Sunday, June 7, 2009

The Joy in Receiving

I always believe that there is joy in giving. But lately, I also discovered the joy in receiving, be it pasalubong, SWAPs, RAKS or prizes.

It seems that the phrase "the merry month of May", May being a month of fiestas and festivals was true for me this year. I received so much blessings during this month in the form of scrapbook goodies from friends and scrapbook contests/challenges organizers/scrapbook store owners.

Let me share with you the yummy scrapbook goodies I received.

PASALUBONGS from Scrappin' Mom and OZ girl, Joanne Yap, Cheche's sister from the US and Liezl's friend from Canada (talking about the advantage of having friends with the same interest, kasama ka sa hatian ng goodies):

Thank you so much, ladies!

SWAP from June aka bbhome for the Scrappin Kids' Envelope SWAP:

Thanks so much, June!

RAKS and PRIZES from joining challenges/contests:

Thanks to Issa, SK's Resident DT and a dear dear friend for this RAK. This is for submitting four entries to her SK Fiesta Challenge last May. It always pays when you're masipag.

This one is from A Peek Into Yesterday's DT, Linda for winning in her challenge during NSD 2009. Thanks, Linda!

This is from Mich and Wati of Scrappin Kids for winning in the February and April Design Team Challenges. Thanks Mich and Wati!

plus a BONUS RAK from SK's DT, Yvette (it was in her challenge that my LO Be True won):

Thanks Yvette for this wonderful owl and epoxy stickers. Yvette made this owl embellie herself out of felt. Yvette is accepting orders if you're interested.

For winning in Coordinates Collection Monthly Scrap Challenges, I got to spend $10 in the store. Thanks to CC's owner, Jamie.

And for winning the December Photo Challenge and A Year in Review Contest at A Peek Into Yesterday, I got to spend $30 in the store. Here are the items I got:

Assorted pp's (Mustard Moon, Cosmo Cricket, Bo Bunny and Jillibean Soup)

Jenni Bowlin pp's and BINGO cards

MM Tiny alphas and a ribbon

KI lace papers

My Little Shoebox pp's

And last but not the least is another one from APIY for winning in their April Weekly Challenges ($20 GC):

Thanks to APIY owner, PAT!

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