Sunday, November 30, 2008

These guys (I miss)

Cel says, KAYA!

I am so thankful to Marj for the four challenges, I was able to complete 4 layouts, and a 2-pager at that! This is my first ever time to make a 2-page layout. And I'm glad I did because I've been meaning to make one since I've got a lot of photos for a single event such as this one here. I used a cream cardstock because the photos were dark and busy, and I kept the embellishments to a minimum.

It's been two weeks since my last day at P&A. And since it's Thanksgiving in the U.S. and therefore also holiday at Shell, I decided tonight will be my sorta farewell party. Only a few people were invited. Only those that I'm really friends with. Not saying that I only have a few friends at P&A, but because almost all my friends there have already gone to other companies. The friends you keep at P&A are the ones who will make you stay. It's really the kind of people and the environment that will keep you from resigning. And so I miss these guys. The frequent coffee breaks, the chats, parties like these during summer outings... I will definitely miss. And thank you for all the wonderful memories at P&A.

Materials Used:
CS {Provo Craft}, PP {Arctic Frog}, stickers {7 gypsies}, alpha {AC Thickers}, stamps {alpha-EK Success, Photolog & All of us-Fontwerks, Good times & date-October Afternoon, journaling lines-Fancy Pants}, journaling note {Elle's Studio}.

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

D 3 of us together

Tna says, Kaya!

i have always wanted to create an Ali-inspired layout. when i first started scrapbooking, it was her work that i came across the web and i immediately fell in love with her style. simple designs. everyday stories. i simply love her. and for my double pager, i drew inspiration from the talented Ali Edwards.

Journaling: (left page) having a place to go - is a home
having someone to love - is a family
having both - is a blessing

(right page) one of our portraits...
one of mommy's and daddy's precious day off...
just us hanging out...
lounging in our room...
taking silly pictures...
being together...

Materials Used: CS: DCWV powder blue, kraft; PPs: BG offbeat; inks: versafine sepia; alphas: AC Thickers Rootbeer Float; Petaloo Flora Doodles; wooden button; felt; gem; AAS flower, blue ribbon and monogram chipboard; staple wire; Scenic Route chipboard; green string; Maya Road together chipboard; inksentials glossy accents; Paper Crate Blue Holly rub on; PC etcetera dimensional ephemera; ali edwards font

Techniques Used: mostly paper cutting and some inking

About Me:
right now. i love ali edwards. i love twilight. and i plan to scrap what i love right now. enjoyed doing this layout. know more about me here. thanks :)

First Haircut

Marian says, KAYA!

Journalling: You were born with fine thin hair. It seemed like it wasn't growing or getting thick. The only evidence of growth we could see was the little lock of bangs in the middle of your forehead. It was not enough to hold in a baby clip so you looked quite messy.
So at 11 and a half months, mommy took you to Cuts For Tots in Glorietta Mall for your first haircut. You sat in the toy car seat watching Barney while they cut your hair. You looked quite neat after but there really wasn't a big change when we look at the before and after photos.

Materials: Fabriano CS, patterned papers from Fancy Pants Crush Line (In Love, First Date,Twitterpated & Head over Heels), Scenic Route Chipboard, Collage Press letter stickers,MM mini letters, Tsukineko ink, Ranger Sepia Accents,Prima self adhesive die cut, All About Scrapbooking bling, Doodlebug brown glitter

Techniques: simple cut and paste, outlining center of flowers with Sepia Accents, sprayed the Prima diecut with Glimmer Mist and Radiant Rain,painted the chipboard brown then added glitter,cut out some flowers from the patterned paper and curled the edges

About ME:

After going through a series of different arts and crafts, I have finally settled with stamping, cardmaking and scrapbooking.

Girls just wanna have FUN

Chiqui say, Kaya!

This is the 4th double pager I’ve done in my entire scrapping life! I've had these pics printed out for quite sometime, & actually intended to use it for a spread. Thanks to the final Kaya challenge for this month, I was finally able to scrap these pics.

Journaling:Two girls, one big playground, lots of balls & slides: these surely spell out F-U-N! (Fun Ranch, July 2008)

Materials Used:DCWV cardstock; Cosmo Cricket Get Happy & Hey Sunshine pps; KI lave cardstock (disco ball red hot); Cosmo Cricket cardstock stickers; Heidi Swapp chipboard alphas; Karen foster squishes; Creative Imaginations letter stickers; Fancy pants chipboard alphas; Jenny Bowlin die cut label sticker & ticket stars; Making Memories 5th avenue colorboard stickers; Judikins diamond glaze; American Crafts slick writer; Making Memories paint; others: bling, cystal brads, buttons.

About ME:
I’m Chiqui Gutierrez, part time pediatrician, full time wife & mother to 2 girls (Julia is 6 & Ally is 2). I’ve been scrapping since July 2007 & enjoying it immensely. You can see more of me & my layouts at my blog: See you!

Ordinary days

Nina says, KAYA!

I've been feeling sentimental lately, knowing that next year we'll be living in Pasig. So each day we spend, even an ordinary day like this one at SM Mall of Asia, becomes extra special.

Cardstock - DCWV, Bazzill Edges; patterned paper - Scrapworks, KI Memories, Theresa Collins, October Afternoon; stickers - American Crafts; others - tag diecut; fiber; postage stamp and chipboard owl sticker from Cookie (thanks, Cookie!); staples; pen.
About ME:
Stay-at-home mom, 30 years old, mom to a 4-year-old boy who thinks his mom's scrapbooking things are part of his stash of toys, currently in love with lomo cameras but still can't decide which one to buy (meantime, digital editing will have to do).

I Heart My Garden

Roxannee says, KAYA!

I had a hard time looking for pictures to I took photographs of my plants.

Journaling :
I've always thought that I don't have a GREEN thumb. With the kind of climate here in Australia, it is not very easy to grow plants. But it's only a matter of CHOICE what to have in the garden...And if I LOVE what I'm doing, nothing is impossible.

I learned to LOVE succulents...they are very HARDY and fun to grow. Roses are needy, they are like us women- moody,fragile, but irresistible and beautiful.
Roxannee 2008

white cardstock, fancy pants and inque boutique stamps, brilliance inks, blings, fountain pen, pink vellum (heart), corner rounder punch.

Techniques used:
stamping, cutting

About ME:
Hi I'm Roxannee can't say much again...this is my 1ST ever double page. I hope you enjoy my plants as much as I do.
You might want to spare some time visiting my blog here.

Zoo Visit

Zabeth Says Kaya!

Yupee! It's final week for the Kaya challenge. Thanks Marj for the challenge's it's really Kaya-Kaya!

I seldom done 2page layout and I think this is my 3rd time to do it. The challenge for this week is much easier for I have lots of photos in our visit to zoo.

Here is the layout:

Ephemera flyers with sketch map, DCWV Papers, ric-rac ribbon, BG Wholy cow rub-ons, CA Priness alphas and rubons, HA Butterfly stamp, colorbox ink, buttons, double sided pen, stabilo pen.

Journaling: Quote: Life is a zoo in a Jungle.=Peter de Vries=
We loved acting, but it's much more fun taking the kids to the zoo.=Nicole Kidman=
We go to the zoo and we like the lion because it's scary. And the bear because it's intense, but the monkey makes us laugh. Jan-01-2007

Zabeth for short Mother to Grace Kelly and wife of Charles. Very busy mom with lots responsibilities. View of my work at

Friday, November 28, 2008

Love That Lolly

Mia says, KAYA!

Honestly? I found this challenge a little intimidating. The last time I made a double page layout was back in 2006! Oh, I love Becky Higgins and her double layout sketches. But I just haven't done something like this in a looong time. I actually felt like an amateur. Harharhar!

Thanks, Marj, for challenging us the whole month of November! I think I visited the Kaya blog everyday just to check what's new. :-)

Materials Used:
Prima papers and flowers; Bazzil cardstock; Autumn Leaves chipboard flourish; AMM brads; Heide Swapp flower; Love Elsie epoxy sticker; Imaginesce stamp; Alpha stickers - Scenic Route, AAS, Craft Express; Staedler pen; Colorbox ink; Fiskars lace border puncher

I do not usually encourage eating sweets at such a young age. But it would be very unfair if I let your sisters eat the lollipop and say 'no' to you. So I relented and allowed you your first lollipop. Funny because you didn't know how to suck it! You bit into it and kept at it until you started drooling. You are such a cutie baby! We love you! - Alyssa, age 1

About ME:
I am in my mid-thirties, married to my bestfriend, Mier, for 8 years and blessed with three beautiful princesses, Nadine (age 7), Raya (age 5) 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 after my 2nd daughter was born. Since then I've been hooked! Took a break in 2007 when I had a difficult pregnancy with my 3rd baby but I'm now back and more addicted than ever! I believe the heart of my layouts is my journaling. I scrapbook to share myself and my stories to my children.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Susie says, KAYA!

This challenge is easy for me as i always do double-pagers. If I join KAYA or other contests then that's the only time I do one page. But i still make sure the next page has the same paper or color. I like to put lots of photos so a double-pager is ideal for me.

Manila, Feb.2007. First airplane ride, baptismal, 16 days.
Phuket.Sept 2007
Bkk. 11 months
Bali. May 2008. Mother's day gift of daddy.
Macau. 13 months. Venetial Hotel
Singapore. We met good old friends again.
Materials Used:
K & Co. papers. Buttons. Craft knife. Stickers.Chipboards.
Layering, paper matting

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.


Ching says, KAYA!

I love this final challenge ! I haven’t made any double page layout since I joined the Challenges. Thanks Marj. I enjoyed making this double page layout.

In winter, snow fall brings out the child in all of us, as we have snow-ball fights, make angels in the snow, flopping on sleds and tobogganing.

The weather was cold that day. It was nice to see the white snow. I planned an afternoon of snow-fun outside with my dad and sister. We bundled up with loosely layered clothing, under a waterproof coat, fur-line gloves, wooly hats, boots and scarves. A day of fun in the snow was enjoyable as everybody was warm and comfortable.

My dad was sledding on a nice, but not too steep a hill. My sister and I enjoyed snow- ball fights. After an enjoyable cold past time, we shivered into the house where my mom had hot chocolate drinks for all of us.

Materials Used:
Me & My Big Ideas pattern paper, The Paper Company cardstock and vellum, Colorbok chipboard letters, Making Memories label holder and brads, Scotch double sided tape,
Photo sticker square, Ribbons, Fibers.

Paper tearing, layering, matting

About Me:
My name is Ching, a SAHM to a 16 year old son, married to a wonderful man. We live on the southeast coast of USA. I started scrapbooking in 2004, but like most, I have more supplies than pages, done. I eagerly begun scrapping again when I joined the PinoySrapbookers group on January 2008 and quickly did some albums of layouts for my family. I love to make double layouts with 2 to 4 photos each.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008



You are almost there - the completion of all four challenges. So, i urge you to not give-up. For our final challenge, I've always wanted to scrap a double-pager. Originally, i wanted to challenge you to do such with specific colors in mind (blue, orange, green, yellow and red). But i want this to be really doable.

So for your final challenge: SUBMIT A DOUBLE-PAGER.

Since this is posted a day late, i hope if it's ok with mod Lee and the next challenger if i give you a December 1, 2009 (11:59pm) deadline.

General Reminders:

1. All entries must be traditional layouts and must be in a 12x12 or 8.5x11 format unless stated otherwise.
2. All layouts must have a visible journaling.
3. Layouts must be new and created specifically for the Kaya challenge.
4. All entries must adhere to the weekly challenge requirements to be eligible for the draws.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

The Queen and I

Bjay says, KAYA!

I use distressing sparingly, and is usually very comfortable with just the inking technique. Marj required at least two - I did three. Yee-haw!

Still the most beautiful woman in my life at 70. - 5 July 08. *To have a better grasp on why my mum has this Php49.95 tiara from SM on her head, please feel free to read the full story HERE.

Materials Used:
CS: Coredination (black base, red core); PPS: BG scarlet, Kaisercraft and an unknown brand; Hambly screenprints - Musical Notes, 7Gypsies playing card & sticker, Jenni Bowlin journaling spot, Prima flowers, AC Thickers, MM alpha stickers & Staedler pen.

Paper tearing, inking and sanding the edges (the black CS has a default red core).

About ME:
Despite my mum's vitiligo, which she inherited from my grandma, I still think we look like each other. And I don't mind getting it myself. Because as the cliché goes, "beauty is within.". That will be my saving glory if and when it happens to me. Read more about me HERE.

Play Hard

Barbie says, KAYA!

Aaaack, barely made it! These challenges are truly challenging when the week's so hectic, though I have scrapped more than ever trying to find a good page to submit. :D

I used pictures from my family's trip last November 8. Bolinao doesn't offer much in the way of swimming spots, but it does have fantastic beaches, and the weather was right for endless volleyball games.

What do you get when you put four A-type personalities on a stretch of lonely beach with a volleyball and a net? All-out war!! Later, the game degenerated into a rousing game of touchball.
Bolinao 2008

Materials Used:
Making Memories ink, cardstock, Basic Grey and Provocraft patterned paper, SEI Kinda Bold cardstock letter stickers, Craft Express transparent stickers.

Inking, sanding, paper tearing

About ME:
I'm Lianne Barbieto, but most people know me as Barbie. 30 years old, life partner to Fire, freelance writer and editor. I've been scrapping for a while now, and I still haven't found my scrapping mojo... :(

Memories and recollections

Marix says, KAYA!

I've been distressing every now and then but I can't seem to learn to create a true blue vintage layout, maybe someday. Meanwhile all I can do is crumple, tear, ink and distress the paper edges but I can never let go of my bright colors so here's my take for this week's challenge.

It finally came... my college graduation day. All your hardships finally paid off and yes I made you proud. This day is for you Mama.

MME pps, CI rub-ons, Prima flowers, brads, lace, AL stamp, Inque Boutique stamps, Prima stamp, Ranger distress ink pads, Versamark ink, HS edge distresser

About ME:
Hi again, I'm Marix aka Benga. I'm currently excited for our coming Christmas Party with the Scrappers at SG, meanwhile we have a Scrappin Monito/Monita or a secret photo swap currently going on at our blog. And I have a blog candy going on at my blog. Please drop by at our blogs if you have time, thanks!

My Serious Look

Helga says, KAYA!

As a baby, Ike already showed signs of being a serious person. He always analyzes and thinks before doing things. Believe it or not he never smiled until he was 4 months old.

Cosmo Cricket Halfway Cafe, Prima Voila!, AC Thickers, Tim Holtz ticket, Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Buttons, Mesh, Abaca string, eyelets

Inking, painting, tearing

About ME:
Hi! I'm Helga Payawal-Vergara and I'm a SCRAPAHOLIC. I've been a scrapaholic since 2003.I love to scrap photos of my husband Gilfred, son Ike and our journey through life. You can find out more about me at


Berna says, KAYA!

Being newbie in scrapbooking world, distressing is one of the most interesting technique that I had learned. Well I love Tim Holtz, it’s really perfect for this technique. Of course cotton buds for tearing.

One of the treasure that our family have is my youngest nephew. Well, who knows that he might be a real cowboy someday! I am so excited to show him this photo when he get a little older. I remember his dad (my brother), when we were both young.

Materials and tools used:
Tim Holtz Distress Ink; Button and lace; Scrapworks patterned paper; Maya road chipboard
All About scrapbooking pattern paper; All about scrapbooking lace flower; My Style (butterfly)
Madera Island die cut tags (journaling)

About ME:
My friends call me Berna, I am 29 years old, still single but I a have loving partner for 8 years. His name is Jammy and we're still counting for an additional hundred years. Taking photos and traveling are the most pleasurable things that I do. Ooooops ! Before I forget I love shoes and can’t live without coffee. Recently I started scrapbooking, and I realized that the photos that I had taken are best coalesced with a scrapbooking.

Q & A with a 6 year old

Chiqui says, Kaya!

I didn’t think I’ll be able to make a layout for this week’s challenge but I’m glad I did! I like the distressed look in layouts but somehow, when I try it myself, the layout doesn’t look “distressed.” Well. I hope this is good enough. I’ve also been doing “interview” type journaling for my daughter Julia to highlight her interests per year. Did one at 4 & 5 years old, & now at 6 years old.

What’s your favorite movie/show? High School Musical 3
Favorite song? Can I have this dance
Favorite food? Magicaroni & kutsinta
Who is your best friend? Pia, and Angela
What is your favorite color? Violet and Pink
What keeps you busy? ballet

Materials Used:
DCWV cardstock; Pink Paislee Pop Fashion pps; Scenic Route Savannah pps; AC thickers; Making Memories tiny alphas; Making Memories paint; Colorbox fluid chalk (chestnut roan); Autumn Leaves buttons.

Techniques Used:
paper tearing, crumpling, inking

About ME:
I’m Chiqui Gutierrez, part time pediatrician, full time wife & mother to 2 girls (Julia is 6 & Ally is 2). I’ve been scrapping since July 2007 & enjoying it immensely. You can see more of me & my layouts at my blog: See you!

Look at Me

Cookie says, KAYA!

This weeks challenge requirements was my most favorite. Distressing is one of my most fave technique!!! And as I was browsing on what photos to use... I came across this photo of Harvey wearing a barong. I editted it using Lightroom to give that Old feel! Here's my take on Marj's challenge...


I remember when you first wear a barong. You were so excited to wear it and you kept on asking and telling everyone "hey, look at me!" I remember you were so cute and handsome on it!

Materials Used:
Pink paiselee - Vintage moon pps; Pink Paisely Rubonsl Maya road Chipboard; Tim Holtz - Tickets; AC thickers; SR Sticker alpha; MM sticker alpha; TM Crackle Paint; Colorbox chestnut roan & Black inks

Inking; painting; tearing

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.