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!!


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

"Our Casita 3B" LO

I would like to share with you (1) of my LOs for the month of June 2011, "Our Casita 3B".  I've created it for the Colorful Creations' Summer Glitter and Glam Challenge by Emilia Van den Heuvel.  I also submitted this layout for Practical Scrappers' Lots of Brown Call.  And lastly creating this post and submitting the link to Easy Craft Projects (ECP) Challenge #41: Gold.

SUPPLIES:  Cotton Textured Paper:  All About Scrapbooking, Cardstock: All About Scrapbooking, Glitter Alphabet Stickers: All About Scrapbooking, Metallic Alphabet Sticker: All About Scrapbooking, Flowers: Prima Marketing, Glitter Glue: Leeho, Pigment Ink: Studio G, Acrylic Stamps: Studio G, Photo Corners: Active Corp., Flourescent Acrylic Paint: KS Art Supplies, Other: Ribbon, Plain Heart Cardboard.

Here's hoping to win and get published!! =)

Friday, June 24, 2011

"Two Pink Peas" Huge Blog Giveaway

Just want to spread the word of "Two Pink Peas" Blog Giveaway:

1st of all you get The Cinch Book Binding Tool Worth around $100.00... if that is not enough you get 3, yes 3 Stampin' Up Stamps Sets and 2 K & Company Stack Mats. One of the Stack Mats is 12" x 12" with 36 sheets and the other Stack Mat is 4.75" x 6.75" with 18 sheets and it matches perfectly with the big Stack Mat. 

Hurry and visit her site . . . link can be found above. Good luck to all of us!!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

My LO: Expo Filipino's BAHAY KUBO published at Practical Scrappers

Just want to share that my Expo Filipino's Bahay Kubo layout was published at Practical Scrappers: Layouts With Stamping Post dtd. June 21, 2011 at US timezone.

Thank you, Kerri!!

For full details such as supplies list and notes, kindly view my 1st blogpost here at "Let's Get Scrappy!" at Happy Birthday to our National Hero & Belated Philippine Independence Day

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

"Gong Xi Fa Cai" LO

Gong Xi Fa Cai in Mandarin or Happy Chinese New Year in English is the title of my newly created layout for these (5) challenges:

1.  Colorful Creations' Scrap With Scraps Challenge by Kerys Sharrock;
2.  XOXO Scraplifting Challenge #19;
3.  Sketches4All Fruit Challenge by Nicolle Kramer; and
4.  Sketches4All June Butterflies Challenge by Khristen Foss
5.  Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #72: Food and/or Drink.

For XOXO's scraplifting challenge, I chose to scraplift Alaina's LO - Ten Reasons, shown below:

Alaina's Inspiration Layout
I just added handmade flowers created from fabric scraps my mom has stock of waiting for a right occasion to be of use.  And so I grabbed an inch long swatch to form a flower.  Viola, an entry to Colorful Creations' Scrap With Scraps Challenge!!

For the Sketches 4 All Challenge,  I made use of strawberry paper by Cosmo Cricket fussy cut for the Fruit Challenge and there are 6 butterflies on the bottom border strip for the Butterflies Challenge.  Ta dah!!

My Layout

I know Chinese New Year is celebrated every February but I just couldn't help but scrap a past photo taken on the said occasion . . .

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


I never thought I would be able to scrap this photo of mine.  What great inspiration and motivation it was for me to combine XOXO's Scraplifting Challenge #19 and Colorful Creations June Summertime Blog Challenge sponsored by Karen's Doodles.

I chose Lipstick Chick Kimmy's LO: SO FULL OF WONDER to scraplift at XOXO's Challenge #19.  Here's her inspiration layout:

Kimmy's Inspiration Layout

With the inspiration sketch selected, I only need to comply with the Colorful Creation's summertime challenge requirements . . .  I had clouds, blings (at the end of the kite) and a stamped floral image incorporated on my layout.  Here's my entry to the (2) challenges:

My Layout
Thanks Lipstick Chick Kimmy & DT Rochelle for the challenges and inspiration!!

"Baju Kurung" LO

I still have lots of past family photos to scrap and what a great source of inspiration when I viewed XOXO's Scraplifting Challenge #19.  I chose Khristen's LO: "Best Present Ever" to case and my family photo taken on our 1st trip out of the country as a family was perfect for it.

Khristen's Inspiration Layout

"Baju Kurung" is a Malay term for the ladies costume in Malaysia.  My mom bought and wore one during our trip.  And so, the souvenir family photo with her wearing the "Baju Kurung".  Here's my layout:

My Layout
SUPPLIES: Papers: Cosmo Cricket, Thickers: American Craft, Foam Alpha Stickers: All About Scrapbooking, Flowers: Prima, Crystals: Prima, Ink: All About Scrapbooking, TOOLS: Decorative Scissors: Paper Shapers.

NOTES: I eliminated the journaling spot and the need for embellies on the top right-hand side (per the inspiration LO).  I went for simple but elegant for this one.

Thanks, Lipstick Chick Khristen!!  That's (1) less photo to scrap. =)

Monday, June 20, 2011

Happy "Plain Yogart Day"!!

June 20th is Plain Yogart Day according to a website Paula Jennings, Guest DT of Colorful Creations shared.  I chose this wacky holiday to depict on my LO for 2 challenges at different sites:  1) at Colorful Creations June Wacky Holiday Challenge, and 2) For the Love of Sketches 3rd week of June sketch challenge.

I had been indulging in yoghurt fare (or shall I call it a treat?) starting this year 2011 at most once every week.  In fact, I've been a regular patron of Yoh-gurt Froz' fro-yo.  I no longer feel guilty about it being a healthy dessert - fat free and no calorie Fro-yo.  So here's my LO using For the Love of Sketches sketch:

SUPPLIES:  Papers: Nikki Sivils, Foam Alphabet Stickers: All About Scrapbooking, Cut-outs: Nikki Sivils, Photo Corners: Nikki Sivils, Journaling Pen: Parker, Ink: All About Scrapbooking, Sketch: Donna Coughlin of "For the Love of Sketches". 

NOTES:  I rotated the sketch to fit my photos in. =)

Inspiration Sketch

So to everyone out there being today is June 20th, A HAPPY PLAIN YOGART DAY!! 

1.  Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #72: Food and/or Drink

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Birthday to our National Hero & Belated Philippine Independence Day

I know were celebrating 2 holidays today (June 19):  Father's Day & the Filipinos National Hero's Birthday - Dr. Jose Rizal.  Since I've had dedicated a number of postings in advance to Father's Day,  let me dedicate this post to Dr. Jose Rizal's Birthday and our Philippine Independence Day last June 12.  

For this 2 occasions, I would like to share previously created LOs and a card that is apt for the 2 national holidays:


SUPPLIES:  Paper: GCD Studios' Elegant Floral Collection, 3D Border Sticker: Forever In Time Scrapbook Collection, Tropical Flowers: Prima Marketing, Inc., Lace Paper for matting the photo: All About Scrapbooking, Others: White Cardstock for the title, Specialty Papers for journaling matting, computer-printed title, Pen: Parker, Sketch: Inspired Blueprints.

NOTES: In year 2000 being the Philippine Centennial Year,  government employees were requested to go on a centennial leave to visit historical sites in our country to commemorate the said event.  We were to report back to our office after and submit a photo of ourselves at the historical site as proof.  Our officemates and I had a grand time visiting Intramuros and the statue of our national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal, at the Luneta Park.

JOURNALING:  statue of our national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal, at the Light and Sound at the Luneta Park


SUPPLIES:  Paper: SEI, Bo Bunny, Bracket: Stack ‘Em (Spring Collection), Journaling Pen: Parker, Marker:  Artline, Ink Pads: All About Scrapbooking, Rubber Stamps:  Papelmelroti, Sketch: Brenshevia Baker of Colorful Creations.

DESIGN NOTES:  I prepared a simple LO depicting the simple way of life during the early Philippine times as depicted by the native house in our photo which was on exhibit at an Expo years back.  I've added a journaling literature and native Filipino stamping on my layout for a more Filipino feel.


SUPPLIES:  Photo Corners: Stack 'Em (Spring Collection), Acrylic Stamps: Studio G, Rubber Stamp: Papelmelrotti, Other: Cardstock.


Saturday, June 18, 2011

8 LOs featured at Nikki Sivils Blog: Showcase on You!

I'm esctatic to know that a total of (8) LOs of mine are included in a "Showcase On You!" feature by Julie Tucker-Wolek at Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker blog dtd June 18, 2011 on US timezone.  

The feature includes (4) Wedding LOs, (1) vacation LO & (3) Christmas LOs of mine being the remaining creations I've made using Nikki Sivils products or materials.  I guess Julie has drained or scraped the last Nikki Sivils creation I have made.  This is aside from the (2) LOs which was previously featured on the same "Showcase On You!" spot by Julie last month of May 2011.  I'm just too glad that even the simpler LOs I have created made the cut.  

I have yet to continue creating more from Nikki Sivils products to share still to everyone. {sigh}.  Here's hoping for more inspiration.

Thanks again Julie!!  Hoping for more to come in the future with Nikki Sivils. ;-)

1. 2010 Pre-Christmas Break LO for Sketchy Thursday 6.9 Challenge
2. Wedding LO #6: Carlo - Emily
3. Wedding LO #4: Walter and Kathreen
4. Wedding LO #1: Barcelona-Yu Nuptials
5. Scalloped Layouts Published at SNR Online Magazine (March Issue)
6. Projects Using Nikki Sivils Products for Practical Scrappers Call

Friday, June 17, 2011

My Father's Day LO published at Practical Scrappers

Hiya!!  I woke up with a happy morning learning that my Father's Day LO was published / featured at Practical Scrappers "Lots of Blue" Post dtd June 16, 2011.  My LO is titled as "MY DAD THROUGH THE YEARS".

Thanks Christine!! =)

Here's another look at my LO with full details:

SUPPLIES:  Paper:  Colorbok, Fussy Cut Flowers: Colorbok, Journaling Tag: Colorbok, Other: Cardstock.


Thursday, June 16, 2011

2011 Easter Sunday LO

Armed with clouds on my LO & 3D embellies plus 3D sentiment.  However, the nearest I could get to a balloon is a kite sticker on the side.  With all these plus the color combinations, I'm submitting my 2011 Easter Sunday LO to Screen 2 Scrap! - June Inspiration Challenge.  It's my 1st challenge with them. {crossing my fingers for good luck!}

TITLE: 2011 EASTER SUNDAY - A Perfect Day
SUPPLIES:  Paper:  Scenic Route , Patterned paper: Nikki Sivils, Border Strips: Nikki Sivils, Tree Cut-out: Nikki Sivils, Stickers: Nikki Sivils, Frame Handmade Cut-out: Paper from Nikki Sivils, Paper Buttons & Thread: Nikki Sivils, Journaling Pen: Parker TOOLS: Punch: Fiskars.

Gourmet on Christmas LO

I know it's a bit early to be posting Christmas LOs but this is my only chance to get those family photos scrapped.  And bests to have inspirational sketches to follow.

As soon as I saw the sketch by Colorful Creations and of Sketchabilities, I found my photos very apt for an LO.  However since I'm joining in a (1) day Sketch-a-thon forgive me if this LO was done hurriedly.  Proudly I'd say . . . but it was done to the best of my ability. ;-)

For the Sketchabilities sketch, I differed by making use of only 2 bigger photos instead of 3 smaller photos. I relied on the background paper's design eliminating the need to furnish the page with a lot of embellishments.  I do wish I could post the Sketchabilities' sketch here for visual aid.  As for the Colorful Creations sketch,  I rotated their sketch by 90 degrees and again made use of 2 bigger photos instead of 3 3r photos.  I then applied fussy cutting and inserted my photos underneath for a more natural effect . . . .

SUPPLIES:  Paper: Winter Wonderland - Creative Imaginations, KYT Manufacturing & Marketing, Inc., Border Strip:  Holly Jolly - My Mind’s Eye, Journaling Pen: Parker.

Colorful Creations Sketch-a-thon
Sketchabilities - June 15 with Sketch #49

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Punta Fuego Loved Memory LO

As a young girl, I loved summertime.  It's the time when we get to rest and go on a much needed vacation. . . away from pressures and stress, may it be school work or office work or house work.  

As I grew older, I tend to love the cooler months.  But still yearns to be able to play and have fun under the sun except for the thought of too much sun exposure, no more slim body figure to boast off and over-fatigued fast being under the sun.  Will just look back at those wonderful summer days.  

Here's an LO on a much recent summer vacation with the family . . . this time too content on staying indoors, walking along covered paths and taking rides instead of walking under the sun:

SUPPLIES: Die Cut Paper: GCD Studios from Pin Drop Canta Collection, Blue Neon Paper: Advance Paper Corp.,  Die Cut Chipboard: GCD Studios, Orange Glitter Letter Stickers: GCD Studios, Inc., Sketches:  For the Love of Sketches, Colorful Creations.

JOURNALING:  2008 Birthday Celebration (Jill & Me) in Batangas.  An overnight stay with a photo-op golf carting.  As they say, "The family that plays together, stays together".

NOTES:  I've made use of the color blue from the inspiration ad from For the Love of Sketches.  I hope I could post the sketch from For the Love of Sketches here for visual aid.

Colorful Creations Guest Designer Series with Guest Designer Deanna Boston
Scrappin' Chics Challenge Blog - June Challenge: Sun & An Inspirational Saying
For the Love of Sketches with sketch # 15
Design Dollies - Summer time is Here

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

An Origami Daddy's Card

This is the 3rd or last Father's Day Creation I made.  This one, I'm giving to my dad on Father's Day, 5 days from now though I still have to write a dedication at the back of the card.  

I have been a fan of Origami when I was a child (and so I thought I was).  In fact, I had an Origami booklet kit which I used to play with before.  I thought I have grown away from Origami only to find out that it's good also in my newly found hobby which is scrapbooking.  So, here I am with an Origami Shirt & Tie creation for my Dad:

Challenges Entered Into:
Bows & Berries Challenge #7 – Masculine   
Cupcake Craft Challenge – Cupcake 146: Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy (Father’s Day)  
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge 98 – Masculine / Father’s Day  
Ooh La La Creations Challenge #82 – Father’s Day / Special Man  
Creative Inspirations Challenge #61 – Father’s Day / Card for Dad  
Sparkles Forum Challenge #13 – Father’s Day   
Stampin’ Sisters in Christ Challenge #93 – Father’s Day Card   
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C91 – Father’s Day Card / Project    
Little Claire’s Challenge #9 – Cards for Men    
One Stop Craft Challenge Week#135 – Father’s Day   
Delicious Doodles Challenge #29 – Father’s Day    
Fairy Knoll Challenge #54 – Father’s Day    
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge – A Card for a Man or a Boy    
Mami Doodles Challenge #28 – Card for a boy or a Man   
Sew Many Cards Challenge #56 – Father’s Day    
Wags ‘n Whiskers Challenge 56 – One for the boys    
Craft Us Crazy Challenge 10 – Father’s Day and/or Masculine Colors/Theme    
Delightful Challenge – Father’s Day

Paper Play Challenge Week 23 – Father’s Day / Man’s Card    
Crafting for All Seasons Challenge 2 – Father’s Day   
The Sisterhood of Crafters – Celebrating Dad / Man in your Life    
Papertake Weekly Challenge – Dads & Lads   
Party Time Tuesdays PTT#20 – Father’s Day Cards

"Whatever You Are, Be A Good One" CARD

This is my 2nd Father's Day Creation for the upcoming occasion.  I really don't call it a Father's Day Card but I consider it as a MASCULINE CARD.  Thus, also the corresponding choice of challenges entered into . . .

Though the quote applies not only to men but is considered universal but my choice of pattern paper colors makes it masculine. ;-)

Inspiration Sketch
Challenges Entered Into:

Bows & Berries Challenge #7 – Masculine   
Cupcake Craft Challenge – Cupcake 146: Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy (Father’s Day)  
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge 98 – Masculine / Father’s Day  
Dream Valley Challenge #9 – Father’s Day   
Sentimental Sundays Challenge #59 – Father’s Day or Masculine Card   
Little Claire’s Challenge #9 – Cards for Men    
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge – A Card for a Man or a Boy    
Mami Doodles Challenge #28 – Card for a boy or a Man   
Wags ‘n Whiskers Challenge 56 – One for the boys    
Craft Us Crazy Challenge 10 – Father’s Day and/or Masculine Colors/Theme    
Paper Play Challenge Week 23 – Father’s Day / Man’s Card    
Stamp Insanity SISC62 – Oh Boy! Happy Father’s Day!    
Crafting for All Seasons Challenge 2 – Father’s Day   
The Sisterhood of Crafters – Celebrating Dad / Man in your Life     
The Stamping Boutique  Challenge #8 – Men Only
Papertake Weekly Challenge – Dads & Lads   
Colorful Creations' CC Greetings Paper MakeUp Stamps Sponsored Challenge

My Dad Through The Years LO

It's 5 days before Father's Day and what a way to Celebrate Dad by creating a layout for Him.  I'll be posting 2 more Father's Day creations.  This is the 1st of the 3 creations:

I don't usually create LOs for my Dad.  It's usually of my mom, me, my sister, nieces and nephews.  This is the 1st for my Dad.  Hope everyone likes it including my Dad!!!  {crossing my fingers}

Challenges Entered Into:

Bows & Berries Challenge #7 – Masculine   
Creative Inspirations Challenge #61 – Father’s Day / Card for Dad  
Dream Valley Challenge #9 – Father’s Day   
Fairy Knoll Challenge #54 – Father’s Day    
Craft Us Crazy Challenge 10 – Father’s Day and/or Masculine Colors/Theme    
The Paper Variety – For the Guys!   
The Stamping Boutique  Challenge #8 – Men Only
Colorful Creations - June Holiday Challenge (Father's Day)

2010 Pre-Christmas Break LO for Sketchy Thursday 6.9 Challenge

I'm so glad to have discovered Sketchy Thursday.  This is my 1st Sketch Challenge with them. . .  

I have been keeping in my photo box various newly re-developed family photos taken since I was a kid.  My current project is to scrap all our family photos since way back.  I have been looking at my photo box again and again with the intent of scrapping the Nov 2010 vacation photo.  They were 3 family photos taken on that occasion and I just couldn't get a chance to put them on an LO.  When I looked at Sketchy Thursday 6.9 Sketch Challenge, it was a coincidence that the sketch just matches the said photos I wanted to scrap and I had the needed papers to deal with for an LO.

I have to confess Christmas is my favorite event every year.  In fact, we decorate our house as early as October to feel the merry Christmas spirit.  Thus, it was with gladness that I scrap these photos . . .

TITLE: 2010 Pre-Christmas Break

SUPPLIES:  Papers: Nikki Sivils,  Scrap That!, Cut-outs: Nikki Sivils, Journaling Tag: Nikki Sivils, Border Strip: Nikki Sivils, Journaling Pen: Parker, Other: Scalloped Die Cut Square Paper.   

I guess all of the materials used except for (1) paper are from Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker.  Just love 'em!!  In fact, I have 2 or was it 3 other Christmas LOs with Nikki Sivils materials but of no photos except for memorabilla.

JOURNALING:  With Christmas brewing, we trooped to Tagaytay for a Pre-Christmas Break:  We stayed at the Development Academy of the Philippines; prayed at Tierra de Maria; & had dinner at the restaurant at Boutique.

Inspiration Sketch
I just can't wait for this year's Christmas Season!! =)

Monday, June 13, 2011

Palace in the Sky LO for Sketchy Thursday & Colorful Creations

When I saw the July Guest Design Team Contest at Sketchy Thursday and then the Colorful Creations "Inspired By" Challenge, I thought of joining by making an LO with an old photo taken at the Palace in The Sky which I couldn't remember when it was taken but have estimated for it to be a decade old photo.  The place was supposed to be a resthouse by our former dictator president when he was still in power.  But when the EDSA people revolution erupted, construction of this place was stopped until to this day. . . 

SUPPLIES:  Paper: Echo Park, Letter Stickers: Nikki Sivils, Marker: American Crafts, Other: Scalloped Die Cut Paper.

NOTES for Sketchy Thursday:  I made use of the sketch but I made some changes e.g. I made use of only (1) photo instead of (3) smaller ones; the title of the LO I placed inside the scalloped paper, above and below the photo instead of below the scalloped paper as shown in the sketch.  For the photo inspiration, I made use of the colors reddish pink and blue which could be found on the cherries photo, colors of the fruits in the popsicle photo and the color of the sprinkles on the cupcake inspiration photos from Sketchy Thursday.

Inspiration sketch by Sketchy Thursday

NOTES for Colorful Creations:  I made use of the blue, black and brown colors on the cake photo inspiration.  Plus the few polka-dotted black spots decored on the cake photo.

SNR June 2011 (Part 1) issue is out . . .!

Gladly announcing that Scrapbook News and Review June 2011 (Part 1) is already outI have only 1 layout published on this issue.  It's under their Turquoise & Blue/Green Scrapbooking Call.  They had quite difficult calls with this issue and was able to submit only 1 LO.  If you manage to drop by SNR to take a peek at my work. =)

I was also able to submit 2 cards for their guest card maker spot.  I'm now thinking whether I shouldn't have submitted it for that call and instead opted to have them published in this issue for the shoes and anniversary Card Call.  Hmmm . . . . I guess I don't have much confidence in myself to be chosen for the guest card maker spot !!!!

I'll be sharing with you my LO soon . . .

Thursday, June 9, 2011

My Good Luck LO published on Practical Scrappers

Despite the rainy day today due to the onset of the rainy season in our country, viewing my "Good Luck" LO for the Sunshine Call at Practical Scrappers was a ray of sunshine on this bleak and rainy day.  To view my published work and other Sunshine projects, click Sunshine Projects (BlogHop Day 4 of Practical Scrappers).

Thank you Kerri of Practical Scrappers!!

For my fellow scrappers, I'm offering you a view of my said LO with full details:

My "Good Luck" LO for Practical Scrappers' Sunshine Call

SUPPLIES:  Paper: Jenni Bowlin for Play Date Die Cut Label Paper, Sterling Paper, Inc. for yellow background paper, 3D Foam Stickers: Darice, Flowers “In A Stitch Blue Blossoms”: Sassafras, Chipboard journaling tag and bird: All About Scrapbooking.

I'm also entering this layout to the following challenges:
Pile It On's Challenge #23: Summer Heaven. . .
Scrappin' Chics Challenge Blog: June Challenge - Sun & An Inspirational Saying
here's hoping to win. ;-)