Tuesday, October 11, 2016

December Daily 2016 Unboxing

Hey all!

So, you may have already read some posts and videos of their unboxing their December Daily 2016 kits.

Well, I received my own box last week but it took me this long to make a post because I was drroling all over it! Lol! Well this will be my first December to order a physical kit from Ali for my December Daily and I must say that I really liked my Paislee Press kit. Although I was thinking that I should have also bought Ali's main kit, I don't want to overwhelm myself with so much stuff since I just moved here in the US and I may not have the right yet to hoead (?) *insert evil emoticon smilling*
Yup. I don't have a shelf yet to put my stash and other books on. But I have the energy to make my DD for this year.

So here are a couple of pictures I took:

Even the box is usable in terms that you can use it as card/s.

And the inside!

I love the washi although I'm a little sad that they're not in roll, so I ordered on amazon some
washi tapes that kind of compliments the original. And oh too bad I forgot to but an ink pad so I bought one from amazon too (thank you amazon! :)  )

The alpha looks like a vinyl or wood and it's nice.

Right now I'm preparing my Day in the Life templates and my 30 Days of Thankful templates that I bought at Designer Digitals in September.  Kinda too much? Well this is my first time to be able to print my photobooks at ---- yeah I'm still checking on that. Because back in my country, I only have a very few choices to choose from. So I'd like to try my options here. I'm going to update you with the details but don't forget about the Day in the Life on October 27, Thursday. I'm actually thinking of using a smashbook but I'm still weighing because I bought a template from Ali and I'm still doing pl on the app, I will like it if I could have a very interesting and eventful Thursday, of course hoping for a very good Thursday :)

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

December Daily 2016

Hi all! I know, I've been MIA for six months. Can you imagine that? SIX MONTHS. Ugh! Who does that? Obviously me huh. Yeah, with the house move and then a couple of months later a continent, seriously, I was busy to the core. And now I lost my external hard drive. Yeah, my beloved external had drive with TONS of pictures and scrapbook kits, I was so down. I lost my ehd in August and I just realized it in early September. So I've been contacting some stores where I bought kits from if the links where no longer available for me. Some were accomodating, one was asking me for a 20% of the amount of the kit for processing she said. Yeah, I have to understand the ridiculousness but I hope I was given a heads up from the TOU yeah? *sigh*

Anyway... December is fast aproaching and what better ways to wait for it than to prepare your December Daily materials right? This is my first time to order a physical kit online. I ordered the December Daily Paislee Press mini kit. I love the black and white and red color that dominates her mini kit that's why I chose it. I also want Ali's main kit but I told myself to just choose one, hehe. I also ordered the Christmas Star 4x6 stamp and I'm really excited for them to come in the mail!

But this morning while I was cleaning the house, I received a trully happy mail, the first of the two hehe. My order from Scrapbook.com came today and I was really ecstatic because I'll be doing a physical December Daily this year! Here's what I received in the mail today:

I will be doing a 6x8 album this December. Here's the list of the products should you want to know:

           1. My Storybook 6x8 Photo Journal (Red Dot)
           2. My Storybook Pocket Pages - 6x8, 2x2, 3x4, 4x6, 3x4 and 4x6 combo
           3. Simple Stories Classic Christmas Collection-Cardstock Sticke with Foil Accent
           4. Becky Higgins project Life Currently Edition Collection - Roller Stamp

I'm also planning on using some of the photo templates that I was able to re-download when I edit my photos. Hopefully I would be able to upload and update you on my DD album. Oh and when I receive my happy mail (hopefully) next week :)

But that's not all I'm preparing for this year. I'm also preparing my digital #30daysofthankful by Cathy Zielske, one of my fave blogger and scrapper. I already bought her 30 days of Thankful bundle no.6 and the 30 days of Thankful no.3. I'll be doing the 5x5 digital and hoping to complete them before the end of November before I start the DD and have them printed.

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Monday, March 14, 2016

Catching Up With Project Life

The past two weeks had been crazy with my daughter's last quarterly exam and all. But thank God I am able to catch up with everything project life using the app. Life has been soooo easy with the app. Here are some of my layouts so far. Oh, if you're wondering where my first weeks were, they're in my SSD gallery. These are layouts I made so far using the PL app.

I just can't resist a cluster or two so...  :)
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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Project Life Android App

Hi!!! Yes I'm still alive (hehe). I haven't been very active on my blog lately, I'm still in the process of digesting all the things I'm doing, and one of them is Project Life. I know that all of you knew about the Project Life Android which launched in leap day (yiiiiiiiiiiiii!!!!!!!!) I was just sooooo excited and thankful to becky Higgins and company, for making an android version of project life. For years android users have been asking when it would release and now, my!!!!! I'm so hooked! I used to use the ios version but when i realized that it was hard for me to PL on my iPhone 4s because of the size of the screen, I opted out to doing it in photoshop, which I'm also enjoying. But being a full time mom, sometimes it's hard to wait for my photos to transfer to dropbox then scrap a two page spread. Or I'm just that lazy? Ehehehe. In photoshop, I was able to finish up to Week 3 of my project 52. But yesterday when I downloaded the app, I managed to finish two and a half weeks! So convenient since I use my phone 90% of the time to take photos. And I really, rally want to do pl this year even thogh I know that I will be behind. So here's what I do:

1. First, I saved the week numbers in my dropbox so i could use it when I make my layout in the app.

Please take note that the pages that I saved from the app only have the gray background, my blog theme happens to put a white layer on every photo I upload. But on the next photo at #2, there's an off white background under the gray background.

2. After I save the 12x12 printable version in the dropbox, I open the page on my desktop so I could edit in photoshop. I like to add a cluster or two and some button on my pages and also the journaling because I want the alignment to be justified.

P.S. The app will give you choices to save in 8x8 or 12x12 but if you check the page on your computer, it is just 2760 x 2760 in 72dpi which supposed to be 3600 x 3600. Anyway, I hope it will still print nicely.

Here's my finished layout. I just can't live without a cluster or two, for now. But I am okay with using cards only on each rectangles (my, what do you even call that?!). If you will compare this on my first weeks, these are really simpler and more neat no? And I like it.

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Saturday, December 19, 2015

Christmas Lights and New Releases

Brrrrrr!!!! So cold this week!! I seriously can't remove my jacket! And while I'm bearing the coldness, I wanted to ask about your preferred color of Christmas lights guys. For me I still love the yellow (or is that orange?) traditional color. When I was little it's what the color of our Christmas lights have always been. But I was really curious about the white ones that I see on some of my friends' houses that when I got married, I bought white lights for our first Christmas tree. But then I see that the feeling of the yellow colored lights are very far from how I feel about white ones that I decided this year to buy the traditional color - yellow. And I loved it very much! I think my daughter loved it too!

Aaaaand before I forget!! Here are some releases by Amanda Yi!

Review 2015: A solo by Amanda which you can buy in separate packs or this huge bundle

A Light In My Heart by Amanda Yi and Brooke Magee

I love the colors of this collection and all the possibilities in a layout!

I'm still not done wrapping gifts so, I'll go for now. Happy Christmas everyone!!!!!

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Saturday, December 12, 2015

New Releases This Week!

Hiya!!! Two weeks more and it's Christmas time again!!! I have a couple of new releases from Amanda Yi and collaborations with other designers that I want to show you.

Miami Florida by Amanda Yi and Jady Dady Studio.
You can buy the kit alone or this bundle to save $$

The 3rd part of the Baby's First Year Collection:
Little Sprout (3-6 months) by Amanda Yi and Tickled Pink Stuidio

The 4th part of the Baby's First Year Collection:
Jumping Bean (9-12 months) by Amanda Yi and Tickled Pink Studio

You can now purchase the Collection of Baby's First Year which comes with two packs of journaling cards.

And lastly, Amanda released this awesome kit which she collaborated with Blagovesta
and Meghan Mullens:

You can also buy the whole collection with a discount!

I hope that you're having a blast this weekend wrapping all your Christmas gifts and scrapping!!!

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Sunday, December 6, 2015

Snow Place Like Home by Amanda Yi

Hey there! How's Christmas preparation in your house so far? Do you participate in December Daily? I actually do but I haven't made any layouts yet, I have only collected photos for five days now. If I use my phone (which is what's actually happening, hehe), I automatically upload them to dropbox so I could transfer them on my desktop to my DecDaily folder. Yup, and hopefully I would be able to scrap them before January ends :)

Anyway, here is a re-release kit from Amanda Yi Designs. She collaborated with Juno Designs on this one:

 Snow Place Like Home

Or if you prefer the bundle to save $$$
 Snow Place Like Home bundle

And here's my layout. I used a Eudora Designs freebie template from a long time ago :)

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