March 31, 2009

April Fools Day - NOT!

Happy April Fools Day!!!

Okay this is it! After restraining myself on announcing some new blessings I've got, the day has finally come. And despite the fact that it is April Fools Day, all of these are 100% true.

So here it goes:

1. New DT Position - I was very happy to let you all know that I was accepted to be part of the Design Team of Roll 2 Create. Special thanks to Caroline and Michelle and the rest of the team for giving me this opportunity and trusting me for this position. Can't wait to work with you ladies.

2. Guest Designer - I was contacted by Lori of Scrap That!, and she is inviting me to be one of her Guest Designer some time next few months. Thanks Lori! It will be my pleasure!

3. Being Published - for the first time, one of my LOs will be published at Ready Set Create on their June/July Issue. Thank you to Jennifer Blackwell for accepting my submission.

4. Guest Designer - I was invited by Theresa of 2 Scrappy Chix to be their Guest Designer for the next couple of months since one of their Designers will be stepping down from her post. Thank you Theresa for this wonderful opportunity. This is very unexpected.

That's it for now. Hopefully it will not end there :P Thank you very much to all of you who have supported me all through out.

March 30, 2009

Pretty Baby

Happy Monday!!!

For my Monday post, I would like to share some photographs of my DD, Hannah. What made this post special is finally, after such long wait, she's having her 1st tooth. Can you imagine, 1st tooth at 11 months. HAHAHA. Note that she has been teething since she was 3months old. So here it is:

Can you see it? Ain't she cute? Now, everytime she smiles, I always notice that white line in her mouth LOL, the tiny tooth. Weird, but it makes me emotional sometimes. She's growing too fast (me sobbing now).

How I wish she can be my baby forever. I want her to be all mine.

I love it when she crawls towards me and hugs me. I love to listen to her annoying screams. I love seeing her trying to balance when she's standing.

See! She's drinking coffee already! Darn she grows up really fast. LOL Kidding. HAHAHA. We were just teaching her how to hold a cup here. There's nothing in there.

Thanks for viewing!!! I'll post my LOs next time.

March 25, 2009

Mon Ame Memories Spring Fling Crop

Good day to you all!!!

Just want to remind and invite you all to Mon Ame's CC this Friday, March 27.

Spring Fling Crop Info
March 27 to 29

* You must register to Mon Ame Memories Forum and Gallery section and sign up to participate to our Spring Fling Crop Event. Click to register.
* Various challenges will be set by the Design Team Members.
* Pay attention to the THEME. All challenges will be set based on our theme requirements.
* A minimum of 2 completed challenges is required for you to qualify for our Major Prizes and Special Recognition Awards.
* Every completed challenge entitles you for an entry on our Random draw for all the major prizes. These entries will be categorized based on the total number of challenges finished.

Major Prize Category:
Grand Prize - 8 challenges and up
1st Runner-up - 5 to 7 challenges
2nd Runner-up - 2 to 4 challenges
(example: if you finished 6 challenges, you get 6 entries and all those entries will be eligible for the 1st Runner-ups prize pack draw. )

* There will be 2 special contests - The Highest Poster all throughout the event contest and a Favorite LO of the Event Contest. Both of these special contests will have a specific thread with instructions and mechanism on it.
* You have until Monday, March 30, 12pm CST to upload your challenge entries into the Gallery (please add Crop challenge # to title/description). Also, please make sure to post/link your works to the appropriate challenge thread
* There will be lots of fun and games right throughout the event
* Design Team members are excluded from winning (sorry girls!) but they are welcome to create ALL LOs/cards/OTPs LOL :lol:
* Winners of challenges will be announced on April 3.
* Remember that participation is essential to this event. And everyone will appreciate if you can leave some love in the gallery.

March 24, 2009

Im Speechless

Good day to all!!!

This will be a quick post since I do not have any permission yet to shout out this new announcement. Will keep everybody posted.

As of now, Im just happy and contented with all the achievements that I received since I started scrapping. Looking back from October, I never thought that all of my wins and DT positions will even be possible. I never thought that I can be a great scrapper, not this fast tho.

Thank you to all my friends, family, and everybody that supported me all throughout. This will not be possible without your continuous support and encouragement. For all my readers, if I have any :P, thank you for all the lovely comments. You truly make my day each time I read your words. Makes everything worth it.

Till then, I'll be giving you an update

March 18, 2009

Another Blessing!

What a wonderful day!

It is official, Creative Scrappers released their New Design Team Members.

And yes, I am included. Insane isn't it?

I am looking forward in gaining more experience from this opportunity. I am very excited and enthusiastic about this new post that I have. Thank you Kristine for your trust and confidence in me. Congratulations to the new team.

March 17, 2009

A Sweet Friend

Good day to you all!

For todays post, I decided to share something about a special person in my life, my very good online bff, Tessah.

(Tessah with her sweet hubby)

I met Tessah online around January this year through Yahoo Groups. We were batchmates I would say because we joined Pinoyscrapbookers at almost the same time and we were both new to the hobby of Scrapbooking. I just knew that she will be a good friend of mine because we never forget to say hi everyday. Since then, I have known so much about her and I am confident to share to her any feelings or experiences that I have. We share ideas, we make fun of something that we have read from articles online, we criticize our LOs and most especially, we were always there for each other.

Indeed, Tessah is part of my life right now. Im a shy type of person and I am very reserved when it comes to friendship, I choose my friends thoroughly. But after a few months chatting with her, I know for a fact that I can trust her with my life.

How I wish I can meet her in person but since she's residing in Japan, I think it will not be anytime soon but surely, I look forward to it.

Tessah, I want to take this opportunity to thank you and tell you that I appreciate everything, from just a simple HELLO every morning to confiding my problems to you. You might be very far away but I love you like a sister. Thank you for all your support and thoughtfulness. We are each others #1 fan, thanks for the inspiration. I love you sister!

Here is an award, a gift that I revceive from her:

Isn't she sweet? That is why I love her so much.

I think one post will not be good enough to tell her and share to you how sweet Tessah is. I suggest you drop by at her blog and have the opportunity to get to know this lovely lady. Click here to view her blog.

Till then!!!

March 13, 2009

A Special Prize

Good day!

I just received a message from Kathie of Scraphappy Kat that I won a prize from her blog. How cool is that? c",)

Thank you Kathie for the awesome prize and I cant wait to get my hands on it and use it for my LO. Feel free to visit her blog because there are a lot of awesome challenges, contests and great LOs for inspiration.

March 12, 2009

Got this from Shaz!

Good day to you all!

It's been a while since I posted. I was quite busy taking care of Hannah and trying to sneak some scrapping. But rest assured, I still visit all of the blogs and forums I follow but just wasn't able to post anything on my blog.

Anyway, I want to share to you all about this award that I receive from a beautiful friend of mine, Shaz:

I've known Shaz a few months back but I feel that we've known each other much longer. She is a great mother, a talented scrapper and a true friend that is why I was thrilled to receive this award from her. Thank you darl'

"Shaz, I know I got this the other day. Im sorry if I wasnt able to post it immediately."

A blessing is more rewarding if we share it to somebody else. So, I would love to give the same award to 3 of my new friends:

1. Shazza Bishop
2. Mandy
3. Tracy

March 9, 2009

Join the Fun!!!

Scrap My Memories Design Team would like to invite you to join us for our online crop

Mother Goose visits Scrap My Memories

Friday, March 13th 6 at 6:00 pm EST - Sunday, March 15th at 9:00pm EST.

We will give you until Monday, March 16th, 11:59pm EST to upload your completed layouts.

The Design Team is busy at work with Mother Goose, The three little pigs and Goldilocks to bring you a fabulous weekend of scrapbooking fun, games, lots of chatter and ofcourse lots of prizes too

So, don't forget to mark your calendars.

Beary Box Challenge #16 Winner

Good day to everyone!

A few minutes ago, I just found out that I won Beary Box's Layout Sketch Challenge #16. That was my first time joining their challenge and I this LO specifically for their challenge.

I am very happy that my LO was chosen amongst all the other entries. Click here to view about the challenge and the other entries. Then click here to read about the announcement of the winner, ME!!! Woohoo!

I will be receiving this prize rak very soon:

I quite had a rough time with this LO honestly. I was confused at first but was convinced by my husband to continue with it. Fee free to read more about this LO by clicking here.

Thanks for reading.

March 7, 2009

Mon Ame Memories Spring Fling CyberCrop

Good day!!!

I just want to invite everyone to come and join us on the 26th of this month for a fun-filled event at Mon Ame Memories Spring Fling Cybercrop. As part of the Design Team of Mon Ame, I assure you that we will have tons of prizes, great and inspiring challenges, fun games and a lot of surprises.

Here are the details:

March 5, 2009


Good day!

I just want to share you a LO that I finished today. I was not sure at first because it looks weird but my DH told me to give it a shot and finish it.

Here it is:

Title: See Hannah Dreaming

Materials Used:
Bazzill Brown Cardstock
Fancy Pants Floral Chic PP (Appealing)
BG's Ambrosia PP (Winsome & Tangy)
Fancy Pants Soho Swirl Chipboard
Thickers Playroom Felt Letter Stickers
BG's Milk Chocolate Micro-Chip Sticker Alpha
We R Memory Keeper's White Out Nonsense - color rub-on
Ranger Copper Stickles

March 3, 2009

Photo Challenge

I got a message a few days ago from my dearest friends, Kath and Cindy.They challenged me to expose some of my hidden treasured photographs by locating it through a specific folder. Since their names starts with a "K" and a "C", I need to locate the first folders that has their First Name's initial then locate the corresponding photograph based on the their initial's number. K = 11 and C = 3.

Here are the Photographs:
C:\Documents and Settings\Lady Grace Belarmino\My Documents\My Pictures\K
Folder Name: K
11th Photograph: 1_181924459l.jpg

C:\Documents and Settings\Lady Grace Belarmino\My Documents\My Pictures\Crib
Folder Name: Crib
3rd Photograph: Finished_CRIB.jpg

Now, I would like to challenge you to try this out. Since my first initial is "L", I need you to locate the first folder on your "My Pictures" folder that starts with an "L" then upload the 12th photograph in there. This is really fun! Come try it out and don't forget to leave a comment on this post about your take to this challenge

Dont forget to encourage your blog followers too, to do the same based on your own initials.

7th Win

Good day to everyone!

I would like to start the day by a blessing that I received yesterday, I won Lexie's challenge at RSS!!! Woot! To check the details of my LO click here.

I would like to thank RSS for all their wonderful challenges. They truly inspired me to create such wonderful LOs. To all the DT's thank you for your continuous support and encouragement. Truly you are one of the most talented and creative people I have ever met.

And of course, this will not be complete without my fellow members at RSS. They are the most talented bunch ever. Their LOs are so gorgeous and we definitely had some fun with all these challenges.

I would like to share the other winning entries over at RSS. Click their name to view their winning entry. And the "BLOG" link to view their blog.

February Word Challenge - by Kath Parker - Amanda
February Quote/Title Challenge - by Shell Barnard
- Kellie*blog*
February Sketch Challenge - by Liz Weber - Pauly *blog*
February Themed Challenge - by Rachel Zelley
- Shazza *blog*
February Number Challenge - by Nat Williams
- Lynette
February Color Challenge - by Tracey Hunter - Julie *blog*
February Negative Space Challenge - By Janine Kennedy - Pauly *blog*
February Off The Page Challenge - by Kirsti Brandis -
Debbie *blog*

Congratulations to all participants. We are all winners because we had some fun, we created such great LO's, and was able to preserve these treasured memories. Till next time RSS!

March 2, 2009

5th and 6th Win for Feb!

What more can I ask for? I have been truly blessed this February. Yesterday it was announced that my "INNOCENT" LO won Scrappin Kids February Challenge #16. The challenge was to create a LO about your young one and use an adjective to describe her.

To view the details of my entry click here. To view the announcement click here.

Then last weekend, Scrappin Kids held a few Weekend Challenges and today it was announced by Jessy that my "You & Me" won her challenge. The challenge was to create a LO using one of the "Kiss" Quote.

To view the details of my entry click here.
To view the announcement click here.

Mon Ame Memories Design Team Member

It is official, Cady of Mon Ame Memories have announced and verified (I just can't believe that my name is included) that I am one of the Design Team Members of Mon Ame.

You read it right!!! Me, of all people, is given the chance to be part of their team. Can you imagine that? I can't. I never thought this is even possible. This is the greatest opportunity by far and I thank Mon Ame Memories for believing in me despite the fact that I just started scrappin 4 months ago.

Feel free to join us for a lot of exciting events, great tutorials and mind blowing challenges.

March 1, 2009

You & Me

Good day world!!!

I am very happy for the past few weeks because I
am really happy with what I am doing - scrapping. I never thought I will love scrapping as much as I love it now. Right now, I can definitely say that I am very much passionate about this hobby. These are all possible with the help of many friends that inspired and supported me all through out.

Before boring you with all my ramblings, I want to share a LO that I did for ScrappinKid's weekend challenge and Tracey's sketch challenge at RSS. I did incorporate both challenges to one LO because I have limited time for scrapping, having a 10month old baby girl. I was also inspired with a book I read to my baby every weekend nights titled "Love You Forever" by Robert N. Munsch. A story thats shows the depth of a mother's love to her son.

The challenge over SK by Jessy was to scrap a
layout using a pic of my child kissing you/your hubby or even grandparents on the cheeks.
BUT here's the twist: We must include one of these
quotes in our layout...

a) "Happiness is like a kiss - it feels best when you give it to someone else. ~Author Unknown"
b) "Always kiss your children goodnight, even if th
ey're already asleep. ~H. Jackson Brown, Jr."
c) "Kisses are a better fate than wisdom. ~E.E. Cummings."

While Tracey's March challenge was to create a LO based on her sketch:
When I saw Tracey's sketch, I immediately knew that it was perfect for the quote I chose from Jessy's challenge (Happiness is like a kiss). So here is my take:

Title: You & Me

Journal: "Happiness is like a kiss- it feels best when you give it to someone else"

Materials Used:
Scenic Route background worn lined paper
We R Memory Keepers PPs (WHITE OUT Collection-Splish Splash, Bling Blang, Jingle Jangle and Sing Song)
We R Memory Keepers Nonsense Tags (layered chipboard)
We R Memory Keepers Nonsense Color Rub-Ons

Hope you like it! Thanks for looking.