Friday, December 30, 2011

Looking back at November

Finally finished a page that should have been done back in November. I actually really like how this one turned out

Could anyone tell that I totally overuse the Pink and Blue colour combination? Definitely my favorite.

Inspired by this page by Kelly Purkey

So the past few days of break have been wonderful. I've spent time with family and friends, both of which I miss a ton right now. However it is super nice to have a day all to myself since the last time that happened was... almost five months ago? University sucks up a huge amount of time but I can truthfully say that I love it, no matter how difficult it gets. (exam week is a different story altogether though) One thing I love about breaks though is how much you look forward to them, because when you finally get one it feels so much better sitting around doing nothing for a day or two than sitting around all the time. But I have a  lot of reading to catch up on, so I better get to that!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Time Is Here!

A couple pictures from my Christmas tree, purposefully left it on the incandescent light WB setting with flash because I liked the blue wintery look.

Can you tell I love reindeer and stars? Thats exactly what my tree is going to be decorated with when I get my own; Reindeer, stars and snowflakes.

Another new page, started and finished on my last day of exams. I definitely put this one off for months just because I didn't have the time to justify crafting rather than sleeping. Finally I'm on Christmas break though, exams are over, and I have 3 whole weeks of free time, so I can't wait to get to all the stuff I haven't been able to do all year.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Pinterest... Again

Just a couple more random pinterest pictures... I'm definitely hooked.

Definitely tried this out today, it's called a waterfall braid. Can't wait till my hair is longer so i can try it like this and curly.
From here

This is completely amazing, I love the colors. I wonder how long it took to make?
From here

If i guy ever sent me this, I would definitely laugh, but he would also be the coolest guy ever.
from here (website is hilarious by the way)

At the moment this incredibly applies to me.
From here

So I guess it's best to just always be happy :)
From here

From here

I definitely need to start remembering these, both of them are important.
From here and here

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


My two best friends came over last weekend and we had a girls night filled with painting our nails,  gossip (of course) and baking cookies!
Making the icing from scratch!

A plate of our decorated cookies :)

K+C+R (that's us!)

Rachel being lazy and watching me do all the work haha

My brother's cookie sandwich. Don't know how he's going to eat it...

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Celebrity Status?

So a while ago, before I had graduated from the Junior Achievement program, they asked me to be in their new ad campaign. I thought it would be fun and it was an easy way to get everyone off my back who kept telling me I should be a model since I'm so tall.
Fast forward to this week and all of a sudden I'm getting messages from people telling me pictures of me are hanging in their school. One of them was kind enough to take a picture so I could see...
 I kind of really want one of these for myself! Haha
Can I get a life sized one?

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Words to L*ve By

ANother Pinterest themed post, though this one is just quotes that I've collected to far that I want to live or love my life by. 

Just some things to think about. Sometimes I feel like I'm stuck in a rut and not moving anywhere, and then I realize how quickly my life would pass me by if I didn't love and notice every detail of my days. The smaller things have begun to make me happier now: a leaf perfectly veined in frost, a bird and a squirrel freaking out at one another... To remember that our lives are filled with beautiful things other than ourselves is a wake up call. But it makes you more thankful for every moment.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Pinterest Love

So pinterest has definitely given me some new, fabulous ideas and inspiration
For example, the page from here inspired this one

The title "maroons" is kind of an inside joke. One day at camp we were commenting on how maroon is such an ugly colour and one of the camp directors told us that back in his day "maroon" meant a loser, so of course we started to use it as well :)

The Journalling says "Before our staff party Dani and I decided to get together and scamper around in our aprons and take pictures. I'm unused to doing any portraiture because my brother hates when I take his picture, but I think this session worked out well."

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Christmas Wishes

Just a list of my Christmas wishes in no particular order :)
1) Another album kit. Definitely almost completed my first album (I think I have 4 pages left to fill up) and I love the K and Company Album kits. So it's definitely something I could use.
2) The last Eragon Book. It's been out for a while and I can't wait to read it.
EDIT: my mom totally brought this home for me from Costco yesterday :) I can't wait to read it but it'll have to wait till after finals are over!

3) An Instax camera. It would bring my camera total up to three which I think is kind of foolish but I LOVE how it prints photos immediately. The film is kind of expensive but I think it's a cute idea.

4) A golden retriever puppy. This one has definitely been on my list ever since I could talk and it still has yet to come true. But I still haven't given up hope! Someday I will have my cuddly. adorable puppy!

5) A Silhouette Cameo. I used to want a Cricut but never got one because the cartridge idea annoyed me. The silhouette is a WAY better idea, and goodness gracious it would make my life so much easier. But it's kind of a wish for the future, I can't justify spending $300 on this while I'm still in school.

6) A wide angle/macro lens adapter. I tend to take a lot of macro pictures because my brother is usually the only one around and he hates when I take pictures of him. So often I have to rule portrait photography out unless I want to just take pictures of myself. Which makes this definitely something I would use all the time and it's way cheaper than buying a Macro lens.
7) A small sewing machine. The sewing machine we have is upstairs in my parents room and it is the oldest most crotchety machine I have ever used. I mostly use it for scrapbooking and with my desk in the basement I do tons of stairs. And the sewing machine hates me, the amount of paper it has eaten up, or ruined just astounds me... So I think a cheap little one would be WAY better.
8) Something I can't have, yet. Kind of a secret, but definitely the top thing on my list.

Friday, November 25, 2011

New Style

Just trying out some new things, and I like the results so far :)

I definitely never thought of just using paper as the focus of my pages. I've been following Paige Evans for the last little while and I've been totally inspired. I love how her pages focus mostly on the ways she can layer and put tons of patterned paper on one page. So I gave it a go, first page is a picture of my friend Andrea and myself in Paris on our School Europe Trip last year. The background was actually originally a city map of Paris, and I circled the places we visited. Then I put strips of paper in the spots where we didn't visit so only the red circled places were visible on the map. If i ever do a page like this again, I'm definitely changing the way I approach cutting the strips, because this was quite the learning process.

I've been wanting to use those chipboard letters for a while but was having a really tough time because they're patterned and didn't really go with any of my other pages. But I finally found a use for them and I think they look perfect on this page.

Just finished this page today and I'm actually really happy with it. I really love how I incorporated so much patterned paper, but the focus is definitely still the pictures. The page is basically about how it seems like here we have a constant winter, it usually lasts 6 months or more and this year they said it was going to be a long one. I'm usually really loving the snow on the first week but after that I just can't stand it.

Used the same chipboard letters again... love them here too.

Luckily I only had to do one try for these pictures because after this my clothes were completely soaked.