Valentine’s Day Tag with Paper Flowers


Hi friends! It’s great to be back creating what I love — paper flowers!

For Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d give the husband a tag album. The tags inside had love notes and why I am so grateful to have him. The cover tag had some itty bitty paper flower embellishments and some calligraphy. I prefer using the pointed pen but my supplies are still in the boxes (transferring my supplies takes a village and a year, Tee Hee!), so the brush pen it is. This cardstock was quite textured so the ink bleeds too much. No big deal though :) The husband doesn’t mind.

But I enjoyed thoroughly creating these tiny roses. Quite challenging especially when you ink the edges, but never daunting. Always fun!

The cardstocks I used to create the flowers were from IFEX. You can check their website here  and check out their paper products. I got mine from National Bookstore.  Find the packaging with the label that says ‘Worx’. This is 200 GSM in cream.

I love working with cream paper because you can always ink the paper using your favorite markers, watercolor or inks and it gives you a very beautiful hue and life-like colors to your flowers. Here I’m using distress inks from Tim Holtz. I used Picked Raspberry and Peacock feathers.

I also used my Cuttlebug from The Happy Station to cut the tiny petals. It makes my life so much easier! You can always cut your petals using scissors but the intricate details to this beautiful die from Tim Holtz just makes a whole lot of difference.  Please visit their website here to purchase yourown Cuttlebug. It’s a really good investment.

I think they came out really pretty, don’t you think?

You can always experiment with whatever supplies you have but choose the right cardstock. I always say this in my workshops, ‘it always begins and ends with beautiful paper.’

Incidentally, I will have a paper crafts demo on the 11th of March, 2018 at Ayala Center Cebu for the Stationery and Art Fair presented by IFEX. Please join me as I share some paper crafts projects using the cardstocks from IFEX. I will also bring my cuttlebug so you guys can see how it works.

I’m over the moon excited because they will also launch the Paper Bar at National Bookstore!

Do you know what that means? More cardstocks readily available for Cebuanos! (happy dance!). More gorgeous paper = more paper crafts!

Happy days are here, Cebu!

See you!



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Cebu Summer 2017 Planner Meet with Aina


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Hello everybody! I’ve been wishing and hiding this under my sleeves for a while and finally it’s happening. Aina Kristina is coming to Cebu this summer!

For those of you who are not familiar, she’s a famous calligrapher from Manila, Philippines. You can check her amazing calligraphy on instagram: ainakristina and on her blog here.

To all our friends from the Visayas and Mindanao, if you are into journaling and/or planning, please join us on the 6th of May 2017 for the Cebu Summer Planner Meet. It will be held at Gelatissimo, Streetscape in Ma. Luisa Road, Banilad, Cebu City.

Registration is only P500 which already includes lunch and dessert prepared especially by our friends from Gelatissimo.

To register, please email Aina at Let’s have fun on May 6th!

See you soon!

Sharpie x Marryl Crafts Color Pop


I have teamed up with Sharpie Philippines to bring you a free mini-workshop on the 23rd of October 2016, 5;00-5;30 PM at SM City Cebu North Atrium.

National Bookstore is bringing to Cebu the much-anticipated “Calligraphy and Color Fair” which brings together brands and artists to celebrate creativity on this two-day event ,  October 22-23, 2016.

Among the brands that will be highlighted is Sharpie Philippines. They will have a booth during this two-day event, displaying their latest collection of permanent markers.

On the 22nd of October, I will be doing some demos in the Sharpie booth, on really easy DIY projects like designing and Sharpie-dyed totes and shirts.

On Sunday, October 23, 2016, I’ll be up on stage for the actual demo from 5;00-5;30 PM . This will be a mini workshop and materials will be provided by our friends from Sharpie Philippines.

This is a very easy project and is a great bonding moment with friends and even children. This mini workshop is free so please do drop by and learn how easy it is to customize your totes and shirts using Sharpie markers.

Seats and materials will be limited so please come early.

Again, a big thank you to our sponsor, Sharpie Philippines for bringing this event to Cebu.


See you soon!

Get Ready for Crop and Plan 2016: A Creative Retreat 2 comments




Do you use an agenda? A planner? Do you do journaling? Would you want to explore creative journaling and art journals? Would you like to meet other creatives in Cebu?

Join our community of Creatives in Central Visayas on the 9th of September 2016 for the second Planner Meet Cebu.

Now on our second year, this is more than just a planner meet. It will be a creative retreat to discover, connect and be inspired through planning and journaling. Anyone can join whether you have a planner or not as we hope to make this a “meaningful gathering” for all creatives.

Each participant will receive a goodie box from our kind sponsors to get them started into creative planning. Prizes will also be raffled off.

Like last year’s Crop and Plan event, we have limited slots as this will be an intimate gathering to have more opportunity to connect with each of the participants.

One of the activities will be a mini-workshop on flatlays and mobile photography. We will also do our Gallery Walk for each participant to share and be inspired with the creative planning and journaling from all attendees.

Registration is only P1, 299 which already includes food and drinks, retreat goodie box with surprises from our kind sponsors both local and international brands/craft stores.

We can’t wait to meet our creatives in the Visayas!

To secure a seat, please register here

See you soon!


p.s. If you’re a local brand, store or just want to support our community in Cebu, Philippines, and at the same time would like your brand to be promoted, we are still accepting sponsorships for our goodie box and raffle prizes. Please email us


Crop and Plan Party Cebu 2015

imageAfter much prodding from my fellow planner and journal enthusiasts in my city, I am organizing the much-anticipated and the first ‘Crop and Plan Party Cebu 2015’. This is happening on the 6th of December, 1;30-5;30 PM at Brique Modern Kitchen, Lahug, Cebu City.

More than just a Meet and Greet , I’m organizing this event to create a community and bring together crafters, artisans, designers, planner enthusiasts and makers – all to CELEBRATE CREATIVITY. This is my little way of spreading kindness and sharing the love for crafts, journals and planners. But Why Crop and Plan? Planning nowadays has evolved not just plain writing to-do’s and errand lists. Planning and journaling now involves lots of creativity through decorating them using stamps, stickers, journaling cards to name a few. So Crop and Plan it is!

One of the highlights during our event is a ‘planning/crop together’ activity which will hopefully focus on goal-setting for the coming year. What I’m so giddy about is the overwhelming support from this amazing community of designers, artisans, plannners and crafters both local and abroad. They have shared some of their products which will will be included in each goodie bag the attendees will receive. I’m over the moon excited for this! we will be posting some sneaks over on our Instagram account: marrylcrafts for our kind sponsors.

I’m also looking forward to the “share your planner spread” activity. Each attendee is expected to share one of their planner spreads and one planner inspiration they can share to the group. It can be anything from the type of inserts they use, to word prompts that they regularly use or decorating tips they want to share. Therefore, all attendees must bring at least one planner they’re currentlyusing and share one planner spread.


Registration fee is only P750 which covers food and drinks from Brique Restaurant, event kit which includes goodies from our kind sponsors, event suplies and other incrementals. Please fill out the registration form and pay the registration fee (ticket)  to guarantee your seat.  Click on the link for the registration Registration Form

See you soon!