Friday, July 31, 2009

Kaya 27 Winners are Here!!!

First of all, I'd LOVE to thank all the Scrap Sisters who despite their busy skeds, found a way to give some lovin' to their most important ThinGs and dug so deep to look for different AlpHas.... Everyone deserves a pat in the back. Your layouts are all inspiring! Ate Lil, thanks for following this month's challenge as well. Secondly, thanks to the PS mod Ms. Lee who tirelessly uploaded the entries whilst having a hectic schedule and for patiently answering all my questions. It was fun chatting and exchanging views with you from the planning stage of this challenge till a few hours before the draw. Now without further adieu, here are the lucky winners drawn by my son:

Janis, because you love your Laptop- you are this month's traditional layout winner. Congratulations!

For the digital entry, Mye's Wedding Planner is the lucky winner! Thank yourself for changing and re-sending your lay out on time!
I enjoyed being the challenger of the month, and it was a worthwhile experience. This made me a wee bit proud of myself (wink). I am hoping to make a layout about this journey one day. Again my heartfelt thanks to everyone and congratulations to the winners. Please contact Miss Lee for details about the RAK.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Loa Mo!

Bjay says, KAYA!

This was a no-brainer for me. My eyeglasses are just as important as the water I drink everyday. Because without it, I don't think I can survive for long.

I had to wear eyeglasses rather early in my life. I am thankful for my clearer vision, now but it can be quite irritating having it on all the time. So now I am contemplating on getting prescription contact lenses - but my optometrist says it's too early to wear one. So ano ba talaga, lola?

Reality check: I can't function without wearing my trusty reading glasses. I am a young lola, and it's a fact. Sooner I accept that, the better.

Materials used:
PPS: My Mind's Eye, Fancy Pants and Chatterbox; Thickers alpha; Teresa Collins sticker; 7Gypsies sticker & gaffer tape, Stickles & Staedler pen; star brad & red Colorbox inkpad

About ME:
To know more about me, please visit my blog at


Cathy says, KAYA!

I did not have second thoughts at all when i thought of "the thing" that's most important to me. It's my phone - I guess most of us can't live without our phones but I specifically can't live without my iPhone. It has everything I want in a phone!

Been with you for almost 2 years now... I can never let you go. Life just wouldn't be complete without you. YOU COMPLETE ME.

Techniques Used:
For my take - I am so in love with canvass and distressing lately so I decided to do one more. I painted the canvass with black Kaiser paint and then I stamped and embossed it with silver powderys, to simulate the color of my phone (Black and Silver). Then I created another small canvass and stamped and embossed it with black powder and distressed the edge. I also splattered some black paint over the page to add some more splatter that the page already has. Lastly, going through my alpha's was fun and I also realized I have tons! :)

Materials Used:
PPS - Miss Elizabeth, Canvass cloth, Kaiser Acrylic Paint, Ranger embossing powder (black and silver), TH vintage photo distress ink, Palette glue pad, DCWV cardstock (mat), 7 Gypsies photo carousel card, black sakura aqua lip, alpha's - Thickers, all about scarpbooking & MAMBI.

About ME:
I'm a scrapaholic! Started scrap shopping when there were barely any suppliers here and that was 7 years ago. Since I only had my own scrapbook room last year. that's when I started scrapping and got introduced to the different suppliers here! Since then i've attended a few workshops and have only been active in blogging a month ago.

These are also posted in my blog at:

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Marian says KAYA!

It took me quite a while to decide what item I would scrap about. I finally chose the Alcogel as it's something I always have with me these days. It's not really something I cherish but I find very useful. When I pick up Sophia from school, the first thing we do is use the alcogel. I have become quite OC in using it specially coming from the bank, mall, hospital, paying for parking and after having contact with another person's hands. When we get home though, we wash our hands thoroughly with soap and water.

Soap & water has always been my choice fore clean hands. But with the spread of the AH1N1 virus, I have alcogel with me all the time. I have a small one in my bag and a full sized one in the car. So anytime I am out and handle money or touch doorknobs or need to mix a bottle of milk for Sophia, the alcogel keeps our hands clean and hopefully the viruses away.

Material used:
Patterned paper and CS SEI; Chipboard letters 2 different Basic Grey chipboard, Chatterbox, Scenic Route, Heidi Swapp, Scrapworks and MM; Tsukineko Brilliance Chocolate ink; Dymo labelmaker.

Techniques: Mostly just cut and paste. I inked the different chipboard letters to unify the look.

About Me:

I am so glad to have made friends through scrapbooking. It's so much more fun to scrap with friends around.


Jeanie says KAYA!

This is my first time to submit a digital LO for Kaya. I really love this picture of our rings that I decided to do another layout about it. It seems that the first traditional LO is not enough to share how special our marriage is, which is symbolized by these rings.

Journaling: each ring is a promise, one to the other,that even if we will never have everything,we will always have each other. each ring is a symbol, of enconditional love and a dream of a lifetime together.

Materials Used: Digital Elements: Promise Collection from Shabby Princess, Wild Sorbet and Bohemian Summer from Michelle Coleman and Doily from a printadayonline; Fonts: albemarle swash, cast iron, coney island, extra ornamental no 2, mary jane degroot, software: Adobe Photoshop.
About ME:
Is still happy and thankful. You can learn more about me


Val says KAYA!

Marney is my favorite among my stuffed toys. He's the only one allowed to sleep beside me every night. The first time I saw him, I thought he was gay because of the pink scarf around his neck. It turns out that the scarf is a tie bend sideways. Still, he will always be my own little homo-monkey. =)

Techniques Used:
I layered different papers from AAS and Craft Express. For the title, I used a matchstick to create the words "bed" with acrylic paint and stickers for the word "mate". For the big letter M, I used glitter to make it stand out even more. I used ribbons to border my journaling.

About ME:
I am Valerie Cacanindin and I started scrapbooking early this year. It's a great way for me to not only document the important events of my life but to also find my inner creative self.

Ms. Dust Buster

Ching says, KAYA!

As a child in the Philippines, when I got home from school, the first thing I did was look for the walis and sweep the whole house. I was playful and made every moment with the walis joyful. My parents tried to hide their disappointment and unhappiness over my affair with the walis. They even nicknamed me “Miss Walis”.

As I grew, my interest became more diverse and complex, particularly with college and then going abroad. After years of traveling throughout the Southern Hemisphere, I thought, I was prepared for everything, but I never thought I would find a replacement for my walis. But, there is! It’s the VACUUM CLEANER.

I embraced it the moment I first saw it! I found out that using the vacuum cleaner around the house has brought me joy rivaling my childhood emotions when sweeping with the WALIS.

When I was a little girl, I hated ironing, but I loved to sweep the whole house with our walis (broom).
Now, that I'm grown, I still dislike to iron, but I love to vacuum the house with our vacuum sweeper.

Materials used:
DCWV and Ms. Elizabeths pattern paper, Wasau cardstock, Colorbok chipboard letters, Sizzix die cuts letters, MM brads, Swirl clips, computer type journaling, Scotch double sided tape and glue stick.

Paper layering, tearing, matting
Hand made bracket and matted on black cardstock
Clipped the swirl clips on strip of black cardstock and
attached brads in between.

About Me:

Hello, I am back from a six week vacation. I will try to get back my mojo and join all of you on monthly challenges.




Jeanie says KAYA!

This LO is a tribute to my husband's ring that was lost a few months back when it slipped off his finger and dropped straight into the drain hole. Needless to say, we will never get it back. At least I have a picture to remember it by.

Journaling: More than itself but for what it symbolizes, each ring signifies that to each other, we are bound.
Materials Used: Patterned Paper: MAMBI, October Afternoon, Scenic Route, Making Memories; Stickers: MAMBI, AAS, Colorbok Making Memories, Jenni Bowlin; Felt and Chipboard Shapes: American Crafts; Buttons and Gonchos: AAS; Punchers: Martha Stewart.
Techniques Used:Cutting, Layering
About ME:
Is still happy and thankful. You can learn more about me

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


Janis says, KAYA!

Just want to mess around with my style a bit when I made this one. Glad that I was able to use those neglected ribbons and brads. Played also with crochet thread - - my fave thing on my LOs lately. Thanks Roxannee for this challenge.

Journaling is hidden on the tag (made a pocket behind the photo):
I find myself at the crossroads of my professional career, with make or break changes that I have to deal with. I guess it's gonna be you and me, buddy, holding tight in the next months. Let's see where the ride will take us.

Papers: 7Gypsies, JillybeanSoup, Chipboards: Rusty Pickle, All About Scrapbooking, Heidi Swapp, Glimmer Mist: Tattered Angels, Others: Gesso paint, Ribbons, staples, crochet thread, brads.

About ME:
I am

Sunday, July 26, 2009


Arnie says, KAYA!

For my traditional entry, I chose this THING more precious to me than anything. I am not the type who likes wearing jewelry much. I prefer just being bare or if the occasion calls for it, would just settle myself with simple cheap bling. But eversince my husband (then my boyfriend) gave me his precious heirloom, his mom's gold necklace, I swore to wear it every single day of my life. In addition to this is our gold wedding ring (of course) which bears the inscription "Edison (heart) Laarni 08-08-08".

Gold to symbolize your undying love for me. Gold to symbolize our union as we each said "I do" and expressed our unwavering loyalty. Gold to symbolize forever!

Hot Off The Press Classic Sarapapers papers, Smile Gold Antique Brads, Provo Craft Paper Palette Collage pad, fibers from Carolina's, Puffy Gold Alpha stickers, All About Scrapbooking Double Dot Chipboard alpha, All About Scrapbooking Gold Sparkling Chipboard alphabet, American Crafts Thickers White Sprinkles Chipboard alpha

paper cutting, stamping

About ME:
I am Laarni "Arnie" Pedrosa-Uy from Taguig City, a pathologist/medical transcriptionist who is into traditional (2002) and digital scrapbooking (2007). I am wifey to my honeybee Edison and mommy to our 5-month old baby boy Eagan. Visit me at

Saturday, July 25, 2009

The Wedding Planner

Mye says, KAYA!

I chose to create a digital layout for this entry as I do not have a lot of materials to work on a traditional LO. I hope you will like it.

I have been a wedding planner for 3 years now. With clients from here and abroad, it is very critical that I deliver my job on time and as I have committed to my clients. I remember, 3 years ago I wanted to buy an HP IPAQ so I can be on the go and still be able to check on the things I need to do. It did not materialize and I was stuck with the bulky planner all the time.

Years passed and with all the modern technology around us, I still use a traditional planner to organize my schedule. Now, I no longer consider it bulky. I find it more comfortable and safe to be brought anywhere. That is why, this traditional planner is now known to me as "The Wedding Planner."

being a wedding planner is a tedious task. a lot of schedules have to met on time as committed. with the modern technology around us, i still opt to use my traditional planner to organize my schedule.

Grandma's Porch Kit by Mad Scrapper Designs, Wet Chipboard Aplha from Free Digital Scrapbooking; Fonts: Pristina and Tahoma

About ME:
I am Myrlyn De Leon from Rizal. I am a scrapper, event coordinator and mom to my twins, Scieszka Raine and Elysia Raine. Scrapping and blogging has been my diversion from the serious and busy life in the city as a working mom. Visit me at
Blog Appetite and Home and Parenting.

Top List

July says, KAYA!

Thanks Roxanne for this great idea. I've always wanted to scrap things that matters to me and this is the right opportunity.

3 My phone is my "Bread and Butter" is at stake without it.
2 My Camera the "Love of my Life" every sickness, mood swings vanished once this thing in my hand.
1 My Journal - my most ever "Loyal friend" never complaint to any of my feelings, rumblings and everything.

AC thickers, Pink Paislee, Junkitz, Autumn Leaves, Fancy Fants

About ME:
I still experiment my scrapbooking style. I love trying different ways to explore my creativity. Afterall, scrapbooking is one sure stress-buster for me.

For The Love of Books

Isah Mae says, KAYA!

I enjoyed doing KAYA 27 because I like the theme. Doing LO for the things that make us feel happy and inspired is a fun thing to do. I used books as my subject because they brought me a lot of lessons which I can apply in different situation. =)

Reading books thought me a lot of things. It inspire me to move forward and experience by imagination the life of other characters. I really enjoy spending my spare time in front of these amazing literary artworks... - sahmae

Software Used:
Adobe Photoshop CS3, Nik Software

70's Dotty Yellow, Beaded Swirl, Paper Butterfly, Scribble Line Border, Flower and Glitter Circle from
Fonts: Earwig Factory, Elephant, Papyrus, Pointy, Smudger

Layering, adjustment of hue and resizing of photos

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.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Comfort Food

Mia says, KAYA!

Since I actually just scrapped about my addictions last month for another challenge, I had to think of someTHING else I wanted to scrap about for the Kaya challenge. It wasn't so hard, really. I just thought of what I was craving for while I was thinking. And I was definitely craving for ice cream! LOL! Mier and I just finished this 800mL container in one sitting and I thought of taking a picture of it for my layout. The picture is starting me drool again....

When the going gets tough, the tough gets going and going and going. And what keeps me going is Coffee Crumble ice cream! The SIGHT of its golden brown cover and the FEEL of its cold container makes my mouth water! I can actually HEAR it call my name! The TASTE and SMELL are just heavenly! :D

Technique Used:
I used different kinds of Craft Express Stickers for the title. I have all these stickers with missing letters alreaday and I thought Roxanee's challenge was just perfect for these. I still have a lot, though. Must use them for other layouts.

About ME:
Mia (of Mier) 01/24/00
Natalia Dominique "Nadine" 08/31/01
Regina Gabrielle "Raya" 11/06/03
Alessandra Gianina "Alyssa" 09/09/07
*Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines
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Thursday, July 23, 2009

100 Years

Timi says, KAYA!

It's UP Los Banos centennial year! I have spent 21 years of my life in this institution as a student and a teacher. Whenever I see the UPLB Centennial logo (it's located near UP Gate, the main entrance to the UPLB campus), there's this small voice telling that I should have my photo taken with the logo as background. This logo was installed there last year but it was only last June when I got the chance to pose for some photos. Thanks to Issa who took my photos.

Here's my take:

Materials used:Cosmo Cricket pp's, journaling tags and die cuts, American Crafts Thickers, Creative Imagination and 7 Gypsies sticker, MM tiny alphas, tree chipboard, clear buttons, stamped transparency, ribbon and trim, flower and leaf

Techniques used: paper tearing, stamping and distressing

Journaling: University of the Philippines Los Banos is celebrating its centennial year this 2009. Of these 100 years, I spent 21 years of my life in this institution, as an undergraduate (1988-1992) and graduate student (1994-2001) and as an employee (1993-present). This year a lucky one for me. I co-authored a book on organic rice production and got promoted from Asst Prof 4 to Asst Prof 7. I'm so thankful!

About Me:

An ocassional scrapbooker from 2000 to 2002, became a scrapaholic in 2003 and is here to stay...scrapaholic forever.

Sunday, July 19, 2009


Alby says, KAYA!

It didn't take long for me to figure out what "thing" I consider as one of my prized possessions. In fact, I love it so much that this isn't the first time I made a layout for it. However, I didn't think I did it justice the first time as that layout booted me out of my first Scrappin Moms Idol competition. So I thought I'll make a new one and give it the honor it deserves. Here's my layout in honor of my MacBook.

Here's a closer look:

My MacBook is one of my prized material possessions. It's my tool in connecting with friends and in engaging in my hobbies. Other than that, it's also a real beauty and it looks great in my room.

Patterned Papers and Die Cut Stickers - Sassafras; Cardstock - Bazzil; Alphas - Craft Express, AC Thickers, Jillibean, Basic Grey, Pebbles Ink; Ink - Colorbox, VersaFine, Versa Mark, Rnger Distress Ink; Embossing Powder - Ranger; Pen - Staedler; Stamps - Hero Arts, October Afternoon, 7 Gypsies

About Me:
I'm Alby - weekend scrapper, weekday corporate slave, nightly internet stalker, blessed with a sweet and loving hubby and surrounded with four playful canine babies. Together with my hubby, I love exploring new places be it remote islands of the Philippines, religious and historical monuments or nature reserves elsewhere in the world. I document our exploits in my travel and leisure blog and once I have the photos printed, I scrap them and post in my scrapbooking blog. See you around!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Handy Oly

Arnie says, KAYA!

This month's challenge is quite unique and is something new for me since I have never scrapped about anyTHING besides snaps of living beings that constantly inspire me each day. Thanks to Roxannee, I got inspired to create a layout of one of the things that play an important role in my life, yet I have taken for granted as the years went on. This THING is my microscope, an Olympus CH30, which I am so fond of to the point of giving it a name - Oly!

Since I bought my microscope more than a decade ago with my first paycheck, it has always been a constant companion through the ups and downs of my profession - from my early years of training and reviewing for the specialty boards, during the actual practical exam where I brought it along with me for luck, and now as my handy buddy at home. With it, I can finish work faster at home to be able to spend more time with my hubby and son.

Fanette Designs Cherish For Love papers, FR Pretty Girl Jounaling, Amelie Scrap Essential Elements, Alpha Kraft by Krizomel, Alpha Petit Poussin by Petit Moineux, MJV Felt alpha, AWP Citrus Berry alpha, Carjazi Scrap Designs Cardboard alpha, Tip Toe Studio VD alpha

Adobe Photoshop 7, Scrapbook Factory Deluxe 4

About ME:
I am Laarni "Arnie" Pedrosa-Uy from Taguig City, a pathologist/medical transcriptionist who is into traditional (2002) and digital scrapbooking (2007). I am wifey to my honeybee Edison and mommy to our 5-month old baby boy Eagan. Visit me at

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Non-Stop FUN!

Issa says, Kaya!

Most of my works focused on my kids and my family, seldom do I make something for myself. After my Bohol trip, I began to enjoy creating "All About ME" themes and it made me love myself more... hehehe! Thanks to Roxanne's Kaya Challenge, this could add up to my own pages.

THING?! I can only think of my scrapbook stash when you ask me about inanimate things that are important to me right now... but I guess it has to be something else other than my bisyo. I came up with these two things that have been my constant companion and pacifier... my Non-Stop Cellphone and MP3 player!

Journaling... in good times and bad times... These two important gadgets never fail me! My Nokia N79 cellphone keeps me connected in just anywhere that I go and my Creative Zen MP3 player keeps me company with my music in just any mood that I have... July 2009.

Materials Used: Basic Grey pps -Lucky/Sweet Lavender, Aged and Confused/ Phresh and Phunky Phoilage and checkered, MM music note Falala pps, K&Co lace cardstock letters, DCWV cardstock, Heidi Swapp chipboard clock face, Scenic Route chipboard, AAS brads, glittered glue, MM acrylic paint-brown, Ranger glossy accents, Marcellas metal accents, Colorbox chalk ink and for the different fonts of the title... Craft Express, Heidi Swapp and AC Thickers chipboard letters.

Techiques Used: Paper tearing , inking and distressing ( my favorite thing to do!), Paper piecing for the round flowers (muka bang flowers yong round things ko?), cutting and painting. I painted the different kinds of font to get a uniform look on the title.

About Me:
Hello everyone, I'm Issa! And I'm so happy to be here at PS' blog and joining another Kaya Challenge. I'm a little bad in blogging, but you can visit me here... Thanks for looking!

Monday, July 13, 2009

The Blue Bike

Lee says, KAYA!

When Roxannee's challenge called for an important thing, I mentally reviewed and rejected many of the things that make life more convenient like television, computers, mobile phones, etc. I wanted to come up with a layout that showcased the thing that was significant to me, right at this moment.

This blue bike was gifted to me by my husband, who became a biking afficionado practically overnight. He wanted me to be part of his new hobby so he got this bike (when what I was asking for was a new camera - but that's another story.)

Journaling Reads:
DH bought me this bike so we can share a hobby. I'm glad that after 12 years of marriage, he still wants us to do things together. I'm not a confident biker and I try his patience but we still have fun and keep fit together. (5/1/2009)

I used to have a red bike in the 1980s. I rode it at the athletic field in front of our house. I loved the speed and the wind in my hair. Now, on my blue bike, I feel like a kid again.

Blue bike = P3,075.00
Dinner at Shopping Center = P250.00
Biking in U.P. = free and priceless!

Materials Used:
PPS - Basic Grey, Crate; Chipboards - Colorbok, Basic Grey, American Crafts, Scenic Route; Paint - Making Memories, Ranger, Pebbles Inc.; Stamping Ink - Colorbox; Stickers - Gypsies, Crate; Rubons - Crate; Ribbon - Unknown; Pen - Sakura; Adhesives - Saunders, Darice.

Inking edges and tearing. Since I used two photos (one past, one present), I was compelled to write two journals. One for the old photo and one for the new one. I linked them up visually with a sticker. (I actually wrote a longer journaling. See how I did it at my blog.)

About ME:
I am wife to a most supportive husband for 12 years now, mom to 3 KiDS, been a SAHM and scrapper for 3 years, and now a student of public administration in U.P. I am really trying hard to concentrate on the lectures and discussions in class, but more often than not, I find myself making scrapbooks in my head. I hope this is just a phase or I will never hear the end of it from my husband. Please drop by at my blog for other layouts. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


Roxannee says, KAYA!

I'm so flattered to be this month's challenger. I love alphabets and I thought that we have to relax a little bit on scrapping photographs of ourselves & our loved ones. Let's make it a little bit different this time. Let's get to know you more with the help of your "ThiNgS". I have to confess that I did not expect to be challenged myself! (di ba, Ms.Lee?)Now here's my take:

This is my important thing at the moment. A little notebook that hubby gave me last year. Left lying around for quite a while until one day in October 2008, when I felt so powerless and useless because problems & trials kept on coming, hubby said something that never left my mind. "You cannot stop the rain from falling. You can only cover yourself from getting wet." I thought that was wonderful so I wrote it down. The rest is history. A notebook from a special person who said words that started something even more special- a whole new thing to read each day. I still need it, I'm still recovering.

This tiny notebook from Ron is a great source of strength. It has remarkable quotes, affirmations and prayers that help keep me going each day. It's my rock. 30 June 2009.

Materials used:
DCWV cardstock (Nana's Nursery and Green Stack); assorted alphabets from Craft Market, crate paper and unknown; small Prima flowers, unknown white flower, clock embellishment from craft fair, scrap patterned papers; photo turners, silver brads, assorted buttons, DMC white thread, MM Journal stamp, Brilliance ink in black & sky blue; Kaiser clear stamp (Seals), Inque boutique flourish stamp, paper clip, foam adhesive, dragonfly embellishment, white & green cardstock; stabilo pen, date stamp.

Techniques used:
stamping, stitching of buttons, dry embossing with Cuttlebug Folder (flourishes), precision cutting

About ME:

Hi I'm Roxannee. I'm inviting you to join this month's Kaya! challenge. I am still getting there - growing towards a stronger and more resilient individual. You can visit my blog here .