Wednesday, December 29, 2010

holiday gift giving

The holiday season had been busy and eventful, hence, the absence of blog postings. Anyway, amidst the chaos, I want to share a few of the crafts created this holiday season.
The traditional shortbread cookies. For recipe, click here!
I love the idea of DIY boxes, so I made use of fancy scrapbook paper to make this boxes using templates I found online. Click here for some of the awesome DIY box templates!

A Christmas cupcake order for an expecting couple. Indeed, the best Christmas gift ever!

I also made accessories for my girl friends.

These were wrapped in cute packages, like this =)

 By the way, I'm giving you guys a chance to win one of these cute necklaces. Just tell me which one of these you'd like to win and a winner will be chosen at random on February 6, 2010. The winner will be announced at noon on Feb 7th. Join now!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Adrian and Jana Photography Ultimate 2011 Giveaway!!

As a "Thank You" to all of you who have supported Adrian and Jana Photography, we are giving you an opportunity to win big in 2011! We will be giving away a $150 Tiffany and Co. gift certificate to be drawn on our wedding anniversary on June 8, 2011. All brides who have booked their 2011 wedding are automatically entered into the draw. Even if you are not getting married, there are still a couple of ways to win this amazing prize! To enter this contest:

1. Book a photo session with Adrian and Jana Photography in 2011 (portrait, lifestyle, engagement or wedding) before June 7, 2011. 
2. Refer a friend to us! If your recommended friend books a session with Adrian and Jana Photography, you are automatically entered in the draw, just like the friend you referred!

The more friends you refer, the more chances of winning!

Remember, Contest ends June 7th, 2011! Enter now!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

photo goodies!

Sorry, sorry for the few updates! Feeling really bogged down by all the holiday madness! How are you doing??

My friend Kate D. showed me this link which is currently my favorite site for awesome photo goodies.  Click on this and see the beautiful stuff the Photojojo store offers! I mean, look at this cute instant camera from Fujifilm!

 Love, love, love this bowler style camera bag!!


Friday, December 03, 2010

free holiday templates and icons!

Dryicons have plenty of pre-made holiday vectors, icons and templates for your holiday cards. Check out the site by clicking on the link. Enjoy! =)

Saturday, November 20, 2010

free gift labels!

Christmas is around the corner and I'm sure you'll be needing these soon! Check out these free gift labels from Martha Stewart!

more free invitation templates!

Download and print is offering free invitation templates on their website along with more gorgeous invitation designs you can purchase for a reasonable price. Visit this link to view more of their amazing invitation templates!
Thanks Download and Print for these amazing freebies!

Friday, November 19, 2010

free invitation templates =)

Check out these free invitation templates from Love and Lavender. Yes, I said free! FREE! What are you waiting for??? Click here now!

Reblogged from iDIY

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Up themed party

I discovered Hostess with the Mostess while searching for party ideas and let me tell you how amazing this blog is. It not only features amazing party ideas, she also shows step by step tutorials to planning beautiful themed parties. (I only have praise for this blog, you see) Anyway, I am sooo in love with the details of this event. An Up-themed party! Click on the picture to be redirected to the Hostess blog! Can you imagine what an Up-themed wedding would look like??? How much do you love that cake? Share your thoughts!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

food trip

Have you tried President's Choice's Red Velvet Cheesecake? Anyway, we were grocery shopping and we found this in the freezer section. Looks promising, huh?
Looks amazing from the side too...
It's cheesecake good, but is it red velvet good? I'm not sure... It's a good dessert either way and for only $10.00. It matched perfectly with my lemon green tea =)

We also made a trip to the latest burger craze in Toronto. The Burger's Priest. It's making such a buzz, we wanted to try if it's as good as everybody says it is. Of course, the breaded portobello mushroom reminded me of the heavenly shack stack burger from Shake Shack. Looks promising too...
The verdict: 4 stars out of 5. I gotta say, the crunchy fried mushroom with cheese was a tasty bonus though somehow, I remember Shake Shack's burger as being tastier than the beef that came with this burger. I could be wrong since it's been awhile since I had a shack stack. Overall, it's still good burger and I'd probably come back and buy from them again. Good job, The Burger's Priest!

bakerella is coming to toronto!

Bakerella is coming to Toronto!!!

Bakerella is one of my favorite bloggers and definitely a baking inspiration. Of course, my version of cupcake pops are nothing like hers, I mean, just look at these cute heart-nosed sheep!

Here are the details of her visit:

Saturday, December 4 th at 12:00 p.m.
100 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON

images from Google seach

Friday, November 12, 2010


Our easiest and most natural client yet. Look at those cheeks =)


Ann and Jamie

We wanted to shoot by the airport to incorporate Ann and Jamie's long distance love. After an interesting (and short!) ferry ride to Toronto's island airport, we found picturesque spots that also featured Toronto's beautiful skyline. Ann and Jamie came prepared and colour coordinated to show the motif for their spring wedding. We're hoping to do a Jersey themed shoot for their next session.

Jacky and Luc

What a beautiful silhouette! Our first real experience of shooting in the rain was with our dear friends, Jacky and Luc. The couple had rented a beautiful vacation home in Muskoka and invited us over for a few shots for their summer wedding next year. It was challenging, but prompted creativity and lots of garbage bag improvisation. We had so much fun! Too bad I didn't get a chance to take a picture of behind the lens shots. =)


A shot of Jacky's stunning engagement ring.

Anne and Gene

From Niagara to Downtown Toronto, photo sessions with Anne and Gene made us appreciate even more the beauty of living in Canada. This fun loving couple are visiting from the Philippines and decided on an impromptu engagement session while they're here in the city. Though used to tropical climate, Anne and Gene braved the cold and showed their enthusiasm during their photo shoot. Here are some sample shots. I love how the photographs captured their sense of humour and easy-going personalities =)

Thanks August Empress for the cool background!