I was lucky to win a set of stamps from the lovely KELLIE WINNELL...& you guys who know me, know I'd have to rip into 'em right away & USE them, right? The thing was, it was a WINTER set...& it ain't winter. Hmmmnnnn.....well, it IS Spring, Which reminded me of the AUTUMN challenge over at CHALLENGE YOUrself.
The challenge: FALL FAVORITES. Well, we call it Autumn, & They spell favourites wrong. But we'll forgive them, *winks*!!!!!
So.......I used the 'Winter Road Trip stamp', the 'today is a
scarf kind of day' & ' tissues are my thing' stamps....but didn't ink up the crossed out words...so I could do THIS:
LOL!! Nothing like 'doctoring' a stamp! And, as you can guess from the journaling - I took the theme & moved it from a physical discussion on the weather to a more esoteric approach about the seasons of life & why I liked my 'Autumn' of life. See, this is where the 'Winter road trip' stamp took its place. In the title:
You'll see a few rub ons around the show...thanks once again Joy Taylor. Your giveaway was SENSATIONAL!!!
After this title, I added the following journaling:
SPRING is the pre-cursor - of growth & promise
SUMMER is the height - of being & doing
AUTUMN is the slowing down - of preparation & change
WINTER is the post-cursor - of acceptance of the completed cycle
...then went on to talk about our family photo....which represents the 4 seasons of life! And yup, home-spun Lizzy philosophy there!!!
So, the whole page:
A lot of masking behind it all....[Julie, over at Time To Create has a FAB range!] & another FLOWER...the last one in the pack from Joy T....almost sad about that [don't choke on your weetbix!!!]...I really felt like writing on this day. So, I did a LOT! Sometimes that happens:)
And for the BERRY71BLEU challenge
...the writing continued [I scrapped these on the same day - like I said, I was UBER-EXCITED to bust into Kellie's stamps!!!]
The journaling says it all for this challenge which was all about 'THINGS YOU LOVE'....& since there was a lovely tea cup stamp in the set.....this page created itself. The journaling is long....scroll down quick if you're not a reader!!!
I love food & drink for the obv reasons - they sustain me.
But more - they're an act of love - either in the giving or the receiving.
I'm blessed that Tom does 95% of the cooking & LOVE the variety and thought he puts into his 'menus'.
And sometimes I still cook - like this Parfait Cheesecake I made for Mum.
Most of all, I ADORE the visual stimulus that food & editing programs provide. Especially the FIONA CHILDS series. Oh! They are such JOY! I've downloaded them all as screen savers!
And I even had a 'go' at doing one myself.
Lastly, food is about shared memories. A shared lemon tart [best food in the UNIVERSE!] takes me straight back to a fab shopping day with Sue @ Birkenhead Point, Sydney [8/14].
The title: 'Mmmmmmm Love My Food'.....['mmm
soup' stamp from the set as well!!!!]
The teacups are super cute! I even heat embossed one:
The badges are from Badges Folies [just got some...YUM....the 'wonderful' badge] & the 'enjoy' is from A Flair for Buttons.....Shelley has an AMAZING range! The bottom one is Stash Panache, from my scrappy mate - but I don't think they make them anymore. Sadly:(
This was a bit rambling....but I feel so blessed to be given such LOVELY scrappy stuff from so many wonderful sources....& it's NICE to shout out & share the love...so that's what I do:)
Happy scrapping ~ & if you don't already know these wonderful challenge blogs, BERRY71BLEU & CHALLENGE YOUrself...then pop on over & check 'em out:)