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latest events

Was in hiatus for more than a week because of ...

a.  instagram
b.  twitter
c.  Facebook (not much. don't like it a lot these days. when i open it and see the very messy wall i get  so stressed!)
d.  i was lazy
e.  life's so overwhelming  and had so much to tell i didn't know what to do hahaha
f.  all of the above

(Can you guess the answer?)

But i figured just a moment ago (because I'm still not in the mood to blog, to be honest), I want this blog to be a record of my life. All the good and the bad, I try my best to post every happenings and thoughts.... so I'll try, even just through pictures.

Picture #1. Few months ago until last week. I was so scared of the possibility of having melanoma. Would catch myself imagining, getting so worried, crying, thinking what it would be to have it. Paranoia isn't good I tell you.  Saw 5 doctors. Specialists. Cancer ruled out. Thank you Lord for my "new life"! I wasn't scared to die. I was scared of the thought to leave these three guys.... no need to elaborate....

Picture #2.  Was in the company of fun friends. Vincent's birthday at Bonifacio. A Filipino restaurant. Fun night with band and soooo delicious food. Especially the Laing!

Picture #3. Couldn't take the yummy laing out of my mind. Cooked it the following day. Thanks to mother and Nancy and google for making it happen. Thank you Lord coz it was good! Not bad for a first try :) *drooling now*

Picture #3. Last minute farewell bonding before Vanessa left for Germany. So touched because she only had a few hours left before leaving but she gave us time. (Will miss you Vane. Wish we had more bondings while you were here but I understand there are lots of people, loved ones who also wanted to spend time with you).

Picture #4. Mommyla's birthday yesterday. But I'm not sure if she had a very happy one because her brother, Tito Carlit was rushed to the hospital. He passed away Today. (We will miss you Tito. Say hi to Jesus for us).  Made this for Creative Scrappers sketch #175, using Bo Bunny.

Picture #5. Jodi, my favorite pretty, courageous student. Would want to spend more scrapping time with her. She will be the subject of my next mini-album class... Watch out for it! 

Whew! I feel so good after sharing all these pictures and the little stories behind! I realize now how I miss blogging... and whoever you are, reading this now, here's my love and prayers. God's love is just so good to have... and to give away. Goodnight! :)

a post with no title :D

Hello! Back from a whole day out! First part was Yummy part coz I ate the very delicious Filipino food 'ginata-ang langka' and kare2, and cakes too! Second part was Miguel's gymboree class and a lot of chitchat time with Betsy. Went home with bags full of my favorite 'whatta tops' cupcakes and dresses for ThoughtfulCrafts, my FB store, to be posted soon. Thank you so much Betsy for carrying them for me. You are such an angel!

Speaking of ThoughtfulCrafts, here are the new handmade hair bands I just uploaded...

Weekend was great. Matthew and family visited us! I prepared hamonada and vegetable spring rolls... and they brought super sarap fried chicken! (Im hungry now, oh no!). Miguel and Taxx did the "tsunami" playdate, Kuya read Toy Story with Dadutz. Very very precious moments... I got belated birthday presents too! :)   Hubby got so engrossed with the movie they watched (while us, ladies made chika!) so these are the only kakarampot photos we had...

Then, today was the last day of Made With Love's challenge #8 which I hosted.  I want to say thank you to all who played along... photos below will show how the winner was randomly drawn... 

Congratulations Bbhome! :)

today's good things....

  1. My smile. Now. Because God told me tonight, in our Eucharist, that His love for me is beyond measure. His generosity can never be calculated. Well, He already told me this many times before. But this time it gave me a different feeling :)
  2. Hubby ate not less than 10 pcs. of the coconut macaroons I baked this afternoon.
  3. Full body massage for me and hubby.
  4. The 90's  music I'm listening to right now. I recall my disco and pa cute days haha.
  5. Miguel's "Alpabetong Pilipino" song.
  6. Kuya's very clear request for "honey stars" cereal :)
  7. Fresh buko (coconut) juice.
  8. Cute purse gift from Vivien.
  9. Mass booklet gift from Teray.
  10. Flowers I arranged at the church.
  11. Sally. The flower shop owner who might buy my cards! :)
  12. Skype with Papang, Mamang, Mommy and Juris.
  13. This  pambahay-no-lipstick-tambok-again stolen look bwahaha ---> 

Bless be the Lord who gave me this beautiful day! =)

Creative Scrappers Sketch #173

For this sketch, I chose black, white and red color scheme to match the photos' colors. My color coded embellishments drawers came in handy once again :) plus some stamps, paints. 

... the frame is a Sizzix die, painted, crackle painted, inked.

... my layout won't be considered finished without buttons! (maybe i should change my blog title to "cute as a button, ill think about it) ... and that black bracket is a new stamp from jenni bowlin. Hope you like my simple layout :) 

What else...

*Im hosting a challenge over here at Made With Love. Please visit and play along with us :)
*Our lazy weekend in instagram.
*Im in love with Pinterest. Period.
*Stumbled upon this DIY: storing border strips using paper towel tubes.
*NEW UPLOADS in my shop. Do take a look! They're lovely! :)

"kuya's haircut" for MWL

For this week's DT assignment at Made With Love, I made a 4-photo layout about my son's haircut experience at Junior League. I have shared before how happy we were that time, so it is just fitting that I scrap it! Thanks to Bo Bunny's Adlib collection. Making the page was easy and fun! 

... I incorporated the title and the journaling together using Bo Bunny's letter stickers. I love the "who", "what""when" stickers because it helped me tell the story... 

... the frame, made out of grey board, a favorite Sizzix die, paint and glimmer mist, emphasized the last photo where Kuya's had a gel and spike :) 

... don't you just love that cracks?!! :) 

paper: Bo Bunny
stickers: Bo Bunny 
die: Sizzix 655047
acrylic paint: Making Memories
crackle paint: Tim Holtz
gllimmer mist: Tattered Angels
others: buttons, dew drops, grayboard, sharpie

doll house mini album

 I had sooooo much fun while creating this project, inspired by Larissa's dollhouse creation. The I-couldn't-stop-grinning kind of fun! I want to make some more of these in the days to come! =)

An album that opens up to an 8-room/2-storey ice cream and pastry shop themed doll house that includes a mini recipe book inside! Featuring the freshly released Bo Bunny Sweet Tooth collection. For reservations and details of  all the new workshops offered this month at Made With Love, click here


Latest art: teachers day gift bags with cards made from this collection and this die and this die too.

Latest addiction: Toy Story

Latest pic together. Taken the other day :)

Latest bonding with friends: tea party! 

Latest cake cake I baked: chocolate cake
Latest music heard: You Got A Friend In Me (Toy Story)
Latest shower: yesterday. Lol!
Latest tweet: new blog crush
Latest FB status: note to self: keep your cool. think about the yummy chocolate cake you baked yesterday. take a shower and make those party favors. pray and smile :) #thistooshallpass
Latest mail sent: magazine
Latest meal: fruit muesli
Latest TV show: Umagang Kay Ganda
Latest weight: 67kg :(