Saturday, December 27, 2008

Exciting DT Spot in the near future!

I just got news today. I was just chosen as one of the 3 new designers of a very popular website that specializes in altered work! WOOOOH!!! This is a first for me. I've so far done Guest Design Team Member stints, usually for just a month. This one is for 6 months, starting January 2009!!! WOW, what news to start the new year with! I'll be revealing the name of the site on the 1st of January as per instructions. Stay tuned!!! I'm SOOO excited to get the kits! --- Can life be anymore exciting?!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Family Christmas Balls as Gifts

I've been busy making my gift of glass christmas balls with the photos of individual family members. I've done about 15 families already. The work itself is fast and easy once I knew how to assemble it. However, gathering ID photos of everyone is the harder work. Friends and relatives had to be contacted again and again just to make them send me photos. Some, I was able to download from the Facebook (thank goodness for people posting photos there!), but others keep on promising, and still forgetting to send them via email. Oh well, everyone's busy.

However, last Christmas Eve, I witnessed my relatives opening their specially made boxes of the christmas balls. Everyone was ecstatic! I told them about my idea of transforming the christmas tree into a family tree. Despite the fact that most of my relatives only got 3-4 balls (based on number of family members), they still LOVED the idea. So I guess, it is all worth it. --- Now if I can just get the remaining relatives and friends to send their photos, I'd be done with this project!

Next year, I'm going to add more balls to each family, by asking them to send me photos of their parents and even grandparents. Then their Family Trees will also become Ancestral Trees as well.

I'm thinking of selling these balls next year. Don't know if there will be takers.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Glass balls FOR SALE!

A number of my friends and scrap buddies have asked me where I got these glass Christmas Balls. I tried using clear glass lightbulbs, had it trimmed with the glassmaker, only to find out the lightbulb glass is so thin, it breaks even with heat.

I designed it and had it made in a glass blowing shop. Each ball has a diameter of 2" and a circumference of 6". It has an upper lip that has 2 holes for inserting a string or wire for hanging. It also has a wide opening with a diameter of 3/4", which was crucial for inserting photos). Since people have been asking, these balls can be bought at P395/6 pcs. By the way, these balls are heat-resistant and more sturdy than most glass balls in the market. I should know. I dropped one of them accidentally on a wooden floor and I was amazed that it didn't break nor chip at all! It just rolled off!

If anyone is interested, please buzz me or leave a message for me as to where I can get in touch with you. I'm ordering a few more to give away to my own parents, so I can add anyone's order as well.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

My 1st time to host the Kaya Challenge!

This is the very first time I'm hosting the Pinoyscrapbookers' Kaya Challenge. Kaya Challenge #20 is actually the Christmas Challenge. My deep respect and connection to my ancestry has pushed me to include my ancestors into our christmas decor, specifically our christmas tree. Hence, in our house, our christmas tree is now also a Family Tree. The tree is no longer just a decor and a place for putting beautifully-wrapped gifts in. It is now a collection of memories, a sacred place for honoring our loved ones, as well as a great conversation piece for family and friends. What better way to keep the spirit of Christmas alive?

If you'd like to check out the challenge rules, the RAK, as well as the entries that will be displayed for this month, do head on to Good luck to everyone. MERRY CHRISTMAS and MERRY DECORATING!!!

Ancestral Family Christmas Tree

I've been meaning to do this since last year. I couldn't find clear glass christmas balls, but was fortunate enough to know of a glassmaker who was able to do them for me.

Inside the glass balls, I placed individual photos of our family members, from our grandparents, to current living relatives. These photos were printed on transparencies. This gave the photos an ethereal touch. I also stamped green vines on the sides of the glass. Although not an original idea, since this came from a reader in a scrapbooking magazine, I decided to extend her idea into having individual photos of our ancestors as well. When these glass balls were placed on a tree, our christmas tree literally became a family tree. All 10 balls are all Galo's ancestors from both sides. I also added him, plus all of my family members, or as much of them as possible. Since I don't have complete photos yet, I intend to add on more of our current family into this tree.

Materials used: glass balls, StazOn olive green, wire ribbon with grapes design, misc. olive ribbon, christmas tree trimming of berries and leaves that were cut and reattached on the christmas ball and ribbon, AAS wires, magic wires for hanging.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Parol 101: How to build a lightbulb for the lantern

Supplies Needed: plug adaptor, lightbulb, plug, at least 1 ft-any length of plastic coated electrical wire (2-wire, can be easily split in the middle of the plastic coating)

1. Cut through the middle of the length of the wire for about 1" on both ends. Make sure that the cut is only on the plastic part and that no wire is exposed during the cut. (WARNING: Exposed wires can cause electrocution!) If wire is exposed, cut through the middle more and cut off the parts that were exposed.

2. Then, carefully cut around each group of the copper wire, making sure that the cut is only up to the plastic part, not the copper wires. This is important since if many of the copper wires are cut, then electricity will only be able to flow through fewer wires. Then, using your fingers, pull the cut-off plastic part, and twist the exposed copper wires to make them into neat ends. This will make it easier to use as well. Do this to both ends, then set aside.

3. Unscrew the 2 screws underneath the lamp base. Twist the exposed wires around the screws and screw them down. Take your time in doing this. No copper wire should stick out from the screws. The neater this is done, the safer the wiring.

4. Take the plug and unscrew the casing. Open the plug, attach the remaining ends of the wire (by twisting and screwing the wires) to the 2 metal prongs of the plug. Close the plug.

5. Screw in the light bulb and plug to check. For safety, you can wear silpat gloves or any rubber when plugging. If it lights, then it's good to go inside the parol.

6. Insert the lightbulb in one of the corners of the parol. The wiring comes out at one of the sides. Use masking tape to keep it from moving inside. When covering the parol with cloth or paper, don't completely glue in the cover on the side where the wire comes out. I suggest a flap that opens and closes so that you can always replace the lightbulb later should it go out.

BIG TIP: Cloth is a good covering material because light shines through. If using paper, it's good to have it perforated or have a design that is cut through so light can pass. Another is to just keep the sides of the parol uncovered so light shines around the star instead.

WARNING: Don't leave the parol unattended when on. Always take it out of the electrical socket when no one is around as a safety measure.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Parol 2008

I finally finished my parol this year. Every year, I make it a point to make a parol for every Christmas of Galo, sort of a marker for his year. So far, I have 4, always on display above my capis divider.

This time, I used scrap jusi cloth which I sprayed and rubbed with Glimmer Mist (graphite, merlot and olive vine). Then, I stamped StazOn Olive Green all over using the FP Bella Brush script stamp. In the beginning, I thought it wouldn't turn out well. Was I surprised myself when it did come out gorgeously vintage as planned.

Materials: jusi cloth, Glimmer Mist (graphite, merlot, olive vine), StazOn Olive Green, Carolina's lace, Carolina's textile flowers (love this stuff!!!), misc. olive green ribbon. Stamp used: FP Bella Brush script.

Techniques: stamping, rubbing and spraying glimmer mist.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Visual Creations November GDT Project # 2 - Tin Soldier's Ballerina

The 2nd project I made for Visual Creations is the ballet tutu on the CI dress form. This was so much fun to make! I've always wanted to be a dancer and making my own tutu using paper is one vicarious way of reliving my passion for the performing arts.

To bring out the shape of the dress form, I painted it black with acrylic first. I used predominantly paper so I had to figure out how to make the cuts, nips and tucks on paper, just like I would have done to cut cloth for a dress. I had to make sure there were overlaps to make sure there were no holes in the dress. I traced the "seams" with the lace to cover them up, then further covered the overlaps with glitter.

To make the tutu skirt, I hand-folded the paper like an accordion fan. Of course, the folds were not too neat and of the same width, then I glued them to the sides of the bodice. To make sure that the tutu doesn't fall off, I also glued the same lace underneath the top layer, just to prop it up. I did the same for the 2nd and the 3rd layers, but also cut them shorter, once they were glued all together. To finish it off, I adhered a pink satin ribbon, and attached a rose cufflink in sterling silver. The latter came from the Nevermore Kit I got from Gauche Alchemy. I actually used that for an altered eyeglass case, but had to reuse it here because it seemed to be more apt. The rose cufflink reminded me of the Tin Soldier's story, so I named the piece the Tin Soldier's Ballerina.

Do check it out as where it is being shown together with Visual Creations' Design Team Member, Cabbie Lopez, the queen of altered art. Also, do check out the many new and different items Visual Creations offers. I'm sure they'll make you drool!!!

Materials: CI dress form, Lefranc & Bourgeois Fine Acrylic Mars Black, Michael's seed pearls, Leeho Glitter Glue, 7 Gypsies Vale, remaining scrap pps: IOD Steel Toe Mary Jane Collection, Foof-ala AL.

Visual Creations November GDT Project # 1 - 3D Family Tree

I did two projects for Visual Creations for November. To see them, plus Cabbie Lopez's great work in the Visual Creations' Gallery, go to

The first is a small family tree that I've always wanted to make. I used the Cosmo Cricket Botanico Album Kit, but only the front and back covers. Since the inside of both covers didn't have the tree design, I scanned the tree on the front cover twice, cut them out (it was so meticulous, I almost gave up in cutting small scrolls in the leaf tree design!), then pasted them on the blank sides.

Next, I made a cut a straight line from the top of the tree to way past the middle of 1 of the boards. Then I made a similar cut from the bottom of the other tree to way past the middle of the 2nd board. Then, like a paper doll, I inserted them into each other. Waaalaaah!!! Instant stand alone tree!

To make the family tree, I assigned 1 family per quarter of the tree: one for my hubby, son and myself; another for Galo's ancestors from my side, including both my parents and their parents; another for his ancestors from hubby's side, again including his parents and their grandparents; and lastly, one quarter for writing the title Bonoan-Lagazon Family Tree.

Since the tree is small, the best I could do was to rubon letters to form the names of all of Galo's ancestors. These make up 4 generations.

To finish it off, I added flowerettes and a few chipboards from the Botanico Album Kit, then rubbed walnut ink around it.

Materials: Cosmo Cricket Botanico Album Kit (chipboard covers only), Carolina's lace ribbon cut into small flowerettes, misc. olive green ribbon, KI Memories RubOns Ice & Silver, Tsukineo Walnut Ink.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

KAYA 19 Challenge #3 Distressed Look

I did this challenge thinking it would be easy. Distressing is easy for me since it is the core of my vintage style. Unfortunately, I am definitely challenged when it's a Christmas Theme. Of all LOs, I am consciously aware of avoiding Christmas, from avoiding the prerequisite bright greens and reds, to the cute Christmas papers and embellies being sold. For some reason, I sometimes think my vintage style and Christmas don't go well together, at least most of the time. I was really glad it did for this one though.

This photo of Galo however started to call to me. This is last year's Christmas Day at his grandfather's house. He just received his gifts, and yet he still had an open hand, as if asking for more. At 3 years then, his grasp of the meaning of Christmas is limited by his experience of receiving many, many toys (much to my horror whenever I think about where to put all of them, and how to weed out last year's batch!). After all, he's still a kid. And so he will be for a few more years. ---I guess, what I'm saying is, let him have his fun.

All I want for Christmas are more... Christmas Toys.

Love Elsie Noel Tree Lot, Tinkering Ink Yuletide Joyous Noel/Mulled Wine, Daisy d's Rub Ons Telling the Story, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Merlot, Brilliance Moonlight White, misc. gold ribbon, Carolina's grey cord, Carolina's lace, Pigma Micron 03 pen.

Techniques Used:
Folding and sanding the photo, inking the photo, paper tearing, rolling the sides of the LO, spraying mist around the sides of the LO + rubbing same mist on the undersides of the rolled portions.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

KAYA 19 Challenge #2 Negative Space

I made this LO this morning, hoping to reach the deadline this evening. The KAYA 19 Challenge#2 in the PinoyScrapbookers Challenge Blog is to make use of negative space. Of course, I couldn't make the LO have more than 1/2 of negative space. I just had to add so many things, including stamping a french script on the paper.

The photo shows my favorite topic, my son Galo. Journal reads: Tagaytay, Summer 2008. Galo learned to be independent early. He has his own ideas of what he wants and who he wants to be. He has his own path to take.

Materials: BG Aged & Confused Vagabond Green bean, MME Tres Jolie Ooh La La Unique Card, SR Chipboard Plain Butterflies, Carolina's lace, ProvoCraft Alphaletterz Brush Seaside Express, Colorbox Chalk Chestnut Roan, Ranger Distress Crackle Paint Weathered Wood, Whispers Embossing Powder Blue, Puff Ups Puff White Translucent, misc. crystal glitter, Tsukineko Walnut Ink, VersaMark Watermark, Pigma Micron 03. Stamp used: Stampin' Up En Francais.

Techniques: handwritten journal, ageing photo through LightRoom, crackle paint, stamping and layering embossing powder and puff powder, inking, rubbing with walnut ink.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Luscious Kits + ephemera = One-of-a-kind memories!

I've ever subscribed to scrapbooking kits until recently. I saw the value of the kit and compared it to how much I would spend if I bought the items individually. When I saw that the kit is ALWAYS of better value, I went ahead and enrolled myself in the local kit club.

NOW, Gauche Alchemy's Kit is something else. I've seen it first hand. The kit is really different. It had the usual papers and alphas, of course, but it also had something else that I didn't see in other kits: PERSONALITY. To me, the extra ephemera is what makes a LO or project different. I see everything as possible art. This means that whatever I do, the little things I place into it must mean something.

What are those little things? Aside from magazine cut-outs, and images that are preprinted, there are the sprockets, gears, crystals and one-of-a-kind cufflink. In fact, just by receiving this kit for the GDT in October, it opened me to all sorts of possibilities that I've never even thought was possible! For my friends out there looking for a really worthwhile kit to have, this is it. Head over to the You'll thank me for it.

Oh by the way, I still haven't used everything in the kit. There's quite a lot, I still have to figure out how to best use them!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Visual Creations November GDT Projects coming up!

In a space of a few days, I've created 2 altered art projects. One involves my heritage, something that I've been planning to do for the longest time. The idea was simple really. I wanted to have a visual representation of my family to remind Galo of his heritage. I already had all the necessary materials from Visual Creations, I just didn't have the time to execute it. Of course, I wasn't sure it would work, but when it did, no one was more pleased than yours truly.

The other project involves my childhood dream. Again, I wasn't 100% sure I could do it. In principle, I knew that it would probably work. And I was still surprised that it really did! It turned out so beautifully, I keep on wondering if such a thing is saleable. I even have a name for it. I call it "The Tin Soldier's Ballerina." That's a big enough clue as it is!--- Oooh! I wish I could make money out of this! I had so much fun, it's tempting to make and sell one-of-a-kind items such as this one.

Because of the success of this last project, I'd like to go all out on the next one, maybe not for the GDT, as this would make them redundant. But first, I'd need white feathers. Lots of them.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

KAYA 19 Challenge #1

Finally, I was able to make a LO for KAYA 19. It took me a while to make a LO again since I seem to be pulled to make altered art a lot.

This is a photo of Galo in Loyola Memorial. This was the first time he became aware of a cemetery visit. Journal reads: Galo met his paternal grandmother on a visit to the cemetery. He had no fear, only questions. Typical of a young child. A day to remember.

Materials used: Bazzill cs, AC Amplified Woodstock, Tinkering Ink For the Birds, MME Tres Jolie Mon Cheri Girl Card, MME Tres Jolie Birthday Boy Frame, Daisy d's RubOns Chloe Marie Ornate Elements, MM 5th Ave Blossoms and Buttons, Bo Bunny Bella Journee circular brad, Carolina's lace (cut into a flower for the ribbon), Carolina's ribbon, Stickles Dark Blue, Leeho white glitter, Whispers Dual Tip Markers Vintage, Versamark Watermark, Perfect Pearls Blue Patina, Colorbox Chalk Chestnut Roan, Pigma Micron 03.

Techniques Used: handtearing of cs and photo, inking sides and photo, rubbing perfect pearls patina for aged look, doodling and adding glitter for feathers of the bird, handwritten journal.

Monday, November 3, 2008

GDT Work in October and more to come

I am done with my 1st GDT! And these are what I was able to come up with this October. Although I wasn't prolific, I was quite happy with what I was able to come up with.

Hopefully, my GDT work for Visual Creations for November will even be better.

Oh, I'm also going to host the KAYA Challenge for December. Something to do with a tree.... hmmm. Lee put me up to this. So if there's anyone to blame, blame it on her! But I promise, this challenge will be really worth doing for the Christmas season!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Gauche Alchemy Work #3 is out!- Altered Eyeglass Case

This time, I altered my eyeglass case using the Nevermore Kit. I'm so glad I was able to use the silver rose cufflink! My hubby wanted to have it for himself but I told him no. Besides, it doesn't have a match! Check it out in

Monday, October 20, 2008

Gauche Alchemy Work #2 is out!

This is a LO I made of myself using the ephemera found in the Nevermore Kit. It came from an old Playboy Magazine, would you believe?! To check it out, head on to

Sunday, October 19, 2008

2 New Projects done for Gauche Alchemy!

I'm done! I recently did a LO of myself, plus an altered eyeglass case for Gauche Alchemy. They'll both be posted in the next few weeks. Good thing I'm done too since I'll be holing myself into a corner to start working on the children's evaluations for the 1st Semester PTCs! Arrrgh!!! The tension is mounting so the best course is to start chipping away at the pile.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Gauche Alchemy Work #1 is out!

My work, a mini-album of my Dad's family, is now up in Gauche Alchemy's blog! It really turned out beautifully, and I must say that I'm really proud of myself with this one. Not only did I make a beautiful art project involving the inspiring Gauche Alchemy Nevermore Kit, I have something to give to my dad on his birthday in November! Do check it out This kit is really scrumptious and so is their hardware!

Scrappin' Moms Idol Entry Week 6- Why do you want to be the next Scrappin' Moms Idol?

This was, I believe, the most challenging week. Only 6 elements could be used and I wasn't quite sure if I was doing things correctly because of the very strict requirements.

I ended up with an upside down cropped picture of myself and just made fun of my white hair. Since I saw myself literally have more white hair each day, I decided that this was one reason I want to become the next Idol.

Journal: I would like to be the next Scrappin' Moms Idol because I am getting too old for thi. Everyday this year, I find more white hair. So before all my hair turns white, I'd like to win. I don't think anyone would want a Scrappin' Lola for an idol!!!

Scrappin' Moms Idol Entry Week 5- Assymmetrical Balance

Assymetrical balance was required, plus at least 1 huge photo. Although I could have left the remaining part of the cs blank, I decided to counter the big monotone photo with a small colored one. To add interest, I folded and sanded the photos to create graphically interesting lines to frame the subject. I got so engrossed in doing it, i decided to do the same for the cs as well. Since the cs didn't have a white core, I had to simulate it by folding, then running a white stamp ink on it. Then I stamped a script design all over for more interest. B&W rub-ons, plus a handwritten journal in both black and white, completed the LO.

Scrappin' Moms Idol Entry Week 4- Layers of Me

For Week #4, we were given the task to concentrate on Layers of Me, showing literally layers of embellishments. I decide to focus on the theme literally. I cut through the cs using a hand-cutter, then rolled it away from the picture placed behind the hole. This was done twice, first with the beige cs, then with the final black cs. Then I hand-cut my flowers, leaves and even the leaf paisleys. I also added dots of fabric pearl glue for more dimension. Finally, I used the blue patina of Perfect Pearls to cover the edges of the lay-out.

Scrappin' Moms Idol Entry Week 3- Direction & Movement

Following the parameters of Direction and Movement, Zany This Boy is a lay-out I made of my son. I used a Z-direction format and used the red color to draw attention to the title, an arrow to start with the small photos, a red vine to bring down the eye to the larger photo, then to the red Dymo journal, then to the words " my world." Because really, since my boy is "zany," so is my world.

I love the colors of this LO since it is very vintage in its appearance. I also like how the edges are highlighted by both the walnut ink and by Perfect Pearls.

Scrappin' Moms Idol Entry Week 2- Red,Orange,Green & Purple

Week 2 centered on just the four colors red, orange, green and purple. This isn't an easy task since it was difficult to find pps with ONLY those colors. Only black and white can be added to the embellies and the alphas.

Since I didn't have the colors I needed from the scrapbook supplies, I ended up scouring National Bookstore. I ended up with colored sand. Thus, using the Dove of the East China and Japan papers, I was able to make a sand mosaic on top of the green bamboo print. Of course, I used orange, green and purple as highlights to the predominantly green design. Then I made my own Yin & Yang embellishment using a Maya Road Tree Circle plus 2 buttons.

Scrappin' Moms Idol Entry Week 1- Party Package

My party package centers on a Postal Theme. This package is for a Philatelist Convention. Included are the following: 1) A handmade invitation and matching envelope. The invitation is a pop-up mailbox and inside the mailbox are the tickets + program of activities.
2) Mailbox centerpiece. To mimic the pop-up invitation, I made a big mailbox which will house flowers, the program of activities again, plus any other leaflet/flyer for each table. On the side, it reads: Philatelist Society.
3) Placemat. It looks live the envelope of the invitation but is personalized with the name of the guest. This is entirely made of paper so it is fully recyclable.

4) Placeholder. This looks like a mini-centerpiece mailbox but again, also has the name of the guest.

5)Giveaway. Inside a handmade paperbag that again, looks like an letter envelope is a stamp album whose front cover has been altered. Inside the album are freebie stamps, newly-printed stamps.

Of course, I couldn't help but also add other embellies to the table such as tracing paper flowers and curling ribbons for a more festive mood.

Scrappin' Moms Idol Entries- Elimination Entry

I've been quite busy after the Idols Challenge, I've forgotten to post everything that I've done! So here goes:

This is my entry to the Elimination Round. Title is Paperdolls in reference to my mom's penchant for dressing us up in similar, if not identical clothes. She even sometimes dresses the same way!

Journal reads: When we were young, our mom dressed us up in identical or similar clothes. She often sewed them herself. Obviously, we were our mom's favorite paperdolls.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

It's here! The Gauche Alchemy GDT October Kit!

I just received the Gauche Alchemy GDT October Kit and I must say that this is the yummiest kit I've ever seen! The colors are just my style, and the ephemera, so gorgeous and really vintage- looking!!! There were magazine pages (actual ephemera) with prints and texts, my mind is running overtime just thinking of how to use them! The Cloud 9 Book and Box Set album is to die for, so is the Teresa Collins for Junkitz Glitterz Alpha! And, the piece d' resistance... the metal and crystal embellishments! There's a drawer pull, silver clips, several sprockets (actual metal gears)!!! I've never seen anything like them!!! Just looking at them, I think I've found a way to scrap my son's photos without sacrificing my vintage style! Can't wait to start working on this! Hopefully in 3 days. --- And the countdown begins!

Scrappin' Moms Idol2 is Cookie!

Yesterday was really a blast! Our Philippine Scrapbooking Community had its 2nd Scrappin' Moms Idol Finale. This honor was bestowed on our friend, Cookie Aguilar! This comes not as a surprise to us because of her ability to come up with spectacular cutting edge designs. And not only is she recognised by her peers here, she is also recognized by international scrapbooking websites, as well as by Chatterbox as a manufacturer's Design Team Member!

Runners up were Donna Espiritu and Issa Lucido, both very well respected scrapbookers with unique talents of their own. Both are also blazing trails in the international scene.

The Final 10, including myself, is a merry bunch of talented scrappers. We each have our own style and it is quite amazing how much talent and ingenuity everyone has.

I myself didn't fare too well. I was harassed (because of a school Open House Seminar I had to conduct) so I came in late. I was actually more harassed because of the lateness, rather than the challenge. I'm cranky and inconsolable when arriving at anything late, whether it's a play, a party, or even mass. I knew that this was a possibility but I just had to make do with the circumstances.

I am really comfortable with my vintage style and wouldn't trade it for the world. Nevertheless, I let myself be swayed to go for a "brighter"-colored lay-out. Unfortunately, since this really isn't my element, I should have known to just trust my own instincts. The result was ok, but not one of my best. In fact, I was downright embarassed at what I was able to come up with. Truth is, I had difficulty with the patterned papers given. Since we had to use all of them, plus all of the elements inside the package, I spent the better hour just making my octagonally shaped stop sign LO. Hence, when the top 3 winners were announced, I was not surprised. They really deserved the accolade. Unfortunately for me, I was unable to console myself by doing my scrapshopping because of a long brownout. I couldn't see what I wanted to buy!

When I got home however, a package was waiting for me. (See earlier post.) This certainly perked me up!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


My uncle, Tito Rolly, was one of my favorite uncles. I made this LO as a tribute to him being a Jesuit priest. I recently submitted this to Inspire Me of Webster's Pages.

Journal reads: My Uncle Rolly was pre-ordained to be a priest. As a young boy, his idea of "play" is to pretend to "raise the bread" and to "say mass." His dream to become a priest did bring him to the Jesuits. He dedicated his whole life to being what he wanted to be. His life was pre-ordained.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Gauche Alchemy GDT for October!!!

I got picked!!! I got picked!!! I got picked!!! WOOOHOOOH!!! I saw the Gauche Alchemy blog looking for a GDT for October and found out that I still had 1 day to apply. I applied because I soooo love their vintage kits with gorgeous ephemera!!! If you want to know what their kits look like, here's the link: (the blog) (the storefront)

Promise, you'll positively drool, just like I did!

For my application as GDT, I sent in photos of an altered toolbox planter I made into a toiletries caddy. I'm so proud of myself because I made this in 3 hours!!!