Friday, August 29, 2008

it's a beautiful life

The past few weeks of my life have been filled to the rim with scrap adventures! First, there was the fantastic scrap-fest at my place last Sunday. I *LOVE* creating art with my best friends … I know that sounds so cheesy but honestly, there is nothing better than spending a day surrounded by stickers, adhesive and glitter ... chatting about nothing in particular ... and taking the occasional break only to eat the most delicious chocolate cupcakes (thanks Jennie!). It was such fun. While we scrapped upstairs, my parents were working hard doing renovations in the basement because .... get ready for it, people .... I'm finally getting my own scrap room! YES!!!!! No more adhesives in my sock drawer! It should be ready by mid-September, and I'm so anxious to transform it into the perfect little art studio.

Then, there was the incredible sale at Scrapbook Star ... 40% off one item of your choice. *happy dance* Ever since I started working at the store I've had my eye on the Making Memories precision trimmer but I kept procrastinating because of the price tag. But with my 40% off coupon it was totally affordable!
And last but not least, Jessica came over last night for one final scrap jam before school starts up. We worked on our projects late into the night, and I managed to get 4 pages done. Here they are ~
A page about me and my mommy. I used new papers from Making Memories and Pink Paislee, and some older Basic Grey border stickers.

This one's for the Scrap Mojo challenge ... we had to use the title to any song from the School House Rocks collection on our layout.

I'm finally getting around to scrapbooking my birthday photos from NYC. I used the following sketch to help me with one of my birthday layouts, and I'm so pleased with how it turned out:

That's it for my updates. I'll have some crazy exciting news to share on Monday, but for now I'll just leave you with best wishes for an awesome labour day weekend!

xOxOx Stephanie

Friday, August 22, 2008

Little Pieces of Me ...

I saw this over on Lisa's blog and thought it was the coolest thing *ever*

1. Stephanie at the jetty , 2. Singapore Curry Noodles & Garlic Tiger Shrimp, 3. Rose - Centennial Park #01, 4. Purple Heart (Purpurhjerte), 5. Mt. Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, 6. Prayer, 7. spotted or striped!, 8. Peach & Rasberry Cobbler, 9. extraordinary symbols, 10. Color Your Life, 11. __Lovin'_in_All_Stars__, 12. cupcake swap, BEFORE photo

To make your own, answer the questions below and type the answer to each question into
Flickr search, using only the first page, choose your favorite image, copy and paste each of the URL’s into the mosaic maker (3 columns, 4 rows).

The questions:
1. What is your first name? Stephanie
2. What is your favorite food? Singapore Curry Noodles
3. What high school did you attend? Centennial High School
4. What is your favorite color? Purple
5. Who is your celebrity crush? I don't have one :o(
6. Favorite drink?
7. Dream vacation? Santorini Islands, Greece
8. Favorite dessert?
Peach cobbler
9. What do you want to be when you grow up? A missionary
10.What do you love most in life? God
11. One word to describe you?

have a happy weekend everyone!
xOxO Stephanie

Monday, August 18, 2008

I, Stephanie Joanna, hereby pledge ...

… to use up my current stash of scrapbook supplies before buying new things. I will not let myself be led into consumer temptation by the beauty that is Daisy Bucket Designs (hellloooo have you seen that paper with the curly tree??) … nor shall I be led astray by the stunning Scenic Route and the super duper cute Doodlebug Christmas goodies. And don't even get me started on the sweetness of Fancy Pants.

Seriously though ... I really do need to use up what I already have. So no more scrap supplies for me until the 2-day September crop at Scrapbook Star. :o(

Let the budget countdown begin ...

Thursday, August 7, 2008

home from paradise ...

You may have noticed that I've been M.I.A these past few days. That's because I've been busy having the time of my life here:

The beautiful beach in Oqunquit, Maine. I LOVE going here in the summer ... it's such a breathtaking, serene place and the little shops and boutiques inspire me so much. I was so glad my mom was able to get those shots of me by the sea, I think they really capture how much I love the ocean. And, of course, leave it to me to find scrapbook supplies every where I go.

My mom and I were driving down the highway and out of the corner of my eye I saw this sign. Of course I made her stop the car and we ventured inside. It was such an awesome shop ... I've never seen so many rubber stamps in one place. It's owned by this really nice couple, who showed us around and gave us all these great tips and tricks. I was so excited to come home with all these awesome goodies:

xOxO Stephanie