Saturday, March 30, 2013

- I'm a general science student going into my third year of University. Majoring in Biology (organismal: animals and plants) and minoring in Philosophy.
- I love scrapbooking.
- I'm addicted to paper collecting and paper piecing, so each sheet of paper goes a long way.
- I play volleyball. I'm 6'2 and hate running, so it was the natural choice.
- My favorite color is grey, but I love to pair it with super bright colors. I also love bright colors on white. However, I don't like the color red, (I am fine with burgundy and oxblood and pink)
- I can play 3 instruments: piano, french horn and alto saxophone. Those are ordered according to how much I like them.
- I love reading. I never got to the point where I would read and walk at the same time, but I would always have a book in my bag.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013


Time for another one!  

I kind of absolutely love this sweater, it's even in cashmere! It looks so cozy and so absolutely perfect to study in. But with a price tag of $686.00 it just isn't ever going to happen. Someone teach me to knit or something? (Sweater)
I found this little gem of a set of washi tape on Etsy a while back and I think it's just so cute! 

 I really like teapots, and the color blue, and circles and color on a white background. So this teapot (from Crate&Barrel) is right up my alley! However, I seem to have expensive taste, $260 for a teapot is... crazy?
Wine ice cream (from here), looks like a must try! When I go out with friends, I'll take a glass of wine over a "vodka slime" any day. Keeping things classy. But this would also be the absolute perfect ice cream for break up days... (my fingers are crossed that it is never needed and this ice cream will only be used for anniversary days instead)
My boyfriend likes to tease me about my Fossil purse collection (I have 3), but his mom and I like to bond over our love of Fossil/Coach purses. So since I need a new wallet anyway, why not just bug him a little more and get my next wallet from Fossil?

Friday, March 22, 2013

Oh the weather outside....

I've had a crazy two weeks with assignments and midterms and things just aren't slowing down. However, I got to the point where I really needed a break from school work, so I sat down for 5 hours straight and made this page happen. 

We just had a huge, and I mean HUGE dump of snow, causing highways to shut down, hospitals to go on code Orange (expecting major fatalities) and snow so high I can't see out of my window. So all I really want is to be able to sit on a beach again. 

Monday, March 18, 2013

Instagram Updates

So I thought I would condense a few recent pictures into one post and get a whole bunch of things out of the way all at once. Seeing as University is coming up into crunch time, I wont have any free space to schedule blog posts. I wish I could have enough time to write a WHOLE bunch of them and put them in a queue just like I can in tumblr... but NO TIME! So it looks like there will be no posting again for a long time after this one.

First up! The creative-type endeavors.
I've kind of been in a pink-coral creative zone lately, I just LOVE that color. But, moving on, clockwise order! 
Top Left: I made some AMAZING cookies over my reading week. The recipes keep piling up on my pinterest board and I finally decided to try one. These are the Orange Creamsicle cookies (found here ) and I highly HIGHLY recommend them. 
Top Right: I just went to this scrapbook store in my area that i recently found out about to pick up a bunch of new CHA goodies. This is a new page in progress (it's actually pretty much completed now, I just haven't updated the picture) The photos I used won't be on the page when I upload it in its entirety because they're from a modelling shoot I did for a swimsuit company. And uploading that would just be weird.
Bottom Right: At the restaurant I work at, we always have puppy and kitten notepads to write our orders on. The girls and I have taken to modifying the kittens and making them more distinguished. 
Bottom Left: It was just my mom's birthday! Happy birthday mom!

I'm taking an invertebrate zoology course this semester, even though I think most invertebrates are creepy and I definitely prefer vertebrates. But there are always some cool ones to look at. These pictures are from the day that my lab was looking at the Molluscs (these are the Gastropods or snails/slugs shells)
Top Left: I think this may be my favorite shell ever. You can't really see from the picture, but the shell is completely covered in what we call nacre (the pearlescent covering you see on the insides of some shells) with kind of a frosty covering over-top. (it looks kind of like this picture which is the same species, Bathybembix argenteonitens)
Top Right: (Family Architectonicidae, species unknown)
Bottom Right: (Nucella lamellosa)
Bottom Left: (Siratus alabaster)

More random invertebrate lab pictures, but this time from the live tank!
Left: Mussel shell (another example of the nacre, shiny layer)
Top Right: A nice little snail trying to escape after the snail race!
Bottom Right: a really lazy starfish.

Hopefully I'll actually have more cool things to post sometime, but that's all for now!

Monday, February 18, 2013

No Excuses.

I think I've come to terms with the fact that I'm just a terrible blogger. I never feel like my life in interesting enough to have anything to share. It's already tough for me to come up with journaling and ideas for new scrapbook pages to then come up with more new topics to blog about. So I thought to get back into blogging a bit, I would post some of my favorite scrapbook layouts from the past 6 months and kind of expand on what they're about or my favorite parts of them.

So this LO was my first experience using spray ink, it was way messier than I expected (I dont have spray bottles so I used a toothbrush to spray the paint). I cut out a stencil using my silhouette cameo (by far the best scrapbook purchase I have ever made), held it down and started to spray the yellow, then orange, pink and green last. 

Even though this isn't my favorite LO I've ever made, it's got the first picture my BF and I have gotten of just us. We've been together for over a year so that's pretty bad, but we're long distance so we don't get a chance to see each other often.

This was my first attempt at a whole patterned background made by myself. This LO changed my scrapbook style into what it is now, lots of geometric patterns, different coloured papers and lots of time.

I just really like how soft this page is, and how I finally mustered up the courage to use some of my favorite paper and still love the end result.

I love ombre and pink with green, so I of course love this. 

My most recent page, this took me forever and my fingers still hurt from all the hand stitching but I love how it adds to the page. I was really unsure with what I wanted to do with the left side of the page so i just started throwing things down and I kind of like how it all turned out.

My first "scraplift" (from one of Wilna's pages.) I adore Wilna's style and I'm so happy with how this page turned out.

This page was an entry for a Guest Designer spot at MME, still haven't gotten the results back but I'm hoping!

My absolute favorite page I've ever made. 

Well that's all for now! Maybe I'll make a list of the CHA products I really want for next time?