Friday, January 30, 2009

Flower Girl

This is the latest photo of Jali taken last week. This is her first time to be a flower girl. She really enjoyed every moment of it. This layout is based on Beary Box Layout Sketch #11.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Simple Beauty

We grow orchids in our small garden. jali likes playing there and smell the flowers. For this challenge at Sisterhood of Scraps, I created a layout with 4 different pattern papers from the same manufacturer. I use 4 pattern papers from Autumn Leaves thrifty collection which I bought at Target. I did a lot of distressing and tearing.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Beads Challenge

This is my entry to Artz de Scrap Beads Challenge. For this particular challenge, I made a necklace out of different kinds of beads. I choose murano bead as my pendant because it’s my favorite. Murano beads are made in Murano and Venice itself are among the most recognizable and coveted glass beads worldwide. The making of glass beads and “glass” in general from Murano dates back to 1291 when the Venetian government moved the glass makers out of the city to the island of Murano because of fire hazards associated with the glass making industry. The bead maker makes the bead from molten glass over an open flame. Most beads are made by women, many of them working out of their homes, carrying on a centuries-old tradition of hand-crafting beads from Moretti Effetre glass rods, the raw material for bead making. Beads made in the lamp-work method are the most time consuming, as each bead is made individually. Using a torch for heat, glass cane (also produced in Murano) is heated to a molten state and wrapped around a metal rod until the desired bead shape is formed. To this day Murano still remains the world leader in the hand manufacture of glass beads, jewellery and a wide range of other glassware.

Here’s the procedure on how I came up with the necklace.
1)I determine the length of my necklace and cut out beading wire.
2)Center the seed beads on the wire. On each side, I string seed beads then pass each end in opposite directions and pulled the wires to form a loop.
3)I then string alternating colors of colored crystal beads. On one end string a crimp bead and the flower lock. Go back through the last bead string and tighten the wire. Repeat on the other end, Crimp the crimp beads and trim the excess wire.

With the bracelet, I simply string beads in my nylon elastic thread. I use the beads artz de scrap send me. But I also added some pearls, crystal beads and hematite. I tie them together with a ribbon and added a murano bead accent.

I was also able to make one for a friend. For this project, I use murano pendant, murano beads (chips) and crystal beads. I hope she will like this one.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Happy Anniversary Artz de Scrap

Artz de Scraps has always been my favorite site for inspiration and unique ideas. In my case, I have lots of things in my house that I no longer use and I turned them into work of art. Somehow, it will really get you thinking outside of the box. I admire all the DTs for their talents. They have been very helpful in sharing their new techniques and free tutorials with fellow enthusiasts like me. What more, they also give alterable items for free. I have learned to experiment, create, discover things and make them --- extraordinary. Thank you Arts de Scrap. Congratulations on your first anniversary.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

My Girl

Jali is growing too fast. She said that she's a big girl now. She knows how to pose for the camera. And she really shine! I made this simple LO based on Ed's Sketch for the month of January.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Random Questions

This is from Deanne and she posted a bloggy challenge at Sisterhood of Scraps. Try this out.
1. What color are your socks you have on now?None
2.Who was the last person you talked to on the phone?
My close friend Buddy and told him about the incident that happened in our house.
3. What did you have for lunch today?Rice, vegetables and fish.
4.Name someone you admire.My dad.
5. How many cars have you owned?1
6.How many homes have you lived in?4 I can remember.
7.Are you left-handed or right-handed?Right handed.
8.Do you wear shoes around the house? Sometimes.
9. What was the last thing you took a photo of?
My daughter as a flower girl in a wedding.
10. Do you like hot chocolate? very much with marshmallow on top :).

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Michael & Cherry’s Wedding

It was my cousins wedding held at Mt carmel Church and Jali is one of the flower girls. This is her first time to experience this and we’re all excited about it. At first she is hesitant to walk and hold my hand but when we reached the middle isle, she was able to walk by herself and Im proud of her. Here’s some pics of the wedding

Friday, January 16, 2009

Baby Yoga

Here's my interpretation on this week's challenge on Adthis. The twist is to use 5 different embellishments from 5 different companies. I find these pics of Jali so cute because shes just starting to learn how to roll and put her head up.
Journaling: Jali is 3 months old when she started raising her head to -- Perfection.

Thursday, January 15, 2009


This is a pic of Ninong Orly and Jali at The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Los Angeles, CA. We all had a wonderful time together.
This is my simple take on layout Sketch #9 of Beary Box.
Basic Grey Papers, Prima crystal, BG Chipboard, Diamond glaze, pigment Ink

Sunday, January 11, 2009


Here's my take on HMITM #97. The challenge is to use 9 circles on a layout. The pictures on the LO is my daughter Jali with her cousin Kuya Karl. I simply had fun doing different sizes of circles and joining them.
cardstock (DCWV), Patterned paper(Cherry Arte, Creative Imagination), Chipboard (Basic Grey), Flowers (Prima), Diamond Glaze, Ribbons

Monday, January 5, 2009

Gummy Grins

This is based on Sara Noendeng's Sketch #69 on Stuck.

Patterned papers (Basic Grey), Undressed Chipboard (Basic Grey), Epoxy Sticker (Prima), Vellum Stack (DCWV),Diamond Glaze(Judskin), Pigment Ink (Colorbox), Rub-ons(BG), Brads (AAS), Rhinestone(Prima)

Friday, January 2, 2009

Dream Believe Love

This is my simple interpretation on this week's ad on AdThis. The twist is to use some kind of wrapping paper and a tag on the layout. The pics in this LO is my daughter Jali, making funny faces at the camera while playing outside the house of Ninong Ariel in Long Beach, CA.