Tuesday, September 1, 2009

charity: water

I live in BF Homes, Paranaque and we have a major water problem around here. But this isn't about me. It's about nations that have severe water problems, where millions of women and children have to walk hours each day to get water to drink from muddy ponds and rivers.

Watch this:

The story of charity: water - The 2009 September Campaign Trailer from charity: water on Vimeo.

When I saw this on Cathy Zielske's blog, I got curious and decided that I wanted to be a part of this humanitarianism campaign.

I know that our nation is plagued by poverty and similar problems. You can make a difference now! How about giving up that cup of yummy Starbucks coffee, even just for a day? :) or maybe just a piece of adhesive? That's not so bad, is it?

You can provide assistance through my campaign here.

To learn more about how your money can provide a range of water solutions in developing countries, click here.

Thanks! Here's to clean, potable water for everyone!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

circle of friends

My online friend, Colleen, with whom I haven't really chatted in a while :(, gave me this special award:

The terms of this particular award are: Make reference to award and publish it (simply right click on the "circle of friends" button and click on 'save picture as' and save the button to your desktop, you can then upload it just like any other photo into blogger), disclose rules, share 5 things you like to do, share with 10 blogs, inform each blogger.

5 things I like to do: stamping, scrapping, shopping (online), surfing (the www), sleeping (this last bit, not really. i just wanted to use 5 S words) :D

10 + 3 Friends, in alphabetical order (it was tough to choose just 10, hee!)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

seen this yet?

a few of Prima's product picks. yummy goodness!

I especially love this page by Adrienne (she used Pearl Butterfly Swirl, Baroque Bloom, Say It In Pearl Centers)

really itching to get some of those yumminess down on paper! :D

Saturday, August 22, 2009

a couple more

pages for Studio Azul using the June and July kits

Oh. In case you didn't know, the August kit is already here! Please check it out.

Since Tin hasn't posted copies of the LOs, here are a few sneaks of the pages I completed during our Tagaytay weekend.

Thanks so much! Off to enjoy the long weekend, I hope!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

tickled pink!

that my little project was singled out by Jessica Acs along with a couple others :)

Monday, August 10, 2009

mock buffet

even though some of us were not able to join in on the fun and scrap alongside our talented local scrappers, I'm glad Tin organized a dry run for the PS Mods and the SA girls.

In between doing a site visit (scrap buffet venue), chatting, and of course, eating (there never seemed to be a shortage of food supply over at Tin 's place) *grin*, I was able to come up with a few pages:

Here are the pages everyone completed that day.

Friday, August 7, 2009

before the August kit overtakes me :)

i am posting a few of the pages I was able to complete using yet another fun kit from Studio Azul.

photo grabbed from the SA site :)

Had a ball playing with mist here. Thanks so much, Mia, for inspiring me to break mine out of storage! :)

Will post some more pages as soon as I get my hands on them (had to turn them over for display during the Scrap Buffet) :)

Spending the weekend with a few of my favorite scrappy chicks. Hope yours is going to be just as fun!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

SA june kit

late post alert!

had another fun scrapping session with Studio Azul's June kit way back when :) just been busy with life that i didn't have the chance to post some photos til now.

photo grabbed from the SA site :)

Thanks to my boss girl, Tin, for taking snapshots of the LOs :)

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

weekend crop

i was invited by my online friend Suzanne to join her over at Citrus Tree for a fun online crop this past weekend.

Lots of fun tutorials and challenges. Unfortunately, inasmuch as I wanted to join them all, I simply did not find the time to squeeze them all in :(

Here's what I managed to put together in between comings and goings around the house:

Origami Christmas tree. I really had fun playing with this one

I thought this was a clever sentiment to put on the inside. heh!

Then I decided to make a cute matchbook, if I dare say so myself :D

I didn't realize I didn't have a 'just a note' sentiment around the house! eek! hmm. or maybe I was just really lazy to look for one. So I got 2 sentiment stamps and simply inked the words that I wanted out of each of them. voila! just a note. problem solved!

Color combo challenge was up next. I decided to go for more cards since I already had some holiday elzys out on my table.

While I was at it, I decided to make 2 more per design. Now these, I will definitely be sending on to Ems Fronda. Remember the charity drive?

Early Saturday evening, we all went out and hit one of the local weekend bazaars, which wiped my pocketbook clean :D, then we headed over to Tiendesitas to look at some adorable pups. Too bad I forgot to take some photos.

Sunday - whipped up a batch of delightful coffee oatmeal cookies. i was even gonna go for some butter cake, but I realized too late that I didn't have enough butter in the fridge. hm. maybe sometime this week then.
sorry, photo's kinda grainy. i was too lazy to run for the camera so I quickly grabbed my cellphone before 2 pairs of tiny hands (+ a pair of big ones) could wipe the cooling rack clean :)

G and I decided to check out some tiles at the home depot and we're kinda set on this for the bath. whatcha think?

So there you have it. Enjoy the rest of the week!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

getting some groove on

been itching to play for quite some time and sketch challenges are a good excuse as any to put together a couple of cards :)

I was initially going to forward these to Ems Fronda to help out a little girl with cancer, but then I just remembered that they are requesting for 4x4 cards. Methinks I'm going to have to get back to the scrap table :) in the meantime, I will be offering up prayers for the good health and well-being of Charmaine.

anybody else being crafty this weekend?

Sunday, July 19, 2009

tag, you're it!

delayed post as usual :D

check out Studio Azul's May kit

i thought i was not going to have as much fun with it as i do with the other kits because of the sassafras papers (not a big fan here)... but surprise, surprise! i did! haha. i was able to complete 7 pages and i'm raring to make more - there's still lots of leftover papers, embellishments and ephemera :)

thanks so much for looking. will be posting more pages using the other kits soon :) hope you all have a great weekend. i'm stuck in bed as i haven't been feeling well :(