Friday, October 31, 2008

Kaya 18 RAK Winners

From the bottom of my heart I would like to thank everyone who joined the challenges and to the mods thanks so much most especially to Lee. I never expected such a big turn-out especially with two challenges being offered.

And now without further delay here are the winners...

Since I was alone at the office I did the drawing all by myself hehe. I used Excel to print out the names and drew the winners from a plastic cup and I used my handphone to take these photos :)

Congratulations Sheryl and Issa!!! Please email me your mailing address at bengawan(at)gmail(dot)com
I do hope you will continue to make use of your scrapping tools and create cards for your loved ones. Thanks again and Happy Halloween!!!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Scrap Buds

Cel says, Kaya!

I've been so busy this past weeks that I only got to do this tonight. Good thing I still made it to this month's challenge.

We are definitely more than just scrap buddies. We go way way back in high school. Sophomore year to be exact. Way back when we refer to our group as the Spice Girls. You Posh and me Sporty. You are a very special friend to me. Especially now that we share such a creative hobby. I sure do hope we remain friends forever!

Materials Used:
CS-Bazzill, PP-Jenny Bowlin and Love,Elsie, alpha-American Crafts and Making Memories, chipboard accents-American Crafts, felt-Queen and Co., others-rhinestones.

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


Issa says, KAYA!

Hi everyone! I guess I'm the last to submit for this month as it's already 11 in the evening. But I am just to happy to scrap my youngest latest photos. We went to the beach last weekend at White Cove, Laiya, Batangas. I never saw Chuy enjoyed this much on the sand, he was writing numbers everywhere! And of course, super picture naman ako to document this memories and I just realized I was a super proud Mommy showing my cousins and my relatives what Chuy was doing. He's 4 1/2 years old now and I just can't wait for his next pasikat again!

After 5 months in school, you suddenly showed off what you'd learned by writing the numbers on the sand. Mommy was so proud of you, all my daily sacrifices of bringing you to school was all so worth it! Chuy at 4 1/2 years old

Materials Used:
MM Hillary Stamp Shape pps, Creative Imaginations Shells pps, cardstocks, AC Thickers glittered chipboard letters, Provocraft shells stickers, dried starfish, 7 Gypsies cardstock sticker, and Tim Holtz ticket.

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

Nothing is Too Wonderful to be True

Barbie says, KAYA!

I've never entered a Kaya entry before, I keep missing the deadlines. This time I was determined to make this one, even by the skin of my teeth. Hopefully I'll work up the nerve to join some more.


Nothing is too wonderful to be true

Look at the way the moon behaves.
Look at the way she paints
A silver ribbon on the waves.
One thing I've leanred and I'll share
with you-
Nothing is too wonderful to be true.

Each moment opens like a flower.
The age of miracles comes
Every hour on the hour.
Turn any corner,
There's something new
And nothing is too wonderful
To be true.

If I'm preceived to be
Naive to be the way I am
Let people say I am a silly goof

Is life a plateful? Am I grateful?
Every day I am,
It's an amazing world in which we live
And I've got living proof.

Look at the way the moon behaves.
Look at the way she paints
A silver ribbon on the waves
Leading directly to me and you.

Nothing is too wonderful to be true.

PP from Making Memories, colored vellum, Provocraft Alphaletterz, and Creative Imaginations clear letter stickers

About ME:
I'm Lianne, but most people know me as Barbie. 30 years old, freelance writer and editor. I've been scrapbooking since high school but only got into the scientific method of it five years ago. I still consider myself a newbie, though.

We r Family

Susie says, KAYA!

Here's my take on Marix' challenge. I don't have any decorative scissors but KAYA din pala. I learned one thing from this challenge, every time I make a LO, I will use the scraps to make at least one card.

3 today, 4 lucky can i be?

And here's the card using the scraps.

Materials used:
K & Co., KI lace, chipboard, white pen, foam tape, stickers, ribbons, MM acrylic paint

lots of cutting using craft knife, layering, , inking, tearing.

About ME:
I'm Susie, 38 years old, living in Hongkong, married for 10 years, with 18-month-old son. Been scrapping since 2002. SAHM with part-time job as a mystery shopper.

Music & Me

Judy says, KAYA!

And here's the card from my scraps.

PPs Svannah (Scenic Route), Canopie(7gypsies), Summer Garden (Colorbok), thickers (American Crafts), Pigment Inkpad (Colorbox), UTEE, mini charm (Karen Foster), musical note brads (HOTP) card creator(EK Sucess) Embossing borders (Fiskars)

Paper tearing, inking, cutting, embossing

About ME:
Hi! I'm Judy. I started scrapbooking two years ago. My family has always been my inspiration in all the things I do. I have been married for 11 years now and have one daughter. I also enjoy doing variety of crafts.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

All Boxed Up

Jen says, KAYA!

Here's my take on Marix' wonderful challenge.

Materials Used:
Bazzil Basics (Yellow, Dark Brown), Heartbeat Pure Glitter Lace Cardstock, Basic Grey Euphoria chip stickers, Me & My Big Ideas embellishments Sunshine Icons, Soft Spoken embellishments Ellen - flowers, Maya Road chipboard label, Making Memories rub-ons, Orange & Yellow Polka-dot PP.

Hand-cutting, Letters cut from Craft Robo

About ME:
I'm Jen, working mother and wife. I'm currently residing in Singapore as a computer
consultant. I started scrapbooking Sept 2006 - 9 months after my daughter (Jillian) was born. It's a wonderful way to remember the emotions and little events in our life, as well as a great outlet for creativity.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Friends Forever

Isah Mae says, KAYA!

This LO is my very first entry. I'm so busy at school and I don't have enough time to scrap; my schedule also was not that good. Anyway, the photos were taken last Tuesday. I really missed my high school friends and we spent our time together taking some photos before going to our reunion.

"Memories last forever, never do they die. Friends stay together, never say goodbye." - Melina Campos

Materials Used:
Adobe Photoshop CS3, Fonts, gundimom-CIJ doodles 07-conifers, 05_E_Box, Overlay_EdgeStaxMixed_2 from

Techniques Used:
Cropping, changing hues

About ME:
I'm Isah Mae, but my friends call me sahmae. I am a Marketing student in Central Colleges of the Philippines. I've been scrapping since I was in high school but when I entered college, I became passive on that hobby. I am also interested in photography, creating AVPs and reading books.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

GCC Market Day!

Zabeth Says, KAYA!

What a busy day for me and I almost forgot my entry for this month kaya challenged. Thank you Marix for the fun challenge. Here is my digital layout thank you for looking!

It’s a fun day celebrating the market day with my friends. (Jada,Grace,Celina,
Angeline,& Audrey ).

Adobe Photoshop, ISMIT Scalloped ribbon, SP Promise paper swirlie, Green fiber, fun alphas and flower.

Nothing so special only Digital, with cookie cutter, drop shadow style.

About ME:

Zabeth for short. Know me more,

Together Forever

Cookie says Kaya!!

After missing a few Kaya challenges, I'm really glad to be able to make something for this one. This is quite simple but I had so much fun doing it!!! Thanks Marix for this challenge!!!
I wish for that Harvey... you'll always be my baby...10, 20, 30 plus years from now.

my card.... still finishing it... but will upload it promise!

Materials Used:
Making Memories -Delaney Die cut stamp paper, Daisy Buckets summer cottage secret garden; MM noteworthy Journaling notebook; MM diecut journaling; Pink Paisely Diecuts; Be mod Buttons; Maya road Chipboards - together; DCWV Dark pink cs; Kaiser paint - hot pink & tropical water; Black uniball signo pen; Judikins diamond glaze

Techniques Used:
Painting & inking; Blotting(not so sure how to call it); Doodling

About Me:
I'm Cookie Aguilar, 30 years old and a SAHM to a super poser boy named Harvey. I love this hobby so much!!! and Im really having a blast creating pages! To see more of me, visit me here.

Simply Cute 'Do

Donna saya, KAYA!
I made this almost 2 weeks ago, I think.
Just took a photo today :D
I have tons of extra photos in my photo box, like these photos of my niece when we had her hair cut for the first time. I think I made 2 layouts, 1 mini-album and plus this one using the photos from this "milestone" in my niece's life... lol!
Anyways, on to the challenge... I really like Marix' challenge for this month. Made this one pretty fast and I really had fun. And of course, the card too! Tfl!

Cheska.. more than a year old.. First haircut..Dahlia St.

and my card:
Techniques and Materials:
Doodling, using of paint.
Fancy Pants papers and felt shapes, DCWV cs, MM paints, AAS wooden flowers, Sakura pen, Simple Joys Silver hearts.

About Me:

Hi all! I'm Donna Espiritu.
I design for Scrapbooks Hawaii, My Little Attic, Dixie Pieces Digitals and Black Magic Sketches.
You can check out my addiction HERE :D

Saturday, October 25, 2008

In the Winx of an Eye

Lee says, KAYA!

Sadly, I wasn't able to keep my resolution to join every Kaya challenge. I had to miss the clock and mini-album challenges because of the many things that happened IRL the past two months. But I hope that with this challenge, I am again up to speed. Thanks, Marix, for inspiring me to make more use of my punchers and decorative scissors.

This layout is about my youngest DD, who learned to read from Dr. Seuss books and Princess and Winx Club magazines.

Wasn't it only yeserday that I was reading to you? And yet here you are at 4, proudly showing off your reading skills. I will never cease to be amazed by your love for the written word. 10/22/08

And here is my card which I made from the scraps.

Materials Used:
PPS - Autumn Leaves, Making Memories; CS - DCWV (card only); Chipboards - Fancy Pants, Craft Express; Stickers - Provo Craft; Flowers - Bazzill, Prima; Brads - Making Memories; Paints - Tulip, Pebeo; Ink - Clearsnap; Adhesive - Saunders; Ribbon/fibers - unknown.

Cutting, tearing, inking, layering.

About ME:
I'm just a scrapbooker who's trying to make a mark in her own little world. You can visit a corner of that world at

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Sadness Is Self Inflicted

Diane says, KAYA!

This is really a great challenge Marix! I am happy to use what I purchased last Idol Finals. I love the bracket paper from Jenni Bowlin and this is the perfect time to use it! Thanks Marix for this great challenge and yummy prize!

I scrapped my picture that reminds me that Sadness is self inflicted. So I to choose to be happy always because it makes me beautiful each day! :-)

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Sadness is self inflicted.

You need not to bother too much about every crappy, shitty occurrences around you.
But then again, you tend to get yourself involved.
Happiness is self induced just the same.
As they say, its just a matter of perspective.

So while you still have the chance to shape your days mood, choose: would you rather be sad or happy?

Life is good.

Life is bad.

You decide.

Click to view larger.

For You Mom Card
Materials used:
Jenni Bowlin Pp, Chatterbox Ribbons, Buttons, Prima Flowers, Stickles, Uniball Signo White Pen, Creative Imaginations Letter Stickers, Prima Say it in Crystals, Steadler Triplus Pen, MM staple, Prima Stamp, Colorbox Ink, Hamble Joutnal Bits, 7gypsys rub on, Journal Card.

Distressing, Layering, Doodling, and Stamping.

About ME:
I am Diane, 25 years old from Bicol, Philippines. I am happily married to Jun for 4 years going 5 this November. Blessed with an angel up in heaven named Huey Dhale. He is my inspiration to scrap. I make 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!

Starfish Finds

Mia says, KAYA!

Our little family enjoys traveling and going on adventures whether by car, by plane or by boat. Being in Cagayan de Oro, we have a lot of opportunities to go to the sea or up the mountains. On this day, we decided to go snorkeling in Laguindingan, a municipality just at the outskirts of CDO. The girls enjoyed it so much that they expressed their desires to be marine biologists in the future.

I used Got Sketch? #69 for this layout. Thanks for looking!

Paper - American Crafts, My Mind's Eye, Prima, Fancy Pants; Acrylic Flowers - Simply Scrappy, Stickers - American Crafts; Chipboard - Fancy Pants, Staedler Pen, Carl Corner Rounder, Fiskars Lace Border Puncher, Sizzix Doodle Tag Alphabet Dies

You both readily put the starfish back in the water after I took your picture. Such environmentalists! Laguindingan, Feb 2008

About ME:
I am in my mid-thirties, married to my bestfriend, Mier, for 8 years and blessed with three beautiful daughters, Nadine (age 7), Raya (age 4) and Alyssa (1 year). 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


Bjay says, KAYA!

I missed Cookie's altered clock and missed Marian's minibook challenges. But now I am back! Marix' prompt is quite a challenge for me, primarily because all the die cut shaped cardstocks and patterned papers in the market are size 12x12. I am a rebel at 8.5x11. And so I had to improvise, and this is the best I can come up with. But I had fun!

We all experience some moments of clarity, when we hear answers we never thought would come.

Materials used:
KI, WRMK, 7Gypsies and Making Memories patterned papers; AC Thickers, 7Gypsies rub-ons, AC pen

Walang humpay na gupitan.

About ME:
If I had my way, there will be a National Scrapbooking Day in the Philippines... and it will be a whole week celebration!
Know more about me,

Keep Smiling

Gracie says, KAYA!

This was another fun challenge. I like the idea of using left over scraps from my LOs on cards. At least nothing goes to waste. I'll try to do this from now on. Thanks again for the inspiration & motivation. For this challenge, I created an LO & a card.

You were feeling a bit under the weather today. You caught a cold & yet that didn't stop you from smiling. You were even teary-eyed when I took this picture but still, you gave mommy the sweetest smile. I hope you'll keep on smiling no matter what life may bring you & remember that mom & dad will always smile with you.

Materials Used:
-Bazzill Basics Cardstock
-Flowers, Glitter alphas, journaling page from Making Memories
-Patterned Papers from Melissa Frances & Polar Bear Express
-Chipboard Butterfly from Craft Express (painted with nail polish)
-Leeho Sparkler Craft Paint pen
-ink from Clearsnap
-Ric-rac, plastic gems from local craft store
- Marvy Uchida pen

4 Ls (Live, Laugh, Love Life)
This is a match box style card.

-Card Stock from Silver star paper
- Left over PPs & journaling page from LO
-See D's rubber stamp
-Ric-rac & Flower from local craft store
-Making Memories brads

Techniques Used:
-Distressing: paper tearing, inking

About ME:
I am Gracie Ann David- Tan & I just turned 26 last month. Ever since I gave birth to my first baby, I decided to be a SAHM. I also help with the family business while I'm not working & I'm planning to put up my own arts & crafts store here in Angeles soon. I love to scrap, alter stuff, create cards & invites & sometimes cook & bake too. You can learn more about me at my blog...

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Joy says KAYA!

Been lie-low with traditional now and on digital mostly. Thanks to PC and Adobe at least I can still be relax by doing layouts digitally. Glad I was able to find a perfect kit for this month challenge. Thanks Marix for the challenge.

Known each other for almost 2 years and will continue to build a lasting friendship with you Dee.

Materials Used/Credits:
Black & White Kit by Tempus Fugit, Alphabet Bandana by Marie Stones of

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 work

[Imagine] Halloweeny

Marissa says, KAYA!

I thought it is just perfect to make a Halloween layout and greeting card since all Hallow's Evenin' is just around the corner. This is a picture of my DD dressed in an Egyptian attire. There was a bonfire and Halloween party at one of her friends' backyard [close to an open field, thank goodness!] Thank you, Marix for this challenge! I had fun using my forgotten decorative-edge scissors.


There's not much of a journaling. I did not glue the entire mat [of diamond-patterned paper] so DD can later add her own journaling and hide it back there.

Materials used:

Archiver's black cardstock DCWV orange cardstock; pumpkin cut-outs from a DCWV patterned paper; cut-out leaves and diamond-patterned paper by Deja Views; Provo-Craft Halloween tag; various decorative-edge scissors; foam dots for dimension.

I cut out the pumpkins from patterned paper and glued them twice on a white cardstock for thickness and dimension. I curled the tips of the cut-out leaves to get the feel and look of real dried leaves; I curled portions of the edges of the mat; hand-cut the edges of the tag "Imagine".

About ME:
I started with traditional scrapbooking and ended up making digital layouts. The primary reason is the bulk of photo albums. I remember hauling boxes of them from one place to another. But my love for making things with my own hands out-weighs digital technology.

I love scrapbooking and making cards. Lately, I've been adding more dimensions to my layouts and cards, although I really wouldn't now know how to store them! Eventually everything will probably flatten out when albums will be put away for safe-keeping. But right now, while they all look crisp and cute, I'll enjoy looking, admiring, and showing them off. TFL.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I Like...

Roxannee says, KAYA!

I'm back! I finally have made time to join this month's challenge. Since I went back to work, I couldn't manage to join Kaya. But now here I am! Thanks Marix for this cool challenge!

I like...
chocolates (yum!)
paper (isn't it obvious?)
hash browns with maple syrup
blue, black and orange (in no particular order)

Materials used:
Patterned papers from kaisercraft and grant, fiskars sunburst border punch, dandy doodles border punch and embosser (fiskars), glossy accents, bella flowers, blings, brilliance ink by tsukineko (red gold), butterfly rubber stamps, pebbles ink alphabet stamps, marker from sugarloaf crafts, inque boutique in stitches stamps, green ribbon, sticky dots,Bostik glue, double sided tape, permanent marker.

stamping, tearing and using border punchers

About ME:
Hi I'm Roxannee. I've been scrapping and making cards for over a year now. I love stamping and that is my favourite technique! This hobby gives me a sense of freedom especially from the distraction known as house work LOL! My kids, my hubby, my friends and workmates inspire me to do better and do more cards and layouts while my finished projects inspire me to buy more stuff (wink, wink).

Say Cheez

Janis says, KAYA!

After three scrapping challenges where I noticed that my LOs were mostly black, I decided that my next should be my original colorful style. I have this photo (one of my all-time favorites) for sometime now and I'm glad I was able to scrap it for this Kaya Challenge.

For this LO, I drew inspiration from the Cheez Mania Cheeseballs package for my title and color combination. Thanks for looking!

Hidden journaling (pull out):
This is part of Kuya Lester's (then aged 5 y/o) first attempt at digital photography. I remember we gamely posed for him - - but this picture stood out as his best shot ever!!!

Materials Used:
Bazzill and DCWV cardstocks, mm noteworthy felt flower, stickers, diecuts (quickutz: moxie alphabet; cuttlebug: tiny tags, typewriter alphabet, ur not the boss of me, honeycomb), white sakura, soufflé pen, mm eyelets and brads, rickrack, buttons, ubl alpha rub-ons, paper ribbon, journaling pen.

Techniques used:
Paper cutting, die cutting, stamping, doodling, layering

About ME:
I'm currently making matching embellishments for me and my daughter's clothes. Sounds cheesy so I'm gonna do it while she's still 3 y/o (LOL!!!). My ultimate dream is to make my own clothes - - I?m thinking they're gonna be mostly black with splashes of bold colors, with big
embellishments to make a major statement.....when will this happen? Dream, dream, dream.

Got Milk & You Inspire Me

Romely says, KAYA!

It's my first time to join your challenge. And second time to join a scrap challenge. I still consider myself a newbie scrapper and haven't really gained the confidence to join challenges. My friend Tna encouraged me to send my LO to you as an entry after seeing it. I am frequently online but only because of work so I really don't get to see what's already happening in the scrappy world. My friends Yoyin, Ann and Tna keep me updated with pretty much everything though when we see each other. They are always the one convincing me to use what I bought and SCRAP SCRAP SCRAP. So here goes nothing.

Got Milk

cute, cuddly, and oh so girly
even with that toothless and "milkful" smile

Materials Used:
Bling: Heidi Swapp; Flowers: Heidi Swapp and Prima; Thickers: American Crafts; Patterned Papers: Fancy Pants; Scenic Route; Nana Kid's and Love Elsie; Others: Brad, Rikrak, uhu glue
tools: mm circle cutte

Matting, cut small circles where i placed each letter of my title "milk" and cut a big circle where I placed the photo.

You Inspire Me

to be a better
life partner,

Materials Used:
Patterned Paper: Around the Block, Scenic Route; Rub-ons: Kaiser Scrapbooks; Thickers: American Craft; Stamps: Inque Botique; Tools: Fiskars border punchers

Stamping, Matting, Stitching

About ME:
I am Romely, mom to a sweet and at the same time terrible two year old Cade Alexandra. She can be the sweetest gal now and the most makulit after two seconds. I am a domestic partner of the coolest person on earth named Glenn. I am a vampire err a call center supervisor and a stress-absorber. I started acid free scrapbooking last year and I still consider myself a newbie. I have yet to gain that confidence in showing my work to others. I am a slow scrapper, pero sa awa ng Diyos eh nakakatapos naman ako ng LO kahit papano. I love scrapbooking simply because it preserves the memories. You can view my humble creations at my blog