Monday, February 1, 2016
Heart 2 Heart One
If you have been following my blog for a while or have seen this post from 2013 that is still getting hits (!), you may remember that I love the lighthouse stamp from the retired Perfect Day set because it reminds me of the Old Cape Henry Lighthouse in Virginia Beach where I grew up. What I have not mentioned is that on the beach is the First Landing Memorial Cross to commemorate where the Jamestown settlers first landed in the New World and set up a wooden cross to thank God for their safe arrival and to claim the land for England. Nearby on the bay is First Landing State Park where I grew up camping with the Girl Scouts (when it was called Seashore State Park) and where we spent Christmas night in a cabin with my sister and her husband. This travelogue is a round about way of introducing Heart 2 Heart's first challenge of the new year, "One." This can be interpreted any number of ways, so I decided to scrap the pictures I took the next morning at the beach.
First of all I have to tell you that I totally cased the sand dune border from Amie Kiger. Please head over to her blog and check out the card she made for her daughter. For this page I used paper from three retired packs, Seaside, Footloose, and Timberline. I lightly sponged most of the edges, not so much to distress them, but to define them. The lighthouse, flying birds and bird on the fence are from the Perfect Day stamp set, the sand dune fence is from Seaside Greetings, and the shell and sentiment from Treasured Friendship. I used the Artiste Cricut cartridge to cut the letters. I plan to do my journaling on the computer, so I have used temporary adhesive to attach a piece of Colonial White so that you can see where it goes, along with the date.
Thank you for stopping by! Until next time, Hansi
Materials used, all Close to My Heart unless otherwise noted:
Paper: Seaside, Footloose, Timberline, all retired, Colonial White cardstock
Ink: Cocoa, Slate
Stamps: Perfect Day (retired), Treasured Friendship, Seaside Greetings
Other: Artiste Cricut cartridge