A Hobby & A Giveaway!

My friend asked me to make an invitation and tarpaulin for my Godson Miggi”s 3rd birthday. I gladly said yes sine I haven”t done any scrapbooking lately. I decided to look for freebies that I can use for the Angry Birds theme. I found one from Shery K Designs and I am very thankful that it made my project cute and it was done with ease. I also found a Dora The Explorer and Minni Mouse theme I might download too in preparation for my daughter”s birthday as well. This site is really awesome.

Thank you as well to my friend Hazel who owns Funtastic Shots Photobooth. She helped me with some Photoshop tips. I am happy with the outcome of the Angry bird themed invitation and tarp I made specially for Miggi.


It”s time for Hump Day $50 Giveaway and today”s event is for following on Pinterest . But wait, this week, you can win $50 and a bonus entry for $10! You can win both if you”re really lucky today, or at least have a chance at $50 or $10. This week”s event is composed of the 25 wonderful blogs listed below so feel free to check them out after joining.

My Tots Exactly | Sonya”s Happenings | Coupon Queen of Texas | | One Proud Momma | My bric-a-brac | My Sugar Free Sweet Life | Charming Junkie | Totally Temberton | Building Carpenters | Frugal Experiments | Lakwatsera Me | Stitches of Life | Happy Mothering | Mirage | Retail Therapy Lounge | Experience of a Super Mommy | Money Saving Mindy | Bambie”s Turf | Extreme Personal Measures | Fabulicious Diva | It”s all about me, Mommy Kat | My Tummy Calls | The Blogger Hub | Travel Unravels
 

A note though in joining: You can only join this on one blog/page. There will be a maximum of 32 entries ONLY. If you have more than 32, I reserve the right to delete duplicate or fraudulent entries. May I request that you use only one name and email address for quicker validation of entries. Also, make sure you do the mandatory entries otherwise if you win using an optional entry but DID NOT COMPLETE the mandatory entries, you will be disqualified and another winner will automatically be drawn.

On the first mandatory entry, please do not forget to write Stitches Of Life referred you since it is a mandatory entry. You must complete the first 2 tasks before the others are enabled, and for all your other entries to count.

Thank you very much and good luck. By joining this giveaway, you agree to the Terms and Conditions on the bottom of the form. Contest is open all-day Wednesday, from February 9th, 12:01am EST to February 9th,11:59pm EST (February 9th, 1:01pm Philippine time to February 10th, 12:59pm Philippine time).

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Beer Taps as a Collectible

It”s surprising how many different kinds of beer taps there are. There seems to be something to fit almost any bar style. Many people prefer beer on tap over bottled and canned. This is one reason that many bar owners choose to have great cla

ssic beer taps installed in their bar. Some of these beer taps are a collection of great detailed taps that lend to the atmosphere of the bar. This is a good way to personalize the bar and make it the bar that you intended it to be.

You can find some amazing beer taps at your local pub and the taps say a lot about the bar. Have you ever noticed that one of the favorite spots to hang out at a bar is by the beer taps? These can be great conversation starters and some of them may even have some history to them. These taps can really show off a bar and may be as important to the bar owner as the first dollar that they earn.

Did you know that beer taps are actually collectible? It”s true; you can find a large number of collectible antique beer taps online. Many of them are worth a large amount of money and can be considered an investment if pursued correctly. It seems that if you are the lucky holder of an antique beer tap you could have a pretty sizeable profit there. Beer taps all over the world are different in style and size. Some people will even collect beer taps from around the globe as a way of marking their travel to that location. Clearly, there is more to beer taps than meets then you might think and the next time you spy one in your local pub think about where it might have come from and if there is any history to it.

Holiday e-Greeting Card

I saw my friend”s daughter posted something interesting in Facebook and so I went ahead and checked the application and its website- WiddlyTinks.com. I immediately tried how to make my own Holiday greeting card. I got lost a little with how casino online to resize the photo but glad to have figured it out. I was already thinking on what and how to ask a 7 year old girl how she did it. haha!

Here”s my younger daughter greeting you all an early Merry Christmas!

Hair Bows Giveaway

Pasko sa Agosto

Ito ang unang pagkakataon na gumawa ako ng pakontes sa aking blog at ako”y tunay na nasasabik. Huli man ako s

a launch ng Pasko sa Agosto, nagpursige akong pakuhanan ng litrato sa aking pinsan ang premyo. Nais ko kasing maging presentable at maganda ang itsura ng mga premyo ko, syempre! Nakakalungkot lang kasi na hindi ko na magamit ang aking 4 na taong gulang na camera, bumigay ito bago pa man magumpisa ang caravan.

(It is my first time to run a contest or giveaway in my blog and I”m very much excited about it. Though late for the Pasko Sa Agosto launch, I insisted and took an effort to have my cousin take these pictures. I wanted my prizes to look pretty and presentable of course! It”s really awful that I had to bid farewell to my 4 year old camera just before the caravan launch.)

So what is Pasko sa Agosto? It”s a blog giveaway caravan! All Filipino Bloggers who would like to somehow thank their readers and followers held hands and made this caravan possible which started last August 10. The mechanics are very simple and each of the contests are open to everyone who”d like to join.

So here are my prizes. They may be simple but will definitely look good when used by yourself, your daughters, nieces, God children, or even by your pet kittens or dogs too! And, just so you”d know, I made them personally. I am glad to find myself back in crafting.

Here are the mandatory requirements:

1.) Like my Facebook Fan Page: Stitches Of Life

2.) Follow me through Google Friend Connect

3.) Leave a comment below with your Facebook Profile name, Twitter and Google Friend Connect Username.

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1.) Click on Google 1 at my homepage.

2.) Be a Subscriber. Just enter your email addresses on the upper right hand of the sidebar where it says “Subscribe”.

3.) Follow me on Twitter @septembercharm.

Just to remind you though, please make a separate comment if you decide to follow these additional tasks. And, the caravan giveaway will run until August 30 only. Everyone can join as long as you have a Philippine mailing address. No one”s required to purchase to join and these items are something I”ve made myself. Shipping fee will be shouldered by me too. Let”s all have fun with this caravan and you are encourage to join the other Pasko Sa Agosto participants as well. Just click on the badge below to see them.

Headbands I Made

I remember when I was in 4th grade until early in High School, my Mama made a lot of bows, pillows, skirts, headbands at cute clips for me to wear and sell. She”s my inspiration. When she passed away, I felt that “love” or passion for these things v

anished. I lost the will to start making even just one, but I honestly still have the interest. Since I have been a SAHM for almost 4 mos now, I have seen how difficult it is to manage almost everything. Household chores, kids and finances too! That remaining interest in crafts and having 2 girls made me try and go back in what my Mom really loved. I am proud to have made these:

The Purple flower was an extra cloth from the skirt I made for Keanna. The Pink rose was a half yard ribbon I found in my sewing box and the floral (3rd photo) were trimmings from an old blouse. Keanna was so eager to learn the how to”s as well and was even planning of selling them to her classmates. The genes is becoming obvious! LoL! We had fun making these and having her model too.

These added inspirations came from a friend. My daughters love “em to bits! THANK you, Ched. These lovely bows were bought from another friend, Iris of Posh Baby. Now, I found myself planning and wanting to head over to a craft store in Divisoria. It”s about time. I guess my dreams about my Mama was an eye opener. It was her wake up call. I have been so lazy for the past few weeks and have not accomplished any. I have to prove myself. And I have to start right NOW.

I am by the way, linking up this post to these wonderful memes:

Pinterest is Interesting

I was invited my Mommy May of Nshima Servings to join Pinterest. It is like an online collection of your bookmarks. You get to “pin” what interests you and have them categorized too. Aside from that, you can f

ollow other people”s boards and re-pin their pins. I got hooked in an instant! I have made several boards already and pinned a lot. Here”s a screenshot of just 8 of my boards, there are few more boards I didn”t get to capture. LoL!

 

What I find interesting the most is the home improvement category in which I get to see and dream of having our own home beautifully. Pinterest also has thousands of tips in organizing, home decor and DIYs. I really love spending time in this new social media platform.

Find it interesting? Go create an account. If you need an invite, just tell me. Have fun pinning!

The Weekend Getaway

 

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Yet another photo taken by my niece Jennilyn. This time, her model is her big sister Joan, an RN. I have already posted one of her shots HERE and I’d like to share a few more. This has her permission of course.
I played with the colors again using Photoshop CS3. Looking at it right now and comparing it to the original, I really need to learn a LOT. Ha Ha! I can’t wait to have my fingers clicking in my own dslr camera! I need to get opportunities so my dream would materialized. Right?
I love what Joan’s wearing, very colorful. And since it has been mentioned, this will serve as my entry to this week’s Colorful Weekend. Have a blessed Sunday everyone!