Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Monday, 24 November 2008

Thursday, 20 November 2008

Monday, 17 November 2008

Sketch 117

I finally did it! I finally used my Sassafras papers. Oh boy, was it hard! Hahaha But now, I am glad I did. That means, I can start using the rest. Weird! Hahaha.

This is my take for Pamela's Sketch 117 at Scrapbook Challenges.

Saturday, 15 November 2008

The Last Leg

Of my trip starts tomorrow.

Exciting coz

  • I get to spend time with my relatives
  • I'll be seeing my college close friends
  • I'll finally be able to see San Francisco

It's gonna be chilly but there's fleece jacket to cover me up! Hehe.

Friday, 14 November 2008

After 13 Days

I feel bad that I missed the last 2 sketches that Pamela made. So, I started early with this and managed to finish tonight. Yey! Love the sketch (well, I love all her sketches), here's a peak of what's in store for you on Monday.

All I can say is that it feels so good to finally scrapping again! It's my last day in Austin tomorrow then I am off for a 3 day vacation at San Francisco! Woohoo! I am excited to see my relatives and of course, to eat Filipino food! Hehehe... (Tocino, here I come!)

Thursday, 13 November 2008

It's Within Your Reach!

Got an email earlier or was it last night from my SWR's owner, Heidi. She told us all the exciting things that's going to happen at SWR! So happy to be part of the team! Finally met my co-DTs (through email).
Now for the eye-candies! Aren't these adorable?! These are the 4 SWR's lines. 2 more coming in CHA! Watch out for it!

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Where Dreams Come True

I was feeling down tonight because of a work problem. I suddenly had a breakthrough... So, I gave myself a break.

The Magic Kingdom

Sleeping Beauty's Castle!

The reason my dreams came true. Tita A and family with Pinocchio. The One I've been waiting for.
Say Hello to Minnie Mouse!

Sketch 116

I prepared for photos for my DT duties but I didn't get the chance to print a big one so I couldn't create a layout for Pamela's Sketch 116. But, you guys can!!! Hehehe.

And a toot for CJ for being Pamela's pick of the week!

Friday, 7 November 2008

I Haven't Been Scrapping

Because my mind and body still thinks I am in Singapore. When will this end? Hehe.

Have a great weekend! I am off to Orlando for some wonderful and magical experience *wink*

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Walking Down Scrap Street

Please check our Scrapstreet.Com Magazine, I submitted Handle With Care and was selected to be part of the November Issue. Yipee!

Love their write up about it :

Editor's note:

Sookie’s careful hand cutting of the patterned paper adds a wonderful 3-dimensional feel to the layout. Her layering of mixed patterned paper adds a depth and warmth that cannot be denied.

So Happy

The announcement definitely woke me up! *wink* I heard the on-call phone beeped so I even though it's 4AM here, I had to get up and check if it's something I need to look at. It was not! Thank, God! But, of course the lure of scrap blogs made me sit down and check my fave links and found this happy news! *wink again*

Thanks to Scrappin Kids for picking All of Us as one of their Challenge #13 winners. Woohoo! Thank you, thank you! It's one of my personal favorites and I am really, really happy!

Congrats to Vivs and Janis too!


On the work front...

I am a cross between an introvert and extrovert hehe I am very SHY at first. I am quiet. But, once I become comfortable --- I tend to talk --- a lot! I was really quiet with the branch admins, most of them guys. And, the two other ladies were cool admins as well as fashionistas from France and Taiwan. So, I felt really left out. Haha. I don't know who to talk to. Good thing my Hungarian teammate was like a guardian angel who sat beside me for the first session. My 2 Hungarian teammates are actually my angels when I am at work because they're my F1 Hehe. Wish they both had come to the conference.

So, it was my first day at our corporate HQ. And, boy, was I shocked when I saw the place! I was thinking of 3 buildings near each other, I didn't realize that the HQ was a big compound. Building part apart. I guess Austin has vast land that they can afford that kind of size. I was so proud to be part of the company.

And, coming face to face with my teammates were just great. Love, love K! That's the other lady in the team. She made me feel welcome, talked to me about anything. And, she had a laugh when I told her I wanted to go to the "comfort room". She said that in the US, they call it "Ladies", "Men's", "Women's". Oh ok, I really have a lot to learn hehe. The other guys were cool and I guess it's just that because we have a cool boss. (Please please, let him not pick on me on today's meeting) And, the best thing is --- I am the thinnest of them all! Mwahahaha!

The Austin guys who coordinated the whole event were amazing. Very friendly and they really looked after us. Lunch was Mexican food from Taco Deli. Don't laugh but all along I thought when you say Taco, it's that curvy tortilla with minced pork, lettuce and stuff. So, I was kinda looking around as to how they eat the whole lunch time.

And, dinner was sponsored by NI again. We had pizza at the conference room plus the boss' brought their Xbox and Wii!!! Oh my, I fell in love with that Rock Star Xbox game! It's so cool (especially for someone who's not into video games).

This is really an amazing experience for me. And, what's more sweet about my day was capping it at Jo-Ann! Need I say more? Nah! Best to let you imagine how I checked aisle per aisle of scrapping goodness at 30% off. 'nuff said. *wink*

Monday, 3 November 2008


Groggy and all. I opened my email to find wonderful news in my Inbox! Heidi from Scrap Within Reach liked the pages I passed to her and I was selected to be a member of her team!

Thank you, Heidi! Please check out Scrap Within Reach's amazing products! You're going to love it!

I still can't believe it! *pinch myself*

Scrapbook Challenges

For the month of November, Scrapbook Challenges' sponsor will be Say It With Letters. Do join Pamela's sketch challenges and the DT's weekly challenges to win the awesome prize!

{Create} Your Own Brew

This month's challenge at {Create} was concocted by yours truly, hehe. And, it's going to be fun, fun, fun!

Double, Double Toil and Trouble; Fire Burn, and Caldron Bubble.

This November, let's have fun making our own Halloween recipe by incorporating 5 of the ingredients below.

1. eye of newt --- 2 buttons
2. toe of frog --- 2 swirl chipboard
3. wool of bat --- 3 different kinds of ribbons
4. tongue of dog --- 6 Prima flowers
5. Adder's fork --- 1 metal embellishment
6. blind worm's sting --- 1 sheer embellishment
7. lizard's leg --- 8 brads
8. owlet's wing --- 1 transparency
9. scale of a dragon --- 1 stamped sentiment
10. tooth of wolf --- journal written using a white pen
11. root of hemlock --- include stitching
12. fillet of a fenny snake --- AC Thickers (Alphas only)

You can add other things as long as it's not in the list. No limit on papers.

Please join us this month and let's {Create} BOO-tiful memories!

Here's my take on the challenge. I used Hambly transparency, white journaling pen, AC Thickers, swirl chipboards, buttons.


It's 3 AM and I am still up. Need to wake up by 6AM wahhhh.

A short (I hope) recap of what I was up to during the weekend. The plane touched down US soil at 9AM, Saturday. Encountered no problem with my entry, thank you, Lord! My colleague gave me a run down of what happened to her and I am just so fortunate that I didn't encounter it. I was out in SFO's Domestic Terminal 3 by 930AM. I sms my SFO relatives and my grandma was so surprised to see me. Well, that was what I wanted. My tita told her that they need to pick up a package at the airport. Hehe. They accompanied me while I wait for my flight to Austin. I was so happy to see Lola C, Tita A, Tito R (who drove to pass me their spare cell phone),Cousin R, Cousin B and Kuya P! I am so excited to see them again on the 15th.

When I reached Austin later in the afternoon. I was just so tired. But, when the cab passed by Target and Jo-Ann, a shrill of excitement passed by my veins mwahahahah. But then, when I reached the hotel, I just wanted to just crash in my bed. But, I was so hungry and I was too chicken to go out yet in the dark. I tried to sleep off my hunger but woke up at 3AM so I just ate the peanuts I bought and the dried mangoes. Hehe.

Sunday, I quickly took a bath because I want to catch the 930AM mass at St. Louis. I ate some bread for breakfast which was free from the hotel package. But, mind you, I was craving for some garlic rice and corned beef. I dunno why I was thinking of that. Haha.

I saw my Shanghai colleagues whom I would carpool with. They asked me where I am going for the day, told them I don't have plans yet aside from going to church. So, they waited for me and we went to Downtown Austin. We went to the State Capitol and the Museum (can you see me going there?). Good thing, the security expert J treated us hehehe Managed to get some souvenirs for my loved-ones but that was after 2.5 hours of walking around the museum. Oh well. Next time I know better. Don't get me wrong though, it was fun taking pictures and getting to know Texas. Learned a lot yesterday! However, in the next few days, I think I would stick to the places I love --- Jo-Ann!!! Target!!!