Thursday, August 6, 2015

Mid-Summer Days . . .

I say it almost every time I post . . . and I will say it again. Where does the time go? It is already the first week of August! Summer is going by way too fast.I uploaded my photos for this post over a week ago, but I was having so much summer fun that I never got back to sit at the computer to write a few things about them. :-) And . . . of course . . . since these were taken, there are some new ones that need to make their way to a future post. There are captions on the photos. Take a look . .

This is a tag I made for a challenge in the Craft That Divas facebook group.
The theme was "Come Away With Me".
I created the jeep from a Tim Holtz "Jalopy" diecut that I altered.
I painted it with black acrylic paint and a silver Sharpie.
I drew the little suitcases, the hat box and purse and cut them from chipboard.
I painted them and decorated them with Sharpies.
I used a bronze jump ring for the purse handle.
The background paper and the little map that I accordion folded and matted are from
the "World Traveler" designer paper stack by Teresa Collins.
I popped everything up on pop-dots for dimension.
The "Passport to Adventure" dog tag is from my stash.
I knew I would find just the right use for it someday!
The cord at the top was red and white, but I used a little gold Sharpie on it to give it more of a worn look.

This is my chauffeur and best friend, my husband Paul.
It is because of him that I have the great life I enjoy, with fun little day trips, big adventures and tons of support for all of my creative interests.  

I love this photo of us. We were on our way home from Naples, New York, which is in the Finger Lakes Region.
I have been told when we take a selfie of us together, it is called an usie!
My cousin Molly said this reminds her of the movie "Driving MIss Daisy", and I have to agree!

This completes my travelogue.
I thought it fit right in with the "Come Away With Me" theme.

Below are some cards, the interiors of some and some of their matching envelopes that I made.


As I write this, it is early morning, the cool fresh air is wafting through the window, and I can hear the bugs in the grass and the birds chirping. Life is good. I am already thinking about the tomato sandwich I am going to make for lunch! I make mine on white squishy bread with Miracle Whip, XXX-sharp cheese, dill weed, and ground pepper. Yum! Do you make tomato sandwiches? How do you make them?

I hope you are enjoying your day and until we meet again, may the Lord hold you in the hollow of His hand.



  1. As your creative style!

  2. Wow! that's a lot of projects in one post. you really have been busy, you will have to lend me some of your mojo and get up and go too. lol. Every thing is beautiful. I love seeing your work Em and the pic of you and Paul, priceless. You should blow it up and have it framed. I bet it would look cool as one of those pics printed on canvas to hang on your wall. Good to see all your wonderful work. and just out enjoying life in general. hugs,

  3. Ok first of all, I looooove your hat and shades 😍😍😍😍 such beautiful work as always emmy!!!