Sunday, July 27, 2008
I can't believe you've turned 1 already. It seems like you were only born yesterday. Time does really fly fast. You were quite sleepy during your party but when it was time to open the presents, you were finally charged again. You started to laugh so cheerfully & even started dancing. Those sparkle in your eyes show how much fun you had turning one."
Friday, July 25, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
Hmm... Still a little rusty huh?
Thursday, July 17, 2008
But wait, not so fast... On the morning of the scrap jam I was soooo.... busy. We had wholesale orders from Manila (the family business I was co-managing is a perfume/ health & beauty store but we do wholesale too). So I had to fix the orders as soon as I got up. Plus while doing that I had to multi-task with making die cut samples from my wishblade and taking care of my oh so cute baby. While the machine was cutting I had to get stocks from our bodega (storage room) which was like hell. The room had no ventilation I felt like I was in a sauna! After that sweaty moment, I took a short break and had lunch. The clock was ticking fast... I realized it was already 3 p.m. I took a quick bath & left home with my beach bag full of scrapbook tools and materials. Oh I had to go back home too coz I left my portfolio where I kept my die cuts! Grrr... Memory Gap!
It was about 5 minutes past 5 when I finally arrived at the venue (Shanghai restaurant in Balibago). Luckily I wasn't late. I saw new faces and some familiar faces. Most were former workmates at AOL. We had the registration & while waiting for the other participants to arrive, we did a little bit of shopping from the neat stuff Ms. Marisa (from Scrapbooks Hawaii) brought to sell. I somehow managed to control my self from hoarding the materials. Hehe.
Then the moment we've been waiting for... our first project. It was a cutie pink card stock tote decorated with ribbons & paper flowers. Then came the second project, a two-page scrapbook layout. I love the kits they provided to us.
There were also raffle draws. At first it seemed like everyone was winning but me. I told my seatmate that and right after I said it, my name was called! I won! Yey! I got a Quickutz idea book which was really cool. More raffles were drawn later and I was lucky enough to win in about 4 draws. Hehe. I'm usually unlucky with raffles but I guess today was my lucky day after all. We also got other freebies from Ms. Marisa.
After the second project, dinner was served! I really didn't eat too much since I just had Chinese food last night. Enough Chinese food for me for this month! Continued my shopping spree then we were asked to go back to our seats again to start our third project. It was a mini gate-fold album. I really like this one. It's unique and cute too. It looks quite complicated to make but when we actually started making it, it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. Here's my finished product for this project:
We were told we only had 3 projects but since we finished fast Ms. Marisa had another project for us. It was a Victorian inspired card but mine turned out to be like a birth announcement:
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Around the world.....
Ok, so we've got a little game for you with prizes (yes, that's a plural!).
We wanna see how far around the world we can go....
We know we've got heaps of readers from Aussie and NZ. Hi ladies! We know we've got a few from the USA Good day to you! And even some from Europe G'day!
But what we'd like to do is just see for real how many different countries we can get along here.
So here's the deal. Email all your friends and/or put a post on your blog. Giving people this post link and say 'go leave a comment with your name and country plus my name and country'.
Then what we're gonna do is then give out random prizes to both you and your friend for just doing that. Leaving us a comment.
We might give out a prize for being the furtherest away from us down under? We might giveaway a prize for being the most 'exotic' location. We might give out a prize for being the person who refers the most people???????? Who knows what we're looking for and what will earn you a wee prize?
And to give you an idea of what you might win....we've got papers, and stickers, and tools, and vellum flowers and and and....the list goes on.
Cause as you know, we're leading up to our birthday we just couldn't wait to start giving, asap. LOL!
So get emailing, put up a post on your blog. See what you can do.
Trina, Dawn and Lyn
PS: We might just play this little game for a while.....lets see how it goes huh?
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Well I continued scrap booking when I got back here in the Philippines. But since scrapbooking wasn't known here yet during that time, I got lazy & uninspired plus there weren't any materials here to buy scrapbook stuff. I got busy with college then later with work that I never found time to scrap again.
I went back to the U.S. last January 2005 and found a new hobby which is somewhat related to scrapbooking... card making. I stayed in the U.S. for almost 6 months and as soon as I got my California driver's license, I started driving to Michael's again to buy my materials. I think Michael's was my favorite hang out at that time. I would spend about 2 hours there twice a week to shop for materials. Then I searched for other arts & crafts stores so I can have other options. There was Jo-Ann's, The Art Store, Big Lots (this isn't actually an art store but I did find lots of cheap scrapbook materials there), there was another store which I forgot the name... sorry.
Oh well, from there I started card making until I got back here in the Philippines again. I was even able to sell some of my cards in our store & I'm glad people liked them. I would also sometimes make unique birthday invitations for my friends' parties. Then I started working again & it all stopped. Later on got married, had a baby & one day I saw that my little girl's empty milk cans were piling up at our back yard. Hehe. I searched the net for some recycling projects so I can make those cans useful & I came across the altered paint cans. Instead of using empty paint cans I decided to use the empty milk cans instead. And that was the birth of a new project! Hehe.
Then just last month I realized I haven't made any albums for my little girl & she's already 1 year & 6 months old! That's when I began to plan to go back to scrapooking. And as if it was my calling to go back to the craft, my friend Romely sent me a text message inviting me to join them in a mini scrap jam. Talk about perfect timing.
Oh I didn't realize my first log post has gotten long. I'd have to end my first entry now as my little girl has already waken from her afternoon nap. Till next time!