Saturday, July 21, 2012

FINALLY!! I got these photographed so you can all see what I have been up to...

I have been having a ton of fun making these layouts. I'm sorry it has taken me 2 months since I posted anything artsy, but I am SSSOOO happy to be back and back at creating! Thanks for bearing with me.

This is a closeup of some of the tiny butterflies I have been making. I love making some of my own embellishments.

Layout #2 I had a different idea altogether but when the muse comes out to play she seems to have different ideas. This was one of those times. Not sure it's one of my faves but I do like some of the elements.
The pic is one of my "Borrowed Relatives" again. These kids look sssoo  happy and are having such fun. I am thinking this wasn't the first pic and they were having a hard time sitting still. I'm glad the photographer got this one, so natural and unposed like most pics.

Here's a closeup of the bottom right corner.

Closeup of the bottom left side.

Closeup of top left.

Stay tuned, I have been on a roll so there is more to come!! 

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Monday, July 2, 2012

A little peek into my garden......

Just wanted to drop back by my blog (So, so sorry I can't believe I have been away for so long!!!) I wanted to give you a couple of "new" things to look at and tell you I will have some new things to post in the next coming weeks, I have been super busy with a little thing called "LIFE"!!!!
However, I am hoping things have settled back down again and I can get back to some playing. So check back in a few days, I am hoping to have a scrappy post or two soon. In the meantime please enjoy a few pics from my yard and garden.
These are blossoms from my chokecherry trees. They are absolutely loaded with blossoms.....

and butterflies!!!

ssssooo many butterflies!!!

It was a true joy watching them flutter about from blossom to blossom.

I just love these closeup shots.

This one is a fave (kinda like my world the last couple of months....upside down!!!)
 I have been faced with a number of tragedies both in my personal life and my work life. I have lost a number of good friends recently and it has been a very trying time. I just don't understand, but I trust in the good Lord and that if the meaning is meant for me to understand it will be revealed to me in the right timing. In the meantime, thank you family and friends (you know who you are) for your thoughts and prayers during this time and while I move forward as well.

Aren't they pretty???

just look at all those blossoms!!

and a few more....

and more blossoms and butterflies

I will show you a few more of the chokecherry trees as they mature and develop into actual fruit.

I am so intrigued with how the butterflies all have the same colors but such varying designs.
 I'm glad I have these pics to look back on now as they give me a feeling of peace and that is what I need right now.

and another one....

and another...

another upside down one...

I told you I was intrigued!! I took TONS of pics, it was so peaceful and quiet that day. They were truly mesmerizing.

I am glad I got lots of pics because now it is so hot it's not very enjoyable to be outside at all. We have been having 100 degree temps consistently for over a month, so unlike our "normal" June.

Just look at how beautiful the colors are.

I'm beginning to see a recurring theme of the upside downs, funny I never noticed how many were upside down before.

Okay, the end. I will be back hopefully by the end of the week with some scrappy goodness to post.
Thanks for hanging in there and letting me have some down time. I pray things are back on the upside to our lives now.
Maybe they are telling me to "hang in there", at least that's the message I am taking away from all of this.
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