Sunday, September 23, 2007

SISTER Sunday - September 23rd

Yeah! Time for a new sister!!
Please welcome Timi Mercado as our "Sister of the Week"!

Timi and her family live in the Philippines.

"I am married for 12 years to my husband Danny. We are blessed with two kids, Jigs (age 12) and Dannah (age 10)"

How/Why did you start scrapbooking? I started my journey to the world of scrapbooking in the year 2000. That year, I completed a scrapbook for my husband as a gift on his 30th birthday, our 11th Valentine’s Day as a couple and 5th Wedding Anniversary. I completed my second scrapbook in 2002 for my son’s preschool years. The following year, National Bookstore (a leading bookstore in the Philippines) launched their first scrapbooking product line (All About Scrapbooking). I happened to purchase one kit and that started my “addiction”. After that time, things have never been the same for me. I started working on my children’s scrapbooks. In 2006, I was introduced to acid free supplies and 12x12 LO’s. Before all my pages were 8.5x11. To date, I have already completed 16 albums for my family.

What is it about scrapbooking that you really love?
Through scrapbooking, I am able to capture and preserve the fond memories of people I love (my family and friends) and document important life events. I believe that the scrapbooks I have created will be a legacy to the future generations of my family. Scrapbooking also sees me through during not so good times. Just seeing what I have accomplished in the past seven years is enough to take my blues away as well as all those stresses.

How many hours a week do you scrapbook? I spend around 2 hours of my weekday nights scrapbooking. During weekends, around 6-8 hours are spent creating scrapbook layouts when I am just at home.


Here is Timi's layout that she created for Week 22:


Timi's Blog

Timi's Gallery

Sisterhood.... a celebration of the he{ART}


charlotte said...

Congratulations on being the sister of this week, Timi! I love the LO you've created - the circles looks so great and the colors are fantastic! And I also love the flowers with the bright colors! Beautiful work!

I look forward to read more about you this coming week! :-)

Deanne said...

Hi Timi! Welcome to the sisterhood! Love your layout!!!

Jean Marie said...

Welcome Timi!!What an intresting Blog you have :)Great reading...
I also have to say I love your use of color and elements on your LOs..
lots of fun!Look forward to your week :)! Super opening lo!

Timi O. Mercado said...

Thanks for the warm welcome and the nice comments. It's my honor to be the Sister of the Week!

Yu'er said...

Beautiful Lo, Timi! I happened to get some stuff from National Book Store in Manila, they're wonderful!
Welcome to sisterhood!

Tricia said...

CONGRATULATIONS Timi!!! I"ve been trying to commenton your blog, but it says I have to register! I'd like to get in touch with you! Please visit my blog for my information!

Timi O. Mercado said...

Ok Tricia, I will.