Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Kitt Peak

Well, HELLO there! It has been forrreeeever since I've posted.
I have a good reason though. Well, they might not be all that good: ;)

1) March was so physically and emotionally draining, that it has taken this long to recuperate.
2) I had to step down from the design team at Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges 
for personal reasons.  :( 
3) The creativity juices were completely dry and it was difficult to get inspired.
4) I have been SO drained after work that I barely have enough energy to eat dinner (especially on nights when I tutor).
5) And my weekends have been too busy.

So how have you been lately?  :D
Well, folks, I finally had enough of this no-crafty-inspiration thing, so I decided to search for a challenge blog to spark my creativity and I came across this sketch from scrap-challenge-yourself.

The purpose of this challenge blog is to include yourself in your layouts. Kind of a difficult thing when I prefer to be behind the camera. ;)

Now, I must confess that I almost decided against this challenge because the sketch was a bit too "busy" for me.  I know, I know: there's lots of "white" space. I think the circles were throwing me off. 
Anyway, here is my interpretation:

See that sweet, little, old lady? That's my husband's granny. She was 90 at that time! She is 99 and STILL travels alone.  Oh, and that large dome behind us? A telescope. :D
(Supplies: cardstock; scraps; "wooden" stars, star stamp, & large sticker letters- Ali Edwards; washi tape)

The journaling reads:
On my 2nd trip to Arizona, my hubby (boyfriend at the time) surprised me with a trip, on my birthday, to Kitt Peak observatory. We had to walk around quietly due to the astronomers & scientist sleeping. Seeing those gigantic telescopes was pretty amazing. By the way, getting there required us to go around & around the edge of the mountain. Scary!

Well, that's all for now.  I SO appreciate you hanging in there till the end. :D

Happy Crafting,


  1. Well done Angie! Great idea with the stars. So creative!! Love your take on the sketch. So glad you joined us at Challenge YOUrself :D

  2. I love the red-white-blue theme of your wonderful layout! And the cirlce stars look amazing! What a wonderful take on our challenge - we are very happy that you played along with us at Challenge YOUrself this month!

  3. What a gorgeous layout!! I love the circle of stars!! The photos are fabulous!! And awesome job journaling, too!! I always end up printing out journaling on scrapbook pages because my writing is so bad!! I hope May has been a good month for you and things are settling down. Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. As a star fan I'm loving the stars! Great page. Thanks for joining us at Challenge YOUrself x

  5. Nice work Angie! You killed the sketch. Love the colors and the photos. Thanks for joining in with us at Challenge YOUrself

  6. Love that star circle and the TON of journalling!! That's what it's all about! Thanks for playing along with us over at Challenge YOUrself!!

  7. Wonderful page. Love the "star" circle. Thanks for joining us this month at Challenge Yourself.