November 21, 2008


Hi Guys! I've been quite busy these day. Not for anythings else but i'm busy accompanying my daughter in her walking exercises. She is due to have her baby very soon. Honestly, we are all so excited. Hope everything will be OK and they will be both safe. Got photos of her on top. The other photo is my entry to a challenge.

Got a little freebie for you. I was making a page for Scrap My Sister challenge for Scrapbookflair and I was in the mood in making my own elements. So I started playing around again with my plugins . I recently downloaded some presets for my Super Blade and tried some of them . I like the results and here they are.

You can download here:
P.S. Sorry about my header. I honestly don't know how to center it. LOL. I don't know how to follow the instructions on changing the html.( Don't even know what that is! LOL!)

November 7, 2008

Just a Simple Hello

Just what the title says, HELLO! I have no freebie today. I was busy making a Thank you Page for my SBF Friends yesterday. I have 534 friends to give thanks to. June (aka Ferro) suggested I just make a page for my friends to see instead of copy/paste message to 534. Wow! Can't do that! LOL. I receive lots of beautiful , inspiring comments from I guess most of them that they truly deserve a beautiful page. I made everything with adobe CS2 and its plugins.

Today, I was busy browsing on some amazing scrapbooks of my SBF Friends, giving comments as much as I could. I was also voting to some scraps in the challenges. I wanted to join the Top Ten and Glitter Challenges but when I saw their scrapbooks, my mind can't find any more new ideas. Hihihi! I voted to all the scrapbooks in both challenges. They are all so amazingly beautiful! I wish I am a real designer so i can't run out of ideas. Good luck to all of you. Your works are all so beautiful! . If I am the owner of the challenges, I think I will have a very tough decision making in giving the COC (Challenge Owner's Choice) Award. Have a beautiful day, everyone!


I dont have a freebie today but I have a tutorial on how I did this photo. It is probably one of my favorites. Here it goes. I am using Adobe CS2 but it can still be done using lower versions.

1. Open your favorite photo. Make sure the photo is clear. Adjust levels, brightness and contrast first.

2. Duplicate layer twice.

3. Desaturate both duplicates. ( shortcut key is shift+ctrl+U) or go to Image--Adjustment--

Desaturate. Click on top layer, Go to Image--adjustments--Invert.

4. Change Blending Mode of the top layer to "Color Dodge".

5. Still on the top layer: Go to Filters--Blur---Gaussian Blur. Use the slider will you like what you see.

6. To color your sketch: Make a new layer on top. Fill it with the color you like for the

sketch then change the blending mode of that layer to "Color".

7. To combine all your layers, simply Ctrl+Alt+E.

Hope you like it. Enjoy!

November 5, 2008

Happy Post Halloween

Unlike in some countries, I never celebrated Halloween with such fun. The only thing I remember is during my childhood we simply go to the cemetery to visit our relatives who passed away. The only fun thing is we wait for candles to melt and form balls with it. I guess the fun thing I just did during the Halloween is view all the Halloween pages of my friends in Scrapbookflair. Gosh, they really take time to get costumes and go trick or treating. Well , I think we have that fun in Manila now. We stayed in the house the whole day of Nov.1 . I did some general cleaning so I got so tired to go out. The next day. i gathered some orchids from my garden and arranged them for my twins who did not make it(I think 23 years ago) . We also visited my mother and father in laws at their grave sites. We did a lot of eating too. My sister in law prepared one of my favorite merienda treat "dinuldog' in visayas but ginataan in tagalog. It's a mixture of bananas, jackfruit, sweet potato, then cooked with sticky rice and coconut milk. I assure you, this is YUMMY!
I made a little freebie. I wanted to join a challenge cxalled Scrap my Brother in Scrapbookflair in which I was invited but I coualdnot find it so I will just post it here. He is the reason why I cam up with these freebies. LOL. I enjoyed making the boxes and decided to share them with you. I don't know what's wrong with my 4 shared but it is taking to much of my time uploading as a zip folder file. I got to impatient so I just uploaded them individually. I was also playing with my plugins and came out with some of the elements. I just iincluded them to the kit. They looked good anyway. The sample photo is my daughter Edrie and Marc when they were having a realaxing moment in Las Vegas.
The boxes:
The elements:
The papers:

They are all in zip file. The disney characters are also available as freebie. I guess you just have to check on the dates in my blog. hihihi . Have Fun!