Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sunday Stealing: The Seven Deadly Sins

Today we ripped off a bloggernamed and blog named Mignight Murdina of the blog Not All That Wander Are Lost. It is stated that it was “ganked” from Karaokegal. But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time.

Sunday Stealing: The Seven Deadly Sins Meme

Cheers to all of us thieves!

1 - Pride. Seven great things about yourself.

I have a gorgeous smile.

I am great with kids. Mine or not.

I have a contagious laugh.

I am street smart.

I am mentally stable.

I am forgiving.

I am beautiful.

2 - Envy. Seven things you lack and covet.


Correct weight

Flawless skin

Unlimited money

Candle like fingers and

Womanly hands

Normal family life

3 - Wrath. Seven things that piss you off.

Ungrateful children

Condescending people

Kids crying very loudly

Lazy pupils

Stage mothers

Close minded people


4 - Sloth. Seven things you neglect to do.

Go to the gym

Take care of my skin

Read stories to my kids

Learn how to dance

Save money

Stand up for something I don’t want to do

Stop cursing

5 - Greed. Seven worldly material desires.

High end gadgets

European tour

Sleep in a posh hotel

Travel with my kids


Own a house and lot

A rest house or a farm

6 - Gluttony. Seven guilty pleasures.

Bones, Criminal Minds



Roast pig

Junk foods


7 - Lust. Seven love secrets.

It’s not a secret anymore if I tell but what the heck, if I’d have Chirs Pine I am good as dead.

But before you go, I would like to invite you to join this contest of mine where I will be giving a $10 GC at Skute Design's Store. Scrapper or not, you are most definitely invited!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

A RAK For You

About two weeks ago, I was given a $10 gift certificate from Skute Designs because I helped in giving her kit a name which was Divattitude. So anyway, I have had so many blessings this month having won in a lot of contests and RAKs so I am now passing on my luck to you! Yes, YOU! I am giving away a $10 gift certificate to any of Skute Design's store in Angel Scraps Shop. All you have to do is leave a comment by telling me which kit of hers you like most.

And if you want another extra entry, you can either:
1. Tweet about this contest linking to this post.
2. Blog about this contest also linking to this post.

Or you can do all of the above to get a maximum of three coupons each! Just be sure to leave a separate comment on each entry you make. I will randomly pick one lucky winner on March 4 through so go get your fingers do the work and comment, tweet or blog away!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Monday Mayhem #3 - Stupid Questions

Join Us for Monday Mayhem

Welcome again to Monday Mayhem.
Today we are asked stupid questions to the World Wide Buzz.

1. How and why does one become a modern day pirate?

A modern day pirate is a virtual pirate. That is when one loves torrent files and thinks of it as a normal thing to do.

2. What would happen if a government actually balanced its budget? Could it actually ever happen?

A government’s budget will never be balanced because there are certain agencies that are of very important priority.

3. What do you think of this "Royal Wedding" stuff?

It’s not called ROYAL if I am not there. Seriously, it’s grand and all but come to think of it, I used to have the hots for Will when I was in high school and I always thought of Harry as ugly. But now, woooo! The world is round! Harry’s the hotter prince and Will? Kate can have him all the time. I mean his hairline is receding and he looks very stressed lately. Prolly because of the wedding preps though.

4. Is Gaga really a Madonna-wanna-be? Or is she her own phenomena?

Gaga’s a toss between Bjork and Madonna. They’re all crazy people. But very talented too.

5. What do swimsuits actually have to do with a Sports Magazine?

Because swimsuits actually motivate men to work hard for that abs.

6. What is the stupidest thing you witnessed this past week?

Who’s that silly girl in American Idol who always cries whether a good thing or a bad thing happens to her? Well, she got through the eliminations and that made me zonked! I’m like, WHAAAAAAT!?!

7. What is an "Ugly American"? Are they really uglier than other people?

An Ugly American for me is the one who does not do what a noble and good American should do. Someone who’s rude and condescending.

8. If you could name your new virtual pet anything you wanted to, what would you name it?

I’ll name her Missaianaveyrambularifficatiousweetnesssgracious or Missy for short

9. Is winter (or whatever season you are in at the moment) really over? How would you even know?

I’m from the Philippines so it’s always sunny. Never over. Ever.

10. Make up a new word to replace any 'four letter word' and share it with us in a sentence so we can use it too. You don't have to tell us what the 'four letter word is'. We can guess it.

Fairypoo. I should have strangled that fairypooing guy!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Hitting 5 Birds in One Stone

Yes, you can make your own bundle! I was bored this morning so I went to DST and tried to read some threads there when I realized that I haven't used Mah's (Dream's Place Atelier) coupon from which I won as one of the posters in the 1000th page of this thread. So I checked on Mah's Store at Digiscrappers Brasil and I found a great loot to boot! I grabbed the bag and proceeded to the checkout counter and voila! I got 5 kits for the price of one but then I got it for free! I am so delighted with this deal and I am beginning to love DSB too. So what are you waiting for? Go there at DSB and grab this bag from Dream's Place Atelier. This promo is only up for a limited time so hurry!

Mouse-less No More!

My friend's dad arrived from UK a few days ago so I was able to get my purchases from Ebay(UK) last January. I bought myself a mouse among others and I got this TRUST Slimline Wireless Mouse 16339 for GBP 16.94. The mouse looks cute but for someone who got used at manipulating a bulky and comfortable mouse, I did not like it. But I am going to give it another try before I am going to resell this on Ebay(Philippines) and I will just get a new one that is more comfortable even though it will be bulky. The functions of the mouse is awesome though, and the packaging is great. But as I have said, using it is uncomfortable where I always feel I'll have a carpal tunnel syndrome.

Aside from the mouse, I also bought a Uniross Express Mini Charger.
I had to buy this one because the cable of our 6 year old Kodak charger is missing and I am very impatient with looking for lost stuffs. I think I had a good deal with this because it comes with 6 AA batteries aside from the 2 AAA batteries for FREE! Oh I know I am such a freeloader, haha! Anyway, what good does this event in my life? I can only think of one thing: scrap more pages. You have to admit, scrapping without a mouse is hellish.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Monday Mayhem #2 - The Valentine's Meme

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Happy Valentine’s Day my dear friends! What are your plans for today? As for me, I will be with my kids, as usual, and if laziness will not creep in to me later this day, we will probably go out for a dinner.

In honor of Valentines Day, today's meme is all about the things that we love. For each prompt, name something you love.

1. Name a food that you love.

Anything pasta. May it be lasagna, fetuccine bolognese, carbonara, name it!

2. Name someone that you love.

If it has nothing to do with romantic love then I say that I love my kids and I don’t have to explain why. BUT, if this question is pertaining to a romantic involvement, my answer would be Chris Pine. He’s the apple of my eye.

3. What kinds of ice cream do you love?

I like pistachio, mint chocolate, or brownie nut fudge.

4. What would you love to receive for Valentine’s Day?

A massage gift certificate would be nice. J A romantic getaway for two with Chris Pine will really blow me away!

5. What meal would you just love to eat for dinner?

For appetizer, pigs in blanket or pesto bites would do fine. Glazed lamb is great as a main course! And for dessert, the very best chocolate lava in town. Served with wine of course.

6. What is something that you learned to love?

I kind of learned to love myself more now. It’s quite scary for a moment because when I embraced myself and my whole being I started to be skeptical of other people and romantic love.

7. Tell us something that we would love.

I have a confession to make. I am a princess. However, I am a tranny. You can call me a Princess Tranny.

8. What is your definition of love?

Love is not overrated; people just abuse its purpose. It is a mysterious thing that makes people do outrageous acts.

9. What is it that you love more than anything?

I love being a mom even though I am not a perfect one and I have my lapses. Seeing my twins giggle so hard because of their eldest brother is a 7th heaven for me. And receiving a hug and hearing compliments like, “Mom you are beautiful and sexy” even though I know they’re only half meant gives me a certain high that is capable of melting my heart.

10. Name a Monday Meme that you love.

This is the only Monday Meme that I have done so I will be biased.

11.Would you love to write a Monday Mayhem?

If the price is right, why not?! LOL. Kidding aside, I would love to write a Monday Mayhem.

See you next week! And I hope we will have more participants in the future.

When Winning Isn't Everything

For a couple of weeks now I have been participating in a game at DigiShopTalk wherein there is a random giveaway given when the contest host says STOP. Basically you have to post in the particular forum thread and cross your fingers or try your luck. It’s that easy, and so far contest winners have been given kits, coupons and the biggest prize of all – unlimited access to the host’s store.

I thought of it as a great opportunity at first, not being a part of any CT, joining the contest will help me hoard kits to scrap at my leisure time. And then I met the people I am in the competition with. I am not really a sociable type of person but if you embrace my craziness then I get to loosen up and be funny. Posting in the thread is not about the contest anymore, it was more like a seal of friendship that I had made in digiscrapping world.

Don’t get me wrong, I have had a few acquaintances when I was in a CT of several designers but the friendship somehow just ended when I left the team. But now I have met very nice people from different parts of the world! Our time zones are absurd but we get to cause clamor in the thread all at the same time. So I have had sleepless nights recently and I have been late for work too. However, getting to know the girls is a priceless thing and I wouldn’t trade that for anything. I wonder what happens when the contest ends. Somehow, posting in the thread doesn’t seem like a competition. Getting to know the girls and being friends with them is a big prize enough for me.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

MLAS - The Final Curtain Call

Participating in digiscrap challenges is really not my thing until I stumbled upon My Life and Scrap (MLAS) where there was a lyrics challenge and the challenge master had this dare that if the challenge gets a lot of participants, she will do a headstand. To make the long story short, we got our headstand.

MLAS has played a vital part in my digiscrapping life because that’s where I started. That’s where I explored the big world of digital scrapping and I know that you would understand my sadness when I received my last newsletter from MLAS announcing that the store is closing. Oh why but why? I do not know.

So as a tribute to MLAS, I am making this post to give my hats off to the owners at MLAS. Here are some of my fondest memories of the store.

1. I was able to meet designers who hired me to be in their CT. As a beginner, I felt so honored to be hired you know. It’s a lot different than applying though the perks are the same.

2. The people in MLAS had motivated me to do things that I was hesitant to do, like applying as a CT member of my favorite designers. “There’s nothing to lose” is what the girls always tell me.

3. There was one time when MLAS had to shut down because they are transferring to a better server and the transfer took longer than what we had expected. We all suffered from severe MLAS withdrawal. And lastly,

4. I purchased my first kit at MLAS, and it was just not a kit for my own consumption but the kit was for the benefit of a charity institution that the owners and designers are supporting.

And as the final curtain call for MLAS, here are two layouts I created in the challenges.

The first page was an entry to the font challenge and the second one was for the lyrics challenge that I was talking about. Anyway, as MLAS final call before their dramatic closing on Valentine's Day, they are having a SALE in all of the kits.

Sunday Stealing: The Sunset Meme

This Sunday we ripped off a blogger named Rol Hirst at the blogSunset Over Slawit. We've ripped from him once before. He states that he doesn't remember where he stole it. But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time. Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!

Sunday Stealing: The Sunset Meme

Cheers to all of us thieves!

1. What is your favorite Mexican dish?

Hands down, quesadillas.

2. When you were a kid, did you get started on your homework right away after school, or did you procrastinate?

I am a procrastinator.

3. What is your favorite store for home furnishings?

Citi Hardware

4. When you were young, did you like school lunches?

I bring my own lunch in school.

5. Is religion a crutch?

Not at all.

6. In your region, what is the “big” high school sport?

Always basketball.

7. Do you consider yourself rich?

I am rich with friends.

8. Which of these would you have the best chance administering:

B) Heimlich Maneuver
C) Changing a flat tire

I used to be a Red Cross volunteer so I have to say, CPR.

9. Which dance would you prefer to learn & why:

A) Salsa
B) Hip Hop
C) Waltz
D) Swing
I already know a bit of swing and waltz so I need to learn how to do the salsa.

10. What’s the worst news you’ve ever delivered to someone?

Death of a relative. I don’t know where to start but I have to say it anyway.

11. Name something you learned in college that had nothing to do with classes or academics.

I learned to climb mountains and live in the woods. However, I could only last for a week at tops.

12. New variation on an old question: If there’s a song in your head that just won’t get out, what is your favorite (or most repeated) line in that song?

Suddenly It’s Magic is my current LSS.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

What's Your Scrapping Style?

I was never an element person; my style is clean and simple. I think I have this fondness for papers and fonts with a lot of love for journaling. Although at times there instances where I try not to do journaling because I hate it when I get so chatty that I type the keyboard so hard that’s how passionate I am with speaking my mind. Anyway, I still don’t know what my style is but I know one thing for sure: I work better when under pressure. But don’t we all?

Here are some of my pages that have journaling in it.

And here are some that have none.

Which style do you think I can do better? If you notice I rarely do clustering ((because I don’t know how) and I seldom use too many elements. I think clean and simple is my thing. But I do envy scrappers who can pull off such thing!

Anyway, I received a very nice email this afternoon when I came home from work. I found out that I won in Skute Design's kit-naming contest and I won a whooping $10 gift certificate to her store at Scrap Angels Shop! So Karina's been having some difficulty in naming her girl-themed kit and she doesn't want the common names like Sugar and Spice to be the title. That's how she thought of the contest and I gave her the name DIVATTITUDE which of course was derived from the phrase that I thought of a long time ago which is "diva with an attitude." So there, I won a GC and I also get to snag her Boys R Us (a boy themed kit, this is somewhat the inspiration in making the girl kit) kit and also the Div@ttitude (it is not being released yet but I got it already and it is soooo cute!). As to how I am going to spend my GC? I am waiting for the right moment yet because it is so hard to pick! However, Skute Design is on sale right now so you might want to check it out!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Why Preschool

Being a preschool educator has its ups and downs. Whenever I go to our division office for transactions, the people there ask me what grade level I am teaching and whenever I say I teach preschool, they will always reply with “WHY PRESCHOOL?” My answer will always be, “Why not? It’s fun.”

Teaching preschool children has more ups than downs. Yes of course your energy will get drained after all that singing, dancing and animations that you do –and I do it twice a day since I am handling two sessions. Physically draining, yes but the fruit of your labor is priceless.

Why Preschool? The kids are genuine people; they are very honest and kind hearted. They will believe whatever it is that you say. Heck, they believe you more than their own parents! Aside from that, I love the look of innocence in their eyes. I love the way when they forget about themselves and suddenly they call me “Mama, Ina or Ma” – that’s priceless.

Why Preschool? I love children and I love to hear stories from their mothers about their progress. A few weeks ago, a mother asked me how come whenever she teaches her child two lines of a poem for the whole day, her child will never get to memorize a line but when the child spends at least an hour in school, she can memorize a stanza of the poem. My answer was, “It’s magic.” LOL

Why Preschool? Because I like it when my pupils tell me that I am beautiful; one pupil of mine was reportedly bragging to her playmates at home that her teacher is beautiful. Her playmates ended up visiting our classroom to confirm if she’s telling the truth or not. LOL. I gave all of them lollipops as a bribe since I looked like a trash that day.

Why Preschool? I can tell you a number of things more but I don’t want to gloat myself.

So, why preschool? This is why...

Monday Mayhem #1

This is my first time to join Monday Mayhem and I think that this is going to be fabulous!

Today's meme is all about the headlines in the news. For each headline- finish or embellish the title and add a brief description (one sentence is cool). Don't forget, this is supposed to be fun because we are Über cool people!

1. Man hospitalized after being hit in road

The 38 year old man reported to have suffered from amnesia after the accident and was said to be forgetting that he has a wife. He refused to go home insisting that he should be left alone to create new memories.

2. Suspicious package just food in a bag

The package was left unattended at a local church which left the people attending the mass alarmed. Upon calling the FBI and SWAT and upon clearing the said area, a little boy went inside the church to get the package which turned out to be some kind of a takeout a Happy Meal from Mc Donald’s.

3. Parrots tend to be "left handed," study finds

Acclaimed researchers have found out that the parrots are left handed. Too bad we cannot see them write.

4. Palin: America out of step with Reagan's values
*This is something I cannot – would not - comment on. LOL*

5.Opinion: Why refs 'swallow the whistle'

Further investigation on ball games and other competitive sports said that the referees/umpires in the games may be having anxiety attacks whenever the game is in full throttle. I think that they may be anxious whether or not they call on a bad call so that they can win the bet back home.

6. Man gets 9 years in cartoon attack

A reputable suburban man was charged of 9 years imprisonment after having attacked the mascot of Looney Tunes’ Porky Pig. The man claimed that Porky Pig ruined his life although he did not elaborate on why.

7. Lohan's attorney denies actress stole necklace

Lindsay Lohan’s representative Atty. Mohan has denied allegations that his client stole a piece of jewelry Sunday night. Atty. Mohan was quoted saying, “Miss Lindsay Lohan may be a drug junkie, she may be a lot of things, but never a thief.” Lindsay and her family are all mum about the allegation.


Sunday, February 6, 2011

The Bloggers Exchange

Since this is a relatively new blog and the posts are not that plenty yet, I suddenly remember the joys and pains in promoting a blog. Thank goodness for The Bloggers Exchange! The site is spearheaded by my friend Willa and it caters to bloggers in need for link exchange. Need I say more? Here's my take.

Please copy/paste the whole list and submit your POST/PAGE LINK HERE to make sure your blog will be visited. Thank You!

1. All About Her

2. American Money Solution

3. Anime Heaven

4. Anything Baguio

5. Aris Online

6. Arise And Shine

7. At Home Here

8. Azumi, Kawaii Princess Story

9. Baguio Food

10. Beauty Loot Bag

11. Bee Mommy

12. Best Friends In Love

13. Big Bear Tube

14. Blogcoholic

15. Blogger,I Am

16. Bloggityboop

17. Bonz World

18. Cheeky Munchkins

19. Chic And Fabulous

20. Chubbymommyme Losing Weight, Raising baby and Annoying hubby

21. Chris’ Chronicles

22. Coffe,Pearls and View

23. Come, Dine In!

24. Current News Online

25. Dancing In Midlife Tune

26. Dashing Beauty

27. Dashing Smiles

28. Daily Snippets

29. Dishes By Pehpot

30. E! Fashion Talk

31. Earn Dollars Pinoy!

32. Eat, Drink,Blog

33. Elementary School Lessons

34. Elijah’s Crib

35. Family Life Online

36. Family And Home Living

37. Fashion Momma

38. Fashionably Trendy

39. Feminine Reveries

40. FickleMinded

41. Fitness And Sports

42. Flowing Rhythms

43. Food And Drink Fusion

44. Food And Passion

45. Foodies Galore

46. Freebies Overload

47. Fresh Crumbs

48. Fun,Fancy And Frivolous!

49. Girl On A Thrift Hunt

50. GreenBucks

51. Hands Full Of Life

52. Happy Homeworking

53. Healthy Lifestyle

54. House Of Maria

55. I Live to Eat!

56. I Love Darly!

57. Imriz

58. Inspirational Insights

59. In Pursuit Of Success

60. In The Company Of Me

61. Iska’s Lesson From Working At Home

62. It’s Sewtastic Mama

63. Janet Speaks

64. Jared’s Little Corner Of The World

65. Join My Stroll

66. Josie’s Files

67. Josie’s Kitchen

68. Josie’s Window

69. Journey to Motherhood

70. Joys In Life

71. Just Love Blogging It

72. Kero’s Celebration

73. Kharlota Dot Com

74. Kidz Power

75. Life Is A Battle

76. Little World Of Fun

77. Little Zoie’s Steps

78. Live,Love,Pink

79. Liz Speaks

80. Loves Haven

81. Lovely Pink

82. Lui-Bloggera

83. Lyza’s Lane

84. Make or Break

85. Managing Finances

86. Mariuca’s Perfume Gallery

87. Mary Anne’s Musing

88. Me In Wonderland

89. Miss Blogger

90. Mixed Bag

91. Mom Fashionista

92. Momentary Life

93. Mom’s Up And Down

94. More Than I Can Chew

95. Mrs. Shoppiness

96. Mum @ Works Kitchen Wonders

97. Mumsified

98. My Blissful Life

99. My CameraSexy

100. My Daily Notes

101. My Daily Sunsets

102. My Dream Destination

103. My Everyday LIFE

104. My Fashion Sense

105. My Home,My Kitchen, And My Garden

106. My Life And My Journey Online

107. My Life’s Perception & Inspiration

108. My Little Home

109. My Nipa Hut

110. My Phone And Gadgets Zone

111. My Thoughts,My Words

112. My Web Log Dot com

113. Nice And Fab

114. Note Pad Corner

115. Novice On Blogging

116. Nutrition And Health Care

117. Oh! Gosh,Goodies!

118. On This Side Of Town

119. Peach And Things

120. Petty Things In Life

121. PhotoBlog

122. Photo Stories

123. Pig Out Session

124. Pinay Green Mommy

125. Pinay Mama

126. Pinay Mommy Online

127. Pinaymum- Mommy’s Life Around

128. Pink Chopsticks

129. Pink Clash

130. Pink Memoirs

131. Pink Stilletos

132. Pinoy Holistic Healthcare

133. PixelMinded

134. Postcard Crossing

135. Pretty And Awesome Things In Teacher’s Life

136. Princess Wannabe

137. Proud Mommy Of Three

138. Prosperity’s Desire

139. Randomness Is A Bliss

140. Real PINAY Blogger

141. Reviews Inc

142. RodLiz Nest

143. Sam Finds

144. Sanctuary Of My Emotions

145. Savour D’ Flavour

146. Sexy Blogging

147. Shopping List & Product Reviews

148. Shutter Happy Moments

149. Shy’s Mixed Thought

150. Smart Boys

151. Smart Mommy

152. So Much to Tell

153. Somethings Are Free

154. Small Kids Big Dreams

155. Survivor Mum

156. Table For Five

157. Techie Liz

158. The All-Around Mom

159. The Blogging Traveller

160. The Dias Family Spot

161. The Foto Minded

162. The Miscellaneous Me

163. The Orange Nipa

164. The Pinoy Biggest Loser

165. The Recycling Loop

166. The Smart Shopper

167. The Woman From Home

168. Three Kids Plus Me

169. This Is My Life

170. Thoughts Online

171. Topics On Earth

172. Travel Sites And Scenes

173. Travel Junkie Mommy

174. Travels/Explore

175. Treasure Jar

176. Trying to Write

177. Twinsanity

178. Under The Golden Apple Tree

179. Viva Pinay

180. Wanna Be Fit

181. What’s Inside Johanas heart?

182. Where My Feet Took Me

183. Whims And Views

184. Womans Elan Vital

185. Woman And Me

186. Working At Home

187. Yami’s Kitchen

188. Zoie’s Mom Bloggin