The first time I saw the Pinoyscrapbookers challenge dubbed Kayang-kaya Kaya? Kaya!, I was so amazed and excited and thankful at the same time. It was a very clever idea to have a monthly challenge. I was very busy on the first month so I was not able to join but I did manage to finally join this June.

One big reason why I love the idea is that it feels to me like I am joining a challenge for the sheer fun of it. I don’t know, but I just don’t feel pressured to compete. It’s like a group of friends agreeing to a theme and waiting to see what each other will come up with. Nevertheless, the fact that it is a challenge still pushes me to give my best and push my creativity a notch higher. For instance, in the June challenge – which I totally love – we were required to make a predominantly black and white layout with only a bit of a single color. I wouldn’t have thought of that on my own. It was difficult, especially with my choice of picture – the two kids of my friends Joey and Tricia. In my mind, layouts that feature children should be colorful, alive and fun. However, in this case, the story is about a heartwarming moment between young siblings, thus giving it license to have a rather pensive mood.

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed making my layout and I loved how it turned out. Yup, it’s another digital work. I’m really loving it! It compensates well for my lack of time to do a paper layout. Anyway, here is the layout. And don’t forget to go through the other beautiful entries as well.

Written by Alby Laran

    5 Comments

  1. Alby June 16, 2007 at 2:20 pm Reply

    Hi Janet, Vic and my inaanak. Thanks for dropping by. Hope we can meet up one of these days so I can see little bolbolito. Haha! Love that nickname!

  2. Alby June 16, 2007 at 2:19 pm Reply

    Sure Lee! By all means! Thanks for dropping by!

  3. Anonymous June 15, 2007 at 11:54 pm Reply

    It's a really nice entry you have there, Ninang Alby!

    We miss you!!!

    … janet, torvic & bolbolito :-)

  4. Lee i. June 15, 2007 at 4:40 pm Reply

    Hey Alby. I couldn't have put it better. I, too, submit to the Kaya challenges for the sheer pleasure of joining and getting to know friends better. While we push ourselves to do our best, it doesn't feel like we're competing against anyone at all. May I quote you on what you said for the Kaya blog (will put it in the side window.) Thanks so much.

  5. Lee i. June 15, 2007 at 4:39 pm Reply

    Hey Alby. I couldn't have put it better. I, too, submit to the Kaya challenges for the sheer pleasure of joining and getting to know friends better. While we push ourselves to do our best, it doesn't feel like we're competing against anyone at all. May I quote you on what you said for the Kaya blog (will put it in the side window.) Thanks so much.

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