project 365 – day 47 to 53

Posted in Project 365 with tags on February 23, 2009 by kaleidoscopelife

Feb 16

feb-16Nap Time

Yah, he can be in this position and still sleep the day/night away. It doesn’t look comfortable to me, but I don’t want to disturb his sleep so I just let him be.

Feb 17

feb-17Treasure Chest

I saw this native treasure chest in the mall today and I immediately thought of my sister, Hope. She loves this kind of stuff so I took a picture so that I can show it to her. I’m sure she’s going to love this! This is the perfect storage for her treasured mini albums.

Feb 18

feb-18day @ the park

This is one of the spots that I love to photograph when I’m in High Street. I love to hang out here and just relax while watching Zach explore.

Feb 19

feb-19beating the deadline

I am in a rush to finish my December Daily album but no one is available to watch over Zach. So I brought all my scrapbooking stuff downstairs and scrapped on the dining table. Good thing Zach was in a good mood and he did not bother me at all. The thing I discovered while scrapping downstairs is that I need a bigger table for my Scraptuary upstairs. 🙂 I wish I had more room!

Feb 20


Snapshot of the day! Zach is use to having his picture taken being a son of a scrapper mom. But today, he was not in the mood. He was more interested in the camera than having his photo taken.

Feb 21

feb-21addicted to “pastillas”

Jasper love “pastillas” so much that he was willing to make one. :-)What he didn’t realize is it takes a lot of hard work to do it. The process is really simple but the mixing part is the problem. You see, we do not have an electric mixer so he had to do it by hand. He was glad when he was done and of course he savored the fruit of his labor.

Feb 22


My in-laws are very well-travelled people. They have not only toured the Philippines but also abroad. As a souvenir, my MIL started collecting ref magnets a few years back and these are part of her collection. If she started this collection earlier, the ref would have been full of it already and maybe she would have bought a new one. LOL.


D: December Daily (batch 1)

Posted in 26 letters: 26 weekends, December Daily, Layouts with tags , , on February 21, 2009 by kaleidoscopelife

Yah, I know I’m two months behind in making this project…but I can explain! My very generous sister Hope made two sets of December Daily (DD) albums… one for her and one for me. She sent it to me last December, right before Christmas and I got it last month. I wasn’t able to work on this right away because I still have some projects to finish plus we started on our 26-letters: 26 weekends Challenge, so needless to say I had my hands full.

I have to admit that I almost did not push through with this project. I was thinking of using this for my 2009 DD but when I thought of how much my sister spent (money & time) so that I can document our holiday made me feel guilty. And I know she is going to be disappointed if I back out.

So for my “D” week I decided to work on this album. I know this is a big project to embark and I need more than 2 weeks to finish it but this is my opportunity and if I’m not going to work on it now then I may never find the time or the right motivation to do so.

Anyway, brace yourself to a pic-loaded post coz here comes the first batch. I finished days 1 to 14 and I’ll be working on the rest while also doing my take on “E” week. Good luck to me. 🙂

front-coverFront Cover (Holiday Memories)

It looks exactly like my sister’s but the content is very different…

cover-page1Cover page (2008 December to Remember)

cover-pageUp close (2008 December to Remember)

page-1-2Pages 1 & 2

page-11Up close: page 1 (The countdown begins…)

page-2Up close: page 2

Note: This tag I got from Jessica Sprague’s Stories in Hand on-line class. I just edited the color and the text. When you lift the page, you can find my journal for this particular day. It is attached to a sheer page.

page-3-4Pages 3 & 4 ( a gift of a family)

Note: For the 3rd page, I haven’t decided yet if I want to add something or just leave it as it is.

page-4Up close: page 4

page-5-61Pages 5 & 6

page-5Up close: page 5 (Jolly Young Fella)

page-6Up close: page 6 (1, 2, 3 Kiss)

page-7-8Pages 7 & 8

page-7Up close: page 7

page-8Up close: page 8 (moments)

Note: Journaling behind the photos.

page-9-10Pages 9 & 10

page-9Up close: page 9 (Sights & Sounds of Christmas)

page-10Up close: page 10

page-11-12Pages 11 & 12

page-111Up close: page 11 (silent night)

page-12Up close: page 12 (7)

page-13-14Pages 13 & 14

page-13Up close: page 13 (Notes from Today)

page-141Up close: page 14

page-15-16Pages 15 & 16

page-15Up close: page 15

page-16Up close: page 16 (fun memories)

page-17-18Pages 17 & 18

Note: For page 17, I still have to add my journaling.

page-18Up close: page 18 (Party)

page-19-20Pages 19 & 20

page-19Up close: page 19

page-20Up close: page 20

page-21-22Pages 21 & 22

page-21Up close: page 21

page-221Up close: page 22 (on the 12th day of Christmas)

page-23-24Pages 23 & 24

page-23Up close: page 23

page-24Up close: page 24 (Mommy, where’s Santa?)

page-25-26Pages 25 & 26

page-25Up close: pages 25 (all wrapped up)

page-26Up close: page 26 (Around the House)

Note: I had to edit each photo so that it will show through the overlay page). Hard work! 🙂

page-27-28Pages 27 & 28 (Trimmings)

albumThis is what it looks like from the side. I still have more room for the remaining pages but I have to be careful not to overdo this.

Whew, I’m finally done! Good thing I only finished days 1 to 14, if not, it would have taken me forever just to post this. LOL. Anyway, I’ll be sharing the rest of the pages when I’m done. As to when it will be, I still don’t know but do drop by to check it out.

Ok that’s it for now. Thanks for dropping by. See yah.

project 365 – day 40 to 46

Posted in Project 365 with tags on February 16, 2009 by kaleidoscopelife

Feb 9

feb-9Bath time

Zach use to fit in that little white basin he is sitting on… look at him now. Can’t believe how fast he has grown, next thing I know he’ll be taking a bath on his own.

Feb 10


Zach and I went to High Street, our usual hang out place @ the Fort. My little guy is starting to explore his surroundings. He was keen on touching the water and he did it several times. The satisfaction you see on his face every time he does is priceless. I managed to take a number of photos and I can’t wait to start scrapping.

Feb 11

feb-111not your kind of day

Zach’s 4th visit to the kiddie salon… and he wasn’t happy about it. The barber used electric razor and he doesn’t like the sound so he started crying. Jasper held him but still he wouldn’t stop. It was too late when I mentioned to the barber that Zach doesn’t like the razor if I told him earlier then he would have used plain old scissors… dah! In my defense, I thought he had to use the razor with the haircut Jasper chose for Zach. Oh well, what’s done is done and anyway, my baby looked so adorable after.

Feb 12

feb-12my world

I started working on my December Daily today. I’m still trying to sort my supplies and organize everything. Hopefully I can finish this project on schedule but I have my doubts coz this is a big project to undertake. So good luck to me…

Feb 13

Jasper went out today and when he got back he brought me this…

feb-13Happy Valentine’s Day

His early Valentine’s day gift for me… SUWEEET! It got a little damaged in transit but hey, it still taste good! Happy Valentine’s Day Honey!

Feb 14


I mentioned before that it is easier for me to make a layout if I have a sketch beforehand… well this is a classic example. These sketches are for my December Daily album. I’ve been working on this since yesterday and finally it’s done. It took me awhile because I had to measure each paper, coordinate the colors and I had to decide which photos to use.

Feb 15

feb-15work in progress

Today I did some photo editing and printing using my Photoshop CS.I am so liking this program right now coz I can maximize the use of my photo papers. I still have a lot to learn when it comes to editing photos but I’m getting there.

project 365 – day 32 to 39

Posted in Project 365 with tags on February 9, 2009 by kaleidoscopelife

I have decided to upload my photo of the day in a weekly basis. I found it hard to make time every single day just to upload it. So now I will just post the seven photos every Monday, hope I can keep up! 🙂

Feb 1

Opened my mail today and this is what i saw…


lucky me 🙂

For the very first time I finally won some scrapping goodies.  I won this just by posting a comment on ScrapScene’s post about Crafty Secrets. I never thought I’d win this because there were a lot who joined, guess I got lucky. 🙂  Thanks to ScrapScene and Crafty Secrets for this giveaway. I’m looking forward to receiving my prize soon.

Feb 2

feb-2goodbye car, hello van

Today, we are giving up this car because we got ourselves a van that we really need for our business. It’s hard to say goodbye ‘coz this car has been with us for a long time but we have to be practical about it and just let go. So goodbye car, hope your new owner will take good care of you.

Feb 3

feb-3happy feet

It doesn’t only look nice it’s comfy too. I can wear this for hours and still be okay. It’s nice to have a comfortable pair of shoes to keep up with my little boy.

Feb 4

feb-4scraptuary make-over

I finished the make-over of my “Scraptuary” today. Hubby helped me put the two shelves up on the wall. The “OC” in me was a little disappointed (okay, a lot) at first because it’s not aligned properly, but hey life is not perfect so I just have to live with it, right? Anyway, drilling eight new holes on the wall is no joke; you can ask hubby, who’s no handyman. LOL. In the end, I was pleased with how it all came together. Needless to say, I’m a happy scrapper with a new embellishment center! 🙂

Feb 5

feb-51Jasper & Zach

We went to SM Makati today, to pay our bills. We parked at Park Square, on the floor connected to SM. We were gone for over an hour and when we got back we discovered that somebody broke into our van and stole Jasper’s iPod. 😦 The thief scattered all our stuff looking for anything valuable, good thing only the iPod was there, if not we would really be in deep trouble. I’m just glad that nothing happened to us and it is a lesson learned for us to never leave anything of value inside the car.

Anyway, in my nervousness and anger, I forgot to take pictures of the state the van was in when we discovered it. I took the picture above when we were on our way to the parking lot.

Feb 6


We spent the day at home after the bad incident yesterday. I got to finish some projects which I will share with you in the next few days. Anyway, Zach was exploring my Scraptuary this afternoon. He is a happy boy when you let him do the things he wants.

Feb 7

Jasper got this…


…a gift from Mom, after she found out what happened to us the other day. She felt sorry for Jasz and to make him feel better she decided to replace the stolen one with a newer version.  Thanks Ma!

Feb 8

feb-8breakfast in the evening

I usually do my projects until the wee hours of the morning. In most times I get hungry, so I grab an early breakfast. LOL

That’s it for my day 32 to 38. I have to go to sleep now ‘coz it’s almost five in the morning. Thanks for dropping by. See yah.

C: behind the CAMERA lens + altered CANs

Posted in 26 letters: 26 weekends, Altered Projects, Layouts with tags , , on February 7, 2009 by kaleidoscopelife

Sharing with you the projects I did for our 26 Letters: 26 Weekends challenge my sister and I are doing over at ScRaP CiRcLe.

behind the CAMERA lens

For my “C” week, I decided to make a LO about myself, a first I might add. I had fun making this girlie LO for a change.


With this LO, I challenged myself to break away from my usual linear pages and just experiment. With this output, I think I have achieved that. Placing my photos and embellishment at an angle really made a lot of difference and I’m happy with the end result.


Another challenge I tackled is to use multiple papers in one LO. It may be easy to some but not to me. I find it hard to layer papers mainly because I don’t want to waste too many. I’m a practical scrapper, if I can get away with using just 2 patterned papers then I’d do it. But the look of layered LOs really appealed to me so I just had to try it. What I found out while doing this, is that you don’t really need to use a lot, the trick is to just cut out enough paper that will show in the finished project. Like the white floral paper in the background, it’s really just 3 inches by 5 inches but when you look at it, it seems like a 10”x5”, right? ;-)For the rest of the papers, like the one peaking thru the focal photo and the stripe at the bottom, they are all scraps from previous projects. So for this page, instead of me using 2 PPs I managed to use 4, not bad! 🙂


For the title, I used my Cuttlebug die-cutting machine for the “behind” and “lens” and for the “CAMERA”, since I don’t have the color I wanted, I just painted the wood letters with Making Memories Acrylic paint and stamped an image to add visual interest.


Up close:



Supplies & tools used:

Prima Patterned Papers, Sasha Collection
DCWV Cardstock
JO-ANN Paper
MAMBI paper – stripe
Prima & Petaloo Flowers
K&Company journaling card
Foam sheet
Wooden letters
Assorted buttons
Lace ribbon
Cuttlebug Machine
Making Memories Funcky Vintage acrylic paint
StazOn and Colorbox ink pads
EK Success & imaginisce clear stamps
Fiskars Threading Water border puncher

That’s it for my page now unto my altered cans.

Altered Cans


These are the cans that hold the 5′ Prima flowers. I decided to alter these to use as my rubber stamp storage.

the supplies…

suppliesblack cartolina + felt ribbon

The process is really simple. I used black cartolina to cover it up…


…and I added the felt ribbon and flowers   as accents.


For the label, I traced a flower shape unto a cardstock cut it out and painted it to match the hot pink ribbon lace, then I stamped it… adhered it to a background paper… glued it to the can and that’s it. Really simple and easy to do project.


And here is the finished project. I did not put a label on the other can ‘coz I still don’t know what to put in it. Anyway, these cans now sit on top of my embellishment center.

That’s it for now. Stay tuned for our “D” week. Thanks for dropping by.

project 365 – day 31

Posted in Project 365, Snapshots with tags on January 31, 2009 by kaleidoscopelife

Jan 31


I love to photograph trees like this one. I took this when I went with Jasper to Clark, Pampanga. Love this photo. 🙂

project 365 – day 30

Posted in Everyday Life, Project 365 with tags on January 30, 2009 by kaleidoscopelife

Jan 30

jan-30fighting for computer time

In a few years, this little guy will be fighting us for computer time. Even as early as now he wants to play with it already! Every time he passes by this area, he would automatically reach for the keyboard and mouse. And also, he would look at the monitor and say “To” (short for Tito) because he often sees my brother who we usually talk through a video call.