Friday, October 30, 2009


Boo! I'm finally back! It's that time of the year again where the kids (and sometimes kids at heart) play dress up and go around malls or their neighborhoods for some trick-or-treat fun. This year, I decided to do some recycling and altering by joining the Artz de Scrap Altered Metal Tin Challenge. I have lots of these rectangular shaped tin cases (they're a packaging of a certain pill which we sell at our store) so I thought of ways to make these tins useful by creating a Halloween inspired mini album case. I haven't started with the mini album yet since I'm still waiting for this year's Halloween pictures. But for now here's what I've done:

I sanded the tin and then painted it with some orange paint. I used a foam brush to dab the paint so it could have that distressed look to it. Decorated it with black patterned paper with the edges torn, and some halloween stickers. The chipboard house was painted brown and then topped with clear crackle glaze.
Will post more pics after tomorrow's Trick-or-Treating. And hopefully, I'll get to finish the mini album soon. :) Happy Halloween everyone!

Thursday, October 1, 2009


I can't believe it's October already! I barely felt September and now it's a new month. Here in the Philippines, we're still trying to recover from the disaster that typoon Ondoy brought us. It was definitely a dark moment for lots of Filipino communities. I didn't actually get to celebrate my birthday last Sunday because it was too sad to even have a celebration. We opted for a simple dinner instead. But still, I am very thankful that my family and friends are all safe. The storm didn't cause us any damage in our area but in most parts of Manila and other nearby provinces, it was really a heart-breaking sight.

(photos copied from ABS-CBN website)

Haven't been very productive Scrapbook-wise coz I had tons of work to do at home and for the business. I'm hoping I'd be more productive this October though. And to get my mojo going, I will be attending the Scrap Jam on Saturday! Wohoo! I really need a break from all the house chores and work. The Scrap Jam is perfect for that!

I did finish a project last month. My neighbor asked me to create a gift packaging for a set of baby boy stuff that she will be giving to her godson's baptism. At first I had a hard time thinking of a creative solution for it. But finally got it done. I altered a simple gift box and turned it to this:

Front view:

Top View:

Right side view:

Left Side View:

Gladly, my customer was satisfied with the results. ;) Happy October!