Sunday, November 30, 2008

sweets for my sweet...

In the light of the coming new year, I've created a customized calendar =)
I found great images from a site called dry icons and they're great for all design/scrapbooking projects.

I love this graphic!

I used sparkly paper and it looked soooo nice =)

here they are!

A closer look...

With the cover...

Cupcake madness continues with red velvet

I saw wall-e & eva candy decorations and I had to get them!

cupcake wrappers from martha stewart are perfect!

For A's birthday =)

I'm not much of a baker so you can see the mess. but what the hey!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

cupcake madness

This is butter pecan with a hint of cocoa. Yup, fresh from the Duncan Hines box, except I added some cocoa. I was inspired when I saw that they make cream cheese frosting. I just had to try it.
coconut flakes! yum!
And because it is a cake mix after all, it was soft and fluffy.

here they are!

Monday, November 17, 2008

wedding items for sale!

After much deliberation, I decided to sell some more of my wedding stuff to clear out my ever-so-crowded storage closet. Click on the pictures to for better viewing.

Silk cherry blossom stems - SOLD

Colours available: 4 in dark pink; 1 in pale rose and white.
Original price: $10 each
On Sale for: $5 each! + shipping

I bought these from White Aisle and was discontinued after they run out of stock. Never used and still in original packaging.

Birdcage Card Holder
Original Price: $55.00
On Sale for: $30.00 + shipping

I bought this from HomeSense and had been very useful in collecting cards and well wishes.

The Wish Tree - SOLD
Original Price: $80.00
On Sale for: $50.00 for pick-up only
We bought two silk cherry blossom trees and put them together in a wooden crate with styrofoam and moss.

Pink Pashminas - SOLD
Original Price: $10.00 each
On Sale for: $5.00 + shipping
I have seven of these that were never used. I bought a lot and had few leftovers. The seven I have are still in original packaging. Great as a wrap or a bridesmaid gift.
And here they are as worn by my beautiful bridemaids.

Small roses for decoration - SOLD
Original Price: $18.00 each
On Sale for: $10.00 + shipping

There's 100 little roses in each pack. I used these for my favor boxes, as well as wedding bubbles. Very easy to work with for all your crafting needs.

Votive candle holders - SOLD
Original Price: $ 1.00 each with 5 votives (1 of each colour in each pack)
On Sale for: $0.50 each + shipping
I bought these from IKEA and is still on sale there if you need more. I have 15 of each colour, for a total of 60 votives.
Wicker Vases
Original Price: $35.00
On Sale for: $20.00 + shipping

These delicate wicker baskets with a ceramic vase inside were originally $40 each but one of the vase cracked and we got a discount. Perfect as a decoration for the church. We bought curly willows, light green hydrangeas and orchids to decorate and they were beautiful! You can see them from the previous picture too with the bridesmaids.
Chocolate brown CD paper cases
Original Price: $1.25 each
On Sale for: $70.00 for 80 paper cases
I have 80 of die-cut card stock in cocoa. This item requires assembly. The picture shows the assembled product with a pink ribbon and label I have created.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

oh happy day!

a birthday card for a dear friend

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

sentimental clutter

November 9, 2008

Our place is a mess. In just 5 months, our initially empty place is now filled with stuff. Stuff we thought was cute and decided to keep. Stuff we thought went well with all our other stuff. Stuff we don’t want. Stuff we don’t need. Stuff we couldn’t figure out what to do with and are now just sitting there collecting dust. My parents moved to a new place and I had to pick up even more stuff of my past that had been quietly resting in my now defunct or dare I say, non-existent bedroom. Which literally meant, one of these days, I’d have to sit through the mess and decide once again, which memories need to be kept for another 10 or so years. Maybe it’s my compulsion to associate every single thing with a memory that keeps me from throwing things out. Maybe after all these years, I’m just a sentimental nut.
Our place is tiny. Tiny and functional. Even our stove is the small sized one. Our sofa is a loveseat. Our dining table is expandable. The only thing that’s big is our TV which we don’t even use all that much. Our home used to be essentially minimalist. But people as predictable as we are, we keep buying things, consuming things. Things we don’t really need but gives us relief from our temporary selfish cravings. Things that make us feel good. Things that seem to make sense at the time of purchase but means nothing now.

Organize. Prioritize. Minimize.

I don’t miss the mess. At times, I’m so frustrated I just want to throw everything out. Forget that they ever meant anything to me at one point or another. I’m just afraid I’d regret it once I really start throwing things out. These are memories of my childhood. These are things I’ve carried with me since our first big move to the city. These are things that I used to care about. And though I hardly even recognize myself in them, these are still things that made me who I am today.

Thanks August Empress for the cool background!