Thursday, October 20, 2011


i hate cramming but i often do it all the time.when will i learn my lesson? now i am cramming for the second quarter exam worksheet for my two boys, but let me sneak to share this.

I love how mask and stencils can create dimension in you page. For this page, I used Crafter's Workshop Mums stencil.

Creative process:
1. Position the mask in the paper and do the misting.
2. Punch a border in a scrap paper.
3. Mat photos using Making Memories Noteworthy journalling tabs
4. Apply rubon and adhere the remaining photos.
5. Use TH tiny attacher to adhere the title.
6. Finish off by stamping and embellishing with flowers and swirls.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Saving Up for Christmas

Last night, I went grocery and noticed that shopping malls and stores are now filled with christmas gift ideas and I realized that Christmas is really in the air. This led me to another thought that I have to start saving up for Christmas. But still there are non-negotiable expenses that are due in the coming days, like Joie's prescription glasses. Ever since he is two years old, he's been wearing one and we have to see his opthalmologist every six months and he is due for check up in the next few weeks. This could possibly mean that his doctor will change his prescription glasses. I just glad I saw this video from Clark Howard who gave various money savings tip including savings on prescription glasses. True enough, I found just the perfect glasses  for Joie which not only fits my budget but gives me enough savings for the Christmas. A five year old boy really needs one that has protective coating, full UV protection, protective case and microfiber cleaning cloth. Do you think he's gonna like this:

I don't have to worry ordering from Zenni Optical since there is detailed description on the website which includes the dimesion and an option on to try the glasses on different facial shapes.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Scrappy Saturday: Sketches for You

I joined Sketches for You's End of Summer Sketch A Thon. Designers will post a sketch, but the challenge is to follow either fall, school and summer themes. And here are my takes.

Sketch 1:
Look at my very onw mistable canvass tag.

Sketch 2:

 I have two interpretations for Sketch 2. I just jove that Alpha Roller stamps...just perfect for my back to school photo.

Sketch 9:

Sketch 7:

There were a total of 15 sketches and I was able to churn out on 4.