Riding the exercise bike to retreat!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Enjoying the Journey

It's been a month of projects for me. Since Club Scrap added a project cabin to their summer camp roster, it really motivated me to get some of the backlog of projects I have. With summer camp ending on Sunday, I dug out the little white birds I bought in June to make a black and white themed driftwood windchime out of my never ending stash of driftwood.

I have been stripping and smoothing this particular piece of driftwood off and on for the last year and finally decided it was ready to use. I added the 3 little white birds and a Tim Holtz tattered banner with Enjoy the Journey stamped on it.

I used large beads and broken jewelry pieces to turn each chime into a sparkly, spinning mini work of art.

Here are a couple of the projects I did for the last week of camp.

These are little paper luggage cases that will hold a set of cards I can use as gifts this year. The top one is made with Moods Over Wings Club Scrap papers and the bottom one the Time & Space papers.

This is a project called The Envelope Please, using 3 envelopes on the inside as tag or gift card holders.
I made this one with Time & Space papers from Club Scrap.

This is another The Envelope Please project using Weather papers.

Next is the project from Come Sail Away stamp kit. I added a little white on blue zentangle to use as a bookmark. 

And last is the project from Private Eye, although I used Bookshelves and Collections papers and elements for the cover. I just love the globe stamp/stencil combo that came in the Bookshelves kit.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Happy Digi Scrapping

First of all--Happy 30th Anniversary to Roger and Me! I know, I know, it's almost a month late, but hey, we've been busy, not to mention Roger got the mother of all colds on our anniversary (which was June 25), and we were camping, UGH! But I wanted to show that we did celebrate in style this year. Roger got all decked out with a new fishing kayak and I finally got around to designing and having set the beautiful ruby Roger brought back from Thailand on our 25th anniversary. 30 happens to be the pearl anniversary so I wanted a setting that would offset the ruby with some pearls. I think Liz at Coast Jewelers here in Florence did a fantastic job on it.

Roger's been mumbling this quote for the last few weeks: Schmigedy Schmagons where are my Dragons, so I finally asked him where that came from. He said, oh, Will posted that on fb and it's stuck in my head. Well, that triggered a memory of a snow dragon fort we built on the driveway one very snowy year in Post Falls. Wasn't sure I had scanned the pictures, but sure enough I found them. So in honor of Will and his Schmigedy Schmagons:

I also got these pics from our fun walk through the vines at Kramer Vineyards last year. We had such a great time and tasted some fantastic wine. It was so cool seeing and the grapes just budding out in early spring.

One of the prompts for the Weekly Chronicles Challenge over at Club Scrap was a Recipe. I used that to create a journaling card for this layout of my boys playing at the beach with Grandma and Grandpa. They all looked like they were having great fun.

So, What Have I Been Up To?

It's the middle of summer and my blog has been woefully quiet. Well it isn't because I haven't been doing anything. We are now getting ready for our 3rd camping/fishing trip into the interior of Oregon and in between I'm participating in 2 online summer camps, plus I joined an Altered Arts group here in Florence. Hence, this is going to be a long update.

First, I took a Zentangle class at Rosie's Art Carnival ( the best paper crafting store I've ever been in and it's only 2 miles down the road, whoo hoo!) and now I'm tangling on EVERYTHING.

And, of course, I needed a little pouch to carry all my supplies around so out came the black and white fat quarters.

And then summer camp started on PAO and Heather I began making driftwood windchimes from our extensive beachcombing collection. 

I joined a project cabin along with my usual digi cabin over at Club Scrap's summer camp and that has really given the mojo a shot in the arm. Love getting some of my vast stash of projects completed.

Started with this little box. I'll probably store cards or tags in it. Also found this cute little matchbox project in one of the scrap raps. Would be great for little treasure gifts. 

Then, I completed the Pure & Simple pocket album.

And finally, I just completed the Altered Panel project from last year's retreat. Really had alot of fun with this one. Got out the paints, mists, stencils, masks, rubberstamps and embossing powders.

I've also been doing a few digital layouts and I got a new toy, so move on to the next post to see what's been happening in my virtual world as well. 

Happy Summer Crafting!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Sunrise on the 4th of July

Happy Independence Day! After a blustery, gusty windstorm yesterday, we woke to a sunny, calm morning to celebrate the nation's birthday. Everyone have a safe and joyous holiday!