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…



  1. Yoyin said,

    weeee!!! una ako!!! 🙂

  2. Yoyin said,

    menganak ne napun i sherly. 🙂

  3. Yoyin said,

    haha…i can just imagine stan and alex scratching their pretty heads trying to figure out how to sort your stash. hehehe…3am…nagpigil pa yun ah…libre kasi dahil sa messenger… kaya umabot tayo ng almost 2 hours…teeheehee…

  4. myscrappyworld said,

    Yoy, Stan and Alex didn’t have to sort my babies. All they had to do is to empty out the room and stack them up. I do the sorting. My family knows that when it’s Mommy’s unless she says so, DO NOT TOUCH OR MESS WITH IN ANY WAY. hehehe I trained my family well. 😀

    Yes, I did hear about Sherly. I can’t wait to see Sabine’s pictures. I’m soooo excited for Sherly and Nix. 🙂

  5. Yoyin said,

    still in the running for idol 08. 🙂 yey.
    also answered the DT call for Label Tulip.
    they asked if i had any current commitments.
    told them i design for you. 🙂

    going to have dinner over at Tna’s house tonight.
    kumpletu kami rugu (romel is getting out of work at 10pm).
    munta ka!! 🙂
    manyaman food.
    sandamakmak a kwentuhan.
    perfect way to end the week. 🙂

  6. myscrappyworld said,

    Hayyyyyy kanyaman. I wish I could come over. My week is really not done yet, although, I wish it were. It’s been very hectic at work and at the store, not to mention the crazy room we’re trying to fix up. hehehe

    It’s been so hectic that I didn’t even to get to watch out for the Idol. hehehe I didn’t think you’ll be out naman. Your entry’s great as usual. 😀

    Di ba siyempre, DT kita! hehehe Yes, enter in as many DT stints you can handle bang sasaya! hehehe

    Say hi to Tna and Rome for me and also to the boyz! 😀 Karakal ku a-mi-miss!

  7. tna said,

    hihihi. me aliw ku naman. hopefully when you come home, marakal a happenings ing a set me para akayabe daka na kumpleto kami ngan. 😀

    nice work with the room. hihihi. weekend warriors. 🙂

  8. marian said,

    Hi Marissa, Congrats on your new blog. I can hear my mom and titas with your Kapampangan conversations. MY mom’s relatives are from Angeles (Narciso) though they grew up in Manila

  9. myscrappyworld said,

    Hi Marian,

    Thanks for dropping by. Yes, truly is fun being able to talk kapampangan more now that ever since we moved to Hawaii 17 years ago. 🙂

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