Thursday, April 30, 2009

Kaya 24 Winner

Thanks to everyone who joined Kaya 24! I am surprised to know that I am not the only one who gets intimidated by stamping.

But because you took on the challenge, you dared and you all got super creative with your use on unconventional stamping mediums, I now see this technique in a newer and much better light.

Thank you, YOU talented ladies!

Here is the list of names with eligible* entries:

1. ching
2. jill
3. marian
4. jeanie
5. alby
6. rowee
7. roxanee
8. dinah
9. leirs
10. mei ann
11. marix
12. cookie
13. chiqui
14. july

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Congrats, Chiqui! E-mail me so I can send you your prize asap!

*Mod's Note: some entries didn't qualify for the RAK draw because they didn't use photos with them in it; one was a very recent RAK recipient.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

I Grad

July says, KAYA!

This is my first time to join this challenge, Just thought I can do it.

Sweet, Be always fearless to face the world, Be brave to stand your own, Be always responsible for all your decisions. Smile at all times.

Materials used:
Stamps of making memories. Papers from from DCMW and cardstock from scrapbook n' depot. Flowers from Prima.

I used stamp mesh on kaiser paint to create background of the title.

About ME:
I'm July Gaceta. I've been doing digital scrapbooking for years. I think traditional scrapbooking is very fulfilling.


Janis says, KAYA!

So sorry I made a quickie layout - - I know, I almost missed this one. Thanks Bjay for this challenge.

I really wanted you to have that hairstyle, coz' you'll never get the licence (from me, that's who?) to sport that once you're older than 3.

Materials used:
Corrugated board (non-stamp item), MM paints, BG papers, DCWV cardstocks, Sakura pen, AAS leather strip, Colorbox and Ranger inkpads.

About ME:
I am
the reluctant scrapper.

Ready to Explore

Chiqui says, KAYA!

I admit I get easily attracted to stamps but don’t get to use it as much as I should. Just like most of you, I don’t like the cleaning up afterwards. Thanks for the challenge, Bjay.

Our adventure is about to begin…we can’t wait to see what Disneyland has in store for us!

Teresa Collins journal it pp; Teresa Collins Travelogue Die Cuts; KI Memories school days pp; Scenic Route Sonoma sticker; Scenic Route chipboard; Maya Road button chipboard; MM tiny alphas; AC Thickers hatbox (black); AC Slick Writer. MM black acrylic paint. Brilliance white ink.

1) I stamped on the button chipboard using white Brilliance ink and my favorite script stamp.
2) I used the very reliable placemat and black arylic paint to create a background for my title.

About ME:
I’m Chiqui Gutierrez, part time pediatrician, full time wife and mother to 2 girls (Julia is 6 and Ally I is almost 3). I’ve been scrapping since July 2007 and enjoying it immensely. You can see more of me and my layouts at my blog: See you!

2 be ur Mom...

Cookie Says, KAYA!

Mother's Day is just around the corner so I have decided to scrap a mother's day themed page to express my happiness to be this litte boy's mom. I have been keeping this picture for quite sometime now. It's one of my faves even if its kinda blur. Its me and my dear son Harvey.
I'm so happy creating this layout for this Challenge!!! I was able to make use of my stamps which I normally just stare at it hihihi!

Here is my page....

...its the most precious thing in the world. it's hard but its fun. its scary but its the most fulfilling. I would never exchange that for anything else. Im just so proud to be your mom


White Cardstock; Chatterbox Fabulous Papers and felts; Chatterbox Diecuts; Chatterbox Stamps; Ac thickers; Inque boutique Chipboard; Stazon ink - black and Color box ink


Used my butterfly stamps as embellies on my page. I rarely use my stamps hihih! Used Stazon ink on it and stamp then cut! I had a hardtime thinking of what non-stamp material should i use. Then I saw this hair accessories and use it to stamp on the edges of my page to give it a distressed look.
About ME:
I'm Cookie Aguilar, 31 and a SAHM to my 4 year old poser boy named Harvey. Just love creating and meeting new friends through this hobby!!! Inviting everyone to visit me at

good to be home

Marix says, KAYA!

Almost didn't push through joining this challenge, the non-stamp material was my biggest dilemma. Then I saw my Versamagic ink pad and then ideas started to roll. I had fun making a scene! *pun intended* Thanks Bjay for this stamping challenge!

"Smile! and please pretend this is candid... "
I miss this pictorial moment were we get to goof around with each other...
I miss us, I miss home...

Materials used:
Grant CS; Kraft paper; Hambly Screenprints(tree); scrap pps:Sassa(cloud),KI(roof), ATB(green meadow?), WRMK(leaves); Fancy pants die cuts; AC thickers; doodlebug letter stickers; buttons; chipboards; MR mini apple stamp; Hero Arts mini leaf stamp; Stazon; Versamagic and VersaColor inkpads

1. Stamped leaves outline using the VersaMagic chalk inkpad as a non-stamp material
2. Stamped apple in white buttons with a red Stazon and attached using the paper tagger
3. Stamped mini leaves to accent

Hi Marix/Benga here! I'm eager to finish our graduation album and scrap all my photos at hand, *wish me luck on that* so I'm on a lookout for inspirations. I've been scrap-blogging for 3 years now and I'm celebrating with a BLOGCANDY. I hope you find time to drop by at my blog. Thanks!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Just the Boys

Mia says, KAYA!

I've finished this layout for sometime already (as promised Bjay! Mwah!) but haven't taken a picture til now. Honestly, I prefer not to stamp. I don't like the mess and the cleaning up after. But I do have a number of stamps in my stash that definitely needs to be used.

This photo was taken on Good Friday last year when the boys of my family made the Stations of the Cross up the hill. It was nice seeing them all together.

We usually all go up to Malasag on Good Friday but this year, only the BOYS did the tedious trek. It was nice seeing them all bond together... Just the Boys. Good Friday April 2008

Studio Azul February kit

Techniques Used:
Non-stamp: I used Alyssa's shoe to make a foot print on the patterned paper
Stamp: Autumn leaves journaling stamp on the tag

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.

Made Up Geisha

Mei Ann says, KAYA!

Woohoo! I thought I will not be able to meet the deadline due to my crazy work schedule. I love stamping and could not let this challenge pass by without participating. Thanks BJ! I really had fun working on this LO. You made me think hard to come up with non-professional stamp item. I hope you'll like it as much as I enjoy making it.

I love anything associated to Japanese culture particularly the beautiful Geisha of Kyoto. I can't get enough of the mysteries surrounding their lives ... that of beauty and sacrifice.

Non-professional stamp item was made from a piece of lace that I attached to a wine cork with a glue dot.

Papers: Basic grey {urban prairie}, {element boarder sticker}, Making Memories {small dots}, and various Chiyogami papers
Stamps: Hero Arts {Japanese dolls collection}, Inkadinkado {Asian Influences}
Embellishments: Making Memories shimmer alpha, gems, rick rack trim, cherry blossoms stickers, Prima paper flowers, button, Martha Stewart butterfly paper punch.

Acrylic stamps - The bamboos and pagoda were stamped directly on the LO. The green flowerettes stamped on the bamboos are the results of the piece of lace I attached to a wine cork for easy stamping. The Japanese dolls/geisha are stamped on chiyogami papers to create an authentic kimono effect. I trimmed them and attached them to the head of the dolls that were stamped separately on a piece of white card stock.

About ME:
Wife, Employee, Paper crafter, Blogger {well, not necessarily in that order}! Know more about me at Pure Bliss ... our niche, our blog.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Graduate

Leirs saya, KAYA!

After 5 years of blood sweat and tears and proud to finally call myself a graduate.

Materials Used:
MM Paper; Prima Sticker, Basic Grey Bare Chipboard,Glimmer Mist Paint and Stamp.

I used a butterfly template as my non-stamping item and then I placed a star over it and I colored the word G using a stamp and stamped the words Journey and Adventure under the journaling.

About ME:
My name is Leirs, married to Philbert mommy to Joshwa and Adee and my only resolution is to scrap our family photos. I know I've been slacking when it comes to scrapping but not when it comes to shopping.

Constant Changes

Lee says, KAYA!

This is a very simple layout which took me less than an hour to make. Surely, deciding which non-stamp item to use took the longest. I used only one patterned paper and worked around its design. I think it's perfect as it is. Just like my oldest (age 11) who is growing up so fast I can hardly keep up.

You used to listen to classical music at 98.7 The Master's Touch. Now you prefer Chico and Delamar's ramblings at Monster RX 93.1 FM.

You used to kiss and hug me without inhibitions. Now public displays of affection are taboo.

You used to reluctantly answer the phone when your classmates call you. Now you are asking, no, demanding for an i-phone.

But despite the changes brought about by your growing up, you still fight your sisters for the privilege of sleeping beside me at night. Some things will never change. But I still have to brace myself for constant changes.

Materials Used:
DCWV PPS; Heidi Swapp chipboards; Making Memories letter stickers; Sakura pen; Tsukineko and Ranger ink pads; Making Memories, Inque Boutique and Inkadinkado stamps, Daisy Ds rubons.

Technique Used:
Cut around some images on the PPS so I can insert the photo. I used a small rattan coaster to stamp on th PPS (non-stamp) and script rubber stamp on the title. I dabbed some walnut ink on the white chipboards to dirty them up a bit.

About ME:
It feels good to scrap and actually finish a layout. I haven't scrapped in so long I've been suffering withdrawal symptoms. If you want to know more about me, come visit my scrapping blog or my food blog. Yup! Eating is another hobby that I am trying to hone into perfection. :-)

Thank you, Bjay, for this challenge. I have way too many virgin stamps for my taste. Hopefully, I will get the hang of stamping (and the required cleaning up.)

Monday, April 20, 2009

Queer Eye Cuties

Dinah says, KAYA!

This is my first time to join the Kaya Challenge. I was hesitant at first because I rarely stamp. Why? Because I don't clean up well. And besides, why would I want to get those pretty stamps dirty? But I decided to give it a shot (and so the challenge for me was the clean up). So here.

I've had this photo for about a couple of years already. I was having lunch with my girlfriends when two of the "Queer Eye For The Straight Guy" cuties walked by us. And as if on cue, we all got up from our seats and shamelessly forced ourselves on them for a photo (which by the way was taken from a cellphone with not-so-good resolution hence the blurry result).

Ambush photo op with Kyan Douglas and Thom Filicia of the Fab 5. M Cafe, Greenbelt, 2005.

DCWV cs, Chatterbox & Fontwerks pps, AC thickers alpha, MM journal sheet, Buzz&Bloom chipboard, Fany Pants butterfly stamp, Glimmer Mist, Shrink Film, Ranger crackle paint, Stazon & Colorbox inks, Marvy Uchida markers, Zig pen, Misc corrugated paper.

Techniques Used:
Non-stamp - Corrugated paper with ranger crackle paint
Stamp - Fancy Pants stamped on shrink film, colored with Marvy markers before shrinking

About ME:
Hi! My name is Dinah. I've been married for 3 years to Butch and mom to Jaom 21 months old. I started scrapbooking in 2007 and I'm still loving it! You may visit my blog at

Monday, April 13, 2009

Quiet Arvos

Roxannee says, KAYA!

I've been using some odd things for stamping...though I have a few stamps in my stash, I still feel that using other bits and pieces as stamp gives a project it's uniqueness. For this challenge, I played around with a corrugated cardboard.

Who said quiet arvos are boring? I took some fun shots of us while waiting for Kuya's home time from school. I love these moments... just you and I...
17 May 2007

Materials used:
dark blue textured card stock, Grant pp, corrugated card board, white paint, Prima flowers Tea & Silk collection, pearl stickers, buttons, embroidery floss, Hero Arts acrylic ticket stamps, Paper craft acrylic flower stamp, acetate, Tsukineko Brilliance Inks, Versa Mark ink, Versa Magic chalk ink, blue metal clip, Paper craft chipboard, clear embossing powder, Kaiser paint in antique white,
kindy Glitz, flower brads, Stabilo pen, journalling pad printed from Shabby Princess.

Techniques used:
paper tearing, stamping with corrugated card board and acrylic stamps, heat embossing, inking, stamp resist.

The process:
I painted the corrugated card board with white paint and stamped it on the card stock.
For the title, I painted raw chipboard with antique white paint. Once dried, I stamped flourishes on the chipboard using Versa Mark Ink. Then I heat embossed the stamped flourishes. I dabbed brilliance ink to give it colour. You will notice that the heat embossed areas resisted the ink.
The acetate flowers are made using acrylic stamps and black ink. Then I used brads for the centre. The ticket stubs are made with left over patterned paper and acrylic stamps.

About ME:
Hi I'm Roxannee and I love stamping to bits! I hope I gave this technique some justice with this layout.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Best Friends

Ems says, KAYA!

My first lay-out about friendship. What a perfect timing! This is for and about you, my pren! Thanks for the challenge….challenging talaga knowing how OC I can be when it comes to stamping.

No frills, no pretentions…just the true “us”. You’re the sister I never thought I’d have! Thanks for everything! Love you girl! -- Ems –

Materials Used:
K&Co patterned paper; Bazzil cardstock; unknown papers (sorry, I used some old stash and there are no labels); CK circle tags; AC thickers; Ranger’s stickles; 7 gypsies tape measure; mini brads; local lace, ribbon, rub-on, metal embellies; pig paper clip; MM eyelets; colorbox ink; AL clear stamps; mentholated “something” & cord.

The Process:
I used the cord to stamp lines in the patterned paper, cut it and made it as my journaling tag. Enhanced 1 of the circle tags by stamping the bottom of my mentholated “something” container to create an inner circle. Stamped tiny Autumn Leaves (AL) flourishes and used some rub-ons. Used stickles on the stamped image for more oomph. Also used the A L elegant flourishes to stamp on the base paper; used stickles to make them shiny. Enhanced the other circle tag by stamping AL’s ( talking in circles) crown clear stamp and dabbed stickles to make it shiny!

About ME:
Please check out my blog for more!

Fast Track Winner

Thank you very much to everyone who raced to be among the first five senders of their layouts. Based on the time of posting in the blog and sending in their entries through e-mail, the top five are:

Ching (1)
Jill (2)
Marian (3)
Jeanie (4)
LG (5)

Early this morning Bjay used random integer and drew the winner. Drum roll, Please....

Congratulations to
#2 - Jill Santos!
We will e-mail you so we can coordinate about your prize.

Now, let's have another race to finish layouts before April 29 to be eligible for Bjay's RAK drawing.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Singapore Trip

Rowee says, KAYA!

During my early times in scrapping and really scarce of stamp on my supply, I usually used things that I see around. I always use natural materials that I see outside my house or in my garden. In this LO I used leaves of my guava tree as my non-stop item. It really looks so natural. Now, I'm collecting stamps that I love. I even have Magnolia stamps from UK (won over at blogcandies).

It's my second visit in Singapore but it feels like it's my first. I am really mesmerized by cleanliness, beauty and orderliness of the country. It's truly an amazing Singapore Trip.

Grant Archival textured paper(neutral), Old World Message Card, Theresa Collins(travelogue), Shabby chic circle tags, Karen Foster Squishies, thickers, letter stamp, Prima flower, buttons, AAS Stamp (camera)

Stamping, Heat embossing, Cropping

About ME:
Live, Laugh, Love!!! Visit me at

Be My Valentine

Alby says, KAYA!

I love stamping! So when I saw Bjay's challenge this month, I was quite excited to get started.

I already have photos of our Valentine's Day dinner printed so I decided to just use it for this challenve. For this layout, I used blue acrylic paint and fabric flowers to stamp on an orange cardstock. I also stamped on a border chipboard after applying a coat of blue acrylic paint.

A closer look at the stamped images:

I also added a hidden journaling because the story I wanted to tell doesn't fit in the exposed spaces.

Exposed Journaling:
Korea House Restaurant
Clark Freeport Zone,

Hidden Journaling:
This Valentine's Day, we found ourselves in a Korean Restaurant eating authentic, mouth-watering Korean food - except for the Ebi Tempura (a Japanese dish!) which turned out to be quite disappointing. Nonetheless, we had a great time with Ian, Karen and Yana.

For the record, we did plan to eat in a Japanese Restaurant, but it was late and the place was full so we didn't have much choice but to go to the nearest restaurant with tables to spare.

Cardstock - Bazzil; Patterned Papers - SassafrasLass and Collage Press; Chipboard frame - Sassafras Lass; Chipboard Border - Maya Road; Rub-On - American Crafts; Rip Strips - Studio Calico; Cardstock Sticker Labels - Scenic Route; Alpha Chipboard - AC Thickers; Alpha Stickers - Making Memories; Fowers - Prima; Paint - Claudine Helmuth Studio and Making Memories; Clear Stamp - Hampton Art (Danelle Johnson Art Warehouse); Ink - VersaFine and VersaMagic; Others - Ribbon and Button

About Me:

I'm Alby and I've been scrapping for 3 years now. I'm mainly a traditional scrapper but I sometimes do digital layouts. Scrapping is my creative work out and I love it (if I can only lose weight through scrapping, I will do it more often!). I am blessed to have the love and support of my hubby who is almost always featured in my layouts. Check out my blog for more boring details about me and to see some of my work.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

My Precious

LG says, KAYA!

I'm not a stamper at all. I do own several stamps but barely use them.

For this challenge, I was able to ask my friend who is a tattoo artist, to give me some cutouts that he does from stencils. I then used the cutouts as a stamp by sticking them on an acrylic block. For the second one, I used the texture of a corrugated board and stamp them at my flowers to add depth and to make my LO more vintage looking.

Sweet Calm Days in golden hays
Melt down the amber sky

Materials Used:
Brown Cardstock; Daisy D's Showoff pp; Cosmo Cricket Haunted Gothic pp; Prima Flowers; Tim Holtz's Spinner Idea-ology; Beads; Buttons; Metal Embellishment; Stickles; Making Memories Shimmer Alpha

About ME:
I'm from Manila and I'm a proud mother to my 9 month old baby girl, Hannah Dominique, and a loving wife to my very supportive husband Regie. Started scrapping in October of 2008 and I'm currently enjoying and learning more about my new found passion. You can visit me at

My Favorite Things

Jeanie says KAYA!
My stamps have been gathering dust and this challenge came just in the nick of time. For the non-traditional stamp, i used the cork from a wine bottle and stamped a series of circles in a linear manner. i used this is a backdrop for the tiny prima flowers i layered. for my embellishment, i stamped a piece of paper and used it as background for a cutout flower which i layered with a prima flower. i also created using my own letters for titles using stamps. The layout features some my favorite things, even my favorite colors.
Materials Used:
Cardstock: Bazzill; PP's:Autumn Leaves, October Afternoon, Chatterbox, My Mind's Eye; Stamp: Absolument Scrap, Studio Calico, Making Memories, Studio Azul, October Afternoon, Collage Press, KI Memories Love, Elsie; Ink: Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink and Dew Drop Memento; Letter Stickers: Making Memories; Gems and Trims: Craft Supply; Flowers: Prima; Others: Cork.
Techniques Used:
Cutting, Stamping, Layering

About ME:
Is glad that things are settling and she has more time for scrapping, wedding preps and wife tasks. You can learn more about me