Thursday, 27 September 2007


I'm on my 1 week mid semester break. It's really just a break from classes as I have so much work to do. But I did have time to make some notecards. My other brothers gf asked if I could make her some. She's even paying me! I would make them without being paid anyway =)

The notecards are made from a retro look cupcake and icecream paper. So I thought I would dedicate this post to lovely cupcakes and sweets.

These are the cards and envelopes I made. I quite like them. I love the pastel blue and pink.

A closer look at the notecards. I really love that paper. I added little diamontes I used from a necklace I cut up.

The little envelopes. I like to co-ordinate all my notecards to their envelopes. I have a thing with matching.

This was taken at my 22nd birthday this year (in February). I had a tea party with some close girl friends. I love these beautiful cupcakes my parents bought from this market (can't remember what it's called).

A closer look and it was taken at night. It was a beautiful summer night.

And I thought I would share some images from Veer. Royalty free photos. They are lovely and inspirational pictures for me.

I love all these photos. And I have more. I love looking at beautiful pictures. They are such an inspiration to me.

I hope everyone is well xox

Friday, 21 September 2007

Journals and more

I love journals. Just as much as I love paper, stationary and letters. So I thought I would dedicate this post to a bit of journal love and some lovely pictures =)

I want to show a range of photos I took. I was mucking around with the camera so their not fantastic or anything. I just thought I would show my take on journals.

I tried showing one of my favourite journals from an angle but not enough so that the writing can be read.

This is the cover of the journal. It's gorgeous! It has blank pages as well which is what I prefer.

This is my new current journal. I don't really have little bits and pieces scatttered. Or the pic of Jason. It's all for the sake of this photo =p

Oh I was having fun setting things up. Attempting to have an action shot but I couldn't write and take the photo at the same time. I will learn lighting and how to photoshop photos properly to make them look better.

Anyway, here is a little thing I made in photo shop. I think it will be one of my next projects.

*Images taken from Kikki.K and Cristina Re.

I love her paper and I love Kikki.K stationary. I thought why not combine the two with my love of journals. Hopefully this will happen sometime next week on my week of uni! Until next time xox

Wednesday, 12 September 2007

Letter Love

I love receiving letters. I have around 10 penpals maybe more in time. So I thought I would share a few pictures of my letters and things.

This is all the mail I have received this year. I covered one of the letters in butterflies as I don't really want my address in full view =)

Just a little artistic shot of my letters in their box.

A lovely letter from one of my penpals. I'm just showing a few of the ones that added a few things to their letters.

This one made me a little bracelet pictured on the top of the letters. Very sweet.
And this one always write long letters and such. This is just a sampling of my lovely letters. As you can see I love to receive mail and like to write letters. Which goes hand in hand with my obsession with stationary and paper.

I got these from my mum and dad when they went up to Montville for my mum's birthday last month. I love these little vintage advertisements. And the pictures are just so cute.

Also I wanted to make a little post about the store Kikki.K. It is a Swedish design stationary and office products store here in Australia. I love it! The website has many things to look at. And I made a little collage of some of the items available.

A. Standard Ring Binder ~ $14.95
B. Butterflies Notebook A6 ~ $14.95
C. Felt Pouch ~ $9.95
D. Leather Memo Pad Holder ~ $19.95
E. Sticky Notes: Hearts ~ $3.95
F. Fine Letter Writing Set ~ $39.95
G. Cloth Photo Album - Small ~ $39.95
H. kikki.K Gel Pen ~ $3.95
I. Mini stapler ~ $4.95
J. 3 Small Journals ~ $24.95
K. Thank You Cards Flower (10 pk) ~ $19.95
L. Pencil Sets - 4 pack ~ $4.95
M. A6 Cloth Soft Pink ~ $19.95
N. A4 Storage Box Choc. Cloth ~ $39.95
O. Wrapping Paper: Animal (5 pk) ~ $19.75

And I think that's it for this week. xox

Wednesday, 5 September 2007

Many things

It is Wednesday and I always have a weekly assignment to do due tomorrow. So as usual I am doing other things as well. I just want to mention first that yesterday was a public transport nightmare! I was at uni a little bit longer than I had meant to stay and I was to catch the 5:33 bus to the city but it came about 5:45. Then it was the
traffic kaos. My bus took 1.05 hours to get to Toowong which usually takes less than 5 mins to get to. That's how bad it was. It was rainy, dark and cold and I got off at Toowong shopping centre and caught a train to the city. I'm so glad there was a train already waiting. I got to the city and caught the 7:22 train to my area and was picked up by Jason as I was having dinner at his house. So really didn't get to his
house until about 8pm. Sigh it was such an effort. Sorry about that epic story just
had to get it out =)

I've recently joined a group called Indie Luv.

Visit Indie Luv

It was a group started by Jeannette. It's a place for all indie designers and artists to basically find out like minded people, check out their items and support each other. And I am honoured to have my blog highlighted for the week there. So thanks to Jeannette for choosing my blog.

* Am I sounding weird today I don't know =p

It was Fathers Day on Sunday. So here's a pic of my dad and my brothers. I had a Mothers day one like this back in May. It's taken at my church cafe like last time. We had a great day and breakfast especially.

Oh and more news. As I mentioned a few posts ago my lovely nephew Isaiah is in an Old El Paso ad! And it's now on!! So anyone in Australia watch out for it. It's about the soft chicken tacos. Which I recommend. They are soo good!

Anyway, I love to receive letters and mail. I'm currently in a Swap-bot penpal swap. I was going to show the amount of letters I have received for the year but I think I leave that until next time. I did make a few things in photoshop though.

This first one is from Art of Writing It's an Australian site. And these were my two favourite writing sets.

A. Koco Stationary Box (Shoe)~$47.50

B. Koco Stationary Box (Dresses)~$47.50

And this one is for the indie lovers. It's from Fred Flare.
A. Storytime Girls Letter Set (Alice in Wonderland)~ $7

B. Hemline Stationary Set ~ $9.95

C. Storytime Girls Letter Set(Little Red Riding Hood)~ $7

I forgot to put a border around it. Oh well thats alright. I want to make more of these showing my favourites from various other stationary sites. Yup I love paper and stationary!

And just a little quiz thing I found at Green Bean Baby. Check out her site. She is a very talented paper cutter.

ACCENT: An Aussie accent of course. If you don't know what that sounds like don't watch Crocodile Dundee lol. Nah it's like that but not so much.

I DON'T DRINK: Alcohol. Well barely anyway.

CHORE I HATE: I guess wiping dishes. It's just really tedious having to wipe it all dry.

PETS: Two turtles Rocky and Butch but technically they're my brothers but they live at home.

ESSENTIAL ELECTRONICS: Computer, digital camera and my phone.

PERFUME: I love any Ralph Lauren perfume and my other fave is Nina Ricci Love in Paris.

GOLD OR SILVER: Hard one. I love both. I probably wear more silver more because gold is more expensive =(.

INSOMNIA: I suffered this pretty badly when I was in highschool. Sometimes I still get it occasionally when I am thinking of millions of things before I sleep or I'm over tired.

Little Caeleb doing who knows what. A picture to break up the writing.

JOB TITLE: I guess you can say student. Soon to be finished yay!

MOST ADMIRED TRAIT: Hmm I guess the compassion I have for people.

KIDS: Nope not until I'm married.

PHOBIA: Heights and enclosed spaces mainly. But sometimes I can stand heights depending on the situation.

RELIGION: Christian! And I love it.

SIBLINGS: Two wonderful older brothers. Yes I'm the baby of the family.

TIME I WAKE UP: I try to be up between 7-7:30 everyday but sometimes that can be really hard. I give myself allowances on weekends.

UNUSUAL TALENT/SKILL: Ahh this I'm not sure of. This isn't really unusual but I can understand Tagalog (main filipino language) but can't speak it (not really) or read it (very slowly). It's not unusual because both my brothers are the same.

VEGETABLE: Love my vegies! I love corn, potato, broccoli and okra are my fave I think. I love fresh vegetable salad as well.

WORST HABIT: Procrastinating (especially uni assignments). Although I am trying to get better with this one.

X-RAYS: I've had a few. On my teeth and throat. I think thats it.

MY FAVOURITE MEAL: Meals from Wagamamas, Ahmets, home cooked meals and Mexican and Italian food.

Yummy meal from Ahmets.

Okay, now for the facts about me starting with the letters of my middle name.
N: Number freak. I love even numbers. I think I'm a little bit OCD as I hate seeing an odd number on the volume either on a stereo or tv etc. And I have to change it when I do.
A: Australian born. Some people may not know that I am Aussie but filipino background. I feel more Aussie anyway.
N: Narnia fan. I love the books, the movie and I'm anticipating the next movie. I want to get all sorts of merchandise and I should put a photo of everything I already have.
C: Crafty, creative and charity. I would love to combine the three. I would love to have a little crafty shop and other creative things and use portions of the money for a charity. Maybe for the Rescue home and orphanage in Cambodia. And I want to make things to give to people as I love making presents.
Y: Young. Well I know I'm only 22 but I guess lots of people thinking I look about 15 or 16. Do I really look that young???

Anyway, I hope you all made it through that post. I always see that people have giveaways for their blog anniversary or for a significant number of posts I'm thinking sometime I would love to have a giveaway just because =) I'll keep you all posted.