Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Looking back

I was checking my friendster account, which I have not accessed in a while. And I saw my class pictures during my second and fourth year.

Fourth Year

Second Year high school

Fourth Year
Top Left to Right: Sey, Julie, Elaine, Girlie, Tin Lou, Mitch
Bottom Left to Right: Bujoy, Hazel, ME ME ME, Lai, Leen, Loi, Lou.

These were my friends in high school. Miss these girls much. We live in the same province, as far as I know, but some of them I saw last on our high school graduation. Hope we really can get together sometime.. Oh it is almost 10 years ago that this photo was taken.

These pictures bring back youthful memories which make me smile. High school uniforms (you wont have to think and plan what to wear the next day), black shoes, crushes (got a few, hihi), courtship, school plays, dance competition (yep, I used to and I miss doing that), Noli, El Fili (oh, those never ending questions), school bags, love letters (used to keep all of them in a box:) , test papers, slum books (oh yeah, gone crazy with this, one achievement of mine is to have all my crushes to sign them hoping I see my name or even a clue that they got some crush on me, too, haha, so teen-ish) , stationeries (collected almost everything I see in the bookstores), poems (yep, I used to compose) and the list goes on.
It is totally different now. Then, I won't have to think about loosing a job, paying debts, providing for family, tuition fees, salary increase, resume, subordinates, job applications, bosses, deadlines, performance improvement plans, forced leave without pay, and the list also goes on.
Oh well, despite all these changes and things I have to think about thank God I still am sane for HE gives me optimism and positivity. I am not sure why, but something big I think is going to happen and I feel excited about it. Oh, well, God will provide and decide. :)

Friday, October 24, 2008

Got my MOJO back :)

Here is a page I finished yesterday (my day-off) after a two hour sleep. Scraplifted Jamie Waters' Talk LO. I just love her pages. She scrap simply but she makes very eye-catching LOs. I also love the colors she uses, it so happen that I am not so good in using neutral colors.

Yummy Give Away, ANyone?

Saw this in Gracie's blog and it is simply irresistible. Hop on to Julie's blog for this yummy give-away! :)
Be sure to do it today before it is too late! :)

Monday, October 20, 2008

Big Bear Love

This is our baby Alex and her pediatrician, Doc Faye Natividad. She has always been fond of seeing Alex's photo albums and the scrapbooking I make, so I made this for her. :)

Dra. Faye took care of you the first minute you were born.
Since then, it's obvious, her love for you is as big as a bear.
Oh did I say, you both love bears? Yep, you both do!
Everytime we're in her clinic you will always hug her little brown bear,
so she gave you "Big Foot" bear. :)

Scraplifted a LO of a MM master, Caroline Ikeji, Saw the simple yet catchy LO in the MM mag Feb 2008 issue. Hope I gave justice to her LO, title is Moments with you. :)
The mag's specific article where I saw the LO I scraplifted featured a technique about crumpled-paper flower, so I also did that. See those two flowers on the left hand side of the LO? Yep, those are crumpled paper flowers (which I made) on top of the felt I also cut to get the shape of a flower.
It's also my first time to use multiple patterned papers since I have always been scared to tear them and use them in one single LO for they might not appear "nice" together. That "fear" of tearing and using precious multiple patterned papers is starting to disappear, thanks to Ali Edwards' book A Designer Eye for Scrapbooking with Patterned Papers. Though, amenably, I have yet to achieve that "gift" of being able to put different patterned papers in one page, without having to scraplift. hehehe.

Inspired by Tna (first time to use green cardstock) and Yoyin too (for she has that "gift" of putting whateve patterned paper she wants in a page and her LO will definitely look great).

Thanks for looking! :)

Now this sure is worth posting :)

Saw this on Tna's and Ann's blogs and it sure was tempting!
Hop on to Kristin's blog about this Eyelet Give Away which surely will make your day! Yummy!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Let us talk about...

small wishes coming true. :)

I really wanted to have my own circle cutter. I thought it would really be fun to have different circle shapes on my LOs.
And here is what I got this from the last Scrapfest; my own MM circle cutter (which included a mat) for 25% off and some scrap stuffs I also wanted to get (oh did I say I also got them with great discounts? hehe)

Oh wait there is more!

Talking about wishes coming true and great discounts, Tna and I visited Yoyin last Friday night and we really went gaga over the new stuffs Ms. Marissa sent us! Here are the great things I got! It included my very own tote bags, Ali E's book, bunch of thickers and oh the one I have long wanted to have to a purple crop-a-dile! :)

Thank you Ms. Marisa, you are a "scrap angel"! Mwah!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Scrapfest, the second time around.

the friends and supporters. :)

nice meeting you, diane! :)

idol in action.

photographer in action. :)


There have been several resignations from our department. And every good bye or c u around, gives everyone different kind of feelings. People will just have to move on at one point or another. Reasons vary: for the good, for greener pasture, for they don't have a choice, to save face, to save sanity or simply because they just want to move on and be happier or free, period. I wish sometimes I can have that "choice" to resign whenever I want and do what I want to do without having to think about not being employed. That time, is yet to come. :) Honestly, I enjoy what I do. I enjoy the company of most of the people I work with. I like what I do for I am challenged, by the job, the people, the tasks, the customers/members and by the requirements. Though at times the job, the pressure and the people bring me to the bridge of my sanity. Oh well, what kind of job won't give you pressure and head ache? Oh, I don't think you can call that a job at all.

So much about work, here is a breather for me..

Oh so girly that is what you are,
with that dress I bought for your Christening
and headband that Ninang Almah gave you.
All dolled-up for your monthly check up!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Oh, I owe Ms. Marisa This

Hehe. I haven't posted the finished LO pala. So here you go!
Pasensya na sa quality ng pic, try ko picturan ulit. hehe

Our Little Flower Girl

Here is a mini-album I finished just last month, which was supposed to be done during the last Scrap Fest... hehe. at least natapos. :)


Here are some of the lay-outs I finished in September. (Still have one I need to "fix". hehe) Instead of adding them on my previous posts, I decided to just put them all in a new post. :)

title: just some of the things the FIRST APO brings

title: you inspire me
journaling: to be a better
life partner,

Was suppose to submit this for a challenge i wanted to join about using circles in a LO. But I was not able to because it is just now that i was able to upload photos :(
But it is okay, at least I got one finished LO last September 28, 2008!

tittle: Got Milk?
journaling: cute, cuddly, and oh so girly even with that toothless and "milkful" smile!

My Little Miss

We love her so much! She talks a lot, eat a lot, drink a lot of milk and sleep a lot! Don't we just love kids like that?
Oh, just want to share!
One morning, after attending to her needs, I sat on her little Boots (monkey friend of Dora) chair and placed all my scrap stuffs on her Dora the Explorer table. You see, that is my working table here in our house because I really don't have a dedicated room or even a table where I can scrap. Being the kid that she is, she just loves using my things and moving them somewhere around her room. So I had a deal with her, "Baby, we both play inside your room and listen to Barney, okay?" She responded, "Mommy, scrap ka?" Hehe. Little that I know, my two year old girl has been observing me the past days. And the word scrap is something that I haven't really used when talking to her but she knows scrapping!

You want to see how the room looks like? Hehe. Here you go!