Crafted Memories



Last January 2018, the Evia Lifestyle Center in Muntinlupa City held a series of workshops to introduce their customers to new crafts and hobbies to help them jumpstart the new year.    For the Crafted Memories segment, I came in to share tips and techniques I have learned as an avid fan of journaling and scrapbooking.



We brought in stamps, stickers, patterned papers, journaling cards, ephemeras and many more that the guests used to decorate their journals and scrapbooks.



Crafting is such a wonderful opportunity for parent and child bonding.  I was happy to see a lot of moms crafting with their kids.



It was awesome crafty afternoon!

Thank you to Ms. Pam Mercurio, Ms. Krystal Padua and the rest of the Evia Lifestyle Center team.  🙂

For more updates on Evia Lifestyle Center’s events and promos, visit their social media sites on Facebook and on Instagram.

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Creative Journaling with Moleskine Ph



Last October, I had the chance to work with Moleskine Philippines via capsule journaling workshops where I shared tips and techniques I have learned after years of journaling.



We played with Moleskine stamps, washi tapes, and colored pencils.




I also brought with me my favorite handmade stamps, created by my friend, Karla Pasion of Kraft Kart.


Moleskine Philippines will be having a series of creative events between now until the end of December.  Do check out their ig page @legendarynotebooks for updates or join the community at Moleskine PH on Facebook.


Don’t forget to check their current lineup of journals and planners at Fully Booked and National Bookstore.   Their pop up store at SM Aura will be open until Dec. 31, 2017.

Photo credits: Rianne Alonte of @makingideashappen



The stART Journaling Workshop



Doing a workshop on journaling has always been one of my creative dreams.   As an introvert, I have always preferred working behind the scenes but I love journaling so much I was so excited to share my practice with others.  So, on August 20, 2016, my wish came true with the help of Craft Party Ph.


We spent the morning documenting our thoughts, ideas, dreams and wishes in our journals.



Thank you Costa Coffee, BGC, for providing us with an intimate venue with yummy snacks and drinks.


Thank you Labrador Philippines for providing us with the M Stitch Journal (my favorite!).   To Life Documented Manila and Lasting Impression for sending in inspiring Project Life cards.


Thank you to Bee Happy PH for sending in inks, colored pens, stickers and other embellishments for prettifying our journal.  To Scrappy Manila, whose scrapbook supplies are must haves for any journaling session.  To Hobby Depot, whose washi tapes and stickers helped to add more dimension to our journaling pages.


Thank you to Kraft Kart for the lovely hand carved stamps and for giving away customized stamps for participants.



Thank you to Saffy Tenten, for providing us with beautiful patterned paper.  To Marryl Crafts, who a raffled off a free seat for one lucky participant, sent us a lovely stamp set plus raffle prizes.


Thank you, The Little Whisk Ph, for the yummy journal themed red velvet cookies.  To The Stationer Extraordinaire, who sent in 2 beautiful Strathmore Watercolor Journals as raffle prizes.


Thank you to the ladies behind Craft Party PH… Mia, Nica and Fhely for believing in me and helping me to see the event through.


To Fhely, Rissy, Trician, Sha, Mel, Tess, Anne, Sanaz, Rosebe, Dandee, Kim and Karla, thank you for spending your morning with me.  You have helped me make my dream of running a journaling workshop come true. Super happy to have met new art friends 🙂


Super special thanks to my son Miggy for helping us prepare the kits and for taking our pictures.


All photos in this post are credited to Mia Sison of Craft Party Ph.

Email me at for inquiries regarding journaling workshops, collabs and commissions. 🙂



At The Chalk Lettering Workshop

Last January, I won in a raffle.  And the prize …. a free seat to my craft idol Alessandra Lanot’s Chalk Lettering Workshop!!!  Here are some pictures from the event.

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I don’t really like using chalk.  But, I love lettering so much that I was willing to work with it.IMG_0216 IMG_0217 IMG_0220 IMG_0221

Before working on the board, we made a thumbnail version of our sketch first. We were asked to use one of our goals this year.  Don’t mind what I wrote.  I’m not going to Beijing or Bangkok.

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Here are some of the other participants’ works.

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Some tips I learned: Sharpen your chalk.  Use dry chalk when making your preliminary sketch.  Use wet chalk for the final output.


My craft idol Alessa Lanot and I

Check out Alessa Lanot’s other craft workshops at