Sunday, February 27, 2011

Halloween Scrapbook Page

Detail of journaling and title. Journaling is my freehand writing.
Motivet stamp coloured with pencil crayons. Closeup of stitching on black cardstock.
Spiderweb painted on vellum with white acrylic paint
The word halloween cut out of chipboard (by hand, hurt like hell but i totally don't regret it), painted purple, then the halloween part is covered in a mixture of glue and blue glitter.The bat and pumpkin stamp is by motivet.
The full page
Took me a while to get around to it, but I finally made a scrapbook page for this Halloween. I was the Tickle Monster, and my two best friends were Geishas.
Orange Paper: Recollections seasonal paper pack (got it at Michaels)
Black Damask Patterned Paper: Forgot :S
Black Striped Paper: Black cardstock with white stitching
Ribbon: Not really sure, got it on a gift bag
Stamps: Motivet

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Science Fruit Fun

My brother decided to make a citrus battery for his grade 7 science fair. So of course we couldn't go at it half-assed, and we bought every citrus fruit Safeway carried, just to check which fruit would come out as the glorious winner. To make his display the most inspired one of the bunch, we decided each fruit was to have its own name, personality and backstory.... so here is, without further ado, The Family...

Meave is the mother of the bunch, she was brought up in a very old fashioned home, with old fashioned parents who believed the sun was bad for your complexion. Thus, she has an umbrella. She is also quite naive because not being allowed to set foot out of your house till you are ripe, isn't good for any child, especially one of citrus variety. You'll see why she is so sheltered when you meet Minerva.
Minerva is the typical cranky, crotchety old grandmother who hates everything, and complains incessantly. She is Meave's mother, and currently lives with Meave and her husband, along with the children. She's a sour old grapefruit, and carries her wooden cane, perfect for hitting unruly children, with her everywhere. She has a permanent scowl on her face, and has lost her supposed "youthful beauty".
Pietro-Fabio is Meave's foreign husband. He's pretty much good for nothing, and is the type that will sit on the couch all day. How sweet little Meave ended up with this sour lime, no one really knows.
These are the children. Quadir is the genius of the family. He's the kind of kid who can spell the word antidisestablishmentarianism without even blinking an eye. Ramses-Ragu is a jock, a stereotypical fantasy jock. He's never really sure whats going on. Babatunde has problems, but no one has figured out whats quite wrong with him yet. And Tallulah is the only girl of the family. She's sweet and kind and always quite happy.
A Family Portrait
(we picked all the names ourselves. That was pretty much the best part.)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Funny Foxes

I thought this picture was freaking hilarious. I do not own it, but I completely wish I did.

Anyways, just a couple of random updates.
1) The "School" rock band, basically a group of guys at my school that has their own band and is damned good just released a new song. If you want to check it out its on myspace at They're kind of a christian/indie/rock band and they're quite talented. So go check them out :)
2) Thank god the snow is finally starting to disappear. Its really hard to get around by walking when you have to constantly scale snow mountains. It is kind of fun to pretend I am some sort of world renowned mountain climber and I just scaled Everest, but when you peer over the other side and see a parking lot, it's just not that exciting anymore.
3) My Aunt and Uncle are currently trapped in Townsville Australia and theres the HUGE STORM going on. I'm really worried for them and praying that it will all be okay. When the news reporters are saying this storm is going to be worse than Katrina, It's kind of worrying, I'm not going to lie.
4) Just started my second semester, and officially my last semester of high school ever, and I can't believe my pre-post-secondary years are almost over. I for sure don't feel ready to grow up yet hehe.