Well I'm off to decorate my porch, hopefully some little vampires and fairies will visit me tonight instead!
Friday, October 31, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Our new kitten, our first baby...well, 2nd I suppose (Poor Pierre, sniff sniff) Anyway, we aren't 100% sure on a name yet, we're leaning towards Yoshimi (of Flaming Lips fame), we'd call her Sheemee for short. I also like Uma, she looks like an Uma to me, so maybe she'll have 2 names, since Dan isn't too fond of it. Dan loves her, he's the reason we got her in the first place, I would much prefer a puppy (or baby), but for now, she's ours and we love her :)
Friday, October 24, 2008
-create new blog banners/icons for myself, 'cause i need to add some zing to my blog!
-re-paint my nails with black nail polish, or learn to accept chipped black nail polish
-attempt to get my hair cut and dyed
-wear my old lady hat all day and night
-get some fall pics printed and scrap a few pages/do a mini book
-download "It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown" and watch it 8 times in 2 days; go 'awww' alot; wish i were a kid in the 50s
-make a spooky dinner with Heather
-buy all the fixin's for treat bags for the kiddies
-clean and do laundry
-hopefully get out and take some more pics like this:
This weekend I will not...
-waste my morning sleeping in too late (a little late, but not too late)
-waste my afternoon watching TV (should be easy with no cable)
-waste my evening surfing the net
-stay indoors all day
-spend too much money
-get bored and look forward to Christmas instead of focusing on Halloween's goodness
-avoid my camera or my scrap desk
This weekend I may possibly...
-drive an hour outside of the city to pick up a robin's egg blue typewriter for 10$
-swoon over pretty prints on Etsy
-wear a summer skirt with winter boots
*I want to [re]paint my kitchen tomato red. Or brown.
**I read history in my spare time. Currently reading about Ireland from the Fall of Rome to Medieval times. It rocks.
***I don't understand why every girl with a computer and some material/paint/buttons/ clothes/cute salt and pepper shakers thinks she can open an Etsy shop and charge ridiculous prices. But I vent.
****Autumn is over in a week and I am dreading the end of the beautiful Fall. I am so sad to see it go, but am looking forward to Christmas already (read: Christmas, not snow or winter or cold.)
Must go highlight now. Happy Weekend.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Again, sorry for the terrible pic, I really really, REALLY need to get my photo stitch back, since I'm heading towards doing 12X12 layouts again (odd, I know) and taking pics of them at 10pm with the flash ain't workin' for me.
Anyway, pretty easy layout, I've had this vain self-portrait pic forever, and I never really knew what to do with it, but I liked it and wanted to use it, so I knew it would fit for the Dare (it's obvious I'm not wearing make-up as well, ha...hello shiny forehead!). I hand-made the title letters with woodgrain contact paper and used a really old sheet of SLAB paper (that's right, slab!), so I'm very happy about that. 3 scraps, 3 die cuts, 3 flowers, 1 little lady, 3 rub-ons and and 4 brads later, there she be. Journaling's below, basically talking about how I try to wear make-up but never seem to be able to be "one of those girls". I wish I could be, I know it would be better to be one, since I could definitely use the help, but I just can't seem to get my lazy butt in gear when it comes to make-up.
Monday, October 20, 2008
My latest layout...I made it for my friend Jelena, who I met while on exchange in Spain and who I miss dearly, even today. We still talk and send emails, and I'm *hoping* to be able to go visit her in Italy next year where she lives...she sent me a letter last week and I knew I had to create something for her to send back (by email of course.) I've had this picture of us for a long long time and I'm glad I finally scrapped it. Used lots of old stuff on this one, including some Chatterbox paper (remember them?), tag from Etsy, K&Co die cuts, some Hambly and other "junk". I like how it turned out.
(The 'abuela'-granny-nickname came while we were living in Spain together...we lived with 4 other people and they would always go out and party, but Jelena and I preferred to just stay home and drink tea and talk, not stay up late, not be as adventurous, etc, so the others said we were like the 'grannies' of the group...so now we call each other 'abuela'.)
I wish I could have done a layout for the Mojo Challenge this time (favourite Halloween show/movie), but I didn't get the pics I needed printed in time...oh well, next time I guess. Having fun scrapping at a leisurley pace, no pressure, no deadlines, no expectations from myself, no comparing to others, just scrapping for the joy of it.
Here's my latest 365, #200 to be exact:
New boots, so warm and fuzzy and comfy and green, I love them!
Out of 200 days, I have shots for about 125 of them, which isn't too bad I suppose, I went through a period where I barely took any pics but I'm starting to get back into it now, we'll see if I can get the number back up by the time I hit 300 this winter...it's still incredible (and ridiculous) to me that I have 125 pictures of myself from this year, but it'll be fun to load them all into an album next spring and look back. Fun project, I'm glad I did it :)
This weekend was all about spooky. On Friday we watched Blair Witch and on Saturday Heather and I went out for a spooky photography project (post on that later), then we came home and watched The Ring. This week: carving pumpkins and preparing for a spooky dinner! Love it...although I must say that the Christmas bug is already starting to bite me, I think I will look forward to that as much as Halloween this year for some reason...
It's freakin' COLD here. Like, need my mitts and hat cold. Winter is at our doorstep and although I love the first few snowfalls and frosty nights, I know what's coming and as a whole I'm not looking forward to it. But that's Canada, gotta take the bad with the (mostly) good.
That's all for now, more later, ciao all!
Friday, October 10, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
From what I've been hearing for lots of people and seeing online, the answer seems to always be in YEARS and not months, and you know what? That friggin' SUCKS, no one ever told me this when I was younger, if I had of known I would have been trying much sooner than I have been, which has been way too freakin' long already...but I vent. Gotta get personal sometimes I guess.
Thanks for voting if you do!
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
(Title taken directly from her caption on Facebook for this picture.)
Also, the day has finally arrived...I got my glasses! I've decided to switch over because my contacts have been killing my eyes lately, my eyes are always really really bloodshot (people say I look like I'm smoking something which trust me I'm not), so I need to give them a rest. I got 2 pairs, they have pretty much the same shape, but one set has metal frames and are thinner, the others are plastic and thicker (nerdier?) These ones are the thicker ones, I love them.
Tonight Heather and I are going to get some more craft supplies for our weekly Halloween Spooktacular activity (this week: Halloween wreath), and I'm also bringing my husband to get his hair cut, it's getting crazy long, and not in a good way. Mine too. Chop chop we go.
Ok, time to get back to the world of Reqs, filing, copyright issues and French proofreading, oh boy...
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
i love tress. it's something that i've noticed more and more lately, trees absolutely mesmerize me. all kinds, all seasons, but especially in fall, they draw me in and they make me quiet inside. i look at them and i'm just fascinated by their shape, colour, texture, how they grow and survive winter after winter, storm after storm, how they provide for us, and how they make the world a beautiful place. the silhouette of a bare tree against the dusk sky, the radiant glow of fall leaves when the sun is shining on them, the stark contrast of a rich brown bark agains the snow, they are sights that i never get tired of. i will stare at trees, photograph trees, search for trees and enjoy trees all my life.
[i'm not a tree hugger though.]
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
[Journaling is probably the hardest thing for me, it's something I want to improve on, so this is good practice.]