Sunday, November 30, 2008

The First One About Scrapbooking....

So I realized that the title of my blog is a little misleading, because I haven't written anything about scrapbooking!! One of the main reasons is because I just haven't had time to spend on scrapbooking. I'm thinking that once this quarter is over, I'll have some more time (I hope!). Anyway, the last big project I worked on was for my boyfriend, Ryan. I made him a calendar for 2006. Yikes, that was almost 2 years ago. I've done a teeny bit since then....I am currently making a small (10 pages) scrapbook for my mom as a gift for someone, but it's a lot more simple than the stuff I usually do, because I don't really know what she likes. So I'm not really going to count that, since I haven't really been using my full scrapbooking potential!

Ok, so, I made him a calendar, and it took FOREVER! It was so much work because I had to think so hard about what each page would look like, and make sure the colors weren't the same throughout the whole thing, and all that stuff. I was really proud of my work, and he really liked (likes) it, so I promised to make him another one this Christmas, but I haven't actually started. I'm starting to get worried because I have to think of completely new ideas for this calendar. When I made the calendar two years ago, I played a lot with the "theme" of certain months. Therefore, this year, I probably won't want to do much of that, because they'll look the same!! For this post, I'll show the first 6 months of the 2007 calendar:

1. January

Ok, so we will always have some sort of snow pictures. It's inevitable. I will definitely be using snow pictures again, but I'll have to be more creative with the colors and design. This is doubly important because unlike most events, all of our skiing/snowboarding pictures feature us in the exact same outfits!!! So I need to make sure this year's snow month (not necessarily January) does not have the typical snow colors and snow accessories. But, I do love this can't really tell, but the vellum makes it soooo pretty =)

2. February

Guess the theme. Yep, Valentine's Day. The pictures weren't actually from Valentine's Day, but I decided to play up the theme anyway. I figured it was the best way to sneak a lot of pink into the calendar, without it seeming too girly.

3. March

Hmmm....what holiday falls in March (besides my birthday)? St. Patrick's Day!!! I totally played up this theme. One of the reasons I was so theme-heavy is because we had a lot of random pictures...I liked them, but there was no good way to tie them all together.

4. April

Probably my least favorite page. I thought it would turn out a lot better. I like the colors, I like the stars with the little gems, but the page layout just isn't doing it for me. Oh, I also think the title is pretty cute =) I don't really remember the order I did these in, but I'm guessing this was one of the last ones and I was trying to think of something cute and different. Oh well, you can't win 'em all!

5. May

I love this one!! Ok, I do remember that this is the first one I did. I got inspiration by looking at some layouts online, and just loved how the pictures worked with this one. The pictures are from a trip to Yosemite and a trip to Rocky Mountain National Park. So pretty!!!

6. June

Summer-themed!!! Another way to sneak in those girly colors. I really like this one, just because it's so colorful! Again, kind of random pictures, but they all were taken during the summer!! I promise!

So there you have it: the first 6 months. Stay tuned for the rest of the 2007 calendar!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Top 5 Drinks to Order*

*Note: this is MY list...most people probably won't agree!!

And now for the list, in no particular order:

1. Dirty Vodka Martini with extra olives
2. Bud Light Lime
3. Sex on the Beach
4. Glass of wine
5. A shot with friends!

1. Dirty Vodka Martini with extra olives

Alex introduced me to this one (thanks!). Why do I love it? Well, for one thing, when made with the correct proportions, it is delicious! I love the green olives with pimentos (sp?), and I love the way the olive juice tastes with the vodka, yum! Another thing, I feel very cool when I'm sipping on the martini. Kind of like I've been doing this for years, even though it's only been about a year and a half. Hehe, fooled ya, didn't I?

2. Bud Light Lime

Amazing. And I thought Coronas with lime were good! I have never been a beer-drinker (although recently I have acquired a taste for some of BJ's beers), but I had to try this one! Oh, and I'm so glad I did. Plus, when I drink one of these, I don't feel like a little girl (see number 3), but I also don't quite feel like "one of the guys." A little in between!!

3. Sex on the Beach

Because it's my first true love!!! This drink pretty much summarizes my early desire for drinks. Anything with alcohol, and anything that's fruity!! This quickly became my favorite, and was pretty much the only thing I ordered for a while. I don't really order them too often anymore, but if I'm looking for something super sweet, this is my drink! Yummm....sugar =)

4. Glass of wine

I love both reds and whites, but I'm more of a "white" person when it comes to ordering a glass of wine at a bar or lounge. I feel classy, it's relaxing, and I love the taste (notice how this has been the case with all of my choices thus far...prepare yourself for number 5!). And it's just so smoooooth. Mmm, and so good with cheese (or broccoli cheese soup from Fridays)!

5. A Shot with Friends!

Anything, really. I mean, there are some I won't do unless I've had quite a few drinks, but these are always fun! Remember Alex's birthday at the Harbor....

See you there =)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Does My....?

First of all, I would like to apologize to Lisa, because I told her that I would make her inspiration board next. Don't worry, it's coming!! There was a pressing issue...the board you see below HAD to be made! This one is for Alex, who is on Team Jacob, and has been trying to find the perfect Twilight shirt. I think she would have been successful, if this was printed on one:

Ahh, but it's not! Oh, special mention: the picture above the "M" shows his half being naked AND his long hair!! Yum =)

Friday, November 14, 2008

No Offense Mary

When thinking about the board for Mary, one obvious color came to mind: lime green!! Well, I ended up using a green that isn't quite "lime," but it's pretty close and it still reminds me of Mary. Now what color to go with it? After hearing about Mary's forest themed living room, I decided to follow that wonderful color scheme. Oh, and I added pink, for a "punch of color." This is for Mary to see that punches of color (such as Mich's headband), do serve a purpose. Here you go:

Please take note of the cake in the top row middle...obvious forest theme (see the branches??). There was one item that I just couldn't put in the inspiration board, but I'm sure Mary would have appreciated it. Therefore, it is an honorary member:

=) Look familiar?? Hehehehe. I just couldn't ruin the board by putting it in there (hint: you ruined the living room!!). Just kidding, I love you Mary!! Anyway, while browsing for green and brown items to place in the board, I did come across something you might find interesting. You know the non-forest themed chair? Yeah, the native american print one? Well, I think I just found it's replacement:

Thursday, November 13, 2008

FYZ?? Seriously?!?!

Ick. So yesterday I got my license plates in the mail, and it made me a little sad for a couple of reasons. First, my new car isn't new anymore!! I mean, of course it's still new, but people won't notice it as a new car. I loved knowing that I was driving around in a car so new that it didn't even have license plates yet! And second, FYZ?? When I think of myself, those are NOT the letters I would choose. What a horrible combo. And, to top it off, there are no 7's in the license plate at all. I was secretly hoping that it would take so long to get them, that my plates would actually start with a 7!! But no, I am stuck with a 6 =(

On the brighter side, I will be putting a new frame around my license plate this weekend! I wasn't sure what I wanted to do, but Ryan was able to get an extra Stanford Alumni '08 frame (for free!!). This was one of the main perks of joining the Stanford Alumni club or whatever it is, but now I'm glad I didn't have to pay all that money!

Anyway, I might be a little sad now, because of the plates, but I can't even imagine what I'll feel like when the new car smell goes away (no offense, Alex), or worse, when I get my first *gasp* scratch! Until then, I'll just have to keep my car super clean (thanks ducky's), so it still looks new!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Jen's Board

So, I'm obsessed with making inspiration boards! Since I discovered them on Wedding Bee, I've been trying to figure out color combos that would look good together. (Oh, and this is just for fun...since I'm not planning a wedding or anything!) Anyway, instead of being creative and trying new color combinations (since I haven't been in a very creative mood lately and because I just don't have time to think that hard), I've decided to start out by trying colors I already know look good together. This is the most recent one I've made (ok, I've only made 3, so this is my third). Anyway, I used
this site to make the board. It's super easy to pull pictures from the internet (which is what I did) and arrange them into any size board you want! So, without further delay, here is Jen's board:

It is inspired by her bedroom, once upon a time. These colors will always remind me of her, so here you go Henny Penny!!! Enjoy =) (PS, there will be more to come!!)