Friday, June 22, 2007

We're all IN!

Finally, we are able to create our very own team blog! We are all here at Ate Liezl's house taking our turns in her computer with the help of Helga. So hope you enjoy reading our blog...

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Meet the LB Scrapaholics

Cors, “Cora the Explorer”/ Embellishment Queen

Cors has tons of embellishments that she would always generously share with us. We would always run to her whenever we wanted an item from Divi. She has an eye for earth tones and themes that uses extraordinary embellishments that only Cors can find and make.

Liezl, “Organization Master”

Liezl has a “playroom” in her home that is so organized. She is our designated accountant and property custodian.

She has the ability to make a great picture stand out.

Rita, “Accelarated Scrapbooker”

Rita is the newest member of the group. With only a year of scrapbooking she already has shown creativity and great talent in the said hobby. She would always have ideas that are hard to execute, but she would always do everything to achieve what’s on her mind. Her ideas are so unique and creative that she got a runner-up from her first challenge.

Issa, “Speed Scrapper/Handcutting Master”

Any scrapbooker would envy Issa’s hands. She has the abilty to cut patterns that are so neat. Even her layouts are so clean that one would have the difficulty of finding the cut lines.
Issa is also one of the fastest scrapper that I ever knew. She has the ability to finish 2 to 3 layouts in an afternoon. She can finish these layouts without compromising quality. She doesn’t have backlogs on her scrapbooking layouts and she is often heard complaining “Wala na akong pictures na mai-scrap!”

Timi. “Journaling Champ”

Timi is known for her creativity not only in her layouts but also in her journaling. She is often complimented for her great journaling. Her journaling along with her great layouts is what always makes her win challenges.

Helga, “ Technique Princess”

Helga’s courage to try out new techniques is what gave her the title Technique Princess. She is always hungry for new ideas that she is often seen surfing the net or browsing scrapbooking magazines and books. She is never afraid to test newly discovered techniques and share it with the rest of the LB Scrapaholics. She is also not afraid to mix and match different prints and colors.

The LB Scrapaholics

It all started with a “not so simple” store called, 101 Boutique, which is co-owned and managed by Cors Mijares. We were all regular customers who would frequently drop by the store to shop, window shop and have endless chat with Cors.

In the beginning the scrapbooking circle was composed of Liezl, Timi and Cors, with the Knorr Scrapbooking Challenge as their first adventure. Would you believe that they were all part of the top 20.Not bad for so called, “newbies”. This contest started the “scrap syndrome.”

The second project was to be Jam 88.9’s, “Scrapbook to Singapore” but it was only Liezl and Cors who joined this time. Luckily both of them won the grand prize of round trip ticket to Singapore. This achievement inspired Issa and myself to take a closer interest on the said hobby.

So in October, 2005 Liezl, Timi, Cors, Issa and myself all joined the Dreambook to Hong Kong Scrapbooking Challenge. This time we were all part of the top 15 with Issa, Timi, and Cors bagging the grand prize. Since then scrapbooking had started to breed a new level of friendship.

Because of our eagerness to spread the scrap syndrome LB Scrapaholics was born, with “Scrap-a-Moment” as our first workshop. In the summer of 2006 we were able to hold four scrapbooking workshops with around 50 participants.

The LB Scrapaholics family is still growing with Rita (my sister-in –law) as our newest member. Now, we see each other almost twice a week. We also hold regular crop sessions that we would alternately host. It is during these crop sessions were we share new ideas, techniques or just simply make a page for a challenge.

Our love and passion for scrapbooking is what keeps us together. Through this passion we were able to elevate our friendship into a level where we see each other not only as friends but also as family.

We always work as a team. We share everything, tools, materials, newly discovered techniques and yes even our challenge prizes. One person’s accomplishment is an accomplishment of each and every one of us. So don’t be surprised if we all rejoice when one of us wins a raffle prize or a scrap challenge.