Wednesday, July 24, 2013

07.21.13 - Madd Style Cosmetics: Twisted Little Mermaid Collection

About a month ago, Madd Style Cosmetics released a limited edition grab bag. the Twisted Little Mermaid Collection.  It sold out pretty fast. I was super happy to be one of the few that got one because I love mermaids. ^_^;
It came packed like this in a bubbly mailer and a special coupon code attached to it. Mwahah! I can't wait to use it.  

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

07.22.13 - Internet is the kaputs!

ahhh! My modem and router (it's both) have died! Makes me kind of sad... luckily, I work at an electronics store so I can get a discount on electronics. waiting on my friend to tell me what's good. and if I'll be able to use my discount on it (some items I can't use my discount).

Im on vacation from work starting today. don't really know what I'll be doing. I know on Thursday, I'll be going to the California State Fair with a friend and on Sunday, there's a bday party that I'm 99% sure I want to go to. 

I really hate using my phone for Internet and it's slow :( Well... that's all for now :( 

Sunday, July 21, 2013

07.21.13 - Random Dream (starring Filofax)

Last night, I had a dream. It told me to buy the Pocket Domino and Pocket Apex. And I did. In my dream. 

I'm wondering if I don't follow my dreams, a black hole will appear and suck us all in! Or a ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE!??!!?!? Hmm... Maybe I should find out O_o; Hmm...they are on sale...and we don't want a zombie apocalypse to happen do we? (Okay maybe we do...kind of. I think I watch too much the Walking Dead lol) ^____^; 

WEEK IN REVIEW: 07.15.13 - 07.21.13 (Plus, testing out custom Day on a Page inserts)

 Why, hello Gillio! You're back! Actually, this week I was extremely wishy-washy. I switched from the Metropol to the Back to School! to the Original and back to the Gillio. I mainly switched out of the Gillio because I had some problems with the rings, but I fixed them easily! YAY!

Now, onto the next post. I think I mentioned in a previous post that I decided to try my hand at making my own inserts. I really really REALLY wanted the Life is Crafted day on a page inserts. But for $90+ (that's shipping included)... I really couldn't afford it. I really bugged my friends about it too. Whined and whined... Lol! But I only wanted the actual diary inserts, nothing else. 

I was like! If I were to make my own inserts, I'd add my innocent+twisted alchemy art! I know how to use Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop! I'll do it! And that's what I did. (Long story short)

Sunday, July 14, 2013

WEEK IN REVIEW 07.08.13 - 07.14.13

I used my Gillio Firenze Medium Compagna in Aubergine until two days ago. [more on that later] I switched to the Filofax Metropol (Personal-sized) in Lavender [shown above] 

Saturday, July 13, 2013

07.13.13 - FILOFAX WANTS!!!

You would think that after getting the Originals I would stop lemming any more planners. NOPE! Right now, I've been really wanting a Pocket Domino in Deep Pink. 
What!? But didn't you have a Domino before!? Yep, I surely did. I had a Personal Domino in Violet. But my friend needed it more than I did plus I had replaced it with the Personal Malden in Grey (which has been sold). But I really miss it.

Why a Pocket size though? You know, if you've followed me for long; I really love the Pocket size. It's what I started with. I wanted to have one to take around with me for quick reminders. I plan on only putting monthly inserts and some note paper in it. Of course I could put it in my Finsbury but I really like the Domino. Lol. ^_^; 

Lucky (maybe not?) for me, it's on sale at the Filofax USA site. It's definitely not helping my decision ;)

Thursday, July 11, 2013

BUST-SHOT COMMISSION LIST


Here's the order/status in which I'm doing my commissions. This post will be updated until the list is done :) If you have any questions, please let me know. Thank you.

  1. Kendra B. (FINISHED - SENT 7/3/13) [P]
  2. Jen P. (FINISHED - SENT 7/3/13) [P]
  3. Eleni T. (FINISHED - SENT 7/11/13) [P]
  4. Brianna S. (FINISHED - SENT 7/11/13) [P]
  5. Pamela B. (FINISHED - SENT 7/11/13) [P]
  6. Vicki C. [P]
  7. OPEN
  8. OPEN
  9. OPEN
  10. OPEN

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

07.10.13 - Kiss My Sass Cosmetics (Hot Summer Nights & etc)

I'm so behind on swatching -_-; I've been trying to finish up my commissions (2 1/2 more to go!). But I took a break so I could do this post :D

Anyway, Kiss My Sass Cosmetics came out with a summer collection Hot Summer Nights and most of my order is from there. 

Sunday, July 7, 2013

07.07.13 REVIEW - Filofax: THE ORIGINAL

There's no question about it, I'm in LOVE with the Originals! Something about the simplicity of the design and the colors really got to me! I'm also loving the structured (but soft and VERY smooth) leather.

NOTE: None of the photos were editted!

WEEK IN REVIEW 07.01.13 - 07.07.13

Using the Original Filofax in Fluro Pink. (It's finally here!!!!!!!!!)
 I've gone back to my old format. For about a month, I just did whatever when I decorated my pages. Mostly, I didn't feel like it. Sometimes, I just wanted to see how one ink color (in this case: BLACK) would look. It was too plain for me. So, back to the overly bright colors ^_^;

Monday, July 1, 2013

07.01.13 - innocent+twisted Alchemy's Anniversary Collection (1st & 2nd Years)

This is a late post coming... >__>; It's innocent+twisted Alchemy's 2nd year anniversary!!! Yay! *applauds* Well, it was on my birthday ;). When I first opened, I wanted it to be on my birthday mostly because if I can keep my store opened, then I'd like to remember the anniversary date. So, I thought the grand opening on my birthday would be good ^_^; In actuality (is that a word?), it's the 3rd anniversary but I re-did everything a few months after I first opened. [Confused?!?! No worries :P]

I spent months trying to figure out what to do. I knew I wanted to have new art. I spent most of my time on that. Last year, I wasn't able to do anything because of some personal issues :( This year, I had to rush and couldn't do the things I wanted but only part of it. *Sadness...* Truth is, I wanted 4 colors each sister. But I could only do 2 each.

Read on for more info and inspirations and such...