Monday, February 20, 2012

Birthday Layout

Aside from the tradition of celebrating monthly birthdays before turning one, it has become a tradition that each kid gets to blow the candle on the birthday cake

Friday, February 17, 2012

On a Roll

Just when we do not have a helper around, that's when the time mojo keeps rolling. I finished tags and atc for swap, 2 layouts for January and almost 3 layouts for February. February is not over yet and I still have to work on a mini album page swap.

The secret - keep it simple. Not much layers, techniques and what have you. I may not be able to learn and explore new techniques, but I get to complete more projects.

Below are the layouts I have completed so far. What I am happy about these projects is that I was able to use several years old papers and embellishments in my stash. Not to mention extending the mileage of my tools as well.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Copic markers

I never thought that i will get hooked with copic markers. The first time i learned about it, I know it is not for me. Coloring is not my thing. But when I started to stalk Nichol Magouirk and Jennifer Maguire and admire how they these markers turn stampes images into life, I slowly gave in and tried on initial colors. The first attempts were a little bit disappointing, until I slowly got the hang of it. I only have a handful of the colors, but I was able to mix match and create some cards and the latest one is an invite for my son.

I printed the copic color guide and hopefully add more to my current set.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy I Love You Day

My kids specially Joie is very excited for this day, much as he is excited foe Christmas day or birthdays. Last Saturday, he's already making a countdown. And he also keeps on telling us about the artwork that he did in school.

And today, they got up early and greeted us with Happy Valentine's Day as if it were our birthdays. Maybe because of the hearts that they thought today is equally significant as other important events in our lives, because more than any regular day, today is so full of love and giving and expressing love to those special to us makes it more meaningful.

I wish I was like them when I was little. Then and now, I am not really expressive of what or how I feel (except when i am mad and upset). I do not know how to make others feel special the way I care for them. But I believe it is not too late to change and really tell the people I love that I care, thet are loved and they are special.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Love month

February being the love month, our swap group with PinoyScrapbookers decided for a love themed tag swap. I have started receiving the tags since last week, but I got to send out mine only yesterday. Here's a sneak of what I made. I used water color paper, neo caran water colors, gel medium, prima flowers, unity stamp, embossing powders, mists, ali edwards stamp. Lace or ribbon, glitters or beads/blings are required for the project. There are 9 participants, including myself, so made 9 of these.