Monday, February 23, 2009

Its A Long Story

The new challenge is posted over at Scrap Mojo. We challenge you to scrap the title "For the love of _____" and to include hearts on your lo. Due February 30th. The prize is being offered by the awesome Jenrenee. We have two new DT members and I'm super excited to be working along with Chataqua and Theresa K!

I am a bit crazy for Nutella so I decided that I needed to document my new love that I acquired while traveling through Europe. I know, its a weird take on the challenge, but I don't scrap serious stuff often. I love the goofy stuff! Photos are taken by the very talented Dan Corcoran.
I'm way behind in sharing what I was up to last week, so let's start with a week ago, Friday. My awesome cousin Kelley wanted to help motivate me to work on my December Daily album (I know, I'm still not done with that thing!) so she had me over to play with some paper and photos. She cooked a delicious meal and Jenna & Logan joined us later on in the evening. It was oh so yummy!
I worked Saturday morning and then went to see Paul Blart: Mall Cop with Dan as part of our Valentine's festivities. I didn't have high expectations for it but I do love Kevin James. I was pleasantly surprised and was highly entertained.

Dan cooked me a delicious meal of my favorite burritos ever! Just thinking of them makes me hungry. I love when he cooks for me.
Its been raining here A LOT. Like, we can't possibly have a water shortage this year. It rained 2.5" in between Sunday & Monday. It didn't stop. The weather was so bad I had to postpone dinner with Eric on Sunday night.

With all this yucky weather, I've found time to clean up my photos and get them into Lightroom. I imported 38,500 photos and then managed to delete duplicates, blurry, overall bad photos on Monday. I deleted over 2,500 photos and I'm just beginning. I took a ton of photos in 2007 but didn't have much time to actually look at them, due to school. Its been quite a surprise for me to see them.

Tuesday I woke up with a raging migraine. I was not a happy camper. After sleeping a lot and taking pain killers, I managed to take BART out to Walnut Creek, where Dan met me and we visited my grandma for a short time. Then we drove to Dublin to hang out with his recently married cousins Kevin & Courtenay (Courtenay married into the fam). We ate pizza and watched the Sharks game. Both Courtenay & I were super exhausted so we fell asleep before the game ended. Dan took this lovely photo of Kevin showing off his rare Sharks jacket.
I took it easy the rest of the week due to after shock head aches. I picked up an extra shift at work (yay!), did flash homework for the next two weeks, and had an eye doctors appointment. My eyes haven't changed in the last year, even bigger YAY!

Friday, I drove out to Fremont where I met Courtenay. We went to Lake Elizabeth and I taught her a little about photography. Here is one of her incredible shots of the lake:And a photo I took of a tree with some pretty green foreground:
Then we went to Picture Me Perfect and I introduced Courtenay to my lovely world of scrapbooking. She has tried it once before on her own, so I was just giving her a little encouragement, feedback, and shopping in the store of Michelle's trunk. Yes, I packed a damn lot into my trunk! She almost finished her first page on her Bridal Shower. I didn't get a picture because she had to rush off to meet her movie for a movie.

Kristi joined me to scrap a little later. We shared the table with Nikki Peterson (she was kitting), Brenda, and Patty. I had some amazing Banana Walnut gelato and that made my evening. The impressive part of the night is that we actually scrapped! Kristi worked on her adorable birthday album and I worked on a page that is below.
I decided to join a photo swap over at Scrap Gal. Erin was my partner, so here is my finished lo for her. Its quite rare for me to finish a lo at a crop, I was thrilled! I think I'm going through a phase where I have this need to put a ton of photos on a page.
I'm waiting on a few photos from this weekend, so that will have to be in a later post. Happy Monday!


Nathalie Kalbach said...

wow girl you have been busy. love your nutella layout!!!

Anonymous said...

Your posts are always so fun. That tree picture is gorgeous! And you rlayout is just too cute!!!

Anonymous said...

wow! you shop at picture me perfect?! so do i!!

where are you located? i should come out and crop with you all. i'm fairly new to the area, and haven't been able to attend a crop out here yet!

love your latest scrapmojo layout. looks great!


Melissa Mann said...

Love all the pictures!!

Have a great weekend!

Illy said...

Your page about nutella is SUPER FANTASTIC! I understand youuuu, I love Nutella!!! On warm bread... OMG! I would eat it every day! ;-P

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