Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Let Freedom Sing

"Freedom is the oxygen of the soul."
(Moshe Dayan)

I've been working on several projects lately, but in honor of Independence Day, I thought I'd share the ones done in Red, White, and Blue!  First one up is the scrapbook layout I put together with the current Scrapping the Music theme in mind.

Challenge 201A is based on the song "Freedom" by Tyrone Wells.  (See video HERE... or on my right-side MixPod music player.  Check out the guitar.  Gorgeous!  Oh, wouldn't I just love one just like it!!)

My journaling spots are personal to me, so I blotted them out; but still you get the gist.  On the bottom left corner of the right page, I made an envelope pocket for a tag and a printed copy of the lyrics of the song.

I used a variety of materials, from paper napkins, lace, stickles, even a candy wrapper from the night we went to the fireworks just recently...   Nothing too fancy-schmancy... no fussy demands and expectations involved...  Just the pure freedom of having fun! 

"I wish that every human life 
might be pure transparent freedom."
(Simone de Beauvoir)

I made a few flowers by recycling some patriotic-colored bottle caps and pop tabs!  You can find a tutorial on how to make these right HERE.  I found them a bit addicting...  (I mean, the flowers, NOT the beverage!) 

Next, I've been working on some crochet potholders and trivets for Dear Daughter.  Here are a couple in the making, done in a "Twists" yarn made by Peaches & Creme.

This particular reddish and beige variegated combo is called "Hampton Twist".  The pattern, found HERE, is very quick and easy to do, I thought.  I'm sure I'll be whipping up a third one for myself!

Finally, here's another scrapbook layout I made...  This one, as a proud new member of Craft Happens!.. I recently parted ways with another scrapbooking group...  I hesitated to do so, and couldn't make up my mind; but when something's not right for you, as disappointing as it may be, it's best to accept it, and just be glad to walk away from it.  In the end, I didn't want them, and they didn't want me.  I guess, just like in real life, some friendships are good for you, and some are not.  

But here, at Craft Happens, was a new group, very friendly, easy-going, and welcoming...  and one which I'm very happy to now be a part of!  My spirits are lifted...   "When you let it go, it'll come right back to you."

Here I scrapped about the day Dear Daughter and I went shopping for dresses for both the Bridal Shower, and then for the Rehearsal Dinner.  I LOVE the upper right photo of her peeking over the dressing room door!  I told her I didn't like this one dress I tried on, and wasn't going to let her see it...  But as you can see, so much for THAT!  We just had so much fun that day, just mother-daughter quality time!  

So-oooooo....   That about wraps things up for this post!  Here's wishing everybody hotdogs, hamburgers, watermelon, and lots of sunshine!  Let loose, sing, dance, forget your diets...  Just have fun, but be safe!

Happy 4th of July, 
and thanks for stopping by!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

*sigh* these are all amazing! Your talents just keep me in awe!!! Happy 4th!

Charlotte said...

Happy 4th! Stay safe. Great projects.

Bubbling Arroyo said...

Happy 4th of July. I liked your little craft ideas.

Leann said...

What a great song! and it certainly does look like the 2 of you had a blast together!

Happy 4th!

craftattack said...

Lovely work, great colours! Happy 4th July to you and yours! Hugs, Valerie

Faith said...

have a happy 4th Lucy....stay cool

crochetwithtamara said...


I love everything that you do and especially the scrapbook with you and your daughter. Very sweet!!!


Chatty Crone said...

Love your red - whites - and blues. Happy 4th of July. sandie

Sharon said...

I love all of your red-white-blue projects! But my favorite is the page for Scrapping the Music! I love how fun it is!!!!! Thank you for joining us at Scrapping the Music!

Ashley said...

Isn't my Mama so talented!?

I'm such a proud daughter!!!!


Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

Wow, you have lots of talents! It makes me happy to see how much inspiration you got from the Tyrone Wells "Freedom" song! Your pages are beautiful!!! Thanks for joining us at Scrapping The Music!

Tracy said...

Great projects :)
I love the flower made with the Bud cap and tabs, too clever ;)

phinner said...

so many cool details on your journal pages!!! I love the combo of thoughts and celebrating the
4th of July! and you made me want to pick up my crochet hook again! I owe someone a baby blanket after all!!! LOL!!!

thanks for playing along at Scrapping the Music!!!

Crystal said...

Your recycled flowers are awesome! :-)

Tiffanee Gould said...

Love it all! The recycled flowers are darling and what a incredible idea!!

DaCraftyLady said...

Hi Tina, How's your summer going? Hot here and getting ready for my next vacation, been doing mini vacations so not much commenting, but I have been reading. :) I like that cotton twist makes a unique design for kitchen items. :) I love the little bottle cap tabs flowers, funny as I just started to collect them, since I don't drink sodas I am collecting them off veggie cans. :) I will have to make a few of those tab flowers but I think I will crochet them, yours are really the 4th napkin display...very creative...!!Debb

Chan said...

I love your bottle cap flowers. They are very creative

Jehanne's doodles said...

I have been looking at all your post and WOW they are wonderful. The lion and the fishes are too adorable!

Angela Coles said...

fabulous set of projects.

thank you for leaving a comment on my tutorials blog, that was a great blessing.

Faith said...

Lucy, what are you up to now? We have heard hide nor hair of you for a while, hoping all is well. I suppose wedding things are going on...lookin forward to hearing from you soon...