Sunday, December 31, 2006

Our First Noche Buena

Seems like its been ages since I last posted here! I thought I'll be able to come back after dinner on my last post but it took me 12 days to do so! Haha! :)

Anyway, after my last post, we've been busy with the holidays. Had our first simple Noche Buena (Christmas Eve dinner) in our own home with the family. The preparation was fun. Everybody helped out even my husband! He wanted to have Chicken Pandan on our menu but everybody's busy working on each own's menu so he helped out wrapping the chicken with pandan leaves! :)

While we were busy on menu preparation, I gave the kids paper clay art to work on. They had fun. Even my son, Vcoy, managed to finish his project which I never though he will coz he's not the type who loves working on intricate things. But his pre-school teacher once told us to engage him in beading, play dough and other projects that would require the use of his fingers to improve his fine motor skills. No, he's has no problem whatsoever, but i guess kids, especially boys, are born with really bad penmanship and they write letters sooo BIG! :) Anyway, we were happy to see that they enjoyed the project and are looking forward to our next!

Our Noche Buena was simple but I felt very thankful for everything God has blessed us. I can feel the joy, peace and thankfulness in our home from each and every member of our family - Vic, Vcoy, Loui, Ate Letlet & Kuya Toto. Its more than the gifts each has prepared for us but the gift of a healthy relationship is what matters most. I miss my family so much (my parents, brother and sister) coz our Christmases were never complete since 1991 after my sister went to the US and now all of them are there already! :( But having my own family enjoy the Noche Buena brings back the memories I had in this home. That's enough for now.... someday we will all be together again one Christmas.

Christmas day went out just the same - we heard mass in the morning, had lunch with my inlaws then went home in time for dinner. The kids were excited with their gifts. I told Vic this is not the kind of Christmas I had when I was a kid. It was happier then maybe because we have our grandparents, lots of cousins & relatives. Or maybe because we are just getting older! Haha! Or maybe just a different joy....

Christmas now, for me, is all about remembering the ReaSON why we are celebrating it and being grateful for what we have been blessed. Its not about the material gifts that we have received but the blessings our hearts feel. Christmas indeed is happy.

"Live life creatively."

Monday, December 18, 2006

Back again!!!!

Yes, we are back! Just got home and we are all dead tired....looking forward to menu planning and handmade gifts making with my kids this week. I planned to stay at home with them and do some "craft bonding" with them. I'd like to teach them the value of handmade gifts than store-bought gifts. Don't get me wrong. There's nothing wrong with store-bought gifts just as long it is from the heart but I'd like them to know that they, too, can make gifts, not just buy.

Will post more in a while....gotta have some dinner!

Airees :)

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Just in case....

you need to contact me anytime betweel today till sunday, my number is 0917.8132821 or 0917.5214866.

Hope to see you at the bazaar! :)


Unique Gift: Monogrammed Journal

This is a quick post before we set-up our booth today. :)

I wanted to share this project I made for MyScrapworks to people who are looking for a unique gift for any occasion especially this Christmas season. And just like the kraft alphabet letters I featured earlier, this is personalized and the recipient will surely love because its the initial of his name! :)

At the Megamall Bazaar, you can choose from the variety of colors of our journals (6"x6" (Php165) or 6"x8" (Php185)) and pick a letter. We will attach it while-U-wait. That's it!

You may also want to purchase our handmade box with ribbon that will nicely fit the 6"x6" journal. The box is another gift since it is sturdy, reusable & functional. Just add Php50. :)

Just a note: Our journals are acid-free, the bookpaper is thicker than the ones you see in the market, double-loop wire-bounded so it opens flat and can accommodate additional inserts. 80 sheets.

We also have other designs available.

Home Decor: Photo Cubes

I sooo love this! (I hope you will, too!)

Again, I'd like to incorporate scrapbooking not just in albums but all-around our house! I love these photo cubes! You can put journalling, pictures and even make a picture mosaic (will post samples soon!) of your family. Its a good conversation piece in every living room and a unique GIFT this Crhistmas. Again, I designed it to be tree-free so it is made of kraft paper & chipboard, acid-free. Size of each cube is 2.5"x2.5"x2.5" and the tray measures 9" squre.

We will also be selling this, naked, at the bazaar tomorrow til sunday for an initial price of Php150. Get yours now! :)

Scrapbooking:Series: 12"x12" Vertical Paper Holder

I realized the benefit of vertical storage when I was re-organizing my home-office cum scraproom.

My patterned papers and cardstocks were on top of each other making it difficult for me to get the papers I want when I was scrapping. Why? 1) I have a huge stack and pulling even just one sheet of paper is like pulling a nail with your hands! The OC in me couldn't resist re-arranging them neatly in stack, per color (in ROYGBIV!), after I pulled out one. When I need another one, I go through the same process all over! I end up wasting my time without finishing my LO!

You would ask me, "what if you just put out all papers then just re-arrange them after I scrap?" I did that! I ended up with a lot of mess on the floor, my papers were either "gusot" at the corners or with dust! (haha! OC!).

I wanted to buy those Cropper Hopper vertical holder but its way over my budget! For around US$4.88 + shipping (almost Php250 each), I have to think twice.

I realized why not make a Pinoy version? I usually see file holders but not 12"x12". So with scrapbookers in mind, I developed 12.5"x12.5" handmade vertical file holders to be available locally. Here's a peek:

It sturdy enough to hold around 300-400 sheets of paper. I initially made it in dark brown and planned to put on my handmade designs (Php165). If you want to design it yourself, we will be selling them at the Megamall Bazaar for Php120@. You may want to start with buying 2 - 1 for cardstocks; 1 for patterned papers.

Price may be steep for some but we have to consider that it is made from chipboard and handmade paper and it is handmade. Labor and shipping costs were big factors in our costing. But its proudly Pinoy! (Support MSME's! :)

"Live life creatively."

Monday, December 11, 2006

May I invite you....

to come and check our new and unique handmade products especially for this Christmas season at the SM Mega Christmas Expo this coming Friday, Dec. 15 to Sunday, Dec. 17, from 10am-11pm (Fri-Sat), 10am-10pm (Sun) at the Megatrade Hall 2, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City.

Whether you're a scrapper or looking for a unique gift for your loved ones, we invite you to come and take a look at our products. Let's "Buy Filipino". :)

"Live life creatively."

Unique Gift: Home Decor

Looking for a unique gift for someone special? What could letter of the alphabet could be more special than the recipient's name.

I've seen wooden letters abroad online and they look cute as a decor to anyone's home or office. I haven't seen a local supplier of this so I finally decided to come up with my own. I didn't like the idea of using wood so I used pasteboard & kraft paper instead (paper mache').

It stands 7" tall. You can order just 1 letter or spell out the name. You can also specify what color you want and we'll do the rest. Price: Php90@.

If you'd like to order the naked letters, Php50@.

Scrapbooking Series: Naked Accordion Albums

Our accordion album comes in 2 sizes: 6"x6" and 5"x7"; 4 panels with a matching box. These are acid-free and made of sturdy pasteboard. The dressed-up accordion fits nicely in the box that comes with it. (6"x6") -->

(5"x7" )
Price of each accordion set (both sizes) with box is Php100. Will post example of a dressed-up accordion soon.

"Live life creatively."

Scrapbooking Series: Pampered Crafter

Getting busier as Friday approaches and we are getting ready for our last leg of Christmas bazaar '06. Here are some more products that we will sell this coming weekend at the SM Megamall Christmas bazaar. Another version of our Pampered Crafter. Available colors are: dark red; yellow green, dark brown & fuschia. Will post other colors soon and how it looks like with your stuff inside.

Friday, December 08, 2006


Been busy for the past days that I have not uploaded our new products - meetings, designs, production....I can hardly breathe! We barely have 3 weeks in 2006 and so we would like to give a a sneek peak of what I have planned for 2007 - more Pinoy handmade products! I hope you'll include in your New Year's resolution "Buy more Filipino products" so together, we can help the MSMEs (micro, small & medium enterprises) and our economy.

First, this is our very own "Pampered Crafter". Perfect for crafters (scrapbookers), this is a rotating tool caddy - with 6 compartments, it can hold a LOT of your commonly-used tools likes pens, scissors, adhesives, paper piercers, etc. It is 100% handmade yet sturdy enough to hold your tools. Php400, available in dark brown, dark red, yellow green, and fuschia. The bookplates are available in various colors & patterns with mini brads, giving each caddy a unique look. We have around 5 pcs. in fuschia color available.

We will be launching this at the Mega Christmas Expo at the Megatrade Hall 2, SM Megamall on Dec.15-17.

I will upload more products in a while....gotta take breakfast first! :) Be back....

"Live life creatively."

Friday, December 01, 2006

...and we'll be on the road again....

Coming back from the bazaar, we took a short break from work. One week of light work and more on evaluating, planning and brainstorming for the coming year. Yes, even if we are just a small company, there's no excuse on not doing these things. It gives us perspective - of what we did right or wrong, and how we can improve.

Aside from catching a nasty cold & fever, I had backpains and migraine....probably stress-related. So I just slowed down a bit though not completely without doing any work (my clients would probably kill me!). It gave me the much need boost to prepare for our next gig. :)

And YES! We will be on the bazaar scene again (for the last time) at the Mega Expo Bazaar at SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City this December 15-17 (Fri-Sun), Megatrade Hall 2. We have been offered a slot and we might as well try it for the last time this season since we think this could be a better venue since its mall-based. And besides, Megamall is just a few blocks away from our place (in Mandaluyong).

I will be posting our additional products (note: scrapbookers will probably love!) for those who are looking for UNIQUE gift items this Christmas. So keep checking this blog in the next 2 days for product uploads.

Hope to see you there!

"Live life creatively."

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

We're back!

We're back from a 3-day bazaar at the World Trade Center. It was OK but very tiring! I had fun eating lots of crispy siomai, prawn balls & lobster balls!!! Ha?!! No, we did not sell food. Haha! :) That's something I look forward in a bazaar aside from selling our stuff and meeting new contacts.

The bazaar gave us the first-hand experience on how our target market respond to our new products. We learned a lot and at the same time we were inspired by the way people react to our products. One old man told me "You know, you have good products. Very unique & personalized." It lifted my spirits!!! I simply thanked him and said "...and its proudly Pinoy!"

You know, when I started making handmade
invitations, not a lot of people were keen to the idea. I had funny and not-so-funny experiences when people see my invitations. Some were expecting the usual traditional invitation only to find out what I do is different! Sometimes, I'll have comments like "what is this???". But that did not hamper my passion. Not a single thread.... because it IS my passion - i love doing it plus the fact that I'm sure there will always be a few key people that would like what I do. And that family!!! hahaha! :)

Don't get me wrong. But based on my experience, friends come and go, but family will always be there and they are your strength. Ok, I'm getting out of topic here.....

What am I driving at??? Do not be afraid to be different, to think of something new, to change something that needs to, to be YOU. Expect that some people may not readily like your idea, some may even think you're nuts but don't give up. Master your craft. Your time to shine will come sooner than you think.

And now, I think my time has come..... :)

"Live life creatively."

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

You're Invited!

We are all having sleepless nights working on our products for the Noel Bazaar. Though we cannot promise that we will have everything as planned but we will be featuring all of our products - some may be available on a per order basis. As much as we would like to have everything ready, being a "newcomer" in the bazaar arena, we have so much to learn. Nevertheless, we hope you will enjoy (and buy!) our products because we all worked so hard to come up with unique, personalized and proudly-Flipino items for you to share with your loved ones.

Hope to see you there!!! :)

Live life creatively.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Designs Uploaded

Whoa! Busy busy week ahead! I can hardly breathe! For now, I'm just posting our 2007 calendar designs. These are mini calendars and we will be selling this at the Noel Bazaar this coming Nov.24-26 at the World Trade Center, (Buendia Ave. Ext.) Manila for Php50@ or Php200 for 5 pcs. Each design has an inspirational quote. A unique gift!

More designs soon!!!! Better yet, come and see us at the bazaar! :)

Live life creatively!

Thursday, November 16, 2006


I'm attaching one of our products we will offer at the Noel Bazaar next week. A friend of mine asked me to do these medium calendars (size: 4"x6") for the birthday of her twin nephews. I'm glad she liked it. The blue one is a hanging calendar while the green is desktop.

We also have mini calendars (size: 3"x5") available in different designs which I will upload hopefully within the day. We also have a limited number of handmade desktop calendars (size: 6"x7").

Will upload more...patience... :)

What Matters Most...

Yesterday was such a BUSY day for all of us. We can all feel the tension and excitement on the upcoming bazaar. It was a good feeling. Everyone is "hyper" and all the more exciting! :) But when friction is developing among some of my staff, it banishes away the exciting part :(

I was quick to notice it and I just had to remind them, including myself, that we all have to ENJOY THE PROCESS. I don't even want to give them quotas to produce more but to simply enjoy the company of each one while making our handmade products. Profit matters but its not our ultimate goal. Its the spirit of making handmade gifts for people to appreciate and enjoying the process. Money will come next. As I told them, "its NOT WORTH IT if we come up with great products in large quantities but the trade-off is broken relationships." Im glad everything is back to "normal" - the tension is there but we all learned to work together to achieve a common goal while enjoying the process. :)

Wednesday, November 15, 2006


We are extremely busy as the Noel Bazaar approaches. So many things to do, new products to work on and to post on my website, haaay!!!!

Anyway, today, I'll be working on uploading some of our calendar designs. That's all for today. Will have delivery in Manila and pick-up more new products from my supplier.

And yesterday, He answered one of my prayers - for a Meeting Place for me to meet my clients in Manila. This has been an issue for me since we moved May 2005. I wanted to have a more formal meeting place for me and my clients other than malls. But don't get me wrong - IT IS OK to meet in the malls (coffee shop or resto), but when you are brainstorming, it is quite distracting.

You will soon see my invitations (and meet me there by appointment) at The Meeting Place at the Ground Floor, Edsa Shangri-La Hotel, 1 Garden Way, Mandaluyong City. Its a one-stop bridal shop open from
Mondays to Saturdays 9am to9pm. Will post here as soon as my album of samples is on display.

Hopefully, we get to see you all at the Noel Bazaar. I'm sure you will like our products as they are UNIQUE, HANDMADE, and truly FILIPINO. :)

Back to work....

"Live life creatively."

Monday, November 13, 2006

Journey to a Passion

(1st part of a series)

A lot of people who watched at ABS-CBN's Kabuhayang Swak na Swak texted that they also want to have a business like mine and if I could teach them. Some were even asking me if I hold seminars. Oh no! I am not yet an authority on that! I can only inspire but I don't spoonfeed. There's a big difference.

I actually didn't plan to put up this business. It was born out of passion in creating. I've always wanted to do something with my hands. With 6 years prior experience in desktop publishing (I used to have a desktop publishing shop in Laguna) and graphic design, I thought maybe I could self-study website designing while staying at home waiting to give birth to my first baby.

While surfing, I came across Filipino wedding websites with free classified ads. I thought maybe I can post my services such as making handmade invites, designing bridal cds, calling cards. I then made a 1-page website through Yahoo Geocities to practice my website design skills. Soon came inquiries through email and one of them was a bride-to-be asking me to design a butterfly-inspired invite. I came up with an original design and she liked it. Little did I know that this would be the start of something wonderful. But her wedding is not until next year....

An invitation to join a bridal fair at the Hyatt Hotel came. What??! What is a bridal fair? I didn't know then that I could join a bridal fair because I thought its for "big" businesses only. Knowing that I would never know unless I try, so I signed up for a half booth. Armed with some guts and a supportive husband, I braved showing of my designs during those 3 days. Well, I never got an order from the fair but I met the niece of one of the most important people in my business - my supplier. Not only that, wedding suppliers noticed my designs and one of them invited me to display my invitations in his wedding shop a couple of blocks from our house.

The first order I ever got was a 20-piece order of CD souvenirs. The ink I bought was around Php1500 which came from my husband. I was paid Php800 for the CDs. Soon after, a wedding coordinator contacted me and asked me to make 100pcs. handmade wedding invites. The Php800 I had (my husband told me to keep the money) I used to order a few sample sheets of handmade paper for me to make my new samples. The client liked the design and made a 50% downpayment. I used the money she paid for the papers and other materials like ribbons and adhesive.

It was just a one-woman show. I made all everything - from the envelopes to invitations to assembly and ribbons. That was my first big project. The balance paid me well and so I thought this is a gooooood idea. :)

Lessons learned:

- The internet is a powerful tool to market your products or service. It is your 24-hour, 7-Eleven store, anywhere in the world. It never sleeps.

- You don't need to spend a penny to put up a website. There are a lot of web hosting sites that are free and comes with templates that you can use to create professional--enough-looking website. A little HTML would be helpful but not required at this time.

- If you don't have an email address, go get one for yourself so people can easily get in touch with you. And CHECK them often - you'll never know whenluck strikes you.

- In this kind of business, PASSION is the key. You have to have it - it reflects on the quality of your work and your design. Money was never the motivating factor for me. I just love creating.

- Know more about the industry you are in. Get to know other suppliers as well, not just competitors but other people involved in the industry. Networking is also beneficial.

- Start small but dream big. But you don't stop at WORK on it wide awake! :)

More next time....

"Live life creatively."

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Slowly but surely....

Been on a roll on a Saturday afternoon - printing 2 invitations on 2 printers and working on my new website at the same time. Talk about multi-tasking! :) I guess I really work at my best when time-pressured (not "peer-pressured" - its a different thing!) - keeps the adrenalin rush pumping! Haha!

Here's a peek to my main invitation page:

Im working on uploading the about & contact us pages today and taking pictures of our new products. Hopefully, by midnight, I'll upload my new website. Haaayyyy!!!!

Meanwhile...I still owe the people inquiring about how did I got about my business. I actually posted 2 days ago the 1st part of the series but when I clicked on the "publish" button, goodness! my pc hanged! Oh I have to retype it all over again. Just waiting for my writing mode to kick in....just need some "upper".....COKE!!!! (the soda huh!)

"Live life creatively."

Friday, November 10, 2006

New look!

Here's a peek to my new website. FINALLY, I have decided on what color scheme to use. Been wanting to change the look of my website since 2004 but haven't had the guts to start all over again!
I'm on a roll to upload this before the week ends even though some pages are not yet complete. I have to do this or else, it will take me forever!

So many things to do yet so little time....but with God's grace I know it will be done!

"Live life creatively."

Thursday, November 09, 2006


Yeah right! I'm still here. Been sooooooooo busy for the past months that I've been a very bad blogger! :( A LOT of things happened...been crazy @ work, @ home, everything! And now, its almost Christmastime and we are extremely busy preparing for our first Bazaar on November 24-26 at the Noel Bazaar, World Trade Center Manila.

But first of all, for all those who watched me at Kabuhayang Swak na Swak at ABS-CBN and are asking me if I can conduct a sort of seminar - for now, I cannot fit it in my schedule because of my tight schedule till the end of the year. I really wanted to but I don't think I am prepared to conduct a "seminar" - I'm not yet an authority on that! But do check our website and this blog often for I will post tips on how to start up a similar business or any kind of home-based business so I can at least answer your queries.

I'm working my b*tt off in uploading our new website the soonest (for the loooooongest time!). Hopefully, I'll upload it within the week even if some pages are still in progress at least you'll see more of our designs and new products.

And speaking of our new products - we are very excited to tell you that beginning this Christmas season we are launching other cool and unique handmade products for sale as gifts for your loved ones and yourself. We have mini calendars, desktop calendars, cool journals (monogram design) and 3 more which I will announce soon. You'll love them as much as we do!

Note: Our Manila landline phone is still down, thanks to Groove, which is taking them for the looongest time (which I bet it will take up to next year or so!!! haha!) to fix our switch box. HELLO?! Its been 6 weeks since typhoon Milenyo, noh?! So to all those who are trying to contact us on a ringing phone at their end (but totally dead on us), please bear with us and just SMS or email us instead. We will try to get back to you the soonest.

Have to go for now, but will surely be back for the tips.

"Live life creatively."

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Inspiration anywhere

July 12, I had to go to Manila to deliver my client's invitations and get some supplies. It was stormy and traffic was everywhere. I decided to kill some time at the mall. While waiting for my client, I thought its a good idea to try Tia Maria's - a Mexican restaurant. I've always wanted to try their tacos (yum!) and so I thought this is the right time coz I'm looking for a place where I can write.

The soft tacos were huge and came in 2's with chips & salsa on the side! The waiter was fast in giving me my order except for one - my drink! It seems like they were all busy with the coming of new customers that they forgot that I haven't have my drink yet! I was done eating the 1 1/2 of my tacos when I finally gave the waiter a dagger look and told him I'm almost done eating still without my soda! Anyway, they finally gave my drink and since I don't have much left to eat, just stayed a while read my Freestyle book.

Just when I thought I had a bad first-time experience with this restaurant, the paint job on the ceiling caught my eye. I love the detailed paint job they did - in thin stripes of different bold colors. An idea popped up and I was inspired to work it on my journals. Here they are:

Another great way to use up those teenie-weenie scraps of paper! Try it, you'll love it! Ciao!

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Oh, I do own a blog!!

Haha! You think I forgot that I have a blog?!? :) Yeah, right. Been a bad blogger for a week because of the creative chaos I'm into.

Last week, I was given a short notice that we are invited to the Market! Market! Bazaar from July 21-23. At first I was having second thoughts if we will join since this would mean we have to work on our retail products and we only have a week to go! But my staff were more than excited to join so that's a GO for me. :) I'll post some pictures of our retail products later. Whaat?! Me, post pictures??! Yup! I finally got the digicam I've been drooling for the past months - the Sony Cybershot-W70. After 5 years, my hubby and I decided our old Cybershot P50 needs to take a rest (rest coz it will be our kids' camera in their discovery of digital photography!) It burned a hole in my pocket but its ok. Nothing can replace the precious moments I can capture on my kids with a picture. Don't let those moments pass you by...

So, I'm off to take a shot of my latest work today. Be back! Ciao! :)

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Design Marathon

After a sluggish week, I told myself I have to get up my b*tt to work on my pending designs. Monday is such an important day for me in a week since I somehow believe that if one starts the week right on Mondays, the rest of the week will follow. But of course, life is full of surprises, but at least it works for me! :)

My creative juices are overflowing yesterday as I began to work on my to-do list. It was fun creating new designs for my clients and I even managed to squeeze a new design that a ribbon I bought 2 weeks ago inspired me.

Until today, I still have new designs popping out of my mind and I have to grab this opportunity to work on it or else, it might go pfft! I have to put them in my sketch book in case my "dementia" strikes again. Ha! No, I'm still young (in a way!) but I really have bad memory. Any woman who has undergone 3 general anesthesia can agree with me. :)

So today, I made a lot of samples, emailed them to my clients and added another pile of photos waiting to be uploaded to my website. My website?! Waaaahhhhhh!!!! I forgot that I gave myself a deadline to upload it! When was it???? :(

In the meantime, I have to cut this blog short first to attend to Mommy duties - its almost 6pm here and I will put on my "teacher cap" first to study with my kids. Haay! Study time. I pray to the Lord to grant me more patience today! :) Ciao!

Ooopps, I forgot to post one of my outputs! Here it is:

Friday, July 07, 2006

Fresh Upload {on a not-so-fine-day}

This week has been cruel to our health because everyone in the household seems to either have a bad cold, nasty cough or aching joints! No, we don't live in Golden Acres for the latter. :) It's just that the weather here in our place can't even figure out for itself if It should be rainy, windy or sunny so it just decided to have it all on the same day! So here I am, with a stuffy nose, a voice Inday Garutay would have a run for her money and nebulizer on stand-by in any case my asthma attacks after 2 years of hibernation.

Amidst the unpredictable weather, the news of a Fresh Upload from myscrapworks web editor & designer is enough to brighten up this day. Wonderful.Creative.Passionate People! This is my latest "adventure" for the love & passion of scrapbooking & anything handmade. Will discuss about this in my upcoming posts.

Meanwhile, have to get my b*tt up and running to clean up my messy SOHO coz the people of Entrepreneur (Phils.) magazine are coming over this afternoon for a photo shoot of, what else, my home-office! Of course, it includes me as well. :)

Wish me luck! I'll try to stay away from the dust to keep my asthma at bay though.... (wonder what kind of cleaning will I do with that?! Ciao! ;)

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Now this one looks a LOT BETTER!

Thanks to my hubby. He taught me a little html (actually, he just emailed me the code & I just pasted it! haha!) but I still have a long way to go. I don't intend to make a career out of this html thing but I think it pays to know some - at least for the benefit of your own blog or website. :)

So what's next??? The header is a peek to my "ancient" website that's taking me years to upload. Not that I'm still on dial-up, which I'm not (thankfully!), but the OC (obsessive-compulsive) in me wants to upload it in FULL running website. But I think in my case, that would be impossible. So after years of contemplating whether I should upload it or not, I WILL... just give me a couple more days to at least make all the pages running. Waaahhhh!!!!

If you click on it, it will take you to my "vintage" website - my 24-hr gallery of invitation designs. But be sure to remember my blog's URL since I (read: my hubby) haven't figured out how to open my website in another window. In time it time....

Tuesday, July 04, 2006


It took me a while to start a blog since I'm having a hard time updating even my own website what more a blog! But here I am hoping to at least give you a peek to my world { iCreate }. Here you'll see projects I am busy working adventures as a work-at-home journey.

Ooopss! I'm still figuring out how to add a graphic header. Don't know about .html coding so give me a few days to figure this one out!