Summer Journal Prompts

Sharing with you a set of journaling prompts I created for my Summer Daily Journal project.  Hope that these prompts can help you jumpstart your own journaling about the summer season.

I’ll be sharing pages from my Summer Journal next week on my instagram.   Hope I can inspire you to start your own Summer Journal too. 🙂

Check out my Blogpost for the Gossamer Blue Blog where I’ve shared about how I made my Summer Journal.  All supplies used in this project are from the Gossamer Blue April Main Scrapbook kit.


December Daily

I first heard about December Daily from Ali Edwards.   It’s about creatively “documenting the 25 days leading up to Christmas. ”    Every year, she and chosen designers come up with several kits for documenting the season.  Kit contents include scrapbook cards, stickers, ephemeras and more.  Instead of buying new Christmas themed kits, I decided to just shop within my own stash.  I was surprised to find that I had Christmas themed items from years before.


For this project, I mainly used stickers from Claus & Co. made by Simple Stories, scrapbook cards from Project Life and Simple Stories and Christmas themed stamp sets from Hero Arts.


I started by making my own Christmas themed prompts then searching over Pinterest for other prompt ideas.  On the last week of November, I started prepping the pages of my journal so that when the actual day comes, I will only just write.  Sometimes I wrote in lists.


Sometimes in paragraphs.


Some of the prompts I chose were embarrassing to share in public, so I decided to share them #beforethepen instead. 🙂


I really enjoyed making this Christmas project.  It felt really good to be reminiscing about my past Christmases as well as celebrating this current season.  Hope that you can try doing this simple project next season.

For a flip through of my favorite pages in my December Daily, go here.

My 2017 DIY Calendar

Last year, I had planned on making a calendar that I would sell and give as gifts to family and friends.  Because I was not very good in calligraphy or watercolor and with zero knowledge of Photoshop, I failed.  Anyway, I decided to just go ahead and make a calendar for myself in the best way I could, stamping!


The great thing about this project is that I used materials that I already had at home.  I bought the jotter pad from National Bookstore, the Concord & 9th script stamp set and Memento ink pad from Lasting Impression.


I decided on just doing quotes in a black and white color scheme to make it simple yet classy.


While I didn’t spend any money on this project, it did cost me 2 hours to make.    So, why did I go through the trouble of spending precious time on a project when I could just buy any calendar from the bookstore in a jiffy?  I love how it’s personal.  I specifically chose quotes that matter a great deal to me.  Every time I look at the monthly calendar, I feel inspired and motivated, no matter what circumstances I am in.

Have a great year ahead, everyone! 🙂

The List Project 2014


Who doesn’t like making lists?  For the whole month of October 2014, my sister, Rianne of the Make Ideas Happen Blog,  and I will host THE LIST PROJECT.  For 31 days, she and I will post a list prompt on our Facebook and Instagram pages.  This is totally free.  All you need are pen and paper.  Please share your lists on social media (Facebook or Instagram) with the hashtag ‪#‎thelistproject2014‬.




Hope you can join us! 🙂

Inspiration Blog Hop

Connecting with other people who share the same passion for art, crafts and memory keeping through The Inspiration Blog Hop is a good way to stay inspired.  Thank you to my sister, Rianne, of Make Ideas Happen, for tagging me.



Earlier in the year, I got so inspired by my sister’s project life spreads.  I could not help but make my own, too. I love how project life has made me more conscious about documenting the good events/things in my life.  At the same time, I’m able to use materials I hoard love, like patterned paper, themed cards, stamps, etc.   Right now, the spread I’m working on is about the highlights of our trip to Palm Beach, Batangas last 2010(!!!).



I always document travel memories through photobooks. I’ve got 10 free 6 x 6 softcover photobooks I need to finish before February 2015.   I’m working on my Palm Beach photobook(again!) and another secret photobook that I plan to give as a gift for Christmas. 🙂

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I joined a free art journal workshop at  Each week, a prompt is issued out to the group.    The group is on week 37, but you can work at your own pace.  There are no rules except to have fun and enjoy creating pages.  For week 1, the theme was Up, Up and Away.  I can’t seem to move past that week because I keep wanting to make more pages about that theme. 🙂

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My sister and I are working together on this project which we will launch(yeah!) next month. Hope you can join us for that.  Stay tuned! 🙂

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The Manila International Bookfair 2014 has gotten me so hyped about my love for books.  I have challenged myself to come up with a weekly doodle about the problems only true bookworms could relate to.

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Right now, I don’t think there’s anything unique about what I make.  Ever read the book “STEAL LIKE AN ARTIST”?  Nothing and no one is ever 100% original.  The important thing for me is that I enjoy the process and the product.


Spend the whole day with a toddler and I guarantee you’ll need some form of therapy after.  Hehehe!  It’s fun to make stuff and play with watercolor, paper, stamps ….. and many more.


I stay inspired by looking through Pinterest or by thumbing through my collection of craft magazines and books. When I see some technique that I like, I try to put my own spin on it in my sketchbook/art journal.  Sometimes, my projects take form after I buy a new product from National Bookstore or Lasting Impression.

Lynette, Andrea and Dette, I’m excited to see what you’re working on. 🙂