Monday, September 29, 2008

Mia @ 35

Mia says, KAYA!

This is a 6x6 album I created to commemorate my 35th year. Well, my birthday was last February but as early as January, I have been planning to create this. Thanks to Marian for her challenge, I have now succeeded in finishing the album! The album is in ABC format. I just listed things that I am thankful for. It's more than 26, of course, but here is just a glimpse of all my blessings. :-)

God has been so good to me. Thirty-five years of life, love and laughter. I created this ABC album to document a glimpse of these blessings. There is just so much to be thankful for.

A - Alyssa, so adorable!
B - Breastfeeding and bonding and bliss!
C - Carrier a.k.a. sling or pouch
D - Daughters, all three of them
E - Embrace
F - Friends
G - Good Health
H - Home, our first!
I - Imagination and creativity
J - Journals a.k.a. my scrapbooks and layouts
K - Kisses
L - Lechon from Cagayan de Oro
M - Married to Mier, my bestfriend
N - Nadine, my beautiful firstborn
O - Out of Town trips
P - Parents for their support and generosity
Q - Quiet Moments
R - Raya, my precious princess
S - Sisters, Mabel and Marla
T - Thirty toes -- perfection!
U - Unconditional Love
V - Voices of my girls -- talking, singing, laughing
W - Water
X - Xtraordinary children
Y - Years, 35 to be exact
Z - Zzz, time to sleep, time for me to scrap!

Bazzil cardstock, Prima papers and flowers, Queen&Co. brads, Inque Boutique letter stamps, American Crafts stickers, Fiskars Lace Puncher, Carl Corner Rounder, Staedler Pen, Colorbox ink, Acrylic letters

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


marking said...

Mia! I have to scrap lift this alphabet album. Love it.

the dreamer said...

Mia! This is just gorgeous! I was just amazed at the gorgeous moments you chose to scrap and super witty ng bawat letter mo. =)


Mia Castrillo said...

Thanks, thanks for all your kind words! I'm just so happy I was able to finish it na! Tagal tagal na ito nakaplano eh. :-)

CraftFairy said...

Love your alpha mini. And what a happy family!

Donna E. said...

hi mia! this is so clever! love this a lot, pa-scraplift ha! thanks for the inspiration! :)

Ellen said...

Hi. Does National Bookstore carry corner rounders?

Mia Castrillo said...

Yes, Ellen, but not all branches have this. :D