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it was quite a very eventful month…a cousin [who I have not seen for a very VERY very long time] came home. it really meant a lot to see her again. she took care of me when I was a little girl. we even lived in the same house on two occasions. and despite the years decades that have gone by, it is wonderful to find out that she’s still the same funny + quirky + sweetest cousin ever —-ย ย very excited to see her this november in vegas ๐Ÿ™‚_MG_0359

yep. i’m heading back to the US for a three week “escapade” — heading once again to san francisco + LA…then heading north to las vegas before meeting up with friends in the big apple (new yorkers: beware. we’re going to paint the town a crazy shade of red!!! lol) it will be my birthday gift to myself. speaking of my birthday, got my first gift for this year this month — a dear friend of my mom was sooo generous enough to give me his Nikon EM (still in perfect working condition – will share/post the pictures I took with it once I have them printed out) —



the nikon EM was actually introduced in 1979 (the year I was born —- yep, i’m hitting the big 3-0 next month). one of the lightest and smallest SLR cameras that Nikon produced. taking pictures with it is really easy. it uses an aperture priority automatic exposure control system — meaning you just set the aperture + focus + shoot. that simple. the camera will automatically select the right shutter speed to match the selected aperture value for proper exposure. ย there is even an electronic “beep-beep” sound that warns you if you need to adjust the aperture. neat eh? ๐Ÿ™‚

on the scrappy side of things… as shown by my previous post, got my mojo on high gear the past couple of weeks… maybe it was the sight of brand new papers and tools … or maybe seeing my pile of pictures … well whatever the reason, scrap mojo decided to kick in and stay for a little while —– sharing some more layouts I finished last month—




how was YOUR august? ๐Ÿ™‚


just wanted to share some of my projects for Scrapbooks Hawaii using the newest kits [Love Letters from Home + Interstate Patrol + Of Treasures and Trinkets] —-







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love the papers in the kits…esp the MM Slice specialty and the Graphic 45 papers… love the browns and the blues… if you haven’t emailed me about getting your kit/s, do so NOW!!! hurry before they’re all gone!!!

well…plus the fact that i went back to work a couple of weeks ago (i miss my maternity leave…sniff. sniff.) and that family and friends came to visit from the US and my office hard drive conked out AND we had to move to a temporary office while they renovated our building THUS cutting my internet and phone lines for close to three weeks now…

yep. those would be my top five reasons why i haven’t posted a single entry since miggy turned two months old.


now miggy is more than three months old and he’s bigger than ever. check him out —–


sometimes i feel that he’s growing a lot faster than isa did… it’s actually tougher trying to watch him grow because my attention is divided in so many ways… with isa it was quite different. i was able to spend more time with her because i went back to work when she was already four months old. most of my day was spent taking care of her, giving her baths, sleeping beside her…singing her to sleep…one whiff of me or even the sound of my voice and she would almost immediately settle down…

whereas i only had two months with miggy when i went back to work. now i only get a couple of minutes in the morning and when i get home to bond with him. i try not to feel guilty about it but it really breaks my heart when he would prefer his nanny’s voice over mine. ย i just hope that one day i would be able to make more time for him…


took this picture this morning before leaving for work. he just had his morning bath and was busy watching nick jr. before his sister could hog the tv for herself. ๐Ÿ™‚ would you believe he’s just a little over 3 months? we were having dinner last week and a chinese family at the next table couldn’t believe it because they had a 5 month old baby with them who was just 2/3 of miggy’s size. lol. i think mark is already plotting whether miggy should go to the nba or the euro league. hahaha. ๐Ÿ™‚ hmmm… summer in spain or paris sounds nice… lol…

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in just 4 weeks, this little boy gained 3.08 pounds (1.4 kilos) and 3 cm in length (bringing his total height to a little over two feet). ๐Ÿ˜€ his diaper and shoe size is now Medium. he already outgrew some of his clothes + sleeps through most of the night + loves spending his mornings outdoors. and i am soooo in love with him.

happy 2nd month, my sweet boy.

i’ve been MIA the past couple of weeks…i’ve been pretty busy (driving isa to school + taking care of miggy + preparing for the little girl’s 2nd birthday party + also preparing for the little boy’s christening + etc + etc + etc). sigh.

BUT i managed to squeeze in some scrap time before hitting the sack. even though i was dead tired, i couldn’t resist trotting over to my scrap room to play with some new goodies from Cosmo Cricket which I got from Studio Calico. ย 

love LOVE love the bright colors and the designs soooooo much!!! I think I dropped by their booth at the last winter CHA 1456736778 times just to ogle at the items on display!!!! lol ๐Ÿ™‚ and i squealed with glee when we got to play with Mr. Campy in Crystal Jeffrey Rieger’s Let Loose class.

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the Lil’ Man line is absolutely perfect now that we have a new little man in the house. and I can see myself using the Early Bird line in quite a number of projects that have been waiting in the back burner since “forever” lol ๐Ÿ™‚





i still have TONS of scrap stuff left in my kit. and I am counting off the hours until the kiddies are asleep in their little beds tonight… ๐Ÿ˜›

this little boy turned one month old yesterday…

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he now weighs 10.8 lbs and is 60 cm long.


and the little girl turned a year and eleven months old last sunday.

and she now kisses like this…

miss bungisngis

made this one today. haven’t thought of a title yet. but i might leave it just like that — untitled — mark wants to have it framed so he could hang it in his office. aaaaawwwww. ๐Ÿ™‚ sweet ‘no? ย and if that happens…maybe i could make another layout just like it with a photo of me + isa naman. i still have 90% of the same materials in my stash.

daddy and miggy

can’t help but fall in love with that paper from CreativeImaginations (Karen Russell Narratives). and i’ve been punching butterflies like crazy since i got the limited edition butterfly squeeze punch from Fiskars. (ehehehe…i know…i know… butterfly addict talaga)


also wrapped up some of my DT work for ScrapbooksHawaii using the May kit (Breathtaking) —–

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made good use of my precision tip scissors. it’s actually a very quick layout to make…save for the cutting of the flowers and the frame… photo was taken yeeeeeeaaaaaarrrrs ago – back when it was just the two of us… camera phone nga lang yan eh. tweaked it just a teeny bit in photoshop.


another layout that was super easy to make… photos were taken 2 days ago while miggy was taking his afternoon nap and his mom had nothing better to do except hover over him with the camera in hand.


finally got to scrap some of our photos taken last december —


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THE FOLLOWING FISKARS PUNCHES ALSO ARRIVED: effervescence, upper crest, apron lace, scallop sentiment, elegance, boundary waters



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