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Date Joined: July 20, 2010
Last Online: January 3, 2012
Birthday: April 14, 1984
Country: Philippines
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About Me

Hello... my packages would normally take 4-6 weeks to arrived in your doorstep... if you haven't gotten anything yet after this time, kindly give me a message and I would love to resend the package for you

Hi! my name is April and I'm from the Philippines.

I'm 26 years old. I'm loving my mother and sister so much {Dad past away 7years ago}. And dreaming of my future husband =)

One thing about me is I love doing business or simply thinking of ideas for business.

We have a coffee shop just below our house, we called it YELLOW HAUZ since it was and still is our house and it's literally a yellow house {check our site above}.

Everyday, it makes me smile knowing the perks of having your own coffee shop... and that's having a good coffee every morning with different choices.

Apart from managing a coffee shop. My heart truly belongs in the world of arts... I want to believe I'm an artist in my own little way... I'm a graphic designer and I incorporate craft with it.

I also have a dainty design studio, ARTISAN, which is just beside our house {can you imagine it? A coffeeshop below our house and beside is my studio. Very convenient isn't it? LOL}

Anyway, we design and print invitations and other paper goods. Basically, anything to do with paper and print. I'm also creating my own paperline I called ARTISAN PAPERIE {etsy shop}.

Favorite Books

Books are my weekness. I can stay whole day in a bookstore. And I just love collecting books. Unfortunately, I haven't read all of them yet. But I'm looking forward in reading them all.

I love collecting craft and design book. Specially Martha Stewarts' and most of Page One or Chronicle published books.

On the other hand, I love Paolo Coelho for he is very inspiring and full of insights.

I also enjoy Dan Brown and Sydney Sheldon. I think I like it when my thoughts are being challenged and confused.

Favorite Crafts

Oh there are so many to mention for favorite crafts. But definitely I'm a fan of Martha Stewart's style. However, my forte is anything with paper and print. I've been researching about letterpress since I started to know about it.

I'm hoping one day, my small design studio will turn out to be a big printing press.

Favorite Music

I am such an old soul... I love listening to jazz music. Few of my favorites are Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Diana Krall, and Nora Jones and Michael Buble.


I filled my day with my inspirations through reading my favorite blogs. And it's all about:

• Vintage finds

• Photography

• Letterpress

• Illustrations

• Paper goodies

• Workspace of other designers

• Crafts


I'm a very simple person. I get so happy with simple things, so don't worry about what to give me. Just as long you put an effort to it.

• Postcards {photographs of scenery, flower, recipes, illustration/art, craft}

• Rubber stamps {shapes or figures are good but I prefer words}

• Lip gloss or lip balm {Burt's bees, plain shades no glitter}

• Stationery set, notecards or gift cards {I'm dying to have a letterpressed design. But I also like simple style or patterns}

• Photograph prints {scenery, flowers, studio workspace}

• Illustration or art prints

• Tea/ Hot chocolate {peppermint or genmaicha, milk tea}

• Vintage necklaces or charms

• Tote bags {colorful ones, or even the grocery bags with nice typo design}

• Pencils or color pencils

• Mini zines of how to crafts

• Stickers {anything cute}

• Chocolates {white chocolates with nuts, dark chocolates too}


Comment: Thank you for the resend, I have changed the rating as promised
BubbLeGumGirLie rated for QUICK 5 postcard swap #16 on Dec 29, 2011
Comment: I change it to a 3 as you resended now. But when I look at the date of the swap itself, it is a long time ago. Thanks for the resend.
donnastamps rated for Christmas in July #4 on Aug 24, 2011
Comment: Thank you for all the great swap items you sent! My first swap from The Philippines! I loved reading about your Christmas traditions!
janetblythe rated for Postcard Trial Swap with Asians on Aug 15, 2011
Comment: Thanks for the card.I am glad you enjoy your stays over here.Singapore welcomes you. :)
Comment: Thanks for the re-send!
mrsalgien rated for Adversing Pen #2 on Jul 25, 2011
Comment: thank you so much for the wonderful package!! I really enjoyed all the extra office themed goodies!!! and I loved your address labels (I added your etsy items to my favorites list) They look so neat!! Thank you again for all the fun stuff included!!
Response: I'm glad you liked it... =) I enjoyed packing them...
Comment: A wonderful package, thankyou so much April.
Response: I do hope it made you smile =)
salex rated for Two favorite photos #4 - architecture on Jul 9, 2011
Comment: Thank you so much April! The bookplates were my favourite.
Pancakes rated for APRIL b-day swap :) on Jun 27, 2011
Comment: Thank you for sending another package, i liked what you included
ellgee rated for Spring Time PC Swap on Jun 24, 2011
Comment: Thank you!
anooshka rated for Adversing Pen #2 on Jun 20, 2011
Comment: Thank you very much for your package, it's awsome!
Response: Im glad you liked it... =)
Comment: thanks so much :)
justj rated for Random Postcard Swap - Quick #3 on Jun 12, 2011
Comment: sorry i forgot to rate. Thanks for the postcard. =-) Hugs
Skron11 rated for Four Photo's & A Note (swap # 1) on Jun 12, 2011
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful photos. They are truly creative and lovely.
ladytiger7647 rated for teabag & letter on Jun 12, 2011
Comment: Sorry, I've been sort of disorganized lately and it must have gotten buried somewhere. By the way, one of my co-workers is from the Philippians as well and was amused when I told her about how long it took for me to get it. In February she went back for month to get remarried and she didn't want to send me a postcard because it would take forever. I didn't believe her then but now I do! The tea was delicious and usually buy my tea in bulk as well so I didn't mind.
Comment: Thank you for the cute stickers!! x
Lynnie rated for Spring Time PC Swap on May 19, 2011
Comment: April, we have a little bit of spring here in Florida but our weather is more like yours. Thanks for the beautiful postcard! Lynnie
robotlove rated for Sticker Patisserie á´¥ 001 on May 18, 2011
Comment: Thank you for the cute stickers. :)
Gracelovescoffee rated for vintage postcards on May 16, 2011
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful postcard! I love the yellow and the typewriter! Happy Swapping!

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faeswapgrl on May 23, 2011:

Hi April, I'm your partner for last month's Charm Swap. I've PM'd you a couple of times to see whether you received the package I mailed to you on April 5, but I haven't heard back from you. If you haven't received it yet, please let me know & I will gladly re-send. If you have received it, please let me know. Thanks! Kimmberlie

PandaStefani on May 12, 2011:

Hey April, Thanks so much for the postcard!!! I was so excited to actually get one from someone:)

luverbird on Apr 5, 2011:

Hi April! I just happened across your profile and I enjoyed reading about you and visiting your websites! Your paper goods are so pretty! Just wanted to say hi!


Sweetthing on Jan 15, 2011:

Hi April: I live in the US and have never visited the Phillipines so I was fascinated imagining living in a yellow house with a coffee shop downstairs and having a studio next door. This sounds like an awesome set up to me! Coffee and art? That's a great combination! Your work in your etsy store is beautiful! All your images look sharp! Keep up the great work! (Swap: Read my profile and comment.)

lilmissmayhem on Jan 11, 2011:

hi im one of ur partners for the read my profile swap ur profile is very interesting i love books too im a mega book worm lol

tthanks lilmissmayhem

SwapsAreFun on Jan 10, 2011:

Hello April,

I am a business major and I am currently in a Masters program in Industiral and Organizational Management (six months to go).

It is awesome to hear that have a coffee shop and disign studio. I too have experience in digital art and design. I love it. I also love photography. I got a couple of years ago, and Nikkon D80 and LOVE IT TO DEATH. I will have to send you some photos. I have way to much on my plate to start a photography website but I will one day.

I look forward to swaps with you in the future. Especially ones that you make digitally.

Take care,


badandknowsit2 on Jan 10, 2011:

I am your partner for read my profile and post a comment. Your profile is very interesting it tells alot about you. I don't drink coffee but do you sale hot chocolate in your coffee shop.

scrappnswapr on Jan 9, 2011:

April, your Etsy store is so sweet! I am adding it to my faves!(As soon as I am done with this swap task,lol) I have also recently started "making" journals, so I am into making my own stationary or journal pages...and I know how addicting this can be. and you blog is too cute! Happy Swapping!

knitmom7 on Jan 2, 2011:

Welcome to P4P-Passioned for postcards! Check our swaps often! brenda

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