Monday, February 25, 2013
So, I took out the red velvet lace and use it as the mat. Honestly, i dont know if I should add more embellishment - the red velvet seems enough...
Sometimes we would have family but they are not friends.. and sometimes friends are whom we consider families.
Up to now, I wonder if my supervisor then was envious or was sarcastic with what my Mom did. Me, of course, I felt so shy / shame - there is no exact english equivalent of the word HIYA!
For me, yes, naturally.. hiya ako noon. I could only just smile
The paper was just ripped from the watercolor paper. I could make it a bit square by making it cut but using it that roughly adds something, I got the idea from Ime Oranga who used the papers as such...
Then just o cover the white space.. i used washi tapes - decorative writing of gold.
Who would not glow with praises? Today, she told me again how others wonder at her youthful looks and that at the meeting there was some marketing people of Avon.. and as expected, my Mother simply told them she uses Estee Lauder....
My Mom is honest but I think I got my brutal frankness from her. She simply knows how to speak her mind and does not exercise her right to be silent.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Well, the base paper is double sided pattern paper - other side is me with a semi bald head cut, and this one before the hair cut...
I know I tried to have a mischievous smile as I am into mischief at times I wonder if I had succeeded.. one thing definitely - this one is such an opposite of the other layout.
When my mother was calling to bring me there - I simply replied I just returned and had signed a waiver, doctor wanted to confine me!
And when I was able to go out, i head out to the barber for a hair cut.... I wanted a flat top but she does not know so I ended up with semi calbo!
My Mom was all smiles for wearing her terno again, the last time she wore these was around 7 years ago at the wedding of Cha Cha Alojado and Mark Fule - who were blessed with two children Nathan and Markie.
We were able to buy these stencils for only Php20 each ( which is around 10% what stencils we had bought earlier!) My ex girlfriend, Honor, always specificy white roses so - easy, I use white gesso to imprint on colored papers.
We bought some nice "waterproof papers" but not really sure if they are acid free or archival safe - the picture is matted on All About Scrapbooking paper
All About Scrapbooking has this new line given to us in the Scrapping Club February meet, what I did is to cut up it in half and use it as the center mat for two layouts!
Now, for that special touch - a simply dash of Butterfly on musical note washi tapes courtesy of Vivian Uy from Lasting Moments!
I wanted to use the puff stickers before they lose their adhesion, but to provide contrast - I placed some gesso on the side then sticked these stickers. I always believe in contrast so that an element would not be lost.
For the border, I use the All About Scrapbooking decorative tape (these retail for only Php49.75 for 5 rolls!)
I even lighted a vigil candle that she return to me even if she had been disgraced... now I jokingly call her "DISGRASYADA ...." I would shout out and then smile... yup, she is pregnant and most likely end of March or by April she would be giving birth... I would now be a grandpa!
This layout is 100% All About Scrapbooking and 100% off the market... yeah, using our horde. The chipboard embellishment was on sale for only Php50 Php90.
Ok - I found some scrapbook papers at 168 Mall in Divisoria sold in packets of 10 (assorted) for only Php 70!!! So this is one of those papers, the base is then only Php7. The other paper is from All About Scrapping booking as the frame and then punched around, I can say that the whole layout would cost less than Php30!!
Scrapbooking is thought to be an expensive hobby but one just had to be simple and economical.
Today has been ... well productive, a start for my juices so to speak. My layouts are still very simply, practically bare.... but will still elicit some reaction - at least a smile.
I had been through a lot with her ... twice I thought I have lost her but it is still us.
Friday, February 15, 2013
so, even though I am single - I used a discontinued AAS heart paper set.. I love you.. even if its simple me! Because I love myself...
I followed the FSCB base paper tilted and then with lines.. with washin tapes for those simple embellishment.
It is not easy to smile at times and it takes a little effort .. but it is worth it...
All the papers are from AAS ... the only thing not AAS is the yellow washi tape complement of Vivian Uy from Lasting Impressions.
I find it sad that AAS discontinue certain product lines - I guess its because some were not that saleable and i think its just a matter of information dissemination. I myself do not buy some products I do not know how to use.
And as before I usually just counter.. I do not look like her, I am a better version, I have a nicer nose from my father's genes!
She would laugh... with her trademark laughter... that hahahaha... femine and genuine laugh of hers...
Me... I admit being overweight, being obese stage one.. because I do love to eat!
I love the papers of AAS although they are actually only 6 x 6... one may not be able to use them as base for a 12 x 12 layout but they provide nice embellishments...
I used a black and white washi tape at the bottom to further complement.
The three block of paper are from 6 x 6 paper of AAS. I cut out the Chevron from my Mother's stash.
I stamped "dreams, enjoy, and wish" in gesso white to provide contrast to the brown paper.
Then I used the 6 x6 paper blocks from AAS as the background of the pic... nice!
The horizontal bar is from the packaging of the papers. Clock and that leave embellishment from Echo Park of Mother's stash
The only magic moment about this one.. well, it did not make it to the last challenge so i placed it on another base paper to qualify the layout of the current challenge... then a journalling card from my mother's stash...
The base frame is from a discontinued line which i think goes well with the background of the picture... how should i say it? Forest look...
Just to add a little and yet enough.. a bird chipboard from my Mother:s stash.