Sunday, April 26, 2009

A Very Busy Beaver

That’s me alright – a busy beaver. And lucky you get to read all about what I’ve been up to lately – I feel like this is gonna be a long one. Its probably also gonna be heavy on reader participation ie. answering questions for me so get ready, and maybe think about taking notes.

Since I last touched base here in blog land I’ve moved back home for the summer and started work again. I realized reading my last post that I was super dramatic about the trek back home. I made it seem like I had a super long trip home when in reality it was only a drive a couple of hours long – just to clarify.

I’m finding being at home with no school stress very inspiring. I love that when I have a day off, I actually have a day off. No projects to finish or tests to worry about studying for. I just want to create create create. Speaking of creating I have been working on my secret project. Its something that I’m really excited about – even more so than when I first mentioned it to you guys a little while ago. I am just about bursting at the seams wanting to share it with you but I promise there will be sneak peaks soon – with all the full exciting details to follow. I just hope I’m not hyping it up so much that when I tell you about it you’re expecting more. Anyways.

Also on the topic of creating I scrapped last night. This inspiration from this new season is really taking its toll on me (in a good way!). This is my favourite page I’ve made in a long long long time. I did it last night while I watched last weeks episode of Greys – which was sooo good. On a sidenote, I tweeted the other day that I was very upset that I couldn’t watch Greys online on because I wasn’t from the states but I have since found a solution. Number one, I can watch episodes on which is kinda like the Canadian equivalent to ABC. But the episode is split into 6 separate videos and I like to let it all load while I’m busy doing something else then watch it all at once and not have to worry about it loading slowly. Aaaanyways, a friend of mine showed me this site called where you can find links to online episodes of tons of shows. Basically you don’t need tv because you can watch tons of shows on this site – heaven (I love tv btw – awful, but I’ve accepted it so so should you).

Wow that was quite the tangent. Scrapping. So while I was scrapping and watching Greys I was definitely reminded why I love both so much. This is my favourite layout in forever. And it was the best episode of Greys in forever. Here is my layout by the way:


That is made using contents from the Jenni Bowlin March kit. The review will be up on The Everyday Scrapper hopefully at the end of this week if everything goes as planned. Jenni, if you’re reading this your review will be up *very* soon. Sorry for the delay. (OK who am I kidding, if Jenni Bowlin is reading this blog just leave a comment to say you’re reading it. And if you are, holy cow thank you!) Ok. So that’s one item off the list of my items to blog about list. Number two.

After I moved back home I used the first and second day to to a huge clean up/purge/reorganize of my studio (aka my room. but I like to call it my studio – it sounds better). Here is the awful thing – I repainted my room about 2 years ago, when I was finishing up grade 12 but that was all I did. I didn’t hang anything back on the walls or anything. So I had enough when I moved back into it this week I had had enough. I rearranged and reorganized everything, and this summer my project is going to be to make this a space that will be inspiring and that I want to be in. I started by reorganizing closet as well as my desk and craft/art supplies. I went through a bunch of old magazines, ripped out what I like and tossed the rest. Umm I hate cleaning, but how refreshing is it to purge and get rid of the excess and keep only the things you use all the time? I will tell you – it is very refreshing. Here is a little peek at my desk. Maybe one day if I’m feeling ambitious I’ll take you on a little tour of where I create. Who knows? (ps. the colour is weird, but I didn’t take another picture so please excuse that)


So first on the list is getting things back on the walls around here. I’m thinking a collage of picture frames with some of my pictures as well as some prints. So if you know of any good prints link me up in the comments section or send me an email (you can do this by clicking on the “email me” link in the sidebar) as it would be much appreciated. I am also thinking of hanging a couple lengths of wire above my desk to hang layouts and inspiration pieces on. That will probably be the first thing I do – maybe this week. (ps. how good is that little coaster? it was a gift and I love it so much).

Ok next item. I have a stack of books about a mile high. I haven’t counted but there’s probably about 20 books. I am planning on reading my summer away. So if you know of any good books definitely let me know and send me a link because I am always on the lookout for a good book. I will let you know if any in my stack are worth picking up too, I’ve got quite the variety so there’s a little for everyone.

Last but not least I want to leave you with this super cute thing that I saw on Decor8 (which is quickly becoming one of my favourite go to spots for inspiration) this week.

3466197048_3af78c16ef How lovely and perfect for spring is this little cutie? You can find it here in the Wanderlust Etsy shop (assuming there are some left).

Hopefully I didn’t bore you too much with this super long post, it was kind of a melting pot for all of the ideas running through my head today. Tonight I plan on starting one of the books in my pile, maybe doing another layout and working on my secret projects depending on how much time I have.

I love you!



  1. um yeah, you actually do have me thinking this is one big-ass surprise...(-: i have some really good links for super cheap rad posters and prints - i'll email ya now.

  2. that orange wall is the color of our campus library. I've gotten way too much studying done with that color, haha. You're lucky you will be creating in it.

    Loved the new layout.

  3. Oh hey... I recognize that layout! :) January CK. xo

  4. oh hey...i had a good layout to life it from ;)