I won in the Artz De Scrap challenge for the month of May. See announcement here. I enjoyed this challenge very much because 1) I love my photo here (LOL!), and 2) it feels good to be painting on canvas again, after maybe a decade!

My card was also featured at PageMaps’ June Newsletter. You can download the newsletter here. Or check out the June issue of CardMaps here. I was thrilled to have been given the chance to contribute by Becky Fleck, owner of PageMaps. I got the email from her early May and I had several weeks to come up with a card based on her sketch. I was supposed to make a 5×7 horizontal card which I submitted a week early. I made a birthday card which I meant to give to a friend who celebrated her birthday in May. So, after I emailed a photo of the card to Becky, I gave it to my friend Mae.

And before I end this post, I want to thank all my scrapper friends from Pinoyscrapbookers and Scrapbooks-Exchange who congratulated me and shared my joy and excitement for this milestone. Special thanks to Cookie who actually delivered the good news Monday morning. I had no idea why she congratulated me. She left a message on my YM the previous night. She said “Congratulations Alby. Enjoy your goodies!” My heart stopped at that moment trying to think why she was congratulating me. It completely slipped my mind that both the Artz De Scrap announcement and PageMaps newsletter where released June 1st. Happy week ahead!

Written by Alby Laran


  1. pigmentations June 4, 2008 at 8:43 am Reply

    congrats, alby!

    you are really pretty in that picture. ang kiriray ng pose :)

  2. Maybelle June 4, 2008 at 8:24 am Reply

    Congrats, Alby!!!! Galing-galing!!

  3. Au Lim June 4, 2008 at 1:11 am Reply

    Woot-woot!!! Congrats Alby! at painter ka pa pala…multitalented ang lola ko!

  4. Christine June 4, 2008 at 12:43 am Reply

    Congrats, Alby!

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