Wednesday, November 28, 2007

lead you to your room of plastic flowers

i think reveal day at studio calico is becoming one of my favorite days of the month. the anticipation is fun, and then the DT gallery is just full of eye candy and makes you want to just sit down and scrap.

anyway. here are my projects this month.













(a mini album! you can see it in detail here)

i would highly suggest that you RUN to get this kit because i seriously could not put it down (as you can see, i kind of went overboard). i would also suggest that you also RUN to that DT gallery because it will just blow you away. seriously.

have a good one :)

Sunday, November 25, 2007

a shadow world of painted girls and marionettes

yeah yeah, i know, i haven't blogged in over a week.

thanksgiving weekend 2007 went something like this: boba and spicy chicken. "first time," lip syncing, gloves and hilarious expressions.pumpkin cheesecake. turkey, ham, potatoes, stuffing (no chestnut :( ), and wii (which was actually kinda, uh, exhausting). graffiti on a touchpad. "BART BOY!" lots of laughs. portos. portos closed. souplantation. chicken noodle soup. blueberry muffins. compton. incompetent circuit city workers. boys and cars. target. the office. elaine's new camera. manicures. room arrangements and fate. fried chicken, ribs, and cornbread. a 22nd birthday. comedians. strawberry fantasy and pineapple&malibu. "martha stewart day." jo-ann. beads and wire. cupcakes and frosting. christmas cards. chili dog and chili cheese fries.

all this and i only took 30 or so pictures.

i am thankful for a lot of things this year. family. this crazy thing called scrapbooking. my crazy friends. and so much more. the best part of this weekend had to be hanging out with everyone and sharing lots of fun moments together. it was kind of nice to just take part in the festivities and not be clicking away behind the camera, for once.

so in the process, i picked up a new hobby. i blame it on the fact that jo-ann's had their whole beading aisle at 40% off. well that and while everyone else wanted to make christmas cards, i didn't feel like paper crafting. i'm no anilu, but this is fun. (it might also just be a phase. hah)


have a good one :)

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

the buildings shade the masquerade

so i got to hang out with judy today, and we eventually ended up at starbucks. even though it was over 80 degrees outside (crazy so-cal weather), i ordered myself a gingerbread latte - yay!

and then while waiting for our orders, we spotted this really cool paper tree decoration. i thought "this is cute, and i can totally make this with my scrap supplies." i was totally inspired, and we ran off to j's and target to pick up a styrofoam cone, pins, sequins, and a star top.

an hour later, we came up with these:

(judy's tree)


(my tree)


(close-up)

so, so fun. and these wintery heidi grace papers were perfect for this project.

'twas a fun afternoon. gotta love starbucks sometimes :)

have a good one :)

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

a happy ending

a sneak peek of the december studio calico kit:

(click for a larger view)

seriously, people, you do NOT want to miss out on this kit. i have barely scrapped with anything else since it arrived. i seriously went overboard playing with it this weekend :)

have a good one :)

Monday, November 12, 2007

close your eyes to corral a virtue..

i felt really creative this weekend. it might have been the fact that my studio calico kit showed up this week. more about that later this week. 2 to share -

this week's HMITM (use every letter of the alphabet on a LO):


started making christmas cards this weekend:

every year, i have good intentions of handing out handmade christmas cards to all my friends. every year, i fail. this year, i shall try to succeed. so i started early.

been watching of old episodes of popular and freaks&geeks the last few weeks. both are shows that were on air around the time i started high school. both are awesome. both are so much funnier now that i'm out of high school. both got cancelled after a short time. such a shame.

looking forward to some things that are coming up soon. which include having everyone back home for thanksgiving break (it will include a photo shoot for sure), and a norcal trip in december. yes, again. i'll freeze, but what the heck. and i can't wait for winter break :)

have a good one :)

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

it's like i wrote every note with my fingers....

sooo....

my cool news was this - i was interviewed for this month's inside the scrapper's playhouse feature by the lovely (and super talented!) tracie radtke on disc talk radio.

i do admit that i sound like a 12-year-old and giggle waaaay too much, but it was fun :)

in other news...

the chicken noole soup from souplantation rocks. along with their muffins. yum. (am i making you jealous, linda?

2 weeks til thanksgiving. unbelievable.

have a good one :)

Monday, November 05, 2007

somewhere in between

i was in need of some eye candy today. (nor do i have much to say) anyway, a visit to flickr always takes care of that. some gems from today:

1. holgaeyes, 2. Guess Who is Coming?!, 3. Se retira la luz, 4. Candy Haze, 5. `I'm lovin it., 6. umbrella, 7. Annoying little things, aren't they?, 8. Found sunlight, 9. Family of Six, 10. 紅葉 #2 (momiji), 11. erica, 12. Untitled, 13. Lá vai ela..., 14. Oooooooo!!!!!!!, 15. Pink booth, 16. Let Them Eat Cake., 17. holliday work.small catalogues, 18. Untitled, 19. Untitled, 20. what will you wish for?, 21. O O O O O, 22. Strawberry Scented Candles, 23. Just dance...., 24. Thank You Berry Much, 25. great color, 26. Magnolia Moonlight, 27. wave jumping, 28. Untitled, 29. seedssm, 30. morncol-10, 31. rainbow and cupcake cupcakes, 32. Little Fairy., 33. Untitled, 34. The Beatles, 35. guerilla art army, 36. Marlena & Nathaniel

some of these photos make me wish that it was more fall-like around here!

what has been inspiring you lately?

oh - stay tuned for a bit of cool news on wednesday :)

have a good one :)