Friday, December 21, 2007

Thursday, December 13, 2007

LB Scrapaholics' Christmas Party!

It was our Christmas Party last night at Dra. Rita's place... it was FUN!!! We first had dinner, everyone brought food. Then, we had lots of scrapbooking stash for raffle, exchange gifts and the traditional Monito-Monita! Everyone went home with a happy face and big bags... please check out our little Christmas party!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Scrapper's Christmas Party

Party time and its the first ever joint SE-PS Christmas Party! It was a day of fun, shopping, games and prizes... check out our photos!

Friday, November 23, 2007

3 Celebrants in 1 Celebration!

It has been quite awhile since we last posted, eto at puro celebrations na naman ang grupo! August to January are the birthday months of all of us, kaya sigurado every month may magbo-blow out. This time we have to celebrate 3 birthdays in one hit, kasi mahirap ng mabuo ang mga addict specially now that our group here in Los Banos is slowly growing big. Helga's birthday was last November 1, Cors was on November 15 and mine is a week advance. But it was really great kahit madalian lang ang preparations, so great to be together with good friends as always. It was also a welcome back get-together for Dra. Ritz, she came from Bangkok last week and gave us the famous sampalok of Thailand... thanks Dra! Too bad that we miss Dra. Chiqui and Yvette. You miss the food, it was really great! Cors ordered Mixed Fried, Bagoong Rice, Spicy Beef, Chicken Pandan, Crispy Chicken Salad and Pad Thai... great choice of food and place Cors!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Cors and Timi did it again!

Congratulations to Cors for winning on October 17 and Timi for winning yesterday October 28, both the Layouts of the Day at Creative Scrap Shack... Check out there pages!

Cors' What Matters Most

Timi's I am a Poem

Friday, October 26, 2007

October Celebrants...

Happy Birthday to Timi (October 12), Ytet (October 14) and Dra. Chiqui (October 18)!!! We had dinner in my house and we had a real good bonding moment! Ytet cooked oriental beef and pinaputok na tilapia, timi had lumpiang ubod and bug-ong roasted chicken and Dra. Chiqui made fresh fruit salad. Baby Ike was also there to celebrate with us. It was so fun....

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Cors' LO is DTLOTD at Creative Scrap Shack

For the second time, Cors' LO was chosen DTLOTD at Creative Scrap Shack. This time it was her Indulge LO that made her win.Congratulations, Cors! WTG!
Here is her winning LO:

Belated Birthday Gifts Keep Coming

My "Sad" LO is in Basic Grey's Gallery. I received an email from them saying:
"Congratulations, your layout has been selected to appear in our on-line
gallery at! We appreciate your time and talent and
thank you for using BasicGrey papers and embellishments."
Another birthday gift!

If I am going to count my scrapbooking accomplishments for this month of October,my birth month then I may say that it's really a lucky month for me. I won in the card-making contest sponsored by MLA during the Scrapfest 4 plus I won two raffle prizes (Early Bird and Regular raffle). I won another contest at APIY. The same LO I created for my first "My Sketch World" Diva Designer stint was also chosen by Basic Grey to be part of their gallery. I feel so lucky!!!


Tuesday, October 16, 2007


Last Sunday, October 14 was the Christening of Baby Ike, Gee and Helga's first-born. Of course, lahat ng LB Scrapaholics ninang - Rita, Liezl, Issa, Cors and myself. So it's official, magkukumare na kami! This special event was held at St. Therese Parish, College, Laguna. Reception was in a resort in Asiaville, Bay, Laguna. To Baby Ike, welcome to the Christian World! May you grow up to be a good boy.

Belated Birthday Gift

I celebrated my 37th birthday last Friday, October 12 and I received two unexpected gifts - first, I was accepted as a Designer Diva in MY SKETCH WORLD and second, I won another contest at A Peek into Yesterday with the theme "My Favorite Outfit". That means another $25 gift certificate! Yipee!!!

Here is my first project at My Sketch World following Lucy Chesna's second sketch for the month of October:

And here is my winning entry at APIY entitled Tale of the Lady in Red:

I'd also would like to share my journaling ala fairy tale style:

Once upon a time, there was a lady named Timi who hated the color red. Anything red she disliked – red clothes, red shoes, red bags, anything red! She vowed that she would never wear anything that was red. She found this color too loud for her personality, too glaring and too flashy. For a time, she was into browns and dark blues.
One day, when she was shopping for clothes, she noticed this red blouse, as if inviting her to try it on. She tried it on and it fitted her just right. To her surprise, it looked beautiful on her. With that red blouse on, her face glowed. It put the sweetest smile on her lips like never before. That was the first red blouse she bought and wore. From then on, whenever she shopped for clothes she would always consider red, a color she used to hate but learned to love. And now if you look at her closet you will find more of reds than any other color!


Monday, October 8, 2007

Joanne Yap's Visit!

Joanne Yap visited us yesterday... nakonsensya daw sya because of Cors, the look on Cors' face made her realized that she had to come visit us her in Los Banos. First stop was my house, she had a little breakfast with Timi and I. Then Dra. Rita, Ate Liezl and Cors came to meet her. Then we went to Helga's place and had champorado and dilis on the side. And a little bonding with Baby Ike. It was play time again, so we went naman to Dra. Rita's place and played with Joanne's autumn leaves clear stamps. Ate Liezl's phone was alarming us to finally stop and have lunch. So, we fly naman to Palaisdaan in Bay! After the chats and picture taking, goodbye time came next with matching CRYING!

We will never forget the first time we met Joanne, she gave us a very warm welcome during the first ever scrapfest and from then on she became close to us. We vowed not to miss any scrapfest. That warm feeling never fade but instead gets warmer and deeper as time goes by. It's really hard to say goodbye to a dear Friend! But I know, we will still see you... we have to see you again!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Timi's 2nd DTLOTD

"What struck me the most about Timi's LO was her journaling. It's just so real and honest. TFS with us! Congrats your LO has been chosen as DTLOTD September 27th. Come over to the MB and see what the members are saying!" a message from Jenelle, a Design Team Member of Creative Scrap Shack. Timi won again for the Layout of the Day on September 27. Check out her layout entitled "Renewed Passion".

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Timi's 1st DTLOTD!

"I have been reading all of Timi's journaling on her layouts lately and she touches my heart in so many ways every time. I adore layouts with sincere journaling...these help us remember. I also love the clocks and how she focused on the face in each photo with a circle!" says Jules, a Design Team Member of making her the layout of the day yesterday, September 25. This is her winning layout "Someday"...

Monday, September 24, 2007

Rita, Issa and Cora in the Top 12

>We are so proud of our fellow LB Scrapaholics, Rita, Issa and Cora for having surpassed all the weekly challenges of the first ever search for the Scrappin' Moms Idol. They will be competing with nine other finalists for the much coveted title of Scrappin, Moms Idol this coming October 6 during the Scrapfest. Congratulations and Goodluck!

Issa's 2nd time this September!

It's Issa's second time to be DTLOTD in Creative Scrap Shack this September. Her LO entitled Lolo Bill was chosen layout of the day for Sept 22. Way to go Issa. The LB Scrapaholics is proud if you.

Her winning LO:

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Sister of the Week

I was so happy when I received the news that I will be Sister of the Week of September 23-29th at I have been joining their weekly challenges for some time now. At last I made it...I am now a certified sister of the Sisterhood of Scrap.

They will be highlighting me this week for a chance to inspire other scrapbookers. I will sharing some of my LOs, favorite technique and some tips on scrapbooking. I'm also given the chance to give a journaling challenge plus they'll be sending me a thank you gift...yipee! They also send me my very own "I'm a Sister" blinkie.

This is the LO that made me Sister of the Week. Last week, their challenge was to use flowers in a masculine LO. Here is my LO:

The title of the LO is SOMEBODY, a song in the 1980's by Depeche Mode. The lyrics of the song is written all over the circles. This is of course for my dear husband, Danny!


Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Creative Scrap Shack's DTLOTD for September 18

It's my second time to win with this layout! Thanks to Cors for being an angel, for telling me to give this layout a try... and it did give me so much recognitions!


Sunday, September 16, 2007

A Message from Ate Liezl

Quoting Joanne Yap when she invited everyone to join this challenge "to try is to test your own capabilities, to attempt is your own personal challenge, and to win is icing on the cake!"

I got eliminated from the "IDOL" after 6 out of the 8 week challenge. I would say - "it was a good fight, though".

Moving up each week until the 6th week is indeed a wonderful experience. "WE" enjoyed the journey and the lessons learned from it will never be forgotten. I said "WE" because i didn't scrap alone throughout those weeks. My kids and Alden (my hubby), my friends and the rest of LBS were with me during those days and nights.

On a daily basis I was constantly reassured by their unending love and support not only to my chosen craft but to my individuality as a person too. Each entry was made with my heart in it, since I don't scrap for the sake of art alone. I scrap to capture and preserve memories and let the legacy live on. I scrap to profoundly express my feelings and my thoughts. Along with each LO is my silent hope that the message will be felt and will be heard first and foremost by my own family to whom i dedicate each piece. And they never failed to do so. I guess it is the best reward any scrapbooker could get.

I am thankful that throughout those "precious and pressured" times, I was able to maintain balance. Never did I neglect a single duty as a multi-task mom.

To Cors, Issa and Doc Ritz - I'm happy you made it to the next round. I will stand by you until the final round. Helga and I will join Timi in doing our own entries as well, though this time its without the pressure of beating the deadline.

Our's is a genuine friendship binded by true love and too much concern for each other. It will always be a "all for one, one for all" journey.

My gratitude to Ms. Tin Yao for the comments you made to all my LOs. Your patience in going over the details of each entry is highly appreciated and the sincerity is felt from all those words you have written.

My special thanks to Ms. Connie Tameling and Ms. Leah Fung for the special mentions... my round 3 entry "Craddle of Memories" and round 5 "Li'l Hands". My exit was made even more graceful with all your wonderful comments.

To the Scrappin' Moms, i will be forever grateful for giving me the opportunity to test my capabilities. God bless us all!

Ate Liezl

Timi on Scrapwords Word of the Week Contest

Would you believe that its Timi's second time to win in Scrapwords Word of the Week Contest? First one was her "Play" layout and now its her "Renewed Passion". She will receive an Around the Block package from Leslie Ackman, the owner of Scrapwords Online Store. And here goes her journaling and layout...

Was there ever a time in your life when you felt your passion is dying down? I have experienced this several times in my life, at work (my passion for teaching), in my relationships (my passion to give my entire self), in my craft (my passion to create). Just recently, I was into this phase. I decided to stop donig the thing I am most passionate about, what else but SCRAPBOOKING? All of a sudden, I stopped creating LO's, attending scrapbook-related events, joining contests, buying scrapbook stuff, seeing my scrappin' friends. This lasted for almost three months (March to June 2007). I missed a lot of things - new supplies and trends. I missed a whole lot of people - the LB Scrapaholics and my scrappin' friends! I missed being published in E-zines and newsletters where I was supposed to write an article. I was totally left out. It was my coice, no one to blame but me. But one day in the month of June, I woke up telling myself that I can't live without scrapbooking. I was glad that phase was over. I began scrapping again, this time with a renewed passion to create and share my creations with the world as I started posting in international galleries and blogs. It's good to be back.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Scrappin' Mom's Idol

We are so happy! Rita, Liezl, Cors, Helga and I are still in until now at the round 5 of the Scrappin' Mom's Idol. This 2-month challenge changed many things about ourselves... first, it made us much closer to each other, sharing ideas, materials and our layouts before every upload. The friendship moved to another level that we only discovered because of sharing and unselfishness. Next, we learned so much from our co-contestants that our layouts really improved to another level of scrapbooking.

Sad that Timi wasn't able to join us because she had some commitments with her work as a UP professor during the elimination round. But she stood beside us all, helping us in any way she can specially editing our journals before the final printing. Oh, she also tries to make the challenge's layouts every week! means she's with us pa rin.

We will never forget our motto..."All for one, one for all" meaning "laban ng isa, laban ng lahat" and "premyo ng isa, premyo ng lahat" hating kapatid, walang lamangan!

Overall it's a very good experience having the chance to join the Scrappin' Mom's Idol. Whoever moves to the grand finals will always be the pride of LB Scrapaholics... Goodluck to us and may we continue to love each other even without scrapbook challenges!

Friday, September 7, 2007

Si Helga naman!

It's Helga's turn to win the Lay of the Day of! Wohooooo... everyone of us exprienced the CSS-GTD fever! So more submssions mga kapatid and many hopes to win on international competitions. Let's wait for Helga's new layouts of her baby IKE. And here is helga's winning layout entitled "Believe in Miracles"...

Thursday, September 6, 2007

It's Cors' Turn!

I don't want to miss this... I want to tell everyone that Cors' made to the's Layout of the Day, today September 6, 2007. It must be a good start for the month of September, so goodluck! Here's Cors' colorful layout entitled "Three Things in Common"...

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Liezl, Issa and Cors on

It was one hot-summer day when Lala Evangelista visited us here in Los Banos, Laguna. She wanted to feature the LB Scrapaholics and our work areas, so she moved from one house to another to shoot. First stop was Cors at 101 Boutique and the next was Liezl at Sta. Fe Subd. We had lunch at my house and dropped by at Dra. Rita's place too before she had her afternoon clinic. Then the last stop was Helga in the far away land of Jubillee Ville. Timi was sick that time. It was a whole day of never ending stories. Before we parted, Lala wanted to drive around the UPLB campus, we had the final stop at the UPLB Carillon and took some more pictures.

For this month, ate Liezl, Cors and I are in the "ESCAPE corner" of Lala. And next month it'll be Dra. Rita and Helga Vergara's turn to show their scrapbook areas. So watch out!

Monday, September 3, 2007

Timi in her second...

Timi once again conquered the international scrapbooking scene when she won another US-based online store contest! Her LO entitled "My Collection" won in A Peek Into Yesterday's My _____ Collection Contest which ran from August 20 to 25, 2007. Her LO showcased her various collection of scrapbooking stuff such as ribbons, flowers, fibers and buttons. Her work is featured in the home page of for one week. She also won a $25 gift certificate from the store. Congratulations, Timi!

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Winner's of ENEAD

September 1, 2007, Saturday, 3PM, Cors announced the winners of 101 Boutique's Anniversary Competition... ENEAD. Winners were given Scrapbook Packages and Gift Certificates courtesy of 101 Boutique and LB Scrapaholics.

Congratulations to Janice Virtucio for winning the Grand Prize! Her Enead theme was "A Cat's 9 Lives" showcasing her pet siamese cat named Zac.

And the People's Choice Award goes to Yvette Planas. She made a mini album about her "9 Happy Makers"... 9 things that make her happy!

Thank you so much for joining our competition and we'll be seeing you next year for a bigger event... the 10th year of 101 Boutique!

Friday, August 31, 2007

Second Time Around for Liezl!

Ate Liezl got the Creative Scrap Shack's DTLOTD Layout of the Day on August 31. You have now two entry-layouts to compete for the next month's GTD challenge, CONGRATULATIONS! Check out this layout of her family's Bohol experience...

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Cheers to Rita!

Congratulations to Dra. Rita Vergara for another winning layout! She won the Layout of the Day for August 28 at the Creative Scrap Shack GTD for September. LB Scrapaholics is truly proud of you! This is her winning layout of his son Gian and hubby Ryan entitled "Summer Walk"...

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Congratulations Liezl!

Well, well, well! Ate Liezl made it at Creative Scrap Shack Layout of the Day yesterday. You have to be chosen as the Layout of the Day to have a chance to compete for the Guest Deasign Team for the next month. Siblings is her winning layout. Congratulations and Goodluck, too!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

LB Scrapaholics Accomplishments (Part 3)

LB Scrapaholics Go International! LB Scrapaholics also tried penetrating the international scrapbook scene.

This is Timi's winning LO in the Word of the Week Contest of ScrapWords. The Word of the Week is PLAY.

This LO of Issa was chosen as DTLOTD (layout of the day) for July 30, 2007 of Creative Scrap Shack GDT Contest.

Helga's mini album entitled Dad at 70 was Honorable Mention in Scrap Scene's Mini Book contest sponsored by Scrapalicious.