Monday, September 29, 2008

Gauche Alchemy GDT for October!!!

I got picked!!! I got picked!!! I got picked!!! WOOOHOOOH!!! I saw the Gauche Alchemy blog looking for a GDT for October and found out that I still had 1 day to apply. I applied because I soooo love their vintage kits with gorgeous ephemera!!! If you want to know what their kits look like, here's the link: (the blog) (the storefront)

Promise, you'll positively drool, just like I did!

For my application as GDT, I sent in photos of an altered toolbox planter I made into a toiletries caddy. I'm so proud of myself because I made this in 3 hours!!!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Thoughts on my Vintage Style

I've always been looking for sites that cater to my vintage style. Most of my scrapper friends tell me that my style is so truly vintage that even without the absence of vintage materials, I put my own touch to it. Hence, they always say that my style is so much mine.

Really don't know about that. I do know that I like certain papers and embellies over others. However, when required to use what is there, I will make sure that the LO or the project will always still show who I am.

Why vintage? I really don't know. Maybe it's because of my love for history and for tracing my genealogy. Maybe because vintage is timeless. It already looks old and will never be out of style. Also, I like making things from ordinary materials, and coming up with special items that are new and different. I'm an out-of-the-box thinker. When given some parameters, I always want to make something that is truly unique, but still truly me. I earlier realized that I can scrap any way required, but to be truly me means even going against the odds. If that costs me a challenge, so be it. I'd rather be myself.

Got IN! Am a Scrappin' Moms Idol 2008 Finalist!

After 6 weeks of grueling challenges, I finally made it to the top 10 of Scrappin' Moms Idol 2008! As a finalist, I'll be one of the few going through a 3-hour on-the-spot challenge for a chance to be the title holder. Of course, I'd like to win but I'm realistic enough to realize that with all the talent in the group, a one-in-ten chance is small. So come Oct. 4, Saturday, I'll go into the challenge and just have fun. I've already reached my goal. That is enough. For now.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Finally saw my SNR Issue 6 LOs

To Galo, Age 4, a LO I made for the PS Kaya Blog Challenge is featured under #6 Style Spotlight, under Distressed & Ephemera. Once Upon a Time Beautiful Belles is featured also under #6 Style Spotlight under Vintage Vogue.

1930 Milestones, a LO I made of my grandmother as one of the first women drivers of the Philippines,
and Sisters Act, a LO of my sisters and I helping each other out, are featured under #6 Reader Submissions By Call - Through the Ages.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

SNR Publication of 4 LOs!

I just received word that Scrapbooking News and Reviews will publish 4 of my LOs! These are:

In My Secret Garden
Sisters Act (Perfect)
Beautiful Belles
1930 Milestones

What an honor! I sent in 5 for consideration just last week and only 1 didn't make it. All 4 LOs will be featured in the Sept. 15 issue. They even gave me a sign to put up in my blog!

Friday, September 5, 2008

SNR Publication of LO!

I just received news that I'll get published in Scrapping News and Reviews!!! Don't know yet which one though since I'm supposed to get another email regarding which LO it will be.

I'm just not sure if this is just a publication on-line though, or if there is an actual paper magazine. Hehehe. Am I the clue-less person or what?!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

MM Featured Page- Perfection

Memory Makers Magazine is featuring my fist LO on acrylic, Perfection (scroll down to see the LO below). It shows my parents hands during the exchanging of rings. This was the first time I used both an acrylic sheet and a KI Memories lace cardstock, and I must say that it was really a challenge. I didn't want to cover up the clear surface, nor did I want the cs to overwhelm the acrylic. I liked how this turned out to be, simple but elegant.