Thursday, August 30, 2012

Postcard #35 - Hungary

This week finds us in Hungary.  I again went to my folkart book and found costumes of people of Hungary.  Title and ink......very simple.  Going on vacation next week and will be gone so not sure if I will be able to get postcard done next week before leaving on Wednesday.  If not will post 2 weeks when I return.

Card reads:
March 13, 2003
Dear Ann:
Bill and I attended the opening ceremony for the Budapest Hungary Sports arena.
Bill's company was a big part of getting this area finished so quickly.  I can't believe
we are away from the children for a few days.  I miss them and can't wait to return
home.  Hug Sophia and Samuel for me, hugs & kisses to John, Andrew & Isabella.
Love Zoey

This was a UIU project:

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Postcard #34 - Japan

This week finds us in Japan.  I again took a look at my National Geographics to check out pictures about Japan.  I checked out the web for pictures .  Deciding this week that I should actually spend a little more time on the postcard, I opted to create my own card.  So I studied the Cherry Blossoms and did my card with markers.  I created the stems, blossoms and leaves, matted picture.....wasn't very hard.  Very Simple Postcard.


Story line continues with Zoey and Bill still unable to have a baby after Sophia.  Bill travels with his business and met a family that knew of a boy who was 5 years old....named Samuel who was abandoned in Japan.  Samuel was believed to have had an American mother and Japanese father but the facts are really sketchie at the orphanage.  After Bill saw Samuel he instantly fell in love with
the little boy. 

Postcard reads:
May 9, 2002
Dear Ann:
Cherry Blossom time in Japan.  Beautiful time of year to adopt Samuel.  Thank you for keeping
Sophia while Bill & I cut through the red tape to get Samuel home from Japan.  I can't believe
we will have a 5 year old & almost 3 year old when we return home.  Hug Sophia for me, hugs
& kisses to John, Andrew & Isabella.  Love Zoey

This was a UIU project:

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Postcard #33 South Africa

This week finds us in South Africa.  Again I was pressed for time.....looked through my old National Geographics and found a map of South Africa. 

Postcard Reads:
November 23, 2001
Dear Zoey:
Zoey I really miss you and Sophia.  Wonderful project here in South Africa.  Plans for the children's wing of the hospital is coming along.  This will be a great asset for the children.  Very proud to be part of this project.  See you soon.  Can't wait for Thanksgiving with my family.  Love you and Sophia......Bill

Another UIU project:

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Gate Fold Album

I recently took a class at my local scrapbook store, Make Time to Create.  Teacher was Jen Starr from Ranger.  It was a great class, lots of fun, great bunch of ladies..  Class took a little longer than planned and I was not able to finish album during the class but kept plugging along as I did not want another unfinished project.  Just need to add photos but basics done.

Album Cover:
First Inside Page:
Next Page:
Next Page:
Last Page:
Close up last page:
Album flipped open:
Back Cover:

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Postcard #32 - Malta

This week finds us in Malta.  This week I went back to folk costumes for Malta which I found in a old discarded book of folk costumes. (I see a continuing theme for postcards for me using this book.)
 I used  one of my Tim Holtz On The Edge Dies which has just been sitting on the shelf
and it was feeling very neglected.

Postcard Front:
Postcard Back:
Postcards reads:
August 20, 2001
Dear Ann:
Sophia and I decided to travel with Bill this time to Malta.....fantastic place....too bad he is
working on a project.  But we are enjoying ourselves and spending family time together
in the evenings.  No baby news yet it has been a year since trying after having Sophia.
Hugs & kisses to John, Andrew & Isabella  Love and Kisses Zoey

I am happy with myself that I have taken this challenge and kept it up.  I will be taking
a vacation in September and December and know that I will have 2 weeks that I will have to
double up after I return from vacation to catch up.......but I feel we are on the downill on
this challenge and am greatful to Darcy for the Challenge.  I feel good to be committed to
something and being able to keep it up.  Thanks Darcy.

Another UIU project: 

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Postscard #31 - Denmark

This week finds us in Denmark.  I did a computer check of facts about Denmark and checked out the flag.

Postcard Front:
Postscard Back:
I recreated the flag and printed out facts about Denmark on the front of the postcard.

Postcard reads:
August 3, 2000
Dear Zoey:
Zoey I really miss you and Sophia.  Quick company conference here in Copenhagen, Denmark and then back to my family in New York City.  Can't wait to celebrate Sophia's first birthday in September.  Maybe we can talk about a baby brother or sister for Sophia.  Love you and Sophia......Bill

Another UIU project: