Friday, December 18, 2009

First Attempt: Altered Matchboxes

I have seen several beautiful matchboxes online and they are swapped over at swap-bot. I've always wanted to give them a try and now I've made three. Nothing fancy really but still I find them cute. lol

Thursday, December 17, 2009


I looooovvvveeeee ribbons! Let's just say I am addicted to them. I have been googling for images of ribbons and here are the ones I found:

- from Susan Weinroth's blog -

- snagged via flickr -

- snagged via google images -

Aren't they beautiful??? If only they were available here from where am at I'd prolly have a huge box filled with 'em. *sigh*

Thursday, December 10, 2009


Don't get me wrong I don't sew ... like cooking it is not my cup of tea but I love them especially those flatback ones and in various shapes and colors. They make great embellishments for scrapbooking, lets take a look at my buttons stash ... :)

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Birthday Present

It didn't really arrive on time but it was a wonderful surprise. It came from a new found friend via swap-bot, lets take a look at them.

- from Nicci, birthday card, ribbons and bubble stickers for my scrapbooking stash -

Isn't that sweet?? I so love it when I get random envies from beautiful people all over the world. I sent her a random envie of goodies couple of weeks back, hope it gets to her in time for Christmas.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Swaps Received

Here are some pics I've taken of the goodies I have received from my swap partners at Let's take a look at them.

- from girlyswirls for the Surprise swap -

- from Apricorn for the Happy Mail # 4 Swap -

- from Pansysuz for the Pick Two Tag -

- from moosemama for the Grab Bag Tag -

I am having so much fun at swap-bot, I've met really nice and talented ladies there. Being so busy with my swaps and tags there I haven't had time to check on at friendscircle which I should do after this. Need to check with Maja if she got my envie for the rubber stamps!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

For Isabel

I signed up for on a Wish List Swap at swap-bot but unfortunately the host deleted the swap after the sign-up deadline. There were 4 of us in the swap, 1 participant messaged me about doing a private swap for our wish list. The requirement was to send at least 3 items from the list, above is a photo of the goodies I picked for her before I packed them up. Hope they get to her before Christmas.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Pens, Pens, and Lots of Pens

I have this habit of buying things that I find "cute and irresistible" when window shopping. So apart from my personal pen collection, I've managed to acquire several ball pens which I think of as "stock" for future swap partners at swap-bot who might like them. Take a look ...

The Monokuro Boo pens on the left have blue inks, the ones in the middle have blue inks and the ones on the right have black inks.

Monday, November 30, 2009

P!nkal!c!ous Swap

 Hi All!

If you are like me who just couldn't get enough of this color then this swap is for you.

In a nutshell you:

- will select 1 category from the list below and post your choice as a comment on this swap.
- will send your partner the list of items listed under the category of their choice.

**Categories To Choose From**

- Basic Make Up Kit
- lip balm
- lip stick [shade of pink]
- pressed powder
- blush on
- eye shadow
[Items under this category must be store bought as some countries have strict customs regulations about home made products.]

- Arts and Crafts
- a pack of buttons [at least 5 packs]
- a pack of beads [at least 3 packs]
- card stock or mat stacks [nothing smaller than 6x5 inches; send at least 20 pieces]
- ribbons [at least 3 designs; nothing shorter than 2 yards]

- Writing Goodies
- pink inked pens [at least 3]
- 3 lettersets [6 sheets and 2 envelopes]
- sticky note pads [at least 3]
- pink journal at least 8x5 inches [line or unlined, senders choice]
- pencils [at least 3]

- Random
- fashion bracelets [at least 2]
- cellphone charm [at least 3, pls. vary in design]
- earrings [at least 2 pairs]
- hair accessories [at least 3]

This will be an international swap. I will not stipulate any amount as things are priced differently in each location. This is a rather big swap and I want everyone to have a great time, send only things you yourself would like to receive. No flakers allowed! No Newbies allowed [sorry!] must have a rating of 4.8 or higher, NO NO SENDS within the last 6 months. Must have completed and been rated for at least 50 Snail Mail swaps.

I will ban anyone I deem unable to complete this swap. Questions? PM me.

Happy Swapping Ladies!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Candies | Chocolates | Lollipops Swap

I am hosting a public swap via swap-bot for candies, chocolates and lollipops, they'd make colorful presents for kids and for those who are still kids at heart. So here's the mechanics:

Last day to signup/drop: December 12, 2009 
Date items must be sent by: January 9, 2010 
Number of swap partners: 1 

Hi All.

If you have a sweet tooth in you then this swap if for you. Basically in a nutshell you:

•will have 1 partner
•will take out an 8x5 inches pouch or zip lock bag [bigger size is sender's choice] and fill it with candies, mini chocolate bars, gums, lollipops and marshmallows.

This will be an international swap, no newbies allowed [sorry] must have completed at least 30 Snail Mail Swaps. A rating of 4.8 and above. No NO SENDS in the last 6 months. No flakers allowed! I reserve the right to ban anyone I deem unable to complete this swap.

Questions? PM me. Happy Swapping All!

If you swap via swap bot then please feel free to join, well just make sure you meet the requirements though.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Thursday Mail Goodies [11|26|09]

I made it a habit to drop by the main post office every Thursday of the week after my shift and for this week here are the mails I got.

- a total of 15 envelopes -

- presents for everyone swap -

- an ink pad, a pair of socks and a box of stickers -

- Happy Birthday Greeting Card from Tracy -

- postcards, erasers, earrings, notecards, hot cocoa drink -

- love all these beautiful papers -

- for the swap-a-pen swap -

There are the goodies I've received last Thursday, they are all so wonderful.  Can't wait to see if I got any next week.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

For Kirsti

Here are some of the swap cards I've made for kirsti for our private swap, I hope she'll like 'em.

What do you think? I've seen on her profile that she likes making amigurumis so I created her swap cards using the images I found online. If you're a swap-botter and would like me to make you one, just holler and let me know.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

I Love Cupcake

Ever since I joined and joined in swaps and tags I've discovered that I actually love making swap cards and addy labels for myself and for my swap partners basing on their likes on their profiles list. If a partner of mine has swap cards or addy labels on their wish list then I try to make one set for them which gives them 30 addy labels or 10 swap cards sometimes a combination of both. Here's the latest that I made for myself.

I so so so so love cupcake and even though am a total klutz in the kitchen so cooking and baking are a major NO-NO but looking at cupcake stickers, notecards, ribbons and die cuts for scrapbooking, journals, amigurumis, would just make me giddy. lol. So I made this card for my tags, I have a different one for my swaps. *sigh* kawaii cupcake is just soo sooo cute!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Diddl Goodies from Melanie

I was contacted by Melanie on swap-bot asking we could do a private swap, she saw that I'd love some Diddl pads and she'd love some Philippine postcards and some Hawaii postcards. I readily said yes and she setup the private swap for us. Here are the Diddl goodies she sent me! Absolutely beautiful ...

Thanks much Mel, I love everything you've assembled for me.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

A Wonderful Birthday Gift

This is one of the many parcels I got from the main post office yesterday ... its from Bobbie [Lavender72004 via swap-bot] and at first I thought she was to send to me in one of the swaps I'm in but I was very surprised to find these instead.

She sent me this lovely figurine alongside a birthday card ... it was a total surprise and I love it. I adore it! It actually got me teary-eyed, it was the surprise of a lifetime ... a gift from a beautiful stranger and so totally unexpected. Thanks much Bobbie!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Missent to Thailand. Can You Imagine??

Sometime in October, I had a private swap with Cari [CariahCreates at swap-bot] and she has received my package quite sometime ago but I still hadn't received hers till yesterday. We both sent our respective packages on October 9, 2009 and she received and rate me on October 27, 2009. When I went to the main post office yesterday one of the 13 packages for me was a white box from Cari and I was ecstatic. At first I thought it was the stuff I bought from ebay but boy I was wrong. On the box was a stamp which says "MISSENT TO THAILAND", can you imagine??? Philippines and Thailand sure are spelled differently and I cannot understand why it was sent there. Lets take a look at them ...

Opening the box made me really really giddy with happiness yohooo! I now have cute pink and brown ribbons for my scrapbooking. So so cute, plus the handmade bracelet from Cari sure is a wonderful birthday present, though am allergic to accessories [most of the time] but this is surely one accessory am never gonna let go. So so nice. Thanks much Cari! You are one wonderful and awesome swapper.

Thursday Mail Goodies

After shift I decided to go straight to the main post office to check if I got any envies stuck there because they have the customs form attached on them and yes I got 13 envelopes waiting for me. Whoah! Heheheh so so so glad, but it did cost me quite a lot ... lol a rather large dent on my pocket. The lady in-charge who has then become a friend of mine smiled and said I sure have a lot of parcels. Lets take a look at them ...