'When you are in the mood to scrap.. you just have to scrap and take advantage of the mojo'

This is what I told my brother when he told how fast I was that I was able to finish several layouts already. I am so in the mood to scrap nowadays and I am happy with the results.. Many many wonderful inspirations from my idol - Elsie F.

All Grown Up

My nephew, Joaquin, is all grown up. I am trying to mix and match different patterned papers from different manufacturers. It was a good thing that I had the GinX Scientifically Weird paper - it had many quotes about boys and it coincided with Joaquin all grown up.

We've Come A Long Way

More of my SFO pictures.. I got this sketch from the February Pagemaps downloads (Thank God for Pagemaps - makes scrapping a whole lot better) ! And how gorgeous is 7gypsies? If I can get my hands on all their products I would! I absolutely love 7 gypsies! I've again taken a shot at mixing patterned papers.

1:09 - My Time To Beat

This is one of my simpler layouts. From the AE Newsletter, one of the challenges for January was essentials. I've pretty much summed up what are my essentials as a scrapbooker. Let's see.. there's cardstock, patterned papers, brads, rub-ons, paint, stamp, alpha emebellishments, pens and ribbons. I like that this is clean and super simple. If you noticed I doodled in the patterned paper - another elsie inspiration.

I was eating this huge slice of pepperoni pizza (yum!) when Aldwyn took this picture. I saw this gigantic pair of shoes, suitcase and box of chocolates in a bench beside Pier 39. I was curious to know how it would feel like to be in Forrest Gump's shoes - literally! This is a fun photo!
I enjoyed making this layout. As I was still in an Elsie mood, the frame on the picture is one of the many fun challenges in her fabulous book. I also handstitched the edges of the BG papers (took me two nights!). I don't know if my mixing of colors and patterned papers hit the mark. But I have many excuses IF i didn't hit it.. Nevertheless, I enjoyed the sort-of spring color of this picture. Bottomline is, I am happy on how this layout turned out!