2 weeks = 2 LOs

Been very busy with my job as hubby's assistant, but as I said before, scrappin' will never take a backseat. I'm sharing today my two LOs for the 1st half of April.
This is my entry to Lasting Impression's Cosmo Cricket Challenge. The title is courtesy of Cors.
Journaling: You both have the power to extract happiness from anything and laughin' out loud happens on a daily basis!
(Soy and Pia 2007)
The 2nd one is scraplifted from Pam (IttyBitty Gallery). Issa send me the link to her LO and asked me to make my own version. It was love at first sight (because I'm so fond of flowers) and I can't resist Issa's "request"! But I must say, Pam did it so well that I can't make it as beautiful as hers.

I had fun trying this with my kids. Thanks Gaye, I got the link from your blog.

33 words

Speed test

My eldest daughter (12) and my son (11) are both faster than me. My youngest however, is proud to say that she only has 1 incorrect word. By the way, her speed? well she can type nine (9) words per minute and she's only six years old.

Proud Nanay & Tatay

We neither push nor force our kids to excel in their studies. But we instill in their minds the value of education and the importance of giving their best shot, and maximizing their full potentials. We want them to enjoy school. They study their lessons not on specified time but in their own time, provided they will do whatever need to be done. They can play, surf the net, ym, right after arriving from school (but only for an hour or two) because we believe in the old adage "all work without play, makes you dull"! On Fridays and Saturdays they have unlimited time using the computers, playing with friends, or simply lying in their bed. Comes Sunday afternoon, we are all set for another week of studies and work and a li'l play, too. And look what we've got at the end of schoolyear.... ACADEMIC ACHIEVERS!

Simply B

A Bagful of B for Bea

the cover was made in black and white materials to emphasize the current trend Bea is fond of as a tweener ("emo" )
pink bag chain - for innocence
multicolor edges - signify her colorful life and wonderful being

1. Best Foot Forward (EK Phrase Cafe)
Wondering what you will be when you grow up is something that every child has pondered at one time or another. My answer is simple: whatever you decide to do, i know that you will do it well. Some professions have more glamour than others and some don't pay a lot of money. But if you take pride in your work and commit to doing it right, you will be respected by your peers and you will be a success.

2. Bundle of Joy
cuddles, kisses, hugs, snuggles and love.... that'swhat baby girls are made of!

3. B is for Best
friend - who's always there to listen
playmate - who's happy to be with
schoolmate - to lean on and make learning a joyful journey
keeper of secrets - whom you can trust with all your heart

4. Bad Traits
which you somehow possess ('coz you aren't perfect anyway)... but need not be mentioned because we your family - acccepts you the way you are!

5. Big sister
that your siblings can look up to!

6. Butterfly
that signifies your transformation from baby to tweener.

7. experience BLISS ; BLOOM where you are planted and BELIEVE in yourself.

8. Bea (Random Facts)

lola's girl
consistent honor student
always in solitude
in search of good hair
seldom talks but texts at high speed

9. Best wishes

I made these wishes:

that your life is always full of the people you love
that your dreams are realized to their full potential
that your heart finds its way to your soulmate
that your eyes see all the things you wish to see
that your feet lead you down the right roads
that your hands make the world a better place
that your arms embrace all the world has to offer
that your mind always continue learning.

(author unknown)

This minibook is lovingly dedicated to my daughter Bea, on her graduation day (Elementary, 29 march 2008).

Special THANKS to Issa for taking good pics of the whole album. I gave this to my daughter few hours before grad rites and ask her to leave it at home. During graduation, Issa managed to take pics and presto, I was able to send it as an entry to Rekindled's Challenge.

I'm still here....

Whew! It's been a month since I last posted. I almost forgot my password. It has been a very busy month for me. But inspite of that, scrapbooking didn't take a backseat. It's my ultimate way to de-stress, full body massage runs second only.

Anyway, for the last few weeks I was able to contribute 5 cards to Carmelite's fund raising acivity, 2 10x12 job orders, 1 12x12 for Scrapbytes challenge and a mini album (my 1st) for Rekindled Moments Challenge and at the same time my graduation gift to my eldest child and some simple tokens for their teachers.

Here they are:

My grad pic....almost two decades ago. No heavy make-up, just an eyeliner, baby powder and light lipstick. Sabi ko kasi, black and white naman di na makikita eyeshadow and blush-on, hahaha! If not for the scrapbytes challenge, di ko to magagawan ng LO. Thanks, Scrappinmoms! I used October afternoon papers here which I got from Master Iris' RAK.

BF's Prize

Here's what "My Bestfriend" got from Scrapbukan.... my MM package is still on its way to the Philippines.

Thanks again, Ms. Sahrie!