Happy Resurrection Day!
Thursday, April 17, 2014
We did our annual visit to Broadway Market in Buffalo this week.
We went early in the morning, so the market was not so crowded.
I added four eggs to my collection.
Two of the above belong to Jessica.
The vendor who sold me the eggs was a Polish lady with lots of information about the significance of each color and design on the eggs.
In all the years of visiting the market at Easter time, this was the first time we had heard these things explained.
I came home and looked at my collection with a different perspective.
I will miss the eggs when I put them all away next week.
I enjoy the bright colors.
Monday, April 14, 2014
Challenge for the week:
find a box in your food cupboard and use it on the page
Wasn't feeling this one.
I decided to use the GF granola box and document my GF journey on the underside of the tip-up.
It was just ok at this point.
Sometimes journal pages are like that.
I added the owl this afternoon.
My 9yo granddaughter brought it to me yesterday.
She said the glasses looked like mine.
I like the page better with the owl.
Warmer temps outdoors today.
Snow is forecasted for tomorrow.
Have a good week.
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
This week's challenge for the Documented Life Project:
My choice was green.
I went through the scrapbooking stash and added all green things to a green tinted selfie.
The photo lifts up as well as the entire page for space to journal.
It really is mostly green.
It is showing more pink in the photo.
Not sure why.
Monday, April 07, 2014
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Here is another version of the flowers shown last week.
This time….glitter centers!
A girl can never have enough glitter.
These will be sent in happy mail and used on cards.
Our weather is beginning to feel like springtime.
It has been a long time in coming.
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
We were blessed with a little more snow last night.
A body has to do what a body has to do … to create some spring.
Made these from music pages and deli paper to glue into my journals and share in future happy mail.
There is an online YouTube tutorial made by Sandi Keene for deli paper flowers.
I tweaked the process a little by painting the music paper with watercolors. I also ran out of deli paper, so I subbed in some colored tissue paper for the last few.
They are very lightweight…perfect card making or for tucking into a note.
Let me know if you decide to make some.
Monday, March 24, 2014
Documented Life Project
Challenge for the week:
have someone draw something for the page and add to it
I did the background and gave my daughter a piece of card stock with a splash of blue paint and told her to surprise me.
She drew the tree.
I added color and tweaked the rest of the page.
The quote is a favorite.
The main tip out page opens to the right and reveals a good area for journaling my week.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Monday, March 17, 2014
Prompt for the week @ DLP:
cut up a magazine - add
I cut mostly textile and bedding images from an Ikea catalog.
Added punched flowers, some pen work and a favorite Jane Austen quote streaming out the chimney.
Had to turn my background green today.
Just for fun.
Just for fun.
Friday, March 14, 2014
I was making some small envelopes out of pages from an old US atlas yesterday and decided to try making beads from the scraps.
I liked the weight of the paper for rolling and like the colors even more.
Needless to say… I will be making more.
It's a large atlas.
It's Friday, y'all!
Thursday, March 13, 2014
These went out this morning.
Sorry for the smeary spots.
Did not want addresses to be visible.
I used distress inks and water to color the envelopes…stamps, too.
Hoping the recipients will enjoy the bits inside.
While preparing the envies, I found a whole section on Pinterest devoted to happy mail.
More ideas for things to send out!
I am also motivated to do more letter writing.
Brought back memories of my grandmother sending letters to my mother each week, including a stick of gum for my brother and me.
Happy Thursday, friends!
Monday, March 10, 2014
This week's prompt for the DLP:
include a bird image or drawing in a collage
The words as well as the vintage hymnbook page are from a hymn that was a favorite of my mother. As you may remember, she passed a few years ago after the long goodbye that is Alzheimer's Disease. This song was one that she sang continually until her memory completely faded.
So…I was thinking of her when I did the page.
I used distress inks, vintage hymnbook page, bird image downloaded from The Graphics Fairy, glitter, chalks, watercolor pencils and fine point pens.
Happy Monday, my dears!