Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Umagang Kay Ganda

Mia says, KAYA!

I didn't realize that using anything from the computer for your layout (even as simple as printing your journaling or title) is already considered hybrid scrapbooking. Before we got our printer, I'd fix my pictures through photoshop, adjusting brightness and contrasts and levels, before having them printed out. Thanks to Alby's challenge, I was able to explore hybrid scrapbooking a little more.

For my layout, I used a photo of our whole family taken during our 9th wedding anniversary last 24th January 2009. I wanted to put text and flourishes on this picture but I had it printed already even before I found out about the challenge.

24 January 2009 – our 9th wedding anniversary. The whole family woke up early to a bright and beautiful day. The girls made cards and letters for us. So much to be thankful for!

Studio Azul February kit (Glitz, Fancy Pants and Prima papers; ricrac ribbon; hearts chipboard; AC denim thickers) Prima flowers, MM brads, plastic letters, Colorbox ink
Digital elements I used for this layout are the following:
1. Edited my picture by adjusting brightness and contrast
2. Printed part of my title (Umagang)
3. Created the journaling block by attaching parentheses together
4. Typed and printed my journaling
5. Printed then cut flowers.

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.


marking said...

What a bright & happy LO!

Ems said...

I love this really! Yup, bright and sunny!

Alby said...

Wow Mia, love your colorful layout. So sweet of your girls to make the cards and letters on your anniversary. And lots of digital elements too. I love the journaling block made from the parentheses. AND best of all, you followed the single photo rule! Haha! Thanks for joining. Now we have a real sample layout.

Freethinker said...

beautiful LO, Mia! Have this one framed (or shadow framed) :-) Ang ganda. :-)

Donna E. said...

WOW! What a stunner! Beautiful family, Mia :)

Mia Castrillo said...

Uy, thanks so much for appreciating my layout. Kakatuwa naman mga comments nito. :D

Aihara Ramintessah Sanchez said...

So cute Mia!Love the colors!

CHING said...

Beautiful layout Mia ! Lovely family photo !!!

Tin said...

Hi mia! thanks for using our kit for this months Kaya! Napaka eye catching talaga ng LO mo! And nakakatuwa yung title mo ha, it reminds me we really should use Tagalog or our own dialects more often in our projects :-)

Anonymous said...

I like this picture talagang Magandang Umaga!!! It shows love and affection. The shape you used for the journalling is fabulous!!! Roxannee

bjay said...

this is really super pretty, mia! :)