birthday RAK winner!

14 August 10


first of, I would like to apologize for posting this late. I wasn’t able to go home early as planned (darn the traffic), and frankly speaking, I was at a loss on how to scrap again. the latter eating up the time I spent looking at my scraproom’s ceiling. geez, the last layout I made was eons ago. so anyway, I did post in my facebook wall that the birthday RAK winner is giving me a headache… in a major way.


she suggested I use the colors aqua blue, brown and olive green. whle applying the masking and distressing techniques. so okay it’s easy, I said to myself. hmm… not! I didn’t have much aqua-colored patterned papers pala. my browns are too brown, and the green? well. it had to be specifically the olive green according to the entrant. so I dug into my cobwebbed stash and there it was, a few pieces of the winning color combo. the distressing part was a breeze. but when it came to masking, I hit a clogger. quite literally, my atomizer has clogged up. I had to transfer it to a new bottle so I can get to work. okay, fess up. here’s the winner via random integer. 

drumroll please…………………………………..


and here’s what I came up with:

my eyes does look funny here. but it’s better seen live. promise.

hey, timi! thank you very much for helping me create my birthday layout this year! I am loving the end product! please send me an email here so that I can have your loot sent to you right away. I would also like to thank all the wonderful girls who joined my 3rd birthday RAK. I did ask for great colors, right? and by golly, I got some posh-sounding ones! take note, some of which I can’t even spell without doing a once over 😀 

super thanks, everyone! let’s do this again next year!



all set!

12 August 10


hindi ako ganito kumain ng birthday cake, pero…

thank you very much to all the sisterettes out there who sent in their entries! I got a total of 18! and some of you really artsy ones even presented me with actual ideas on how to execute the “technique” part. very detailed ones, even. taraaay.

so when I got home from a business trip to lipa last night, I got to work on the random integer software and drew the winner. and the winner is…

bukas na lang! the LO and the winningest scrapbooker who will get the sing kit edition 3 will be revealed!

here we go! 😀


I’m 13,870 days old today.

9 August 10


go figure.

oh hello there, peeps! I’m blogging (uy, blog-bloggingan). and what better day to resurrect my haplessly evaporating blogging skills than today, mi cumpleaño.

funny how as you get older you expect less and less from your birthday. gone is the super planning mode like what to wear (must be new, of course), where to eat, who to invite, who from my invitees is going to gift me with something, will anybody surprise me (and if they do, will I be really surprised?), will they notice I plucked my eyebrows, shaved my legs, put on lipgloss, etcetera? but most important of all… will anyone actually remember? I kept my expectations low through the years. heck, even my mum asked me why I was dressed casually and hanging around the family compound today. “but mum, it’s my birthday!”, I exclaimed. take note, nanay ko na ‘yon, ha. 

thankfully, there’s facebookwhere all your networked friends doesn’t have a single excuse not to greet you. ok, maybe they weren’t able to log-in that day or whatever. so thank you, right sidebar notice. haha. odabah? hanep sa segue. 

so anyway, just like last year and the year before that, I am giving away a RAK to one lucky, philippine-based reader of mine who is willing to play along in order for me to create my birthday layout. the tradition lives on!

please help me by suggesting:

1.  three (3) great colors to go with my favorite color PINK; and

2.  two (2) easy techniques I can apply (please, BE GENTLE with the techniques – I’m tools deficient)

should you accept the challenge, please PM me your suggeations here then go back to this post telling me you did just that. actually, gusto ko lang batiin niyo ako ulit dito sa comment section. needy ba? hehehe. and since today is my actual birthday, deadline will be on wednesday, august 11, at 11:59pm. layout reveal and the announcement of the winner will be on friday, august 14. that’s it! so easy.

here’s the exclusive sing kit:

this kit is huge! with over 25pcs of patterned papers and some cardstocks. I also threw in some minimally cut pps, but you know us scrappers, we find ways to still use those pretty leftovers, right? see if you can identify these manufacturers: CP, MM, SR, TI, RP, BG, FP, SEI, TC, JB, CB 🙂 then there’s k&co, q&co, glitz, marks paper, harmonie and prima! tucked in some alphas too! care for some stamps? meron din! and if you are in the mood for some embellies, I have ribbons, flowers, domino blocks, chinese character chips, cooking twine, lots of journ spots, sheer chorvah, prima crystals, ribbon brads, sticker quotes, doileys, pre-cut whatnots and yeah, a piece of vintage dictionary sheet. threw in some pages of the MR sheer album as well. and speaking of ribbons and flowers… piglas (hindi pigsa), my 18year old italian glass cookie canister carried those:

and that’s not all! also for the winner, this buzz & bloom loot could be a kit in itself:

ok na ba? so we’re set! really, really appreciate it if you can join in the fun! 😀


with regret…

30 November 09


I have decided to say goodbye as a design team member of pink ninjasI would ike to thank its founders and blog owners, nely and ally for their gracious understanding.

incidentally, their blog is coming out bigger and better in 2010! a design team call is also ongoing.  please check it out here

read all about it!

23 November 09


my friend, the über talented ana santos asked me to talk about my burning passion for scrapbooking and actually listened to me blabber. and to prove that she isn’t gonna leave while “I’m so into it”,  she even bought me my favorite frap.

so here’s the lowdown on the full story of her interview with me.

*thanks, ana!

see more of her relevant written work, foreign correspondences and recent achievements here. oh yeah, she can also do your make-up, mind you 😉


buzzed again!

23 November 09


and I don’t mean being buzzed by an alcoholic drink! I meant this kind of being buzzed


I’m staying for another year creating with buzz and bloom™! see the full announcement here! 

apat na kami na pinay doon, mga kapatid! woohoo! 😀



20 November 09


meet enday (not related to ondoy), my mum:

you can call her wendy, wendeline (as in fall in line), wen (kailan?), wends (mga hangin?).

it’s not her birthday and it’s definitely not mother’s day. I just thought  I’d share this pretty layout I did of the one person who can read me, and probably my thoughts (gasp!) even from a mile away.

hug your mom today. she probably misses your bear hugs already.

have a fruitful weekend, peeps!