Saturday, July 31, 2010

A fun-CHAstic Weekend!

Today, July 31 was a great Saturday. My SIL's (sisters-in-law) and i went to the CHA 2010 convention in Rosemont, Illinois. It was my first time to attend such an event and just like any newbie, i was super excited!

It was overwhelming to see a lot of eye candy. Every stop at an exhibitors booth was exciting... it was similar to opening a gift. So much anticipation of what's in store, no pun intended. The make and take projects were awesome! I was able to make a antique finished wooden decor with vinyl made with the cricut machine, several cards and a bracelet. It was worth more than the $12 convention fee. I was excited to meet Beate Johns of - we added color to a stamped image using copic markers. It was nice to learn how to use new materials such as this. There was a booth on digital scrapbooking by - i have been looking at some cardmakers using digital materials however, it was my first time to actually see and put it in action. I was amazed at how nice the project turned out.

Shopping was fun... stamps and inks, paper, stencils, fine glitter and embossing powder... wow, it hurt my pocket but we saw it coming, hahaha! Thanks to my ever supporting husband.

I am so looking forward to making new projects now that i have been formally inducted to the crafting world - hooray!

So, here is a picture of what i got from the convention: the make-and-takes and the buy-and-take. Pretty awesome. Looking forward to the next activity.

Blessings to you!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Curly Tops

I arrived in Chicago on May 5, 2010 with so much anticipation on what the Lord has in store for me. My days now are far from my sometimes very busy schedule as a Pediatrician in Manila. I am a proud stay-at-home wife to my loving husband, Gaddiel. It is not an easy task to manage a home... i truly know that now.

On a warm day of June 30, with all my tasks done, i decided to curl my hair with my pillow curlers. While waiting for it to set, i watched and listened to Lea Salonga via youtube. I watched clips of her concert last Dec. 12, 2009 - the most recent concert that i've seen with my parents and sister. It was one of her best concerts to date. Her voice has maintained its clarity and crispness after all these years. No wonder she is loved by audiences in the Philippines and abroad.

After 2 hours of my youtube experience, it was time to remove my curlers. To my surprise, my usual straight and stubborn hair curled. It curled so much that it made me laugh so hard. It was too funny that i had to show my husband. Being so inspired by Lea S. and Ai-ai de las Alas who did a very nice spiel, i felt like i was "Annie". I decided to sing and record the song"Tomorrow" and attached this photo then sent an audio postcard to my husband. He had a good laugh but told me he preferred my long, straight hair.

I love hearing Gaddiel laugh at my crazy antics. It's music to my ears. :)

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