Sunday, 11 April 2010

I'm home!

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 :)

Judy

33 comments:

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

Judy! Welcome home! We've missed you. :)

Loved checking out your pics on Facebook, looks like a fantastic trip.

*hugs*

Karen said...

Hi Judy, welcome back

Sounds like you had a fab time and what a great joy to work with these people.
Karen
P.S. My dot.com stuff has now arrived thanks.

Lil Sis said...

Looks like they are really enjoying playing with the goodies.
So glad you had a great time with your sister.

Beccy x

Elaine Livesey said...

Very pleased to see you back home again Judy.Glad to hear you've had a wonderful time.
Take care
Elaine xx

Vixykins said...

Glad you had a great trip and its lovely to see the ladies at work for a great cause. And wow yes lils is THE best copic colourer in the world!

Kim Dellow said...

Wonderful Judy! Thank you for the crafty look at your trip! How wonderful that we could help out with our bits and pieces! Just brilliant! Kim

Rhonda Miller said...

Sounds like a great trip. How wonderful to be able to help those people out.

Danielle said...

So great to have you back Judy! Love your pictures - it is so wonderful to see all the donated crafty goodies being put to such great use! I'm sure you had a fantastic time - it certainly looks like it!
Hugs, Danielle

Tanya Rudd said...

Glad you had a good time, and happy to see some of the pictures.

Welcome home,
Hugs
Tanya

Kirsti said...

Judy - it definitely looks like the trip of a lifetime - glad you had fun...makes my trip to Tenerife look like a wee walk in the park...lol... Have sent you a message via facebook about the SU party!!! See you soo...xoxo

Emma said...

Yay Judy - welcome home :D and what a trip you have had by the look of things. I love it so much to think that crafting can make such an amazing difference and how it has touches all our lives in such a positive way.

What an inspirational lady you are - makes my heart happy :D

scrappyjan said...

Hello my loooong lost friend!!!!!!!! I am so glad you are back!! Glad you had a good time.
Hope your week is good.
hugs, Janiel

Lilian said...

You're most welcome and glad you had a yummy time! It was really awesomel to meet you!
Had a fab time and hope we can do it again! :) :)

Deb said...

oh wow Judy, what an amazing trip you have had and have left a legacy behind, I am sure the cards those ladies are making are all the better now for your class! hugs Debx

Penni said...

Glad the trip went well. Looks like everyone really enjoyed all the Crafty Goodies you were able to take with you.

Hugs
Penni
X

Jackie said...

Welcome home Judy. It's good to see all the goodies being put to good use and obviously being enjoyed. Sorry you have to come back down to earth with a big bump now :o)
Jackie xx

Kim Piggott said...

Welcome home Judy!
Looks like you had the most amazing time! Love your beautiful photos they are amazing!
How fantastic to have met Lillian!
hugs
kim x

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Welcome back Judy,so glad you had a great time,
Hugs Dianne xx

Erika said...

Welcome home Judy, it looks like you've had a fantastic experience, can't believe that's a month been and gone. Your photos are fab...I can feel a scrapbook coming on!
Great to have you home safe...look forwards to catching up in person. xxx

debby4000 said...

Welcome home Judy, loved following the pics on Facebook and it was extra interesting in the fact my Sis friend was over in the Phillipines volunteering in an orphanage.
How lucky of you to meet Lillian too.
Now get back to that craft table and get crafting we've missed your wonderful creations.
luv
Debby

Sharon Keanly said...

Hi Judy, welcome back. I was just thinking of you last night and wondering how you were doing. Please add me as a friend on facebook. Would love to see the other pics. Looks like you had an amazing experience. Hugs Sharon

Marion said...

Welcome back Judy. Sounds like you had a fabulous time.
Marion

Dena said...

Yay Judy! You're back! Missed you girlie! I'm glad your trip went well. You need to be my friend on facebook. I will look you up.
Hugs, Dena

Anne said...

Welcome home Judy !!!! What a time you must had !!! Look forward to all your news when we see you soon Anne xxx

mckinkle said...

Welcome home Judy, thanks for sharing some of your photos, it sure looks like an amazing trip!

Glad you had a wonderful time!

Keryn x

Kat said...

Welcome back Judy. Sounds like you had a lovely time in the Philippines. Lovely to see the ladies using their new goodies.

Looking forward to seeing your gorgeous cards again.

Kat xx

Tara said...

Lovely to see you back home safely Judy and I'm glad the trip was such a great success...... it's so lovely to think of all those people using our bits and bobs in such a great way ;o)
Hugs Tara xx

Jude said...

Hey there! Welcome back - Blogland hasn't been the same without you!! So happy to see some pictures of the stuff we all didn't use being put to such great use. xx

stampingheaven said...

Yeah your home all safe and sound. how fabulous to meet Lilian. your piccis are fab. Hugs Ali x

xxxtglxxx said...

That looks such fun, what a fabulous thing to do! :)
Glad you are back!

craftyb said...

Hi Judy, so nice to see you back safe and sound!! What a wonderful group...thank you for collecting donations and sharing it all with them as well as your time and expertise! bx

si said...

hi ...congratulations...your work art is wonderful,fantastic,is a work full of happiness,colours,delicated,very creative....i like so much
hugs from brasil
sisi

strawberry fields said...

Hi Judy
Ah, I'm so behind with seeing these pics. It looks like you all had an amazing time out there. Your sis must have been so pleased to see you. I just love the Philippines. Well done for taking all the craft goodies over.
I'm hoping to get back to blogging after number two arrives.......motherhood is a crazy life isn't it?
Hugs
Fiona xx

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