Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Somewhere beyond the sea....

Just a quick post.
While I was cleaning my office (so I can finally start working on new designs! I need to do this... I can't seem to concentrate if my office looks like there was tsunami!), I pulled out my laptop and played this song. It lightens my load somehow and puts a smile on my face....I don't know could be the beat or the lyrics...whatever it is all GOOD. :)
Beyond the Sea
Somewhere beyond the sea
Somewhere waiting for me
My lover stands on golden sands
And watches the ships that go sailing
Somewhere beyond the sea
She's there watching for me
If I could fly like birds on high
Then straight to her arms I'd go sailing
It's far beyond the stars
It's near beyond the moon
I know beyond a doubt
My heart will lead me there soon
We'll meet beyond the shore
We'll kiss just like before
Happy we will be beyond the sea
And never again I'll go sailing
I know beyond a doubt
My heart will lead me there soon
We'll meet, I know we'll meet beyond the shore
We'll kiss just as before
Happy we will be beyond the sea
And never again I'll go sailing
No more sailing
So long, sailing, sailing, no more sailing
Good-bye, farewell my friend, no more sailing
So long sailing, no more sailing
No more, farewell..
No more sailing
I hope you are all well. Its so depressing knowing people important to you or to your friends are sick. If you can, please whisper a prayer for them, so they may be all well in God's grace.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Plum + Gold = Elegance

2 weeks ago, a classmate of mine in high school contacted me to make her invitations. When she came up with her motif, I knew it will make an elegant invitation.
She wanted it simple but elegant. Sometimes, people see handmade paper as very casual or informal and they don't think it will make an elegant invitation. But I want them to look at our paper in a different perspective this time....I love how the dark shade of plum blended with gold - it made the gold beaded butterfly stand out all the more!

For the accents on the left side of the invite, lately, I'm into pearls and laces because I see them as symbols of elegance, of royalty. And since I'm a 3D person (I can't stop myself from adding something 3D on my invites! It feels "bland" and flat if it has no 3D embellishment.)

My old number is back!

After 5 long days of calling Globe's customer service and believing that they will restore my line immediately, I passed by The Hub yesterday. They just found out that SM City Sta. Rosa Globe Business Center entered a WRONG (as in a totally different number!) serial number from my SIM! I swear, if I have a heart problem, I'd die on the spot! Their customer service couldn't explain what's wrong with my SIM and always promises that my line would be back. If I had not gone to the Hub, I'd be waiting in vain and lots of lost clients!

Imagine what carelessness (or stupidity for that matter!) can do.

I thank Mr. Lloyd Santos of The Hub Glorietta for bearing with me. Even before I flare up, I told him not to take it personally. I am just pissed off with the person/people who entered the wrong serial number BUT I told him it is unacceptable for me to wait another 2 DAYS for the sim to get activated. NO WAY!

So, he went back and called up their Engineering Department and within 30 minutes I have a signal! I guess sometimes it pays to be the "other side" of Airees at times like this. :)

So, this is my OTHER number (though I am still keeping the 521... for the meantime, just in case...) +63917.8132821

I hope this will be the last of the not-so-good 3's that happened to me last week.....

I wish you all well.

Sunday, February 25, 2007


My mobile phone was stolen at the Asian Hospital where I was confined last Monday-Wednesday. I was undergoing an EEG test at the lower ground when the incident happened. Someone entered my room and stole my phone. Long story....

Anyway, you may contact me thru this number until Globe restores my old number into my new SIM which is taking them sooooooooooooooooooo long! Isa pa yang Globe na yan! 4 days na wala pa din signal SIM ko!

Here's my other number: 0917-5214688

I'm off to Tagaytay for our last day of Kasalang Filipino 2007.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Kasalang Filipino 2007

I am inviting all of you to come and visit our booth at the Kasalang Filipino 2007 at Tagaytay Country Hotel, Olivarez Plaza, Rotonda, Tagaytay City on February 23-25, 2007 - 11am-8pm.

We will showcase our new designs for 2007 and some of our bestsellers. :) Special discount and freebies will be given for on-site booking.

Lastly, may I invite you also to the Wedding Expo Philippines 10th Edition on March 10-11, 2007 at the PICC Forum, CCP Complex, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City.

Dressed Up Monograms

I was invited by a good friend, Iris of SparkUp Planners, to hold a workshop at the Glorietta Homezone Area last February 17. I worked with one of our products, the naked monograms and dressed them up with patterned papers, acrylic paint. But this time, Iris suggested that I include some pictures to extend the use of the monogram further - as a photo decor.

I used the frame
die cuts-to-go by K & Co. and some too-small-shots that I have of my daughter. These shots were put to good use since they just fit right to the frame.

This project is so easy to do. You might want to try them. These are perfect unique gifts for your loved ones. Just get a naked monogram (of course, from us!), some acrylic paint (for the sides of the letter so you wont have to cover it with patterned paper), patterned paper, and some embellishments.

Trace the naked letter at the back of the patterned paper. Remember to mark each side of the letter with 1 or 2 and its corresponding number on the patterned paper so you will have the exact pattern for each side. Cut and set aside.

Paint the sides of the naked letter first. Don't worry about getting the pain over the front and back side of the letter since you will cover these with patterned paper.

When dried, adhere the traced pattern to the corresponding sides. You may want to use sand paper on the sides to make the edges smooth.



I am finally posting the journaling I made on my layout for the MLA Challenge. I deferred posting it coz I still have to know the results of my tests. And now that I can say I am fine - there's nothing serious about my health (just have to learn to manage stress so it doesn't add more pressure to my cervical spine), I want to share with you the "things" I am grateful for.

But first, I want to thank all of you (you know who you are) who prayed for me during the time that I was in the hospital. Now I know I have a long way to go to fulfill God's plan for me and to take some time to slow down and relax and "literally smell the flowers" to appreciate more of this life. :)


February 18, 2007 - I am doing this layout a day before I undergo several tests at the Asian Hospital tomorrow afternoon. I will be staying there for 2 days to finish all the tests and hopefully be home by Wednesday. I don’t know what will happen next nor what the results would be.
I was advised by my neurologist to undergo MRI to examine my brain! I’ve been suffering from what I believe a migraine for about 5 years now but 2 years after I fell from the stairs, I had a “regular” migraine attacks and stronger intensity running down to my right shoulder. I finally had the guts to have myself examined by a neurologist after I realized that I have my kids to take care of and I needed to be alive for them! :)

As of now, I don’t feel anything except the nagging pain on my neck. I only think that the tests will just be a routine check-up and I will be fine. Perhaps, I am not that afraid yet, for I know God has the ultimate plan for my life and I know that He knows my kids need me for now...

But, My Little Attic’s challenge to make a layout for myself and what are the “things” I am grateful for INSPIRED me to make one. Funny, one thing that crossed my mind to make this layout is that if ever I’ll undergo a surgery or what, and I might have to lose my memory, at least I have a record of what I am grateful for and what the heck I am doing in this life! :) Yeah, I know, I am morbid. But its not impossible, right?

So, to my family, whatever happens to me and my memory, remind me of these 3 “things” that I am forever grateful to have:

ALBUMS - Its not the album per se that I am grateful but what they contain: my family, friends and the people I worked with, the relationships I have with them, for the lessons in life that each one taught me and for that, I have become the person I am right now.

INVITATIONS, BOOKS & MAGAZINES, TOOLS - They symbolize the talents that I have that God gave me. And because of this, it has become my passion and the passion led me to create works of art that I get to share with the people around me and has somehow brought joy and inspiration to them. I am grateful for the life I live right now because I have developed my self-esteem, found my own place under the sun, and my self-worth.

FAITH - Without this, I am nothing. Over the years, my relationship with my Creator has helped me go through what life has given me. I may not express my being a Catholic as much as other people would do, but the personal relationship with my Creator has been my source of strength - the reason for my being - and to Whom my life should be directed upon. It is a process and I take it one day at a time.....

Monday, February 19, 2007

Entry to MLA's Challenge

Just a quick post before I take some time off.

A layout about what I am grateful for. My journaling is hidden on the trifold pocket (too long!) but it is written from the *heart*.

I wish you all well!

EDITED: Layout and journaling above.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Tamang senti lang po....

Just a quick post here.

I love songs.... though sometimes the songs don't love my voice, I love how they touch you in your deepest emotions that sometimes you just don't know what words to express.

from the song Everything I Own by Bread:

"Is there someone you know, you're loving them so, but taking them all for granted? You may loose them one day, someone takes them away, and they don't hear the words you long to say?"

from one of my all-time fave song What a Wonderful World:

"I see babies cry, I watch them grow, they'll learn much more that I've ever known. And I think to myself: What a wonderful world!"

"Live life creatively."

Hapi Nyu Yi!!!!

It's Chinese New Year here in the Philippines. Though we are not Chinese (just Chinese-looking) we also take part in some of their traditions like wearing red for luck, fruits on our table, eating Tikoy and some fireworks, if ever we get to buy. :)

I've been reading (and following some) Feng Shui tips for quite some time and I guess it helps. I've read somewhere that Feng Shui is not a religious thing - it is more of scientific - harnessing the energy around us. But of course, even if one has a house full of Feng Shui paraphernalia making it to look like a store in Binondo, one cannot expect luck if he does not do good things especially to other people. Its just like Karma - there is no good or bad Karma - just Karma - "do unto others what you want others do unto you"; "the more you give, the more blessings to receive". That's simple, right? :)

So, to anyone reading this blog - I wish you well - good health and wealth, healthy relationships and most of all, may we all become better persons this year. Hapi Nyu Yi! :)

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Fresh Upload, New Project

Hi everyone! I would like to invite you to drop by - we've got lots of new articles and to-do projects for you.

Try it! :)

"Live life creatively."

Monday, February 05, 2007


I've been busy for the past days working on new designs for clients, meetings and ordering supplies online, thru SMS and taking a trip to DV (Divisoria)!!! Thank goodness for technology - ordering some supplies thru SMS or online and just have them delivered thru Air21 is more cost-effective and saves me time and energy.

Anyway, I am just glad to finally finish working on 2 designs for 2 clients. Though I still have more to do [2 of my friends will kill me if they read this because I haven't showed them their invites! ;) ], I felt relieved that I am done with these 2.

This is just a sneak peek of the invite for this "Victorian" bride. She has an eye for design and she loves a "lavish" design. She knows that the invitation is what gives her guests the first impression of her upcoming wedding and she wants to make sure that the guests will have an eye candy once they receive her invitation!

This 2nd invitation is quick. Even
though inner invitation design (not shown here) is a bestseller, this is the first time I am working on these combinations and papers for this design. Still, I can say that the invitation will be uniquely-made for this couple.

Time to work on my next....

"Live life creatively."