#nature & outdoors

  1. I <3 Flamingos

    I <3 Flamingos

    The title was created using the Abril Fatface font. For the "I". I added a small bevel and then clipped a paper to the "I". For "flamingos", I clipped a paper to the font and then added a 15px white stroke.
  2. Natural Beauty

    Natural Beauty

    Laly Mille AJ Inspiration, “A Beautiful Story”. I feel like I used too much gesso. But I loved using the torn paper masks!
  3. Felling Trees

    Felling Trees

    Done for the Tic Tac Toe Challenge #4 found here: https://oscraps.com/community/threads/january-challenge-4-tic-tac-toe-challenge.36738/ I used the center column: stacked papers, photo, foliage Journaling reads: Felling trees can be tricky business. Mark is as careful as he can be when he is...
  4. Collect Your Own Moments

    Collect Your Own Moments

    Journaling reads: I always love looking for the sunshine peeking through the clouds on a rainy day. It is a sign of hope that the rains will end. It is God keeping His promise to never again send a global flood. 1/19/23 Process: I began with a Quick Page. I enlarged my photo beneath the QP to...


    Created with Oscraps products: Music of Earth: Rythyms of Nature Bundle | Sarapullka Scraps Music of the Earth: The Pace of Nature | Rachel Jefferies Designs Photo: My own


    Created with Oscraps products: Dreamers Journal October 2022 Kit | Sarapullka Scraps Dreamers Journal October 2022 Brushes | Sarapullka Scraps Photo: My own
  7. Hello January

    Hello January

    Journaling reads: May you have warm words on a cold evening, A full moon on a dark night, And the road downhill all the way to your door. - Irish Blessing I took a picture of this moon on Jan. 6th while we were down at the fire pits and I thought of this Irish Blessing I had used on my siggy...
  8. The Wonder in Everything

    The Wonder in Everything

    Created for Rachel Jefferies January 2023 Mixed Media Challenge The challenge is a scrap lift from Rachel's Pinterest board of mixed media art. So much fun! ♥
  9. Humble Places

    Humble Places

    Created for the AnnaColor Challenge 12.30.2022 – 01.12.2023 Journaling reads: Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places, where other people see nothing. -Camille Pissarro
  10. Winter's Here

    Winter's Here

    I created this layout for the January Challenge #2 – White Space The Five Elements I Used: 2 Frames, Snowflake Scatter 01, Snowflake Scatter 02 (recolored), Single Snowflake 03 (recolored)
  11. BE Jan Use It All - Life Captured mini KS

    BE Jan Use It All - Life Captured mini KS

  12. Birds of a Feather

    Birds of a Feather

    Journaling reads: "We huddle together like birds in a storm: It's bitter weather tonight." –Robert Graves (1895-1985), British poet
  13. Hi Ho!

    Hi Ho!

    Journaling reads: Bundled up to keep warm as he works at the sawmill, Mark grabbed some coffee and music and headed out in the cold. Unfortunately, it was still too cold for the mill to work properly. He quickly warmed up and came in to unbundle himself before heading to the woods! I used an...


    Finding Balance Collection | Lynn Grieveson at Oscraps Photo: My own, me back in 2003.
  15. It Was Time

    It Was Time

    Journaling reads: It was time for the dead tomato plants to go.....past time, actually! I had looked at them long enough! The weather was perfect for doing the work; not too cold but cool enough to let me do the work without being drenched in sweat! The vines were so thick that lots of the...
  16. Chill in the Air

    Chill in the Air

    Journaling reads: Today was a beautiful day for doing yard work. I always put it off for way too long but am always pleased when it is finished. It looks so much better now! Even with the chill in the air, the sun was shining and my sweatshirt was comfortable. I piled the debris onto a tarp and...
  17. Let it Snow 2

    Let it Snow 2

    I've been MIA for a while and forgot I named my last layout Let it Snow, so this one will have to be, Let it Snow 2. We are expecting snow soon, and I sure hope my layouts aren't misinterpreted as wishes, and bring more snow than expected!! :)
  18. Cabin in the Woods

    Cabin in the Woods

    Journaling reads: Mark laid the floor to the cabin, 12’ x 16’, back in May of this year. Through the summer/early fall, he built the frame and added the roof. A couple of weeks ago he cut the first tree down. He was able to get five 8 ft. sections cut that he then milled. This weekend he...
  19. Snow-Day-Play---Day-10.jpg


    Done for the Day 10 Scrap a December Activity Challenge found here: https://oscraps.com/community/threads/day-10-scrap-a-december-activity-challenge.36589/ Journaling reads: What a fun, impromptu snow day we had this December day! Elisabeth and the grandkids were home for the day so they came...
  20. Winter


    Done for the 2022-12 Designer Get Creative Challenge by Vicki Robinson found here: https://oscraps.com/community/threads/2022-12-vicki-robinson-december-get-creative-monthly-challenge.36685/ Journaling reads: After Deffingers sold the house we were renting from them in Addyston, we found a...