But only a quick peek, ok?

September 21, 2008 at 10:07 pm (Uncategorized)

Ok, those of you who are curious about my scrap room.  It’s still in the works.  I did tell you it’ll be a loooonnnnngggg time–months and years– before I can actually finish organizing it, right?  I’m still working on it and yes, there are still stuffs in the living room to Stan’s dismay.  😀

Anywho, look what arrived in the mail last week in a HUGE box.  Here’s a pic of the box.

I haven’t filled it up yet.  I am still looking for my ribbons and other flowers to add to it.  Anyway, here’s what you’ll see as you enter the room.  See my embellishment center and the top of my clip it?  Hmmm…speaking of clip it, I’m debating if I should get a second even a third one.  I might not have space for them.  😦  There’s still loads of stuff that needs to get in this room.  But one two-tiered clip it is not enough.  Waaaahhhhh! 

Another thing I’m loving?  It’s far from done, but I did say I was still looking for the rest of my flowers, right?  hehehe This is what you see as you leave the room.  

Ok, can’t show you the rest of the room.  You might move to Stan’s side if I do!  LOL!  😀

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A Clean House…

September 19, 2008 at 9:41 pm (Uncategorized)

Today is Stan’s birthday.  For the past few years, whenever the kids and I ask him what he wants for his birthday, he tells us the same thing over and over again.  And every year, over and over again, he gets disappointed.  It’s during these times that I truly miss living in the Philippines.  If only…  The gift he wants?  A clean house…

This year wasn’t any different.  He asked for the same thing.  So, the kids came up with the idea and here’s what they got him–painted by Jian (can you tell?).  Yeah, my kids are both smart a _ _es… hehehe

Yeah, we checked.  It’s clean!  LOL!  😀  

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Time’s Up!

September 17, 2008 at 10:06 pm (Uncategorized)

Ok, still going through my digital pictures.  I have been going to Southern California in Jan or Feb every year for 4 years in a row now.  It started with attending CKU at Anaheim in 2005.  After the CKU and later CHAs, I would visit my best friend, Neng, and high school barkada/girlfriends.  Lucky enough because most of them live in Southern CA.  

So, this year after attending the Winter CHA, I thought I’d teach them scrapbooking.  Aside from Neng, my other friends do not scrapbook.  Since most of them are the practical types, I figured to get them hooked with an altered project.

Neng introduced me to BIG LOTS a few years back and boy, do I love this store!  I went to BIG LOTS after the second (or was it third?) day of CHA and just rummaged thru the items there and lo and behold!  CLOCKS for $3.50 each!  I was thrilled to find them and they only had 7 so I took all of them.  I started looking around for embellishments in their crafts aisle.  I also found some ricracs and snagged those, too. 

I then went straight to Target (my other favorite–we don’t have Target in Hawaii) and scrounged the scrapbook aisle and found some papers, felt ribbons, and other embellishments.  Okay, we’re in business.  So, here’s the barkada at work…

here they are with their clocks!  I’m soooo proud of my students!  LOL! 

I got the nicest clock!

I got the nicest clock!

Acting S-I-L-L-Y!

Acting S-I-L-L-Y!

Me, Zette, Frida, Mai, Agnes, Adelene, Neng, and Dette

L-R: Me, Zette, Frida, Mai, Agnes, Adelene, Neng, and Dette

And here are their clocks…pretty good for first-timers, huh?  🙂

That’s it for now.  It’s getting late and I’m tired.  Time to sleep.  Goodnight!  🙂 Zzzzzzzz….

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In the beginning…

September 4, 2008 at 10:53 pm (Uncategorized)

Yup, I was a scrapper before it all started–Scrapbooks Hawaii and Scrapper’s Friend Scrapbook Store I mean. Before we opened the store, I converted the smallest room upstairs to my own scrapbook room.  It was organized the way I wanted it.  My piece of “scrap-heaven” if you will.  This small room was Jian’s room, but she has since outgrown it and moved to Alex’s old bedroom after Alex took over the biggest bedroom upstairs.

After we opened the store, I never had the time to go to my little scrapbook room to do any of my personal scrapbooking and papercrafting.  Everything is done at the store, for the store.  I am living my dream with this store.  I love having a store and sharing this passion with everyone, but it was just of late that I started working again on my own scrapbook pages when I started teaching 2-page layouts.  I am now kicking myself for not doing this sooner.  I also love the two workshops and table space of the store not to mention all my tools and new toys are there.  I could claim one workshop for me as I work on store projects.  🙂

Overtime this is what that small room looks like with boxes, crates and scrapbook products literally flowing out of the room taking over the hallway. 
What a mess, huh?

I have tons of new products at the store I need to take home, but I don’t have any more space to place them in.  I have to make space and quick!

Stan, after 2 years of nagging me to clean my “mess”, was just happy and agreed to help me with this project.  I knew this project will be HUMONGOUS.  I didn’t think Stan knew what he was getting himself into when he agreed to this project!  LOL!  So, this past weekend I had him and Alex clean out the room and take out everything from the room while I took a nap in my bedroom downstairs. 

Yes, a nap.  I was up late the prior night because of the midnight crop I hosted at the store and also from chatting online.  My brain was still wide-awake from all the excitement during the crop when I got home at 12:30 a.m. so I decided to read my emails.  I thought of my good friend, Yoyin, from the Philippines and checked to see if she was online and she was!  We chatted until a little over 3 a.m. 

When I woke up from my nap, I was soooooo surprised to see all the stuff from that tiny room filling almost every square inch of my living room!  You see, my living room was twice as big as my scrapbook room!  My boys made sure though that we had a path to walk through to get to the kitchen and to turn on the tv.  Go figure!  LOL!  😀 

…more to follow…

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Hello world!

September 4, 2008 at 7:47 am (Uncategorized)

My scraps and not so private ramblings…  🙂  I am maintaining two blogs, Scrapbooks Hawaii and Scrapper’s Friend, but none of my very own–so here we are with My Scrappy World and Ramblings…

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