Monday, June 27

Become ...

Back to Monday again already ... so here I am with another Design Team piece for Simon Says Stamp and Show! This week the new theme is Stamp and Show a word. The word I have chosen is "Become". 
I have decorated this little book box with THE Wendy Vecchi stamps and Lord Tim of Holtz Distress Inks ... you know Tim ... the man that can set a new Olympic record for the Bob Sleigh ... in the desert ... while trimming Elephant toe nails with just an Ink Blending tool and an Acrylic block. 
Our ever generous and lovely sponsor Simon Says Stamp is offering another randomly drawn $50 Shopping Spree ... do join in if you can!
So ... What you guys got planned this week then? I have two classes and a whole shed load of other stuff to be getting on with ... and before I start ... horror of horrors ... I will actually have to tidy up my Craftroom first ... I can no longer cross the floor safely ... well ... without risk of grave injury to my person ... so today is D-Day!
Before I dash off ... Can I just say THANK YOU so much for all the hugs that were texted, commented and emailed to me last week ... I am doing Okay at the moment ... After a really bad few months ... John and I are talking again and things are looking much rosier around these here parts ... sometimes it takes things to get to their worst before you realise exactly what is important and we are both working hard to get things back on the right track! So keep your fingers crossed! Course that does mean my Hollywood career won't take off any time soon ... but hey-ho a girl has to make sacrifices for Lurve!
That's me then ...
Take care wonderful people ... you really are the best!
Laters!

32 comments:

Vic said...

I love your little book box! The colors are wonderful.

Kaz said...

Love this Linda it's fab! So glad things are looking up, that's great news :0)) xx

Helen said...

Linda - love your book - and more importantly am really pleased things are improving for you and John. Hugs, Helen

Sid said...

Fab book-box Linda !

misteejay said...

What a super box...wonderful colours.

Toni xx

judith@poppy cottage said...

Love the book Linda, it's fabulous. Hope things work out for you and John, thinking about you and hoping that lurve wins through. Big hugs, Judith xx

Dezinaworld said...

Love it Linda, its magical too ... like something you would find in Hogwarts Library and once opened you become .....
Hugs June xxxx

kath said...

beautiful box linda...so glad that things are looking up for you...hope it works out for you both...sending big hugs kath xxx

Alison Horne said...

hi Linda,
the inside of the book seems to contain the sunshine you've managed to find a small spot of left inside. It looks illuminated.

everything crossed x

papillon said...

i'm in awe that despite the way you're feeling, your art stays at the top. it really doesn't work that way for me! And it won't get any better if i have to keep my fingers crossed, but i'll do it anyways :)))
Love the wording on your book and the colors on the inside are yummishly gorgeous!

craftimamma said...

That's just about the best thing I could have read this Monday morning Linda. I hope things continue to improve as I'm sure it's what you and John both deserve.

The box is totally gorgeous. The outside is lovely but the inside is soooo pretty. I even like the spider, lol! Good luck with the tidying!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

ellen vargo said...

Love the book box, but really am SO happy to hear that things are better for you this week. Hope it continues!

Artyjen said...

Lovely book....love the sunshine on the inside ;)
Hope your world becomes more sunshiney every day!
xoxo Sioux

Alix said...

love the book thingy linda...awesome :0) and so happy to hear the sun is peeking out for you again xxxxxxxx

Candy C said...

Linda...your challenge piece this week is wonderful! I love your little book...very inspired. On a personal note...I'm glad that things are better. You are so right..sometimes you have to go through some really rough patches to appreciate the really good, really positive things in a relationship. I wish you all the best. <3 Candy

Nancy Wethington said...

Beautiful!!!!

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful! Loved the cover and then POW! the inside is just a bright bolt of happiness.

Val said...

Hello Linda - this is really good news for a Monday - hope things continue to get better for you both.

A fab project - really love the colours - they really sing.

Hugs
Valxx

Claireliz said...

Your box is fab Linda, glad things are picking up, it's horrible feeling sad. (((hugs)))
C
xx

Debi said...

Awesome book..absolutely stunning inside!! As always you did an amazing job on it!

Gillian .... said...

Linda, again another inspirational DT piece, I lurve the way you incorporate so many beautiful elements into one piece.Love the vibrancy of colours inside. Glad that steps are being taken to resolve the difficult period you are going through just now, stay strong and take care.

Gillian
xx

StampDancer said...

This is lovely. What a wonderful surprise the inside is - Gorgeous!

Siobhan Brignull said...

great news hun, so pleased for you and a great little piece too x

Rosie said...

I like everything you make, but this little book box may be my favourite so far. Love it! So glad to hear things are looking up - these bumps in the road are just part of the journey and happen to us all, but they're horrid at the time.

Mayra said...

nice book, and a wonderfull nieuws... what else do you want...

good luck!!!

voodoo vixen said...

Brilliant! I love it to bits and the colours are fabulous and I totally stealing this idea as I have a humungous one of those I found a couple of weeks ago at a garage sale!! ;) I am also very happy to read that you both are back on the same page and working together on your relationship, sometimes we spend so much time on all the other stuff it gets pushed to the back. :)

Dolly Daydreams said...

Fabulous project, so beautifully crafted both inside and out love every little bit of it.

Marie

Ana Márquez said...

Ha ha, I laughed a lot when I saw the Tim Holtz's image :D

Your work is really amazing! congratulations. Hugs from Spain.

Hels Sheridan said...

Big hugs to you and John... you two are so lovely together and I am chuffed to read that things is getting better... Loving the juxtaposition between the black of the colour and the bright of the inside... very striking xx

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Hi my sweet potato pie :) I'm so happy and glad that you are getting along better this week and am sending lots more hugs and wishes for this to continue :) Gorgeous book cover and beautiful butterflies on the inside!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

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Lucy Edmondson said...

This is absolutely beautiful! You have really inspired me to make one of these,

Lucy x

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