Sketches4All's Hosted Monthly Challenge for November:

For my current/on-going November 2011 "Dessert, Coffee or Tea Inspired By Challenge 1" at Sketches4All, click here.


Please find me at my new blog: Creo by Lady Katutz at

I'll be synchronizing blogposts here ("Let's Get Scrappy!") and at my new blog (Creo by Lady Katutz) from today until December 31, 2011.

By 2012, I'll be leaving this blog and will be residing or continuing my blogging at my new website address.

I would greatly appreciate it if you could drop by and follow me at my new blogging home at

Feel free to leave a comment or feedback as to my new blog home.

Thanks in advance!!


Saturday, March 26, 2011

"Lots of Pink" Projects for Practical Scrappers Call

I sooo love pink that my mom had my room painted in pink when I started having my own room when I was still young.  Until now (in my 30s), my room is still in pink. . . . lol

For the Practical Scrappers Call, I chose 1 LO about me and 2 greeting cards I've created to submit.  I'm sharing them with you:

My  8.5 x 11 layout

TITLE: YOU or abbreviated “U”

SUPPLIES:  Paper: All About Scrapbooking, Journaling & Title Tag: All About Scrapbooking, Chipboard embellishments: All About Scrapbooking, Rabbit Embellishment: Hallmark, Other: Assorted Flowers, Butterflies.

  • Take it easy.
  • Don’t take life too seriously.
  • Stop worrying too much.
  • Live in the moment.
Butterfly Card - FRONT

Butterfly Card - INSIDE


Paper: Hallmark, Glitter Glue: Leeho, Marker: Dong A My Metal Gel Ink, Other: Cardstock, Specialty Papers

DESIGN NOTES:  I made use of a butterfly template (thanks to Colorful Creations) to shape the card into a butterfly.  The template also has butterfly spots marked making it easier to put color on the butterfly card's wings.  I outlined the spots and the butterfly with different colors of glitter glue to add sparkle to the card.  I made use of black paper and metal gel ink for the card's short dedication found inside.  Your card is now ready to fly.

Inspiration Sketch

SUPPLIES:  Paper: Hallmark, Clear Stamp: Studio G, Digital Stamp: Sassy Design Studios, Sketch: Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge Blog, Other: Cardstock, Specialty Paper, Fly Stickers, Ribbon, Colored Pencils


Projects Using Bella Blvd Products for Practical Scrappers Call

For Practical Scrappers Call, I have 2 layouts and 1 card using Bella Blvd Products.  Though not 100% of the materials used in these layouts and cards are Bella Blvd, I still deem them fit to submit for the call. I would like to share them with you:

1st layout

Inspiration Sketch by Tamara Wheeler

SUPPLIES:  Paper: Bella Blvd., Die Cut: Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker, Butterfly Dimensional Sticker: Daisy Hill, Sketch:Tamara Wheeler, Other: Construction Paper, little butterflies.

2nd Layout

Inspiration Sketch by Brenshevia Baker

TITLE: PDIC’s 40th Anniversary

SUPPLIES:  Paper: Bella Blvd, Foam Alphabet Stickers: All About Scrapbooking, Crown Photo Corners Embellishments: All About Scrapbooking, Title and Journaling Tag Stickers: All About Scrapbooking, Memorabilia Pouch: All About Scrapbooking, Flowers: All About Scrapbooking, Markers: Artline & Parker, Sketch: Brenshevia Baker of Colorful Creations, Other: Construction Paper.

Thank You Greeting Card
TITLE:  A Pink “Thank You” Card

SUPPLIES: Sentiment: Bella Blvd., Cardstock: Delta Pacific Sales, Inc., Other: Craft Buttons, Craft Butterfly, Construction Paper.

Please Note: These 3 projects were also entries for Colorful Creations Challenges: the 2 LOs in separate Guest Designer Sketch Challenges & the Card at a "Let's Play Jeopardy" Card Challenge.

Friday, March 25, 2011

All About Scrapbooking: 2nd Manic Monday Challenge for March '11

It's time again for All About Scrapbooking's (AAS) weekly Manic Monday Challenge(MMC).  For this 2nd MMC challenge which runs from March 21 - 27, 2011, their theme is Summer.  I have submitted 2 layouts which is now open for casting of votes from which 30% of the rating will come from.  The remaining 70% will come from the vote of AAS scrapbooking gurus.  Well, I'm not counting on winning again this round seeing the votes of friends of other contenders.  Anyway, I'm sharing with you my 2 entries:

Note: These 2 layouts were previously entered into Colorful Creations 2010 challenges.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

3 of my Works are One Among those Featured at Paper Secrets Blog

I've just discovered Paper Secrets Blog and saw to my surprise 3 of my challenge works with them featured on 3 separate blog posts, as follows:

Happy Chinese New Year LO
My Happy Chinese or Lunar Year & Happy Valentine's Day LO was featured under Paper Secrets' Blog Post titled: "More Lifting at Paper Secrets".

My Godchildren
My Godchildren LO was featured in another Paper Secrets' blogpost, entitled: "Sketch Challenge".

Sto. Niño Shrine in Leyte
My Sto. Niño Shrine (Leyte) LO was featured in another Paper Secrets' blogpost, entitled: "Using Border & Alphabet Stickers".

Do drop by Paper Secrets' blog . . .

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

My LO: "Dreaming for a Place in Tagaytay" is one among the featured works at Colorful Creations

For the March Sketch & Color Combo Blog Challenge at Colorful Creation, I submitted my layout entitled: "Dreaming for a Place in Tagaytay".  It's now one of the featured works as of today March 21 until March 25, 2011 by which the challenge ends.  I'd like to share with you a photo of my featured layout:
My entry

Rochelle Spears' Inspiration Sketch at Colorful Creations
Rochelle Spears' color combo inspiration
I made use of a stencil (1 bigger & 1 smaller) for the upper left hand corner lettering, silver metal ink for the journaling on the lower right corner and stamps from All About Scrapbooking for the design on the upper right corner and lower left corner colored squares.

The good news, our family's dream of having a place in Tagaytay will soon be a reality but of a different place than the one featured on my layout.  We exhausted all means in scouring the City for a suitable place for us.  We're near to closing the deal and ending the negotiations.  So do pray for us as we keep our fingers crossed . . . s o o n.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Join Colorful Creations' Spring Fling Online Crop

We're (Colorful Creations') having a FLING!
A Spring FLING!
Celebrate Spring with Colorful Creations
Friday, April 8th and Saturday April 9th

We would love to have you join us and participate in some or all of the challenges, games, and make n takes we have planned for these two days. 

The fun will start on Friday April 8th at 4:00 PM (CST) and will end on Saturday April 9th at 9:00 PM (CST).

All challenge entries for the crop will be due:
Monday April 11th at 11:45PM (CST)

So if you are up for some weekend fun, challenges and winning some scrap goodies, RSVP and let us know you will be joining us. We have lots of fun and prizes planned for you, so we hope you will be ready to play!
NOTE:  For the CROP ONLY Colorful Creations will be running on Central Standard Time (CST).

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Mardi Gras & St. Patty's Day Projects at Colorful Creations

For the March Madness at Colorful Creations,  I've submitted so far a "Mardi Gras" themed Birthday Card and a couple of tags for Altered Art Category for both Mardi Gras & St. Patrick's Day.  Here they are:
"Mardi Gras" Birthday Card
The above card is for the CC Greetings Emerald Bling Challenge sponsored by One Stop Card Craft.  I've substituted blue for purple and yellow for gold among the colors.  This is for the color combo: gold, green and purple for the Mardi Gras theme.
St. Partick's Day Tag &  Mardi Gras / Fat Tuesday Tag
This is for Evelyn's Altered Art Challenge at Colorful Creations for the continuation of her 2nd half March Madness challenges . . .

Though we don't celebrate the St. Patty's Day, it was fun making the tag.  I think the St. Patty's tag I made is so cute that I decided to put it on a card - a St. Patty's Card for the Random Wednesday - Irish Blessing Challenge at Colorful Creations.  Here is the card - a simple one:
St. Patty's Day Card

I missed joining in on the fun and the parade in our village for the Fat Tuesday celebration.  Maybe next year . . . Till then!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

"Through Emily's Eyes" Blog is having it's 700th Blogpost Candy.

Hi, everyone!

I just want to share that i received information that "Through Emily's Eyes" is having a blog candy for reaching her 700th blog post.  Do drop by her blog for the mechanics.  Here's a photo of her blog candy:
This ends on March 27, 2011 at midnight CST.  Just click the name of her blog above to reach her blog.

Hurry and Good luck!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

My Godchildren LO for Colorful Creations & Paper Secrets

I enjoy having only a few godchildren and I want to keep the number that way.  I like updating myself with their works and accomplishments at school thru my "kumares".  And I get to shop for them once a year just for Christmas.  So, I dedicate a page for the 4 godchildren of mine by using PageMaps Sketch. I submitted this to Paper Secrets' Sketch Challenge and to Colorful Creations' "No Challenge" Challenge.  Here is my layout:
Inspiration Sketch

Monday, March 14, 2011

SNR March 2011 Issue is out . . .

I'm so glad to have 1 of my layouts published on Scrapbook News & Review March Issue (vol. 4 iss 3).  Though, I was a bit disappointed since out of the 2 confirmed to be published in this issue, only 1 came out. Wondering what could have gone wrong so that I could improve my submissions in the future.

Will be sharing my published work soon. .  . Ooops, I think I've previously blogged about this layout last February when I created it and entered it into a challenge. . . Till then!

Birthday Layouts Published at SNR online magazine last Feb 2011

I'm sharing with you my published layouts last February 2011 Issue of Scrapbook News and Review (SNR) (Vol. 4 Issue 2).  These 2 layouts were submitted for SNR's birthday theme call:

TITLE: Fabulous Andee at 5

Supplies: Paper: All About Scrapbooking, Chipboard alphas: All About Scrapbooking, Butterflies: All About Scrapbooking, Sketch: Suepup, Other: Flowers, Bees, Flower Cut-outs, Star, Specialty Papers.

I would like to thank Emily & Carl for allowing me to scrap a photo of their daughter Andee.  Photo taken on the occasion of her 5th birthday.  Thanks so much Andee for being the inspiration of my layout!!

TITLE:  Happy 61st Birthday, Mom!!

Supplies:  Paper:  All About Scrapbooking, Stickers: All About Scrapbooking, Flower Applique: All About Scrapbooking, Photo frame: All About Scrapbooking, Other: Birthday Greeting Card, Ribbons, Heart Stick-Ons.

This layout was created and dedicated to my mom when she celebrated her birthday last 2010.  Thanks, Mom!  Sorry, I had to mention your age on the layout. ;)

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Sto Niño Shrine in Leyte LO: Entry to Inspired Blueprints, Colorful Creations, Paper Secrets & ScrapFIT Challenges

Wanting to enter Inspired Blueprints (IB)'s 1st March 2011 Challenge,  the already developed photo of our family taken at Leyte's Sto. Niño Shrine years ago was the 1st photo i thought of as the subject of my LO.  I tied this LO up with Colorful Creations' Monday Mixer - Mix It Up! Challenge wherein you need to have mixed alphas on your page - whether mixed in font or in color.  I also tied it up with Paper Secrets' March "Use your Supplies" Challenge.  And lastly, I'm tying this up to ScrapFIT's Workout #41: Homemade Flowers. Here is my LO and the IB sketch inspiration:
I made use of the pleated paper tutorial found at Colorful Creations for the embellishments on this page.  Patterned papers used on this layout, were all scraps from previous challenges.  I just so love economizing and making use of scraps.
Inspired Blueprints' Sketch

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

All About Scrapbooking: Manic Monday Challenge

All About Scrapbooking (AAS) just launched their 1st weekly challenge in Facebook called Manic Monday.  This week's challenge running from March 7-14, 2011 has a "Graduation Theme".  Criteria for judging: 30% comes from the number of likes on your entry and 70% comes from rating of scrapbooking gurus.

I've submitted 4 entries - the photos of which I'm sharing with you below.  With these, I'm inviting everyone (who have a facebook account) to drop by All About Scrapbooking site to choose and cast their vote.  All entries are posted on AAS wall and these are also compiled in an album, entitled: MMC March 7-14 Entries. You could also join.  Just drop by their site for the mechanics.  Here's AAS FB link:

My graduation entries are as follows:

These LOs were previously entered in separate Colorful Creations' Challenges in 2010.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Graduation Theme for An Inspired Blueprints & Colorful Creations Challenge

It's the month of March and what occasion comes to mind in this time of the year for us Philippine residents --  Graduation!!  For an Inspired Blueprints & Colorful Creations' No Challenge,  I remembered my graduation photo with the family way, way back.  Don't ask me . . . I don't want to remember how long I have graduated.  It seemed to be just a few years ago though I don't remember too well the assignments and lectures I've done and listened too in those days.  Now, it seems so long ago. . . . :D

Anyway, I'm sharing with you my Graduation Layout, entitled: "Congratulations" & the IB inspiration sketch:

Ma & I: From Scrapaholics' World Entry fine-tuned for Colorful Creations' Challenge

Looking at my work/entry to Scrapaholics' World, i noticed areas that needed improvement. One cannot go wrong in trying to achieve and aspire more from one's work.  So, I looked and thought.  Then, I introduced the necessary changes.  Since the LO was inspired by a Susan Coish Sketch from the Guest Designer Sketch Series Challenge - Khristen Foss, I entered the improved version of the LO to the said challenge.  Below is the before and after plus the inspiration sketch:
Before - Submitted entry to Scrapaholics' World 1-hr "On the Spot"Competition

After - Submitted entry to Colorful Creations' Challenge

The inspiration sketch from the Colorful Creations' Challenge
Do let me know what you think of the improved version . . . =)

2011 Scrapaholics' World

I gave in and tried my luck in joining All About Scrapbooking's 2011 Scrapaholics' World Competition this March 6, 2010. I entered the "Stamp It!" Category wherein the techniques to be used were stamping and distressing (a one hour competition).  I guess it was better luck next time for I didn't win. :P  But I had fun and I enjoyed my experience. I'm sharing with you the photos taken during the event:

The winners!!

A close up view of my work on display for judging

Me and my layout

Captured while at work

Friday, March 4, 2011

Mystery Blog Candy Give-away at Scrappily Ever After

Brenshevia Baker's Scrappily Ever After turns One (1)!!!

To celebrate her blog’s 1st Anniversary she is doing a Blog Candy giveaway! She don't have a picture of the loot just yet because it’s a surprise. That’s part of the fun! Don’t worry she made sure it will be pack with lots of goodies! She will have scrapbook paper, stamps, stickers, an album and some other stuff. Maybe she'll post a picture in a few days so keep checking back at her site. Visit Scrappily Ever After for the mechanics . . .

Thursday, March 3, 2011


Though their kits are not new, their Kit Blog is! =) And to celebrate, they're giving away A YEAR'S WORTH OF WESCRAP KITS sure to keep you busy for {at least} a year! How to enter you ask?  Please Visit WeScrapKits for the mechanics.