I joined the Tinkering Ink challenge a few months back. I went to Rustan’s to check out their papers and see if I will like them. I fell in love with the Perfectly Posh line. I bought two packs of that along with two packs of Westminster (for more masculine layouts). I quickly put together a simple page and it instantly became my favorite layout. Nothing much in terms of techniques – just a bit of hand-cutting, journaling on strips, mostly adhering stuffs here and there. Nonetheless, the fun colors of Perfectly Posh papers complemented the funny story of my picture. I always say that this is what scrapbooking means to me – it’s to help pictures tell the story. Years later, I will look at this layout and I will remember. I aptly called my LO “What’s so funny?”.

I didn’t hear about that challenge for quite some time. Then I got an email saying that the entries may be viewed at their flickr site.

I checked it out to see what other people came up with. Great layouts by all participants.

I didn’t hear from Memory Box for a number of weeks. I actually wondered what happened to that challenge. Then last night, while checking my emails at around 11pm, I saw this from Memory Box owner Candice Ong:

Hi Alby,


I am pleased to let you know that Tinkering Ink chose your entry “What’s so Funny” as one the honorable mention of the challenge. The judges loved the pull out. Tinkering Ink will give you a paper pack of your choice. Please refer to their website www.tinkeringink.com and email me your chosen paper pack so that they can send it together with our upcoming orders from them.

Entries will also be posted in our website, which will be finished by next week.


Candice Ong

Isn’t that the best news of the day?! Sure got me all worked up late at night after hours of trying to sort out my research budgets at work (and surviving a techno-glitch which made me redo my excel sheets – wasn’t able to save the first time)!

I quickly checked out the Tinkering Ink website to take my pick of papers. Lots of lovely stuff. I couldn’t decide right away. Hmmm…won’t share what I picked. Might jinx it. Will post it here when it’s confirmed. Yahoo!!!

Written by Alby Laran


  1. Christine September 12, 2007 at 12:44 pm Reply

    CONGRATS on another beautiful LO, Alby!

  2. Diane September 12, 2007 at 9:32 am Reply

    wow! congrats! I super love your LO. ganda ng kulay!

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