Yahoo! It’s August already. That’s only a month before I turn 32. I still can’t believe I am now in my early thirties, inching my way up to mid-30’s. I already gave my hubby my wish list as is our custom for the three major events in the year – birthday, Christmas and wedding anniv. Some may say that this takes out the spontaneity in gift-giving. Maybe. But it works for us. We both get exactly what we want. And besides, since we give each other a list, we still don’t know what the other person will decide to buy, though most of the time, it’s the one on top (yes, we list them in order of preference). Also, more often than not, we both give each other a bit of an extra surprise. And then, there’s also the creative way of giving the gift. Once, I engaged my hubby in a treasure hunt. I started with a clue that lead him to a small gift plus another clue until he gets to the real major gift. Another time, hubby gave me a gift which I really liked. Then we went out and when we got back home, another one was waiting on top of my pillow. We try to outshine each other in giving gifts. So now you know why I am excited that my birthday is just a few weeks away.
For this year, on top of my list is a tool that will come in handy when I edit photos, or make digital layouts.
Yup, I’d like the Graphire4 Pen & Tablet Set. I initially wanted a 6×8 set but later realized I could do with a 4×6 (I can just spend the balance on scrapping stuff!). This should make photo-editing a breeze. It will also come in handy now that I have started to dabble in digital scrapping.
Another option is the more advanced Intuos3 Pen & Tablet Set.
There are other stuff in my wish list which includes a field trip to the scrapping stores in the Metro. For once, I want to see the actual stores and not just shop online which is my usual shopping medium. So, what do I have in mind?
The paper storage rack at Lasting Impression (The black one with wheels)
Lots of chipboards, specially alphas
Clear Stamps and Rubber Stamps – Technique Tuesday, Gel-A-Tins, Paper Salon, etc.
Inks – pigment, solvent, etc.
Stamp cleaners including Staz On cleaners
Perfect Pearls Pigment Kit
Subscription to Memory Makers and Scrapbook Trends
I would also love to have a bigger photo-printer. Lee Imao of Pinoyscrapbookers said Epson is good. And the Canon Pixma I saw at the Mac store in Greenbelt looks totally cool – it can print really large photos!
Would also love to have some cool accessories for my MacBook – like that transparent cover. I’d love to have the red one. And another color. You know, so I can use whatever fits my mood. I also need the cleaning kit so my Mac will always be spotless.
Lastly, maybe a pair of shoes and a matching bag. I’m not kidding when I tell my friends my scrap shopping has totally taken over my interest in clothes and accessories! Good thing my hubby is ever-supportive of my hobby. Most of my major purchases are sponsored by him. Don’t I have the coolest hubby?
Can’t wait to see what he has up his sleeves. No pressure honey!