Saturday, 30 May 2009

6 7 8 9

These were photos of Dawter T when she was 6. 7, 8 and 9 months. She's quite big and her hair so thick. I love going back to those times and she does too!

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

New Home

This is a card that was made using Scrap Within Reach's Elliot and The Cottage lines.

Materials Used :

Scrap Within Reach - The Cottage - Woodland
Scrap Within Reach - Elliot - Popsicles
Scrap Within Reach - Elliot - Building Blocks
Scrap Within Reach - Elliot - Sandbox
Scrap Within Reach - Industrial Park - Rubons
Grant patterned paper

Monday, 25 May 2009

Thank You!

Thank you very much for all the lovin' you gave, for your wonderful comments and for visiting my sister's blog (it's still ongoing, btw) as well! This blog hop was so much fun because of your visit! I hope that you will stop by again. *grin*

So, without further ado! The winner of Totally Doodles' personal RAK is :

wow what a great blog!!!!! Love your layouts...pamela is now oe of the dt for my little shoebox!!!! woohoo and congrats!!!!!!
May 24, 2009 9:17 AM

Congratulations, Betty! Please send me your address at

Again, thank you very much! For more scrapbooking goodness, please join us at Scrapbook Challenges !

Saturday, 23 May 2009

Scrapbook Challenges Pit Stop #2

The fun has started!

Welcome to Scrapbook Challenges first ever DT Blog Hop!

If this is your first time here, I am Sookie aka as Salme in some forums. I am your second stop on the hop.

Do make sure you start from Pamela’s blog to follow the blog hop so that you do not miss out on any inspiration from her. Pamela's blog is oozing of inspiration, gorgeous layouts/cards and stories about her beautiful family! She has been published many times. And just recently, she made it to a manufacturer design team? Woohoo! I am so happy for her! She is very, very talented and I am so glad that I became part of this group she started in 2007!

Our group, Scrapbook Challenges, is in Myspace. Every week, Pamela issues an original sketch to challenge your creative side. Her sketches are awesome, versatile and over the time that I've been with the group, my creativity has grown leaps and bounds because of her sketches. Plus, aside from the sketches, the design team also issues challenges and tutorials every week. In short, Scrapbook Challenges is a one stop-shop.

It doesn't stop there. What's a challenge without a reward? Every month, if you make a layout from the sketch and participate in the DT issued challenges,your name will get to be in a drawing for an awesome prize! (Usually prizes are sponsored by our favorite manufacturers, kit clubs and more.)

So, What are you waiting for? If you're not a member yet, please join us in SC! (after you've completed the blog hop, that is ~~~ you have a few more to go heehee).

I'm rattling too much, right and you want to know whatt's in store for you on this blog hop???


1. Our first RAK is the May main kit from Scarlet Lime!!!! Click here for pictures of the kit and a list of contents. How do you get a chance to win this? All you have to do is participate in this blog hop and leave a comment on all of the blogs!You've already been to two blogs, 8 more to go!!!
2. Our second RAK is for the lucky person who creates a layout from the exclusive blog hop sketch that was designed by Pamela (please see the sketch below)! Then you can post a link here, or on Pamela's blog or in Scrapbook Challenges group. You will get the chance to win this awesome "Glossary" Add-on Kit and Carter
Stamp Set from Studio Calico.

Glossary Add-On Kit :

Carter Stamp Set from Studio Calico:
3. The third RAK requires a little detective work but the prize is the yummy stamp set from Unity Stamp Company:

To join the third RAK, all you have to do is send an emai to, with the answers to these questions:

1. Which one of the DT members can taste something from a restaurant 1 - 2 times and recreate that meal? (Such an AWESOME skill by the way)
2. Which member of the DT almost made it to the national fencing team when she was in college?
3. Which DT member daydreams of painting her mustang Barbie pink?
4. Which Scrapbook Challenges DT member was missing from our blog hop this weekend?

All winners will be announced Monday May 25th!

Here is the sketch that Pamela designed for this blog hop :

And here is my layout based on the sketch:

Remember, you can win a prize by completing a layout based on this sketch! Don't forget to link up!

Some random facts about me :

1. I was a junk food addict! I eat way too much chips (potato, corn, you name it!) that I decided to stop. I've been "sober" for almost 11 months now.
2. My youngest daughter and I look so much alike.
3. I don't like washing the dishes. I can do other household chores with gusto though.
4. I am terrified of cockcroaches that I scream even when I see a dead one.
5. My birthday is a day before my grandmother so I was named after her. Her name is Socorro which means help.

I will also be giving away a RAK. To be in the drawing, please leave a comment telling me which design team did Pamela recently joined. Plus if you want another chance on this rak below, please hop on to my sister's blog ---> (it's her birthday today and she's giving away some goodies too!) and give her some loving (please tell her I sent you). *wink*

RAK from me :

Thank you very much for reading this far *wink*... Really happy that you came by!

Now hop on over to the simple and loving mom, Rowena Ortile!

Thursday, 21 May 2009

Thankful For

I have a lot of things to be thankful for...

my faith in God who never fails to comfort me when I am down, who let the sun shine after a rainy day...

my family... my husband who still makes me laugh... makes me cry... helps me out... my daughters... whose hugs warms my days... whose presence makes me believe more on the utter goodness of God.

my sister... whose birthday is tomorrow hehehe whom I love... whom I have faith in... who is a great friend when you need a shoulder to cry on...

Ate A... whose help lifts up the burden in our daily lives...

my relatives everywhere in the world whose presence in our lives is a blessing even though we're far away physically...

the material things we're enjoying and will continue to enjoy...

my work... that I still have work to go to... and that it continues to challenge me...

There are more to be thankful for... And we should continue to be thankful for all of them...


Please check our Sister C's blog!!! You won't regret it!

Happy Birthday, Sister C!

She's my little sister! Since I didn't grow up with them, I feel so blessed that she came here (after so much persuasion) and live with us.

She's the godmother of Dawter but Bebi A also calls her "ninang". The two girls like to raid her room for junk food and girly stuffs. She indulges them with Happy Meal toys and prizes if they do well in school.

She's my sister, my friend, my scrapbooking buddy! What more can I ask?!

It's her birthday tomorrow, please give her some loving --- do check our her blog, she's giving away some scrapbooking goodies!

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Sketch 143

When I saw Sketch 143, I already knew that I would only put one photo then the other blocks for journal. I love that you can do a lot of things with Pamela's sketches. Please check out the other DTs work of art!

Monday, 18 May 2009


Another project for Scrap Within Reach this May.

This was supposed to be for Mother's Day! But, I had to make a trip to my LSS to buy the yellow Thickers hehehe
"Nanay" is the Tagalog term for Mother. This is to pay tribute to my mother-in-law, the awesome woman who brought my husband to this world.

Materials Used :

Scrap Within Reach The Cottage The Loft
Scrap Within Reach The Cottage Artistic
Scrap Within Reach The Cottage Woodland
Scrap Within Reach Industrial Park Historic District
AC Thickers Vinyl Vera
Stemma Brads
Prima Flowers
Ranger Distressed Stickles Vintage Photo
Heidi Grace stickers

Sunday, 17 May 2009

Home Sweet Home

One of my Scrap Within Reach's projects for May. This is an altered Ikea frame.

The curtain was adapted from one of my childhood crafts - paper fans! Then, the pot were from a week long debate with myself of whether I could pull it off (does it look like one?". The "soil" from the pot were crumpled cardstocks then I generously poured Ranger's Distress stickles.

This will be hanged at the entrance of our house. My Pre has already given his stamp of approval! Woohoo!

Materials Used :

Scrap Within Reach Full Bloom Whispering Grass
Scrap Within Reach Full Bloom Fresh Spring
Scrap Within Reach Full Bloom Meadow
Scrap Within Reach Elliot Popsicles
Scrap Within Reach Afternoon Tea Ribbons
SEI buttons
Grant Cardstock (brown)
Ranger Distress Stickles
IKEA frame

Monday, 11 May 2009


Instead of doing an lo about me and my daughters for mother's day, I've decided to create an lo for one of the honorary mothers of my daughters hehehe... She is my sister, and my eldest daughter's godmother, or as they fondly call her, "ninang". Ninang is Tagalog for godmother.

She is one of the most important people in our life. It was only here in Singapore, after 29 years of living apart did we live under one roof and get to know each other's quirks and perks.

Her birthday is also coming up soon. Hmmmm...

This is also my layout for Sketch 142 at Scrapbook Challenges. Check out what the other DTs have created!

I've told you last time about the other awesome activities at Scrapbook Challenges. Marilyn is showcasing a technique using stamps, Kissing Stamps, it's so cool! I would have never thought of that. (Oh, why am I so stamp-challenged!!!)

And then, there's also this week's DT challenges. One of the challenges is by Rowee ---> Word. You have to create an LO using the word "Precious". A sepia photo must be used.

And last but not the least, guess who is Pamela's pick of the week??? No other than my good friend, Mareng M. Incidentally, please check out her blog ---> her 3rd blogoversary blog candy is going on!

Sunday, 10 May 2009

Happy Mother's Day

to all mothers out there...

Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, 5 May 2009


Do you have a box/bottle of Prima flowers sitting idly by? Or flowery patterned papers itching to be cut? Come join us at {Create} for a spring flowers challenge! Kristy, owner of Far Flung Craft & one of {Create}'s DT is sponsoring this month's RAK!

Sketch 141

Sketch 141 is now up at Scrapbook Challenges. Didn't get to participate this week. Do check out the wonderful layouts the other DTs made!

And, lookie, lookie... Lily's challenge is up at Scrapbook Challenges too! And I love her sample layout! Hmmm... those stems and butterflies look familiar! Hee hee...

Cathy's first challenge is up too! Love her layout as well! And her challenge is about flowers and butterflies... How sweet is that!!!

Wish I'm at home to make layouts or cards or anything crafty! Dream on... I am waiting for my boss (who is in Austin for an online project update but I think he's going to stand me up once again...)

Monday, 4 May 2009

Something New

If you're not a member of Scrapbook Challenges, better sign up now! Scrapbook Challenges is a wonderful group and there's a lot of new stuff going on! Pamela makes it a point to make it an awesome place to hang out!

It's a brand new DT term, really fortunate that I get to stay on coz I love being part of Scrapbook Challenges! For this term, I get to try stuffs on Photoshop and share it with the group. Please head on for May's simple yet cool Photoshop technique - Burn the Edge.

If you join May's sketches and challenges, you will get the chance to win this beautiful add-on kits from Studio Calico!

Here's my 20 minute layout using the "AFTER" photo :

This Day

is in Scrapbooking.Com. Please check it out here --- > This Day.

Happy National Scrapbooking Month!

So, it's another year to celebrate this wonderful event. NSD for me is synonymous now to going to MWL to shop and to join the games. Last year was a blast, Cute#1, the ultimate competitor, won us some wonderful prizes! Hehehe. And since she's now in New Zealand, pining away, I don't have anybody to ask to play for me. Haha...

Anyways, I am still happy, managed to win a 12x12 album from KI Memories, 8x8 kit from MM, Prima paper pad (4x6) and my fave, Thickers! I spent so much less than last year but the hoard is still awesome!

So, it's a really happy national scrapbooking month!