Tuesday, August 31, 2010


i just finished this one today and i just love this LO. this is for THE SCRAPPIEST SKETCH #79-
here is my take-

this photo of my DH and DD at the park taken last July. i was really surprise with the colors i used in this LO somehow they work together and i really love how it turned out. thanks again for stopping by!



Another one to share and this LO is for THE SCRAPPIEST SKETCH #78-
here is my LO-

this was taken July last year, Joseph's 3rd birthday. i just love the looks on his face LOL!
thanks for looking! have a wonderful day!



Hello! i have a new LO i wanted to share with you. this one is inspired by the CREATIVE SCRAPPERS SKETCH #155-

i love the sketch...it finally gave me a chance to scrap these photos of joseph and use the perfect papers for it NIKKI SIVILS "Dan The Record Man" collection.

here is my take on the sketch-

Journaling reads-
Joseph you really are one of a kind. you love listening to different kind of music but whats amazing is that you appreciate good music. You love your ipod and your all time favorite singer is Michael Jackson. You love to dance while listening to "Beat It", "Black and White", and "Smooth Criminal".

thanks for stopping by! God Bless!


Monday, August 30, 2010


i know, i know it's midnight and i am here with a new LO. it was a last minute entry for PAPER NICHE SKETCH challenge.
and here is my take-

this is me with my oldest son, justin, i'm telling you he is growing so fast. well, you all have a goodnight! i'm not sleepy yet so i'm off to the scrapping table again LOL!


Sunday, August 29, 2010


Another quick post this one is for PAGEMAPS DUSTY ATTIC CHIPBOARD CONTEST-

and here is my take-

thank you for stopping by. Movie night tonight yehhhey! Stay bless!



hello just a quick post tonight, this is another TRIFECTA for DESIGN DOLLIES and it was a real challenge for me and i loved it!
1. here is the SKETCH- i rotated the sketch

2. here are the COLORS- navy blue, mint green, and ivory

3. and for the ELEMENTS- A recipe
1. The color RED- bird
2. Ovals, at least THREE- i cut the photos in ovals x3
3. A flourish- stamped the background flourishes
4. Glitter- stickles the butterflies, bird, flowers
5. 2 Patterned Papers- i used two or more patterned papers

here is my take-

hope you like it! God bless!


Saturday, August 28, 2010


i promise this is my last post for today LOL! another one for THE SCRAPPIEST SKETCH #76. i've been loving their sketches and sketches really helps me get my scrapping mojo running.

here is the sketch-

and here is my take-

this is justin doing a hand-stand in the pool. i love how the picture turned out. have a good rest of the weekend! happy scrapping and God Bless!



this is my fourth post for today LOL! i've been in the mood to scrap for the last couple of days and as you can see i'm in a roll. another one for THE SCRAPPIEST SKETCH # 75-
this is me and my joseph having fun taking our pictures. joseph looks so cute in this photo...can you tell in his smile that his a little rascal? LOL!

i always see the cute hot air balloons embellishment on LO's so instead of buying i thought i can make this cuties myself. so i googled hot air balloons, i found a great clip art, printed 3 copies, use the first copy as a template by cutting it to pieces, trace it, cut out the other two copies which i used as a guide where i glued my pieces and voila! customized hot air balloons for your LOs.



another LO to share inspired this time by THE SCRAPPIEST SKETCH #77
and here is my take-

i really {heart} NIKKI SIVILS paper and for this one i used the WILLOW BEE collection which i've been hoarding for while LOL!
i finally found the perfect photo to use my NIKKI SIVILS paper and i just love jylian's smile in this picture she is such a sweetheart (of course she's my daughter LOL!). hope you like it and stay happy and bless!



it's me again! here another LO for STUCK?! BONUS SKETCH 2-
stop by STUCK?! as they celebrate their BIRTHDAY this month. they have wonderful sketches to inspire you and generous sponsors like SCRAPDANGO, SWEET PEACH CROP SHOP, and WHAT IS OLD IS NEW KITS.

i adore this photo of my two boys taken 4 yrs ago,one day after giving birth to joseph,. the patterned papers i used here are from the complete boy collection of MY MIND'S EYE and i used a lot of my old embellies. i have more LO's to share and i really thank you for stopping by my blog. have a wonderful weekend!



Hello everyone! i'm here to share with you another LO i finished today inspired by CREATIVE SCRAPPERS SKETCH #116 -

and this is also inspired by the FROM SCREEN TO SCRAP August challenge featuring the movie "JUNO"-
and for an extra 6 bonus Points they ask to use the following-

1. Use a handmade title = 1 pt (i scribble the word "blessed" using dimensional paint)

2. Use Stripes = 2 pts (i hope it's not too hard to see the stripe patterned paper behind the photo it white with a stripe of scribbled white, pink, blue, and green)

3. Scrap a pregnancy or new baby photo = 3 pts (i think it's obvious LOL!)

i had so much fun finishing this LO. this photo was taken December 2008. i was 8 1/2 months pregnant with my daughter. I am truly blessed to have my two boys and my baby girl, they have given me so much joy.


Wednesday, August 25, 2010


i have another Lo to share with you. I've been loving SKETCHES IN THYME's sketches lately and here is my take on SKETCHES IN THYME CHALLENGE 11.

here is my take-

Enjoy your day! thanks again for stopping by.



here i am again i forgot i have this LO waiting to be posted too LOL! this one is for STUCK?! AUGUST 15 sketch. check them out they have weekly sketch & bonus sketch challenges for more chance to win their yummy prices from SCRAPDANGO.COM, SWEET PEACH CROP SHOP, & WHAT OLD IS NEW.

and here is my take-

this is my daughter, jylian, and my son, justin. this was taken March of last year. i used cosmo crickets garden variety and material girl papers here. i know i have the flower again, they are just so fun and easy to make and you can easily customized them to go with your LO. hope you all have a wonderful day! have fun! and God bless always!



Good morning everyone. i have a couple of layouts to share with you i made this LO for some sketch challenges but missed the deadlines LOL! my creative mojo is running away again :( don't you ever feel like sometimes you just get stuck on a LO and cannot put everything together? that's how i feel right now...i'm hoping i'm able to finish a couple of LO's today.
anyways, here are the LO's that i actually finished last week but just not able to post them yet.
In this LO is a phot of my older brother, Alvin, and my son, Joseph, that was taken 2yrs ago- joseph's 2nd birthday.

and on this LO are my cousins, me and my brother again taken last year our fouthr of July celebration at my cousins house in Fontana, CA.

thank you for stopping by again. i'm blog hopping to find some inspirations and get my creativety running again. God Bless!


Sunday, August 22, 2010


Good day everyone! it is hot here in San Diego! the heat is late, summer is almost over! anyhow, my son is going back to school tomorrow he is very excited and i'm very anxious, worried, and a little bit sad :( Anxious because we have to be there early to pick up his books and PE clothes which we weren't able to pick up last week i hope there's no long lines and long waiting tomorrow morning. Worried because he's going to be in a new school and i know he'll be ok because he is a good kid but then at the same time as a mother you can't really stop worrying if he is really going to be ok hoping he will not have a problem with other kids. and sad because he is growing so fast...MIDDLE school ALREADY!!! my baby is growing :(

here is LO i made with his photo. he loves the water if he can swim everyday he would, luckily we are so close to the swimming pool here in our apartment complex. we are not too far to the beach either 15 mins drive to the beach is not too bad i just wish we have more time to go to the beach.

This LO is for DESIGN DOLLIES TRIFECTA for this week-

here is my take-

i used felt for the the waves and layered them. dry brush the white acrylic paint at the background. i really like the blue, teal, and orange together. come on over at DESIGN DOLLIES and be inspired by their weekly challenges and see the wonderful works of the DT's.
thanks for stopping by. God bless.


Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Good day everyone! just a quick post this is for SKETCHES IN THYME CHALLENGE #10. i've last weeks challenge check out the announcement here.

without further ado, here is my take on the sketch-

yes i still don't have a camera, i'm saving some money for it. for the mean time i'm using my husband's camera on his cell phone which is not too bad...i think. in this LO i used a lot of my cosmo cricket papers which i tend to hoard LOL!.
thank you for stopping by. God Bless always. and have a wonderful rest of the day!

-isay :)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


here is my second post for the day and i will be off to scrapping again. i still have lots of LO's to finish and since my creative mojo is very alive i thought i'd take advantage of it. LOL! this is for STUCK?! BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION BONUS SKETCH 1
this is also for PRACTICAL SCRAPPERS this week challenge- STITCHING. i hand stitched the circles using different color DMC floss.

this is my dear daughter, jylian, this photo was taken last year her first time at disneyland. i love this photo of her because she looks so happy hence, the title HAPPY. i wanted to make it simple but with bold colors and i think the black background really pops the colors of the papers and ribbons i used. i layered the ribbons behind the photo and made the banner myself. again i attached the banner with staples. i also did some stamping here and outlined the papers with white gel pen for definition. the quote reads- "...you are my most favorite memory..."
hope you like it. thanks for looking and God Bless.



good afternoon everyone! here i am again blogging and sharing some finish LO to you guys. you know what it's just now that i noticed that i have more confidence expressing myself and i think blogging has help a lot. when i first thought of making my own blog i was so anxious and worried what will i say or how will i say it. I'm not that chatty especially when I'm with a new crowd and that's what i love about blogging i can express myself freely. any hows, enough of that chit chat. here is another Lo i finished last night using STUCK?! AUGUST 1 SKETCH.
i love STUCK?!'s sketches because they are simple and leaves a lot of room for imagination, giving me a chance to make it my own unique LO.

this is my oldest son, Justin (10 yrs old), and this photo was taken last April 3, 2010 from our first camping trip. he had so much fun and now he loves camping and keep asking when will we go camping again. as he gets older it's getting harder to take photos of him because if we go somewhere like at the beach before we could even settle down he's already gone swimming in the water. he always say "pictures again didn't we take pictures already?". i will just give him the LOOK and he understands already "yeah sit there and smile" LOL! but lately hes been really good, i only need to ask him once. i think he sees me more spending time scrapbooking and he actually watches what i do when i scrapbook. he mentioned me once that he wanted to take pictures of his LEGO creations and make his own scrapbook page. maybe I'll have him try it and share it with all of you. i love the stripe patterned paper i used as the background. i made the banner using the black wavy ribbon and attached them with staples. the title is from K&company sticker chipboard that I've been hoarding for a while including the +60 watt smile and #1 sticker chipboard on the bottom by the quote. the quote reads: "...there is no doubt life with you is one amazing adventure..you are my greatest joy..." which i wrote down using different colors gel pen. I've been seeing a lot of LO's with kites on them and so i thought I'd give it a whirl and made my own kite. i did some doodling on the kite and i love how it turned out. i also love how the twine swirls all the way down the page. i colored my own rainbow, made my own clouds and tree. the bicycle and the soccer ball by the title was cut out from another patterned paper.
so there you have it. that was long post. i hope it wasn't too boring. thanks again for stopping by. have a wonderful day! God bless.


Monday, August 16, 2010


YEHHHHHHHHEY!!! i made it top 5 at scrap it with a song! thank you! thank you!

here is my winning LO-

visit SCRAP IT WITH A SONG to see the announcement here and their current challenge.


Sunday, August 15, 2010


here is my last for the day and i save the best for last. i did another TRIFECTA! i {heart} DESIGN DOLLIES challenges! the TRIFECTA recipes are-

without further ado, here is my take on the challenges. i {HEART} the yellow, kraft, and white/cream together.

this photo was taken December 11, 2007, my best-friend just got married and we followed them to Las Vegas to celebrate. fun memories, we had a blast! i miss my best friend (she's the one on the left on the top photo) it's been a while since we've seen each other. i miss our scrap nights. for my element i choose my all time favorite TV show FRIENDS and i really do think nothing and no one can beat them! i still watch the re-runs if i have the chance. i love their theme song "I'll Be There For You" by The Rembrandts you can watch it here.

thank you for so much for stopping by. God Bless and have a wonderful Day! sorry again for the poor photo quality. I'm hoping I'll be able to get a new camera this week.



Good day! it's me again. this is my second post for today. it's my Friday at work today so I'm already planning to finish work early so i can start scrapping again tonight and hopefully be able to stay up all night LOL! this LO is for two challenges-

1. PAPER NICHE SKETCHY WEDNESDAY-i love their sketches and i forgot to share that i won their last weeks sketch challenge and i already received my goodies from them. thank you for hosting wonderful challenges and for the chance to win.

This is my sister -in-law with her boyfriend and these was taken on her graduation day last March 11, 2008. She is also a nurse and we do work in the same facility. she likes to scrapbook, too but we haven't had the chance to scrapbook together because she we have different shifts :(
i love the soft colors i used in this LO. my fave flower to make is here again. i placed a really nice vintage button with rhinestones on the top. i used MARTHA STEWART'S butterfly stamps, cut them out, inked it, and placed pearls in the middle for their body. i pleated the fabric on the left side for additional dimension and also used my one and only edge punch on the flower patterned paper on top of the pleated fabric-hope you can see it LOL! quote reads- Love you and all that you bring to my life. yes i stamped it one letter bat a time. i love that I've been using my stamps more often now than before.
thanks again for stopping by. Happy Sunday to you all!



hello everyone! here i am again with LO's to share and as you all know i don't like posting different LO's in one post so i'll be posting three times today because i have three LO's to share with you. this first one is inspired by SKETCHABILITIES SKETCH #21 unfortunately i was too late and the LINKY WIDGET closed already. but thats OK! no worries because i can still share it with all of you. i forgot, i'm a bit sad today :( because my mom lost my back up camera. my canon broke because my son dropped it so the lens broke and now, my smaller digital cam is gone, too :(. so sorry about the poor quality of the photos i used my cellphones camera.

this is my dear son, justin and joseph. i've been wanting to scrap these photos and finally had the chance to scrap them. maybe i was just waiting for a great sketch and ideas to be able to scrap it.
i splattered some white and blue acrylic paints for the background. cut out my own sun- inked it, sprayed it with glimmer mist, and added some stitching on it. i also cut out the word "best" from a piece of felt. i did some more stitching using DMC floss. most of the embellishments here are really old and you know, I'm in a mission to use up all of my embellishment and not to buy anything until they are 90% gone LOL! i've been really good at it and i've been really good at using my 40% off coupons from michaels and joanne and only buying the ones that i need like glue dots and stuff like that.

Thursday, August 12, 2010


Good Day everyone! here i am again with a finished LO. i {heart} the RECOLLECTIONS Rockets & Sprockets collection...my imagination went wild and my creativeness expanded i just LOVE, LOVE it! i used these collection on my previous LO ENJOY LIFE and i just had to use it again as an inspiration. i love the bold colors that i was able to put together on this LO. this one is for a couple of challenges-


this is my dear son, joseph, and we all know how he loves his photo taken no matter what he's doing.
and YES i made the rocket by the title for the fire coming out i used some old red shoe lace and glued it at the end of the rocket. i stamped the lyrics from the song-
"...i won't worry my life away.."
"...you can turn off the sun but i'm still gonna shine..."
yup, i stamped the letters one at a time LOL! of course lots of fussy cuttings here- i cut out the robots and cut my own mechanical gears. i used my white gel pen and black marker to outline the images and letters. the gold circles behind two of the mechanical gears are actually the chocolate coin wrapper that my son was eating yesterday- my husband dare me to put it in one of my LO's so here it is.

i'm hoping i'm able to scrap some more again today before going to work. thank you again for stopping by! GOOD BLESS!


Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Ok , maybe this will be my last post for the day LOL! this the third LO i want to share with you. this is for a couple of challenges-

2. SCRAP THE BOYS: AUGUST CHALLENGE 1 - using flower on your LO

i told i {heart} this flowers, here it is again this time i used two different colored patterned paper and added the silver button with matching blue ribbon to make it more masculine. i have so many rub-on letters so in decided to use the here to write my title/quote and for the word "SMILE" i used some chipboard alphas with some glitters already on them. i alos, cut out some clocks for additional embellishment and used light blue ribbon to frame it. GOD BLESS! thanks again for spending some time here at my blog.



Hello it's me again with my second post for the day. this LO is for AUGUST MONTHLY SKETCH CHALLENGE @ SCRAPBOOK.COM it was late but i loved the sketch Jami provided. This is also for SCRAP IT WITH A SONG WEEK #17 inspired by Jessica Simpson's song "WITH YOU".

i wanted to keep it simple and i used mostly my BASIC GREY patterned papers which i tend to hoard LOL! i made this flowers using the same papers and i think i have five layers in here. inked it using TIM HOLTZ's distressed ink and also used my GLIMMER MIST. i painted the button on top with white and cream acrylic paint then inked, applied glimmer mist as well, then stamped it with word "adore". i just love how it turned out and i {heart} this flower right now! i added multiple hidden tags here. don't they look cute? i decide to stamped some of the lyrics from the song and on one of the tags i wrote a note for my dear husband. hope you like it! GOOD DAY!



Happy Hump Day everyone! i can't believe it's mid week already!i had a very scrappy day yesterday and all night last night. i was able to finish three LO's. i don't like posting three different LO's in one post because it'll be too long! :) so I'll be posting three times today. this first LO is inspired by SKETCHES IN THYME CHALLENGE #9 and HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH.
for the current challenge in SKETCHES IN THYME and for this months challenge at HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH, guest designer KRISTA MORRIS ask us to use three different color letters and to use 5 patterned papers.

this is a photo of my husband, my son joseph, my cousins husband and my niece and nephews taken on one of the many fun rides at LEGOLAND, CA lat year. i decided to framed my husband and son on the second photo and i think it looks good :).

i did a lot of cutting here. i wanted to mimic the circles on one of the patterned paper so i cut out my own circles including the big background and the small ones tucked behind the photos and title. i also made my own little yellow planet, used some 3d dots for dimensions, and highlighted it with my white gel pen. for the robots and rocket ship i cut them out from the paper and glued them on black cardstock for it to pop out more. i also like the effect of the black marker around the letters and the papers it really made the colors pop up some more. and of course, almost all of the papers and embellishment here are inked with TIM HOLTZ's distress ink. Thank you for looking!


Sunday, August 8, 2010

finally did a TRIFECTA!

Hello again! this is a quick post because i need to get ready for work. this one is for DESIGN DOLLIES TRIFECTA! i know i finally did a trifecta!so happy about it! i was hoping i was able to submit this one for the current challenge at LET'S GET SHABBY using wings and the quote that they provided but i guess i can't because i can't submit it to any other challenge until after the winner is announced. Ooops! i should really read the rules first before doing the LO. Anyways, i'll try again next time. Now for the DESIGN DOLLIES TRIFECTA i was able to do the three challenges-

LO to share

Good Sunday Morning everyone! i cannot believe i slept at 5am this morning i couldn't sleep at all so i scrap and scrap and scrap some more...and how many LO i finished 1 and 1/2 page LOL! I'm still working on the other one it's almost done but i want to share this LO with you first. this LO is for PENCIL LINES SKETCH #198. i just love the sketch and was so inspired by the PENCIL LINES design teams take on the sketch so i had to give a try, too.
this is the first time i ever did masking, i used the heart shaped paper doily and some tattered angel glimmer mist. Even though it's hard to see in the photo i think it turned out great, don't you think so? and i love the colors it made on the doily i used for masking so i added it in the LO, too. the words on the background looks like they were stamped but they are actually some old, old rub-ons i have from 7 gypsies and you know what happen when rubs-ons are left for a long long time, some of the letters or words sticks and comes off by itself...i like the way it looked in here though with the missing letters and words and all. the two hearts on the bottom are semi hand made by me. semi because the fabric heart on top was already stitched with batting inside i just added bling on top and layered it with two different patterned paper using 3d dots and inked the edges using Tim Holtz's distress ink. i also made the envelope on the left side tucked behind the photo with the string wrapped around it and added prima flowers on top of the bow. and of course, i have to add some lace to soften it and more prima flowers. on the flowers i added pearls and heart shaped blings just because. the lovely blings on top of the photo where the strings for the two hearts are attached are actually buttons that i got from WALMART. i made it flat and glued the string behind it. Lastly, i wrote the quote on the photo using white gel pen- "love you yesterday. love you still...always have, always will.." i am really happy to be back and able to scrap again and that my mojo is here to stay for a while. Hope you all have a good day and thank you for stopping by my blog.


Saturday, August 7, 2010

it's good to be back...

Yes! it is good to be back! Last month was a really busy, busy month for me and i didn't really expect to have any scrapping time at all. after preparing for my daughters baptism party, my son's 4th birthday, all the moving to a bigger apartment, and going back to school i am exhausted and tired...but now i am back YEHHHHHHHHHHEY!!! and i am definitely in my scrapping mode and actually started yesterday after i read that i won 2nd place at STUCK?! for their July Challenge. Check out the announcement here.i needed an uplifting yesterday because i was a bit down and not feeling good..Thank you STUCK?! you guys made my day!
Without further ado here is a new LO i finished last night. this is for PAPER NICHE: SKETCHY WEDNESDAY just love this sketch and i get to play with some paint.

Hope you guys like it and i will be back for some more new LO's to share.
Have a good day everyone!