Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!!!

The year 2016 has been very good to me. There were a lot of challenges and ‘downs’ but the ‘ups’ and blessings definitely outweighed the bad. I have, as always been, blessed with a loving family, beautiful daughter, inspiring (though at times stressful haha) craft projects, and miracles at work. What more could I ask for, right?

But really, there are more things I want and desire to do and I continue to pray to the Lord to make more of them happen this new year. Aren’t you just excited? I am!

‘Coz I know that the Lord has the best of plans for me and my family and I just can’t wait to see them unravel. So pray, anticipate, and watch with me! Will you?

In line with that… there are actually major changes I am planning to do with my blog.

Initially, I created this blog to focus on and showcase my craft projects. I wanted to make more photo/video tutorials. But as you may have noticed, updating the blog regularly has been a challenge for me. I was always conscious of what to post, how to post, how to take good photos, how to make interesting videos and stuff like that… to the point that I fail to post altogether. And I suppose I’ve been missing the whole point. This whole time!

So this year, things will change. I have decided, to let go! Let it go… Let it go… Can’t hold it back anymore… ^^v

I will no longer post just about crafting, but I will post just about anything! Anything I want to share about myself, my day, my daughter, my husband, my family, my work, my friends, my life, and still, my crafting projects of course.

For 2017 onwards, I’ve decided to just share whatever my heart wants to share with the world!!! Yeah the world! Haha.

So I hope you continue to support me, and visit my blog, read my updates, and share with me your life too.

Excited? I am!

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From my family to yours… HAPPY NEW YEAR and cheers to an upcoming year of God’s faithfulness! Much love! xoxo

 

To God be the glory!

Purple Wedding Big Bang

Crazy. The past few weeks have been crazy. NO, the past month has been really crazy! A lot of things happened, and believe me, they happened all too fast. But to me, they’re nothing but wonderful, thrilling, amazing! There were ups, there were downs, but God has been really, really and I mean REALLY faithful and gracious to me.

So yeah, I have a lot of catching up to do and I hope my busy schedule permits me to. But for tonight, let me present you the biggest event of my October 2016, the Purple Wedding I have been talking about in my previous Journaling Series of posts, which I failed to complete by the way. But who cares, right? I’ll just lay them all out here, in ONE BIG BANG!

First, a quick recap… This year, 2 of my old, as in from Grade School, friends tied the knot! Their love was something that went beyond borders. Something that overcame distance. Nothing short of a fairy tale coming true. Love was in the air, it was aromatic! And I have been blessed to be a part of it. And until now, and I guess I will forever be, thankful for their patience, understanding and appreciation of me.

Next, a quick rundown of my artsy craftsy ekek for their wedding:

1. Journaling Cards – I created a series of travel and LDR themed cards for their wedding, supposedly to use among the gallery and displays. Each card is 4×6 and primarily in teal and purple colors.

 

2. Felt Bouquet – a gift for the bride, used for their prenup photo and video shoot. Ayiii. I was so kilig! <3

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3. The Backdrop – well, the stage accents. We used paper plane garlands, big suitcases, paper rosettes and the like. This is my first time doing something like this and the couple has been very understanding of my lapses. I really, seriously do pray that I’d be given another chance to make it up to them. A child dedication perhaps? 🙂

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4. Giveaways!!! – One of my favorites on this project. We created 2 sets – Large Suitcases with a Travel Kit for the Principal Sponsors and Tiny Suitcases for the guests.

For the Principal Sponsors, I especially created the lotion and alcohol, and Airplane and Tags using shrink plastic. My mother covered the suitcase paper mache, and assembled everything together. (Don’t you just love it when you’re mom is in on your thing too?)

 

And of course, for the guests, we prepared M&Ms and TicTacs on small paper suitcases. (Coz you know, Mitch & Mon’s Mint to be!) I cut and designed the suitcases but as you may already have guessed, my mother folded and put everything together. Again. :p

 

5. The Message Board – Still travel inspired, I made fabric covered cork board and tags where guests can leave their messages for the couple. Can you see how much the kids flocked over this board? They were actually the ones who placed the photos there. Quite the geniuses, don’t you think?

 

6. Accent Centerpieces – For this one, we used the default flowers provided by their florist, then added display items (travel souvenirs) of the groom’s mother, tea lights, and of course, our purple luggage as carefully covered by my mother, and table names designed and printed by yours truly.

 

 

7. The Gallery – special thanks to sis Eden Gomez of Craft Revive Piece for the woodworks. We setup a gallery to showcase the couple’s travel photos with a highlight on Boracay, Philippines where the proposal happened. Ayiiii. <3

 

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And of course, let me share with you, the guests! A simple reunion of old classmates and friends.

 

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With our newlyweds and their cool daddy! 🙂

 

And that’s a wrap. What a long post that was. That’s what you get for keeping a backlog. More posts to come. Stay tuned!

 

To God be the glory! 🙂

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Still our series of Journaling Card freebies, I would like to share these cards with you:

 

Tonight, I would like you to pause for a bit and reminisce about you, your own life, your own love. I know you will see that there were a lot of challenges in the past, but if you realize how they took  you to where you are right now, and I hope you are happy where you are right now, you will definitely say it is worth it. 😉

And if in case, you are not yet where you want to be yet, take heart. Pray. Then push and move forward. You will get there eventually.

And if by any chance, you feel tired, like you’re almost giving up, don’t! Keep silent for a bit. Rest. Re-charge. Then move forward again. Do not entertain negativity. Pray.

Sometimes, it is in silence that our hearts and minds get opened — to the realities of life, the lessons of the past, and the value of the present or the future that we so desire, that we realize, sometimes the road is long, but it is/will definitely be worth it.

Aja!

 

To God be the glory! 🙂

 

 

 

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Silly me, I missed a day. I was busy with work again, sorry. But to make up for lost time, err day, let’s hike up today’s entry to 2 sets journaling cards. Yeah. I am really passionate about this and I would like to stick to our timeline. :p

So without further ado, here you go!

 

I think of all the cards I’ve made for this event, these 2 sets, or quotes, are my favorite! It just says so much about how much a person should love, regardless of whatever challenges or trials or distance there may be.

Won’t you agree?

Well if you do, and you liked these, download and share away! 🙂

 

To God be the glory!

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13 days to go….

My hands and my mind and my low EQ have been itching to share a lot of things with you, regarding the upcoming Purple Wedding I have been helping setup. No, it’s not Joffrey’s wedding, but my friends’ wedding.

But since I can’t and I won’t share much spoilers (since again, to me the privacy of such intimate occasions should be treated as delicate or fragile), I will share with you some of the cards I have created for the event. Crossing my fingers, that at least this much info is okay. haha. ^^v

I think I have created 12 sets and I will share 1-2 pieces with you each day, until the day before the big day itself.

Excited? I am!

So here’s the first batch – and you’ll know from it the theme of our purple wedding, though I will not say what it is (directly). Haha.

 

Sized at 4×6″, these cards were meant to be displayed on random places at the event alongside a gallery of wonderful couple pictures. But you may feel free to download them from here and use them for your Project Life and other journaling projects.

Simple Instructions:

1. Click on the photo you wish to download and use.

2. Right click then click on Save As and save it locally on your workstation/pc.

3. Open any picture editor/app, resize as desired (recommended sjze is 4×6) then print on same sized photo paper.

4. Feel free to insert print outs across your Project Life, Scrapbook or Journals.

 

Or even frame it just like this:

 

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And if you liked these, feel free to share with your friends and follow my blog for more digital postcards soon.

Thanks and much love! xoxo

To God be the glory!