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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Destinations

Spectacular sunrise our of the airplane.

I haven't blogged for a bit.  Actually I haven't read blogs for a bit either.  We returned from Johannesburg on Saturday afternoon.    I again realized just how blessed I am to live in a small town like Port Elizabeth.  I will never, ever complain about the wind, ever again. We had a very bumpy landing in Port Elizabeth when the wind of 85km an hour welcomed us home.  Give me the wind any day, it is so much more acceptable to that "traffic".  Gosh, I do believe that I would suffer from an ulcer and high blood pressure if I lived anywhere in Joburg.

Just a few minutes later.

The funeral was sad as funerals go.  It was made worse because the service was held by a very racist and bigoted church group.  If we as Christians are known by our fruit, I honestly have to tell you that the fruit I found here was totally rotten to the core.  I still cannot. for the life of me, believe that an educated, intelligent man could be caught up in a sect that has taken the whole Bible and twisted it to fit their "religion".

On to happier things.  I am home today and decided to play along with CSI Case File no 87.

Here is my layout:
Supply list:  Cardstock:  Bazzill; Patterned papers: Echo Park Victoria Gardens; Flowers: Prima; Pearls: Fabscraps; Rubons: Kaisercraft; Title: Silhouette Cameo; Other: Texture Paste, Crafters Warehouse stencils and Panpastels.

The evidence used: Map print, travel accent, butterflies, wave stitching, rubons.

So close-ups:
I am a little bit addicted to texture paste.  I applied some Panpastels to them when they were dry and then sprayed artist fixative spray to set the pastels.

I love to stitch on my layouts...but here I took the lazy way out and used some wavy stitched rubons and the bitty butterfly.  I also matted all my patterned paper and my photo on black cardstock to create some dimension between the layers.
  
This photo of my and my man was taken at Margate.  I added some word art directly to the photo as well as a shabby frame.  I printed out a little map of Margate as a play on the travel theme.

 The sticker is also an Echo Park Victoria Gardens sticker.

The butterfly as well as the title was cut with the Silhouette Cameo.  

Thank you for your visit and your kind comments.  I will be around to visit soon.

xoxo

33 comments:

  1. wow, wow, wow, that is a SPECTACULAR sunrise! Gorgeous photo!

    And now I'm keen to hear about that church!

    Can you see why the traffic drives us nuts? And why I will NEVER work in Fourways? I'd rather resign!

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    1. Marcia...they are called Die.Gemeente.van.die.Verbondsvolk. I don't even want it to come up when it is googled :-P Very, very offensive! Kobus walked out of the service, he was so offended.

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  2. Hi Lynette. Sorry to hear about the funeral situation. That would be a tough one to sit through. I too struggle with people who see themselves as religious and yet are preaching hatred of fellow humans. So happy to see that you played along with CSI! Isn't it fun? Lots of work goes into the challenge but the results are always stunning. Debbi will be looking for some new faces on the DT very soon, so if you are interested keep an eye out. Your page is beautiful and I love how you used that EP line. You are still rocking that stash!! :) Amazing photos.

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    1. Thank you Jennifer. CSI challenges is a wonderful way of using up all that stash ;-)

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  3. Awesome design and a wonderful photo. Totallly agree. PE is still the best city in SA by far.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

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  4. Oh my goodness. That sunrise. Sjoe. Spectacular. Magnificent. I HATE those types of churches and that type of Christian. They are missing out on so much!

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    1. I believe that any group that twist the Bible is a sect. I have never encountered so much bitterness and hatred.

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  5. Sorry to hear about the funeral situation ... that's sad...

    I loveeeeee your lo!!! I love love love love the colors and the butterflies!!

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  6. Spectacular layout Lynette.

    I am always saddened when I hear about 'churches' that turn God's word to fit their own agendas ... we will all stand before Him and answer one day for our actions.

    I agree about the ulcer and Jhb traffic. I am out in traffic EVERY day and it is not getting to the stage where I want to hide under my blankets in the morning and not get out of bed. Ahhhhhhh to live in PE is my dream!

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    1. I thought about you and all your driving for HR while we were there. No wonder you are at work at 6:30 in the mornings. I just can't imagine a life like that. We have such a laid back way of life in Port Elizabeth.

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  7. You are right on the traffic part Lynette! I don't miss it one bit. :)
    Your layout is stunning! I love all the black accents and what you've done with your photo. Gorgeous work my friend. xx

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  8. I have such fond memories of Port Elizabeth when I was there many years ago now. Your layout is just beautiful Lynette and I love your use of the texture paste. Well done on the silhouette work, I'm yet to turn my machine on. :)

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    1. Melinda...you were in South Africa years ago? Really? I cannot believe you haven't even opened your dream machine yet.

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  9. Those are lovely photos from out of the plane's window :)
    Sorry to hear that it was such an awful experience at a church (of all places) :(

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  10. Oh I am sorry to hear of your experience at the funeral.. so sad that christians can be like that.. but it does happen.. The photos out of the plane are spectacular though.. and a beautiful layout, lovely photo and the papers are great... Take care..

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  11. amazing photos, Lynette!!!
    sorry to hear that the sad day was made even more miserable by those who supposed to share love and compassion - such a wrong time and place to witness this :-(((

    but your LO is so serene and happy! beautiful work!

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  12. Wow, Lynette, those photos are breathtaking!!!!! Your layout is SO beautiful, really stunning. That color palette is amazing and you sure worked wonders with it! So sorry to hear about the not so great funeral :( Take care!

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  13. Glad you are back! Sorry to hear about the church experience!

    Sorry to hear that you have not enjoyed our city! I love my Johannesburg, because it is where I stay and we are used to the hustle and bustle ;-)

    Great scrap, as always!

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    1. My SIL that lives there also loves it...that world is her oyster. I am just not used to the busyness and the traffic.

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  14. I'm so sorry you had to go through so much, and more so with the attitude of those 'there' ... one of the reasons I vowed I'd never walk into another church. :-(
    On a lighter note, your photographs are just amazing .. what a magical view... something you won't forget for a long time. Gorgeous LO of the two of you ... the panpastel colour looks lush and rich on the stencil work, adore that so much .... and your Silhouette cuts.. yummy plus!!

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    1. Thank you for your beautiful words. Don't get me wrong. I love church life...and I am so sorry that you got hurt in church.

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  15. Another stunning layout....love all of the texture paste, layering, wave stitching, and beautiful photo! Thanks for sharing the gorgeous photos!

    So sorry to hear about your experience at the funeral.....so sad! Bless you & your family.

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  16. Unfortunately the bad eggs give everyone else a bad name. It's so sad but it's the reality of the times we live in.

    That sunset I can picture it blown up on a canvas. So stunning.

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  17. Such a beautiful layout, Lynette! I love the photo and how you scrapped it - with your "Lynette" creativity! I am happy that you are home safely. The photos taken on the plane are stunning and absolutely gorgeous.
    I am so sorry for your loss and having to attend that bigoted funeral.
    (Yes, unfortunately there are some sects that interpret the Bible for their own purposes and I am always saddened and surprised when I hear that.)

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  18. Such a beautiful layout, Lynette! I love the photo and how you scrapped it - with your "Lynette" creativity! I am happy that you are home safely. The photos taken on the plane are stunning and absolutely gorgeous.
    I am so sorry for your loss and having to attend that bigoted funeral.
    (Yes, unfortunately there are some sects that interpret the Bible for their own purposes and I am always saddened and surprised when I hear that.)

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  19. Hello! Thanks for stopping by my blog to catch up. Now it's my turn to catch up with you. :)

    I'm so sorry to hear about the negativity at the funeral. That makes it even sadder.

    As for your layout, I really like the juicy colors. The black matting and title make everything "pop." Well done!

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  20. Hi Lynette ... so sorry about your experience here.

    This layout is just beautiful and I keep saying I'm going to scrapbooking when I visit you. I either need to sell my scrap stash or make the time to start scrapbooking again.

    Hope you have a truly amazing week.

    Hugs
    Wendy

    Simply Sassy

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  21. Fantastic layout Lynette!! Love that photo of the two of you! :)
    I'm so sorry to read about the funeral. Hang in there girl! Big hug!xxx

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  22. Love those photos from the plane - so pretty!
    Sorry for your loss. The service sounds very uncomfortable to say the least.

    Hahaha, the traffic here is the pits for sure!

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  23. Cool layout - really pretty! I have told DH I'll emigrate rather than move to CT or Joeys (will put up with CT if I can live in Hout Bay). Some people are the pits. We don't go to church anymore. Can't find one with genuine people...

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