Hellllloooooooooo! I'm back!
I'm sad and happy to be home from our wonderful trip of a lifetime to the Philippines! We had a great time with my sister and her family and really enjoyed experiencing the Filipino culture.
I won't bore you with all my pictures but I will pick a few to show you. If you would like to see more photos please e-mail me and I will add you as a facebook friend where you can view all 200+ of them and you will get a flavour of our trip!
I wanted to pick out the ones of where all the crafty goodies you donated are being put to use!
The ladies were so excited to receive all the stamps, papers, flowers and embellishments. My sister and I spent several evenings looking through and sorting everything into boxes before we took it down to the ladies and 2 men who work everyday at the livelihood project.
They work there everyday and make cards so they can be sold and this is their only source of income. They make about 10-12 cards a day. So everything that was donated helps them out as all their resources have to be bought out of their profit.
I also was honoured to be able to take a class with everyone who worked their and help them with their colouring skills. They were so attentive and eager to learn.
So thank you once again to everyone who took the time to put together a parcel and send it to me! Everything arrived safe and sound and is now being put to very good use on a small island in the Philippines!And before I go...I also on our last night in the Philippines had the very great pleasure of meeting Lilian! For those of you who don't know Lilian...she is the VERY best copic colour-er I know!! Imagine being able to go all round the world and meet a fellow blogger and card maker. It was really special to meet her and get to know her better. Salamat Po Lilian....the meal was masarap!
I'll be back with a card soon...just need a little time to get myself organised :)