Sunday, April 20, 2014

I Will Speak up for the LIttle Ones


A Blessed Resurrection Day to Everyone!
 
 
Greetings! I hope spring is beginning to show up in your neighborhood. Can't wait to get outside and do some more picture taking, catching this years flowers emerge. Today, I'd like to show off a peek at the latest Challenge now posting over at www.journella.com
 
 
 
This month our literary challenge has been Dr. Seuss' book The Lorax.
In this challenge the Team takes on the bold and bright, the poetic, and iconic Seuss style to bring some fun to the Challenge, so check it out HERE.
 

 
Don't miss this video. Just two minutes of stunning truth.







Thanks for stopping by...


andrea

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Destination Moon: one boy's journey in search of the Final Frontier

Challenge #6 Be inspired by the Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Universe.
 
This challenge had the team presenting pages inspired by the world of science fiction. Books, TV, movies even comic books have been conveying various stories over the years. I'm sure if you're a fan of sorts, there's one you enjoy more than the other.   
 
I always enjoyed the Classic Star Trek...in the days of Capt. James T. Kirk...and the gadgets they had like communicators...a precursor of our mobile phones, or the portable computers they used for their reports that look a whole lot like our current tablets, like iPads.
 
This is my layout, showing a guide to several Space Centers that my youngest son and I have visited and will use this as an opening introduction page for the other pages I will put together to complete his book.
 
To see more of the details of the pages and a couple of tips on techniques, visit the Story Board on www.Journella.com for more of this and the rest of the Design Team. Come and visit!
 
 
 
andrea

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Show Me the COLOR!

The colors of the rainbow are always eye catching and inspiring. This week in Tips & Techniques at Tami's blog, I've done two layouts to show that color off. Both are simple to do with some step by step tips that I use to print my photos. Why not take a closer look?

 



Thanks for stopping by hope you'll visit the blog and let us know you did!!
 

Monday, March 10, 2014

Watercolor Techniques for Mosaics

It's beginning to look a lot like spring...really! The sun was shining two days in a row, snow was melting and it even reached fifty degrees!! Then it snowed again. There's hope, a heat wave should arrive in the morning...and be gone by Wednesday. It's getting better. Really.

Well let's catch up with a few of the posts I've been making lately. On the Story Board at Journella,
the latest was a nice snowy layout with lots of extras that you can see in detail HERE and this sneak peak  below.

 felt mittens add to the theme


snowball trim and glitter

 
Another post on Tami's Blog for tamipotter.com is in the "Tips and Techniques" category,  titled  Six Steps to Alter Your Pages.

http://blog.tamipotter.com/design_each_moment/2014/02/six-steps-to-alter-your-pages.html 
 
 
And finally, just out today, I've posted Watercolors for Mosaics. I think you'll have fun trying the techniques out on your next scrapbook page or even on a card!

 
Just a tease...come visit the post for the full picture!

 
In the coming weeks I will continue to explore ways to bring more color into your scrapbooking and celebrate spring!! Stop back and see or join me at Journella. The Design Team has lots of new ideas to share in our next Challenge Inspirations "The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy" that will begin posting March 15 through the 21st, come and see!

andrea


Saturday, February 22, 2014

Fairy Tales Do Come True...


The February Challenge was to be inspired by a Fairy Tale and present your story...I took a little different tack and presented a Fairy Tale Cake and the story that went with it! For all the details follow this link to Journella's Story Board for all the close-ups.

In other news, I'm not keeping up with taking photos for Capture 365. I've been incredibly busy keeping up with family...hospitals...snow...cold...no heat...no money...but on the upside of things, we have added a new baby to our family, a sweet little girl, Amelia Jane. I actually took time away from handmade scrapping, where I did do a page on her already...and did a quick page digitally tonight.

Kimeric Kreations Love is All You Need-Use it All Challenge Kit

Additionally, people are on the mend, the snow is melting, it is still cold, but we've had a warming spell a few days this week, space heaters are keeping us amazingly warm and...still no money, but provided for nevertheless!!

I was out in the snow attempting to catch a few flake details, but it was a hard job to do. Finally I got one in fairly clear, but not perfect, but I cropped down to a segment to show the detailed flake off. One day, with practice, I'll do better...I'm amazed at the details in each flake!

 
Maybe next time I can arrange to have my car windows clean to show them off better!!
 
For now, it's back to the grindstone, I have several new projects coming in March for Design Each Moment column in Tami's Blog and for the Mosaic Moments Design Team. Until then...
 
thanks for stopping in and hope to see you again soon!
 
andrea  
 




Friday, February 14, 2014

Quilt Blocks

 
This post can be found HERE
 
 
This month I have several posts featuring ideas that would be perfect for Valentine's Day or any other special day that could use a bit of 'pop' or 'twist' to make it really stand out. 
 
 
You can find the heart frame that pops HERE 
 
 
 

 
And the card with a twist HERE
 
 
It's been a busy month! My newest granddaughter turned one month old this week...here's how I introduced her to the world!
 
Find the details HERE
 

For January's Snow Queen Challenge see details on the title HERE
 
Yes, you see lots of red in these layouts and projects, it seemed the right color for each and it is such a departure from my usual choices, and I really enjoyed it. I'm eager to see what may be coming in the coming months! Be sure to stop back and see!
 
Happy Valentine's Day!
 
andrea
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 


Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The Debate: Bill Nye vs. Ken Ham



Some of the most important questions we can ask is who are we and where did we come from, and why are we here? The answers to those questions will also lead us to make other choices. Join the debate. Maybe you've never given it a thought, maybe you don't know anything about "the other side", now is the time to find out!! Watch Here Live!!TONIGHT in....


UPDATE!!! You can watch the debate here on my page or go to Answers In Genesis HERE where you can use the drop down box to "go to" a particular point in the debate. Enjoy!