Monday, September 13, 2021

TSFT & Art Journal Journey

Overcome Power of Fear study:  
Ps. 27:1  "The Lord is my light and my salvation;  whom shall I fear?  The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?"

Blogger is being obnoxious today!  Finally found a place that gives you choice of "compose view" or "HTML view".  Somehow it had gotten on that later view.  I didn't know that even existed and I have never noticed it before! LOL  
Oh, Good afternoon!  It is time for another TSFT  post.  Today I am also joining Art Journal Journey with a vintage scrapbook page.  I read the rules, and I think a scrapbook page works because it is 12"x12" page.  Elizabeth and I discussed this and I think she said it was okay.  :)

I have begun a heritage album for my sister.  This is the 4th page; the other pages are an actual family tree with names and dates on them. I will try to share other pages with you in the future.   I don't think she knows any of this information or seen any of the photos before, so I hope it is a great surprise and treasure for her.  She won't see it on my blog, I don't think....

The flowers were cut out of an old piece of lace I had.  The frame and corners are just from my 20 year old scrapbooking stash.  The letters were rub ons that I then punched out with a small circle punch.

Words from Tim Holtz

The little tickets are from Tim Holtz.

Tim Holtz people.

I just wanted to keep it simple as the photo  of our great grandparents is the real star.

I did walk this morning, later than normal, but even though it is already 90 now, the breeze was cool.  
I usually walk two mile East and back on the Red Bud trail which has been redone to be a concrete sidewalk, but today, I went west, which is gravel.  It was shadier, and not as busy, so I enjoyed it.  

A nice trail, but I am still in the city, after all, as you can see below.

Through one of the openings I could see a mixture of rural and urban, but for the most part it is quiet on the trail except for the birds singing.  It was a lovely walk.

I am  still am into sunflowers, so below is a photo of the door to my beauty shop.  She had this wonderful decoration, like a bottle cap. :)

This afternoon, I am working on addressing October birthday cards and writing in this week's challenges in my older journal on the right.  On the left is my newer sunflower journal which will start in November.  I am already beginning to write challenges in it, and the birthdays for those months. It occurs to me to include the Art Journal Journey, TIOT and Tuesday tag challenges in my journal.  Maybe I would remember to do them more often!  
 I also cut some frames to send my crafty friends in their birthday cards. 

Oh, and here is my beverage for TSFT in my favorite cup.

Happy T Day to the T Gang!  Thank you to all of you for stopping by.  I appreciate your comments.  Have a great week!


Mae Travels said...

Your view of the gravel path into the trees has a magical appeal ... what will one find when walking down this very straight lane?

best... mae at

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What a lovely place to walk, dear. Gravel is also better on your feet and back than concrete. Allows for absorption.

Your scrapbook page is beautiful and absolutely perfect for Art Journal Journey's latest theme. I like the lace flowers and the frame you used that truly matches the corners. Those tickets add charm and appeal, but you are right. Your great-grandparents are the real stars. Look a that hat and shoes on your great-grandmother. What a great sign of the times.

How nice to see those challenge journals. When I held lots of swaps, I did the same thing. Now I never think about it. Thanks for sharing your art , your journal pages, and your tea with us for T this almost Tuesday, dear.

Kate Yetter said...

A lovely album for your sister. The bits of lace and TH dolls are my favorite. I bet she is going to love it!
Happy Tea Day,

My name is Erika. said...

I think this page is beautiful Sharon and perfect for Art Journal Journey. I love the addition of lace and those vintage pieces you added. That's a wonderful photo too. Are those your parents or grandparents? And nice walk photos. I love the view of the hay rolls and the view of the city behind it. I hope you have a wonderful T day and week ahead. Hugs-Erika

Linda Kunsman said...

a beautiful vintage page! Love the fabric lace flowers and how they replicate the paper framework.
And what a lovely path to walk...
You are on the ball getting your October cards done- good for you.
Happy T day!

Carola Bartz said...

Your scrapbook page is beautiful! I like how you included the flowers from some lace, that is so neat and fits the theme and the page perfectly. Your walk looks very nice as well - I love all those hay bales.

Iris Flavia said...

Love the page for your sister.
Interesting walk, oh, it sadly shows the end of summer. A last glimpse, beautiful sunflower, too.

Valerie-Jael said...

You had a great walk, love the Beautiful views. And your page is fabulous, and a great addition for Wendy's challenge at AJJ, thanks so much! Have fun making your cards, happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

nwilliams6 said...

Happy T-Day Sharon! I see you have been busy! Great vintage Scrapbook page for AJJ - I have shared several scrapbook pages and so far no one has taken me to task - lol. They are art when you add lots of details like you have here. Super cool. Love your walk pictures and journal pictures too. That trail you walk looks lovely. Many hugz!

CJ Kennedy said...

Great idea for an album. That will be such a treasure. Nice to have the outdoor space to yourself. I enjoyed seeing your desk. Busy, busy! Happy T Day!

DVArtist said...

This is really beautiful. Have a nice day.

Lisca said...

What a beautiful page about your grandparents. I do (did) scrapbooking and I have made a memory book for my son (who lives in Italy) about the Dutch side of his family. In a similar vein I suppose.
Your walk sounds really nice. Do you go alone? The gravel path is good for walking (as long as you don't wear sandals).
Happy T-Day,

WendyK said...

What a lovely idea for your sister, and it fits very well with my vintage theme on Art Journal Journey, thank you for sharing with us.

Let's Art Journal said...

Such a beautiful page, I love the vintage style! I so enjoyed walking with you and seeing the sunny views 😉. What lovely cards too. Take care and wishing you a Happy T Day! Hugs Jo x

Jayne said...

What a special gift you are making for your sister Sharon. I’m sure she will love it. I love the lace flowers and all of the emphera you used. Your walk looks so peaceful. Happy journalling and creating. Hugs from Oz

Shelly Schmidt said...

Dropping by to get a closer look at your wonderful Scrapbook page. You are so fortunate to have these beautiful 'old' pictures. I love the frame around your picture, and really love the vintage lace you added on the page. The TH kids and sentiment are great accents as well. Love seeing the pictures of your walk, and the sunflower sign on your hairdressers shop door!

Meggymay said...

Its going to be a wonderful memory album for your sister. Thankyou for sharing the fantastic page with Wendy's theme at AJJ.

Aracelli Merla said...

I really do enjoy venturing out with you, Sharon. Thank you so much for taking me along. I love that scrapbook page. Your sister is going to flip when she sees it with all of the embellishments. Very cool to have family pictures from the previous generations. Thanks for giving us a glimpse of your roots. I love the frame on the picture.

Empire of the Cat said...

lovely place to walk on the gravel path. Thanks for visiting, you mentioned you couldn't see my favourite cup, it was the last photo in the post right at the end before I signed off :) Happy belated T day Elle/EOTC xx