Friday, October 23, 2009


Better late than never…With Typhoon Pepeng looming over the country on Oct 1, and Nette and I worried about the safety of our JAMMERS, we decided to call and texted some of them. Nothing could really stop the resolve of majority of our die-hard JAMMERS who asked to push through as scheduled on Oct 3rd. Even with the news and messages that the typhoon could be as bad as the previous typhoon, go pa rin sila! Sabi nga ni Nette, mali raw ang kinakausap naming mga tao! LOL! But in the end, after we heard from reliable sources about the possible severity of the typhoon, we got very worried and had to think of everyone's safety and had to reschedule the JAM.

My heart-felt THANKS to all who attended and dropped by during the Oct 10th PHILIPPINE SCRAPJAM at Alexandra Clubhouse. I can't get over the enthusiasm and excitement I felt during the JAM. I hope everyone who attended and took the classes had fun with the classes, tried new techniques, are happy with their projects.

Jian and I had such a blast whenever we visit and see everyone’s beautiful faces eager to learn something new and looking forward to all the surprises we had in store for them. The loot bags got a lot of rave reviews not to mention the class kits! Of course, there were a few times that we had to cut short everyone’s shopping time for classes. And yes, I caught some of you browsing the store during class time and couldn’t resist the new, recently-released products and discounts.

Speaking of products, all the products we brought and sent to the Philippines were left with my friend and partner, Nette of My Little Attic. Please watch out for an announcement of a SH/MLA HOLIDAY SALE coming out soon! In the meantime, if you saw products that you wished you bought during the Jam, please contact Nette ASAP at

Again, MARAMING SALAMAT PO for having fun with us and sharing with us your enthusiasm, excitement and warmth during the SCRAPJAM.

HUGS to you all!

Thursday, October 8, 2009


I'm soooo sorry. Hilo na talaga ako. I didn't realize that I sent the JAM TOOL KIT thru email. I thought I posted in the blog. I made a few changes sa make up sponges and heat gun, but most of them are the same items to bring. JAMMERS who are trying to get their tool kits together, here's the list:


*Adhesives – both dry and wet,
*12 inch ruler
*3 Distress Ink Pads (bring your own or share with a friend(s) and have at least 3 Distress Ink Pad colors—at least one each of light, medium and dark shades)
*Permanent black ink pad (archival or stazon)
*Ranger or Bazzill craft mat (optional)
*Ink blending tool and blending foam (or 3 makeup sponges for inking)
*4 makeup sponges (for painting)
*Baby wipes to clean your hands
*Clean dry rag to wipe your mat in between uses
*Repositionable adhesive (optional)
*3x3 or 3x4 or 3x5 acrylic block
*Heat gun (if you have with wattage or voltage converter nga ba yon? Also, we found out that there are not a lot of electric outlets sa Alexandra so we'll just have the heat guns at two table stations)
*Bind it All (if you have)

For the SCRAP CHALLENGE, we will need a total of 6 pictures: 1- 4x6 OR 3x5 picture and 5 wallet size (or smaller) pictures.

See you tomorrow!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009



We were called by the Alexandra Clubhouse Management and they informed us that we have to vacate the premises by 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, Oct 10. As I'm sure you all know, we had to reschedule the JAM from Oct 3 to Oct 10.

When we moved the dates, they failed to inform us that the hours we had originally rented the space for on Oct 3 wasn't transferred. It was only a few seconds ago when Nette received the call from the management informing us nga of vacating the premises by 5:00 p.m. They couldn't extend us as we had requested for Oct 3 because there is another event to start at 6 p.m.

So, with that said, we have to adjust everything by an hour early. What does this mean? Instead of starting at 10 a.m., we will now start at 9 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. Wala nang extension. JAMMERS who preordered distress inks, blending tools and craft mats, please lang come at 8 a.m. to pick up your preorders as we will need these for the first class.

Classes will be adjusted to an hour earlier. Here's the new schedule:


8:00-9:00: Registration/Shopping/Preorder pickups
9:00-11:30: First Class: MINI BOOK OF TECHNIQUES
11:30-12:30: Lunch/Shopping
12:30-1:00: Second Class: BLOOMS and BUTTERFLIES
1:00-2:30: Third Class: NOT THE USUAL
2:30-3:30: Fourth Class: STAR LIGHT, STAR BRIGHT
3:30-4:30: ScrapChallenge/Snack Break/Shopping
4:30-5:00: Judging of Scrap Challenge/Announcement of Scrap Challenge Winners

OPEN SHOPPING: 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

We are very sorry for any inconvenience this schedule change may cause the JAMMERS and OPEN SHOPPERS. We were also blind-sighted by this turn of events. Pasensya na po. This, of course, doesn't stop us, we'll adjust and will try our best to give you a fun filled event! :)

Nette and Marisa

p.s. Paki-text brigade lang po all JAMMERS and OPEN SHOPPERS. Maraming salamat po! :)



Oct 3 was World Cardmaking Day. A week late, but let's celebrate World Cardmaking Day on Saturday, Oct 10th and help out Typhoon Victims. How? Let me explain.

One of the JAMMERS had mentioned about fundraising with cards and I had to think how to do it equitably when it comes to scrap level and design na walang sasakit ang loob because their cards are not priced as much as their neighbor, etc. After all, this is for a worthy cause.

In the hospital where I work in Hawaii, we have BAKE SALES to raise funds. During bake sales, organizers and volunteers bring in baked items packed individually. They put them on tables and people come by and donate by dropping their money in the collection box and take the baked items equivalent to the donor's view as a fair value of the money he/she donated. The key phrase is FAIR VALUE.

I am looking at using the same idea nang BAKE SALE dito sa CARD SALE sa SCRAPJAM. Therefore, I am requesting all JAMMERS and OPEN SHOPPERS to please help sa cause either by donating cards, donating money and "buying" the cards, or both.

Please get your scraps, create cards between now and Friday night, bring the cards to the JAM and let's have a CARD SALE. The CARD SALE table won't be manned and will run on HONOR SYSTEM so when you guys come up to drop your donation in the collection box, no one is watching you as you grab the card or cards you think is the 'FAIR VALUE' of your donation. All proceeds sa CARD SALE will be donated to the Philippine Red Cross to help the flood victims during Typhoon Ondoy. I hope everyone will pitch in and help.

Maraming Salamat po! See you all at the JAM! Can't wait na! :D

Monday, October 5, 2009


Tuloy na tuloy na po! RAIN OR SHINE. Pray po na wala nang bagyo or even rain. We're going to see everyone on Saturday, Oct 10th at Alexandra Clubhouse from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Just a few pointers lang po for the JAMMERS:

1. If you placed preorders, especially for Distress Ink Pads, Craft Mat and Blending Tools, please come early to pick up your preorders as we will use these items during the first class.

2. If you want to get the BEST pick of products, please come early. :) We only brought limited amounts of products.

3. For the SCRAP CHALLENGE, we will need a total of 6 pictures: 1- 4x6 OR 3x5 picture and 5 wallet size (or smaller) pictures.

4. Please add to your list of supplies to bring, a 3x3 or 3x4 or 3x5 acrylic block.

For additional list of supplies to bring, please scroll down on the supplies list post.

5. YES, OPEN SHOPPERS are welcome starting 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. :) Don't miss out on great sales!

Thanks and see you all!

Nette and Marisa

Thursday, October 1, 2009


as much as we would love to push through with the event this saturday (oct.3), the threat of tropical storm pepeng (parma) has constrained us to POSTPONE the scrapjam.  the safety of the jammers and other participants is more important to us at this point.

the expected landfall of pepeng is on sunday in Northern Luzon BUT the change in weather should be felt as early as Friday or Saturday.  typhoon Ondoy (packing maximum winds  of 85kph near the center and a gustiness of 100 kph) left so many of our countrymen homeless and dead.

as it approached eastern samar, pepeng was tracked with maximum sustained winds of up to 130kph near its center and a gustiness of 160kph...and it's course has not changed.

after thorough deliberation, the organizers decided to just postpone the Jam and re-schedule it to next Saturday (OCTOBER 10).

we hope all of you understand and join us as we pray for the storm to spare our country.

please feel free to contact us for any other questions.