Sunday, April 18, 2021

Road Trip around Arizona - Queen's Mine, The Wall, Chiricahua Monument

The Queens Mine in Brisbee was opened in 1877 and closed
somewhere in the 1970's was one of the richest
copper mines in history.
They have underground tours with flashlights and helmets.
We didn't do that.
We were in Douglas and decided to cruise
by the wall and in appeared on this side to all be in order.
Lots of patrols going on.

Then the ride to Chiricahua National Monument was really pretty
and the park itself was amazing.

The layers of mountains were so pretty and the skies gorgeous
however, it was extremely windy.

There were no spots when there wasn't something beautiful
in nature that captured your attention.

There were rocks everywhere and some were
very cool looking.

Captured this, as far as I know, a Mexican Jay.
Quite the poser.


Saturday, April 17, 2021

Another challenge in da bag!!! with my pal Brooke

I have to admit that I am really really REALLY enjoying
these challenges - totally out of my comfort zone.
Both ways for sure.

this sketch
stamp title
3 pp

I really love the sketch and again, took it right down the middle.
There are 3 PP in there Tim Holtz papers and for
my critter a TH die. 
A bunny.
I must've bought at least 5 bunnies this year.
 As for the glitter well I decided to keep it really low key.
I had to use an animal and this was just too much fun.
And it was a new never used die.
The photo is a drive by of a ghost town on I-10.
Love how it turned out and I'm okay
with someone in the future wondering why there's 
a rabbit with a glitter carrot.

This sketch (which I LOVE)
journaling strips
5 pp
nuvo shimmer powder

Authentique "Summer" papers. Nuvo powders through stencil in blue blitz and solar flare. MM, 7 Gypsies Authentique and TH stickers. Sizzix, and other various dies.

Framed the journaling strips AND used the frame from cutting out the tags on the corner of the pic 😁

I ADORE her page. 
I ADORE my page.
These pages are so different yet ours.

Got another one lined up.
Stay tuned.


Friday, April 16, 2021

Traveler's Notebook - Adding tags and cards

I have been making tags like a maniac and
found I LOVE making tags.
Seriously, love building a "scene". 
Then, what to do with them is the $64 question of the day
,so I have been doing filler pages,
 because why not.
It's my book.
Also, I have been totally slacking in the picture taking

I created a "page" on the backside of the card because
who really needs to read it's from Hallmark.
I went into great depth about being 67.
We have also been going to a local grove
where they make the best homemae
creamsycles or dreamsycles.
Sooooo good.
It's a great special treat.

We did take a ride through Babcock - Webb a great
wildlife management area that can
always toss out a critter or two.
They were quite friendly on this ride.
There is a blog post all about it here.

I made that window at my pal Holli's on one 
of our playdates.
And love those birds.
Again, we were at the fishery with my
favorite sister-in-law and her hubby.
The food and ambiance was excellent as always.

Sissix die cuts.
Dina Whakely stamps
Tim Holtz
Quickutz dies,
Studio Calico