Some time ago I posted this photo from one of my favorite spots. Le Chaille (hope that’s spelled correctly) Right now they are struggling like many companies — the last time I visited the grounds weren’t nearly as lovely. But this was from a couple of years ago. So I used one of Kim Klaussen’s textures to distress it a bit.
The event that I have been so anticipating is finally around the corner. I am excited to meet up with long time blogging friends and see all the beautiful sights and festivities!! However I have been haunted by the one project I had MONTHS to get compleated.
I was to make 3 hand made journals. I tend to be a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to art or crafts and these books tortured me. I must have tried 10 different ways to do them. FINALLY I just had to give up. I had to get them done and accept they are not perfect.
I used the above photo for one. And a similar shot for another. Each one is a bit different but all have the same theme.
The theme of the event is one of whimsey and fairies. Thus the “happy ever after theme”
Similar in colors and Theme — but just enough difference to make them each unique.
These are the backs of the books — I also lined the inside covers (front and back)
Life has definitely taken a BIG turn for me. I am determined to stay focused on the wonderful and beauty around me.
I look forward to coming back with tons of photos of the Smoky Mountains.
Caio till then!
Since January 1st 2010 -- I have been celebrating finding Beauty in our every day lives. Stay in the Day... be in the moment. Don't wait to live your life.
Stop and make a habit to find the Beauty and you will be amazed at how Beautiful your life is. Be thankful and remember:
"When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change." Dyer