Saturday, June 30


Yesterday was my dear cousin's birthday.  We have been apart most of our lives, but I am proud to say that we are really close.  I do miss my cousins back in the Philippines, but it is also comforting to know that I have cousins here in the US that I can call and talk to any time. 

Anyway, I made this digital scrapbook layout for her birthday, via Memory Mixer.  Aaah... the beauty of digital!

I am waiting for a special announcement tomorrow.  I wonder what that could be???

'Til next blog!

Friday, June 29

Quick Birthday Set

Last night, I was in the mood for some quick crafting.  I looked through my supplies that I can easily put together to make cards.  I found four A2 card bases that have already been background-stamped.  I think I got those from a swap long time ago.  And then I found a bunch of birthday stamped images, which were also from an image swap.  After die-cutting the images, I decided to color the ribbon, and finish with Inkssentials Glossy Accents. 

I ended up with a card set of four, two vertical and two horizontal layouts.

Materials used:
cardstock/dp:  RAKed, leftovers
image/sentiment:  RAKed/unknown
ink:  Copic
tools:  Spellbinders, EK Success edge punch
adhesive:  Scotch, mounting tape

'Til next blog!

Tuesday, June 19

A Little Late

Finally I got to play in my planet!

But before that, let me just share with you a little story. 

My Mommy is here visiting, and she has been doing a lot of cleaning for us (thank you much, Mommy!).  She likes to hang in my planet - using the computer and what not.  A couple of days ago, she was grazing through my craft desk, pointed at my Big Shot and asked how it worked.  So I showed her the basics.  I embossed some cardstock with my A2 folders... and she said "wow!" upon seeing the outcome.  I even let her emboss herself.  She thought it was pretty cool.  After that, I showed her how to cut with Spellbinders dies, and layered the cut pieces.  She was amazed.  End of story.  I just had to share because I found her reactions quite amusing.

Anyway, I have been way behind on my card making and have even skipped giving cards to some important people during their special days.  I still feel bad, because I have mentioned countless times since I started blogging about making cards for all family, relatives and friends throughout the year as a New Year's resolution.  And every year, I fail.  And I did again this year.

So DH's niece and goddaugther, who is dear to us, had her birthday last week.  And of course, I wasn't able to make a card for her.  But I made sure I made one to extend her celebration in some way.

The image was colored with Copics, and the embossed background was sprayed with Tattered Angels and Smooch Spritz.

Materials used:
cardstock/dp:  Martha Stewart, leftovers
image/sentiment:  Sweet Pea, Stampin' Up
ink:  Tsukineko, Copic, Tattered Angels, ClearSnap, Spica
tools:  Spellbinders, Cuttlebug, Stampin' Up
embellishments:  glitter (Martha Stewart), pearls
adhesive:  Scotch, Glue Dots, mounting tape
misc.:  embossing powder (Ranger)

'Til next blog!

Thursday, June 14

Time to Fold

Hello crafty friends!  How has your summer been so far?  My first half of June was still pretty busy with work.  But today marks my last day at the school and we now move on to our summer break... woot!

As some of you may know, I do like paper folding projects.  I have shared a good bunch here on TP, and have even made some tutorials.  For Christmas last year, I bought me a 2012 Origami Calendar.  And like my "new" usual, I was way behind the daily origami projects featured in it.  However yesterday, I was able to go through each one from the month of February to June.  I was making origami for about 6 hours.  Can you believe it?!?!? I tossed the pages that I didn't care for (especially the difficult ones), but kept the ones that I liked and I know I can incorporate with my card making and other paper projects.

I never knew how addicting origami is.  I also found it very calming.  I didn't want to stop really.  The tips of my fingers were pretty dirty when I decided to quit.

If you have extra time, do check out my paper folding and origami projects, which you can see here.

'Til next blog!

Sunday, June 3

Catching Up

So again, I was busy with school year-end events at work.  But the last one took place Friday night, and a couple more weeks and it's summer break for me.... woot!!!

Anyway, yesterday I helped a good friend make a Disney scrapbook to give to her DMIL, whose birthday is today.  I guess one proof of us being friends is that we tend to do things last minute... hee hee!  The album was 8 x 8 (thank God!) with 20 pages.

To make the long story short, we worked on the scrapbook for 4 hours - utilizing a scrapbook kit she bought from Disney World, a pack of card stock, her Cricut and Xyron sticker machine, several 3D stickers and some of my tools.  I sure had a great time catching up with her, and at the same time catching up with crafting.

My only regret was forgetting my camera at home.  These pictures were taken with my celphone.  The quality doesn't give the actual project much justice, but I'm sharing you some of them anyway.


My favorite page of the bunch.

Hooked - showing more detail

Another favorite, about my favorite Disney park.

The irony is - I have been to Disneyland in Tokyo, California and Florida several times, and I haven't made a single scrapbook page about any of them.  I should.... someday.

'Til next blog!