CBTL The Giving Journal 2015

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

This is probably one of my "teaching career" highlights: partnering with CraftMNL. Through Marielle and her team, I was able to teach my long time passion to more people. Last week, I went to the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf The Giving Journal 2015 launch in their Net Lima, Fort branch not only as an invited blogger... But a wiring teacher! :) It was a 2 day event, and I was lucky enough to attend both.

Creating samples on-the-spot. Took years of practice kaya mabilis nako gumawa:

They served overflowing snacks for everyone... CBTL style, with brewed coffee!

They also let us try their new drink (red velvet) and pasta! Super yummy cream sauce with lots of cheese!

Marielle, creating our creative blackboard of instructions:

The guests started to arrive one-by-one, so we handed them their tools and wires, and briefed them with the activity. The goal is to create a wire bookmark with their envisioned "word" for 2015--and then Instagram it to win a prize.

All the first day guests were my blogger peers, hahaha! Nung una ninerbyos ako natapon ko pa yung water sa table! ;p Pero eventually ang fun din to teach them! :)

Seph and Trice - best in cheesy wire craft:

Day 2 crowd, with The Giving Journal 2014 holders and CBTL fans naman:

Ang galing noh? Aside from bookmarks, other created beyond the instructions--from door hangers to bracelets. Kanya kanyang creative paandars!

More of our Day 2 guests! They're all super nice and very creative not only with their bookmarks, but also with their IG posts! Check out #givingjournal2015 hashtag on Instagram for their works.

After the crafting activity, on to the main program! I learned more about how The Giving Journal through Nella, and the other CBTL team. It is more than just a planner for your schedules, but Giving Journal is also an inspirational diary with thoughts and artworks that motivates the holder. Also, they partnered with the Real Life Foundation wherein they're able to send their own scholars to finish college.

Amazing and heartwarming stories:

So here are the journals they will offer for 2015! It comes in violet (with ice blended icon), green (with tea icon), brown (with coffee icon), and the orange (with all the CBTL drinks icons). Of course I go for the coffee icon! Cute noh! You will only need TWELVE stickers to get your planner. Promo period is from October 25, 2014 to January 11, 2015.

A sneak peek of what's inside the 2015 Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Giving Journal:

Make your "sticker collecting" this holiday / "new planner season" more worth it by going for a journal "with heart". In line with my own personal "philosophy" of doing all things with love to create "works of heart"... bow down ako sa Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf for this noble project. Special thanks to CraftMNL for making me part of this! I have another class this Saturday in the new Makati school (near New World)... Hope you can attend!

More about CBTL's The Giving Journal 2015 hereFor more info and updates, like them on Facebook, and follow @cbtlph on Instagram!


  1. I like the orange planner!!! tska paturo din ako nyan wire craft! lels

  2. Parang ito na rin gusto kong planner for next year! :)

  3. Galing mo talaga beb!:) Thanks sa pag turo!!

  4. Hi Ana. By any chance, are you from ust? I think I was able to contact you way way back 2008. You have a multiply site before, right? :-)

    1. Yes and yes! :) Was an online seller for a looong time after college! :)


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