Saturday, March 28, 2009

April Calendar Layout

When 2009 started a major project I planned for my digiscrapping hobby would be to create calendar layouts for each month. For the month of April, I am featuring my son Zion in my calendar layout. April is an important month for Zion because his birthday falls on this month. The 3 pictures were taken at home. The shirt Zion was wearing was bought from an officemate of mine. That officemate requested that I took some pictures of Zion wearing the shirt so that she could see how Zion looks like in the shirt.

Journalling: "You are a child of the universe. No less than the trees and the starts, you have a right to be you. And whether or not it is clear to you, No doubt the universe is unfolding as it should..." from Desiderata.

Credits for this layout: Miss Mint 2009 Calendar templates from; Papers and elements from Silk Shirts and Paisley Ties Kit from

Friday, March 27, 2009

We Love Ice Cream

If there's one more thing about March that I like (aside from my parent's wedding anniversary and my dad's birthday), it would definitely be the start of the summer season. Summer means more outings and more out-of-town trips with my family and friends. And of course, what would summer be without the yummy ice-cold beverages like ice cream! If there's one bonding activity that my family enjoys doing, it would be eating ice cream together. Each one of us may have our own favorite flavors, but all of us definitely enjoys ice cream.

Picture used in this layout was taken during our trip to Subic last month. We heard Mass that Sunday and after the mass we had our bonding moment by eating ice cream. Unfortunately, I am not in the picture, because as always, I'm the family's official photographer.

Credits for this layout: Happy Go Lucky Kit, Express Yourself Kit, Festival Collection Kit, and Harvest Spice Kit - all from

Friday, March 20, 2009

Shall We Dance

I will be deviating again from my goal this March to create layouts for my parents. Since March is also the season for proms and school dance/balls, I am dedicating this layout to my brother (and his classmates) who had just attended his Junior's Prom last February 28. It was my brother's first time to attend a dance ball such as this, it made him very excited and nervous at the same time. The theme for their prom was Mafia-inspired so the colors for the night were black, red, white/silver, and some shades of green (they had to include green since this is their school color... hehehe...). I was really amazed and I really love their theme, I decided to use it as the motif for this layout.

First picture shows my brother and his dance partner/special friend (I featured them in one of my layouts last February - Sweet Valentine). The second picture features my brother and his barkada together with their respective dates that evening.

Credits for this layout: Serendipity Kit from Mandy Mystiques and Classy Crimson Dance Collection from

Sunday, March 15, 2009

A Layout for Women's Day

I was watching Lifestyle Network earlier when an advertisement on the said channel caught my attention. It featured different women, both young and not-so-young, showcasing the distinctness of each one. It was only that time that I learned that this March is also International Women's month. So, just for this week, I would deviate slightly from my theme to feature my parents in my layouts. Instead, for this week, and for this layout, I featured my Mom and my Aunt Leila - two women whom I look up to for their beauty (ehem! ehem!), strength, and their conviction to raise their respective families in an upright manner, bringing out the best in their husbands and their children. Both women are not your traditional Maria Clara's, working and raising a family at the same time, but I must say they exude the true meaning of being a woman in these modern times.

Pictures were taken at The Panoly Beach Club in Boracay (left picture), and the Grand Canyon in Arizona (right picture).

Journalling : "If I have to, I can do anything. I am strong, I am invincible. I am woman!".

Credits for this layout : Women's Day Collection from

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Together Forever

As I have mentioned in my previous blog entries, I devote my layouts this March to my dear parents since March is their anniversary month. Here's another layout to celebrate their 32nd wedding anniversary. I'm really in the "sepia" mood for the past weeks so my past 2 layouts had sepia as their main motif. It gives the layout a vintage and classic feel. And I think since my parents are celebrating their 32nd anniversary, that kind of relationship can be considered something rare in these times - a "classic" in its own right.

Picture was taken in the beaches of Bohol Beach Club.

Credits for this layout: Beach Bliss Kit by

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Love Will Keep Us Together

As seen from my calendar layout for March, this month I will try to create layouts which feature my parents because March is their wedding anniversary. This March they will be celebrating their 32nd wedding anniversary. I am proud and happy that my parents stayed together this long, especially during these times wherein men and women value commitment in a relationship in a much lesser degree. My parents are not perfect, nor is their relationship. I have seen my Mom and Dad fought over the most serious matters, and over the pettiest things. But I will always admire how they were able to hold the relationship this long, with the responsibility of bringing up and rearing two unique children (and now helping their daughter raise a much-"makulit" grandson named Zion). I will always cherish how supportive and loving they were when I was in my darkest moments. They know how to keep their children rooted to the ground. And they know how to make us realize our true worth - the proper mix of pride and humility.

Picture was taken last February 14, 2009 at Subic. It was supposed to be my Mom and Dad's Valentine's Day getaway but my brother and I (together with Zion, his Nanny, and my cousin) invaded their date, so it ended up as a family outing. =)

Credits for this layout: Choco Marron Kit available at;

A Birthday Layout for Dad

March is a special month for my family. Aside from my parents' wedding anniversary, my Dad's birthday also falls in March. This March, my Dad will be celebrating his 58th birthday. Aside from being a responsible and supportive father, I admire my Dad's coolness in times of adversity. Most of the time, my Dad becomes my shock absorber everytime I get pissed with my work. Despite of my yakking and ranting, he still manages to keep his cool and give me sound advice on how to go about work and how to deal with seemingly unbearable people. He is also level-headed, for this reason he knows when to tell me that I am wrong, and when I am already being wrongly treated.

Journalling: "A Father is neither an anchor to hold us back, Nor a sail to get us there, But a guiding light whose LOVE shows us the right way..."

Credits for this layout: Monkey Business Kit from Mandy Mystiques.