Tuesday, 29 December 2009

New Year Blog Hop

To welcome the New Year and the new SC DTs, come join SC's New Year's Blog Hop!

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Christmas Tokens

I can't believe that I haven't finish my Christmas shopping! I am usually good that I don't let it run til 2 days before Christmas! But this month has just been so hectic!

Still managed to make these though. Made 9 for my colleagues... Small Christmas tokens that I hope they will like. Very economical and easy to make!

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Winter Projects

Christmas Projects

Here are my Christmas projects for Scrap Within Reach.

The ring frame was made of newspapers that I rolled and wrapped. I then wrapped the ring with left-over Christmas wrappers.

For the poinsettias :

1. Cut a 2x1 inches of paper then fold it.
2. Cut a half petal shape out along the fold. The fold on the center makes a nice touch when you glue them together.
3. Repeat until you have 5 petals.
4. Glue the tips of the petals together until you form the poinsettias.
5. Adhere a button on the center.
6. Then, decorate the edges and tips with gold Stickles.

Friday, 11 December 2009

Scrapbook Challenges' DT CALL

Pamela, our dear founder/moderator at Scrapbook Challenges is looking for 4 new design team members!

Check it out here ---> Scrapbook Challenges DT Call

Hurry, join now!

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Thank You

This month is the last month with all three of my design teams. I am very thankful for the wonderful opportunities that they have given me. Thank you so much!

Next year will be different for me. I've decided to pursue non-scrapbooking commitments.

But, I will still be scrapping, still be joining challenges.

Thank you so much!

The Magic Begins

This is my take in the Round Robin at Scrapbook Challenges.

Friday, 4 December 2009

Rainy Days on Fridays

Makes it easier to welcome the weekend. The week that had passed is surely a blessing of sorts workwise. I've finally finished my project which was almost 6 months in the making. And, I am tackling a new one. Happy, Relieved, Ecstatic!

Last weekend was my on-call weekend. I didn't get to enjoy it. I was tooooo incredelous/mad with my user to enjoy my Saturday. Let me just say that the user ruined my Saturday and for this coming one, I intend to enjoy it. I will read, I will scrap and I will watch tv. I will not think about work. I will enjoy and not think about anything. This is for me. Like what Sister C encouraged me to do this morning.

Have a happy weekend!

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Christmas Countdown

It's 24 days til Christmas! I am not sure why but I'm very excited this year. (notice my blog background?) We started with Christmas shopping last Sunday, maybe that's why! We were in Suntec City, and good thing we were there, there were lots of freebies! Hehehe... In fact, Pre had a great time making sand art. Hahaha...

Sketch 174 is out, hope you'll join us at Scrapbook Challenges.

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Happy Turkey Day!

to families and friends in the US!

I have decided to write down what I am thankful for today, just want to celebrate this day (coz I won't receive emails from my boss who's in the US hahaha just kidding!). Seriously... Everyday, we have something to be thankful for, it will make our days brighter remembering them...


Very thankful to God, He's someone whom I can turn to... He never forgets even when I do...

For family and friends, colleagues as well...

For the days that had passed and days to come...

For food on our table...

For work though sometimes stressful...

For scrapbooking...


Saturday, 21 November 2009

Inspired By

It was an idle day at work (yes, I do have some when my brain cells are just not working and would like to rest heehee) when I stumbled upon Piradee's blog. I have seen her work at the LSS but never really been to her blog until that day and I was amazed, in awe, and now a huge fan of her work.

It was so timely coz Mareng M thought of issuing another challenge for Scrappers At SG. I suggested to lift one of Piradee's work - her awesome calendars. Wrote to Piradee and she was so nice and gracious to us. She'll be judging the best calendar later on!

Here's my take on the challenge.

I used Emerson line from Scrap Within Reach.

Wednesday, 18 November 2009


When I thought I would be disappointed, I was not.

It's part of God's plan. I have let go and LET GOD.

Friday, 13 November 2009

Magical Fridays

I love Fridays. I love that I can look forward to a weekend with my family. I love that I can sleep late and not worry about waking up early (though I am waking up early tomorrow to go to the doc!) I find Fridays --- magical.

I leave with some peeks on my SWR projects.

Can you guess what they are? Have a great weekend!

Thursday, 12 November 2009

What's Another Use For Cutterbee?

Cutting hair.

Dawter T didn't go through that phase. Unfortunately, Bebi A did.

When I arrived home from work, I came upon Bebi A cutting her fringe. I screamed (which is sooo not good). And, she got scared. Good thing she didn't poke her eye with the scissors.

Thursday, 5 November 2009

In Everything

I felt bad for the series of mishaps this week... I am raring to bounce back from it.

So, if you're feeling down, why don't you list down the things that made you smile...

  • Bebi A munching a pack of Chili Cheeze Corn bits and drinking a cup of Soya Milk with Pearl. *takaw*
  • My boss asking me and the other APAC IT gal here to purchase a new laptop this November... (Woohoo! I am so tired waiting for my laptop to boot up every morning. I already made coffee and still the apps are not loaded.)
  • That Dawter T doesn't feel that she's too old for cuddling. I asked her, "do you mind that Mommy's *ehem* chubby?". She said no. In fact she likes it. *ok, ok, I didn't threaten her!*
  • For the rain.
  • Reading Joel Osteen's devotional today - In Everything.
  • Finding my long, lost umbrella. Yey!
  • For our Christmas wreath hanging at our gate, it was made by my dear tito-in-law. Last night, I heard our neighbors say "HO, HO, HO!"
  • For the RAK I received! Woohoo!
  • For this list. It actually made me smile again remembering all the things above.

So, if you're feeling a bit off, I encourage you to list down the things that makes/made you happy or things you are looking forward to.

Monday, 2 November 2009

All Of Us

Using Scrap Within Reach's Paper Boy collection... This is Sketch 168 at Scrapbook Challenges.

Don't forget, we're having a party at SC today! Do drop by for fun challenges, games and awesome prizes!

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Come Join SC!

to its new NING site, http://scrapbookchallenges.ning.com where lots of inspiration awaits you ~~~ and awesome prizes too!

Monday, 26 October 2009

Her Carriage

This is one of my favorite layouts. Love the pumpkins and the concept. Dawter T and I had a photoshoot at Dhoby Gaut station. Good thing, she was game to pose for some photos. But, I can sense that she was a bit embarassed. What can I say but she's growing up?
Materials Used :
Scrap Within Reach Carnival Ride Summer Nights
Scrap Within Reach Paper Boy American Boy
Scrap Within Reach Paper Boy After School
Scrap Within Reach Paper Boy Sunday Paper
Webster Pages Sweet As A Cherry Pie Mom's Ingredients
Prima flowers
Kaisercraft pearls
Maya Road Chipboard Pumpkin Coaster
Maya Road Chipboard swirls
American Crafts Thickers
Ranger Ink Stickles (Gold)

Monday, 19 October 2009


I am very thankful for this chance, when our family went to Hong Kong to celebrate Dawter T's 7th birthday. It was very eventful, what with the missing autograph book and Bebi A falling sick on our last day. But, these, I know, we'll always treasure in our hearts and minds. Let Pre and I be reminded always that what's important are our togetherness as a family, doing things together, sharing special memories.

Made this for Scrap and Stamp, been wanting to join so finally... Used a Technique Tuesday frame stamp and lots of stickles *wink*

Thursday, 15 October 2009

On SWR Blog

Every week, Scrap Within Reach will feature the DT's creations. And, this week, guess who's on the blog? Hehehe...

The box came when we bought gourmet popcorn at Cathay. Told myself that it can be altered later on so I saved it.

Halloween is just around the corner, though we don't celebrate it here. My scrap buddies and I planned on a Halloween scrapmeet! This is perfect for the Halloween gift swap!

Instructions are up at SWR's blog!

Front View

Side View

And those candies are contributions by my girls!

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

I Am Still ALIVE

Yeah, I've been a bad blogger, scrapper, etc. Not without a good reason. Work. Life. It happened.

I am planning to rectify it soon. Bought some "Mojo Come Back" patterned papers. And, I am trying to let go of negative vibes. *wink*

So, watch out. New posts coming soon!

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Wonderful Surprise

Still down from terrible cough/colds... It was not just me, also Bebi A. I worked from home yesterday and was not able to do a lot of things because my laptop was in the office.

Jumped out from the bed because I remembered something. I forgot to turn off a program, it shouldn't run on the server in Japan. And, I was 1 hour late! Huhuhu... I am pretty sure I will get a scolding on Tuesday, Monday even. Wahhhh... So, all day long, there's this knife in my chest... Arghhhh... *I want to knock my head on the wall!!!*

What brightened up my night was blog hopping and finding out that I WON!!!

Thank you, Scrap-It-Lah!

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

The Winner IS

Before I announce it, I would like to thank everyone who participated in SC's blog hop! I love reading your heartwarming comments.

On to our winner...

RAK includes :

Scrap Within Reach Carnival Ride patterned papers
Scrap Within Reach Carnival Ride sticker alphas
Maya Road chipboards
Maya Road pins
G Studio clear stamps
Versa Color ink

a short story ~~~ I am just so glad that I can buy Scrap Within Reach products here in Singapore, bought 3 sets of Carnival Ride before my DT box (can't helped it!) came.

Set #1 ---> Gave one set to my dearest sister who just oogles my SWR papers whenever they arrive because we can't buy it here before

Set #2 ---> Used them to create my layout for the blog hop (yep, my DT box still intact)

Set #3 ---> is for the blog hop RAK

Oki, oki...

The Winner of the RAK is --->

Anneliese, please email me your address at totallydoodles@gmail.com...

Again, Thank you so much for your support! Hope to see more of you in Scrapbook Challenges space in My Space. *wink*

Saturday, 26 September 2009

Scrapbook Challenges Pit Stop #2

Welcome to Scrapbook Challenges' 2nd DT Blog Hop!

I am so glad you stopped by my humble abode. If this is your first time here, I am Sookie or Salme in most forums. I am your second stop in this hop! If you just stopped in, please make sure that you stop by Pamela's blog first so that you won't miss out on any inspiration from her. I tell you, her work is just amazing!

Our group, Scrapbook Challenges, is in MySpace. And, it's been there since 2007! Every week, Pamela issues an original sketch to challenge your creative side. Aside from the sketches, the design team also issues challenges, "games" and tutorials. If you need mojo-booster, join us at Scrapbook Challenges (that is, if you're not a member yet)!

Do you think it stops there? Na-ah! What's a challenge without a prize?! Every month, if you make a layout from the sketch/challenges, you are entered into a monthly draw for that month's grand prize! And, let me tell you, the prizes are AWESOME!!! Take a peek at this month's sponsored grand prize and you'll believe me!

On to our blog hop... Pamela conceptualize this sketch specifically for this event! She's so uber talented!

Here's my take on the sketch :



  1. I like watching NBA.
  2. My husband's surname is my father's middle name. And NOOO, my husband and I are not related.
  3. I can sleep late and wake up early.
  4. I have been in Singapore for 10 years now.
  5. And, I haven't visited the Philippines for almost 4 years.


So, ok... Let's get back to the hop. Here's what's in store for you this weekend!

a. One person who leaves a comment on ALL the DT's blogs will win 2 awesome kits from Apron Strings Monthly Kits.

b. Everybody who does a layout based on the blog hop sketch will be eligible for the draw to this fabulous stamp from Unity Stamp Company.

c. Everybody who emails Pamela (pamelacy@msn.com) with the answers to questions below will be eligible to win this stamp set

The questions are :
1. What is the name of our guest blogger today?
2. Name one of our newest DT members.
3. How long has Scrapbook Challenges on MySpace been around?
4. Which Scrapbook Challenges DT member also designs for Scrap Within Reach?
5. Are you a member of Scrapbook Challenges on MySpace?
d. Everybody who is a follower and will become a follower of this blog will be entered in a random drawing and win these amazing goodies!

d. Lastly, I'll be giving away the RAK below by posting a comment in this post regarding the recent blessing you've received. And, there'll be another change if you become a follower of this blog.

Now, hop on to simple, loving, talented mom/scrapper ---> Rowee!

Thank you so much for dropping by!

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Gong Joo

Very seldom do I scrap about other people in my life. My scrap subjects are usually my daughters. I want to do something for Sister C with the photo below.

Gong Joo is princess in Korean. Fitting for her coz of her love for Korean drama. I added Prima flowers which she loveeeeee so much. Hehe. And after a long while, I finally used paper rolling! Woohoo, I think I'll be using this more on my future projects. It's just so much fun to do!

When I was writing the journal, it strucked me that she's a Princess because her father is the ONE TRUE KING. She has made Jesus the center of her life and I hope she will continue to do so. That she'll be more zealous in facing her challenges --- Aja aja Fighting!

Materials Used :
Scrap Within Reach Afternoon Tea Raspberry Lace
Scrap Within Reach Afternoon Tea Chantilly Cream
Scrap Within Reach Afternoon Tea Green Peony
American Crafts Thickers Rockabye
Prima flowers

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Sketch 161

This is my take on Sketch 161. I love this sketch! Scrapbook Challenges are really hopping these past few weeks! Check out the DT's work, the challenges! You can come join us at MySpace ~~~ you will never regret this, I promise! Or leave a link on Pamela's thread here and you are eligible to win some prizes! What are you waiting for?

Monday, 14 September 2009


This month is Ed's Sketch's 1st year anniversary and I wish them more success in their future endeavors and challenges! More power!

I used a flower stamp with small leaves on the side of the photo, I borrowed it from Sister C. I specially love the upper left corner of this layout. Tore the paper then pasted the same paper but using the back which is color maroon. Then cut out some flowers and leaves to compliment it.

Saturday, 12 September 2009

Friends Forever

Using Sketch 160 at Scrapbook Challenges, made this layout that I also submitted to Scrap It Lah.

The picture was taken at Fisherman's Wharf in SFO. These two ladies are my best buddies. No matter how far, or near... How long or how short... We seem to pick up where we left of. I miss them so much. Z is from SFO while A is from Minneapolis. Ok, ok... I must mention the one who took the picture, our barkada's genius, Kuya S who's from NY. I am so grateful to them for coming to SFO to see me. It was a night to remember.

Friday, 11 September 2009

Blog Background

I am not in the right disposition to work... Maybe a bit lazy, still giddy from Bebi A's recovery so I just tinkered with my blog background. The new background you're seeing is made by yours truly. Hehehe... Still have to tinker some more to get the design I want but for now, this is the new face of my blog.

Delayed LO Posts

This is one of my SWR projects last August that I didn't get to post. Was really busy at work before our vacation. This uses Afternoon Tea collection. I used Sketch 159 at Scrapbook Challenges for this layout.

This was taken at Singapore Zoo while waiting for the elephant show.

The Ordeal Is Over

Thank you so much for your prayers and concern! My little girl is on her way to recovery! She woke up very early asking for water and was not able to hold it down. *so scared at this point*

Then, we went out to the living room and hang. Her Ninang gave her some pens and we used that to play Tic Tac Toe. We noticed that she started sweating which is a good sign according to Ate A. As we played, I tricked *yeah* her to eating some rice and bacon. After she finished the serving, she started complaining of tummy ache again, she slept and we monitored if she will wake up to throw up. She did not!

She was a bit grumpy when she woke up. But lightened up when she asked if she can play Wii. I thought that it's a good sign so I let her. She was so lethargic the past few days so playing Wii Sports will really help her be active once more.

And, as they say, the rest is history. She played for maybe 3 hours --- tennis, bowling, baseball... And now, as I write this, she's in front of the computer, sharing time with her Ate T.

I am so thankful to God for this blessing, for His healing hands....

Thursday, 10 September 2009

The Scrappy Shack

While I wait for Bebi A to wake up so that I can force, haggle, blackmail her into eating... I blog hopped (Marix Marte and Jen Hansen) and found a GREAT GIVEAWAY AT SCRAPPY SHACK!

Head over to The Scrappy Shack and find out how to win awesome diecuts in celebration of Loree's birthday!

On Our Way Back

My Bebi A got sick during our vacation and has not recovered since. She's been vomiting since Tuesday and haven't eaten anything. I am really, really worried. I haven't gone back to work and I just hope that my boss will understand my predicament. I just can't leave the house for work and I just can't work from home these days.

I really hope she gets better soon. If not, I think she'll be checked in to a hospital so that she won't be dehydrated. Please help us pray for her recovery.

Friday, 28 August 2009

Up And About

I was feverish last Thursday and went to take a one-day medical leave. Got a bit better (and drowsy due to meds) so I thought I was superwoman and take on Dawter T's birthday as if I am well. Woke up at 6AM to go to mass with Dawter T. Then, cooked some of Dawter T's fave dishes. Even if we didn't really have a party, me in the kitchen means standing the whole time, in front of the stove, washing my hands ~~~ so I guess that would really call for a relapse.

Still managed to go to work on Monday but was already feeling droopy. Got a 1 day medical leave the next day (Yey! No meeting for me!) but still was not feeling better so I went back to the doctor and this time gave me another 2 days. Spent the days sleeping and trying to recuperate.

Still have colds and cough but I don't feel like being cooped at home. So here I am, at the office, blogging, blog hopping, posting at SC and FBing...

Here's last Monday's Sketch 158 at Scrapbook Challenges.

Materials Used :

Scrap Within Reach Emerson Summer Crush

Scrap Within Reach Emerson Dress Up

Scrap Within Reach Emerson Cotton Candy

Scrap Within Reach Full Bloom Let It Grow

American Crafts Thickers RockABye

Bazzill Cardstock - Pink

Friday, 21 August 2009

Don't Miss This!

Pamela is giving away her August Scarlet Lime kit!!! Hop in here and leave a comment!

I hope I get lucky!

Dawter T is Seven!


We're not going to have a big celebration. I hope she'll be happy nevertheless. I decided to make a card for her though she complained that there's no element of surprise anymore as she has already seen it.

Happy birthday to my dear princess! Stay happy!

Materials Used :

Scrap Within Reach Emerson Dress Up
Scrap Within Reach Emerson Sweet Pea
Scrap Within Reach Emerson Summer Crush
Scrap Within Reach Emerson Cotton Candy
American Crafts Thickers Sprinkles
Bazzill cardstock

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Sketch 157

There's just a sketch that when you see it, you already know what you'll do with it. This is one of them! This layout is full of Sassfras goodness.