Focusing on the Love.

Good Morning Everyone!  Happy last day of January!  It was a happy day here this morning as I saw our Foster Son off to school on the bus this morning, what a long few weeks we have all had together.  It's definitely been a bit of a roller-coaster as Rod and I get used to the whole parenting thing and 'A' gets used to the house rules, and new environment.  Let's just say he has definitely been testing the boundaries.  So it isn't just because Valentine's Day is around the corner that  I've been trying hard to focus on the love.....lol



Participating in Life Book 2013 has been a blessing, and finding a few minutes in-between keeping 'A' amused over the school holidays and running the rest of my family back and forth to various appointments etc has been a godsend.  Anyway today I thought I would share a couple of my journal page/experiments that I have been playing with.


This page is for my personal journal I created this week.   I was wanting to do something a little Shabby Chic which is so not my style.  I am yet to add a photo under the banner and words down the left of both pages.  It's kind of fitting as February is the month of Love and also the month Rod and I met some twenty plus years ago.

It was created uses a selection of products from Altered Pages - Vintage Text Pages, Glitz Pretty In Pink Papers, Chipboard Scroll Corners and the Glitz Love Games Clear Stamp Set along with a few other items from my stash.





This page is using a technique by Christy Tomlinson (and part of Life Book) to make flowers from Foil and Tissue Paper.  I created this a few weeks ago.  The background is a combination of Torn Paper, Washi Tape, and Water Color, Stamping, Doodling, Stickers and Rub Ons.  My messy hand written quote reads:-

"You have to take the good with the bad, Smile with the sad, love what you've got and remember what you had.  Always forgive, but never forget.  Learn from mistakes but never regret."

A bit of a reminder to focus on the good and be kind on myself which we all need from time to time.  In focusing on the good, I am looking forward to the month ahead with a short holiday on the horizon for Rod's Birthday.  I also start voluntary teaching next week and know I will have a bit more time to create and play with new things.  Look out too for the New Design Team which I was asked to join for the New Challenge Site Cards In Envy which kicks off Febraury 4th.

18 comments:

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!! These are gorgeous Danie. I love the colours and textures and the verse you have added is fabulous.
Take care
Hugs Sue

Lizzyc said...

These are looking good Danie, love the second page.. the book is gunna look amazing when it is finished, and it is going to be a lot of fun and therapy doing it I am sure!!

Becky said...

Fabulous Danie! Gorgeous bright colors and beautiful little details.

MiamiKel said...

Holy Hanna, girlfriend, this is dazzing! WHat a beautiful art creation - the pinks and all the love just burst off the screen! 0xox

Kate M said...

These are stunning - I simply LOVE them - beautiful colours, sentiments and those flowers are fabulous!!
xx

jane stillman said...

absolutely gorgeous, and those flowers are stunning

Linda Simpson said...

Stunning I love the gorgeous designs and the colours.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Lexie said...

This is gorgeous and I just love your flowers!
xx

mamof9 said...

great set of cards, love the flowers x

Janice Ayers said...

Beautiful pages in gorgeous colours :)

Doreen said...

Gorgeous,love the colours.xxx

Gwyneth said...

A big mish-mash of so many different bits and pieces and various papers, and it works together perfectly. Such a nice project.

Lynn McAuley said...

These are awesome, Danie!! What beautiful work!

Congratulations on joining the Cards in Envy design team!! I'll be checking them out on Monday!

Becky said...

What bright beautiful colors and details.

Julie Short said...

This is really pretty Danie, now it needs a lovely photo. I hope you enjoy some of your new experiences.

Laurie LaRiviere said...

WOW!!! Dani these are fabulous! love your style of journaling, so pretty, very nice mix of colors, happy you are enjoying this type of art form :) Parenting is a journey isn't it?

Nancy said...

Your flowers are gorgeous! I love all the pink. Perfect color for February!

Dawn Mercedes said...

what a great collage...I love the flowers.