April 28, 2009

Tama ba naman yun na 2 months ang update ko at wala pa ako masabi?
Anyway, our bags are packed once again and me and my super housemates will be moving to the Purple Line. It's a much smaller place than where we are living now but it's quaint and quiet and easy to maintain (as far as cleaning is concerned). There was a little bit of drama about this moving thing but we are leaving all the malas together with this flat. Sayang lang coz here in Tampines we are near the malls (I will miss Uniqlo but it's going to be a one bus trip going here once we move so - yay still!).
Ugh... I have too much stuff... And my scrap stuff has been neatly tucked away.
Even if I haven't updated this blog it doesn't mean that I have stopped scrapping. I made several layouts and projects which I will soon share once I've unloaded all my stuff once again.
So May 2 (I think) is Scrapbooking Day. I'm seriously thinking of getting a Slice machine but it will depend on what MWL will have in store for next month. I hope I can get a good deal, though.
Come back again soon :)

PS. I am currently in bed resting. I have a back strain. Pain is really bad - I cannot make sudden or fast movements. I was prescribed 3 kinds of pain killers which makes me feel really drowsy.
March 4, 2009


Eyelove...


0.25 lbs of Botanical Mix Wildflowers

They do not disappoint..

February 18, 2009

I opened my email this morning to see an email from Basic Grey telling me that my January Facets layout has been chosen in the gallery:




See it here

February 17, 2009 - it's my parents' 32nd anniversary

Which can only mean that come December I will be 32... yaiks!

I can't seem to add the date of entry in my blog so, til I figure it out I may have to type it out myself...

Hmm... My prowess is being tested...
Thank you Irene for choosing my layout as LOTW 15 for Made With Love. I'm am honored.





Materials - Patterned Papers , Alpha Chipboard & Stamps: Basic Grey Porcelain; Cardstock: Bazzill; Alpha Stickers: Making Memories; Stamping Ink: Versafine; Rhinestone: Prima; Others: Water-color pencils, UTEE, Glossy Accents, Lace and Embroidery Floss



See it here as well.

2009

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I am currently updating and tweaking my blog. Since it's 2009 - a new year - I figured I'd have a new look.
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A year older I am turning..

And I will be coming home. I am so excited to see my family and friends again. This trip is actually an advance birthday gift from my parents who also promised to take me to this waterfall in Amadeo, Cavite that they have discovered (I smell photo op!). It's also very timely since it's my nephew Justin's 4th birthday celebration on the weekend that I will be home. It's also my favorite boss and very good friend Vivian's birthday who promised to treat me to a scrumptious meal at Contis (never been... I know...).
As I have mentioned on my previous post, I had a very hard September both personally and professionally. I thank God that I was able to come past the obstacles that came my way, but I did have a few meltdowns in the confines of my office space that worried my manager and officemates (I know they thought I was going to lose it any second now). My crying spells were so bad that my mom was already begging me to pack my things and go home for good. While that prospect at that time seemed irresistable, I knew that it was the easy way out. Obstacles are there for a reason and I knew that I had to face it head-on. I had to be strong for the sake of my parents, I know that they worry so much for my well being especially in this situation where I am far away from home standing by myself with nobody to turn to if things get ugly. I've leaned so many lessons in this experience and most of it painful, but you know the old adage 'what doesn't kill you makes you stronger' surely is true. I am a fighter now.

So I've moved to another place (yet again). I like it here - from my window I can see the park, it's sunny, accessible to places, and my housemates are really cool. In my case, I have to be wary of people I meet especially a fellow countryman/woman. My last housemates - to put it mildly - are arrogant, self-absorbed, greedy people, spawns of the devil who have no real decency in their bone. And although I want to rid myself of any hatred as it can only give you wrinkles, I just boil everytime I think of them. They are robbers of money and spirit. I know someday that what they did to me will come back to them tenfold. I know that it is very un-Christian to think of evil things to these three people, forgive me I am only human and my imagination can go up to the hills most of the time. So let's not discuss them any further.

I want to fill my life with love and music and flowers and chocolates... I am so crushing on him right now:

Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Henry VIII



Go see The Tudors and you'll get what I mean (and Henry Cavill is hot-hot as well). If these kind of men do not turn you on, at least watch the show for the entertainment value (not as historically accurate as I would have hoped compared to the book The Wives of Henry VIII - yep! that's the nerd in me..).

And I will not let this post pass without sharing anything about scrapbooking. Here are some layouts I made:

boys



boys



Materials: May Studio Calico Kit



so i wonder

so i wonder


Materials: Cardstock: Bazill; Patterned Papers: American Crafts; Chipboard: American Crafts, Maya Road; Overlay: Hambly; Sticker: 7gypsies; Paint: Making Memories; Others: American Crafts Pen, UTEE, Glossy Accents, Perfect Pearls

I am currently finishing a BAB for the Prima Contest. Imagine winning USD600 worth of flowers? Sweet!

Til next time!
I have much explaining to do for my long absence.
I'm currently packing up and moving to another apartment because my housemates from hell have been so unbearable that I've decided to leave this hell hole.. All I can say is that they don't know who they're messing with and I hope for their sake that they'll continuously watch their backs for safety from now on. Karma's a bitch you guys.
I'm itching to cut and paste but I've already packed most of my stuff and they were the first to be transferred - all packed and sealed. So I can't wait til October 1 to be reunited with them again.
Visit me again soon :)

The next thing you know we'll be hearing Christmas carols again!

Last week out of boredom, I went to this place that I read in Leena's blog where she had a pictorial with her husband. I figured I'd go to this place and have a pictorial myself (alone - my friends were too busy doing i-don't-know what..) so I google-d the place and went there myself. Except for a couple of pedestrians and motorists, the place was quite deserted (nevermind that I was taking photos of myself - they may have thought that I was crazy or whatever). Still practicing with my photography and I'm still using my 50mm lens.

There are more pictures from where this came from (haha) so it'll keep me busy for a couple of weeks.


me today

me today



All materials are from the Scarlet Lime July kit (gotta love SEI's Poppy Line).




there's gotta be more to life

there's gotta be more to life



Materials: Patterned papers, stickers and glitter: Making Memories; Cardstock: Bazzil; Chipboards: Cosmo Cricket & American Crafts; Alpha Stickers: American Crafts; Transparency: Hambly; Damask Stamp: Heidi Swapp; Others: This and That from June Scarlet Lime, UTEE, DMC, Glossy Accents


I was also able to finish the journal from the Studio Calico add on from May. I've enjoyed doing this journal that when I was finished, I have no idea what I was going to use it for (probably secret spending for my scraps... haha).



Journal (Studio Calico May add-on)

Material from the Studio Calico May add-on

Thanks for looking and have a blessed week ahead!