Thursday, December 18, 2008

well hello. . .

. . .it seems like forever since I've blogged, not that I'm generally the best blogger anyways, but I have been doing better. Anyways here is a little catch up on what I have been up to lately.
Tonight I wrote my final exam for this semester (finally). This semester has flown by, it actually feels like I just moved back to school, but actually I'm halfway done my second year of university (how crazy is that?). If time keeps moving this fast I will be graduated before I know it. In light of that, it seems like this exam period has been dragging on for weeks, I had a couple killer exams this period so I did start studying a couple of weeks ago, but in reality it has only been a week since my first exam, however it feels much much longer than that.

Because of exams I'm a few days behind on my December daily, but I've been taking photos and making notes (for the most part) so hopefully it shouldn't be too difficult to put together. Tomorrow I am heading home for the Christmas holiday and I'm planning on spending what is left of tomorrow and Friday catching up on my December daily album, and working on some crafts from Elsie's wonderful class. Luckily this past week she didn't post very many projects otherwise I would have been tempted to do some, but since it was a slow week project wise, I was able to get a lot of studying done. But now that I have some time off, I will definitely be tackling some of the new projects and some just for fun scrapping. If you haven't been over to the elsie.cake love group over on Flickr recently you should definitely go check it out, there is always some cute projects, inspiration and eye candy to be found. I literally check it at least once (more like 10) times a day.

I have been working on planning something really cool for The Everyday Scrapper that I will reveal in the new year sometime(I think its cool anyway). I am really enjoying working with Samantha over at the site and in the new year we really want to get it out there and promote what is going on. I really like being involved in it.

Speaking of which I was going through some of the comments on the site the other day and someone posted a link to here. I was so surprised and flattered to find my perler polaroid featured on the site.

It's not why I do it, I do it for myself, but its really nice when your work is recognized and other people like and are inspired by what you do, that is something truly special. I had soooo much fun making this little project and I hope to do some more over my little holiday and hopefully in the new year before school gets too crazy.

I have always been a big, no huge, fan of hillsong united, but this new album is a.m.a.z.i.n.g. I literally have not stopped listening to it for like 4 days. It is so so so good. I have all the albums, and have never had a favorite, but I definietly have a favorite now. This song was my favorite from the i heart revolution album and I was so glad they redid it on this album. I love love love it and Brooke Fraser is so talented. You can listen to/watch the album here but seriously go out and buy it.

Ok so I've caught you up on my life, but its late and I need to get some sleep so I will chat with you later but, what have you been up to??

xoxo Jeremy

ps. how lovely are these two? btw, I am pretty much addicted to youtube

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Holiday Giveaway.

The very talented and ever inspiring Merrilee Liddiard is doing a really cool giveaway over at her blog. The prize is a free potrait.

I found the link to this giveaway over at Holly's blog and I had a chance to look through her work and it is soo good. I became an instant fan. Go over and check out this giveaway.

In other news, I did most of my Christmas shopping today after my exam. And speaking of exams I have 3 completed and only one more to go. I think I am taking the rest of the weekend off of studying though, my mind is too tired of studying to do it effectively.

I have also been keeping up with my december daily album but not posting them, I am keeping pretty much up to date on Flickr, it is just easier to post them there.

But I am going to go, I kind of want to nap, but I'm not sure about that. We'll see.


Monday, December 08, 2008


Hello my BBFFs (blog BFFs). Here is a long awaited by some, post with my daily december album pages for the last few days. I have in fact been completing the pages, it is the photographing and uploading that I have been having the problem with. Well here they are, dedicated to my devoted followers (haha).

Patterned Fabric Paper: Love, Elsie; Ribbon: Chatterbox; Trim: Making Memories
Cardstock: Martha Stewart; December Overlay: Ali Edwards; Number Sticker: Chatterbox; Epoxy Sticker: Love, Elsie; Photobooth Frame: Katie Pertiet for Designer Digitals

Rub Ons: Making Memories; Tree and Holly Sticker: unsure

Letter Stamps: Autumn Leaves; Epoxy Stickers: Love, Elsie; Photo Corners: Making Memories; Patterned Paper: Provo Craft; Cardstock: Martha Stewart

Patterned Paper: Basic Grey (green and red)

There is the last few days of catch up for this album. I am still really enjoying the process but trying to find the balance between making things and studying for finals is the problem. I will have up the next few days when I find some time. Thanks for looking.
xoxo Jer
Ps This could possibly be my new favorite Christmas album (for this week anyway.) Followed closely by this one and this classic. If you want some good/inspiring Christmas music definitely check these out.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

December Daily: day one and two

I'm only three days in and I am loving the process of it. I'm having a hard time getting into the routine of having my camera with me and documenting each day, but it will come. So far, I'm doing much better than last year (last year I attempted this project and failed miserably - after day 4 or something). This year I have my album put together ahead of time which makes the project so much easier to do day-to-day.
Here are my pages for December 1st and 2nd.

(patterned paper: basic grey; scalloped tag: martha stewart; number stickers: heidi swapp; photo overlay: ali edwards)

(chipboard: maya road; number sticker: chatterbox)

Tomorrow I will post day three for December third.

xoxo Jer

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Hello December.

Hi. Where on earth, has November gone? If anyone can tell me that would be awesome because I definitely missed out on it. In the beginning of November I had full intentions of doing a daily December album inspired by Ali Edwards. I started one last year but it failed miserably. This year would be different, I planned on putting it all together ahead of time however before I knew it, it was November 30, and I hadn't yet put it together.

So I've spent the last couple of days putting together an album so that I could make a daily december album. Here is what I came up with. Some of the pages right now are blank cards designated for a single photo, but these will start look better as I add words and photos from each day. If anyone has any question about products used you can leave a comment and I will let you know what it is. A lot of it is Basic Grey and Love Elsie, but if you have any specific questions for sure just leave a comment and I will let you know.

I may add a page for the 26th because I have a second Christmas on that day with my Dad's side of the family, I am just not sure yet.
I am very excited about the whole process behind this, of documenting each day, essentially this is an extended version of Ali's other signature project the week in the life project, which I didn't get a chance to participate in. Tomorrow I will post a share with the completed pages for December 1 and 2. And then each subsequent day I will post for the page I completed the day before. I will try to be a good blogger and keep up with the whole process.
Happy December everyone!!
xoxo Jer