Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Sketch 178

Last Sketch before 2009 ends at Scrapbook Challenges.

and here's my take...

This is my sister Diane.  She is one great lady.  Full of life, love and adventure :)  She is down with fever and flu since Christmas and I just pray that she gets well soon!.

Materials used:
PP: Scrap Within Reach
Tools:  Hero Arts stamp, Penny Black stamp, Fiskar Punch, EK Success Whale punch

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Change My Heart Oh God

For my last challenge at Scrapbook challenges I would like you to create a layout using the word "Change".  It can be your title, journal or even show changes in your photos.

A lot of things has been happening in my life right now and I find myself singing the song "Change My Heart Oh God".  I'm so thankful that He always provides me with wisdom and understanding on why things happen.  It may not always be the what I want to happen but His plans & timing are always way better than mine.  So no complains here ;-)

I am also looking forward to a lot of changes in 2010 and I know everything will be for the best...Some I may not understand right a way but i just trust Jesus that it's for my own good. ( because he has promised only good things for me! Jeremiah 29:11)

and here's my sample.

Materials Used:
PP: Heidi Grace
Embellishments: Prima Flowers, Prima Perals & Crystals, Ribbons, AC thickers

Friday, December 11, 2009

Scrapbook Challenges Design Team Call

Open December 10th to December 28th.
Announcement will be made on January 1st, 2010
(those selected will be notified before that)


Do you have a New Years goal of making a design team…then we have the perfect one for you! Scrapbook Challenges is looking for some talented scrapbookers to help out with posting challenges and completing layouts based on sketches. We have 4 spots open. The term will be January 2010 through April 2010, and we do ask that you commit to that.

• DT members will post at least one challenge a month.
• DT members will be given the sketches at least one week in advance and asked to complete a LO once a month based on one of the sketches per month.
• DT members will help answer questions and participate in the board.
• DT members will sign up to do QOTD’s and Featured Layouts.

What DT members will get:
• The ability to state a design team for your scrapbook resume.
• Your name will be highlighted on the Deign Team page and you can promote websites and groups of your choice.
• DT members will receive a “signing bonus” RAK in the mail, as well as occasional RAKS throughout their term.
• Possible sponsor packages of goodies.

If you are interested:

Please send an email to pamelacy@msn.com with “Design Team” in the subject line. Please share the following:
• A LO that is your favorite that you did.
• Links to websites or galleries.
• A link to your member profile if you are already a member of Scrapbook Challenges.
• Why you want to be a part of this new Design Team?

Friday, November 27, 2009

Casey @ 9mos

I entitled  my  November Challenge @ Scrapbook Challenges "Re-connect".   What you need to do is to create a LO about a person you have recently reconnected with.  

This is inspired by facebook *LOL*   I have been reconnecting with old friends, classmates, ex colleagues through facebook.  All I can say is,  it's so great to see them and be updated on how and where they are now ;-)  A lot of them have families now and when I saw a picture of Casey, I just had to ask her mom if  I can scrap her picture!  She's so adorable!

Here's what I did.

Materials Used:
PP: My Little Shoebox
Embellishments: Ribbons, Prima flowers, Robins Nest, AC Thickers, Doodlebug alpha stickers

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Friday, October 30, 2009

For the Newly Weds

I'm creating an album for Ate Sarita.  She recently got married and the album will be my gift to them.  So far I have done 3 pages.  Hopefully I get more pages done soon ;)

Materials Used:
Embellishments: Prima Flowers, Making Memories Metal brads, Ribbon, AC Thickers

Materials Used:
PP: Webster's Pages
Embellishments: Ribbons, Brads, Maya Road felt birds
Tool: Maya Road stamp

Materials Used:
PP: Webster's Pages
Embellishments: Prima Flowers, Loopy Loo sticker alphas, Ribbons

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Scrapbook Challenges Has Moved!

Come and join us at Scrapbook Challenges new home  for lots of fun, friendships and scrapping!

Visit Scrapbook Challenges

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

My First Online Crop

Here's what I have come up with during my first online crop with the SC DT ladies! It was such a fun filled crop with games and challenges. 

First Challenge: Create a LO with Circles (Most number of circles in the LO wins!) -- and I won this round LOL

Materials Used:
PP: Making Memories
Embellishments: Creative cafe buttons, Robins Nest, Brads, Eyelets, Ribbons, AC Thickers
Tools: EK Success Circle Whale Punch, Hero Arts stamps

Second Challenge:  Monochromatic -- I choose Pink...Cram cram cram...must post within 30mins!  Suddenly I can't seem to find all my pink papers, embellishments, thickers LOL

Here's my take:

Materials Used:
PP: My Little Shoebox, Bazzil Cardstock
Embellishments: Creative Cafe felt flower and words & button, Ribbon, sticker
Tool: Prima Stamp

Third Challenge:  Scraplift a design and create a card.

Materials Used:
PP: Luxe, Scrap Within  Reach, Webster's Pages
Embellishments: Prima Flowers, Creative Cafe Button
Tool: Hero Atrs Stamp

Friday, October 2, 2009

and the WINNER is...

Hello...my apologies for the delay of the announcement of the winner... my only excuse is that life happens hehehe...

Thank you all for playing with us and for your comments!
So without much further ado... the $30 goes to.... 

Jeanie Nieva

Congrats Jeanie!
 Kindly PM me at ceejay522@yahoo.com so we can discuss which voucher you want me to send to you ;-)

Friday, September 25, 2009

Sketch...Prizes and FUN FUN FUN!

Woohoo! Welcome welcome to SC's DT Blog hop!
You've reached my blog means your almost through the hop...

If your starting here remember to go back and start at Pamela's blog so that you do not miss out on any fabulous stuffs and awesone ideas from the other DT's.

For those who doesn't know me yet, I am CJ one of the new DTs in SC. I am so happy to be part of this wonderful and inspiring group. I am surely having fun and getting lots of ideas and inspiration from the members.

5 Random facts about me ;-)

1. I'm a Physical Therapist but working as an IT Trainer (why? it's a long story...)
2. I love to eat both salty and sweet...sweet and salty
3. I love the outdoors but I also enjoy staying at home or friends home (to scrap ofcourse!)
4. I'm a fan of Korean novelas, Greys Anatomy, Private Practice and feel good romantic comedies
5. I need to lose weight! (How much? nevermind hehehe )

Enough about me now. Let me tell you about the group...

Scrapbook Challenges, was created by the awesome Pamela Young in 2007. It is in Myspace. Every Monday, She will post a sketch to challenge your creativity. The design team also issues challenges and tutorials throughout the month to keep your creative juices flowing.

Wait there's more! Every layout, card or project you create for the different challenges qualifies you for the yummilicious prizes that will be drawn at the end of the month. What more can you ask for???

Ok, not yet a member? Go and register here!

Ok, enough of that...without any further ado... Here's what's in store for you...

1. Our first awesome blog hop sponsor is Apron Strings! One lucky person will win BOTH of these kits... (can click on these to view them bigger)

To be entered into the drawing for this prize all you need to do is leave a comment on ALL of the blogs in our blog hop today! We would love to see what you do with the sketch! Everyone who makes a layout based on the blog hop sketch gets entered into a drawing to win this fabulous stamp set from Unity Stamp Company:

2. All of the ladies in the blog hop today will have a layout based on a sketch by ofcourse Pamela. We would love to see what you do with the sketch! Everyone who makes a layout based on the blog hop sketch gets entered into a drawing to win this fabulous stamp set fromUnity Stamp Company:

3. Everybody who emails Pamela at pamelacy@msn.com the answers to these questions gets entered into a drawing for the following stamp set from Unity Stamp Company.
* What is the name of our guest blogger today?
* Name one of our newest DT members.
* How long has Scrapbook Challenges on myspace been around?
* Which Scrapbook Challenges DT member also designs for Scrap Within Reach?
* Are you a member of Scrapbook Challenges on myspace?

Here's the special sketch for this blog hop...created by none other than Pamela Young!

And here's my take...

Ok...here's another prize for you! What you need to do is simply leave a comment and tell me something about Iris Babao - Uy, our guest blogger for this hop.
I will draw 1 lucky winner of a $30 voucher from your own choice of online store.
Easy right? Ok, leave your comments now and hop on to Cathy's Blog.
Thanks for dropping by! :)

Get Ready...Set...

The SC DT blog hop is all set to go! Are you excited...everything is ready and let me tell you, it sure is going to be FUN FUN FUN weekend with all the hopping that will happen! So make sure you head down to Pamela's blog on 25th September, 10AM MST time (That's where the starting position is...excuse the race hype...Singapore F1 is this weekend too hehehe)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A Little Princess

I had fun creating this layout. Initially I wanted to use the title "Destined to Reign" but after I have ended using these PPs...I had a changed of heart and used "A Little Princess" instead. Andi is trully a little princess and very much destined to reign in life! :-) She is such an adorable kid, funny and bright. The darling of the house. I can't wait to see her grow up but also wants her to stay as she is now :)
Sketch 162 at Scrapbook Challenges .
Materials Used:
PP: Webster's Pages
Embellishments: Prima FLowers, Making Memories shimmer brads, AC Thickers, Ribbon

Monday, September 21, 2009

Coming Soon!

I will let the poster speak for itself (created by none other than Pamela! :-) I joined last years SC DT blog hop and I trully enjoyed myself! I can say that this event is not to be missed! ;-) You will definitely have loads of fun! and get a chance to win those fabulous prizes that Pamela and the rest of the DTs have prepared! :) So mark your calendars and join us ;)

Friday, September 18, 2009

September {SAS}sy Kit Debut!

Head down to ScrapAttack Scrapbooking store and check out the September {SAS}sy Kit! It's out and ready to be purchase by you ;-) This kit features the Scrap Within Reach Carnival Ride collection, and while it may have a summery name, this kit shouts Fall. The colors are wonderful to so easy to mix and match with. This month, they have also included an Exclusive {SAS}sy Sketch with each kit! Here's a sneak peak of the kit!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Sketch 161

Blessed Monday everyone! Here's the latest gorgeous Sketch by Pamela at Scrapbook Challenges. Check out the rest of the layouts done by the DTs. You will surely get inspired with their different interpretations. Here's my take...
Materials Used:
PP: Scrap Within Reach, Mu Little Shoebox, SEI
Embellishments: Ribbon, AC Vinyl Thickers
Tools: Hero Arts stamp

Stamp It & Make 'em Pop!

Head down to Scrapbook Challenges and join for my first challenge as a DT!

It's an easy peasy... simply create a layout using your stamps and make sure to make it pop! You can use anything from glue dots, pop dots, double sided foam tape, up to you! Easy right? What are you waiting for? bring out those stamps now!

There's more challenges you can join in! and take note...the sponsor for this month is My Little Shoebox! Now are you getting excited? *LOL* Go go go and check out the different challenges by the DTs.

Every LO or project you submit for the challenges & Sketches (for the month), entitles you 1 chance for the lucky draw at the end of the month!

Here's what i have done for my challenge :)

Materials Used:PP: My Little Shoebox
Embellishments: Prima Flowers
Tools: Hero Arts Stamps, Decorative scissors

Friday, September 11, 2009


Isn't he adorable? I just had to grab this photo of Inigo. He's so cute!...watch out girls when he grows up! ;-) Materials used: PP: Webster's Pages, October Afternoon Tools: hero Arts & Love Elsie stamps, EK Success border punch

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Sketch 160

Here's the latest sketch at SC! Join us and win fabulous prizes either at Scrapbook Challenges or Pamela's blog....or both ;-)

and here's my take... check out the lovely LO made by the rest of the SC gals here.

Diane, you are beautiful inside and out. Strong but gentle also. Wise and goodhearted. Loving daughter, sister and friend. I am proud of you, or what you have become. I know you're not perfect ( who is? )...but that's what great about you. How you stan up after every trials that you encounter. You learn and apply what you have learned. Always remember that I love you. Ate CJ

Materials used:
PP: SEI, October Afternoon, Heidi Grace
Embellishments: Prima Flowers, Prima Say it with Crystals, AC Thickers
Tool: Fiskars border punch

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

I want that PRIMA!

Don't you just love PRIMA! Click here to get this yummilicious goodies

Sketch 159

Come and join the fun at Scrapbook Challenges. Here's Sketch 159. My Take...
Materials Used:
PP: My Little Shoe Box, October Afternoon, Collage Press
Embellishments: AC Thickers Felt, Foam, Vinyl, Chipboard, Ribbons, Button, Making Memories Rub Ons
Tools: EK Success Circle Whale Punch, Stamp

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

I Got the Spot!

Woohoo! last Sunday Ate Sookie and I went to Kuala Lumpur to meet her friend Sheila who's visiting from USA. Now I know how it feels to be in Amazing Race *LOL*. We were running all over the place, trying to meet the time of all the transit that we had to take. We took a 1 hour flight from SG to KL LCCT 7:45am (flight was slightly delayed), ---> 38 mins Shuttle bus to KLIA 9:15am, ---> KL Express (20mins Train) to the City ---> 10 mins LRT to the Hotel (too drop of the presents) ---> 15 mins Taxi ride to the Zoo (finally to meet Sheila & her Family). It was a fun experience and twas good to see Sheila and her family. Definitely no dull moments with them. Everybody was so funny, it was like being in a comedy sitcom hehehe... Ok ok..so which spot did I get??? The DT spot at Scrapbook Challenges! Woohoo! When we got back, checked my email (heart beating fast...nervous)and there it was! Pamela's reply! Woohoo! I quickly replied and announced to my housemates the goodnews hahaha Thanks so much Pamela! :)

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Loving Lola

Sketch 158 @ Scrapbook Challenges
This is my Lola (Grandma in English) Coring. I chose 1 Corinthians 13:3-5 because this best describe her. She is a very good example of what love is really is.
She has the patience of a saint and too kind for her own good. I know she enjoys many things but does not envy and definietly does not boast. She is humble and is not rude. She is always giving even when nothing is left for her. She does not easily angered. She always forgives.
She lives far from me now and I trully miss her. When I was still a kid, I remember that she makes sure that I have lunch/snacks for school. She will pack baked goodies she made. She will take time to chat with me about anything.
She is also the one who introduced me to Jesus as my personal Lord and Savior. She made us attend bible school during school vacation. At that time, I went because it was so much fun. Back then, I didn't realize how significant knowing and accepting Jesus in my life would be. Now, I can't imagine not knowing Him and not having a personal relationship with Him.
Thank you Lola C! I love you and I miss you!
Materials Used:
PP: ProvoCraft
Embellishments: Ribbons, Buttons


Materials Used: PP: Hambly Screenprints Embellishments: Say It with Crystals Tool: QuicKutz Bubble die

Sleeping Beauty

Materials Used:
PP: Upsy Daisy
Embellishments: Doodlebug alpha stickers, Creative Cafe Stickers
Tools: Fiskars Border Punch

Friday, August 21, 2009

DT Call at Scrapbook Challenges

Open August 18th to August 28th.

Scrapbook Challenges is looking for some talented scrapbookers to help out with posting challenges and completing layouts based on sketches. * 3 spots! * Term: September 2009 through December 2009 Requirements:
  • Member of a myspace group
  • DT members will post at least one challenge a month.
  • DT members will be given the sketches a week in advance and asked to complete at least one LO a month based on one of the sketches.
  • DT members will help answer questions and participate in the board.
What DT members will get:
  • The ability to state a design team for your scrapbook resume.
  • Your name will be highlighted on the main page and you can promote websites and groups of your choice.
  • DT members will receive a “signing bonus” RAK in the mail, as well as occasional RAKS throughout their term.
  • Possible sponsor packages of goodies.
If you are interested: Send an email to pamelacy@msn.com with “Design Team” in the subject line. Share the following:
  • A LO that is your favorite that you did.
  • Your myspace profile link (if you have one)
  • Links to websites or galleries.
  • Why you want to be a part of this new Design Team?

Monday, July 20, 2009

Oh Mojo...Where are you????

I want to scrap but I feel so tired this past few days (i think weeks now hahaha). I look at my papers, embellishments, pictures (that I excitedly printed)....then nothing! huhuhu...scrapblock!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Who Am I?

Join me in my { Shape Up! } challenge at CPCM. Simply add 5 basic shapes like circle, square, triangle etc in your layout. It can be a cut out PP, embellis or doodle. Remember to tag it SPFR- 005A Hurry sumbit your layouts to enter the lucky draw for the special RAK for June Challenges! Other challenges you might want to take: Be Blessed Recipe Challenge Word of the Week Scraplift with a Twist Parable of the Sower Not a memeber of CPCM yet? Register here. Materials Used: PP: October Afternoon, Heidi Grace, We R Memory Keepers, Imaginisce, Cosmo Cricket,Chatterbox Embellishment: Prima Flower

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Nature's Beauty

Here's my take for Marilyn's Create your own ribbon flower challenge at Scrapbook Challenges. I love all kinds of flowers! I really enjoyed this challenge and I love the cosmo cricket pp too! This photo was taken 2 years ago when mama & Diane (my younger sister) visited us. We took the tram ride already because we were all tired of walking. This is at the Singapore Zoo by the way and if you're wondering where the animals are...well this is the "nature" part of the zoo...so no animals just great view hehehe... Materials Used: PP: Cosmo Cricket, SEI, Chatterbox Embellishment: The Robin's Nest, Ribbons, Button

Monday, June 22, 2009

Lola Susan & Me

("Lola" is the tagalog word for grandmother. )

This is my take on Sketch 148 at Scrapbook Challenges.

Lola Susan & Tita Diane visited us 2 years ago. We were on our way to Jurong Bird park when this photo was taken. We miss them already! Materials Used: PP: WebstersPages Embellishments: Ribbons

Friday, June 19, 2009


Here's my take for Scrap-It-Lah June challenge and Cathy's homemade embellishment at Scrapbook Challenges. Not completely done yet though, I took out the jouranal coz I was not happy with my handwriting *LOL*
This photo was taken during our Phuket trip in 2008. We were on our way back to the town from Phi Phi Island.
I am thankful for Lot's friendship. She's one of my close friend in Singapore. She's always ready to listen when I need to vent out some stuffs hahaha...I hope you don't get tired Lot *hugs*. She's one of my movie, coffee, hang out buddy.
Materials Used:
PP: Scrapbook Walls, October Afternoon, My Little Shoe Box, SEI, Noteworthy,Imaginisce, CoreColor Cardstock
Embellishments: AC Thickers, Buttons, Ribbon, Brads
Tools: Quickutz Sunshine tag
Technique: Handmade flower, Doodling, Tearing

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

You Make Me Happy

Here's my take for Sketch 147 at Scrapbook Challenges.
Materials Used:
PP: My Mind's Eye, Webster's Pages, Noteworthy
Embellishments: Brads, AC Thickers, Noteworthy Metal embellishments
Tools: Crop-a-Dile

Monday, June 8, 2009


Here's my take for Scrapbook Challenges Sketch 146. This is my cousin Ria. She just celebrated her 30th birthday recently...Almost everybody who has reached this age says...it's just a number and that they don't feel any different hehehe. She is a lover of God & Art. A very creative person, a great listener, a good friend, a thoughful daughter & a loving wife. I miss her and I'm just glad that we still get to chat once in a while :-) Materials used: PP: Bo Bunny, My LittleShoeBox, American Crafts Embellishments: The Robins Nest, Ribbons Tools: Hero Arts stamps

Do Not Worry

Here's my take for Rachel's Recipe Challenge @ CPCM. The recipe is as follows: 4 Ribbons 3 Patterned Paper 2 Handmade Flowers 1 Scripture Come and join us in our daily scrapbook challenges at CPCM!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

So Blessed

Here's my take for Amber's Monday challenge at CPCM. Create a layout of who or what your are thankful for. I'm very thankful that I have a sister who is supportive and caring. Life in Singapore will not be as fun & easy without her. I'm thankful for all the little things that she does for me. Cooks my favorite dishes when i feel down, treat me to movies when I'm having a bad day, motivates me to try new things, shows me the brighter side of life. I'm so blessed! Materials Used: PP: October Afternoon, Bo Bunny, Hambly Screen Prints Embellishment: Ribbons, Buttons, AC Thickers, Basic Grey Wilma Chipboard Tools: EK Success Circle Whale Punch

Saturday, June 6, 2009

You Bring Joy To Our Lives

This is my take on Crystal's Wednesday challenge at CPCM. The word of the week is "JOY".

Not yet a memeber at CPCM? Register now and be blessed in more ways than one! :-)

Materials Used:
PP: Ocotber Afternoon, Bo Bunny
Embellishments: AC Thickers, Doodlebug Stickers, The Robins Nest, Prima Flowers, Ribbon
Tools: 7Gypsies stamp, Crop-a-Dile

Friday, June 5, 2009

{ Muah }

Stamping & Tearing, Sewing & Doodling Hidden Journal & Eyelet Setting These are a few of my favorite things
When my boss "bite" When the bus stinks When I'm feeling sad... I simply remember my scrapbook techniques and then I don't feel...so bad....
Are you singing yet? hehehe...I wrote it with "My Favorite Things" from Sound of Music in mind *LOL*
This is my new challenge at CPCM. To create a layout using 5 techniques. It can be your favorites or not. If you haven't registered yet, register here now!
Here's my take : (Techniques used: stamping, tearing, eyelet setting, doodling, paper piecing)
Materials Used: PP: Bo Bunny, Cosmo Cricket, October Afternoon Embellishments: AC Thickers, Ribbons, Eyelets, Makicng memories popsicle stick, Robins Nest. Tools: Hero Arts stamp, EK Butterfly puncher

Saturday, May 30, 2009

We've Got a Winner!

Thank you all for joining! It's really good to be thankful of all the blessings that we receive daily. May it be small or big, let's always remember to give thanks to the blesser, our daddy God :-) Join Amber with her "Be Blessed" Challenge every Monday at CPCM. A great way to remember our blessings and be thankful! For those who are not yet a memeber of CPCM, you can register here. ok...ok...hold your horses...here it is :-) The total number of comments was 23 (3 got lost and posted their comments at SC DT BlogHop but I still included them.) and the winner is....

Congrats Cathy!
Cathy said... Happy Birthday! I just wandered in from your sister's blog - thanks to both of you for the reminder to be thankful today! I'm thankful that today - for the first time all year, it feels like summer might be on the way - we've had WAY too much snow/cold. I'm thankful for the sun and the warmth and the way God brings around the seasons in His time.Hugs.Cathy May 23, 2009 9:31 AM
Cathy: Kindly email me your address at ceejay522@yahoo.com so I can mail your prize. Thanks!

Thanks all for joining! Be Blessed! :-)