Tuesday, July 22, 2014

ME time

last week was my b-day and my hubby brought me the most beautiful, vibrant flowers. i so loved the colors of some of them.  the yellows popped and there was a purple that captured my heart.

Mary had a tutorial on how she creates her journals on her blog.  here is my first attempt at a similar page. i really enjoyed Capture the Day. i  am not close to finishing this page.

and here is my Cry Out To God page, this was so much fun. challenge from DLP using receipts. after i put them on the left side i covered them all over with clear Scotch shipping tape  with butterflies, dragonflies and insects.  love this!! of course this week is not finished yet and is yet to be determined.

the book i decided on for creating my journal was Mary Engelbrecht's ME book.  of course for years now the initials ME mean Jesus in the Word of God.  feel its ME time for now in my life.

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

The View

 during my climb to the top of the lighthouse I took pics along the way.  the view was breath taking whether through a small window

or tiny doorway before walking out onto the wraparound walk. my view was definitely expanded once I was outside - I could see for miles and miles, waterways, bridges, the island across the way. 

it made me ponder and reflect on my life's view.  was it too narrow? was it only tunnel vision?  expanding my view is where I am headed. to the top, to the top I must go.

I had to laugh when I saw this but it was there for a very important reason - so you would not bump your head on the bulkhead - I think that's what its called?
they recently opened the inside of the lighthouse and climbing to the top was a wonderful, unexpected surprise.  how many steps did he say?

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.