Wednesday, April 16, 2014

DLP Challenge Cardboard

 i love the graphics on boxes and was very attracted to the gingerale box I pulled from the trash.  I handcut around the different graphics then placed them on my page along with the crown. As my page evolved children's board games popped up and that is what I worked with. also on the small inserted page I used another graphic from the gingerale box "let's play" in the corner.
on the front and left inside I free-motion created the words "checkers" and "crown me" with thread. they are on fabric/paper I created several years ago. it has a fun crinkly texture to it. unfortunately my printer ran out of ink so I will have to reprint my pic. it is of a huge chess game setup on the grounds at Sandals Resort, Exuma Bahamas.
 
this page may not be finished but I did love the challenge.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Sandals Resort, Exuma Bahamas

 some of the beautiful flowers and picturesque settings on Sandals Resort.  the gardeners are totally amazing and constantly tending the gardens. i stopped to sing their praises every chance i got.



i think the the pic on left is the entrance upon arrival

Vacation Sandals Resort, Exuma, Bahamas

 this winter we had snow and more surprises with snow than the last few years but our lab loved it. i actually love it too - the shimmery white, the pure smell in the crisp clean air. what's not to love.?

and then we went on vaca to Exuma, Bahamas where we stayed on Sandals Resort. loved it! mid 80s.
hubby enjoyed golf, i enjoyed the ride-along and the back 9holes views were to die4. magnificent, great food, a quiet pool, a larger pool and the lush gardens and long walkways gave you plenty of eye candy. so much so i took over 700 pics. just gorgeous. so happy hubby booked that for us last year.
coming in for landing

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Starry Night Moon Glow

Journal 52 - wk 11 - Stars - I recycled a page from an old journal, covered it in paynes gray then white acrylic sprayed through a plastic canvas. used a paper doily for moon edging and sprinkled silver glitter topped with Recollections glitter on a roll stars.  while white paint was still wet penciled in words "the moon cast a glow".

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Washi Tape Makes ME me - Wk 10

                closeup beneath the window box
 I made some fun washi tape and put
it on spools. so much fun
                    a few things that make me me showing out from the bag.

     
and this is the finished bag page - wk 10 challenge lists things that make me me. i enjoyed using my homemade washi tapes and recycling a white bag. the overlay is a piece of recycled plastic with my washi tape beneath peeking out. this was a great page to create.

Date NIte

using the leftover wrappers from treats during the movie time I made a fun 2-page spread.  open happiness - on the popcorn wrapper - I like that. I realize date nights are not cheap like when we were dating, so I am so grateful hubby has a job and we could enjoy the time together watching 3 days to kill with kevin Costner.

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Born To: live life

this sweet son celebrated his bday working overtime at the FD bc of the snow storm that rolled through. and i well i was in bed very sick with my BC rearing its ugly head again.  i am still in bed for the most part with no energy, inflammation - a major skin rash - my tumor going crazy. BUT here is the thing until the Lord says it is my last day i will keep on keeping on.  its painful, i have to learn to work thru the pain, its exhausting and i must learn to measure my strength and use it wisely. 

BUT most of all i just need to cherish life and enjoy every moment no matter what.  i wanted to ask my hubby tonight how the part of "in sickness" was going for him.  i feel bad that he has so much on his plate along with taking care of me.  

BUT back to son #2 - its so funny bc he has a new Shepard puppy named Kilo.  he hopes to train her as a cadaver detection dog. i don't think i could search for dead bodies but he has the fortitude to do that and he loves living life to its fullest.  lots of hours will be invested in this process and grandmawg will be so proud of her. 

i treasure the time i have with all me family.