Saturday, February 28, 2015

A Spring, Collage Tag With A Love Message ~

I hope that your weekend 
is going well. 
And for those who are 
facing a kind of 
hardship in your life, 

I wish you

 This project was 
inspired by a
 Tim Holtz  video. 
I tried for an 
hour to find it in my history..
but to no avail. 

If you like paper crafting
or mixed media,
he is a wealth of information,
is such a talented
designer and is so
kind to share.
Thank you, Tim!

I am always learning so
many new, useful and fun

I like to give 
credit where I've gleaned 

 this is a simple collage 
technique that could be 
found among 
many paper crafters.

The design is my own.

I always enjoy working 
with paper and the collage is 
a fun way to add  a lot of interest
to your first layer.

I also enjoy the 
"building and blending."
I have to learn to
photograph the steps!

I'm working on posting more
but have to admit that sometimes
I just stare at that blank post
screen with no where to go!
I'm learning to just 
"do something."
Share something.

Am I the only one who over 
thinks and makes it more complicated
than it is? 

I'd love to hear about what 
you do for inspiration! 

I hope you enjoyed your visit and 
found a little bit of
encouragement or inspiration.

Thank you so 
much for stopping by and 
have a weekend filled with love.


“Love recognizes no barriers. 
It jumps hurdles, 
leaps fences, 
penetrates walls to 
arrive at its destination 
full of hope.”

Maya Angelou 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

My Travels... Snow-tipped Pines and Capturing the Sunset

I hope that you're having a wonderful week so far. 
I have been getting back on track with life at home.
Sometimes I'm called down the road.
 While this gypsy heart does love the open highway, 
I also long for the warm, resting 
place by the fireside.

I have a daughter who has really been 
going through some very difficult trials and so 
I go to be with her and her sweet little ones.

We really have such a wonderful time.
When the morning comes, the little girlies
come and snuggle under my blankets.
We do nails, read books and draw.
And Grandma always has
"special vitamins" for them.
Dark chocolate. 
All in our jammies!
They are 3 and 5 and what a joy they are.


At times, I feel very neglectful of my writing
but for my sake, I have had to let go of that and
embrace what my life brings.

 However, that doesn't keep me from missing 
my sweet blog friends and your wonderful
posts and creativity! I look forward to 
visiting again soon. 

I try to take pictures when I travel. Since I
am here and there so often, I hope to add 
a page where I can open the door to any 
unique and fun experiences..
family visits
and whatever other gypsy
ramblings occur! I will try to keep
it interesting.   

Anyway..I thought I'd share some photos of my trek 
 from Phoenix back to the mountains.
It really is a beautiful drive and I was
able to capture a rare photo of
 some snow in the mountains
near the desert. And the sunset was beautifu as I drew
nearer to my home in the mountains.

Most of the photos were taken while I was driving. 
Some are not the best quality.

I do love the ease of
 my little point and shoot Canon!

The Saguaro cacti are so amazing to see.
 The Four Peaks in all of their rugged glory~
The clouds casting their perfect shadows
I was struck by the beauty of these snow-tipped trees. 
And later, I noticed the two birds in the photo.

This part of the journey was working my way 
up to the top
of the Mogollon Rim. 

Such loveliness.
Beautiful ...Wild 
And there is the moon~
I've always been amazed at how the
trees can hold onto the side of the mountains.
Isn't the flowing ice lovely? 

And, Oh the deep blue of that sky.. 

This is on top of the rim. 
Not a very nice shot of the guard rail 
but in the distance, isn't the skyline amazing?
The following photos are all of the sunset behind
me as I was driving. There was such an illumination of the clouds.

Here is beautiful song to listen to while you watch the sunset. 
It's by Dustin O' Halloran. It's called We Move Lightly
and it seemed to fit the beauty of the moment.

What beauty there is in the everyday.
I just have to be looking for it. 

I hope you enjoyed this little 
"mini journey" with me.

I would love to hear about your travels
or wherever you are..

and is there something 
beautiful or wonderful that you
would like to share?

Thank you for coming by and visiting! 
!t feels good to be back! 

Coming soon are some projects that I've been
working on and my first 
Give away!

Have a wonderful weekend and 
to all of my friends back east.
Please stay safe and warm!

Tamara xo