Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Monokuro Boo

Of all things kawaii I am getting hooked to anything monokuro boo lol, its just that its caricature is portrayed in a very simple manner and to which tag line I totally agree ... "Simple is Best". So if you guys have anything monokuro boo ... and don't want it for some reason, please pass them my way ... hehehe

Monday, September 28, 2009

Mail Monday

I posted 5 envies earlier after work together with one naked postcard. The people at the post office were like ... didn't you just mail a couple of envies last week? I did but that was for other stuff or shall I say for other people??? tugs!

The ones I mailed earlier were for the group swap I joined in swap-bot, deadline for posting is still on the 30th but I wanna get it done earlier so that I'll one room for joining in another swap. Someone from the site did mention that it's going to be very addictive and I guess she's right coz am getting hooked.

I still have three more swaps to complete, the next deadline is on the 5th of October, as for the other two, partners we're not assigned yet. I've messaged the people at swap-bot informing them that I've mailed their stuff already and that to let me know once they get them.

As for me, an envie did arrive from Michelle ... we met via a Friendship/Swappers group in Facebook and her envie contained fb's and one handwritten note. Love it!

Will get back to her by the end of the week ... I just hope more envies would come my way tomorrow.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Custom Labels

MJ, has been asking me to create address labels for her and since I was not really doing anything specific that time, I created one for her. She said she wants twilight design so I went scrouring the web for a good picture. Found one and here's what I've done.

Sent the file to her email so she can print them, a couple of weeks back we went scouring the bookstore for paper products. I created another for myself check it out below:

Maybe I should make addy labels for my pals ... what do you think???

Friday, September 25, 2009

Pleasant Surprise : PFF

When I arrived home yesterday after work I found this postcard amongst other mails waiting for me. At first glance I thought it was a postcard sent through postcrossing but when I took a closer look at it looking for the ID number there was none. Read the message and I was very surprise that it came from Chris Overstreet of Wild Postcards and Girls Go Postal. He was the very first to comment on my first entry for PFF.

It has the French stamp on it and a French inscription, Chris said on his message that the building behind the garden which is the Louvre used to be a palace. It's really pretty, wohooo another beautiful addition to my collection.

Thanks much Chris!!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Mail Mail Mail

I did mention am a newbie at swap-bot right? Well there are several people there who were kind enough to organize swaps intended for newbies like me to get started and get ratings that would enable us to join on other swaps and to increase the number of swaps we can join at a time. For newbies you are only allowed to join in 5 group swaps at one time ... and I've joined in all five!
I just got home actually from the post office, today I've managed to mail the following:

- letter and a postcard to Tanja in Germany
- postcard in an envie for Janet in the US
- postcard in an envie for Leslie in the US
- envie containing a letter and fbs to Joy in the US
- an envie with 5 store bought postcards to my partner in the group swap "Postcards In An Envelope #3"
Somehow over the cours3e of my constant visit to the post office I've befriended and the in
charge and she'd smile everytime I drop by to mail my letters. I still have on going 4 group swaps and am still assembling the envies for each one them, sometimes a group swap is involves 6 partners to send to which means that for that swap you'd receive 6 random envies too. Whew!! Am looking forward to receiving mine in the next couple of days.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Stationary Collection

During my rest day, I was able to sort out my letter sets which I've had since I was in grade school. I've been collection stationaries since I was 9 years old and because we've never moved houses all of them are still in tact. Mom used to say I'd grow out of them but I haven't up till now and am 23 turning 24 lol guess some hobbies do remain with you even when you grow old.

I have cute notepads, cute writing pads the ones that didn't have any envies with them and I also have complete sets still safely tucked in their plastics. Heheheeh Everytime I go to a bookstore and see cute sets I cannot help but buy ... they're just so cute and adorable.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Festival Deco

I just finished designing my page on this deco and I'll be passing this along within the week. It wasn't that difficult hehehe the theme's about a festival, any sort of festival and for my page I chose to put a picture of the Sinulog festival. It's an annual mardi gras celebration here in the city every 3rd Sunday of January, the streets would be filled with dancers in wonderful and colorful costumes and tourists and natives alike would flock the vicinity. Am looking forward to next year's festival am sure it'll be just as colorful as the previous years.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Baby Postcard from Russia : PFF

I have been a member at for quite sometime and in the process I have received around 6 postcards from random places in the world. For this edition of PFF am posting a baby postcard in black and white from Russia. It came as a wonderful surprise (I love surprises!) to find it waiting for me in my mailbox. It has that vintage kind of appeal on it and it sure is a wonderful addition to my collection.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Friendship Books I Have Made

Created 09/18/09 for Sabina

**front side**

**inside view**
Created 09/18/09 for Petra via game

Created 09/18/09 for moi :)


While browsing online searching for fb swappers and penpals, I run into a cute site: where swappers and penpallers can post their ads. I saw quite a few people and sent them an email expressing my interest in swapping fbs, decos, label bags and what have you with them. I did that the other night and am glad that one of them responded. Bev from Virgina responded to my email and at the moment I am assembling my envie for her. In the envie I've assembled, I have enclosed 4 established fbs and 3 new ones that I have created for my pals and for myself and I've included 6 sheets of cute notepads. Will get this mailed today together with 3 other letters for friends. :) Post office opens at 9AM, will do my grocery after mailing these stuff then.

Sorry, its minda messy ... thats my workstation/computer table ...on the left side sits my laptop and on the far left my two portable hard disk drives (1TB and 320GB) and on the far right would be my all in one printer. Waaaaaaaa will clean up later lol.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Newbie at Swap Bot

While browsing online looking for swap buddies I run into and decided to give it a try. I found out that it's one massive community for swappers, penpallers, digital artists, scrapbookers alike. It was kinda overwhelming and I found it difficult to join in swaps as I am a newbie and almost all of the hosted swaps require that each participant has to have at least a certain amount of rating. :(

Kinda sad actually but there are also kind enough veterans who opened the swaps to newbies but they'll manually check on the profile first and decide whether or not that newbie can join. Hopefully I can, am looking forward to swapping a bunch of stuff with these beautiful people.

Hello Kitty Deco

Got this Hello Kitty themed deco a week ago and as I was terribly busy I was not able to design my page immediately. But I've done it and as I am the last person to decorate it am sending it back home to Tanja in Finland. I'm sure she'll be thrilled to find this on her mailbox. Hehehe will be posting this on the mail tomorrow.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Baby Themed Deco

This is the baby themed deco I started when I was in my 3nd year in college that was around 2005. I got it back all full and well decorated sometime in 2008, so it traveled around world for 3 years and finally made its way back home to me. It was sent home to me by Maria from Switzerland. Was glad to find it waiting for me in mailbox ... things do find its way back home. So now am looking forward to creating a new deco, I still couldn't decide on the theme though.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

For MJ

MJ and I are both into penpalling and swapping so when I found out that she has used up all her address labels I offered to create one for her. Heheheh I found this cute templates up at so I used that and show it to her, she said she thinks they're real cute. Sent her the file so she can print them and use them on the fbs.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Cebu Metropolitan Friday: PFF

I was bloghopping when I found this meme scheduled every Friday and its called Postcard Friendship Friday and decided to join. Ever since I started penpalling and swapping I've been collecting stamps and postcards from other countries. So for my very first entry I will post a postcard from my very own native land hehehe.

I have this affinity for old churches and castles and though we literally don't have any old castles here but looking at them online always got me wistful. The postcard above is of Cebu Metropolitan Cathedrals, one of the oldest churches here in my city.

Guess thats all for this entry. Till next week :)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

In Love

Credits: Layout from Scrapcrank
Image: Via Google Images - Emo

Another random attempt at art and scrapbooking incorporating my love for everything EMO. I fell in love with the layout as soon as I found it on Scrapcrank and came up with urge to do something emo with it. *sigh* Someday I'll have that ... that kind of affection show by the two beautiful people on the picture.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

3Rs | Friends Forever

Trying my hand at digital scrapbooking and this would be the first. Of US and the friendship that's bound to last. Cheers!


I got this movie themed deco from Sabina and I love it when she includes decos on her envies, I don't that many decos at the moment and I've been planning to create one of my own to pass along I just couldn't decide on a good theme though. Hmmm ... as for this movie deco I'll design my page in a bit.

Address Labels

I have been terribly busy as of late and the number of envies I received are all piling up. So now am going through each one of them aside from the bills I got quite a handful of fb's, decos and label bags from pen pals all over. Due to the number of fbs I've received I ran out of address labels and took sometime in googling for cute printable graphics that I can use to create
my labels. Thank God for freebies I landed on this wonderful site offering tons of adorable printable graphics. On the left is a sample of what I've created and I used the label template readily available for download from Graphic Garden, do check out the site and am sure you'll fall in love with the items available. There are printable stationeries, bookmarks, envelopes, recipe cards, note papers and a whole lot more.