Monday, 19 September 2011


I love Doodling!

Final Logo

Finally done with my friend's daycare center logo...and yes! yes! she liked it and his hubby liked it too! And when she said "It's official, this will be our logo." my heart was pumping with joy :). Thank you friend for giving me the opportunity to work with you. And I am also proud of what you have become in the foreign land.

Drum roll..... tadan!

I made the house using Inkscape. I struggled doing that simple house, since I was still exploring the software. But it was worth the effort. Thanks again friend!!!!

Friday, 16 September 2011

Logo Design

I am doing a favor for a friend who is in Netherlands. She has a daycare center and she wanted me to do a logo for her. I always wanted to do one and it was for the first time, so so excited. The conceptualization took so long but when I had it, it was easy to put it in the computer. I used Photoshop Elements using simple lines, shapes and color fills. And here is the finished product:

So happy with the result, and they were happy too. But she asked for a brightly colored version and to add rainbow and a house. (Posting the final product soon)

So here's my dilemma, I find it difficult to do a house and a rainbow in  PE. So I began to search for other software which can draw graphics and I stumbled upon INKSCAPE. It is an alternative to Adobe Illustrator (which is an expensive software) and one thing good about it is, its FREE. I love FREEBIES!!! It is easy to  download and install. And I am currently studying it using these tutorials. Here's my first try:
Not bad for a beginner, isn't it??? hehehehe. I am looking forward for another tutorial and hopefully master INKSCAPE. Thanks to all the geniuses who made it and for sharing it to everybody.

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Colorful Birthday Bash for my Zee

My Zee turned ONE last September 6, 2011, Tuesday, but we held his party in advance so that many can attend, and we had it last Sunday, September 4, 2011. I was so happy that it turned out good and I hope my son will cherish it in the future. What I wanted for his birthday was to make it very special and colorful. He is fond of colors, and when he sees an object which very bright and colorful, he smiles. So here's what I prepared:

 The CAKES:  I ordered it from Kusina Habana, 16 colorful cakes in Moist Chocolate and Banana CHoco Chip Flavors. Yummy! Yummy! Thank you Petit!
 The BACKDROP: I made a 5' x 5' Tarpaulin Poster. Embellishments from  iscrapbying. Thank you BFF. Balloons, yes, that can't be forgotten. My sisters and hubby helped me blew and set it up.
 The MOBILES: I did some mobiles to add colors to my backdrop. I got this idea from here.
 The LOOT BAGS: I sewed Drew String Bags in different colors with Clear PVC Pockets, where "Thank You" message was inserted.
 The PABITIN: In the Philippines, kiddie parties would not be complete without a "pabitin". This is made of Bamboo,covered with colored plastic and nailed perpendicularly to each other, creating a grid. Goodies are then hung using felt papers (easy for kids to tear and pull). It is then hoist up and down as kids reached for the goodies.
 The TABLE DECOR: The catering service I hired only placed flowers on the center of the table. So to blend  it with the party theme, I placed a cut no. 1 and 4 mini balloons under it.
 The PARTY HATS: Simple colorful hats made out of Cartolina and colored paper. At the back, written is their name.
 The PHOTO WALL:  The wall is made of strips of felt paper, colors laid like rainbows. I also prepared Props so guests can play with it while taking pictures. They surely had fun. 
 The YARN BALLS: I made these balls 3 months ago, just for fun. But since this match the theme, I added it in the backdrop. I learned it from here.
The PINATA: Sorry for the photo, I was not able to take a descent one. It's just a box and I covered it with strips of felt paper. 

I had fun making those, even more, because it is for my one and only ZEE!!!
Now planning for his 2nd Birthday :)

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

welcome to what MADELEINE loves !!!

I have been browsing a lot of blogs including those of my friends for quite some time now and I find it a great way to learn and share thoughts and ideas, as well as feelings. I am inspired. Now that time permits me to do one, so I said, "Why not?" So here it is... what MADELEINE loves...welcome to my blog!!!!

This would be about anything and everything I would love to share...So I hope you will enjoy your visit here and learn something....