Sunday, January 1, 2012

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

39 - AC Challenge

Supplies: Cardstock (American Crafts), Patterned Paper (American Crafts, Die Cuts with a View), Letter Stickers (American Crafts), Detail (American Crafts), Ribbon (American Crafts), Border Sticker (Doodlebug Designs)
The challenge was to use Social Media to make a page. I used Instagram because I think that it is amazing how it captures snippets of daily life. As a matter of fact, on one single page, I immortalized so many important things about my life lately, that I could never have scrapbooked these pictures had I not taken this kind of an approach to the page.

Thank you for reading!

Monday, December 26, 2011


Click on THIS. NOW. DO.

It's a listing of the 100 most beautiful words in the English language.

Some I would like to highlight:

Assemblage A gathering.

Bungalow A small, cozy cottage.
Comely Attractive.
Dalliance A brief love affair.
Embrocation Rubbing on a lotion.
Forbearance Withholding response to provocation.
Gossamer The finest piece of thread, a spider’s silk.
Halcyon Happy, sunny, care-free.
Imbroglio An altercation or complicated situation.
Languor Listlessness, inactivity.
Moiety One of two equal parts.
Nemesis An unconquerable archenemy.
Offing The sea between the horizon and the offshore.
Pastiche An art work combining materials from various sources.
Riparian By the bank of a stream.
Scintilla A spark or very small thing.

Woebegone Sorrowful, downcast.

These are not necessarilly new words, or very hard words ("love" is in the listing) but they are the most perfect of words.

Sunday, December 25, 2011


Up to now, I've showed you only up to daily picture #6, a childhood memory, which is sort of sorry since I'm supposed to be on day #25. (I'm also a bit behind on the pictures, teehee. I hope to catch up this week.)

7) Something new:

New harem pants! I'm in love, can't seem to take them off.
 8) Technology:

Of course
9) Faceless self-portrait:
10) Something I made:

The mess in my room, that's what I made
11) Something fun:
Longboard-riding with friends. It's the best. And don't let me saying this give you a picture of me being good at it. We're all scaredy-cats.
12) Close-up:

 13) From a distance:

14) Flowers:

15) My shoes:

I am over-the-moon happy about my new Converse. Adore.
 16) What I ate:
Salmon, salad, and potatoes. The yummiest. (This kind of perfectly healthy and delicious meal make me happier than anything.)
17) On the shelf:
My sort of pitiful but so tended-for bookshelf.
And that's it for today! I'll try to catch up with these sometime this week, so that after Dec. 30th I can show the final result!

Friday, December 23, 2011


I finally gave in to one of my utmost scrapbooking cravings, and that is a butterfly punch. And I'm fully enjoying it. Here's the latest layout I've made with it:

Thank you for reading!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

35 - Midnight in Paris

Aaaa, Paris. The funny thing about Paris for me, is that I actually have visited there, but under all the wrong circumstances. I didn't want to be there, it was to touristish (and I hate that), and it wasn't during a moment of my life where I had any specific interest for cities such as this.

But now, ah.

If I went back to Paris, though, I would accept going with no one except alone. Or with my brother and sister. If I went back to Paris, I would go on the basis of discovering it the most natural way possible. I would go to the museums, but would spend as many hours as I wish looking at one painting. (How many hours I could spend investigating Renoir and Monet! Oh, how I adore their work.) I would stroll the streets at night until I got lost, I would drink wine at the feet of the Seine, I would lunch bagettes wherever I pleased. In my opinion, it's a city to love independantly.

And that is why I enjoyed Woody Allen's new movie, Midnight in Paris, so much. Because of its gorgeous cinematography, its beautiful plotline, etcetera. Honestly, it wasn't a brilliant movie. Cheesy at times, with few emotional effect over its viewers, the beauty of the movie lies on its shots of Paris during all times of day, on the beautiful ambientation. And, it's a movie made for me because it had something I love with a passion; nostalgia and literature. I can say no more than this without giving so much of it away.

Anyways, if you're looking for a light and entertaining movie for the weekend (not to say that you will  be watching movies during Christmas weekend) I highly recommend this one.

Have a nice day!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


In Love with Summer

Having a crush on this picture.
What I like/love about summer:

Waking up at 10, eating frozen yoghurt, exercising, crafting, finally going to the movies, seeing the friends I want to see, reading like crazy, seeing my brother and sister all day, eating lots of fruit, riding my bycicle, listening to new music, smelling the rare breeze, having beautiful blue skies, taking long dips of pleasure in the pool, having no worries, feeling tired and falling asleep with no guilt, being able to stay up as long as I want, organizing what badly needed organizing, drinking chocolate milk whilst dancing in the kitchen at 12 am, kissing Mom, playing with children, taking pictures, writing in my summer journal, writing and reading poetry, discovering, taking (yet not enough) pictures, spending half an hour in the kitchen as if that will make dinnertime arrive faster, admiring flowers, loving bees, not having a single mosquito bite, missing my friends who have temporarily joined the workforce, blogging, reading blogs, never going on Facebook, ignoring certain Whatsapps, studying history on my own, trying to watch movies yet getting bored and turning them off.

In summary, everything.

I must add to the list, the beautifully summer photographs I find on Tumblr:


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