Sunday, November 6, 2011

New Blog!

I was on Pinterest the other day and found a really cute template for blogger, so i decided to create a new blog, and start writing regularly again over there. But in the process of creating this new template i accidentally transferred it here too, and i didn't save my old template either! So i did some quick changes here and tried to make it similar to what it was.

I also deleted my blog list, when i realized what i had done i was devastated! Then i realized i could just go through my history and find all my favorite blogs again, so i was happy again!

Anyway, this is my new blog address, com check out the new design!!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Fresh start

I got a haircut today! Decided to cut off most of my hair. It feels really good, it's a new look, new start for another year of school

I am going into my second year of university on Thursday, and I'm excited for this new year to start. I'm feeling very refreshed, and ready to start school again.

I had a really good summer, we went camping in BC for two weeks, with some other families, and it was a blast, as it always is! I  have also been working everyday as well, which has been tough and mentally exhausting. I quit one of my jobs, which feels amazing, it's nice to have that stress gone. And i am now debating weather i should get another new job, or just focus on this very special project i am about to pursue. (more on that later!).

I am also thinking about doing project life this year. Im not sure when i would want to start, either the beginning of the school year, or new years, or even my birthday. not sure yet. have you seen the new designs?? They are gorgeous, i am in love with the Clementine edition!! Swoon!

I also have some exciting news, that i will be announcing very soon. I just have some loose ends to tie up, and then i will share!

Thursday, June 16, 2011


I would like to share some very exciting news, a couple months ago i was approached  by Ella publishing to contribute a layout for an up-and coming e-book, about scrapbooking your single years! This is my first page ever published somewhere, and i was very excited to get asked to contribute something!

Well, the e-book is being released next week, so you'll have to stop by and see the finished product, and have a chance to win a copy for yourself!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Vacation album

This is my favorite new project that i completed! It's an album for our camping trip last year, to the campsite that we visit every-year with a group of friends. I got this cute 4x6 album from walmart. And then used a October afternoon 8x8 paper pad for the paper. 

The album only holds 36 photos and i had to fit over 100 in here, so i picked my favorites and kept them 4x6, and then matched up the rest to either fit 2 per page or 4 per page. 

ever couple of pages, i stuck in a patterned paper, so i could write my journaling there, and add some embellishments to spruce it up a bit. 

this year i bought a disposable underwater camera, and i wanted to include these in here as well, rather then make a whole other album for them. So i picked my favorites and put them in the remaining pockets, and then glued an envelope to the back of the book, and stuck the rest of the photos in there. 

Once i had everything laid out it was so easy to compile! You could probably finish this in about an hour, or an hour and a half. I loved that i could do it in an afternoon, and i love the results!! 

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Away for awhile

I am going on a trip tomorrow, me and a friend are going on a cruise to mexico! I am very excited, this will be a very nice vacation, and much needed as well! the last time i was out of Canada was in grade 4, and i've just finished my first year of university!
i've been doing a lot of crafting lately, and i will post lots of pictures and projects once i get back!!

I hope to be doing a lot of beach sitting while i'm away!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Hello Holga

One of my favorite christmas presents this year was my holga 135 turqoiuse camera!
There is quite the story behind this first roll of film. My dad volunteered to load the camera for me, because he "knew" what he was doing, and i thought he did. But he loaded it wrong. I shot 24 pictures, which was supposed to be the whole roll, but the film was still advancing to 36. We loaded it wrong. It turns out i had taken 24 pictures on on frame because the film wasn't advancing properly.
So I opened up the back and re-loaded the film, took 24 pictures and got them developed! Only 17 of them turned out, and only about 5 were clear enough to see what they were. I will never load film wrong ever again! Lesson learned.
These were the best ones:

I've figured out that the 400 speed film can ONLY be used outside. None of the indoor ones turned out, no matter how much light was present. So i will remember that for next time!

Sunday, March 20, 2011


It was my mom's birthday on the 18th, so we did a two day celebration. On her birthday we all went for afternoon tea at a hotel downtown. It was the cutest thing! We all got our own tea pot, and a tray of "tea foods" which were small pastry's and finger sandwiches. It was all very delicious and so cute! Yesterday me and my sisters made her dinner, so when she came home from work she didn't have to do anything. We made homemade sushi and tempura. It was delicious!

Erinn, my younger sister is a really good baker! She made a red velvet cake for my mom as a surprise. One of my favorite Bloggers is the author of I am Baker. She makes gorgeous desserts, and a little while back posted this cake. I knew we had to make it for my mom, so we did and this is how it turned out:

It was so moist and delicious, but Erinn messed up the frosting. She thought that confectioners sugar, was just plain sugar, not icing sugar, so instead of icing sugar she put in regular sugar. So the icing was really sweet, and a little grainy, but still tasted fine with the cake!

I helped her decorate with the roses, and we were so proud that it looked so good after!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Finally done

I mentioned that i wanted to change the blog around, and i have finally gotten it to a place that i like. I wanted a change, but each of the changes i made just didn't seem like me. This weekend i was playing around with some business card ideas for my sister, and came up with a new blog headder in the process. I LOVE this one, it seems more me, and is a nice change!
So here is what my original blog looks like:

Then i changed it to this:

And now i am keeping it like this!

I decided to change the name because i have grown out of it, literally. I am growing up, soon to be 19, which is still a teenager, but i feel more like an adult, and then name just didn't fit anymore. 
Anyway hope you all like the new change, Have  a nice day!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Album idea

Elise Blaha is one of my favorite bloggers, when ever i see her in my feed, i'm  instantly excited, all of her work and craft projects are so inspirational! I fell in love with her blog a couple years ago after she posted a project on Ali edwards blog, i was instantly hooked! Her mini-books are what initially grabbed.

She posted a project about an album she's going to do this year, and i love it so much i might just do one like it too! you can find her's here.

i like the different size of the photos she uses, it's so unique and different then anything i have ever done.

i think i will include pictures from the month, doing full pictures for the ones i absolutley love, and then collages for the other ones.

As for the journaling, i will use these templates which you can find here, herehere and here and i'm not sure how but i'll have to expand them to fit the page size, i'll try it out in Photoshop or illustrator and see how it turns out!

I think it's a great take on Project life, and very easy and simple to complete!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Love this

Found this on tumblr yesterday, i love it! Could you imagine finding a little not like this on a bench, or in a book? i think i might just write up a few of these and leave them somewhere for someone to find.

(Just click on the picture if you can't read it)

Saturday, February 5, 2011

For my technical writing class this semester, i had to create a set of instructions. So i decided to make cupcakes! I had to design what it would look like, i wanted it to be colorful, and fun looking, something that would inspire you to make my cupcakes! This was the final result:
Thanks for looking!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Will you help me?

I need some help, it's a new year and time for a new blog design i think!
so i've been playing around with the blogger templates and i can't decide which ones i like more, so will you help me out? please leave a comment telling me which design you like the best!

Design #1

Design #2

Design #3

Design #4

40 things layout

I wrote This blog post a couple years ago about "40" things about me, and i made a layout about it so i can see the passage of time. i think it would be interesting to do something like this every couple years, and see the difference. Or maybe once every birthday would be a good idea too.

i printed off as many bullets on the sheet of paper that i could fit, and then printed the entire list and tucked it behind the layout with a little tab. which can be pulled out to read.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Birthday layout

i can't believe this was two years ago, that seems so weird to me. i also can't believe i am about to turn 19 in a couple months too! Why do we have to grow up so fast? I wish i could slow it down for a little while.

This was made after my birthday, one of my friends threw me a surprise party. But i had guessed what she was doing and it wasn't much of a surprise for me. I'm good a guessing things!!

i tried to include as many pictures as i can, there were so many that were taken that night! And i am also including this in my high-school scrapbook, which has pages made from activities from school, of hanging out with friends, i'm including everything i can from grade 10 until grade 12.