Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Sunday, June 6, 2021
I shared my pictures of the town of Spectre on my Tuesday post, but today I am sharing the pages I did in my Hometown Tourist Book using those same pictures (plus a few more). I cased last week's Featured Stamper on Splitcoaststampers.com - Diane Malcor and THIS is her layout. The **Art*Journal*Journey* theme Mia selected is butterflies so I added some on my pages. I added in a few extra ones in vellum to go with the ghost picture - they say this area is haunted.
Tuesday, June 1, 2021
I dare you to say my title fast three times - definitely a tongue twister.
My husband encouraged me to get out this weekend and not to do any work - it cost him big as I bought a new car - lol!
Saturday, I went out with my Sister, Sharon, and our friend Michele. We saw all kinds of cool things that tourists visit in our local area. I will share those pictures in another post because I want to spend some time getting some details together on the sites so I can get my facts straight.
Sunday, my hubby drove me out to Jackson Lake. This is where the movie The Big Fish was filmed. It is a gorgeous place built on an island in the middle of a private lake/offshoot of the Alabama River. Here is the facbook site link if you are interested in reading more about it JACKSON LAKE. The town set they built for the movie is still there and is a big attraction. You can walk down the street and throw an old pair of shoes over the line just like they had in the movie. A recent tornado took out several of the houses and did some damage, but they cleared it up really nicely and it is still very cool. Some say the site/island is haunted and I agree - I will tell you my story in a minute. This is a pretty view of the island while going over the "bridge."
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Today is Wednesday but I am pretending it is Tuesday so I am can join in Elizabeth's T-Day Linky Party - those girls are so fun and I don't want to miss checking in with them and their drink related posts. Two trips to the car dealership and the post office stold my blog time yesterday.....thankfully everything is fixed and mailed now.
Stressful week to say the least so I am starting with my drink! Double shot of Crown Black - that tells you how stressed things have been because I don't do Crown much and rarely a double shot and I didn't even mix in Sprite. Used hubby's deer glass as it makes it taste better - lol.
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
What is your spirit animal? Mine is a bird of some type. My family swears it is a Parrot because they never shut up. I am not sure about that, but I am sure that my hubby's Spirit Animal is a Bear. So this card is dedicated to him!THIS cool pin on Pinterest. I didn't think it would come out well so I didn't even sketch him with a pencil first - probably should have so my distance on his mouth and nose would have come out better but mine came out a bit more cartoonish and I made some other changes as well (like a longer face, stubble, etc.). Hubby loves him but disagrees he is a bear ....lol.
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Happy T Day!
Linking to the T is for Tuesday party at Elizabeth's and I have two tickets!
I drink coffee every morning, but this morning I just couldn't do it. I wanted Licorice Spice tea but it has no caffeine so I mixed it with Earl Grey. The mixture is wonderful! Having it in a Mom mug - a Mother's Day gift from several years ago. I found this mug at my daughter's house the other day - many of my dishes end up there somehow.....
Also sharing a card with a fun wine in the background. The card is super CAS - just playing with different combinations of this new silhouette fisherman image and other stamps. The wine (on the right side along with some cookies) was gift from my daughters.
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
I always look forward to the new **Art*Journal*Journey* Theme each month. The May theme was chosen by Elle and she chose Language as the theme. So many cool things you can do with that theme. This weekend I chose to do the Language(s) of God in my Journaling Bible. When I started, I was going to do Fasting as a way of speaking to God but after listening to a Sermon on Fasting, I realized that was more complicated and I would have to study it more first. So I switched gears midstream and just did some of ways that God speaks to us and vice versa. There are many more, but I put the ones I could think of quickly here.
The papers are from an old hymnal and Close to My Heart (CTMH). The gnome is CTMH as well. Now I have played with all the gnomes in the set,and I totally love them.
While looking for the hymnal paper, I ran across an old song book that I was saving. It was damaged so I knew it would have to be recycled into something. I think it is from the 30s or 40s. My husband and I had a junk booth for several years, and I had a bunch of these old song books I had purchased at a garage sale. I sold tons of them, but a few of the more distressed ones had to be saved for projects.
Eyes speak their own language. I looked it up and there is a ton of studies and information on what you can tell about a person by their eyes. For instance:
Looking to Left
Looking to the left and down while talking signifies that the speaker is recollecting facts. Looking at left and straight means the speaker is having a self-conversation before re-engaging in a debate or conversation.
There is so much more information like that - I book-marked a bunch of the information to go back and study later. Here is my page with this fab song book page.