I started my bucket list 3 years ago and one of the things I’ve wanted to do is to be able to give away 100 handmade cards.
I started doing handmade cards 4 years ago when my friend, Emma introduced me to a different world of doing arts & crafts. This included going to Michael’s on lunch breaks with printed coupons to buy for papers, punchers, embellishments, stamps and more papers! (Those were the days…)
And that’s how it became a part of my bucket list. I know giving cards is very rare nowadays. Most people just do everything online because it is more accessible. And that’s the reason why I challenged myself to never stop making cards to remind people that “old school” cards are still worth keeping.
At some point, I stopped making cards but it doesn’t mean I can never go back. As I wrote in my blog yesterday, I got inspired with the movie Julie & Julia. I mentioned there I want to write a book someday. But for now, I’ll do cards first.
I counted how many cards I had made (including some which I helped others to make) and I’m so happy to say that I already made 41 cards and gave all away! So that means, 59 more to go!! Before I left Philippines, my friends from church gave me their own handmade cards to help me complete my bucket list.
So thoughtful of them! So I have something to start on since I don’t have my tools anymore. I left everything back home. Huhu. But it’s okay. I know eventually, I’ll be able to start having a new set of tools and materials again.
Completion of 100 handmade cards resume!!! Aja! Aja! Let me know if you need a card, I’d love to make one for you. 🙂
Here are the handmade cards I made:
1. My first card
2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23,24,25 26. 27. 28.29. 30. 31. 32.33. 34.35. 36.37. 38.39. 40.41.
It’s been a looooong time since I haven’t done any hand-made cards. So glad that my friend Anne decided to host her first every workshop for Paper Crafting.
I was late for the work shop though. 🙂 But I still got my pretty kit! I’m looking forward for more craft workshops!!
Rest of the story in Anne’s site: First Workshop
I was so motivated today to work on my blog site seriously. I’ve always wanted to buy my own domain but I just kept on delaying it because I felt like I won’t be able to sustain it in terms of my time to regularly update the site.
My friend, Anne and I have been planning to do small workshops for those who want to start their own free blog sites but don’t know how to start building it. Yesterday, we did our sort of pilot workshop to one of Anne’s friend, Verna as she wanted to start her own Word press site.
Both of them were so passionate in putting up their site to share their craft and experiences. And that’s what inspired me. I needed that contagious spirit to make me go back to one of the things I love to do, which is to write.
And so, I’m re-launching my something old, something new website – princesspepay.com.
All the details are in the About pages.
My discipleship group ladies suggested to make chocolates with messages to give away to our colleagues on Valentine’s Day.
Just like any special day, these are times that we can share the love of God to others. So we grabbed this opportunity to spread out God’s love through our time and effort in making goodies.
It was a long week of chocolate making and baking. We started on the Sunday before Feb. 14. The girls had so much fun as their creativity were challenged especially in designing some of the round chocolates.
We made chocolate hearts in lollipop sticks and smaller chocolate hearts. We used three colors – white, red and dark chocolate for variety. It was very easy to make as we just had to melt the bars and then put them into molders and let it hardened inside the refrigerator.
melting the chocolates
We printed out Bible verses to be attached to the chocolates after they were packed. These are the final products of our project.
We didn’t finish everything in one day and so I had to continue making more for the rest of the week. It was a very fun experience and we really hoped that the people who received those goodies felt they were much loved by us and by God.
the chocolate factory crew 🙂
Had a great time this afternoon with group of women who made time to help out for the upcoming women’s event, Body and Soul.
We had so much fun doing crafts and stuff. Just my cup of tea! 🙂
And spent the rest of the afternoon with my dear soul sister, Rhodes, just catching up, accompanying her for a check-up and dinner/more quality time.
A pleasant night, indeed! 🙂