Gypsy Spot Snow Challenge

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 21.32

This week's challenge at the Gyspy Spot was to use snow or snowmen in a Gyspy created and cut design.  I used my new Snow Friends cartridge along with Accent Essentials and Winter Woodlands to make a Let It Snow layout.

My layout features these two happy dancing snowpeople playing in the falling flakes.  The snowpeople are trimmed in white ink dots and mini pearls.  The blue sweater snowman is trimmed in white pearls, where as the pink and burgundy snow-woman is trimmed in pink mini pearls.  Even snow-women like to be pretty. And don't you just love the striped hat?

The layout title is LET IT SNOW, a cut from the Winter Woodlands cartridge.  The title is embellished with two small silver snowflakes. There are also larger snowflakes falling on the layout.  The largest snowflake was cut in navy cardstock and topped with winter blue cardstock.  The mid-sized snowflakes were cut with a silver metallic base, and a light blue Core'dinations White Washed topper.  The navy sections of the flakes were hand embellished with white pen.

Above is a close up of my snowman doing his winter storm happy dance!

Not to be out done, the snow-woman is doing an Irish Jig as her happy dance!

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Monique Lhuillier, Style Vivienne

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 09.00

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Bitten By The Bug blog hop - phone challenge

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 06.00

Happy Monday and welcome to our monthly Bitten By The Bug Blog Hop! Now if you have made it here from the blog of the awesomely talented Krista, then you are on the right track! This week our challenge was issued by the fabulously talented Regina, and she asked us to use this cute phone cut from the From My Kitchen cartridge. As soon as I heard the challenge was this phone, the Christmas song "Santa Baby" came into my head, so that's what I decided on. I took the line "Santa Baby...forgot to mention one little thing...a ring....I don't mean on the phone. Santa Baby, hurry down the chimney tonight!" LOVE that song! LOL! I just used scrap paper for the card along with Bazzil cardstock. All the pieces were cut out with my Gypsy that I got from Hallmark Scrapbook. I'm telling you, it is sooooo awesome not to have to dig through cartridges and change them out! Talk about a time saver! And anything that saves me time is a HUGE friend of mine! The frame the phone is sitting on is cut from the Gypsy Wanderings cart that comes loaded on the Gypsy. The word bubble is from George. I also used a Martha Stewart border punch and some faux stitching.

Now for the fun stuff, the blog candy! I am giving away an assortment of stamped images, including some images from Magnolia-licious , Wags N Whiskers, High Hopes, Belles and Whistles, and even some from the highly sought after Hanglar and Stanglar! You will also receive an assortment of charms, and that's STILL not all! You will also receive a set of cut outs (your choice) from Peggy Loves Vintage! Talk about being able to knock out some fast Christmas cards! Just use the awesome Christmas images from Peggy Loves Vintage, and you'll be done before you know it! All you have to do to win is leave a comment on this post before Midnight Friday night, Dec 3rd. That should allow you to receive it in plenty time to make some Christmas cards with your goodies.

Ok, so that's it for me today. Now you're going to head to the most infamous Donna's blog, and check out her fabulous creation for today's hop! I'm telling you, I sure wish I could make my Design Studio and Cricut sing the way this girl can. She makes the most awesome creations ever!!! Don't forget, if you get lost along the way during the hop, just pop back over to Bitten By the Bug to get back on track. Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today, and hope to see you back again soon! HUGS!

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Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 05.54


Now this is something I call a shitty slash epic fail day.
Oh please let this term end. At least let the xmas holidays start.

Wind Getting Up Again

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 01.48

Today started off with a passing squall giving me a very wet wake-up while reefing down and trying to catch it on camera (see pic below). I'd have thought it was pretty clear that I was wide awake after the first wave but apparently not. To think that some people start their day with a quiet coffee!

As usual the squall was far more bark than bite, looking very dramatic asit approached as a great big dark cloud, but not coming to much more than 30knots of wind and some rain. Although I was a little surprised at how fast a messy chop built up on top of the swell. It's been overcast and drizzly ever since, but at least the wind settled into a steady 18knots this afternoon. Ella's Pink Lady is hard on the wind again but it's life as normal, passing the time reading, doing a little schoolwork or my all time favourite, just standing behind the dodger, wind and spray in my face watching us blast along. I can't see myself ever getting bored of that one!
I've had the charts for French Polynesia out swatting up on what's coming our way in the next while and have been thinking about a few of the jobs that need to be done before we hit the south. I've been a bit lazy with my cooking lately mostly just heating up an Easyfood meal or snacking on crackers. I probably shouldn't be admitting it (I'll ruin my reputation), but I've even resorted to eating two minute noodles when I really don't feel like cooking.

Sorry but that's it from me tonight.

Pic: My morning wake up call!

Happy Monday!

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 01.07

Happy Post-Thanksgiving Monday!  Have you recovered from the turkey and stuffing feast?  I must tell you, with absolutely NO modesty, that I prepared the best turkey we have ever had!  Really.  I brined the turkey and stuffed it with lemons and oranges, onion and garlic, and finally fresh herbs.  It was THE BEST!  Next time I will use a bigger turkey... We ran out of meat far too soon.

As good as it was, and it WAS GOOD, the turkey was not the highlight of the holiday.  I had all three of my "children" home from their various locations.  Aaron, a teacher in another part of the state, was here for just two days due to a Basketball Tournament at his high school.  Bethany was in from the College of Charleston until Saturday night. And Ian went back to college in Atlanta on Sunday.  We also had our friends the Conrads and their new baby daughter Sophie over for Thanksgiving day.  Doug and I learned to play Catch Phrase and Apples to Apples.  We had so much fun that I purchased the lastest versions of both games at Target on Saturday.

Okay, so enough of my holiday.  The challenge cut at Bitten by the Bug this week is the telephone on the From My Kitchen cartridge.  I used various papers from the SEI Winter Song cardstock set to cut my telephone and accessories.  And WHO would I be calling at this time of year?  Hello, Santa?
I am hoping to put in my last minute orders with the big guy.

I added Prima poinsettias and leaves to my card, as well as Season's Greetings ribbons.  I also used my favorite black pen to add a few dots, as well as a copic red marker.  I used red metallic paper for a few of the embellishing cuts.  I also used the Mini Monograms cartridge to cut the scalloped circle tag. 

The good news about this card is IF Santa's line continues to be busy, the card will fit an A2 envelope so I can drop this cardin the post.  There is still plenty of time for a North Pole delivery before Santa's sleigh is packed..

One additional note, be sure to go by the Gypsy Spot.  Today is the last day to register for the Gypsy give-a-way!!  This is your chance to pick up a free Gypsy.  What a great pre-Christmas gift for yourself!!!!

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Eliza Dushku Updo Hairstyle

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 21.13

Checkout this sexy yet ultra casual updo hairstyle worn by Hollywood celebrity actress, Eliza Dushku.

This type of hairstyle is perfectly suitable for both casual and elegant events.

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Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 18.34

today morning wake up at 9.25,
after that,
going out at 10.15am.
follow daiyee's car go to sunnybank.
after that walk a FAR WAY to the bus stop.
sibei tired and HOT!
the sun was burning me as i can't exposed under the sun.

i reach the bus stop there at 11 something.
then i reach school at 11.40 perhaps.
sitting inside the NO AIR COND computer lab from 11.45am
until 1.20pm perhaps.
cause now only 12.37pm ~~~
my ECONOMICS class start at 1.30pm =___=!!
at level 3, now i inside the level 2 computer lab.
i going to looks like an indian now =___=!!!

Just now when on the way come to Brisbane,
i've already told dai yee that i wanna sign up a phone -.-
she asked me which phone and how much per month,
and i just told her $59 and Nokia N97 :3
and also told her that this wednesday gonna move to the new room.

i feel so tired now :( ..
sleepy, tired =__=!!
later still need to have Economics class.
think tiok then i feel sleepy liaos.
sei liao la!!!!
going to have mid-semester exam already,
but then,
now i still don't even know what the H*** he teaching.

Jialats d,
this friday have Academic Skills mid-semester exam.
i think my brain gonna stuck with
"Paraphrasing, summarising, Reference list, in-text citation, essay, etc etc."

feeling so LOL now.
but i really freaking tired now.
i think i should have a normal life back.
which is..

i'm sure that i can't do that -.-"
if 1 day i can guai guai sleep at 10 and wake up at 6
it's already a MIRACLE.

walao ehs,
last night i also have 8 hours sleep =__=!
why still so tired,
i think all because of the Economics ~"~
ok la.
i stop at here.

and going to open the Economics Power Point and
write down some notes into my books first =__=!
i really dont want to get a pass/credit only.

i really scare i will fall asleep inside the computer lab.

Hmm.. study stuff. /?

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 05.53

Next Wednesday i'm moving back to stay in Brisbane.
which means i don't need to suffer with the travelling distance.
and i don't need to wake up SO EARLY :)
i can sleep more >///<
(feel so nice when can sleep more. Lols)

This week is a BUSY week.
Monday - Have Economics class in the afternoon.
Tuesday - Have Marketing class in the morning.
Wednesday - Need to move back to Brisbane.
Thursday - Have Intercultural Studies class in the afternoon.
Friday - Have Academic Skills class in the morning and mid-semester exam.

Diploma courses mid-semester exam start at next week.
Foundation courses mid-semester exam start at the week after next week.

and i'm having 1 diploma course which is my Academic Skills and
3 Foundation courses which is Marketing, Economics and Intercultural Studies.
but i only have mid-semester exam for 3 courses.
Which is Academic Skills, Economics and Intercultural Studies.
Marketing don't have mid-semester exam because..
we need to make a video for advertisement as a group assignment.

After move back to Brisbane.
i need to start STUDY le..
i really need some MOTIVATION to make myself move.
i just too lazy to do everything -.-"

Good Night peoples. :)
Sweet Dreams.

The madness has begun- The Olympic season is off!

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 02.05

Ski jumping was okay, with only one French athlete in the top 30, which is a bit miserable , though not that bad for starters. Romoeren ( Norway ) won, which ended the Norwegian thirst for a vicktory. Good.

The thing I am mostly happy about, is the fact that Jason Lamy Chappuis won the first Nordic Combined competition and owns the "golden bib" now. Amazing! He is so.... he is Jason Lamy Chappuis. I mean take a look here.



Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 00.27

today morning i wake up at 9.30am!
never wake up by myself without the alarm ringing XD"!
maybe because today is Sunday!
lovely Sunday!

it's LAZYYY Claire's Sunday XP"

just not 12++ noon
me and papa go out with daiyee.
we've been to Helensvale train station to pick an aunty up.
then go yum cha together at Australia Fair's Top one.
and with aunty limmy.

we ate alot of things.
cause daiyee keep ordering -.-"
then everybody keep call me eat -_______-!!!
i full till gonna siao ki liao.

then when reach home
i feel sibei sleepy and tired,
but i din take a nap.
cause if take liao,
tonight being insomnia again.

now waiting daddy cook MAGGIE MEE for me.
then after eating the *SLURPPPPP* dinner.
i'm going to pack something into my luggage bag first,
after that do SOME homework for tomorrow class,
then if really got time,
then i will do some MARKETING's homework then :)

See ya XD"

`Ang Dao Seng!
`Tom Yum @ the market that beside sunshine square one!
`Nuggets @ Mc Donalds (GURNEYYY)!
`Kuih talam!
`'Wu Tao Gou' @ home made by Mummy (sohsoh)!
`'Yao cha guai'!
`'Ham jin beng'!

Happy Saturday everyone! Hope all my friends in the US had a wonderful Thanksgiving! And for those of you that ventured out yesterday in seach of the perfect bargain, I hope it worked out for you! Me? Nope, I don't even touch Black Friday. I have to get up for work every week day at 4:30, there's no way I'm getting up that early on a day off. LOL! My sleep is worth more to me than the bargain I might find out there. Now onto my card, this was so much fun and easier than I thought it would be, and I totally love the effect. So I will be making more of these frame cards, that's for sure! I first saw it over on Dawny's blog for our Papertake Weekly challenge and fell in love with hers, and I was lucky enough to have the day off, so I could immediately start on one of these frame cards. You can find the pictorial on how to make one yourelf right HERE. It was put together by our very own talented Claudia for a previous Patertake Weekly Challenge.

I tried so hard to show you the dimension of this with the camera, but I really couldn't capture it very well. The Magnolia house is in a frame that is recessed a full 1/2" from the front of the card. The effect in real life is awesome! I used three different Magnolia stamps which came from Magnolia-licious. I used Waiting Tilda, Large Sled, and #9 house. They're colored with Copic markers and then cut out. The DP is Basic Grey and cardstock is Bazzil. On the house, I added some liquid applicque and some beads for some sparkle. Around the edge of the frame, I added a border made with a Martha Stewart punch, and in the corners, I hid the meeting points with a MS snowflake punch adorned with a Kaiser pearl.

I hope you enjoy this card as much as I enjoyed making it, and I'd love it if you would try one for yourself. Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today and hope to see you back again soon! Big hugs!

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Monique Lhuillier, Style Leighton

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 09.00

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Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 01.37

Lazy Claire.

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 23.33

sorry for din blog yesterday :(
i being lazy now.
no la,
actually yesterday i din online for a long time.

morning i've been to garden city to see the room that i going to rent.
it's not that bad and not that "good".
not your house ma.
sure cannot say GOOD. :)
the room was painted in PINK colour -.-"
it contain 1 queensize double bed, 1 built in wardrobe,
1 table, 1 chair, and ceiling fan.

er, so this few days i need to start PACKING again.
lmaos. (i'm moving to there next Wednesday (2nd December))
cause daddy going back to penang at thursday,
and cause i only dont have class during wednesday. :3
i din bring alots of things ba,
cause i will be going back to
Gold Coast when i got nothing to do in Brisbane.

okay next.
yesterday morning have Academic skills class,
and mock exam for Academic Skills.
diploma courses mid-semester exam start next week.
means i having Academic Skills mid-semester exam next Friday.
and foundation courses mid-semester exam start at the week after next week.
i will sit for only 2 courses of foundation mid-semester exam,
which are Intercultural Studies (abit like Australia's history)
and Economics (i will Jiayous for this course.)
Marketing don't have mid-semester exam :)
so i only need to do 3 exams instead of 4 exams.

and yesterday finished class.
i go meet with my ex homestay's girls :)
Linda (china) and Apple (hongkong)
we've been to city have lunch at a japanese restaurant :)
they treat me eat as to celebrate my birthday.
Thanks! ^^

after finish eating,
we just walk around in the City :)
and we also shopping in Myer.
although i have the $50 dollars Myer card,
but i din buy anything too. -__-!
i din used any money for yesterday,
only need to use my "Go card" for the bus fare and train fare.

and guess what,
yesterday after reach home i dont feel well x__X
i feel headache, dizzy and whole body pain,
then i sleep from 9.45pm++
until today morning 10am.
i slept for 12 hours, but the sleep seems like din work.
i feel more tired =___=!!
dont tell me because i sleep too much.!

today got nothing special happened lo.
just i've already told Daiyee that next wednesday after 4.30pm
i going to move to that room only.
And father being superman today.
(if wanna know why i say so,
please look at the photo that i gonna post at next article XD)

gonna start doing something for my studies.
cause i wanna get at least 4 Distinction like last semester again
last sem i got 3D and 1HD {6.25Gpa point now}
D = Distinction [75~84marks]
HD = High distinction [85~100marks]
i was trying to get at least 6GPA point (out of 7) in my foundation.
cause i think 6 GPA point then can
straight away go for Degree year 1.
if not,
i can continue study diploma in QIBT.
it's alright,
but i wanna let myself have a try. :)

Hey, i'm 18 now.
i don't wanna grow up -.-"
but, this is the fact that i need to face.

107 days of blogging.
158 days been in AUSTRALIA.

Another Day

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 22.58

Mostly just the usual out here today, still flying along really nicely, any tips on avoiding speed cameras?! A few squalls have kept me busy reefing in and out and I spent a lot of my down time today catching up on a little sleep after being kept awake last night with a passing boat and a few little squalls.

You've probably noticed on the tracker that we've been passing the odd island but nothing compared to what's coming up next week as we reach French Polynesia, I'm enjoying the sea room while it lasts!

I'm not sure how best to put this but a lot of people have been wondering and asking so here goes; yes, it's definitely me writing these blogs! Having someone blog under my name is a big no go for me. Can you imagine letting your Mum or anyone else describe your feelings to the world under your name? Ouch! Well maybe it's just a teenage thing! But I do have to confess, my updates have to be spell checked before being published. My spelling is, can we just say a little notorious!

While I'm on a roll with these confessions, I've got another one for you too. Sorry everyone, but I don't just blog to satisfy your curiosity, but also because I love writing them!

Oh and yes I did open that can of mangoes and quite a few cans after that! I've been justifying my total mango pig out by telling myself that as a tropical fruit the mangoes need to be eaten while still in the tropics. There's plenty of other treats stashed away for the cooler legs.

Everyone back home is out having fun at the local Christmas lights parade tonight (I'm a little jealous but right here on Ella's Pink Lady is still my first preference). So, not to be outdone, I think I'll have another movie night with plenty of popcorn and chocolate. Anyway the stars out here would easily get first prize in any competition!


Elisha Cuthbert Short Pixie Hairstyle

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 12.41

Here we have a some beautiful photos of Hollywood actress Elisha Cuthbert, while sporting a delightfully trendy short pixie hairstyle.

This hairstyle is absolutely perfect for Elisha.

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Slow recovery

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 05.50

Promised an update. Here is the update. I do not really know
where to start. I do feel a bit better. It's mostly because I am
going to Poland soon, I assume. University is okay, I am trying
my best effort to concentrate and have fun. Because I should have
fun, and do not let spoil it, am I right or not?
I kinda send prayers every day, to be fortunate and not to meet
that person, that did all that to me. Unfortunately news have reached me, that he made it and got permission to continue his education at university... where is the justice?

Apart from that there is a guy, who has fallen in love with me, but I am not really in love with him. But we kind of..well we date?! I am not sure this is a good thing. I am the type who suffers a bit longer than she should. And meanwhiles I am not into dating unless it totally hits me. I have known that guy for over a year. He is nice, friendly etc. But...
I decided to give it a chance. But I am not really positive about it.... We shall see. He lives in Southern Germany- he works there. He actually comes here.... just for me. Man!

Well, just a few more days, and I am off to the Czech Republic and to Poland. I can't wait. Finally!

All in all I have finally forgiven myself. For what I allowed him
to do. And I got it right, this forgiving. As I once heard..
"...when we get it right, saying or being sorry is like

Flying Along and Mangos

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 01.47

Heeled over, under full sail and throwing water everywhere Ella's Pink Lady has been flying along today. It can't just be me that's busting to get south! The wind has come round to the east a little more, meaning that we've been able to ease off the wind a little, making life a little more comfortable and reach along directly south.

While giving the galley a reorganize today I was pretty thrilled to come across a stash of tinned mangoes! I've been hearing all about how lovely the mangoes are back home at the moment, so finding I had my own supply on board was a lot like Christmas! Sure they are not quite the same as fresh but they're not bad either. I have a feeling that this just isn't something that I'm going to be able to ration! Oh and I think I can safely say that tinned mangoes are every bit as messy to eat, as the fresh ones or maybe that's just me?

Nothing too much else to report out here today so I thought I'd explain a little more about the plan for the next leg to the cape. The distance (5450nm) that I gave yesterday as the distance to Cape Horn is the distance in a straight line but weirdly we're actually going to be sailing a slightly shorter route, I know it sounds really strange but it's all to do with something called the great circle route and the curvature of the earth. I'm probably not the best person to explain it but as an example, if I were to plot out our course directly to South America taking in to account the earth's curvature the fastest way to get there would actually be to sail in an arc to the south. Our great circle route or the fastest way to get to the cape is to sail south and then gently arc over to the east (5130nm). So if we can keep up an average speed of 5 knots, eta (estimated time of arrival) at Cape Horn should be around the first week of January, but who knows there's every chance that we might pick up a little speed down south and get there bit earlier?

That would all be easy enough but then there's all these annoying islands and reefs in the way! And to add to the fun, it's not like the wind ever just lets us go where we want to.

I'm going to finish up by apologizing to all the people my explanation maybe just completely confused!

That's me for the night, Parker's wondering off course a little as the wind is dropping off slightly so I better go set us back on course, then I'm faced with a bit of a tough decision, do I or do I not open another can of mango?


P.S Thanks for all the Happy Thanksgiving's from America!

Wags N Whiskers Challenge #4

Diposting oleh alexandria joseph | 21.00

Good morning and happy Friday! This week went WAY too fast for me as I had the week off. Now it's back to reality and work on Monday. Oh let's me buy more playthings, right? With today being Friday, that means it's time for a new challenge at the Wags N Whiskers challenge blog. This week, the challenge is from the awesomely talented Jeanette, and she is asking us to use traditional Christmas colors. I chose to use this adorable stamp, Zoe and Gemma's Snow Fun. Isn't it adorable?? And she' available right now at Wags N Whiskers!

The quality of these stamps are truly remarkable!!! The deep etched rubber makes a fabulous impression! I stamped it with Memento ink and then colored it with Copic markers (pic below for markers used). I also used some white fun fluff on the hats and the snow. I love adding fun texture to my cards, and the grandkids love the feel of it too. I also used a word circle stamp from The Cutting Cafe' called Merry Christmas. It's a huge word circle that comes with different sayings to put inside it. I down sized it just a bit to make it fit the way I wanted to. That's the amazing thing about Regina's digital images. You can resize them to whatever you need for the moment. I love it!!! I just used the outside word circle this time, and cut it out with circle Nestabilities.

Added a nice big red silk bow along with a gorgeous snowflake charm that came from Lacey at Stamp and Create. Oh, and I used one of my new Martha Stewart border punches. Isn't it cool looking? The papers I used are Basic Grey and the cardstock is Bazzil.

That's about it for this card! Please be sure and join us over at the Wags N Whiskers challenge blog and play along with us! The only stipulation is that you must use a Wags N Whiskers image to win. So if you don't have any of the images yet, then what in the heck are you waiting for?? Just go HERE and have fun shopping! Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today, and hope to see you back again soon!!! HUGS!

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