Friday, October 31, 2014

Reading Books / Sunday Sentiments / #WOIW

Good day to all!
Hope your weekend starts on a good note!

Well, over at Kraafters Kommunity I saw the picture Heather posted of the new #WOIW, and it really inspired me to create!

The new #WOIW she choose for this week is book.

I am also linking my creation to the amazing artist Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith and her Inky Dinky Doodle Sunday Sentiments linky party!

I love to read and the quote by Mason Cooley is so true...right now I am in the deep south of the Mississippi Gulf Coast in the year 1969 with 'The Oleander Sisters' by Elaine Hussey!

I have traveled with Bilbo Baggins & Gandalf to The Misty Mountains in 'The Hobbit' by J.R.R. Tolkien. 

As WWII erupts, I lived in the eyes of Sayuri as she transforms to a geisha in 'Memoirs of a Geisha' by Arthur Golden.

I have seen the beautiful and mysterious chair inside the church of a Benedictine monastery in Sue Monk Kidd's 'The Mermaid Chair'.

And how could I forget the famous, high-profile, fabulously successful, magazine editor Miranda Priestly and her newly hired assistant, small town girl, Andrea Sachs in 'The Devil Wears Prada' by LaurenWeisberger! 

I am curious, where have you been in your readings?!

I must be honest and admit, my creation is not my idea. 

The concept was taken from the very talented Vicky Papaioannou's art journal page.

Books Art Journal Page by
I do not have an actual art journal book, so I just used pieces of Tim Holtz French Industrial Paper Stash as the background and glued those pieces onto a plain 8 1/2 x 11 copy paper.
I also stamped a little on the background using Bo Bunny Geometric Patterns stamp and a Tim Holtz Bitty Grunge stamp.

The books...
I hope you can see the dimension of the books!
The words are from Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Cling Stamp 3 

The globe....
The vintage globe is just a graphic from the internet and fussy cut.
I printed two to make the globe look dimensional.

The quote....
The quote is printed onto a die cut by Spellbinders ~ Postage Stamp

I had so much fun created this!
It really helped me get some of that 'crafting mojo' back.

Hopefully I will get some pics taken of the organizer I created a while back.
I also need to try to figure out/remember where/who I got the tutorial from so I can share it with you all!

Don't forget to take some time to create your life!

x's & o's
aka The Rebel Blogger

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Lost Mojo & Autumn Days 1989

Something had to give!!

I have lost my creative 'mojo'.

I sit at my crafting table and nothing happens!
As my husband jokingly says "it's all dead space up there!"

I don't even have the 'mojo' to pick up my camera and take photos of some of my creations that I created while my camera was gone. 

Here is my excuses for now....
#1 ~ Tom and I have been getting up really early two days a week and driving one and half hours to go fishing by Lake Erie.
It is not the sit and relax, watch the bobber kind of fishing. 
It is the cast and reel, cast and reel repeatedly kind of fishing!

Let me try to explain.
The big steelhead trout are coming in from the lake {literally by the hundreds} and running upstream in the nearby rivers. 
This event happens every year in the fall for only about 4 weeks. 
Fishermen and fisherwomen come from all over the United States for these mild tasting delicacies!

These big fish are loads of fun to catch and are a true mouth watering yumminess. 
Just fry them in some butter with a little black pepper and you think you have died and went to heaven! 
Some even say better than sex!!

#2 ~ I have been helping my daughter {who is moving}, clean and paint, which is making me more fatigued than I already am!

#3 ~ And then there is the trying to 'catch up' on the every day household things in between that need attention. 
You know the boring paying bills, washing clothes, et cetera.  
And oh my, the gazillion and one leaves that just keep on falling!

So now you know why something had to give and sorta took a back seat, I guess.

I am sure hoping the lost creative 'mojo' is only a temporary thing.

Here is a scrapbook page I created about a month and half ago. 
I did manage to take photos of it then but I was and I am still not pleased with the outcome of how the photos of the layout came out, even with some editing.
But what the heck, I say share it anyways!

My daughter was in 5th grade when this pic was taken, such a long, long time ago!!

I have loads of photos from years past that are not scrapbooked yet.
Which is no surprise for me! 
Tom and I took an awesome vacation 4 yrs ago and most of those photos are also STILL waiting to be scrapbooked!

And remember that organizer I mentioned that I was going to take photos of when my camera decided to quit on me? 

Well it is back on my craft table, and I have still not taken any photos of it since I got my camera back.
And I am so dang proud of it, it even has a drawer in it!

So, I have now managed to make myself feel kinda guilty with this post, you think it will be enough to get that creative 'mojo' back?
Then this thought also came to mind, a little trip to Michaels or Hobby Lobby or my local scrapbooking store just might be all the medicine I need!!

We shall see.....

x's & o's
aka The Rebel Blogger

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Hope Grows In The Corners Of My Heart

Autumn greetings to all and welcome back! 

Well, the camera saga is finally over. 
But it's a good thing...they gave me a brand new camera. 
The old one was not fixable.
The whole time it was gone I was so wishing that my budget would of allowed the option of a back up camera. 

I am a big time procrastinator when it comes to taking photos of my creations. 
I have various cards, scrapbook pages and even an organizer that I could be sharing but have not taken photos of them yet!
Shame, shame on me...bad rebel blogger!

I guess I should take some time, and take if the same thing {camera less!} does happen again, I will be prepared for such emergencies!! 

Well, enough of my problems.

I am sharing my canvas at Kraafters Kommunity, Heather has a weekly art project ~ Word Of Inspiration Wednesday, in which she gives us a word, just one word to inspire and spark our creativity. 
This weeks word is HOPE.

I am also linking my canvas to Zsuzsa's weekly link party at Inky Dinky Doodle      
It is fun to read the crafty participants posts and admire their lovely creations! 

I have been wanting to create a canvas for myself to hang on the wall right by my computer, where I could reflect on the sentiment that I choose, incorporating the word hope. 

The definition of hope: 
A feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen.

The words are so fitting... hopeful yet anxious anticipation with regards to the semiannual TgAb test {to check the status of my cancer}.

7x14 stretched canvas
Chipboard die cuts
Lightweight Spackling from husband's stash!
Recollections Craft It Surfaces Doily Stencil
Hampton Art Chalk Marker
Assorted ribbon

Here's to HOPING you got a little inspiration from my creation 
don't forget to take time to create your life!


x's &o's
aka The Rebel Blogger

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