Wednesday, August 30, 2006

tagged....

by mary who was tagged by sarah -

1. If you could build a house anywhere, where would it be?
somewhere on the beach. maybe hawaii.

2. What's your favorite article of clothing?
do flip flops count? otherwise - tanks.

3. Favorite physical feature of the opposite sex?
shoulders.

4. What's the last cd you bought?
Imogen Heap - Speak for yourself. I almost bought the Keane CD the other day, too.

5. Where's your favorite place to be?
somewhere with surf, sand, and a cool ocean breeze. okay that just equals the beach. hahah.

6. Where is your least favorite place to be?
a boring, pointless class. i mean, when it's REALLY pointless and the prof REALLY sucks and i see no point in being there.

7. What's your favorite place to be massaged?
shoulders.

8. Strong in mind or strong in body?
definitely not body, so mind.

9. What time do you wake up in the morning?
over the summer, it was around 10:30.....now that i'm in school, 8-ish. weekends, probably 10:30-11 ish. yeah i am SO not a morning person. plus, i'm usually up LATE.

10. What is your favorite kitchen appliance?
kitchen wha? you mean, i'm supposed to do something in the kitchen? ha. i <3 my coffee maker.

11. What makes you really angry?
stupid people. closed-minded people. people who walk slow. people who drive mercedes/BMWs/insertotherexpensivecarhere and drive like they're king of the road. ughh. so many of those in so-cal.

12. If you could play any instrument at all, what would it be?
i play piano and used to play violin...i used to REALLY want to play flute. now i wanna learn guitar.

13. Which do you prefer...sports car or SUV?
sports car

14. Do you believe in an afterlife?
yep

15. Favorite children's book?
i used to love that mouse ate a cookie book. i forget what it's called. haha.

16. What is your favorite season?
spring. although, technically we don't really have seasons here. ha.

17. What is your least favorite household chore?
washing dishes.

18. If you could have one super power, what would it be?
I would fly. << me too.

19. If you have a tattoo, what is it?
No tattoos. << me either.

20. Can you juggle?
sort of.

21. The one person from your past you wish you could go back and talk to?
My grandpa.

22. What's your favorite day?
of the week? friday!! whoo hoo.

23. What's in the trunk of your car?
uhm. nothing. lol.

24. Which do you prefer, sushi or hamburger?
sushi. no, burger. well it depends from where. well, sushi. i guess it depends!

i tag >> alison, amber, and kristina (who just started her blog!).

i'm taking off to norcal (berkeley) tomorrow night. soooo excited, because i've never been to berkeley and i haven't been to norcal in what seems like forever. (it's been a LONG while). hoping for lots of fun, food, and to meet nichole!!

crop addict

i still can't believe my luck...how i possibly ended up on this team along with some really amazing scrappers. seriously. i'm soooo thankful that debbie and michon took a chance on lil ole me! because the kits just keep getting more and more fabulous!!! :)

anyways, stuff i cranked out this month -











(i go way over my required amount of LOs each month. but i just have WAY too much fun with these kits)

and a little keychain for fun (i'm still debating whether or not i want to put a pictrue in here)



anyways, so i started school. it's so strange to be in class when it's like 100 degrees outside and doesn't seem like fall at all. grrr. oh well.

you know what's strange? not being on newspaper this semester.
yep. i picked up their first issue today...totally new format and everything.
yep. strange.
i was thinking about those classes where the prof. has everyone introduce themselves.
for the last couple of semesters, it was always "hi, i'm caroline and i'm XYZ on the courier."
not anymore.
lol. free wednesdays will take some taking used to!
:)

Thursday, August 24, 2006

last summer days

can you believe i start school in 4 days? i can't.
what is sad is that most of my friends don't start until mid-september.
grrr.

so 4 days before school...
and i still haven't straightened out my schedule.
must. get. on. that.

i think i'm going to take classes at 2 campuses.
we'll see how that works out.

some scrapping -

my Last Scrapper Standing page for the week. can we say...everyone's been ROCKING it and that i feel like i'm sooo not going to move on because everyone else's pages are just like....WOW?


my last scraplyric page. sad to be leaving, but i had to.


a digi. whoo.

so i bought this cute shirt yesterday -

(excuse the bad pic)
from forever 21. i happened to find it on a whim.
the new forever 21 here is 2 floors, so chances are you're not going to see everything. too overwhelming.
but i found this. and my buddy cristin said "it's SO you."
so i got it.
lots of other stuff i wanted, but i have a coupon that i didn't bring, so i'll save the rest of my purchases til when i bring the coupon.

so whilst shopping...i came across this other shirt.
the colors totally reminded me of scrapworks paper.
i pointed that out to my friend.
she laughed at me.
we then had some sushi for lunch, then went to pacsun.
came across this pair of flip flops.
this time the pattern totally screamed scrapworks.
pointed that out too.
and now they think i'm totally weird.

*sigh* the life of a scrapbooker.

took advantage of my 21 privileges for the first time the other night and went to a pub.

which is kind of funny for someone who doesn't really like beer.
anyway. i'm useless with alcohol. period.

but the girls night out thing. yeah, that was totally fun.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

secret's out....

i'm an American Crafts girl!!!!

i am WAY excited. and still in shock. and still doing a happy dance. and all that stuff.

and i'm tickled to be working with all this amazing talent, especially with amber and alison.

and i can't wait to play with the new stuff!!! whoo hoo :)

Monday, August 21, 2006

these pictures are all from thursday (a fun day, i might add!), but lazy me (who has been watching too much gilmore girls) just finished editing them today. so here goes.


i finally met my BDF (linda - lburanas) in the morning! she was in my hood on the way to go visit her mom. so we met up at *gasp* starbucks (everytime i meet a pea, we end up at starbucks. geez). linda is a total cool chick. and we didn't talk about the dodgers! LOL. we talked about a lot of scrappy stuff though :P whee.


also met her cute little boy, ethan. did i tell you he was really cute?

so we only had about an hour or so to meet up, but next time we are DEFINITELY going to hook up for longer!

came home....ate lunch...took off again. went to the south coast plaza to kill some (okay, a lot) of time (to avoid major traffic) before the angels game -


snuck in some pictures at burberry...i soooo want this burberry coat. so i made amy pose in front of it. thought the burberrygirl would get a kick out of this too. i also want a pair of sunglasses from coach. which were, like, perfect.



we ate at ruby's...ate wayyy too much...

then headed off to the game...we got stuck in major traffic anyway and showed up about a half hour late.

random pics -



(handpuppet theater...to entertain those behind us while stuck in traffic waiting to get into the parking lot)




(view of the parking lot...towards the end of the game, you can see disneyland fireworks from here)









....okay, girlmore girls is calling my name again...

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

scrappy

finally crawling out from a sea of scrappy stuff to post. slowly, stuff on my "to do" list is getting crossed off one by one.

i sent off my KI album yesterday at around 2:30...i was totally expecting to rush to the post office around 4:55. haha. i procrastinated like crazy on it, and stayed up sunday and monday nights (or monday and tuesday mornings?) until 3 a.m. but i really really really ended up loving my album. it ended up gaining much more significance than just another contest entry. i love my theme and my album so much that i'm going to add to it later on (there was some stuff i could've put in there that wouldn't be very appropriate for the contest).

so anyways.
some stuff i CAN post here =


i feel like i haven't done a digi in AGES (i really haven't) so i did this for the 2Ps2sday challenge yesterday. it was to scrap using a grid - which i'm really not used to. not sure if i like this yet, but HEY i was trying to get back into a digi groove!


for the last scrapper standing contest. i had the hardest time coming up with a creative idea to use 13 photos i mean, i can figure out a wasy to fit 13 photos on a page, but to do it creatively? yeah. so. michelle was talking about word bubbles and the idea to put index prints (or fake ones, since i had to make them in photoshop) in the journaling came to me. so i ran with that. i pulled another 3 a.m. night yesteday to finish this, so i better go to bed early tonight!

following are HMITM challenges -


this week's challenge - which i came up with. use 50 word accents. so i TOTALLY underestimated 50. because i ran out of room pretty quick. then i had the scramble to find ways to fit the rest. lol.


last week's challenge. also lifted celeste> for her birthday...thought the design of her layout could work for this, so i went ahead and killed two birds with one stone :) yay.

so tomorrow -
- meet up with my BDF (best dodger friend) for coffee! whoo hoo!! yay!!
- south coast plaza with buddies. since we're leaving for the angels game waaaay early to avoid traffic.
- angels game.
- something after?

whoo :)

Friday, August 11, 2006

whoo! go dodgers!

my aunt gave me a bunch of dodger tickets for tonight's game. ended up only using half of them (no one wanted to go, geez), but they won and it was lots of fun. and full of food. yum.

pics -





(garlic fries. one word = YUM)






(it was rally towel night. we put them on our heads)


(these two just came back from taiwan last week. if you're wondering why we're doing the peace sign in almost all of these pics, well, this is why.)


(view from the parking lot after the game)

afterwards, we went to go eat tacos....and to a tea place. we played scrabble and i got my ass kicked. grrrr.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

berry. hyper. spider.

met up with michelle and angela today.

first, we went to starbucks (where else?)-

(i took way more pics than this there...mostly of ang...but a lot of them were icky)

second, we went to some asian stationery places. well. a stationery place within this big superstore place.



we all bought these really cute korean stickers. only $1.25 each! i used some of them on my scraplyric layout for this week, so you'll see it when it goes up tomorrow!

spidey should get this backpack -


and burberry should buy this visor!


third, we went to old town pasadena to take some bag pictures, a la PCP. sooooo funny.

who is the REAL PCP?!




it must be spidey.....eh?

LOL. just kidding. i have no idea who PCP is.

fourth, we went to forever 21 so i could buy the headband that flew off onto space mountain at disneyland. i had heard that they opened a new forever 21 in old town where saks fifth avenue was...and that it was two floors. so we went to check it out. mich and ang bought headbands too. i bought two. and a necklace. and a pair of earrings. i needed to drag myself out of the place before i ended up buying the whole store...LOL.

fifth, we went to starbucks again.

sixth, we went to angela's mom's house and took pictures of her kids. i'm too lazy to edit and upload them. lol. and we took more random pics, showing off our new headbands. michelle has all those pictures, so check out her blog later to see some of them.

so. totally fun day! good times!!! must do this when angie comes to town again!!

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

babies are cute.

my cousin's adorable baby (9 mo.s) totally makes me want one.
well. not now, but you know.
i just want to pinch these cheeks -






from my kenjinkai picnic on sunday.

so i ended up uploading 136 of my better disneyland pictures on flickr.
they are here

i went scrap shopping today. the only new CHA stuff i found was the new my mind's eye goodies....picked some up. and MAMBI papers. picked up some other random stuff...and the elie book. i'm usually too cheap to buy idea books (especially at full price) but i looked at michelle's copy and really liked it, so i bought my own.

i'm meeting up with michelle's and spidey tomorrow. should be some crazy fun. whoo.

so, if you're up for some digi fun on saturday...Designer Digitals is having an all-day crop/chat event. they're also releasing all their new products for the week that day instead of sunday - and let me tell you, some of it is to die for!! i'm also hosting a chat for an hour (i think it was the scraplift chat) at 11 a.m. PST (2 p.m. EST), so come join me!! should be a fun day!

Saturday, August 05, 2006

zippe dee doo dah!

i'm crippled today. ouch.
but disneyland was quite the adventure :)

i shot almost 300 pictures yesterday!! actually, i probably shot more but I had to delete some of the really horrible ones to make room. crazy. geez.

okay, here are some of them -



(oh yes. we are very tourist-y. the asian tourist, that is.)


(i bought this cute headband at forever 21 on thursday. i wore it to disneyland. it flew off and is lost somewhere on space mountain. therefore, i only got to wear it for, like, 3 hours! grr)








(more tourist posing)


(our buddy tri is very eco-friendly...so he decided to recycle himself. LOL)


(we went on this buzz lightyear thing, like, 3 times. ashley was on a mission. they e-mailed us pictures for this too...but i'm one of those crazy types that takes her camera on rides. in one of the pics they took, i was looking down...i was trying to figure out why...then i realized that i was probably looking for my camera!






(that beard thing is actually the headpiece for sparrow's hair. he just put it on like that instead...reminds me of davey jones instead, sheesh)




(we were saying that this jam to get off autopia reminds us of traffic on the 405)


















(what he's trying to lift is a cartoon-y dumbbell, by the way..)

these are from the fireworks show which was AWESOME. they set it to music and they theme it around the rides in the park. anyways, i shot these with one hand, eating an ice cream sundae in another. i've got skillz man.










this last one is from the fantasmic show. i only got about 4 decent shots, and most were of this river boat. yep.