Sunday, July 29, 2007

bath rugs and lingerie

one. this is my first entry on my brand spankin' new laptop. thanks to my cousin for building it for me. elaine says i've finally officially joined the 21st century (i'm making progress. ha).

two. i took way too many photos this weekend. which is good because i needed new material to scrap. i'm making my way through said photos.

three. my cousin christine is getting married in september. yesterday was the bridal shower. i *did* finally finish up editing the photos from the event:





one of the shower games..."kiss ryan on the lips." sort of like "pin the XYZ on the groom," but you put on this hooker-like lipstick, got blindfolded and spun around, then proceeded to try to kiss the photo of ryan (my cousin's fiancee) on the lips.


there were several panties hung on a line and she had to guess which bridesmaid brought which one. if she guessed wrong, she had to put it on her head. needless to say, 5 of the 6 ended up on her head...




cake!





presents! we were playing bridal bingo...the squares were filled with potetial gifts. we marked them off if she received a gift that was on your card. it became a running joke to call out "is that a bath rug?" whenever lingerie was opened because someone needed it to complete their bingo, but lingerie kept getting openned.


she had to get on a chair to open this one. it was a piece of luggage from one of our aunts.





four. these are of the little kiddos from throughout the day:


he was really determined to put on and walk around his big sister (who is 6, i think)'s crocs. it was adorable.


everyone loves uncle ryan. especially her.



good times were had by all.
i'll post pics from my little cousin's birthday party later this week.

have a good one :)

Friday, July 27, 2007

farm fresh.

aka the new studio calico kit.
i loved this one. it was full of loveliness.
so check it out!






(i took this as an opportunity to finally decorate the cover of my inspiration notebook. which is starting to fall apart because it's too thick).

(the other girls especially rocked the kit. especially jessica sprague. i want to be her when i grow up).

not much to share...caught in a pile of stuff to do...went to eat dumplings and saw the simpsons with the boys...i left my camera home for once. the simpsons was hilarious. i laughed a lot. tomorrow is my cousin's bridal shower and my little cousin's birthday party is on sunday, so i should be using the camera a bit this weekend :)

have a good one :)

Sunday, July 22, 2007

i'm a nerd.


read this all weekend.

woke up bright and early saturday morning (after going to bed at 3), headed out with amy to buy the book. went to portos for brunch and started reading it while eating (amy laughed at this sight). came home and alternated with scrapping and reading. went to my grandma's, took the book with me, and read. came home and read. and read. and read. until 5 a.m. woke up again, read all afternoon and finished.

it was awesome.

i think i've mentioned in the past (i remember blogging about one of the other books a long time ago) that i think JK rowling is absolutely brilliant. i still think that. she is a true master of storytelling and imagination, and a master of suspense and creating a mood. seriously. how does she produce this stuff?

i'm both relived and sad that it's over.

i don't want to give anything away, so i'll just stop at that. let's just say that linda had several theories which proved to be correct.

speaking of linda, her taglets (see a few posts below) are officially for sale.

speed scrapped doing various CHA in spirit challenges over the weekend. here are a few:





(can you sense the love for white backgrounds?)

there are more if you look in my peas and SIS galleries.

i gazed outside the window this evening and saw this sky, so i ran outside with my camera:

there were lots of distractions on my street. this electric pole seemed to be the best one to silhouette.

have a good one :)

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

out and about.

my cousin complained that i haven't updated recently (actually posted photos recently).
i've been out and about.
but i *gasp* haven't really shot any photos lately.


this is from yesterday.
elaine moved up to norcal again today. so we had dinner last night.
she starts working full-time tomorrow. she's all grown up now. *tear*
but i was looking at this photo today...and it made me think and reminisce a little bit.
about how we all met as little freshmen in high school. how that seems like such a long time ago (almost 8 years). how little and young we were back then. how everything seems to be changing really fast these days. paula is going off to med school in the fall. judy will most likely start working soon. me and nora still have school left, but pretty soon, we'll be off on our way. it's a strange feeling. it'll take a while to get used to.

anyways. these are my label tulip LOs.
the kit was not what i'm usually *used* to working with...but i had a lot of fun with it! it was soooo pretty.
and for some reason, i brought out the san francisco photos. lol :)






in other very random news, this made me want to vomit a little. i mean...seriously? hilary diff and lifehouse? um, right. luckily for me, i'll be going to the ventura county fair show, which they are headlining. hooray.

to make up for that...this is pretty awesome. especially the beast of burden cover. and broken. i love it when he gets really into that. actually he really gets into every song. it's really emotional. and i think that is the reason i have come tolove lifehouse.

have a good one :)

Friday, July 13, 2007

i'm sneaky.


(click for a larger view)

my sweet, lovely friend (and i must add talented) cindee has started a kit club, label tulip, which will premiere sunday. she also asked me to be a featured designer this month. this kit was so pretty. and anyone who uses tulle in a kit is cool in my book. check out their blog for more peeks, and a giveaway (which should be posted sometime today) :)

saw harry potter tonight. it was good! i think it helps that i couldn't remember half of what went on in the book. because when i remember it clearly, i start getting upset that they left certain parts out or that they portray things differently than i'd imagined. but it was good, regardless.


a fun digi. mindy terasawa has the most adorable dog kit coming out this week at designer digitals and i just had to play with it as soon as i saw it.

have a good one :)

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

ladida.

tagged by cindy
My roommate and I once: i anticipate that i'll have a roomie starting in january, so i'll get back to you then, mmkay?

Never in my life have I: been to europe.

High school was : actually really fun :)

When I'm nervous : i freak out. and become really quiet. and think too much.

My hair : really, really needs to be cut.

When I was 5 : i used to like to act out cinderella.

When I turn my head left : i see the TV.

I should be : hmm. i dunno.

By this time next year : life should be a whole lot more interesting. and different.

My favorite aunt is : can i just say that i love all of them? because i know my family reads this blog?

I have a hard time understanding : math. and chemistry.

You know I like you if : i chase you around with a camera.

My ideal breakfast is : a mcgriddle. or an omelette. but i usually just have coffee.

If you visit my home town : you'll see lots of crappy drivers.

If you spend the night at my house : my mother will cook for you?

My Favorite blonde is : hm...jason wade is blonde. haha.

My favorite brunette is : josh duhamel. at the moment.

The animal I would like to see flying besides birds : uhhh...?

I shouldn't have been : shopping over the weekend.

Last night I: made plans.

A better name for me would be : i honestly have no idea. ha.

I've been told I look like : someone told me i looked like a combo of lucy liu and renee zellweger. *shrug*

i tag >> linda, melissa, april, and nichole.

anyhow. i scrapped. for fun. :)
and with linda's taglets. which she'll have on etsy. fun stuff :)



(yes, i know i should probably stop with the repeated photos.)

Monday, July 09, 2007

picture packed.

first things first -
the winner of the get real greetings book is ...

jess (who posted on 7/05 at 5:16 am)! please e-mail your address (my e-mail is on my sidebar >>> ) and i'll get your book out to ya! :)

some hmitm action:


out and about a lot this weekend. friday, we checked out this old ranch/garden in long beach because: elaine wanted to visit an old building, i'm a sucker for gardens, and judy just tagged along. went to guppy house afterwards, and although we ordered a SMALL shaved ice, that thing was still pretty ginormous. accompanied someone to the mall on saturday, then dinner to catch up with some old friends.

and so. i come bearing a bunch of photos.














(i like taking pics of my friends' food. because i ordered a plain-looking pizza).




i was also tagged by cindy, which i'll get to later!

have a good one :)