the hole in the middle part of the cardstock - so avoid placing pictures (especially face part) or any embellishments directly over it.

Make your clocks simple, keeping in mind that you still have to place numbers for the minutes and the hours. And avoid 3D embellishments because they might come into contact with the clock's hands making it impossible to move. As much as possible keep it flat to the cardstock.

Once you're done with your circle layout, put adhesives at the back then place it on the body of the clock. (be careful to place the numbers straight on top, below, to the right and to the left. Again, you can use the white face of the clock you removed earlier a guide.

Step 8: Putting it back... First, place the layout as the new face of the clock then put on the bolts to secure the clock's machine, then put the hands back (check they are not bent), then the frame with the glass and there you have it... your own altered clock!

It's easy, right? You can give these as personalized gifts to your friends also!

Now back to the challenge requirements...

I'm only requiring you to use a clock of course and at least 1 photo (it can be 5R or 4R).

So enjoy and I hope you liked my simple tutorial on this.

Deadline of entries is on Aug 30, Saturday, 11:59 PM.