Thursday, November 29, 2007

come out, come out, wherever you are.

Has anyone seen my mojo? I seem to have lost it.

*sigh* I swear I don't know why I've been in this scrapping funk lately - ever since we came back from Vegas. It's terrible. I sit at my desk and I can't seem to think straight. Paper just looks like paper to me. My stack of photos are overwhelming. My scraproom is an utter disaster area.... It's no wonder I'm not inspired.

I think it's because the holidays are on and I'm stressing out about everything - buying Christmas gifts, getting a tree and decorating, Disneyland in a little over a week...Ack! I'm freaking out!

Only 7 more layouts to do and I'll hit the 100 mark for the year. It's probably the most I've scrapped - ever... I really need to get my butt in gear.

Someone help me!

Saturday, November 24, 2007


I've been MIA lately - and I'm sorry... With the hustle and bustle of the Thanksgiving holidays, life has been hectic and crazy.

My mom suffered a minor (thank God) stroke on the 15th and was in the hospital for a couple of days last weekend... Needless to say, she's better now and I couldn't be more grateful. We really do have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

Work has been a little busy to say the least. We've been really short staffed and we incorporated a new computer charting system so it's been really busy...

Haven't worked on any scrapbook layouts in a while. With my mom and her stroke, work and it's craziness, Jonah and his cold and teething and fussiness - I just haven't had time. I miss it though.

Yesterday I went to the "So You Think You Can Dance" concert in Oakland with my SIL. Super fun. Her bf gave her tickets for her birthday and I was lucky enough that she asked me to go with her. Thanks Ian and Claire! :)

Here's my favorite routine from the tv show... so glad they performed it in concert!

We didn't celebrate Thanksgiving, to let my mom rest and also because Jonah is still sick AND I had to work... But tonight we're doing a shindig here at our house. My first time cooking a turkey. Wish me luck!

Oh and for those who are interested - I've been really feeling domestic lately and started a cooking blog: Cooking Girl Jo - Check it out!

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

tag. i'm it.

Totally didn't realize my BFF tagged me a while back. Finally am able to sit and type right now! Thanks Rinne! :)

I've been tagged (thanks to Chenguna!):

5 things I was doing 10 years ago (November 1997):
1. My first quarter as a Nursing Student.
2. working at my first job - at a video store!
3. getting to know new friends in my nursing class.
4. enjoying my first cell phone.
5. 2 years dating Carl. :)

5 things on my to do list today: (well, since it's late at night... I'll apply this for tomorrow.)
1. head to Target or Best Buy to pick up the new DVD releases this week - Shrek 3 and Oceans 13!
2. cook dinner.
3. scrap.
4. take care of Jonah - I think he's coming down with a cold. :(
5. clean.

5 snacks I enjoy:
1. Peanut Butter/Chocolate Chex mix.
2. chocolate.
3. trail mix.
4. mocha almond fudge ice cream.
5. chocolate.

5 songs I know the lyrics to:
1. JT's Sexy Back.
2. any 'NSYNC song.
3. MJ's Thriller
4. Irene Cara's What a Feeling
5. MC Hammer's U Can't Touch This

5 of my bad habits:
1. Procrastinating.
2. Pack rat
3. shit talker. *lol*
4. Being lazy.
5. buying things and not using them.

5 things I'd do if I were a millionaire:
1. Buy a house.
2. By a house for my family and Carl's family.
3. Pay off our bills.
4. travel.
5. quit my job.

5 things I will never wear again:
1. Skinny jeans.
2. leggings.
3. anything that shows off my stomach.
4. short shorts.
5. a size 6 or less. *sigh*

5 of my favorite toys:
1. Camera.
2. my MacBook Pro.
3. TiVo
4. Cropodile
5. Cricut

NOW I tag these people to answer the same:


Don't know if anybody will do it, oh well! :)

Friday, November 9, 2007

i'm a slacker.

I got back from Vegas last week and I not only lost some money, but I lost a little scrapping mojo too. *lol* I haven't touched my scrapdesk in a couple weeks and the only thing I'm remotely tempted to work on are digi layouts.

Who would have thought that I would become a digi girl?

Got another DT rejection email today - funny because I don't even remember applying for this one. *lol* I guess that's a good sign.

I've been overwhelmed with my supply stash - I sub to like 3 kits and since I haven't been scrapping much lately, the stuff is just piling and piling up in my scrap room. Ugh, I hate being unproductive.

Hopefully the mojo comes back and I can wow you all with more dazzling and fresh LOs. :)

Til then, have a great weekend!

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Happy Digital Scrapbooking Day!

There are a bunch of fun activities over at K-Joi - check them out when you get a chance!

And here's a link to some fun freebies! :)

Thursday, November 1, 2007

back from Vegas.

Spent the weekend (Saturday-Tuesday) with Carl, his parents and Jonah in Vegas. Had a great time. Didn't win any money, but got a little scrapping done. *lol* We stayed at his family's house and we weren't on the Strip very much so we had a lot of chill time at home. :)

Got a couple of digi LOs done:

supplies: patterned papers, staples, jelly buttons: Little Bit O Spunk mini kit by Gina Cabrera (Digital Design Essentials); swirl brushes: Skinny Mini Swirlies by Mindy Terasawa (Designer Digitals); "Happiness" ingredients brush by Andrea Victoria (ad challenge 07/01/07 freebie, Designer Digitals); fonts: Century Gothic, Susie's Hand

supplies: paper, hibiscus stamps, journaling stamp, alpha: Gina Cabrera (Digital Design Essentials); fonts: Century Gothic, Susie's Hand

I've really been getting into the digital scrapbooking lately and I'm losing the mojo for the paper scrapping. Don't get me wrong - I still have love for paper and adhesive, but I just love how digi is so easy and no cleanup required! *lol*

I'll probably work on more paper LOs this weekend, but for now I'll continue with the digi - at least for little bit while I've got the steam. :)

Happy weekend, y'all! :)