Monday, December 10, 2012

DIY gifts

  Friends enrich our lives.  One friend showed me how to make soaps.  Another friend showed me how to make notecards.  And so, these are our Christmas gifts this year.
  Thankful for creative friends!

Harried for the Holidays

In the midst of soo many scrap tools and papers,  it is so sad at times that I am reduced to writing
Christmas greetings on cards bought on the sidewalk. 
Don't knock it though,  those cards are many at times, my life saver.

Early on, I used to hoard anything that had Martha Stewart on it.
Patterns are timeless.

Quick tags!

Washi tape. Just tape and go!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Puppy Love

   My Chow and my Chihuahua.  Love.   
         My chow Kaki was born in California.  She hates baths,  and only takes them  twice a year.
    She does not smell.  She is a constant scrap companion, choosing to always lay by my feet.
   She loves Siomai, KFC  and goes nuts for Beggin' Bacon.  My brother had to put her sleeping pill inside her siomai so she could board her PAL flight to Manila.
   She roared at the people inspecting her kennel at the local airport and skipped on quarantine.  Maybe it had to do with her snapping teeth at them.
  Piccolo is a recent addition to our doggie family.  He is about 4 months old.  So kulit.
  I know and love each of my canine family.  So it comes to no surprise that I fell in love with little guy too.
A card made by Dr. Sharon Chua using a Sizzix die from Memory Lane store.  She used a Sharpie marker for the eyes and nose.  And also used a cute little clay flower as an accent.  
Dr. Sharon is such a pro at making cards.  In the same way that Karen Filipino is good at distressing things and loves all things Tim.  
Thanks Jeanie David for appreciating each one of us.  And realizing that each one of has incredible talents and gifts.

Christmas in the City

  Full disclosure.  I've owned my bind it all for the last 3 or so years.  But I've never mastered using it.  I usually beg friends to bind my album for me.  Because I seem to miss the learning curve.
  Every time, I have to use it,  I have to watch a tutorial on youtube.  Apparently all I needed to learn how to use it is a lot of practice.
  I purchased index cards from National Bookstore for less than 30 pesos for 100 pcs.  But each book I make only has 50 pages.    I made covers from chipboard and covered them with papers.
  I hand cut my birds using a Maya Road template. Painted it gold, and for the wing, I put some glue and dunked it in Mica flakes.
  Flowers, Flowers, a bit of trim.  And Voila!  Now I have tokens for people whose kindness has touched me this year.