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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

A blessed life - May Hip Kit

Hallo there...I am still here.  (believe it or not)  I am honest if I say that my life happens at such a pace these days that I don't have the time or the energy to record it.  As much as I miss all my friends in the computer I also don't have the time or the energy to go blog hopping.  That is only half the truth though.  The full truth is that I love anonymity and in the past few months my life has become far more public than what I am comfortable with.  I guess that comes with the territory if your job is to slay dragons every day

The past month we have been running a Life Training School at the Mission that starts at 7:45 in the mornings and runs till 11.  When I walk out of the class room I still have a full work day ahead of me which means that I get home late and then crash...it also means that I don't take off Wednesdays.  Wednesdays is ME time and my saving grace because I disappear into my scrap studio and create to my hearts content.

I crave being alone.
I crave silence.
I crave being creative.

This past weekend Kobus and I were blessed to be able to watch the Springboks kick Ireland's butt...and Sunday was Bianca's birthday and we spent the day having a family picnic at Falcon Rock.  On Saturday morning I snatched a few hours and created this page and at the same time played along with the sketch challenge on My Creative Sketches.  So without further ado...here is my page:

 Supplies used:  Patterned Paper:  Hip Kit May exclusives by Kim Watson, Illustrated Faith (She blooms); Cardstock: Bazzill; Letter Stickers:  Hip Kit Exclusive: Wood Veneer: Jillibean Soup; Chipboard: Illustrated faith, Hip Kit exclusives, Crate Paper; Enamel dots: Simple Stories; Die cut: Hip Kit design by Ashley Horton; Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink; Stamps: Dylusions by Ranger, Doily die: Prima.  Other: Silhouette Cameo.

Here is the awesome sketch:
Some close ups:
 I love the effect of mixing my distress inks for the background stamping.  The colourful heart is from the Illustrated faith She Blooms collection and the cute puffy alpha is a May Hip Kit Exclusive.

 I used the beautiful She Blooms patterned paper to cut the doilies.  The frame is by Simple Story and the foiled gold heart is by Crate Paper Hello Love collection.

 These days I really have an urge to put scripture on my pages.  God blesses us so abundantly that I want to honour Him even in my creativity.

 More layering.  The narrow piece of patterned paper that was punched is a scrap from the Prima Coffee Break collection.  I layered the Hip Kit exclusive chipboard vase with flowers over a Simple Stories frame.
Finally I made another cluster with a doily, some wood veneer flowers by Jillibean Soup and this pretty foiled badge by Crate Paper Hello love collection.

Thank you for visiting my blog...I appreciate your love ♥♥