Saturday, October 31, 2009

Trick or Treat

To my surprise, Andrei volunteered to sponsor their class' trick or treat. I was surprised with her teacher's thank you note. After a few words with my kid, I thought, they're just kids. It's once a year so, why not. Being a stage mom AND scrapper mom, I wouldn't just pack the candies on plastic bags, I would find creative ways to pack it. So I searched the net for a few tips and stumbled upon a few great ideas. I stumbled upon Martha Stewart's coffin treat boxes and the chinese takeout treat boxes (sorry, I forgot the site). I was contemplating which one is cheaper and easier to make so I decided to go with the chinese takeout treat boxes.
I bought small plain chinese takeout boxes from RM Box Center that Marian suggested (thanks Marian! It was a great help!) I just assembled it and put spooky halloween border and trick or treat tag that I printed out from the computer. I then put black ribbon as handle and filled it with assorted candies and chocolates.

Finally, I sealed the top with a Jack-o-lantern Happy Halloween clip art greeting (also from the net). Here's a closeup of the treat boxes. I hope his classmates like it.
TFL! Happy Halloween everyone!

Tween birthday giveaway

My sister celebrated her 11th birthday last October 12. She asked me to make a few stuff for her goodie bags that she will give away for her best buds. An 11-year old, still loves goodie bags? Well, we grown ups loves freebies, so why not? Lucky for her, I was experimenting on a few door hangers that I got from Japan Homes, which I was planning to give away to CK's godparents on December.
I used all my old patterned papers and decoupaged it onto the door hanger. Then I decorated it with buttons, lace, ribbons, etc. Here's the sample of the door hanger that I made. (more photos soon)
The goodie bag also contains a wooden flower photoholder. I made ATCs that also serves as "Thank you" cards. I hand stamped the flower image onto the 2.5 x 3.5 light green cardstock. Then I stamped the bee image and "many thanks" onto a plain white cardstock and cut it out. I mounted it on double-sided foam tape and into the ATC.
Here are the rest of the bag's contents: an ID lace, a teddy keychain, Hello Kitty mini notebook, wooden flower photoholder and the door hanger with the recipient's name.


Saturday, October 17, 2009

CK's save the date

I've made this Save the Date e-card for my friends and relatives to give them a heads up on my daughter's upcoming baptism and 1st birthday party. Party details can be found on her party blog.

Credits: Sueli Colbert Calendar stamp (December); PM Flutter Kit

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Unique wedding invite: Jill and Matt

I was browsing the net for some craft project ideas and I stumbled upon iDiY that features craft projects for the bride on a budget. It's a really cool site and it's overflowing with ideas for budget weddings and for couples who are hands-on in their wedding preparations. A particular feature on their blog is this invite that caught my attention. It's simple and doesn't have any embellishment on it. It's all text and no fancy graphics but I must agree with Luzel that it's very creative, unique and personal. The groom Matt Dorfman himself designed their wedding invitation. Check it out: (click here for a full view)

Monday, October 5, 2009

Digital ATCs and LOs

I've been a very bad blogger. I's been 7 months since my last post. And it's been months since I made any layouts. School stuff, taking care of the kids and preparations for my little girl's baptism and first birthday was very overwhelming. Anyway, Here's a few of my digital pages that I made ust last month so I could include them on her AVP. (Credits will be posted later)

I can't sleep a few nights ago and I was not in the mood to take the pressure of making a digital layout, so I made digitl ATCs instead. I don't know if there's such a thing but I thought if there is a digital counterpart of layouts, why not have a digital ATC that I can print later on. Hey, it's still a digitl art. Below are a few pieces that I made. I will make a few more and print them out this weekend.

Weekend Photos

I finally got the courage to try taking pictures from my sister's SLR. I had fun and it's so addictive. Here's wht my lenses captured this weekend:

Hope I did ok for a beginner... TFL!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

PhotoHunt: Words

I'm back!!! After long months of hibernating and just lurking around I'm finally finding my mojo (and spare time) back!

I found this wonderful site from Diane and Jenn's site. They love photography and their photographs truly inspires me. I wanted to develop my photography skills so when I graduate, I can pursue a photography career. And as a scrapbooker, it will also help me in capturing great photos. This week's theme is 'WORDS'. Here's my take on this week's challenge. Sorry for the crappy photo. I'm using my P&S and my sister's SLR was not focused.. still need to learn how to play with her Pro Cam.
I used scrabble tiles that my son is playing on the floor and spelled the words "I miss you" which what I really feel right now. It's been 1 year and 6 months since my hubby went to the States. I really wish everything will work out so I could see him soon.