Wednesday, January 16, 2008

"I was voted OFF"

was my favorite line from last week's episode of Project Runway, said by none other than Chris March when comparing who had it worse with Sweet P and Victorya. Another favorite quote was Christian's belief that "Prom is horrible and tacky and gross." Hahaha. I seriously cannot get enough of that show, it is the highlight of my week! Aside from Jon & Kate Plus 8 and The Real Housewives of Orange County, that is.

I'm actually looking forward to my classes, is that insane? 5 art classes, ooh lordy! I think I'm most excited to go back to my apartment where my lovely boyfriend is currently at. All by his lonesome. Probably enjoying every single minute of my absence, haha! Right, babe? :)

So I made a 2Peas account in addition to my ScrapInStyle profile, just getting the hang of this online scrapping world. Man, it takes forever to upload all my pages! I think that's half the battle right there! But I do love receiving feedback on my work, that's for sure! It's like freakin MySpace all over again, haha. Here are some of my newest layouts, as of late:

this one is for the HMITM weekly challenge to scrap using whatever is on your desk.
Some Office loving. Gotta get my Office fix somewhere now that the writer's strike is not ending anytime soon. Blahh....

I do love Gwen Stefani lyrics. Or lyrics of any kind, for that matter :)

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Life is Good.

Today I decided to enjoy the weather we have been having, and take some of my scrapping supplies outside to continue work on my latest scrapbook. I love the big threatening clouds and the cool breeze and the whole "winter feel." Love me some winter! I'm hoping this rainy weather sticks around, lord knows California could use some water.

In other news, I saw "P.S. I Love You" today. The verdict: not too impressed. It's hard to to reach the pedestal I have placed "Juno" on, I realize this. But really, not so great. Oh well, it got me out of the house for a good two hours or so.

Yesterday I made yet another trip to my homeland (Target, that is) to buy some more letter stickers for my scrapbook. While browsing the aisles I came upon letter stamps and I had a revelation: stamps would be like the gift that keeps on giving, whereas stickers are so final. This sounds absurd, I'm sure, but I am all about cost efficiency! so I declared myself a genius and bought the $10 pack of stamps. I have been hooked ever since! I went on a tag-making spree (see above), and since I have some thank you notes that need to be sent out, I discovered my new card-making niche! Tags are so easy to make, all I did was create a stencil and then trace it on cardboard, vintage paper, and graph paper. Punch a hole, outfit with some nice string and voila! Instant fun, I swear...

Friday, January 4, 2008

Well I figure I should post some layouts since this is a design blog, after all! Haha. I got creative this past couple of weeks and turned an old agenda book and an old phone book into two awesome mini-books. I swear, it feels so cool to repurpose these items, and I LOVE the size. It allows me to get pages done in no time flat - always a plus! Both of these albums are all about friends. I have so many loose photos of all these amazing times that I knew I had to put them to good use. I also made a quick album out of an old art class sketchbook, but more on that later. So here are just a few of the many layouts created recently:
Love using letter stickers

I really just used any pictures I had tucked away (hence, the third grade picture, haha)

Some Jr. High loving...

From middle school, that is

Trying out new techniques

Good friends

I am so down with the massive winds and rainfall Southern CA is getting. It gives me an excuse to stay home and scrapbook (with the exception of some gym time, of course). I don't go back to school til the 22nd, so I am living it up! And by living it up I mean ripping up paper and cropping photos and getting glue all over the place...I like to live my life on the edge, if you know what I mean...hahaha. This scrapping bug has taken over! I would say I have always had an interest in scrapbooking, dabbling from time to time since I was in jr. high, but never has it been this much fun for me. I don't know if it's because I finally found a style that suits me or if I am just bombarded by inspiration everywhere. Well, no matter what it is, it sure is entertaining.

Thursday, January 3, 2008


Lately I have been OBSESSED with scrapbooking. I literally cannot drag myself to do anything else! I took all my scrapping supplies and old photos with me to Utah this past week (as shown above) and I was going to town, whipping pages out left and right! Majority of the pages were done in the backseat of the car, with scraps of paper and scissors and glue and photos in every crevice...lemme tell ya, it was quite a mess, but a happy mess for me. I'm afraid I might hit the wall, inspiration-wise, so I'm taking breaks from it. I sound like a total addict, hahah! It is just so dang fun.
It's odd to be on the writing end of blogging, I am always on the reading end so this is new to me!