Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Travel With Me Tuesday: London Day 7 December 13 a.m.

Some days need to be rest days for each of us on longer trips. We each have our own body clocks which works quite well at home when we can each easily go our own way and on our own time. Travel involves more compromise. I'm loving the double page layouts for lost of these days and coordinating and letting the flow work can be both a challenge but really rewarding. I really would like this trip scrapped by Easter? summer? We'll see!

Monday, March 12, 2018

AAM Monday: Project Life Weeks 4 & 5

Getting caught up in some posting here. Not sure how the past weeks have seemed so busy but that's how life is or seems some time.

Thus, almost all of January comes to a close.  Lets move on to the next February!

Friday, March 9, 2018

Boys Just Wanna Have Guns

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This ad was in the December 1966 'Boys Life' magazine. Of course. What an ideal Christmas gift!

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Trade With Me Tuesday: London Day 6 PM

I decided to have a go at this final part of Day 6. I'd put this one off because I remembered how poorly I'd felt every time I looked at the photos. Finally, I had to give myself a talk  and when the double pager challenge came up in  Anna Aspnes weekly challenges, I thought that was a sign! I always try to do a good many of my pages from trips with Anna's products at Oscraps.

Doing this as a double page from the git go was not nearly as hard as I remembered it to be. I think I'll plan on doing this for a couple more layouts so this trip can finally be finished.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Today Winds, Tomorrow Ice

Well we're having fierce winds today and into tomorrow but it's not bitter cold. Temps are in the 40s and will be so on March 3. But that ice that's promised? Sadly, I don't expect to see it. Why??

Because that ice will be in/on the United States Naval Academy stadium for a Nation Hockey League game.  The above shot is from a film of the ice rink construction and the Washington Capitals and the Toronto Maple Leafs will play tomorrow night. That should be some excitement in this town and also totally screw up traffic. Fortunately, I don't have to go anywhere but sadly I would like to see this game despite the cold. At $155 to $405 those tickets are more than I want to spend. A few years ago a Caps season ticket holder gave us some tickets.  Fantastic seats and the price was just right! As I live so close to this stadium, I'll be able to hear the crowd from my house. That's going to have to be good enough for me!

Friday, February 23, 2018

a drugged population is just what this world needs

Now I know that there are many people who truly need these meds, but if there are a million or more that also need to deal with depression, maybe there is something wrong with our lives, our governments, our countries.  Maybe change is really needed in our lives. Big change. A change of the things that depress us.  Seriously, really big change that does not want to lead us and leave us 'drugged to oblivion.'

Monday, February 12, 2018

AAM Monday: Project Life 2018 Weeks 2 and 3

Getting caught up is a good feeling after a few weeks not doing Project Life. I'd forgotten how cold it was in the second week of January. I was so very glad to have the puffer coat I bought for Boston. I haven't actually needed it much lately. PL helps me remember those differences.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Throwback Thursday: A Babe in Arms

Well not in arms here, but back when I was less than a year old. I've been amiss about posting lately so I thought I'd add this recent layout.

Monday, February 5, 2018

AAM Monday: Project Life 2018 Week 1

It's good to have at least one week down and under my belt, so to speak.  More coming shortly or at least coming this month.

This is the week when I started getting things ready to put away. The Christmas deconstruction took longer than I'd hoped because we couldn't put much in the attic because of the pending roof replacement and all that entailed. That was ok, cause I could take my time even if the mess drove me bonkers. Patience patience patience.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

And Then There Were These

I love getting so many pages done in January.  A Month of Challenges sounds daunting but it's only an hour or two each day. Lots of fun too!

I've surprised myself by doing and liking a lot of white space on my pages. Perhaps this is the balance to that Project Life kind of page. May - be!

This has always been one my favorite photos of myself. It was four months after the birth of my 2nd child, my 2nd son. My mother and I took one of the Tulip Tours to the Netherlands when she came to visit us in England and take my Nana, her mother, back home to the US. I loved this dress - one made for me by our local dressmaker and I had shoes to match that cardigan. You know how it feels to be put together again after being pregnant for so so long? That's how I felt! 

Monday, January 22, 2018

AAM Monday: Project Life 2017 The Finale

This has been done for a week or two but just not posted. Our holidays were fairly quiet with most all the family living elsewhere. That's ok. Adults need to have their own lives. My children were raised continents away from their grandparents so rushing to visit each other is not anyone's norm, especially at the holidays. Sometimes I wish it were different but it isn't. So being grateful for what is makes for a happy holiday time.

Friday, January 19, 2018

A few on Friday

Another couple of the challenges of this month.

This page, done using a template design, was another page for my Boston pages. I really dislike working with this kind of template.

This was a much easier one. The challenge was to find a vintage photo - 1975 is certainly vintage!

I really liked this one, especially the patterned black papers. The challenge was to scrap a significant date in our life.

I hope you enjoy this little look at my art!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Halfway Through the Month of Challenges

Ok, let me start with the most recent page and go backwards a bit. Busy times and fun times.

The challenge here was to use on off-center photo.

This one was to cover the page with photos/elements. I an so not an elements kinda girl.

This challenge was to do a day in the life kinda page.

Normally you won't see purple or lavender on my pages but I have been lusting over a lavender cashmere sweater at Everyone I think. Not buying just lusting. A good buy at $98.

So pretty but fleece is so much easier to wash.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Loving These Challenges

When most of my scrapping is Project Life, it's really fun to do challenges that let me tell stories that I want to be told. It doesn't always work that when but when it does, it makes me very happy.  Here are some that did.

This mood board which expressed my One Little Word - Space led to the following layout. Somehow the pink really called to me and it has stuck over the last week. For me, it means that the process of clearing out to make space can be sweet and gentle.

Have a wonderful weekend and as for me, I'll be reading, watching Netflix and scrapping. Maybe even doing some cooking! Stay warm or cool depending on which part of the globe is home for you.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Travel With Me Tuesday: Boston 2017

A slightly different take on the winter pages from Boston. The top one was for a challenge at  The Lilypad Month of Challenges and the bottom one was the end of Dec 16, once again at the Fairmont Hotel.

Monday, January 8, 2018

AAM Monday: 2017 Project Life Week 51

As most of my time has been spent working on the Week 50 Boston trip, I thought it would be good to finish up the other final weeks of 2017.  So far just week 51 as I've also started on The-Lilypad's Month of Challenges. Somehow it gets to be a busy time, no matter what I do!

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Sex, Drugs and Christmas Trees

Seriously people, this was not me in the story but I often think of my friend telling me about this moment in her past. Truly a memorable Christmas.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Project Life Week 49

Wee 49 was really the start of the Christmas holidays for us. It was cold and crisp and the decorations were going up on most houses (except ours) and it was looking like I think of Christmas. I saw the Super moon rise at a friend's house by the Chesapeake Bay and enjoyed the spectacle.  House repairs seemed to be taking a lot more of our time. Dick was in FL with his bicycle so I enjoyed my time alone but he did not have a good time coming back. More on that later.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Goodbye 2017, Glad to See You GO

While there were certainly many things wrong with 2017, we came through it alive and ready to take on the challenges of a new year. Each day is a new beginning!

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