Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Define: Eclations

I'm just taking this opportunity to say what I think the name "eclations" mean... coz honestly, I don't think it is a word in the dictionary yet. :p

~oOo~
History:
When I first thought of making paper crafting a business, the first thing I wanted to have was a "brand name". I had several themes in mind like CutEprints, Cut&Fold, Happy Thoughts, Felicithings (meaning things of happiness), Oh Craft!, etc. But after discussing things with my good friend TJ, the term "Eclations" was coined.

Definition:
It supposedly came from the French word "├ęclat" meaning "great brilliance" then we just added "-tions" prolly from "creations". So in essence, we wanted it to mean "brilliant creations" but normally joke about it saying... "Eclations by Jacque, in Tagalog, 'mga ka-eklatan' ni Jacque". But I don't know what "eklat" exactly means in Tagalog either. ^^v

Vision:
To craft things that would trigger smiles and to glorify God in the process, for the talent He has given me.

~oOo~

So there you go. Though I'm not sure whether or not I will get to fulfill my "business dream", I know i won't give up on paper crafting... coz it's one of the few things I believe I'd love doing for the rest of my life... :D I just hope the time comes when my works can finally live up to their brand name and I can accomplish my vision. :)

Cheers!

Yey! Cheers to me for finally starting my own paper crafts (and other stuff) blog. :)

I've been a fan of so many paper and craft blogs, mostly of lovely ladies from the US and I normally get my inspiration from them. I just admire how they dedicate their time and creativity into their works and I so desire the tools they use... that I follow more than 50 blogs to date. :D

And after giving it much thought, and uploading photos of my own works in Facebook where I don't think someone's actually viewing them :p, I decided to create my own blog where I can express my enthusiasm, passion, love, and sometimes "rants" on paper crafting and other stuff. :) I also wish to inspire others, especially Pinays, to try digiscrapping/scrapcarding (as I call it)/and other paper crafting too. Though due to the limited resources and tools available to me, I often replace "stamping" with "computer printing". :p

So... do follow me for more updates...
For starters, I will be backtracking on previous works and post them in the coming days. :D

Meanwhile, here's a paper doll version of me:

God bless! :)

~jacque